Monday, April 2, 2007
Ahh, Glorious Spring!
Our garden was hit really hard by the freezing weather that hit the west coast, and most of the United States, a few months back. Many of our plants were damaged and are still in the recovery phase. Plants in this region, as a rule, just aren't made for so many days of frost. I was pleasantly greeted with the flowers on this epi this morning when I opened the door to let Riley, our dog, out for her morning patrol. The flowers on these unique plants are so delicate compared to the plant itself. What a beautiful way to start the day!
Ahh, spring vacation starts today. No school, no appointments until later. I can pj stamp this morning! I have a class coming up in just about 2 weeks and the theme is alternative size and fold cards. We will making 3 cards, this is one of them. I've wanted to try one of Cami's Tri-Fold cards for some time and finally made one today. Have I told you I actually get to meet Cami at the end of the month? I am so excited to meet her at the So Cal Stamp Mania on April 28th! I can hardly wait, we've talked on the phone several times and she is just the sweetest!
Okay, for this card, follow the instructions from the above link to create this unique fold. All supplies are Stampin' Up! I used Marigold Morning for the base, stamping the flower from Doodle That in Marigold Morning for a subtle background. I will be sad to see this color leave; it is one of my favorites, a bit darker than apricot, a bit lighter than mustard. I stamped the main flower image from Doodle That in StazOn Jet Black and used my blender pen to fill in the flower; Marigold Morning, Rose Red, and Old Olive are the colors used. Friend is from Amazing to Zany and is stamped in Rose Red. The Stamp A Majig is a stamper's best friend! I used it to line up the flower in the window and for the word friend. Perfect placement every time. I placed an eyelet in the slit to reinforce where the apricot grosgrain ribbon secures the card closed. Add a frame around the image in a contrasting color, pierce the closure side, and tie a bow. My pj session is finished!