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Thursday, January 29, 2015

Love is Kindness Tulips

Hello Stamping Friends,

Hope you are doing wonderful today.It's almost February so hold on because Winter is closer to being over. I think although February is the shortest month of the year, it feels like the longest one. Why is that? Hmm, maybe the freezing cold, extra snowy days?

This week at Sisters in Stamping we are showing you the individual stamp, Love is Kindness. It was supposed to be any of the single stamps but somehow we all picked this stamp. Maybe because it is such an awesome one and we are all thinking Spring and tulips. It's pretty neat seeing three people use the same stamp and come up with totally different cards. Don't forget to go check them out.


Here's my card using Love is Kindness. A bright cheerful card that will make any day a little brighter. You can even make this stamp a little more versatile (aka, easier to use without the saying or able to stamp the saying in another area) by cutting the saying away from the image and mounting it on the side of the block. Then you can use the image for any type of card you may need: Sympathy, Easter, Thinking of you, Thank you, Birthday or any other reason you will need a card.

A fun little addition to this card is that I stamped the "paper" a second time on solid yellow designer paper from the Painted Bloom pack and cut it out to add more texture and dimension to the card. Before I adhered it to the card, I wrapped a piece of basic black baker's twine around the cut out paper and tied a little bow (since the stamped image has a bow) to make it even more realistic. Cute, right?


I even stamped the inside of the card to make that a little more cheerful. Just stamp the top of the stems of tulips and color them in. I have to say I love the blendabilities to color with now. And most of you know, I was NOT a person who enjoyed coloring before. These markers make it so easy and the finished project looks so professional. They make you an artist. Isn't that great?

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping to see more ideas and layouts using this single stamp, Love is Kindness. You won't be disappointed.



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Friday, January 23, 2015

Some Black, White and a "Pop" of Color

Hello Stamping Friends,

Another week has passed. I always have the best of intentions to post more to the blog but time is not being my friend lately. We're more like enemies. Too much to do, too little time to do it. I'm sure you have all felt that way at one time or another. I knew this would be a very busy year for us but I still want more time to enjoy and do get more things done. Understand?????

Anyway, being that it's Friday, it does mean we have another Sisters in Stamping challenge facing us. I love this week's challenge: black, white and a pop of color. Black and white cards are awesome. The pop of color makes them that much better.


I used several things (stamps and paper) from the Occasions catalog. You have your copy, right? If not, what are you waiting for. Let me know right away so I can get it out to you. You are going to love it. There are so many great things on each and every page. Plus, don't forget we are in full-fledged Sale-a-bration mode. That's right, FREE stuff with every $50 order.

My pop of color is Calypso Coral. (Pretty much dictated by the paper from the designer stack) I really love how this card turned out. It's a little difficult to see in the picture but the white half of the card is embossed using the large polka dot folder. You know I love me some polka dots.

Don't forget to head over to the Sisters in Stamping to see more black, white and a pop of color cards.


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Big Shot
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Friday, January 16, 2015

The Celebration Continues

Hello Stamping Friends,

Happy Friday to you. Any great plans this weekend? We have a busy soccer weekend ahead of us, as usual. So glad it's indoor soccer right now. Way too cold to be outside watching anything right now. I suppose the typical deep freeze of January is upon us (like it always is) and we are all just waiting to get through to the Spring.

However, we'll find something to celebrate anyway. A birthday is always time for celebrations. This card would be a perfect card to set a festive mood to any birthday celebration. It's also a great card that fits this week's Sister in Stamping challenge to use one of the awesome new Designer Series Paper in Occasions Catalog. I absolutely love the Birthday Bash Specialty Designer Series Paper. It has two sheets with gold foil that is part of the design. The confetti strip in the middle of the card is one design with the gold foil.


This birthday card was a card everyone made that came to the Occasions Catalog Sneak Peek party earlier this month. Were you one of the lucky ones that got to make it? If not, hope you'll be able to make the next party. They are a lot of fun! Just sayin'.

There's a lot of fun stuff going on with this card. Layers, layers and layers, shiny paper, texture, dimension, and sparkly sequins. Who wouldn't want to receive this fun birthday card to help celebrate a birthday? What makes this card even better is that it is great for a guy because of the colors. I'm telling you, it just keeps getting better and better.

Don't forget to head over to Sisters in Stamping for even more great ideas using the Occasions catalog Designer Series Paper.



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Big Shot
[113439]
$99.95