Peony's Slow Bloom - This was created for the CSI-Colors, Stories, Inspiration case file #20 using the amazing Scraps Of Darkness May Kit, Summer Breeze. Please join us at both places - grab up an SOD kit and start in on the fun at CSI.
Escape Kitty and I are Special Investigators for the month of May at CSI-Color, Stories, Inspiration. Kitty, in true Kitty fashion, has been stealing the design thunder by posting her work before I get chance. This week, I scrapped faster than her and got mine done first. ha! Kitty - your plot for scrapping and feline world domination has been foiled just this once.
Inspirational word Slow: Peonies signify the start to summer in my yard. I have a few peony bushes that fortunately grow without my assistance and care, otherwise I would fail them with my neglectful lack of gardening skills. They are a beautiful and fragrant flower. I anxiously await their bloom which seems sooooooooo slow. It seems as if days and days pass while this delicate flower stays in bud form. It is really a very slow wait for the start of my summer.
I used the wonderful Dusty Attic Leafy Stem #3 Small - DA0581.
I took this photo on Mother's day as the light hit the bud ever so delicately.
The netting under the photo was given to me by my friends Peggy and Kathi. We had a scrappy girls weekend and all met in Ohio. When we get together a few times a year around the country, we descend upon local crafting stores like a wild ravenous bunch of locust devouring whatever coolness may catch our fancy. Fun times! Those angels had the foresight to grab a roll of this metal mesh and split the cost. When I saw it, I believe I may have wept. So gorgeous, so crafty, so unique and SOOOOOO NOT MINE. The gals decided that the best way to console me and shut me up was to cut off a piece and share. Happiness and quiet was restored in our scrappy room once again. They both are such angels to share with little 'ol Jen.
It's a funny thing and I am so amazed every time I think about getting together with these scrappy gals. We met on-line. They are among what I call "the greats" and I am actually in they're presence scrapping. I adore watching them create and watching the magic appear on paper while I am gazing over shoulders like a fanclub member in giddy disbelief. Then they hand me supplies ( granted I am balling like a desperate fool)? Ohhhhhh wow - I never want to use it - I only want to hoard it.
Thanks ladies - you are my sistahs.
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