Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Best Birds Card with Stamped & Sponged Background - VIDEO

Hi Friends! I hope you had a nice long weekend (for those of you who also live in Canada). I had a great weekend! On Saturday I invited a few of my girlfriends over for dinner and I made Chinese food. There isn't one decent Chinese restaurant in town or even within an hours drive, so if you get a craving like I had, then ya gots to make it yerself! Good thing I like to cook, eh? So I made Crab Rangoons to start - first time I ever made them. Oh my. There were sooo good! For the main course I made chow mein (the recipe for this is on my recipe page), fried rice and sweet and sour pork. Fortunately, everyone loved the food and went back for seconds - so that's a good sign! 

Stephanie, Amanda, Jamie and Danielle and of course, yours truly.
My friends also brought yummy goodies to share too and Debbie (not shown in photo) made a cheesecake for dessert. Oh my. We had very FULL bellies, I can tell ya. Very HAPPY full bellies, mind you! We laughed and talked and sure enjoyed our evening together.  I am so GRATEFUL that my Stampin' Up! business brought us all together - I couldn't imagine not having the friends in my life that I have, all due to sharing my love of stamping with others! Pretty cool. Yesterday I spent time preparing special projects for my upcoming Creative Retreat. It was a busy weekend, but a very nice weekend. 

This morning I made a card and I used the Best Birds, Timeless Textures and Thoughtful Banners set sets - all of which are retiring. I also used the Four-Petal Flower and Leaf Punch. Do you see the little sneak peek on this card? 

The die cuts I used are from the NEW "Magnolia Memory" die collection, which coordinates with the "Good Morning Magnolia" suite! These products are coming out in our new 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue, available June 4th.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card so I decided to make another, this time filming the process for you. 

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  1. Tina, you really impress me. You are such a go-getter and it seems you always surprise me the more I get to know you. Not only can you can, bake, keep a business going, enjoy swaps, now I learn you can cook Chinese dinner. You're awesome in my books!

    This is one fabulous card. I love all of the elements and how you put it together.

  2. Hi Beth. I LOVE to cook as much as I love to stamp! LOL So glad you liked this card. I had a great time making it. Thanks for you kind words. You're awesome too! xoxo