There is a beautiful new bundle in the upcoming catalog with a very appropriate name-
it is called Serene Garden. It is so lovely.
I used it to make this sympathy card with the new soft colors of Soft Seafoam and Petal Pink.
I love this bundle not only for its images but also for the ability to cut them out with coordinating dies. But, the part I really love is the corner “embossing” die! Isn’t that just awesome? We have a new embossing mat coming out for the Big Shot that I just ordered- I wonder how different it will look when I use it?
The colors are subtle on this card as I wanted a soothing palette for a sympathy card but the popped up flowers add that little bit of texture and dimension to finish of the card. We also have a new All Occasion stamp set called Itty Bitty Greetings coming out that can stand in for the retiring Teeny Tiny Wishes (I love them both- two that are necessary in my stamping room). And…the little die from the Lakeside Framelits is just the ticket for cutting out the little sentiments! A few little pearls on the ends adds a little texture as well.
Thanks for buzzing by, friends…
My May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4! Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.
*Not to be used with any other current promotion I have going on at the same time.
Here is a sneak peek of the NEW bundle coming out June 1st in the Annual Catalog.
I used the new stamp set Lilypad Lake and its coordinating Lakeside framelits to create this simple card.
Both blues used on this card are new as well- the lighter blue is Balmy Blue and the darker one is Blueberry Bushel.
Balmy Blue is kind of a brighter mix of our retiring Marina Mist and Soft Sky.
The Balmy Blue panel with the waves die cut measures 3-3/4″ x 5″.
I bordered it with the new IN COLOR Blueberry Bushel cut to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″.
I stamped some Blueberry Bushel waves to the inside with a sentiment of calmness.
The sun is a 1/2″ circle of So Saffron cardstock set behind the awesome die cuts from the Lakeside Framelits.
I love having new dies to cut out sentiments, don’t you?
This new set has great little sailboats in it, too- it’s going to be a winner!
Don’t forget about my May Online Order gift: a FREE DSP Sampler with (6) 4″ x 6″sheets of the beautiful Share What You Love Designer Series Paper to any $40 ONLINE order* made in May! It will mail June 1-4! Please use the Current Hostess Code at the top of my blog header.
*not to be used with any current promotions I have going on at the time
Happy Monday, friends! What a wonderful weekend I had with all my stamping buddies at our Annual Sale-a-bration Kick Off Luncheon! I still have to pinch myself when I think of all the special friends I have made since I became a demonstrator. Thanks to all of you who came and braved the cold- inside and ouside- heeheehee.
This is one of the 6 cards we made at our Occasions Catalog Kick Off.
It incorporates a technique called an Eclipse Effect.
How did I make it?
Well, I have another video for you!!
Sorry for all the Ummm-s.
My former homeschool students would not be happy
after all the years I told them….too many ummmms!!!
Finding the words to convey your sympathy to someone is one of the hardest things to do. Taking the time to send a card is just one way to show you care. Here is a simple yet elegant card using the SU An Open Heart stamp set and the pretty crochet trim from Stampin’ Up.
Can you notice the subtle two colors on the branch behind the bird? I stamped the branch first in Lost Lagoon ink and then sponge daubered on some Night of Navy ink.
I also stamped the branch on the inside:
If you would like, you can make a more dramatic look to the branch by using a more diverse color like this one- I stamped it on Wild Wasabi first and then sponged on Night of Navy. I think I needed to be a little more “not so circular” daubing on it though now that I look at it…lol…I mean, really…LOL!
I love how these sentiments go together to share your feelings.
You can also use this set with the other versatile sentiments:
Oh my, I bet you all are as worn out as I am from the holidays! I think my dishwasher, washer, and dryer have never stopped running. It was wonderful to have the house full but I am enjoying this little piece of quiet this morning:)
I managed to get Heidi’s Friday Mashup # 191 done but did not mash it up this week. But that’s okay…you can always pick one part of the challenge, too!
Create a project with a “Winter theme.“
Create a project with “Snowflakes.”
Mash it Up! and create a “Winter project with Snowflakes.”
I am in need of sympathy cards so I decided to use the SU Serene Silhouettes stamp set with its leafless winter branches to create a card with somber colors. I kind of went totally opposite of the light and airy theme with snowflakes.
I am currently fighting with my computer, iphone, and iphoto program so