The Everything's Rosy release could not have been more timely. These beautiful blooms have been perfect for Mother's Day designs. I'm not sure when a stamp release has given me such creative satisfaction. Not only are they so very pretty and oh, so versatile but the quality is such that I'm stamping perfect images time and time again. Let's hear for deeply etched red rubber! I made this particular card for my daughter to send her grandmother. I started by stamping off Wild Rose Branch with Memento Cottage Ivy ink onto Poison Ivy shimmer cardstock. Next, I added Wild Rose using Grape Jelly Memento Ink. One of the rose centers was cut out for interest and placed on with a foam adhesive and then a bit of yellow glitter was added to the center of each rose with a Sakura Quickie Glue pen. The Happy Mother's Day script sentiment was cut out with a Nestability and attached with some very old SU ribbon (knew I had a reason to save that.) The panel was then adhered to a Blackberry Shimmer Couture card. This truly came together in less than 30 minutes! Be sure to check out the Everything's Rosy release now available for purchase on the A Muse website! It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
Monday, May 3, 2010
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As many of us with school-aged children know, this week is dedicated to the wonderful women and men that educate our children. Rachel's school has activities planned all week but she wanted to show her teacher, Mrs. Stover, more personal appreciation. We have little tokens of thanks planned for everyday this week except Tuesday (that is the day Rachel has an MRI.) So stay tuned for some more goodies.
Last summer, I got 3 of these cute SLAH (Southern Living at Home) terra cotta pots as a gift with a purchase. I put them aside in my gift-stash knowing they would come in handy. Mrs. Stover has already received 2 of these little decorated pots- one for fall with a little mum and some tiny decorative cabbages and one at Christmas with a poinsettia. So now at the end of the year, she has 3 little pots to use for whatever she wants. I had made little picks for each occasion and tied a cute sentiment around each pot. I thought the Swiss Red and Red Petite Polka dots worked well for our cute little geranium (I actually did all of the paper crafting last week- thank goodness after the sick week and weekend here at our house)! Here are some close up shots of the pick, tie around and card:
I was inspired to distress this set by our own, most awesome Jenn Shurkus. I thought it went right along with the old-fashioned sweetness of the geranium. Be sure to thank all the awesome educators in your life this week. It's ALWAYs A Stampin' Good Time! Take care!
A Muse supplies- stamps- mushroom trio, ladybird, grasshopper, thank you for everything, make a difference. paper- swiss red, petite gingham in red, kraft (SU); other- red polka dot ribbon.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Stamps: A Muse- long grass, dreams take flight, flutterby flock, tiny flower Paper: A Muse- Apricot, Watermelon, Sage Inks: Memento- Cantaloupe, Rosebud, Bamboo Leaves Supplies: A Muse Orange Twinkle stickers, Fern Polka Dot Ribbon Fiskars Scallop Border punch