Monday, August 8, 2011

Thankful for You

Good morning, my dears!

How was your weekend? Yesterday, I was so lucky to have the chance to hang out with some of my friends from college. One of our group welcomed a sweet little baby girl into the world a few weeks ago, and we met up to visit her. A few of my girls are close by, but a few aren't local anymore, so when we can get together I try and jump on it. Nothing like time with my besties. In October, all of us will be getting together for our 10 year reunion, and I cannot wait.

Anyway, I had the chance to play with some new stamps from Wplus9 (I feel an obsession coming on..) and whipped up something for my girls. Just a little note to say how much their friendship means to me.

I used the Hope Seed Co. stamp set, a super fun build-your-own seed packet set. It was those beautiful line-drawn flowers that pushed me over the edge.

I built my seed packet image, making mine appropriate for a friend card. Instead of coloring my flowers, I decided to paper piece them.

I used paper from Echo Park's For the Record Collection. The red plaid paper tape is a new addition to my stash from Martha Stewart (Vintage Girl Collection). Fun stuff!

I used the same materials for both cards, just switching some things up. I was tempted to whip out one for each of the different flowers in the set!

Don't they look so cute together? (I don't know about you, but I'm smitten).

I'm so glad you stopped by today. I hope your week is off to a great start!


STAMPS: Hope Seed Co. - Wplus9
CARDSTOCK: Rustic White - Papertrey Ink
PATTERNED PAPER: For the Record - Echo Park Paper Company
INK: Jet Black Archival Ink, Antique Linen Distress Ink - Ranger Industries
OTHER: Paper Tape, Vintage Girl Collection - Martha Stewart Crafts; Pinking Blade - Fiskars; Sewing Machine; Buttons


  1. LOVE what you've done with the set Anya!

  2. Beautiful cards, Anya! What a great stamp set. And that plaid tape is so cute.
    I hosted a little reunion with some of my college friends in June and it was truly wonderful. Some of us hadn't seen each other in 27 years! Too long!! So it's really great that you are not letting that much time pass with your girlfriends.

  3. So, so pretty! LOVE those paper-pieced blossoms! And what gorgeous color combos!


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