First of all, it was Marelle who got me started on this whole blogging adventure how ever long ago it was. She was (and still is) my mentor and inspiration. She used to "proof" my cards before I had any confidence in them, and she answered a zillion and one questions as I got started.
Second, as I made this card tonight, I thought of her. I know her affection for Certainly Celery, and I just thought she'd like this look. I had a hard time getting the photo to look quite right. It certainly doesn't do it any justice... But alas, she'll get it in the mail anyway, so she'll see it in person soon enough.
Third, I always love to tease Marelle with the new stuff that we are getting here in the States!! (she's in Australia) *giggle* This is a new Level III Hostess Set called Happiness Always that will be in the upcoming catalog (out August 11th)! This was my first time playing with this set, and would you believe that these flowers were the result of me just playing around?! It is such an easy set to use... you'll be seeing more of it from me!
Fourth, Marelle definitely lives by this sentiment. She is always striving to make her business better. She has set goals, attained them, and continues to set more. She's not only a creative inspiration to me, but a business inspiration as well.
And finally, just BECAUSE! Marelle is a lovely person, a great friend, and an incredibly talented stamper! If you don't believe me, go see for yourself!
I love ya, Marelle!!
Stamp Sets: Happiness Always (NEW!), En Francais background
Ink: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery
Cardstock: Brocade Blue, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Accessories: Certainly Celery Wide Grosgrain Ribbon
Tools: Key Tag punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Stamping Sponge, Crystal Effects