Hello my sweet blogging friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and look forward to an awesome 2012! Wow! I know I have been gone for so long. I have a little explanation below of what all has been going on with me, but in the mean time I have a card for the Wild Orchid Crafts Challenge!
For those of you that have that awesome Maja Designs paper pad Vintage Winter, you know that some of those papers can be used year round, so I gathered the reds from the collection. I noticed that the red is a bit more subdued than my gorgeous reds from Wild Orchid Crafts so I dug into my stash and found these Mahogany colored roses that blended very nicely with the reds in the paper. I seem to grab these Mahogany ones quite a bit! I also used some Lt. Mocha Brown Roses that go so well with kraft paper. I added a two-toned Chocolate Rose, some Natural Cotton Lace and some jute string to finish it off! All my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts!!!
One of my Christmas presents from my hubby was a cricut cartridge by Close to My Heart. It is amazing! They have stamps to match the shapes!!! I love it! So on my card that shape and sentiment are from CTMH. I bought mine from Niki.
My sweet image is from Lili of the Valley. This stamp was released last year, but will always be a favorite of mine. I think these little children are sooooo adorable it makes my heart melt.
Just a little update as to why I have been gone. My very sweet father in law passed away on Jan. 1 after becoming ill early in December. He lived an hour and half away from us and we were going back and forth and staying in the hospital waiting room all day and night for several weeks. We will miss him greatly!!! He was a wonderful man! I am so proud that I have a little piece of him in my hubby because he acts and looks so much like him. We are fortunate that Tom has a wonderful family support system to get through this very big change, he is the baby of 8 children and they are very close. Anyhow, that is where we have been.
I will be back soon! I am slowly getting back to a groove.
Have a wonderful day and thank you so very much for stopping by!!!