Sunday, November 1, 2015

Thankful for Peggy

This is a card for a special friend who is part of my ladies group. She recently sold her house and is moving to Southern California to be closer to her family.  We are happy for Peggy because she is finally getting her wish, but sad for all of us because we will miss her sunny disposition and beautiful smile. I decided I would try to compete with my good friend Donna Pheland, queen of layers, and see how many I could put on one small card.  With the floral spray I count seven. you can't tell from the picture but the paper behind the brick background is shimmer paper and the edges of the doily and chloe branch are embossed with gold.

I used the following dies
Diversions Brick cover plate
Cheery Lynn French Doily
Spellbinders Lotus Blossom
Spellbinders Royal Circle
Spellbinders Spellbinders Lacy circles
Cheery Lynn Horizon Fishtail Banners
Frantic Stamper Ivy
Cheery Lynn Leaves
Memory Box Tall Choloe 
Spellbinders Bitty Blossoms

I will enter the following Challenges

Cheery Lynn Give Thanks Here

Mod Squad Bold and Beautiful Here

Scrapyland  Embossing Here      I embossed the edges of the doily, the sentiment and  edges of the tall Choloe

Simon Says Wednesday  Anything Goes  Here

Simon Says Monday  Throw Back   Punch or Die Cut  Here


  1. This is very pretty! Love all your layered elements!

  2. Oh my goodness, this is absolutely stunning, Kathy!! Wow!! I love, love all of the layers!! The brick background is fabulous and I just love the colors and design!! Gorgeous card my friend!! Thank you so much for playing along at Scrapy Land!! Have a great evening :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. What a gorgeous work of art. Your layering is just beautiful. I know what you mean, Donna is the queen of layering and I always wish I could do it like she does. Looks like you have achieved your goal here. And of course, as always, your flower spray is stunning!! I envy your being able to do that!!

  4. Holy Smokes, you can have my crown lol Aren't you funny! (and you too Judy!) This is stunning! You are amazing and talented. Love the colors and design of this beauty! WOW....I hope you include shadow boxes when gifting your gorgeous cards, that way the recipient can mount them and display for all of time! YOWZA!!! Oh and I have dubbed you Paper Gardener as your flowers are always AMAZING! xo~

  5. Paper gardener is perfect! That is how I think of you. This card is so golden and bright and bold. Your friend is so,lucky, but I am glad that I have one of your cards too. It is on my bulliten board in my craft room. Love all,of these layers and your flower arrangement always brings paper to life.

  6. How lovely, Kathy! Such a sweet, beautiful card in every way, especially in the warmth of Autumn colors. So many pretty colors! Thanks for joining us in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope to see your pretty projects again.
    happiness and hugs,
    {Creative Smiles}

  7. I agree with Donna, you have the crown of gold. So special and for such a special lady!

  8. Beautiful card and I love all the layers. I know Peggy will too!

  9. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for participating in the Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge this week and good luck.

  10. Beautiful card Peggy I love playing along in the challenges and I love making new blog friends as well good luck.

  11. This is such a stunning card! The flowers are gorgeous. She will cherish this card, I am sure!

  12. This is such a stunning card! The flowers are gorgeous. She will cherish this card, I am sure!

  13. The flowers and leaves cluster is just stunning especially the colours. LOVE your card. Thanks for playing along Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes Challenge :)
    Gayatri xx

  14. Gorgeous card. Love your colors and your beautiful arrangement. Thank you for joining us at Scrapy Land.
    Hugz from Wisconsin, Patricia
    Scrapy Land Store
    rubber stamping is my game blog

  15. Gorgeous project that is perfect for my Bold and Beautiful challenge this week at Mod Squad Challenge Blog! Thanks so much for playing!
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog DT
    Really Reasonable Ribbon DT

  16. What a beautifully designed card with fab layers. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck.
    Julie x

  17. Oh my goodness, this is just a stunning card! So love all the layering you did and your floral arrangement is just gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining us in this week's challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs!

  18. Love the layers and especially the colors. Well done! Thanks for joining us at Cheery Lynn designs this week!

  19. Oh WOW Kathy I love this card. Beautiful flowers and the awesome colours and embellishments you added are stunning.