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Hi! My name is Krissy, welcome to my blog. I have been an avid paper-crafter for many years, my addiction started with scrapbooking and has evolved to card-making. It all started when I realized that I had forgotten to buy a card for my nephew's birthday. Looking at my ever-expanding collection of scrapbook supplies, I thought I'd made a card for him. Since then, I've been hooked on card-making and my scrapbooks have been collecting dust. Someday I'll get back to them... I have two beautiful boys and a wonderful & supportive husband and I work at the Preschool at our church. When I'm not spending time with my family or making cards, I enjoy being active in our church. Life is good! Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit.

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Friday, June 14, 2013

Jumbo Peony

When I saw this stamp, I knew I had to make a card for my Aunt Rosie with it.  Many years ago, her parents owned a Peony Farm and at one time they were the largest distributor of peonies in the Midwest.  When my Dad was a boy he would spend a weekend or two up on the farm cutting peonies and loading them into a refrigerated train car that would take them into Chicago to go to the flower market.  

When Aunt Rosie and Uncle Bob got married in the 1950s, the church was decorated with 100 dozen peonies!  I can just imagine how beautiful it must have looked and smelled!  I'm lucky enough to have three peony plants that are descendants of the original plants that were at the farm.  I love my peonies and look forward to their blooming season every year!

For this card I stamped the Stampendous Cling Jumbo Peony with VersaMark ink and embossed it with White Pearl PEARLustre Embossing Powder.  I then colored the image with watercolor pencils, matted it in black and added a luscious green ribbon before I adhered it to a pink card base.  All of the supplies used to make this card are available at Michaels. 

I can't wait to send this card to Aunt Rosie, I'm sure she'll love it.  

Thanks for stopping by today, hope all is well in your corner of the world.  

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Stampendous said...

What a great story and a beautiful card, Krissy! So excited for my Dahlias to bloom this year, I know just how you feel! Lovely!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card Krissy. Love the white embossed flower with the soft coloring. Very elegant.