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June 2, 2009

Layered Flower

I'm letting the sentiment and flower take the spotlight on this one!



I live my life knowing that statement to be true! As for the flower, well, that was just pure fun! It's a digi image sheet from Fred, She Said! Tracey makes the most beautiful layered flowers that I just had to give it a go!

I used some foam dots to keep the layers from flattening. It's just glorious IRL! I know you'll want to pop over to the Fred,She Said store blog when you're finished here and checkout their other gorgeous images and papers! Fun stuff!

Now, onto the challenges...some were new to me, like the Digiments blog! They give you a FREE sentiment to download and use for their current contest. How cool is that?! They also have many more available to purchase! Another new challenge is Paper Popsicles, that's where this lovely sketch came from! So many of us know the sweet & talented Tenia N., well, she issues a fun challenge every other Saturday @ Jazzy Inspirations! It was a color challenge this time, teal, white, black and bright green! These other challenges I'm sure you're familiar with...Cute Card Thur~bling (I used a sparkly, glittered brad in my flower), Card-a-lious~flowers, ribbon & blue, The Pink Elephant~3 buttons, 2 layers & 1 sentiment, Banana Split Sunday~ribbon, and the Corrosive Challenge~flowers, sympathy. This card is actually not a sympathy card in the sense of death, it's more of an "I'm sympathizing with you during this really hard time you're having" kinda card! I know it will be appreciated!
Well, it was a joy to spend some time with you! I pray wellness, peace and much love over you! Be Blessed!

OK, now you can hop over to the Fred, She Said store and checkout the gorgeous digi flower sheets! Let me know what you think!





55 comments:

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Maria this I like, that flower is quite striking and I love that sentiment this card looks so elegant and very expensive.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Becky said...

This is just beautiful, I just love how this flower jumps out at you. and the sentiment is great.

Rose said...

this is beautiful and i LOVE the sentiment :D

Alanna said...

What an amazing card. That flower is gorgeous and I love the sentiment.

BTW, you have a blog award on my blog.

Danni said...

That is stunning!! So beautiful!

Tenia Nelson said...

Wonderful card, lady!!! Thanks for the love as well!!!!!

jacque4u2c said...

Just perfect in every way!!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Oh my goodness, what a gorgeous blossom!

Joan said...

Good gracious Maria - what a wonderful flower!!!! I like the sentiment too!!!

Kim said...

Maria this is simple but so STUNNING! Love it hun!!! And thanks for stopping by my blog today and leaving some love...I greatly appreciate it! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Nilla said...

Great card and adorable flower! Hugs Nilla

Donna said...

Wow Maria this card is stunning....I love the pure simplicity of the sentiment and the flower and the ribbon is the perfect finish. I hope you don't get your thunderstorms today, its quite muggy here this morning although it was OK overnight so at least I got plenty of sleep :) hope you have a good Wednesday :) Donna x

Jaspere said...

This is beautiful and I just love all those layers.

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

Maria this is gorgeous! I love your flower! Incredible! Sorry you missed the deadline but so glad you shared. I really hope you will join us again at Paper Popsicles blog on the next challenge. It was posted today. :-)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Maria!! Love your layered flower and the sentiment is so true!! I may have to pop on over to that site!! You colored the flower beautifully!!

thefrugalcrafter said...

wow, that is a lovely folower, so much dimention!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER Maria!!! That flower is AAA-mazing!! So gorgeous hun!! Love the sentiment is beautiful too!! TFS! ;)

Justine said...

Maria it was so good to hear from you. This card is breathtaking. I LOVE that sentiment. sometimes we forget that when we are in the midst of crisis. Thanks for the links.
Tomorrow is Twisted Thursday, wanna come out and play with us??

Rebecca said...

Your card is stunning! I love it with just the sentiment and that gorgeous flower. They really complement each other!

Donna said...

Lovely card Maria, it's one of my favorite flowers, the Dahlia's, but now I'm kinda hooked on the polka dotty flowers too...oh heck they're all lovely.
Donna xx

Sara said...

Very pretty, love the pop of blue with the black and white.

mueppi said...

