Thursday, January 7, 2010

Love Notes - Lunchbox Style

Oh I've missed my Flourishes Fridays!  But we're back and ready for a New Year with you!  Today it's a fun Friday - because it's a Pre-Release Challenge, next week Wednesday through Friday is our January Release, and it's a sweet one filled with lots of love!

This challenge is all about feeling the love in our card making! The kind of project, color and feel is all up to you, just make sure that whatever type of card you make -- it's perfect for the season of LOVE!  You'll want to join in because if you do, you have a chance to win the whole NEW Release next week!  See the Flourishes Newsletter for details!

I've been wanting to make some Lunchbox Notes for my children for a long time.  I think it's so important for kids to hear a word of encouragement, what they're doing well at, a praise for a job well done, a little word of kindness and affection and a little note in the lunch is a sweet way to send a little love at lunchtime. 



Now I know that my boys at least may love the note, but then just deposit it in the trash after lunch (I think my daughter might put them in her locker though :)  )....so I didn't want to make them too extravagent, but just a sweet little 3 x 3 note.  I've taken various Flourishes sets and watercolored the smaller images to make something sweet.



This little bee has glitter on it's wings and some fun honeycomb shapes



This little hopper shows you his jumping with some piercing and faux stitching. 



These orange slices have a drop of glitter.



And this little strawberry has some lovely Flourishes mirrored paper to frame the image. 

You'll hopefully see some more of these Love Notes, lunchbox style from me over the next months.  It's one of my goals for the year ahead :) 

Now, head on over to these wonderful Flourishes Girls for their LOVE inspired creations today: 


Recipe:  Stamps:  Life Love and Lemons, Peony, Lilac, Strawberries, Lampost Greetings;  Paper: 
Flourishes European Watercolor paper, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey - Urban Prairie, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Basic Grey- Lemonade, Only Orange, Basic Grey Lime Rickey, Real Red, Memory Box - Rhubarb Tart, Flourishes Red board Mirrored paper, Ink:  Black Stazon, Baja Breeze, Green Galore, Accessories:  SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Sponge, Wide Baja Ribbon, Piercer, Mono Multi Glue, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Scallop Punch, Martha Stewart - Rings Corner Punch and Rings Punch, Oval Punches, Circle Punches, Kaiser Pearls, Buttons, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Various Flourishes Ribbons, Kiwi Kiss Striped Ribbon, Baja Wide Grosgrain Ribbon

16 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Looks lovely!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh these are so sweet Christine, I love little notes for the kids lunches! They will love them, hopefully your son put his in his locker as well. hee hee :0)

Marisa said...

What a darling set of cards. Love the one with the punched out corner.

Laurie in MN said...

Wow. I love the cheerful colors you chose for the cards.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Sooo sweet, Christine! I LOVE the idea of lunch notes!!! Beautiful job, girl! :)

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Boy, these are BEAUTIFUL, Christine! Love them all...can't even pick a favorite. I'm looking forward to when our youngest goes to all-day school so I can do this more often.

Mercy said...

christine...these are just stunning! your coloring skills are just phenomenal!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh Christine, these are so pretty!! I love the little note cards and the different detail you did on each one. I'm so inspired!

Leslie Miller said...

These are all so sweet, Christine! I just love how you used these smaller images, especially the bee and grasshopper. So darn cute!

Grace said...

These little lunch box notes are so cute Christine! Everyone loves to hear they are loved... no matter how big they get! LOL! What a great little gesture of love and it will do so much good for each child!!!

Ruthie said...

Love these cards! I'm sure the kids will appreciate them!

Rose Ann said...

I love your notecards, Christine!! The images are wonderful, and your coloring is beautiful!!

Betty Wright said...

Oh, my word! You totally made the cute little bugs come alive with your coloring skills. Love the other images, too. Great work and suite of lunch notes! Beautifully done, Christine!

Valerie said...

Darling! Who wouldn't want a lunch box note like this? It would make the rest of the day so special!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

What a super fantastic set!! Love the papers, colors, images...everything!! Charming!

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