Petal Passion Thank You
This was an amazing weekend! We just got home from Hartford, CT, where I attended the Stampin’ Up! OnStage Local event. What fun!
We got to the hotal and convention center just in time for me to dress for the CenterStage event for demonstrators who have reached the title of Silver Elite and above. Since Stampin’ Up! is celebrating our 30th anniversary, we were encouraged to dress like we would have in the 80s. If I remember correctly, in the 80s, I wore button down collars, pencil skirts, and pumps. For casual days, I wore jeans, polo shirts, and sneakers. Except for the sneakers (high tops in the 80s; not so much these days!), I wear the same clothes now that I did then. So I reached into my closet and found a pair of black pleated slacks, a dress shirt, and a jacket with shoulder pads. (Ok – most of my old jackets and sweaters have had the shoulder pads removed, but this one somehow missed the scissors.) I felt really confident with my choices until I put them on and realized I didn’t look any different than any other day. Hmmmm….Was I Jessica Fletcher or just a bad dresser?
Still – CenterStage was a blast, and we got lots of fun gifts and new product. We got even more fun stuff on Saturday at the OnStage Local event – and I got to see lots of friends from all over the East Coast (Susan, Pam, Holly, Linda, Judy, Sue, Kristy) and made a new friend in a demonstrator I’ve followed for years – Brenda Quintana (or Q-Bee). She’s such a sweetheart, and an amazing artist!
I’d love to share some of the things we learned, but, sadly, I have to wait until 3 p.m. today (Monday, April 9). Until then, here’s a quick card I made using the Petal Passon Suite from the Stampin’ Up! Occasons Catalog.
This is a very simple card to make. I used a card from the Petal Passion Memories & More Card Kit adn colored the flowers with our wonderful Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens. You’ll notice some of the leaves and flowers look a little bright for the Watercolor Pencils that we have. That’s because I used the pencils from the Lots of Happy Card Kit from the Occasions Catalog. This kit includes four pencils, and two of them (Lemon Lime Twist and Flirty Flamingo) are exclusive to the kit. I mixed Flirty Flamingo and Calypso Coral to get a unique color for the bottom flower.
After coloring the flowers, I stamped the splatter from the Timeless Textures Stamp Set in Blushing Bride Classic ink, then stamped thank you from the Petal Palette Stamp Set in Basic Black Archival Ink.
I embossed the Lemon Lime Twist card base with the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. This was part of a free bundle during Sale-a-bration – but it will be back in the 2018-19 Annual Catalog. Then I layered the card to a Rich Razzleberry Cardstock layer, and added it to the card base. A little Fresh Fit ribbon finished off the card.
Check my web site tomrrow after 1 p.m. MT for a list of products that are retiring May 31, 2018. We know that the 2016-18 In Colors will be retiring, as well as many designer series papers and embellishments. If there’s something you love and want lots of, you should order now to avoid disappointment!
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!