Playing along with a few challenges today. Once is from MDS Monday blog (MDSM12), they provided the sketch.... as well as.... the use of the Brush Tool. You may view the challenge on their site here: MDSM12 . The second is from the MDS.net site, they challenged us to use the retiring Stampin' Up colors, as well as, making a project for your Mom.
I chose to create a page centering around my mother and with the retiring SU colors Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and Regal Rose. The Brush Tool was used behind the background stamp -- coloring in a portion of that stamp (I should use the brush tool more often... it really adds to my page!). =)
The poem is from Helen Steiner Rice, and I found it on the internet. Here are the words: