“Springtime is the land awakening. The March winds are the morning yawn.”
~Quoted by Lewis Grizzard in Kathy Sue Loudermilk, I Love You
It was Spring for a minute when we went to Boston on Wednesday, so when I needed a birthday card yesterday, I searched for some tulips! : ) I used this week’s “Case This Sketch” layout for inspiration. There was also a “masking” challenge floating around the internet this week, so on the envelope I masked off the sentiment so there was just the bouquet of tulips. And on the inside of the card I masked off everything except for just a few tulips. (I forgot to take a picture before we wrote on the card and I missed the daytime lighting for the photos so sorry for the poor photo quality). It’s fun to use challenges for inspiration! Have a great day. xo Peace, Dawn
“The lover of life makes the whole world into his family.”
Yesterday was a big day…the second Global Design Project Challenge #GDP002 was revealed and it was the first day of homeschooling for me and our son Joseph who graduated from the special education program at our high school in June. (That’s our funny boy at the bottom of this post, posing for a picture after snitching his buddy Caleb’s shades.) : ) For the Global Design Project I decided to make a first day of school card for Joseph, with a detachable bookmark. While he was doing some seatwork out came the Dictionary Background stamp, the Writing Notes Background Stamp and the new Howl-A-Ween stamp set. The black strip is Washi Tape, and the blue strip is a stamp in the Butterfly Basics set. The little hearts are punched from the Owl Builder Punch and the little Marina Mist blue striped banner, made to match the Marina Mist chevron (cut in half) ribbon on the bookmark, is from an old Sale-a-Bration set called Banner Blast. The slit for the ribbons was punched with the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (punched twice side by side to make it wider). It was such a fun card to make but did I ever make a mess with all the supplies I pulled out! Joseph was tickled with the card and already has the bookmark in his latest Boxcar Children book. : ) Speaking of books, have you read “The Book Thief” or seen the movie with Geoffrey Rush? I love the part when he says “Your majesty.” This is the sketch challenge that the talented Teneale Williams provided for us this week…hope you can play along at http://www.global-design-project.com/
Edit: I ended up putting Joseph’s round bookmark onto a square base this morning. It seems easier for him to use.
“What this world needs is a new kind of army ~ the army of kind.”
When I went to the Stampin’ Up! Convention last summer, I flew home from Salt Lake City on the “red-eye” and my seatmate was a very kind woman named Robin from Virginia Beach. We hadn’t crossed paths at convention, but we sure had a lot of convention memories to share. We stayed awake all night talking and when we landed on the East Coast, she gave me this card. It’s such an unusual lay-out that I have saved it for a “pattern.” I just got the Dictionary stamp set this month and I can’t wait to try it out! The flowers are from the Serene Silhouettes set in the annual catalog and the butterflies are cut from the Beautiful Wings Embosslit. I’m not sure what the sentiment is from…do you know? Still thinking spring here, even though we’re getting 4-8″ of snow tomorrow. In all truth, I’m looking forward to a snow day…I’m going to take a break from spring cleaning and get back into the stamptuary for a day! (If you are in the throes of spring cleaning, I’m commiserating with you.) : ) Peace and Kindness, Dawn