Thursday, April 8, 2010

He still brings me flowers :0)

I have one of the best Hubbies there is... he is very supportive and doesn't freak out to bad when I get too involved in stamps.. instead of cleaning :0) -   He isn't one of those men that bring me flowers for every anniversary or event. In fact he really doesn't bring me flowers that often. I mean common we own a plant nursery... so cut flowers that will die... well Hubbies idea of romance is the tree that he planted for us a couple of weeks ago... something forever - and you know I am really the same... flowers are beautiful and I do love them, but hey lets plant a tree or a rose bush instead.... or a gift certificate to Micheal's is great too... LOL   But the other day he brought me flowers. He had been visiting one of our old farmer friends. Love this old man, he is so sweet - he has a field of these gorgeous Poppies. They are new this year he has never had them before, and he insisted that Hubby brought home some. And now we are going to collect some seeds from our friend and try and grow some of these ourselves! I have never seen poppies like this, don't even know what variety they are. But I think they are just amazingly gorgeous! I wish I could have captured the color better.. they are vibrant and stunning.
Should have taken the photo yesterday.. oops... the petals are dropping already. And this is why we plant the living, it makes me so sad to see them drop their petals.  And don't you love Hubbies fancy vase? Gotta use what you have in the back seat of the truck... LOL

Ok now a card - and this one was another one of those VERY different cards for me. I saw this stamp by Impression Obsessions Inc. at Simon Says Stamp and I just loved it. I love old watering cans, use to have a whole bunch of them years ago... anyway this stamp just called out to me, and I had to have it. I use to use stamps like this all the time, and haven't in a very long time. As soon as the package arrived I was wanting to color this one.
 But this is different one from what you normally see from me huh? Showed it to Hubby and he looked at it and quote said "Yea it's nice, not you, and there is no bling..." and handed it back to me. Hubby like the bling on my cards.. LOL   I colored the image with my Copics, then used pattern papers from K & Co. Punched the brown pattern paper with Martha Stewart Doily lace border punch, then sewed everything down - 6 pearls for embellishments... I also added something else very different with this card. I pulled out an old bottle of Papier Glass Finish in a Sepia color. You know how I know this is a very old bottle? The price tag is $1.99 LOL.   I very carefully layered the finish over the image and let it dry. Gave a really cool look, almost like the image has a piece of old glass over it. OH with those old glass bubbles :0)

Hope you like my vintage looking card. It was fun to step out of my normal again. You will probably be seeing more of me trying new things - I do this about once a year where I just have to pull out old products and try different looks...

Have a great Thursday - HUGS and

6 comments:

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful Poppies. I love them. My Poppies are just starting to poke out here in Michigan. Have a great day.

ScrappinCntryGrl said...

luv this card...and the colors are great...and your hubby sounds like my hunny...and we might just have the last two good men left...hehe ok maybe not...but the last few for sure...

Marie said...

Such a wonderful card. It's good to do something different every now and then. Such a sweet heart your hubby is, love his vase... :)
xMarie

Rufus said...

OMG, those poppies are gorgeous!!!! If you find out what they are, please let us know. I'd love to have some of those. Your hubby is a sweetie. Also really like your card. What a great job you did coloring it up! I love to try different things all the time. LOL, about hubbies vase! Hey, whatever works!
R/

Beth said...

Great blog and very smart husband! Dealing with emotions.You handled it very well! It was nice going through your blog. Iflorist.co.uk

Cynde said...

Great card! It is different for you, but gorgeous!
i can't believe those poppies. All frilly and full. After you grow yours, will you send me some seeds too? They are gorgeous!