Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Thank you cards...

I need some more thank you cards in my stash.  These are the most requested from my card customers and I need to make a bunch.  This new Thank you Kindly set from PTI is perfect for these. I found a sketch over at Deconstructing Jen and had to play along...


I used the Ombre Builders to make the background.  I stamped the first lined image in Pure Poppy and then stamped off 3 times.  I heat embossed the first sentiment with Filigree Embossing powder and then stamped the second sentiment in Fresh Ink Provincial Gray.  I added in 2 banner tails (also from the Thank you Kindly dies) out of Linen Vellum from PTI....OMG that stuff is fabulous!!


Click HERE to see Jen's sketch...


So that is it for today!  If you haven't seen it, I have 2 giveaway going right now.

Click HERE and comment to win a spot in the Stretch your Stamps 2 online class.

Click HERE for a chance to win the $30 gift certificate from Winnie and Walter.

Thanks so much for stopping in today!  Have a great day!

Monday, July 28, 2014

W&W Hello and a giveaway!!

So, I am not generally "technique-y".  But I see all these fun techniques, and even though they scare mer, I want to try!  So I got brave with a little mister recently and came up with this....


These fabulous new chevron from Winnie & Walter make me SO happy.  The set is called V for CheVron.  Fun, huh?  So I used PTI's Enchanted Evening, Aqua Mist, Classic Kraft and Berry Sorbet for the background.  Each time, I inked the stamp up with Versamark first, then the ink color and then I added in a light mist of water.  I stamped the image and I was pretty happy with the outcome.  Nothing to crazy for me....just a slight distressed look.  I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment, from The Big, the Bold and the Happy,  on vellum and then added in a wooden arrow for some detail.  


Now for the fun part!  Want a chance to win a $30 gift certificate?

I am going to be joining Winnie and Walter on Wednesday and Friday of this week, with 2 more cards to share.  Leave a comment on each post for up to 3 chances to win!  I will draw a random winner from the comments on all 3 posts and announce the winner on Saturday, August 2nd.  

Check out the entire Winnie & Walter release by clicking HERE.

Thanks so much for coming by today!  Hope you have a great Monday!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Online Card Class Giveaway!

Check out this new class coming soon...

Look at your stamps in a whole new way! Back by popular demand, join Online Card Classes for another great installment of Stretch Your Stamps!

Join instructors Kristina WernerJennifer McGuireDebby Hughes, and friends (including me!), to discover just how far you can stretch your stamps—whether you’re an expert stamper or just getting started. In Stretch Your Stamps 2, you’ll learn how particular styles of stamps can be used in a variety of creative ways to expand your card-making skills. Over the course of this two-week session, you’ll be introduced to techniques and concepts through expert instructor videos, and then build on your new knowledge with the help of inspiring guest artist examples. Stretch Your Stamps 2 includes over 30 videos and 40 card ideas, along with instructional PDFs, a forum, galleries, shopping discounts, prizes and more.

For more information Stretch Your Stamps 2 from Online Card Classes, click HERE. Class starts August 4, 2014, but you will have lifetime access to the content.

If you would like to win a spot in this amazing new class, leave a comment here.  I will pick one winner on Thursday, July 31st and announce it that day!  

RC July Color Challenge...

Have you had the chance to play along with the color challenge over at Reverse Confetti?  There is still time!  I have a fun little mini to share today, using the 3 colors....Coral,  Aqua and Lime.


I used one of the new Confetti Cuts and layered it with some white card stock.  I added in a little tag from Tag Me, and a heat embossed sentiment from Petals n' Posies. I cut the card base, 3 1/2" x 4" and then rounded the corner with my Corner Chomper.  For the little pop of coral, I added in an enamel dot to finish it off.


Here is this week's color badge...


Check out the Reverse Confetti Blog to see some more color inspiration!  

Thanks so much for coming by today!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014


I love love these Text Block dies from Papertrey Ink and am amazed at how many things you can do with them.  I decided to use mine to emboss the image, instead of cutting it out.  I realized that I have been making several cards lately with no stamping....just dies.  So here is one more of those...


I LOVE using the cover plate negatives and it is so easy to do.  I cut out the plate and most of the time, all the pieces stay together.  It works great to turn it over and add some liquid glue and the center the whole plate on top of your card base.  After giving it a couple minutes to dry, you just peel up the outline and you have some fun texture on your card.

Next, I ran the text block die through my vagabond using an embossing mat.  There were a couple edges that stuck up just a little, but they are easy to smooth out with your bone folder.  I attached this die cut, after cutting the edges off, with foam tape for some dimension.  


A quick and easy card for sure!  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping in and have a great day!

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