Friday, January 11, 2019

Valentine's Arrow


Here's my first Valentine for this year which features Stamp Simply Clear stamps and steel dies, some pretty paper and Cupid's arrow.

The paper featured is Kaisercraft's "Bow and Arrow" decorator paper. Fabulous for Valentines...plenty of interesting prints!

I began by die cutting the "Bow and Arrow" hearts with Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's steel Farmhouse Pierced Nested Heart dies, using the smaller two of the trio. I glued the hearts to the background panel using Tombow Mono Aqua glue. Scor-Tape was an additional adhesive used in the project.



The sentiment from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "All Occasion Sentiments One" set was stamped using Tonic's Stamp Platform and Versafine Black Onyx ink.  The sentiment was then die cut with a Stamp Simply steel Fishtail Banner Sentiment die.

An arrow was die cut from black cardstock using Spellbinder's Die D-Lites "Shoot" die, with a My Mind's Eye "Cupids Arrow" enamel heart as an accent.

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Seasons Giving Blog Hop Winner and 2018 Favorites

Hello! As promised, I am back with the winner chosen from my blog for the Seasons Givings Blog Hop year 7! Thanks to all who participated and left the kind comments...all so very appreciated!

I also have some of my favorite designs from this past year; I hope that you enjoy viewing them once again.

Now for the winner: irishgalkelly! Congratulations!

 irishgalkelly said...
Happy New Year Deb! I just love your cards and pretty inspiration. Adorable little birds and lace flower on today's card!
January 1, 2019 at 12:43 PM



Now for some of my favorites from this past year. The blog post that they come from will be linked if you would like to see the products used...























Have a wonderful start to your New Year! I hope that the 
Seasons Giving hop has given you an extra 
burst of inspiration to get creating!

Friday, January 4, 2019

Enjoy the Little Things


Sometimes the little things are the things that you miss most! 
Today I'm missing the Christmas past when our Finnish grandmother would knit us mittens and socks as Christmas gifts. She shared her talent and love with us through these gifts, 
and they have become cherished memories.

My card today features Stamp Simply's clear "Farmhouse Simple Sentiments" and a wintery mix of paper and embossing paste.



I began with a pair of mittens cut from Ranger Watercolor Cardstock.  After cutting, I used Tim Holtz' "Holiday Knit" Layering Stencil and Dreamweaver Embossing Paste to create the "knit" pattern on my mittens. After the embossing paste dried, I spattered Tim Holtz Distress Chipped Sapphire ink over the mitts.

I dyed the "cuffs" of the mitts (May Art's Ringlet Trim) using the Chipped Sapphire ink, then used narrow ScorTape to adhere them to the mittens.

The base and layers of the card are made up of Kaisercraft's "Wonderland" decorator paper. I stamped the Stamp Simply "Farmhouse Simple Sentiment" directly onto the patterned paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink.

A snowflake cut using Spellbinder's "Create a Flake Six" dies was glued onto the background using Tombow Aqua liquid glue, and the mittens were adhered using Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces. A trio of Melissa Frances white pearls finalize the design.


All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.


Be sure to check out the post below for the Season's Giving blog hop and leave a comment. You may comment 
until 6 PM this evening. My prize is a $25.00 gift certificate
 to the Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Thanks for stopping by, and enjoy your weekend!

Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Seasons Givings Year 7!


Welcome to year 7 of the Seasons Givings Blog Hop! 
So glad that you can join us! 

Today's hop is a BIG thank you to our readers with each blog on the list giving away a sweet gift. My gift for 
one reader who leaves a comment on this post is a 
$25.00 Gift Certificate to the 
Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.
Comments will close on Friday, January 4th at 6 PM Eastern, and the winner will be announced on Saturday, January 5.

And for a bit of inspiration for today:



If you would like to see how to create the lace "flower,"  you can find the tutorial HERE.  Since the flower adds quite a bit of dimension, I would recommend placing it in a Crystal Clear box for presentation. All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Here's the Seasons Giving Blog Hop list, be sure to check out the fabulous inspiration and leave some love!

