Floral Affection

Floral Affection

I had the best time this weekend. Since I’m basically an orphaned Stampin’ Up! demosntrator (and kind of have been since I joined), it’s hard coming up with ideas for team meetings and activities. My upline – who I LOVE and was always very supportive – moved shortly after I became a demonstrator, and that was before Skype, Google Hangouts, social media, so I never experienced a real “team meeting.”

Christy invited me to join her upline’s group, and they had a fabulous Virtual PJ Party this weekend. It was such a blast, and I got so many cards made! I’m still working on some of the challenges, because this weekend was packed with things besides the party – like a card class and Father’s Day. But – shout out to Christy, Holly, and the other ladies who were so kind and welcoming. Thank you all for letting me “hang out” this weekend!

One of the challenges was a BINGO game from Christy. Here’s my card for that one.


Isn’t that lovely? (Patting self on the back.) The row I chose included sympathy card, ribbon, embossing, something from the Subtles collection, and a card. I chose this row, because I never have sympathy cards on hand when I need them. And when you need them, you don’t really feel like making them.

For this one, the sympathy sentiment came from Teeny Tiny Wishes. I used some leftover card stock from a recent class for the Whisper White layer and embossed it with the Floral Affection Textured Impressions Embossing Folders.  Then I took sponge daubers and added Watermelon Wonder and Mint Macaron ink to the raised areas. (You would think I would have used Peekaboo Peach or So Saffron – the Subtle color I used – right? This also started out as a Color Combo Challenge, but took a sideways turn halfway through.)

The Mint Macaron layer was randomly stamped with Love & Affection stamps in Mint Macaron for a tone-on-tone background. I was happy to see that the Peekaboo Peach Ruched Ribbon really went well with the Mint Macaron, So Saffron, and Watermelon Wonder. I considered Flirty Flamingo ribbon – which almost matched the Watermelon ink – but it seemed a little “in your face” for a sympathy card.

I love the new Delicate White Doilies. They are, as the name suggests, very delicate and pretty. Except, now that I look at the card, I think I just grabbed a stack of doilies, and these are the retired ones. Oops. What can I say? It was late at night.

A panel with 90 degree corners seemed a little hard edged to me, especially since the other layers were also true rectangles. So I rounded the edges of the top layer to soften it a bit.

I’ll be posting some of my other weekend cards in the coming days. I didn’t get to participate much at all in the party on Sunday. I left early (ok, around 10 a.m., but that’s early on a Sunday!) to head to the church I attended when I was younger. My cousin is the Music Director there, and she was out of town visiting family, so I agreed to fill in for her. (She’s so amazing; I’m a very poor substitute, but I enjoy helping out and having a captive audience listening to me play the piano!) As soon as church was over, Mike & I met Dad & Mom for dinner at one of our favorite local restaurants. And then we went to Shenandoah University to see My Fair Lady, the first of the Summer Music Theatre offerings. If you live close to Winchester, you should get tickets. It was one of the best performances I’ve seen. After watching Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in the movie version, one can get a bit spoiled. Our local production this year did not disappoint. We all thoroughly enjoyed every minute (except for the two ladies in front of us who didn’t realize that the Overture actually is part of the performance and you shouldn’t talk through it. Someone finally shushed them.).

After the show, the kids met us here for steak & lettuce wraps (yum!) so they could see Mike and give him more Father’s Day hugs and presents. It was a very full weekend – but a wonder-full weekend.

Hope you have a beautiful day! Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy.

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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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2 Responses to Floral Affection

  1. jlfstudio says:

    Beautiful creation Buffy. Perfect for a sympathy card. Soft, warm and comforting colors and elements with a lovely vintage feel. Thanks for sharing the inspiration. I never would have thought of those wonderful colors combined. Off course….now I’m hungry for sherbet that comes in those colors. Well that and the steak wraps you mentioned. Time to pull that movie off the shelf too. I promise not to talk during the overture. LOL

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    • buffycooper says:

      Thanks, Jean. And, yeah – now I want sherbet. sigh Didn’t even think about it until you said something, but those are perfect rainbow sherbet colors. YUM! The steak wraps were wonderful! Of course, I couldn’t get my wrap to stay wrapped (I think I may have added too many fillers), so mine ended up being a salad.
      I know you’d never chat during the overture. I think you’d probably be one of the “shushers.”


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