Sunday, April 10, 2011

Look what I picked from my Garden!

Hello to all my blogging friends. I hope this post finds you well and happy!

It rained most of the week, thank goodness my garden needed watering (Smile). One clear moment I went outside and cut a bunch of Irises. Some of the purple ones get to be about 3.5 ft. high. The Yellow are always around 2 ft. I love the lacy look to the petals.

A day after I cut them I had to put them into 2 vases as the blooms were getting squashed. These flowers made me so happy. My Little Patch of Dirt produces many beautiful surprises throughout the year, this is just one of them.

This morning I was messing around with some left over plane pieces I had made from a card a few weeks ago and came up with this card.

The planes are supposed to be flying at nigh time to bring the birthday man a special message. I put just a few rhinestones in the background to simulate stars. Jeff says a mans card has to have hardware on it, so I added some from an old SU Hodgepodge kit. I used Sandi MacIver's 3 color embossing powder tech on the top plane. How did I do? Does this card look like what I was trying to convey?

I'm off to do something fun today or may be just rest and watch a movie and drink some Hot Coco. It is so cold out side I'm frozen already! Remember, I am a wimpy Californian! If it is under 65 degrees I'm frozen solid. I would never make it back east. I don't know if peoples blood gets thicker  in time to adjust to the climate or not, in order for you to live in the snow. I see the beautiful pictures of your yards with snow on them and I am just amazed that you all can and do love to live in Seasonal areas? Give me 90 degrees and a nice little breeze and "It's All Good" with me lololol.

Stay warm everyone and take care. Summer will be here soon enough and I'll stop whinning lolol. Some other time we will talk about Earthquakes vs Tornadoes YIKES!
It's your turn now, go create something fun.


Carla Bazhenow said...

Your iris' are beautiful, how I wish I had some to bring in right now!!! Your card is awesome. I think you conveyed it perfectly. My hubby would agree with Jeff, too. I love how you colored the airplane. Hugs,

Anita said...

Beautiful flowers! Stunning card!

Carey said...

Gorgeous flowers. We had the tulip tree out front that bloomed for a while. Then it got in the thirties again so they fell off. Now the tree is just green (still great if you ask me). I think the card is fantastic.

Carey and the furry one

Carol said...

My irises have not yet gotten to bloom stage (and I'm in CA as well!!!)...but yours are fabulous and I'm glad that you shared with us. Your card is wonderful - I have the set and have been trying to figure out how to use the planes to good the stars and the colors...great card!