I have not really used this stamp (Petal Parade) much so decided to dust it off and stamp with it before it's too late!! I also used the twine in Summer Starfruit that is a Sale-a-bration item. I really love the twine and hope it will be an item in the new catalog this summer. The DSP pieces I cut into banner shapes. As much as I love the Sweet Sorbet DSP, the piece that I used here (with the black and multi-colors) is not my favorite and I have had a hard time figuring out how to use it. But I really like the way it pulls the other colors out in this card. So, looks like if you just use a small piece in a background, it will pull your card together. I lined the Summer Starfruit and Pool Party arrows up using my favorite tool, my Stamp-a-ma-jig! Love that tool! In fact, I lost mine a few months ago (still haven't found it) and have had to replace it. I also used it to line up the sentiment. I love how that sentiment (from Perfect Pennants) fit perfectly beside the pennants. Believe me, I did NOT plan it!! I don't tend to plan when making a card - I just stamp. Sometimes that's a good thing, other times not so much. On this card, I was originally going to stamp the sentiment on top of the stamped flowers. When I looked at the card I decided there was too much white space at the top so set out to find a sentiment to fill it up. This one was perfect, don't you think?
Don't know if you can tell, but I took this card outside to take my picture .... in the SUNSHINE!! It's not warm but the sun did shine yesterday. On Tuesday, we had a little more snow mixed in with rain in the afternoon! Crazy!! Today's temps are supposed to almost get to 60 degrees so we are getting there! I just hope the weather will be nice for our Quarterly weekend (April 4-5). I have been really busy getting everything made for it. Can't wait to share some of the things I have made but I want to wait until after Quarterly so as not to spoil the surprise for those who read my blog. Marianne and I have made some cute things (in my humble opinion!!)
Sonny is still feeling poorly although he did go skeet shooting yesterday against my advice. He is in charge of the Catawba group and felt like he had to go. But when he got home, he called the doctor and is going to see him today. It's about time! I'm still fighting it - I'm congested and have been really sleepy. I went out yesterday and ran a few errands. It was good to get out of the house but I took a nap about 6:00 pm! I think I am just getting a cold and I can handle that!