No not really - it was just my usual yadayadayada...
I love zinnias! I would love to take the time to start seeds in the house for transplant - but my house is not conducive to doubling as a plant nursery and I was not gifted with a green thumb! So I anxiously await the season of Farmers Market and the arrival of cheerful bouquets of colorful zinnias.
Last Saturday, one of the vendors was selling starter zinnias! I could not resist and bought one of each color and brought them home and 'planted' them in a container. She told me to 'whack off' of the flowers but I just couldn't toss these shorties! I found the perfect vase and POOF! My first bouquet (if 3 flowers count as a bouquet...) of spring!
Not only a touch of color and spring but a revisiting of memories. I bought this wee shamrock etched crystal 'wellie' in Ireland. A joyous trip that included my sistas, aunts, mother, and cousin! Oh the fun we had! Oh the memories we made! I have strolled down my Irish memory lane with fondness since putting this 3 inch vase to work on Sunday. Such a small token for such grand memories!
I know you are dazzled by my flower arranging skills! Admit it!!!! I promise to post a REAL zinnia bouquet as soon as they become available at the Farmers Market!
It's a bit too early for flowers but that doesn't keep me from loving the vegies! So FRESH!
THIS is the REAL deal...This is what I am waiting for!
And a card...also diminutive. If you are a regular to my blog you may know that I am on a mission to try to put a dent in the 400 coin envelopes that someone 'gifted' me. Not to mention the stack of remnant strips from making square cards.
~Base card - PaperTrey Ink - Kraft
~Layer of vanilla card stock
~Layers of card stock for Tim Holtz Tattered Poinsettia
~Punched tag with sentiment stamped using Just Rite stamp
~Hero Arts Dots embossing folder
~Perfect Pearls Blue Raspberry mist
Challenge | Inspiration
Just Us Girls - photo week
Shopping Our Stash - mist (I tried and failed to get the photo to show the shimmer on the flower petals!)
Kraft Journal - CAS embossed
Crafting from the Heart - anything
Here's to bigger bouquets, wee vessels of giant sized memories, and enjoying fresh veggies!
Nancy in Iowa