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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Secret Garden Birthday

Spring is Here and April is the month for Spring Colors 
and Birthday Celebrations in our family.

Spring colors have started appearing and I was so excited when my purple and yellow irises appeared this year, just in time for Easter. They are so vibrant and fragrant. I love to stare at the penetrating sunlight that hits them first thing in the morning.


And as far as birthdays go we had 5 to celebrate so far....1 more to come! I love having mine in the month of April and it was a big one this year...lol.

It was easy to see why I choose the following challenges for todays card inspiration... Connie and Mary's sketch was so versatile and I already had the colors and theme swirling in my head for days.


The purple colored eggplant flower I featured is the largest one in the Secret Garden stamp set and has the matching framelits. Unfortunately they are retiring with this current catalog. The patterned paper is one from the Epic Day This and That DSP. I used the Postage Stamp punch for the 3 Pear Pizzazz panels. White embossing was uses for the stamped images and creates a nice contrast with the deep purple Eggplant color. The final coordinating touch is Daffodil seam binding tied around a Pear Pizzazz button to create a nice pop of color on the bold flower.

Retiring items used in today's card with FREE SHIPPING through APRIL 25th
Secret GardenSecret Garden Framelits Dies
Polka Dot Parade Designer Series PaperThis And That Epic Day Designer Series Paper

If you enjoy flowers
You can find more Secret Garden Inspiration HERE


  1. Love the use of the challenges together and your Elegant Eggplant flower is spectacular!! Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges -)

  2. Oohhhh, I LOVE the bold flower against the sunny yellow background! Just lovely! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  3. Gorgeous!! I love the eggplant flower! I love that color but don't use it often enough!
    Thanks so much for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. love how you combined the colours under the colorQ challenge!

  5. Your iris are beautiful!! I have none where I live now and miss them!! Beautiful colors for your card and the eggplant flower is lovely embossed in white!! Thanks for joining us for the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. Irises are my favorite flowers and I especially love and remember the yellow ones in my grandma's garden! They were HUGE! We won't see any around here until June. Love the dark flower against the bright background and the ribbon in the button center! So pretty! Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

  7. Love these beautiful colors! The white embossing looks so regal on the eggplant! And I love the use of the grungy paper! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Love this, very modern interpretation

  9. Sorry I am just now leaving you a comment Pam. Our blog was down and now finally back up! The designer paper you used for your background layers looks wonderful with your flower and other elements! Thanks for playing with us last week at Create with Connie & Mary!

  10. What a striking card and good combo of challenges. Thanks for joining us at SUO.

  11. Love the Secret Garden set - I will be so sad to see it go! Great idea to emboss the flower on Eggplant with white - very bold and striking! Thanks for playing along with us at the ColourQ this week!


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