Thursday, May 7, 2009

Easy Peasy Flowers...Hypoallergenic Too!

WOW! They say that April flowers bring May flowers, and that is true. We've been BLESSED with tons of rain this spring after 2 years of drought, and Lake Lanier is at 1064.69 ft, almost back to 1071--full pool. All the rain has created an out of control pollen and mold conditions though! Even though the rain washes the pollen out of the air (and off our cars), the increased humidity makes the mold bloom. So, I decided that a hypoallergenic flower would be most welcome today.

This is a 10-minute card. I punched out 3 scallop circles from Apricot Appeal and 3-3/4" circles from retired DSP (Afternoon Tea). The ribbon positioning and bow creating took the longest time. I really like this wider Old Olive grosgrain though. I am trying to do flatter embellishments because the post office charges extra for cards that are thicker than 1/4". They also have to be hand cancelled, and busy women like me don't always have time to go in the PO to do this! The base is 2.75" x 11" Chocolate Chip, and the sentiment is from a retired Hostess set called Live Like You Mean It.

By the way, in the interest of full disclosure, this card design was inspired by two fellow stampers, Laurie Froehlich and Patty Bennett. Thanks, gals!

Now for a few housekeeping items:

1) My parents arrive from IN in a few hours, so my stamping time will shrink dramatically for the next week. We have some special events to go to (piano recital and jazz band concert), and I'm planning a day trip for us tomorrow. So, there may not be cards to see, but probably family faces will be posted for posterity.

2) Just so you don't think I'm compulsively neat, here's a picture of my desk that I snapped just before photographing today's card. I'm a bit tired this afternoon, and, frankly, I just don't care!

1 comment:

sandra said...

that's a desk of someone very creative...and I hope you have good time with your family!!!