Thursday, May 7, 2015

Rain or Shine, It's a Great Day

Today is one of my favorite Stampin' Up! days.  I was able to register for Convention which is my favorite crafting event of the year.  It's also a sentimental experience for me because my mom and sister are both demonstrators and they are both going to go as well.  We call it our girl trip and we look forward to it every year.  I get to see friends from across the country, learn tips using our new holiday products, play with new stuff, take TONs of pictures for ideas and, most of all, spend quality (kidless) time with two of the people I love most in the world.
But, as exciting as my day has been, the weather here is rainy and gray and my kids are going nuts being trapped indoors.  Callie reminded me that the rain may keep them inside for now, but it's going to make the flowers and plants we did this last weekend very happy.
Because of that kid logic, I went searching for a flower card that I could post today that captured the spring and the rain and the excitement of new things.
I landed on this beauty that was originally designed by Maggie Patterson for the Fancy Folds make-n-take session of the April Creative Convention Online.  I'll admit that I messed most of those folds up but this one was right.  Something about an 11 x 4 1/4 piece of cardstock that made it easy to remember to score at 5 1/2 and 2 3/4.  What was new was how it was folded.  It's made to stand on it's own - kinda cool, eh?
The flower is done with Melon Mambo and the sentiment is Memento Tuxedo black.  It's also a creative use of the Deco Label framelits and the linen thread adds just a little something.  I did the Smoky Slate button instead of the black that was suggested because I thought it lightened it up a bit.  This struck me as another sympathy card but I didn't want to go too dark on it.

  • Cardstock/DSP: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Neutrals DSP Stack
  • Stamp Set: Butterfly Basics
  • Ink: Melon Mambo, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Accessories: Neutral Buttons, Linen Thread, Big Shot & Cutting Mats, Deco Label Framelits, Scissors, Dimensionals, and Adhesive

Come back tomorrow to see my latest Paper Pumpkin creations using the Love You a Lot kit from April and read some cool tips I realized as I played this month!  Some very fun ideas.  And Saturday I'll be sharing my creations using the March kit - Sew You.

Have a craftastic day,

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