Monday, February 25, 2013

BBTB2/3D Flower Power

Happy Monday.  Our hostess this week at BBTB2 is our lovely Susan who asked us to use a 3D flower design.  I borrowed Flower Shoppe from my dear friend Pat, and this is the flower cut I selected.  I embossed my flower cuts, I added some leaves from one of my Sizzix cuts, and the butterfly is a die cut from Cheery Lynn Designs.  All are mounted on a Cuttlebug Plus embossing folder.  The center of the flower has pearls and card candy.  

I hope that you check out BBTB2 for some flower power inspiration.  Join up on the challenge by following the rules on the BBTB2 sidebar.

Now for a little news.  I am stepping away from BBTB2 for now so I can devote my time to sewing for some shelters and worthwhile agencies.  For those of you who have followed along my bloggy journal you have seen posts where I donated artwork or sewing projects to worthwhile causes like Breast Cancer Awareness, Gray Matters (which is a brain tumor support group), the Banner Oncology support groups, some fund raisers for Pet Rescues, and a few others.  I now have the opportunity to donate my sewing projects to several care centers, nursing homes and Homes for Abused Children and Adults. I have about 14 quilts I have finished with many more to work on.  I love sewing and this new adventure will take a lot of my time.  So for now.... a fond fond goodbye to the wonderful design team sisters and to my friends and followers.  I will post cards now and then, and maybe some sewing projects.

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Carole, this is gorgeous. I will miss seeing your beautiful work but you are doing something so selfless. Good luck.

Jayne said...

Gorgeous card and flower Carole. Love the card candy centre. You know how much I'm going to miss you...
Hugs
Jayne x

1CardCreator said...

Beautiful card Carole, your inspiration on the design team will be sorely missed, your designs were always such a beautiful inspiration! Please continue to blog, give us updates on your sewing progress and everything else on your corner of the world. Much love, ~Diane

Brenda said...

What a beautiful card Carole! I love that flower and love the embossing on it as well as the embossing on the card! You are such a wonderful person with all your selfless donations to many worthwhile agencies. You will be missed more than you know my friend, but we understand so and this is such an important task! I know first hand how beautiful your sewing is! Thank you for sharing your talents with us and with others who need it so badly. Big hugs to you my friend!!!

Susan said...

I love what you did with this card shop flower, Carole. Your work is exquisite, as always. Love all of the embossing and those elegant colors! Of course you know how I feel about your plans - I am stuck between "I am proud of you for your charity work" and "but I NEED YOU"!! I have tried hard not to whine so let me just say I will miss you on the team!!! :)
xxSusan

Yoshira aka cricutalltime said...

Beautiful card.love the embossing and colors.Will miss your post.You are so generous and talented.Lucky to have one of your sewing art work and so will many who will receive those quilts.

Caroline said...

Your card is gorgeous. I really love that embossed flower. I will really miss seeing your beautiful projects every week. When I think of you, I think of the bbtb2 blog. Have fun with your sewing projevts.
Caroline

Sandi said...

Carole your flower is gorgeous, and you will be a missed icon for the challenge, hugs

Sharon said...

So very beautiful Carole!! I'm gonna miss seeing your fabulous projects!! You are going to reap so many blessings from your donations. May God Bless You!!! :)

Scrapping Girl said...

You will be missed-but I hope you post pics of your sewing projects! I love the embossing on your card and the flower is gorgeous!
Michelle

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

Carole you have always inspired me and this is no exception. Such a pretty card. I have loved creating with you and we will miss you. What a lovely idea to sew for shelters etc. Big hugs and keep in touch.

~JulieH~ said...

Beautiful card, fabulously embossed as always Carole and I love the card candy.
Carole I will miss you so much at BBTB2 but what you are doing for all these charities is so wonderful.You are a wonderful lady Carole
Big hugs
Juliexx

shelly said...

sad to see you leaving us carole youve been a huge inspiration and always so encouraging since the early days of the cricut message board. all the causes you donate to are very lucky to get your beautiful sewing creations. :)
love your card with that pretty butterfly and embossing :)