Hello Everyone! I hope you are all doing well and that you are enjoying the beginning of the Summer. Here in the Southern California, we've been having a bit of June Gloom. . . cloudy in the morning and then they burn off by the early afternoon. . .perfect weather to work outside in the garden. Unfortunately I haven't been able to, because a swarm of bees came through my backyard Memorial Day Weekend and landed in the neighbor's tree. My Dad, who was a bee keeper for 25 years, one of his hobbies, has told me to stay out of the backyard until the bees have been removed. In recent years, some of the bees in California have become very aggressive and have been known to attack people if they feel threatened. I have such fond memories of going with my Dad to tend to his hives and the honey from them was the best I have ever tasted.
Today at Just Magnolia and hAnglar and stAnglar Challenge, we are being hosted by the talented Monika. The theme this week is to use Purple and White on a card or project . I hope that you will join in on this fun challenge! Your entry will give you an opportunity to be the winner of one of this week's wonderful prizes from Crafty Sentiments Designs and Stamping Scrapping.
For my card, I decided to use Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations #657217 Vintage Cabinet Card Die. I placed a folded piece of white card stock just inside the cutting line to cut the card out. Then I cut additional pieces out of Printworks Design Paper. I just had a little piece left of this beautiful purple and white paper. . .I wish the purple would of photographed better. The true color is much richer.
Loves Me Tilda, from Magnolia-licious, was stamped on Cryogen White Card Stock and colored using Alcohol Markers, Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. For the frame, I used Hot Off The Press Layered Labels Template - Squared Oval Label A. I traced and cut it out and then matted it with some purple card stock. The "just sittin' here thinking of you" is from C.C. Designs Amy R Stamps - Wish You Were Here Set. For the fence, I used the Magnolia Lovely Fence Die Cut. For the butterflies, I used Martha Stewart 3 in 1 Butterfly Punch. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The scalloped trim is from Offray and the flowered trim is from my stash. The pearls are from Hero Arts.
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Have a wonderful weekend!