Birthday Blooms

If I had to choose a favorite stamp set from the current Occasions Catalog, it would be this one Birthday Blooms.  I’ve made more cards with this set since it first came out than any other.  The quote from William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet,” applies to this stamp set.  It doesn’t matter what color you make it, it is still beautiful.  Granted, both of my roses are water colored using blender pens  and Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette ink.  The difference is in their embossing and in the choice of paper color I used.  Which do you prefer?  My preference changes each time I look at them, but one thing remains true of both; they are each beautiful in their own way.

On a different note, the items in the Sale-a-bration catalog changed a little this past Monday.  I’ve posted  a copy of the new brochure items in the side bar.  All of the items in the original catalog that appear on pages 1 through 15 are still available with any $50.00 purchase.  Those on pages 16 through 19 have been replaced with the new items in the brochure.  Be sure to check it out.

Black Butterfly & Rose

 

Silver Embossed Butterfly & Rose

I hope you enjoyed your visit here today.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

 

Josie2

 

Holiday Card Class and Joyful Season

A few weeks ago I mentioned I would be undergoing a procedure called Cardiac Ablation.  Well, the procedure was completed this past Monday. Fortunately, everything went well  and my worst fears didn’t come true.  I did spend the night in the hospital, and I returned home this past Tuesday.  I was hoping to write something profound  and entertaining for this post, but I just am not up to it right now.  I am very tired.  So this will be a very short entry. But, before the procedure I was a stamping fool.  🙂 I am ready for a holiday card class that will be coming up soon on November 6 and 7th.  This is one of the cards we MIGHT make.  I’m not sure yet.  I’ve made 6 different ones so far, and I need to select 4 for the class.  The problem is I like all of them.

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If you are local and would like to attend the class, please email me by October 23 to let me know which class you would like to attend.  The class will take place on both days at 10:00 am   You only need to sign up for one.  The cost is $25.00 for 20 Christmas Cards.  That includes 5 cards of 4 different designs.  Or, the cards would be free if you agree to place a $30.00 order.  Again, let me know by October 23.  I have a policy of not allowing anyone under the age of 15  attend.  Until next time…

Happy Stamping!

Josie2

I also wanted to add a photo of our Granddaughter who turned 4 last week.  Can’t believe it has been four years since this little sweetie has been born!

Madisyn's 4th Birthday

 

 

 

Recycled Paper Pumpkin Stamp Sets

You probably thought I dropped off the face of the Earth, but I didn’t.  I am still here.  Just been quite busy the last week or so.  I managed to sub four days last week.  I don’t know what possessed me!  By Friday I was thinking, “Working four days is too much for a retired person!”  So this week, I am only scheduled to work one day; tomorrow.  So far, I have one day scheduled for next week, but I am thinking I might schedule one or two more.

I have also been busy getting two bedrooms ready for painting this week.  Since we moved in here in 2001, I have been wanting to have the master bedroom painted, along with my son’s old room.  When we moved in, his room had air planes stenciled onto the walls because it was occupied by two little boys before him.  He was around 14 when we moved in, and I never repainted the room.  (Shame on me.)  Now that he is 28 and moved out, I have decided it is time!  My son came over on Sunday and helped clear out the rest of his stuff that he didn’t want.  All that is in there now are a few of his masculine decorations that he didn’t want to take, a bed, bookshelf and desk.  My husband has taken over the room with his computer, etc.  So I know he will appreciate not having stenciled air planes on the walls. LOL!

I have managed to do some stamping.  Two weeks ago I spent an entire day in my stamp room creating a gift set of note cards.  My daughter will be doing an expo in Denver in July.  She will be showcasing her line of clothing and jewelry. (Click the Freebird Philosophy  tab at the top of the page to go to her Etsy store.)  She asked me to share the booth with her and sell some of my creations.  So, you know how that goes.  Whatever we can do to help out our children, especially if we can do it…

I used a lot of old Paper Pumpkin stamp sets along with many current ones to create these cards.  Some of the cards are cased; some are my own creation.  I hope you enjoy looking at them, and if you have any questions about them, or would like to purchase a set or two, please let me know.

The first photo is of the chevron bag they will be wrapped in.  The decoration on the bag is my own original creation.

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The bag contains five note cards that look like this…

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This card is CASED from one I saw elsewhere.  The stamp sets are current photopolymer sets and Gorgeous Grunge.

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The birthday card is done using an old Paper Pumpkin set and Gorgeous Grunge.

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The thank you card is a combination of a current set (Gorgeous Grunge) and an old Paper Pumpkin Set. The ribbon I used was from Sale-a-bration and is no longer available.   The design is my own creation.

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This card was CASED from my friend and team mate, Dawn.  It uses the current Work of Art stamp set.

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Finally, the last card features Gorgeous Grunge, and the sentiment is from the first ever Paper Pumpkin kit.

Hope you enjoyed the cards as much as I enjoyed making them.  There is a list of all the Stampin’ Up! products I used to create these at the end of this post.

For more information on Paper Pumpkin,  click the tab at the top of this page.  When you are finished reading about it, click the Paper Pumpkin button on the right hand side of the page to enroll.

Until next time…(Hopefully it won’t be so long)

Happy Stamping!

Josie2