You Make Me Smile

I want to share some sunshine here and make you all relax and hopefully Smile!  So the next couple of posts are going to be along those lines.  Today I have a daisy, which is simple flower that always makes me smile.

 

 

I have a mix of bundles for this card.  The Daisy Lane stamp set debuted in a previous catalog as a bundle with the Medium Daisy Punch.  Although they are no longer a bundle, they are both in the current catalog.  The other is the Many Mates Bundle.  It is the sentiment and the background for the daisies.  The sentiments for this set are varied and a mix of fonts.  The mixed fonts are always a favorite of mine.

I also used the Lovely Label Punch for the sentiment.  I adore the two different shapes for the ends of the punch.  In case you missed it.  I did a tip in one of last weeks posts that shares how to get the equal distance on each end of your sentiment.  Click HERE to go to that post.  The tip is in the middle of the post.

For the daisies, I punched four daisies to make the two flowers.  I fussy cut the small daisy and the fern.  The fern was an experiment.  I stamped it on Whisper White card stock, and to say it didn’t look good was mild.  The white actually shined, in a bad way!!  So I used my Light Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blend and went over the entire leaf.  I was happy with that.  I was trying not to use another set of dies to get some greenery.

Thank you so much for stopping by today.  I hope you will return tomorrow for another Smile project.

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We Rise Up

I have found that while pulling the retiring products, I have found many that I just did not use often enough.  Now that they are retiring, I am trying to get one more project from them.

 

 

I have used the Above The Clouds Bundle.  Punches are my favorite and I hate to see another one going away.  But, I was thrilled that the sentiment fit perfectly inside the hot air balloon!  That was a Woohoo moment!  I did not even remember this sentiment and found it to be a perfect one to share during this unusual time we find ourselves in.  So a Win / Win today.

The background DSP is the Follow Your Art Designer Series Paper.  When I pulled out the folder with this paper, this side was showing through the front.  I immediately thought of it as the clouds.  Hopefully you see that as well.  I paired it with Coastal Cabana, the color in the sheet of DSP , and Pacific Point.

The hot air balloon is stamped with Terracotta Tile Ink.  I highlighted the decorations with Dark Daffodil Delight and Dark Seaside Spray Stampin’ Blends.  The sentiment itself is stamped with Pacific Point ink.  I added a couple of the Holiday Rhinestones for a touch of decoration.

 

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Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

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Healing Hugs

I am back to the gorgeous designer series paper today.  I have used the Pressed Petals DSP probably more than any from the current catalog.  I love all of the colors that are in it!  You can pair a favorite, or one you hardly ever use, to make special cards.  This one for today would cheer up someone’s day whether they are ill, having a difficult time, or during this situation could just use a HUG!  I know I could use a Hug occasionally!.

 

 

The sentiment and dies are from the So Sentimental bundle, and “YAY” they are carrying over to the new catalog. Those shapes are wonderful together or separately.

The Blueberry Bushel card stock and ink however are retiring.  They are part of the 2018-2020 In Colors.  The ribbon in Blueberry Bushel as well as the Whisper White Flax ribbon are both retiring.  I adore that White Flax ribbon.  The Burlap version of that ribbon is retiring also.  Both are so great for a little bit of texture, like I used it today.

Thank you for stopping by today.  If you have not purchased the Give Back Digital Stamp Set.  I have the link below.  100% of the price will be donated.

By Clicking on the Giveback picture, you will be taken to the page to order this awesome digital download.

 

Below are links to the two Retiring or Last Chance Lists.  Keep in mind, a Bundle may retire, but the stamp set and dies or punch can still carry over.  So look for the individual item.  Also, all of the Stampin’ Blends are not retiring.  It is only that in the new catalog, they will be sold in the combo pack only.  The only ones retiring are the 2018-2020 In Color ones.

You may also click on the Shop Now on my Menu bar and be taken to my online store.  There you can see all of the Retiring / Last Chance items as well as all other products.

Annual Catalog Retiring List.  Click on the pdf to get the full list.

