Tuesday, May 10, 2016

April Showers~May Flowers!

Hello sweet friends! I know it's been awhile...we have had a" Major Moment" at our house...lasting about a month thus far. I recall back in late March my husband estimating the time it would take to complete an upstairs guest bath renovation. "I can do that in about five days," he says!!  Ha ha...I love that he is such an optimist...but me, the realist, said kindly, I will be happy if it takes 3 weeks. Well, we are going on about a month now and through lots of glitches, fixes, and numerous trips to Home Depot and Lowe's...we are nearing the finish. Once the plumbing is in...it will be up to me to finish out the details...and of course, I can't do that until I'm able to step into the room with the colors and see how they look together. I am so thankful my husband is a "can-do fix-it type " a mechanical engineer which has come in very handy with the plumbing.
Anyway, because a lot of my stamp room has not been accessible for awhile...I have not been up to my usual creative outlet. However, I have found that the art of color wheels and color challenges has helped me in other decorating endeavors like the bathroom for example. We can find ways to use our creative minds in all kinds of ways, and it is so healthy for the brain to do so.
I do believe all creativity stems from God, who this spring has graced us with lots of rain, sleet, and even snow...but the result is beautiful snowy white and pink blooms on trees giving way to verdant green baby leaves...and His color and creativity are ever evident in nature and all around us if we just pause to see.
My card today is for this month's Power Poppy challenge from the wonderfully talented and sweet lady, Katie Sims! The challenge to make a card/project using flowers...whoa...I think I can manage that! I have a lot of floral from Power Poppy...but this set is retired from Marcella from Flourishes. (no longer in business.)
I wanted to get back to some of my favorite colors: raspberries, soft pinks, and sage greens for this one. The coloring was achieved with copic markers and features a big floppy bow from a favorite snippet of ribbon that alas, is almost gone now...and a strand of gold thread.
I am submitting this card to this week's Word Art Wednesday blog as well...a wonderful stamping blog that glorifies God and has a weekly devotional as well!
Thank you so much for your visit...I know I haven't been blogging much; so if anyone is here...hello, hello, hello??? I appreciate you!
Have a blessed day!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!


  1. This is just lovely Traci! Your lenten rosese are gorgeous....a great colour palette...maybe for your bathroom too? What a big job, I’m glad you’re seeing the end soon! Thanks so much for joining us at Power Poppy this month!

  2. Oh, Traci, what a gorgeous card, and I love your colors! They are rich and beautiful, and what a gorgeous layout with the beautiful die that you've sponged adding an extra lovely touch! Wow! And that ribbon is beautiful...and I may just have some of that...not sure what color...but I remember buying it in several colors. Wow, your DH is like mine - an engineer who can do just about anything. But it always seems to take much longer than we think for renovations. But I know you will LOVE it when it's done. I'm so glad you were able to find some time to stamp and use these beautiful lenten roses. They are one of my favorite images by Marcella. And, yes, I am so glad God has blessed us with the ability to create, and I'm also so glad when He allows us to find friends who love Him as well like you and I do! Big hugs, sweet friend!

  3. Love the colors, and the layout.


  4. Yea!!! The bathroom is about done, I am sure you are excited. What a blessing to have a mr fixit. I want to see pictures when its all done. Tell hubby great work. ;-) Your blooms are so pretty. I like the raspeberry colors you choose and wonderful layout. So very pretty Traci. Glad to see you and hope to see pictures soon. Thanks for playing in our May Flowers challenge!

  5. Beautiful Traci. I love your colors.


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