We had such a fun time stamping last night! It was wonderful to see my stampin’ friends and be creative for a change. Many of you know that my summer has been spent moving my mother to my hometown and into an assisted living center. It all started earlier in the spring when we began noticing an even greater amount of Dementia symptoms with mom and I was too far away from her to offer the assistance she needed. I won’t go into details online, but there were many things happening behind the scenes that I was discovering the more research I did. So, mom decided to put her house on the market and it sold in a few weeks time, but we had to be out in less than three weeks, so we had to push into HIGH GEAR in June. We have spent the last 6 weeks getting her packed, moving all her boxes to my garage, setting up her new apartment at the assisted living center, and getting adjusted to the new normal. So many people have helped make this all come together, and I am so thankful and appreciative for my support system. God has blessed us each step of the way. It was challenging (and still is in many ways) but we made it! It is wonderful to be only 5-10 minutes away from her and to know she is safe and being cared for 24/7. Now on to stamping!!!
We created three cards last night using the Daisy Delight bundle. This bundle sells for $31.50, so it’s not terribly pricey, and you will really enjoy the punch. It has been backordered quite a bit, but it is now once able to be ordered. This first card was inspired by Bonnie O’Neill. I fell in love with her sample using the bright summer colors instead of the “traditional” daisy colors. And the strips were created using the Brushstrokes Background Stamp.
I took the opportunity to showcase some of the DSP that coordinates with this stamp set on the second card. We stamped and punched two daisy images and then used the Bone Folder to curl the edges just a little bit for some dimension. And how do you like the Faceted Gems?? These are the gold ones, but they also come in clear — which appears a bit silver-ish on your cards. They are the perfect new embellishment this year!
The last card we created was done using all the other little flowers in this stamp set, other than the large Daisy image. The small images are VERY tiny and you have to be very soft to the touch. They look like beautiful wildflowers and really made for a soft and delicate card. The DSP is also one of my favorite elements on this card. It is part of the Delightful Daisy DSP. It looks like it would make a pretty “winter” card also……..it reminds me of gently falling snow.
If you are interested in coming to my house once a month and creating 3 projects, please sign up to join my Stamp Club! We take turns allowing everyone in the group to be a hostess one month during the year. You will earn the Hostess Rewards and get free products when it is your month to be the hostess. You will need to bring light snacks for the group, but that’s all! Just show up and enjoy a ladies night out. Each guest commits to ordering $15 of product each month in exchange for the 3 projects we create. Want more information? Let me hear from you, and I’ll be happy to answer any questions you might have.