Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hello card made using the Serenade cartridge.

Hello, friends!

Well as I write this I am in my son's closet waiting out a bad storm. You see even storms don't stop this dedicated blogger ;-) On a serious note, I have been through a few tornadoes and nothing is scarier. My heart goes out to all of those who have been affected by the recent onslaught on tornadoes here in the south!

Today's card is made using an oldie, but goodie. In fact, this cartridge was a favorite for the longest time. There is just something about the trees and branches on this cartridge that I really like. Serenade was beautifully designed and has tons of possibilities!

The paper I used is from Papertrey Ink.
I cut this beautiful flower out at 2".
I also cut out a few extras in white to add texture to my card.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I will see you all back here tomorrow bright and early ;-)

Have a wonderful Wednesday!!

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191 comments:

Anonymous said...

Love the card!!!

Carol

Joan V said...

This is so pretty. Thanks for sharing.

Auntie Em said...

Your card is so pretty! I like how you did the white on white layers.
Thanks for sharing! :)

BugBites said...

Very nice card. I like the idea of the white flowers for a tone on tone look.

SallyP said...

I love seeing your cards and the new ideas. I never thought of cutting out flowers the same color as the background and using them for texture. It's an idea that I am sure to use in the future! Thanks for sharing.

Amanda said...

Very pretty!!!

dm.brinker said...

Your hello card is adorable. I love the white on white with embossing
Really a good idea.

Joan Smith said...

What beautiful and serene card!!

So sorry about your tornado scare my heart goes out to you...God Bless and OMG crafting in the closet..you truly are an example of trusting in the Lord!!

TerryM said...

Love the color combo:>)

Show Love-Make Cards said...

Like the texture with the white flowers...looks like embossing and very pretty!

Wendy said...

So pretty, it looks like spring! I love the bow!

Short Scrapper said...

How pretty!!! I used to live in Oklahoma City and tornado season was always scary. Be safe -

Ann said...

Love the card! Glad to hear you are safe. TFS!
Ann

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Bee-utiful. Especially like the white flowers that when I first looked thought they were embossed on the card. Forecast is for rain & storm to be over for next couple days & bee-utiful sunny skies.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
http://createdbysunshinhoneybee.blogspot.com

1jazzymimi said...

This card is very beautiful. I love the colors you used. I get so inspired by your creations!

Emerald Princess said...

I am stunned at such beautiful cards
you always have great ideas
and of course since I love butterflies I love your butterfly card
nice work
Laurie

Lakshmi said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win. Love the card!

catnap said...

Love what you did with the flowers, and the idea of the white ones in the background.

Judy said...

Fantastic card. Really pretty. Thanks again for the giveaway

CARDS by SUSAN said...

Glad you are safe and sound. My brother & his family were hiding in their closets as well!
Very pretty card. Love the "embossed" look!
Thansk for sharing
Susan

mea5798 said...

please stay safe and sound!! what is up with this awful weather??!!
on a happy note..your card is lovely!! sending you a big hug..marie

scootingranny said...

Really like your color combo. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I like how the colors just go together so well with the black making the purple stand out more.

Hope you made it thru the storms ok last night. Lots of rain, wind but no hail here. The sirens going off did concern me but we were lucky enough to be out of the worst of it. My heart goes out to those who have been so affected in the last few weeks. I say prayers for them and prayers of thanks for how fortunate I truly am.

Josie0602 said...

I am so glad you are safe!! So many of our scrappy friends have been in the way of these storms. Love the card! I especially love that ribbon and how you layered it...just beautiful!

mbchoj said...

Beautiful card! and glad you and your family are safe!
mbchoj at aol dot com

Linda H. said...

Love the card!! Love the white on white layers. Beautiful! Can't wait to see what's next!!!
Stay safe!
linhenwalma@aol.com

Tina Campbell said...

This is a fantastic card. Love the purple ricrac border that was used will probably use this idea on a card gives a great compliment to the overall card

Amy said...

So very pretty--love the soft colors!

Kate said...

Very nice. The white on white looks so sharp and the focal point is just perfect.
I hope you have continued to stay safe.

Theresa said...

That is just beautiful!

Cyndi S said...

Beautiful card. I do not have that cartridge but just may have to change that. Love your card. Hope the tornado missed you and everyone is okay.
cstephenson at q dot com

Momof4inArlington said...

