Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Mind of its Own

Happy Saturday!   I can hardly believe that I leave for the Stampin' Up! convention on Tuesday.  I am in the home stretch with my swap cards, but I know I will work on the five hour flight as well as some nights in my hotel room in Salt Lake City.  It happens every year, but I know that is part of the excitement of convention.

Here is the Utah Diva's sketch for today, UDISC248. You can find all of the cards and designers here.

 I am also using a color challenge this week from Create with Connie and Mary.  Isn't this yummy?

Here's what I came up with.  I have to admit, this card strays a bit from the sketch, it seemed to have a mind of its own.

Details ~

  • Paper ~ Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe
  • Ink ~ Crisp Cantaloupe, Calypso Coral, Pistachio Pudding, Soft Suede
  • Stamps ~ Too Kind (love this set!)
  • Accessories ~ Pistachio Pudding 3/8"ruffle stretch trim,  Modern Mosaic embossing folder

I just love the new In-Colors, especially the ruffle stretch trim.  When I was first introduced to Stampin' Up!, I only bought stamps.  I figured I could buy ink, paper and ribbon anywhere.  This is true, but I also learned that nothing ever matched!  I know I have a good eye for color, and if something is just a shade off, it really bothers me.  Now I tell my customers that one of the best things about Stampin' Up! is our beautiful coordination across the entire product line.  Don't forget, you can shop on line 24/7 in my store and have your goodies delivered right to your door!

Take some time to do something creative this weekend!  You'll be happy you did.



  1. Just gorgeous, Barbara! That ruffle trim is on my list!

    See you in SLC!

  2. This is beautiful! You always stamp with such comforting colors and images! Beautiful......

  3. Beautiful card! Love the way you used the ribbon! It's the perfect accent! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

  4. What a beautiful card! I love the color combo,and you sold me on the ribbon, too.

  5. I love what a pretty background the mosaic folder makes for this flower set! Great idea! Love the use of the ribbon trim.. so pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  6. This is beautiful, Barbara. I love those stamps and the colours are so perfect x

  7. Beautiful card! This stamp set works so well with these colors. So glad you joined us for the color challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

  8. Oh...I do so love this set! It's everything that made me fall in love with stamping! Beautiful! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

  9. So the ruffle on top and bottom and I adore that set! Thanks for playing along with the combination challenge this time on Create with Connie and Mary!