After what seems like an eternity away from stamping, I’m back with an any occasion card. It’s time for another Festive Friday challenge!
This week we are celebrating National Library Worker Week. However, at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion. Your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. I selected insects, foil and pens from the Inspo List in creating today’s card. I hope you will join us in our challenge this week. I can’t wait to see what YOU create!
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With ten puppies in the house, it’s hard to find the time and inspiration to stamp. However, I had so much fun creating this spring card. It uses paper from the Ornate Garden Suite, an early release from the upcoming Annual Catalog. (Details about this suite can be found later in today’s post.) I used Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends to color the flowers, giving them Daffodil Delight centers. The leaves are Mint Macaron, and the background is Pool Party. All of that yummy texture was created using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder.
The pen from the Crafting Forever stamp set was heat embossed in gold, and colored with Stampin’ Blends, as were the butterflies from Butterfly Gala. Champagne Rhinestones and a Mint Macaron bow are the perfect accents. Of course, I have included all of the details on how to make this card in the free PDF tutorial.
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For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Design Team.
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Part of my lack of creativity these past few days is due to the fact my babies are leaving. The Party of Ten puppies are heading to their forever homes. Heaven knows these ten were a ton of work, but they rewarded me with love, snuggles and puppy kisses. In this trying time, they were a bright spot in my day. They will be my last litter for a variety of reasons. One is my age. I am too old for all that raising a litter entails. Plus there is the emotional investment. I am already crying, as six puppies head out the door this weekend. My emotions are raw due to lack of sleep and health worries about the “Twins”. Brody sleeps more deeply these days, and there are times when I can hardly awaken him. But he is still eating and drinking, and is in no pain. I know, in my heart of hearts, that I will be facing difficult decisions for both of my Twins, having just recently discovered a lump under Muffy’s chin. As per my vet’s advice, we have put off removing it due to the pandemic. I am monitoring it, and if it grows or changes, we will schedule surgery. The circle of life continues as new lives enter and old friends prepare to leave.
Goodby, babies. Run free. Play hard. And know that you will always have a piece of my heart…
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