Friday, July 18, 2014

Birthdays and Plants

My daughter has a birthday next month and thought this would be a cute card to send her.  She's always saying I spend too much time in the garden!  Little does she know I probably spend more time in the craft room though.  Our gardening season is all over now....all has been canned and put away for the winter.  Can't wait to taste some of those "fresh" veggies in a couple of months.

This is one of the Art Impression stamps from Michael's.  It was just too fun to pass up - and I'm glad I didn't.  I did a little paper piecing and coloring - and fussy cutting.  That's about it but think she'll like the card.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Art Impressions (Birthday).

I'm going to be missing in action for a few days - but will be back Tuesday.  Hope everyone has a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by..........
Lynn


37 comments:

Maxine D said...

Fabulous Lynn - and needless to say I mis-read the sentiment the first time round... Love your colours on this card.
Blessings
Maxine

Cathy said...

This is hilarious Lynn, I love it. Gorgeous colour choice. I'm sure your daughter will love it, Cathy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

How darn cute is this image- and the paper piecing is perfect! Love the garden hose- the fussy cutting is wonderful on this card!

Nancy in Iowa said...

WOW lots of cutting! Love all things polka dot. This is so cute!

Irish Cherokee said...

I'm with Maxine on this one. Read it and then put my glasses on and had a good laugh. Must be the polka dots. LOL. Very funny with my glasses on. Nice coloring, Great card.

Cheryl W. said...

What a great card! I love how you paper-pieced her apron to match the purple polka-dot mat.

Margaret said...

This is so fun and I love her apron! Our garden is just now kicking into full gear!

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous design and image.xxx

Carol L said...

Hilarious card!! Your daughter will get a good chuckle out of this one! Love the polka dots and paper piecing, and how you popped up the elements! Your stuff is already canned and done growing, while ours is just beginning to come in! LOL Sit back and enjoy the weekend now :)

Donna Hanley said...

Terrific card, Lynn. I adore that sentiment and your purple papers. Wish you daughter a very Happy Birthday form me also. Just being your daughter means she has an extra special reason for celebrating. Have a good weekend and we'll see you when you are back in action.

Lynn McAuley said...

Man, do I love this! Fabulous paper piecing on this sensational design, Lynn. This is another set I must add to my AI collection!!

Brenda said...

OMGosh, this is a fun card Lynn!! I love that image-she is sassy! lol Loving the paper piecing and your coloring. I wish my coloring looked like yours, but I'm working on it! lol That sentiment is just to dang cute and yes, I think I might have to agree with your daughter, you spend to much time in the garden!! But it will be well worth it this winter when you are eating all the fruits of your labor. I think your daughter will get a kick out of this card. Hugs, Brenda

McCrafty's Cards said...

I love this Lynn great image and sentiment
Kevin xx

Susan Lang said...

This card is adorable. Your daughter will love it. Great colors.

Renlymats World of Family & Crafts said...

What a cute card you created. I ran out and bought this set the first day it was available! I LOVE your matching apron. Super cute! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. ~Renee

Anne Temple said...

Love this! Great colors and I love all the paper piecing and fussy cutting. Guess it's been a while since I've been to a Michaels - didn't realize they now sold AI stamps.

Tammy said...

Absolute riot! Love the purple and of course, the sentiment is just fun!

Linda Simpson said...

Love it! The sentiment is brilliant!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Deepti said...

This is hilarious LOL, great colors on this card :)

Becky said...

ahaha.. What a fabulously fun card Lynn. Love the paper piecing and great sentiment.

NanaConnie said...

Hysterical sentiment, Lynn! Wonderful purple polka dot paper and the paper piecing is great. Are the hose and the potted plant separate stamps? They certainly worked perfectly on this card. Love the way the hose is out of the box!

MaryH said...

OK, I can just picture this as being you when ya'll were out tending that garden before harvest time and saying "Jim, why did we plant SO much?!". This is adorable (our Mike's doesn't have any cute AI like this!). Love the yello & purple combo too. Also the pink slides. And my fav stitched rectangle ...oh well, I just love the card! So will your DD. TFS & Hugs

Karen Amidon said...

What a fun card! Love the polka dots with the yellow, super cute!

Darlene said...

How fun is this?!! I just love it! The paper piecing for her apron really rocks this, together with the fun sentiment...a fantastic birthday card for your daughter.
Hugs!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love how you pieced the dots on her! I just had to have this set. Good luck with the challenge!

Bonnie said...

LOL! This is so much fun from the delightful image to the bright and happy colors to the fun sentiment! Great card, Lynn!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, if that's not my likeness, I don't know what is!! Except for the earrings, you have made nailed! I especially love that my gardening apron matches my card background!!

Have a wonderful bloggie break, Lynn!! Hugs, Darnell

Tammy said...

Lynn, this is sooo cute!! I love that fun image and your fabulous paper piecing! Your daughter will love it too!
Tammy x

Chriss America Real said...

I am crackin' up girl! What a funny card!

Mary Marsh said...

this card is such a hoot Lynn-your daughter will get a good laugh out of it

Jessi Fogan said...

I may not be a gardener but the 'wetting plants' part speaks to me ;) lol! This is terrific!

Shawna said...

OMGosh! This is just too funny. Great card Lynn!

JD/ Jill said...

This is just so adorable...great paper piecing, and I love the colors. Cute saying...I didn't realize that Michaels has Art Impression stamps! It's been a long time since I gave them a visit...must go check that out.

Cynthia said...

This is adorable, Lynn! Great paper piecing and fun design. I bought this one at Michael's right away!

Joan Ervin said...

This is sooo cute, Lynn...she looks mighty purty in that purple polka dot apron and what a fun sentiment...your daughter is going to love this!!!!

Lindsay said...

Lol, that sentiment is hilarious... perfect job on the card.

Sheryl said...

So adorable how the dress matches the background. Priceless, she will love it!