My Favorite: World of Good Suite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Yesterday I posted a video with 4 New Product Suites, and asked what “Your” favorite was, and what you thought “My” favorite would be … well Lynne, you were correct! My favorite new suite is the “World of Good”, fitting for what this world is going through right now.

This enchanting suite is full of inspirational sentiments for your graduates, dear friends and travel adventures … right up my alley!! How about you?

On today’s card I featured the impressive World of Good Specialty Designer Series paper as my backdrop to my hand stamped sentiment. I stamped off on the “world” stamp so the sentiment would become the focal point.

Once stamped, I matted my sentiment with Basic Black to coordinate with my base and then added the Antique Corners. I wanted to add a “slider” too so I slipped a piece of cardstock through and cut a banner end.

I think using the Antique Corners & Sliders gave the card a “memories” feel … and when you are telling your friend that they make the world a better place, I think you’ve got some “history” together ❤

Lynne told us that her favorite suite is the Forever Fern … also a great suite. The designer paper is stunning and well, greenery can be used anywhere and for any occasion! Here is the very first card I made with that suite …

You are sure to see a lot more cards featuring both of these amazing new product suites. I’m still interested to hear from more of you and what you are lovin’ in the new catalog.

Thanks so much for joining me today, I’ve got some cool stuff to share with you tomorrow!!

Have a wonderful day ~

Here is today’s stamping supply list …

My favorite … Your favorite

Hello Stampin’ Friends,

Today I’d like to share a peek into the catalog for those of you who do not have yours yet (Let me know … I have some available) and if you do … follow along. The catalog video highlights four product suites:

  1. Flowers for Every Season (pg. 10 -13)
  2. Artistry Blooms ( pg. 130 – 132)
  3. World of Good (pg. 24 – 26)
  4. Ornate Garden (pg. 64 -67)

Let’s have some fun today!! First, I want to know which one of the four is YOUR favorite. Then, I want you to guess which one of the four is MY favorite!!

Let’s see how well you know me, and let me get to know you a little better! Just post your answers in the comment section below, and while you are there … hit the LIKE button on the bottom as well. Please.

Tomorrow I will have a card share with the suite that I like best out of the four … let me say, it was not easy picking ONE!! They each have unique features which I really like.

Sorry … WordPress changed up the way we create our posts and I’m still figuring it out !!

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Linda

Gorgeous Posies: From Simple to Spectacular

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today is an exciting day for more than one reason … not only is the New 2020-21 Annual Catalog going LIVE, but I have a beautiful card share with you today. Yesterday I showed you two different layouts for your card … the first was quite simple, and the second was more layered. So …

How can you take a project from simple to stepped up? It’s as easy as adding an embellishment here and a technique there. This card share comes direct from the home office, and the cute stamp set Gorgeous Posies found on page 8 of your new catalog. Let’s see what this stamp set can do …

  • Simple (Sample on Left). We are back to basics with our stamps, ink, and paper. There is still a little layering with the card front added to the base, and the greeting stamped and added as well.

 

  • A bit stepped up (Middle sample). Add a Crumb Cake base, and add layers using cut out flower and leaves.  Add some Flowers for Every Season Gems, and Rococo Rose 1/2″ (1.3 cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon for texture.  Then spatter the background using a Water Painter and ink adds some beautiful dimension to the card.

 

  • Really stepped up (Sample on Right). Create a dramatic background with the Scripty 3D Embossing Folder and sponging a touch of color onto it. Cut all the stamped flowers and greenery to create some beautiful layering.  Swap the ribbon for Forever Greenery Trim. Finish off your card with some Flowers for Every Season Gems.

Amazing how some subtle changes or a fun technique can change up your cards.  They are all pretty but what’s your stamping level … which card do you prefer. Honestly … I see myself doing all three, just depends on the occasion!

Thank you for joining me today … Let me know if you need a catalog! If you have yours already, let me know what you want to see!!  I’m putting an order in today … at 1pm central time when the catalog goes live.

Have a wonderful day ~

 

 

Two 4 Tuesday … Tasteful Touches

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

On Sunday I shared the 5 New In Colors with you, which I teamed up with the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  So today I’d like to show you a peek of the Tasteful Touches stamp set.  It is a stamp set filled with fun textural elements you can use on your cards or scrapbooking.

I used the feather from the stamp set and couldn’t decide how I wanted to stamp them, so I made two cards.  I also used a simple technique called Direct to Rubber to enhance my feather.  My color pallet is Bermuda Bay and Whisper White … with a hint of Pacific Point. The greeting is stamped with Momento Ink. Here is the first …

On the first card here, I inked up my feather stamp with Bermuda Bay ink and then used my marker … brush tip, and edges my feather with the Pacific Point Stampin’ Write Marker. This creates a soft, two-tone effect. I stamped it first in the lower left hand corner, then with a “huff” moistened the stamp with my breath and stamped the second image in the lower center.  The sentiment was stamped right in the middle.

I matted the stamped piece with Bermuda Bay with an 1/8″ border and using Stampin’ Dimensionals, attached it to the Whisper White base.

The second card / layout …

The feather is inked the same way as the first card but this one is stamped above and below the greeting / sentiment. This mat has a 1/4″ edge around it and then mounted onto a piece of 4″ x 5-1/4″ Whisper White and then mounted onto a Bermuda Bay base.

My question for you is … Which layout do you like better.  Do you like the feathers above and below the greeting, or both feathers gently falling under the greeting.

As you can see, I could not decide which way I liked the feather placement.  I would love to know what you think, which way you prefer … just jot a little note below in the comment section.

One thing for sure … I like the way “tipping” the edge of the feather with the marker (direct to rubber) looks. The two tone feather looks great.

Thanks for stopping back today to check out my blog and please feel free to share your thoughts below.

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List … The Tasteful Touches will be available at 1pm Central Time on Wednesday, June 3rd.

 

Oooops… It’s Monday!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I’m so sorry about today’s card share … I had technical difficulties with my phone / download but I promise I will have them for you tomorrow, which is a good thing, because we’ll do a Two 4 Tuesday!!

Meanwhile I have just a few reminders for you …

June 2nd (tomorrow) is the last day to purchase the Share Sunshine PDF Download, a digital stamp set packed with both lighthearted and heartfelt sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing

Also June 2nd … and any items on the “Retiring” List.

June 3rd (Available after 12 noon MT / 1 pm – CT) The New 2020-21 Catalog goes LIVE!!

Beginning June 3rd … To celebrate the Annual Catalog Kick-Off anyone who holds a party or shops will receive extra Stampin’ Rewards with a qualifying purchase. From June 3rd – June 30th. 2020

And if that isn’t enough …

Also beginning June 3rd: Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion

I will be sharing more details about these promotions with you in the next couple of days, but I just wanted to give you a “heads-up” and let you in on all the excitement going on …. can Coming Soon.

Thank you so much for stopping back and checking out today’s post.

 

 

 

Simply Sunday … A Splash of Color: Our 2020-2022 In Colors

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Hope you are enjoying this beautiful weekend, and thanks for stopping by! Yesterday I shared the new 2020-22 In Color; Magenta Madness! Today I have samples made using the rest of the 2020-22 In Colors: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight.

The card features one 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of pattern paper from the 2020-22 In Colors Designer Series paper.  The photo shows the other patterns along with the ribbon and the enamel dots.

I made all of the samples using the 2020-22 In Color Designer paper with the “dots” and teamed it with different sentiments from the New “Tasteful Touches” stamp set.  Let me introduce you to “Bumblebee” …

Just like yesterday … I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder and punched two daisies out of Whisper White with the “Medium Daisy” punch.

If you like warm earth tone, you will fall in love with the new Cinnamon Cider ….

These cards are cute and easy for you to recreate and with the different sentiments, you can’t go wrong.  You can also save by buying your cardstock in the “assortment” instead of purchasing each of the color packages.

The next color, Just Jade is a beautiful “jewel” tone …

Each color to me … is a reflection of nature, which is why the jewel tones go so well with the earth tones, they have all been created by nature.

Finally comes Misty Moonlight ….

I have still not picked out a favorite, they are all beautiful and they go together so well.  They are also compatible with many, many of our current colors.  I will be sharing some combinations in future postings.

Which one is “your” favorite?

Thanks again for taking time out of your day to join me.

Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Something Old … Something New: Magenta Madness

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share one of the new 2020-22 In Colors: Magenta Madness! Such a pretty bright pink color … just makes you happy! With the new catalog going live in just days (June 3rd) I wanted to share some new, mixed with some old.  With a new catalog, we don’t want to forget about those wonderful products that have been our “go to’s” … they will work together splendidly!!

Check this out …

The card features one 2-1/2″ x 2-1/2″ piece of pattern paper from the 2020-22 In Colors Designer Series paper.  The photo shows the other patterns along with the ribbon and the enamel dots.

I started with a Whisper White card base.  I choose the 2020-22 In Color Designer paper with the “dots” on it as my focal point. The front of the card; which is Magenta Madness was stamped with a greeting from the New “Tasteful Touches” stamp set.

Once I had stamped the cardstock … I embossed it with the “Subtle” embossing folder. It adds a soft texture to the card. Then I punched two daisies out of Whisper White with the “Medium Daisy” punch … both of these items can be found in the current catalog and will be available to use with all your new goodies.

With a little adhesive and a few Stampin’ Dimensionals our card is completed. Cute and easy for you to recreate. Let me know if you have any questions of the new products, or if you need a new catalog or are looking for a demonstrator.

My focus is to help you create beautiful, simple cards and teach you some fun stamping tips.

Thanks for joining me today.

Stampin’ Supply List …