In_like_a_lion Ugh!  March has certainly come in like a lion around these parts.  Driving around the city was not that fun this afternoon!  Came in from shovelling the driveway to collapse in a heap for a while.  I live in a condo complex, so technically, I don’t have to shovel my own drive, but the snow clearers aren’t always swift coming to our neck of the woods, so I figured that this might increase the odds that I’ll be able to get out of my own garage tomorrow.  This lion was created from the Sketch It set, with hand drawn mouth & whiskers (I know, there’s a reason that I _stamp_ my art….but it was that kind of a day!).  I added earth elements beads to the bottom using a liquid glue that I’m trying out (more on that later).  (*edited to add link to set & comment*) *comment* this lion has been floating around in demonstrator circles for a while, so I definitely can’t take credit for coming up with the idea (sorry, can’t give credit where credit is due at this point, either!).  However, we demonstrators are great at copying great ideas!! LOL

Paisley_petals_6 Created this card in the meantime to help remind me that spring is around the corner…and the spring mini catalogue is the mini of the moment!!  I used the long notes in so saffron, and the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set, which demonstrators received FREE (gotta love that) in December as a gift from Shelli Gardner (co-founder & CEO of Stampin’ Up!).  I stamped the large paisley stamp in so saffron onto the card, & used the Petals & Paisleys designer series paper on the bottom part of the card.  Turquoise grosgrain ribbon for accents.  Used cameo coral, tempting turquoise & old olive stampin’ write markers on the flower stamp, and cameo coral on the "happy" stamp.  Hodgepodge hardware belt on the grosgrain.

There’s a fantastic MARCH SPECIAL!  Purchase the Polka Dots & Paisley stamp set, the Petals & Paisleys designer paper and the Petals jumbo wheel, for $48.40 (plus shipping & taxes) and be eligible to get 50% off ANY one item in the spring mini catalogue!!  Hosts of workshops with $600 in sales are also eligible for 50% off any one item in the spring mini catalogue.  It’s almost enough to make me not mind shovelling snow….

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