Monday, January 31, 2011

More Nook and Pantry

Here's a little more of the Nook and Pantry 6x6 paper pad in a 'quilted' card:

Each of the squares is 1 1/4".  I sold my punch that size a couple of years ago so I just cut them on the paper cutter.  Takes a little while but easier on the hands.  Card making weekend has put a few more cards in the stash and the OWH box.  And I had a fun weekend watching the new CHA product videos.

Thanks for visiting and hope you have a great week!  Tomorrow will be February!  We had such a gorgeous weekend here, I'm ready for spring.  Rain is projected for Ground Hog's day so maybe the little guy won't see his shadow for a change.  Not that I really believe in all that stuff but I'd do a warm-weather dance if it would bring an end to all this bundling up just to stay in the house.  Enough griping on my part, off to work...

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Cheep Talk by SU!; strawberry is from Cherry Hill by October Afternoon
Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz
Ink:  Crushed Curry, Kiwi Kiss, Old Olive, Ruby Red, Garden Green, Soft Suede marker

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Out with the Old

To build up my card stash, I'm working through Basic Grey's Nook and Pantry 6x6 paper pad that I've had quite awhile.  Many of the papers I'm using are ones I'd "saved" for that special card that just never got made until this weekend.

The card above was actually my leftover card.  I cut the one below first and used the extra piece from it and another scrap I had to make the base for the top card.  I like the top one best as so often happens.  Does that happen to you?  Your leftovers actually make the prettiest stuff.

Anyway, this is also for Two Peas "It's All about Layers" challenge since I pulled together several papers with the border strips to bring it all together.  On top are buttons and brads.  I resisted the urge to put a flower on this one, too.  See other challenge entries at 2 Peas Layers Challenge  The challenge ends tonight at midnight, central time.  There are lots of them so check them out and enter for a chance to win.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Mailbox Greetings from PTI and All Holidays from Stampin' Up!
DSP:  Basic Grey Nook and Pantry 
Brad:  Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo from Ranger for distressing

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Little Stamp goes a long way

The next card class I'm doing in February will be using small stamps.  I made a couple of the cards last night, one more elegant and one more fun.  The fun one shown here is using a repeated cherry stamp from October Afternoon's Cherry Hill collection.  Three cherries on a slot machine is supposed to be the jackpot, isn't it?  I hope so, because I use the Lucky You stamp from one of the current Stampin' Up! hostess sets.

To stamp the cherry image in multiple colors, I first inked the lower part of the stamp in red and stamped.  After cleaning, I inked the top half of the stamp in green and stamped.  Then I went over the stems with a brown marker.  This was faster than using markers for all of it.

The border is the same as the one I did on this blog post where a video shows you how it is done with the tab punch  (Tipsy Tuesday Tab Punch Border)

This weekend is the winter Craft and Hobby Association show and there are lots of things going on on-line as new product lines premiere.  I'm following Two Peas in a Bucket's videos found here. 2 Peas CHA Blog You can leave comments for a chance at a prize of new product.  I've only watched about three videos so far and haven't found any must have's but I'm sure there will be plenty on my wish list before the weekend is done.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Cherry Hill from October Afternoon, Afterthoughts from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake, Basic Black from SU!
Ink:  Ruby Red, Old Olive, Choc Chip marker
DSP:  Ruby Red

Friday, January 28, 2011

Holiday Spirit 2010

Using the sketch from Two Peas in a Bucket Stretch the Sketch class, I scrapbooked our favorite traditions of this holiday.  The biggest change was no gift exchange which my husband and I loved and my Dad hated.  Daddy can't seem to see that he is the challenge because he won't give us a clue what he wants.  Urgh!  Anyway, it lasted for this one blissful Christmas anyway.  I'll have another layout later on to capture the most magical part of the day - snow!  It is seeming a little less magical these days as we hope the weather forecast doesn't call for more white slippery stuff but on Christmas it was wonderful.

I already had these photos printed or I might have made them a bit smaller with a white border.  The background for the title is the most interesting part.  I cut flourishes with the Cricut Staight from the Nest cartridge and swirled them down the edge of some vellum.  They are cut out of vellum also and embossed with white embossing powder.  I did get them turned around literally and embossed the wrong side first and had to do them over.  Oh, well, they are extra strong that way!

