Well, I made my first card with the Climbing Orchid Bundle!  Woo Hoo!  I am such an Orchid fan, that I had to have this set, but have just now been experimenting with it. 

I started out with a very simple card that was inspired by so many Pinterest pages.  Thanks to all who post, and I want to apologize for not writing down the name of the person whose card I took my idea from.  Also, wanted to let you all know that Bronwyn Eastley of Addinktive Designs has done some fabulous research and gives wonderful suggestions as to color combos of Orchids.  I was absolutely in awe of how many color combos using Stampin' Up! inks to make gorgeous Orchids.  That is my next goal.  I have really enjoyed watercoloring and blending inks lately so I am truly looking forward to making more beautiful flowers.

Here is my simple but pretty Orchid card…
Here is the list of supplies I used…note, I used Yellow Stickles for the center of the flowers.



Look for more orchids and other flowers as I continue my "Blooms for the Summer" series.  If you would like to make the card above or any of the flowers I will be featuring or have featured, just click on one of the supplies that you may need and it will take you to my shopping site.  I am more than willing for you to CASE my cards, but please as always give credit where credit is due.  We all have such creative minds going for us, it is nice to acknowledge where your inspiration came from.  Even if you copy it exactly – most of us don't mind if we are mentioned. 

Don't forget the Christmas in July promotion!  If you become a demonstator by July 31st, you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $52!  And to give you a taste of the perks of being a demonstrator, Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($20 US)!  Now how can you pass up that deal?  My team and I would love to have you be one of us Craftin' Gals…just click on Join Me and start the process.  You won't be disappointed.  Pre-order privileges, first to see privileges, discounts from the time you sign up!  All for $99.00 plus you will get $125.00 worth of product to start your collection.  Now, come on, click that button and become a part of my team.  I would especially love to have you join us.

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In July, for every $50.00 you spend, you will get an email with a bonus code and will be able to use that code for $5.00 worth of product in August.  The more you spend, the more you get with bonus codes!!!  Just another way to give you more for your hard earned money.  This offer ends July 31st, so don't delay – get those $5.00 coupons!!!  FYI you must have an email to receive the codes and for heaven's sake, don't lose those emails! 

If you do place an order on my site, remember to use
JULY 2017 hostess code
Holiday Catalogs (really?) will be out September 1!  Can it be?  Yessirree!  As a demonstrator, you will get a sneak peek July 27th but ONLY if you are a demonstrator – hint, hint!  The pre-order period is August 1-31st, but ONLY if you are a demonstrator – did I say hint, hint?  Ha!

Well, that is all for me today~looking forward to making more blooms for summer.  Be kind to one another, and make some time for Creating With Paper!



Be kind to one another and make time for Creating With Paper.

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