Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Climbing Orchids

My parents have grown orchids since before I was born  So when I saw the Climbing Orchids stamp set in the new catalog, I knew I would have to get it. The orchids in this stamp set are Phalaenopsis or 'moth orchids'.  They are probably the most popular orchid sold, you can usually find them at your local grocery store.  Most orchids are epiphytes.  This means they don't grow in soil, but get their nutrients from water and air. In tropical areas, you will find orchids growing outside on trees. Ok, that's enough orchid facts for today. 😊   How about seeing some cards made with this gorgeous set?

This card is quick and easy. I stamped the orchids 
in Powder Pink and the Sheet Music in Early
Espresso.  I also used the new Ruffled textured 
embossing folder.

For this card I used the coordinating
framelit to cut out the orchids and buds. 
I stamped the orchids in Rose Red on 
So Saffron card stock. I used the Petal 
Burst embossing folder for the background.
I got this idea from Robin Messenheimer. 

This one is stepped up a little more. I used the
coordinating framelits to cut out pieces of the
orchids and then assembled them on the card. 
They were stamped in Peekaboo Peach and I
used Chocolate Chip for the sentiment & branches.
The background paper is from the Wood Textures
Designer Series Paper Stack. 

I had so much fun creating with this bundle.  I can't wait to send one of these cards to my parents - I know they will love it!

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Memories & More

I'd forgotten how much I enjoy memory keeping! Last week I had a Memories & More event. Here are a few of the pages I made - these took me maybe 30 minutes total. This type of memory keeping is so quick and easy.

It was so fun to look back at these pictures from several years ago. 
Such a good feeling to get these pictures out of a box and into an
album where the whole family can enjoy them!

I'll have another introductory event later in July.  Watch email for the exact date.  I also will be starting a monthly event where we can get together and get caught up on our photos. The first event will be Aug. 18th at 6:30.  You'll have access to my stamps, ink and die cutting for a small fee.  The fee will be waived with a minimum order.

Bring a friend and you each get to pick something out of my prize basket: