Monday, April 5, 2010

Getting Back Into the Swing of Things!

I hope that you all had a Blessed Easter...filled with worship, family, and friends! We had a wonderful day, having dinner at our home! We also had a fabulous vacation...visiting dear friends in South Dakota! Thanks again Kathie and Mike!

Today is the last day of Spring/Easter vacation...tomorrow, back to school. So, it is time to get back into the swing of things!

Here's a quick and simple Mother's Day design for you. Gorgeous Bazzill textured, raised Polka Dot cardstock makes for a fresh and pretty base. I purchased the cardstock in Sioux Falls, SD--I hadn't seen this texture previously, so excitedly purchased quite a few colors!

Another pretty accent is this cream colored Innoscence Collection Prima--also purchased in South Dakota. I applied the Prima directly from the package to my design, yet believe that these Primas would be perfect to alter with color (look forward to seeing them again!).

A border of Martha Stewart's Wide Flower Bed punch with a self border of dp adds a bit more interest.

The final touch to my design is an Our Daily Bread design's new April release sentiment from the "Happy Mother's Day" set. The little bee is a part of that set as well...I stamped the sentiment/bee with Versafine Sepia ink, then colored the bee and border around the tag with a Copic marker. I then used a Copic blender marker to fade the Copic coloring a bit. A touch of fine glitter, applied then rubbed off, adds a subtle gleam the the bee's wings.

Have a great week! Spring is here!


Velta said...

The simplicity of this card makes it perfectly elegant!!! Love the prima...and that bee...just completes this design!!

Kathie said...

Very pretty, love how you put this all together. BUT the best part was shopping together!! :)

Grace said...

Absolutely beautiful Deb! Love the simplicity of the white! The tag is beautiful!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely love that flower Deb, a beautiful design!