I held my last class for the season in Bonita Springs last week and I'm just sitting here thinking about all the new friends I've made and what a wonderful time we've enjoyed together. I love showing people how easy it is to create a beautiful project that they can be proud of. Sometimes I even teach a thing or two to experienced stampers (or they teach me)! Either way, it puts a smile on everyone's face. I love my job!
If you've taken one of my winter classes and you're reading this today, know that I appreciate you and I'm so glad to call you my friend! I hope we can get together again in the future. If you've taken my summer classes in the past, I can't wait to see you again. We're gonna have a good time!
Moving on to the reason you're visiting my blog today...
The stamp set is Beautiful You, with the addition of the flowers which are from Love and Affection. I wanted Sweet Sugarplum as my main color so I could use my Sweet Sugarplum Glimmer Paper (a Sale-a-Bration freebie!). I was trying to decide what to use as a secondary color and when I laid down a sheet of Pool Party cardstock next to Sweet Sugarplum, it just "popped". Pool Party is one of my all-time favorite go-to colors...I will be very said if Stampin' Up ever discontinues it. Are you listening, Sara? Please don't take my Pool Party away!
This would be a good card for so many congratulations-worthy occasions. I'm thinking about graduations, engagements, maybe a promotion at work, or the purchase of a new home. I'll be you can come up with a lot more ideas.
The dancing girl is stamped in Basic Black Archival ink and colored with Sweet Sugarplum and Pool Party Stampin' Write Markers. Stampin' Up's Archival ink is what you want to use with water-based markers or Watercolor Pencils - the ink will not smear when mixed with water. The Stampin' Write markers are available as sets from each of the basic four color families - Brights, Regals, Subtles, or Neutrals, plus the two current In-Color collections. Or you can splurge and purchase the whole set! Pool Party is part of the Subtles family, and Sweet Sugarplum is included in the 2016-2018 In-Color markers. The designer paper is 1-1/2" x 3-3/4" and is from the 2016-2018 In Color Designer Series Paper Stack.
I use this paper a lot in my cardmaking because of all the lovely words on it. I can see using it as a great background paper for scrapbooking, too, as the sheets are 12" x 12".
"Congrats" is cut using the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits. The set also includes the words "Hope", "Love" and "Sunshine", plus a heart, flower, and a butterfly. The Sunshine Sayings stamp set was designed to coordinate with these Thinlits. I recently bought both and have a lot of ideas percolating in my brain using them...stay tuned!
Remember, we are nearing the end of 2017 Sale-a-Bration (March 31). If there are any Sale-a-Bration items that you are still wanting, don't hesitate! When they're gone, they're gone for good. If you need a Sale-a-Bration flyer or any current catalog, send me an email, I will get one to you asap! Click here or on the Shop Now button on this page to visit my website today.