A Rose to Thank You

Hi all!  It’s no April Fool’s joke, I’m actually posting today!  My BIG PTA project, the Art Gallery was last Friday and I’m recovering.  LOL!  It was a great success.  I had 169 pieces of artwork submitted  — we limit it to one piece per child and we were darn near close to capacity for space in the gym.  We had a really good turnout and the kids had a blast seeing their artwork on display.  My body wasn’t all that thrilled with me by the end of the night — I missed dinner because of set-up and by the time I sat down in the car to go home, my body started to complain very loudly.  LOL!

I had a great group of helpers for the set-up, the show and clean-up.  I wanted to get a thank you out to each of them because they really helped make it a success.  Last year’s show was a success, but the set-up was extraordinarily difficult and I was beyond stressed.  We made a few changes this year and it went off without a hitch.  (Unless you count being postponed a week due to a Mother Nature snow fit on the first day of Spring!)

To create my thank you’s, I pulled out my new Altenew Vintage Roses, their accompanying dies and my MISTI.  I’m in love with all three!

Love how this turned out!  First, I cut out all of the large roses, small roses, large leaf branch and small pair of leaves from Stampers Select white card stock.  I decided on my colors by trial and error.  I wasn’t sure what would look good and what worked with my ink choices.  My roses are MFT Pink Lemonade (dye), A*Muse Berry and MFT Wild Cherry (dye).  The leaves are MFT Gumdrop Green (large bunch) and the small ones are Memento New Sprout and then Gumdrop Green.

To make sure that I got everything in the right place, I lined up my die cut negative on the MISTI and placed in the die cut.  I then put my stamp on the die cut and closed the lid.  I’m amazed at how I was able to create 16 of these cards without a single mess up!  The system works beautifully!

The sentiment is from MFT Let’s Toast and I added just a trio of small pearls to add a bit more.

Challenge Submissions
Mod Squad Challenge Blog — Flowers or Butterflies, Die Cut or punch, Dimension (each of the roses is popped up on dimensionals)
Die Cuttin’ Divas — Anything Goes

A Rose to Thank You: Altenew Vintage Roses & dies, MFT Let’s Toast, PTI Sweet Blush, Stamper’s Select; MFT Wild Cherry, Pink Lemonade, Steel Grey, Gumdrop Green; Memento New Sprout, Amuse Berry; pearls, MFT Blueprints 13

Thanks so much for stopping by today!