Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Who said that there would be more time once you have retired?  I am still looking for that elusive time.

This week was a bit hectic starting with the "Me and Stampin' Up!" card class.  The 6 kids that were here along with their Mom's really enjoyed the afternoon and they did  excellent work on their projects.

Next, it was grandchildren sitting, painting the hallway and dining room, volunteering at a High School Track and Field event to help my brother out, lunch with a friend and now I'm sick with a nasty cold.  

The Bright Spot
However, I did receive my Stampin' Up! preorder plus the catalogue and you are in for a real treat. 

I was able to get some ink on my fingers especially using the new 2012-2014 In Colours - Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Raspberry Ripple, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals.  They are beautiful.  
And the new ink pads to "die for".  
The pads are made from foam and are so wonderful to use leaving a clean and crisp image.  The only thing, is they take a bit to dry, but that is just getting used to them.  
I used the new stamp set, Betsy's Blossoms and the bird stamp is mostly solid rubber and there was no need to convince the stamp that it need more ink.  
Just a gentle "tap, tap, tap" and there was sufficient ink for a crisp image.  
Wowee...I may have to indulge myself in the rest of the colours. - What a drag!!!!

Stamps: Betsy’s Blossom, Loved Ones
Paper: Naturals White, Rich Razzleberry, Gumball Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Floral District DSP
Ink: Gumball Green, Midnight Muse, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Pearls, Daffodil Delight 1/4”Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon.

Don't you just love the new ribbon?  The 2012-2013 catalogue goes "live" on June 1, at noon (CT).  You will also be able to view the new catalogue as well.  

I have a few more items to share with you over the next couple of day. - Of course, using new products. 

Until next time...



  1. Terrific card and I love the deep colors, such richness!

  2. Such a great card and great colors! I love the bird stamp. Have fun with all the other colors of ink!!

  3. I love the graphic quality that your card has today Karen. Get better soon!

  4. Karen what a cute card! Love colors and your birdie just pops against the yellow... I can't wait to get the new 'stuff" TODAY. My box is out for delivery! Hugs
    PS: even more happy I could view your blog again from work! hugs.

  5. Thanks for the peek at the Gumball Green! I know I will be ordering it along with the rest of the new in colors the first week of June! Your sample is beauty!!

    Spring colds are no fun! Hope yours in gone soon!

  6. This is gorgeous. Love those colours.

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  8. I hope you are feeling better soon Karen. I am loving the fabulous combination of colour on your card today and am sure this would have brightened your spirits a little as it has mine today. Yellow always makes me smile. Receiving a box of new SU goodies no doubt made you smile and I am so pleased your kids class went well too!


  9. So bright and cheery, Karen! You did a fabulous job with these yummy new colors! Make certain to get plenty of rest so you can get over your cold!


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