Sunday, April 10, 2011

A Burst Of Blooms - MFW's Tuesday Trigger

Although I had it clipped to my desk all week, I never did get around to creating something for last week's "Farm Fresh" trigger. Looking at all the submissions just kept "Clean and Simple" stuck in my head, and CAS & I are kind of frenemies. It never looks "right" when I try to leave a card CAS, and then I add too much stuff & wreck it. Every time, I swear. Anyhow, I was relieved to see a much-more-my-style trigger this week: Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger: Burst Of Blooms
(Japanese flower scarf from Attic 24)
Flowers. My mind went instantly to flowers...and the idea of crocheting a little garden. I'm saving that idea - I think it would work really well for the gift card holders I'm making for Mother's Day, so that there's no concern about fitting things into envelopes. So I shelved the crochet idea, but kept the floral cluster in mind, and here's what came out of it:


Supplies: paper from My Mind's Eye "Tickled Pink;"
flowers from Recollections; brads from Basic Grey;
"Mother's Day" sentiment from Kaisercraft, stamped with Tumbled Glass Distress ink;
pearls from stash
I think that floral scarf would make a fabulous beginning to a blanket - I just love the rainbow of colours. Hopefully I'll get a photo of the baby blanket I finished yesterday - it's for Connor's fourth-grade art teacher, who is expecting his first child later this month. I think it's so cool that Connor wants me to make gifts for new babies. Usually he picks the yarn as well, but this time I went ahead & chose. He has excellent colour sense, but I had a PLAN. (More about that when I actually have the blankie to show you.)
xoxo,
Jessi

11 comments:

~amy~ said...

blooms and MME...swoon:)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love those colorful flowers combined with the fun background!!!

Debbie Carriere said...

Fabulous card!! Love the bright flowers & how they echo the vertical design of that wonderful paper :) TFS!

Glenda J said...

Love the colours and the paper! You crack me up with the "frenemies" comment... you can do CAS, I'm sure you can!

Sanda said...

to say that I love this card would be an understatement! SO VERY PRETTY! also, i completely share your CAS sentiments :)!

Alanna Harris said...

what a great use for all of those flowers...gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

What an *adorable* card, Jessi! You've really captured that beautiful flower scarf. I can't wait to see and read your story about that baby blanket. Sounds wonderful!

bosenberries said...

What fabulous colours and blooms!!
Robin

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! What a sweet approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Itsy Bitsy Snippets said...

Your card is very pretty. I love all of the flowers,it is so bright and cheerful.

Indy said...

Thanks for for your nice comment about my card. Your card is just so bright, cheerful, and absolutely darling! I love the different flowers you used! Great work!!