Tia's Tips: If you haven't joined any of the community groups on Facebook, friend-you are missing a lot of FUN! Many of the crafting communities are about FUN! No bullies or politics-it's about crafting, coloring and making our beautiful creations and sharing them with one another. So, hopefully you are here because you saw and liked one of my cards. I encourage you to come and join the group of creators that give me inspiration: Passionate Paper Creations and Friends by Rhea! : https://www.facebook.com/groups/2879667398954326
Sponsor: Prickley Pear Stamps & Dies: https://www.prickleypear.com/
Stamp Sets (L-R): Build-A-Library: https://www.prickleypear.com/build-a-library-clear-stamp-set-clr210/
A Tea Set: https://www.prickleypear.com/tea-set/
The 1990's introduced a traveling summer music festival known as Lalapoluza. Back then, it was 4 days of music with both small unknown bands and large well known headliners. It featured a mix of music genres. Well, today friends, I've got a mix of cards I spent a weekend loving on. Thanks to the newest sponsor-Prickley Pear Stamps and Dies, I had the pleasure of browsing their on-line store and walked away a greedy little crafter! And I wanted to share with you all of my goodies-in one place! So here is my Card-O-Poluza!
I love to read, always have! I am a huge fan of libraries (a little surprised I didn't become a Librarian) So when I saw the 'Build A Library' set, I knew it was going to be mine! I am quickly becoming a fan of these sets that allow you to 'build' with them! So many possibilities-I love it! What I also love, is being a part of the Passionate Paper Creations and Friends Design Team. This amazingly talented group of women, encourage and challenge me more and more each week. I knew I wanted to do something more than just 'Build A Library'.
I'm not sure when or how the idea hit me, but suddenly I thought it would be funny to see the room swirling around! Not like tornado around ( I don't joke about tornados!) But in a hypnotic-get comfy, unwind and RELAX kind of way. I am very thankful that I also picked-up the matching dies for this set! Made creating this scene so much faster and easier. Also, there are more pieces for the room that aren't even pictured here! The background is from Whimsy Stamps and the letters are from Scrapbook.com (no affiliate links)-just sharing what I have.
Next up it the beautiful 'Wildflowers' set. There are so many beautiful and amazing flowers here to color. I also got the matching die that cuts out the scene along with several flowers, butterflies & a bee. There is also a solid rectangular sentiment die-I wrote Happy Birthday on it. Now, I could have die cut my lattice (sorry-can't remember: maybe Pink fresh Studio or MFT) and die cut the wildflower panel to place on-top, but I actually created one entire card using the lattice die. I started with a 4x11 sheet of my favorite Copic cardstock. I stamped the wildflowers on the right-side of the cardstock and then scored at 5.5. The left side I die-cut and folded over my flowers. I did this with the intention of die-cutting the extra flowers, butterfly and sentiment and have them peeking through the garden lattice.
Lastly, 'Tea Set'. Now, there are tea drinkers and there are coffee drinkers, and I happen to be one who loves them both! Hot and cold! Over the years I have acquired a collection of coffee-themed stamps/sentiments/papers-etc. But, I only have 2 tea-themed sets and I loved that this set had not only tea-cups and sentiments but tea in to-go-cups! Brilliant! I paired all three to-go-cups with my favorite 'tea'-sentiment from 'Graciella Designs'.
Now, crafty friends-don't be mad at me, but I opted not to share my Copic colors this time around. There are no mind-blowing, critical coloring techniques here-just fun. These unique stamp sets are just so beautiful that I want you to just have fun like I did getting lost selecting your own favorite color blends!
So grab a cup of joe or tea! Sit down and relax and have fun!