Monday, February 3, 2014

Potted Geraniums

Hello My Friends,

It is snowing yet again here in NJ!!  I am so looking forward to Spring!!  I need to see flowers growing again so that is why I made my Geranium Card today:

For this card I used Sparkle N Sprinkles Geraniums Stamp and I stamped it on white paper and colored it in with Copic Markers and then added some Cloud Nine Semi-Trans glitter to the leaves and some of the petals, then I fussy cut it out.  I used a tan paper and a Spellbinders die to make the pot.  I stamped the pot with a patterned stamp in brown ink and inked the edges too.  Now doesn't this card just scream SPRIING???  I think so!!  I really love geraniums, they are one of my "go to plants" for pots in my yard, and this stamp is just perfect!!

I made this card today for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.  The challenge is a"Anything Goes" as long as you use some glitter or flock.  I used glitter on my card.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have brightened your snowy day!!  Be sure to check out some of the other creations on the Sparkle N Sprinkle Challenge Blog!!

Happy Crafting!!



  1. Hi, Lori! this is fabulous! I love your card and am looking forward to seeing in on the SNS Facebook page! Your coloring is amazing, and it looks especially pretty for this time of year, doesn't it? I live in FL and have that color geraniums in a huge pot at my front door - they look beautiful right now!

    I would love to follow you using google's friend connect, if you want to enable it, and let me know. To enable it, go to layout > add a gadget > then choose MEMBERS. If you don't see the option, look to the left of the options. There are 3 left side bar choices.
    Click MORE GADGETS at the top of the new box is a little "search for gadgets" box. Type "members" or "friend connect". Click on the + symbol.
    Click on the Orange SAVE button
    The little window disappears and puts you back on the Layout page. 
    Click on SAVE ARRANGEMENT at the top right.
    You will get LOTS of followers once you implement that feature because most of us prefer Google Blogger to Google Plus. :-)

    Now to put on my other hat. Thank you for joining us at Sparkle N Sprinkle this month! I hope you will submit more of your pretty cards to the challenge in the future! hugs, Donna {Creative Smiles}

    1. Thank you so much Donna!! I would love to have you follow me, I am quite new to blogging and parrticipating in the various Challenges, but I am having a blast with it!! And I am very jealous that you have beautiful geraniums on your front porch! I am going to have to wait a long time to be able to be planting them again! But this stamp sure helps me deal with the winter!

  2. Hi Lori, saw your gorgeous geraniums over on SnS FB, and zipped over to get a closer look. It is super gorgeous. TFS. I don't do the google circle thing (too ignorant I guess!), but if you put in a follower's gadget -which I think Blogger will still allow done - I will happily join as a follower. You have a beautiful blog. Hope you will visit me if you have time, and I have this stamp set but not had time to ink it up. Blogging is loads of fun, and Miss Donna is a very supportive encouraging SnS person. She has helped me tremendously. The stamps are wonderful to use. TFS & Hugs. Congrats for being featured too!

    1. Thanks Mary! I am going to check out your blog and thanks for the suggestions, I think I got it set up now, at least I hope so!

  3. One suggestion: in your blogger settings, turn off the word verification, as it takes longer for a visitor to leave a comment. Some kind soul advised me on this when I first started, and it helped a lot. Leave comment moderation on, and you can filter out what you don't want to publish. Hope this is helpful....

  4. Love this! Great idea to stamp the image twice and combine them. So glad you are now using Google Friends (I had already added you to my list); I think you'll get lots more followers now.
    Now for SNS - I'm so happy that you're participating in our challenges. Congrats on being a Featured Artist again this month! In addition to being on the SNS Facebook page and the SNS Winner's page, this month all Featured Artists get to choose an exclusive SNS digi of their choice. You can find them here in the Digital Stamps by SNS:

    1. Thanks Anne!! I love this geranium stamp, I have had it for a little while and was actually afraid to try it because of the beautiful projects that you and Emmy have made with this stamp. But I decided I couldn't let it sit on my craft table any longer! I love it and I think I am going to be using it quite a bit!!


I love reading your comments! Thanks for taking the time to write one! I appreciate the feedback!