I finally found some time in my crazy schedule to play with the Share the Joy Stamps & Thin Cuts. I knew this special was made for me for several reasons – 1) I love little stamps and there are two stamp sets full of cute little designs for birthday and everyday. 2) Thin Cuts with holes to fill with those tiny little stamps – an easy peasy way to add some flair to your cards. 3) The price $39.95 US for the entire bundle.
You can see the versatility of the stamps and thin cuts in the cards above. In the first card, I cut the thin cut shape down to fit a 4.25 X 3 card picked a color combo from the Love of Color and faster than a firecracker booms my card was done.
The inch worm card was inspired from a card on Pinterest. I used the background stamps from the birthday set to tone on tone the circles for some texture then fussy cut the party hat, used black dots for the eyes and drew on a smile. Cute little birthday card ready to go in the mail!
My third card used the traditional use of the thin cut and stamps – I left a few of the holes blank for interest.
I’ve got more ideas bouncy around in my head and I’ll be back to share those – hopefully before the week is over. The Share the Joy special is only available until July 31st so make sure you get yours ordered before the supplies run out. You can find the special here on my webpage.
I spent the morning in the Craft Coop creating some Valentines from the Heart Happy Workshop. This kit is amazing…you can make one 12X12 layout, two 12X12 single pages, ten cards and five tags and still have paper left over to do your own thing with. There is also an option to do a Heart Happy Everyday Life Album.
The first thing I noticed about this paper is that it is not all pink or red…it’s an amazing combination of both along with Sapphire and Mint. The papers are also not Valentine specific…the stripes and geometric designs are perfect for everyday. To be honest with you, I’ve got a second packet on it’s way to me because I’m in LOVE!
The stamp set is just as cute too! How fun to put a diagram of your heart on a card…puppies, tacos, icecream, YOU. Yes please! Again…perfect for an anniversary, a cheery hello or to send someone a pick me up – not just Valentines here either!
These cards came straight from the workshop and were so much fun to make. I hope you’ll consider adding this Workshop & Stamp set to your shopping cart…even if you don’t use them this year you can get a jump start on Valentine’s Day next year!
When I saw this weeks Atlantic Hearts Sketch I knew exactly what I was going to do. I love it when an idea just pops into my head and I can run with it.
As I mentioned in my previous post the Ribbon Warrior campaign is hitting me close to home and I’m a firm believer that support from friends & family makes a huge difference.
I chose a color palette from the Love of Color – Mint, Linen and Ballerina. The mint background was embossed with the rose embossing folder and a stitched circle was added in Linen – I then stamped the ribbon and cut with the matching thin cut – I made a banner and stamped Hope as my sentiment. I finished the card with some sparkles.
I have a dear friend in breast cancer treatment so this card is on it’s way to hopefully cheer her along her journey.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness month – this pink promotion has a special meaning in my life, but being in October makes it doubly special to me.
My mom had breast cancer, not once, not twice but three times. She had a masectomy after her second diagnoses and had been years cancer free before it snuck up and snatched her from our life on October 4, 2012. Cancer does that…just BOOM and someone you love is gone! She was such a brave fighter!
I was pretty excited when Close to My Heart brought back the retired Ribbon Warrior stamp set and thin-cuts for the October special. The bundle is offered at a 20% discount and I want you to know it can be used for way more than just pink ribbons.
I always schedule my mammogram in the month of October – as a way to honor my mom. I certainly don’t like it, but while changing in the dressing room I always think my mom would be so proud of me.
As a special thank you, when you purchase the Ribbon Warrior Bundle from my website I will gift you this exclusive Your Kind Heart Stamp Set. I will also donate all of my commission from the sale of this set to the American Cancer Society.
Let’s turn the world pink together!!!
I’m popping in today with a reminder of Double Trouble’s Challenge using a School Days Theme while teaming up with the sketch provided by Try Stamping on Tuesday, if you include a bookmark on your card you get extra points with Twisted Sister and will stay out of detention!
Here’s the Sketch we had to use:
I borrowed both the You’ve Got Class and School Kids stamp sets from my friend Debi…I love both of these stamp sets! They are available for just a few more days as the You’ve Got Class special ends at the end of September. You can find all the details here.
I rotated the sketch (nothing says you can’t do that) and stamped a strip of Willow with the ABC stamp and the Lemon was stamped with the ruler. Everything was built on a base of cranberry (retired) which I stamped my “Back to School” sentiment. The little girl was stamped and colored with Copic Markers, die cut and I added a mini-clothes pin and attached it to the string…she also is my bookmark!
I hope you’ll give both of these fun challenges a spin…I’d love to see what you come up with.
It’s my favorite time of the month – Tic-Tac- Color My Heart Color Dare. This week you pick the colors from our Tic Tac Toe Board for the win!
I chose the middle vertical column of Heather, Eggplant & Bashful and used the argyle stamp set from the Magical special to create a tone on tone background paper. The camera from the stamp of the month was fussy cut and I added Bashful Glitter Paper to make a sparkly camera.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage. Each color dare is open for two weeks so I hope you can find the time to come and join us!
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!
Happy Saturday afternoon!
Although I was supposed to post a card for the Color My Heart Color Dare yesterday – real life got in the way, but since it’s Tic Tac Toe week – which just happens to be my favorite week on the Color Dare I decided it was better to participate and show up late for the game than not play at all.
Tic Tac Toe is simple…you pick the row of colors that you want to create with – up, down, across, diagonal – you may also choose to create with all the colors on the board.
The Color Dare also has some new guidelines regarding neutrals: White, Cream, Black, Gray, Kraft and Brown(s) are free to use; however if they are included in the challenge graphic they MUST be used in your creation.
I chose to create with the diagonal of Glacier, Bashful & Mink. I recently purchased all of the Solo Letter & Numbers – they are in a special bundle during Stampaganza, so although I have a few duplicates, I now have a complete set! Hurry if you’d like to add them to your stamp collection because the special ends and they retire on July 31.
We have a cuddly, cozy, cute granddaughter who’s name starts with a “C”! We visited her last weekend and she was CRAWLING so I wanted to send a card CELEBRATING this new victory!
Each of the Color Dares are open for two whole weeks so I hope you’ll take a minute to come play along! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.
I hope you’ll take a minute to leave a comment on which color combination is your favorite from the Tic Tac Toe Board. I’ll be drawing a name at the end of the challenge and create a card just for you!
Thanks for stopping by…I appreciate you taking some time out of your day to share with me.