Sunday, April 21, 2013

Charming Gardeners...

Oh, my!  I have had such fun with a new stamp set, that I couldn't wait to share!
A Muse Studio carries "Charming Gardeners", and was a perfect set for
creating some special Thank You notes, following our Anniversary Party last weekend. 
The cardstocks and inks are all A Muse products, as well. Don't you just love
that pinstripe???

Using two colors of blue, the images were stamped in the lighter color first, and then again
in the darker shade.

I first experimented with this set, "Floral Duet", but decided that I preferred the softer flowers in the above cards, with the nice long stems, and certainly loved the verse.


But.....
I couldn't stop with the blues - I was hooked, and had to try this same card
in two shades of pink!  This one needed a Thinking of You sentiment, for someone special.
A ribbon was added at the bottom of this one to cover up a smear...you can
sort of see an extra piece of stem under the bow on the right :)  lol...
Camoflauged a bit!

What do you think?  Pink or blue?

Hope that you are all enjoying a lovely weekend.
We had a nice church service this morning, and are working on weekly reports and
a bit of laundry this afternoon.

Have a great week,
Patti J.

24 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Fantastic thank you cards! You know I am a big fan of the Amuse card stock. Hope what is left of your weekend, rocks!

Rosie Guiher said...

Patti I love both of them. So pretty.

Anonymous said...

Both cards are neat. Bet it would look good in shades
of purple or lavender and also in yellow. Seems
to me it would make a good basic card in any
color that strikes you at the time. Marian

Amy Kolling said...

What a beautiful set of cards Patti! I think I choose the blue!!! :)

Glittered Paws said...

Already "case'd" and lovin it. I like the pink better but the blue is outstanding. What a fun set to have.
Can't get on my mail this evening (outlook) for some reason so will check emails in the am.

Cheryl W said...

Oh, Patti, these are lovely. I think I like the blue. It is such a calming color. The pink is full of excitement, though, and that's fun, too! You have been very busy and wonderfully productive, my friend.

Jak Heath said...

simply stunning, couldn't choose a favourite between them.

Stef H said...

oh i'll go with the pink. no wait! i like the blue! wait... i'm a big fan of pink... butttt, the blue is fabulous too. oh hell. they're both AWESOME!!!!

hugs :)

Olga said...

gorgoeus set and your cards are absolutley gorgeous!!!

Donna said...

Beautiful cards, love the design, they would be great in any color!

Amy Johnson said...

These are so lovely! What a charming set!

Sue said...

I'm loving them all, but the blue is my favorite, your friends are going to be wowed by their Thank you notes. Happy belated anniversary....many more happy years together.

Hugs
Sue

naneruth said...

Beautiful, all of them! I do like the blue best because blue is my favorite color. great job.

Lynne in NI said...

You've been busy ... again! (or should I say "as usual"!!!) These are fab Patti, such a pretty flower - your friends are going to love their Thank You cards :)

Beth Norman said...

Very creative. I like both colours but if you insist I choose then it's blue.

Auntie Em said...

Your cards are all beautiful! I love the popped up flower. And I am a little more partial to the blue with this design. Not sure why. It just seems so elegant and serene.

Congrats on your anniversary! :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely card sets Patti. Those pretty blooms are perfect... and I really like the soft strips on the paper.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Awesome! Love these!! Patti, the blue with the long-stemmed flowers look gorgeous. Love that paper and your fabulous stamping. Outstanding creations.

Chelsea said...

ooooh .... I just dropped by and I love love love these cards ... happy anniversary ... I like the blue ones the best. I'm going to have to CASE this idea for a card ... I LOVE it!!!

Lynn Mercurio said...

These are fantastic, Patti. What a great way to say "thank you"...beautifully done and the colors are fantastic.

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend!! WOW!! Really stunning set of creations you've made here!! Love the striped pattern and the flowers are gorgeous too! :) Thanks so much for popping by to say hello! HUGS

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer!! Look at the array of gorgeous cards Patty!! I love your choice of colors on both but my fave is the blue. I am biased to blue and white though since it reminds me of delft china from Holland.
hugs,
Chris

Judy said...

Goodness, you sure did have fun..these are fabulous! Love them hun.

xo

Sue W said...

Love your Thank you cards!