Bloomin’ Heart Happy Birthday

Sometimes you just need an update.  We’ve been in our home for 15 years and I love what we’ve done.  But, eventually you need to update here and there.  We’ve been on an updating kick the past couple of months, starting with our roof.  Earlier this week Derek started work on replacing our kitchen sink and faucet.  Don’t get me wrong, I did love my white sink but it was starting to show some wear and tear.  Here’s Derek working on the sink.  Eek!  Lol!

Sink Demo

At a recent Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog unveiling event we got made several “embellishments” with fun new items.  Woohoo!  Here is one that features the Heart from the  Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Dies and Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack.  I’m so happy I finally made it into a sparkly Happy Birthday card.

09 450pxl Bloomin Love - Happy Birthday'

CARD BASE:  I was super excited to play with the new Blushing Bride Glimmer Paper.  I went with a Blushing Bride tone-on-tone and I love how the Blushing Bride still pops.  The base is Blushing Bride layered with Blushing Bride Glimmer and Shimmery White.  Hello……the subtle sparkle just makes it.  Lol!

FOCAL POINT:  The heart was cut from the Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack using the Bloomin’ Heart Thinlits Die.  I challenged myself to “make it work”.  [grin – YES, I am a Project Runway watcher.  Lol!]  I topped the heart with several large and small Glimmer flowers that are also included in the Bloomin’ Heart die set.  Very cool.  Well….it felt like it still needed something, so into my embellishment drawer I went and came up with the new Metal Rimmed Pearls.  Perfect!!!  The pearl pair beautifully with the Shimmery White cardstock.

OMGosh!  I almost forgot, the coolest fun tool unveiled in the Occasions Catalog is……the Big Shot die brush and foam pad.  If you haven’t already seen it in action you are going to LOVE it!  It makes removing your cardstock from intriciate die shapes super fast and easy!  I will try and get a video showing this amazing new tool soon.

SENTIMENT:  There are loads of sparkle with the glimmer paper and shimmery white cardstock so I wanted to switch it up with subtle texture.  I took took a Blushing Bride strip and gave it the “Faux Suede” technique.  [TIP:  One of my “go to” techniques.]  Then I stamped Happy Birthday from the Remembering Your Birthday stamp set in Smoky Slate ink.


  • STAMP:  Remembering Your Birthday
  • PAPER:  Blushing Bride, Blushing Bride Glimmer, Shimmery White, Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack
  • INK:  Smoky Slate
  • ACCESSORIES:  Thinlits–Bloomin’ Heart | Metal Rimmed Pearls


Sparkly Hugs, Carol


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