Wednesday, September 9, 2015

A Flowery Thank You

Love those big flower stamps and coordinating punches/dies many of the companies out there are selling? What a bold embellishment they can be. 

I used Stampin' Up! products from this past year Spring Occasions Catalog to create this card. 

Card Supplies - Thank you for your kindness:
Stamp Sets: Stampin Up - Petal Potpourri (retired - but still sold on ebay), Simon Says Stamp - Handwritten Greetings 
SU! Ink: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
SU! Cardstock: Whisper White, Sahara Sand
SU! Patterned Paper: Something Borrowed (retired)
SU! Punches: Flower Medallion, Ribbon Border (retired)
Other: Pearls, pop dots

I embellished the flower with a few pearls just to add a little more elegance. You can find all different size pearls at your local craft store. I like to keep a stock of these on-hand. I will tell you though that Stampin Up has a sale this week on the perfect set of pearls in ever size for just $3.75. Click HERE to view!

I made a purchase this week from a stamp company I never ordered from before! They recently had a release of new products and one particular product just put me over the edge. LOL!  Stay tuned . . . I will share my purchase with you once it arrives!

Happy stamping! 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Nature Walk

Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. I've been MIA since July . . . and I apologize for the break in posts. Life happens sometimes, but the important thing is I'm back and ready to make some cards!!!!
There have been a bunch of product releases lately . . . Simon Says Stamp, Lawn Fawn, Paper Smooches, Stampin Up, etc. I'm holding back from ordering, but not for long! I'm on a mission to use up what I have or donate it, which brings me to today's card. I'm not even going to include a product list because the paper, ribbon, and stamp set are all retired from Stampin Up. I cannot even recall what the name of the patterned paper is. That's how old it is!  The stamp set is called Nature Walk and I found some sets HERE on ebay if you are really interested.
It's a simple card and I hope it inspires you to use up some older papers you've been holding on to. I purposely didn't stamp any sentiment on the front of the card. I just want to keep this one handy for a last minute occasion. I can easily stamp a sympathy, birthday, or get well message on the inside and ship it off. I don't create well under pressure, so having a supply of pre-made cards is essential for me. You realize . . . once you start sending handmade cards, everyone expects handmade from you. It's fun to have your own niche in life, isn't it?
Happy September and happy stamping!