Friday, March 22, 2013

Flowers for Mom

Though cold temperatures persist in the Northeast, it is in fact Spring and nothing says Spring to me more than flowers. These are both included in my soon to ship OWH box of cards. While I think they could both be used to say Happy Mother's Day, the generic nature of the sentiments mean they can be used for many other occasions as well.

Image from my Collection • Sentiment by Hampton Arts
Die Stax from My Favorite Things • Paper by K&Co. • Grosgrain Ribbon from Michael's

Image from my Collection • Sentiment by Stampin Up • Paper by K&Co.
Grosgrain Ribbon from Michael's

While I'd like to be able to identify every stamp, image, paper and embellishment I use in my card making, I am faced with a dilemma in doing that because I have so many supplies that I have collected over the years (including a big library of stock images and illustrations I have collected over the years in my work as a graphic designer) as well as many retired stamp sets and can't, with certainty, identify them.  I have contemplated purging it all but ultimately sharing work isn't about your being able to buy the exact same images or stamps, it's about allowing a design to inspire you to use the stuff you have in new ways you hadn't considered.

I hope that wherever you are Spring has sprung or will soon.

Happy Crafting!


Dixie Cochran said...

Your cards are an OWH shipper's dream. Not only are they beautiful and well designed, they aren't holiday specific. Someone's mom is going to treasure that blue card. I love that shape.

Cindy O said...

Thanks Paula for the beautiful card posting! I agree, it can be nice when a product is available and identified - sometimes I might like to buy it or learn more about it - but the examples and inspiration are much more important.

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