|My daughter, Laura, and her beautiful little Olivia. Don't you love the sun bonnet? I made that for her.|
|That's our little trailer tucked back in the woods.|
Three cheers for the red, white, and blue, and hip hip hooray! This little card was made with the Happy You stamp set, which is a hostess set in the new Stampin' Up! catalog. I love these little stamps, and someday I just feel like doing a little coloring, and this one was very little. The pinwheels have just a touch of Raspberry Ripple, Primrose Pink, and Midnight Muse color added. The paper is from retired Cheerful Treat. I was reading somebody's blog a few days ago, and she said that she was using a retired paper, and she told the story about how when she got the paper she was very excited. I knew that it was so beautiful that she wanted to save it for a very special project, one deserving of this special paper. She hung on to it for the whole year, and realized that the paper was being retired, and she still had not even opened the paper, let alone used any. I knew just how she felt. I have paper in my stash that I have hung on to for years! Especially scrapbook paper, which I bought because I knew that it would fit a certain occasion that I had taken photos of, and I still have not got around to scrapbooking that occasion, or forgot about the paper. So, here I am breaking open the stash of paper, and I am going to be using it this week, retired or not. I bet some of my friends have this paper in their stash too.
Hope you enjoy this little card, and come back to see what else I made this week.