The border on either side of the journaling is another from KI Memories.  I think I feel an addiction coming on.

Thanks for visiting today!  Hope you'll come back over the weekend.  I"m planning a card making weekend so I hope to have some posts up both Saturday and Sunday.

Ingredients:  DSP:  My Mind's Eye
Border Stickers: Paisley Parade by KI Memories
Stickles:  Weathered Wood and Gold by Ranger
White embossing powder: Stampin' Up!
Vellum:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Bravo Burgandy, Ruby Red, River Rock
Letters:  Marquis by American Crafts

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Slit and Circle Punch border

Below is a short video on creating the border on this card.  I've used the slit punch and the 1/2" circle punch.

The colors for the card are from this week's Splitcoaststampers color challenge:  Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede and Elegant Eggplant.

Here's the video.  Click below or watch at YouTube

Thanks for stopping by!  Feedback is much appreciated.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Alphabet Soup by Stampin' Up!
Cardstock and Ink:  Riding Hood Red, Soft Suede and Elegant Eggplant; also used Naturals White Cardstock
Twine:  Martha Stewart
Button:  Stampin' Up!

Late and CM Sale

Hi!  TIPsy Tuesday is running a little late this week. I've got a lot of regular work to do today.  I hope to have it up this evening.  I've shot the video yesterday, just haven't had time to play and make the card that goes with it.

On another note, Creative Memories is having a 20% off sale on all their albums and fills.  I continue to use their albums because I like not having to put my pages in a sheet protector.  I put so many 3D embellishments these days I feel like they are getting squashed in sheet protector.

I think the sale runs through January.

Back soon...

Monday, January 24, 2011

Owl Birthday

Here's a cutesy card for you.  This little owl is made with the Straight from the Nest Cricut cartridge.  There are so many elegant and cute images on this cartridge, I can't wait to use them!

The card is going to a friend of the family who turns 30. It is all relative isn't it?  I'd love to be 30 again - well, maybe be the age I am now and just look and feel 30.  Wouldn't that be great?

The inside of the card has a big 3 0 with his photo inside the '0'.  All the letters were done with SCAL software on the Cricut.

Thanks for visiting.  Hope you will come back tomorrow for TIPsy Tuesday.  I'm planning a short video on using a couple of punches in a different way.

Ingredients:  DSP:  October Afternoon Fly a Kite and Thrift Shop 8x8 paper pads.  orange color is a Basic Grey paper.
Cardstock: Chocolate Chip and Bermuda Bay from SU!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

More "white" space

I always admire pages that leave a lot of white space.  Yet, my pages overflow with photos, journaling and large titles. So I thought I'd give Shimelle's sketch a try this week  Shimelle's Sketch.  The "white space" was to show off a great piece of pattern paper.  I oohed and ahhed over this piece from the Stampin' Up! Greenhouse Gala pack when it came in and knew I had to use it for our California trip.

Also, for this page, I worked with border stickers for the Products Every Which Way class at Two Peas in a Bucket.  I've layered some stickers.  Also, I recolored one. The red sparkly border was really white until I inked it with some Staz-on in Blazing Red and Timber Brown. The glitter still shows through.

This is a rare page for me.  I didn't use the computer for anything!  The journaling was done by hand, the photos were printed at Wal-mart, and I used stickers for the title - no Cricut.  I learned that you can use smaller letters for a title and still get the point across.

This is the first page in the California trip and it was one of my favorite days. Lenny and his friend Susan are in the photo when we were at a wine and food pairing at one of their special vineyards.  The weather was gorgeous; our friends, excited to show us their new community; and the food; delicious.  I remember being so relaxed, pain free, and happy that day after several stressful weeks before the trip.  It just felt so good!

