Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Life is better with you in it, Echo Park

  It's my turn on the Shop Pumpkin Spice store blog.  If you have followed me for a long time, you know that Shop Pumpkin Spice is my favorite online store because the prices are below retail and the shipping costs are lower too.  I think this Echo Park "Victoria Gardens" was my first purchase from the Shop Pumpkin Spice store.  The i-rock tool and gems were a later purchase, and one package is a lifetime supply...definitely one of my favorite tools and embellies.

  Most of my Echo Park collections are now very thin.  They are my go-to collections when I need inspiration.  Sometimes the paper inspires me, but often it is a sticker element that catches my eye.  Today it was the latter;  I chose the rose sticker, placed it on a scrap of card stock, and fussy cut it.  Then I perused the papers to coordinate.  The sentiment is cut from the "Journaling Cards" sheet, and the other two papers are "Rose" and "Sunshine."  I lightly inked the edges with a black ink pad for a definition.

  I am a slow crafter, but for once I actually made this card in about 30 minutes!  Woot woot :)  I made this card for my mom, who has been a huge help to me; especially this past year with the move to our current home.  She has helped me transform the house into my dream home.  There are still several home improvements to make, but the progress we've made in the past 14 months is amazing.  Thanks, Mom!

Happy Tuesday!

17 comments:

Creative M said...

Saw this beauty on FB and YES its...BEAUTIFUL!!!
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Lisa said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the papers and the beautiful flower!! What a fabulous card - your Mom will love it!! Have a great day :)

Lisa
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snappy scrappy said...

So pretty, love it!

Shelly said...

An absolute beauty! This has gorgeous color and I love echo too.
Have a great day June
Shelly

Claudine C. said...

What a creatively cute card June, I love it!!!

Linda R said...

Your card looks so pretty my friend. And 30 min.. Good for you. It takes me 30 min just to pick out my paper..

Hugs~

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So fun!! I love love love the colors and that flower!!!

Cathy McGrath said...

A beautiful card with such a beautiful sentiment June!

Ros Crawford said...

This is beautiful and extremely elegant!

Arlene said...

This is simply elegant June! This will end up in my "to be CASEd" file!

~amy~ said...

so pretty June...love the papers!

Julie M said...

Lovely card, June - great layout and use of white space (and I love those colours combined). And in 30 minutes too - speedy!

Julie x

Linda B said...

30 minutes.... WOW!!!! This card is just beautiful, June... fabulous green shades... love the patterns and the rose!

Rose said...

beautiful and i love the layout :)

Missy said...

June your card is lovely, the strips of pattern paper are so pretty!!

lauren bergold said...

ep rocks... victoria gardens is a fave... this card is AWESOME... and yeah, there is nobody like a mom to help one tackle the BIG jobs in the new house, eh??!?! ♥♥♥

chanya13 said...

Wonderful!!! Love colours combo and sweet rose image