Happy first day of September (rabbit, rabbit, rabbit, Mindy!) My cousin Renee is also celebrating her birthday today, and if I counted correctly, it’s the big 6-0 for her!
Sunflowers are such a common flower, seen from east to west planted in fields, volunteering by the roadsides and in many gardens. They could be called the Giving Flower, because like Shel Silverstein’s The Giving Tree, they seem to delight in sharing their bounty with us – seeds, oil and beauty! Where we live there are huge fields of sunflowers; this one is in Dixon, California:
Last fall, while visiting Vermont, I took this picture of myself with some stray sunflowers growing on Main Street in Colchester:
September 1st is also the first day of the new Holiday Catalog! I’m always attracted to the Harvest and Thanksgiving stamps first, and on page 49 we’ve got a fun new two-step photopolymer set called Painted Harvest. The stamp group ladies and I used this set to make a Z-fold card last weekend:
The technique for making this different style card is easy; just cut your cardstock the long way (4 1/4″ x 11″) and score it in the middle. Then take the front panel and score that in the middle, too. Fold it back and attach the stamped panel to it.
Here are the colors that I used for the two-tone flowers and leaves, plus the brown sunflower centers:
And these are the supplies that I used to make our September Sunflowers card. Click on any picture to see more, or to order (Current Host Code is BZK3MCGM.):