Shana Gaff
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 


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

  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.

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

  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!!

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

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