Hello Blogging World!

I can’t believe it!  I finally joined the blogging world.  I’ve wanted to start a blog for the past couple of years but have been too intimidated to give it a try.  I decided to overcome my intimidation and step outside my comfort zone, so here I am!   My purpose for this blog is to share paper crafting inspiration using Stampin’ Up!’s awesome products.  I hope you enjoy it!

So, just last  month I attended Stampin’ Up!’s annual convention and one of my many favorite things about convention is swapping!  I love the sharing of ideas with fellow demonstrators.  One of my favorite swaps I received this year was this super cute card from Amy O’Neill.

She used the stamp set Topsy-Turvey Celebration, which I currently don’t own (I’ll have to remedy that soon).   But, I especially love this template and just had to use it.  So, when I was planning a special card for my sister’s 50th birthday,  I decided to give the template a try.  I ended up turning the template sideways for my card to work out.  Here is what I came up with.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps:  Curly Cute, I Am (special convention stamp set)
  • Ink:  Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango
  • Paper:  Daffodil Delight, Lucky Limeade, Pacific Point, Whisper White, International Bazaar dsp
  • Big Shot Dies:  Chevron textured impressions folder, Labels framelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, Typeset Alphabet, Bitty Banners framelits
  • Accessories:  Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Lucky Limeade Baker’s Twine, Festive Paper Piercing Pack

And, I have one more card to share with you using this template.  This is a card I designed for my Christmas Card Club this month.

Supplies Used:

  • Stamps:  Open Sleigh
  • Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresso
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler Core’dinations card stock, Early Espresso, Candlelight Christmas dsp
  • Big Shot dies:  Lacy Brocade textured impressions folder, Labels Collection framelits, Apothecary Accents framelits, Bitty Banners framelits
  • Accessories:  Brushed Bronze desginer buttons, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, Festive Paper Piercing Pack

Happy Stamping!

 

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9 Responses to Hello Blogging World!

  1. inkypalms says:

    Love the cards, congrats on your new blog! I am a relatively new blogger, my blog will be 3 months old on Friday, lol!

  2. Wendy says:

    Yay for your blog! Glad you have started one. Love the cards and inspiration! That is a great template idea!

  3. tami dale says:

    Go Amy! You needed to do this blog. It looks great!!!! Have fun with it.

  4. Jann McCollom says:

    Yay Amy!!! Welcome to “blog”dom. Looks spectacular!!! Love the banner too!

  5. shelby says:

    Woo mom!! This looks great! The cards are super cute too! I’m so proud of you!

  6. Dawn says:

    I like it, I like it a lot! You and the other Amy are so talented!!

  7. Deborah Vanderburg says:

    Welcome to the blogsphere! Uber cute cards!

  8. Look at you! Blogging away! It looks great!

  9. Your blog looks awesome. Can’t wait to see the next post!

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