Sorry I haven't posted in a while. I've been working on this, then had a creative slump. Then today, my Stampin' Success Magazine arrived just in the nick of time! So here is my card! I used Baja Breeze (my new FAVE!) Poppy Parade and So Saffron. I also used a corduroy brad in Crumb Cake and Pear Pizazz for the leaves and a white ribbon. Hope you enjoy!
If you're a SU Demo, you probably saw the "Awash with Flowers" card listed on page 19. So cool! If you're not a demo, I used the 4 petal flower outline (because there is a double-set) and stamped it three times. I cut them out and colored them, then layered them to make a full flower! Added the corduroy brad (because of what I have that looked the best) I also added some dazzling diamonds to make the flower dewy.
As you know, I'm party of a monthly swap group with 9 fabulous ladies in San Antonio and this month's theme was Easter or birthday. Since I already have a TON of birthday cards (they're just SO easy to make) and a stamp set that hadn't been touched yet, I chose to do Easter!
It's more spring, than Easter I found, but......that's fine. Growing up in Wisconsin, (and not from a religious background) easter was the gateway to spring! Green grass, a crisp warming of the air, puddles and bike rides. In Alaska, its snow. That's it. Just snow. Even though it has been really mild this winter. :)
Because of all this snow, I've been in the springtime mood. I've been gravitating to a lot of bright colors and flowers! I just can't get enough of them right now!
After a little pinterest and Stampin' Connection (a service only available to Stampin' Up! Demonstrators) I stumbled upon a pleat card and the rest of my project fell right into…
This afternoon, I am excited to be taking part in the Earning Alaska 2018 blog hop again!! This is a group of demonstrators who are working together to reach their fullest potential and earn the Stampin' Up 2018 incentive trip, which is an Alaskan cruise through the southeastern islands! Exciting right! It's an area that since moving to Alaska I've never been, with the exception of Juneau for a roller derby trip a few years back.
This hop is chalked full of talented demonstrators! They inspire me daily!!
The theme of this hop is "First Occasions Catalog Purchase!" Which is exciting because have you seen the thing! It was page after page of awesome! I have an obsession with birthday stamps. A girl can never have too many!! That said, the first item on my list was the Party Animal suite! I had to have it all. The best part is that SU and Sizzix did a great job of making sure the existing balloon punch coordinated…
There's a "snowstorm" happening here in Alaska! It's about time we got a good amount of snowfall. But, I'm enjoying the warmer temps that it's bringing at the moment!
Today, I'm happy to be playing along with the ReMARkable stampers Sale-a-bration "Out with the old, in with the NEW" blog hop!
The challenge was to showcase items from both the Holiday catalog (outgoing- good until Jan 3, 2017) and the NEW Occasions catalog (goes live Jan 4th).
There's tons of amazing talent on this hop, so grab a drink and a snack and marvel at all the beautiful creations!
I had a number of ideas floating around, but couldn't nail anything down to work with the paper I chose to use. I decided on Here's to Cheers (a carryover item) with the new Cupcake and Carousels designer paper stack. I pared the DSP up with Peekaboo Peach, which perfectly coordinates with the set and colored my sentiment with markers and the ble…