Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Happy Sentiments PP228

I'm feeling like I'm "off my game" lately. Can't really put my finger on why, but my creativity has been holidaying somewhere else. I have all these lovely new 'toys' but the inspiration is missing. The solution is to go check out some challenges, and this one at The Paper Players to 'make the sentiment the feature' tickled my fancy today. Thanks LeAnne for giving me a kickstart!!!

A few weeks ago,  I had a chance to use some of the stamps I haven't purchased when some of our team met up. Since I am mainly a hobby-demonstrator, who runs one or two classes per month, I have to think about the dollars. I'd seen Painted Petals used a lot since the Occasions Catalogue was released, but I hadn't been convinced that I needed another floral stamp - until I played with it! It now sits on my shelf, along with the Happy Heart Textured Embossing Folder that I wasn't going to buy either. I also used, but haven't yet purchased the biggest stamp from Hello Life.

I stamped the Painted Petals over the greeting at the time, but I brought home two card-front sized pieces to think about. For this card I've chosen to cut the sentiment out with the second largest oval Framelit, layered onto the largest Deco Label Framelit in Melon Mambowhich in turn sits on the largest plain oval in Blackberry Bliss. Still have one plain sentiment to use somewhere, before I decide whether Hello Life joins my stash too.

Because my card is 5¼ inches square, the embossed sheet had to be taken through twice. I love how crisp those hearts emboss, just gorgeous! You could do so much with this folder, I now have an idea brewing for my almost-two-year-old grand daughter's birthday card. You have to love it when those ideas start to pop into your head!!!!

Hope you're creativity is alive and well too!


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  1. The pretty flowers behind this gorgeous sentiment make this panel a wonderful focal point. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players.

  2. I love your stamped background, it's such a pretty background for the sentiment. And isn't that embossing folder awesome? Your card is beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along with The Paper Players!

  3. Lovely way to use those Painted Petals and that awesome sentiment stamp! Love your bold use of the colors too! Thanks so much for participating in my Paper Players challenge this week!

  4. Very pretty card with a great sentiment! I have more stamps than I will ever use. I always tell myself that I have to stop buying and use what I have but I just end up buying them anyway! LOL this is truly an addiction for me! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week.


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