Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #3

Botanical Name - Iris
Common Name - Iris 

When I was growing up my parents had
Purple Iris growing in our garden.

When I plant the Iris's for our garden the first color
 will be purple to honor my parents.

The Iris represents the Fleur de Lis of France!
My husband's last name is Lisle which his ancestors 
shortened from de Lisle when arriving in the United States.

The Iris will represent both of our families!

I always have a Happy Day when I visit
Schreiners Iris Gardens located in Salem, Oregon!

A few of my favorite colors of Iris!

Hmmm, I just noticed the names of the Iris...
Romantic Evening and Goodnight Kiss.

Perhaps the Iris could represent the love
I share with my husband, Ed!

Are you being spontaneous?

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Sunset Orange - Core'dinations, Purple - Bazzill, White - Flourishes Classic
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso, Memento - Morocco
Stamps: Flourishes - Flowers for Jan & Tiny Flowers and Tags
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers - BV02, BV04. B79, R02, R05, R08, R39, G40, G82, G94. G99
Dies: Spellbinders - Small Deckled Rectangles, Spellbinders for Flourishes - Classic Tags (Mini)
Embellishments: We R Memories - Orange Bakers Twine, Kaiser Craft - Pearls, Spica Marker - Peach
Tools: Tomboy Adhesive, Sticky Thumb Dimensionals, We R Memories Corner Chomper, Fiskars - Paper Cutter

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #2

Botanical Name - Narcissus
Common Name - Daffodil

Just think back to Springtime...
when Daffodil stems pops out of the dirt.

A few weeks later this beautiful shade of yellow
has opened from the Daffodil bulb.

Excitement builds as flowers begin to fill the gardens!

As the Daffodil flower introduces color in the garden...

Marcella Hawley
 has introduced Power Poppy.

You may recognize her name and style of botanicals
as she designed for Flourishes.

I was so happy that Marcella is continuing her designing.
As I so enjoy coloring her floral designs!

The bouquet in Springtime Love has many
 of flowers that will be planted in my garden

Tulips, Bleeding Hearts, Anemones and Roses!
Also, one other floral choice on my Top Ten!
(Check back as this flower is #4 on my list)

Weekly Sketch Challenge from Splitcoast Stampers

Copic Sketch Markers chosen to color this bouquet.

Next spring I hope to create abouquet as beautiful
as Marcella sketched Springtime Love!

As Daffodils will be one of the first flowers to bloom in my garden!

Be Spontaneous!

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Daffodil Yellow and Grass Green - Bazzill
Printed Vellum: Dear Lizzy - Lovely Afternoon
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso
Stamps: Power Poppy - Springtime Love, Sentiment - Hero Arts
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers
Embossing: VersaMark, Embossing Powder - Stampendous Clear Transparent
Embellishments: Queen & Co - Candy Stripers
Tools: Spellbinders Small Standard Circles, Cuttlebug, Crop-A-Dile Corner Chomper
Adhesive: Tomboy

Monday, June 30, 2014

Top Ten - Floral #1

Botanical Name - Rosa 
Common Name - Rose

Portland Oregon - The City of Roses
Just a few weeks ago we stopped at the 
Portland Rose Garden.

I must share with you that I have
 never seen the garden so beautiful. 
Every Rose bush was blooming!

Simply...breath taking!

In the beginning of June the city of
Portland celebrates the Rose Festival.

This year's rose selection for the
2014 Official Rose was

Royal Scepter
A beautiful white rose!

Instead of coloring I choose to heat emboss the white rose.


Love this stamp from Paper Source!

The Rose Festival floats are constructed
from many different flowers and botanicals.

This little dog reminded me of our dog I grew up with
Kiltie! A very special West Highlander!

Loved the use of orange peels.

 Big Chocolate Teddy Bear holds one Red Rose!
Perhaps representing my number one choice...


Be Spontaneous!

Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Shades of Blue Green and Cream - Bazzill
Printed Cardstock: American Crafts - I Do Santini Mums
Stamp: Large Rose Out - Paper Source, Sentiment - Flourishes - Tiny Flowers and Tags
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow Ink - Soft Vanilla
Embossing: VersaMark,  Embossing Powder - Stampendous - Detail White, Martha Stewart Embossing Gun
Tools: Tiny Tags Die - Flourishes, Cuttlebug, Fiskars Paper Cutter, EK Success 2" Scalloped Round Paper Shapers
Adhesive: Tomboy, Sticky Thumb Dimensionals

Friday, June 27, 2014

Floral Cutting Garden

Last year my husband, Ed and I built our dream home!
This year we are outside beginning to landscape.

