Monday, May 5, 2014

Art Philosophy Bluebonnet card




I hope you are having a great May so far! I wanted to share my caring bridge account with all of you, so you could get updates on my health if you were interested. That way I don't become the Debbie Downer of the crafty blogger world with sad posts about cancer. ==> Melanie Brown's Caring Bridge site

Also, I wanted to let you all know that it is business as usual here. I am crafting today and will have new stuff up starting tomorrow. Please know that it would take a lot to drag me from this blog, so please make sure you continue to stop by. If you are one of my customers, please don't think that by ordering you are bothering me. I am still in business and am here to help you with all of your crafting supply needs ;-)

Well, it's spring time here in Texas and everywhere you look there are beautiful bluebonnets. I really want to take my son out to sit in them and take his picture. He was not thrilled with the idea, so maybe I will take my dogs instead. Have I ever told you guys how much I love dogs? One of the best things about them how much better behaved they are than my son. How sad is that? Bless his little heart.

Today's card is made using the Art Philosophy and 50 States cartridges. Also, it is cut using the Cricut Explore! Isn't the doily fabulous? Well, cutting all those intricate cuts using the new machine is a piece of cake.

Click below for the link:

Art Philosophy Bluebonnet card
I used one of the NEW embossing folders that CTMH sells called Damask. I forgot to add it to my item list below, so if you are interested click here => Damask Embossing folder

I got a request the other day to show the insides of my cards. Well, I do not do anything to the inside unless it is something I am giving away immediately. Otherwise, I stamp it later. This particular stamp set that I used, was one given to us at the Dallas Close To My Heart convention in 2012. Again, I was going for a Texas theme. I also stamped the envelope with another stamp from this set. It is not available for purchase.










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25 comments:

Joan Smith said...

Good Morning Melanie well girl your card is so beautiful, sweet and precious I love the flower with the doily just so vintage looking the colors are so perfect and the inside of your card is super sweet too.
Thanks for the updates and girl you so rock....and talk about a positive and "Thank You Jesus attitude" you so rock so...so....so rock!!!

LST in Colorado said...

Melanie, thanks for the update on you and your new health blog. I'll definitely be checking in on you often. As for your card, I love it!! Your paper selection is awesome but I really like your faux pearls on your bluebonnets. Take care girlfriend.

Deedles said...

Just perfect. YOU bring a smile to MY face.

Melissa said...

You amaze me...you are so strong! Caring bridge is a really neat website. Your card is beautiful!! I love the colors and the pearls. They really dress up the flowers! :)

Maryellen Webber said...

Beautiful card Melanie! I would love to see a photo of your dog's in the bluebells. Continued prayers are sent your way.

Hugs from GA,
Maryellen

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like your BlueBonnet card. Like BlueBonnets that I have growing & are still in bloom in my backyard. Some are still in bloom & some are starting to form the seed pods. If you ck out my blog today 5/5 you will see a scrapbook layout of my dog Teddy at Easter next to the BlueBonnets in my backyard.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Gregsgirl's crafty corner said...

Hi Melanie I'm going to subscribe to updates on your new health blog, it will be good to see how you are going. My Aunt told me on the weekend she has stage 2 breast cancer, I wish there would be a world with no cancer we can keep on hoping but in the meantime keep on fighting! I love your card too the blue bonnets are so pretty : )

Martha Herrera said...

Stay strong, Melanie!
Caring Bridge is a wonderful website.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us, and for blog candy.

Barb A. said...

Awesome card!

Marie said...

I love your card and it is beautiful as usual. I only know you thru this blog, but have signed up for your caring bridge account as I will continue to pray for you. As a cancer survivor I know you can do this. I took it one day at a time and sometimes minute by minute.

Vanessa said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing it. And thanks for the link to your Caring Bridge site. You're in my prayers!

Crystal said...

Beautiful card. I'm glad you are up & about & able to craft again.

Karen Sue said...

What a pretty card.

Patty said...

Beautiful card! So sorry to hear about your cancer..just now read about it. Prayers to you and your family.

Peg Toth said...

So glad you're doing the caring bridge! It is just so inspiring. We have had several friends use it, and loved reading the comments, and writing them also. Thanks for sharing your information.
Your card is as usual, outstanding. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

carolyn's creations said...

Your card is, as usual, so beautiful!!! I am so glad you got a Caring Bridge account. I followed my cousin's cancer journey on the Caring Bridge. It is a wonderful site!!

Coelle said...

So great to find such a good use of the 50 States Cricut Cart ....the state flowers...beautiful card! More healing thoughts and well wishes coming your way!

Unknown said...

Melanie, I'm so sorry about your health issues--this must have been such a shock for you and your family.I will continue prayers for you. Today's card is beautiful, as is all your work. I've been following you since the days of Christmas with the Cricut. Thanks for all the inspiration and tips. Best wishes with your continued healing and the chemo.
Janet H.

Cheryl W said...

Such a pretty card! I love the doily and all the other details. Hope you are doing well and getting stronger.

flscraplady said...

The health site blog is great! God bless you and your family! The bluebonnet card is beautiful!

LemonDropMemories said...

I love this card...but I feel like I've seen this one before...is it a popular design or a suggestion in the CTMH idea book?

ANGELICA LEAK said...

Another fantastic card Melanie, so glad you are up to crafting. You are my prayers.

ANGELICA LEAK said...

Another fantastic card Melanie, so glad you are up to crafting. You are in my prayers.

Angie said...

Melanie I haven't posted as much in the past 1+ years but, you and Joy were the first bloggers I followed when I started crafting and I have always enjoyed your work. You are very talented!! I hated to hear this about your health but, I can tell you, from experience, keep that positive attitude. There will be days that you get down but, you pick yourself up and you move forward and remind yourself that today is today and you are alive so, LIVE! I was diagnosed with breast cancer in December 2012 and spent last year doing chemo and radiation. I lived normally for the most part. I have two kids, 6 & 8. I went to almost every event of theirs and continued to live life. It's not easy all the time but, life is so worth it. I know of a family that the mother was killed in an accident, leaving her husband and 4 kids. She didn't get a chance to fight so, fight we will!!! Stand tall and start each day with a smile!!! You will win this battle!!

Sue D said...

So pretty and I like the addition of the pearls.

 
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