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Forever Blossoms for Just Add Ink

HI Everyone.  Happy Tuesday.

I have a card to share with you tonight using the fun inspiration photo across at Just Add Ink.  How could I not play along!  the team is celebrating their 10th year of challenges.  That's a major achievement.  As a member of two design teams, I know the amount of work that goes into bringing challenges to our players every single week.  Congratulations JAI - I can't wait to play with many more of your fabulous challenges!

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I didn't have balloons for my card, but was inspired by the cascading plants and the beautiful pinks and greens.  I used a new set from SU called Forever Blossoms.  I decided to spend some quality time with my pencils and colored the image and die-cut it with the matching dies.  I couldn't help but add a little glimmer and glitter to the inside of the flowers - after all, this is a celebration!   I don't think it's hard to see where I got the inspiration for the sentiment :-)  I also used a greyish background to help the flowers pop more

Here's my card:

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On a personal note:

Another glorious day here today - maybe not as gorgeous as yesterday, but still resonably warm (around 12 degrees!) and the sun was shining.  I was able to watch the chickadees, the cardinals and the juncos at the feeder.  They love that it's right in front of a fir tree as it gives them somewhere to quickly fly into when trouble is around.  Trouble in the form of the Cooper's Hawk, that is!  Everytime I see him come around, I chase him off.  He's welcome to go to the back of the property where there are too many house sparrows... but he's got to leave my chickadees, cardinals and juncos alone!  I know... I shouldn't be selective, but the house sparrows are introduced and they really are a menace to the other birds. :-)

I do have another card to share with you - so I will be back tomorrow.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Forever Blossoms - Stampin' Up!
  • Inks:  Ink on 3 - black.  Pencils - Luminance, Caran D'Ache
  • Cardstock:  Gray - Simon Says Stamp.  Neenah Solar White
  • Stencil:  Crafter's Workshop