Beautiful Bouquet and Petal Garden Congratulations

The Beautiful Bouquet Stamp Set is my ‘go to’ set, I love the flowers and the set has a ‘bunch’ of lovely greetings in a beautiful cursive script.  The fact that there is a coordinating set of framelit dies just adds to the usefulness of this set.

Sometimes I am a little stumped at which colors to use, Stampin’ UP! has 50 to choose from (I know black and white are not technically colors – but when you are ‘crafty’…….. well they can be colors!)  Turning to the Designer Series Paper section of the annual catalog gives lots of inspiration and heaps of choices.
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Beautiful Bouquet meets Petal Garden Card ~ Stampin’ UP!

Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack  is my particular favorite at the moment.  It has colors mixed together, that on the face of it, you would not normally put together ~ Rich Razzleberry, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Pool Party and Old Olive – all of them beautiful colors on their own but when combined in this paper, it is just stunning.

I am currently hosting a DSP share and one of my ladies looked at the papers in this stack and asked what she could do with the ones that just had  pattern in the corner, so I did a little research and came up with an idea for her. Continue reading

Lovely Laurel Vellum ~ Stampin’ Up!

I do love flowers – I grow them in my garden, in the past I have made them out of flowerpaste (gumpaste) and made them from paper.

I have to be very cautious about choosing stamp sets out of the catalog ~ my eyes are always drawn to the flower sets to the exclusion of others, great for me but not everyone has the same passion as me!  The other day I found out just how cautious I had been, when I wanted to create a card with some flowers on it – I could not find a stamp set on my shelf with a flower in it!!! Continue reading

Paper Pumpkin ~ 25% off !!

Wondering how to live a more creative life? Do these questions come to mind?:

  • I want a creative escape but I don’t have a lot of time.
  • I’m not sure I’m ready to commit to papercrafting, but I want to try it.
  • I love to create but I don’t always feel creative.
  • I need some fresh project ideas.
  • How can I craft when I don’t have all the “crafting stuff” I need?

The answer ~ Join Paper Pumpkin! First-time subscribers get June, July, and August kits at 25% off.

Paper Pumpkin by Stampin’ Up! just celebrated its 3rd birthday and I have been a subscriber since DAY 1.  Why, you ask, would I subscribe to a monthly kit when I have stamp sets,  tools and supplies  to create my own?  ……………. read on…….
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Sassy Seasons……………

It is a while since I last posted news on my blog.  Those of you who know me or have been following me for a while know that I work for one of the biggest retail tax preparation services in the US – and Jan 1st thru April 18th this year I have been helping the nation prepare and file their 2015 tax returns!!!

While I had time to write posts I did not have time to make anything to share with you on a regular basis – but now I am back with some cards and other paper projects to share……. I hope you enjoy them – feel free to comment.

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