Monday, April 11, 2011

Post Hop Drop Down

So it's the day after the weekend long hop and we're back again to no comments.  That's ok because I feel like writing and sharing.  I worked on a birthday card for my mom last night - her birthday is today and I couldn't post it last night just in case she took a look at my blog.  It was highly unlikely but I didn't want to ruin the element of surprise. 

I knew I wanted a flower on my card but I wasn't sure of the design so I went back to the hop and looked at because I had seen a lovely ladybug card that I kind of wanted to copy.  I didn't but I tried to tie in part of what she did.  If you haven't been to Jeannie's site go check it out - she's awesome!

The Project:
The paper is Colorbok and the flower is random cardstock that I wet down and molded.  I popped a nice pearl in the middle to add some class.  I brushed it with a dark blue stamp pad along the edges for depth. 
Here's what I came up with:

I also downloaded some great fonts from and used the CK Andie font.  I thought it looked really cool.  I also stamped it with this cute little hummingbird stamp that I picked up at Joann's for a song.  I hardly stamp - I just can't get into it.  My boyfriend picked up a bunch of them at a yard sale last year for me.  Not sure I'm going to keep them.  They may become a RAK in the future when I get my new craft area.

Well, I hope you enjoy the card.  I had a really good time making it and my mom liked it so I guess I did good.

On a different note, I took my seedlings outside today for a little while to weather them.  Here you can see the way I transported them back into the house - on a silver platter!  Nothings too good for my future food!


  1. Beautiful card!!!! love the bird stamp!!!! For my first time I going to plant a veggie garden in my house and went I saw your photo I smile becouse someone told me to dothe seed planting in egg cartons and today they are like 1/2 inches I so proud that I didn't kill them that I was going to take a pic and share in my blog..but I say let's wait a little bit more =)

  2. Great card! I am a total font addict! You should check out this site for some more great fonts!

  3. Your plants are looking good!

    I'm glad your mom liked her card. It turned out great! I am not much of a stamper either. Maybe more practice!

  4. Your card looks great. I like the colors and that cute hummingbird image. And what a nice idea to take your plants out on a silver plattern...

  5. Oh no...don't give up on stamping yet! Your card is really cute...and that hummingbird stamp is super!! When I first started stamping, I had no interest in it and only bought stamps and ink so my kids could use them. I stopped stamping for 10 years and now I am back with a vengeance. I LOVE stamping!

  6. Hi there--thank you so much for stopping by my blog today! I'm now following you too.
    I love your card--the flower is really cool, and I love Creating Keepsakes too!

    Big Cricky Hugs,
    K Andrew