Tuesday, June 16, 2009

A Little Sunshine

When I was thinking about what to create for today's blog post, I thought it would be nice to make something simple and inexpensive, but that could be HUGE for the recipient. Back when the Target $1 spot had these little planters, I bought a bunch of the Sunflower pots because that is my favorite flower. When Taylored Expressions came out with the Faith & Hope set, I immediately fell in love with this particular sentiment. I thought it would be perfect for a little gift of encouragement or just to say "I'm thinking about you!" It was especially perfect for this little sunflower pot. I used the Flowers Cuttlebug die to create the sunflower embellishment and covered it with Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft. The ribbon and papers are all from the Beach Bum Key Ingredients. Perfectly packaged in a small cello bag, this little gift is ready to bring some sunshine to somebody special! Thanks for dropping by! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Faith & Hope (Taylored Expressions); Ink- Dark Brown Chalk Ink (Colorbox), Burnt Umber (Palette); Paper- Beach Bum Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions); Accessories- cello bag (Darice), Plain and Scallop Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Flower Cuttlebug die (Provocraft), ribbon from Beach Bum Key Ingredients (Taylored Expressions), Sunshine Yellow Flower Soft (Flower Soft)

9 comments:

Sankari W. said...

Charmaine - this is so beautiful and so sweet and packed with sunshine!!! I LOVE IT! What a great idea and brilliant use of flower soft!! Simply beautiful!!!
Hugs,
Sankari :)

Basement Stamper said...

Super cute, love that sunflower! I used that flower soft on a bee this last week, great job with the planter!

Donna Baker said...

Charmaine - this is such a fun idea and I'm sure whoever is the recipient of this ray of sunshine from your heart will cherish it always, you're so thoughtful!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

So happy and sweet Charmaine!! Love your flower soft sunflower!!

Karen Motz said...

What an adorable little gift! LOVE the Flower Soft!!!

Pam Speidel said...

Oh Chairmaine! This is a perfectly beautiful little gift! I love how the flower soft adds texture and life to the sunflower...great sentiment too! You are continually amazing me with your creativity!

Laura said...

This would make a beautiful mothers day gift, really very nice work.

Anthonette said...

What a gorgeous project! I need to try Flower Soft. Thanks for the inspiration!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

No WAY! Charmaine...as usual, this is PURE perfection!