I have some cards to share using the new 2010 Papertrey Ink Anniversary set today and so if you aren't wanting to see peeks of the set now then you might want to click away from this post now!
In the mean time, I thought I would share a few things that have been going on in our life at the Nichols house...
I have been working on some sewing projects including this quilt for my best friend Brianna's daughter, Maren, we picked out the fabrics for this quilt just under a year ago and finally made the time to put it together. It's all quilted now and just needs the binding sewn onto it!
Spending time with my girls - this was at an event at our public library and they brought in llamas for the Llama Llama Read-o-rama Pajama party. We didn't wear our pajamas but went to see the llamas!
Tacy is doing a special constraint therapy for strengthening her left arm - think of it like therapy for a lazy eye. Her right arm is casted and we do lots of fine motor activities to encourage her to use and strengthen her left arm/side. The plus is that her cast is removable for baths and activities like swimming and horseback riding - both of which she is doing this spring. We are about half way through and have been seeing wonderful results so far!
Chad and Hana both ran in our local Earth Day race at St Cloud State University. Hana ran the kids 1K and Chad ran his first ever 5K with a time of 30:39. Tacy and I cheered the both of them and other friends on as they ran in the chute for the finish line!
Hana has also been busy with church activities and Girl Scouts - in fact tonight they are doing some bike activities at their meeting (rain and snow stay away!)
Like I mentioned, Tacy is doing therapeutic horseback riding this spring. We started this past Monday and she was SO excited to be back on a horse. Her horse's name is Khoubi that she is riding. The benefits for Tacy from horseback riding are many and this is our 7th year riding!
Okay... onto the cards made with Botanical Silhouettes Anniversary set - it's your last chance to leave if you don't want to see the set....
I stamped the dandelionish image onto a kraft cardstock piece in Versamark ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder. The inks are sponged on and then I over stamped the whole thing with the library card image in Chai ink. The Library Pocket die is cut from kraft paper and the pocket/card element are on a Fine Linen card base that is stamped with text on the bottom half in Chamomile ink and then over stamped on the whole card front in Fersh Snow ink with Polka Dot Basics.
The sentiment was actually stamped first in True Black ink before I added all of the elements over it.
Next I pulled out my Twinkling H2Os to create my next card...
I love the watercolored look and I really like how the Twinkling H2Os stand out on the kraft cardstock.
I stamped the sentiment onto a Double Ended Banners die cut that I stamped with the Ribbon Tails set in Chai ink. I also stamped some more text onto the main image area with Chai ink. I love the subtle look that added just the right amount of texture and detail.
Botanical Silhouettes is such a beautiful set and I know that everyone who earned it through their purchases at Papertrey Ink will love creating with it. You can see all of the design team members samples over at the Papertrey Ink Gallery.
Have a wonderful Easter weekend!
all supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted
Vintage Pocket Flower Card
stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Library Card, Background Basics: Text Style, Polka Dot Basics
ink: True Black, Fresh Snow, Simply Chartreuse, Tea Dye Duo, Versamark (Tsukineko)
cardstock: kraft, Fine Linen
other: Spring Moss satin ribbon, cream button, Rustic Jute button twine, Library Pocket die, Edgers #1 die, clear embossing powder
Sympathy Watercolor Flower Card
stamps: Botanical Silhouettes, Background Basics: Text Style II, Ribbon Tails