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Friday, September 22, 2017

Tying the Knot Blog Hop

Hello, sweet friends! Praise God we survived Hurricane Irma and suffered only minor damage, but my heart aches for the thousands who have lost loved ones and everything...their homes, jobs, and entire towns and villages. Let's all continue to pray and to do whatever we can to support those who are helping after the three hurricanes and the earthquakes in Mexico. 


Marcella Hawley, Wedding Hop, Tying the Knot, Doug and Marcy, September 2017

Both the Bloom Brigade and the Instant Gardeners are teaming up to celebrate a very special day...and couple. Our dearest Marcy is getting married  she and Doug are "tying the knot"  tomorrow. We have been keeping it a secret, and I know she will be delighted when she reads all the lovely things her teams share and sees the cards we have made.

I decided to use a favorite flower of Marcy's mom, and I colored it with pencils and did some "extreme" fussy cutting. I sponged the background to give it some blush...all brides blush at some point, right? Then I positioned the branch, carefully stamped "love," and then adhered it all to the card base. I used a number of small clear adhesive pads to add the delicate branch and flowers and adhered it to the card...breathing a sigh of relief...sort of how a bride feels when she is finally ready to walk down the aisle. So, here is my card!

Power Poppy, Marcella Hawley, Planning for Magnolias, My English Rose, CherylQuilts, Designed by Cheryl Scrivens, September 2017

I have to admit that initially I was a bit overwhelmed at making a card for our artist extraordinaire, Marcella Hawley! However, I realized that this isn't about art per se but rather celebrating the love Marcy and Doug have for each other.   


Love is patient and kind;
love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude.
It does not insist on its own way;
it is not irritable or resentful;
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Love bears all things, believes all things,
hopes all things, endures all things.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three;
but the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7, 13

Whether you are a stamper or not, I hope you will visit the posts below to see what each of the team members is sharing. And I encourage you to visit the Power Poppy blog and wish Marcy and Doug a blessed wedding day. 


Sweet Marcy, I wish you, Doug, and your entire family a beautiful and fun day as you and Doug join together as husband and wife. May God bless you with increasing love for each other (and for God) as your love matures over the years, and may you have a lifetime of happiness, health and  most of all  love. Know that you are dearly loved! Big ole hugs and love, my precious friend! xoxo

Thank you for visiting with me today, and may God continue to bless each of you. 

Blessings, dear friends,



Stamps:  Planning for Magnolias, My English Rose (Power Poppy) 
Paper: Solar White (Neenah), White and Autumn Rose (PTI)
Ink:  Tuxedo Black (Memento), Onyx Black (Versafine), Spun Sugar Distress Ink
Tools/Accessories: Chameleon Color Tone Pencils, A2 Devine Eloquence and Labels 28 dies (Spellbinders), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Multi Mono Liquid Glue (Tombow), clear foam adhesive pads (Kool Tak)
Techniques: Fussy cutting
Card Size:  A-2

35 comments:

Team Clark said...

I truly appreciate this Word for the day. <3 I'm "loving" your card with the soft pink sponging, gorgeous frame and beautifully fussy cutting. Exquisite beauty! Hugs, Autumn

Donna Ellis said...

Such a beautiful representation of Marcella's artwork, combined with your incredible coloring, Cheryl. Red is the perfect color for romance. She will be touched by the blog hop! I so admire your fussy cutting in this delightful creation! Like you, my heart and prayers are extended to all those across the globe, facing tremendous hardship and obstacles. Feeling very grateful and humbled that we "dodged yet another bullet".

I am leaving a much dreaded copy-and-paste phrase on my friends' blogs. Trying to get back into the groove of normal, everyday life. The recent events in Florida caused circumstances which triggered exacerbations of my diseases. Hoping that my hands heal, and strength returns soon - the rest of it can be coped with easily enough. Thanks for understanding my inability to accomplish very much - maybe in October? love and hugs, de

Heidi Stamps said...

What a lovely wedding card! I really like the colors because the red seems very romantic.

It is overwhelming to see all the news of natural disasters. Keeping those affected in prayer.

Kia said...

Beautiful work Cheryl, made with love to celebrate love.

Cheryl said...

Oh, how beautiful! And, it was so good to hear that you are safe from the hurricane. My dear sister lives in Naples, and her house was a direct hit. SO much loss and devastation across our land right now...and the world is in such chaos. But, GOD. He is still in control, and He is ever faithful. Much love and many blessings to you, sweet friend. :)

Craftin Caly said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate marriage! I love your card, Cheryl! Definitely delicate and beautiful - perfect for a wedding!

Jerri Jimenez said...

A very beautiful card for Marcy and Doug, you've created a masterpiece Cheryl, it's so beautiful. I know Marcy will love it and a huge congratulations to her and Doug!

Yes, prayers to all those effected by Harvey, Irma and Maria. My prayers go out to all of those that lost loved ones and those that are starting all over again and those still without power. My heart and prayers are with each a every one of them.

Barbara said...

Oh my, how I enjoyed this special hop. So glad that I made a cup of coffee and sat down to enjoy it and the hop at the same time. Your card is so inspiring and beautiful. Love the shading around the edges that match the gorgeously colors blossoms. Perfect for the wedding day of some happy friends.

