Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best Wishes Tea Flower Card and a few Wreaths!

Hello!  Happy Tuesday! :> It's snowing here and is so beautiful outside!  We are coming off a long weekend!  Ariel actually had 4 days off school as Friday was a pd day and Monday here was Louis Riel Day. Many other provinces it was family day!  The province decided that a long weekend in February was needed and so came Louis Riel Day (a famous explorer!)

On Friday night my brother called and told me he needed a bridal shower card!  So I got to work and played with a new stamp:


I embossed Tea Flower by Hero Arts with chestnut zing embossing powder.  Than I colored it in with inks using perfect pearls mixed water and a paint brush.  I really enjoyed coloring it in this way!  I used some pp by My Mind's Eye and am entering this into the current Lily Pad challenge which is to use up your pp!  Here's a close up on the flower:

We had such a great long weekend.  On Friday Carter was so happy to have Ariel home with him and they enjoyed playing outside!  I gave them a bath afterwards and made some homemade bath paint and it worked so well.  Here is the recipe:

1/3 cup body, baby wash or dish soap (I used aveeno body wash)
1 tbspoon cornstarch
Mix together put into ice cube tray and add food coloring drops to make color.  Use fingers to paint the bath tub away!

On Friday night we went as a family to a friends for dinner and she had invited other friends to so I enjoyed some girl time as the guys watched the Jets game (NHL Hockey)  On Saturday we went to my parents for dinner and went sledding at the hill I sledded as a child!  Yesh walking up the hill is so much more tiring now as an adult!  On Sunday Chad's parents had the "little" grand children over for a sleepover so Chad and I went on a date!!!  We saw this  movie:

And we both really liked it!  Perfect date movie as there something you both will love!  Totally suggest it for date night!  We enjoyed sleeping in Monday morning.  Although I only slept till 8:30 but it was nice to wake up on your own not to a little one! Monday afternoon we took the kids to our church, they had an amazing family fun day!  A few bouncers, fun food and wagon rides outside!  It was fun to see so many people and the kids really had fun!  We finished the day with my brother and his fiance coming over for dinner, love her can't wait for her to join our family!  What a great long weekend!  :>

A few weeks ago I finished up an order for 3 wreaths from a friend.  She picked all the colors and I am really happy with how it came out.  


What do you think?  I really enjoy making them and have a cool idea up my sleeve!  Well I am off to get the kids ready for bed.  While I typed up this post they were downstairs playing a computer game (once Ariel does her piano and school work if there is time she can play a bit!)  Have a great week! 

14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful wreaths (my fave is the one in the blue and grey shades)!
As a proud metis and frenchy I have to correct you on your definition of Louis Riel!
Louis was a Canadian politician, a founder of the province of Manitoba, and a political and spiritual leader of the Métis people of the Canadian prairies. I don't think he did any exploring.

Marie

Barb said...

Anita, the tea flower looks gorgeous against that wonderful paper! Love all three wreaths too! Amazing colors on each one! :)

Dawn said...

gorgeous card Anita. And love the wreaths, You have been busy. Sounds like a great long weekend for you and the family.

Jenny said...

LOVE your card girl. And I LOVE the wreaths youre making. I want one they are so pretty!! (:

Maureen Morton said...

Love this card (& I am generally not a pink person). The pp sets of this great flower so well. Your wreaths are so amazing - don't know how you do it! So glad you had so many special fun activities over the weekend. You are one special gal.

Kelly said...

saw this card on my phone and had to come back to see it on the computer. The flower is really stunning against the pattern. Just a lovely card!

jennfontaine said...

I think I lost my comment:(

Beautiful card, I think it's one of my favorites~ the flower is gorgeous and it all works together perfectly! Love the buttons too!

The wreaths are stunning! I LOVE them! I'm looking forward to seeing what you have up your sleeve!

Ruby Craft said...

Love the way your stamp flower picks up and compliments the pattern paper colors. Your wreaths are lovely also.

Pam said...

That card is fabulous! I have to try coloring that way. Those wreathes? Oh, how gorgeous!!! I LOVE the flowers.

~Tammy~ said...

What a sweet card you created for your brother. I bet he is happy to have a crafty sis. Your wreaths are out of this world! I so want to make these. It's been on my very very long to do list!

pooky said...

The card is gorgeous! I love, love your wreaths!

Emily Leiphart said...

Glad to hear that movie was fun! It sure looks like it would be and why wouldn't it be with Reese Witherspoon and those two hot guys? LOL Your card is gorgeous! I've been thinking about that tea flower stamp for myself. And of course your wreaths are stunning!

Brenda said...

Loved this card on Flickr Anita! So glad you got some quality time with hubs! Not sure if I have ever slept i to 8h30! I wish y daughter would sleep in even just until 7am on one Sunday morning! I can dream right!

Deborah said...

I'm rather late making the rounds - my life exploded - :~D Love this color palette! Thank you so much for playing and sharing at the Lily Pad!. Hugs & Blessings....

 

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