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Bloomin’ Marvelous


Today’s post is for the card I made for a Retro Sketch challenge.  For information and/or to participate yourself, please click on the image below to be taken to their website.


My card looks much better in person, I really do need to take a photography class!

rs#115 submission

rs#115 submission


  • Paper: Island Indigo; Natural ivory
  • Ink: Island Indigo
  • Punches and Big Shot accessories:  Flower punch; mini butterfly punch; label punch; honeycomb framelit
  • Embellishments: patterned paper cut from This n ‘ That journal; subtle candy dots; 2013 SAB button; bakers twine; natural twine; doily
  • Adhesives: SNAIL; glue dots; dimensionals

Oh, Happy Day!


Boutiques Boxes

Another little creation I made over the weekend.

Good morning 🙂

I have the Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit.  It comes with 8 little boxes — perfectly sized for gift cards.  Don’t you just love little boxes??  It’s easier if I just include the picture:

Boutique Boxes Designer Printed Kit
129306 $9.95CDN

So this is the kit and it’s less than $10!  Crazy right?  It not only includes the adorable little boxes (8 of them! I mentioned that, right? lol) it also includes little note cards and a sheet of diecut shapes!  Now my personality is more of the: Do the kit exactly as outlined and don’t deviate from the instructions no matter what!  But… I’m 40 now *Gasp!* (I wrote that fast so I didn’t think about it for too long) and following the rules doesn’t have the same appeal anymore — midlife crisis?  or maybe I’m finally loosening up?  I’m getting off topic here..  Focus, fooocccus!

Ok, so I had the corners from my explosion box and decided to “wrap” one corner of the box, I added a butterfly using the butterfly punch (no kidding!)  Decorative label punch for the label and overlay.

And then I got out my Fancy Friends Kit.. and here it is (cute, “eh!”?):

Fancy Friends Kit
132319 $17.95CDN

I stamped the overlay using the ink spots (daffodil delight & old olive) that come with the kit (Fancy Friends, not Boutique Boxes) and I used the little flowers and the bling — gotta have bling!  The stamps come from a limited edition Sale-A-Bration stamp set called, Bloomin’ Marvelous.

Which reminds me.. Sale-A-Bration is ending on the 22nd!! less than 2 weeks until it’s over for another year.  Get your orders in soon so you can benefit from free stuff!!  That’s FREE stuff people.. FREE — Hmm.. have I mentioned you get FREE STUFF when you order before the 22nd (and spend at least $60) — still FREE stuff! OK — I’m hopping off my soap-box!

Have a super week!