Hello peeps! Hope you're having a good week so far.! Laurel has a delightful challenge for us at Inspired By this week; here's what I came up with:
I just haven't played with the Apron of Love set enough, so after seeing the challenge photo, I knew just what I wanted to do! Here's the photo to get you inspired too:
These linens look just like some my mom had growing up!! I was inspired by the plaids as well as the colors for my Apron card! To start, I used some Papertrey Chicken Scratch gingham paper for my background, then stamped my apron in Pear Pizzazz and added a pocket and ties with Garden Green. I am just in love with that little scalloped trim! I added some flowers popping out of the pocket in Pear Pizzazz and Crushed Curry:
To follow along with the flowers, I put a big sunflower with some matching leaves up in the corner, cut with a Simon Says Stamp die called Radiant Sunflower, adding a little green bug from SU's Itty Bitties:
On the inside, I stamped a sentiment from Suite Sentiments (ret) and the butterfly from Hold on to Hope:
A hint for adhering the wee little elements on the apron is to use a small strip of Adhesive Sheet; I save each and every little scrap, just for small pieces like this. And if you worry about having them stick, you can run your layers through the Big Shot again once you've adhered them (but before adhering anything dimensional!) or just use your bone folder from the back to make sure they adhere!
I hope you'll play along with the Inspired By challenge! It's fun to see more and more crafty stampers getting in on the action! Make sure you're in the gallery too!
My niece took the kiddos to the Y pool yesterday and sent me this photo.
Now Cassidy has taken lessons at the Y and passed her test to receive her green armband so she can swim without a life jacket, so I was confused as to why they made her wear one! My niece told me they couldn't find her information in the computer, so after this photo was taken, Cassidy marched up to the lifeguard and "informed" her that she knew how to swim and did NOT want to wear the jacket. So the lifeguard told her "Well, we'll test you right now", so Cassidy jumped in, swam across the pool and got her green band!! She is learning to speak up for herself!! (Too much, really, LOL!) Enjoy your day and be blessed!