Watch My Banner Bloom!

S7300300My new “stampin’ pretty” banner is finally finished and loaded up for the virtual world.  I’m so excited.  The background color will change seasonally (reflecting Stampin’ Up colors), so please stop back.  It took over a month from the day I scribbled it out to completion.  Did you catch the teensy bit of animation?  It only happens once so you  may have to do a “refresh.”  I’m not big into “screaming” banners but thought a little pop would be fun.  I also am showing off my new watermark, designed by Nicole Seitler of The Inkblog, an amazing stamper and web designer.  It was entirely her idea to integrate the tulip from my logo.  Done!  She’s very economically priced for those of us who don’t want to fiddle with a watermark (or attempted and gave up, like me).  She also designs banners, logos, buttons and more (although she didn’t design my banner because it was already in progress).  I plan to have her customize my chat and other buttons, too.  I want to credit SCS member stampertammy for recommending Nicole on my desperate forum post for help with my watermark.

Hugs and Pretties . . . .


P. S.  OK, one more thing to boast about since I’m on an “all about me” roll . . . I have added a little tulip favicon (in the address bar with my web address).  I just love the little touches 🙂

Stamp Sets:  SU Paisley Background (on 1 1/4″ circle), Papertrey Text Boxed and Best Blossoms
Paper:  Purely Pomegranate Textured, Bravo Burgundy, Very Vanilla, Only Orange
Ink:  Purely Pomegranate, Only Orange
Tools: Cuttlebug and Swirls Embossing Folder, Paper Piercer and Mat,
Circle Punches 1/2″, 1 1/4″ and 1 3/8″, Marvy Uchida SuperJumbo
Scalloped Oval Punch, Heat Tool
Accessories:  Got Flowers Deux Orange (Papertrey), Sakura Gelly Pen Sparkle, Stampin’ Dimensionals, Copper Brads, Non SU Rhinestone


  1. Wonderful card. So much to look at! I just discovered your blog and am enthralled!

  2. Great job with your site and banner! Everything looks great! I love the colors you chose for the site too! They are so cheerful!

  3. Pretty card, LOVE the sweet detail and design, Jennifer 🙂

  4. Mary, your banner is fabulous! Love the animation! You did an outstanding job, and I love your watermark from Nicole to match. Thanks also for putting a link to my blog in your post! I will have to bookmark your blog for later viewing… looks like a lot of fun!

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