Friday, June 04, 2010

*Flowers Flowers Flowers*

Happy Friday everyone!  It was a beautiful sunny morning here in Calgary but things have gotten cloudy this afternoon.

I spent some time out in the yard on Wednesday and planted the perennials I purchased the week before.  I also planted the wave petunias in the raised flower bed around the deck.  I discovered I needed more petunias though so I will have to head back to Rona this weekend.  Today I stopped by Walmart and I found some beautiful Hostas for the one bed in the front where we get very very little sun.  I sure hope that they survive!  I also bought a Dahlia for in one of the back beds but discovered when I got it home that I will have to pull it up in the fall and store it out of the cold.  I had hoped to not to have to do that.... but I will try it and see how it goes.  I think I will stop buying flowers for now until I see how the ones I have planted grow for this year.  And next year I'll add some more if needed.

I've had several cards "starred" in my Google Reader for many months (some even years) and when I wanted to be creative a week or two ago I started going through those favourite cards to create my own versions of them.  This is one I found on Jennie's Blog....
Items Used:
*Cardstock:  PaperTrey Ink White; Stampin' Up! Basic Black
*Images:  Verve; Stampin' Up! Warm Words
*Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics, VersaFine Onyx Black
*Embellishments:  Stardust Stickles

I am heading off on a two night trip to Regina on Sunday to attend the funeral of a good friends' Dad.  I have known this family literally all my life and Tracy and I have been friends since we were babes in arms....  her family lives four houses down from the house I grew up in (where Mom still lives) and Tracy is a mere 3 days younger than me.  We've known each other since the day she came home....  just a few weeks shy of 40 years ago!  Her Dad passed away suddenly on Tuesday and I want to be there for her for the funeral because I know just how difficult that can be.  Bruce and the boyz will be "baching" it until I get home on Tuesday...

Have a wonderful weekend!
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9 comments:

Tracy.H said...

Love this one, Nancy. Have a safe trip. :0)

Michelle VP said...

That's such a pretty card - I love how very flower is a different color. Sorry to hear of your friend's loss. I'm sure it will mean a lot to her to have you there.

Arlie said...

Fantastic card! Have a safe trip!

Jean McKenzie said...

Nancy, I love flowery cards and this one is so pretty! Colours are great together!

Michelle said...

I just love this card Nancy - the black really makes the flowers pop.

~Michelle~ said...

VERY striking card....I like!!! :)

Sew-Ink said...

Lovely card, love the colors!

Debsg said...

Lovely card. I adore the difference in colours.

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

This is so striking, beautiful card. It really pops.