Saturday, 11 August 2012
Glad Impulse Buys
I'm often guilty of impulse buying - I find it almost impossible to go into our local Co-op and walk out with just the one item I went in for. In fact I have on occasion walked out with a bag full of bargains - minus the one item I needed. Near closing time the other night I just had to "rescue" two bunches of Gladioli at 75p each, even though I knew I didn't have anything suitable to display them in. They stood in a bucket of water for a couple of days while I wondered what to do. Then I saw these two rather colourful vases in our bargain basement store for only £1.99 each. I wouldn't have bought them normally as they're not really my style, but they were perfect for the Gladies - oh dear, another impulse buy!
But I could almost hear the Gladies' sigh of relief when they were arranged in the vases and they opened their flowers almost immediately. I had to pull off some of the lower blooms but they too soon opened themselves in small glasses on the mantlepiece.
I haven't made any cards recently so I thought I would try to reproduce my Gladies as I remembered I had bought Papertrey Ink's Mega Vase dies last month and one of them matched my new vases - and wasn't there a Gladioli stamp in the Year of Flowers set? On this occasion I don't think I regret my impulse buys!
Stamps: PTI - Year of Flowers Collection, Background Basics: Tintypes, Distressed Stripes, Mat Stack 3 Collection
Dies: PTI - Mega Gracious Vases collection, Sending You collection