Happy Thursday, everyone! We have a pretty new Inspired By challenge for you today:
And here is our optional sketch:
Since our moms are both gone, I chose to go another route with my card today! I did keep the wreath and color scheme along with the sketch, but we have a sweet lady in our congregation who will be celebrating her 85th birthday soon, so I thought this would be a perfect way to wish her a happy day! So here we go:
My first attempt at creating a wreath was a big flop! WAY too busy, wrong colors, everything was a mess....it got tossed. I went smaller and simpler and am much happier with it! I used a Papertrey wreath for my base, stamped in Mint Macaron, and then adhered flowers diecut with the Pierced Blooms dies. The "celebrate" from Here's A Card was fussy-cut and added to the "85", also fussy-cut, inside the wreath. I added a Petal Pink gingham mat and scallop and finally, a few little pearls for a soft embellishment! Those pierced flowers look like Ritz crackers to me....anyone else see that, LOL?! I hope she likes it! And I hope you'll play along with our challenge too! The DT has created some INCREDIBLE samples this wee...be sure you go check them out at the Inspired By blog!
More bird tales....John & I were sitting at the breakfast table a couple days ago and heard the dreaded "thunk" of a bird hitting our patio door; sure enough, a little wren was lying dazed and confused on the deck:
She was still breathing and her eyes were opening and closing, so we just left her to recuperate; eventually she opened her eyes and began to look around:
She began hopping across the patio, leaving me a little souvenir to remember her by:
And then she flew away! Phew!
Thanks for popping in today---enjoy it and be blessed!
|Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified|
|Stamps||Here's a Card (ret), Wreath for All Seasons (Papertrey), Letters & Numbers (Susan Branch)|
|Card stock & Papers||Basic White, Petal Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Blushing Bride|
|Ink||Mint Macaron, Flirty Flamingo, Petal Pink|
|Tools||Big Shot, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Circle Dies (Lil'Inker)|