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July 2010

Serene & Sweet Note of Thanks


We've been a  little preoccupied with our sweet little visitor the last couple of days.  Our Grandson, Connor, came to stay with his Nana & Grandpa for a few days.  Isn't he sweet?  You'd be preoccupied too if someone so sweet came to visit you.


But I still managed to do a bit of stamping during nap time today.  The Countryside stamp set would be a great set to use to make a packet of thank you note cards.  Another day, I'll add more using the wheelbarrow, truck, rooster and apple.

  • The background is the Sanded background stamp.  (Crumb Cake ink on Crumb Cake card stock.) 
  • Riding hood Red really is a great country or barn red.  It made a great country pump.
  • Finally, add A Note of Thanks with Early Espresso ink.
  • Repeat the process for your envelope for a matched stationary set.

How about you?  Have you had time to relax and stamp today?

Have a fabulous weekend,


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Baby Boy Gift Ensemble


Welcome that new baby boy in style with this handsome gift ensemble.  The Baby Steps stamp is perfect for making gift cards.  Tucking them in designer envelopes couldn't be easier with the Scallop die envelope and double sided designer paper.  Each color collection has a coordinating pad of two-sided designer paper with 4 sheets of of each color.  That's 40 sheets of designer paper!  

Have a small gift?  Make the perfect matching gift box with the box #2 die and the same designer paper.  Pull out some matching scraps of card stock & your crimper to add a bit of confetti.

Baby Boys are on my mind with the arrival of another Grandson.  His big brother, Connor, is spending some time with Nana & Grandpa.

Next time you have a baby gift to deliver, be sure to deliver it in style with your own designer label packaging.

Have a fabulous weekend,




Love Gives Us a Fairytale


Today's playful & romantic projects feature the Blissful Bride & Full of Life stamp sets.  There was no holding back, I just had to try the Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink!  It comes in a bottle that looks like nail polish with a wickedly long hand.  In fact, the ink is applied like nail polish.  The Bridal Gown has been "pearlized".

  • There seems to be an endless supply of pearls in the Basic Pearls package. Each pearl has its own adhesive on the back making application easy once you figure out how to pick up the tiny pearls.  The pointed tips of your paper snips are the perfect solution for this problem.  With the tips of your snips simply pick up the pearl and apply to your project.  Presto!
  • Blushing Bride was, of course, an obvious color choice for this bridal project.  Sahara Sand is what I like to refer to as the chameleon of colors.  It seems to take on the shade that works best with its surrounding colors.
  • The scallop Rectangle clearlit die is easy to work with because it has a window for viewing exactly where to place the die before die cutting.  In this sample, I first stamp the Thank You using Perfect Plum ink and then place the die window over the stamped image and run it through my trusty Big Shot.  The Big Shot is appropriately named.  It can do so many things.  Quite impressive and definitely a little showy.

Thanks for stopping by.  If you enjoyed today's projects or if you have any question, please leave a comment for this post.

Have a fabulous day,


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Blissful Bride
 Blissful Bride Card supplies:

Stamps: Blissful Bride (Summer Mini), Full of Life

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Whisper White, Blushing Bride

Ink: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Smooch Pearlized Accent ink

Cool Tools & Sweet Accessories: Big Shot, Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder, Top Note die, Small Heart Punch, Jewels Basic Pearls, Whisper White Taffeta, Smooch Pearlized Accent ink

Thank You Favor Supplies:

Stamps: Elegant Thank You

Card Stock: Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand

Ink: Perfect Plum

Cool Tools & Sweet Accessories: Big Shot, Fancy Favor die, Scallop Rectangle Clearlit die, Whisper White Taffeta