Sunday, March 20, 2011

Best Wishes Ribbon Flower card

Hello!  I hope you've had a great weekend!  We've been enjoying having hubby back home!  It's been raining all weekend so here's hoping Spring is here to stay!  Now for the snow all to disappear, so much this year it may take a while!  As I write this the kids are playing beside me, Carter in a shirt a diaper and rubber boots! LOL  I remember when Ariel was that age and now Carter is here loving rubber boots and wearing them ALL THE TIME!  :>

Today Ariel and I went to a shower for  hubby's cousin's fiance.  We did a group gift with his family and I made the card.  I thought that the aqua ribbon flower from my video was a perfect starting point and here is what I came up with:

I may be slightly into this color combination currently!  But this is what happens when you leave something to the last minute!  I pretty much threw this card together!  I had the rough idea in my head but had to work on it fast!  To me this card screams spring! You can see how with this flower I played around with how I twisted the ribbon giving it more dimension.  The bride loved it and showed it to all the guests!  :>  I thought that the Best Wishes was a good sentiment for a shower, right?

I wanted to let you know how much you all touched me with your kind comments here and on the HA blog! And I've been thrilled to see some creations with the flowers:

I love how Barb did it with two different ribbons, you can see it here.  I love what she put in the middle of it here.

My fellow hostess Linda made one with her favorite colors purple, check it out here.

And I love seeing the ones that Nat made, can't wait to see them on a card, check it out here.

Please let me know if you make some too!  :>

Well I can hear my little ones running amock in the house so I better run!  But I do want to leave you with a cute photo I took of them on Monday, hopefully the last time we will play in the snow:

I went to take a photo of Carter and Ariel came up and put her arms around him so quick and it worked so well!  They love each other so! Don't you love there hats?  I have a thing for cute hats!!

21 comments:

Chan said...

What a beautiful card, Anita -- the flowers you make are gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! And I love Carter and Ariel's hats -- too cute! :o)

Wendy said...

Excited to see you put that gorgeous flower to good use. SO pretty! Oh, and the photo is adorable!

Barb said...

I am loving these gorgeous colors together, Anita! So fun to see you use that pretty flower on a card! Thanks for mentioning my cards too. . .so sweet of you! We've had warmer temps and some rain here too. Most of our mounds of snow have melted but we are suppose to get a couple of inches again on Wednesday. . .yuk! And by the way, you have the CUTEST KIDS!!

Dawn said...

totally awesome card Anita. Such an interesting colour combo. It really works well together. Love the photo of your children... they are soooo sweet.

ivy said...

what a cute pic of the kiddos! and is that an owl hat ariel has on? LOVE!
the bride will surely treasure your beautiful card! love your flower!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous mix of colors. Love that flower. :)

~amy~ said...

Your card is STUNNING...your kids are such cutie pies!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Gorgeous card! Love the flower and thanks for sharing the kids pic. They're adorable.

Christiana said...

Such a pretty card! I love that flower. I have been totally into orange and aqua lately, too! Love the doily and the pearl accents. Lovely! Perfect for a shower.

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your ribbons flower card! I tried to make some over the weekend... they are not presentable at this point (LOL)!! I love the kiddie photo! So sweet and precious!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Your card is beautiful! I need to try to make some flowers. Your kids look adorable - LOVE the hats! :)

Deirdre said...

Anita, loved your day on the blog. Fantastic video, wonderful idea and thanks so much for sharing. Hugs to you, Deirdre

Alice Wertz said...

such a pretty and elegant card, Anita! perfect for the shower and your ribbon flower is yummy! love the color combination you used, too. fabulous card! and awwww... look at that cute photo! so very sweet and hee... i adore those cute hats, too. thanks for sharing once again, Anita! =) have a lovely week!

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Anita! I love the colours and the way you layered the rolled flower on the doily. So beautiful! Your children are adorable!! I love their cute hats, too.

Sue McRae said...

Fabulous colour combo and the ribbon flower is so elegant!

Sharon D from Canada said...

Absolutely adorable photo of your two cuties, Anita!!!

Beautiful card - your ribbon flower is gorgeous! And I love the sweet doily and wonderful colour combo!

Lin said...

Love this card, Anita - perfect to show off your pretty ribbon flower! And the picture of the kids is precious!

Tiffany said...

Wow Anita!! The colors on this card are so vibrant and elegant! Beautiful job on your rolled flower!

Robin K. said...

Love everything about your card Anita! I can see why the bride-to-be showed it off to her guests :) And that has to be the cutest pair of kids and hats I've ever seen!!

Send Flowers said...

This card is a real statement! It is gorgeous! It certainly does scream spring and the flower is looks fab!

LollyChops said...

What an absolutely STUNNING card! I adore that flower and the colors you used are utterly perfect together!

HUGS!

 

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