For once I am actually ahead of the game and not scrambling to make a card last minute! I've been so busy with the house and garden lately that I haven't had much time to craft.
But I did set aside a little time yesterday to make this year's Father's Day card for my dad.
I used all the lovely blue tones from my current Monday Mood Board as inspiration. Be sure to play along with us!
The stamps and dies are from my stash. And I decided to open up a new-to-me stencil for the splatters in the background. Love how that turned out!
Ombre Dad Recipe
Cardstock: MFT kraft, white
Stamps: Paper Smooches We Totally Click; Clear & Simple Stamps A Guy Thing
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Palette Prussian Blue, Reflection Blue
Accessories: Mama Elephant Instalove die; blue button; Hemptique blue twine; splatter stencil; dimensionals
The idea is simple- I want to showcase things in our everyday lives that I find pretty or inspiring (like household items, clothing, flowers, etc.). I'll take a grouping and then make them into a mood board.
- Use the Mood Board to create a card, scrapbook layout, or other crafty item
- Post your creation to your blog or photo gallery
- Mention the Monday Mood Board challenge, how you were inspired, and link to this particular challenge
- Link to your actual blog post, not your entire blog, using the InLinkz tool below
- Play along as many times as you'd like
- Deadline is June 25th @11:59pm EST
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll play along!
Poppy Birthday Recipe
Cardstock: textured aqua; MFT white
Decorative Paper: Pebbles Garden Party
Stamps: LiaStampz Flower Set (poppies)
Copics: E44, E47, N1, R00, R02, R11, R22, YG63
Accessories: white grosgrain ribbon; pink grosgrain ribbon; circle punch; self adhesive gems; dimensionals
I have been waiting five long years for this dicentra to bloom.
Five years, people! That's just insane.
But I'm glad I didn't give up on her. She seems to really be flourishing now that I moved her to my new woodland garden from my old house. I don't think there was enough of that deep, deep shade she loves at my old place.
This is supposed to be Thalia but I'm not sure where the red edges are coming from. Either way, she's gorgeous.
She was actually mildly fragrant, too. That was a pleasant surprise.
And here's a peek at a sweet container I bought last weekend planted with sedum. I've developed quite a thing for sedum lately. I can't resist them when I see them!