I have been playing with my Christmas palm today - Splitcoast challenges suggested using a cut out of your image at least 3 times. My first tree was just the tree cut 3 times so that wasn't quite the idea. But I like the card anyway. Next I tried using the trunk of the tree, cut out for a frame, and the top of the tree as a fanciful pointsettia. I was pretty pleased with the results. Finally a topsy turvy card with the top of the palm tree 4 times. I folded the red to see where to cut it and liked the tabs the folds created. Serendipity is the best muse!
Teapot Tuesday at Mothermark's site ( see my left hand column for a link ) and here is the teapot she chose to inspire us. We are all to think of a lovely tea party in an Irish botanical garden, but were warned to wear hats in case the birds think it is their garden too.
I meant to pop out of bed and make a card but then a good friend emailed that her new job teaching kindergarten will have a frog theme in fall, so I was busy punching out frog parts to get in the mail to her. My card had to wait.
Once I got going, I realized I really am not into roses, but my new stamps from Elemental Doodles had some fall leaves that could imitate the flowers. Everything was fine until I tried to add a bird on top. That's when the cats got out and took a perfectly sane card and made it a little crazy. Oh well.
Jessica and David are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. Seems like yesterday I was holding her for her baptism and a very proud aunt at that! Now Jessica is pregnant with her 5th - I just don't know where the years went.
Here is a direct quote from Donna C but I love the sentiment and can't say it any better than she did ...
firstname.lastname@example.org----- Nothing on this blog is personally copyrighted. You can use anything you want and I don't care if you call it your own. Copy things exactly and say they were your idea. If I run into them on your blog, I will be thrilled to see that someone loved my idea enough to copy it. If I put it on the net, I don't consider it stealing for you to use it in anyway you want. Go for it and enjoy! That is what this hobby is all about.