Monday, September 5, 2011

Hot Tamales!

Well, we are having some beautiful late summer weather here this week, and it looks like it will be all week long!  This is really wonderful to extend out this summer season and to hold back autumn a wee bit longer....and  - referring to the tamale part in the title, my husband was gone this weekend to Mexico City.  It makes him sound like such a jet-setter doesn't it?  Gone for the weekend to Mexico City?  We're so NOT jet-setters people :)  Actually it was a planning meeting for some of our future work with two churches that we've done mission trips with for the past 6 years.  I was so happy for him to go, even though we really missed him.  But he was able to spend some time with people we love very much plus eat Mexican food again.  His favourite is the Taco's El Pastor that are made at a little restaurant of relatives to the Pastor's family.  He ate 12 of Tacos this time.  Now mind you - they are small, but 12 is the record :)

Alrighty....I thought I'd pull out something pretty for you today...something a little sweet and cool for these hot summer days.


It's Flourishes gorgeous Sweet Peas.  I love them.  And I added lots of pretty feminine detailing to the design, with pleated satin ribbon, silk, embroidery floss and buttons.  I'm trying to remember what paper pack this is and it seems to escape me.  Do you see the lacy scallop under the sentiment, it's just the lacy square die trimmed and tucked under the design.  I really love how Spellbinders can work in so many ways. 



A little closer detailing on the sewing and accents.

Ok...I'm off :)  Tuesday is our first day off together without the kids since the summer began, so it's going to be some errands and a date for us!  Hope you have a great day ahead friends.


10 comments:

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Gorgeous Christine! Love that image...I haven't pulled it out in a long time! The pink and green are a perfect way to hang on to summer!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous christine, great flower and colors.

greetings karin

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful, Christine! I love those colors. Have a wonderful day with your hubby today!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

This is so Beautiful Christine!! Beautiful colouring and love this image - must show it so love it again myself!! Love the colours and design you used!! Wonderful as always!!

Rose Ann said...

Your sweet peas look gorgeous, Christine...and I love the pinks and greens together!! Beautiful coloring as well!! (For some reason I am craving Mexican food now. *wink*)

Conniecrafter said...

such pretty flowers, love the pleating, neat idea for your border and like the layering of your two oval dies with the image

Marisa said...

Love sweet peas and you have coloured and framed this image fabulously. Glad hubby got to enjoy his favorite food ;)

Theresa said...

Gorgeous card Christine!! It's one hot tamale. Love everything about it...my favorite colors and what amazing coloring. Beautifully done!!

Ruth S said...

Love your girly card - great idea for the scallopy border from a Nestie ;)
Rx
PS. You made my mouth water for tacos, hehe!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

You KNOW I love your Sweet Peas, Christine! :) Big, big hugs, my sweet friend!