Sunday, April 27, 2014

Just Because

Hi everyone!  I hope you are enjoying this time of the year.  Spring is blooming out here, although the weather is a bit on the cool, breezy side but I love it this way.  The trees look so beautiful with the leaves, as well as flowers on some, just starting to emerge.  We had a wonderful Easter weekend spent with family.  I tackled  a good bit of spring housecleaning also.

Today, I have a card and altered container to share.  The papers used are from Graphic 45.  I love their sweet collections.

The beautiful larger flowers are from Recollections.  The smaller flowers as well as the Graphic 45 papers were given to me by a sweet blogging friend, Ellen Kristiansen.  The gold butterfly is from Martha Stewart.

Here is a view of the top of the container.  It was very simple to put together.  I just used the papers from A Secret Garden to cover it, glued pearls and lace around it, and then topped it with pretty flower.

The card says spring to me!  I added a bit of cheesecloth under the postage photo for some texture.  The lace border punch and butterfly are from Martha Stewart.  The gem branch was from some older embellishments I had in my stash.  Lace trim is from Joann's.  Sentiment from PTI.  I added a touch of Stickles to the fussy cut bow and key.

I want to mention that Ellen is having a giveaway on her blog to celebrate her 4th anniversary of blogging.  I hope you'll stop by and see all the beautiful creations she makes.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for the kind comments you leave.  Have a wonderful week!


  1. These are SO seriously gorgeous, Patty! Love that Graphic45 line, and I must say you have used it brilliantly! The texture and dimension on these are amazing! LOVE all the detail! Wow!

  2. OMG, Pat, these are stunning!

  3. Stunning~ Love your altered container!

  4. Oh, my! Such lovely projects! What a sweet image, flower, butterfly, and key on your card! And, the altered container is so beautiful! Pure shabby it!

  5. You have outdone yourself Patty. Both card and container are stunning!