Celebrate the Good Stuff
My mom has a birthday coming up this weekend. As I was looking at some of my new Stampin’ Up! stamps for her card, I noticed a stamp in the Picture Perfect Birthday stamp set in the new Occasions Catalog – which you can order from beginning today. The sentiment is, “Celebrate the good stuff.” That certainly sums up my mom (and my dad). Their lives have been full of good things as well as “not so good” things – births, deaths, wars, peace, prosperity, and “lean times.” But even when they talk about the harder times in their lives, their focus is on the positive aspects. They always celebrate the good stuff in life. I think that’s why they’re still healthy, happy, and active while many of their peers are not.
This isn’t going to be Mom’s birthday card (it’s still going to be a surprise, Mom), but I thought of her the whole time I was making it. I started with the floral image from the Amazing You Sale-a-bration (SAB) stamp. When I made this card, I was in the mountains with limited supplies. If you think you have to have a huge amount of craft supplies to make a beautiful card, think again! I simply inked the stamp with Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, and Tranquil Tide Stampin’ Write Markers, stamped on Whisper White Cardstock, then colored the rest of the flower with Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point Watercolor Pencils. I used a Blender Pen to smooth out the pencil strokes on the flower.
I like to fussy cut, so I cut out the flower with Paper Snips so it would fit better on the die-cut ovals. I die-cut first, then added the sentiment in Basic Black Archival Ink. I was going to use another design from the Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper (DSP), but those Tangerine Tango flowers are so gorgeous, and I thought they really set off the little stamped flower.
It needed a little something, so I added some Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon. Lemon Lime Twist isn’t a color in the DSP, but it brightened up the card and pulled out the lighter green hues from the leaves in the DSP (and the stamped flower as well).
By the way – Stampin’ Up! Sale-a-bration begins today! When you spend $50, you can select a free Sale-a-bration product free. For example, if you order the Picture Perfect Stamp Set, the Stitched Shapes Framelits, and either the Whole Lot of Lovely DSP or the Lemon Lime Twist Finely Woven Ribbon, you can select the Amazing You set – or any other “free $50” product. For the first time ever, there are even products you can select with a $100 order. So fun!
We’re headed home today, so I’ll be back in my stamp room soon. It’s always nice to use limited supplies, because you have to be extra creative. And it’s possible to stamp with limited supplies. But I’ve gotten very spoiled having everything I want right at my fingertips! If you’re like me and want lots of crafting products, Sale-a-bration is a perfect time for you to host a party for extra Stampin’ Rewards, or to join my team of Stampin’ Up! demonstrators. As a demonstrator, not only will you enjoy a minimum 20% discount on Stampin’ Up! product, but you’ll get to select two extra stamp sets to add to your starter kit. That’s huge! The kit is only $99, and you’ll be able to select $125 in Stampin’ Up! products for the kit – plus the two free stamps (up to a $101 value!). Contact me today for more information, or join here.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day – and remember to celebrate all the good stuff!