Today it’s time for the SUO challenge, and the theme is Spring. Aren’t we all happy to say hello to Spring and some warmer weather? I know I am!! When I think of Spring, my thoughts turn to early bulbs bursting into bloom and adding some colour to our day. I love to see crocuses opening with their bright purple colour.
It truly is a beautiful day when kindness touches it, and when you get a sneak peak at some gorgeous new Designer Series Paper. My card today is for the Fab Friday challenge that is on right now, and gives you just that.
It’s CAS(E) This Sketch time, and I made a thank you card. People seem to be more casual about sending thank you cards and notes these days, so it is a great way to show how much you appreciate someone, or something they did, and so easy with a beautiful hand made card.
I recently attended a Stampin’ Up! Canada event. It was a business focused seminar, but any time a bunch of demonstrators gather there is bound to be lots of sharing of ideas, both business and creative. I made some swaps to share, because we all love to swap!
It is an exciting time in the stamping world. The new Stampin’ Up! catalogue will go live in June, but before then we have some goodbyes. Today I am wishing a fond farewell to a stamp set that I love, Artistically Asian. I love the beautiful images and encouraging sentiments in this set.
I am often surprised how inspiration comes to us, and how it evolves as we start to create. That is the case with my card for today. The bonus with this card is that I used something from my Box of Bits - always a good feeling!
I love Paper Pumpkin. Who doesn’t want a pretty box full of crafting delight all ready to play with delivered to your door every month. When my box arrives, I drop everything, rush to the door, bring it in and open it up. I’m always excited to see what wonderful project waits for me inside.
The Fab Friday Challenge has FIVE colours for us to play with. WOW! That is like a whole rainbow!!! It doesn’t actually cover all the colours of the rainbow, but it does give us lots of bright spring colours to create pretty cards.
Thank you for stopping by my blog today. This post is part of Kylie Bertucci’s International Blog, and you can vote for my card. The theme for this month is Encouragement. We could all use some encouragement at one time or another, and sending someone a hand made card to give them some support can have an amazing impact and be very meaningful to the recipient.
Any time a card comes in the mail it brings a big smile to my face and warms my heart. That is just one of the reasons I love to make hand made cards. When I give them to friends and family it brings a smile to their face and brightens their day. Sometimes after I have made a card, just looking at it makes me happy.
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.