Petal Potpourri Birthday


Don't you just love when you have a punch that coordinates with the stamp set.  Petal Potpourri has just that — a brand new stamp set and coordinating punch — Flower Medallion and better yet it's bundled together at a sale price — WOO HOO!!!!
Petal Potpourri BirthdayThe base of this card is Blackberry Bliss with a layer of Sahara Sand which I stamped Happy Birthday with Blackberry Bliss ink.  I used the Something Borrowed designer paper to make the banner pieces.  I added circles and starburst of Blackberry Bliss and Sahara Sand cardstock — don't forget the piece of fabulous lace.  Yes, that's new too — it's in the Occasions Catalog — it's called Sahara Sand 7/8" Lace Trim — love it.  I stamped the lacy flower with Blackberry Bliss ink on Whisper White cardstock and punched out with the coordinating punch.  Don't forget to addd a pearl in the center.  This card can easily be transformed into a wedding card, sympathy card, thank you card — just change the words on the front of the card.

Love is Kindness


Love is Kindness is such a sweet stamp.  It is a single stamp from the Occasions Catalog.  For this card I left the words on the stamp — I think I am going to cut the words off so I can use the tulip image for birthday cards, thank you cards, thinking of you — then I won't have "the essence of love" on a birthday card.

Love is KindnessThe base of this card is Wild Wasabi with a layer of Calypso Coral.  Then I added a layer of designer paper from the Sweet Dreams DSP.  I used the Ornate Tag Topper Punch to punch a pretty top for the Whisper White tag and then cut a piece of Calypso Coral cardstock a 1/4" larger and slipped that in to cut the "fancy" top for that layer too.  I stamped the tulip image with Memento ink and colored with Calypso Coral and Wild Wasabi Blendability Markers.

Winter Warm Up

Yesterday I held my Winter Warm Up Occasions and Sale-a-Bration Kick Off Party with one of my downline member, Sheila.  We had a great time.  Everyone stamped 10 different cards using stamps and accessories from the new catalogs. 

Here's one group of ladies working away on their cards as Sheila helps give directions.

Winter Warm Up Table 1Here's another group of ladies working hard — look at the concentration.Winter Warm Up Table 2We had display boards set up with lots of samples for them to take pictures of.

Here's one of the cards they made at the event.I Love YouThis card used the One Tag Fits All stamp set from the Occasions Catalog along with the new Heart Embossing Folder.  This was a very quick and easy card to make.