Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Garden

If you know me, I do not have a green thumb in me.  Funny because my parents love to garden and I always have enjoyed their beautiful backyard.  For some reason that trait was not passed onto me.  I am thankful if I can keep a plant alive for a couple of months.  LOL  Luckily for watering or maintenance is required in this garden.  And better yet - there are no weeds!

I am referring to this cute stamp set, A1119, called "A Garden".
I have had my eye on it since its' debut in the current Idea Book, finally ordered it and now have played with it.
Not sure what I was going to do with such small images (this is a standard-size card - 4 1/4 x 5 1/2), I decided on the Originals pattern, "Balance It Out", as a starting point. 

Using Cocoa CS as the primary background for this card, I cut the strips of B&T - out of the Dotty For You Duo Paper - leaving a small border around all four sides of each piece.  (Have I mentioned I LOVE the reverse of the papers that have these cute polka dot patterns?!  Where have they been all my life?!)  Then, I stamped the vase on a separate sheet of Colonial White CS cut it out and glued it on top of the floral image which was stamped directly onto the other piece of cardstock.  I used the Waterbrush pen to color in the images and used Smoothie ink - one of my favorite new colors - to stamp the sentiment.

I love how simple, clean and attractive this card came out and pray that the recipient loves it just as much.
And check this out...  These are the GORGEOUS paper designs included in the Dotty For You exclusive offer only available through the end of this month and for just $5.  (Click here for details or to place an order.)  You are not seeing the polka dot designs on the BACK OF THESE PAPERS!  You get an additional 12 designs when you turn it over!  How awesome is that?!  You can already tell how much I love the backside!  (Who says that often about paper?!)

Don't let this fabulous offer pass you by.  Off to make more items with this paper packet!  Have a blessed weekend!


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    1. Thanks for saying so, Joy! I was a proud creator! :0)

  2. Cute stuff! :) I miss seeing you and your awesome creations. :)

    1. Thanks, Lydia! I miss our daily chats and good laughs. I think about you often. Love ya!


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