Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Chapter six - Summer Flowers

My grandmother, Jessie was quite the gardener.  She had a lovely vegetable garden every summer.  It was surrounded by a white picket fence with a center brick path that led to a brick grill.  In addition she grew beautiful flowers.  Hydrangeas and peonies had huge blooms, and gorgeous pampered roses. I am so fortunate that the home I recently moved into has a great deal of blooming gifts. Someone planted many flowers.  It was a bit neglected, but I am so enjoying bringing it back to life.  I am blessed with a bed of fragrant Lilies of the Valley, and my grandmother's garden had Lilies of the Valley, too. They are one of my favorite flowers.  I love the delicate little bells and and the intoxicating fragrance.

Paper:  HA card, Neenah and PTI vellum
Ink:  Versafine and Versamark
Stamps: PTI
Dies:  PTI and MFT
Other:  Copic markers, gold embossing powder, Wink of Stella and HA pearls

My sister, Marcia and I loved to pick the flowers.  In this funny old photo, we were planning a wedding.  I am the reluctant bride at the top right. My sister and her friends were the bridesmaids with Hydrangeas in their hair.

Paper:  HA card and PTI
Ink:  Versafine 
Stamps:  HA
Dies:  SSS and Mama Elephant
Other:  Clear embossing powder, Copic markers and Deco foil

Wishing you many summer smiles....


  1. You are so fortunate to have found a new home with a built-in garden just waiting for some TLC, Nancy! I often wonder what will happen to our gardens once we move away from our house; kids today just don't seem to care anymore about having a garden.......In any case, your flower cards today made me smile BIG! thank you!

  2. Beautiful Lily of the Valley card Nancy! It is one of favorite flower too.

  3. your new garden sounds lovely, nancy! lily of the valley is one of my favorite flowers and this year I finally have a few that popped up in my yard... your lily of the valley card is beautiful and I absolutely love the "wedding" photo!! so fun!!

  4. What a fun photo, Nancy! I can imagine how wonderful your garden must be & such sweet memories of your grandma. Both cards are just beautiful!

  5. such a fab photo Nancy, love it!! Gorgeous cards, I have always loved that hydrangea stamp and right now we have so many lily of the valley in the yard they are so beautiful! :) awesome designs!! :)


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