Wow.. Maria what a pretty card with such a wonderful flower!!
Hugs Gisela

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

That is Beautiful, Maria!

Ann said...

Fabulous card Maria and I love the sentiment and the flower - stunning when used together.
Ann xxx
http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com/

Tami said...

Maria~
Beautiful card....love the sentiment, how true it is and that flower is absolutely gorgeous!

Have a great day!
Hugs~T

Ann said...

My first words upon seeing this were, "OH. WOW!" That flower is amazing!!!

newenglandstamper said...

Maria - this card is stunning!

Holly said...

It's gorgeous Maria, and I love the sentiment.

Martha said...

amazing!

Jess said...

Gorgeous card! That flower is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Digiments!

Elena said...

Maria,
congratulations on the DT!!! I am so happy for you! The flower is gorgeous! I love all of the layeres!!!

Chrissy D said...

***WOW*** Maria- This is absolutely STUNNING! I love it!!! The blue flower is GORGEOUS! And I love the quote too!

Jeanette - said...

Stunning card! Both the sentiment and the flower are gorgeous! Thanks for playing along in the 2RedBananas challenge.

Wendy said...

This is a really beautiful card. Excellent job with the flower. And the gingham ribbon looks great with it. Thanks for playing in 2RB's challenge.

Melissa Craig said...

Maria - you amaze me! Not only do you create a beautiful card (I have to check out Fred) but you manage to incorporate so many challenges into one!! Great job!!

Thanks for adding in Corrosive Challenge!

Lora said...

This is beautiful Maria. The flower is gorgeous.
I can't wait to play with the FSS stuff but my printer has run out of ink so got to go buy some ink before I can play :(
Hugs Lora xx

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is truly stunning! I love how you did the flower! And I love all the white space! Your right, the flower and sentiment say it all, and you don't need anything else. All the white really make the flower and sentiment pop. I love Fred, she said designs. They are one of my favorite Digital Image companies and I've purchased several of their Emma images. Just love them!

Debby said...

Maria it is absolutely gorgeous!

Janet said...

such a great card! your colouring is fantastic!
hugs

Jen said...

Wow Maria!!! So pretty!!! Great job!!!

Aloha,
Jen

Nicola said...

Absolutely stunning Maria and you have given this gorgeous flower and sentiment centre stage - I love this.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

BonnieRose said...

again, just gorgeous!

Shirley said...

How absolutely lovely! So so beautiful! Wow!

kareNstampZ said...

Maria you've out done yourself this time - it's just perfect

Valems said...

Hello Maria! This is a stunning card! You are right the sentiment and the flower speak for themselves here and really stand out! Fabulous creation! Clean and elegant! :)

Thank you for joining us at Corrosive challenges this week

Hugs, Vanja

Anne said...

Yes, I love Fred's flowers, your card is astonishing and so are the number of challenges it fts - well done!
Thanks for joining in the Corrosive Challenge !

NatashaMay said...

WOW! Gorgeous flower! Love the elegant look of the card.
x Natasha x

Scrubbysue said...

WOW!! this is absolutely beautiful!! I love it!!

Kathryn said...

So GORGEOUS -- LOVE that bloom -- WOW!
That sentiment is fabulous, too! :)

Carol said...

That bloom is stunning Maria, and gives such impact on the white background! I love it :)
Thanks so much for sharing it with us at TPE...

Hugs
Carol x

LORi said...

Love Love Love it!!! Great Job!! TFS with TPE!!!

HUGS ~ LORI

Robin said...

This is so pretty!! I love how you left the background so simple to make that gorgeous flower POP. Thanks for sharing it with us at TPE AND with the FSS crew!!! I am excited to be working with you!

~Michelle~ said...

I'm slow with the comment....but you totally deserve every one of your 50! This card is very striking, simple but yet so elegant! I love it! :)

True :) said...

Pretty pretty flower card Maria!
Hugs!

Joystamper said...

I like your layer flower card. A very nice card. Is there any instruction on layered flowers? I have nominated you for the kreativ blogger award. View my page