Friday, July 1, 2011

Ribbon Reel challenge

Hi all,

My, my, I am having so much fun discovering new blog sites and links! Just came across another challenge over at the Ribbon Reel. Since I am still learning about blogging, I need to figure out how to add 'links' when writing about any one website or blog site.

After linking myself over to Ribbon Reel, the challenge was to use at least one brad, 2 ribbons/lace or twine and incorporate fruit. Here is what I came up with:

The papers I used were from the Graphic 45 line "Domestic Goddess", I made the doily from my Cricut cartridge "Elegant Edges", twine, tag and sentiment from PTI, ribbon from memriemare. I incorporated the brad by pushing it through the tag and hooked its legs through the cutout of the doily. I also used a piece of crochet lace under the picture of the strawberries...not sure if you can see that. So there you have it - another card for a challenge!

Yesterday was the first day I actually was able to go outdoors to do a bit of gardening. With the back still healing, I made sure not to overdue it. I pulled a few weeds and did just a bit of dead heading and called it quits. But I did take a few pictures of a special garden statue. My late sister Leslie had given this statue to my other sister Lynne as a gift. But since Lynne sold her house and moved into an apartment, Lynne asked me to put it in my flower bed. She is just too beautiful to be put away in storage!

Can you tell I love pink flowers! Yarrow, cone flowers and bee balm are all pink. I have some day lilies that are just starting to open. They are more of a deep coral color:

Here is a pic of one of the many pots I have...thanks to my sister Lynne for doing all the potting!

Well that is it for now. I have to run to the store to pick up the ingrediants to make a pistacchio dessert to bring to a party tomorrow. It is a favorite of my family's and a must at most gatherings. I will share the recipe in a bit.
Have a great Friday!


  1. What a beautiful card, love the papers and colours you used! Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

  2. Gorgeous card Nancy, I love the strawberry image used. Thanks for sharing with us at The Ribbon Reel this week x