Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Frozen Flowers

Time to ignore the brutal cold and think spring!

With all the cleaning, purging, and downsizing I have been doing recently I was really glad to discover that I didn't toss a folder of stencils! The question is WHY in the HECK do I even HAVE stencils? It must be a throwback to when I "did crafts"! These technically should have been disposed of years ago! But...there it was. a folder marked "stencils". So I got to play along with the challenge at Just Us Girls. Stencils! Stencils? Now that was truly a challenge for me!

Since I was going retro by dusting off stencils I decided to go all in and use a Dynamo label maker for the sentiment. I prefer my P-Touch for labeling during my crazed must-organize-right-now-OCD-moments. I wonder if you can still buy the plastic label tape for this DYNA-Saur!?

Trendy Hello
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Simply Chartreuse
~Layer of pink card stock
~Polka dot ribbon
~Stamps and die by Hero Arts: Garden Flowers Set, colored with Copics
~Dynamo sentiment
~Stencil - used a daisy stencil to create a 'sun', colored with blending foams, additional 'petals' individually cut and glued in place
Challenges | Inspirations
Just Us Girls - Trend Week: stencils
Crazy 4 Challenges - blank slate : NEED dies and Cuttlebug
One Stitch at a Time - new (flower stamps and coordinating dies)
Gem of a Challenge - new (Hero Stamp/Die set)
Paper Minutes - flower power
Through the Craft Room Door - anything

Here's to dusting off crafty tools, thinking about flowers in the midst of sub-zero temperatures, plans to follow Kensington Palace on Twitter!

Thanks for clicking by!
Nancy in Iowa


  1. So bright and colorful for a cold winters day! Very pretty :)

  2. That's a darling way to use the petal stencil for the sun! Love those cute flowers too. A pretty, pretty card!!!

  3. Such a cheery card...thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
    Helen x

  4. Really beautiful card, love the colours you have used.

  5. Glad you didn't throw your stencils out. Super bright and cheerful card. Always nice to see pretty flowers on a cold dreary day. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Just us Girls.

  6. I loved reading your blog and how you incorporated the label maker in your layout! Super job put those stencils where you can find them!

  7. oops...Thanks for playing with us at Just Us Girls! :)

  8. Such a bright and cheery card, I am sure who ever receives it will feel the love put into it. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


    CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

  9. This is a fabulous card, such beautiful colours.
    Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

  10. Such a sweet card to brighten someones day! Thanks for playing along with us at Through The Craft Room Door!
    X Cara

  11. Love this card, I can feel spring!!
    Thanks for joining the TTCRD challenges.


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