Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Painted Harvest - Gather

For today's card, I used the beautiful stamp set, Painted Harvest. This set is a 2-step stamp set, so that automatically gives you an added dimension of color. Along with the Sunflower, it has two beautiful leaves (one has a coordinating punch, yay!) and several nice sentiments. I love those sets that have a variety of uses.
I love Sunflowers and had an unexpected surprise this year in one of my flower pots! We have a lot of Finches in our area and each year I plant Zinnias for them, that I start from seed. I have a large window in my studio and have all my plantings on the patio below, so I have a great view!
We feed the birds Black-oil Sunflower seeds. A bird must have dropped some of the Sunflower Seeds into my Zinnia flower pot. It was fun watching these Sunflowers grow to more than 5' tall. The male and female Goldfinch pluck the petals on the Zinnia's and Sunflowers and spend hours in my flower garden. Truly, a blessing!
This is one of my top five favorite stamp sets/bundles from the new Holiday catalog! Give it a try, you will love this set, too! Thanks for stopping by, please leave me a comment!

Stamp Sets: Painted Harvest
Cardstock: Marina Mist, Early Espresso, Shimmery White, Whisper White
Inks: Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Garden Green, Early Espresso, Marina Mist
Tools: Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Embellishments: 5/8” Burlap Ribbon, Touches of Nature Elements (wooden leaf)
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Fast Fuse, Stamping Sponges
Envelope: Whisper White

Happy 100th Birthday

A lady at my Dad's church just turned 100 years young! He wanted to give her a special card to celebrate her very special day.
I reached for the Beautiful Bouquet Framelits and Large Numbers Framelits,  along with the Bundle of Love DSP to make this card. I hope she had a very special day and all her wishes came true. And, as we say in the south, "Bless her heart!" Please leave me a comment, I love to hear from you!

The Inside

Stamp Sets: Number of Years (BIRTHDAY and th), Celebrate Today (HAPPY)
Cardstock: Shimmery White, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant, Gold Foil
DSP: Bundle of Love
Inks: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Cherry Cobbler, Daffodil Delight, Wild Wasabi, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, VersaMark
Framelits: Beautiful Bouquet, Large Numbers
Tools: Big Shot, Stampin’ Trimmer, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Embossing Buddy, Heat Tool
Embellishments: Gold 1/8” Ribbon, Gold Embossing Powder
Other: Tombow Glue, Mini Glue Dots, Silver-Black Velvet #2 Round Watercolor Brush, Embossing Tray (retired)