It's Saturday already and time for a new theme at Allsorts challenge. It's my turn to host this week and I selected the optional theme of Blooms, Bees and/or Butterflies. Hope you'll join in with us, I would love to see you follow the optional theme but all entries are welcome whether they follow the theme or not!
For my card I decided to dig through my box of rejects that I usually save "just in case" and I'm so lucky I did too, as my lost Hero Arts "tiny footprints in the sand" stamp from a beach themed stamp set fell right onto my lap when I pulled one of the pieces out. I surely didn't expect to ever find that stamp as it's truly tiny. So if you have a lost stamp never give up hope as it might show up in the most unexpected moment.
The yellow inked piece is from that box of extras. It's a textured piece of Neenah card stock which had been inked with some yellow Distress ink and stencils were used as well. The bee and scalloped circle were also previously die cut from my other box of die cut extras. The bee is a stamp from an older Hero Arts stamp kit. I kept the card in a CAS style by simply assembling it onto an embossed background.
The sentiment is an oldie from Penny Black but new-ish to me, just purchased within the last couple of months. This is my first time using it.
Another view below..
Hope you'll join us this week!! As a reminder prizes this month come from Sizzix, AALL and Create, Aldridge Crafts, Lavinia and Ruth Hamilton Design, all weekly winners will be announced on June 30th.
Last Saturday my 16 year old had her end of year dance recital. This year they performed a storyline based on the Don Quixote ballet and she was so excited when she was cast as Kitri, the female lead. At one point in mid April we weren't sure if she was able to dance as she had to have one of her big toenails removed and we weren't sure how long she would be out. But she was back on her feet and in pointe shoes after just 2 weeks.
Proud mom moment :-) so I wanted to share 2 photos I took from rehearsal. Sorry they turned out a bit blurry, my camera isn't the best when action is involved... or maybe it's just user error! As you can imagine, it was an absolute joy to watch!
I plan to link up with these challenges: