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!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Forever Young

Hey Stampers!
Now that all the 4th of July shenanigans are past, I'm back to my stamp room and trying to create some fun and joy. I want to draw your attention to a fun suite called Birthday Memories. It's complete with stamps, framelits, amazing Designer Series Paper, embellishments and more. I've made several cards featuring these products and will blog about them the rest of the week. Here's the first:

The suite has an old-fashioned feel to it, like 1950-60's. I'm pretty sure I had a dress like the one the little girl is wearing and I know I wore anklets and shoes like that!  It's so appealing to go back there because it's nostalgic, feels simpler and somewhat not quite so tainted, in my opinion. I'm not really commenting on our culture as it is today, but kind of ;)

I stamped my images with gray archival ink and then used the watercolor pencils for coloring. You could also add some blender pen work to spread the color around a little better.  I hope you notice the background! It's a lovely new dynamic texture embossing folder creating ruffles or waves. I was careful in how I place the paper in the embossing folder so I could stamp on it as well.  I like this card a lot for its simplicity, color scheme and sweetness.

Here's a great look at the whole suite!  Come back the rest of this week for more of my projects!

Birthday Memories

I can't wait to play with the poodle.  Growing up, our family dog was a silver small standard poodle called "Gus". He was the best!

Don't forget about the Bonus Days offer!  For every $50 you spend in July, you will receive a coupon/code good for $5 to spend in August!. See yesterday's post for all the details!  Use Hostess Code 3M2GHZW3 for online shopping!

Happy Stampin'!


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