I really didn't plan on posting another card so soon but when I read Nichole Heady's blog post today I just could not help myself. Nichole is the owner of Papertrey Ink, the on-line stamp company that I have been addicted to lately. Papertrey Ink is celebrating their third birthday with lots of fun challenges and prizes. Today Nichole introduced us to the 2010 Stamp Designers and offered a fun challenge. Each member of the design team created a birthday image for us to download. The challenge----to print and use one of the downloads in a homemade birthday card wishing them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY. How exciting. I didn't even eat breakfast. I quickly visited each designer and picked the download offered by Heather Nichols from Pinefeather Press. A sweet little cupcake in one of my favorite color combinations--brown and turquoise.
Just by accident when I was trying to size this little image, I discovered that I could print it in graduating sizes in the amount of three--perfect for a third birthday :)
I then cut the image out using my circle Nestabilities. The colors in this little image matched perfectly to the patterened paper from another of my favorite company's--October Afternoon. I added a few more embelishments, ribbon, and stitches and there you have it.....HAPPY 3rd BIRTHDAY Papertrey Ink!!!!
About Dandelion Wishes--Why a Dandelion you ask???
As I was contemplating starting my blog and opening my etsy shop, many thoughts swam in my head. What would I write about, what would I sell and what in the world would I call my blog and shop? Oh I had a list of names--which one should I choose? I finally decided on Dandelion Wishes. Why that name you ask? Why a dandelion--they are such a nuisance poking their little yellow heads right out into the beautiful green grass. Then there are those little white seed parachutes floating over my lawn just looking for a place to land and grow more little yellow heads in my beautiful grass. If I would have stopped at that thought I never would have choosen the dandelion to represent my blog. Who want's to be known as a nuisance?? Not me. As I stopped and really looked at the little yellow flower, I discovered that it is really quite beautiful. With it's many petals and it's happy yellow color I found it to be really very cheery. And then the thought struck me. There are many things that come into our lives that at first we consider a nuisance. But if we really stop to think about them, often they can become a thing of beauty--teaching lessons and helping us to grow and mature in our lives. I couldn't think of a better name for my blog and shop. It helps to remind me to stop and see the beauty in all situations, to ask myself what lesson I am to be learning, and how does this situation help me to grow into a better person. I wish that for all of you my friends as well. Thank you for visiting Dandelion Wishes. I hope you enjoy your stay.