Friday, January 31, 2014

Hearts a Flutter Valentine

Hello! It is Friday and the Fab Friday team is back from our break and ready for a brand new color challenge! It's a color challenge this time, and I LOVE these colors together! What do you think?

So pretty, right? Here is the card I made using these colors (that are conveniently found in the Fresh Prints DSP stack). We made this card at my stamp-a-stack last Friday, and I think everyone really liked it.

Stampin' Up Supplies Used:
Stamps: Hearts a Flutter, Bitty Banners
Paper: Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White, Fresh Prints DSP stack
Ink: Real Red, Coastal Cabana
Accessories: Big Shot, Bitty Banners framelits, Arrows EF, Postage Stamp punch, Banner punch

Please be sure to stop by and play along with us at Fab Friday. The challenge doesn't close until February 13th, so you have lots of time! Can't wait to see what you create! Pin It

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Sweet & Simple Sympathy

It was no surprise to me that when I asked my customers what types of cards they needed for their stashes, most of them said they needed sympathy cards. Why do they not have sympathy cards? Because I rarely make them for classes. I find them to be very challenging to make. Even if I don't sit down to make them with a person or situation in mind, I still think about the recipient and how they will be feeling when they receive the card and it just makes it difficult for me.

I do find, though, that it is better for me to have a supply of sympathy cards on hand because when I do need to make one for someone I know, it is that much harder to come up with an idea for a card.

Here is what I came up with for my upcoming event.

I was really happy with how this card turned out. It is fairly simple and uncomplicated, which I think is necessary for sympathy cards. It is also just cheery enough while still appropriate.
Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamps: Hardwood (background), Simply Sketched
Ink: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe (for sponging)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White
Accessories: Big Shot, Fun Flowers die, Little Leaves Sizzlet, Boho Blossom punch, Large pearls, sponge
Thanks for stopping by! I will have the rest of my samples ready to share next week, so be sure to come back to check them out. 
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Friday, January 17, 2014

Sending Good Thoughts

Hello and Happy New Year! It sure has been a looooooong time since I last posted. I hope that anyone reading this had a wonderful Christmas and that the new year is treating you well so far! Life for us was super busy around the holidays and then when the kids finally returned to school after the long Christmas break, we had bad weather and they missed two and a half days of school last week! On top of that, we had frozen pipes during an extremely cold couple of days and were completely without water. It has been interesting to say the least! This week has finally been more normal and I have been able to spend some time in my stamp room preparing for my upcoming class.

Here is the first card I made. It was inspired by this card I saw on Pinterest (always great for when the mojo is in short supply).

I really like the versatility of this greeting. It could be a thinking of you, get well, good luck, or even a birthday card. My customers requested get well/thinking of you as one of the card types for my class, so this one definitely works for that. I am not really a pastel person, but I do think the colors in the Sweet Sorbet DSP (free with a $50 order during Sale-a-Bration) are pretty and perfect for spring (which I hope will come early this year).

Stampin' Up Supplies:
Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Papillion Potpourri, Betsy's Blossoms
Ink: Basic Gray, Pool Party, Summer Startfruit
Paper: Pool Party, Sahara Sand, Crisp Cantaloupe, Basic Black, Whisper White, Sweet Sorbet DSP
Accessories: Scalloped Tag punch, Pistachio Pudding ruffled stretch ribbon, small butterfly punch, baker's twine

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow because I will have my next card then. Pin It
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