Some time ago I sat down and picked out several month's worth of Designer Paper series classes.  I had received a gorgeous card from a downline using the Serene Snowflakes and the Bella Bleu paper and thought ooh, this paper would be great for December.  I didn't want to use a Christmas paper three months in a row and thought this would be perfect!  Sort of blustery and festive and an elegance that I wanted for a December Paper Kit.  Gorgeous, I thought and proceeded to create the Kit. 

About the time I sat down to work on the cards to include them in my newsletter, I got a phone call from a customer saying, "Can I exchange the Bella Bleu paper from so and so's party, I just don't like it"  I respond, "oh Of course, I'll take care of that for you" and in my mind I'm screaming….oh no, oh no.  She doesn't like Bella Bleu? and proceed to have the following conversation.  

She doesn't like Bella Bleu?  Hmm, am I that far off from my customer's tastes?  Have I lost my touch?  Maybe I'm really not a good demonstrator?   Maybe I'm not even a demonstrator at all?  Maybe this is a dream and I really haven't taken fabulous cruises, thanks to SU and I don't have a kick bottom stamp room?  And a whole bunch of stamps and gorgeous samples all over the place.  What if I really can't coordinate colors and come up with lovely samples?  Maybe I'll wake up in a few minutes and still be working full time nights at the hospital stuck in a little room looking at body fluids!   

So I jabbed my hand with the bonefolder and it HURT!  So I at least knew I wasn't' dreaming.  I might still have some lingering doubts about the "good demonstrator" and the ability to create fabulous inspirations but I was awake.  So I sat back down to create the rest of the Bella Bleu samples and I needed to stamp to prove to myself I still had the "touch"  Here's one of my favorites.  Girls, I need validation here!  Let me know if you love it?


Stamps: Charming (Holiday Occasions Mini)
CS: Not Quite Navy, Kraft, Vanilla
Inks: Soft Suede, Bordering Blue, Not Quite NAvy
Misc: Soft Suede Polka Dot, Library Clips
The rest of the kit samples can be found in the photo album for DSP Kits.  This month's kit includes:

  • 6 Sheets of Bella Bleu DSP (1/2 pack)
  • 2 Sheets Not Quite Navy 12×12
  • 2 Sheets Soft Suede CS
  • 2 Sheets Elegant Eggplant
  • 2 Sheets Kraft CS
  • 1 Sheet Very Vanilla
  • 1 Sheet Whisper White 
  • 1 yrd Elegant Eggplant 1/4" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • 1 Yd Soft Suede Polka Dot Ribbon
  • 1 yrd Kraft Taffeta Ribbon
  • 4 Library Clips
  • 8 Gold Brads
  • Directions for 4 cards and 2 scrapbook pages – supplies will create either or.




December Paper Kit
Bella Bleu Pick-up $15.00 Bella Bleu Mailed $18.20