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Lemon Lime Twist–in small doses!

Lemon Lime Twist–in small doses!

HI!   I apologize for my “hiatus”.  There were a lot of things going on around this house….and every one of them was good….so I am not complaining.  That said, I don’t think I touched a stamp for almost a month!  But I am back and life is returning to “normal”.

While I was on my hiatus, Stampin’ Up! released their brand new catalog!!   I LOVE it.   There are so many bundles of goodies in there and so little time in the day.   So far, I have had the chance to play with just a few of them.   Today, instead of cleaning or weeding, I decided to check out the new Ronald McDonald House Charities stamp set called Sharing Sweet Thoughts.


This coordinates with the Everyday Jar Framelits.   Not only is this set adorable and sweet but with each purchase of this set, Stampin’ Up! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.   Let me offer you even more reason to need it:

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I paired this set up with The Paper Players challenge:


(My sample looks like I used Pear Pizazz but I promise you it is Lemon Lime Twist and this is a great combo!)

Lemon Lime Twist is a delicious new color that has just been introduced as a 2017-19 InColor at Stampin’ Up!   It is PERFECT for a summer card.  So fresh!  That said, I need it in small doses.

This year I subbed in a nursery school class.  This Spring, the kiddies got to watch as caterpillars turned into chrysalis –es(?) and then into butterflies.   I learned SO much about the process….like, why it is amazing and beautiful–and sort of philosophical –starting as one thing and evolving into something so completely different that you didn’t see coming, it can also be a little stinky.  Just like real life, I guess!

In any case, this is sort of what our classroom “butterfly container” looked like in the end….Except it was mesh and much larger, and there were gross left over chrysalis thingys hanging on the side….and it was stinky….but that aside, it sort of looked like this.

Here are the two cards I came up with.   I couldn’t decide which one I preferred.

A couple of tips on this card:

*I gave the jar a little pool party “wash” as it was too stark white without it.   Since I was using an aquapainter to color the jar and the butterflies, I used the Thick White CS.

*I needed something up at the greeting–but so far, I don’t have all the ribbons I want.  I used the 1/2″ Finely Woven Ribbon in the Lemon Lime Twist that I cut in 1/2 to get the size that I needed.   I think the Ombre Ribbon would have been perfect as well!

Thanks for stopping by!  If you have any questions or need any supplies for your own paper crafting, contact me–I am happy to help out.



One more batch of gifts


(Did you notice how pretty the snow falling on this blog post is?   I think it is because you don’t have to shovel  it or drive in it—-that is MY kind of snow—enjoy it.  (Courtesy the good people at WordPress!))

I planned on showing you all the team swap gifts last week but somehow….that didn’t happen!  Anyhow, it is Monday morning, the beginning of a new week and I have plans to get a LOT done this week.  I start every Monday that way….but this time I mean it!

So—my goal today is to show you what you should have seen on Friday:

blogdec13Patti made this fantastic little tree from a bunch of rosettes (using her handy Rosette die from Stampin’ Up!).  Sandy’s snowman is multi media canvas art.   Adorable!!!  And the “Merry” frame was something I doctored up using the Expressions Thinlit Dies and Festive Flurry Stamp set.  I always look for sales on frames or shadow boxes….because you never know when you will need them, right?   Well, I needed it when my first project that I had in mind didn’t work.   You know how that goes.   ANYhow, this is sort of a shadow box frame.  The middle of it is raised up on a block—hard describe but look in the frame isles whenever you are shopping. You will be surprised with what you might find.   AND—you can’t see it in the photo but I was able to emboss on the actual frame.   Easy peasy—just as you emboss on cardstock!

Ok–I am going to cross off “blog post of gifts” now and go move onto the thousand other projects on that list today!  Thanks for stopping by.