This week's Your Creative Connection theme is HOW SUITE IT IS.  Lately, I have been creating a lot with the Parisian Blossoms Suite, so it was a no-brainer to use this WHOLE suite on one project to share for this theme.  I am a card maker first-and-foremost, but I do delve into the occasional memory keeping too.  Well, the beautiful, iconic Parisian imagery in the Parisian Blossoms Suite was calling me to create this double spread of one day during our amazing time in Paris.

There are two stamp set bundles in the Parisian Blossoms Suite.  The first is the Forever Blossoms stamp set and coordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies, which is all about the iconic Parisian springtime blossoms.  The second bundle is the Parisian Beauty stamp set and matching Parisian Dies, which has elegant motifs that will instantly take you to Paris!  These two bundles are designed to work independently, or you can combine them for more creative options like this beautiful friendship card.

About a week ago, I presented the stunning Parisian Blossoms Suite from pages 14-17 of the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue to a group of Stampin' Up! Demonstrators.  At the end of the presentation, I gave everyone instructions and kits, in two colour combinations, to create this beautiful triangular tri-fold wedding card using the Forever Blossoms stamp set, coordinating Cherry Blossoms Dies and Parisian Blossoms Specialty Designer Series Paper...

I confess I am not a gardener.  My grandma and mum are amazing gardeners, but I think that skill skipped a generation.  I love pretty flower gardens and like to have vegetables available at different times of the year, but my gardening skills and motivation are such that the plants in my little patch of earth survive or die on their own merit!  So for this week's You Creative Connection theme, FRESH FROM THE GARDEN, I turned to poppies, which are an easy-care, self-seeding flower that adds a beautiful pop of vibrant colour.

This stunning z-fold birthday card features one of the most popular suites of the new January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue - the Peaceful Poppies Suite.  Not only does it star on the front cover, but you can also find numerous project ideas on pages 24-27 of the Mini Catalogue.  I used the Painted Poppies stamp set and coordinating Painted Labels Dies to compliment the gorgeous Peaceful Poppies Designer Series Paper to create this birthday card...

Have you seen these?  This month Stampin' Up! released five amazing dies and one fabulous designer paper pack that coordinates with existing products in Sale-A-Bration and the January-June 2020 Mini Catalogue.  This pretty diorama card was created with two of these new products: The Sending Flowers Dies and Pleased As Punch Designer Series Paper.

I pulled out my favourite from Sale-A-Bration again, the Happy Birthday To You stamp set, to create this subtle birthday card using the Emboss Resist Technique with a pretty watercolour wash of Highland Heather and Seaside Spray ink.  Splashing ink around for this card was just much fun!

Today is the day to share your heartfelt appreciation to those you care about most.  One of the best ways to do that is to send or give something handmade or handwritten from the heart.