After my usual dithering, I ended up with the center horizontal row: embossing - diecut - twine. I got the idea for using our lovely Heirloom Frames while thinking about combining the embossing and cutting - duh! Our frames are MADE for that! And I sure don't use them enough! Of course, they work SO much better now that I broke down and got the "blue plate" for SU!'s detailed folders, lol. Next up was to pick a stamp set to go with, and I knew I wanted to choose a strong sentiment to highlight in that frame. My Plant Hope set from 2010 is just right, and this quote from Lucy Larcom is the whole reason I have saved it all this time, such a perfect thought!
Plant Hope Stamp Set (retired 2010); Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla & Pear Pizzazz CS; Memento Tuxedo Black Ink; Cajun Craze, Crumb Cake & Old Olive Blends Markers; Heirloom Frames Dies; Heirloom Frame EF; Very Vanilla Baker's Twine; Gilded Gems; #RR131.