Splendid Thoughts Dish Garden
Welcome back to Stamping with Buffy! I hope you had a wonderful week. We are on our way to Jacksonville, Florida, for Stampin’ Up!® OnStage Local on Saturday. Tonight is CenterStage, an event for demonstrators with the title of Silver Elite and higher. It’s a networking session with a dessert. It sounds fun, but several of my team members are also attending the Jacksonville event Saturday, and we have a dinner planned on Friday night. One of my team members lives in Jacksonville, and I haven’t seen her for several years. Some of the others I have never met as they live in Georgia and Florida, so dinner with them definitely won out. I’ll probably go to CenterStage long enough to get my catalogs and “swag,” because I know my team will all want to see what they’ll get on Saturday.
It’s always more fun to get a first look at the catalog with friends. Several years ago, a demonstrator friend of mine in Oregon called me and we looked at it together virtually until my phone died a few hours in. It was so fun! (And that was before Zoom!)
I was going to post my “table swap” today. I ran out of time to make more swaps, but I have enough for the ladies on my team attending OnStage and anyone else at our table. I didn’t want them to see it early, though, so I’m posting this fun Splendid Thoughts Dish Garden instead.
I am having so much fun with the Splendid Thoughts Bundle and Splendid Day Designer Series Paper (DSP). (Hint: I’m using the Splendid Day DSP on my “table swap” for OnStage too. You’ll see it Monday unless I have something super fabulous to show you from OnStage.) Here are the details.
I used a Calypso Coral card base, then topped it with a piece of the Splendid Day DSP. I normally use the gorgeous foil sides of this DSP, but I needed this background to be a little more demure.
I stamped one of the floral images in Mint Macaron on Mint Macaron Cardstock two times, then die-cut them. Another image is die-cut from Petal Pink Cardstock, and one more in Calypso Coral. The final three images are die-cut from the foil sides of the DSP. I arranged all of them on the card base/DSP layers, then added the dish, a Petal Pink die-cut from the Splendid Thoughts Bundle, stamped with an image from the Ranunculus Romance Stamp Set in Calypso Coral Ink.
Instead of making a tag for the sentiment, I stamped it directly onto the card using Calypso Coral Ink. And the final touch was a few gems from the Leaf Label & Amber Gems Bundle from the July-December Mini Catalog.
I was a little hesitant to add all the diecuts to the dish, but Mike liked them. When we received flowers after the kids were born, lots of them were in dish gardens that were full of different plants. It was fun, because it gave me more plants to check off my “I killed this” list. Despite the fact that my dad was an incredible orchardist and both my parents grow incredible flowers, fruits, and vegetables, I have a very brown thumb. Both my brothers’ thumbs are green. And, incredibly, I was once president of a Virginia Horticultural Auxiliary. Everyone in my family laughed at that. Especially after the apple tree in my backyard that I was so proud of finally produced…pears. That was a bit embarrassing. Oh, well None of them can play a Beethoven Sonata on the piano, so we all have our strengths, right?
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!