Thursday, February 1, 2018

Sunny Thoughts February SOM Blog Hop

Hello and welcome to our February Stamp of the Month Australasian Blog Hop.  Hello to those that arrived from Denise's lovely blog and hello to all of you who found your way here by chance or accident.

The Sunny Thoughts SOM has a wonderful mix of sentiments and sweet floral motifs.

Fern ink and cardstock.  Sometimes I like to let great photos be the highlight of my page and keep the embellishments sweet and simple.
I particularly like the "Thank You" sentiment on this one - just the right size for quick easy cards.  Thank you cards are my favourite type of card to make and give.  We have so much to be thankful for in our lives and I hope that by having a stack of thank you cards on hand it makes it easy for my kids to show gratitude to others.  Even small kindnesses shouldn't go unacknowledged if it means we can brighten someone else's day.

Now, I initially thought this set would work beautifully with the Chelsea Gardens range (and it does!)  I can't get enough of the Sweetleaf and Glacier combination at the moment!)


Charcoal ink, Sweetleaf cardstock, Chelsea Gardens paper and complements
Sweet leaf and Glacier ink with a Charcoal sentiment.  I fussy cut the Glacier flowers and attached them with foam tape

The pale side of Glacier cardstock with some whisper twine and the Chelsea Garden's complements - I like to put some faux stitching with a journalling pen.

These cards were so quick and simple to make that I thought while I was on a roll I could use Make Waves:
Using Make Waves paper and complements


And then Stargazer!

I am certain that I have made more scrapbooking pages with this stamp but can't find them in the messy craft space (which is definitely above 40 degrees today - much too hot to play in!)



Make waves paper and complements

And Stargazer for a more masculine theme - I was so lazy with this one that I just used the two PML cards still joined together and then just put the sentiment over the top of the rocket.

Stargazer Complements with Charcoal ink



So that is it for me this month.  Thanks for all  of the lovely comments on our Chelsea Garden Blog Hop.  Now head over to our creative friend Doris to share the love!
Keep smiling,
Nell






8 comments:

Shaunna Richards said...

Love your page - gorgeous photos and the vine stamp is the perfect accent to frame them. I love all your cards - quick and easy.

Doris Taylor said...

A great variety of cards, and your layout with the vine stamp surrounding the photos is very effective.

Doreen Watkins said...

Wow you have been busy, Nell. Love all your projects.

Colleen Geldenhuys said...

Love your page Nell and what delightful cards, thank you for sharing

Georgia O'Shea said...

What a great range of projects. I love the vine border around your gorgeous photos.

Crop Craft Create said...

Thank you cards are also my favourite to make and gift Nell - it's always extra nice when it's a suprise. :)

artymaz said...

Love the vine frame & what a great selection of cards.

Vandra said...

I love your photos of the mushrooms, with the frame surrounding it, really makes the page.