Friday, May 20, 2011

From the Garden

Have you seen the new stamp set from Papertrey Ink called Garden Variety? Oooh, it's lovely! One of the images features a seed packet. And then I recalled that I already have a seed packet stamp from Stampin Up, circa 1995. I pulled it out, inked it up, and had a little fun with it this morning.

{recipe: Friendship Gardens (SU), Wildflowers (SU), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU), confetti cream and regal rose cardstock, regal rose and versafine sepia inks, October Afternoon Fly A Kite papers, seam binding, button, eyelet border punch}

It's amazing how you can take a stamp that is fifteen years old, pair it with some new papers and accessories, and make it look totally current and trendy. Just another good reason to hold on to those classic stamps!

While I was photographing this card, I saw all kinds of pretties in the garden that were photo-worthy. Here are a few:

The wild honeysuckle along the back fence. Fragrance? Heavenly.

Bridal Veil spirea near the front porch.

Rosebuds waiting for a warm day...

Sage blossoms...

Chives in the herb garden...

It's a lovely day to enjoy the garden. Sadly, I'll be spending the day indoors at work. sigh! Hope your day is lovely, too!


  1. I truly enjoy reading all your posts...and just love that you rocked this classic stamp and totally brought it right up to date! TFS :0)

  2. That card is brilliant - you really should be proud of yourself for using an older set so well.

    I loved your flower pictures, too. My plants are *way* behind yours (and don't get me started on the bridal veil and honeysuckle that the next-door neighbor cut down last year).

  3. why not, I love that stamp, the card is glorios! and so is your garden!