Friday, September 22, 2017

Easy Masculine Card

I do struggle with masculine cards, but always need them!  So, it was great to have Masculine Cards be the theme for the Sisters In Stamping this week.

I really love the Naturally Eclectic DSP.  I saw this sheet from the pack and immediately grabbed it for this challenge.  Here are the cards I made:

I wanted to see what the DSP would look like against Night of Navy and Fresh Fig.  I think both look great and masculine.  I tried it with Lemon Lime Twist, but it just didn't do it for me.
 I decided to pull the Tranquil Teal color out of the paper for the stamped image (Badges & Banners set).  I needed just a little something to set off the stamped image, so I grabbed some more Navy and Fig cardstock and the Triple Banner Punch to punch out the pieces to place the stamped badge on.
This card was quick and easy!  I'll definitely make some more to have on hand.

Check out the other masculine card creations from the Sisters In Stamping here!

Thanks for looking and have a great day.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Sympathy Card

Unfortunately, I've been needing a lot of sympathy cards lately.   I've used most of my stock, so it was good that this week's SIS theme is to make a sympathy card.  I created two. 


I decided I wanted to use the Thoughts & Prayers set since I haven't used it in a long time.  I then decided to grab some DSP, but didn't want anything very busy so as it wouldn't take away from my stamped image.  I decided to grab the Fresh Florals DSP, specifically a Berry Burst paper.  I cut out some pieces and adhered them to the Whisper White card base.

I then used my Tranquil Teal and Berry Burst markers to color in the stamp.   After stamping the image, I cut it out using the paper cutter and then mounted the imaged piece on a piece of Tranquil Teal cardstock.  I wanted to see what the image would look like if I didn't center it, but adhered it at an angle.  Both cards needed a sentiment, so I stamped out both, then die cut each using the Layering Ovals Framelits.  I popped them up using dimensionals and adhered them.  I felt like they needed just a little something more, so I took out the Pearl Basic Jewels that I love and put the smallest ones in the center of each of the flowers.  To finish up the card, I tied some Tranquil Teal ribbon on each. 

Here is a closeup of each card:





Please click here to see what the Sisters In Stamping created.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, September 1, 2017

Big Shot Favorites

This week's SIS theme is to pick a favorite Big Shot accessory.  I find that I could not live without my butterfly dies:  Bold Butterfly Framelits and matching Butterfly Thinlits.  I think I have used these dies more than any other that I own.  I just love them and how quickly they can turn out such beauty.

This is the card I made:





I usual, I first grabbed some DSP to start.  I love this Delightful Daisy DSP.  There are so many beautiful papers in this set.  This one spoke to me, so I then grabbed some Delightful Daffodil and Night of Navy cardstock to cut out my butterflies on the Big Shot.  After adhering the butterflies, I decided I needed a sentiment.  So, I stamped out the "happy birthday" (Teeny Tiny Wishes set) using Night of Navy ink on the Daffodil cardstock.  I then used some of the Layering Ovals Framelits to cut the sentiment out and frame it.

I love the Pearl Basic Jewels.  They are perfect for adding just a little something more, especially to the butterfly body and head.  I got a little carried away on the sentiment piece, but what girl doesn't love pearls, right?

So, those are my favorite Stampin' Up! Big Shot accessories; couldn't just pick one!  Check out what the Sisters In Stamping chose as their favorites here.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, August 25, 2017

Bundle Up!

Stampin' Up! has great bundle deals.  Each catalog seems to have more and more too - yay!

Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is to pick an SU! bundle to create a project.

I have a lot of them, but decided to focus on two:

The first is the Coffee Cafe Bundle which includes the Coffee Cafe stamp set and the Coffee Cups Framelits Dies.  I love coffee and other than water and wine, is the only other drink for me ;)  When I saw this bundle, I had t have it!  I didn't utilize the stamps with the dies as much as I thought I would, but that's the beauty of having both - you can do sooooo much!


