Sunday, May 27, 2012

My New Acquisitions

Wow! A week ago I was writing a post the night before my trip to see my daughter. I can't believe I am home again already. We had a great time shopping, eating, hiking and hanging out! I miss her! It's a good thing I had to stamp right away to keep me occupied! 

My Ivory Jute Ribbon and Penelope Crocheted Lace are two of my new acquisitions from the RRR Store. I simply LOVE the Jute Ribbon. It also comes in Natural, Red, Spring Moss, Black, Burgundy, Slate and Moss. Oh, I will need them all! The Ivory Jute adds such a cool organic feel to this card:
I used Bloom & Simplify by Unity Stamps for my images. I stamped the sentiment and flower in Blue Bayou ink, then watercolored in some So Saffron and Blue Bayou ink. The sentiment was stamped again (without reinking) onto the flower circle to continue the words without overpowering the flower. 
The designer paper is Stella & Rose Hattie Papers by My Mind's Eye. I added a clip, button and crocheted flower. The flower is tied with a little piece of Natural Jute String.
The sentiment reads: 
be the one
to start an
to love with
open heart.
the dream of
better things
for tomorrow.
to embrace life
right now.
this moment.
be the one...
only you can
have the faith
to grab hold
of what this
life has to
you be that
person to
the journey...
and watch

Thanks for stopping by today and remember what Memorial Day is all about.

Stamps: Bloom & Simplify by Unity Stamps (Angie Blom)
Ink: So Saffron and Blue Bayou
Paper: Stella and Rose Hattie Papers (My Mind's Eye), Kraft and Naturals Ivory (Stampin' Up!)
Accessories and Tools: distressing tool, clip and crocheted flower (The Paper Studio), button (CTMH), Natural Jute String, Ivory Jute Ribbon and Penelope Crocheted Lace (Really Reasonable Ribbon)


  1. Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the texture!!

  2. I love the texture of the jute, great design

  3. l aggree the time does go so fast these days, glady you enjoyed yourself though! beautiful card:)x

  4. Judy, your card is the most beautiful I've seen in quite a while...everything about it I love! And that sentiment is tops!
    God bless our troops! Hoorah!!

  5. What a fabulous card. I love all the textures and that beautiful flower!

  6. Tammy Whitley5/27/12, 8:21 PM

    Nice and the sentiment is perfect!!!!

  7. that image!


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