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Angie McKenzie | Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator - USA | Making others smile... one creation at a time.

Strong & Beautiful Magnolia for International Blog Highlights June 2019

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Have you ever known someone who has always encouraged you... or has always been there for you?Most of us have and today's card is for that specific person in my Stampin' Up! life - Kylie Bertucci!  I started following Kylie's blog four years ago after Brian King mentioned his Aussie friend and that "you" (referring to me, of course, and his ever growing fan base that enjoys his humor) should go check out her website.  Well, I did, and I was intrigued by her modern flair to stamping vs my more traditional flair. 
International Blog Highlights June 2019 | VOTE FOR ME!

Fast forward two years, not only was I getting my daily dose of laughter from Brian AND Kylie... I was in Kylie's Random Act of Kindness Card Group and getting actively involved as an Admin (who would have ever guessed that would have happened - not me!).  Fast forward one year (which was 2018 by the way) and I was telling Kylie "thank you" from the bottom of my heart for helping me take the leap of faith to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Yes, Kylie Jo - it's been the best decision ever!

And then just this past month (May 2019), Kylie celebrated her 10-year Stampaversary!!!  What better way to encourage and celebrate the one that's encouraged me so?!?

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

I knew that Good Morning Magnolia (available to order June 4th) had to be used for this amazing friend across the waters...  as it is so me!  Magnolias are quite symbolic in the Southern United States.  I'm a Georgia peach and they are everywhere across the deep South from South Carolina to Texas.  It is such a beautiful fragrant bloom representing beauty, perseverance and joy.  There are fossils that indicate that the magnolia has been around since the beginning of time...  And in some cultures, it represents the love of nature.

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Crumb Cake card base was randomly stamped with the leaf stamp along the left margin in Crumb Cake ink.  The large bloom image was stamped off on Shimmery White cardstock with Crumb Cake ink.  The layer was adhered to a Crumb Cake layer with liquid glue.  Mossy Meadow Linen Thread (the color of the lovely white magnolia leaves and available in the Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack) was wrapped around the lower right corner several times and tied off with a bow before being adhered to the Crumb Cake card base with Foam Adhesive Strips and Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The Strong & Beautiful sentiment was stamped off to coordinate the bloom layer and adhered with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals.

Good Morning Magnolia by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

The inside was stamped off to coordinate with the card front allowing plenty of room to write a special message.  

I would love to know what you think about today's card for the ENCOURAGEMENT theme this month on Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin' Up!® Blog Highlights!  Please feel free to leave your comments below.

Good Morning Magnolia, Strong & Beautiful (sentiment) by Stampin' Up!® | Nature'e INKspirations by Angie McKenzie

If you like my card, you can vote for me HERE on Kylie's International Blog Highlights where you will see that I am #17.  I hope that while you're there, you will enjoy some additional inspiration from the other entries.  The Top Ten (10) Winners will be announced in one week and will get to participate in a blog hop together with Kylie later this month (and you know that I LOVE blog hops!).
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  1. Oh wow, I love this card! It so subtle and pretty. Wonderful to look at, Angie.
    Greetings from the Netherlands,
    Danielle (Mrs. Brightside)

  2. Beautiful card. So simple and so clean chic.

  3. You are so beautiful Angie! And so is your card. I’m so happy you decided to join up - I just knew you would love being a demonstrator!! You encourage me so much. I’m so grateful for all you do with the RAK group. You deserve all good things that come your way. Xx

    1. Awwwww, thanks so much, Kylie! (((HUGS))) across the waters xx

  4. I love the classic look of this card and the story behind it! Thanks for sharing.


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