Blossom Beauties - Sami Stamps Release Magazine Feature!!

Hi Everyone and Happy Friday!
We are preparing to head down to Ocean Shores for the weekend for a fun little trip with our friends.  It's going to be cold, but who cares!  I love being on the beach and being there with friends just makes it better :)

So today we have an awesome new release from Sami Stamps and the cool thing with this release is that it was featured in the Through the Craftroom Door Magazine!!  I've never been published in a magazine before, so this is super cool for me!  And the images are just gorgeous, you don't want to miss them!
The first image I chose to work with was this Pretty Flower - which is currently the freebie image at Sami Stamps!  I loved the simplicity of it.  That gave me so many options on how to use it.  So I decided to color it up multiple times with my pencils and fussy cut around them so I could add dimensional tape behind them and pop them up off my card panel.

Overall the card is simple, but that's the beauty of this image.  It can be kept simple, or embellished out and it's still beautiful.  I layered up a simple Hello die cut and then scattered some clear sequins around each of the flowers.  Gorgeous!!

I'd like to enter this Hello card into the following challenges:
    Creative Inspirations #334-Sparkle
    Fab n Funky #280-Die Cuts/Punches
    Fussy and Fancy #151-Flowers

My second card features the Blossoms Girl image.
I adore this cute little flower that Sami draws, so when I saw it covering this beauty, I knew I had to use this image.  I really wanted the whole card to have a graceful elegance to it so I kept the colors soft.  I used a piece of watercolor cardstock that I had colored up in the past as my background.  It was made by dabbing distress paint onto an embossing folder, misting it with water and then pressing my paper into it.  It's a super fun technique and the results are so gorgeous!

I layered a piece of embossed vellum over top of that to mute the colors a little bit and then strung a couple layers of ribbon along the side to help draw the eye to the sentiment.  Everything was colored in with my markers and I've added a lot of shimmer to her dress and the sentiment frame.  So incredibly gorgeous!!!  I love this release!

We are also starting a new challenge today at Sami Stamps and it's simple - Anything Goes!  Just be sure to use a Sami Stamps image on your project!!

I hope you will stop by Sami Stamps and Through the Craftroom Door to check out this wonderful feature!  I'm so happy and proud of Sami for all the work she has put into this!  She is an incredibly amazing person and I'm so thankful to know her and get to work with her gorgeous art!!

Thanks for visiting!! <3


  1. Emily you are quite right this is s beautiful stamp and I love how you have used it. Congratulations of your first publication and thanks for sharing it with us all at Fussy and Fancy . Jo .x

  2. Wow! These are gorgeous Emily! Congrats on being featured in a magazine. That is so awesome! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Gloria

  3. Two gorgeous cards. Lovely images, beautifully coloured. So fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in with our 'Diecuts & Punches' challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. We're so glad you did. Looking forward to seeing your fabulous talent in the lineup again soon. Hugs, Wends x Fab 'n' Funky DT

  4. Oh how exciting to be published Emily!! Your card is so elegantly beautiful...the rain drops are such an effective accent for these beautiful flowers...thank you for sharing with us at Fussy and Fancy! Good luck!
    Take care,

  5. This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing in our sparkle challenge at Creative Inspirations! xxx