The journey of life is best shared with a friend, and I am truly grateful for all the wonderful friends in my life. My sweet husband, my girlfriends, and so many others all play an important role in my journey of life. My card today celebrates all my wonderful friends.
The new annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue has two new embossing powders; Shimmer Black and Shimmer White. Today I decided to play with the Shimmer White, and it is magnificent. I have never embossed one of our DistINKtive stamps, so decided to give it a try. While some of the unique shading is lost doing this, it gave me the perfect opportunity to add some highlights.
So here is my story. While skiing in March I fell and sprained my thumb. It seemed to take a long time to heal, and is still rather weak, but I didn’t think too much of it. I recently found out I have a torn ligament. The extent of the damage isn’t known yet, I have to go for an MRI, but it may need surgery to fix. On the bright side, the doctor couldn’t believe I’m not in great pain, which thankfully I am not. However it they did give me a splint which I am to wear all the time. Did I mention that this is on my right hand? How will I stamp???
It’s summer and the birds are everywhere, enjoying my bird feeders, and the trees in the yard. The cute bird in my card today is on one of the pieces of Designer Series paper from the Bird Ballad Suite of products. This is a whole suite of wonderful items so watch for more of these in upcoming cards.
Each year when the annual Stampin’ Up! catalogue is coming to an end I feel a bit sad. All the gorgeous Designer Series Papers that retire will be missed. But then the new catalogue comes and WOW there are is a whole new bunch of gorgeous DSP to play with. Today my card features the Garden Lane Designer Series Paper, and I must say, it is lovely!
Sometimes we all miss a birthday. Life can be hectic and we may not get a card sent or delivered in time for that special day. That doesn’t mean we can’t still send a card to let someone know we were thinking of them and hope their day was special. Here is a card for just such an occasion.
I love combining bits and pieces from different stamp sets and dies, and that is exactly what I have done for today’s card to wish someone a ‘wild birthday!’.
My Sweet Husband (MSH) and I recently celebrated our 5 month anniversary! I am enjoying being a newlywed, and loving how beautiful our life is together. This is the card I made to celebrate, and give him on our date night.
Now that I am living at my cottage for the summer, I’m meeting up with ‘summer friends’. Many of them knew I was getting married in January, and have given me gifts to celebrate the occasion. A perfect opportunity to create another Thank You card!
Have you seen all the fabulous new InColours yet? I am really liking them, along with the coordinated products like the ribbon on my card today.
We all know it will happen, and it is the circle of life, but losing a pet is difficult. Our four legged friends are an integral part of our family, with their often quirky antics and loving ways. Recently a friend of mine lost her cat Scruffy. I can’t change that, but I can send her a card to let her know I’m sorry for her loss and I’m thinking of her.
They may not be the type of cards we enjoy making most, but sympathy cards are necessary, and can make a big difference to someone who has lost a loved one. Hand made sympathy cards let your love and caring pour through the card, to the recipient.
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, I belong to a group of demonstrators that have a weekly business chat. The woman that facilitates these chats is fantastic. She has been a demonstrator for many years and has lots of great experience and ideas. She openly shares these with us, along with research she has done on each topic.
Recently she lost her son, a devasting but very real life event. I wanted to make a sympathy card for her. Something simple that would let her know that at a terrible time there were people that wanted to support her.
If you follow my blog, you know that I am in love with the new In Colour Grapefruit Grove. It is showing up in a lot of my cards these days!! I love how it easily coordinates with so many other colours in our collections, and how bright and cheery it is. Today I have used it with Rich Razzleberry and Pear Pizzazz for my card.
If you love today's card, you need to act quick! I have used some items that are only available while supplies last, and only until the end of May. One of those items is the Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock. I really like this soft summery colour and will miss it when it retires.
The Global Design Project this week is a colour challenge, and they are bright colours that make me think of flowers. I decided that in addition the Global Design Project Challenge, I would also challenge myself to use only these 3 colours, and not even add in a neutral.