Independent Stampin Up! Demonstrator since 2007
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Thursday, September 16, 2010

Inspiration is all around us!

Hello! I apologize for my absence! Sometimes life gets really big and very busy! Lately, it has been both for me. I have had a lot going on and it feels like we run all the the time. We are still without a second vehicle since the accident and that in itself has been something of a challenge! Soccer is going full force, my home school group has started meeting again and my daughter just got some really exciting news about her gymnastics (which I will share tomorrow!). As usual, I have really missed the time I spend her on my blog with you! I hope to be around much more often now though!

I have a project to share with you today from my last demo meeting! Our challenge was to find something that we could use as inspiration for a card. I knew immediately that this Kleenex box was going to be my inspiration! I remembered buying it thinking that if you had to endure the sniffles that this pretty box might just make it easier! LOL :) Here is my card and the item that inspired it:

I used the main color of the box as my card base and pulled all the sprinklings of color for the color on my card! I stamped the tall stemm-y (fancy new technological term!) looking flowers in craft white and stamped, cut out and added the other flowers on pop dots! I made the frame using SU!'s new double border punch and centering it on each side of a 3 inch square. The ribbon on the bottom 'ties' the whole thing together! This was a fun challenge! :)

Paper: Pear Pizazz, Very Vanilla and Tangerine Tango
Stamps: Apple Blossom Level 2 Hostess set
Ink: Craft White, Pumpkin Pie and Regal Rose
Punches: Flower form Punch Trio, Double border
Extras: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon and Pearl Embellishments

I hope that you have a wonderful Thursday! I finally have a day at home and am hoping to get caught up on a few things around here...or I could blow it all off and spend the afternoon stamping! :) Big grin! What is a girl to do?! I will be back soonest with more to share!



Moira said...

Cool...... and truly amazing what inspires us!

Glad to see you back!

April said...

Oh wow....the stamps match up perfectly...hmmmm!!!!

Melina said...

very cute AM! I love your inspiration :)

Colleen said...

Very pretty:)