We had a great big, busy weekend. We hosted a big 4th of July barbecue on Saturday and then headed to my sister's house yesterday to celebrate my parents' 50th anniversary. It was great to visit with friends of my parents that I hadn't seen since I graduated high school and was a super special day. Today my little ones are off to their first day of pre-school. So for my card today, I picked a sentiment that kind of summed up how I was feeling.... so many possibilities surrounding me with actually having time to truly devote to Verve and my own creative life. Overwhelming optimism and heartbreaking sadness are at war in my head space right now and I'm pretty sure this is going to be a roller coaster of a week for me.
All of the stamps are from the The Buzz set. I stamped the sentiment on a stitched circle and matted with black. Then I randomly stamped my own DIY paper with the big and small bee images from the set, coloring the bee stripes with a copic marker and then sponging each layer with antique linen. The designer paper is from My Mind's Eye and I cut the bee with the coordinating The Buzz Die Set.
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|Mojo Monday 405 Sketch|
Stamps: The Buzz (Verve Stamps)
Paper: basic black (SU!), cream (Neenah), Lost & Found Antique (MME)
Ink: black archival, antique linen distress (Ranger), copic marker
Accessories: The Buzz Die Set ( A Cut Above by VERVE), stitched circles stax (MFT), embossing folder (Darice)