7.14.2011

Floral Smells...

Growing up, my grandparents lived down the street from me.  Eight houses. And just past the halfway mark was a house with large lilac bushes.  Oh, how I loved to grab a few of these small flowers. I reallllly wanted them in my own yard.  Fast Forward nearly two decades...and Ken and I bought this house at the end of August.  There were there large, seemingly over grown buses in the backyard. I told him that "next spring" we'd HAVE to cut them down.  Boy am I glad that I waited.  A year rolls around and they were LILAC BUSHES!  I have my own lilac bushes in my yard.  They don't seem to smell as much as those along the path to my grandparents' home.  Like Faith, I remember them blooming all summer as well.  Either way, I was happy to see this new Lilacs in Summer set from Mark's Finest Papers!

And yes, this green, gingham paper is found at Mark's Finest Papers as well!

Hello! Welcome to the July 2011 MFP New Releases Blog Hop!
This week's new releases are: Little Birds With Big Mouths, Planted with Love, Lilacs in the Summer, and Adirondack Summer.For your convenience, all these sets are available TODAY at Mark's Finest Papers.
So, do you want to WIN today's Featured Stamp Set: Lilacs in the Summer? (If you don't want to wait to win, you can always purchase the sets right away! We'll substitute a set from NEXT month's release if today's winner has already purchased this set!)
For your chance to win: Comment on the following Design Team members' blogs TODAY before midnight EDT. There will be ONE random winner chosen from the comments on today's Blog Hop blogs. That winner will win Lilacs in the Summer. We will announce the winner's name on tomorrow's blog post.
Emily
Nancyruth
Neva
Silvia
Faith
Claudine
Dawn  (Me...thanks for looking and your kind comments!)
Marilynn
Patricia
Chrissy
Karen
Pam
Joanne
Kittie
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45 comments:

Lynn McAuley said...

Fabulous colors and layout for these gorgeous lilacs! Beautiful work, Dawn!

Connie said...

love your bow and the lacy edging is lovely.
Connie

Nikki said...

fantastic card thanks for sharing it :)

Davi said...

Love those lilacs and the pretty checked bow with them!

Chunyuan said...

Great card. Perfect coloring.

Bonnie aka raduse said...

This is so pretty especially with that gingham bow.

Danie May said...

Your card today is just gorgeous Dawn. I love the sweet lilac image and the beautiful green gingham check ribbon. Isn't it funny what we hold so dear in our memories. When I see hydrangea's it always makes me think of my grandmother who had them all over her front and backyard in various colours.

Аня said...

Your card is awesome! Lilac are great!

Eemeli said...

Beautiful card. I totally love it and your coloring is perfect.
Hugs from Finland, Eemeli

Nancy said...

I love the color combo and the gingham ribbon just "rocks"! Beautiful card.

Uta said...

Wow, waht a great card... I like the colors.

Marilyn M said...

Very Pretty. Love the colors.

Liz Williams said...

Wow, these lilacs are so perfect.

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

oh yes, those lilacs along the path to my mom's were so delicious. I have this smallest bush out back here now and altho they smell, they are thin. But your card reminds me of the smell of spring. And you bet...lilacs are wonderful,....just like you are.

Lois said...

Pretty card, Dawn. The green gingham ribbon complements the lovely lilacs. I miss the smell of lilacs in the summer of my childhood. The crepe myrtles of Florida are no substitute!

Pendra said...

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Theresa said...

Lovely card with lilacs. Enjoyed your story too. TFS.

Dawn said...

wonderful sample... love the gingham

Kaye W. said...

Pretty card! Love the lace edge!

Carol Dee said...

Beautiful, love th eribbon treatment.

imastampin said...

Oooo, what a great memory Dawn. I remember a house in our town that had lilac bushes as big as their house. Mmmmmmm. They smell sooooo good. Your card is lovely. The green ribbon really highlights your beautifully colored image of lilacs.

Barbara Colbert said...

Lovely job with those lilacs!!!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

How pretty with the punching and the ribbon!!!

Becky said...

Beautiful colors and coloring Dawn, that ribbon is so perfect with this.

Colleen Dietrich said...

A fab card, Dawn! I love lilacs and the color purple, and your clean and simple LO is just terrific. Thanks for such an inspiring card!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, Dawn! I love that lace edge and the bright green gingham ribbon. Great accents to a lovely image!

Designing with Debbie said...

Beautiful card. I love the colors. My two favorite

Colorado Crafter said...

Great card! Great new stamp set!

Pam said...

Fabulous creation...especially the ribbon treatment to finish it off.

Lena said...

beautiful card Dawn! Love it, simple and sweet :)

Becky Dunham said...

Sweet card Dawn! i love this lilacs stamp! My mother has lilacs, both purple and white, in her yard. She transplanted the white from my grandmother's yard when she passed away. i have tried and tried to transplant in my own yard but they don't want to take :( I just love them - they never last long enough. But this stamp is so detailed, you can almost smell them :)

rebeccadunham at hotmail dot com

Susan said...

Lovely card! Beautiful coloring!

Carol L said...

What a pretty card you've made! I love the colors and especially the ribbon treatment!

Winnie and Patty said...

Dawn--these lilacs are lovely! The layout if fabulous! TFS

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully feminine with the touch of lace

sonyaeverding said...

Beautifu ccard. They almost look real.

Neva said...

Very pretty, great job Dawn

redwasher1 said...

Gorgeous colors and great layout!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty with the scallop edging

Peggysuez said...

Lovely memories to pair up with this equally delightful card.

Jill said...

This is a beautiful fresh card- I can just smell those gorgeous flowers. Thanks for sharing!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Gorgeous!

Roxie said...

Real pretty card, I like the ribbon!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Super Pretty! I love the gingham ribbon as accent.

Chrissy D said...

So pretty!