I love the combination of the colors, Pool Party and Pear Pizazz. This week’s Global Design Project challenge added Cherry Cobbler, which would make wonderful Christmas cards.


But, I was anxious to play with two new Occasions 2018 stamp sets, so I went in a different direction.

I combined Lovely Wishes with Bird Banter, using stamps, ink pads, scissors (for fussy cutting the parakeets), and Stampin’ Blends. This is unusual, because I rarely complete a project without using dies and the Big Shot. 


Let’s talk about those parakeets. Are they not the cutest? My brother and I were allowed to have parakeet pets when we were young, and I remember Dove (mine) and Angel (his). I liked how Dove would climb onto my finger, and keep me company. I also remember scattered bird seed on my bedroom floor, and cleaning Dove’s cage. Honestly, I think my mother took care of most of the mess. Thank you, Mama.

So, anyway, these parakeets make me happy, and the Lovely Wishes stamp set has “happy” plants, and perfect places to perch, like my finger. 

I used the Stampin’ Blends to color the parakeets and ink pads for the graceful plants and flowers. The stamp set is unique, because it has outline stamps, and solid stamps for coloring the interior. If you look closely, you can see they aren’t a perfect match, and I’m actually liking the imperfection. I’m wondering if the Stamparatus  would make a difference.

The Stampa-what-is?

Make multiples with ease
Consistently stamp crisp, clean images
If you want a darker impression (or to fill in a “missed spot”), apply more ink and re-stamp—no need to start over
Make fewer mistakes, saving time and money
Easily create 2-step, 3-step, and 4-step stamped images using reversible plates
Develop new and specialized stamping techniques with adjustable stamping plates and precision placement
Product details:
Compatible with Stampin’ Up!’s red rubber and photopolymer stamp
Foam mat to use with photopolymer stamps
Rulers and gridlines for quick measuring
2 open sides so you can stamp on larger paper
2 reversible plates: a total of 4 surfaces to work with
2 magnets to hold the paper in place
Magnet storage underneath the Stamparatus


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The sentiment, “Wishing You A Lovely Day, ” is from, you guessed it, the Lovely Wishes stamp set.


I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek. Feel free to ask questions in the comments, or send me an email: suheilmohr@gmail.com. I appreciate you visiting my blog. Have a great day!


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