Hello - and Happy Saturday!
Today, I'm excited to share the debut of a new style of challenge over at Inkspirational Challenge #57 - a word prompt - and an invitation to create a card inspired by the word "Bloom."
You'll see some amazing cards created by the oh-so-creative team:
When I saw the cue word, my thoughts went directly to the 'literal' definition of bloom, and a rummage through my flower stamps. Before I settled on the what and the which ones though, something rather magical happened.
A few weeks back, I was honored and delighted to be the winner of a gift package from the amazingly talented, incredibly creative Kylie, over at Studio 4490 (I'll wait while you go for a visit to see Kylie's out-of-this-world colouring and scene-creating skills. You'll be WOWed by her creations). In a wonderful speedy-mail delivery, I received the two Kaisiercraft stamp sets (amongst other amazing treats!) and one of them had 'exactly' what it turns out I was looking for...
Not only is the flowers set funky cute, but a close up reveals that the petals all have words of encouragement; words to inspire a person to 'bloom' - to grow, to learn, to laugh, to explore, to experience the richness of life...
In a flash, I knew exactly who I wanted to make cards for....
Those of you who've followed my card-making journey know that one of the lights of my life is my niece, who just turned four years old. She is a whirly, twirly, giggly, wiggly, sweet, cute little gem ( yes, yes, I am a biased Aunty C), who is such a gift to all of us.
At four, she's growing and learning by leaps and bounds. She's discovering the world is a 'big' place, that is sometimes inviting and welcoming, and sometimes not. She's discovering that sometimes, she has to 'take responsibility' for how her days play out. She's discovering her place and her space. She's 'blooming'!
I know she'll learn to read the words on *her* special flowers. And I hope beyond hope she will have every opportunity to bloom every single day. My girl, Aunty C, loves you!! May you always "Be You"!!
The yellow flower reads: laugh, giggle, play, smile, twirl.
The blue flower reads: learn, explore, experience, discover, journey, wonder
We're visiting my family this weekend...I'm excited to give her these cards today!!
Please check out the DT cards, then come over to Inkspirational Challenges with your 'bloom'-themed creations. Looking forward to seeing how you've been inspired!
I'm also sharing over at CASology #96: Flower
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