Some more gorgeous-ness using the new Ornate Garden Suite, which is an early product release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  I chose a busy floral design from the Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper for the card front and then cut through the middle with my sentiment, framed with die-cut vellum borders and embossing...

At the end of January, I shared a Three-Panel Scenery Tri-Fold Card that featured the Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper alongside the beautiful stamped blossoms.  I re-created that card using the same products, but this time I chose a different patterned paper from the pack and used individual die-cut blossoms to grace the card front...

It is ANZAC Day here in New Zealand and in Australia.  ANZAC stands for Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.  Today we remember all who gave their lives for their country and honour our returned servicemen and women.

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is YOUR FAVOURITE DSP.  Choosing my favourite designer series paper was a hard ask as I have many!  I narrowed it down to two, one from each of the annual catalogues:  Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue and Bird Ballad Designer Series Paper from the current 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

I have been creating using the gorgeous new Ornate Garden Suite, which is an early product release from the upcoming 2020-2021 Annual Catalogue.  The products I love the most from this suite are the Ornate Thanks stamp set with a coordinating Ornate Borders Dies, plus the fabulous Ornate Garden Specialty Designer Series Paper.  I have used these products to create this thank you card...

Once a holiday like Valentine's Day, Easter, or Christmas, is done and dusted, we will often put aside the stamps and designer paper that was devised for those occasions.  I want to challenge you to use those holiday-specific products throughout the year too!  For example, this masculine birthday card was inspired by the stunning stripes found in the From My Heart Specialty Designer Series Paper, a set of patterned papers designed specifically for Valentine's Day.

As you celebrate the gift of life this Easter, may you find the renewal of hope, peace, and love in your home.  Wishing you and your family a joy-filled Easter.

This week's Your Creative Connection theme is A RAINBOW FOR YOU.  I had trouble figuring out the best way to include all the colours of a rainbow on one project without it looking over-the-top.  So instead, I created two cards that, combined, cover the spectrum of colours from Real Red to Night of Navy!