It's my favorite sister's b'day (don't worry; I've only got one!) today and this card's on its way to her ... admittedly, it'll be a bit late arriving - such is life! We're having a family get-together in her honor today even tho' she's got to work so won't be able to be here. A pathetic ploy to get to eat cake? Nah! We usually try to stop by my Mom's every other weekend and this weekend the weather's just TOO darned hot 'n humid and she's without air at the moment ... so it was a natural to have a cookout up here and invite her and my brother (her chaufeur!) and his daughter, right?! If the weather doesn't cooperate, it'll be a pizza get-together.
My sister and I share a love for all things purple, so that's the basis for her card. That, and both Beate's weekend sketch challenge #51 AND Taylor's cupcake challenge #19 ... seems great minds think alike and I made #10 envelope sized cards that satisfied both this week! I'd picked up this cool 4-part stamp at a garage sale last summer and I love it. The 4th part of the stamp is a wood/wrought iron bench, and that's in the inside with the sentiment and a couple garden tool die cuts. The outside sentiment's popped up using dimensionals.
stamps: Annette Watkins' Spring Garden Sampler, PC-generated sentiments; paper: CTMH's Contemporary Collection's bright purple, SU's Always Artichoke, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Vellum, and Whisper White cardstocks; ink: SU's matching inks, StazOn's Jet Black, and Tri-C watercolor markers; accessories: pink dotted organdy ribbon, QuicKutz' garden tools die cut; tools: QuicKutz Squeeze