Saturday, May 16, 2009

Say hello to my little friend....

This little guy above is one of the sweet little things sitting in a pot on my back porch. I love planting annuals in containers around my patio. The problem is - but July - they look pretty weak when the scorching temps move in. I admit it -- I'm a bit of a blonde at remembering to water my flowers. Sad..... but true!

So, when I saw the new Nasturtiums set just released from Flourishes, I honestly wanted to stamp it on everything! I love the climbing stems and the big flowers. So.....I had a thought! You know those magnets that you get in the mail and from events and grand openings? The ones that have all the company's info on it that end up on your fridge? Well, here is what I did with one of those!

I created my text from the good ole computer and then proceeded to color my flowers with Copics. I wanted to use a permanent ink. (Tiger Lily and Spring Greens Copic Collections soon to be released from Flourishes with a little Cool Shadow around the outside and blended in) Add a mat, a nestie scallop, a little bling and..... done!

Here's a look at the magnet on the back....

My hope is-- seeing this little vibrant sign on the fridge will help me take more of a time out in my day to water -- and more importantly to enjoy my sweet little flowers!
I know some of the other gals have some creations they shared to wrap up the release week with Flourishes! Check out Laura, Leslie, and Christine
FYI: the Flourishes Store is open with all of the New Releases for May! And the 10% off sale on the whole store is still going on through the 21st! Just remember the code rsc99.

Have a great weekend and I'll see you back here soon!

15 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

Great idea...water your flowers! With the cost of flowers each spring I say feed them a drop of water ever now and then. Very cute magnet.
Mom

Etha said...

oh this is so sweet! love that reminder magnet, what a great idea :)

ChristineCreations said...

Oh Julie - so cute! I too forget to water my baskets, they dry so quickly too!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your flower is so sweet, and the card your magnet is awesome!

Anonymous said...

This was enough bright and cheerful color to ignite my attention toward The Petal Pusher on the way home from the hospital today. Thanks, Julie! What a grand memory magnet! Drew me right to the greenhouse on Main Street where lively conversation makes a total stop.
Keep Looking Up!

Cindy Haffner said...

Oh my this is gorgeous Julie. Hugs Cindy xxoo

Erica said...

Super idea...I love it. I get those magnet thingies on my county phone books and I always throw 'em out...not anymore.

lisa808 said...

So pretty.

Janine said...

Fabulous Julie!!!

mochamama said...

Love the magnet and yes, it helps to water them!! Hugs

Diane said...

Wonderful idea! Cute magnet!

Ann said...

Love the magnet!

Pansies are cool weather flowers -- spring and fall. I hope you plant a package of Nasturtiums -- they like heat!

Alex said...

Beautiful flower, I would love to have those on my porch!! But, yes, it does help to water them, LOL! Great magnet too Julie, very cool! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Diane said...

I forgot to tell you,Love your new blog look!
So nice and bright for the summer!
Thanks for stopping by with your nice comment Julie!

denise g. said...

This is pretty neat-o! Not only is it pretty, but it's so practical, too. Great idea, Julie!And I never would have guessed you had even an ounce of "blonde" in you.