Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring is beginning to happen in Missouri!

Good morning, and Happy Saturday to you all!


It's beginning to look and feel a bit like spring around here. The grass is SO deep, but can't mow because it's SO wet all the time! I've noticed lilies and iris' beginning to bloom, and that makes me happy!


Well, speaking of the beautiful Iris, I was playing around EARLY this morning with another set called "Iris" from Doodle Pantry. I love this set, and got it prior to becoming a DT member. For my card, I used the pre-colored Iris, AND the designer paper that comes with the set. I popped everything up, and if you look closely, you'll see that instead of making additional layers, I simply cut the small section of flower, and sort of curled it up to make it look 3-D.


Well, hope you enjoy your Saturday! DH is working today, and tomorrow, DD's running in the Go St. Louis 1/2 marathon. Of course, we will go watch!


Thanks for dropping by, hope to get around to your blogs in a bit!!!


Hugs,
Patti J.


Food for thought: Light travels faster than sound. This is why some people appear really bright until you hear them speak..... lol... it's a joke!!! All of YOU are bright!!!

43 comments:

Judy said...

Hi Patti,
I love your work. I just became your newest follower. I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me as well. I'm a newbie to the blogging world.
Thanks,
Judy

Crystal said...

Patti this is sooo pretty sweetie!!! LOVE the colors on this!!!! WOOHOOO I am sooo happy Spring is almost there for you, could you send some sun rays our way?? teehee!! Have a great Saturday!!!! Hugs1

Chelsea said...

I can not wait for spring either. Love this card and these irises.

The Other Patti Sue said...

I love the simplicity of this... so pretty! Totally screams spring!

Mau xx said...

This is so sweet Patti, Yes we have certainly got spring here too. We have had summer type weather and temperatures for almost a week now.
hope DD does well tomorrow, oh! the thought of it makes me shudder... I can no longer run for the bus without Angina setting in ....lol Have a Fun weekend xxxxxx

Karen Howard said...

Gorgeous card, I just love this image!

Beate said...

Wonderful card, Patti! Good luck to your DD tomorrow!
Hugs and smiles

CraftinGranny said...

Very pretty Patti and I love the sentiment! Have a super weekend! "Hugs" Carol

Shirley said...

OMGosh! Your card is lovely and your joke is priceless!!! Love both! TFS

Dawnll said...

This is so beautiful and the soft colors are amazing.
Have a great weekend

Iris said...

Love the beautiful colors and iris'!! Around here, daffodils are blooming everywhere!

*Vicki* said...

Patti, these are so stunning girl!! LOVE your pretty colors and design!! Smiles, Vicki

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh so pretty Patti and beautifully coloured too! Have a great weekend .... hope your DD enjoys her wee run tomorrow too!

Glittered Paws said...

Very pretty - but then you had all night to work on them right?? (LOL) just kidding - I love iris flowers and these look lifelike. Great job.

Amanda Mertz said...

So pretty! I love the soft purple with the bright green! Very spring like! TFS!

Kathy Winter said...

This is gorgeous Patti! I love the soft colors of purple paired with the green, Awesome =)

Pat (mspfd) said...

What a beautiful card, Patti! Love seeing your wonderful creations.

Robbie said...

Thank You for bringing a bit of spring to my day. So lovely and I like what you did with 'shaping' the petals.

Heide said...

Patti,
Your card is wonderful, love the soft colors, and that you used two images.

Lisa said...

Patti this is just gorgeous! The green with the patterned paper and flowers is so striking - I just love it :)

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful! You have created a very wonderful card of purple iris flowers, love the sentiment.

Lorie said...

That is so pretty Patti!

Pat said...

I love this card, it's very elegant and the colours are great.
All the best to your DD today, i hope she wins!
Have a great sunday.
Hugs xx

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Such a beautiful card with awesome dimension. I adore spring...I actually had a tulip bloom in the yard. That REALLY makes me happy. Now, if it just wasn't 90 degrees! HA!

Olga said...

Gorgeous, love the sentiment too!

Patti P. said...

Yeah spring...my iris are coming on strong but no blooms for a while. Love the dp and the way you made the flowers such a focal point...beautiful job with this one.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow, beautiful card, I like the way you've cut the flowers out and popped them!

Bonnie Weiss said...

Irises are a sure sign of Spring and you are so lucky that Spring has arrived where you live. I really like the 3-D look of this card ... nice job!

Kristine said...

Beautiful card Patti!! Love this iris set. We haven't had enough moisture quite yet for our tulips to bloom but they're almost there! =) Love all the Spring flowers, just don't care for the allergies they bring along!! LOL. Have a wonderful Sunday *Ü*

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Patti, this is so pretty! I love that DP background from Laurie, Very pretty!
Hugs, Sarah

Maria Matter said...

absolutely gorgeous Patti!!!
these iris are my very fav DP image and the fact that laurie created coordinating paper is just too perfect, isn't it?! Great job!
hugs & blessings!

Laurie said...

Wow, this is just so pretty in all it's simplicity!!

Debbie Seyer said...

This is really beautiful, Patti!

Sandy Ang said...

Oh they are wonderfully soft and delicate your Iris.

Amy Johnson said...

What a gorgeous card! I have this set too and absolutely love it!

Terri J said...

I know what mean about Spring, yesterday when we looked outside it was like our grass turned green overnight! I have daffodils and tulips just about ready to bloom, I love it! Beautiful flowers and like how you curled them. Thanks for sharing.

K. Joy said...

How pretty! I love how you added the verse to it! Spring is starting here too - we had some rain in the last week, and today the grass is so green and pretty looking! And my tulips are coming up! Yay! :)

Donna said...

A beautiful card, doesn't spring just encourage you to get the flower images out? I love this one and you've coloured it beautifully. hugs Donna x

Ret said...

Hi Patti, Thanks for the wonderful comments you left on my blog. I was able to find your blog from that post, so here I am! LOL I love your cards, they are just beautiful! This iris card is absolutely AMAZING! You can see the veins in each petal and it just looks so real. The scripture is lovely. You did an absoutely wonderful job on this. It's beautiful!! Yuppy, I'm in Nova Scotia. I'm American tho, from the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate New York. Boy do I ever miss my friends and family and the states!!! It was wonderful to hear from you, thanks for the kind comment. Maybe we could chat a bit, as we have our cards incommon for sure! hehe Take care! Ret

Vicki said...

Patti! Hi hon, and thanks for coming by to see me! Your card is so cute...love the soft colors and how you popped up the images. Beautiful creation. Spring is starting to show up here in Illinois too but just as I say that the forecaster says rain/snow mixed all weekend and part of next week! Hope your DD did well with her marathon!

HUGS!
Vicki

Joan Ervin said...

Your iris card is absolutely gorgeous, Patti...the colors are sooo soft and pretty and the verse is just beautiful!!!

Brenda said...

Beautiful.....

Curt in Carmel said...

Love all the cutting and the layering of the flower heads. Looks like they are actually floating on the card. Very cool effect. Great coloring too! Best, Curt