Flocks of little green birds

Isn’t it odd how stamps you didn’t think you needed or wanted become your favorites?  I don’t understand but I’m willing to embrace the paradox.

Betsy's Blooms in Gumball Green

  • Betsy’s Blooms and Itty Bitty Banners stamp sets
  • Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Whisper White card stock
  • Floral District Designer Series paper
  • Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Daffodil Delight FFIP (Firm Foam Ink Pads)
  • Basic Black Stampin’ Write markers
  • Big Shot; Labels Collection and Bitty Banners Framelits
  • Daffodil Delight Seam Binding
  • Rhinestone Jewels

This is a square card.  I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of square cards I’ve made, but I love the design possibilities.  I also love the way these birds fly across the front of the card – they remind me of all the little birds I watch in the morning zooming around outside my kitchen window.

I liked this concept of a flock of birds so well I wanted to stamp it again in A2 format (that’s 4 1/4 x 5 1/2).  At the time, I didn’t have the FFIP in all of our luscious Stampin’ Up! colors so I used my old ink pads:

Betsy's Blooms in Baja Breeze


That’s Baja Breeze and Lucky Limeade; can you see why I’m in love with the FFIP?  In all fairness, some of my old-style ink pads are more than 5 years old – but Lucky Limeade is only a year old!! I’m thrilled with the results I’m getting with these new ink pads.

I have something kind of exciting to share, but it’s also a little bit scary.  I’m within a reach – well, a real stretch – of earning the Stampin’ Up! Hilton Head incentive trip.   If you had told me a year ago that I would be in this place I would have laughed and offered to pour you another glass of your favorite refreshing beverage, but it’s true!  I have some hard work to do but I’m excited by the challenge.

If you’re thinking about ordering Stampin’ Up! product and don’t have your own demonstrator, I would LOVE to take your order.  If you’ve bought Stampin’ Up! product from me in the past and are thinking you might like to purchase more, I would LOVE it if you placed your order before June 30th!!  Every person who orders between now and June 30 at my Online Store will receive a special hand-stamped thank you and two yards of new ribbon from the 2012-2013 catalog.  Thank you in advance for helping me to achieve this dream!



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