Oh Happy BIRTHday and PPA188

Happy Wednesday!
Today I am sharing with you a birthday card I made with some of my new items in my last stampin up shipment, and for the PPA challenge! YEAH! This card features the Starburst Sayings bundle with the framelit dies… by the way, I LOVE bundles! They give you so many more options. Now, the original starburst saying says “oh happy day”… and I think you can leave it just like it is for a wonderful birthday card. I just wanted to add a little extra, so I used the stampin up markers to stamp the BIRTHDAY from a stamp in the “see ya later” set, a sale-a-bration stamp set. I like the results! I pulled the colors for this card from sale-a-brations sweet sorbet DSP. Using the DSP for color inspiration is easy and always comes out looking great!

Paper Pool Party, Summer Starfruit, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP*
Ink Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pistachio Pudding
Stamps Starburst Sayings, See ya Later*
Accessories Starburst Framelits Dies, Decretive Dots Embossing Folder*, Sycamore Street Buttons and Ribbon**

* Sale a bration products
** Clearance Rack Blitz products! Hurry, only available while supplies last!

Also! dont forget about the paper pumpkin promo! Sign up for My Paper Pumpkin by February 10, and you will receive the 2012-2014 in color marker set (which is almost the same price as the kit itself!). Even better, sign up before January 25th and list me (Kristen Bowles, 77005) as your demonstrator, and I’ll send you a thank you with some stampin up products in the mail! AND after you sign up with me as your demonstrator, I would LOVE to show off your creations each month, so send me a picture of your monthly products, and I will feature them here on my blog!! I’m really excited about this, and I hope you are too! Feel free to email me if you have any questions!!


Click here to buy Stampin up products, including the NEW clearance rack items!




First day of Occasions Ordering and Mojo 326

Hi Friends!

Today my card displays my favorite stamp set from the occasions catalog called Peaceful petals! I love this card, and hope you will too! This flower is just one of five stamps in the set along with 2 sediments. I couldn’t quite find the right DSP to use for the vertical strip, so I just made one out of the leaf stamp, also from this set! The vertical leaf montage is super easy and I love the way it looks! I’m going to have to create another card with the same montage. Something else I did differently was that I used paper that was more saturated than the ink I used for the stamps. For example, the flower was painted using the aqua painters with Daffodil Delight but the card stalk is summer starfruit. The same goes with greens; pear pizazz and old olive. I hadn’t set out to do this, but in my opinion, it just gave the card more of an earthy look. To keep the earthy look I used Crumb cake as the card base.

Since today is the first day to order items out of the occasions catalog (Click here to see the new occasions products! ) I’ll send anyone who would like to buy items from me a free catalog!

Now the card and Mojo’s sketch:



Peaceful Petals Stamp Set


Paper whisper white, old olive, summer starfruit, crumb cake
stamps peaceful petals, lots of thanks
inks daffodil delight, pear pizzazz, crumb cake
accessories brights candy dots, old olive 3/8″ striped organdy ribbon*, aqua painters

* in the clearance rack (and at an excellent price too!! ) Hurry and get it while supplies last!

Click here to buy Stampin up products, including items from the occasions catalog!