I just received my Summer Mini pre-order and the sneak peek Awash with Flowers stamp set – now it is time to plan out projects for the upcoming months and the Create with Connie & Mary class. I played first with the Awash with Flowers stamp set – this is a 2-step stampin’ set that is a sneak peek from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog that will be out in July. I needed a project for my downline meeting that I had last night too. I decided to work with a sketch I found on the Stamping 411 blog for this week.
As you can see I have turned the sketch on its side for my version. I stamped the outline images first and then filled in with the solid images. I used a Stampin’ Write marker to fill in the flower stems and the little details coming out of the middle of the flowers.
Here is a full list of Stampin’ Up! supplies:
- Awash with Flowers stamp set
- Tiny Tags stamp set
- Itty Bitty Background stamp set
- Melon Mambo card stock and ink
- Bermuda Bay card stock and ink
- Basic Black card stock
- Whisper White card stock
- Staz-on ink Jet Black
- Rich Razzleberry ink and marker
- Old Olive ink and marker
- Scallop Trim Border Punch
- Black Gingham Ribbon
- Big Shot Die-Cut machine
- Perfect Details Texturz Plate
I thought it turned out cute – and bright and springy (is that a word). I made it into a Thank You card but this would be pretty as a Mother’s Day card too.
I have a few updates on the backyard birds – so House #3 has the bluebirds and they had 4 eggs before we left on our trip – I checked yesterday and mom is sitting on the eggs and there are still only 4 so she was done the day before we left. While we were away House #2 has a new nest in it – it appears to be a Chick-a-dee nest – moss and fur are in there – I just haven’t seen any birds going in or out yet – I don’t think there are any eggs in there yet. House #3 has a nest that was started before we left – looks to be a Tufted Titmouse – but I haven’t confirmed that yet either – it doesn’t appear to have any eggs unless they are buried.
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