Friday, August 12, 2011
Summer Flowers...Summer Fun!
I hope you're all enjoying the last few hints of summer this week- my kids are actually back to school already as of August 1st, can you believe it? I LOVE summer because of all the freshness. One of my favorite things to do is stroll along the Farmer's Market and take in all the sights and smells- everything from kettle corn to peaches to flowers and watermelon....YUM!
My last trip inspired me to think of how much I LOVE flowers and watermelon, in particular, during the summer. That may sound funny, but it's where my mind went while making this card. Also inspiring was a card I received for my birthday (another one of my favorite things about summer!) from my friend Julee which used Twinery Twine that she created into a handmade flower embellishment. I loved it SO much I had to try it and here's what I came up with:
I took some BLOSSOM twine snippets and glued them down to the back of a button, being careful to leave the button holes open until I achieved the desired look of this flower. Wrapping some HONEYDEW twine around my card (see the cute watermelon-inspired paper?) I pulled it through the button and tied it into a bow. This was SO EASY and so much fun to do!
Now, speaking of ALL this cute Twinery twine, have you seen the newest COLORS? Check them out:
What's more? I am GIVING a sampler pack of the three new colors (Denim, Buttercream, and Stone) away on my BLOG today so please come and stop by for more information on my card and to enter my Twine giveaway to celebrate GLORIOUS summer- my favorite season of the year!
Blessings and love,