The second bundle I used is the Label Me Pretty Bundle with includes the Label Me Pretty stamp set and matching punch.  I love stamps sets and matching punches - you can quickly knock out a card in no time!  This card took me about ten minutes tops!  

Well, that's about it for me!  Check out the bundles the Sisters In Stamping decided feature here!

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Friday, August 18, 2017

Personalized Gift

Happy Weekend!!!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Personalized Gifts".  I had so many great ideas running through my head, but work was really stressful this week and I was only able to make one thing.  But, I feel it is a personalized gift for a couple reasons.  I'm meeting a friend soon to celebrate her birthday.  I picked out a beautiful pair of earrings that will look great on her.  I decided to "personalize" the gift wrapping!

This is what I created.
I used a little tin I bought at the craft store to "wrap" her gift in.  This paper from the Naturally Eclectic DSP set just has her name written all over it!  I love that it also uses 3 of the new In Colors. 

This was a great wrap because this took me about 10 minutes to do; not much more than wrapping with gift wrap!

I can't wait to see what the others created.  Please check here to see their personalized gift ideas.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 28, 2017

Time to Embellish!

I love embellishments!  So, I was very happy that this week's theme for the Sisters In Stamping is to use an embellishment from the SU catalog (from either page 196 or 197).  I recently bought the new In Color felt bows and thought this was the perfect chance to use them.


I wanted to keep the card simple.  I like this sentiment from the Layering Love stamp set.  So, I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock first.  I'm not a fan of a lot of white space, so I decided to  use some of the new In Color ribbon and adhered some strips.  Next, I adhered the stamped/ribboned sheet to a card base in the new Tranquil Tide.  To finish it up, I placed the little bows on and the card is finished.   I think I should have stuck to the Tranquil Tide, Fresh Fig, and Powder Pink colors only.  But, I can go back and replace the two bows later.

Hoping everyone has a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for looking.  Please check out more embellishment ideas here.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Birthday Gift Box

Happy Weekend!  I thought it would never get here this week!  I was able to join the Sisters In Stamping again this week with a fun theme - boxes!  I found this great and easy box on the Gathering Beauty blog.  I love it because it uses a full 12 x 12 sheet of cardstock.  You can find directions on her site here.

This is the finished box I created.  I started with SU!'s new In Color cardstock stack called Fresh Florals - I used the Lemon Lime Twist colored paper and ribbon.  It's so summery and pretty! 
 I stamped the Happy Birthday image from the Label Me Pretty stamp set and punched it out with matching Pretty Label punch.  I then punched out two pieces from the Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and adhered them to the back of the stamped image.
Oh,  I colored in the image using my In Color markers before I punched it out!  I only put a little piece of sticky red tape behind the top of the stamped/punched piece to secure to the lip of the box top.  This way, you can open the lid without destroying the box and it can be reused if you want.

The finished box is a very nice size:  6" long, 3" tall, and 2 1/2" deep.  I did make it more sturdy by adhering pieces of cut cardboard on the inside.   You could put a lot of very nice things inside :)

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day and weekend!  Check out the other boxes the SIS ladies made here.


Friday, July 14, 2017

Pretty Kitty

Well, I finally had a chance to sit down and play with my new SU! items - yay!

Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "animals".  I was going to make a card and had an idea all lined, up, but when I started to pull things, I saw some honey jars and got a totally different idea.

I decided to make/decorate a kitty treat jar!  I used my Pretty Kitty set and stamped the image.  I then used my heart thinlits to die cut her out.  I also die cut a slightly larger heart using the new Berry Burst cardstock.  I then colored my kitty using some Smoky Slate ink and a paint brush.  I mixed a little water with the ink and painted her in.  I then used the Berry Burst and Powder Pink markers to color in her bow, ears, and nose.  I used the new In Color DSP in Berry to cover the jar and lid.  I also tied the hearts to the jar with the Berry ribbon.  I thought there was just a little too much white space around the kitty, so I used the new Glitter Enamel Dots to fill it in.

