Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Botanical Flowers

BREAKING NEWS! 
Did you see  this from Moxie Fab World?  Be. still. my. heart.......
What awesome news to wake up to!! I broke out and cried  got teared up a bit...I am still in shock! And did you know.....that card was my initial submission to Papercraft (Jan/Feb 2012) and did NOT make it? I am so glad that I re-entered it for this challenge!! Oh ...I'm still in shock!! One of my goals this year (and the last and before) was to win a Moxie Fab challenge, my wish finally came true today! I have all of you to thank for and cheer me on!! I will have to find a way to celebrate it (margarita, anyone?)  today.... Yippee!!

And now we return to the regular schedule of program post
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 When I saw the stamps called Real Flower at Scrapfest this year, I didn't think I would know how to make this set shine! But I figured..".just get it, you never know!" I am sure you can relate to that feeling when you see a new stamp set that is not your usual style.  
The current challenge Fanatical About Botanical at Moxie Fab World prompted me to try out this set some more. The design of these flowers are definitely realistic and are perfect for the challenge! Here's my take using this set for the challenge.
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I made this into a square card. The 4 squares measure 1.8 x1.8 inch. I chose the smaller stamps from the set. First I stamped with text and then built up the colors with varies of shades and size.  Lastly, I applied the newly-released SRM Stickers ( see Fancy Sentiment-thank you) .
The twine and buttons were added for the final touch. Thank you for leaving me such positive feedback and sweet comments. They are so addictive... I think that's why I keep posting (LOL)!! 

51 comments:

Isha said...

YAY!!! Congratulations Virginia. I am so so happy for you. Way to go!!! Love the new card too. You are doing wonders with stamps;)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Woo Hoo...Yay Virginia. Love your botanical card too. The colors are so pretty. :)

alexandra s.m. said...

I just saw the BIG news Virginia! and I'm so so so EXCITED, happy and PROUD of you!! Congratulations!

I love this card as well, you just ROCK girl friend!!

Lindsay said...

Um, GORGEOUS! I love this card Virginia and can I give you a WAY-TO-GO-YOU-ROCK-CONGRATULATIONS?! WAHOO for you!

Christine said...

Congrats ro your Win! They did a Perfect Choice! So happy for you!

BabyBokChoy said...

BIG AWESOME news, that's so cool, congrats, big congrats, huge congrats, so happy for you!!!!

Sarah said...

Big congrats, you ROCK STAR!

MarcyK924 said...

Congrats V!!! You are amazing!!

Sylvia said...

Congrats, Virginia! Your card is beautiful. Love this card as well. Have a great day!

Lin said...

So HAPPY for you, little sis! This means you'll have TWO cards in that upcoming Jan/Feb issue! Love this one, too......must get busy and enter this challenge, as I'm a botanical girl, don't you think? :))

Chunyuan said...

Congrats, Virginia.
Your botanical card is as beautiful. I am always amazed by your stamping technique. I have to start learning.

Judy1223 said...

SO well deserved, Virginia! I'm cheering for you here in NJ!!! I love today's botanical card, too...just lovely!

jintyoo7 said...

Whooo Hooo, congratulations, Virginia - I am so happy for you :D Your winning card is just spectacular!!

TenSGal said...

Beautiful card and congratulations!

Karin (Peppermintpatty) said...

I saw Virginia!!! BIG congrats! So awesome!! And now I think you just have to time your trip so you can celebrate midsummer (that stamp just IS midsummer to me (-: ) here! Would be soo much fun!
Have a wonderful day and keep celebrating!

Brenda said...

Huge congrats to you Virginia! I so love that card, pure genius to kiss it with the music background! And I adore todays card, those are beautiful images and I love how you showcased them in 4 square panets! Beautiful! Have a margarita for me too please!

Maureen Morton said...

A big congrats to you, Virginia! When I saw your card had won I had a huge smile, especially because you had posted about it. Who wouldn't love it? You are so amazing - you sure deserve this recognition.

Rachel W K said...

A million congrats to you!!! What an honor, and how rewarding!!! You better have a drink for me while you're out celebrating!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful botanical! ;) Congratulations on your gorgeous card!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

Congrats on the win!! You are MOXIE FAB!! LOVE LOVE LOVE your card--and I told you that you would win!!

As for this card--another fabby one! I love the panels and the design--you ROCK!!

Donna Bowman said...

Love your botanicals card it's just beautiful!! And congrats on the Moxie Fab win!!!

Cathy A said...

Congratulations Virginia, a well deserved win!

Anne said...

Big Congrats to you Virginia- I adore the card you created here and it's no wonder you are the big winner with your fabulous creativity!

Clare said...

CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!! Your card was so sweet and lovely, how could they NOT pick it?! Doing a happy dance for you, Virginia!! :D

Barb said...

You already know how happy I am for you. Oh my gosh, when I read that Moxie Fab post this morning, I was jumping up and down for you! So darn exciting and you deserve it, girl!! Huge congrats, V!

Love this card today too! Beautifully stamped and such a wonderful design! BIG HUGS!!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Congrats V! Love that card and this one too!

Linda said...

wow virginia, that's so so amazing! Well done!! Though I have to say, I think a LOT of your cards deserve to win :)

congratulations and enjoy those margaritas! lol

Suzanne C said...

WHoo Hoo! Saw your name and was so happy for you and Lin!!! Yeah!

lynzw21 said...

Hi Virginia! I know I haven't been around in the bloggy and stamping world for a few months (life has just taken over) but I check in daily on my blog feed- and I just wanted to let you know I am SOO EXCITED for you!!! Just goes to show everything happens for a reason :)

You've inspired me.... I think I need to get back in that craft room and get typing on my blog again! xxx

pcm said...

OMG! that is fabulous! Congratulations!!!!

Lynn said...

I love your card today...and can you see my big smile for being published and having the big win! Way to go Virginia!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Congratulations Virginia!!!!!!! So so so wonderful to see you as the Grand Prize winner and to read all the fabulous reasons why!!!!
Precious words... for a precious creative, talented lady!!!!

ps.. love today's botanical delight!

Karen from MI said...

CONGRATULATIONS VIRGINIA!! WOW!! Now that is EXCITING and BIG NEWS!! So glad that you persevered and they saw what a GREAT card you designed. I LOVE that card, Virginia......it's SO YOU and SO FESTIVE and ALIVE!! You certainly are making a name for yourself, Virginia and I am SOOOOOOO HAPPY for YOU! :)
Love, Karen

Dawn said...

WAY TO GO Virginia. Congrats. what a superb win. Love you botanical card too. Very pretty

Krista W said...

Congratulations!! What a wonderful and well deserved surprise, so happy for you :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

I DID see it!! I couldn't be happier for ANYONE! You are so talented and deserving!! CONGRATS and HUGS!! Your newest creation is another STUNNER! Could not LOVE it more!!

Nancy said...

Seriously happy congrats to you my friend! I'm so thrilled for you!
I am loving this gorgeous card, you've given me some wonderful inspiration; I'll be CASE-ing this design for sure!
hugs.

sheila said...

WOW Virgninia! This is such great and deserving news! I am so happy for you! And also congrats to you for the City Crafters Challenge Win....another little feather for your crafting cap ;-D Your cards are stunners and are getting all the wonderful feedback and recognition that they deserve!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Virginia, you already know I'm doing the happy dance for you, my friend! :)
Your card today is beautiful too!

donna mikasa said...

I shed a few tears for you, too, Virginia! So happy for you, sweetie! So deserving...

Love your botanical card! The new SRM stickers are gorgeous and looks perfect on your card!

Eve said...

Once again Congratulations, Virginia! I'm finally catching up with blogger! lol. When i saw that stamp set, i knew you made a card for moxi fab...what a beautiful card you made for this challenge!! Luv those colors too! :-)

Jocelyn said...

Yeah!! I think I told you congrats already, but your card blew me away. Well-deserved! Awesome card for the botanicals challenge. Love those colors!

Liz Weber said...

WooHOO Virginia congrats on your card on the Moxie Fab World blog, it's gorgeous. I LOVE this pretty card here (just saw it in flickr) and wondered if that was a stamp set, beautiful work!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Congratulations Virginia! What is your next goal?

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

woo hoo for you!!!!!!

Lindsey said...

Your Moxie Fabulous card was a winner to me as soon as I saw it! Well-deserved recognition. And then this new card? Equally fabulous!

Alice Wertz said...

YAY! i was so excited to see your winning card at Moxie Fab World, Virginia and thought, well that's a well deserved win!! very proud of all the Hero girls, too! that is a delightful card and so YOU! BIG HUGE congratulations!!! can't wait to see it (and your other card) in the issue! =) and you did let the stamp set shine! love the pretty summery colors you used on this. very pretty card, girl!

Tejal said...

I love this card..simple but simply beautiful...love love it!! superbly done!!

susanne said...

Yay! I saw the HA tweet about your win!! Congratulations!! That's a gorgeous card Virginia! So excited for you!! Also, I love your botanical card ... hmmm .... I think I might want that stamp now ;)!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Congratulations on your win!! It's a gorgeous card. I set a goal to win one of the Moxie Fab challenges, too. You've inspired me!

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun!

...and congratulations again! :)