Saturday, May 4, 2013

Good Things Come in Little Packages

Happy Saturday, everyone! Today is such a beautiful day, that I just had to get outdoors and do a little spring planting.  I planted a few herbs to use in the kitchen, and a pot of flowers or two, to brighten up the yard.

After coming in to rest, I thought of this new stamp I just received from My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence Little Gardener.  She is so cute in her little overalls and holding her potted plant.  Looks a lot like me, (chuckle, chuckle) when I was younger. I used to help my Grandfather plant his garden, he had a small plot where he planted anything he could find seeds for. He grew beans, and squash, corn and okra, radishes and cucumbers, and lots of tomatoes. He loved tomatoes!

To start my card, I picked out a red base card and added a crackled green background of kraft core stock from Tim Holtz.  I also had a scrap of a printed paper that had pods and flowers on it. I stamped the Little Gardener on white card stock with tuxedo black Memento Ink and colored her in with my Copic Markers. I then fussy cut around her and used foam tape squares to pop her up on the right hand side of the card. I cut out a title strip die shape and then stamped the Memory Box sentiment, "good things come in tiny packages" on water color paper and shaded around the edges. I then used a twinkly pack of little critter bugs to rub on as accents to my card. Adding a brown checked ribbon and knot vertically completed my card.

I am entering this card in the Fun Friday "It's a Bug's Life Challenge".

This card could be used for celebrating Mother's Day, because everyone knows that little children and little packages always mean a lot to Mothers. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend, and I will see you again next week. Take care!



  1. This is absolutely adorable, Mindy!! The little gardener girl is so sweet!! I love the strip of patterned paper you used and the ribbon!! What a gorgeous card!! You should link this up at Little Scrap Pieces for our "It's a Bug's Life" challenge ( Happy Sunday my friend :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  2. This card is adorable for gardeners especially with your adding the dragonfly, bee and ladybug. Gardeners are glad to see these insects to help make a healthy garden. Your adding the little bugs and browning the edges make for a unique card! Very nice.

  3. This is so cute I just love all the colors and your image.
    Thank you for joining us at Little Scrap pieces. Have a great week
    LSP--DT member
    DIANA L.

  4. Super cute card! What a darling image and the layering looks fabulous! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at LSP!
    Sherrie K

  5. so ADORABLE love the colors...Thanks for joining the lsp challenge. Karen