You are probably wondering why I am sharing a photo of a mound of dirt?

Also, known as Mt. Eli!

The ground that is under Mt. Eli is my future
Floral Cutting Garden!

Mt. Eli came from the dirt cleared to build the Red Barn
Imagine a cutting garden filled with flowers!

Imagine waking up at sunrise, pouring a cup of coffee,
and walking out to the cutting garden.

Cutting flowers for bouquets!

As many of  you know are home was built on Lot #10.

I have been walking in the sunshine on Lot #10
planning what flowers I want to plant.

The list keeps growing and growing!
So... I have narrowed it down to my Top 10 floral choices.

Please join me as I share with you the
Top 10 Floral Choices!

Also, the progress in clearing Mt. Eli!

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Wedding Rose

 Purple to celebrate a very special couple!
My step-son and his bride to be!

Ebb Tide Floribunda Rose

In a just two days they will be 

Mr. & Mrs. Brad Lisle

Purple is their favorite color
What a better way to honor them both!

This floral basket represents my wish for them...
that it will be filled with love, respect, kindness, patience and friendship.
That the basket will never be empty and the roses continue to grow. 

Congratulations Brad and Linea!


Cardstock: Kraft - Paper Source, Royal Purple - Bazzill, White - Flourishes Classic
Ink: Adirondack - Espresso
Stamps: Lockhart Stamp Company
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers - V12, V15, V17, E0000, E41, E42, E43,G40, G43, G45, E44
Embellishments: Ribbon - Tri-Marm Pearls - Kaisercraft, Spica Twinkling Pen - Clear
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders - Labels Eight, Small Deckled Rectangles, We R Memory Crop-A-Dile,
           Fiskars Paper Cutter
Adhesive: Tomboy, Sticky Thumbs Dimensionals

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Rose of Love

The Elle Rose is a representation of 

Elle Rose - Lovely shade of Pink!
is the month of April in our home!

April is the month I met my husband!
April is the month that Ed and I were married!

Elle Rose is a shade of pink that we both Love!

I thought of the Love that we share while
watercoloring this Anniversary card.

Choose colors of Distress Markers
 from the colors of our wedding!

Even my wedding dress was a shade from the Elle Rose.
Elle Rose was in our wedding bouquets!
At our rock at Cannon Beach - Stephanie Inn.
Ed + Elaine + Elle = Love!

 Could of not choose a more perfect rose 
for the Rose of the Month!


Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Milk Chocolate and Fuschia - Bazzill
Printed Paper -  BasicGrey - Green at Heart
Ink: Archival - Coffee
Stamps: Flourishes - Roses are Red
Coloring: Distress Markers
Embellishments: Ribbon - American Crafts, Enamel Dots - My Mind's Eye, Uni-Ball Signo White Pen
Tools: Cuttlebug, Spellbinders - Small Standard Circles, We R Memory Crop-A-Dile, Fiskars Paper Cutter
Adhesive: Tomboy, Sticky Thumbs Dimensionals, RubberStamp Concepts Super Adhesive  Tape

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

City of Roses

Yes, Portland Oregon is the City of Roses!

Portland celebrates the rose with the Rose Festival in June!
I enjoy walking the Rose Garden and watching the Parade.
View of Mt. Hood from the Portland Rose Garden!
However, this is March and the holiday we all
 celebrate is St. Patrick's Day!

 Shades of Green are one of my favorite colors.
It is the color of nature... trees, evergreens, leaves.
Four Leaf Clovers!
Also, Roses!

My Rose Choice is the Green Tea Rose!

Green Tea Roses
Green roses symbolizes newness and growth.
As we are in a new home with "mud" right now as landscaping.
The Green Tea rose bush will be perfect to surround the ends of our new vineyard.

Perhaps I might plant a little clover around it for Good Luck!


Cardstock: Kraft - Speckletone, Berrylicious - Bazzill, Dot - Doodlebug Design, Stripe - Basic Grey Bow Ties
Ink: Adirondack Espresso
Stamps: Rose - 100 Proof Press, City - Make an Impression
Coloring: Copic Sketch Markers - YG21, YG23, YG25, YG03
Embossing: Powder - Stampendous Detail White, EK Success Powder Tool, Martha Stewart Heat Gun, VersaMark Stamp Pad
Embellishments: Sprinkles - Doodlebug Design
Tools: Fiskars Paper Cutter, EK Success Circle Punch, Dimensionals - Sticky Thumb
Adhesive: Tomboy