Thursday, September 19, 2019

Sympathy with Beautiful Friendship

Sadly today I needed to make another sympathy card.  This time for a former co-worker who retired a couple of years ago lost her husband this week.  It breaks my heart that this happens.  We work and work and when we can finally retire, one of the spouses passes away before they can enjoy retirement together.  It just seems so unfair.


Recipe:
Highland Heather - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" 
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" (inside panel)
Whisper White scrap for outside sentiment.


Stamps: Beautiful Friendship and Here's A Card
Ink:  Balmy Blue, Highland Heather, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz


Thank you for looking in today.  Tomorrow I finish packing and getting ready for Friday morning and a weekend of stamping and friends.  I'm not going to take my laptop with me this time, so no posts over the weekend, but come back on Monday and I should have some things to post.

Have a Great Weekend!

~ Donna



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Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Clearance Rack and DSP on Sale!


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It's been re-stocked with wonderful new items!




Monday, September 16, 2019

Some Swaps to Share

The last few days I've been working on my swaps for our big retreat this coming weekend, so I thought I'd share some of of the swaps I received at our last team meeting.

I love the swirly frames used on these top two cards.


 Inside:

Look how clever this card is.  Mirror, Mirror on the wall...


Thank you for looking in today.  

Busy week ahead with today and tomorrow in classes all day for Election Officer Certification.  Fun times.  ha ha!  Then getting ready for a relaxing weekend at a craft retreat!  Can't Wait for that, I'm really looking forward to that.

Have a great Monday!

~ Donna

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Seaside Notions - Stamp A Stash

Here is the third card in our Stamp a Stash for September.  This was so fast and easy together and I just love the colors.


Recipe:
Coastal Cabana - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Sahara Sand - 4" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White - 3 7/8" x 5 1/8"
Coastal Cabana - 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
Bermuda Bay - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Whisper White - 2 3/8" x 3 3/8"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" (inside panel)

4 1/2" - Sahara Sand Ribbon from Magnolia Lane Ribbon Combo Pack

  • Using the Sahara Sand ink pad, randomly stamp using the sand dollar image on the lower portion of the 3 7/8" x 5 1/8" Whisper White.  Ink once, then stamp 2 or 3 times for some contrast.

  • Stamp the Seahorse with Coastal Cabana towards the left side of the small piece of Whisper White, leaving room for the Sentiment, which will overlap a bit.
  • Stamp Sentiment with Bermuda Bay.
  • Add ribbon with Tear and Tape.
  • Attach seahorse with Dimensionals.



Thank you for looking in today.  Have a Blessed Sunday!

~ Donna


Friday, September 13, 2019

Masculine Stamp a Stash

Tonight is Stamp-a-Stash at Starbucks!  I had fun putting these together and even have a the perfect person to give this to this weekend.  


Recipe:
Night of Navy - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper - 4" x 5 1/4"
Night of Navy - 2 5/8" x 3 5/8"
Whisper White - 2 1/2" x 3 1/2"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" (inside panel)


Stamps:  Sailing Home, Itty Bitty Greetings
Ink:  Night of Navy
Stampin' Blends: Light Pool Party (for coloring water under the sailboat)


Denim 3/8" Ribbon - approximately 3 1/4 to wrap around the Whisper White.


Thank you for looking in today!  Have a wonderful weekend!!

~ Donna


Thursday, September 12, 2019

Stamp a Stash Sneak Peek

This week is Stamp-a-Stash time, so I thought I'd post a sneak peek of one of the cards.  Quick and easy and adaptable to any colors you like.


Recipe:
Flirty Flamingo - 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" (cut 2 - one outside and one for inside panel)
Flirty Flamingo - 1 1/2" x 5 1/4"
Whisper White - 1 1/4" x 5 1/4"
Flirty Flamingo - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - then die cut with largest scallop square from Layering Squares
Whisper White - 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" - then die cut with the Layering Squares measuring approximately 2 7/8" x 2 7/8"



Thank you looking looking in today! 

~ Donna


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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Beautiful Friendship

The Beautiful Friendship stamp set is just so beautiful.  Simple elegance and so easy to get a perfect design.



Recipe:
Lovely Lipstick - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2", scored and folded at 4 1/4"
Basic Black - 3 3/4" x 5"
Whisper White - 3 5/8" x 4 7/8"
Whisper White - 4" x 5 1/4" (inside panel)


Using Lovely Lipstick, stamp the pair of large flowers first and then stamp the smaller single flower.  I stamped it on the top and on the bottom of the larger flowers.  Variety is the spice of life, right?

The leaves are stamped with Granny Apple Green.



I just love these flowers!



Thank you for looking in today!!

~ Donna


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