This card is gorgeous, despite the simplicity of it! I hadn't thought of using tonal cuts to add texture to the background. Thank you for inspiration! I hope you all are safe.

Meghankelly said...

That is a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it! I hope that you and your family remain safe through all this bad weather!

Marissa said...

Your card is so beautiful!

Marissa said...

Love your card!

KrisCrafter said...

Oh this card is just wonderful! Putting it on my "scrap lift" list to do for a friend!!

Betsy said...

Hope you safely got out of the closet! I love the way you used the white flowers. Good idea! I'll hae to look at that cartridge again.

Lady Fair said...

Beautiful card, love how you created the layers on the card front with the white flowers. I'm going add this cart to my wish list - love the trees, birds, flowers, and bird cages!

Anonymous said...

Love the Serenade card design. I have the cart but have not used it yet. I have a dear friend that I want to send this too.

Dianne Bell- Sewpro02@Aol.com

elfrieda everett said...

Pretty card, nice colors.

Ellen said...

beautiful card ... might have to copy this one!

Sue Boyd said...

Luv,luv,luv rewind days! Thanks for the double-take!

Sherrie K. said...

Beautiful card! I really like the colors you used on this card:) Stay safe and TFS!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blopgspot.com

Glora said...

This is such a beautiful card. Hugs- Glora

rmpowers said...

Adorable.

KAT said...

love your colors. so pretty.

Diane said...

What a beautiful card. I love how you did the white on white layers and then added the lovely purple flower. Very nice.

ScrappyMama said...

Very pretty!!!

4kids4 said...

Pretty card! Lovely colors!

It must be so frightening to know that a tornado might touch down near you. I pray for the severe weather to pass...and for those who have been devastated by the storms. Be safe!

~Sharon C.

Marjorie said...

Oh Melanie, this card is so pretty. I had not even thought of making a plain white flower and then the beautiful colored one. WOW! I love it!

Lisa said...

I love this card. Very elegant looking.

Lagene said...

Wonderful card!

Northwoodszoo said...

Godspeed for you and your family's safety during this uncertain weather! Lovely card -- again another idea to think outside the box to add texture by matching the background. Thank you!!

Allene said...

Love this card! Elegant and pretty!

kim said...

Beautiful Card. Thanks for sharing.

Kim
k1i2m3@cox.net

capdteach said...

Beautiful card.

Annette said...

Nice!

Christy R said...

I love this card. Thanks for the inspiration

Jane said...

I can see why this oldie is a goodie. The card is a beautie.

Lucy said...

Great card!

kathr said...

ooooo I love this card, it's gorgeous....

snappy scrappy said...

Great card and an inspiration.

Nancy said...

I didn't know about this cartridge. Another one to add to the list. Thanks for the beautiful idea.

Leanna said...

Gosh, that card is beautiful. Your
ideas are always the greatest.
Pick me
Pick me

-mandy said...

This is one of my favorites! I love the colors you used! The white flowers in the background, that is so creative! Thanks for the inspiration!
-Mandy
hull.mandy@yahoo.com

Carolee said...

Love the simple lines of this card. How do you mail bulky cards that have your beautiful bows?

Jennie said...

What a pretty card. Very elegant! I love it!
jhilligus@yahoo.com

bluucaca said...

such a nice elegant card thanks for sharing

Debbie Long said...

Love the colors that you used on your card. I love to make cards with flowers. I also love the way you used different textures.

skiantan@aol.com

Kaycee said...

The black really makes the purple flower pop! Love it!!! TYSM for sharing!!!

LINDA W. said...

TFS....love all the good cards
hugs Linda

Donna and Sara said...

Prayers for your family as well as others who are experiencing this crazy weather.
Love this card and the detailed flowers. So beautiful. Thank you.

Corrie M. said...

Pretty card, I really like your use of the extra white flowers that add texture to your card!!

surfnfroggie said...

Melanie I hope you and your family are safe and unharmed by the storms. We are preparing for them tonight into tomorrow and we have seen too many storms here in Alabama this Spring, so pray for us. Thank you for being such a devoted crafter even in the mist of bad storms! Your card is beautiful and I agree with everyone the white flowers for texture is awesome!

mema said...

Love your card using the Serenade cartridge. I think I just might have to get it. LOL!!
And thank you for a chance to win.
mema

Kathy Kohner said...

