Botanical Blooms is retiring and there’s nothing I can do about it

Every year when the retiring products list is published, I hold my breath and scan it for favorites.  This year, there was a BIG sigh when I saw Botanical Blooms right there in black and white.  It’s a go-to floral set for me, and has an unmistakeable tropical vibe. This is one retiring set that … More Botanical Blooms is retiring and there’s nothing I can do about it

The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?

I’ve had a little time to look through the list of products retiring from 2016-2017, and I have a few things to share with you. Products are selling out VERY QUICKLY, so don’t delay.  Here are a few things I consider noteworthy: Bundles are retiring – in some cases, stamps will continue. Many have already … More The Retiring List – what’s a crafter to do?

A July Calendar that’s NOT Red-White-and-Blue

I finally did it! I broke out of the Fourth of July, Red-White-and-Blue bonds! Stamps:  Watercolor Wings, Botanical Blooms (2016 Occasions) Color Palette:  Pear Pizazz, Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe (still retired) Accessories:  Butterflies Thinlits, Stampin’ Dimensionals It’s addicting to play with the Watercolor Wings layers – there are so many options.  I really do have … More A July Calendar that’s NOT Red-White-and-Blue

A Muted Garden

I find the combination of these shades of blues and taupes to be very soothing: Stamps:  Botanical Blooms Color palette:  Very Vanilla, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Suede, Pool Party, and Island Indigo Accessories: Botanical Blooms framelits, Big Shot, Designer Pearls, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Timeless Elegance DSP How can you go wrong with these beautiful shapes? I … More A Muted Garden