Thursday, February 17, 2011

You're Too Kind.....PPA81.....

Ahhh Valentine week - I'm happy to report I got a Valentine or two and this sweet treat from Nance Leedy:


I used the sketch at Pals Paper Arts to create a card to tell that Canopy Girl just what I think of her!  She is one talented lady and a visit to the Canopy is always delightful!

When I taught third grade we would study the rainforest and its layers which included the fact that some flowers actually grow and bloom high above the ground in the canopy.  The canopy blocks sunlight so the forest floor is too dark for many flowers to grow.  At the end of a lesson one day I asked, "Who knows why there aren't lots of bright flowers on the forest's floor?"  And a little guy answered:  "Because the florist would trip over them all of the time!"  Think about it........


20 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

I just love to hear what kids think!! I have a third grader, and she says the most darned adorable things.

Carla Bazhenow said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the distressing, the flower and that ribbon treatment. So beautiful, Linda!!! What was that show, Kids Say the Darnest Things... I loved that!!! I keep a little file of 3 X 3 cards with the silly things my family says so I always have them. I had a surprise for my son, Wes when he came home from school one afternoon and I was teasing him about it and he said "You got Kenny Rogers"!!! "No Wes, I didn't get Kenny Rogers, you got a new toy". He was so disappointed. He was about 5 or 6 and hates it when I tell that story. lol

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, love everything about it and your wonderful story. The flower is gorgeous and I really like the darker ink on the edges of the petals.

Tara Bilbao said...

Fabulous card Linda. I love your color choice , al the little details and the flower is gorgeous. I love reading your stories as much as seeing your beautiful artwork.

TrishG said...

So very pretty. Love that flower!!!

Marisa said...

You rocked this sketch, Linda!!! Love the flower and the way you sponged it. Great story too - my smile for the day :)

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Love your story and that Canopy Girl happens to be my fabulous UP line! Such a pretty card she sent... and I agree... she is TALENTED!

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Linda meant to say YOUR card is beautiful, but I do congratulate you on your "valentine" from Nance too. lol

Pam~ said...

Stunning card to go along with your funny story!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable story...beautiful flower!

Mike Funke said...

I can see I'm going to definitely have to buy that flower die. This is just beautiful. The flower just pops off the page - literally!
Mike

Debbie said...

I hope that little boy got a prize from Mrs. Callahan!!

I love this card, the flower is gorgeous. And I agree, I love the darker color on the edge of the petals. You're quite creative, Mrs. C!!

XOXO :)

Patti MacLeith said...

Clever little boy. Wonder what he's doing now? Your card is terrific, Linda!

Joannna Munster said...

What a clever boy! My 3rd grader right now asks those kinds of questions. It always amazes me how those little brains work things out. I just love this age! Beautiful card! Hugs, Joanna

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful flower and wonderful distressing of your DSP! I also love how your ribbon turned out. Everything works so well together! A++ teacher!

Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous flower and color combo!

Hugs, M

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

love this card, love how all the elements go together to create perfection!

Nance said...

Awww, {blush} Linda I am so touched by your virtual card! LOVE the color combination, your paper selection and that flower is STUNNING! I agree it literally pops out of the screen. It's gorgeous. And look at you distressing the paper--you go girl! LOVE it! {{hugs}}

Kim said...

Gorgeous Linda and congrats on a well deserved award!

Mary said...

What a wonderful story about the third grader. It certainly made me smile. :)

I love your card. I love the DP and the flower that you made. Is that the flower die from the newest mini? It is so pretty.

Mary