I love all your cards especially the cherry one. I am also becoming addicted to the BoBunny dotted paper. Kathy

Susie said...

Beautiful card! TFS

Marcia said...

Beautiful card. I like the idea of using some of the older cartridges too.

mimikat33 said...

That is a beautiful card, such imagination you have. I look forward to the email that you've got a new card finished.

Kat
cricutcardcreating.blogspot.com

Fran said...

Very beautiful. I love this card.

Angie said...

Glad to hear you are well! These tornadoes are terrible!
Great card! I love that cartridge too!

puffinliz said...

Love your card today and hope y'all are safe from the storms.

puffinliz@yahoo.com

Nancy aka MizKittey said...

My first visit to your blog and I live your work!! Very pretty cards. Will be a follower from today on...and I would LOVE to win one of your boxes in the give away!! What fun!

ThemeWeaver said...

Love the card. That is one of my favorite cartridges.
Janet Cooney

lissa8506 said...

This is so pretty! I have been wanting to use more purple in things lately. Thank you for the inspiration.
lissa8506@hotmail.com

diwife1bn said...

I love the fish card! Clever way to use it!

Diana djones@laquinta.com said...

Love the card and would love the goodies being given away!

jansatay said...

Love the card! I think I will try to make it today.

Helen said...

LOVE this card!! It is SOOO pretty!!

Shar said...

Sorry to hear that you are battling out the storms!!
Stay Safe!!!

Thank you for doing a oldie but goodie, I don't have much Cartridge's and majority of it is all older ones. So thank you I love it!!

Aloha,

Shar

Shawna Magrum Pederson said...

Your card inspires me to go visit that cart again!!

Debbie said...

I love this card thanks
upnurse at aol dot com

Becky said...

Didn't buy this cart but will now. I don't know how I missed it. Awesome card.

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Maurine said...

I just love that card! I love the tone on tone effect!

Anonymous said...

Pretty card!

Lynda
flockerbie@indy.rr.com

Angela said...

Beautiful card. It's from a cart I don't have, but have been wanting. Are you all safe? This is so scary. I've been praying for all those in the tornado paths.

Court said...

Your Card is geogeous! Stay safe.

Beth said...

You certainly have a creative mind! Your cards are better than any store bought. i am learning my cricut and appreciate all the pictures ....Thanksk Again

BBaulch

flapril said...

Pretty cards.
TFS
flapril

lindagk23 said...

OMGosh! I hope you guys are safe! You guys will be in my prayers. And your card is beautiful as always! Be safe and hope you have a wonderful day!

Heather said...

Wow such a beautiful card , I love the color combo. Great blog and great inspiration. Thank you for sharing

Paula said...

I love this card. It is so pretty.
Paula

Nu2scrap said...

Courtney, It has been very frustrating that I cannot comment on your Everday Cricut blog for the past 3 days. I just get a blank white screen. I would like to be in for the amazing drawings.
Your card is just beautiful. The white does make it look embossed.
barbferris at rochester dot rr dot com

Kristen said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing your creativity.

carolyn said...

What a beautiful card!!

Kim said...

Oh my goodness! I love how you used the white flowers and then with the colored ones!! It so works! Very pretty:)
~Kim
http://crazyaboutscrapin.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Hi Melanie!
Thank you for sharing your beautiful elegant card! Love the design and the colors are beautiful! Have a great day! Take care of you and your family....those tornado storms are scary.

Love your cards! The owl in the tree is sooo cute....love owls! The cherry card is just ADORABLE and thank you for sharing the masculine card...trying to create masculine cards my two sons and husband is challenging at times...thank you for the inspiration. Have a wonderful day!!!

Suzanne
suzwatanabe@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Reallt like this one!

Sawkat66@yahoo.com

Joyce said...

I spent time in our closet, too. My heart and prayers go out to everyone here in OK and the midwest. Thanks for bringing a little bright light during an otherwise sad time.
jdwlo

Nana Jo said...

Very pretty card and hope this weather will knock it off pretty soon.
mmlmn at polarcomm dot com

Works From The Attic by Linda said...

This is such a beautiful Spring filled card! Thanks for sharing!
Have a sunny day!
Linda Marino

mrsrjs2@hotmail.com said...

love your work! so inspirational. i always see something i like...and then have to make it.

