Thursday, February 25, 2016

Heart Flowers

I had seen a few cards around Valentines that used hearts as flowers and I thought that was so pretty and a cute idea, so this is my take on that, although this is not a valentine card this is a birthday card for one of the older ladies in my cardmaking group that I have known for over 10 years, she reminds me of my mom.  Her Birthday falls on the 29th of February so it is special when she can actually celebrate it on the day as she can this year :)

I stitched the hearts by hand to the paper, a few cards  I saw did double layers of hearts but I opted for just a single heart on each stem. This is a great way to use those scraps we have too.

Crate paper -- DIY Shop paper
Martha Stewart -- Heart, border and butterfly punches
Spellbinders -- Labels trio die
Gina Marie stamps -- Birthday words sentiment stamp
Recollections -- pearls
Offray -- Ribbon

Yesterday's snow storm came in quite hard but by mid day it started to warm up and the sun came out and all the snow melted, they had canceled school because we were to get 5-7 inches but by evening it was almost all gone so we were able to have bible study last night.  Because of the wet heavy snow and such high winds there were a lot of down wires and quite a few people were without power, the church even lost power but luckily we just had a bit of flickering of our lights but no loss power.  I hope all of you in the storms path fared well through the storm too.  I heard of the terrible tornado's and am praying for all those effected.

Thanks so much for stopping by again today,



Stephanie said...

Oh Connie, your card is simply delightful! I love how you sewed the hearts on - very clever!

I am glad you are safe and warm. Late storms can always be icky. Hugs and joy to you, my friend!

Roosterhead Designs said...

Gorgeous Connie!!! I have seen this technique before also, and like that style! Great lace details~ Have a blessed week-end! Karen O

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Connie, I so love this adorable card with the heart balloons, and I love your hand stitching. It really adds a nice touch. It's beautiful, and I'm sure she will love it, and how wonderful that she gets to celebrate her birthday on the real day this year. I'm so happy to learn that you are safe and warm and that your were able to have Bible study last night. Yes, I was deeply saddened by the loss of life and the damage from the storms and am praying for them all. What a tragic storm. Sending hugs, sweet friend!

Dreaming of Vintage said...

Beautiful card Connie! I love the hearts!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Connie, such a beautiful card using hearts for flowers. Your friend will love it. Glad your snowfall melted enough to get out. Prayers for all those dealing with the effects of the stormy week.
Have a nice weekend. Blessings. xo

hobbyloes said...

Your card is so beautiful and special the hearts !!
I'm glad you're home safe, we had snow yesterday too, but it was soon melted.
Have a very nice weekend.

handmade by amalia said...

So pretty, Connie. The heart flowers are lovely and I especially like the little butterflies. Your friend must have been so happy.

Kim said...

You are still being battered by storms....hopefully Spring will make it's sunny appearance soon. This card is lovely, Connie. The hearts are lovely; I love you stitched them on. Fancy being born on the 29th February...that is very cool. A special card for a special birthday!

Leslie Miller said...

That's quite the storm you had, but glad it went away without causing too much trouble. Your card with the hearts is adorable. Sweet paper and ribbon. I think hearts are good for many occasions. They're just fun!

Debbie said...

So many beautiful details, the heart flowers are really adorable!!

Daniela said...

My sweet soul, finally I have your card here with me ... yes, it has arrived this morning and I have no words to express my thankfulness, my amazement in front of your true art and the joy I felt when I first saw it ... a feeling you cannot even imagine, my darling !
Surely I'm not keeping it inside a drawer, I'm going to ask hubby to built a frame for hanging it to a wall, it has to be seen !
My parents were with me when I opened your envelope, and my mother and I began with pouring tears, when I read the words you wrote me ... we were so moved and still I am, believe me ... how may I reciprocate such a love ?!

Sending sweet, special, big hugs to you

Linda Carson said...

Awe, this is so sweet! Beautiful details of stitching, lacy border and pearls! She'll love it!

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

a really great card Connie, I love the stitching too... and lacey details ...
Mm we had power out today but no rainstorm or snow .. just went out for half an hour..
I feel sorry for shop owners when that happens as we depend on power so much these days.
Shaz in oz.x

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