I have a set from Flourishes that I loved when I bought it years ago and it has never seen ink. (Of course, I could say that about the majority of my stamps!!) But this one is particularly nice. So when two challenges came up - "hearts" and "markers" - I knew what I had to ink up...
There is a little bit of sparkle on each flower.
I picked the colors because I had just gotten a package from Timeless Twine. I had ordered when I saw seen this yellow/gray twine (Cape Code) on their design team's blog. Just so that it didn't get put away and never used (as did the stamps!) I wanted to use it right away.
The sentiment is a fun set from Inky Antics that I just picked up when I treated myself to an Archiver's trip yesterday. I had taken my son to take his home-school finals (finals have to be proctored at an official center). I took my own homework and planned to spend a long two hours sitting in the car taking notes on Accounting 101. But...it was cold...and I realized there was Archivers about 20 minutes away. Hmmm....tough choice!!?? I'm not buying many stamps lately - mostly I like new papers, dies and embellishments. However, this Inky Antics set - Simple Sentiments - is all innie/outies and they are just a little unique. The innie for this stamp says "you add sunshine to my life". I really like one that has an outie "sending a hug" and an innie "you can return it whenever you want".