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Happy Mother’s Day!

I’ve been using happy a lot in my post titles! Lots of happy days around here to celebrate!

 

Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there! My mom is off today so I am taking her out to breakfast and then who knows what kind of trouble we will get into (usually shopping lol).

 

Today I am sharing the card I made for my mother-in-law.  I’ll share my mom’s tomorrow!

 

 

We bought my mother-in-law a hanging planter full of succulents and when I was thinking of what to make for her card, this set from Stampin’ Up! came to mind. It’s called Oh So Succulent and full of lots of fun succulent images! Lining them up on my mini Misti made stamping them a breeze! I love the coordinating dies and paper too. I can’t wait to play with this set more.

 

Have a great day!

 

Supplies ~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Oh So Succulent

Ink: Mint Macaron, Old Olive, Sweet Sugarplum, Tip Top Taupe

CS: Mint Macaron, Calypso Coral, Sweet Sugarplum, Old Olive, Tip Top Taupe, Whisper White

DSP: Succulent Garden

Other: Succulent framelits, Layering Ovals framelits, Classic Label punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!!

A holiday near and dear to my heart for so many reasons. I began scrapbooking 13 years ago this month and while I don’t do it as often, it’s something I hope to always keep a part of me. I need to learn to make more time to do it!

 

This is my first page since last summer, for a challenge at A Cherry on Top. They have an NSD celebration going on with lots of interesting challenges.

 

 

All the items included were part of a recipe I had to follow. It made for an interesting page. I do like how it turned out although I felt quite rusty making it!

 

Have a great night!

 

Happy May!

Hello!

Tonight I sat at my desk to stamp just because for the first time in over 5 months. I have been making cards for holidays/birthdays as needed and attending card afternoons, but to just sit in my room to stamp for fun? Nope, it hasn’t happened in a long time.

I pulled out all of my Stampin’ Up! supplies that are retiring – why? I rarely ever part with them lol…but I thought it might be a good idea to try and use some of it up before ordering from the new catalog next month. I’m sure there will be one or ten things I must have lol!

For tonight’s card, I cut up card bases and then 3 panels of white cardstock in varying sizes. I picked one and decided to use the tall flower from the Avant Garden stamp set. It was a Sale-a-Bration set I got a few months ago and never inked. I paired it with the Blooms & Bliss paper and used colors from that palette to watercolor the flower.

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies~ all Stampin’ Up!

Stamps: Avant Garden

Ink: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Rich Razzleberry, Blushing Bride, Sweet Sugarplum

CS: Sahara Sand, Mint Macaron, Whisper White

DSP: Blooms & Bliss

Other: basic jewels rhinestones, Sweet Sugarplum riches ribbon, blender pen

Me & My Bunny

This month my card group had a Mo Manning brand card swap. I have some really old digis of hers, but I chose to use this adorable little girl stamp I got last year. It’s one of her images from Penny Black.

 

I colored her with copics and paper pieced her dress. Paper piecing is still one of my favorite things to do!

 

Thanks for stopping by!

 

Supplies~

Stamps: Me & My Bunny (Penny Black), Teeny Tiny Wishes (SU)

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: Copic Xpress It, MFT Lemon Drop, MFT Cotton Candy, MFT Grapesicle

PP: Echo Park Springtime

Other: copics, SU Enamel Accents (Pink Pirouette – Subtles collection)