Sunday, July 19, 2015

Here's where to find sneak peeks!

Here's some EXCITING news!

New goodies are coming the next 2 months.  

Find sneak peeks on Facebook & Instagram because I can't say what they are on my blog until they're released.  

or
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Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Farewell Old, Wonderful Colors

Big things are happening with the new Annual Inspirations Idea Book & Catalog that will be coming out on September 1.  You'll see sneak peeks on Facebook.

In the meantime, if you love some of our classic colors, you'll want to stock up on Reinkers and cardstock.

These 7 colors from our Enchantment Cardstock Combo are retiring:
Smokey Plum
Outdoor Denim
Indian Corn Blue
Ponderosa Pine
Olive
Autumn Terracotta
Barn Red




Staying are:
Ruby
New England Ivy
Goldrush

joining them are Eggplant, Sapphire, Peacock, Poppy, Fern, Pomegranate, and Saffron
Here's a how they'll  line up.


Smokey Plum >> Eggplant
Outdoor Denim >> Sapphire
Ponderosa Pine >> Peacock
Autumn Terracotta >> Poppy
Olive >> Fern
Pomegranate is red 
Saffron is a gold.

I've seen a couple projects made with the new color pallet and they work so beautifully together.  You'll love what you see in September!

If you love and HAVE an inkpad from a retiring color, get the reinker NOW.  (Olive is already sold out).  If you don't have these colors in your collection, wait for the new ones.  They're going to be wonderful!

To order inks, reinkers and cardstock  >>> Shop my website.  

Monday, July 6, 2015

Seaside Sampler

I love the beach, don't you?  I love beach themed scrapbook supplies.  They remind me of the good times I have with friends and family.  I couldn't be more thrilled how this seasonal sampler turned out!  Even though Pacific Northwest beaches don't have palm trees, I see plenty of shells, star fish and a few sand dollars when I visit.


This seasonal sampler uses the "whole" Seaside collection of paper, complements (cardstock stickers) and the gorgeous metal assortment, all from Close to My Heart.  It's retiring August 31, 2015 if it doesn't sell out in the mean time.  The complements are currently on backorder and will return next week.

The Cricut shapes are from the CTMH Artbooking cartridge and the Cricut Life's A Beach cartridge.  If you don't own the beach one, you can now buy the individual shapes through Cricut Design Space which is a fabulous way to get a couple shapes without breaking the bank.  

I made 4 cards with about half of the remaining complements.  There was still a lot leftover! 

If you attend one of my workshops or order the kit, you'll receive pre-cut supplies to make the sampler & all four cards.

The cost for the whole kit is $25 plus applicable shipping.  Contact me if want a kit.  Due to the potential of sell-out, I'm not adding a PayPal button.  I'll check inventory before taking a payment.

You can also order the supplies from my website and I'll send you the kit instructions.  

Workshop dates:
July 18th
August 22nd (bring any kit to finish this evening)
Saturday's at 7pm

I need a bit of time to order and prepare your workshop kit, please RSVP with payment as soon as you can.  

Freedom Sampler

I hope everyone had a good Independence Day weekend!  
Here's the latest installment of my seasonal sampler.  


This one features Cranberry, Colonial White, Outdoor Denim and Kraft papers and lots of Desert Sand Ink to distress the edges of nearly every piece of paper.  

My year of seasonal samplers are coming to end very soon!  Why?  
The supplies are being discontinued this summer to make way for a whole new batch of fresh papers and complements.  If you'd like this sampler or any of my previous samplers, contact me now before it's too late!  The new catalog starts September 1st, but many of the supplies used in earlier samplers are already starting to run out.  (The Yuletide Santa themed Sampler is no longer available and I only have 1 kit remaining of the Snowhaven Sampler.)


Saturday, June 6, 2015

Latte Cup Tag & Recipe for Cold Brewed Coffee

Good morning!  
Welcome to the 2nd day of the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop!  



Today's project is a tag that I designed to go along with the teacher gifts we gave last year.  Looking back, I realized I never blogged about this cute little tag.

This tag been hanging in my office for a year and I can't believe how vibrant the CTMH inks are.  I photographed it a couple days ago on my quart jar of cold coffee.  (I didn't have any other mason jars handy and I wanted to share with you my cold coffee recipe)



Like this year's teacher gifts, it was tied on a Mason Jar that was filled with chocolate and coffee (of course!)

RECIPE:  Cold Brew Coffee in a Mason jar!  
Here's the basic recipe. Why re-invent the recipe when they've done a great job photographing it?
 I use 6 scoops of finely ground coffee and fill the quart jar with filtered water.  Be sure to shake it a couple times throughout the day.  I strain it with a similar mesh strainer and then with my old reusable mesh drip basket like this one because I use a pretty find grind.  Other websites suggest a coarse grind but then you'll have to use more coffee.

Don't toss your coffee grounds!  It's a nice big bunch of them.  Take them out and put them around a Hydrangea or Rhododendron to gently acidify the soil.  They will love it!  I have 2 bushes that I can reach from my back step that are loving the extra acid.  (In other words, I can do this in my PJ's)

You'll get a rich, concentrated cold coffee that's perfect for Iced Coffee or home-made Fraps.