Grateful for Flora (and graduation, and trips…) — FMS587

It’s been a while since I’ve stamped or posted anything here. With my daughter’s college graduation in Michigan and a family trip to Europe, the past few weeks have been a blur. It was fun celebrating graduation with her and her boyfriend (I finally got to meet him in person, and we all love him and his family).

The week after her graduation, we flew to Spain and spent a couple of days in Madrid and Barcelona before getting on a ship to cruise around the Mediterranean. We made a stop in Spain (Palma de Mallorca), a stop in France (Marseilles), and three stops in Italy (Cinque Terre/Florence, Rome, and Naples/Amalfi Coast/Pompeii). It was definitely a trip of a lifetime for us, and spending it together as a family made it even better.

But now it’s back to the real world and fortunately it’s time for a new sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Our hostess this week is my favorite pilot and stamper extraordinaire, Jennifer Timko. I wish she had been the pilot on our long flight! That would have been fun! Take a look at her fabulous sketch for the week:

I wanted to make a thank you card for my parents, who so very kindly came and stayed in our home while we were gone and took care of our two dogs. When I saw Jennifer’s sketch, I thought flowers would work for the three circles in the sketch.

The Two-Tone Flora set has a gorgeous coordinating set of dies, that includes this detailed background die. I stamped the flowers and leaves and cut them out with some of the other dies in the set.

The sentiment is from the Full of Love stamp set. I cut it out by hand, and placed it over some white baker’s twine.

We hope you’ll join us and create your own card using the sketch! We love to see what you make as we browse the gallery each week. Meanwhile, be sure to stop by the Freshly Made Sketches site to see what the design team has created for your inspiration!

Enjoy your Wednesday! Thanks for stopping by!

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5 thoughts on “Grateful for Flora (and graduation, and trips…) — FMS587

  1. This is such a beautiful card Amy! That background die and those flowers are so elegant! Your parents are going to love it! That trip looks fantastic! So many beautiful things to see!

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