Sunday, December 8, 2019

Doggy Thank You

We recently spent a few days with my husband's nephew and dog Max. Luckily, our dog Piper got along really well with big ole Max. In fact, Max taught her how to use the doggy door, which she just loved!

 Max out....

Piper out....
Max in....

Piper in....and repeat....all day long!

For a little 'thank you', we sent Jamie a few things from Maine. But of course I couldn't send anything without including a card.

Happy Tails is a must have stamp set for dog lovers. It covers all occasions of pet life from friendship to sympathy.

It doesn't get any simpler than this card; Real Red, Basic Black and Whisper White. I think Max will love it!


Saturday, December 7, 2019

Winter Sampler

Our third seasonal sampler is done! This winter themed sampler is really pretty, with soft, sparkly colors and silver embossed words.

I designed the sampler around this card we made using the Free Skate stamp set. The soft Crumb Cake layer sprinkled with sparkly snowflakes makes a really pretty base for the hanging skates.

I wanted to keep the colors pretty simple. Each panel starts with a Night of Navy base and Whisper White layer. Two panels have another layer of Balmy Blue and the other two have a layer of Crumb Cake. After all panels were placed on the 12" x 12" snowflake paper (not SU...sorry!), I cut snowflakes from Sparkle Glimmer paper and scattered them around.

The difference with the panel I made for the sampler is the solid Mint Macaron holly leaves and red rhinestone berries.

The other large panel has similar colors with a Mint Macaron tree with smaller red rhinestones. The silver foil deer stands on Sparkle Glimmer paper.

All the words and verses in the sampler are either Silver Glimmer Paper or embossed with silver embossing powder.

This stamp is from a retired Christmas set, but has always been one of my favorite stamps. It's embossed with silver embossing powder on a strip of Whisper White.

Warmest Winter Wishes is from the Free Skate stamp set and is heat embossed with silver embossing powder on Balmy Blue cardstock then cut out with the label die from the Smooth Sailing dies.

The church and trees in this panel are part of the Snow Globe Scenes dies. The silver glimmer and silver foil trees make a pretty backdrop for the Whisper White church sitting on Sparkle Glimmer paper. The word "Peace" is made with silver foil paper.

Now onto the spring sampler!

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Year End Closeout

Are there still a few things in the Holiday catalog you wish you ordered? Now is the time to get it before it's gone forever! And lucky just might be discounted! Click here to check out the Year End Closeout list. Then let me know what I can order for you!!!

Sunday, December 1, 2019

Tag alternative

As you may know, I like to make tags for my customer's order bags. I usually use something left over from a class or workshop, but this time I used tags in the November Paper Pumpkin kit....but made them as a thank-you instead of a gift tag.

This is how the tags are made in the kit.

And this is how I made them.

Finding different ways to use Paper Pumpkin kits is fun.
The tags in this kit were designed as Christmas gift tags, but they make great thank you tags as well.

Everyone loves cardinals.

This sled with the deer is adorable.

Of course we need a lovely tree.

And the layered snowflakes work too.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

December birthday cards

Sadly, I don't always get my birthday cards made on time. So I was pretty happy when I sat down and created five cards for my December birthday friends (you know who you are!).

These pretty cards are a great example of how you can use stamps from several different sets to create a great design.

I started by making all the cardbases and layers the same: So Saffron cardbase, Mint Macaron and Whisper White layer, Mint Macaron and So Saffron ink and Mint Macaron ribbon. Then I sparkled things up a little with gold metallic pearls in the center of the dandelions.

I used the Bokeh Dots stamps with So Saffron ink for the center of each card, then used one of the stamps from the Dandelion Wishes stamp set with Mint Macaron ink over that.

The Happy Birthday verse from the Here's a Card stamp set (that really isn't as crocked as it looks...I'm blaming it on a bad camera angle) is used on all the cards.

The bottom verse of this card is from Varied Verses.

And finally, the inside verse is from Beautiful Friendship.

Happy Birthday to my December friends!