Monday, April 18, 2016

Pink

Some of my favorite flowers ever were some tall, later-blooming tulips called Esther. I'll bet they were three feet high and the blooms themselves were bigger than my fists. And they were the most lovely shade of pink. I'd planted them at my old house, and if I were outside with the little ones, passers by would often comment on them. I've looked for more bulbs to plant here, but have been unsuccessful in locating them at our local garden centers. I think I may order them and plant them in the fall; I've missed them. So maybe next Spring, I'll have a photograph of them to show you. In the meantime, you'll have to settle for a pink card!

I'd better get moving as CASology closes in a few hours!


I'll bet you thought I had a tulip card, didn't you? Nope:


Those "happy"s look ombre, but they're not. Just plain old gold embossed. On a pink base. This looks rather fun in real life. Each 'happy' is slightly tilted. On purpose. Don't ask me why, but for some reason, it made my pea-brain happy. The stamp is from PTI's Wet Paint. And that's how I feel today. Happy. Hope you do too! Guess I'd better get going for now, but you all take some time for a couple of happy dances!

26 comments:

~amy~ said...

yay for pink + gold!
Happy Monday!

Hannelie said...

Yep, I was expecting flowers... but I was happy happy happy to find a gloriously sentiment only card when I scrolled down!It looks awesome Bev!
Thanks for joining Casology!!!

Judy1223 said...

Bev, I went and Googled Esther tulips and now I want to order some, too! How beautiful! Each year my kids give me Easter flowers, usually dafffodils, but these tulips would be a beautiful addition to my perennial garden. Thanks for the heads up! Your card does make me happy -- and I love the slight tilt of the repeated sentiment. I'm with you, it does make me happy. Thanks for sharing -- and thanks for playing along at CASology!

Marybeth said...

I love this ....Happy.... card with just pink and gold .......I think my favorite colors together! The flowers sound wonderful! Hope your week is wonderful,sweet friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Pink and gold are such a lovely combination Bed, sweet CAS card. Hope YKW didn`t happen? Thank you for sharing with us at CASology this week!

sandie said...

I like them slanted like this and the gold on pink looks yummy x

Patti said...

Oh beautiful card!

Judy gave me the idea to google the flowers too! I love how flowers from our "old yards" creep into our memories. I was just talking to DH yesterday about some HUGE - like 5' across Hosta plants I had at my old house and how I miss them!!

So glad to hear you are happy in your heart today! Praise God!!

Patti

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! I love the gold embossing on the pink -- so classic!

cm said...

Sighhh...I want to have a yard so I can have flowers, and a garden, and a garage and a craft room. Praying that's in God's plan for us...Anyway, I adore your gold & pink card, with the slightly tilted Happys that make me smile! We must have 'in common' peabrains *grin*! Pink and perfect!
Hugs~c

maria f. said...

I'm still in awe of three foot tall tulips. Wow. We gave out tulip bulbs as a remembrance at our wedding, including deep pink ones (my colors were pink, purple and red) but they were nowhere near that tall. And they never seem to survive the Spring deer-come-and-eat-me phenomenon at my folks'. The ones we brought back with us stayed at our first condo. Wonder if they're still around...
Anyhoo, SO glad to hear you're in a happy mood. That makes ME happy!

lostinpaper said...

Definitely looking for tulips, but wasn't unhappy with the gold happys at all!

Lynn said...

Love how they are tilted slightly. Have a case of the Monday blahs over here! I need this happy :)

Ardyth said...

Perfectly CAS! Happy is definitely a word worth repeating! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Nora N. said...

This is lovely!! I like the way you embossed the sentiment and the ombre is FABULOUS!!! Pink is my favorite color right now as it says SPRING to me!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You had me fooled, Bevie! I was sure I was going to see a card with tulips ~ what a tease you are!! But no worries, your triple happys card and your ebullient post have me grinning all the way around my head, my friend!! Thank you for that! Hugs, Darnell

I Card Everyone said...

This is one of those 'made you look' moments ... I'm not at all disappointed - cute tipsy words, Bev! Though I do look forward to those tulip photos =]

Joyce said...

Pink and gold--such a gorgeous combination--and your card is happy happy happy. Someone will be tickled pink to receive this beauty. Thanks so much for playing along at CASology this week.

Petra Swart said...

...can never go wrong with pink and gold and a wonderful CAS design, Bev!!!! Love the slight tilting of the words!!! So striking!!!
Hope you can get hold of those bulbs, somewhere!!! ...would love to see photo's of the flowers (...and of a tulip card!!!)
Have a great day, friend!!!!
Hugz

Brenda said...

I bet this card is amazing in person Bev! I love the pink background and the gold embossed happy's. I also love that you tipped each happy just a bit. This card make me feel happy! lol I love feeling happy and speaking of happy, those flowers you were talking about sound gorgeous! I can see why they would make you happy! I've never heard of them, but now you have me wanting some too. Happy Dances Bev!! Hugs, Brenda

Kim Heggins said...

Simply fabulous card Miss Bev! Those tulips you spoke of are amazing and I can't wait to see what yours look like in the spring. Wishing you a fabulous day...go Giants, go Cubs!

TK said...

Pretty in pink! And dances? What's not to enjoy?

Jen Mitchell said...

Yep, I thought I was going to get tulips! But I'm happy with your pink CAS beauty! I love the optical illusion of the sentiment looking ombre.

Anita in France said...

Ha, you had me going, Bev ... I was expecting tulips!! Your trio of happies, though, is just delicious ... the softness of the gold with pink is wonderful ... so pretty ... and perfectly paired with just a touch of graphic! Yum! Miss you, mon amie! Hugs & bisous, Anita :)

Martha said...

Bev, what a gorgeous and HAPPY card this is. Gold embossing on pink is always striking.

Loved your Esther Tulips story. What a lovely name for a beautiful flower.

Geri said...

So nice to know that you had a happy time staming your card!

I'm soooo far behind in commenting! Can you tell that spring has arrived? About half way through the spring yard clean-up. Pond and a few more flower beds left to do.


Your pink tulips must have been stunning! Hope you can find those bulbs again! But in the meantime, your delightfully clean and simple card definitely quenches my thirst for anything delightfully pink! The gold embossing looks great!

Kylie said...

lol I had to confess I thought you were going to stamp tulips! What a happy (had to be said!) and pretty card!