March 8, 2011


Hi all!!! I know, I know, I missed a few days - cut me some slack, I now work a full-time job outside my house as well as run my stamping  business so this gal is BUSY, lol!!!! I have settled into somewhat of a routine - a busy one, but a routine, lol! I stamped all weekend and worked all week so I was a little tired - took one day off to just relax and clean the house, do laundry, etc. - I guess that is not all that relaxing though, heehee!  I had a wonderful workshop this weekend, meeting all kinds of new friends and I have to say, they were just the medicine I needed after a hard week at work! We laughed, stamped, played, and laughed some more - ahhhh, I just love it!! I wanted to share one of the cards we made using the Build a Blossom stamp set(clear item 121994) from the Occasions Mini.  This is such a fun set - and what makes it even more fun is the fact that it has a coordinating Blossoms Petal punch(item 121808) to go along with it!!! Too fun!!! Sure makes punching out all these petals and leaves a snap to do - loooove that:-) We used some of our purples on this card, which is not a color I reach for very often, but I have to say, I do like how they look together on this card! The base card is Elegant Eggplant card stock(item 105126) and the petals are stamped in the same but on Perfect Plum card stock(item 101889) .  Yummy, right? The flower is actually mounted on a piece of Whisper White card stock(item 100730) that has been embossed using the Framed Tulips embossing folder(item 121809) also found in the Occasions Mini.  Soooo pretty, I love how elegant it makes your cards!  The center of the flower has a Whisper White designer button(item 119743) with some linen thread threaded through - I just can't seem to get enough of my buttons lately! Add to that some oh so yummy Old Olive Taffeta ribbon(item 119256) and you have a WOW! of a card! At least I think so, LOL! And, so did the ladies at the workshop - this card was a definite favorite!! I have to tell you, workshops are the highlight of my business - I just love introducing stamping to new people, getting to spend time with some of my favorite customers, and best of all, meeting and making new friends! I had a happy surprise at this workshop as well - I got reconnected with a woman I went to a crop with my very first month after moving here from Jacksonville! She was my table mate and we had a great time with each other even though everyone else at that crop wasn't very nice - we had a few laughs about that at the workshop too :-)  If you would like to have a fun night with a bunch of your friends making some cards or a scrappy project, give me a holler - I would love to set a workshop up with you! And, if you have fallen in love with the products you see here for this card, you can order them in my online store or email me and I will be happy to put your order in for you! Now, I have to go to my other job but I WILL be back tomorrow with another fun project I shared with my new friends! Until then, happy stampin'!!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Elegant Eggplant, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Old Olive card stock
Inks - Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive class inks
Stamps - Build a Blossom, You're a Gem(sentiment)
Tools - Big Shot, Framed Tulips embossing folder, Blossoms Petal Punch, small oval punch
Accessories - Old Olive taffeta ribbon, designer buttons, basic rhinestones, linen thread


Diane said...

Oh lovely! I'm waiting for that set to come in and can't wait to use it! I just love all the cards i see with it!
Well you sure are a busy bee!You just make sure you don't overdo it so you don't get sick!!!

The world is filled with great people.You're one of them!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

absolutely gorgeous. i MUST get me that punch! hope all is well with you, sunshine! always good to see you.

hugs :)

Shannon McGann said...

Beautiful! Love this with the Perfect Plum. Very nice!

Sheri - confessed craftaholic said...

Beautiful flower. Following you through SC. I'm #380 on the list. Happy stamping!