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Posted by on May 11, 2018 in Annual Catalog Stamp sets 2018-2019, Rooted In Nature, The Creative Way, The Creative Way -May 2018 | 4 comments

Be Strong – Be Happy – Be You

I tend to love basic sentiments hello, thank you, happy birthday…things that are not overly specific… You get the point!! Anyway, I’m telling you this because The Rooted In Nature Stamp Set has a sentiment that I have fallen in love with!  I see me using it a lot…. Be Strong , Be Happy, Be You! You can’t get more encouraging than that! Theses little words are what life is all about! Being happy being You!!!  You can use them together or cut them apart and just use one of them!

The Creative Way – A Product Feature

I have really enjoyed creating different cards with the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set (146479).  The trees in this set are very pretty!  I’m not sure exactly what trees they are! But, one I have named the mighty oak.  It is this large spiralling tree that looks like it is century’s old and has seen a lot in this world. It has weathered the storm to see a better and brighter day!!  I love this stamp just for the thoughts it brings to mind. We all have deep roots and we all-weather storms.

Most nights when Mike and I get home from work we watch a tv show together. Most recently we have been watching an old show called The Virginian!  For those who do not remember the show, it is a mystery show disguised as a western. There are all sorts of guest stars like Charles Bronson, Jone Collins, Slim Pickens, and William Shapner to name a few.  Last Night Harrison Ford was a guest star.  About, a week ago we were watching the show and The Virginian was out on a trail and the scene had a big old tree that looked just like this stamp.  So much so that I wish I could have screen shot it so you could see it!   Anyway, that scene was my inspiration for this card!  The big mighty oak and The Cowboy on the search for the truth!  Go Be Strong, Be Happy, and Be You!

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

Rooted In Nature Stamp Set

For today’s The Creative Way Card I combined the leaves as a background then used the mighty oak stamp as my focal point and finished it off with the be strong, be happy, be you sentiment.

Be strong, be happy, be you

  • The color combination is Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, and Soft Suede with a pop of Night of Navy
  • The background leaf was stamped with Soft Suede ink on Crumb Cake cardstock
  • The mighty oak was stamped the same way
  • The Sentiment, Be Strong Be Happy Be You was stamped in Night of Navy and sniped out
  • Then it was just a matter of adding layers and texture to the card

Each of your comments makes me smile! Please, comment HERE.

The Night of Navy ribbon is retiring! So if you love the sophisticated look of the Navy Corduroy (145597) then you need to have this in your stash!!

The first post in this series shares a lot of my thoughts about the Rooted In Nature Stamp Set and the Nature’s Poem Suite that Rooted In Nature  is apart of! You can find that post here

For day 2! 

The Share What You Love bundle is jammed packed of stamping wonderfulness for every card maker or paper craftier out there!!! This bundle is only available for a limited time.


Share What You Love Bundle

  • Bundles are exclusive to the suite early release and will no longer be available after May 31, 2018. Individual items from the Share What You Love suite will be available when the 2018–2019 annual catalog is released on June 1, 2018.

If you would like to see Cards with this bundle click here and here

Retiring Stampin' Up! Products

Lots of awesome products are retiring from the Occasions and Annual Catalogs .You defiantly don’t want to miss out on these fabulous items!!

Well, it is Friday! That makes me very happy!  I hope you get to squeeze a little creativity into your weekend!  I will be working on cards for a friend who is graduating and a wedding shower card. To all the Mom’s Happy Mother’s Day! You guys are amazing!!  Go and live creatively my friends!




  1. This is an awesome card! I love everything about it. The pop of Navy is perfect. And I too love this stamp set.

    • Thank you so much!! ?

  2. Absolutely GORGEOUS, Jennifer! Such a warm, neutral-toned card. <3

    • Thank you!! I’m happy you like the neutral feel ((hugs))

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