Sunday, May 5, 2013

May Beautiful World Tour!

Hello there, and welcome to Flourishes' May Beautiful World Tour.

This month, I am first on the hop so, I won't send you anywhere else.  If this is your first stop, you can simply continue to the next stop on the tour.

One lucky winner is chosen from the comments each month to WIN their choice of Flourishes stamp set.  All you need to do is follow the hop and leave comments along the way.  You do not need to comment on every stop, however, the more you comment on, the bigger your chance of winning!

It's hard to believe that we're already half-way into the year and spring is in full swing!  I hope the sun has been shining as much in your little corner of the world as it has been, here, in Vancouver!

Anyway, this month, the theme is "a picture tells a thousand words".  Kathy has challenged us girls to create a card with an image but, without any sentiment.

So, without further ado, here is what I created this time around:

My grandparents were from the prairies and moved to a double corner lot in North Vancouver, British Columbia when my mom was still a toddler.  My grandfather had always dreamt of having a farm with a creek running through it.  One day, he went out to a small town outside the city to look at a tractor that he was interested in buying.  Well, he not only bought the tractor but, also the farm!  That farm was a wonderland for my brothers and I when we were growing up...with a creek, ponds, natural forest, a barn, and a huge garden....we had MANY adventures there.

I chose to use this image not only because of my fond childhood memories of the countryside, but, also because it is in general a beautiful tranquil image which can easily stand on it's own without using a sentiment.

The main image is from Flourishes' Country Road stamp set and was stamped with Versafine ink in Onyx black.  I love the crisp image I always get when using this ink.  The papers are from October Afternoon.  I wanted a rustic, country feel so, I kept this card simple adding some stitching and embellishing with some rustic twine and a button.

Well, thanks for stopping by.
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Happy Stamping!


Kathy Jones

Naomi your card is WONDERFUL and I *LOVE* your story about why you used this particular image!!! (Love the twine/button accent - perfect for this scene!!) Perfect card for this challenge!!! :)


This card is gorgeous!


Such a gorgeous card, Naomi. What a dream of a childhood you had, visiting that wonderful place which has left you with beautiful childhood memories xx


Great card - I loved growing up on the farm, there was a creek nearby and I was out and about with my horse any time I could sneak that set too!!


LOVELY CARD Naomi! :) This IS a TRANQUIL IMAGE!!!!!!!! :) I can see WHY it would bring back fond memories for you!!!!!! LOOOOOOOVE the patched "quilt" like look of the papers you've used too!!!!!!! IT'S PERFECT with this image!!!!!!!! :)

Deb Kane

Lovely tranquil scene, almost looks like a silhouette. TFS


Ahhhhh....your card makes me really does evoke a peaceful, country feel of days gone by when kids could play outside to their hearts content - and you've used some of my very favourite dp's here, love these, I think I only have a few scraps left in my "hoarding" pile! Fabulous!


Beautiful card, I live on a large lot in Wisconsin and have a barn and just love everything about the countryside. Thanks for sharing this great card.

Vicki Dutcher

What a perfect story to go along with this wonderfully layered card!


love the image. Thanks for the story behind your card, always nice to know.

Kris B

Very charming card! I love anything country, I grew up and now live in the country so I think your card is perfect! TFS God bless!!


Love the country feel of your card! Just a very pretty card.


Lovely card, great scene

Jean Bullock

I love the lacy background paper, and the layers and the farmhouse scene. Has a real country feel to it. Great Job!

Allison Cope Israels

Stunning card creation Naomi! What fabulous fond memories you must have of your Grandparent's farm. Gorgeous card!

Meredith MacRitchie

Awesome, Naomi! The papers you chose compliment the image so perfectly, and what a sweet story behind the picture!


This card is really pretty. I love the gingham paper with the farm stamp.


Gorgeous card, Naomi! Love the country feel of you card, the great papers and the cute button! Fab work! Hugs

Beth Norman

Wonderful story to go with your card. The gingam really adds an old fashioned touch to the farm image.


The polka dot paper makes it pop. Great job!

Sue D

Wonderful card--I have fond memories of my grandparents farm too.


Gorgeous card :-) The twine, button and stitching go really well with the picture. Love the story behind the picture. Thanks for sharing.


Great card and great story. Thanks for sharing your childhood memories with us!


Fabulous card! My grandparents had a farm & your scene reminded me of the fun memories we used to have out there.


Lovely image, papers, and family story.


Wonderful country look. Love the red hanky background!!


Wonderful country look. Love the red hanky background!!


Naomi your card is absolutely breathteaking! I love it, love the colors and I love the papers and design. I had my eyes on this gorgeous stamp set, it is a must-have! Lovely! The story to go with the card is lovely too!



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This is a gorgeous card...Love the image and the design paper combinations you chose!

Amelia Clark

Wow..This is what i have been looking for and you have done a great job. Beautiful layout like you Naomi. Thanks for sharing.