Saturday, March 31, 2012

A Different Approach...

For me that is. I really like the flower images from Stampin' Up. I am totally, crazily in love with ANYTHING blue, so naturally, I adore blue and white porcelain. I have a pretty large collection of it. So much so that it isn't all out at any one time. When I saw the Fresh Vintage stamp set in the Sale-A-Bration catalog, I immediately thought of ... you guessed it, blue and white porcelain!

My friend, Pam, came to my house this week and we stamped and worked with Prismacolored pencils and had such fun! She is a Stampin' Up demo and has so many terrific ideas to share. 
I used my new Crop-A-Dile to set the eyelets.

The diecut used on this one is Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Squares.

I stamped this image of Pam's and thought the brick embossing folder would be a good backdrop. I can  just picture a carefree young woman flying around the city on her scooter. Going to the market for fresh vegetables and flowers would be part of her Saturday. Ordinarily I would have used two different shades of teal and maybe navy blue on this card. However, I now have a Color Coach from Stampin' Up. Even though I don't have all the colors of their paper (yet!) I chose something very close from my stash of cardstock. I would not have thought of using these colors together and I think I kind of like it. I really like the idea of the Color Coach pulling me out of my comfort zone and stretching my mind's sense of color.
Stamp set: Stampin' Up, Countryside. Decorative paper from Hobby Lobby and the cork paper is from my stash.


  1. Wow! Great cards! I especially love that old pick-up one, one of my favorite sets.

  2. Beautiful cards ! Especially like the blue & white, reminds me of Dutch Delft ! Enjoy the weekend, Cheers, Shirley

  3. Love your blue and white cards! Very pretty! Also, really enjoyed looking at your blog! Looking forward to getting to know you! :)

  4. Those are all great cards. It's so much fun to have a friend come and stamp with you. Glad to have you as part of the Pajama Party!

  5. These are so great! I like blue too. I am looking forward to some down time to catch back up here! I still have organizing to post as my room is in pretty good shape at this point. Just need time to play now! ;) It looks like you have been having fun. JealouS!


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