Happy Friday, peeps! I am glad it's the end of the week, aren't you? Today, our As You See It Challenge is a fill-in-the-blank! Here we go:
I love ALL the flowers of spring, but I remember my grandmother having lilies of the valley growing along the shady side of her house, and I would always pick some in the spring. I also remember having some Muguet de Bois perfume in high school...that's French for "lilies of the valley".... and I loved it so much, I wanted to have lilies of the valley as the flowers on my ushers' lapels when I got married! Unfortunately, my wedding date was in June and all the lilies were gone by then...and this was the pre-silk flowers era!! I still love them and have managed to grow a few in my flower bed, but first, my card:
I had no lilies of the valley stamps at all, but was fortunate to find a digital image from Marcia Hawley that was simple and easy to color! I printed it on some computer paper, colored it with Blends and then mounted it on some digital gingham paper as well. I mounted it on some Garden Green cardstock and added a sentiment and a polka dot bow, and I can't seem to create anything without a few sequins! The image was fairly large, so my card is larger than a standard A2.
I just happened to need a sympathy card for a family at church, so I stamped some sympathy sentiments on the inside and it's in the mail! I am also entering this in the Double D flower of the month challenge, as May is lilies of the valley!
And here is one wee little lily of the valley in my flower bed; they are multiplying each year, so it is a joy to see them pop up (sorry this is a little blurry):
I picked a few and had them on my craft desk...what a lovely scent! I hope you'll play along with our spring flower challenge and you will share your creation with us at As You See It! Thanks for popping in today! Enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Spring Border Two Digital (Power Poppy)|
|Card stock & Papers||Garden Green, Smoky Slate, Digital Gingham, Computer Paper|
|Accessories||Blends, Sequins from my Stash, Dimensionals, Polka Dot Organdy Ribbon (ret)|
|Tools||Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies|