Monday, August 14, 2017

Time and Roses

You all know the saying, "Take time to smell the roses."  Easier said than done.  This summer has been SO BUSY.  I'm having a hard time staying on top of things - forget the idea of getting ahead.  So with this busy summer of LOTS of grandchildren, other out of town guests, garden, flower beds, running errands for an aging mom, I have to constantly remind myself to enjoy the summer, the produce in the garden, the blessing of having grands here, and yes, the roses.  
Here is a card I made a while back (when I had free time ! lol) but posting here today and at the Dies R Us Inspirational blog  because it was my turn to share there.

The roses, jasmine, and stitched oval are all Elizabeth Crafts Designs dies.  I love them.  There are so many little pieces to these roses but I find it relaxing to sponge color on each petal and then assemble them. I had decided on the colors before I went scrounging around in the designer paper pieces.  Pretty thrilled that I still had this piece with the roses on it.
I have three huge bouquets of dahlias and gladiolas in the house right now but I should be able to pick enough roses this evening for another bouquet.  One can never have too many vases of flowers.  That's why we have 40 rose bushes and 20 dahlia plants. 

Thanks for looking.

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  1. Oh, Wow! Those flowers are amazing! You created a stunning card, and I'm so happy you linked it up to Cropstop so I would stop by and see it!
    (Sounds like your yard is equally gorgeous with all those rose bushes and dahlias!)

  2. How very lovely and old-fashioned. So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas.

  3. So pretty....your blooms are gorgeous!

  4. Very pretty card, I love the flowers and the added dimension they bring to the card. Thanks for joining us Die Cut Diva's

  5. Wow! Your roses are gorgeous and so is your card! Thanks for playing along with us at the Joy Clair August Challenge!!

  6. What a super gorgeous your roses
    Dr Sonia

  7. Marsha, thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with Joy Clair August Challenge. I hope you will play along with us again in September!

  8. Those flowers are so beautiful! Thanks for joining the 7Kids Challenge Blog. :)