Saturday, November 18, 2017

CAS-ual Fridays Stamps - Bring On The Snowflakes!

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I hope you're having a great day! Maybe you're starting to work on your Christmas cards? I need to sit down and start addressing some envelopes. I always get distracted wanting to write long personal notes and before you know it an hour's gone by and I have one card ready to go.

There really is nothing like getting a hand made card in the mail with a personal note. I appreciate the work and effort that go into each one and can't tell you how much they mean to me. I save these treasures so I can look at them again and again!
I had lots of fun playing with the CAS-ual Fridays Bring On The Snowflakes. I stamped them with Memento Rose Bud and Angel Pink on white card stock. Next I splattered distress ink in Spun Sugar and Picked Raspberry Ink.
The finishing touch.. some sparkle and shine of course.. gems in the centers of the snowflakes!

Want to go shopping? If you see something you like I hope you will use my special discount code. Any commission that would normally go to me for your purchase has been redirected to CAS-ual Fridays to use toward Breast Cancer Awareness and Research. I accept no commission for the use of products on my blog and only use and endorse products that I love and would recommend. Here's a link to the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps Store.

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | CAS-ual Fridays Stamps
Bring on the Snowflakes

Friday, November 17, 2017

Tupelo Designs LLC - The Apple of My Eye

Happy Friday! Are you ready to get the weekend started? Thanksgiving is coming up fast! I expect well be making sure everything around the house is in tip top shape for the big meal! I'm always hoping for a little crafty time - my favorite way to take a break. I'm totally happy to skip TV - my crafting relaxes and takes my mind to it's happy place!

Today I'm playing with My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Love You To The Core stamp set with coordinating die. I inked up the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored them with Copic Markers.

I know that you think Copic Markers are way expensive.. but I really think if you use makers ALOT that they are the best value out there. Yes.. the price of a marker is $6. But when that same marker is dry you can purchase a refiller (also around $6). The refill will replenish the ink approximately 10 times - meaning you get the equivalent of 11 markers for $12. Brush tips are also replaceable.  I've had my markers for years and I don't expect I'll ever buy another brand.  The refills are always put to good use here.
The background paper for my card is from the Simple Stories Happy Harvest 12" Collection Kit. It's at the store for $5.99 here.
This image brings back memories of trips to the apple orchard when the kids had field trips at school.

Want to go shopping? I hope you'll try Tupelo Designs LLC. They're my favorite store. You can find all your favorite brands under one roof and shipping is always FREE (USA only - discounted rates for international orders). They even have loyalty points that turn into dollars off your next order. Your package arrives beautifully wrapped - and I've never had any damaged items. It's a nice way to treat yourself. Click here to jump to the store!

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Simple Stories - Oh What Fun Collection

Are you making your own Christmas cards to send to friends and family this year? It a great way to send a one of a kind card that will be treasured! It’s even more fun if you make it a family project and get the kids involved! The Simple Stories Oh What Fun! Collection Kit has everything you need to make lots of beautiful cards with paper to spare for some gift tags too! 

The 12 x 12” pack includes pattern paper in traditional red and green with a pop of aqua blue to keep it fresh. Some of the sheets in the collection have cut apart journaling cards on their reverse side perfect for cards and documenting/scrapbooking. 

The pack even includes a 12” sticker sheet loaded with sentiments and images to use as focal points on your projects This card has a pattern paper background embellished with stickers from the combo sheet.

You’ll find the perfect image for everyone on your list. The pack includes poinsettias, holly, ornaments, presents, and even a cute Santa Claus! 

Don’t forget to send one to everyone on your “nice” list!

The Simple Stories Oh What Fun! Collection is a great investment with lots of possibilities! It’s sure to make the season bright! 

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Poppystamps Challenge - Wintertime Faeries

Are you playing along with the latest Poppystamps Challenge? It's called "Faerie Kingdom" We want to see how you're using your faerie stamps and dies. No Faeries in your collection? That's ok ! Just add some Faerie Dust! (Glitter). We can't wait to see what you make!
Here's mine! Want a closer look? Head on over to the blog where you can get all the details!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | Poppystamps Wintertime Faeries
Dies | Poppystamps Wintertime Faeries, Stitched Hills
Star Sequins | Birch Press Design Fairy Sparkle Sequins

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Pretty Little Studio - You Are Awesome!

Sending you some awesome today! I know how hard it is to keep it all together - so much to do with the big feast (Thanksgiving) and the holidays coming up.... not to mention all the running around - getting kids to their events, grocery shopping, laundry.... some days it feels like a thankless job. This one is for you! 

The Pretty Little Studio Blooming Hearts collection is a mix of fresh geometrical prints and florals in bold colors. The yellow background paper is called Lovely Sunrise and the triangle print paper is Now You See Me.
I topped the papers with a 4" Cambridge Doily to peek from underneath the die cut "Blooming" flowers. The wreath behind the florals is from Picture Perfect - a pack of frames, tabs and other embellishments. 
The "you are awesome" sentiment is from another die cut pack called I Heart You. Some sparkle and shine always make me happy. I used some red and crystal clear to compliment the colors in the florals.

What a nice way to let someone know you think the world of them! Sometimes it's the little things that mean the most. 

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Pretty Little Studio Products
Paper | Blooming Hearts Collection, Lovely Sunrise, Now You See Me
Die Cuts | Blooming, Picture Perfect, I Heart You
Doily | 4" Cambridge
Sequins | Gift Wrap, Crystal 4mm, Crystal Snow