February 23, 2011


Good morning all! Well, it has been one very busy long weekend here - kids out of school, and lots of things going on, so no posting time for me!! I have been stamping though, so I have plenty to share :-) It has been raining and storming here a lot lately so I wanted to make something bright and cheery that reminded me of the sun!  The stamp set Bold Blossom(clear item 122232) in the Occasions Mini fit the bill perfectly, so I inked it up and this is what I came up with! And, it is a $10 stamp set - who can go wrong with that??!!  I chose Pear Pizazz(item 119795) and Peach Parfait card stock(item 119794) as my base colors - love this combo! Both of these are part of the in-color family, and they just remind me of Spring and Summer, both of which could get here anytime now, lol!  I ran the Peach Parfait through my Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder(117335), doesn't it look purdy??  The pattern paper is from the Sunny Garden(item 119831) collection, found in the main catty, which I punched with the Eyelet Border punch(item 119853).  Love all the bright, fun colors of this paper!  When I stamped the main image, I added some Daffodil Delight - that bright, fun yellow was just what this card needed to give it some pop! Sooo, I used it for my sentiment and ribbon treatment as well, lol! The actual sentiment itself is stamped in Peach Parfait classic ink(item 119783) and then I punched it out with the Scalloped Oval Extra-Large punch(item 119856) and popped it up on dimensionals.  Simple card, but it makes me smile with all the bright fun colors and images so I think I will send this one to my mom to brighten her day! I love sending handmade cards to people - to hear them tell me how excited they were warms my heart - everyone loves happy mail!!! If you would like to order any of the items you see here today, you can do so in my online store or email me your order and I will be happy to submit it for you!!  And, don't forget:  you can still take advantage of Sale-a-Bration:  for each and every $50 order, you get to choose something for FREE, whoohooo! I love FREE, don't you??  So, today I am doing some more stamping and then I have to run out and buy some boots because we are going to Reno this weekend and it is snowing there! ACK! Bring on the Spring, I tell ya!!!  I am sooooo tired of winter already!  I hope all of you are staying warm and fitting some stamping into your day - I will be back with another fun card to show you tomorrow, but until then, happy stampin'!!
Card Recipe:
Paper - Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock, Sunny Garden Designer Series Paper
Inks - Pear Pizazz, Peach Parfait, Daffodil Delight classic inks and stampin' write markers
Stamps - Bold Blossom
Tools - Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, Scalloped Oval punch, Eyelet Border punch, Ticket Corner punch
Accessories - Daffodil Delight 1./8 inch taffeta ribbon, basic rhinestones