Best Wishes to all of you...thanks once again for the 
support that you, the reader, provide to us! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


Saturday, December 29, 2018

A Masculine New Years Design

Hello! Here today with a masculine design to ring in the New Year, featuring Stamp Simply Ribbon Store stamps and Authentique's "Solitude" designer paper.


I began by stamping the buck head image from Stamp Simply's "A Godly Man" stamp set onto rustic cream cardstock with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Black Soot ink. I used a Tonic Stamp Platform to insure a crisp image, stamping a couple of times to get the result I desired. I then stamped the branch images around the buck head with Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Iced Spruce ink. The image panel was then die cut with a Spellbinders Labels One die.

The sentiment was stamped from Stamp Simply's "All Occasions Sentiments Set Two" stamp set using the distress Black Soot ink. I used a Inkssentials Tools Cut n Dry Pen Nib to color the inside of the open text on "Happy" using the Iced Spruce ink. The fine tip on the nib helps apply color in the narrow letters. The tag was then die cut with a Tim Holtz Sizzix Framelit tag die from my stash.

A border of May Art's 2.5" Cotton Blend Vintage Plain Ribbon and a Simple Stories Claus & Co. enamel dot add extra interest to the card front.

The inside Bible verse comes from the Stamp Simply "A Godly Man" set, stamped with the distress Black Soot ink and die cut with a Stamp Simply Fishtail Banner die. 


The Bible verse is so perfect with regards to the New Year...we may make our plans, but the Lord is the One in charge--look to HIM!


All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be certain to check back on New Year's Eve for a special blog hop
--Seasons Givings Year 7--
 that you will not want to miss! 
See you then!

Friday, December 21, 2018

Tis the Season!

 Christmas will be here shortly and this is my last Christmas card before the holiday! Today's design features Stamp Simply's "Christmas Blessings" stamp set and Graphic 45's "Christmas Magic" decorator paper and "Christmas Magic Ephemera Cards."


The base of the card is layers from the 8 X 8" pad...base red holly paper, panel of green candy cane strips, and a border of holly leaves and red candy cane stripes. Graphic 45 always has a wonderful selection of prints and extras that match so very nice!

The top "Tis the Season" layer is a Graphic 45 "Christmas Magic" Ephemera pack. All layers are adhered with ScorTape.

I cut it the panel shorter, then stamped the sentiment with Stamp Simply's clear "Christmas Blessing" stamp set using Tim Holtz Distress "Barn Door" ink, then overstamped with Versafine Smokey Gray ink. 


I used a Tonic Stamp Platform, moving the verse slightly after the red stamping to create a shadow 
behind the final gray ink application.


All linked products are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

My wish for you and your family is to have a Christmas and holiday filled with blessings and enjoyment!



Friday, December 14, 2018

A Frosty Christmas

 This wintery design features Stamp Simply Ribbon Store's "Farmhouse Christmas" sentiment and an adorable "Frosty" die from Spellbinders. All wrapped up with a bit of glitter and shine!


The base of the card is made up of patterned decorator paper from Authentique's "Alpine" pad. I love the shades of blues and greens and the fabulous prints throughout the pad. Fabulous!

The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store clear "Farmhouse Christmas" sentiment was stamped directly onto the decorator paper with Tim Holtz Distress Chipped Sapphire ink, using a Tonic Stamp Platform for perfect results every time.


This cute snowman is die cut with Spellbinder's "Mr. and Mrs. Snowman" die set. I die cut the swirly snowman top layer, then traced the snowman shape onto a piece of matching white cardstock. I hand cut the traced piece to fit behind the swirly top snowman layer, but before adhering the two together, I applied Tombow Aqua Liquid Glue and Stampendous Crystal Ultra Fine Translucent glitter to the back piece. I also colored the area on the solid snowman's face with black and orange copic markers so that it would show through the top layer's eyes, nose, and mouth. A scarf and top hat complete this jolly fellow.

Thermoweb 3D Foam pieces were used to mount the snowman onto the background. 

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

A note to add: Stamp Simply is offering $3.95 shipping to US addresses through the end of the year; $5.00 off international orders. Great time to stock up on those heavier, bulkier items!

Thanks for stopping by today! 
Have a great remainder to your week!