It probably isn’t a secret, but blue is my favourite colour. I love the colour blue and would make way too many cards in blue if it weren’t for all the fantastic colours Stampin’ Up! offers, but today my card features Balmy Blue, a colour I love!
Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is now live, and filled with all sorts of great ideas and supplies for your Christmas crafing. Here is a #simplestamping card to get you started.
The days are still lovely, but the nights are cooler, and you can feel that Fall is just around the corner. With that, I often turn my colour choices for cards to oranges, greens, browns, golden yellow, and others that remind us of nature’s beauty as the leaves turn colours.
A number of years ago I adoped the word BELIEVE as my word. It was a time of new beginnings for me, and it struck me that all I had to do was believe. Believe I could make a new start, believe that I could be successful. Believe that I . . . whatever I needed at any moment, it was there to support me at any given time. I have a number of items around my home to remind me of this. Plaques, mugs, framed art I have made, an engraved polished stone, whatever I have found and collected over the years. The stamp set Itty Bitty Christmas has a stamp that simply says ‘believe’ and I used it on my card today.
I love participating in different card making challenges, I find they push me to try things I wouldn’t think of. Today is another example of that with a colour challenge. So Saffron, Rococco Rose and Mint Macaron. I love all three of these colours, but probably would not put them together in a card if someone didn’t tell me to!
I am truly blessed to have many wonderful girlfriends. I love each of them and am grateful to have them in my life, but there is always room for more! As adults, it can be difficult to make new friends, and to find someone new that you really ‘click’ with, is very special. This summer I have been blessed to find a new girlfriend.
Ever since my daughter was very little, she has loved pigs and cows. I’m not sure why, or where it started, but she still loves them today as an adult. You can imagine how happy I was to see the stamp set This Little Piggy. The cute pigs are so much fun. When the new annual catalogue came out in June my happy level went up another notch, with the Over The Moon stamp set. Now there is a cow stamp set for me to make more fun cards for my daughter.
Today is your day! Each day we have is a gift, so let’s make today your day to shine. We all have our ups and downs, but for today, let’s all be grateful for something wonderful in our life, and let it shine on everyone we meet. A smile, a kind word, a small gesture, can all make a big difference in someone’s day, so let’s all get out there and shine.
What a wonderful, inspirational message - Be Strong, Be Happy, Be You. I have loved this stamp since I first saw it, and today I used it for a Clean and Simple card.
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.