Sunday, May 16, 2010

Paper Trey Ink Delightful Dahlia

Hi to all! I hope you have been enjoying this wonderful weekend. Yesterday the weather was fabulous, today, not so good...it is too humid and it is going to rain probably 60% tomorrow, but we need the rain desperately so I do not really mind it. I am excited about the impatiens (sp?) my sister planted for me. If you will remember, she is the one with the green thumb...definitely not me. She said that if I just made sure and watered them at least every 3 days, they should stay alive and look beautiful in about another month...So I am doing what she said...and praying that I do not kill the darling flowers. She also told me that they would multiply! Can you tell that I know nothing about gardening? However, I can tell you guys that I am super excited about the thought that I might be able to grow something beautiful...Okay, so that is not all...my greatest friend Debbie is giving me some tomato plants (3 of them) and my sister is also getting some and she is going to show me what to do with growing the tomato plants. I absolutely love, love tomatos here in the south. At this time of year, there is nothing like a tomato sandwich. I like only Rye bread (Dr. Oz said it is the only kind of bread we should eat). But picture it...rye bread lathered with no fat mayo and sliced fresh tomatos, a little sea salt and ground pepper and add a glass of cold no fat milk....yummers!!! Sry...I get on a real kick when I think of fresh veggies. I also like to take my fresh tomatos, farmer's marked fresh cucumbers, and purple onions and pour Italian Dressing over it and put it in the fridge to cool. Another yummers!!!

Okay I am ready to talk about my little gift set here...This is one of the most favorite cards and gift box I have ever made. Feel free to click on the photo so you can see a close up. I used my White Metallic Cardstock from Paper and More. I then used Metallic Text Paper to emboss the new impression plates called Picnic Plaid. Isn't it just beautiful? There are two sides to these impression plates and I am absolutely sold when it comes to these great plates. I then used the Delightful Dahlia Die Collection, to punch out my background and stamped the Delightful Dahlia stamp on the Bitty Dot Basics Sweet Blush DP. I stamped using Versamark Ink and then used White Embossing Powder and heat set it The leaves also come with this stamp set and they have their own set of dies as well. I used Spring Moss DP to cute the leaves out. I used the Petitie Nesties Oval to Stamp my Enjoy! Sentiment in Silver Embossing Powder and heat embossed that, adding a Swarovski Crystal. I also added these crystals to the centers of the flowers and put my Silver Pearls, which I received as a gift from Silke Ledlow (thank you Silke!)...and topped off the gift box with Sweet Blush Polka Dot 5/8" Ribbon and a Pink Button with silver cord. The ribbon and the button also came from Paper Trey. Inside the box, I put 2 vials of Midnight Path Oils from Bath and Body Works...LOVE the smell of this stuff! In fact, it is the only fragrance that I really like.

I must give credit to Julia at Create With Me for the Rob Pattinson Magnetic Bookmarker I posted a while ago. I got the idea from her...but I was having soo much trouble with posting my photos that day that I failed to mention her inspiration! You have GOT to go check out her blog if you do not know her already...I can guarantee that you will be inspired from the get go and back.

Okay I have talked your ears off here...so I will give you a little break. Thank you for the visit and for your comments...I really do appreciate them all. I have great news to share for next week. Well, it is exciting and a humbling experience that I will share!

Thanks Peeps...Have a great week ahead!

26 comments:

Niki Estes said...

These are so pretty, Velta! I love the colors, dry embossing, and wet embossing on the flowers! So pretty! Hope you're having a great weekend!

Jerri Jimenez said...

I can see why this set is one of your favorites Velta, it's absolutely stunning! Love the design, the soft colors, and the flowers are gorgeous!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful set Velta! love that embossed bg and the pretty flowers! thanks for the shout out too! Your garden sounds great - I'm sure you'll be successful with your sisters help with how to care for the plantings and it is SO nice to have colorful flowers in the yard!

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooooh, it is beautiful, Velta! Love the pink and white and that gorgeous embossed paper. I'm so with you on the fresh veggies. I grown only flowers now, but I do love homegrown veggies. They were always my husband's project. Better than candy!

Janine said...

This is gorgeous!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh, Velta, this is so beautfiful!!! I love gift sets and this one is out of this world!! Sorry, I have not been here (or many other places for that matter, still don't have my laptop back :C) Thanks for leaving me love though...I can always count on you Velta!! Big HUGS, Sabrina

Beate said...

Velta, the box and matching card are absolutely beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Loretta said...

Velta, this is so lovely!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

If I'd made a gift set like this, it would also be my favorite!! It's fabulous! I love the soft colors, and especially the embossing in the background! What a fantastic matching duo you've created!!
I too love fresh tomato sammiches and veggies, but flowers just fade away under my care *sigh* I guess my thumb is the wrong color for gardening so I'll stick with the cards :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Velta so so GORGEOUS!!

Deb Neerman said...

WoW! Wow! WOW!! Did I mention, 'wow?!?' This is drop-dead gorgeous, Velta! I love this ... that embossed background is fabulous! Is that a PTI embossing plate?!?

This has got to be one of the prettiest gift sets I've ever seen. Truly stunning!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh WOW! Velta this set is so totally gorgeous I love it!
I will keep fingers crossed that everything grows beautifully for you!
hugs
kim x

Silli said...

These are so pretty dear Velta. Love the soft colors, love the flowers... Very pretty gf!

Selena said...

too cute for words!!!

Dawn said...

hey Velta!! good to see you! thanks for stopping by. lovely projects girl!

the llamas are fine=)

Irene said...

Morning Velta

Thank you somuch for your sweet comments on my blog.

Oh this is just amaazing and gorgeous, I love your new embossing folder, I must investigate !!!
Fabulous soft colours -perfect.

Velta I am totally jealous of your garden it sounds great.

luv
irene
xxxx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Velta! Those flowers are beautiful & I love the embossing! You are right there is nothing like a homegrown tomato!!!

JazzyH said...

Lovely!

Joanne Travis said...

Hi Velta!!!!
This card is so exquisitely beautiful. So wonderfully delicate and romantic looking. I love it!

"Um Buggin" said...

OMG!! Velta, this gift set is just stunning my friend! You did an awesome job, and I love the embossing folder. It is one of those I gotta have, if you like you can always send this set to me. LOL, thank you so much for the lovely comments and always visiting my blog. I wish I could get yours to rotate, so when you post something new, it will go up to the top. I have you on my sidebar, but for some reason it doesn't show your latest post. Have a great rest of the week, and oh, don't forget to water your flowers and tomatos!

Hugz, xx

~L~

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oh my goodness this is such a GORGEOUS set!!! Love the pretty pink and green against the white and that box is just darling!!! Good luck with your flowers - I'm hopeless at gardening, so I hope it goes well for you!! :)

so A"MUSE"D said...

Super pretty! I just love the hatched background.. really gives the projects dimension!

Riet said...

Ohh wowww Velta,so beautiful set,i love your flowers and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Amy said...

Your dahlia projects here are so pretty!! I love ur use of the impression plate with this set!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet comment!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous gift set Velta!!! I love all the white space with these soft colors...right up my alley :)!!! I l.o.v.e this PTI set too and you made it shine with this fab project!!!

Have a wonderful afternoon!!! Hugs ~S~

Rose Ann said...

Your Dahlias look so pretty, Velta...and I love the texture as well!! Beautiful set!!