Another Art Gallery CASE

Another Art Gallery CASE

Here’s my second Art Gallery CASE (Copy and Share Everything) card. This card is on the front of the Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog. I didn’t have everything they used for the catalog sample, so I changed a few things so I could use what I have.


Art Gallery Stamp Set, Fine Art Floral, Stampin' Up!

I started with a So Saffron card base, then embossed a 4″ x 5-1/4″ piece of Calypso Coral Cardstock with the Painted Texture 3D Embossing Folder and added it to the card base.

I didn’t have a gold frame, so I made one using the Stitched Rectangle Dies and Gold Foil Sheets. This way, I didn’t waste any of the Gold Foil.

Next, I added a piece of the beautiful Fine Art Floral Designer Series Paper under the frame. This paper is so gorgeous! I love the added texture and the beautifully hand painted designs.

I stamped the two-step flower using Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Ink, then stamped the stem and leaves using Pear Pizzazz Classic Ink. Of course, I bought the Art Gallery Bundle (Art Gallery Stamp Set and Floral Gallery Dies) so I could save 10%, so I die-cut the flower using the Floral Gallery Dies and added them to the corner of the frame.

I didn’t want to add a sentiment yet, but I did want something more, so I added a few Holiday Rhinestones Basic Jewels to the card. It’s pretty close to the catalog sample, but there are a few differences.

This is what I love about Stampin’ Up!® – everything coordinates, and you don’t have to search all over town to find things to coordinate with the products you use. It’s one-stop shopping!

I’ve had so much fun the past 38+- hours. Amelia is out of school for Thanksgiving this week, but all her parents were working the past two days, so she and I had a wonderful time together. She decorated our Christmas tree, made snowflakes that ended up all over the house (it was a total blizzard!), and used the ornaments that didn’t work with our mini “grandparent tree,” as the boys call it, to create a little Christmas village.

I mentioned in my last blog that Amelia’s pet fish died Sunday, and she was really sad. We created a tribute wall to Goldein (her fish), complete with art, stories, poems and more, and she created a commemorative outfit. And that was only Monday.

Tuesday, we created more decorations, put up some Christmas lights outside, and made a beautiful red carpet out of chalk up the steps to the house. Oh, we also did our regular sleepover traditions – a movie with popcorn, three or more books before bed, and shadow puppets. Needless to say, I’m exhausted, but she has more energy than a litter of puppies. She woke up at 6:30 Tuesday morning, so we watched the sunrise through her window. Thankfully, her room faces east, so I didn’t have to get out of bed.

No matter how tired I get, though, I love making these memories with her. She is such a delight. My favorite thing was when she decided to read a book to me last night. She did an amazing job. A year ago, she didn’t even care about knowing her alphabet, and today, she can read! I am so proud of her!

Please check in on Friday for another BS&J challenge. It’s a “thankful” challenge, and Friday is Mike’s and my 38th wedding anniversary, so that may be a hint. Or not…

Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely 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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8 Responses to Another Art Gallery CASE

  1. A. O'Connor says:

    Beautiful story! I miss my young grandchildren….they’re college age mostly.
    Love your card, as well.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Susan Horr says:

    I love your stories about Amelia. Grandchildren are the best! Beautiful card too!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jackie says:

    Buffy, the card is absolutely stunning. Prettier than the sample on the mini cover. I am completely exhausted reading about your days with Amelia. Oh my!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Sandy says:

    I like your card better. Beautiful! Enjoy the grandparent days, and continue the great memories you are making. Before you know it she will be as old as MY grandchildren. Always and forever fun, but you get less time as they get older.

    Liked by 1 person

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