Wednesday, July 17, 2013

A Robin's Eggs


Raise your hand if you're hot!!! I know so many have HOT temps right now. Actually, even with 97 degrees, we're not suffering like last year. We had 14 days with the exception of one when we were in the 100's. The hottest temps were two days straight of 107 degrees. The humidity was unbearable.  This has been a mild summer with a lot of temps in the 80's. It has heated up, though, in the last couple of weeks.

My sister knows I love birds and sent me this adorable embossing folder. It is from Craft Concepts and is called Love Birds. Don't you hate when your ribbon is lumpy because of the embossing? I should have put a strip of cardstock under it and punched borders.  I've had the Prima nest for a while. It is named Cradle Robin. My paper is PTI white cardstock and the ribbon is Offray/Amethyst.
My ribbon is quite a bit darker than my inspiration photo (shown below)but purple just the same.

Here is the photo for Inspired by Stamping's inspiration challenge. Actually, there are three but I've done the other two already. It is a two week contest.



I'm using a stamp from Inspired by Stamping and entering their challenge IBSIC #58 and my card will also go into the Inspired by Stamping Customer Gallery. I love the large stamps in this set/Big Wishes II and the beautiful font.

My card is also entered into Addicted to Stamps and More-CAS challenge--#54
Another fun challenge I'm entering: Oozak-#18--Anything Goes with Texture


 


27 comments:

Charlene said...

I'm raising my hand!!! It's been over 100 for days and suppose to be 111 by Sat!! Thanks goodness I am traveling to cooler weather lol!! LOVE your card with the pretty embossing and great nest!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.Love the embossing background.
Gr Elly

Joanna M - Inspired by Stamping said...

Simply beautiful!

Ellen said...

Not so hot here Benz...take a trip my way and cool down! Love your new embossing folder and that nest is spectacular!!! Fab card girl!
Hugs!

Davi said...

Brenda, I love the embossing birdhouses looks so cool with the birds nest full of eggs, BEAUtiful!! Im ready for summer to be over LOL, we have a long way to go though :)

Maria said...

I just LOVE the embossed background! And, the bird's nest is so perfect and sweet for you lovely card! Gorgeous sentiment, too!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the embossing folder you used and the bird's nest! Had a little thunderstorm last night, but it's clear today. Just hot and humid.

NanaConnie said...

Benzi,
The card is adorable and I love that folder! I have to do a search and find it. My collection simply won't be complete without it! Now, does that make you an enabler for showing it to me? lol

Bonnie said...

What a sweet bird's nest! I love the little blue eggs! Love that EF too! You have the best sister!

Sue said...

Wow, that little nest looks amazing! Love your embossing too. Thank you for joining us at ATSM.

sandie said...

wow I love this, great EF and the nest is really stunning. Thanks for joining us at ATSM

Pam~ said...

That wonderful sister of yours always comes through with great stuff ... kudos to her! A fun embossing folder and adore how you showcased it on this card with the bird's nest!

Carol L said...

oh so pretty!!! I'm loving that gorgeous embossing folder, and your sister is really good to you! Pretty purple ribbon to go along with that cute nest, and my hand is wildly waving "YES YES" to the hot weather!

Beebeebabs said...

Beautiful card - love the embossing and very creative tfs!!!

Danielle Vincent said...

Fabulous embossed background! A gorgeous CAS card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ATS&M.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Awww Benzi this is beautiful...Love that embossing folder and adding the little nest was very creative...Hot over here across the river too, lol...Hugz, joann

JD/ Jill said...

Like some of the others have posted above me...YES! I'm waving my hand! It's very hot here too.
Really like your cute little bird's nest and also that neat embossing folder...Tfs...

Becky said...

Brenda, this card is Beautiful! I just love that nest.
It is hot here too, but I am not going to complain because it is cold 6 month out of the year. :)

Angel 007 said...

OH wie niedlich dieses kleine Vogelnest ist und Du hast einen wunderschönen Prägefolder benutzt. Der sieht echt klasse aus.
Deine Geburtstagskarte ist Perfekt.

Liebe Grüße, Carmen

Tina said...

This is just gorgeous. The embossing folder is great and the addition of the nest embellie was sheer genius!

Lynne in NI said...

Waving at you with both hands in the air!!! Too hot here for me, but I don't think its a patch on what you get. Guess we're just not used to it!
Beautiful card, your sis is such a sweetie :)

Angie said...

Oh my gracious, this is stunning!! Love the EF and the bird nest! Lovely!

nwilliams6 said...

It is hot, hot, hot here. I am hot just thinking about how hot it is! This card is absolutely wonderful Benz! Love the ef, the cool bird's nest, and the wonderful design. Wonderful card! Hugz!

Cazro said...

An amazing card, loving your chosen embellishment to match the background. Thanks for sharing with us at ATSM. Caz

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Your nest embellishment looks splendid with that pretty embossing folder. How creative this is. Love the white-it's always elegant.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Joanne (jojot) said...

fab nest...so dimensional and sweet

Samantha Casey said...

How cute is this! I love the nest! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!

-Samantha