Big Sky Stampin' Papercrafting

I have been a crafter most of my life, starting in about 8th grade when I tried to embroider some frogs on a quilt, that I never finished! Although the list of what "I never finished" is long, and includes cross stitch, knitting, crocheting, quilting and more, my latest obsession is paper! I joined Stampin'Up! as an independent demonstrator in October 2011 and have been going like crazy ever since! I offer classes in my home, do catered card parties at your home and sell my cards locally in Bozeman, Montana and around the lovely Gallatin Valley. I would love to meet and talk to you if you are interested in the papercrafting hobby or just need some unique handmade cards for a special occasion!

Monday, September 19, 2016

Birds and Blossoms

I'm back after a week of vacation, or should I say "staycation"!  We slept in our own bed every night but we averaged about 50 miles a day in a 4-wheeler in all different directions!  It was really fun as we shared our adventure with my husband's parents. I think we hit NE, NW, W, SE and S of Bozeman, five different mountain ranges, five days in a row!

Now I'm back to focusing on Stampin'Up! and all the wonderful creativity to be had with paper and ink.  I've got a great stamp set to show you today with a wonderful coordinating framelit set... "Best Birds" and "Birds and Blossoms Thinlits".  The birds and branch are great, but what I really appreciate are all the sentiments that make this set so versatile.... even happy anniversary which isn't in very many sets!  Here's my card!

After fiddling a little with the color scheme, I settled on Pool Party, Delightful Dijon, Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi.  That sounds like a horrible recipe to eat, doesn't it! I wanted to draw your attention to the lighter colored background behind the bird and branch. This is the "Fancy Frost" specialty designer paper in the Holiday Catalog. There are 6 different embossed designs and you can use it as is or sponge it to color it- that's what I did with Pool Party ink. It's a fun way to make an interesting layer.  

Hope you find some inspiration there~!  The supplies are listed below. Back to the craft room for more fun!
Happy Stampin'!

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