Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Red, White, and Blue Anniversary

When we came home from vacation this week we had two surprises. One was that our country road was lined on both sides with a really thick swath of blue chicory flowers. I've never seen so many, so thick. I used to pick them and put them in 4th of July flower arrangements for our cookouts and company. Since they bloom best in the morning, I went outside the next day intending to take photos, but sad to say, a county road crew had come by and mowed all of them on both sides of the road. (My next post will be about our second surprise.)

This card was stamped with some light blue chicory flowers from an Our Daily Bread Designs stamp set, "Don't Worry." You can now get just the chicory flowers as a single stamp set. I was inspired by the ODBD Shining the Light challenge to use red, white, and blue. I decided a soft blue would be nice. I used background paper from Basic Grey's "What's Up."

 I stamped the chicory with CTMH Heavenly Blue ink and colored them lightly with Copics B000 and B00. Since the photo came out even lighter, I should have used darker colors so you could see the details I can see. I used the scripture from ODBD's  "Scripture Collection 5" and the anniversary sentiment from their "All Occasion Sentiments."  The cranberry buttons are inside a CTMH Marquee Enamel Heart.  This is one of the retiring items that is only available until the end of July. The entire list can be found here.

I like to use the scripture on this card for anniversary and wedding cards, but I know that when it was written, the intention was for all of us to abound in love. My prayer for our world is that each of us will let God's love increase in our lives to bless those around us. May God fill your heart with His boundless love and bless you as you share it with your world.

I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:
ColourQ #250 - use any of the colors ( I used the red, aqua, black, white)

Crafting for All Seasons #81 - Tic Tac Toe (I used blue, buttons, ribbon)

Our Daily Bread Designs Shining the Light Challenge #209 - patriotic or red, white, and blue
Word Art Wednesday #141 - anything goes with uplifting message


Carole Robb Bisson said...

This card is quite delightful. The road crew ruined your flower picking but the card made up for it. Where would we be at Word Art Wednesday without you? Thanks for posting this wonderful art with us.
Blessings, Carole

Cards by Sharyn said...

A very pretty card and a lovely sentiment. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is a gorgeous card Vickie!! I just love your soft flowers and your layout with the verse and sentiment. Thanks so much for sharing your talent and card with us for the Red, White and blue Shining the Light challenge at ODBD!! I enjoy seeing your creations!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Vickie, what a beautiful card! I so love this beautiful verse - and what a special one for a wedding anniversary! And what a great layout with the beautiful papers! The heart with buttons and the ribbon finish it beautiful! So glad you've joined us again for the ODBD Shining the Light challenge! Hugs, sweet friend!

hippychic said...

Lovely card and thanks for playing at FS

Scrapping Delight said...

What a delightful card, great choice of words. Thanks for joining us at FS ~ Michelle DT

DebiJ said...

This is such a beautiful & tender card Vickie. Wonderful verse. How lovely that you can still pick wild flowers....hope they pop back up.
Thank you for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy.
Debi - DT Co-ordinator@FS

Mary Steinemtz said...

Very petty card, love the sentiment. Thanks for playing along at FS.

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Beautiful card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy!
Cathy DT

Leanne McDonald said...

Such a beautiful card. Lovely colours! Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.