It's so lovely to see you with your bright, shiny faces! And lots of you have inky fingers and glittery bosooms, too!! That's the way we like it!
We had a quiet Labor Day weekend staying inside where it was cool. Our temperatures are finally dropping, but the skies are still really smoky from all the fires blazing throughout the western United States and Canada. It seems ridiculous to ask this, in light of the horrendous rain that fell in Texas and Louisiana (and now with incoming Hurricane Irma), but please pray for rain -without lightening - to fall where the fires are raging.
This simple classic hydrangea is dressed in a style that could have been made years ago, except for the pierced scallop edging which adds a modern touch. I like how the rounded edging mimics the blossom clusters. It would pair well with a crisp Pinot Grigio.
Hammy has been good at reminding me to use my patterned paper more often and my next set of cards features pp predominately. Ooh-la-way-to-go!
Isn't that a fun pp design! I've had it forever. I think it might be from DCWV. I've also had the NBUS shoe stamp for a long time and I'm happy to finally ink it up. It is from STAMPlorations and it was designed by my friend Shirley Bee (The Bee's Knees). The NBUS sediment is from The Alley Way Stamps.
It's hard to tell from the photo, but the paper has embedded glitter and the shoe and sediment are stamped and cut from metallic paper. I'm not sure why this happened, but IRL the blue metallic paper is the same color as the blue in the pattern. Promise.
I liked it so much, I made two more.
The spark for my shoe cards came from seeing that my friend Linda of Lin's Craft Corner is the September GD for Just Us Girls. Congratulations, Lin! This is Word Week and the word is ... shoes!
I'm also heading over to Pixie's Snippets Playground because I've used lots of snippets like a good girl!
Something New and Different
You might see my mug up on the Inspired By All the Little Things blog today. Most of you know that Blogland's venerable Queen of Challenges, Lesley Croghan, recently had a wee baby girl named Maeley! Lesley would like to spend as much time as possible with Maeley, so she asked me if I would take over her Admin duties for the Inspired By All the Little Things challenge. Always one to recognize how short life is and how fast children grow, I was happy to help a girl out!
As one of the administrators, I will host the challenge one week each month and introduce a guest card artist. (Love this idea of Lesley's!) In addition, Lesley has put together a remarkable Design Team to provide you with fantastic inspiration each week!
The Inspired By All the Little Things Challenge has been on summer break and will return this Saturday, September 9th. I hope you will come by to see who my guest artist is and play along with the new challenge!
See you on Saturday! Thank you!!
Enjoy your day! No, seriously, enjoy! LITS!*