Friday, June 10, 2011

Grow where you are planted...

---Scroll down to read about the great
Blog Hop that Elmer's and X-Acto
are sponsoring tomorrow!---

I know you see this quote often and everywhere, and it does have a sweet ring to it. But, I have to say, I disagree with the belief that you grow best where you are "planted".  I think you have to "uproot"  yourself from familiar settings and experience many different places and many various things in order to reach your full potential. Of course, in that regard, I should be a friggin' genius!

But I willingly admit that I'm no here's my take on it.

I was totally inspired by the Stamping Background Color Trends Challenge at     Embellish.  

I loved what the Design Team did with the vivid teal and red.
My little card:

Not only did I stamp the background mesh fence, but I heat embossed it in silver to look just like wire.  I really love the way it turned out!
And I was able to practice with my Copics a bit on the veggies!  Sorry about the shadows. It is really hard to take pictures this late at night, even with the best of lighting in my "studio". (Otherwise known as my converted bathroom corner vanity! LOL!)

Can't wait to make more of those little folded seed packets! 

Bazzill Cardstock
Chicken Wire Stamp: Stampin' Up
Seed Packets and Tomatoes: TPC, Victory Garden Stamps
Copics Markers
Spellbinders, Nestie:  Large Deckled Rectangle
Stock teal ribbon
Zutter Distrezz-It-All

                   Join the Blog hop !
Click here to go to  Elmer’s {Craft & Tell} on
June 11th & 12th!!!   Check out how you can win a huge prize from Elmer's and X-Acto!
There's a great line-up of designers with some terrific projects!  I can't wait to see the fantastic ideas!


Sarah Martina said...

Jan! This is awesome! I just *adore* that chicken wire stamp, too! :) So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Trends Challenge! :)

Charlene Austin said...

OMGosh this is fantastic! I love that stamp. I'm totally into gardening right now so this is so my thing!

Thanks so much for playing along with Embellish!

Mariana Grigsby said...

I love the background stamp!!! Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with us!

Anonymous said...

Fantastic card! Love that background stamp (I've not seen it before). Congrats on your win at Embellish!