Hello Stampin’ Friends,
Yesterday I shared with you three ideas to give the gift of creativity …. but note that any of these would be a great gift to give yourself too. There are times when you just have to treat yourself!
Today I would like to share some card samples made with the Banner Blessing that I introduced to you yesterday. This will give you some creative ideas so that when you get your Banner Blessings stamp set, you will be ready to stamp.
The cards were created by Holly Stene who also created the stamp set! I would also love to share with you, her touching story and how she came to design these stamps (see below).
Also used on this card are Choose Happiness, Gorgeous Grunge and Chalk Talk Framelits
Also used on this card are Hearts & Stars Decorative Mask and Star’s Framelits
Here is Holly’s story …
About a year-and-a-half ago, Stampin’ Up! announced a new contest inviting all stampers, demonstrators and non-demonstrators, to put on their creative caps and submit a design for a monster-themed set. You all might remember my sweet friend, Doris, and her winning Monster Maniacs set? 🙂 I loved the set and didn’t mind being the runner-up to her creation. So when Shelli announced at convention that year that there would be another contest, I knew I wanted to try again!
As my mother and I drove back to Vegas from our first convention, we brainstormed all sorts of sayings and phrases that we thought would make a great stamp set. When I went back to work, I couldn’t help but doodle here and there. I would draw something, take a picture, and send it to my mom and she’d say yes or no. (She was my upline at the time so I figured she knew what would work. After all, mother knows best!)
One night I was rocking our middle son to sleep and saw the Bible verse I had painted on a canvas to match his spaceship-themed room. “Shine like stars in the universe”–one of my favorite verses of scripture. That’s when I decided I wanted to do a scripture set. I sat down and thought of a few that I felt would not only look great on a card but would reach someone who needed to be lifted up.
I was in the Air Force for nine years. All nine years were spent far from family, and even a few months were in the Middle East–away from my husband and our 7-month-old son. Nothing helped more than the scripture verses my mom or dad or my church family would write on my cards. In fact, I still have a scrap of paper with a verse that my dad sent me while I was in basic training.
There’s something special about making a card for someone and I wanted these Banner Blessings to make it even more special! Thank you, Stampin’ Up!, for the opportunity, and thanks to everyone for their support! I hope you enjoy the set as much as I have already! 🙂
**Please note the opportunity to design stamp sets is no longer available.
One more card to share …
I hope you enjoyed Holly’s cards as much as I did. She truly highlighted this wonderful stamp.
Thank You for stopping by my blog today.
Have a Fabulous Friday ~
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