I think I'll put in some treats and give to one of my cat friends!



Here is the finished treat jar.  It was really fast and easy!  So, save those jars and here's a quick gift idea for a friend!

Check out the other Sisters In Stamping animal creations here.

Have a wonderful weekend!  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Color Challenge!

I love a color challenge!  This week's Sisters In Stamping theme is a color challenge:  Pool Party, Early Espresso, and Whisper White.  This is a GREAT color combo - very sophisticated and classy, I think!

I love this amazing satin ribbon, so knew I wanted to use it.  I also have been wanting to use my new Mediterranean stamp set.  This set reminds me of my trip to Greece and Italy - wish I were there now!  Anyway, I decided to try several techniques on some watercolor paper.  The best ended up being using a blending pen and pulling ink from the stamp pad.  I'm horrible with a water painter, so...I'll keep trying!

Here is the card I made.  It isn't well colored, but it'll have to do for now ;) 



Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Friday, April 7, 2017

It's Bunny Season - My Favorite Time of Year :)

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring Easter projects.  I love this time of year because there are cute bunny things in abundance!  This is because I have had pet rabbits for 25 years, I love seeing all things bunny :)

I decided to make a little treat box for my project.  I used the Baker's Box Thinlit, and cut it out Emerald Envy DSP from the In Color Designer Series Pack.  I used the new Basket Bunch stamp set to stamp the basket bottom, bunny, and sentiment.  I then die cut the basket, bunny, and bow using the accompanying die set Basket Builder Framelits.  I used the Banners Framelits to die cut the sentiment.  I "tied" it all together using the Whisper White Thick Bakers Twine.  I filled the little box with Easter M&Ms.  Not only are they pretty colors with speckles, they are larger too!  Did I say how much I love this time of year????

Here's my project:





Please check out the other projects here!

Thanks for looking and have an awesome day and weekend!

Friday, March 31, 2017

Hello, Cupcake!

Today, we are all about cupcakes :)  The Sisters In Stamping are celebrating cupcakes with projects featuring them.

Here is the card I made:





I decided to use my cupcake punch and highlight my cupcake by popping it up with dimensionals within die cut circles on my cardstock.  I love this color combination - Melon Mambo, White, and Black.  I also stamped the sentiments and punched them out with my banner punch.  I "tied" it all together with this cute Melon Mambo ribbon :)  Cute and simple!

Hope you have a weekend full of cupcake goodness!

Thanks for looking!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Hello Friend!

Happy Friday!  Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is a "Hello Friend" project. 

This is the card I made:






I thought this image of Bella and her little turtle friend was perfect.  I also used the Thoughtful Banners stamp set to create the banner with the words "Hello Friend" and then punched it out using the Duel Banner Punch.  The background paper is from the Festive Birthday DSP - such happy colors :)  I used my SU! markers to color in the stamped image and then embellished with some matching Emerald Envy Enamel Shapes and Ribbon. 

Reach out to a friend today and tell them you are thinking about them!  I was lucky enough to spend some time with two great friends today - one, a total surprise (shout out to Michelle!!!!)

Have a great rest of the weekend and thanks for looking!

Monday, March 20, 2017

National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Today is National HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.  I have several friends that I'm thinking of today.  I adore them, support them, and I made this card especially for them!







Love and Hugs!  Thanks for looking.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Laugh Out Loud!

Today is National Let's Laugh Day.  I love this one!  There is nothing better than letting loose and laughing.  Feels great, doesn't it?

I have some really cute stamps that make me laugh.  So, I decided to make this card.  It combines a couple of my favorite things ;)








Hope you find yourself laughing today!  Have a good one and thanks for looking.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day, Everyone!

Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating the day by sharing projects that include green (Debbie's favorite color!)  Check out what the other ladies created here!

