Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Honey, I'm home!

Hello!  I'm glad to say that we are home, after an almost 3-month snowbird trip to Florida!  We had the best drive home, because spring is so far ahead of normal.  We saw the most "spectacular" (hubby's words) display of redbuds all along the highways, especially beautiful in West Virginia.  And arriving home, so many things were green and in bloom; it made it so much pleasanter than arriving to the usual grey/brown landscape.  So glad to be back to all my crafting supplies!

Today I'm sharing a card I made for the Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger.  Here is our inspiration:


I, of course, was drawn to the blue gingham ribbon and the raised embossing behind it.  Here's my take on it:


supplies: white cardstock, Making Memories Denim Gingham, PTI Beautiful Blooms II flower dies, button from Elise, (unknown) embossed frame from Carol, Verve sentiment from Bloom & Grow set, faded jeans distress ink, Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam squares to pop embossed panel and flower

42 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

Wow this is so pretty Lin and a great take on the trigger photo!!

Jackie said...

Lin, that is just beautiful! But you must tell me how you were able to get that folder to emboss the paper so beautifully, with no cracks in the paper. Please??

Cindy C. said...

My oh my! This is so elegant and beautiful Lin!

Anonymous said...

This is so gorgeous! A lovely response to the Trigger. You're tempting me to have a go too!

Weenie Thomas said...

Stunning card. The embossing and the gingham flower are just perfect

Jacqueline said...

Glad you arrived home safely Lin and enjoyed the trip! Your card is beautiful - special!

Annette Allen said...

Lin this is so gorgeous...I love your take on the trigger..

Leni said...

So happy that you enjoyed your trip back home. Lovely card you made here!

Judy1223 said...

Welcome home, Lin! I had a feeling you'd be inspired by that lovely blue gingham ribbon...and I LOVE your sweet flowers and gorgeous white embossed card base. Lovely card!

Yvette said...

Beautiful and elegant!

Pam W Merwin said...

So glad you arrived safely ~ Your card is beautiful! It is so you :)

We didn't have much of a winter here in Georgia and it looks as though we are not going to have much of a spring in that our temps have been mid 80s this week! Enjoy your spring :)

Alice said...

simply beautiful! love love your take on the trigger, Lin!

Kim said...

Super cute!

Pajalu said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card Lin. Good luck with the challenge.

Unknown said...

Now that card makes me feel like I didn't missed out on the beautiful spring views you saw!! Gorgeous card, Lin.

Nancy said...

Lin, your card is just exquisite! You really captured the feel of the inspiration photo! I love it! Hope you and your family have a Happy Easter!

~amy~ said...

Super gorgeous take on the trigger!

Trinh said...

Welcome back, Lin! This is so pretty! Love the gingham flower and all the embossing.

cardscookiecarrotcake said...

I love, love your gingham flower. This clean and simple card is so elegant. Thanks for sharing.

Brenda said...

As much as it is great to go away, it is heaven to come back home, so I totally understand how happy you must be. When I saw this trigger I immediately thought of you and was wondering what you would do with it, and I love your beautiful take on it!

Barb said...

LOVE that beautiful embossed frame, Lin, and your layered, gingham flower is so pretty! Welcome home! :)

stampingandstitching said...

Lin, I'm glad to hear that you had such a lovely drive home:) I'm sure it must be brilliant to be back to all your stampy supplies! When I saw the Trigger this week I immediately thought of you and I love the beauty you have created! Your gingham flower with the beautiful button is so pretty! I love the embossed background too! Wonderful take on the Trigger!

Kath Stewart said...

gorgeous card lin...welcome home...it's so nice to go away but even better to come back home..hugs kath xxx

joy said...

Just gorgeous, as usual, Lin!! The PTI flower dies are still on my wish list - a must have SOON!

Theresa's Studio said...

Lovely card. Welcome home....know it feels good to be back and the weather here has not been too bad.

walchowDesign said...

This is so pure and beautiful, Lin!

Maureen Chandler said...

WOW! Your take on the lovely inspiration is stunning! Love the blue gingham and white - thanks so much!

MarcyK924 said...

I saw this Trigger and LIN came to my mind immediately! What a perfect interpretation - it's yummy beautiful! XO

Teresa Zuehls said...

Oh my, what a beautiful & elegant take on the TT. I love that gingham flower. TFS and have a wonderful day.

Maureen Morton said...

So glad you had not only a safe trip, but an enjoyable one! Must feel good to settle back in! This card is so fresh - love all the white! This trigger has your name all over it, Lin! And you responded in true form!

Virginia L. said...

I really like how you used the embossed background with the diecut flower! Beautiful! Glad that you return home safely!! What a trip, huh? xoxo

Virginia L. said...

Haha! I had to giggle on Marcy's comment as I had the same thought! You are truly Moxie Fab ;)

Lucille K said...

Lin, your TT card is just so beautiful; your gingham flower leaves me speechless. Have a wonderful Easter :)

Margie Higuchi said...

Beautiful card! The embossing is fabulous. TFS :)

Anonymous said...

This is fantastic Lin! I just adore the gingham flower!!

Michelle said...

Lin, this is so, so pretty! A fabulous response to the trigger!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your card - it's gorgeous!

maria f. said...

Oh my... just recently saw this embossing folder used on a card and was so impressed. Love it. Your CAS take is so gorgeous. What a lovely blue color. And lovely flower.

Ruth S said...

Such a gorgeous CAS design Lin - love the simplicity. It's such an elegant look ;)
Rx

Tracey said...

WOW!! Perfect in every way!!!

Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking Editor said...

Hey Lin! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

...and welcome home! :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous!