Friday, 15 February 2019

Second Release Sale-a-bration Items Start TODAY!


Hi Friends! I am SO EXCITED to share our 2nd Release Sale-a-bration products with you! These are available as of TODAY so be sure to grab your favourites - for FREE - with every qualifying order! YAY! I just love love love Sale-a-bration time! 


Speaking of favourites, mine is the "Painted Seasons Bundle" (above)....oh my, what's not to love about these products? Wowsa. 

Click on the image below to view the 2nd Release Sale-a-bration Brochure...



All online orders will receive 
hand stamped card in the mail
(as long as I have your address!) 
and step-by-step stamping tutorials
will be emailed to you as a token
of my appreciation for your online order!

Remember to use this month's special host code prior to submitting your order:  


Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon!


Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Thursday, 14 February 2019

NEW! Painted Season’s Bundle - Card Tutorial


Hi Friends! Happy Valentine's Day! Tomorrow will be filled with even MORE love than today, when you see all the new Sale-a-bration goodies coming out! I'll post all the details and information right here on my blog for you, and if you're a subscriber to my newsletters, you'll also receive an email. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy today's card tutorial that features a sneak peek of the new "Painted Season's" Sale-a-bration Bundle! 

Supplies:
  • Stamp SetsPainted Season’s Bundle (150349 FREE with Sale-a-Bration); Incredible Like You Set (148708)
  • Card Stock – Heavy Whisper White Card Stock (140272); Early Espresso (140272); DSP 3 ¾” x 5 ½”; Whisper White (100730)
  • Stamp Pads – Petal Pink (147108); Early Espresso (147114); Call Me Clover (147139)
  • Misc. – Painted Seasons Designer Series Paper (DSP) (Free in Bundle during Sale-a-Bration); Early Espresso Marker Marker (147158); Four Seasons Framelit (150074); Dimensionals (104430)
Measurements:
  • Thick Whisper White: 4 ¼” x 11”
  • Whisper White: 2 ¼” x 4” and scraps for flowers and leaves to cut out
  • Early Espresso: 3 7/8” x 5 ½” & 1 x 3 ½”
  • DSP: 3 ¾” x 5 1/2 ”
Instructions:
  1. Adhere DSP to Early Espresso Card Stock and attach to card front.
  2. Stamp Sentiment from the Incredible Like you Stamp Set using Early Espresso Ink
  3. Stamp Two Flowers onto opposite corners of the white mat with Petal Pink Ink
  4. Stamp two more flowers and two leaves and cut out using the Four Seasons Framelit
  5. Attach flowers to stamped flowers with Dimensionals and trim off excess from corners
  6. Tuck in leaves using a bit of adhesive.
  7. Attach Early Espresso Mat to back of white decorated mat with adhesive.


All online orders will receive 
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(as long as I have your address!) 
and step-by-step stamping tutorials
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Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon!


Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Lasting Lily Sympathy Card


We all love making cards, but sometimes we have to make 'difficult' cards too. The sympathy card I'm sharing with you today was a tough one to make.


Yesterday my friend and neighbour, Edna, lost her battle with cancer. I wasn't prepared for it - even though we knew it was going to happen. We had just visited with Edna this past weekend - she was doing pretty darn good! We had no idea it would be last time we'd see her.


Having good neighbours is a special thing - you become a unique little tribe. Neighbours look out for one another, keep an eye on your home when you're not around, pop over for a tea, talk about the weather, and share yard advice! There are four homes at the end of our lane and we all get along great! We have summer BBQ's together and over the holidays we all gather around the Christmas tree to share a festive drink (or two) and some nibbles. During the warmer months, when Edna would see me putzin' in my garden, she'd stroll on over and we'd have a good gab.  Often we'd sit in the lawn chairs and enjoy a glass of wine together. She'd give me tips about planting garlic in the fall, I'd share my ideas for new flower beds. We'd just sit and enjoy a break in the sunshine, chatting away. Edna wasn't just a neighbour - she became someone dear to my heart and I'll sure miss her.


I'm not going to lie, making this card for Edna's family wasn't easy, but I'm so glad we have stamps, ink and paper to create something from our heart, to share our love and thoughts with others. 


The sentiment I used is from the "Blissful Blooms" August 2018 Paper Pumpkin Kit



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hand stamped card in the mail
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and step-by-step stamping tutorials
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Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!

Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Pop of Petals Thank You Cards - Quick and Easy!


Hi Friends! One of my favourite and easy techniques is to simply ink up a stamp and then stamp it three times onto card stock, without reinking in between. This gives you a dark, medium and light image, using only one ink pad. Then I like to repeat this, using one or two other ink pads, working within the same colour family. Today's cards are an example of this:


I used an image from the "Pop of Petals" stamp set, with Calypso Coral, Pumpkin Pie and Crushed Curry inks. The sentiment is from the "Butterfly Gala" stamp set, also using the same ink pads.


This card layout and stamping technique will work with all kinds of stamp images and colours - give it a try, I know you'll have fun with it!

Supply List



All online orders will receive 
hand stamped card in the mail
(as long as I have your address!) 
and step-by-step stamping tutorials
will be emailed to you as a token
of my appreciation for your online order!

Remember to use this month's special host code prior to submitting your order:  


Thanks for stopping by ~ I hope you were inspired by today's project and that you'll visit again soon!


Enjoy the day & HAPPY STAMPING!