Bloom & Grow Bundle for Global Design Project Color Challenge

In the midst of all the Holiday Catalog frenzy, I knew I needed a little creative challenge that was NOT part of the holiday season!  So I headed to the Global Design Project and jumped into their Color Challenge this week.  I must say, I really enjoyed stretching myself with this very sweet color combo.  And although the colors are soft, I think my Bloom & Grow card is appropriate for any time of year:)

I reached for the Bloom & Grow Bundle from the new annual Stampin' Up! catalog for this Color Challenge.  I love that you can color the flowers in just minutes (I'm a quick and easy girl who's always in a hurry:) and then cut them out with dies.  I do very little fussy-cutting, so these dies are perfect.


The stamp and die I used on my focal point are a nice size, but I wanted to add more leaves to "fluff out" my floral spray.  That is easy peasy with the little leaf stamp and die.  I also knew that a bit more Mint Macaron and Whisper White would keep the Rococo Rose from overtaking my design.

I added just a wee bit of shine via Rhinestones, Silver Edged Ribbon, and a little Wink of Stella on the inside of my flowers.  It's a classic look with soft, fresh colors.  

In the midst of all the Holiday Catalog frenzy, remember that all occasion cards and colors work for us all year long:) That's it for today!  All Stampin' Up! supplies used are listed and linked below for your convenience.  



Holiday Catalog Stamp Camp in San Antonio



Join me as we dig into the new Holiday Catalog!  I have a little bit of Halloween and Fall, a little bit of Thanksgiving, and a whole lotta Christmas for a full day of stamping fun!  My Holiday Catalog Stamp Camp in San Antonio is aimed at demonstrators but open to all stampers.  Here's the lowdown on the day:

Saturday, September 21st

10 AM - 3 PM

@ Independence Hill Assisted Living (Ivy Room)

$45 ticket for my Southern Sweet Stampers team

$55 for everyone else

$8 add-on lunch option (Olive Garden salad & breadsticks plus a selection of soups)

  • Prepared supplies for 16 awesome projects.  These are super-prepped so you can get them done quickly and enjoy the process:)  Quick, easy, and awesome!  Dies are cut, bows are tied, packets are ready!
  • $20 in new products to use on the day and take home for more creative fun! (2 yards of EVERY new ribbon plus Holiday Rhinestones!)
  • Projects are 12 cards and 4 3D projects from 4 different suites
  • Snacks, bottled water
  • Large display boards of Holiday Catalog products with over 100 samples!
  • pdf tutorials for each set of projects after the event
  • Optional swapping for demonstrators only

Doors open at 9:30 and we start promptly at 10.  You will be greeted upon arrival with your stamp camp bag including labeled and sorted project packets for the day plus swag.  You get to work at your own pace!

  • Find your place, get settled in, and the festivities begin at 10:)                            
  • Bring a friend, and come spend the day stamping with us!

Registration closes on Friday, September 15th.  Click here to reserve your spot!




Pressed Petals DSP-Quick and Easy Card

Pressed Petals DSP
is simply gorgeous, and I created this very quick and easy card to showcase its beauty.  I did some simple flower pressing myself as a young girl who was always enthralled by plants and wildflowers, so I honed in on Pressed Petals DSP as soon as I saw the new 2019/2020 Stampin' Up! annual catalog.

For today's card, I paired Pressed Petals Designer Series Paper with Inspiring Iris stamp set.  Handmade cards allow us to make something that means something, and I love this sentiment/greeting!  My quick and easy card is perfect to send to someone special to let them know how much you appreciate them.

My Pressed Petals DSP quick and easy card is one of 3 designs we made at my monthly Simply Cards Class.  Save the date and join us in August for my local card class in San Antonio (August 20th).  You can rsvp here:  click here for the 11 AM session  or click here for the 6:30 PM session.  This monthly class is perfect for both beginner and experienced card-makers.  

All the Stampin' Up! supplies used are listed and linked below for your convenience.  

