Friday, October 16, 2009

A Warm Welcome.............PPA12......



Nothing says welcome like a wreath on the front door - well except maybe a plate of warm chocolate chip cookies. When I saw this week's PPA sketch done by the talented Margaret Moody I immediately thought of a wreath. I made one using bits and pieces of stamps from Priceless, Holiday Best, Elegant Thank You, Pocket Silhouettes and Short and Sweet. I inked them with Pumpkin Pie, Purely Pomegranate, Soft Suede or Ruby Red. Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry Paper add to the fall color line-up. There is a beautiful old Colonial home on our block in need of some TLC. To my delight it has been bought by a young couple who have already started to fix it up. The house is not yet livable but when I walked by the other morning a wreath had been hung on the front door - a perfect hello to the neighborhood. I will be taking this card to welcome our new neighbors - along with a plate of those cookies!

23 comments:

Roberta said...

Very pretty. I love how you used different stamps to make your wreath.

SnappyStamper said...

Oh my GOSH - Linda that wreath is so amazing! How clever... you were thinking miles outside the box with this & it's so gorgeous! Have a great weekend!

Debbie Henderson said...

Linda, how creative! You did a wonderful job with the wreath and the colors you used.I love it!

Tracey Parrott said...

I love your wreath...I thought that too when I saw the sketch! Wonderful use of stamps!

Mary Fish said...

Fabulous inspiration using the doorway. I had a ball figuring out where you used the different "bits" of stamp sets. This is exceedingly clever and creative. Hugs, Mary

Lourdes Torres said...

I really says Welcome. Your card is warm and friendly. Love it.

Carla Bazhenow said...

Linda, your card is wonderful! Love the different bits of stamps... Hugs,

chercroppin said...

Love the purples and greens together! This is so pretty Linda...very nicely done...what a gorgeous image!

Patti MacLeith said...

Linda, this wreath is so beautiful! If I hang one on my door, would you bring me some cookies? :-)
Seriously, I love the "hanger" you made and the creative way you used all of those different images. Perfect!

Kim said...

Linda, you are too sweet! What a welcome - gorgeous card, cookies, the sweetest neighbor...
Stunning card!!!!

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is absolutely stunning! I love it!

Kim said...

Linda, Love the card! Makes me wish I was your new neighbor!

Barb said...

The card and the story warmed my heart on a very brisk Autumn evening!!!

Margaret Moody said...

You continue to amaze me, Linda! This is gorgeous! I love the wonderful wreath! So creative! Love the colors, too! I know your new neighbors will love your beautiful card that was inspired by their wreath! Thanks too for the shout out! I really appreciate it! Hugs to you!

Melissa said...

I adore all the perfect stamps you chose for this card! How clever! It's beautiful, creative, and fresh! Truely original!

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Oh my, Linda, this is one of the loveliest cards I've ever seen. The bits and pieces together are gorgeous, and the colors are beautiful. Stunning! XO

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Jen said...

What a lovely wreath. And the colors are just gorgeous. Love it.

Kris Kilcoyne said...

This is so creative!

I love the fall colors.

Sue said...

What a beautiful selection of colors! I would never thought to have used those stamps in that way. Lovely!

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Stunning card! What a gorgeous mix of stamp sets and colors. Bravo!

Pamela Knox said...

Oh--My--Goodness! Ditto on all of the above! And thank you for visiting my blog.

NLempinen2 said...

What can I add...your card is gorgeous and your use of stamps is very creative. Great Job!
NLempinen