March 11, 2016

Kylie's International Blog & Highlight Project!

Oh we are going to have some FUN today! I am joining in on Kylie's International Blog & Highlight Project and so can you if you are a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. The theme is simply "Thank you" and you as a reader can vote on your favorite card. Head on over to Kylie's blog and get your votes in! 

So because this event is going global, I need to tell you that I am from Hodgdon Maine, USA. (pronounced like the word "hodge" and add dun on the end). I know, it's a hard one as most people pronounce it incorrectly. I have been a Stampin' Up! demonstrator for 7 years now!

We all have that someone special that we should thank in our lives. My card is going to go postal this week to my friend Rita. Rita and I were besties in high school and life happened after we graduated. We reconnected about 10 years ago. Although we are almost 2 hours away from each other, we meet several times a year to catch up on life, our children, our grandkids and everything else in-between. I am sending this card to tell her thanks for being the person she is!

So I had a little bit of creativity going on with the coordinating Botanical Gardens Designer Paper and the Botanical Builder Framelits Dies. Love our coordinating products!

The framelits cut such beautiful flowers don't they? I have several layers added to the Pool Party flowers and snuck in two layers of leaves under the flowers. Colors used are Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White. The card base is Hello Honey.

To finish off my card I added the sentiment in Early Espresso Ink using the Another Thank You stamp set and a little bit of bling in the center of each flower using the It's My Party Enamel Dots. Here is a listing of Stampin' Up! supplies I used on today's card:
  • Stamps: Another Thank You
  • Inks: Early Espresso
  • Cardstock: Hello Honey, Cajun Craze, Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Pear Pizzazz and Whisper White
  • DSP: Botanical Gardens
  • Accessories: It's My Party Enamel Dots
  • Tools: Big Shot Machine, Botanical Builder Framelits Dies
Thanks for stopping by to visit me today. Make sure you visit all of the other entries to get your votes in and you can also click on my Online Store below to order any of the Stampin' Up! products I used on today's project!
Did you sign up for the March Mini at Create with Connie & Mary? We go live today!
Subscribe to receive all of our projects from the Occasions Catalog featuring the following stamp sets:
  • Pyramid Pal & Large Number Framelits
  • Sunburst Sayings Bundle
  • Timeless Textures
  • Botanical Blooms Bundle
  • Grateful Bunch
SPRING BONUS PROJECT:  Purchase both the March and April Mini Sessions together and get this BONUS SPRING project immediately using the Going Global Stamp Set and Going Places Designer Paper, perfect gift for your hostesses or friends!  You and your customers will LOVE making it! 
Sets we will be using for the April Mini Session:
  • Bear Hugs
  • A Nice Cuppa
  • Helping Me Grow
  • Suite Sayings
  • Perpetual Calendar


  1. Thank you so much for sharing this gorgeous card with us! I love the enamel dot flower centres!

    1. Thanks Stephanie. I just love our enamel dots to add a finishing touch!

  2. Great card - I really like how the pool party just pops against the darker colors!

  3. I am sure Rita is going to love receiving this Debbie! Thank you for taking part in our international blog highlight and making it such a success! All the best with the voting.

  4. Beautiful card Debbie. I agree - the Botanical Blooms framelits are awesome. Xoxo

  5. Just love how you have layered your flowers. Angexx

    1. So easy with great tools to play with, thanks Angela!

  6. Love the depth you created. Looks lush and dense.

  7. Great card Debbie! Love the way you have used the flowers and DSP!

    1. Isn't it a great combo Deb? Thanks so much!

  8. Such an awesome card Debbie....totally love what you have done with the flowers

    1. The DSP is really what makes it easy to decide on colors! Thanks Vicki!

  9. Well this is certainly gorgeous! Off to vote!

  10. Love this card and your work is fabulous. Hope I voted properly. Thanks


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