Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Elements of Style for You

Hi everyone,

Today I'm sharing a card created with the Elements of Style set.  The vintage style is 'Oh, so gorgeous!'  I'm hoping my cousin liked this design for her birthday.

The base card is Crumb Cake layered with Very Vanilla.  I then took a piece of Blushing Bride and ran it through the Big Shot with the Anna Griffin Pirouette embossing folder.

The roses were stamped on a piece of Very Vanilla paper in Crumb Cake and colored lightly with a blender pen in Blushing Bride & Regal Rose ink.  All the edges of the focal image were sponged with Crumb Cake then I added Star Dust Stickles to the roses.

A triple loop bow was created from pink seam binding with a pearl heart brad in the center.

The weather is a bit cooler this week.  I've already filled my pots with annuals and planted more perennials in the garden.  There's nothing like playin' in the dirt to put a smile on your face!

Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely day!

Stamps:  SU Elements of Style
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Image - Crumb Cake; Flowers - Blushing Bride & Regal Rose with Blender Pen; Sponging - Crumb Cake
Accessories:  Bluebird Lane Pink Seam Binding, Hero Arts Pearl Heart Brads, Anna Griffin Pirouette Embossing Folder, Bow-Easy 
Techniques:  Sponging
Card Size:  A2 (4.25" x 5.5")  

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Lilac Love ...

The lilacs have been amazing this year!

I'm so in love ...

Today was the day I finally had time to pick a basket of them.

This is the first bush to bloom ...

I've been very patient as last year we moved three bushes to another part of the yard.  I hoped with the harsh winter they would make it.

My reward ... with many more to come in different shades of purple.  My life would be incomplete without flowers.  Not only is the scent heavenly, but their beauty is a reminder of how lovely life is if we take the time to enjoy it.

Ahhh ... enjoy a virtual whiff!

They're a dreamy shade of lavender :-)

Thanks for stopping by!

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