This is such a fun stamp set this flower comes together so easily. I have been dying to play with my oxides that came this week and finally was able to open them up. I inked the flowers up with worn lipstick and then fired brick right over the top and it worked great. I think it gives the flowers some depth and kind of a mottled effect. I was inspired by this great layout.
I made this card a week or so ago after seeing this card by Wanda Guess and it just kept falling apart, plus my camera was acting up and I couldn’t get a good picture.
So today, while my beloved Seahawks were getting their backsides kicked, I reassembled it for the Winter Coffee Blog Hop and added those super cute coffee cups to the antlers! I love it! Bonus the cups don’t keep falling off like the bells did.
I’m lucky enough to get to craft with some very sweet talented friends on a regular basis and let me tell you it is awesome, they are all very inspirational to me. Today we are celebrating Amy’s birthday! Amy is one of those special people in the world that everyone loves being around. She is always smiling and laughing. She is kind and supportive. She doesn’t sleep much and comments on lots and lots (and lots) of blog posts which makes everyone whose blog she visits happy. I am very blessed to call her my friend.
We are taking Amy on an amazing trip around the world to see some of her favorite things! While I should have thought of colombia for a nice cup of coffee but I thought of the next best thing which was to take her to one of my favorite places to visit which is Florida. I have only been a few times but fell in love and it is never far from my mind. It has a lovely climate and surrounded by water I don’t think paradise could be better than warm sand and the ocean. It is also the only place in the country where you can see the beautiful flamingo in the wild!
Happy Birthday Amy Tsuruta!
I have met many wonderful and talented people since I started blogging nine years ago. (wow that went by fast!) Amy hosts our crafty group whenever we can get together and she really is as nice in person as she seems on the web! She has a wonderful laugh always has a kind word and smile on her face. I am totally blessed by having met her and the other fun, talented and sweet ladies from our group.