Order your Pressed Petals DSP today and capture the beauty of summer wildflowers to last all year.

Good Morning Magnolia Treat Holder

In my stamp club in San Antonio, we make a 3D item each month.  In June I featured Magnolia Lane Suite for all the stamp club projects and made this Good Morning Magnolia treat holder.  I love the small size and that it stands up on its own. It holds a single mini chocolate bar so it's the perfect snack!

Both treat holders shown use the same piece of DSP--it's just turned to the opposite side.  All other elements are the same except that I tied a knot in one and attached a bow on the other.  My Good Morning Magnolia treat holder is self-closing so you don't have to tie it shut--which makes it easy to get the treat out and not ruin the cute packaging.

The cutting and scoring are listed for you below along with instructions.    This is one of THREE free projects for my stamp club in San Antonio members.  Read all about it here--try us out with no obligation to join.  But stamp club in San Antonio member perks are awesome!


Here are the dimensions so you can recreate it:

  • DSP:  5" x 4"

Score like this:

  • On the 5" side, score at 7/8"  Turn so that this score line is at the top of the paper.
  • On the short side, score at 1/2" and 2-1/4"
  • On the short side, score only to the horizontal line at 1-3/8" and 3-1/8"
  1. Fold on all the score line towards the inside of the treat holder.  
  2. You will have 4 mini squares and a mini rectangle.  
  3. Cut out the mini rectangle.  
  4. Use Tear N Tape on the long, skinny end and adhere together.  Put into the Delightful Tag Topper Punch to make the top pretty. 
  5. Now you are ready to adhere the bottom of the box.  Put adhesive on 2 of the square flaps and then pop them downward--every other flap--to form the base.
  6. Pop in your mini chocolate bar and decorate top as desired.

Everything is Rosy Product Medley-Quick and Easy Cards

everythingisrosystampinupcandyrattrayQuick and easy cards are my go-to genre, and Everything is Rosy Product Medley makes that easier--and more stylish--than ever!  I seriously love this awesome box of coordinating products.  Everything is Rosy Product Medley is a product promotion from Stampin' Up! for May only and the first of its kind. 

The Everything Is Rosy Product Medley includes these exclusive products:

  • Everything Is Rosy Photopolymer Stamp Set—18 stamps; suggested blocks: a, b, c,
  • Everything Is Rosy Dies—10 dies; largest die 2-7/8" x 1" (7.3 x 2.5 cm)
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper Stack—48 sheets; 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • 6" x 6" (15.2 x 15.2 CM) rose gold foil paper—8 sheets
  • Printed die cuts—2 sheets
  • Rose gold die cuts—4 sheets; 2 each of 2 designs
  • Rose gold adhesive backed mirror embellishments—60 embellishments; 1/4" (6.4 mm)
  • Melon Mambo 1/4" (6.4 mm) Ruched Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Night of Navy/Rose Gold 3/8" (1 cm) Metallic –Edge Ribbon—10 yards (9.1 m)
  • Rose Gold Shimmer Paint—1/2 oz. (15 ml)

everythingisrosyquickandeasycardcandyrattraystampinupI demonstrated this card on my Tuesdays @ 10 Facebook Live this week.  You can see that live demonstration here (along with a demo for the quickest updo ever--yes, I did quick and easy hairstyling on my card-making video:)

The dimensions are perfect for working with 6" x 6" Designer Series Papers as you can get 2 cards from one piece of DSP.  Here they are:

  • 8-1/2" x 5-1/2" Cardstock base, scored at 4-1/4"
  • 4" x 2" DSP, you will need 2 of these
  • 4" x 1" Whisper White Cardstock

That's it!  Easy peasy!  You can use this layout over and over again to showcase gorgeous Designer Series Paper.

I made a series of these cards using the exact same layout.  Some of them have the same embellishments.  For some I changed it up a bit to utilize the die-cuts included in the Everything is Rosy Product Medley.  

I would love for you to tell me your favorite in the             comments below!





























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