Some SAD News With A Parting Challenge…

I have a FUN card to share with you today and some SAD news… lets focus on the good things first and the sad stuff we will leave for the end.  It’s time for another Inspiration Challenge at Stampin’ Celebration.  This month it’s a non-traditional Easter type theme.  It’s a little out of my comfort zone but it helped me break out some FUN products I haven’t had time to play with yet.  here is the card I created-

Starburst Sayings with Gold Vellum created by

subtle neutrals make for a great unisex card!

I went with the sketch from Mojo Monday, it was simple and gave me the opportunity to play with some new products I haven’t yet had a chance to play with.

The Inspiration photo from Stampin’ Celebration was fun but a hard task for me!

I knew after I saw the inspiration pic I HAD to use my Gold Vellum sheets… those have been calling my name for months!

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I colored on top of my embossed sentiment to help it pop off the Crumb Cake card stock.

I thought the white neutral buttons added a nice texture to the tag, and I used some left over gold string from my Good as Gold Card Kit ad it was the perfect finishing touch.

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A little ribbon always gives a nice touch!

I just LOVE this gold accented vellum paper, it is the coolest thing!  It’s opaque like vellum but with the shiny accents – it makes it awesome!!! Blog Shots-015

I hope you pop over to the Stampin’ Celebration Challenge and play along with us, it’s a TON of FUN!!

Now for the news that I hate to share…

It is with a heavy heart that I post today… I have come to the decision (which was hard) to end my time with Stampin’ Up! and after today I will no longer be a Demonstrator.  I have had SUCH a great time over the last 7+ years and it makes me cry every time I think about it… It is a decision that I hate to make but it is whats best for myself and my family… I can’t believe that this day has come, but it has.

I have to share with you the reason why I have made this decision, and that reason is that it’s actually April Fools Day!!




  1. This came out so pretty.. I love that you used the Gold vellum sheets, they are perfect.

  2. You’re bad. . . you really had me going. Shame on you!

  3. Josie F says:

    Oh girl you got me!! I was about to start crying!! I do not like April Fools Jokes. LOL I have to admit, this was a good one. :) Have a great day!

  4. Bonnie in Virginia says:

    OK, how do I get this lump in my throat to go away :( I must admit, that was a good one, Ha! I hope everyone reads to the end, LOL! Take care and glad I won’t have to miss you 😉

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