Sure, in looking at these photos, I feel like I am the subject of "Liar, liar, pants on fire". I was unable to capture in these photos the true sparkliness of this bee. I embossed him with a glitter embossing powder. And he sparkles like crazy! Believe me.
April 17, 2021
April 13, 2021
Lately it seems that each month's Paper Pumpkin has at least one exclusive stamp in it that is beyond wonderful. The February 2021 had this spiffy bouquet that can be colored in any manner you choose.
I, of course, chose to color mine with Stampin' Blends. I know. What a surprise, eh?
Not having a die to cut out my bouquet, it was a matter of fussy cutting. But I think it was worth the trouble.
April 10, 2021
This post is a little unusual for me and Paper Seedlings. Fair warning.
As you know, for my blog, I create a plethora of cards. And a lot of these cards I particularly like and found myself wishing I could enjoy having them on display in my computer work area.
For years now, I have been toying with various methods of having qutie a few of my cards out at one time. Shelves? Ledges? Little hangers?
Several months ago I came across this nifty little arrangement online. A clothesline type of display, complete with itty bitty clothespins. (I know itty bitty clothespins are not that unusual, but they look cute used like this.) The space on the wall is the perfect fit for this system. When I'm sitting at my computer, I just have to swivel my head to the left -- and there they are! So cheery.
And I can have 30 cards on display at once!
The photo below was taken several months ago, once I finally filled up all the spaces with favorites.
April 6, 2021
The friendly flamingo is back for an encore performance! I find him so irresistible. Don't you?
April 3, 2021
March 30, 2021
I love working with my Stampin' Blends. So, every time I'm sorting through my stamp sets looking for something and I come across one that has images that would be good for coloring, I grab it and stamp a couple of the images in Memento Tuxedo Black ink for future stamping.
That was the case with these beautiful rose stamps. I grabbed all the Darks and Lights of my red/pink Stampin' Blends and colored in each one of the roses, also doing the leaves in various greens.
March 27, 2021
If you've been reading my blog for any amount of time, you already know that I LOVE TO COLOR! No, not in a coloring book. That sort of thing brings me no joy whatsoever.
What does bring me joy is using my Stampin' Blends in my paper crafting. They make such a difference in creating beautiful cards. So much fun and really easy to use.
While coloring in stamped images is wonderful, what I find even more wonderful is coloring in Designer Series Paper images. Those that Stampin' Up! makes that feature metallic embossing are definitely the most pleasing to work with.
Have you ever colored Designer Series Paper with Stampin' Blends, whether metallic or regular? So much fun!
March 23, 2021
March 20, 2021
Do you ever put your heart and soul into making a card only to finish it and go "meh"?
That's exactly what happened to me with this card. Meh.