Jen Timko said...

Absolutely beautiful, Cheryl!! Gorgeous in every way!!

Barb said...

Your card is simply lovely, my dear.

Allison Cope said...

Awww.... so beautiful Cheryl! It's a card created with pure love for a dear, sweet friend. Marcy will know that for sure! She's love it! Sending bug hugs to you today! So glad you got my birthday card!

Stacy Morgan said...

Cheryl your fussy cutting is outstanding! Oh my word... not to mention the fantastic coloring you did. This is awesome! So sweet to use the magnolia set too, almost did that. Glad I didn't complete with this. :-) Gorgeous and I do love the fussy cutting you did.

Elizabeth Zaffarano said...

That was so kind, to remember Marcella's mom in your card today! Needless to say, it is beautifully colored and cut! What a labor of love!

Kathy Jones said...

OH MY WORD - Cheryl you have out done yourself my friend!! The colouring of those beautiful magnolias is one thing - but to fussy cut it all......Marcy will be in awe let me tell you!! This is such a beautiful card for our beautiful couple!!! <3

Susan Lankford said...

How fortunate Marcella is to have such a devoted and talented team...and of course, all of you are so fortunate to have her! Of course, your card is gorgeous...awesome fussy cutting! So glad you are ok after that horrendous storm...I know many are not. The number of disasters is tremendous...we must keep our eye on the One who watches over all.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh Cheryl, it is hard to believe you were nervous about making the card, you do such lovely work always just beautiful, and wow can I just say your fussy cutting of this is outstanding as is your fantastic coloring!!
The words you left at the bottom of the post for Marcy was just wonderful and spot on also, to keep God at the center of your marriage is so spot on!!
Once again I am so thankful that you and others I know from Florida made it through, and pray that relief comes fast to those who have lost so much!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Gorgeous card. Hoping their day is sunshiney, bright and filled with love and fun too!

Patti J said...

Cheryl, I'm so glad to hear that you came through Irma with no major issues. Your card, and your beautiful words are wonderful, my friend! Continued prayers for your friends in Florida!

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness, Cheryl, this is gorgeous! You have done a wonderful job colouring those magnolias with pencils and then to fussy cut - wow! And then to layer it onto one of my favorite die cuts - A2 Devine Eloquence. I know Marcy will love your card without a doubt! So glad to hear you survived Irma with minor damage. So much sadness and devastation beyond belief, my thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected!

jordanbev5@yahoo.com said...

This is so lovely!! Love the colors!

Marjorie DUMONTlER said...

That's a lovely and delicate card !

Broni said...

I just love this gorgeous beauty! How elegant and beautiful it is!!

Viki Banaszak said...

What a lovely card! Very pretty.

Karen D. said...

such a gorgeous card mf...love the deep burgundy then the soft pinks of the flowers and the bkg. Hope you are all doing well after the big storm has passed. We are breaking records here in Ontario with all the heat...it's going to feel like 40 degrees C today!! It's so weird to see all the leaves falling off the trees and having this heat. We broke a record yesterday almost 100 yrs old...wow.
Well blessings mf...take care.
xx Karen

Robin Clendenning said...

Sweet Cheryl, this is just so gorgeous!! I so love the colors and the coloring...so love the dimension it seems to have because of the coloring. The framing is beautiful as well my friend!
God bless you dear sister!

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a beautiful card Cheryl. Love the pretty flowers and the soft coloring. The delicate framing looks lovely. Oh, I love that verse. My FIL recited it at our wedding. :)

Leslie Miller said...

Exquisite hardly covers how beautiful your card is! Your coloring of the branch and blooms with the pencils is spectacular! This is truly a long awaited special occasion. Marcy will love your card!

Essie said...

Cheryl, What a lovely card--and your post--so very wonderful!

nwilliams6 said...

Some lovely coloring and beautiful verse here, Cheryl. Such a lovely thing to celebrate and I know Marcy felt very loved with all these wonderful cards - great idea. She is lucky to have such a supportive team. Gorgeous card. Hugz to you my sweet friend.

Angela Bode said...

Well, first you used my favorite color so you had me there! :) I always love looking at your beautiful coloring!!! I could look at it all day! Beautiful framing. I can't even imagine how you did the fussy cutting on this!

ChristineCreations said...

This is a beautiful choice for Marcy and Doug Cheryl. Elegant and full of love!

Tracy said...

Absolutely lovely. Beautiful color choice and I really like the way you added the branch to the layout. The base die makes it so elegant. Always neat as a pin and refreshing. Hugs!

Traci M said...

What a soft and feminine...entirely beautiful wedding card and tribute to Marcella and her sweetheart!! You need not be intimidated...your coloring is always gorgeous! I'm sure they were so blessed with cards from everywhere!

Dandi93 said...

Gorgeous magnolia branch Cheryl, it makes for a lovely wedding card for the happy couple... Love how the flowers hang outside of the white panel... Perfection once again... Hugs my dear

Marisa said...

You get a prize for that detailed fussy cutting. Such a gorgeous card and love how it isn't a "traditional" wedding card! Sure to be treasured by the recipient ♥