Sunday, March 18, 2012

Blossom Etchings


We are back in one piece from a week at Disney World!  What a whirlwind of activity!  Running a marathon would have been much easier!  Don't go during any school holidays, that would be my best advice!  But it was fun, a once in a lifetime type of trip.  I'll share some more photos in upcoming days.

Actually, Lisa and I managed to meet up at the lodge we were both staying at for a few quick photos.  Here is one:


I'm so happy to have a friend like Lisa!  It's going to be heart wrentching to say goodbye! But for the moment we will enjoy every minute we can spend together.

Onto a set of cards I managed to finish off today. I had started them just before we left.  Here is a photo of one of the four.

Paper: cardstock (PTI- vintage cream); Neenah; patterned paper (MME - Lost &Found:Market Street)
Ink: Copics; Memento Tuxedo Black; Antique Linen distress ink
Stamps:Hero Arts (Blossom Etchings LL754; CL342)
Other: pearls; corner chomper

I wanted to keep these cards quite simple in their design.  Those flowers are so pretty and the patterned paper is equally beautiful, so there is not really too much "dressing up" to do.  Here is a collage of the four cards in the set.  I used a scalloped edge punch in some as well as a PTI die.


I'll enter these into this months Hero Arts contest.  You still have time to play.

It's warming up here in Houston.  I went for a 10 mile run on very tired legs this morning at 7am and it was already 79F!  That heat really makes a difference to ones running ability!  I better get used to it as my next race is on the 1st of April!

Thank you to those who took the time to visit my blog whilst I was away!  That was incredibly nice of you.  As you can imagine I have some catching up to do, but I'll get there.  So good to be back!

15 comments:

Maureen Morton said...

Looks like such a fun trip and it is always great to connect with a friend. Love this set - these look like real flowers! Such great coloring. Love them all.

Judy1223 said...

Welcome home, Brenda! Great pics from Disney, and lovely cards! Stay cool and welcome home!

Virginia L. said...

Welcome back, Brenda! Your photos in Disney world Vacation Club are fabulous! Your little darling is so sweet! SO happy that you met up with the wonderful Lisa A.!! I can only imagine how fun it must be for you both! I adore your set of cards! Just gorgeous-each one of them! Your post makes me smile BIG :)

Lisa said...

So happy you're home safe and sound Brenda! What sweet pics too. And your floral cards are SO PRETTY!! Good luck with the challlenge 😊

Sue Lelli said...

So glad you and Lisa planned your spring break together! And Disnney was a MUST Do before you left! LOVE your series of cards! The colors are really nice and I LOVE the design! Welcome back to Houston. I'm still in Florida until Wednesday!

AnitaRex said...

Hi Brenda! It looks like such a great trip! I soooo can't wait to see photos! I can't wait till my son is older to go (right now we would lose him there!) Love this card set, the flowers look gorgeous!

Dawn said...

a wonderful set of card Brenda. Love the shade of red you have used. Suits the PP perfectly

Michelle said...

Your cards are so beautiful! Love the warm, subdued colors you used! Glad you had fun at Disney...you need a vacation afterwards!!!
I am so sad for you and Lisa. I can tell how close you are by looking at your pictures. Enjoy every moment together!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely set of cards, brenda! sweet picture of you and lisa!

Tiffany said...

Stunning cards! Wow, what beautiful and distinct flowers on each card! Great that you got to see Lisa! You two look wonderful!

Trinh said...

Beautiful set of cards! Love the soft colors. And so glad you & Lisa got to meet up at DW! I'm so behind on visiting blogs this week and am just now trying to catch.

walchowDesign said...

Welcome back, Brenda! Lovely set of cards and love the colours too! It looks like a fun trip!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Love the rich elegance and the feeling of engraved designs!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Love your card set Brenda and yes they are so lovely & elegant. So wonderful to see a pic of you and Lisa together. I didn't realize that you were both great friends. That is amazing. I know her from our HA group and think that she is a real sweetheart, but to be friends in real life. Wow that must be great. Always wonderful to have a great friend. Thanks for sharing your creations sweetie. Hugs.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, all of those floral cards are stunning! I hope to see one of them win. I love that photo of you and Lisa! Don't think of it as a goodbye because you will always be friends, near or far. Just make her fly over to visit you!!