“The farther we get away from the land, the greater our insecurity.”
Good day from Stamping Peace! Hope you had a wonderful week-end. We finished harvesting our vegetable garden, cut our sunflowers and all the flower gardens, and enjoyed the warmth of home life. Saturday morning we were up early to start the wood stove (still haven’t used the furnace!), make some chex mix for snacking on throughout the day, and get the beans baking in the oven before our good friend Mimi came over at 8:00 a.m. to walk her dog Moxie with me and Teddy. After all that cold fresh air, I made a hearty soup and put it on to simmer for lunch and then I had the rest of the day to stamp! I made some beautiful projects and I can’t wait to share them all with you. Today, however, I want to share a card that I made earlier this fall with Stampin’ Up’s! giant Sunflower Stamp. This is a special card because I made it for my son Jonathan’s birthday. Jonathan, as most of you know, owns a landscaping company called Summersweet Landscaping. I found a story in Organic Gardening about four young horticulturists like Jonathan, and I stamped the sunflower right onto the magazine article! Don’t you just love it when things come together like that? : )
Papers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla Ink: Crumb Cake Embellishments: Linen Twine and Glitter Brads
Card size is 5″ square. Stamp Sets: Sunflower (front) and Gorgeous Grunge and Teeny Tiny Wishes (inside).
Speaking of sunflowers, if you have young children or grandchildren, have you seen the book “The Sunflower Parable” by Liz Curtis Higgs? My boys enjoyed that book very much when they were growing up, and her book “The Pumpkin Patch Parable” even more. : )
I’m off to the stampuary, but before leaving I want to remind you that we have just three more days for blog comments to be entered into an All Hallow’s Eve drawing for blog candy. I always love to hear from you and I always try to reply.
Until I hear from you, Happy Stamping!