Shana Gaff
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Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Back into the Swing of Things

For the past couple of months I have let life get in the way of what I really love...making cards.  I have been hit and miss with challenges and I really hate that feeling!  When I was doing challenges every day I felt like I was accomplishing something and now that I haven't been as consistent with it I have felt kind of sad!  So today is the start of a new week and I am starting it out by getting back into a few of my favorite challenges...Black Tie Fridays and clean&simple
I was actually going to participate in the Black Tie Fridays challenge last week but the challenge was to use paint and no ink. Since I only use Stampin' Up! products and we do not sell paint, I didn't have any to participate!  Bummer!  I was so glad to see a bright and cheery color combination for this week and new right away that I wanted to use Pleasant Poppies with the sketch.
I don't know why I waited so long to get this stamp. It is so much fun to use and easily makes a pretty card. I love stamping it on Designer Series Paper and then coloring the flowers in with my blender pens.  It's a great way to use up scraps of DSP that are lying around too!
 
Stamp Sets: Curly Cute, Pleasant Poppies
Cardstock: Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Black StazOn, Daffodil Delight
Tools: Square Punch, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Blender Pen
Accessories: Rhinestones, Daffodil Delight Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Summer Smooches DSP, Dimensionals 


6 comments:

  1. Beautiful Shana! Glad to see you are back to having some fun! :)

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  2. I was wondering where you've been :) I'm glad your back into the swing of things, your work is always spot on. Your stamp is beautiful and I really like your scalloped edging and the added bit of bling is a nice touch.

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  3. I SO want that stamp...still haven't gotten it! Love your card!! Great job!

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  4. This is beautiful!! Love the look of the stamp on the DSP, especially in the yellow. You are making me want all of these stamps! I've just started as a demo and want everything LOL!!

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  5. Beautiful card!! I saw your at LIM...lovely! Love the colors!
    Blessings, Jessica

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  6. Fantastic - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

    http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/04/52-card-pickup-215.html

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