Monday, April 15, 2019


At the scrapbook convention the Melissa Frances booth had their dies 50% so  I decided to pick up this wreath die, the evening after I had made my card I saw This Card from Esther and I said oh I wish I would have seen this before I made my card because it looks to me like she cut at least two wreaths and put them together and I just love the way that looks, I had done that on my twig wreath dies but didn't think to do that on this one and I think it would have been nice to be even fuller, hopefully I will remember that the next time I go to use the die :)

I colored the leaves only in the die a darker green than the green cardstock I used to cut it out.  I had to break out my Tim Holtz dies once again to make some flowers to go on the wreath, trying to use colors in the paper.  My brown card stock I used for the top flower turned out looking really dark, but that is a brown with blue center flower :) I also did a little inking on the flowers.

Melissa Frances - Wreath die
Tim Holtz - Funky Floral #3
Sassafras- Mix and Mend paper
Hot off the press - Life Happens greetings stamp
Nuvo - Crystal drops - Pale gold

It certainly felt like winter yesterday but today should reach 65, welcome back spring :)

Hope you are having a good start to your week!



Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! What a fun, tropical, colorful wreath! I especially LOVE the sentiment and the adverb caught in the banner. It's a wonderful card! hugs, de

Esther Asbury said...

I love all the fun layers on your pretty wreath, and the pretty sentiment in the center!
(And yes, I did cut two wreaths and put them together for a fuller can always try that next time!)

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such an awesome card. I love the wreath. Its so pretty. Score on the sale.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Connie. That wreath and the tiny blooms are so pretty. That mix and mend paper looks super cool!

Connie said...

Such a pretty card . . . You know what?
Today has been ridiculously amazing.
It was a chemo day and after Steve's treatment he wanted a burger!
I couldn't believe it and he's had energy and an appetite all day.
Today is a true blessing and we are so very grateful.
Thank you for your prayers and frienship, we truly appreciate it.
God bless you.
Connie :)

Debbie said...

such a pretty card connie and you will be able to use the wreath for other occasions!!! spring can't seems to make up her mind, should i stay or should i go!!??

Donna Phelan said...

Oh that die is lovely! And the great thing about it is you can use it for every season, just by changing up the colors. I see it at Christmas time all in whit with pops of red! I love your background papers, soooo pretty!

Louca por porcelana said...

Pretty card!Happy Easter!

Tanza Erlambang said...

your pretty wreath with combination of colors make its so attractive...
yes, spring is coming...and soon hot summer.
Have a wonderful spring

Zaa said...

Hi Connie .. I really do like that die cut ... you could use it for so many other seasonal project too. Your wreath creation is so lovely, especially with Spring on its way. Wishing you a Happy Easter...The weather got me playing with paper again so I posted a few Easter ATC's ... I'm trying to get back into the groove. Wishing you a Happy Easter..Hugs

Leslie Miller said...

That's such a cute wreath! Swirly and leafy dies will grab me every time. I like the additions you chose for it, and the very cool paper on the card base. It's hard to resist 50% off!

Birgit said...

This is such a colorful and fun card!! So pretty Connie!

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Really fun wreath! I love the background papers and how colorful this card is!

Anonymous said...

Very pretty wreath, Connie! The weather has been so strange here too. A few days ago it was down to the 50's in the daytime and 30's at night. Today it is 79 degrees.

Lowcarb team member said...

A lovely card.

All the best Jan