Sunday, August 19, 2007

Another "True" Birthday

This time the card is for my mom, so I used the flower from this set instead of the leaves. I really liked the Hugs layout earlier, so I wanted to do something similar. I started with the Apple Cider paper and wasabi ribbon. I was kind of stuck as to how to use my stamped image, since it wouldn't show up well on the rust dotty paper. So I cut it out. I popped up the petals, as well as the center. The sentiment is from Paper Trey. Since I had already adhered the flower, it was just easier to go with a clear sentiment. It can be difficult using the stampamajig if you have any dimensional layer in the way.

I was outside earlier today and happened to see a bumblebee enjoying our echinacea. I ran back inside to get my camera. Amazingly, it was still there when I came back! It was hard to get a good picture, it was a very busy bee, flying from flower to flower! And of course, the shot that turned out best was the one with the rattiest looking flower. All the other flowers are beautiful, they haven't started to wilt or been eaten. This one, was not so lucky... It's funny, I remember being so scared of bumblebees when I was little (I still am of wasps, hornets, etc), but I was just inches away from the bee. Bumblebees are pretty cute!


  1. Very pretty. I seem to have forgotten to make mom and dad cards this year. Oops.

    Nice bumblebee picture. You also managed to catch a photo without any feline help? Amazing.


  2. Love the color combo on this card! Looks awesome!

    What a great pic too! :0)

  3. the card and picture are fantastic!

  4. I love this card...heck I love all your card creations :)!

  5. Girl, you know how to stamp AND how to take pictures! LOVE the card with the cutout flower and am dazzled of the great shot you got of that bumble bee.

  6. Lovely card, the colors and papers are beautiful.