So… I bought the Papillon Potpourri stamp set when this current catalog came out. And, used it once in my easel calendar class back in December and that was it. But I LIKE it. And it makes beautiful cards. I’m sorry I didn’t use it sooner!!
We did this as one of our April Stamp Club projects. I love how the big butterfly fits the elegant butterfly punch (and, everyone thought that it was DSP, but it is a stamp–which is great cause it comes in ANY color). I made this sample as mother’s day (from teeny tiny wishes) but you could add any sentiment. I wish I could say that I made this idea up, but I didn’t. I copied it from Krista Fenton. Pretty much completely copied. Colors and everything. (I did change some little details…) She did such a beautiful job, I figured I shouldn’t mess with that!!
Here’s a little closer look:
Colors used are Baja Breeze (retiring!!), Summer Starfruit an Elegant Eggplant. I used the scallop border punch and the Summer Starfruit ribbon to add a little embellishment. It’s so nice and simple. The small butterfly punch is from the Spring Occasions Catalog, but it is going to be available in the 2013-14 catalog as well!! You could make sets of cards like this, with different colors, and change the sentiment. Yeah, And, I know it is white layered on white. And, I used to think that it was a huge waste. And it probably is. But, even in it is subtleness (??), it still gives a VERY nice effect. And, that makes it all worth it.
AND… The second purpose of this post is to announce to you that Mother’s Day is in 2 weeks. TWO WEEKS. So, don’t forget. You can’t say you weren’t warned. And, if you need a card, you can make this one. If you need a gift….well, I can help you there too. If you order soon, it will come by Mother’s Day. If you don’t know WHAT to order, you can get a gift certificate from me. And, let me tell you, as a Mother, I do believe I would LOVE a Stampin’ UP gift certificate… 🙂 If you would like for me to forward the link to this blog to your significant other as a ‘subtle’ reminder that a. it’s mother’s day and b. this is what you should buy… I’d be happy to do so. We aim to please…
Just wanted to take a moment to wish all the Mother’s, Aunties, Sisters, Neighbors, friends… Anyone who had a hand in raising another human being, a HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. I’m only a couple of years in, and have QUICKLY learned that it is a job that needs A LOT of help from others. So… Thanks!!
A couple of weeks ago, Anne and I took a road trip to Cheryl’s house (WAAAAY out in Haiku…for Maui people, that’s far… for mainland people…it’s about the distance to your nearest starbucks…give or take). She had put together a class making a vintage picture frame. Neither Anne nor I could attend the class so she did a special session, just for us. (Made us feel like QUEENS for the day, too…). It was absolutely wonderful. I am usually on the preparation side of classes, which I do enjoy, but it was nice just to go and create. And she did all the work. And, I gotta say, the result was nothing short of incredible. (All thanks to her design, planning, and execution…I just put tombow on the back of the pieces and stuck them on).
I didn’t want to show this earlier as it was a Mother’s Day gift for my mother-in-law, but now that she’s seen it, I can let the cat out of the bag to the rest of the world.
Here it is:
So, it has a very vintagee, collagee, feel with a touch of pool party. My blog photography skills have yet to be honed, but you get an idea. The primary colors in this are soft suede, very vanilla, and crumb cake. We did a lot of sponging edges. The pictures are printed in sepia tones and just put in where they go!! I had such a good time! Thanks, Cheryl, for a GREAT day and a GREAT gift….
So, I teach at Maui High School and run the Teen Parent Program. This year, we are making favors on each of the holidays to as a fundraiser. So, for Mother’s Day, we are making and selling the purse favors. (I absolutely LOVE this purse die). They are $2 each and will have 3 chocolates inside. Let me know ASAP if you would like to order. Proceeds go to fund class activities, community service projects, and to buy toys for our childcare center. We also have sets of cards (4 cards for $5…birthday, thank-you and 2 blank) that are available. These would also make great Mother’s Day gifts.
Here are the purses. I need to know before Thursday if you want any…