Monday, February 20, 2017

PCC231 So Sorry

Happy Monday, peeps!  We had a glorious weekend, weather-wise, but it makes me nervous, having these 60+ temps in February!  We're bound to pay for it somewhere along the line!  I had a little stamping time yesterday and made my third sympathy card for the week using the sketch from Paper Craft Crew:

Visit the Paper Craft Crew and play along with Card Sketch 231. #pcc2017 #cardsketch #papercraftcrew

I hadn't used this detailed floral image from the SAB set Avant Garden, so I paired it with some Floral Boutique papers for my creation:

It seems as if I have a lot going on here....lace, leaves, florals....but I hope it all works together.  I chose Night of Navy as a monochromatic hue.  Thanks for popping in today!

Since I got a membership to Longwood Gardens (check out their website here) for Christmas and hadn't used it yet, I asked my SIL to go with me yesterday; the weather was so nice, I think every other person in the tri-state area had the same thought---it was packed!  They have an orchid display right now, so there were orchids everywhere!

This was an orchid wall in the lobby; then an arch of orchids in the conservatory:

A reflecting pool and hanging baskets in the conservatory, and some ground cover florals:

This doorway was covered in orchids's hard to capture how big it is:

A beautiful way to spend a February afternoon!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!  Be sure to stop back tomorrow for our Stamp Ink Paper challenge, too!

Project Details--All Products Stampin' Up Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Avant Garden, Kinda Eclectic, Timeless Textures, Delicate Details, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Night of Navy, Floral Boutique DSP
 Ink Night of Navy, White Craft
Accessories White Twine, Faceted Buttons (ret)
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Dies, Nestability Banner Dies, White Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Dimensionals


Peggy said...

Such a pretty card!

Christyne said...

LeAnne, what a lovely card! Simple and understated - just perfect. Thanks for playing along with us at the Paper Craft Crew! Christyne - DT.

Kampin' Karen said...

It worked! Another card of yours for me to CASE!! The photos of the orchids...spectacular. Have a blessed week yourself. Looking forward to SIP challenge.

Wendy said...

Your card is gorgeous, LeAnne! Love ALL the navy from the flower image, the lace and right down to the pretty dsp! I love monochromatic cards...just something about them! So sorry you had to make another sympathy card this week but they've all be very pretty and will bring such comfort to the recipients! Your trip to Longwood Gardens looks wonderful with all those pretty flowers! I was in awe just looking at each picture. I have never been there but might have to make a plan to go one of these days! TFS and enjoy the day! :)

I Card Everyone said...

If I close my eyes, and use my imagination? I can smell the aroma of those gorgeous greenhouses full of orchids! I'd love to visit there one day!
In the meantime ... your card is just beauty-in-blue, LeAnne - never over the top - perfect!

SewPaperPaint said...

This is just gorgeous! I tried to make the same palette this weekend and it didn't turn out right. Love love this porcelain look. Hugs, Autumn

Cheryl Mooney said...

Your card! The blue, the images, the wee banner stamped white on blue...ahh.

Lisa Elton said...

Oh I think its all works together! Love that pretty lacy border, lovely card. And speaking of lovely, wow to the greenhouse photos!!

MarvA1ix said...

You card is stunning. I just love doing card in the mono blue style.
Your photos from the garden are so gorgeous, I could be inspired for weeks after visiting that. I think a trip to the Conservatory in St. Paul is in order. (But, after taking the grandkids to the Mall of America today, I think I'll go without them.)

JoAnn said...

This is beautiful LeAnne. I love the monochromatic navy hues. The lacy border is so pretty. So glad you got to enjoy the beautiful orchids. Thanks for sharing the photos.

Carolyn Lindenmayer said...

Beautiful card LeAnne. Reminds me of the "Wedgewood" China. Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew. Carolyn xx

Deborah Smart said...

First I was awed by your card, LeAnne - then I saw the garden pictures! OMGosh - amazing doesn't cover it! You're so lucky to have such a beautiful garden to visit for inspiration :) Your card is stunning - love the monochromatic look in navy. Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge! ~Deborah

stampwithsandy said...

What an elegant and tasteful sympathy card, LeAnne. So many fabulous elements all blended together perfectly. As for Longwood Gardens, you know I am busting to go there! Looks like you had a gorgeous day, and thanks for sharing the pics!

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous flowers.....gorgeous card!

Mike & Pam said...

Leanne, Beautiful card and I love the Blue. Great details. Thanks for playing along with the Paper Craft Crew and look for your card on the Top Picks blog post for PCC231. Also, grab the new badge (our code was corrupted so I had to fix it and your old badge no longer works).