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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Meet Chelsea Gardens

Hello friends,

Today I have a new paper pack I'd like to introduce.  Chelsea Gardens is a pack with soft greens and greys and butterflies.

I paired the cardmaking stamp set with coordinating thin cuts with the January Stamp of the Month.

I stamped and embossed the branch and butterfly in silver on vellum paper.  Vellum is easy to emboss.  In fact, that's a fool proof way to guarantee your ink won't smear before drying. To make the muted colors of the butterfly, I colored on the back of the vellum after embossing.  And for the leaves, I colored on the back and then flipped it back over and added a bit more green to darken half of each leaf.

Here's a video showing how I assembled this card.

Supplies used

Be sure to take advantage of the Stamp of the Month savings this month as well as checking out the Love Letters that are only available in January.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

See the new Seasonal Expressions

Happy New Year Crafty Friends!

It's time for a new Seasonal Expressions catalog and you're invited to come see it!  

What we'll be doing:

Sip:  Hot drinks!
Stamp 2 new FREE projects! 
See:  Brand new exciting goodies!
Snacking: Of course there will be chocolate!
Surprises:  Enter to win new product!

In Everett, WA 

Thursday, January 11 at 1pm
Friday, January 12 at 6:30 pm
Saturday, January 13 at noon

RSVP by Jan 6th to receive a free gift!  
Bring a friend and receive another gift!

RSVP via Facebook or message me.  (or leave a comment below)

Online:  Sunday, January 21 2018 at 3pm PST

This event will take place in my VIP group via Facebook Live.  
Join my VIP Facebook Group now! I won't be able to add you during the event.  

Request your own Open House Kit to attend online by January 14th.  They are while supplies last and orders placed after January 14th may not arrive in time for the live event.  But you can still watch the recording.  

I'll send you a copy of the Seasonal Expression and the 2 cards we're making for $4.  This covers just the cost of postage.  You can also add on an Idea Book for $6 more.  

For US customers only. Thank you!

And before I forget, you don't have to wait.  View the new Seasonal Expressions online!  

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Mo' Christmas Cards

This is my 4th blog post in a week!  There must be a big holiday coming up!

September is National Stamping Month and we have these amazing gold foil easel cards. 
With all that shimmer, I knew I needed to make them into Christmas cards.

I added a bit of Cranberry Cardstock and a couple poinsettias from the Flower Market Cricut Cartridge.  

It would also look amazing with a family photo on the front.  

And our Gold Glitter Gems.  Lots of Gems!  Two big ones on the flowers and 2 smaller ones on the card to complete the "Visual Triangle" that makes art look so stunning and complete.

Want to make these cards?  We have to order the gold foil card kit of a dozen cards in SEPTEMBER!

I'll be offering these cards at my Christmas Card Workshops and Crafter Afternoons in October and November.  BUT orders must be placed in SEPTEMBER.

See events on my Facebook page (even non-Facebook users can see them!)  

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Tis the {Football} Season

It's that time of year again!  It's time to be thinking about colors and season and what we're going to wear and who we're going to invite and I'm not even thinking about December.

It's Football Season!  In Washington State, we love the Seahawks.  Actually, they are loved around the world.  And this year, Close to My Heart released double sided cardstock that is lighter on the "back side."  And viola!  The Willow Cardstock is a Lime Green.  And that brought out my Seahawk Fever again.  

All of these tags were cut using Close to My Heart Cricut Cartridges.  Artiste, Artbooking, Art Philosophy, Artistry and the brand new You Are Here.  I hope you love and have them all!

It's also wonderful that we have this new Silver Foil paper (also available in Gold) that cuts like butter on the Cricut!  Every tag has some Silver Foil so no embellishments were needed on these tags.  I don't care for embellishments on tags in big mountain of presents.  They seem to travel from package to package.

After I made the tags, I used the same shapes for some cards with quick Sentiments.  Several of these sentiments are from the stamp set that come with the Artfully Sent Cricut Cartridge bundle.  It was retired last year but there's still a few in stock.  

I had some fun with some older stamp too.

The "With Sympathy" is part of the Heartfelt Thoughts set but the "Sorry For your Loss" is an oldie.

Want to make some?

Everything is pre-cut so you can create them at one of my Christmas card workshops or make them on your own.

12 tags are $8/per kit
12 cards are $16/per kit

Kits are ready to assemble, just add adhesive and 3D Foam!  Cards will include envelopes and a variety of pre-stamped sentiments unless you specify. Tags will come with Whisper Twine.

I can ship kits in the US!  Contact me with your zip code so I can calculate shipping and I'll get you a total and send you a PayPal invoice.  Shipping will be $3-7, depending on what you order.  If you order cards, when we chat, you can specify which sentiments you want on your cards.

Sorry, no there's PayPal button this time.  You have to talk to me; I'll get back to you in a day.  It will be easy!

If you have the Cricut Cartridges and and want to DIY this kit, you can order the Cricut Design Space File and a cutting guide for the cards for $5 via PayPal.

Have a great day!

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Little Dreamer Be A Unicorn

Were you been bitten by the unicorn craze?  It's been everywhere since this spring.

And guess what?  We still have a few unicorns left!  

Our Little Dreamer papers & stamps are perfect.  Cute and with a little attitude!  

This fun card with the very dapper unicorn used a few embellishments from my stash.  I also liked to highlight the word "unicorn" in the sentiment using a star or crown stamp, "Always be yourself.  Unless you can be a Unicorn.  Then be a Unicorn."

This card is pretty much the same as the previous one but turned.  I did use the thin cuts to cut out the star and unicorn but the paper was exactly the same!  I still have a few of these kits in my ready to create card bin.

Hop on over to my website to see the stamps with Thin Cuts dies and the bulk paper (The one that features the Unicorn!!!) available to everyone.  The regular paper pack did sell out, but the glitter gems, Scrapbook Complements and much of the collection is still available!