Tuesday, July 21, 2015

FAVORITE NEW STAMP SET - 2O15-16

SO the SUO challenge for this week was FAVORITE NEW STAMP SET, and I didn't have to think TWICE about that one - this is hands down my FAVORITE, this beautiful "hydrangea" which has been called out as a hydrangea, a rhododendron, a geranium, and I think even a few other interpretations  To me, it's a hydrangea, even though in my deepest heart of hearts I think it just might be a rhododendron, but hydrangeas are my absolute favorite, so I named it a hydrangea.  Hmph, I didn't even color it a hydrangea color, how do you like that?  That's the magic of stamping, it can be whatever I want it to be and I can color it however I want to color it! haha!!   Isn't it beautiful though??  Well, we are in the throes of moving, - closing on a new house the day after tomorrow - and we have been literally working round the clock to get ourselves out of this house by the weekend.  We have only lived in Ohio 9 years, so I'm not really sure how we accumulated so much STUFF, but we did.  I was on my way to the sack tonite to hit the hay when I remembered, OH GEEZ - color challenge night and SUO challenge blog night, and I turned right around and came back downstairs to post.  :) The days are all running together, and every day I go to work to get some rest. haha.  This too shall pass.   Happy Tuesday everyone - if you took the time to read this take another minute and leave me some love, I have been so much more motivated to blog the last couple of weeks with all that LOVE.  :) Next time I post it will be from our new house.  Thank you Jesus!! :) Happy Tuesday again, and this time I am headed to hit the hay for real.  Six AM comes reallllll soon.  :) Until next time, Karen

18 comments:

Jeanne said...

Good wishes for your move! I've tried to email, but it came back not deliverable, both times. Love your card, whatever the flower is!!

JRGH said...

Good luck on your moving. I would hate to move I have lived in my house for 35 years and stuff we can collected OH MY! It would almost be better to take a bulldozer and push it down, except for all my stamping stuff.

Carol Whitney said...

What a beautiful card!! Your work is always over the top.

cj boyce said...

Definitely a rhododendron. Your card is so beautiful. Love it. Can't wait til I get my stamp set. You have inspired me.

Carol T. From NJ said...

As always your card is beautiful. I love any flowers, they make me happy!! Good luck with getting everything pack & moved. You really don't need any sleep do you?😂 Take care of yourself.

Susan Miller said...

Oh wow just beautiful,love the color ! Hope your move goes smoothly !

Anonymous said...

Karen--
Beautiful card and I love the colors. Good luck on your move. We'll be doing it soon enough also and I can't imagine packing up all that we have. It will have to be a time of letting go of things. We have too much that we don't need or use. I tried to comment last time but had some problems and it didn't work. I have not been much of a commenter on any blog and I realized that it wasn't a good thing so I'm going to try harder to do better!

Peggy

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, I always love love love your blog. One reason for your beautiful art, and two for your words. Your love for Jesus shines through.

I'm also in the midst of moving, hopefully for the last time. I've moved I think 12 times in the last 21 years, yes my husband was in the military.

Hydrangeas are my favorite flower too. We were just saying how this house doesn't feel like our house because we don't have any hydrangeas yet. We always plant them in every house.

I hope your move goes smoothly.

Rainy

Mary Beth Krakowski said...

THe card is beautiful! I think it is a hydrangea - maybe next year they will be available in orange! Good luck with the move - really a challenging thing to do. Bless your heart.

bensarmom said...

Karen, this is absolutely stunning! I love the idea of two flowers on you panel and your colors are absolutely amazing!
I can't doing all you are doing. You're like wonder woman! Where are you moving to? I'm praying for a safe and smooth move for you.

Maria Rodriguez said...

Karen, I've always been amazed at your incredible talent and this card is another example of it. You have magic hands my dear and a beautiful sense of color and balance.
Thank you so much for sharing what you love and best of luck and much happiness in your new home. Moving can be stressful so I hope you take some time to settle in, not trying to do all the unpacking in one day.
Are you going to have a room of your own to stamp and create?
Many paper hugs.
Maria Rodriguez.

www.swimbikerunandstamp.blogspot.com

Patt H. said...

Love the card, Karen! Your work is always so pretty & an inspiration to me to get out my stamps & play!!

Debbie said...

I always love your coloring! Beautiful! Get lots of rest when you can, moving, ugh!

Anonymous said...

yup it's a rhodie. I have always LOVED the way you color. Who needs blendabilties anyway! Beautiful card!

Unknown said...

You card is beautiful and your flower coloring is always superb! And that bow is grand! Good luck with your move.
Lu C

Anonymous said...

Another beautiful card - love the colors with the beautiful Bow!
Gloria

Unknown said...

Love your card. Your flowers are always beautiful! Hoping the move is going well. Know they can be totally exhausting, but exciting at the same time. Look forward to when you have time to post again.
Lu C

Anonymous said...

Hi Karen, I love your cards, they are simply gorgeous! I would sure miss checking out your cards if you stopped blogging. -Bk