Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Basket of Flowers by Serendipity Stamps

Hi there all! What a beautiful Spring day we are having here. I woke up to weather in the 40's and now it is in the low 70's with a breeze! I actually opened the windows on my beautiful patio and sat in my wicker swing while drinking coffee this morning! I never find time to do that, but it was so beautiful I just had to enjoy! I did post pictures of my patio back in April of 2008. I call it my haven. I have a fountain behind the wicker swing and love nothing more than to turn it on and listen to the falling water. I painted the fountain myself...but you can hardly tell in those old pictures. At any rate, I feel blessed to have a place that I love to relax in. My card and the little notebook is made with the "Basket of Flowers" from Serendipity Stamps. Isn't it lovely? I used DP from Memory Box Gossemer and Carddstock from Papertrey Ink, I think it is called Mellon Berry. I colored with my Copic Ciao Markers and used some glitter pens to add shine. The butterflies were from MS and from the dollar bin at Michael's...also, the notebook was from the dollar bin at Michael's. I also added Copper Pearls. For the flowers I used Spring Mix from Flower Soft. I am saving this card and notebook for someone very special as a Birthday token. I know she will enjoy it! I tried to get a better photo of the notebook so you could see how easy it was to make...Just took DP paper and glued it all around and added the butterflies and Copper Pearls. Thanks for stopping by all! Have a great "rest" of the week!! Try as I might, Blogger will not let me make paragraphs...I have tried 4 times and I am now giving up, sry this is so jumbled !

22 comments:

Beth Norman said...

What a darling project.

Aren't you a tease--drinking coffee outside. Tease, tease, tease.

I'll bet there is a code to put in your HTML for making paragraphs. I'm in Wordpress and it happens to me; I just haven't taken the time to get the HTML. Will do that now. I searched "blogger won't make paragraphs" and found lots of links. I really hope it works out for you.

Rose Ann said...

Your card is gorgeous, Velta...and I love your awesome notebook too!!

So glad you're enjoying great weather! I'm jealous, because it is 39 degrees and cloudy here.

Ila said...

The card and notebook are Beautiful!!..I love the colors and butterflies...totally makes me feel like Spring. I can't wait to enjoy sitting on my swing outside...should be almost warm enough to do this by the next week...Yay!!....Hugs, Ila

Grace said...

Hi Velta! What a pretty gift set! I know she will love it!!! I love the idea of the cover for the note pad and it does look simple to do! Thanks for the inspiration!

In blogger, instead of compose... try clicking on the html tab and find the text where you want an extra space, hit the space bar and then check it in compose mode. I do that often. Don't know if that will help but worth a try!

Your fountain and swing sound heavenly! I'll have to look for the pics you posted!

Hugs & Blessings,
Grace

Rosemary said...

wow, velta!!! what a lovely gift for your friend! your "haven" sounds absolutely lovely!!

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Oh it's beautiful Velta... and I am so glad you have such a lovely spot to just sit and relax.. don't we all need a place like that. hugs

Beate said...

Velta, your card and notebook look amazing. I had to look back to April 2008 to check out your "haven". It's beautiful.
Thank you so much for all your sweet comments on my blog. I always feel like I just got a visit from a friend.
Enjoy your time with your grandbabies! Hugs and smiles

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is totally precious Velma and a perfect birthday gift for that someone special! I especially love your sweet little butterflies . . . so whimical and perfect! Whoever the recipient may be, I know she'll feel blessed! I'm so thrilled you have a placed to relax to listen to the gentle trickling of a fountain . . . how peaceful and beautiful for Spring! Have a wonderful one my sweet friend! {{{hugs}}}

Betty Wright said...

Velta, this is fabulous and so beautifully detailed! Wonderful gift of cards ensemble! Beautifully done!

Iris said...

Gorgeous project Velta!

Make sure to check my blog soon... I've just announced my winner from the BnW Blog Hop ;-) *hint*

Hugs,
Iris - BnW DT

Iris said...

Hi Velta it's me again, Iris from the BnW DT. Thanks for visiting my blog again but I think you haven't seen the correct posting ;-) You won my BnW Blog Hop candy :-D Please contact me at cocoacrafts(at)gmail(dot)com

Hugs,
Iris

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Velta,
I'm so glad that you are enjoying some spring like weather. Your haven sounds so special. It is lovely here too.

Your card set is just stunning! I love the color and design, someone is so lucky to receive such an awesome gift. take care until next time!

Hugz, xx

~L~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Velta! Can't go wrong with butterflies! Beautiful color combo!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

These are wonderful little gift sets. Clever designs and full of springtime goodness. Love them!

Diane Jaquay said...

Velta, the images are gorgeous, as are your cards!! Fabulous work!

Silli said...

Wonderful projects dear Velta, I love the colors and the butterflys...Love all the pretty details...HUGS

Niki Estes said...

I love these, Velta! Pretty colors and I love all the butterflies!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh this is so very gorgeous Velta!
Love your paper and pretty details!
Isn't it wonderful that spring is here and we can start enjoying our gardens again.
hugs
kim x

Carol L said...

I'm glad you enjoyed your nice day - I did the same! I don't have a nice patio with a fountain, but I was outdoors soaking up that beautiful sun in 85 degree temps!
Your card and matching notebook are so cute and sure to be enjoyed by your special friend! I love the fresh, spring colors!

Basement Stamper said...

this notebook is so pretty, I'm sure that you friend will love it!

Leslie Miller said...

This is just fabulous! You make the nicest little sets. I remember your photos of your oasis, and I would welcome more anytime. With your description I can feel like I'm right there with you. Aren't those moments wonderful? I appreciate how you savor them.

Betty Wright said...

Velta, this is gorgeous and so beautifully detailed and designed! Love this look and style! Stunning!