May Watercooler Blog Hop

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It’s time for another blog hop!  You may have arrived here by way of Stefanie’s blog.  Isn’t she amazing?  I love her style and the projects she creates.  If you’re just starting with my post, that’s ok.  You can hop to each stop until you get back here.  You can also go to the hop home page at any time if you want to take a break and come back later.

We’re still celebrating spring.  I created projects to show products I’m sad are retiring, products I’m glad are staying, and brand new products that make me wonder how I ever crafted without them.

Our town celebrates the arrival of spring each year with an apple blossom festival.  Apple Blossom Festival, Stampin' Up!The small, rural town swells to about five to ten times its normal size, so it’s great for tourism.  Locals either plan large parties or leave town.  Mike & I are in the second group.  But before we head out, there’s a luncheon that I attend first.  It’s sponsored by apple growers, and it actually does celebrate a new year of apples.  We use the money from ticket sales to help fund two scholarships we give each year to horticulture majors at Virginia Tech.   This year, my Rachel was the decorating committee chair, and she did a magnificent job.  She and her sidekick, Steph, worked and planned for months – and it showed.  Everything was just beautiful.  I took a few pictures of the decorations, and decided to use those with my Project Life Everyday Adventure kit.


Project Life is a lifesaver for me.  I love to keep a record of events, and I really enjoy scrapbooking, but I’m not good at it.  At all.  Project Life makes it easy.  The divided pockets are perfect for snapshots, and the cards make journaling easy.  Stampin’ Up! has partnered with Becky Higgins, and we now have Project Life by Stampin’ Up!  Cards and accessory packs coordinate with our exclusive colors, stamp sets and dies.  Nice, right?

I was so proud of the job Rachel did.  It was very festive, yet elegant.  Everything was “just right.”  (You can see the photos on the VA State Horticultural Society Auxiliary facebook page.  They look at a lot better when they’re not “pictures of pictures.”)

In This Together

I made this card after I finished the scrapbook page.  It just reminded me of my daughters-in-law, Steph & Rachel.  They are awesome young women – and they’re more daughters than “in-laws.”

This is the In This Together stamp set that will be in the new annual catalog.  It’s so fun – and I used another product I’m not sure how I lived without – Blendabilities.  These are the Stampin’ Up! alcohol markers, and they’re awesome.  They’re easy to use and the colored images are so vibrant.   I used the Daffodil Delight, Old Olive, Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry and Skin Tone sets for this.   The sentiment is from the Yippee Skippee set (available now and staying around.  YAY!).  I used markers and the Stamp-a-ma-jig to pull words from two different stamps.  The Kaleidoscope designer series paper is another product I’ll be sad to see go.  It’s in the Occasions catalog, and it will only be available through June 1.

Papaya Collage

And, finally, a vintage card that can be used for a wedding, anniversary, graduation, or birthday.  I used the Papaya Collage set and En Francais background stamp for this (two that I’m sad to see retire) with some of the new In Colors.  The card base and the flower are Blackberry Bliss.  It’s a gorgeous reddish purple, and this photo does not do it justice.  It’s just yummy.  I used Baked Brown Sugar for the neutral card stock.  The flowers and darker butterfly are Mossy Meadow, and the yellow butterfly and ribbon are Hello Honey.  I love that stitched satin ribbon!  It’s very soft and ties so easily.

Your next stop is Kath’s blog.  Kath is one of my favorite bloggers.  Her creations are always classy and beautiful.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy and for joining in on the hop.  You can use the buttons to navigate back to Stefanie, forward to Kath or to head to the home page.

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Terri Antoniw
Deborah Smart
Heidi Weaver

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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11 Responses to May Watercooler Blog Hop

  1. ter says:

    Great projects as always Buffy. I am looking forward to trying some new product from the new catalogue!


  2. Gail Allen says:

    Buffy, I don’t know where to start! Love that you used Project Life. The Awesome Two card is really cute. But the Vintage card is a real WOW!


  3. Jean Fitch says:

    Wonderful showcase of product old and new Miss Buffy. Those Blendabiliites really make the color pop don’t they. Lovely to see how close you are to your new “daughters”. And lucky girls to have such a fabulous new “Mom”.
    Project Life really does make life easier doesn’t it? I can’t wait to jump in to this new way of scrapbooking. Thanks too for sharing the rich new in colors. What a great combination of colors, layers and images. Great projects. Thanks for sharing your hop entries. Hugs – J.


  4. Heidi Weaver says:

    Hi Buffy, thanks so much for being part of the May blog hop. As usual your post is remarkable. I love your use of the Blendabilities as well as the sweet glimpse into the friendship that your daughters-in-law share. It’s heartwarming to see the close family relationships.

    I love vintage cards and agree that it will be hard losing the En Francais stamp and Papaya Collage set. The way you’ve used them for your card is simply WOW.

    I bought the Project Life and have had a good time looking at it once a day. Thanks to your project, I have a better sense of how beautifully it can capture a moment. It’s not “regular” scrapbooking, but it certainly is going to be fun to try it out. Thank you for the ideas.


  5. debsmart says:

    Buffy thanks so much for sharing your projects! Like you, I’m going to really miss En Francais, and Papaya Collage was the closest I ever got to using ‘vintage’. Your ‘girls’ did do a wonderful job with the decorations; so glad that you were able to capture it with the new Project Life – maybe now I’ll pull mine out & put it to good use!


  6. Great work Buffy! I love all your projects, but the vintage one really stands out!


  7. Christine Giuda says:

    As always and awesome job. Love the “daughters” card. The images fit them to a “T”.
    You know how much I love vintage so that card is definitely my favorite.
    Great job on the PL.


  8. kath says:

    As always you are an inspiration. I am so far behind in my scrapbooking, I am going to give project life a try.


  9. What great projects Buffy. Your project life one really is fabulous and the vintage card was awesome! Thanks for sharing.


  10. Marsha Reed says:

    Great projects, Buffy. Love those new In Colors.


  11. KatheD says:

    What a wonderful variety, Buffy, I love them all, but especially the beautiful vintage card. I never got around to purchasing Papaya Collage because I rarely can pull off that style – you make it look great!


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