Monday, January 22, 2018

Video: Vintage Calendar with Stately Flowers 10 and 12 and Amazing Inspiration!

Hello! Today I am sharing another beautiful way to frame the mini calendar from Stately Flowers 12: the seed packet from Stately Flowers 10!  I also demonstrate quick coloring for this new violet from Stately Flowers 12 with Zig Clean Color markers, incorporates greetings from both stamp sets, and show a simple way to decorate the inside, back of your card, and envelopes for perfect coordination.  Please enjoy, and PLEASE watch to the end for a short story about why I made today’s special card*. You will LOVE it!

Gina K. Stately Flowers 10 and Stately Flowers 12 stamp sets
Gina K. Jellybean, Lovely Lavender and Memento Tuxedo Black ink pads
Gina K. Pure Luxury Lovely Lavender or Wild Lilac (A2 sized card base) and White (4” x 5 ¼” and scraps for butterfly and packet image) cardstock
Zig Clean Color markers: Yellow, Lilac, Light Violet, Emerald Green, Light Green

Gina K. Connect glue, scissors, foam tape, MISTI and acrylic blocks, envelope (Gina K. Jellybean in the video)
Clear Stamps- Stately Flowers 12

* Did you watch? I want to also share a few more things about meeting Lori, not in the video, because I was running out of battery, finished nick of time!!  I'd been crying with a friend a few hours earlier that morning in a cafe because I was SO down from recent tragedy, perceived slights, and maybe hormones. We prayed together and my AMAZING friend Andrea asked God for miracles in all areas of my life that need help and healing and for me to know and feel how much people love me and how "amazing" I am.  (Her words, I just want to feel loved, I don't have to hear "amazing!") Later I went in to volunteer afterwards because I knew the thrift store needed extra help, and am usually energized by being there, but had to leave because it was so hard for me to focus and a few situations almost had me in tears again.  Again, my AMAZING friend/assistant manager Heather gave me a huge hug and told me to go home and rest, and if I felt like it, and ONLY if I felt like it, to come back because they would be short staffed from 4-6 PM.  Well, I did go home and rest, and although not sure if I was "feelin' it", I always want to help them out, so I went back up to the store. I met Lori at 5 PM.   If I hadn't gone BACK, to serve, I would have missed that great blessing, divine appointment, and answer to my prayer.  When WE show up, GOD SHOWS UP!  Isn't He AMAZING?! <3 font="">

Have a blessed day and week!  Go bless someone and you will be doubly blessed!  Again, here is Lori's Instagram to read about all the ladies she met the past year! Could you help me wish her a happy birthday by leaving some love for her over there? :)


  1. Thanks for the beautiful cards as usual and for sharing that even you have those days that we just don't want to get out of bed. I appreciate the honesty and the love that comes from your messages Melanie. You are loved! I am so happy that you are blessed enough to know Lori. You are wonderful and I look forward to each and every time I see your name online. Shirley Rensink

    1. Thank you so much for reading and tour encouragement, Shirley! I will be looking for your name, too. Hugs and blessings!!

  2. I have just watched your latest video making the calendars, and I looked up Lori Cline on her mission for the year. How inspiring! My sincere condolences on your recent loss of your friend. You are in my prayers. Thank you for sharing your
    private life, and helping to inspire others. Love and hugs.x Sue

  3. Gorgeous cards, Mel! You know this is my most FAVORITE set of all time! :) I haven't used the calendar as yet, but drawing inspiration from your video I know I soon will! Thanks so much! Oh and what a great story about Lori, that's AMAZING! I am glad she found you! xo~


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