I took some time today to make some cards for "Make it Monday #89 - Creating windows for floating images" over at Nichole Heady's blog.
I was wanting to use my new Peaceful Pinecones stamp set. I ADORE pinecones and have them in several places in my home. I have a wreath made out of varous species of pinecones in my bathroom and a glass of teeny tiny pinecones on my windowsill in the kitchen so I can look at them while doing dishes. I also tend to have them in the pockets of some of my coats if I find a cool one when I am out walking around the neighborhood or at a local park. I am especially enamored of the Deodar pinecones that look like roses when they open and have made many crafts with them throughout the years. One of my favorite Christmas ornaments is made with these pinecones and was given to me by my sweet friend Roberta back in the 1980's. This beautiful ornament has held a place of honor on my tree for many years. Some of you know that garden roses are my favorite flower and I think of these pinecones as my "winter" roses. They are gorgeous!!! Here is a picture of them if you have never seen them before:
Anyway you now know (probably way more than you wanted to) that I love pinecones...and because of that I had to get the Peaceful Pinecones stamp set. I just love it and love the projects I have made with it so far. My sister fell in love with them too when I showed her the tag and card I made today. I just love this stamp set - so thank you Dawn McVey and Nichole Heady and Papertrey Ink! It is just sooooo beautiful! I am in pinecone heaven!
I am also loving the "Winter Snow Globe Stamp Set" and used the little Christmas tree for the focal point on this very simple card. I made a tag out of the die cut leftovers using some snowflakes left over from other projects that were sitting unloved on my craft desk. The designer paper is from a 12x12 stack of My Mind's Eye Christmas papers from several years ago.
Thanks for taking a look at my cards! What stamp sets are you loving the most right now?