Abstract Impressions Thank you

This card proved to be a big hit at a recent card buffet I had – I started with cutting 20 kits and must have made up an additional 20 so everyone had a chance to make at least 1!

Saying thank you is so very important,  it was one of the first things my dear Mum taught me – I know because I watched her do the same for my younger brother and sister and when it came to her being a grandmother she always reinforced it with the ‘littlies’ as they came into our lives!

The Abstract Impressions Stamp set has a lovely ‘Thank You’ as well as stamps that allow you to build up beautiful floral displays using single or two step stampin’.

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Abstract Impressions ~ Thank You Card

Every year Stampin’ UP! introduces 5 new colors that are available for 2 years, at the end of this time, the IN-Colors as they are known, are retired, Coastal Cabana was one of those  colors.   Earlier this year Stampin’ UP! revamped some of it color families and thrill of thrills Coastal Cabana reappeared as a new core color in the Brights family.  I have used it a lot in the last few months, if you check out my last post I used it for a scrapbook page.

I used Abstract Impressions on todays’ card and paired Coastal Cabana with Pool Party – a perfect combination in my mind!

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Abstract Impressions ~ Kindness Changes Everything

Forty-Five years ago today I started  my first ever job!  I remember quite clearly exactly what I wore, my Mum giving me a packed lunch and me catching the bus into the local town.  The day flew by, I caught the bus home, Mum gave me a cup of tea and I promptly fell asleep in the chair – totally exhausted.

I look back at every job I have done since that day and the opportunities I was given and those I earned thru hard work (it was not easy being a girl engineer in the 70’s and 80’s) – but I appreciated then, as now, the encouragement and kindness I was shown by a lot of people along the way – today’s card reflects that.

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Abstract Impressions ~ Flowers and Hugs

Today’s color combination was inspired by the Garden Impressions Cardstock Pack – where you get 8 sheets of 3 different colors – So Saffron, Melon Mambo and Calypso Coral and coordinates with the Garden Impressions Designer Series Paper.  It is not a combination that would have come to mind but Stampin’ UP! does all the hard work and makes me look good.

I chose to go with the Abstract Impressions Stamp Set – which allows me to build up my flowers and has some really cute greetings, it also has a coordinating Springtime Impressions Thinlet Dies which I used to emboss one of my layers.

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