Mini Catalog Retiring List:


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Special Balloon

I have a lot of Designer Series Paper as I am sure you know.  I use it on almost all of my cards.  This time of year I begin to panic that I have too much with the Annual Catalog winding down.  I had the idea of going through the papers and doing a card using each of the packages.  Silly me, that really isn’t going to put a dent in it!!! 🙂

 

 

I love the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper.  So it was one of the first packages I picked up.  At first you may think it is only for romance or valentine.  I do not really think so.  It is for any card that comes from the heart.

I saw the sentiment in the Special Someone stamp set and just knew it was a perfect one for our current situation.  I think we all need some healing, even if we have not been sick.  The Special Someone stamp set has a matching set of dies that came out after the stamp set.  I really hope they carry over to the next Annual Catalog.  These critters are so adorable.

I stamped the squirrel and then masked the bottom section of the balloon.  It was too long for the layer I was planning.  I then used the Flirty Flamingo Stampin’ Write Marker to make the little loop through his hand.  The balloon is stamped and then cut out for a bit of depth.

The sentiment is in two pieces as I have them.  I just cut them out with the Classic Label Punch and staggered them in the corner.  You can see the left end is the normal Classic Label punched end. The right side I put back into the end of the punch to get the flag look.

The two different DSP are both from the From My Heart DSP.  I love using companion pieces to compliment each other.

It may not seem so, but the Mini Catalog and the Annual Catalog are both coming to an end.  June is not too far away.  The Retiring List should be out around the first of the month.  If there are any products from either catalog still on your wish list, now is the time to order.  Especially the outgoing In Colors, they tend to go quickly.

I know there are products that are on the Not Orderable List due to the shipping slow down from China.  I will let you know as soon as I do when items are available again.

 


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Hugs and Love

In planning today’s card, I was thinking of using DSP that will be retiring quicker than we think with the end of the Annual Catalog or Mini Catalog.  With that in mind, I was looking for a sentiment or focal image that would work alone.   I have only used this lovely sentiment one other time.  Now is a perfect time for these lovely words.

 

Stampin' Up!, Positive Thoughts, Nature's Thoughts, Perennial Essence, Jackie Beers

 

The sentiment is a favorite that I do not believe I will be getting rid of when it retires.  It is perfect for a variety of occasions.  It and other equally wonderful stamps are in the Positive Thoughts stamp set in the Mini Catalog.

The DSP is the Perennial Essence and was chosen because I wanted to use my favorite Stampin’ Up! Color. It is the Seaside Spray.  I went a bit crazy with it when it first debuted and have made myself use other colors for a while.

I paired the Seaside Spray with my second favorite color which is the Purple Posy.  I , like everyone else, was so bummed when the ink color could not be formulated to SU specifications.  That did not deter me though.  I use it regularly with the card stock as well as the marker and Stampin’ Blends.

The Old Olive was chosen as a compliment to the Seaside Spray and Purple Posy.  I love the layers all working together.  As a grounding for the butterfly and sentiment, I used the delicate looking edging cut in the Seaside Spray.  I ended up covering more of it than I had intended.

The butterfly and the edging is from the Nature’s Thoughts Dies.  They were in the release of dies released just after the beginning of the year that coordinated with stamps from the Mini Catalog or the Annual Catalog.

I appreciate you stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for the Pals April Blog Hop.  There will be quite a few great projects for you to hop through.

 

 


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Oopsy!

Today’s card is a little humor and little Get Well.  I laugh every time I look at the Back On Your Feet stamp set.  The critters are just adorable and the sayings match perfectly.  Sadly, I have only used it a few times.  A Friend had an accident last week so I knew this was the set to pull out.

 

 

I love Mr. Turtle and his facial expression!  And when I was looking for the proper background paper, I saw this and knew I had found the proper one.  With the bruising in mind, that was what I saw in this paper.  When the bruises turn all of those exciting blues and greens, with a purple added in!  Yes, my friend has those.

This paper is from the See A Silhouette Designer Series Paper.  It is another of my “back side of the paper” finds.  The front , sort of embossed, side would have worked also, but I liked this one a bit better.  Plus it had the green I used for the turtle.\

Thank you for stopping in today!  I very much appreciate it and hope you are having a good day.

 


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