Monday, April 27, 2009

Inspired by my Grocery

As I was checking out a few weeks ago, I looked down and saw this WAY COOL reusable bag. Does your grocery do this good a job of enticing you to bring your own bags to its grocery? I really loved that bag, but instead of buying it, I took a picture of it and used it as inspiration for a card! (I know it was only $1, but I'm stupidly frugal that way. I reasoned that I already have 10 boring bags, so why should I get another?)

ANYWHOO...I don't have a way cool, funky tree like this one, but I used what I had on hand, Season of Friendship. I hope you are getting the concept that these stamp sets have many uses in creating a variety of cards! If you're new to my blog or just a little slow on the uptake this Monday morning, click on "Season of Friendship" in the labels section of the sidebar and you can see different examples of cards I've made with this set.

I chose Baja Breeze--I will be VERY sad when this color retires--and Kiwi Kiss for the leaves. I had a scrap of BB sitting on my table, so I stamped several greens with my leaves stamp in order to determine which one would be the closest match to the bag. I realize it doesn't quite look like the leaves and the ribbon match, but in real life, they do. I'm not real stoked about the white bird but, again, I had limited options. It's good not to overanalyze things...

The sentiment is on a banner that I curled slightly by running the strip of Whisper White over my finger a few times. It's tacked in place with a glue dot on the end and just after the curve. I tried regular adhesive, but it didn't stay. The card base is Pacific Point.

I have the day off today, after a busy weekend, so I'm going to get after my house's furry tumbleweeds and laundry. There's always laundry. We're saying goodbye to a Starbucks partner who's moving to CA, so I'm having sushi for dinner!

1 comment:

sandra said...

it's amazing where you get your inspirations!!!