Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Add a Little Sunshine

I think I’ve always been enamored with using neutrals when I create. Easy to add touches of color when I want to.  This quick and easy card was inspired not only by my love of neutrals but also by the Featured Stamper Challenge FS312 over at Splitcoaststampers.  This wonderful greeting is one of my favorites from the Pursuit of Happiness stamp set and the reason I bought it.  And how perfect that the sun decided to peek a bit more when I took this picture.  *smile*

This card would be perfect to brighten someone’s day with a special note inside just for them.  We could all use a little sunshine in our lives and this is the perfect way…with a handmade card.

Stamps: Pursuit of Happiness, Nature Walk
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Tangerine Tango, Sahara Sand
Accessories:  Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie Markers
Tools: 1-3/8” Square Punch, Sponges, Stamp-a-ma-jig 
Technique(s): Masking

I hope this adds a bit of sunshine to your day.  Thank you for stopping by. 



Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A New Year Brings…

A new year brings promises to all of us.  This year brings new products to inspire us, it mixes in new friends to learn from and it challenges us to think outside the box.  Last year is over and it is no longer the time to reminisce about the past, but to move on and discover what new wonders are there for us to touch, feel and create with.  

My mission this year is to challenge you to think outside what you know and experience the difference that Stampin’ UP! can make in your love of card making, scrapbooking and handmade gifts. 

The new Spring Catalog made my heart sing as I turned the020 pages.  The beautiful Vintage style is still with us and allows us to be imperfect in our creations.  Raw edges, spots of uneven ink and distressing make us feel uninhibited in our creations.  No thoughts of perfection only the results of the creative process  takes us over.  The look and feel of the beautiful Tea for Two and More Amore Designer Series Papers are irresistible.  The newest two-tone ribbons are beyond gorgeous…soft to the touch and stunning when frayed.  Don’t you just want to reach out and touch those wisps of simple sweetness? Are you excited yet? 

017Here you’ll see a few sneaks of my up and coming More Amore class.  This class offers you the opportunity to create using some of Stampin’ Up!’s newest products in your own home or join me at my home and indulge in some creative play with others looking for the same challenge. The Artisan Embellishment Kit (129328) takes center stage in the More Amore class, but several of the newest products in the Spring Catalog are included for hands on experimentation.  Details for this class can be found here.

021Join me this year as I share my passion for creating with Stampin’ UP! products and supplies.  Remember all products seen here can be purchased directly through my Stampin’ UP! website any time of day or night for your creative enjoyment. 

Thank you for stopping by to enjoy my creations and to begin your journey with me.



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