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June Bombshell Stamps Sketch

Hello! So nice of you to come for a visit! Today I am sharing June’s Bombshell Stamps Sketch with you. Kathi, once again created a wonderful sketch for us to work with, and hopefully you will play along with the Bombshell gals for your chance to win a prize at the end of the month! Here’s the sketch:
June
I chose to work with the Hula Girl set. I created a card for my husband’s former boss who recently retired.

Don’t you wish you were there? I sure do! I colored everything up with my watercolor markers, being sure to give my hula girl a pretty sun kissed glow.

I am so loving this set. The volcano, the beautiful hibiscus…even the images not used on this card. I highly recommend this fun set!
Speaking of hibiscus…that’s my favorite part of the card. I adore hibiscus flowers. But there’s one in particular. Now bear with me…I’ll try to make it brief. I worked at a nursery for many years (that’s where I met my husband!). I love flowers and gardening, so when we got new plants in I was always very excited. Hibiscus come in a couple of varieties, and each of them have specific colors. The type that I prefer is most commonly seen in red, orange and sometimes yellow. At least here in New York! But once in a while on the truck…I would find a double colored one that has a bright pink center and an orange edge. STUNNING! I needed one. Had to have it. Finally was able to get one…and boy did I take care of it.
In New York, hibiscus are annuals, unless you bring them indoors. Well, I did. I have had this amazing plant for 12 whole years!!! That’s a looooong time for a hibiscus in NY! It has had bugs, and diseases…but I always made my plant better (often with Gene’s help!). But. Last year it got cold really fast here….and I think that the weather did my poor beloved plant in. Gene thinks the roots are still good…but I haven’t seen any sprouts on it…so I am thinking it has flowered for it’s last time… :( But thankfully, I have taken many pictures of it. So, before I make a long story even longer…here is my inspiration for the flowers on my card.
Hibiscus flowers 004
Didn’t I tell you it was stunning???
Hibiscus flowers 001
I hope I can find another one. I am on a mission to do just that. Thanks for stopping by, and learning about another piece of my little world! Have an inspiring day!!!

Comments

I love the little volcano! Really cute card.:) Your flower was beautiful! I hope it comes back, but if not I hope you can find another one. Really cool!

hugs,
Laura
DonnaMundinger said…
Boy do I EVER wish I were there! Fabulous card and your hibiscus is (was? boohoo!) AMAZING. One of the most beautiful I've ever seen! I bought a King of Bohemia hibiscus when my Daddy died (he was ethnically Bohemian (Czech)) but I could only make it last for two years (and that's in CA!) You guys have some green thumb. Hope your hubby is right and it comes back for you. xxD

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