Adding Bling to our Lives

After using the Irresistibly Floral paper last week, I couldn’t help myself from using it again! I love being able to create my own custom paper. Have you used it yet? If not, be warned, it is addicting!

Irresistibly Floral paper from Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits Dies

Letting the Bling In

One of the things I love about stamping is the opportunity to be girly and use some bling. In my real life, I don’t get many opportunities. I dress seriously (I’m wearing almost all black today), my home is practical and elegant (nothing pink or blingy!), and my car is a classy shade of silvery…gray!

If you’re like me, and every part of your life is muted except for your artwork, let’s resolve to change it! I’m bringing the bling into every area of my life.

Do you have ideas on how to do this? If yes, please comment below! Here are some things I’ll be trying:

  • Wearing clothes with more colors I love (light blue, pink, purple. No more buying black!)
  • Buying home accents with bling. A picture frame studded with gems would be ideal!
  • Buying  costume necklaces with sparkle!

What will you do to bring your fun personality to your every day life? I’m so excited to get started. I can just see the smile on my face when I look in the mirror and see the bling!

Irresistibly Floral Paper

Below is the card that has started the revolution. And for good reason! The card uses so many colors that I love. Being able to customize the paper means that I was able to throw any color that I love at it. I used Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo (my absolute favorite color!), and Melon Mambo. And what a great effect! The yellows and pinks made a spectacular result.

Irresistibly Floral paper from Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits Dies

I made the card by using sponges in the ink colors mentioned above. Sponges are my secret weapon. They are the cheapest tool in the catalog and they create such an amazing effect. Click here to pick up a package.

I loved the background paper and wanted an image that wouldn’t cover it up. I went with the Hello You Thinlits Dies. If you don’t have these thinlits yet, you’ll definitely want to think about getting them. I only got mine a few months ago and I don’t know why I waited so long. I’ve used them so many times. They are large, yet airy looking. They also offer a trendy, chic look to cards. They are a great tool to have on-hand.

For the sentiment, I used silver foil for a blingy effect (we’ve already talked about how much I love bling….)

Irresistibly Floral paper from Stampin' Up! and Hello You Thinlits Dies

Don’t the colors and the bling make you want to smile?

Let’s put these smiles in our lives every day. If you are reading this post and are like me, and only put these bright colors and sparkle in your artwork, let’s change that starting today! Can’t wait to see the new you.


Supplies Used:

Paper:Irresistibly Floral, Flirty Flamingo, Peekaboo Peach
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Peekaboo Peach, Flirty Flamingo, and Melon Mambo
Accessories: Hello You Thinlits Dies, Rhinestones, Doilies, Silver 1/8 ribbon, Silver Foil Sheets

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