Sunday, June 16, 2013

"Joy & Friendship"

I have to say that yellow is not one of "my" colors. That doesn't mean I never use or like it.  Of my 60 rose bushes only 3 are yellow but I wouldn't be without them!  The one on my card is Oregold & I think it's a stunning tribute to my beautiful state.  It's one of the many roses my dear dad planted even though he always said with a twinkle in his eye "the only flower is a red rose."  With an enormous stamp collection, I don't make a habit of printing images.  However, when I saw the CASology theme was "yellow" this picture I recently took immediately came to mind.  Yellow roses are associated with Joy & Friendship making this wonderful Penny Black quote from the clear set "friendship" a natural choice.  Don't you just love the Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Rosa embossing folder?  The yellow scalloped circle is die cut from a piece of a store bought card I saved knowing the heavy cardstock could be re-used.  This card is for all of you sweet folks who add joy to my cardmaking with your encouragement & kindness.  Thank you!

26 comments:

  1. Yellow roses have been special for me ... and I love this beautiful card!!

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  2. oh my, such a gorgeous card! just as beautiful as that amazing yellow rose!

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  3. Hi Greta

    Just wanting to say thank you for stopping by my blog

    Hugz

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  4. I love yellow roses and your card showcased the yellow beautifully, Greta!

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  5. Such a beautiful card for the yellow cue! I love how you used a photo for this lovely creation!

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  6. Absolute beauty, Greta! (My mouth dropped at 60 rosebushes, lol. Your garden must be absolutely a wonder of nature & effort!)

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  7. I LOVE your card, Greta! Yellow roses ARE my favorites, they were in my wedding bouquet. But I never knew what they meant, (or more likely, I've forgotten ;)) Knowing their meaning I love them all the more now! I have only 1 yellow rose: Julia Child, and it is beautiful right now. With all the rain we've been having here the roses have been especially beautiful this year! Thank you!

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  8. What a lovely idea to use a photograph as your main image! Beautiful! So glad you joined in on the fun at CASology this week!

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  9. really lovely card, greta... what a gorgeous photo of your rose! so happy you were able to play along with CASology!

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  10. Beautiful Card Greta and lovely rose. thinking of you. Kim xxx

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  11. Greta, this is such a lovely picture and a perfect card for our cue this week. The yellow rose is gorgeous (I wish I had one in my garden...not having much luck with any roses unfortunately!). I do love that rose embossing folder, I hadn't seen it before...must go searching! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CASology...your yellow rose is gorgeous!

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  12. That embossed background is so perfect for the gorgeous photo! What a pretty rose, Greta and a beautiful card!

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  13. This is the prettiest photo card I've ever seen Greta! That embossing folder is perfect and I love how you used vellum for the sentiment!

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  14. Great use of a photo as a focal point. And the sentiment on the vellum is clever, too - it gets the sentiment there without covering the lovely bloom! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CASology this week!

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  15. What a gorgeous card Greta!
    The white and yellow combo is so pure. I love the fact that you embossed the background and the three gems are the perfect finishing touch! Well done again my Friend!
    [60 rose bushes? I'm in awe!]

    hugs~

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  16. Gorgeous!!! Love the embossed background, yellow rose and great use of vellum!

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  17. Beautiful card Greta! Love the embossed panel and you focal point. And the sentiment is perfect! TFS

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  18. Greta this is one amazingly beautiful card. I just love it. I just had to Pin it to my Pinterest board to view again and again.

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  19. WOW, what a BEAUTY this is, Greta! That yellow rose is perfect.
    Love the embossing & the vellum.

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  20. This is beautiful Greta, love the embossed roses too! My hubby would have a field day taking photographs in your backyard!!!

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  21. Beautiful card to showcase your gorgeous yellow rose! Lovely, pretty, inspiring and 1,000% day-brightening!!
    c

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  22. So beautiful, Greta! Love the embossed background. I save pieces from store-bought cards too but not always good about using them.

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  23. Greta, this is an extraordinary photo card! I have so many flower photos and I am delighted to have your layout as future inspiration! I think it is cool to send someone a card with one of your photos from your flower garden. What an amazing yellow rose this is!!

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  24. What a beautiful rose! I love yellow roses and there are some in our yard that were planted by previous owners! Lucky me! The embossing and rhinestones add an extra touch of elegance to this card! A lovely sentiment too! Thank you.

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  25. I love yellow roses and I know what you mean about not being without them. This card is a good cas design and your personal photo elevates this hand created beauty to another level.

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