Monday, May 23, 2016

You are such a Joy!

Hi Everyone and Happy Monday!
My mojo is lacking a bit today so I thought I'd get it kick started
by doing the newest sketch on the Mojo Monday Challenge Blog.

Here's today's sketch:

First I chose what image I'd like to use for the focus then went from there.
This image comes from a pack of vintage image sheets I purchased several years ago at the Adventures in Stamping Convention in Akron.  The company is TJ Designs (  Other product used will be listed at the end of this post.

Other challenges to share in:

I have a busy day/week ahead so I guess I'd better get started.
But before I leave you, I'd like to share a few more photos I snapped while walking around the yard last evening.

This is my VIBURNUM ... it's beautiful and smells SO GOOD!!
I planted it in the corner of our deck because it wasn't supposed to get this tall ... oh well!  LOL
Hope it's not damaged too much when the roofers come on Wednesday to put a new roof on our house!

I just LOVE the picnic area we have created up in the wooded section of our lot.
Springtime shade plants bloom beautifully.  Here you see in the top photo one of my many Bleeding Hearts (I've split this plant out so many times I'm running out of places to plant them, lol) as well as a Foam Plant and various Hostas in & around the beds.  The bottom photo is Columbine.

Like I said ... I have divided my main Bleeding Heart plant several times over the years ...
here's a photo of a starter I planted behind the garage a few years back ... 
looks like it's time to start splitting it out too!  YIKES!  Going to have to give some to the neighbors!

And lastly is this beautiful Orange Blossom Azalea hubby planted a few years back.
I see there's a Pin Oak trying to take over the space ... dang squirrels !!

Ok that's it!  Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!
Hope you have a FABULOUS week ahead!
As always . . .

Papers:  White cs, Red cs, DCWV 'the Dots, Stripes & Plaids mat stack'
Stamp/Ink:  Verve 'Kind Words' / Versafine Onyx
Dies:  Joy! Craft 'Fish' #6002/0154, Memory Box 'Stitched Circle Layers' #30036
Accessories:  HFC pop dots


Leslie Miller said...

Wow, great card! I recognized the sketch right away as I just received it in my email. You got right busy and I'll probably never get around to it. Sheesh! Love the fish dies. Of course, I noticed those 'cause I'm a die nut. LOVE the garden photos! Your plants look healthy and thriving. Bought two bleeding hearts this spring and they promptly started dying back. I wondered if they've already come and gone, but I don't remember them dying back this early before. I used to have a nice bleeding heart, but never had to divide it. They must really like it there!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos, Darlene! Your card is great! You did a terrific job with the sketch, and I love that wonderful sentiment! :o)

Donna Phelan said...

FAB card. Lovely gardens...we are so far behind you.....but I hope to catch up! :)

Diane Louise J said...

Hello… Thanks for joining our ‘Summer Time’ challenge with your lovely card. Enjoyed looking at your photographs too. Good luck and hope you can join us again.
[Diane Louise, Team Leader for Crafty Friends Challenge]

Diane said...

Perfect card for the sketch challenge! How fun you got to take some time off and join in the fun!! Beautiful pictures of your 'green thumb' at work too!! I am jealous of your bleeding hearts ...I have tried for years to get them to grow here, but they never come back...well I do have a white one that appeared again this year, so am keeping my fingers crossed!! I think they are such a unique and pretty flower!! Thanks for sharing!!

Conniecrafter said...

cool vintage image and love the fish with it.... your yard is just gorgeous, that tree/bush is just so full, hope it fared well

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a fabulous card. Love that vintage image paired with the cool fish. Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!