Meems said...

Easy to see why you love that cartridge...what a pretty card. Stay safe... this Texas weather is so unpredictable.

Cynthia B. said...

I love the row of flowers - so pretty!
I do hope you stay safe. I've been watching the news, and the devastation tornados have been causing is just heartbreaking.
Thanks for continuing to post. We're thinking of you and hoping you stay out of harm's way!

Star Ark Creativity said...

I like the card special how you do the white flowers. Thank you sharing.
Have a great day :)
Delama

Heather R... mousemomma said...

I love this card! It's so elegant and I love the color combination. Gorgeous!

mamaj said...

Such dedication even through storms! Tornados in Ohio today too! I love this card. Thanks for your dedication.

Dakota Bear said...

Pretty! I like the use of the white flowers for added texture.

Cassandra said...

beautiful card..but more importantly...glad to know that you are ok :)

cassandra

Barb H said...

Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Ronnie said...

Love the card !! Love the layers on the ribbon

Nati Tristan said...

OH that's such a pretty card! I love the white flowers it gives it great dimension!

Angie P. said...

Great card! This is so pretty! I feel your pain concerning the thunderstorms. I live in DFW area also, and that storm was crazy! Scary! My heart also goes out to all the people effected by the recent tornadoes!

Sandy said...

One of the prettiest projects I've seen! Love this card~

Peg Toth said...

Oh, what a nice card! This is so inspiring.

chidunco@aol.com said...

Thanks for the card. I have to check out Serenade.
chidunco@aol.com

Gloria Westerman said...

I wish I had this cartridge...these are so pretty.....
We are having some bad storms here too.....had to get the essentials bag together...shoes on, ID, cell, flashlight....there was a tornado spotted close by....but everything is OK....

Carol said...

I love this card. I love the colors and how beautiful it turned out. thank you so much for sharing.

Stay safe. The storms on the mainland have been pretty devastating and nothing is more important than people, so people keep yourself and your family safe.

Aloha from Hawaii
carol

jordanbev5 said...

Gorgeous card!

Sharon N said...

What a charming card. I love it.

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

Beautiful card! At first I thought the white flowers were embossed, but then got a closer look. So PRETTY! :-)

Lakeshia B. said...

Hope that you can stay safe. That card is very pretty. Thank you for taking the time to share with us;-)

bunny said...

The white flowers are so pretty,really set off by the black & white border. The complete card is so lovely I'm going to add it to my list of special designs to help me do one similar to it later.
Add my name to the list for the Boxes give-away.

Bunny

Sherri said...

Oooh -- love the white on white flowers. Beautiful card. Sorry you have to hang out in the closet though, and I hope the storm passes quickly. Thanks for being so dedicated. We SO appreciate you out here in scrapland!!

mary stuart said...

love the white on white. first i thought it was embossing! Thanks for the lovely card, Melanie!

Grandma Nancy said...

One of my favorite cards of all time!!! Beautiful!

Doris P. said...

yes, i agree - nothing like a scary feeling of the tornadoes or whatever bad weather occurs! I am glad you are okay! LOVE the serenade as well!! the colors rock!!
parkernana5@cox.net

Anonymous said...

LOVE this card, simple but elegant. The color choice is fabulous!
wandsmom@insightbb.com

PJK said...

Great card and keep them coming!

Jackie said...

This card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL.
Stay Safe!

Chris said...

Such a beautiful card. Thanks for sharing!

cdm317 said...

I'm glad things are ok by you. Keep on blogging! Love the card!

paperscissorsink said...

Just Beautiful!

Linda H. said...

Another beautiful card! Thanks for the ideas and a chance to win!
Linhenwalma@aol.com

Betsy said...

So pretty! Clean and simple!

Joni Lynn said...

Oh, I sure love that card you made from the serenade cart. Such a beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it!

Rita said...

Beautiful card.

Miranda said...

Simply beautiful!

Connie said...

lovely thanx

Connie said...

love your card-thanx

Pdchristian said...

Absolutely love the card. The details using the flowers and the layering made this card. Thanks for sharing.

kay mcbride said...

pretty pretty pretty thanks for sharing.

Cathy said...

You, as usual, have outdone yourself!
MCF's Mimi

Kathlene said...

Wow this is beautiful, can't wait to make this one. Thanks.

