3/10/09

...the joy of all the earth


What a wonderful color combination for today's CC over on SCS.  It was one of those, "I know exactly what I want to do and use" moments!  I even have two different fonts of the quote I chose. (bad, I know!!!).  I decided to go simple (B LINE Designs)  and let the beautiful K&CO Margo paper carry the show.  A lush, vintage velvet brings the texture.  

In thinking on MY own rose bushes that missed their Presidents' day trimming...I've got 27 different varieties...I can't help but remember a speech on the history of roses  I did for a college class.  I had brought in a huge bouquet of various colors to use as a visual during the final speech.  I just knew I had every one's attention as I spoke of the history of the rose in popular lore and more current cultivation techniques.  At the end, I gave each person a rose.  There was  one person left to speak and I knew, just knew I had carried the day..that is until the last speaker revealed he had also brought in a prop to compliment his speech.  A boa constrictor...needless to say, he stole the show!

I'm yearning for the heavenly smell in my garden...as much as I love my paper and stamps, nothing beats the real thing!  What about you??? How do you reconcile time in the garden?

6 comments:

Silke said...

Simply beautiful and such elegant card - Susan!!!

I love Roses too and oh I wish I could see your *Rose Garden*!!! WOW 27 different kinds - how super cool!!!

I finally trimmed ours down the last few days and they are growing like crazy since the weather has been amazing....!!!

Big hugs from your friend down South!!! ~S~

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous card Susan...lovin' the vintage velvet!!!

Oh boy, I have such the black thumb :) Although I ♥♥♥ roses!!

Sarah said...

Your card is gorgeous. And who doesn't love roses?! That vintage velvet ribbon is so beautiful, and perfect for your card. Great colors to top it off. Perfectly lovely!

Patricia Rose said...

BEAUTIFUL CARD, SUSAN... LOVE THE ROSE PAPER, VELVET RIBBON AND SENTIMENT.... WONDERFUL JOB WITH THE CC.... I ONLY HAVE 3 ROSE BUSHES IN MY GARDEN AND I DON'T THINK ANY OF THEM MADE IT THROUGH THIS WINTER :(
TFS

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Beautiful card - I love that luscious velvet!! I'm happy if I can keep my house plants alive - I adore flowers - I really wish I was a better gardener.

Julia Aston said...

This is lovely Susan! I can't believe how many rose types you have! I can just imagine the wonderful smell on the breeze in your yard!

We have a very old stand of lilacs in our yard and the wonderful smell of them on a breezy evening is so heady! Unfortunately, we are losing them over each winter that passes - they are so ancient - they crack under the force of the ice and snow - I think I will have to plant new ones when these are totally gone.

Your DP on this is wonderful and your lusciuos ribbon accents it so well along with your wonderful quote!

My one little rose bush is still covered with our wood 'teepee' to protect it from snow can't wait until it starts to grow again in spring!

I hope you will post pics of your roses here when they start to bloom!