Lavender holds a very special connection for me. It looked like a weed...but when my mother reached down and stripped the buds from the ugly stalk and the held the crushed essence to my nose as young girl...I was hooked.
In fact, while visiting my Navy BFF in Northern California many years ago (I know she will attest to this) as we were driving around I looked out the window, shouted for her to "stop" and I jumped out of her car to strip lavender buds from a bush growing on the side of the road there in Marin County. I crushed them in my hand and inhaled their perfume...felt like home. She thought I was nuts.
You see...I am a loyal and plodding Taurus (the Bull)....so flights of fancy are not my suite. So, she REALLY thought I was crazy...but to my defense -- I was visiting from Guam where orchids and not lavender are found. I related my childhood remembrance to her and perhaps admitted to some homesickness that only this scraggly bush could abate. Since then, friends and family have never forgotten to slip a small Lavender sachet or a tube of hand creme as a "care package" when I am visiting or have lived in those climates where my lavender hunting would be for naught. "Find any there?" "No." With that I am ever so grateful... and ....which is why...Lavender makes me smile...it represents a mother's love and cherished friendships.
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I hope will make you smile as well....
|This is so easy. I used SWEET SUGAR PLUM and PEAR PIZAZZ to stamp this using the 2-step stamps. When you compare the same with the Stampin' Blends...there really isn't much of a difference!|
|Here I stamped with MOMENTO Black ink on Whisper White and colored with the STAMPIN' BLENDS. The ribbon is SWEET SUGARPLUM and the EMBOSSING FOLDER is the PETAL PAIR TEXTURED IMPRESSIONS available in the New Occasions Catalog.|
|This card was created by a member of my team, K. Murray. She created a gorgeous card using BERRY BURST 3/8" METALLIC EDGE RIBBON, BERRY BURST CARD STOCK and SWEET SOIREE DSP.|
|More lovely examples using Lot's of Lavender|
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