Old & New for Mom

Happy May Day! It's also happy pre-order day if you are a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! I went to the catalog premiere Monday night and received my copy of the brand new catalog that starts June 2nd, and also a brand new set from that catalog for FREE!

I couldn't wait to get home and ink it up. There are so many cute ideas with this set, I can't wait to get them all on paper! In the meantime, here is the first card I made with it; one for my mom.

I've mentioned before that my mom's favorite color is green. I have a tendency to go overboard on green gifts for her; but at least I know she'll like them!

For this card I used Pear Pizzazz, Gumball Green, and Whisper White. The Gumball Green is leaving us, but let me tell you, there are some YUMMY colors for the 2014-2016 In Colors!

The flower is from Secret Garden, which is also leaving us as part of the retirement list. All of the other stamps used on this card are from Work of Art, the new set I received. I used the Stamp-A-Majig to line up the "splashes." I inked up my stamp with Pear Pizzazz and stamped off once on a piece of scrap paper so that it provided a little lighter background.

I ordered the Rotary Arm for our Paper Trimmer a month or so ago, but just took it out of the box today. Two observations: why did I wait so long to order it, and why didn't I use it the minute it arrived? I love it! It, along with the scallop blade is how I created the decorative top and bottom of my top layer! I highly recommend it. It's easy to use, looks cute, and is fun to play with!

Would you like some more inspiration for Mother's Day? Head over to Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration!


  1. Fun use of the new stamp set!

  2. Very pretty! I love the shades of green...and the fun NEW set!

  3. This is really pretty. Of course green is my favorite color.