Carson and I took this picture one day while walking home from dropping Colten off at school. He always liked to stop and play at this tree, and this particular day I had brought my camera along and snapped a photo. I wanted the title to be a sweet reminder to him that if he is a giving person, he will find happiness. After showing him the layout, he has decided that one of the books we pick up at the library will be "The Giving Tree".
I was inspired by a card on the cover of Paper Crafts magazine that used an actual branch and punched leaves to create a little tree. I headed out to the yard, and since Spring is always windy here it was easy to find a twiggy little branch. I punched about two dozen little leaves using the Martha Stewart rose leaf punch and glued them all down. I layered felt flowers and buttons, then hand-stitched the petals to make my embellishments.
And speaking of giving, Precocious Paper is sponsoring this challenge! The winner will receive a $15.00 gift certificate to the shop, as well as free shipping! How would you like two chances at winning some goodies? I will give a sweet little prize to someone who 1) plays along at STP, 2) follows this blog, and 3) leaves a comment here linking their entry. Play once, two chances to win!
Wow, there is so much going on in the scrappy blog world today. I'm off to do some reading! Happy Tuesday, Tessa