Tuesday, April 19, 2011

On The Grow

You know, you can never have too many stamps, right? I know you agree! So, when I received the Summer Mini Catalog, which many of you have received the last few days, I found myself trying to limit the number of stamp sets to purchase! I'd be okay if Stampin' Up! would make things that are, well, not pretty! But, they don't! So, I found myself having to add to my stamp set collection - and I'm glad I did!!!

I placed my first order from the Summer Mini last week and as soon as I clicked to finalize the order, I realized that I forgot something. Yes, you guessed it -- I placed another order! Now, the smaller second order arrived today and the first larger order is still finding it's way across the good ole' USA to arrive on my doorstep tomorrow! Makes me really anxious to come home from work tomorrow!!! I only received one stamp set today called On The Grow and couldn't wait to use this darling bouquet of flowers! Isn't it gorgeous!! I needed a sympathy card and this worked out perfectly! The "thinking of you" is also in this stamp set! Woo hoo!! Here's the scoop on how I created this card!

I used Naturals White card stock for the card measuring 4-1/4" x 11" and scored at 5-1/2". I stamped the image with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored in the image using my ink pads and Blender Pen. The colors that I used were: Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Bashful Blue. I added Crystal Effects to the center of the flowers and the vase! Gotta love that Crystal Effects.

As a reminder, you have until the end of this month, April 30, to order from the Occasions Mini Catalog, so make sure you have everything you want. Then starting on May 1, 2011, you can order from the Summer Mini Catalog. It will be here before you know it!

Happy Stamping,

Phyllis

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