Friday, September 4, 2009

blooms and birthdays

whew, it's been an interesting week here in Washington. we've had really great weather all summer, but today we got a little taste of fall--RAIN. which is good. i like rain. without rain, we wouldn't be the "Evergreen State." i like it like that. it also keeps our plants pretty... and speaking of, here are some pictures of flowers. i took these in Ecuador (i went about 2 weeks ago for a missions trip), so don't worry if you don't recognize them. truthfully, i don't know their names, and i wasn't able to ask what they are called. but they sure are gorgeous!

i really like this purple one... so striking.

both of my middle brothers have birthdays in August, so it's always a fun month to make guy cards... sometimes i can get away with some frillier, "girl" things, but i have to make sure i stick to the right colors: blue and green. my brother Lincoln got his card via mail, because he's been gone all summer. i thought he'd like a reminder of all the ice cream we chowed down on as kids... we went through gallons of ice cream like there was no tomorrow! (oh wait, it's still kind of like that when the whole family get's together... hehe, oh well :D)

i embossed this "elegant" sentiment in light blue and definitely stuck to the whole blue theme... (pom poms, polka dots, ice cream shakes-in blue, ha!) all the stamps aside from the sentiment come from DeNami Design. love their stuff!

i almost forgot to take a picture of this card before it got mailed off, that's why it's in a cellophane wrapper... but i think he'll really like it. oh, almost forgot, this card also qualifies for day 185 at 365 cards for the "feeling blue" day :D

hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking!


Heidi Van Laar said...

Gorgeous pics!

Super cute card! Such fun images and I love the poms!

(-: Heidi

celi.a said...

I love that soda/float stamp, and the blue card is fabulous! Also, gorgeous photos. They look like they belong on a calendar or something...can't believe you saw them in person!