Sunday, May 4, 2014

A Dozen Roses for Mom, PP194

Hello there, my sweet inky friends! You already know I love Sundays, well just because I love Sundays, as I get to sleep late and then spend some of it reading the Sunday paper while eating bagels or some other fattening thing I would never eat during the week. The thing that makes me smile the most, for real, is that it's time for a new Paper Players challenge! Yay! This week the awesome Jaydee is hostess and she has selected "Mother" for a theme challenge. How timely, and I love Nance's badge, too! 

This is going to be a bit of a long post (you've been forewarned!) as I have been MIA a bit this week and having some catching up to do. What a crazy week it's been! Monday was the Stampin' Up Catalog Premiere event, which was so awesome, but more on that another day. Wednesday I had stamp class, and Friday my DH had knee replacement surgery. He's a bit uncomfortable but doing well, thank God. As a result of the crazy week I've had I didn't get my PP project done days ahead of time as I usually do. I didn't even get started until almost 6 pm last night and a result there were a few casualties!

Clearly I don't work well under this much pressure. First of all, because I was rushing I burned my finger, well several actually, using the hot glue gun. I suffered in silence and will spare you the photos of my burns. But when I accidentally re-inked my (retired) Pretty in Pink Ink Pad with Regal Rose ink, I screamed! Family members came running in to see what was wrong and I explained. They so do not understand what a catastrophe this was. BTW, does anyone have a Pretty in Pink ink pad for sale? My old one is now RIP. Sorry, my old friend.

My usually organized desk was a nightmare! Thankfully, I was able to get this cleaned up in a flash. Note the sad ink pad. Oh, is there a project in here somewhere, you ask? Let's get to that now.

Mother's Day is just around the corner! I don't have my own Mom with me any more, but I am Mom to three awesome kids who I love dearly so I love Mother's Day! Mom's like flowers, at least this Mom does, so I thought it would be fun to make a bouquet of roses using the Spiral Flower Die. I love this die! I like to use a hot glue gun because I'm impatient (hence, the burns), but once I had all my supplies gathered I was able to make a dozen roses in a little over an hour.

Here's a close up shot. Aren't they pretty! So easy to make, too! I used some floral wire and a super inexpensive vase from a local floral supply store, and filled the vase with Old Olive "grass".

While trying to come up with a color combo, I came across this pretty, feminine combo at ColourQ. Perfectly girly! 

Here's the little 3x3 card that accompanies the bouquet. I love making 3x3's, there are so much fun and so quick and easy! 

Stampin' Up Products Used:
Card Stock: Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive
Tools: Big Shot, Spiral Flowers Die, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1/16" Handheld Punch
Accesories: Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon
Other: Hot Glue Gun, Vase, Floral Wire

3x3 Card:
Stamp Sets: Delightful Dozen, Summer Silhouettes
Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Pretty in Pink, Whisper White
Ink Pads: Pumpkin Pie, Calypso Coral, Old Olive
Markers: Pretty in Pink (because I ruined my ink pad!)
Tools: Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Accesories: Rhinestones

Phew! If you made it to the end of my post I thank you for hanging in! Our DT at The Paper Players would love it if you stopped by for a visit, too! Or even better, play along with us this week!

Big hugs!


LeAnne said...

Love these! They're beautiful, even if you did make a mess and burn your fingers! They'll never fade or lose their petals, they're a perfect arrangement for me, LOL!

Unknown said...

Loved reading your newsy blog. The flowers are fabulous and fits so well in the cute vase. Great work and so creative.

Nancy Farrell said...

Hi Sandy, I love the roses you made and the colors are so beautiful. I like where you got the color combo too. I am looking forward to following your blog. I hope your husband feels better very fast. :)

Nancy Farrell said...

If you have Pretty in Pink in refil, I have an extra used Pretty in Pink ink pad. I'll put it aside for you.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love your roses Sandy and little card that goes with them - what mum doesn't love flowers and these ones will last forever. Hope your burnt fingers are recovering.

stampwithsandy said...

That would be awesome, Nance! Thanks! Please email me at

Claire said...

What a great idea - those flowers look blooming gorgeous. And the card is so pretty too - the perfect combination. Thanks for playing along at Colour Q!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Oh my goodness Sandy! What a week you had! When I saw the photo of your ink pad, I gasped. When I saw the photo of your desk I said "Her desk is still WAY cleaner then mine!" Haha! I just love your bouquet and matching card. Like LeAnne said above, these flowers never lose their petals. Those are the best kind! Sending you a big hug and I hope your hubby is feeling better, too. :)

Nance Leedy said...

OMG, Sandy! I hope this week has shaped up WAY better than last week. You poor dear--I wish I lived close and could have helped you! I am in awe that after that week you managed to make this awesome creation! What a lovely gift set. The flowers are amazing and the card fantastic as always. Hope DH is up and moving around and the dust has settled from your whirlwind week! ((hugs))

Jaydee said...

Sandy, firstly hope DH isstarting to feel more comfortable and will soon be back to normal. I'm so sorry you burned yourself but, the results were so worth it!!! These flowers are stunning. Big hugs, my friend and Happy Mother's Day.