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


  1. Replies
    1. I had a similar experience with an errant sunflower seed! We have a planter that we use as a sunflower seed feeder for the birds. One sprouted, like yours, and grew to about the same height! There were over 20 blooms on it; and is just now fading out. The finches, humming birds, and bees have had a feast for the past couple of months. We've had great fun watching them feast. Your card is lovely! Take care and peace to you.

    2. Thank you, Pat!
      Jeneane, Isn't it fun watching these unexpected pleasures?! Thanks for sharing your sunflower story!

  2. Really nice, love your card. Reminds me of harvest time.

    1. Thanks, Bevie Pooh! We have four seasons where I live. I am looking forward to Fall already!

  3. We feed the birds as well, and I also plant zinnias in a border along the fence. I had several spots in my ard that had sunflowers this year...Love it, can't wait to get my bundle.

    1. Nanstertoo, I bet Zinnias along a fence are beautiful! I look forward to next year to see where those unexpected Sunflowers pop-up! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yes, Pam, it certainly is! Small pleasures are the very best!
    Have a good day, and peace.

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