We don’t even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome. ~ Isabel Allende
I'm heading off for a quick Madison, Wisconsin road trip with a friend. Unfortunately, no stamping store stops ... just groceries at Whole Foods and Trader Joe's and a quick return (sorry I won't be able to visit any blog readers on this trip).
I was excited that I won free tape at Love My Tapes ... check out those awesome Japanese masking tapes ... I'm going to have to add some of those to my collection.
I have been thinking all week about something creative to make for the Paper Tearing Challenge at the Hero Arts blog, so I decided to create blooms from torn strips of paper for the pops of color in my design.
To make the torn paper flowers I tore strips of paper about 1/2 inch wide; folded them back and forth; attached the ends together; and then attached the folded circle to the card using a thick glue dot.
The final touches were punched circles for the centers and an oval punched sentiment from the Hero Arts Friends set.
Thanks to the fabulous Amy of Tsuruta Designs for bestowing the Proximity Award which states:
"This award is given to a blog that invests and believes in PROXIMITY - nearness in space, time and relationships! These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind of bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated."
How cool is that.
And another big thank you to the wonderful Anne of Everlasting Ink for the Butterfly Award.
Thanks ladies for the wonderful awards. If you're reading this post, consider yourself tagged. Thanks to everyone who stops by.