Thursday, August 5, 2010

Bloomin' with BoBunny Petal Pushers

I've always loved the phrase "Bloom where God plants you."  How many of us are planted exactly where we thought we would be all our lives? 
Life happens to all of us, and although it may not turn out exactly as we had hoped, we need to remember that God is in control. No matter where we are planted, we should strive to bloom, with nurturing from our heavenly Father. BoBunny's Petal Pushers line was a perfect choice for this card. A chipboard flower nestled among some ribbon-y grasses is blooming right where it was planted. The bee is symbolic of the flower producing good fruit, or nectar, which is what God asks all of us to do.

I want to share with you, an up close image of the ribbon work. What For this piece I used 5/8" BoBunny Double Dot ribbon, and fold it "not quite" in half. The ribbon fold is offset so one half is a wee bit longer than the other. I then stitched the ribbon along the seam of my black paper border, close to the edge. The result is a little ruffle effect. I should mention that the little stripe border is simply created by folding over the paper edge of the black  strip - and stitched as well. It is a simple finish to the top, and quite attractive, thanks to BoBunny's two-sided patterned paper design.
I know we all have lots of flowers in our scrapbooking stash. For someone who has just graduated, moved, landed a new job, is heading off on a mission trip - this card is sure to encourage them as they "bloom where God plants them". 

Happy creating,
Rita S.