Saturday, March 9

Fresh Preserves

Hi crafty friends!  I'm slowly starting to get inky again... it feels good to "exercise" the right side of my brain and to relax into crafting.  Plus, I've still indulged in "retail therapy" so I have a pile of stampy goodies just waiting to be used. (There was also chocolate therapy and shoe shopping, but you come here for the cards. ;) 

This card is was inspired by the current Mood Board over at WPlus9 and is for my Granny.  As a child, I vividly remember the fig tree in her backyard.  We would gather the figs and then make the best jelly using strawberry Jello as flavoring.  The jam jar from Fresh Preserves seemed like a perfect way to acknowledge those memories and wish my Granny a "sweet" birthday.

One of my favorite recent purchases is the Chantilly Trim set from WPlus9.  Lace = Love.  The background is subtle because I stamped it tone-on-tone in Harvest Gold, but it is a really pretty accent and helps tie all the elements together.  In addition, I shaded the heart banner with a white pencil to give it a little boost.  Cute, right?

I'm happy to pop in here and catch up with you, friends.  I have a little list of spring treats I'm looking forward to making.  What are y'all making?  I'd love to hear from you!

All stamps WPlus9: Chantilly Trim, Banner Love, Fresh Preserves (+ coordinating dies)
Paper: PTI Rustic Cream & Harvest Gold
Ink: PTI Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, & Harvest Gold; Amuse Studio Grass
Tools: PTI Parisian Lace Doily die & Limitless Layers Circles (large)