Ahhh, just the feel of new paper in hand, the sight of a new stamp set waiting for its first inking. These are the simple things I treasure in my paper crafting world. Oh, and new toys!! Yes, yes . . . just look at that beautifully embossed and perfectly cut embellishment on the close up above! It was crafted from an “Embosslet” that I used in the Big Shot. It’s called Sweetest Stem embosslet and it matches the Sweet Stems stamp set and some new DSP called Raspberry Tart. (How do they come up with such luscious names?) I think I would buy it just because I love the name so much!

Isn’t that little ribbon bling cute? My friend, Mary Rindal, taught me how to make it. You just tie the ribbon in a knot around your finger, snip, snip and ta-da, you have a cute little accent for your card! Thanks, Mary!
Here are all the supplies I used on this card that was just sooooo much fun to make!
Stamps: Sweet Stems, A Little Somethin’
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Raspberry Tart DSP, Watercolor Paper
Ink: StazOn Black, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch, 1 3/8″ Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Sweetest Stem Embosslet, Black Gingham Ribbon, Dimensionals, Aqua Painter, 5/8″ Regal Rose Grosgrain Ribbon

I received this sweet little butterfly note in the mail from Nancy Beauchan. She is a SCS Birthday RAK girl. Isn’t the bling on the butterfly just the cutest? Great eye-popping colors, too. I love sweet little surprises like that . . . Thank you, Nancy!
And look at this beauty! From my friend, Mary. She is such a dear one. Isn’t that mini library clip adorable?? I can’t believe I don’t own any of those – that will have to be rectified soon! And, the sewing . . . will I ever be that brave?? Probably not, but what joy to receive such a beauty! Thank You, Mary!