Kindness Matters

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you had the chance to check out my post from yesterday where I introduced the Notes of Kindness Card Kit and shared an alternative project to those shown in the kit.  Today I have 2 more alternative projects to share with you.  Here are the four original designs …

Today I am going to feature the card with the leaf background … it’s in the upper right-hand corner above and my alternative is below ~

I used the same flower that was used in the kit layout but instead of adding the big die cut “Thank You” … I added a few of the die cut strips to add some color and then I stamped my greeting directly on the pink one.  This is truly a quick and simple card to make.  I did add the pretty “Share What You Love” Artesian Pearls.

My next card is the last of the four backgrounds … the color wash (I love it)!!

Who said you cannot say Thank You in any language … and why not French, it’s so pretty.  On this card I decided to use the die cut “Merci” as my greeting … it actually highlights the floral arrangement.

I began my arrangement by looping the pretty cord behind my flower.  The cord is secured with dimensionals and then attached to the pink and white die cut strip.  Although this strip has adhesive on the back … I wanted it raised, so I added 1/2 of the leaves sheet and then popped it up with Dimensionals.

I finished off the card with a few pearls … quite easy to make and oh so pretty.

Thanks for joining me this Monday! I hope it is a good day for you.

TODAY’S STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

Sending a Blizzard …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas ❤ Today I’d like to share with you come projects made with the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  I have shared cards with this bundle before but it fells fitting as the snow gently falls.

I love to share the versatility of a stamp set and/or bundle and this is no exception. Today’s card is more masculine than the past projects I’ve shared.  The Buffalo Check background stamp in Night of Navy and the touch of Real Red give me that “lumberjack” feeling!! lol  Maybe that is a bit strong but you get the idea.

I have the Buffalo Check background stamp and I will tell you that it works best using the Stamparatus.  This is what is going to give you the deep colors … You’ll stamp repeatedly until you get the desired richness.  And no worries about shadowing because the Stamparatus ensures it’s perfectly placed.

The Night of Navy greeting stamped onto the Crumb Cake plays well with the masculine theme and it really makes the Whisper White snowflakes pop!!  A little touch of Bakers twine really tie the whole card together.  Here is a picture of the past projects I’ve post (from the Holiday Catalog).

It’s kind of fun to see the contrast between they different styles creating with this one bundle.  And don’t forget that you can “emboss” with the Blizzard Thinlits Die and the Big Shot Embossing Die.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and I thank you for joining me today.

Have a great day and a fabulous weekend ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Time to Save and Time for Tea!

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Not only has our savings party started but I have a beautiful card to share with you today! One of the stamp sets that is on sale right now is the “Time for Tea”. It has a wonderful product suite that coordinates with the stamps and includes a set of framelits.

Todays card features “Time for Tea” and was made by one of my team members, Marilyn…

Marilyn’s beautiful card also uses the “Tea Room Specialty Designer Series Paper” and the framelits when creating her card.  You can get this stamp set at 15% Off Today during our 24 hour Birthday Sale!

Put on your party hats, and get ready to save.
THE PARTY STARTS NOW!!

The sale begins tonight at midnight (MT) … For 24 HOURS ONLY, you can save 15% on select stamp sets. This sale will be gone in a flash, so come celebrate with us!

Some of my favorites …

  • Time for Tea … pg. 15
  • Another Wonderful Year … pg. 21
  • Peaceful Place … pg. 59
  • Balloon Celebration … pg. 74
  • A Little Wild … pg. 85

Choose your favorite stamp sets from the list below—and let’s get this party started!

You can view the stamp sets by clicking HERE!

   Use the host code (9E2FXUTM) and for any order over $50.00 … I will send you a thank you card with a                 pack of the AWESOME new Frosted & Clear Epoxy Droplets … You’ll love these!
AND you will get a Virtual Rewards Point for each $50.00 (before S&H)

