Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Fred She Said Lily of the Valley

Lilly of the Valley remind me of my Grandmother. My Gram had Lilly of the Valley growing in her garden every year. I can remember the beautiful fragrance of this flower like it was yesterday. I haven't seen Lilly of the Valley for years in anyone's garden. As a matter of fact, I don't think it can grow here in Georgia. This beautiful Lilly of the Valley is from the Fred She Said collection and can be found here.
I had a great time working with this ribbon. I usually do just a bow, but I was in the mood for something different sort of lacy and feminine. I colored my image with Copic markers. I used the Spellbinders fancy tag for embellishment and the border punch is from Martha Stewart. I distressed all the edges with a Tim Holtz distressing tool.
This is the inside of my card. I made the panel on the top to be removable so that you could include a picture with the card. I always think of things like that as my Mother lives so far away and that is nothing that makes a loved one happy as receiving a picture of the family.This is a side few to show the dimension of the ribbon. I attached it to the card with red line sticky tape. It was very easy.

Thank you for stopping by today. Again, I will have more this week. Be sure to mark your Calendar for our Fred She Said Blog Hop for March 25. I made my project this weekend and I can hardly wait to show you. It is just adorable. Hope you have a great week!

Challenges Entered:

Charisma Cardz - To "Die" For
Crafty Purple Frog - Going Green
Delightful Challenges - Delightful Green
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Gems, or Pearls
Paper Romance - Black, White, and One more Color
Pixie Dust Studios - Go Green
Stampin With the Dragon - Bring on Spring
Wags 'n Whiskers - Spring


angelwhispers said...

Your cards are always so stunning and I just love all these flowers you show they really are so beautiful and such lovely designs!! Love Chanelle xxx

Emily Keaton said...

What a fresh breath of spring air this card and matching envelope are! We had huge beds of lilies of the valley along our wrap-around front porch in my childhood home, and I just LOVED playing on the front porch in May and June when they were in bloom. One of the first things I did when we bought our first house here in MA was to dig flower beds along the front porch and put in lilies of the valley. So beautiful and old fashioned and one of my favorites!!! What a gorgeous creation, Carol!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh Carol, what a creative design -- the elements are fabulous! I love lilies of the valley! The image is beautiful and your ribbon treatment is fabulous! This is such a gorgeous creation!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow carol what a gorgeous card.
i love what you did with that ribbon it's beautiful.
love the design too it's a elegant card.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

WOWZER!! Carol, this is totally stunning!! I adore the ribbon treatment and all of your gorgeous details!! You do such amazing things my friend!!HUGS

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the Lily of the Valley, can almost smell that sweet aroma! The ribbon treatment is beautiful and your card is beautiful inside and out. Lucky recipient!!!!!


Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Carol! Your card and box is absolutely AMAZING!
Hugs Bonnie

Purple Crazy said...

gorgeous card, love that ribbon, thanks for joining us at Delightful Challenges this week.

Sandra P said...

Oh my word this is BEA-U-TI-FUL! love the "fullness" of the card :)

Thanks for joining PR this week!

Sandra P

Love crafts forever said...

Wow!!!! Carol this is just gorgeous. That ribbon work is blowed me away. Amazing card. So pretty on the inside too. I am so happy you play with us at Stampin with the Dragon this time, and good luck.
Hugs Nataliya.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Carol!! I just love your coloring and your ribbon treatment. Stunning inside and out my friend!!

Benzi said...

Just gorgeous and I can smell the flowers now just reading what you're saying about them. Really awesome work, Carol and just spectacular.

Judy Rozema said...

Absolutely AMAZING, Carol! Wow!! Thanks for sharing this at Paper Romance this week!

marsha said...

Carol, this is just breathtaking! I love your work, you are one talented lady - so many details and so creative! Thank you for the kind words you left on my blog, I miss you over on the MMDT!
Hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

Beyond beautiful card. I love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon.

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--this card is incredible!!!! I love lily of the valley and this card is just beautiful!!! Also, please check out my blog as I have awarded you the Leibster Award which is to recognize blogs. I couldn't figure out how to get the blog button on the side of my blog, but I wanted to recognize your blog! We need to talk soon!!!! Take care. Patty

Karen Howard said...

This is really stunning! I LOVE all the beautiful details. Hugs, Karen

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Dropping by to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. :D

Carolynne said...

Love the card and love the colours, Love what you have done with the ribbon, thanks for joining us at Stamping with the Dragon


...just Peggy said...

Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Stamps this week. Love how you folded your ribbon.

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a shame that you can't grow these flowers where you live. This was my Mom-mom's fave flower too, and happens to be the fave for my 12 YO. :) I love how you've used lots of white here, and teamed it up with black for an ultra-elegant, sophisticated look. The ribbon treatment is ooh-la-la!