Here is the card I made:




I love this Emerald Envy color.  It's beautiful, isn't it?  I also thought I'd make some four leaf clovers made with hearts.  The sentiment just stuck out to me and I thought it was perfect for this card, so I stamped it, die cut it, and adhered it!

Here's a cute little poem I found on this site.  Enjoy and Happy St. Patrick's Day!




Leprechaun Kisses

Just a bit of Ireland
That I’m sending you today
To bring you luck and happiness
On this fine St. Patrick’s Day
It’s a wee and tiny present
Full of good luck and good wishes
Seems the little folk of Ireland
Have sent you some
Leprechaun Kisses

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Butterflies- Learn something new today!

Today is National Learn About Butterflies Day!  I love this.  I had no idea and I work in a museum that has a butterfly pavilion ;)  I'll have to check to make sure we are doing something fun today.

I decided to celebrate by making this card:



I also decided to share some facts about butterflies, so we can all learn something!  I found these facts on this site (The Butterfly Site).



·  Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
·  Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
·  Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
·  The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
·  Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
·  Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
·  Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
·  Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
·  There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
·  The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
·  Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
·  The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
·  The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
·  The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
·  Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
·  Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not. 

Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!
 



  • Butterflies range in size from a tiny 1/8 inch to a huge almost 12 inches.
  • Butterflies can see red, green, and yellow.
  • Some people say that when the black bands on the Woolybear caterpillar are wide, a cold winter is coming.
  • The top butterfly flight speed is 12 miles per hour. Some moths can fly 25 miles per hour!
    Butterfly facts -everything strange, unusual or bizarre about butterflies is revealed here!
  • Monarch butterflies journey from the Great Lakes to the Gulf of Mexico, a distance of about 2,000 miles, and return to the north again in the spring.
  • Butterflies cannot fly if their body temperature is less than 86 degrees.
  • Representations of butterflies are seen in Egyptian frescoes at Thebes, which are 3,500 years old.
  • Antarctica is the only continent on which no Lepidoptera have been found.
  • There are about 24,000 species of butterflies. The moths are even more numerous: about 140,000 species of them were counted all over the world.
  • The Brimstone butterfly (Gonepterix rhamni) has the longest lifetime of the adult butterflies: 9-10 months.
  • Some Case Moth caterpillars (Psychidae) build a case around themselves that they always carry with them. It is made of silk and pieces of plants or soil.
  • The caterpillars of some Snout Moths (Pyralididae) live in or on water-plants.
  • The females of some moth species lack wings, all they can do to move is crawl.
  • The Morgan's Sphinx Moth from Madagascar has a proboscis (tube mouth) that is 12 to 14 inches long to get the nectar from the bottom of a 12 inch deep orchid discovered by Charles Darwin.
  • Some moths never eat anything as adults because they don't have mouths. They must live on the energy they stored as caterpillars.
  • Many butterflies can taste with their feet to find out whether the leaf they sit on is good to lay eggs on to be their caterpillars' food or not.
  • - See more at: http://www.thebutterflysite.com/facts.shtml#sthash.1CjIQRgJ.dpuf

    Monday, March 13, 2017

    National Earmuff Day - In March?

    Strange as it sounds, today is National Earmuff Day!  I think this day should be in a colder month, but okay!

    I decided to celebrate the day by stamping this card.  I love these little birds.  Aren't they cute?  I decided to give the earmuffs on the one bird a little dimension, so used some Bo Bunny pearlescent paint.  I love this stuff!  I also used it on the lower branch bird's hat.  I added some pearls to the snowflake background paper as well.




    Thanks for looking and hoping you aren't in a cold area where you are having to wear earmuffs today!

    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    Plant A Flower Day!

    Today is Plant A Flower Day.  I'm sure ready to get out in the yard and plant some flowers, aren't you?  First, I really need to clean up the flower beds and mulch, but I'll get there once I know Spring has really sprung!

