Welcome to A Crowning Creation and the ICS July Blog Hop Paper Palooza – Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper!  This month will be a visual treat while you experience all the wonder of Designer Series Papers from Stampin’ Up!  Normally, you can join us the first Wednesday of each month for the ICS Blog Hop for all kinds of fun and creativity.  However, with the holiday this week, we didn’t want you to miss out and saved it for today.  If you are new to my page, I hope you find my project fun and inspiring, too.

Let’s get started right away with my fun project this month.  I loved this Petal Promenade paper from the first moment I saw it.  I think it is just gorgeous and who doesn’t love flowers, right?!  Then, when I learned it was actually flowers, well….that just sealed it for me.  I had to have it!

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com. Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles framelits. Faceted Buttons. Love What You Do stamp set. Click thru to see how I made this and see more great ideas using Designer Series Paper.

I recently ran across a photo of one of my dearest friends I have know for more than 30 years.  She was the one who got me into card making and paper crafting.  We were neighbors nearly 35 years ago while I was living in the Anchorage area.  She moved to Tennessee and I moved to California, so we only saw each other every so often.  On a trip to visit her in Tennessee 7 years ago, I made my first card.  We had a blast and I felt so creative.  She had been making cards for 10-12 years at that time and was very patient with me in my enthusiasm.

Cynthia McQueen, Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator. www.aCrowningCreation.com. Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Layering Circles framelits. Faceted Buttons. Love What You Do stamp set. Click thru to see how I made this and see more great ideas using Designer Series Paper.

I’m sorry to say that she died suddenly nearly four years ago and I lost one of my dearest friends.  I know she is smiling upon me watching my Stampin’ Up! journey and that enthusiasm I have brought to others.  This scrapbook page is a tribute to her that I recently put together with this gorgeous paper showcasing both.  She loved red and the last time we were together, we visited the Biltmore Estate on a trip to Tennessee. It was the lat time I saw her and it was very special as we enjoyed the flowers and all the beauty of the estate.  It will hang in my studio and remind me of her kindness and creativity shared with others.  She taught many how to make cards and I am grateful to be one of them.

Watch this quick video on how this paper was designed to appreciate it’s beauty even more.

This Blog Hop is a great way to explore all the fabulous Designer Series Paper options from Stampin’ Up! that are on sale now with out Buy 3, Get 1 Sale.  The hardest part will be in deciding which ones to get, so get them all and have a grand time playing!

Please click below to continue through our hop to see the next project by Jenilee Pauls and experience even more great projects.  Also, I would love it if you would post a comment below and let me know how you like this card.

Make all your projects A Crowning Creation!

~Cynthia McQueen~

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