I will be so sad when Lemon Lime Twist retires at the end of May – it is such a bright and cheerful color and I found it goes surprisingly well with all sorts of other colors in the Stampin’ Up Color families. Today I have paired it with Melon Mambo and the Graceful Garden Stamp set to create a feminine birthday card.
Forty-Five years ago today I started my first ever job! I remember quite clearly exactly what I wore, my Mum giving me a packed lunch and me catching the bus into the local town. The day flew by, I caught the bus home, Mum gave me a cup of tea and I promptly fell asleep in the chair – totally exhausted.
I look back at every job I have done since that day and the opportunities I was given and those I earned thru hard work (it was not easy being a girl engineer in the 70’s and 80’s) – but I appreciated then, as now, the encouragement and kindness I was shown by a lot of people along the way – today’s card reflects that.
When we were children, we lived way out in the country in a tiny ‘hamlet’, it did not have a store, church or pub just a couple of dozen houses and the bus came thru twice a day to take you to and from school or the local town for work or shopping!
We would spend the summer holidays roaming the fields and used to pick dandelion seed heads and blow gently on them – the number of puffs it took to blow off all the seeds would tell you the time ~ simple times 🙂
Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set has proved to be very popular with a lot of stampers and it make sense as it has a lovely restful feel about it with the little seed-heads drifting away on the breeze.
Good Friends are hard to find…………. a perfect sentiment for those times when you want a special card for a special friend.
The Lovely Friends stamp set has 2 large sentiments then about 8 or 9 smaller ones – all in a graceful cursive script. The other stamps allow you to build up the beautiful flowers, using a two-step stamping technique. Continue reading