One of the great joys of scrapbooking is getting to relive a wonderful day when you are doing a page.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Greenhouse Gala; Pear Pizzazz DSP from SU!
Stickers:  Marrakech Collection from Basic Grey; Paisley Parade from KI Memories; Mini Market alphas and Fly a Kite label from October Afternoon; Nutmeg Thickers from American Crafts
Rub-on's:  Basic Grey

Friday, January 21, 2011

Bird on a Branch card

My birthday card stash is running really low.  I did some of these for my Mother who needed some birthday cards, too.  Most of our friends and family have winter and spring birthdays so I'd better get busy and make some more.  This one is based on the Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.  See more cards at:  PPA77

Project Notes:

  • The branch and flowers were cut with the Straight from the Nest cartridge on the Cricut.  A drop of Glossy Accents fills the centers of each flower.
  • I used colored pencil to fill in the swirls on the stamped bird. He is stamped in one my new favorite colors, Colorbox's Prussian Blue.  This is very close to Stampin' Up!'s new Marina Mist.
  • I goofed up stamping "Happy Birthday" directly on the card front or maybe it was the Angels Mist I had put on first but anyway, it smeared.  So I restamped it on another piece of Marian Mist, scalloped the edge and gave it a layered look.
  • The matching envelopes are stamped with the entire bird and branch image in Old Olive.
Doesn't that Certainly Celery ribbon really go with the new Pear Pizzazz?  I love it when the old stuff blends in with the new.  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Birds Galore by Inkadinkado, All Holidays (greeting) from SU!; Text Style from PTI
DSP and Cardstock:  Pear Pizzazz, Marina Mist from SU!
Ink:  Prussian Blue Fluid Chalk from Colorbox; Dusty Concord from Ranger
Ribbon:  Certainly Celery from SU!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Two (almost identical) Mini Albums

Since I was going to be scrapbooking Dillon's visit with us last summer for us, I decided to do two mini albums and give one to him as well.  Using one Basic Grey Oliver kit, I did mostly the same things in each album.  However, with only one alpha sticker sheet and one images sticker sheet, I had to do a few things differently between the two.  Also, the journaling is a little different in places.

The first difference is the cover title.  I cut out letters on the Cricut and attached them to the acrylic cover with removable adhesive.  Then I sponged over them with white paint and stamped a little paint on with Itty Bitty Backgrounds stamp from Stampin' Up!  I was going for a spray paint look without the mess and it seems to have worked.  (I just wish I thought to do this on the inside so the paint won't get worn off with handling - duh!)  Two different sticker borders complete the cover.

These pages are examples of some minor modifications to make the stickers stretch further.  "Animals" on one page, "Critters" on the other.  The little 'critters' on the left side are cut from pattern paper.

One 'fun' in chipboard and one in stickers on a tab punch.  The journaling and photos vary a little here as I had different memories to capture from the adult vs. child perspective.

Having an energetic little boy around for two weeks was challenge sometimes.  One of our best days was when Lenny gave Dillon an old weed eater to tear apart. He spent all day outside tearing that thing to bits.  It was marvelous!  A Very Good Day indeed!  (His version doesn't really put it that way.)

A title on tab punches.

The sign is stamped with wood grain and distressed.  I put the word "Gone" in green on one album and in the blue color on the other album.  I did the same reverse color with Fishin' to stretch the stickers.

The back cover.

Whew!  The remaining pages are in the next post down - our day at the zoo.  This mini album pages were about half the size of a regular 12x12 page so all in all I did about 13 pages worth of scrapbooking in less than 2 weeks. That is a ton for me as I'm a pretty slow scrapbooker.  It seems like a pretty long post too so I'll save my thoughts on mini albums for another day.

Got to upload this to Two Peas.  This album goes in their Basic Grey product challenge this month.  There is a nice prize opportunity for any of you Basic Grey fans.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  From Basic Grey:  Oliver kit for all pattern paper and many stickers, Periphery buttons and ribbon, Indian Summer letter stickers
Silver brads:  Stampin' Up!
White paint:  Anitas
mini letter stickers:  Mini Market stickers from October Afternoon
Stamps:  Itty Bitty Backgrounds from Stampin' Up!; Woodgrain from Hero Arts

Mini Album Zoo Pages

Here are a few of the pages from my two mini albums on Dillon's visit with us last summer.  The albums are almost identical. One is for us and one is for Lenny's daughter and family.  These pages are the most similar between the two albums.  They capture our visit to the NC Zoo last July.

