I met this month's friend while hanging out on a YouTube LIVE with a mutual friend of ours [Therese in case you're wondering] she became a regular in the Inspired By gallery - loved that! and shares her beautiful creations at Perry Papercrafts. After getting to know her better, I asked for her address and we realized that she lives less than 10 minutes from a childhood friend of mine from Michigan in Idaho!! The world gets smaller every day!
Stef Perry, I'm hoping you had fun with our assignment - though I do know it gave you pause, and me too, if I'm being honest!!
- April, according to my research, is the NATIONAL MONTH OF HOPE -April 2022 - so our cards will have a theme of HOPE! [my word of the year!]
- You’re welcome to think Easter, if you’d like, or April showers. Flowers are not quite blooming in Michigan, so NO FLOWERS!
- Dies, stencils, embossing are all approved!
Wait!! It's April!!! NO FLOWERS??? Yep. Them's the rules! lol You may already know this, but Stef and I are teamies at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, so we share a love of everything floral - but not today!
Okay. Enough chit chat - you're here for the card, right?? Here you go...
My chosen inks:
Pinkfresh Studio - Small Butterflies hot foil plate, stencils, and dies are
the main players here. But I managed to tuck in a die-cut leafy branch from The Stamp Market, a wonky-stitched square for this HOPE-FILLED sentiment from PTI Just Sentiments - Spring Blessings - another one borrowed from Marcia!
Dry embossing compliments of SU tasteful texture.
I'm very happy to have these darling butterflies - they are a beautiful stand-in for flowers!
Thank you so very much, Stef, for joining me today - I look forward to SEEING you one day on our next stop in Idaho!
Now I do hope you'll join me as I dash over to Stef's blog - it's SO HARD to wait to see what my friends make!