April Showers Blog Hop!

Blog Hop, spring, Stampin' Up! Spring catalog, sneak Peeks

I think spring may have finally “sprung” in the Shenandoah Valley.  But I’m not making promises.  It was so warm for a few days that Mike wanted to open the pool.  Then it got a little cooler.  Then I thought we were going to have snow.  Then it got warmer again.  Today is a normal spring day, so, hopefully it will stay.

For my friends and me, though, it’s been spring since December when we could preorder from the Stampin’ Up! Spring catalog.  And now, it’s almost time to welcome the 2013 Annual Catalog!  We’re still in spring mode for our hop, though.

If you’re following the hop in order, you got here from Christine Giuda’s “Dancin’ Stamps” blog.  Isn’t she amazing?  She’s made some projects that just blow me away.  She’s so creative!  If you’re just starting the hop, that’s ok, too.  You can follow links all the way through until you get back here.  If you get lost or derailed – or just need a break from the awesomeness, you can click the “April Showers” button above or the home button to head to our home page.

Most of my supplies are from the Stampin’ Up! Spring Catalog – because I love it!  The first uses a lot of the products from the Tea for Two suite.

Tea for Two suite, Stampin' Up! Spring Catalog, Tea ShoppeI love that honeycomb embossing folder, the floral trim, the doilies, the core’dinations paper…I love it all!  The stamp set I used – Tea Shoppe – will be retiring in June, so be sure to order it now if you love it!

My little flower planter was inspired by my friend Jeanne Kupsh.  She’s a military wife and demonstrator in Germany.  She’s so much fun, and I want to meet her one day.  (She’s the one who went to a stamping retreat in a castle in England.  So jealous!)

Jeanne designed an adorable little flower pot.  I decided to turn it into a whole planter full of flowers – because paper ones are the only ones I seem to be able to keep alive.  Big Shot, Petite Purse Die, Stampin' Up!

This uses the Petite Purse and Fun Flowers dies (from the Stampin’ Up annual catalog), the Little Leaves sizzlit, and the Itty Bitty Banners frames.  I patted my Versamark pad over the card stock and then used pewter embossing powder to give the planter an aged look.  I turned the purse die upside down to create the planter.

And finally – here’s my sneak peek.Blog Hop, spring, Stampin' Up! Spring catalog, sneak Peeks

Again, this uses a lot of products from the Spring catalog – the Dress Up framlits, cute clips, Ovals collection framelits, and Print Poetry designer series paper stack.  I also used some new colors. The pinkish color card stock oval and the green card are both new In Colors for 2013-2015.  Look how well they coordinate with the Gumball Green and Primrose Petals.

That’s it for me – because I’m running out of time before my blog has to launch!

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.  Your next hop stop is Jackie Susnik’s “JackOtter Stamp” blog. Jackie says her style is “clean and simple.”  Maybe – but her projects are always so artistic and clever.  There’s nothing “simple” at all!  You’ll love her blog!

Have a warm and wonderful day!

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About buffycooper

Among other things, I am a musician who enjoys papercrafting (specifically with rubber stamps), a Stampin' Up!® demonstrator, Christian, wife and mom to two great boys.
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6 Responses to April Showers Blog Hop!

  1. KatheD says:

    Your cards are sweet, Buffy, I love your “vintage” style and wish I could make it work! Very cute planter, too, a nice spring-bright decoration.


  2. As usual Buffy, I love your creations. Especially like your first card.


  3. Kath says:

    I so enjoy your blog! Love seeing what you make.


  4. Jackie says:

    Amazing projects Buffy. The “flower pot” doesn’t even look like the purse it’s so cool. Of course the dress up card is a personal fav!


  5. I loved the planter and the dress card, so creative!


  6. Linda says:

    Absolutely lovely cards, as usual – how clever to use the purse as a flower pot/vase!


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