Monday, February 27, 2012

Happy Spring Iris card made using the Garden Soup cartridge.

Hello, friends!

 Anyone who knows me knows that I love spring flowers that bloom from bulbs. I especially adore tulips, daffodils, and irises. I'm really not sue why, but I do know it has been this way since I was a very young  girl picking these flowers out of our neighbor's yards. Much to my mother's horror, I was that kid. I did not understand that the flowers belonged to the people who had planted them and they preferred them to stay in their flower beds. Instead, I felt them calling to me because only I truly understood their beauty. Well, needless to say many neighbors knocked on our door letting my mom know that I should not help myself to their flowers. I'm sure she was mortified, but she never shouted. She would just gently explain that flowers can be beautiful longer if they are not picked and if they stay in the garden everyone can enjoy them. She knew this was not going to work with me, so she gave me my very own flowering plant to tend to in a small pot. It was wonderful until I over-watered it, so the flower would bloom already. However, that is another story entirely! On a side note, if you you lived in Texas in the 80's and a small brown haired girl was always picking your tulips I can explain... ;-)

Today's card is made using the NEW and wonderful Garden Soup cartridge. You guys already know how I feel about this cartridge, so there is no need to blather on. If you were that little girl too, you so need this cartridge. Enough said!


I cut the Iris out at 4 1/2".
I used Coredinations cardstock.
 Thanks so much for stopping by today. I will see you back here tomorrow with another project!

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The February stamp of the month is called Thoughtful Tidings and coordinates with the Art Philosophy cartridge. As usual it is $17.95 if purchased alone or only $5 with any purchase of $50 or more!






Have a magical Monday!

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20 comments:

Joan Smith said...

WOW how blest am I 2 B the first one 2day...Oh Melanie, I have a few happy tears right now re: your story as it takes me back too...my mom used to have the most beautiful flower garden a huge one surrounding our yard so yes I did get this cartridge and it will be here Wednesday. Oh my dear I love your card it's so beautiful and again so was your story..a beautiful story from a beautiful person.

JuPooh65 said...

LOVE your story! That was me too! I was the neighborhood flower picker. (better than the neighborhood nose picker, I think) :D Anyway, we were fortunate to have a HUG yard and many, many flowers growing wildly, so I picked to my hearts content. I now flower garden when I can. :D The card is lovely! My daughter wants to use iris' at her wedding in the near future, sooooo, I will have to pick up this cartridge for that occassion. Thanks for sharing such a fun memory and such a beautiful card. :D

Luria said...

I love this card very pretty and I too love the blooms in the spring.

Thanks for sharing,

Luria

Angela W. said...

Such a lovely card thanks for sharing!
Angela
gypsydreamdesigns.blogspot.com

JenE said...

LOL, I used to pull lilacs off of the tree we had...always for the teachers! I absolutely love your card...the iris is one of my favorite flowers...I love purple!
JenE, blossom93 at yahoo dot com

Marianne said...

i loved your story, and the picture. i know i would love the cartridge, too. right now i am just blessed to see your projects and dream...and see what i can make with what i have

Chris - Creations in Bloom said...

What a cute story. I'm sure you're forgiven for the innocent picking of those flowers. :) Your card is pretty. TFS.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the Iris image. My purple Hyacinths & yellow Snapdragons are blooming and my BlueBonnets have been greening up since Jan. I'm looking forward to Spring.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

UnikeByYes said...

Beautiful card melanie! Your story is priceless, I bet I would have done the same should my neighboors had had flowers ;). I cannot wait to my daffodils, tulips and ireses to bloom, mine for one strange reason are late bloomers every year wich tortures me, but I have not been successful at forcing them indoors so I just let them be, again thank you for sharing!
Liz

missstamper said...

Love your story and the card!

lindagk23 said...

Your card is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing a beautiful story and card! Have a wonderful day! lindagk23

Nanci said...

Love this card. I love all the spring flowers also, esp daffodils and tulips.

tndj said...

Card is neat. I love flowers but not the planting of them. My Aunt gave me irises which I love and they are all purple. They spread so much we dug them all up. My Aunt has since passed and we still are getting irises coming up. Not always in the places they were once planted. Lovely card.

PinkLava said...

So pretty! Thank you for sharing your childhood memory with us, it was very refreshing :) I can remember being chased out of a neighbor's yard for picking roses :*( oops

julie said...

I miss having a garden, miss the smell of the dirt and the dirt under your fingernails, I miss the flowers blooming. I live in Arizona and I have rocks. I like your iris card so spring. Thanks for all you do and share, God bless you and yours.

scrapdiva said...

beautiful card

Scrapper69 said...

Your story cracked me up! Soooo it was you! LOL Pretty card! :O)

Theresa

Auntie Em said...

Your spring card is so pretty. Love all the layers.
I was a flower picker too. I was lucky enough to live near open pastures and fields growing up and could pick all the wild flowers I wanted. Spring still calls me to seek the violets and bluets.
Thank you for sharing! :)

Bunnyfreak said...

Love all the layers.

Kimberly Hammond said...

I am exciting about finding your blog as a new paper crafter! Am very interested in the Tags, Bags, Boxes & more cartridge from cricut - do you ever have giveaways, like I've heard of before? Thanks so much! Enjoying your blog!!! - Kim Hammond, Cleburne, Texas

 
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