Thursday, June 9, 2011

Magnolia Summer - ODBDSLC63; MMSC107

Recently, John and I purchase a couple of Magnolia trees for our property. The boys planted one by my Mother's home and the other outside my back door. The last few days they have been opening their showy buds to reveal the most beautiful ivory blossoms. I love Magnolias and I LOVE to use their shiny leaves at Christmas time to decorate our home. Last December, when we went to Colonial Williamsburg, I drooled over all the beautiful trimmings. This beautiful magnolia blossom is from a set by Petaloo. I added some trims (from Petaloo as well.) I them pulled out my trusty pine branch punch and added some "sticks." This time I let the scripture be the focus... Song of Solomon 2:12... I know I feel like singing when I see those delightful blooms...



Here's a better look at the trimmings...

And the recipe

Card Stock - Colorbok, Bazzill
Stamps - ODBD - The Lord Has Risen
Ink - CTMH - Topiary
Paper Punches - Martha Stewart for EK Success
Dies - Nestabilities - Standard Circles Large
Pearls - Recollections
Blossoms/Leaves - Petaloo Canterbury Collection - White Magnolia Blossoms; Magnolia & Grape Leaves
Corner Rounder


Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge 107
ODBD Shining the Light Challenge 63


Priscilla said...

Wow this is just stunning.. what a pleasure to visit your blog. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge this week.
MMSC hostess

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Lori, girl, this is so beautiful! Magnolia's are such elegant and regal looking flowers. I love how you've framed this awesome scripture and that Magnolia bloom and the greenery are the perfect finishing touch. Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Guro said...

Awesome! Your card is a feast. Love the layer effect, and the pretty flower; beautifully done!
THank you so much for playing with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.
Hugs Guro

America said...

wow- pure gorgeousness!!! FAB DESIGN!!! Great dimension and lovely florals. Thanks so much for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. Hope to see you again next time!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

What an absolutely lovely creation! Thank you for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!
Valarie Florer
priscillastyles DT

Tam said...

Yay!!! I can comment now!
Very pretty! Love the flower!
I recently went through and saved a bunch of your cards and printed them for my own 'magazine'. Maybe if I copy your talent will rub off on me. LOL I promise to give proper credit if/when I post any online! Of course a real magazine would look much nicer than my prints. *sigh*

Donna Moore said...

Beautiful everything, I love the magnolia as well! Your scripture is so very perfect with this image! You have done a perfect job with embellishment, just enough to add elegance but didn't distract from your focal image! Thank you for playing along this week, I look forward to seeing more of your art in the weeks to come!

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!
Your card is very pretty! Love the Magnolia flower! I want some Magnoliatrees in my garden too!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness! I hope to see you play with us again soon.

Midnight Madness Design Team

Angella D. Crockett said...

Hey Lori!!!! Beautiful work, as usual, darlin'!!!! Hugs and blessings, Angie

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love the recessed sentiment and the beautiful border. The flower is stunning. I love magnolias too. This is just so pretty all around. Wonderful job with Priscilla's sketch. Hope to see you back at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge soon!

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Welcome to the Midnight Madness sketch challenge, so glad you decided to come and play along with us. Your card is just stunning and so eye catching! love the edging and the flower embellishment in the corner! Just beautiful!

marsha said...

Lori, this is just so elegant, I love it! What a beautiful showcase for a beautiful verse. WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so delighted you joined us this week! We hope you will come back again next week with another gorgeous creation!

marsha said...

Lori, just had to swing back by and congratulate you on winning the MMSC gold star! WTG!

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