I love when I go to the mailbox and find "happy mail." Who doesn't? Especially when the happy mail is a Hand Stamped Card!
I mentioned a few days ago that I visited my friend, Linda Bauwin of Ohio and that she helped me learn how to post to my blog. Well, wouldn't you know, she sent ME a card thanking me for our time together and how much she enjoyed helping me get started with blogging.
I really was so happy to receive such a lovely note and a beautiful card created with Linda's over the top talent. She has such great ideas and I'm always amazed with her "out of the box" mind set. You can check out her blog here: http://stampingwithlinda.typepad.com/stamping_with_linda/
This card was created with the New "Reason for the Season" stamp set. Its actually a set that features poinsettias. But Linda took it a step further and created a sweet sunflower card. She also used the coordinating Festive Flower Punch to create the petals and leaves of the flower. How sweet is this?!
Thank you Linda for putting a little sunshine in my mailbox today!
Speaking of amazing talents... My friend Cindy Baughman always comes to mind when it comes to "out of the box" designs. She has a gift when it comes to designing unique and special cards. Cindy is from Hawaii and she recently did a class featuring hawaiian themed cards. I was blown away by the cards that she designed. She designed this balmy palm tree card using the same, "Reason for the Season" stamp set and coordinating Festive Flower Punch that Linda used.
Take a look at how different this card is compared to Lindas card and the poinsettia stamps that this set was originally designed for.
How cool is that?? Did you notice the verse on the front- its from the "Acorny Thank You" stamp set. Yes, another out of the box idea- HI is the abbreviation for Hawaii. Oh she's got it going on, I tell you! Check out Cindys blog at: http://www.stampedwithaloha.com/ Thank you Cindy for being such an inspiration!
Heres a few more samples. Don't forget the Festive Flower Punch on your next order, it not only makes beautiful poinsettias, and sunflowers, but can lay down a rockin' palm tree too!
Thank you Linda and Cindy for sharing your talent with me as well as your special friendship. Hugs and kisses from me to you.