I had last gone to the zoo the year it opened when I was in the 5th grade (I won't tell you how long ago that was!).  I don't remember much about my first visit but I think it is safe to say it has changed a lot.  The grounds are really beautiful with very natural looking habitats.  Lemurs were the big draw and one of our first stops.  My favorite photo of the day was the lions.  They were paired up and looking perfect for a photo op.  After probably a dozen photos, I think I got the perfect one.

This last page was the one in this series that was a bit different between the two albums.  I got this "Wild Child" rub-on from Scrapbooker's Anonymous contest last month and it seem perfect for this photo and a zoo theme.  This page is for Dillon's version.

For our page, I used some of the layered border sticker techniques in Two Peas class this month.  I was just about out of border stickers so I used the space between the stickers getting that little bit of each border that is normally cut off.

I should have the remaining pages up tomorrow.  Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Basic Grey Oliver Collection Pack and chipboard letters.
Rhinestone brad:  Stampin' Up!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - 10 for '10

I saw a video at Amandainpa's channel on YouTube (her video) where she shared her favorite products from 2010.  I don't have time to shoot a video today so I thought I'd just photograph and list them.

1.  Ranger Craft Mat - this is fairly new to me but I've seen it used so much on videos.  And I can see why, nothing sticks to it and it makes distressing much easier.  Sponges glide much easier onto the paper from this mat than from other papers.  Available from lots of places on-line.  I got mine at

2 and 3.  My favorite punches for the year are the Scallop Trim Border from Stampin' Up! and the We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper - another Internet video favorite.  I was concerned about getting this corner rounder because I have the Crop-a-dile from the same company.  The Crop-a-dile is great for punching hole through lots of layers but it is tough on the hands because of the wide spread on the handles.  The Corner Chomper's handles are closer together and much easier to use.  I got mine at Hobby Lobby.

4.  Storybook Cricut Cartridge.  I was eyeing this one before I even got my Cricut.  Finally I snagged it on close-out at Walmart.  I wanted it for all the great shapes but have been really surprised by how much I use the font.  I thought it would be too fru-fru but I've found it fairly versatile.  E-bay is a great place to shop for cartridges - usually better than the store sales.

5 and 6. "Altering" stamps have been a real favorite this year.  These are often background stamps but I use them to tone down a bright paper or give something a little more visual texture.  The two shown are from Stampin' Up! - Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sanded.  Another one I love is Polka Dot Basics from Papertrey Ink.

7 and 8.  It's no secret I love pattern paper. My favorites in paper still available are Basic Grey Oliver and October Afternoon's Thrift Shop and Fly a Kite 8x8 paper pads.  Oliver is supposed to be for a 'little boy' and that is what I bought it for and am using most of the collection on some albums now in progress.  I am saving a little of this back though because there are so many beautiful versatile papers I can use on other non-child projects.

9.  These are not new to me but I did buy quite a few more this year.  They are 12x12 stackable storage drawers.  I think they are made by Sterlite and are available at Walmart in sets of 3.  I like to store all the embellishments with a paper collection and then keep all the scraps.  Drawers work great because they come out so I can just lay one beside my worktable and pull and put things into it as needed.

10.  My favorite new toy of 2010 has to be the Basic Grey Magnetic Mat.  It is just wonderful for laying out page and keeping things in place and lined up.  Here's the posting on this great tool: My Magnetic Mat

What is your favorite product for 2010?

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Time for the Fun

For the last week, I've been working on two mini albums in my scrapbooking time.  They are very similar both with the same paper and photos of Lenny's grandson's visit here last summer.  The journaling will vary a little as the experience was a bit different for him as it was for us (smile).

I've done all the background papers and added the photos.  The journaling is typed.  Now it is time for some fun!  I look forward to embellishing the books this week.

Last night I watched the first video in the new Two Peas class Products Every Which Way Shannon Tidwell Class.  I liked Shannon's ideas for using border stickers.  I don't have a lot of those but I think I can use many of the same ideas with many of the leftover strips of pattern paper from this project.

Hopefully, I'll have the books on the blog later in the week!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Sweet and Not so much

Isn't this a sweet little card I CASEd from the Stampin' Up! 2010-11 Idea Book?  The colors are for the Splitcoast challenge this week.  I've used the Sweet Little Sentiments stamp set for the message.  However, there weren't many sweet little sentiments being said in my craft room while I was making it.

