Work of Art

Oh, I hope you didn’t think I was showing you a card using the Work of Art set today. I love that set, but this is a totally new one in the 2016-17 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog. The Painter’s Palette set is so much fun! You can add whatever you want to the easel. And the Playful Palette designer series paper stack that coordinates with it is totally cool. It has very artsy designs. Here’s my latest.

Painter's Palette, Playful Palette, Stampin' Up!

I used three of the new 2016-18 In Colors for the canvas – Peekaboo Peach, Emerald Envy, and Sweet Sugarplum. I’m really going to miss all five of the retiring In Colors, but honestly – I love the new ones! Dapper Denim and Flirty Flamingo round out the new five.

I also used the new Layering Squares Framelits dies for this card. If you’re sad that the current circles, ovals, and squares are retiring, just wait! There are so many framelits in the new sets, and I think you’re going to love them. Of course the new ones aren’t as big as the retiring ones, so if you don’t have the current ones – order them now! Really – I’m going to use the new and the old all the time.

I think spring is finally here to stay in the Shenandoah Valley. Miss Amelia and I went to the park today. She loves to go to the “Playland,” but she doesn’t want to go down the slide or swing any more. She just wants to walk around and see who’s there. She got into a little altercation today. Two young children (younger – or at least smaller – than she is) were playing with their ball. The little boy, who looked to be about 3-4 months younger than Amelia, rolled it to his younger sister, who totally ignored it. So, Miss Amelia stepped into the game and grabbed the ball. The brother took exception to this and, well, he grabbed Amelia around the neck. I’m not sure how that would get the ball back, but, hey – he was a little kid. They don’t know how to use words, like, “Please give the ball back to my little sister even though she’s not interested in playing with it.” I grabbed Amelia and the other mom grabbed Kingston. (Yeah – a big name for a little guy.) She was so apologetic. I would have been, too, if I had been a mom. But as a grandma, I was a lot more relaxed. This is what kids do. They don’t know how do express their feelings. He didn’t hurt Amelia. She cried, but I think it was because of shock and sadness because he didn’t want to play with her. In fact, I was a little surprised she didn’t deck him, because she was a lot bigger. She’s at the top of the charts for height and just a little under the top for weight. She’s going to be a Warrior Princess when she grows up. Heck, she’s a Warrior Princess now!

Amelia and the Ducks

I decided she needed a break from kids and the sun, so we walked over the to the lake to see the ducks. Amelia is used to cats and dogs who want to play, so when she saw the ducks, she introduced herself. Ok, she said, “Hi!” and started running after them. Apparently ducks don’t want to play with 18-month old children, and they ran away. I caught up with Amelia just before she chased them into the lake.

We had such a good time – and then her daddy came to pick her up.  I think they both went home to nap.

So Amelia is in this blog because she is definitely a work of art, as are her daddy, mommy, and uncle. They are all so unique and have so many positive qualities. I’m so proud of all my kids.

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy! Have a wonderful day.

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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2 Responses to Work of Art

  1. debsmart says:

    Awww – thanks for the Miss Amelia story, Buffy! She showed great restraint in dealing with that little boy 🙂 I’m really liking the new In Colours, and this stamp set is cute! Thanks for sharing the sneak peeks!


    • buffycooper says:

      She’s so much fun! I love being a grandma. And, yeah – the In Colo(u)rs are wonderful. I think my faves are Dapper Denim and Emerald Envy. But that Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach are cute as well. Sweet Sugarplum is a nice orchidy color, and goes really well with Rich Razzleberry. I’ve used more Rich Razz since my order came than I ever have before. So that’s all five right? Hmmmm – guess they’re all my faves.


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