Sunday 11 February 2018

Petal Palette, Petal Passion DSP Stamp N Hop

Everyone must be getting the idea that I love a good blog hop - well I have joined another group of bloggers from all around the world called Stamp 'N Hop on Facebook. We are planning monthly hops with a theme so you can get inspired by goodies that all have at least one thing in common. This months hop is Anything Occasions - what fun as this is a great catalogue with 41 different stamp sets (counting wood / clear options as 1)!

So I am hanging out in the Australian Catalogue pages 22-23 with the Petal Passion Suite. Team it with any colour you love - the black and white  Petal Passion DSP is perfect for all occasions.

So let me tell you a little more about my card - yes it was sent as a sympathy card - the hardest I find to make but to me more important than most. I also usually hold off sending them for a week or even 10 days after the loss as that's the time I found the hardest in my experience. That first week is super busy getting ready to say our farewells the shock is still huge and we go about on autopilot doing what needs to be done! the week after the family is good supportive but that wanes as wee need to get back to work, kids sport and doing all those things before our hearts stopped still to farewell someone precious. That was when the loss hits hard - the support is still there but everyone goes back about their lives but the person the card goes to can't - it will never be the same. I have also been known to send flowers a month after rather than at the time.

So this card I pulled out the 2 new watercolour pencils that are exclusive to the Lots of Happy Card Kit on page 15 to use to colour my flower - Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist - now you could use ink but I have the pencils and love them so pencils it was! The sentiment is from The Ribbon Of Courage set 143885 in the annual catalogue as I just love it!

Thank you for stopping past please continue our hop - the list is below of the participants. If you are a current active demonstrator and would like to join us on the next hop you can find our Facebook Group HERE. For now pop on over to Jessie's blog and see what she has to share with us.

Hop Roll Call
Kayla Adams
Laurie Mackie
Joanne Hodge
Amy Grendel
Andre Gordon
Tracie Evans Langley
Kirsten Aitchison
Linda Handford
Rachel Traudt
Eva Pottsova
Melissa Tennison
Melissa Kerman
Lisa Kmiec
Christina Walker
Karen Pearmain
Joyce Whitman
Bobbi Miller
Ilka Teschke
Danielle Kassing
Terry Montgomery
Tracey Gouraud
Kat Spencer
Mo Rootes
Laurie Meier
Georgia Gaydos
Courtenay Heuston - You are HERE
Jessie Holton
Susan Simpson
Shannon Cole
Linda Richenberg

 Team these goodies with your trimmer, ink colour of choice and adhesives to make your own. 
Do you live in Australia and would you like to become a Demonstrator, earn discounts, great rewards and get to craft with Stampin' Up! products before their release? If so click here to join my team - more information here. 

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  1. What a beautiful sympathy card Courtney, loving the Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime Twist, so stylish x

  2. I love your card. Thank you for giving another reason to invest in the paper!

  3. That's one of my favorite suites, lovely card!

  4. I just so adore this DSP also Courtenay!! And I didn’t know that there were two new watercolor pencils in that kit! OMG I am going to have to get that on my next order!! �� thank you so much for sharing!

  5. Thank you for the meaningful reason on why and when to send sympathy cards. It never dawned on me that way. Will keep that in mind.

  6. What a thoughtful person you are Courtenay. I love your card and must remember that sentiment next time I have to make a Sympathy card xx

  7. what a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your reasons. I couldn't agree more.

  8. Beautiful!! I love the color choices.

  9. Something that I have never thought about doing but you are so right.. the loss of loves ones usually hits me a few weeks after the fact. Thanks so much for sharing and your card is wonderful.

  10. What a lovely card and you always add that extra touch by stamping inside the card.

  11. A very pretty card, Courtenay! Thanks for sharing!

  12. cute card! Love that sentiment.

  13. What an extraordinary project! I adore Petal Palette, and now I must CASE this card! Thank you so much for sharing it with us!

  14. Lovely card, love the detail inside, I find sympathy cards hard to make also, need to be just right , you nailed it.

  15. What a lovely combination of elements - so soft and pretty!

  16. Beautiful card, soft & elegant xx

  17. Your card is elegantly beautiful. The colors work so well together, and the layers are so pretty. I think you are absolutely right about waiting a few days to send a sympathy card. In my opinion, it is so important to extend our support to those who have lost family and friends long after the immediate loss. Thank you for sharing such a stunning card. Looking forward to "seeing" you next month on the blog hop.

  18. Stunning card Courtenay. Really love your colour palette.

  19. A wonderful card and a great layout that you could easily switch the sentiment for an alternative card. Super inspiration. TFS x

  20. Beautiful creation with this Petal Passion Suite.

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