Kris Dietz said...

Hope all is well on your end. Sorry about all the storms. Thank you for sharing the card.

Kris
dietzrobles at yahoo dot com

Haidee said...

beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ruth said...

Very cute card. I love the colors. Thanks for sharing and for the opportunity to win :)

nancy said...

Love your hello card---it is so simple, but oh so pretty. I like the white on white---Nancy mtbootleggerz@msn.com

lindacarson334 said...

Yikes!! Hope you are okay?! Cute card... how did you make the zigzag edge on the card front?

Colleen P said...

Very lovely card. I am glad that I can get ideas from others.

colleen_gary@hotmail.com

Karen said...

Now that's dedication! Lovely card btw. I like the white flowers that add texture to the paper. The tone on tone feel of that is something that I may have to cardnap!

Barb ladybug said...

Beautiful So simple but elegantGot To Smile!!!!!!!!!!!!

julie said...

hope your ok babe after the tornado sweety,, god bless...I must live on your blog. time and time again you have such good idears,i find if i need any help i just come here and look ,, love all layouts hugs julie xx

Julie said...

Melanie-your papers are so gorgeous. This is a beautiful card!

ricet said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors :) TFS

Tiffany
tiffanymarierice@yahoo.com
www.sparkledmemories.blogspot.com

Brenda Ldo said...

The card is beautiful. Stay safe from the storms.

Anonymous said...

wow so nice. I am inspired, but don't have your kind of talent. Joan B. JSMK426@yahoo.com

Westiewoof said...

Such beautiful cards - wonderful inspiration! Thanks!

iluv2scrap said...

Nice card Melanie.
PJ

Pat C said...

I think this has to be my most favorite card ever! I like how you did extra flowers in white. Great idea.

JANLYNN said...

When I first looked at your card I though the background was embossed. What a neat surprise to see it was the same flower cut in white. Great idea to connect the card background to the other cuts used on the card.

Pam said...

So very pretty! I love the white layers.

Melissa said...

Love the card,colours and the white flowers add that extra something.

Melissa said...

This card is so pretty. You are a dedicated blogger...lol! It is not a fun thing though. My parents lost their entire farm to a tornado about 3 years ago, so my heart goes out to all those who have lost their homes or even worse, a family member. Thanks for being so dedicated to your followers!

Ari said...

This card inspired me to go to Amazon and find (to my delight) that there were 5 Serenade cartridges up for sale. I bought one immediately!

tnb said...

i love love love all your work.. thanks for sharing

Jen_H said...

Very pretty. I love the colors you used and the cuts! TFS!
~~Jen H~~

Marissa said...

So pretty! Great Job!

rissaflor@yahoo.com

Shellee said...

What a pretty, simple card! The color choices really add to the elegance. I hope you and yours weathered to storm safely.
Shellee

scrapdiva said...

what a beautiful card, love the paper

Abbie said...

I love the flowers...so creative

Karen said...

Th white on white layers are brilliant! I love the black and lavendar colors together. Very nice.

Karen L 1020 at gmail dot com

Scrappin Melissa said...

Very pretty! Looks very quick, but very elegant. Love how you used the tone on tone white flowers to add the texture but the purple one still pops!

Susan said...

Love your color choices ~ esp the purple flower contrast with the black dots! Beautiful!
SusanJ in Atlanta

julie said...

hi sweety this is fad let me just say you have a gift,thats why i come back time and time again hugs julie,,,

Michelle said...

this card is one of my favs.... i just love the colors and that flower is awesome...

stay safe... I can't even imagine having to hide in a closet!!! very scary!!!

Michelle
mpetrovich23 at yahoo dot com
htt://peanutbutterandjellydesigns.blogspot.com

Kimbo said...

Great card and stay safe.

Got2BCrafting said...

This card is sooo pretty! I LOVE the colors you chose and I LOVE how you used the ribbon! :)

jenniferjay said...

Hi Again,
I love the Damask cartridge even more then you do. It is just marvelous!! I am so enjoying all of your designs. I save them in my email so I can refer back, but its getting so full I need to print htem out now. I have a file in my scrapbooking room where I keep them for reference. Thanks for so many great ideas!

Gina said...

This is so pretty. I like the use of white space. Very nice.

Gina said...

This is so pretty. I like the use of white space. Very nice.

 
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