Friday, April 6, 2012

Popping in

Hi stampers!  I've hoped to have more to share with you but it's just not happened:-)  While some of my time has gone missing (hehe, funny how that happens,no), my mojo has taken a hike as well.  I sit down at my desk but just can't get much to come about...even with sketches and challenges and what not!  So frustrating.  I HATE when what is supposed be my fun hobby and a stress RELIEF becomes a source of stress and frustration, ha!  Good thing I was able to channel my frustration with stamping and some other things into a hard 4 mile run Wednesday night and a tough turbokick class yesterday (oh my poor students, lol)!  I've been slacking in my workouts for the past few months too so it felt good to hit it hard two days in a can I keep it up?:-) 

I did find a new challenge website the other day called Try Stampin On Tuesday and I really liked the sketch but I couldn't really get anything going with it.  But, even though the challenge was well over, I came back to it the other night and inspiration struck!  It totally sneaks up on me now and then:-)  I've also been having a lot of guilt over not using the majority of my DSP so I was determined to pull out my twitterpatted DSP!  We have less than a month left with all the fabulous papers from the occasions mini....I need to get my stamps in gear!!!!!  In fact, I've started a LIST of DSP that I must use, haha!  So, here's the card I came up with:
Stamps:  Raining flowers, loving thoughts
Paper:  Whisper white, crumb cake, blushing bride, pool party, island indigo, 2011-2013 in color DSP stack
Ink:  Crumb cake, blushing bride, pool party, island indigo
Accessories:  Blossom punch, itty bitty punch pack, triple blossom punch, edgelits and embossing folders, basic pearls, large pearls, in color printed brads
I'm really happy about how it turned out...which was surprising because I really didn't think I liked it all that much in the process!  I think it's a fun sketch and a happy little card!

Now, lets talk about the future a little.  Remember that the new catalog is coming out a month early this year!  So, for customers that's June 1.  For demos it's May 1 which means I'll have my hot little hands on new goodies on May 2:-D  I'm sad that one of my very favorite colors which I've used on this card is retiring.  Blushing bride will be no more after May:-(  However, I'm excited to see the five new colors!  I'm also hoping for more printed brads like the one used above!  I hope that blossom punch shows up too!  I bought it late in the season because I thought it would look cute with the summer smooches stuff!  Don't forget you can get that suite EARLY in the month of April!  The promo button is up and to the right!

I hope the large pearls come back as well.  Lots of things to be excited about!  What do YOU want to see or are scared of loosing?  Let me know in the comments!  It's fun to see people's thoughts and predictions!  I'm getting excited!!!!!

Happy stamping!


  1. WOW!! Something about this cards is making me gravitate towards it. Love it!!

  2. Mindy, I love this one! What a great way to show off so many beautiful flowers!

  3. I have been seeing so many cute cards with Everybunny so I hope it doesn't retire so I can buy it. I mean I guess I could anyway but you know what I mean! And it's time for me to stock up on poppy parade since that will be hitting the road May 31st as well.

  4. Very pretty card. Love the dsp & the blossom punch. I'm so excited about the new catalog & colors. Cannot wait to see the new in colors. Really hoping they add the blossom punch & stamp set. I've needed to spread out my spending with this wonderful mini, so not sure I can afford it before the end of April. I'm also excited to see all the new stamp sets & dsp. I'm such a fan of the dsp, have hoards of it. Now I just need to get myself to actually cut into it.


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