Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Inspired by a card

Today I was inspired by a card I created a few months ago, and I thought I'd share it with you today!

I created this margarita themed card, with a sentiment that says "when life gives you limes, make margaritas!" and have been saving it for someone special... Then today I had the idea to assemble a bouquet for a girlfriend of mine whose life has been full of 'limes' lately. She really is an inspiration to me with her faith in God and upbeat attitude through it all. While we haven't made margaritas (yet) we've certainly turned a few limes into mojitos ;)

I was inspired by the card to make a 'lime' bouquet. Here's how it turned out, along with the card that inspired it. I hope it brightens her day!
Here's what I did. I went to the local dollar store looking for a drinking glass and a vase or other slightly larger container. I found a cute little pitcher, which suited my margarita theme nicely :)

I wanted the glass to fit with a small border around it, just deep enough to fit slices of lime all around it. I'm pretty impressed with the fit!
Assembly was pretty easy- I set the glass inside the pitcher, filled the glass with water and the surrounding pitcher about 1/2 full of water. Then I sliced up 2 limes and placed the slices around the edge and placed my flowers in the cup! I love how it turned out, and it has so much more personality than a store bought bouquet :) It smells really yummy with the lime in there, too!

p.s. We've got new stamps in the store from Kraftin Kimmie today- a selection of images from her last 4 releases! Stop by and pick up your favourites this week and save 10%

4 comments:

Hill Top Creations said...

Lovely even nicer in person I know she will love it. Nice work. And I have my new Kraftin Kimmie stamps mounted just have to start stamping. Take Care

Sarah said...

That's an AWESOME idea!! She'll love it! It's so bright and cheery too, it can only brighten her hospital room!!

Nancy said...

Does that ever look cool :)

Tanya S said...

OK that's the coolest idea!!It's perfect just for everyday!!Great idea darlin'!