Update on 1 Mar 16: This card was selected as a runner-up (Princess) at Freshly Made Sketches! Whoo-hoo and many thanks to the ladies over at FMS for picking my card out of all the wonderful cards submitted. Please take a minute and go check out the Queen of Clean (Wendy – from Simply Made) and the other Princesses! 🙂
Well, it was a spectacularly gorgeous day here in Atlanta – the kind of day that makes those of us who live here glad of it! And helps to make up for the really cold winter days and the oh-so-freakin’-humid summers! Southerners know that Spring (and Spring-like days in February!) and Fall are our reward for the winter and summer. Heck if every day in the South was like today – folk would be flocking here even more than they already do! 🙂
Today’s thank-you card (yes, I need a lot of thank-you cards!) brings back one of the beautiful springy stamp sets from the Annual Catalog. Awesomely Artistic has one of the prettiest floral stamps that I’ve seen. I grabbed a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set called What I Love and some pretty paper from the Birthday Bouquet DSP and….take a look-see:
Well, it’s happened. I’ve got projects to share stockpiled on my desk. We’re done with our project. There’re no more excuses. All that’s left is to tape together boxes, load them up and get them to the post office tomorrow. And then I’m out on Saturday! I do have to keep reminding myself that I have tomorrow to pack and mail and mentally prepare. You’d think I’d be extra anxious to leave and get home, but…I’m not all that comfortable with changes. It’s forever been true for me that I’m better at being gone than I am at getting gone. It’s why I do 3 – 4 month trips versus a couple of weeks and then home and then back and then home…. I nest up. I get comfy where I am and in the routine du jour. Switching it up….yuk.
But, tomorrow it’s time – and, truthfully, once I start the process and get into it – all will be well. It’s funny, I can almost feel my brain make the transition from being “here” to being “there”. I can’t predict when it will happen – but I’ll all of a sudden realize, sometime between right this second and getting on the plane on Sunday….I’m ready to be home!
And that probably falls into the TMI category, and what-the-heck-is-she-talking-about-why-doesn’t-she-get-on-with-the-card!! 😉 Sorry.
So, for today, I have a card that leans heavily on some of the beautiful papers and stamps in the Sale-a-Bration flyer. Wildflower Fields DSP is some of the prettiest paper I’ve seen. I’ve combined it with another of the free goodies in the SAB – Botanicals For You. Add in the ever-versatile One Big Meaning, from the Annual Catalog and a little Botanical Garden Designer Vellum and….take a look-see:
Happy Monday! I can totally say that today because….I’ve got the day off! Whoo-HOOOOO!! As I sit here typing this post – on Sunday night – I’m completely free of the “Sunday night blues”! I’ve just spent the day – in my pajamas! – listening to music on my computer thru my bluetooth speaker (Christmas present – thanks Martin’s!), reading and making cards. With a couple of meals thrown in. Heck, I even left the Do Not Disturb sign on all day.
And I have every intention of repeating the whole thing again tomorrow. Well – might have to let housekeeping come – I’m going to be out of coffee and that’s unacceptable! 😉
So, what did I make today? This card, that uses one of my bug-a-boo designs from the Botanical Gardens DSP. Just a hard design and color combo for me, but I decided to give it a go! I combined that with the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Hello You Thinlits and that was it. Take a look-see:
Categories: Any Occasion, For You, Just Hello!
Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta GA, Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical For You, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Botanical Gardens DSP, card making, card making supplies, Demonstrator, Fairburn, Fayetteville GA, Friends & Flowers, Georgia, hand made card, Hand Made Cards, handmade card, Ordering Special!, Paper crafting, Peachtree City, Peachtree City GA, Sale-a-Bration, stamps, Stamps-n-lingers, StampsnLingers
Happy First-Day-Of-The-Weekend, folks! I hope you have pretty weather and a lovely day planned! My day revolves around frantically trying to finish up a few cards to take with me for next week. Oh – and packing. Clothes are easy! Stampin’ stuff….not so much! What to take? What to leave? What if I leave something and then just NEED it when I’m there?!?! Oh the stress! I’m thinkin’ that I’m going to take only Occasions and SAB stamps and DSPs…and a couple of staple sentiment sets from the Annual Catalog. And the card stock that coordinates with the DSP. And punches. And Framelits. And TIEFs. And – of course! – my Big Shot! Which sounds like a completely doable (if suitcase-busting!) plan. If only I could wiggle my nose like Samantha Stevens and my bags would be packed! I kinda dated myself right there, didn’t I!?!? 😉
Anyway – I’ve got a pretty card to share today that uses what is likely my very favorite suite from the Occasions Catalog – the Botanical Gardens Suite. I love everything associated with this suite. This card uses the Botanical Builder Framelits and the Botanical Gardens DSP. I combined it with a sentiment from Watercolor Words (another fave set from the Annual Catalog), and this is what I came up with. Take a look-see:
Categories: Any Occasion, For You, Just Hello!
Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta GA, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Botanical Gardens DSP, card making, card making supplies, Demonstrator, Fairburn, Fayetteville GA, Georgia, hand made card, Hand Made Cards, handmade card, Paper crafting, Peachtree City, Peachtree City GA, Sale-a-Bration, stamps, Stamps-n-lingers, StampsnLingers, Watercolor Words
Here we go, folks – the very last Happy Stampers Blog Hop of the year. When next we meet, it’ll be 2016! I hope that you’ll take a moment on this – the last day of the year – to check out the card I have to share, and then hop thru all the other ladies’ posts to peruse their projects as well!
I used several designs from the Love Blossoms DSP Stack (coming on 5 Jan) to make a sort of sampler. Then I pulled the huge and gorgeous heart die and a few stamps from my Bloomin’ Love Bundle to finish it off. Take a look-see:
Categories: Love, Valentine's Day
Tags: Atlanta, Atlanta GA, Bloomin' Heart Thinlits, Bloomin' Love stamp set, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, card making, card making supplies, Demonstrator, Fairburn, Fayetteville GA, Georgia, hand made card, Hand Made Cards, handmade card, Holiday Catalog, Love Blossoms DSP, Paper crafting, Peachtree City, Peachtree City GA, stamps, Stamps-n-lingers, StampsnLingers
Happy Sunday – hope that your day-after-Christmas was fun and safe. Did anyone go see Star Wars? We haven’t had a chance to go yet, but my brother tells me it’s awesome! Considering that I saw the original – yes, about a thousand years ago! – like 10 times….I can’t wait to see it. If you haven’t seen it yet, he recommends seeing it in the largest screen you can! 🙂
My card share for today is another sneak peek at the coming-soon-in-the-2016-Occasions-Catalog Botanical Builder Framelits. I also used some of the Botanicals For You and the Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum Stack. Those two items are in the Sale-A-Bration flyer – we’ll talk about that at the end of the post. When I combined those new products with some Kraft Corrugated Paper, here’s what I came up with. Take a look-see:
Categories: Thank You Cards
Tags: 2016 Occasions Catalog Shares, Atlanta, Atlanta GA, Botanical Blooms, Botanical Builder Framelits, Botanical Gardens Designer Vellum, Botanical Gardens DSP, Botanicals For You, card making, card making supplies, Demonstrator, Emboss Resist, Fairburn, Fayetteville GA, Georgia, hand made card, Hand Made Cards, handmade card, Paper crafting, Peachtree City, Peachtree City GA, stamps, Stamps-n-lingers, StampsnLingers