    I was looking at some old stamp sets and came across this one that I had to use.  I love this set.  It does create such lovely flower images :)  I like the butterfly and words too.  I found a corner punch I hardly use, so thought I'd add that touch.  Yeah, looking at this card, I'm ready to plant some flowers!  Join me :)







    Thanks for looking and have a beautiful day!

    Saturday, March 11, 2017

    Hauʻoli lā hānau - Happy Birthday, Lani!

    Today is my friend's birthday.  Since she's Hawaiian, I decided to make her a Hawaiian
    birthday card.  The one I made her I have sent, but it is similar to these.  I love this little
    Hawaiin girl.  Isn't she cute?  When I was in Maui, I bought some Hawaiin origami paper.
    That's what I used for the background paper.  I pulled colors from the paper to color in
    my stamped image.  I had some Hawaiian hibiscus flower embellishments, so added those
    too.  So, here's to Lani - hope you have a truly beautiful birthday!!! 
     Hau'oli la hanau!
     



     
     














     
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    Friday, March 10, 2017

    Sale-A-Bration - Celebrate with us!

    We are still celebrating SU's Sale-A-Bration.  So, today, the Sisters In Stamping are featuring projects we've made using our SAB products.

    Here is the card I made:


    I love this hot air balloon paper (Carried Away Designer Series Paper).  I have another stamp set that has hot air balloons, so I decided to just get the paper.  But, I realized I could make my own hot air balloon!   I mainly used my circle dies (Laying Circles Framelits), but also used my Decorative Label Punch for the basket.  I love the metallic ribbon, so that is the other SAB product I used on this card.  I popped up my hot air balloon with some dimensionals and added some rhinestones.  Up, up and away!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Friday, March 3, 2017

    Background Stamps

    Today, the Sisters In Stamping are celebrating background stamps.

    I don't have any current background stamps, so I thought I'd make up my own!


    I love this new stamp set (Basket Bunch) and matching dies (Basket Builder Framelit Dies) from the SU! Occasions catalog.  I decided to make a background of Easter eggs.  I chose three of the eggs and inked them up and just started stamping.  Then, I die cut the eggs and bunny that I stamped.  It was very easy and I think the background looks cute.  With is mild winter we are having, I think I'm ready for Spring!

    Head on over to the Sisters In Stamping blog to check out what background stamps the other ladies used!

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Wednesday, March 1, 2017

    National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day!

    What a crazy day, huh?  There are other things being celebrated today, but I thought I'd pick these two:  National Horse Protection Day and National Pig Day

    For National Horse Protection Day, I made this card:
    I used a retired SU! set for this card.  I also used a distressing tool to make the edges of the cardstock appear rough and rugged.  I think the horse in this image is beautiful, with such a beautiful look in its eye.  They sure are regal and beautiful animals and we do need to protect them!
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    For National Pig Day, I made this card.  I had some cute pig paper and thought my pig stamp would look adorable on it.  I think he does!  The set it came from was for images you use buttons with.  Love it!  The button nose just makes this pig.  I had another pig stamp with this sentiment; too perfect!
     

    Thanks for looking and have a great day!

    Tuesday, February 28, 2017

    National Floral Design Day

    Today is National Floral Design Day!  Since I am horrible at arranging flowers, I decided to join in with a card.

    Here is mine:





    Sorry the picture is blurry!  It kind of plays with your eyes, doesn't it?  I think the shadows and the doubling vines are hard to capture on camera.

    Anyway, wishing you a beautiful, flower filled day!  Thanks for looking!

    Monday, February 27, 2017

    Polar Bear Day

    Today is National Polar Bear Day.  Who knew?  I'm having a lot of fun with these national days.  They have given me so much inspiration!

    I've had this one polar bear set for a while and this was the perfect way to break it in!





    I used a brayer and covered it in white craft ink.  I then rolled it onto an embossing folder.  I ran the cardstock through the Big Shot (in the folder) and then set it aside to dry.  I then stamped my polar bear and started coloring.  I felt he needed some "pop", so used some pearly stuff on the hat, nose, paw, and skates.  I found a glittery snowflake I made years ago and decided to use it.  But, it needed something in the middle, so it got a rhinestone :)  I love this guy - looks like he's having so much fun, right?

