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Feb 10, 2012

Blogger Challenge - In Bloom

Hello and Happy Friday.  I took a week off last week from the Blogger Challenge but am back today to share my card for this weeks Challenge,  In Bloom.  What a great theme, I love flowers.  Since Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching I decided to combine today's challenge along with making a card for my mom for Valentine's Day.
Her favorite flowers are Roses so that's what I went with and this is what I came up with.

It's a CAS design and one that I've used before.  See card HERE  I wanted something that was easy to make since I'm pressed for time and yet was elegant.  I think this works quite well.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Year Cheer3-rtrd. - Both SU
Card Stock: Basic Gray, Rose Red, Whisper White
Ink: Regal Rose, Cherry Cobbler, Pretty in Pink.
Ribbon, American Crafts, Hearts-AnnaBelle Stamps
Pewter Shimmer Spray-Tsukineko

I'm also sharing another hobby of mine:  Photography with you today since it fits the theme:

This is what I do when I'm not stamping.  I like to take photographs and also do Photo Art with some of them.  This is one of the pieces that I did this week.

You can join in on the fun by creating a card and posting it using the Linky feature: 

Wishing you all a very Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Your art piece and your photo are both gorgeous, Ida. Well done!!

  2. Hi Ida,
    This is beautiful. This is a favorite floral image of mine. I love how you dressed it up.

  3. Love that rose image. The card is simply beautiful.

  4. This stamp works so beautifully for CAS cards. Love that pretty ribbon, too. It's nice to be able to create something this lovely without taking all day to do it. Beautiful photograph. I'm looking forward to seeing the garden full of flowers again.

  5. Beautiful CAS Valentimes card (I can do that...!). Wow- beautiful card with the bleeding heart! You are multi-talented!

  6. Love this flower and such a cute Valentine's Day card.

  7. beautiful cas card Ida-love this rose stamp-your Mom will love it-also a great flower photo and I love the sentiment you added

  8. Beautiful card, Ida! Love the different color roses.

  9. Beautiful Valentine - I'm sure your mom loved it! Wonderful photo too!