Wednesday, May 4, 2016

New Altenew!

Exciting News: The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store is now 

These stamp sets are beautiful! 
Loving the flower sets especially so!

I've used Altenew's "Watercolor Wonders" set here, along with one of my favorite sentiments from The Stamp Simply Clear "Blessings/Beatitudes 1." 

Many of Altenew stamp sets require layered stamping. They are clear stamps, and include charts either online or the package to assist with lining up. Many of the sets have matching dies, making cutting quick and easy.

Watercolor Wonders is a perfect set to create a one layer design (though I've added a couple extra layers in to make it more elegant using Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips). Watercolor Wonders also has matching dies, so you have many options and do not have to stick to single layer stamping.

I began by stamping the Stamp Simply sentiment with Versafine Onyx Black ink. Stamp you sentiment first so that you don't have a mistake at the end (spoken from experience here Ladies...ha). The flowers were then stamped with Altenew's "Four Scoop" ink cube set. I used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Shabby Shutters and Forest Moss for the leaves as I do not yet have the Altenew green inks.  Many of the Tim Holtz Distress inks are now marked down.

Last touch: some of the ink with water and a paintbrush to add spatters for extra interest.

Simple, classy, and easy to mail!

Make certain that you check out the Stamp Simply blog this week as Altenew products are being showcased daily by the design team.

All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Wedding Wishes

Wedding Season is coming up quickly...I usually make wedding cards specifically for each couple, but since a move will be taking place during this time, I will plan and work ahead.

I began with plain white cardstock, then used Tim Holtz "Gothic" stencil and Studio 490 White Embossing Paste to create the heavily textured background. Texture paste is sooo easy-- biggest thing is dry time!

Here's a closeup of the main feature of the card:

The sentiment panel with filigree edges is from Spellbinders "Tranquil Moments" die set. I stamped the sentiment using Stamp Simply's clear "Wedding Wishes" stamp and Versafine Onyx Black Ink, then die cut it with a JustRite's Antique Tags One die. It is layered over a border of May Art's 1.5" Tulle Ribbon...look carefully--you can just see it. It adds additional subtle texture. A couple of Melissa Frances white Pearls add the final touch.

This precious Bible verse from the "Wedding Wishes" stamp set decorates the inside of the card:

Sorry, not the greatest looks perfect in the actual card!

This design is fairly flat, and should be quite mail-able.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store

Make sure that you check out the Closeout Stamps!
Once they're gone, they are gone!

Thanks for stopping by today! 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Bare Necessities Handcrafted All Natural Goat's Milk Soap

Hello! I wanted to pop in today and tell you about a new online shop that produces and sells handmade goat milk soap, salt scrubs, and wood wick soy candles...

I have purchased the Indonesian Rainforest and both my husband and I have been using it since December. I love it as it lathers up great, doesn't leave a film, and does not leave my skin feeling dry and tight. Plus, you can't beat the fabulous subtle, natural fragrance! 

Kimberly has been making soaps and skin care products in her kitchen from all natural products; she milks her own goats and has created her own recipes for her products. 

I'm looking forward to trying the salt scrub and wood wick soy candles next!

You can also check out Kimberly's Facebook page:

Thanks for stopping by. I will be back on Wednesday with a wedding card design.

*I have not received free product for this post. I truly enjoy using this excellent product and would like others to know about a family friend's newly opened online shop. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Springtime Daisies

Daisies are some of my favorite are a couple that I have made using Spellbinder's "Urban Blooms" dies.

 I have always loved daisies...we had them for our wedding, along with this soft blue color, almost 37 years ago.

The daisies are made using the above mentioned dies, coffee filters, watercolor paint for the leaves, and white acrylic paint spattered on the petals for added interest. The pearly centers are from my stash, and Floracraft Twinklets Diamond Dust glitter was also applied around the centers using Tombow Multi Mono glue.

The background of the design is white cardstock dry embossed with Darice's Quatrefoil Embossing Folder. The embossed panel is layered over blue decorator paper from Kaisercraft's "Provincial" paper pad.

Love this beautiful Satin Edge May Art's 1.5" ribbon! Adds such a pretty touch.

I hope that you have enjoyed today's all occasion design.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Blessed are Those

I recently got Graphic 45's "Botanicabella" as happy mail, and let me tell you-- I was very happy.

This 12 x 12" Deluxe Collectors Edition is filled with rich, gorgeous prints, stickers, and chipboard pieces...
love the colors and design!

Here is my first design using the collection:

I thought this patterned piece of decorator paper would work perfectly with a Stamp Simply clear Blessings/Beatitudes 1 verse. It is stamped with Versafine Vintage Sepia ink, then die cut with beautiful Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles dies. The pierced edge oval is layered onto the fancier edge oval with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips for added dimension.

Here's a close up:

Do you like the shabby bow? It's made out of Seam Binding using an Original Bow Easy tool. You can see my tutorial HERE.

Prima Rootbeer Candy Gems add the final touch...the colors match the decorator paper perfectly!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Precious Baby Henry

Hello! I am so excited to announce that...

We are so very blessed to have a new grandson, 
born just this last week!

I wanted to make something special for precious Henry as I am going to get the chance to visit him very soon...

 I pulled out Carta Bella's 12" "Baby Mine Boy Collection Kit." This kit has all sorts of cute stickers and cut out items, as well as fabulous printed decorator paper, to decorate for that special little boy.

Some of the items from the paper kit used: lists for baby stats, 
"5 things I love about you," and a place to journal about 
the day Henry was born. Mom and Dad can fill in all of the details to create a special keepsake about Baby Henry.

The decorator paper is layered onto a Melissa Francis chipboard placard from my stash. I brushed on Dina Wakely Media Gesso to prepare the placard for the paper.  Tim Holtz Distress Walnut Ink and Versamagic Multi-surface Chalk Ink were used for distressing on the edges after the paper was adhered.

The dangling journal tags and star were created with Just Rite Stitches A2 Banners and Rectangles and Spellbinders Five Star dies.  Seam Binding Ribbon ties it all together so that it may be displayed on a door knob or bassinet. 

And here is a picture of the Little Man, himself:

Being a Grandma is fabulous!!!

All linked product is from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Have you checked out the stamp closeout sale at 
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store yet? 
Be sure to take a look for your favorites, before they are gone!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week!

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Feminine Sympathy Design

I've made up a feminine sympathy design for today using 

Psalm 23 from the stamp set is stamped with Versafine Onyx Black ink, then die cut with a Spellbinder's Labels 28 die. The panel is then layered over two layers of Spellbinder's Decorative Label 28 die cuts and adhered to the base of the card with Thermoweb 3D Foam Strips.

The base of the card is covered with Kaisercraft "Charlotte's Dream" decorator paper. A white Seam Binding bow (made with the Original Bow Easy) and border of ribbon adds the feminine touch, along with a Prima Miss Godiva Caramel bloom and Melissa Frances pearl.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

There's a big closeout stamp sale happening at 
The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store right now...

Stamp Closeout Sale

(It's time to spring clean!)

Biggest Ever - over 250 different sets
Up to 60% OFF

(Once gone, they're gone!)