Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

She believed she could...

So she did! I just love this saying!  I thought it fit in perfect with our new challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More this week. It's a photo inspiration challenge:
This year’s theme for International Women’s Day, “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women” seeks to strengthen international community’s commitment to put an end to violence against women. 

Our guest designer for this challenge is Darnell. Make sure you stop on by her blog and give her some love for agreeing to join us!

I was inspired by the challenge at The Friday Mashup! to create a monochromatic project with flowers.
I decided I wanted to make something to sit on my desk so I would remember this commitment, so I found an extra little picture frame I had and got to work making some flowers!  
It's been a while since I have loved one of my projects and I honestly LOVE this one!  I am so glad that I decided to do a frame so I can look at it often. It just makes me HAPPY and with the weather we have had for the past two plus months, I NEED some happy! lol I had so much fun making these flowers. I was terrible the first couple of times I used the Spiral Flower Die, but the more I play with it, the better my flowers look. I've also found that you can bend the petals in different ways to get different looks, and add more an more layers to get a thicker flower, like the one at the bottom of the frame. If you are struggling with it like I did, the key to it really is to just play with it and have fun!  

Stamp Set: Feel Goods
Ink: Calypso Coral
Cardstock: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Very  Vanilla
Tools: Spiral Flower Die, Hot Glue Gun, Labels Collection Framelits
Accessories: Sweet Sorbet DSP (SAB), Crisp Cantaloupe Ribbon


  1. What a great sentiment to soak in each day. And, a lovely decoration to enjoy. I am just learning how to play with those flowers, too. Thanks for sharing this wonderful creation with the Friday Mashup, Shana.

  2. This is STUNNING, Shana!! Wow, what a wonderful project and amazing sentiment to have close by. Beautiful inspiration xx

  3. I love it!! What a great, happy reminder to keep us on our toes!! Simply beautiful!

  4. So inspirational! We would all need something like this on the desk. :)

  5. Shana, this is such a beautiful card! I just love that you have designed it so that it looks like an expensive frame sitting on your desk to keep you in your happy place!

    Thanks for the encouragement about the spiral flower technique, too. I bought one of those silly spiral dies and ran it through and then was hopeless with it! I will now try again!! Hugs, Darnell

  6. I think it's absolutely beautiful. It's a wonderful sentiment and framed on your desk is very inspirational too! Love all those roses!

  7. Hi Shana. Just love your frame. The flowers are stunning. What a great idea having something that encouraging on your desk! Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

  8. This is so array n beautiful :) love the cluster of flowers !!

  9. This is gorgeous, Shana!! I know you will enjoy looking at that beauty each day :-)

  10. I can see why you LOVE it Shana. I LOVE it too - it's just awesome! What a beautiful thing to keep out for inspiration. Hugs D