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.



Simply...Crafted!


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...

Roses!

Be Spontaneous!
-Elaine


Supplies:
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!