CLICK HERE TO GET TO MY WEBSITE & BEGIN YOUR EXPERIENCE

ITEM# DESCRIPTION  PAGE NUMBER   RETAIL PRICE   DISCOUNT PRICE
147069 TIME FOR TEA (Photopolymer) • Available in French 15 $17.00 $14.45
146695 ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR (Clear) • Available in French 21 $31.00 $26.35
146692 ANOTHER WONDERFUL YEAR (Wood) 21 $42.00 $35.70
147136 BEST BUNNY (Photopolymer) • Available in French 36 $16.00 $13.60
146655 ONE FOR ALL (Clear) 37 $22.00 $18.70
146652 ONE FOR ALL (Wood) 37 $30.00 $25.50
147383 BUBBLES & BUBBLY (Clear) 43 $19.00 $16.15
147380 BUBBLES & BUBBLY (Wood) 43 $27.00 $22.95
146709 IN EVERY SEASON (Clear) 46 $23.00 $19.55
146706 IN EVERY SEASON (Wood) 46 $31.00 $26.35
146594 EN ROUTE (Clear) 53 $21.00 $17.85
146591 EN ROUTE (Wood) 53 $29.00 $24.65
146673 FRIENDLY EXPRESSIONS (Clear) • Available in French 54 $19.00 $16.15
146670 FRIENDLY EXPRESSIONS (Wood) 54 $27.00 $22.95
146689 PEACEFUL PLACE (Clear) • Available in French 59 $22.00 $18.70
146686 PEACEFUL PLACE (Wood) 59 $30.00 $25.50
145835 APRON OF LOVE (Photopolymer) • Available in French 61 $21.00 $17.85
146239 HANGING GARDEN (Clear) • Available in French 62 $19.00 $16.15
146236 HANGING GARDEN (Wood) 62 $27.00 $22.95
146440 FREE CAKE (Clear) 70 $19.00 $16.15
146437 FREE CAKE (Wood) 70 $27.00 $22.95
146446 BIRTHDAY BACKGROUNDS (Clear) 71 $18.00 $15.30
146443 BIRTHDAY BACKGROUNDS (Wood) 71 $25.00 $21.25
140675 BALLOON CELEBRATION (Photopolymer) • Available in French 74 $26.00 $22.10
146420 BLOW OUT THE CANDLES (Photopolymer) • Available in French 77 $15.00 $12.75
145745 CAKE SOIRÉE (Clear) • Available in French 78 $35.00 $29.75
145521 CAKE SOIRÉE (Wood) 78 $47.00 $39.95
144344 A LITTLE WILD (Clear) • Available in French 85 $21.00 $17.85
143671 A LITTLE WILD (Wood) 85 $29.00 $24.65
146459 SWEET BABY (Clear) • Available in French 89 $23.00 $19.55
146456 SWEET BABY (Wood) 89 $31.00 $26.35
144967 LABELS TO LOVE (Clear) 103 $21.00 $17.85
144970 LABELS TO LOVE (Wood) 103 $29.00 $24.65
146842 BEAUTIFUL PROMENADE (Photopolymer) • Available in French 107 $21.00 $17.85
146729 KINDNESS & COMPASSION (Clear) • Available in French 108 $20.00 $17.00
146726 KINDNESS & COMPASSION (Wood) 108 $28.00 $23.80
146735 SUNNY DAYS (Clear) 116 $21.00 $17.85
146732 SUNNY DAYS (Wood) 116 $28.00 $23.80
147377 A BIG THANK YOU (Photopolymer) 122 $17.00 $14.45
146765 BEE THANKFUL (Clear) 125 $14.00 $11.90
146762 BEE THANKFUL (Wood) 125 $18.00 $15.30
146508 FLORAL FRAMES (Clear) • Available in French 135 $21.00 $17.85
146505 FLORAL FRAMES (Wood) 135 $29.00 $24.65
146519 SWIRLY FRAMES (Photopolymer) 137 $21.00 $17.85
146558 ALL THE GOOD THINGS (Clear) 151 $19.00 $16.15
146555 ALL THE GOOD THINGS (Wood) 151 $27.00 $22.95
146511 SWEET STORYBOOK (Photopolymer) 160 $21.00 $17.85
146567 BETTER WITH YOU (Clear) • Available in French 169 $19.00 $16.15
146564 BETTER WITH YOU (Wood) 169 $27.00 $22.95
146499 PICK A PENNANT (Photopolymer) 173 $21.00 $17.85

Don’t forget … there are plenty of awesome items on the Clearance Rack as well.

Let me know if I can help you in any way.  I’ll be at work during the day but should be home by 4pm. You can contact me the, or leave me a message and I’ll get back to you.

Thank you for checking out my blog  …

Have a nice day ~

Simply Sunday: Masculine Birthday Card

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

I hope you are having a nice, relaxing weekend.  Yesterday I shared a beautiful card created by one of my team members, Kathy.  She used the Winter Woods stamp set.  I loved the simplicity of her card so much, I used her idea to create todays Masculine Birthday Card.

The tree was inked up with Old Olive and stamped 3 times … almost looks like a blizzard!!  This technique gives the card dimension just by stamping.  I also added the texture of the Softly Falling Embossing Folder as Kathy did yesterday.

I added the plaid pattern from the Festive Farmhouse Designer paper to give it a more masculine feel, reminds me of a flannel shirt that my grandpa used to have.  That gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling.

On that note I’ll let you get back to your Sunday and I thank you for hanging with me for a while today.

Enjoy your day, I’ll be back tomorrow with another card share.

TODAYS STAMPIN’ SUPPLY LIST …

 

 

If a Hug was a Snowflake …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Well, well, well …. we went for 84 degrees two days ago to 44!! Gotta love Wisconsin ❤ Thankfully we are not getting snow, however I am in love with the Beautiful Blizzard Bundle.  Last week I share a few projects with you using this bundle, and today I have yet another card.

I love to share the versatility of a stamp set and/or bundle and this is no exception. Today’s card is more masculine than the past projects I’ve shared.  The Buffalo Check background stamp in Night of Navy and the touch of Real Red give me that “lumberjack” feeling!! lol  Maybe that is a bit strong but you get the idea.