    Have a great day and thanks for looking!

    Sunday, February 26, 2017

    Fairy Tales Do Come True, It Can Happen To You.....

    Today is National Tell A Fairy Tale Day!  So, what's your favorite fairy tale?  Mine has and always will be Cinderella.  I love that story and have loved almost every telling I've read and seen of it. 

    I wanted to capture this day in a card.  So, I made this:





    Isn't she cute?  I love the little frog too :) 

    Enjoy the day - get caught up in reading a fairy tale!  Have fun and live young!

    Thanks for looking!

    Friday, February 24, 2017

    February is National Bird Feeding Month!

    I love feeding the birds and watching them.  So, I was so happy when Jennifer decided that today's theme would be about birds!  It also is a great time to do a bird theme since February is National Bird Feeding Month.

    Here is the card I created:





    I decided to use the bird in the cage from the Badges & Banners stamp set.  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set.  I then punched out the images using the matching Best Badge and Duet Banner punches.  I used a piece of designer paper from the Playful Palette Stack and took the colors from the designer paper to color in the bird stamp.  To finish it off, I used the basic rhinestone jewels on the cage and as the "o" in hello.  I also decided to "hang" the birdcage using a piece of silver ribbon. 

    Please check out the other bird projects over at Sisters In Stamping!

    Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

    Monday, February 20, 2017

    Give your furry some extra love today!

    Today is National Love Your Pet Day!  So, give your furry family member or members some extra TLC and extra treats today :)

    I have cats and rabbits, but decided to break into a new stamp set I've been wanting to use.  Isn't this little kitty cute?  I made the background using some smaller stamps, randomly stamping them all over.  I tried to color the kitty to look like my Tortie, Emmie (she's the kitty on my blog title picture!)  She's such a little stinker, but I totally love her. 




    I adore all of my furries and couldn't imagine our home and life without them!  So, I'll be giving them each more head rubs and treats today!  If you have furries, please give them a head rub for me too!  Have a wonderful day and thanks for looking!

    Saturday, February 18, 2017

    Red, red wine....

    Today is National Drink Wine Day!  I'm all for it.  I love red wine, so I'll be celebrating tonight! 

    I broke out a stamp set that I've had forever and have never used.  I thought it would be a good one to celebrate the day.


    If you celebrate today, please drink responsibly and have a great time!  Cheers!


    Friday, February 17, 2017

    Flowers in Winter

    Today's Sisters In Stamping theme is "Beat The Winter Blues Flower Project".  Winter is a really hard time to be cheerful and this winter has been a tough one on my friends and family with the deaths of so many loved ones.  So, I know I was supposed to make a flower project to beat the winter blues, but I was in a friendly sharing in the blues mood since just getting news of another passing.  To all of you going through a tough time, please know you are not alone.

    I decided to make a card and decorate a small tissue box.  I used the Blooms and Bliss Designer Series Paper for both. 
     I built the flowers and leaves on this card using some dies from the Flower Fair Framelits.    The larger petal flower was die cut from Rich Razzleberry, the inner flower die cut from the DSP, and the leaves from Mint Macaron.  I used my bone folder to curl the larger petals and then adhered the inner flower.  I added some mini Pearl Basic Jewels in the insde of each flower and around the framed oval piece of Blushing Bride.  The sentiment is from the Thoughts & Prayers set.
     I built the tissue flower using the Blossom Builder punch.  The flower is made using Sweet Sugarplum cardstock and the leaves punched out from Mint Macaron cardstock.  I also wrapped a piece of Sweet Sugarplum ribbon around the top of the tissue box.

    I'm sure the Sisters In Stamping have done fabulous flower projects.  Check them out here.

     Wishing you all a beautiful day and a bloomin' wonderful weekend!  Thanks for looking.