Look, Ma – No Stamps!

Look, Ma – No Stamps!

The Swirly Scribbles thinlits dies are so cute! They remind me of the Snuggles & Smooches stamp set we had in the monthly Photopolymer program. And, of course, they coordinate with the Swirly Bird Stamp Set in the new Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog.

I didn’t get the stamps. I didn’t think I wanted them. And now I’ve seen tons of cute projects that have convinced me that, yes, I do want them after all. (Why don’t I just skip to the end and order everything in the catalog? I’m going to want it all anyway, right?)

I knew I wanted to use Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim, but, hmmmm, what Designer Series Paper to use? Since I tend to hoard, I didn’t buy a lot of dsp this round. So – what did I end up with?

Stampin' Up!, Swirly Scribbles

This is a perfect example of why I love Stampin’ Up! products. The blue in the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper is Night of Navy. The pink is Watermelon Wonder, and the yellow is Daffodil Delight. My card stock colors are Flirty Flamingo, Dapper Denim, and Crushed Curry – and they look fine! Even “in real life” they look like they were made to “go” together.

I mismatched colors on purpose so you could see how great everything coordinates.  Besides the Swirly Scribbles die, I used the Botanical Builder Framelits and Bitty Butterfly Punch. The flowers and swirls just seemed to need a couple of butterflies. And I added some Flirty Flamingo and Dapper Denim enamel shapes to the centers of the butterflies. (If you liked the Candy Dots that retired, you’re going to LOVE the enamel shapes!)

Eventually I’ll add a sentiment to this card, but I’m not sure what I’m going to use it for. Really, it could be for anything, I think – birthday, thinking of you, thanks, get well…

Hope you’re having a wonderful summer. Our mini garden is going crazy! The kale and romaine are trying to see who can produce (and reproduce) the most greens. And in a few weeks we should have an abundance of squash, zucchini, and tomatoes. We even have some cauliflower and broccoli starting to head. Woot! I have a little herb corner on the deck. I took a cooking class on using herbs last week, and one of the instructors had herbs (and awesome tomatoes) for sale. I bought a few pots of basil, lavender, parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme (do you hear Simon & Garfunkle?). I’m so thrilled with my little herb garden.

One of the dishes we made in class was the “Killer Marinated Tomatoes” from the Butteryum.org/blog.

Butteryum, Nibblins, Tomatoes

Oh, my. These tomatoes just make me happy! Since we’re all “low carb” lately, I served them on fresh romaine straight from the garden. And instead of Red Wine Vinegar, I used Balsamic. The sweetness from the tomatoes, basil and sugar (of course, I used Stevia), and the tang from the vinegar and scallions pair so well together. Mike & I had them Friday night for dinner, and I packed them to take to the mountains for the weekend. I heated them up, added some more diced tomatoes and some chicken sausage and “spiralized” zucchini and squash. Oh, my! It was a low-carb meal that just made me want to dance. (Actually, I think I may have done a little Robert Irvine dance in the kitchen.)

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a 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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One Response to Look, Ma – No Stamps!

  1. debsmart says:

    Buffy, I did the exact same thing- got the framelits, but not the stamps, as they did not appeal to me. Now I want them – but not really! Know what I mean! I still love how you showed off the swirls with no stamps 🙂

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