Friday, 6 April 2012

Spring has sprung!

We've had a couple of nice days in a row - sunshine, very little if any showers, and the cherry blossoms are bloomin' up a beautiful storm!  I hope you've had a chance to enjoy some of nature's wonders for yourself this week.

Since it is springtime, I entered a couple of cards into a challenge this week for the 'Late Night Stampers', a group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators from literally around the world!  We all chat on a site called Stampin' Connection, which is for demonstrators only.  It's a great place to meet lots of super people, exchange ideas and information, and see fabulous designs that others create.
If you like the sounds of this, and enjoy purchasing and using Stampin' Up!'s quality products, you should consider joining my team and becoming a Stampin' Up! demonstrator yourself!  If you'd like to join, you can go to my demonstrator site at to sign up right away, or send me an email at if you have any questions and/or would like to talk about the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I'd love to hear from you!

Okay - back to the cards!

 I just love butterflies, and am always delighted when I see the first one of the season!  This butterfly is unique in that I didn't use a butterfly punch or stamp; I created it using the Blossom punch and coordinating Blossoms stamp set.  Then, I snipped two of the petals from the blossom, leaving the butterfly shape!  Very cool, isn't it?!  You can only just see it, but I dipped the edges of the wings into Dazzling Diamonds glitter, and added small pearls for the body. The pink patterned paper behind it is from the brand new Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper  - this is part of the 'preview' suite of our upcoming new Stampin' Up! catalogue, which debuts June 1st.  You can order the products from Summer Smooches now, though, until April 30th.  If you miss this preview, you'll  have to wait 'til June 1st to order!    The Old Olive cardstock was run through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder.  Adding texture just adds a special something to the card, don't you think?  The colours used are Pretty in Pink, Melon Mambo, Old Olive and Whisper White.

Hmmmm...for some reason, I'm not able to upload the next card properly - it keeps get flipped onto it's side!  Very annoying!  Well, until I'm able to figure out how to correct the problem, I'll have to leave you for now.  I hope to have it corrected, and be back tomorrow to share it with you!

Until then - Happy Stamping!


  1. Beautiful card!! Love the sparkles on the butterfly wings! The Summer Smooches colors are so bright and cheery! :)
    Hugs...Lorie B.

    1. Thank you for the lovely compliment on this card, Lorie!

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    1. Thanks for taking the time to comment,Brenda! I really appreciate it :)

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    1. So nice of you to stop in for a visit, Dale! Thanks for commenting.

  4. Hi Deborah, I found your blog via Sherrill's "how to set up a blg" post on Stampin' Connection. I love the warm colors and flourishes of your wall paper!

    1. Hi Liz! I'm so glad you stopped in for a peek! I'm looking forward to heading over to your blog :)

  5. thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment! Please come again soon! :)

    1. It was a pleasure visiting you blog, Terri! I'll be a regular :) Thanks for the message

  6. Hi Deborah,Love the colors and design of your blog. I'll be following you!
    Thanks for your comments on my blog. I'm still figuring out how to get buttons etc on my
    page. A work in progress!

  7. Thanks for stopping by, Nora! Your comments are much appreciated, it's very nice of you!
    I enjoyed visiting your blog - I'll be back again :)


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