08/31/2012

THIS DAY...

I love, love, love, long weekends. (Happy Labor Day weekend to you!)  Come back on Monday and get in on my LABOR DAY WEEKEND SALE!  In the meantime, enjoy today because, as the greeting on this card says, "Nothing is worth more than this day."

Swing

I used Stampin' Write Markers to color the image. The Stripes Embossing Folder, Beautiful Wings Embosslit (butterfly), and Antique Brad, adds charm to this very traditional layout...

Swing2

Have a great weekend - and relax a little!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Summer Afternoon Stamp Set (Hostess) #126425-W / 126427-C, Cajun Craze Card Stock #119684, Summer Starfruit Card Stock #126839, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Many Marvelous Markers #119806, StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad #101406, Stripes Textured Embossing Folder #123128, Beautiful Wings Embosslit #118138, 3/4" Circle Punch #119873, Antique Brads #117273.

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Flitting

 

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08/30/2012

CHECK IT OUT...

I have a collection of KEEP CALM images

including both of these I made myself...

Keep Calm

and

Keep Calm - Crop


Check out my Pinterest page HERE

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SLIGHTLY GEOMETRIC...

Geometric
In order to position the (slightly geometric) printed paper at an angle, the outside dimensions of the card had to be 5" x 5".  The ribbon and button help dress up the plain straight lines of the overall design...

Geometric2

 

ESSENTIAL tools for paper-piercing are pictured here...

 

Essentials

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Basic Black Card Stock #124267, So Saffron Card Stock #105118, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper #126906, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack #126187, Paper-Piercing Tool #126189, Stampin' Pierce Mat #126199, Pumpkin Pie 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon #119253, Natural Designer Button #127554, Glue Dots #103683.

I highly recommend the Paper-Piercing Trio!

 

ORDER IT HERE

Sal-Sun


08/29/2012

FOREVER WITH YOU...

In an effort to post five completely different looking cards this week (Monday through Friday), I designed this one, with bright colors and six layers of girly fluff.  It's not one of my favorites... I'm saving my favorite for Friday...

 

Forever with You

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FWYSS

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Forever with You Stamp Set #126725-W / #126727-C, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Gumball Green Card Stock #126840, Melon Mambo Card Stock #115320, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Brights Collection Designer Series Paper Stack #117155, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder #127023, Pearl Basic Jewels #119247, Stampin' Dimensionals #104430, Whisper White Medium Envelope #107301.

ORDER "FOREVER WITH YOU" HERE

 

Forever with You-Sig

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08/28/2012

REASON TO SMILE...

This pretty flower (stamped 3 times) was in an exclusive stamp set offered July 1st - 31st.  Oops!  I forgot about that for an hour or so while making this card. But I decided to show it to you anyway because it gave me REASON TO SMILE, which oh-by-the-way, is the name of the set!

Loving Thoughts

I used the So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker to color the petals, and the Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker to color the stems.

Loving Thoughts2

Then I cut slivers of the So Saffron Card Stock and threaded the button holes for another touch of color.

Loving Thoughts3

Also note the awesome antiqued background... It was achieved by using Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock in the Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder, then rubbing a Designer Sanding Block over the top. 

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Reason To Smile Stamp Set (Discontinued), Loving Thoughts Stamp Set #125843-W / #125845-C, So Saffron Card Stock #105118, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Early Espresso Core'dinations Card Stock #127848, Jet Black StazOn Ink Pad #101406, Soft Suede Stampin' Pad #126978, So Saffron Stampin' Write Marker #119700, Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker #119702, Stamping Sponge #101610, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder #127821, Designer Sanding Block #124304, Natural Designer Button #127554, Glue Dots #103683.

  Smiles

So even though this set is not available now, you can pick a different flower and get a similar look.  Then you'll also have a reason to smile.

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08/27/2012

A PARTY IDEA...

For many years I've been a wedding/reception planner at my church.  Consequently, gals come to me seeking ideas, like how to make handmade invitations. When the Silver Setting Stamp Set became available, I was excited knowing how perfect it would be to use for weddings, receptions and parties of all kinds...

 

Silver

With this stamp set, the design elements may be dressed up or down, (simple to sublime)...

Silver3

Whisper White Organza Ribbon

 complements the  Silver Glimmer Paper...

 Silver2

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:

Silver Setting Stamp Set #127391-W, Fabulous Phrases Stamp Set #117002-W / #120501-C, Basic Black Card Stock #121045, Bashful Blue Card Stock #105120, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Silver Glimmer Paper #124005, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-1/4" Circle Punch #119861, 3/16" Corner Punch #119871, Handheld Punch, Whisper White Organza Ribbon #114319.

ORDER THIS DARLING SET HERE

 

 From-Linda

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08/23/2012

ITSY BITSY SPIDER...

It's a little too soon to decorate my front porch for fall, but I was sprucing it up and found a big spider!!  EEEK!

EEEK!

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EEEK2

This is such a spooky (and cute) stamp set...

Spooky stamp set

...and don't you love it!!!

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Spooky Bingo Bits Stamp Set #123944-W / #123946-C, Tangerine Tango Card Stock #111349, Basic Black Card Stock #121045, Basic Gray Card Stock #121044, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Howlstooth & Scaringbone Designer Series Paper #126906, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Designer Frames Folder #123130, Extra Large Oval Punch #119859, Neutrals Brad (Basic Gray) #119736, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

ORDER YOUR SPOOKY SET HERE

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This was how I decorated my front porch for fall last year.  I have some new things for my porch this fall - minus the spider.  I'll post a picture for you on September 1st, of the porch, not the spider!

Picture1

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08/15/2012

CUPCAKES . . . . .

Cupcakes are a favorite no matter what the recipe is...

Cupcake

A favorite of youngsters and oldsters!

Cupcake2

 

SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Perfectly Penned Stamp Set #122890-W / #122892-C, Daffodil Delight Card Stock #119683, Whisper White Card Stock #100730, Summer Smooches Designer Series Paper #125409, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle Punch #119854, Pinking Hearts Border Punch (retired), Small Heart Punch #117193, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon #126872, Rhinestone Basic Jewels #119246.

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Real thing

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08/14/2012

Hearing From You

 

08/13/2012

IT COULD WORK...

Don't you think this card could work for a guy???

Birthday

(No ribbons or ruffles or buttons or pearls.)

Happy Birthday2

And guy-colors too!  YES!  It could definitely work!!

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SUPPLIES & ACCESSORIES:  Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp Set #115370-W / #127802-C, Chocolate Chip Card Stock #102128, Lucky Limeade Card Stock #122926, Very Vanilla Card Stock #101650, Comfort Cafe Designer Series Paper #126898, Basic Black Stampin' Pad #126980, Word Window Punch #119857, Bright Brads (Old Olive) #119740, Very Vanilla Medium Envelope #107300.

Gift

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