Monday, June 16, 2008

Hot pink, baby.

We are FINALLY having summer weather here in Minnesota, I'm happy to report! I got a chance to photograph some of the plants that are thriving in the back yard with all the rain that we've had lately! The heirloom peony from Germany that got from a co-worker a few years ago has finally bloomed, and the pink blooms on it are outrageous!

I'm pretty sure that it inspired these baby cards, because I haven't used my SU Passion Pink cardstock in YEARS, and all of a sudden I pulled it out this weekend! I got my copic refill inks and some fun goodies in my Eclectic Paperie order this weekend, so I had to crack into them right away and play. The little Giraffe stamp is by Imaginice and WAS ONLY A BUCK! I paired him up with the matching .70 cent "Baby Powder" paper (ITS FLOCKED!) and stamped off some baby cards.

Here's the blue version. The sentiment is by Stampin Up, from a retired set called "That's Nice", and the little swirly circles and flowers are from a set called "Polka Dots & Petals". I stamped them directly onto the cardstock and then colored them in with Copic Markers. (Copic colors: RV19 Red Violet, E33 Sand, G20 Wax White, BG10 Cool Shadow, G82 Spring Dim Green, B95 Light Greyish Cobalt.)

I'm also going to fun-flock all of the giraffe noses and spots with brown fun flock when I get a chance.

This rose bush was in full bloom this weekend. I call it "THE BEAST", because it reaches out and grabs you by the hair and scratches you when you're trying to mow the lawn. It's unstoppable...we've chopped the heck out of it to tame it but it keeps spilling over everywhere. This thing will NOT die, no matter how much it is neglected.

The rose bush was a gift from my Mom; she brought it over one day, helped us choose a location for it and then we dug up a spot and planted it. Apparently it loves the location and will soon take over the entire back yard. Happy PINK Monday, all!


Beth said...

those are ADORABLE g'men LZ!

Anonymous said...

Cute cards and love the color of the peony and your roses!