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Ridiculous Amounts ... Really!

Hi, everyone!  It's afternoon here, but alas, the natural light has given way to "totally gray skies" ... not my fave.  Video-chatted with downline and sideline this afternoon, and was able to finish up something for the FS474 challenge at Splitcoaststampers.  Thus, two fun things in one afternoon!  Yay!

During yesterday's studio class, someone mentioned that she's ordering the Grateful Bunch stamps and coordinating Blossom Bunch punch.  Those words were still whispering in my mind when I checked the SCS challenges, so I decided to bring that set out for today's play!

Hmmmmm .... This may well be my first #i'mbringingbirthdaysback design for March birthdays!  Easy 'n quick to stamp the flower layers, since the flower trio stamps all as one, then ... it punches all at one time as well!  
Layer with snipped Stampin' Dimensionals, stamp Wisteria Wonder ink atop same-color yardstick for the color panel, and be sure to adhere the Mint Macaron Dotted Lace Trim before adding the Wisteria panel!  3 tiny Rhinestone Jewels to the flower centers for some bitty bling, and this will mail without extra postage!  

Thanks for stopping by today, m'lovelies!  Here's to a delightful new week ... happily moving forward toward Spring, 2016!  Soon, friends ... very soon!

Inky (((hugs))),


Pleated in Pink. Please!

Remember "pleated" skirts?  Maybe not, depending on your generation.  They made girls look "bulky", so thankfully the trend passed a long time ago.  But 'paper pleats'??  Now that's better!  I was in need of a 3rd class project when the Splitcoaststampers' Tutorial was posted, and knew that day that it would become a part of that class.  Here's what we did ...

I was near the crunch line for class designs, that day and happen to have a lot of Blushing Bride cardstock on hand.  A super-easy choice for coordination is the Birthday Bouquet designer series 12" X 12" paper from the Occasions Catalog.  It's such a lovely collection that I've ordered another package, which is pretty rare for me to do.   Not having any ribbon to coordinate wasn't an issue, as I simply cut 1/2" strips of Mossy Meadow cardstock, then added texture by running the strips through the Big Shot with the Decorative Dots Textured Impressions Folder.  It works perfectly as the focal division between the pretty paper and the card base.  And the final little touch for the front is white sequins from the Metallics Sequin Assortment.  These go with everything because they include white, black, silver, and gold circles, stars, and hearts!

Both sentiments and the floral images are from the Grateful Bunch stamp set.  I've really enjoyed using these two sentiments especially .... I like the phrasing and the fun font mix, as well as the sizing!  These fit perfectly on my Decorative Label punch, which I've also used as a layering element on both the inside and the front.

Did you know that right now I can help you purchase your Stampin' Up! wish list for a savings of $56 and get free shipping as well?!   If you have a wish list at all, this is really the time to treat yourself by purchasing the starter kit from me for $99.  You get to choose $155 worth of SU goodies - every item.    Then, it comes to your door via free UPS shipping.  Anything that you wish to order after that is at your own discount if you choose to do so.  My email is here for you at any time and I'm very happy to answer any of your questions.  

Hope y'all had a smoochy-huggy Valentines day weekend (or whatever version of that puts a sparkle in your eyes)!  Thank you so much for your visit today.  It's my pleasure to share inspiration with you!

Inky (((hugs))),