Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Herb Garden

It's time for a new challenge at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Herb Garden.

I am so not a gardener.  I don't like heat, dirt or bugs (or in my yard - big snakes).  Sadly, produce right out of the garden reminds me too much of gardening.  I'm the person who wants the clean, bright and mostly-fake produce from the grocery store.  Sad, huh??  But I make an exception to the entire phobia with herbs.  I love fresh herbs.  They seem cool and lush and beautifully green and dense - and obviously they smell heavenly.  (There's no problem so great that a sniff of lemon thyme doesn't make right!)

I didn't go with actual herbs for my card - I went with the lush green that herbs represent to me. (With a nod to herbs, the background is Sweet Basil and one of the Distress Inks is Bundled Sage!)

CC Herb Garden

The sentiment comes from a Taylored Expressions set called "Plot Twist".  They are sized to work on bookmarks but I love them on cards.  This one called my name this week.  One of my coworkers left to sail around the world with her boyfriend!!  She's around 40 - no kids (which makes a difference). They had planned to do the trip when they retired but then they thought why not now when they are young and healthy.  Her future self is going to have amazing memories.   (My view on the future is fairly limited.  I saw this sentiment and decided to go for a long walk as soon as I finished this post. My future self needs me to exercise!!!)

Be sure to check out our guest designer for this week: Donna Idlet at Creative Lady.


Stamps: Taylored Expressions Plot Twist
Dies: Taylored Expressions Tag Stacklets 1 and Bold Lace Cutting Plate
Ink: Taylored Expressions Sweet Basil, Distress Ink in Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Crushed Olive
Embellishments: Taylored Expressions Lemon Meringue Enamel Shapes


  1. This is beautiful Kim! I really like the sponging on the die cut - wow!!!

  2. WOW! Gorgeous 're-vision' of the herb garden to fit with your preferences. The die cut is stunning; the tag/sentiment, beautiful. Marveling, as I always do, at your creativity....

  3. Gorgeous greens (my favourite colour in all shades) and love the sentiment and tag :)
    Hugs Kaz x

  4. This is a gorgeous take on the photo! Beautifully elegant Kim!

  5. This is so elegant, Kim! Beautiful take on the inspiration photo!


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