I have the Buffalo Check background stamp and I will tell you that it works best using the Stamparatus.  This is what is going to give you the deep colors … You’ll stamp repeatedly until you get the desired richness.  And no worries about shadowing because the Stamparatus ensures it’s perfectly placed.

The Night of Navy greeting stamped onto the Crumb Cake plays well with the masculine theme and it really makes the Whisper White snowflakes pop!!  A little touch of Bakers twine really tie the whole card together.  Here is a picture of the past projects I’ve post (from the Holiday Catalog).

It’s kind of fun to see the contrast between they different styles creating with this one bundle.  And don’t forget that you can “emboss” with the Blizzard Thinlits Die and the Big Shot Embossing Die.

I hope you enjoyed todays card and I thank you for joining me today.

Have a great day and a fabulous weekend ~

Today’s Stampin’ Supply List …

 

Create your own Blizzard …

Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I have an awesome bundle I want to share, the BEAUTIFUL BLIZZARD STAMP SET. The Beautiful Blizzard stamp set includes images, sentiments, and is perfect for creating that winter snow storm. The Blizzard Thinlets die is a great way to give your project snowflake embellishments.

I find this stamp set mesmerizing with it’s fairy tale font for your very own happily ever after cards. This is not just a Christmas card stamp set, think of the beautiful birthday cards you can make.  My daughters birthday is just two days before Christmas and this card would be perfect …

Watercoloring is the “HOT” look for cards right now and if you are not real comfortable with doing it yourself, this stamp set does the work for you with its watercolor splashes stamps. Then you have the swirls (I love swirls … so you?) They add such a fun whimsical look as in our Balmy Blue card on top.

Look closely at the gold and white gift back … Can you see the embossed pattern on the Pool Party? That is created with the die and our Big Shot Embossing Mats!!  Below I have the stamp set and die for you to see …

So now you know that you can create a beautiful textured cardstock with the Beautiful Blizzard  die and our Big Shot Embossing Mats, now lets see what we can do with all those amazing snowflakes when we cut them out …

How fun is it to make any color snowflakes you want!!  Now that would make a perfect birthday card with any of the fabulous greetings in this stamp set paired with a Birthday one in your collection.

Our gift box is so pretty and it is so easy to recreate … the pretty snowflakes from the stamp set are actually stamped on a pattern of designer paper found in the Twinkle Twinkle Designer paper (not just for baby cards either).

I love, love, love this bundle and will be hosting a class with it in the near future so make sure you are on my mailing list for an invite 🙂  Till then … here are some more ideas!

So … what do you think?  Are you ready for a “hand on” class so you can try some of these techniques yourself? I’ll be posting the date shortly so make sure you on are my mailing list.

Thank you for spending a part of your day with me …

I hope your have a “beautiful” day.

Here are the core supplies used in todays projects …

 

 

Technique Tuesday: Brusho Crystal Colour

 Hello Stampin’ Friends ~

Today I’d like to share a technique that I had posted earlier this year and I card that I did with my Stamp Clubs. They were the first to use the Brusho Crystal Colour technique … an awesome product that was introduced in the Occasions catalog and can now be found in the Annual Catalog on page 202.

On this card we used the Shimmery White Cardstock and the “Beautiful Day” stamp set.  We will be embossing the flower with the black embossing powder.

Next thing you want to do is to poke a hole or two in the top of the plastic bottle the Brusho is in. I used my Paper Piercer to poke the hole and then use a push pin to keep it sealed ….

I like to use a little washi tape to hold my sides down … it keep the colors from running together if the paper “rolls up” from the water.  Then you will gently tap the Brusho bottom to dispense the powder … Less is More!  You can always add more but it’s best to start light, especially if you are new to this technique. It looks a little like peppering your food! lol

I started with “Yellow” in the center, “Gamboge” around the center, and then the “Brilliant Red” around the outer petals.

Now with your Stampin’ Spritzer … spritz some water onto the image. I stand during this process and I’m at least 8 – 12″ above my cardstock – You don’t have to measure, but if you are too close it might splatter your color.

Notice I kept the Brusho colors I used away from the leaf — also less spritzing, I can always add water with the use of my Aqua Painter… which I will be using to color in the leaf.

With the use of my Aqua Painter, I began to move my color around starting with the yellow.  I keep a tissue or paper towel handy to keep my Aqua Painter clean.  If you mix your colors too much – you’ll end up with one color or a mess!

Once the color was where I wanted it, I tapped a bit of the Green Brusho onto a block and used my Aqua Painter to pick up the crystals and color in the leaf directly.  That is two techniques you’ve now learned with the Brusho!!  Once DRY you can cut it out and mount it to your card ….

I used a Whisper White base with a Basic Black mat and my background was embossed with the beautiful “Layered Leaves” Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The greeting comes from the stamp set “Beautiful Day” which is found on page 134 of the Annual catalog.

It really is simple to use … Remember, I did this at my Stampin’ Club and each and everyone’s card turned out beautiful yet no two were alike … it was awesome!!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this technique or please leave a comment on what you would like me to share on an upcoming Technique Tuesday.

Thank you for joining me today ~

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