Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Bloom Where You Are Planted!

I have been thinking about my daughter, Michele, who moved all the way across the United States a year ago this month.  By now, we have missed having her and her husband with us on numerous family occasions:  over six birthdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, her birthday, and the list goes on.  So, I thought I would make and send a card to her, letting her know how proud I am that she has been able to make this move so far, far away, and still "bloom where she is planted!"  

This card was an old kit designed by my sister, Heidi Gonzales (My Lil' Scrap Corner), that I pulled out because I thought the stamped tag would be perfect.  Having the papers that the card was originally designed with, My Mind's Eye, I decided to enlarge the card to 5-1/2" square, as the A2 size is not my favorite.  Basically, the card's designs remains true to the original, but I did add a fourth flower layer, as well.  I just love the rich colors in Heidi's card, and I'm hoping Michele likes its finished look after I completed it, and the inside decorations and embellishments, with the special poem I composed just for her.

Recipe:  MME Stella Rose Papers: Love-Brocade, Mabel-Little Lady plaid. Bazzill cs: Chocolate. SU: Very Vanilla.  Ink: Memento-Cocoa Brown; Colorbox-Chestnut Roan distressing. Spellbinders: Blossome 2, Nested Poinsettias, Scalloped Circles Petite. Zutter Corner Rounder. EK Scalloped Photo Corner-Large Punch (inside). Recollections Pearl Brad, large.  Ribbon: stash.  MayArts: white twine. Machine zigzag stitch-tan thread.

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