I got new toys today! This morning we had our big luncheon for Apple Blossom. It was lovely, and everyone seemed to like the decorations Rachel planned. She and Stephee gave the balloons out to children on the walking mall after the luncheon. They had a blast, and the kids really appreciated the gift.
When I got home, I had a wonderful surprise. UPS had already delivered my new Stampin’ Up! order. I have so many fun new toys to play with. I brought everything new – and a little that wasn’t – with me this weekend. (Mike, the dogs, and I ran out of town for the weekend.) I used almost all new products on this card.
This isn’t the greatest picture, since I’m taking it under primitive conditions. I used a new In Color – Tangelo Twist – for the card base. The designer series paper is from a stack called “Moonlight,” and the flower is Blended Bloom, a single stamp from the new annual catalog. I used new Blendabilities to color the flower. These are so much fun! Like a dork, I misread the ordering guidelines, so I only got one set today – Pumpkin Pie. But the rest are on their way and will be here Monday. I also got the color lifter, which is amazing. Please note – you cannot use StazOn with the Blendabilities. I used Tuxedo Black Memento ink, and it even worked with the Hello Honey stampin’ write marker (another new In Color).
I was going to pop the smaller flower over the larger one to add a little dimension, but I got a smidge of black in the middle of a petal – probably a stray dog hair – so I had to hide it under the larger flower. I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter to the centers of the flowers and stamped a sentiment from the Work of Art set that we got at the Catalog Premiere.
I’m going to try to focus on current products this month, but I can’t promise anything. When the UPS man delivers new toys, it’s sometimes too much temptation. But I will try!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a wonderful day!