Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me!

I want to thank everyone for their birthday wishes...via email, FB and snail mail. I will share birthday cards later in the week. Today I wanted to share one of the gifts from my BFF Lorea.
Isn't this awesome for our Blendabilities? It is made by Stamper's Companion. It will hold 72 pens, so I still have room for more. And, if SU! decides to come out with more colors, it's expandable! I love it and fits nicely on my stamp desk. Right now, this holds all the colors that SU! has to offer. Thank you Lorea!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by today. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

And the Winner Is....

There were two people who commented on all 6 of my 'sneak peeks'. By random drawing (hubby picked the names out of a hat) the winner is....
I will get your prize of all those pretty papers in the mail to you by the end of the week. Thank you to all who commented! 

Look for more projects using other product in the coming weeks. Until next time....HAPPY STAMPING!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Time to Sale-a-Brate the Occasions!

As the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration catalog go live today, I thought I'd share with you the handmade cards we received this year. They were all lovely and I hope they give you some inspiration for this year.
From Toni Heylek

From Betty Vogel

From Jen Hern

From Diane Belcher

From Jo Ham

From Lorea Lacy

And a New Year card from Jo Ham
I am also going to share the 'gift' for the person who commented on all of my sneak peek posts. You will receive a 6 X 6 piece of each of the designs from the following new DSPs:
Birthday Bash

Painted Blooms

Something Borrowed

Irresistible Specialty

 Thanks for stopping by today. Until the next time....Happy Stamping!

Monday, January 5, 2015

Lotus Blossom Kindness

I think set is going to be VERY popular. It's called Lotus Blossom (pg. 7 of the SAB brochure) and is another one that you can earn FREE for placing a $50 order (before shipping/tax). This is a 3-step stamp and only available in photopolymer. I LOVE IT! Since I already had the Blackberry Bliss ink out from a previous project, I used it along with Perfect Plum to stamp the Blossom. The stem is stamped with Mossy Meadow and Old Olive. I attached the image piece to a piece of Mossy Meadow and then to a Whisper White card base. I stamped the sentiment in Mossy Meadow and then added the Mossy Meadow Stitched Satin Ribbon. I intend to make 'sets' with this stamp in many different colors. It is just a BEAUTIFUL image.

Thanks for stopping by today...don't forget to leave a comment for a chance in the drawing.This concludes the sneak peeks! The catalogs go live tomorrow and you'll be able to download the .pdf versions or if you want a hard copy just let me know. Check back tomorrow to see what you could win if you left a comment on each of my sneak peek posts. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Celebrate Your Big Day

This card is made with the Big Day stamp set from the Sale-a-Bration brochure (pg. 12). You can earn this set FREE from January 6 - March 31 with a $50 order (before Shipping/Tax).
For this card I used a Daffodil Delight card base and added a layer from the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper (pg. 12 of the Occasions Catalog). Although Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo aren't colors in the Designer Series Paper, they coordinated well, in this case. The sentiment images were stamped on Whisper White with Memento Black Ink, then layered with Melon Mambo. The cake is stamped on a Whisper White layer. All coloring was done with  Melon Mambo and Smoky Slate Blendabilities. The candles were stamped with the Memento Black ink and those you can't tell from the pic, colored with Daffodil Delight Blendabilities. This is a really fun set! Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment to win a prize. Until next time...Happy Stamping!

Saturday, January 3, 2015

Painted Petals Thank You

As promised, this is another card made with the Painted Petals stamp set (there are so many stamps in this set, it is so versatile...I LOVE IT!).
The card base for this card is Blackberry Bliss, the next layer is Wild Wasabi and the images are stamped on Whisper White. I used Blackberry Bliss ink for the blossoms and Wild Wasabi ink for the stems. I tied it up with some Blackberry Bliss Stitched Satin Ribbon (pg. 207 of the Annual Catalog). I then stamped the sentiment with Blackberry Bliss and Wild Wasabi, punched with the Curly Label Punch (pg. 220 of the Annual Catalog), then sponged a little around the edges. Very little effort for a big impact, don't you think. I have a feeling this will be my 'go to' floral set, even after the catalog expires!  Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing for a gift from me. Until the next time...Happy Stamping.

Friday, January 2, 2015

You are Amazingly Amazing

This card is made with the stamp set Painted Petals (pg. 19). I used a Rose Red card base, then I stamped on a solid color sheet of the new Painted Blooms Designer Series Paper (pg. 19) and then framed it with Whisper White. The sentiment is from the stamp set, cut with the Chalk Talk Framelits. The flowers are stamped with Blushing Bride for the first stamping, then with Rose Red (stamped off once). The stems are Wild Wasabi. (these are some of the colors from the Designer Series Paper).
This stamp set has a total of 13 stamps and is just beautiful. Tomorrow I will have another sample using the same set. Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to leave a comment for a chance to win a gift from me. Until the next time...Happy Stamping!

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Balloon Bash

This card highlights many items from the new Occasions Catalog. The card base is just Basic Black card stock, the next layer is from the Birthday Bash Designer Series Paper (pg 12). The stamped black layer is actually Chalkboard Paper (pg. 25). The image is from the Balloon Bash stamp set (pg. 13). The main image is stamped in the new Color Box Chalk Ink (pg. 25 - Rose Coral) and the banner is stamped again in Whisper White ink, cut out and attached with Dimensionals. In each corner of the Chalkboard Paper is a Candy Dot. Thanks for stopping by today and don't forget to leave a comment to be entered in the drawing. Until next time...Happy Stamping!