Friday, July 21, 2017

RRCB67~Everyday Expressions with Tulips

 I made this card for the fun rainbow challenge at: Retro Rubber Challenge Blog  We are to use rainbows or rainbow colors and as you can see in my card I chose the colors.  I embossed the tulips and then colored them individually instead of sponging over the tops.  I used the sentiment from Everyday expressions a 1997 stampin up set.  I then tied a little ribbon off to the side of my banner.  I also dabbed quite heavily my clear wink of stella glitter pen on each tulip.  I posted both pictures so you could hopefully see the sparkle.  I die cut a little grass so to make it look a bit more finished.
Below you will find a handful of pictures from my side yard.  I'm not so much of a gardener anymore, but I still try a wee bit.  Just thought it would be fun to share some pictures since my card had flowers on it.  Plus the yard is the one nice thing I like about our house/where we live.  It's like a secret.  Honestly when people pull off the 4 lanes in front of our home they can't believe our yard. It is big for being in town and  also that it's pretty nice for being next to a junk yard and train yard.   We have it fenced off too, which is nice.  Someday I'll have hubby take a picture of out front, that's hard for me because it's on a hill, and my balance is no good.  Any ways,  I guess I just wanted to share the blessing with you all.  The noise from the traffic/trains is a completely different story.. So I choose to stay positive, and focus on the yard. 

Thank you so much for stopping by.  
Keep Smiling and Keep Stamping.


  1. Hello PJ: I love the way you colored this embossed tulips, I must try this, I have a few embossing folders that would work really nicely.
    I can definitely see the Wink of Stella on this pretty flowers!!
    Your garden is amazing, what beautiful flowers and I love all the trees and space you have, it must be fabulous to sit, relax and enjoy it.
    Thank you for sharing your sweet card with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play again next time.
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

  2. I think the tulips are a great way to showcase the rainbow colours of our challenge. The way you've embossed, then coloured has added definition to the flowers. The addition of the cut grass is indeed a perfect way to finish off your garden scene. Thank you for joining us again at Retro Rubber.

  3. Cute card!! I really like how you made such a colorful garden with the rainbow inspiration. The banner and bow is perfect to tie it all together into a beautiful card. Your garden is so beautiful!! I hope the noise doesn't keep you from getting there very often. Thank you for playing with us at Retro Rubber and hope to see you back in our gallery soon.

  4. Wow, PJ! Having been a gardener, I certainly appreciate your beautiful work of art in your landscape! And your love of gardening is showcased in your tulip card. What a great display of rainbow colors. Thanks so much for playing along with Retro Rubber this challenge. Always love seeing you in our gallery (which this week is a bit tiny... to be corrected with the next challenge)

  5. PJ, love this card and your photos are awesome too. Your card has such a Spring feel, definitely brought some cheer to me this week. Always good to see you in our gallery, thanks for joining us again at Retro Rubber. Claire DT

  6. PJ, Love your tulips, they are so colorful! Your garden is beautiful, thanks for sharing and thank you for joining Retro Rubber.


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