Monday, April 26, 2010
CP Sketch with FLAIR!
My thoughtful friend Elizabeth picked up a few packages of American Crafts FLAIR for me recently. These are the embellishments that are just like those fun little button pins, but these have a pop-up dot on the back instead. ;) She challenged me to create another card using the Card Patterns sketch AND to use both ribbon and a piece of the new Flair on a card. Easy enough! All of those are FABULOUS elements to work with... ;)
I created my card with a New Leaf base. I added on a strip of Jillibean Soup Old World Cabbage Stew - Caraway Seeds paper. You might remember this paper from this card, but I used the reverse side here. I messy-pleated on some Brown Twill ribbon. I added another one of my new
Jillibean Soup Canvas Flowers, and added my Flair onto that.
I also thought I'd share a few pictures of something we built in our backyard this weekend. Mother's Day came early for me, as Drew decided he wanted to plant me a garden. Those who know me well know that healthy eating, sustainable growing practices, and responsible living are quite important in my life. We have a mostly organic garden we've grown here, and I am THRILLED! I have never grown ANYTHING, so we'll see how this goes... ;)
Here are Cameron and Katy, after showing me their favorite plants. ;) Cameron likes the grape tomato plant; Katy likes the basil.
Going counter-clockwise, starting from the plant on the top, we have basil, grape tomatoes, green bell peppers, and asparagus. We also have roma tomatoes, cucumbers, and carrots (Cam cannot WAIT!). Not much of each. The garden is small right now! We wanted to get a variety of things to learn with...and it seems like SOMETHING has to grow with all of that planted! LOL!
Katy wanted to model by the garden. This was right after naptime, so no pants. Haha.