Bee Inspired…By a Challenge

I’ve been itching to update the blog and this card gave me a reason to do it! It was a wonderful opportunity to combine the Splitcoast Stampers Embossing Folder Stamping technique , the color challenge over at Create with Connie & Mary and the SUonly Birds, Bees & Butterflies challenge :

Card Recipe (All supplies can be ordered from my Stampin’ Up! Store):

Stamp Sets: Flower Shop, Petite Petals, Feel Goods
Ink: Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black
Paper: Watercolor paper, Daffodil Delight, Calypso Coral and Very Vanilla card stock
Accessories: Petite Petals and Pansy punches, Oval Framelits and Big Shot, Honeycomb embossing folder, Gingham Garden washi tape, large Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Crisp Canteloupe thick baker’s twine, colored Sharpie Markers, Stampin’ Dimensionals.

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Here for You

I believe God gives us experiences to uniquely prepare us to help others. I’ve been blessed to have a dear friend who is struggling right now and trusts me to be there when she needs me because our experiences have been very similar. It is a stewardship I am grateful for, and pray every day for guidance from my Heavenly Father that I may say the right thing to help lift and strengthen her. Today’s card is for her.

Serendipitously, I was able to tie it to two of my favorite challenges at Create with Connie & Mary and SU Only 🙂 Wish you could see the sparkles on some of the raindrops just a little better…

Card Recipe (all supplies from Stampin’ Up!):

  • Stamps: Million-Dollar Moments (Spring catalog)  
  • Ink: Island Indigo (stamp it off to make it lighter) 
  • Paper: Whisper White, Island Indigo, Bashful Blue and vellum card stock, Sunshine & Sprinkles Designer Series Paper (126922) 
  • Accessories: Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch (119275), Designer Printed Brads (122940), 1/4″ White Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (126877), Dazzling Details (124117), Stampin’ Dimensionals 

One of my favorite quotes is from a modern day prophet, Spencer W. Kimball (1895-1985) who said, “God does watch over us and does notice us, 
but it usually through someone else that he meets our needs.”

May you find someone to serve who has been praying for you today!

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Going Green

I was thinking about March (wishing it was here already) and St. Patty’s day when I saw that the challenge at SUOnly was GOING GREEN! 

Card Recipe

  • Stamps: Got Treats (catalog page 51)
  • Ink: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green
  • Paper: Certainly Celery, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green card stock, Subtles Designer Series Paper Pack, Whisper White
  • Etc: Punches: Postage Stamp (122344), Scallop Square (119884), Scallop Border (119882), Word Window (119857) and Modern Label (119849). Big Shot (113439) and Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder (117335). Gumball Green Stitched Satin Ribbon (126848)

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Simple Valentine

This is a valentine we’ve been making at my workshops recently and it fit the bill for the SUO Challenge this week!

Card Recipe: Pool Party and Very Vanilla card stock, More Amore DSP (this includes the printed paper AND the laser cut heart), Red Glimmer Paper, Full Heart and Small Heart punches, Bloomin’ Marvelous Sale-a-Bration stamp set, Soft Suede and Pool Party Ink, stampin’ sponge, Dimensionals.

If you would like to share paper-crafting like this with your friends at a class at your house AND earn EXTRA free supplies from Stampin’ Up! during Sale-a-Bration, I only have a few dates left, so call me and let’s plan a party! 801-376-8685