29 May 2016

Sneak Peek of Love & Affection stamp set and 2016-2018 In Colours

 It's only a few days now until the new Annual Catalogue goes live!! If you would like to have your own copy just drop by my craft studio - I have one waiting for you!

Today I'm going to share a card made with the new Love & Affection stamp set. It includes 16 stamps, three are sentiments and the rest are flowers, leaves, and flower centers.

There is also some of the new In Colour 3/8" Ruched Ribbon, this one is called Flirty Flamingo. The smaller flowers are done in Dapper Denim, while the leaves are Emerald Envy. The base of the card is Sweet Sugarplum. The only In Colour I didn't use was Peekaboo Peach.

This card was based on a design by Sandi MacIver, with a few little changes. The flowers were stamped on watercolour paper using the Masking Technique. The bottom of the flowers was fussy cut.

If you've been planning to order something from the retirement list, you have only 3 days left (including today, Sunday!)

Happy Stamping!

24 May 2016

Only One Week Left!!!

That's right - only one week left to get the retiring products from the 2015-2016 catalogue! Some things are already sold out, but there are still deals left. AND some prices on regular products are going up.

Don't let this happen to you....

I can't believe I missed ordering my favourites 
from the retirement list!!!

Contact me or order on-line before it's too late.

Happy Stamping!

23 May 2016

Soft and Easy Thank You Card

Yes, it has been a long time since I've posted, and I hope you will excuse my absence! I have good reasons and bad reasons.

On the happy side I spent three weeks in France with my husband and two other couples (it was amazing!)

On the sad side my Mom passed away after suffering from Alzheimer's for thirteen years. Mom never gave up, and while she lost her memory, couldn't put together a sentence, or take care of herself, she was smiling and loving to family and the staff at the nursing home until the end. She has always been an inspiration to me.

So today I want to share with you a card I cased from Stampin' Up! Demo Lisa Young. I added a little more sparkle but the basic card design is all Lisa's.

The cardbase was cut from the Heavy weight Whisper White 4 1/4" x 11", and scored at 5 1/2".

Sahara Sand cardstock was used for the matting, cut at 5 1/4" x 4".

Regular Whisper White cardstock was used for the stamping sheet, cut at 5" x 3 3/4".

All of the background colours have been stamped off to make them even softer. I started with the largest rectangle from Work of Art and Soft Sky ink and stamped it in approximately the middle of the cardstock. Then I stamped Mint Macaron above using both of the smaller rectangle stamps in Work of Art. Last I used cleaned those two stamps and used them below the Soft Sky image in Sahara Sand ink. You can practice on scrap paper until you get the combination you like.

The sentiment is from Cottage Greetings, and the flowers are from In the Meadow, all stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink.

You will see a list of supplies I used below this post, but both the flowers and the sentiment could easily be exchanged with other sets.

 I added some extra sparkle with clear Wink of Stella and rhinestones. It really gives the illusion of warm sand and sea.

When I make cards for my own use I like to make several of the same - it's faster for one thing, but I like to have a supply on hand and once you're set up for one card, making more of the same is a no-brainer (as we used to say!)

Thanks for visiting - I hope you got some ideas that you like!

Product List
Happy Stamping,

2 May 2016

I'm Back! And it is Retirement List time!!

I know - I haven't posted for a month... but I've just returned from three weeks in France and I couldn't tell you about it until now!

But first I want to tell you about Stampin' Up!'s retirement list. It's almost time for the new 2016-2017 Annual Catalogue (be still my heart!!!), so the list is out for those products that will no longer be available (Boo Hoo!)

Be sure to check out the pictures of the stamp sets retiring HERE  Some of the stamp sets have a discounted price.

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And the link for the retiring accessories (tools, punches, papers, etc.) is HERE

The products on the retirement list are first come, first serve, so if they sell out they are GONE.

If you have any questions, or would like to place an order, just contact me.

Happy Stamping!