June 17, 2011

SnowBall Flower / Pink Lemonade Colors

The Shabby Tea Room has the sweetest color combo. Pink, lt. green and neutral. They call it "Pink Lemonade", mmmmm, I can still remember cold lemonade on a hot Maryland day...and I remember how sticky that weather would be too. It's been over 100 degrees here for two weeks. Thank goodness the humidity factor is nearly un-measurable in Tucson. But Arizona is ON FIRE! Up north it's the fire of the century. Down here in southern AZ we have three fires on the southern border, all about 40 miles from Mexico. The one in the middle (the Monument Fire) is hurting the town of Sierra Vista (Fort Huchucha). Even in Tucson there have been wild fires. One sadly burned the historic trolly's being worked on downtown as part of an enrichment project for the city's heritage. It's all very sad, we are saying prayers around here.

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My card is designed to follow along with Case Study #44 and their Muse's example card. But think I'll be doing two cards for Case Study this week. I loved the Shabby Tea Room colors and it gave me a chance to try out an idea I had for a snowball flower, like the ones I remember in my grandmothers garden. I made two little box lids, secured together, taped on a circle base and spot taped each flower, working up from the bottom. It's puffy and very cute. I made leaves with my Hug Snug ribbon that I wrinkled and dyed earlier. I had some fun ribbons and lace and added lots and lots of pearls. There's a computer made label and it's covered with cooked UTEE. I made my stick pins too. I love the double lace skirt. The bottom layer is a punched piece with pink pearls. It's a romantic look. I wanted a verse on the card to come in handy for correspondence with my church. It says "The Lord is my Light. And it is!

Entered with- The Shabby Tea Room & Case Study

UPDATE: This cute card was up against some REALLY pretty (and alot of)cards at the The Shabby Tea Room's Pink Lemonade Challenge. I managed to pick up one of the honorable mentions. Whee! Thank you Shabby girls, this is my second badge.


  1. Soo lovely, I really enjoyed it. Very nice and inspirational card.
    with best wishesfrom the country of smiles

  2. This is really a beautiful card! I love the details making it so soft and feminine. And the wonderful sentiment too!

  3. Love how you combined the two challenges! Your card is gorgeous!

  4. That's one super pretty Snowball Flower!
    Thanks so much for joining us on CASE study this week!

  5. Oh my, that flower embellishment is just divine! So pink, girly and pretty! Great job with both challenges...this is one super lovely card!

  6. Absolutely stunning! That beautiful bloom is gorgeous! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

  7. Gorgeous card! love your flower cluster!

  8. What a wonderful take on the inspiration by our Muse, in a shabby chic way! Wow! So lovely :)