Monday, September 5, 2022

Lush Geraniums

Good morning, friends, and happy Labor Day if you're in the US. 
 My grandmother always grew red geraniums in her breezeway.  It was a room filled with windows on both the front and back, so it got lots of sunlight.  I remember a feeling of warmth washing over me whenever I stepped through the door into her home.  
I believe my love for gardening came from her, as I have so many fond memories of her tending to her flower gardens outside in the summertime and caring for her geraniums all throughout the long, cold Maine winters.  

Every summer, I add geraniums to my list of potted plants to put on the patio or in various containers around our yard, but I like to mix up the colors.  The salmon-colored geraniums are among my favorites.  

I used Poppystamps Brilliant Geraniums for today's cards.  I cut so many that I was able to make two cards.  

I added a bit of glitter to the edges of the flowers to make them sparkle and shine.  The Poe Script Happy Birthday die cut sentiment is also from Poppystamps.  I cut it twice out of black cardstock and a matte finish gold cardstock and layered them offset so the black gave the illusion of a shadow.  

I'll be entering one of these cards into the Poppystamps Anything Goes challenge
and the Flower Challenge, since I added some sparkle to the flowers.
  I'll also enter one card into the Simon Says Wednesday, Anything Goes challenge.  

Here's a list of links to the products I used today:

Thanks for stopping by!


Conniecrafter said...

You did a gorgeous job with these flowers. You just never know what you may pass on to other people do you, and the memories that can be had of certain things. Very pretty arranging of them in the pot! Happy Labor day!

Lisa Elton said...

What a lovely memory to share, Birgit! I put a big pot of red geraniums on my front porch every year but I agree, the salmon ones are beautiful too. Your cards are just as pretty as they can be. You've done your grandmother proud with your incredible geraniums!

Donna Phelan said...

Love your story, thank goodness for Nanas, they instill us with so many life lessons and love! These flowers are gorgeous! Love how you have created with them, look at that 3D look! WOW! I love the salmon ones too, I always get impatients in that color too! Very Pretty!

Marcia Hill said...

Not sure how I missed this post but both cards are absolutely BEAUTIFUL Birgit! I love geraniums too and always have them on my front porch and a planter box at the base of our deck stairs in back! What a great memory to have of your grandmother too and her love for the flowers we all love too! You have done a FABULOUS job on both cards with these flowers...they just couldn't be any prettier!! Hugs. :0)

Nancy Penir said...

Nothing like a grandmother's garden, is there? Such beautiful reminders of happy memories! These are both gorgeous, loving your sparkle, and excited to tell you, 'thanks for playing along at the Poppystamps Challenge, and the Flower Challenge'. Hugs!!!

TaeEun said...

The sparkle on the petals looks really stunning and makes the flowers pop! The arrangement of the geraniums is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along at The Flower Challenge!

Tiny Paper Blossom said...

Wow! Gorgeous geraniums! Your coloring is next level. Thanks so much for playing along with Poppystamps this month!

Anonymous said...

So pretty, I love the detail you added to the leaves too! Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, sorry I’m so late visiting you. I hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

Jeanne J. said...

Birgit this is stunning! I love the sugar coated flower petals and the GOLD! It all comes together for one beautiful creation!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

What a gorgeous array of geraniums, Birgit! Just love both versions but especially the one in the pot :) Lovely memories of your grandmother too - thanks for sharing!