This was one of those days when the glue would only come out of the bottle in great globs or not at all and when the Cricut refused to cut intricate details.  My cupcake had 'sprinkles' until I stuck my thumb in the Stickles so I just had to smear all of it around.  I assembled everything and had forgotten to stamp "Birthday" so I hand wrote it - no way to get the Stamp-a-ma-jig placed at that point.  I got the background paper crooked which require the extra scalloped border, then I trimmed off to much on the corner so I had to corner punch it.  I cut the ribbon too short and ended up with very frayed edges with what was left.  And of course the great globs of glue leaked out from behind the letters.

Toward the last of this project, my husband popped into my craft room with one of those 'what's for dinner' questions.  (I had made lunch that day for him and my parents who he invited without asking me - not that I mind but it is nice to get some notice.)  So more less-than-sweet sentiments followed that question.

It is a wonder this cute little card survived and even more of a wonder that I'd like to make it again - when I'm having a better day.

Thanks for visiting!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Sweet Little Sentiments
Ink:  Riding Hood Red (in place of Cherry), Pretty in Pink
Cardstock:  Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Cherry, Creamy Caramel
Stickles:  Lipstick from Ranger
DSP:  Sweet Pea and, Razzleberry Lemonade from SU!
Cricut Cartridges:  Plantin Schoolbook for letters;  Straight from the Nest for cupcake

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Popping Daisies

At first I wasn't sure about this technique and then slowly the colors started to really pop for me and I loved it!  "Black Magic" is a technique where you stamp an image in Whisper White on a dark background, heat set, and then color with pencils.  I didn't have watercolor pencils so I used regular Prisma colored pencils.  It is was great to get some new life in a supply I've had for many, many years.

For more on this technique, see the details at Splitcoaststampers:  Splitcoast Black Magic Tech

Thanks for visiting today!  

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Upsy Daisy by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Whisper white
Cardstock:  Basic Black; Spring Moss by PTI
gold embossing powder by SU!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

TIPsy Tuesday - Frame a Page (or 2)

Usually my scrapbook pages are of events already happened.  These pages look to the future as we decided to put our goals on display to keep motivated for 2011.

I got these wonderful frames at Target after seeing a reference to 12x12 shadowbox frames on Susan Weinroth's blog.  These are hinged record album frames that actually have a display space of 12 1/2" x 12 1/2" so no losing the edges like some frames.  They were $15 each and only come in black.  They have glass on both sides which I don't really need but it makes it very easy to just adhere a page to the back and then change it out in future.  Also my pages don't get flattened inside these.

We are using two of the frames to display our resolutions for the year.  They are positioned in the hallway opposite the bathroom door so you can't miss them!

After I did my page, I asked Lenny if he would like one and he eagerly wanted me to create a page for him.  He wasn't so excited when I made him get specific on his losing weight resolution - especially changing his diet.  You see, he has made this resolution every year for many, many years.  He always talks about how he will exercise but never says or does a thing about his diet.  I'm a firm believer that you won't lose or keep weight off by exercise alone.  Of course, as you can see by my resolution, I need to increase my exercise level.  Between the two of us, we could make one real health nut!

Project Notes on Shape Up page:

  • I'm really tickled with how the scales came out.  They were cut on the Cricut with shapes I placed in SCAL software from just circles, squares and a couple other basic shapes.  By 'welding' shapes together I got a fairly decent set of balance scales.  A photo from a set being sold on Ebay helped me figure out the design.

  • When building the balance scales, I added some Vintage photo distress ink to the edges of the top layers to add depth.  32 is a magic number, can you guess what it is???
  • Originally, there was just one photo of Lenny at the top but it was sort of empty up there so I kept adding stuff until I had this photo border.
I bought two more of these frames and look forward to displaying other pages of fun things we have already done.  Thanks for stopping by!

Ingredients:  DSP:  Lemonade (background) by October Afternoon; Offbeat 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey
Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Baja Breeze by Stampin' Up!
Ink:  Vintage Photo by Ranger
Undressed chipboard letters:  Stampin' Up!
Stickers (32): Basic Grey

Monday, January 10, 2011

So tweet!

