Tag Archives: Botanical Blooms

2018 Desktop Calendars

I’ve been debating with myself whether I should continue posting my desktop calendars this year.  For those of you who don’t know, each year I design twelve 4″ x 6″ desktop calendars for the following year.  I usually make one page a month and accumulate them over the year so I can give them out as Christmas gifts in December.  The only thing is that making these calendars is a perfect opportunity… Read More »

Old Retiring Favorites

Stampin’ Up! recently announced the list of retiring products.  Several of them are on sale and are available only while supplies last.  The best way to see an updated list and view the sale prices is to go directly to Stampin’ Up!’s website. One of my all time favorite stamp sets and coordinating framelits is retiring:  Botanical Blooms.  I love the tropical flowers and leaves in this set!!!  As of… Read More »

Shadow Stamping Technique

I have a fun technique to share with you today!  It’s called shadow stamping. This is the first time I’ve tried this technique, and I have to admit that it was much easier than I anticipated.  In order to do it, you need to choose a solid stamp such as the leaves on my background from the Botanical Blooms stamp set. I created this card for #3 of Kimberly Van… Read More »

March Desktop Calendars

This post has been updated, as it originally had some errors: I’m back for a new installment of 2017 Desktop Calendars. While I’ve been trying to create one of these a month, I fell slightly behind in March, but I’ll try to make up for it by posting the April 2017 calendar design soon:) If you’d like to follow along with me, I’ll be creating one of these calendars a… Read More »

School Days Scrapbook

My daughter Shannon is graduating from High School this year.  It’s such an exciting time of her life.  It’s also a time for me to reflect on her childhood, which has gone by WAY too fast. When my kids were in pre-school, I started (and vowed to finish) school scrapbooks for each of them.  Each grade follows the following format:  A title page with their official school picture, filler pages… Read More »

Birthday Botanicals

Last Wednesday was my mom’s birthday.  I know she’d rather skip it and pretend it didn’t happen, but for me it’s a special day to once again tell her how much I love and admire her. I love to surprise my mom with something different.  That’s why I waited until today to post my card for her, because I wanted to make sure she got the original in the mail… Read More »

Glassy Botanicals

Last week, Kimberly Van Diepen who is my up-line and also a member of the 2015-2016 Artisan Design Team and The Creative Team issued a challenge.  She provided a sketch to her team and asked us all to design a card.  Interpreting the sketch was totally up to us.  The circles could be anything, including flowers, hearts, or even framelits.  We could move the sentiment if we wanted. We could… Read More »

Botanicals For You

Did you know that there are several products in the Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogs that coordinate and were designed to work together? What’s even better is that when you purchase particular items from the Occasions catalog, such as the Botanical Gardens Bundle on page 26 you instantly qualify to receive one of the coordinating products in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, such as the Botanicals For You stamp set or Botanical Gardens… Read More »

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed your holidays and are ready to start the New Year out right.  January 5th is right around the corner and that’s when you can start ordering from the new Occasions catalog.  It’s also the start of Sale-A-Bration.  Whoo, hoo!!!  It’s so exciting because there are loads of great new products. I got right back into the swing of things by designing a thank you… Read More »

Gifting with Flair

Before I get started, I wanted to remind you that the Year End Clearance Sale starts today! Details: Promotion Dates: December 10, 2015-January 4, 2016. No minimum purchase required. No refunds or exchanges on Year-End Sale items. Items offered during the Year-End Sale are while supplies last. Items can be combined on orders with non-Year-End-Sale items. Year-End Sale orders are eligible for Stampin’ Rewards with qualifying orders. Following the Year-End… Read More »