I have to admit that I do live in a tropical paradise already.
For years however, I had to create my own tropical paradise.
For instance… a cold winter day I’ve been known to lotion up with a little suntan lotion to smell that paradise.
Not kidding…. sometimes we have to be really creative, right?
This year Stampin’ Up! is helping me out in creating a tropical paradise with my stamps.
The new Totally Trees stamp set caught my eye with the palm tree image.
When I started to create this card the Moroccan Designer Series Paper was sitting on my desk from a previous project and the colors in this pattern I chose reminded me of outdoor patio furniture. It was right then the idea was born…
I couldn’t help but fall in love with palm tree. Being from Florida, palm trees are a dime a dozen… and of course pine trees.
To create the perfect green for my palm leaves I dabbed my solid palm image into the Bermuda Bay ink first and then did a light tap into Emerald Envy ink. Once I stamped it over the palm tree I let out a big “WOW!” It was the perfect color.
To create this card click HERE to download the instructions.
Creating Your Paradise
The truth is, whether it’s a palm tree or a Santa image we are stamping, we create our own paradise when we craft.
Stamping is paradise for crafters.
- provides peace
- takes us to a calm, happy place
- stress reliever
- brings joy
I look at all of the characteristics above and instantly I think that is paradise. It’s my personal paradise. A place that I can enjoy peace.
Now don’t get me wrong… there are times I can feel frustrated in my personal paradise as well. The times when nothing goes my way when I’m trying to create. However, it’s still paradise. It still brings me joy.
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What Does Your Paradise Look Like?
Is stamping your paradise? Or do you have something else that creates a paradise for you?
I’d love to hear. I’m sure others would too. What do you find JOY in?
Believe it or not friends, others can learn from you as well. Leave a comment. Tell others what brings you joy.
Is it your oasis you live in?
Is it a stamp set? Stamping time? Crafting time?
Exercise? (I wish this did bring me joy… it tends to WEAR me SLAP out!)
Before I Go Back to Paradise….
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