Monday, June 23, 2014

Rose in Black and White


Look who is back?  I've been away so long I almost forgot how to upload a card. LOL My life has been so busy but I needed to get back and visit with my blogging friends and find out what they have been doing. I've missed everyone. I would have probably been back last week but I had to put my computer in the repair shop and got even more behind with things.

When I was last here, my sis and I were about to go to Atlanta to a couple of stores. Well, let me tell you, they were fabulous. We were in the first store about 3 1/2 hours and visited the next store the following day. I'm ready to go back. I don't think I'll be making that trip again until I strike gold. There are so many awesome things to buy....and I did. Ha I really haven't had time to use most of them, though....only two or three things. This rose is one of the stamps I purchased.

My image is in black and white only and was made for the Queen for the Day challenge on Splitcoaststampers to honor Nancy aka stiz2003. What a talented lady.

Because I've been naughty and stayed away so long, I have a bit of blog candy to give away...only to my faithful readers, not a blog wide event. You do not need to post this on your sidebar. So, comments from those who have consistently left comments on my blog and comment on this card will have their name put into the box and I'll shake it up and draw two names. The two winners will win the small prizes below:

#1 winner name drawn from the box will win this prize:
  1 embossing folder/poinsettias
  2 die cuts

#2 winner name drawn from the box will win this prize:
  1 pack of ribbon
  2 die cuts
These are the new In'spire Spellbinder dies. I'm so happy to see Hobby Lobby is now carrying them.
I'll announce the winner next Monday, June 30th. If you are a winner, I'll need your address. You can email me from my blog email address.

Recipe:
Stamps-Wordsworth/Rose Border, Inspired by Stamping/Beautiful Iris Set (sentiment)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black

33 comments:

Hussena said...

What a beautiful monochromatic card, Benzi. So good to see you blogging again after a long time. I too have been MIA for a long time, so kind of catching up on the past posts :)

Beebeebabs said...

Welcome back my friend such a beautiful card as always - love the image thanks for sharing!!!

stamping sue said...

I like black and white cards...they are dramatic and elegant. good to see you back in blogland.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Carol L said...

Welcome back stranger - we've all missed you and your pretty cards! I see you have inspired us once again today with another beautiful rose stem! I love the black & white look with a nice frame to show it off! Well done, and thanks for your generosity too! I know you and your sis got your hands on some awesome toys and I can't wait to see them in the future :)

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Love your card! Gorgeous image. And thanks for a chance at some goodies. I'm way behind in blogging also, but starting to get back into it a little now

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo, you're back :) Just love this B & W beauty! Classic and elegant indeed. Nothing better than some great retail therapy either LOL! Hugs to you!

Cathy said...

Hey! Welcome back! I haven't posted a card for over a month! I truly have not been able to find the time. I did make a card this past Friday. I'll try to post it tomorrow on my day off!
I love your card and the beautiful image! I have a Rose stamp but it isn't realistic like yours! Beautiful card and glad to see you're back!

Maria said...

So happy to see you back, Brenda! Looks like you had a great time away with you sister! You purchased a gorgeous rose stamp, so pretty! I think it looks so classy and elegant done in black! Take care and have a wonderful week, hugs!

Sue said...

Hi Benzi!! and welcome back I have missed seeing your fab creations and this is another stunner! lots of huggles Sue xxxxxxxxxxxxx

JD/ Jill said...

So good to see you back again, and sharing your lovely cards...Like this elegant black and white card with this beatiful stamp image...glad to hear you had a great time with your sister!
Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving the nice comments...Blessings, jill

Theresa said...

Beautiful card....black and white make such elegant and classy card. This stamp is perfect for using in black tones. Glad you had a nice getaway from blogging.
Hugs!

jimlynn said...

Big welcome back!!!! It's kinda like being on a vacation - you loved being gone but always glad to be back too! So glad you and your sister had a good time.
This rose stamp is gorgeous! I love it in the black and white too....makes it very elegant looking! Beautiful!
Lynn

MaryH said...

Oh welcome back! I missed you, but knew you were off having fun with your sis. Can't wait to hear about & see all the luscious goodies you brought home. I'm loving this rose, and it's so beautiful with the simple black & white. Like an art print that should be framed. Very generous of you to gift with the candy. Looks like some nifty schtuff! Glad you are home safe & sound once more, and I'm off to catch up on some posts here that I missed while being MIA meself! TFS & Hugs

Shirley said...

Good to hear you had a wonderful trip. I hear you on the shopping. ;-) I think you card is simply elegant! I think I know what you mean about catching up too. I am doing that most of the time!! Can't wait to see what other 'stuff' you bought. Jenny Gropp has a stamp shop in Atlanta I think. Happy stamping and welcome back!!

