Can you believe how quickly this summer is flying by? I can’t believe it is already the end of July. It seems like the kids just got out of school a couple of weeks ago but we are already starting back to school shopping.
The new Sentimental Sundays challenge is “It’s a Garden Party”. This is the perfect time of the summer to enjoy your garden, whether flowers or veggies. We want to remind you to take time to stop and smell the flowers or enjoy the start of the harvest. Please link up your Garden Party themed creations (don’t forget a sentiment) on the Sentimental Sundays blog. Your project does not need to be a card. We love seeing all types of crafting projects as long as it fits the theme and displays a sentiment.
My husband and I are not really into flower gardens. While we love seeing other people’s flowers, neither one of us is very good at flower gardening and really don’t enjoy it at all. Last year, my husband built a raised garden for vegetables. It is funny how that seems different from flowers. He enjoys managing his vegetable garden. This year he planted corn, potatoes, beans, peas (which died), basil, tomatoes, cucumbers, and brussels sprouts. The brussels sprouts were requested by my daughter since she loves them. Can you believe that? Soon we will start harvesting the fruits (or veggies) of his labors. Yum – I can’t wait!
So why did I tell you all this? I wanted you to understand what “garden” means to me. While most of the rest of the DT have projects with flowers, I used this cute Amber Ink girl. To me, she looks like she is getting her vegetable garden ready to plant. I was given this clear stamp set at the end of my term as an Amber Ink torch bearer and was excited to have the chance to ink it up. If you prefer digital stamps, the entire set is also available HERE. Boy, I wish I looked this cute when I’m out sweating in the garden.
Thank you for stopping by! I hope you will the Sentimental Sundays team and link up your Garden Party project.
- Stamps: Grow Green from Amber Ink
- Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin’ Up Whisper White
- Papers: Papertrey Kraft CS, Neenah Crest Solar White CS, Stampin’ Up Ruby Red, Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety mini deck
- Tools: Big Shot, Papertrey linen embossing plate, Provo Craft Seeing Spots embossing folder, Copic markers, Spellbinders nestabilities
- Embellishments: Copic Sepia multiliner, misc. buttons, ribbon, crochet thread, Hero Arts Sparkle gems
- Deconstructed Sketch – Sketch 12
- Catered Crop – FTR17 (I used colors of red, green, kraft, sentiment stamp, gingham, copic markers, & ribbon)
- Clear It Out – Use your stash (old paper pad)
- Craft Us Crazy – Anything goes
- Crazy Challenge – Ribbon
- Deep Ocean Challenge – Ribbons
- Digi Doodle Shop's Best – Anything Goes
- Everybody Art Challenge – Garden
- HIMCR – Freestyle
- Just Some Lines – Outdoors/Summer colors
- Paper Play – Garden
- Paper Shelter – Anything goes
- Sew Many – Anything goes
- There’s Magic in the air – Lots of layers
While scrolling through the Pumpkin Spice shop, I noticed the great prices on the Christmas/Winter themed paper pads. The fun colors and patterns on so many of the pages could be used for just about anything. So I pulled out the “12 Days of Christmas” paper pad from My Mind’s Eye and set to work trying to make some cards.Since I never have enough birthday cards on hand, I thought that was what I would try first. I started by punching out butterflies from several of the many patterns in the pad. From there, I moved them around my card until I had an arrangement that I liked, added some stitching and stickers, and, “Ta Da!”, a birthday card! Since I also need a congratulations card for a friend , I thought I would see what I could make with the same paper pad. I really love how this card turned out.(In real life, the glitter on the “U” is more similar to the aqua color in the paper.)So what do you think? You can make some fabulous, non-holiday cards using holiday themed pap…