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Adieu and Whew! - 3rd Thursdays Blog Hop - May 2019

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

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Thanks for visiting the Third Thursdays Blog Hop!  Summer is just around the corner so it's almost time for the new 2019-20 Annual Catalog to go live!!!  The catalog is so amazing with lots of changes on the horizon, but first we must say "adieu" and "whew, so glad you're staying" to a few much loved stamp sets... 

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The amazing Lovely as a Tree has decided to retire...  it has been around since 2001 and will be missed dearly.  The incredible Rooted in Nature and Winter Woods will have some big shoes to fill as they carryover into the new catalog.  Today's cards feature the Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature sets.

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Last night's sunset led to the creation of one of these cards!

Sunset last night in our backyard

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The sunset was created with sponge daubers along with two of the
new 2019-2021 In Colors - Seaside Spray and Rococo Rose.
The hills were etched with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker
with a tad of color added with Mint Macaron sponging.
The Rooted in Nature sentiment was stamped
in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and fussy cut.

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Created as an inspirational sympathy card,
the inside carries along the theme.

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

For the second card, the scene was colored with small, light strokes using Highland Heather, 
Rich Razzleberry, Granny Apple Green, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, 
and Blushing Bride Stampin' Write Markers.
The vellum overlay adds a touch of softness for the blossoming trees.
The sentiment was stamped in Mint Macaron and fussy cut.
Burlap Ribbon was trimmed and added as an accent.

Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside leaf was off stamped in Mint Macaron.
The sentiment was stamped in full strength.

Lovely as a Tree and Rooted in Nature | Nature's INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Thank you Lovely as a Tree for all the years you've been around! 

I hope that these have inspired you in some way today.  Please continue along the blog hop for additional inspiration!  
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Thanks for hopping by my little corner of the world and I'm looking forward to seeing ya'll again soon!!

Have a blessed day!

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  1. I never did get the Lovely as a Tree set!!! (I'm probably the ONLY person!) I need to dig out my Rooted in Nature set and start playing with it! That sunset inspiration is a great idea!! Thank you!

    1. Oh you have GOT to kidding me!!! You need to get it before it retires!!! Glad I was able to inspire you. :)

  2. Oh how I will miss Lovely as a Tree! I absolutely love how you used that beautiful sunset for your inspiration. So pretty! The vellum detail on your second card is such a wonderful touch, as well. I guess I'm finally going to break down and get Rooted in Nature. Thanks for encouraging me to shop! Haha!

    1. So glad I was able to enable you, Anne Marie! lol


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