Pop of Paradise!

Good afternoon!

Happy Tuesday! I hope that everyone had a wonderful weekend. I wasn’t feeling my best this weekend, so I laid low. My husband worked outside all weekend though, and busted his butt trimming bushes, trees, power washing, etc. I love that he works so hard to make sure we have a home to be proud of 🙂

I started the below card last Thursday, but didn’t pick up it up again until yesterday. I used the new Pop of Paradise stamp set and had fun with it!


I die cut 3 squares using our new Layering Squares Framelit dies, then stamped the flamingo onto one square using Flirty Flamingo ink, and the leaves on the other two using Emerald Envy.

I put those aside, then grabbed my Flirty Flamingo ink, a piece of Whisper White cardstock, and some 2 inch wide Post It Tape (Amazon). I ripped off two pieces of tape, each a bit longer than my cardstock, and placed one lengthwise on my cardstock. Moving down a bit, I put the other piece of tape down, leaving a small bit of Whisper White between them. Using my dauber, I applied some Flirty Flamingo ink to the exposed cardstock. When the color was to my liking, I removed both pieces of Post It tape, then reapplied them, moving down the card a bit. I purposely varied how big the stripes were, as well as varied how even they were. I kept applying the tape, inking up the exposed cardstock, removing the tape, reapplying it a bit further down, and repeating. It took maybe 10 minutes to make my own patterned background!!

The striped background was then adhered to a piece of Emerald Envy cardstock. The 3 squares were applied using dimensionals for some extra visual interest.

I stamped Hello from the Thoughtful Banners set onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, flag trimmed the end, then adhered it down. I gave it a bit of movement by bending it a bit before adhering the right end under the bottom square.

Everything was mounted on a top folding A2 card. Fun right?


Now, later I did go and add a bit of something extra, but didn’t grab pictures since it was still wet. I will update this post tonight with those pictures.

Yesterday wasn’t all craft time though! In the morning I did get out for a bit and took our dog to the park. He loves the dog park!!! I love taking him too. There is a great area that is perfect for good walks, about a mile around. The middle is all tall grasses and flowers. The dogs love running through it, chasing each other, the mice that live in there, digging, etc. So we did two quick laps, then back into the smaller area. There is a windmill in there that pumps water from an underground spring, into a trough for the dog to drink from, then into a pool for them! Opie LOVES the pool!

He is an odd one though. Most dogs shake off as soon as they get out. Not Opie! I guess he prefers to drip dry? I snapped this picture about 10 minutes after he got out of the pool yesterday.


10 minutes later and still puddles! I think he does it on purpose since I won’t put a soaking wet dog in my car to go home 😉 I am still hoping to get started with Project Life, so I have been snapping a lot of little photos like this one lately and getting them printed out once a month. Hopefully soon things will calm down enough for me to be able to start playing!

Now… tomorrow! The new catalog goes live!!!!! I don’t know about any of you, but I am excited!

I will be sharing my very favorites from the new catalog tomorrow, so look for that! I will also be sharing the .pdf of the catalog for anyone that still need it. Exciting day!
Have a great day!



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