Tart & Tangy Swaps

These are my swaps for Patty Bennett’s meeting next Saturday. I just can’t get enough of this set. I love using the chunky glitter for the lime or orange slices. 

Bloomin’ Beautiful Stationery Portfolio

Here is the Bloomin’ Beautiful Stationery Portfolio I promised. The first photo shows the inside of the portfolio and the second shows the portfolio closed up with the 4 cards that go inside. Wouldn’t this make a great Mother’s Day gift? I used the Bloomin’ Beautiful stamp set found in the Occasions Mini Catalog and the Afternoon Tea Designer papers. This coordinates great with the Carousel Notes purse. My class for the purse is April 27th, at 1pm. The Bloomin’ Beautiful class is May 4th at 1pm. You can click on the pictures to get a better view.

Bloomin’ Beautiful

I really didn’t like the Afternoon Tea Designer Papers when I first saw them in the Occasions Mini Catalog. Wasn’t really crazy about this stamp set, Bloomin’ Beautiful either. But boy do I love them now. I have seen so many beautiful cards using these papers and this stamp set that I caved and had to have them both. Just like I had to have the Carousel Notes too. My husband always tells me; “Honey, there isn’t a tool that I don’t need”, so for me “there isn’t a stamp set or designer paper that I don’t need either”. 

 These cards were a little time consuming but so worth the trouble. The flowers are layered, all water colored and the scallops were made using the large oval punch. You just cut them in half and use your 2-way glue pen to attach them. I guess you could call this a faux scallop. These cards will go inside a portfolio that I will show you next week. This is just a little tease.