Friday, February 8, 2019


I am absolutely delighted that my good friend and fellow demonstrator, Louise Sharp, is joining the Creating Kindness blog hop this month as our guest designer.  I think everything Louise makes is a masterpiece!  Make sure you go visit with her to see for yourself.
This month, we are celebrating birthdays!

I have to be honest and tell you that when I saw the Bloom By Bloom stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I was totally underwhelmed and I didn't purchase first.  Well, my opinion has done a complete U turn.  It is a wonderful stamp set filled with solid images that lend themselves to many different techniques.  They also layer up on a single layer card beautifully!  Keeping my card fairly simple with just stamps, ink and paper, I had fun choosing the colours I would use and then deciding the placement of the images.  With the exception of a layered die cut, there are no other embellishments on this card.  Watch my You Tube video below to see the card design in process and please subscribe if you like what you see!

I actually made two of these cards, one with black die cuts and one with white.  Which is your favourite?

Click on the button below to visit with the ever talented Jay Soriano in the UK.  I can't wait to see what he has designed for us.

Blog Hop Participants
1.       Louise Sharp – Guest Designer - Australia
2.       Jenny Hall – USA
3.       Lou Kitzelman – Australia
4.       Paula Dobson  - New Zealand
5.       Jay Soriano – UK
6.       Marcy Denning - Canada
7.       Cheryll Miller – Australia
8.       Danielle Bennenk – Netherlands
9.       Jerim Dickins – UK
10.   Sara Levin – USA
11.   Carolynn Sander - Canada
12.   Charlet Mallett - USA

If you want the supplies to recreate my project, I would be delighted to be your demonstrator.  Click on the pictures below to shop my New Zealand store 24/7!


  1. Paula, I love the background you created with Bloom by Bloom. Oh, the possibilities....

  2. This is fantastic Paula! Love the very striking overall pattern you have created. And I love the video too!! xxx

  3. You are a stamping genius! I love this background. AND, I think I prefer the white but both are a gorgeous.

  4. Love it, Paula! Your florals are full of life and happiness :-) Wonderful video too!

  5. fantastic video, well coordinated instructions and you have such a lovely speaking tone to your voice which makes for easy and enjoyable watch. As always the cards you create are stunning

  6. All I can say is, "I do not need these stamps and dies. I do not need these stamps and dies. Oh bugger! I think I need these stamps and dies!"😂 Thanks for being an enabler Paula! These cards are gorgeous! Hugs from Canada!💖

  7. I love these cards Paula. It is amazing how much dimension there seems to be - even though the stamping is all in one layer. So I guess I now 'need' this bundle! x

  8. Love the colourful background you created. Really gorgeous cards, Paula.

  9. I really appreciate this post. I've been looking all
    over for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing.
    You have made my day! Thanks again!


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