Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Manhattan Flowers Embossing Folder - Sympathy Cards

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  Be Kind To Your Body
In the September 2010 issue of Vegetarian Times, editor Elizabeth Turner shares The Dirty Dozen.  This is a list of the 12 fruits and vegetables most likely to be contaminated with pesticides.  The list may surprise you:  celery, peaches, strawberries, apples, blueberries, nectarines, bell peppers, spinach, cherries, kale/collard greens, potatoes and grapes (imported).  Be kind to your body.  If at all possible try to find the 100% organic version of these fruits and veggies to reduce your exposure to pesticides.  After all, if we truly are what we eat, I'd prefer being 100% natural :)

These are two takes on a sympathy card using the Manhattan Flowers embossing folder, the Define Your Life stamp set and the letter "M" from the Lovely Letter Alphabet.  Natural images seem so fitting to me for sympathy cards since life and death are all a part of the natural cycle.  For the monogrammed card, I stamped the "M" at half strength and used my stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting in full-strength right over it.  This is a great way to get multiple shades from the same ink pad - in this case, Soft Suede.  I hope you like them!

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