And, I've been having such a blast that I've got THREE samples to share with you today, and I've got one more saved up for the Shop Hop on Wednesday night!
I know my boys are so excited for our crop share at the local farm to start up again this spring, so that they can resume their weekly visits to our local farm. The boys LOVE collecting eggs at the hen house. So, I had to create a basket full of farm fresh eggs - complete, of course with my favorite October Afternoon Farm Fresh paper.
Thanks to Michele, I've become fascinated with matting the same color as my cardbase, and in particular, I'm loving it with kraft paper. I've been aging the matting to help it stand apart from the card base, and look how fun it is on the Apron lace punch!!
And, I tell you, I know you girls are going to FLIP out over this sweet stamp set too! She's such a sweetie pie with her adorable little umbrella! I paper pieced her coat, umbrella and boots too. This adorable paper is from Bo Bunny and I love that with double sided paper, you've got lots of mix and match options for your paper piecing, and for your panels too.
Lots of sewing, distress inks, and a sweet little button cluster. I even got brave and faced my fear of Stickles to add some shine to the raindrops.
****NOW ETSY LISTED! By the way, I'm now adding both this Farm Fresh Eggs card and the Umbrella Girl card to my Etsy store today! ****
And, you may know, that I'm a mom of two little boys, so I've been dying to have a Pure Innocence boy to stamp with.
I wanted my little bundled up guy to have a handmade little sweater, so I decided to paper piece him with this sweet Jenni Bowlin patterned paper. His little houndstooth sweater was stamped, then trimmed out and I added distress ink to all the edges of the sweater for some added texture.
I pieced all around the main panel, wrapped the card with some chocolate stitched ribbon and added a button trio.
This sweet boy and his little puppy are sporting matching scarves, and I've used a quick dollop of liquid applique to his little knit cap.
Quick note: I'm sure you've seen the rule of three before, but if not, just a quick tip, if you're adding multiples of an embellishment, try to keep it to an odd number - its more pleasing to the eye. I also try to vary the way that I thread my buttons, you'll see here that I've got one one criss cross, one tied in a bow, and one threaded straight through. I also like to mix up the sizes for interest.
If you're still with me, you deserve a medal today (or maybe you just loooove Pure Innocence like I do!!) You'll find links to all the designers that have samples today on Kim's blog today after 11 am EST.