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh it's great to see you back ... I've missed visiting to see what you've been creating! I now have Eminem's "I'm Back" going round my head ... not good seeing as I only know the chorus (though as his lyrics are usually a bit risque that's probably not a bad thing!!)
Sounds like you had a fun time with your sis - did you bring an extra suitcase for your new stash Hahaha
This rose stamp is absolutely beautiful, perfect for your CAS design :)

Bonnie said...

It's so good to see you back, Benzi! I'm glad you had a nice break! I LOVE this rose and it's so striking in the black and white! A gorgeous card to start back with!

Davi said...

Glad to see you back Brenda, was hoping all was well and you were just busy :) Sounds like that was a Very fun trip!! That rose image is gorgeous and in the black and white it has such a wonderful elegant look! REALLY a gorgeous card my friend !!

Becky said...

Well it is good having you back Benzi.. Sounds like You had a great time shopping. I am glad we do not have craft stores around here, outside of Micheal's, because I would go broke :).
Your card is just stunning. Love the rose's and love the black & white.

Angel 007 said...

Willkommen zurück liebe Benzi. :)
Ich hoffe, Du hast Dich ein bisschen erholt und überraschst uns gleich mit einer wunderschönen Karte in Schwarz/Weiß.
Sehr Elegant und sehr schön. :)

Ganz liebe Grüße und einen schönen Tag wünscht Dir, Carmen

nwilliams6 said...

What a pretty card Benzi! Love the beautiful way you left it uncolored and the way you did on the card is just so pretty. So welcome back - missed you! I need to know what stores you went to so I can plan a fun trip to Atlanta as well. Next time call me and I may meet you there too. Can't wait to see your other new toys. Hugz!!!

Pops Origami said...

very nice and welcome back Brenda it is wonderful

NanaConnie said...

Oh, Benzi, it's so good to have you back crafting and posting again! You've truly been missed, my friend. :-D Loving the rose in black and white. So very elegant. Looking forward to seeing more of your creations using all the new goodies you added to your hoard. Hugs,

Irish Cherokee said...

Love the rose and that you left it stand on its own. Excellent image to do that with. Welcome back. You were missed.

Joann Burton said...

I thought I was gonna have to make a trip across the river to check on you, lol. Welcome back and your card is lovely. The image is just beautiful and black and white is always elegant. Wonderful candy giveaway and thank you for the chance to win. I'm so excited we are getting a Logans over here, lol. Hugs joann

Ajascha said...

Liebe Brenda,
schön, dich wieder zu sehen und gleich wieder mit so einer schönen Karte. Ich glaube, du hattest eine schöne Zeit. Die Rosen sehen fantastisch aus in schwarz/weiß.
Auch der Spruch auf der Karte hat ein schönes Design.
Liebe Grüße, Anja

Diane said...

Wow Brenda what a stunning design. Black and white is always so pretty.

Hugs Diane

MiamiKel said...

There you are!!! 😊 I kept sneaking in to see if I missed a blogger post notification! Glad to hear all is well and your enjoying visiting! Your card is enchanting! The b/w combo is as elegant as can be .... Wonderful!!

Donna Ellis said...

that wordsworth rose is to die for! I LOVE rose images, and this one is gorgeous! Wow! And I especially like how you utilized the classic B&W theme. Nancy will love it! So glad you enjoyed your Atlanta trip - you need to SHARE what you purchased (maybe if you if time LOL)

I have been MIA, too, and hope to begin being more active again on line! xoxoxoxox

Darnell J Knauss said...

Welcome back, Brenda! I'm so glad you had a fantastic time shopping in Atlanta! Your black and white rose stamp is brilliant and showcased perfectly! Since it's new, you should enter it in my NBUS Challenge which is closing on Friday!

(Please don't put my name in the drawing for your generous gifts; I have tons of schtuff as everyone knows, so I'd rather the prizes go to others!) Hugs, Darnell

UTs Hobby Time said...

WOW! Such a classy black and white CAS card. Your stamping is just amazing.

Pam~ said...

Stunning, Brenda! Simple but has the WOW factor when looking at it! You did good on your travels with this purchase...gorgeous stamp!

Are you all getting a ton of rain? We have been getting a thunderstorm just about every single day. The grass and garden are loving it. Hope all is well!

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant elegant black and white card, love this stamp and your creation is beautiful. I have joined up as your new follower and invite you to join up and into my candy if you wish. I am sponsored by three lovely artists...cheers, aNNIe
The Journey is the Start

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great idea to leave the roses without coloring them. It gives such an elegant feel to them with nothing but black and white. :)