Thursday, June 16, 2011

May Your Blessings Abound

Welcome to Flourishes Friday!  This week we get to show you one more look at the gorgeous new release sets from June.  

There's nothing like the beauty and abundance of your own garden.  And I love the idea of blessings abounding - just like a garden.  Mine is coming up nicely.  We've had some good rain in the last days and I know my veggies will love we just need some hot summer sun to balance it out!

I took this fun bundle of carrots from the Garden Fresh set and colored them up with Prismacolor pencils and OMS,  giving them a nice warm yellow background with the pencils too.  Then I curved the sentiment and stamped it on both sides of the Deckled Oval Nestabilities die.

The layout is this months SFYTT from Jen Del Muro

Papers are older Basic Grey - Green at Heart, and I used some Parisian Accent pieces cut in artichoke to tuck behind the vertical panel.  I added some beautiful silk ribbon and then a Prima Monarch Flower Center into the bow, it's the perfect orange accent!

Important Deets:

1.  Don't forget that today is the last day to purchase the fantastic New Release Bundle for June at a discount.

2.  I have BIG Blog Candy HERE to help raise funds for my husband's Ride To Conquer Cancer, deadline to enter is June 22.

And here's the girls with more beautiful bounty to show you today ...

And before you leave...

If you live in the Edmonton area...tomorrow (Saturday June 18) I'll be part of a huge Garage Sale at our Church.  I have 100+ Stampin' Up! stamp sets (retired and current) that will be for sale as well as designer papers and some of my hand made cards.  Cards will be $2.  Sets are anywhere from $3 - $15.  Papers I'll be selling for 10 cents a page.  Please come, we're raising money for two locations in Mexico with the cost of the tables and I'll be donating from my proceeds as well!

9 AM - 3PM
McKernan Baptist Church - parking lot (hopefully no rain!)
11103 - 76 Avenue
Edmonton, AB


Remember I'll have short hair :)  


KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine, thoose carrots are looking real, perfect coloring and fabulous card.

sorry I don't live in the area [ lol ].
otherwise I was coming to buy something at your store.
and i'm sorry I can't sponsering too, I have no creditcard.
but i hope you raise a lot off money for this great cancer project.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

wauw cristine your card is gorgeous!!!!! good luck tomorrow!!!! hope you have a sunny day!
xx petra

jjocarlson said...

Wow love the carrot card! Good luck to your husband I hope he raises lots and lots of money!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love those Carrots... so fresh just picked look...Great coloring!

Michele said...

WOW! your coloring of these carrots is unbelievable!!!! Gorgeous!!!

Betty said...

Now you want to make me come to Edmonton. LOL Love your haircut, what a difference it makes,hope your able to style it ok. It totally changes your look so I bet it's hard to get used to. My DD donated her hair too, twice. Then she found out she's Celiac and her hair isn't growing very fast plus that long was a pain.
Good luck with everything

Marisa said...

Darn Rockie Mountains LOL! Would love to come to the garage sale :) Love the card :)

Emily Keaton said...

These carrots are so gorgeous. They look good enough to eat--and make for a very cheery card. Good luck with your sale this weekend--wish I lived closer!! ;)

Crystal said...

WOW this is awesome Christine, your coloring of those carrots couldn't be any more perfect!!!! AWESOME creation!!!!

Broni said...

Beautiful, yummy card, Christine! Your shading is gorgeous!

Heather Jensen said...

This is so cute, Christine. I love the carrots. You paper choices are perfect for this set. :)

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful coloring, Christine... Gorgeous card. Hope the garage sale is a HUGE success! (And I LOVE the short hair!!!!!)

Leslie Miller said...

Who knew carrots could be so beautiful? Your coloring and card design are wonderful. Love all the pretty details. Good luck with your sale!

Stampvanwinkle said...

Hi Christine,

This is a wonderful card. I love the carrots and your coloring is beautiful.

Have a great day.

Sheree said...

Wow!! What a gorgeous card Christine! Your colouring makes the carrots look so lifelike..Awesome!

Anonymous said...

Christine, what a day in the lower forty-eight between flooding sessions in this region of Montana only 600 miles south of you! Storm cell line is totally defined in the sky. Meantime, we experience sunny skies, breezes and work to handle some outside projects before the next round of rising river hits berms and twice flooded fields, homes, and uprooted/floated trees not yet refurbished to habitable status for man nor beast. Mold and bacteria are another story old mudded wood and rusty metal pokes are rivaling insect and displaced animal and reptile sightings! Doctor said this morning that he is seeing such an increase in people needing tetunas shots who did not get them when the county was paying to cover as many flood recovery volunteers as possible!!
So grand to see your vegie artwork. Makes veggies sound do doable! Gardening is another matter as we are under water restrictions due to flood damage to water system pumps; planting and germination are problematic in another week to realize a harvest prior to frost. Indian Summer? All in all you card makes such a refreshing view! Thank you for sharing.
Thanks, too, for sharing the gift of cancer fighter wig contribution. How was your sleep? waking to light head coverage? styling? shocked responses to sophisticate you?
Hey, cousin lives in Spruce Grove. Been near your neck of the city when looking over the tornado damage years ago. Cousin plans to be this way in another week! Fun plans for unc's ninety-second birthday.
Keep Looking Up!

Julie Koerber said...

OH!!! I love the way you wrapped the sentiment around those darling and beautifully colored carrots!!! Fabulous... all the way around!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! Love your hair! Wish I could come to the church garage sale and get some of your Stampin' Up goodies, but Oklahoma is a bit too far away for that. The cancer situation is in my prayers.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

I like how you formed the sentiment around the panel and great coloring. Hope you did well at the garage sale.