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Weclome to Idlewood Cards....

I am continually amazed and soothed by the beauty of the Idlewood Bush that my yard backs on to so I wanted to include it in some way in my blog....hence the title.  The Idlewood Bush is my little piece of wilderness in the middle of a city that I never imagined living in.  It brings me such joy and calm at anytime of year.  Now, as spring is blossoming, I am enjoying watching the birds, ducks and deer return.  It has been such a pleasure to share these little moments with my (almost) 2 year old son.  Nothing escapes his notice and he is learning the names of the birds so quickly.  Yesterday we had fun observing two wood ducks flying from branch to branch in the trees surrounding our yard.

I think that the Idlewood Bush also helps inspire my creative side.  I have been creating cards for almost 8 years now and I'm so excited this year to begin to share my projects with others as an Independent Demonstrator for Stampin' Up!   I'm looking forward to sharing some of these projects on here from time to time and I hope you enjoy them.

My first project is one that I included in my most recent card class or "Make and Take".  It uses the "Hello Again" stamp set which I am finding so fun to use as spring begins and numerous papers and inks from Stampin' Up's Brights collection (my new favourite colour family). 


The background paper is So Saffron card stock.  I stamped various images on Whisper White card stock and punched them out using a 1' circle punch and then matted them using Pacific Point, Old Olive, Melon Mambo or Tangerine Tango card stock punched with the 1 1/4' circle punch.  The 1/4" strips on the side are Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango.  I would advise adhering those strips with a 2-way glue pen.  I hope this card will brighten someone's day!


  1. Congrats on your blog!

    I loved making this card. It was easy to do and the color combo is very "spring".
    Can't wait to see what we'll do next month!


  2. I'm excited to follow your blog!


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