We are just past Christmas and Valentine's Day will be here soon!  This is one of the cards in my last Operation Write Home box.  The Valentine's deadline has now past but you can still get a jump start on Easter or Mother's Day.   If only I'd get started now, I tend to wait until the last minute.  Good thing Easter is late this year.

Thanks for visiting today!

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Whoo Loves You by Hampton Arts
Ink:  Prussian Blue, Rouge, Dark peony and  by Colorbox
Marker:  Creamy Caramel
Cardstock:  Marina Mist, Crumb Cake
DSP:  Regal Rose by SU!
Ribbon:  Rich Razzleberry by Stampin' Up!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

the challenges of the Resolution Inspiration Page

Have you noticed my new blinkie?  I was the December Stampers Anonymous Addict of the Month!  My layout about Jasper our cat was the randomly picked winner in their monthly challenge.  It was fun to play and it is fun to win a prize, too.  Check out this month's challenge for a chance at a great prize.   January Challenge

In January we are challenged to use 17 (or more) buttons!  Wow! That did prove to be a challenge.  My layout is designed to remind me of my resolution to Get Moving every day.

Another challenge was taking this photo of me walking in front of the camera.  The neighbors probably think I've started some new fad exercise regimen if they glimpsed me doing little sprints in the driveway the other day.  After I set the self timer, I would run in front of the camera trying to catch my feet at the perfect position.  It is a wonder my knees didn't protest.  For some reason I thought I had to halt abruptly as soon as the photo was taken.  And I did this for 2 different days.  The first day I was running in the opposite direction.  When I started putting together the layout I realized in our left to right reading culture that it would look like I was running away from my goal - not toward it.

Then there was the running part.  Why did I need to 'run' in front of the camera? One of the best photos has both feet suspended off the pavement at once.  Like that is going to happen!  I'm not a runner.  I walk, I hike (easy to moderate stuff) when I get the chance.  So I settled on this one with at least one foot connecting with the ground.  That's more like me.

Project Notes:

The color scheme came about because I wanted to use some sherbet colored buttons I got on sale at Hobby Lobby last year.  They are pretty colors with great shapes and just aren't getting much use.  At one point I almost abandoned them thinking the theme of this layout needing more commanding bright colors.  However, I want this resolution to be something that blends into my day.  I don't want the layout to SHOUT at me to do something all the time.  I think the orange gives it enough of a kick. - or me enough of a kick.

I cut the flourishes on the Cricut out of thin chipboard and pattern paper.  I found it easier to place the buttons with the layout on the floor so I could get a good all over look at it.  There are exactly 17 buttons at a LOT of glue dots!

The layout is going in my new hinged album cover frame and up on the wall for motivation.  I'll have a photo of that frame posted soon.  Thanks for visiting with me today!  I'd better get moving now and do some errands.

Ingredients:  DSP:  Sweet Pea by Stampin' Up!
Buttons:  Paper Studio
Cardstock:  Hobby Lobby
Chipboard letters:  Offbeat collection by Basic Grey

Friday, January 7, 2011

Simple Kissed Flowers

I must be stamping virgin.  I've never kissed!

At least I don't think I've ever done the kissing technique for stamping.  It is the technique for this week's Clean and Simple cards at Splitcoast Stampers.  Pals Paper Arts challenge is to use the new Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum.

The two stamps I kissed are large flower stamps from two different Stampin' Up sets. I inked up the open flower design in Plum and inked the solid flower from Petal Pizzazz in Baja, press together and Voila!

For the background flower, I had to cheat a little to get it large enough to show.  After stamping in Perfect Plum and 'kissing' with a polka dot stamp, I cut out the image and then snipped each petal separately.

I then adhered the petals to another circle of cardstock so a slightly larger flower would peek out the back of the top flower.

A pearl and a sentiment wrap up this very simple card.

Thanks for visiting today!  Check out the other Baja, Pear and Plum cards at Pals Paper Arts

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Petal Pizzazz, Playful Petals; Kind and Caring Thoughts (greeting) from Stampin' Up!; Polka Dot Basics from PTI
Ink:  Basic Black, Baja Breeze and Perfect Plum
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz
Pearl:  Pretties Kit from SU!
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