GDP #025 – Blooming Birthday


What a sweet Color Challenge over at the Global Design Project!  Daffodil Delight, Basic Gray and Smoky Slate are so pretty together… Spring is in the air.

Colour Challenge (1)

Here’s a quick “can do” for you:

  • The Basic Gray card base is A-2 – 4 1/4″ X 5 1/2″;
  • The Whisper White second layer is 4 1/8″ X 5 3/8″,
  • The Daffodil Delight polka dot layer is 2 1/2″ X 4 1/8″,
  • The scalloped edgelit is cropped using Smoky Slate card stock and I cut it just enough to tuck behind the patterned paper.
  • To get those little blooms into the right spot, I measured up 2 1/2″ from the base of my Whisper White layer and knowing that each “scallop” is one inch wide, I made sure the dots were  an inch apart starting from the center out.
  • Stamp the center flower stem first, then stamp a stem on each side.  Use your pencil marks as a guide and… the stamp is photopolymer, so you’ll see your marks easily.
  • Add your flower, which I stamped with Daffodil Delight ink.
  • A few Whisper White Candy Dots and some Basic Gray Baker’s Twine from a past Paper Pumpkin Kit is all the embellishment needed.

Bloomin 4

Stampin’ Up! Supplies Used:  

  • Card Stock – Basic gray, Whisper White, Smoky Slate and Brights Designer Series Paper Stack;
  • Stamp Set – Flower Patch from Stampin’ Up!’s Annual Catalog;
  • Embellishments – Neutrals Collection Candy Dots and Basic Gray Banker’s Twine.
  • Tools – Large Scalloped Edgelit from Stampin’ Up! (retired).



PPA289 – Flower Fair Color Challenge



Today’s post is for the Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge this week.  Lynn came up with a beautiful combination of soft and classic, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and an absolute favorite of mine, Night of Navy.


Do you remember those cute “Flower Fair” Framelits Dies from the Annual Catalog?  My “Big Shot” did all the work to create this Clean and Simple “Thank You”.   A few flowers, a few leaves and a “White Perfect Accent” embellishment… done!

That strip of Blushing Bride and Whisper White floral pattern is from the “Love Blossoms” DSP stack… it added just a little frame to balance the flowers.



Pals Spring Celebration Blog Hop

Welcome to the March Pals Blog Hop celebrating spring. This month we are featuring spring related projects for Mother’s Day, Easter or any other occasion that celebrates winter coming to an end… finally!

You may just be starting the blog hop or may have come from Michelle Gleeson at Stampin Mojo on the Pals Hop. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Here's my tribute to Spring… flowers, flowers and more flowers. Stampin' Up!'s beautiful "Painted Petals" stamp set is just stunning. The stamps are so detailed that the flowers really do look as though they were painted with watercolors. These note cards are 3 1/2" X 5" and my color inspiration came from the "Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper".

Rose Red Beautiful Blooms



Pool Party Tulips (I just love these)



Perfect Plum Roses (Exotic)


Crushed Curry Tulips (these tulips are so cute)


So get yourself some "Painted Petals" and create some pretty painted note cards.


The next stop is Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting and I hope to see you next month.

  1. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin
  2. Angela Curry at Kindred Stampers
  3. Sherrie Gross at Stampin' Sunshine
  4. Mary Fish at Stampin' Pretty
  5. Jackie Diediker at Stampin' Jackie
  6. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  7. Amy Whelan at Amy's Inklings
  8. Patti MacLeith at Papercrafts By Patti
  9. Denise Hoepfner at The Mountain Magpie
  10. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  11. Natalie Bradley at Soiree by Natalie Bradley
  12. Michelle Gleeson at StampinMojo
  13. Debbie Crowley at expressively deb…
  14. Jane Knudsen at see jane stamp
  15. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  16. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven's Retreat
  17. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  18. Sue Becker at RnR Stamping
  19. Candy Ford at Stamp Candy
  20. Karen Hallam at Karen's Blog
  21. Susan Lankford at Stamp and Create With Susan
  22. Pamela Sadler at Stampin Pink Rose
  23. Kerry Willard Bray at Peonies and Paper Chains
  24. Kim Jolley at Stampin' Artfully
  25. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  26. Wendy Klein at Doggone Delightful Stampin'
  27. Benjaman Turner at He Stamps
  28. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping with Avery's Owlery
  29. Liz Gautreaux at Kind Deeds Stampin
  30. Amy Hoptay at Inking of You!
  31. September Gray at
  32. Katie Ferguson at Cottage Paper
  33. Becky Volpp at
  34. Beth McCullough at Stamping Mom
  35. Brian King at Stamp with Brian

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Flower Patch Thank You!

Flower Patch Thank You


Flowers, flowers and more flowers! Another post featuring flowers. I want flowers and lots of sunshine… and I'm writing this post during yet another snow storm. 

As you can see, I was playing around with more patterned paper today mixing up patterns and shapes. I even did a little embossing. 

  • Although this card looks busy, there's really not much to it. The patterned layers are from "Best Year Ever" Designer Series Paper; part of Stampin' Up!'s Sale A Bration product line and free with a $50.00 purchase until the end of the month.
  • Apothecary Arts and Flower Fair Framelits cropped the labels and flowers.
  • "Thank You" is from the new "Painted Petals" stamp set.
  • Inspired by the patterned paper, Calypso Coral, Crushed Curry and Coastal Cabana is a great color palette to show off the pretty "Flower Patch" flowers.
  • Basic Gray is a wonderful neutral to ground the mix and no embellishment needed here, except for a touch of Calypso Coral Baker's Twine.

So, pull out some bright, sunny patterned paper, crop some layers and create something wonderful!


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Softly Spring at The Paper Players

Happy Paper Players

Happy Sunday stampers! It's Spring over at The Paper Players, and I'm writing this post in the middle of another snow storm here in the Northeast. Hopefully, this is the last one.

So, for Laurie's first Theme Challenge and to celebrate the arrival of Spring, I decided on butterflies and a soft color palette.


Butterflies, buttons, bows and a sweet sentiment all combine to create a peaceful card, don't you agree? 

The patterned paper is from the "Moonlight" DSP Stack and the sentiment is from "Yippee Skippee". My Soft Sky butterflies are from "Papilion Potpourri" and punched with my "Elegant Butterfly" punch.

So, grab a slice of DSP, add a butterfly, button and bow and create something pretty!


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