Saturday, June 24, 2017

Soft Sayings Card Kit

I am getting so excited to have my Open House/New Catalog Party Sunday afternoon.  I've been working on this for over 2 months now and everything on display is brand new!  Wow!  Talk about fun!!!  I've made lots of various vignettes, to give a little look at a specific DSP and/or stamp set.  One of the first projects I made was this Soft Sayings Card Kit.  As you may know, I don't usually enjoy card kits.  I like to take a card I like and challenge myself to create my own version of it OR, better yet, just design from scratch, with color and images in mind.  Often, a kit can smother my creativity.  But ... this one was really great.  It was fun, quick and easy and I got an entire display out of it, plus duplicates to add to my 'stash' for sending as needed.  Love it!
Here's what you can make with the kit:
- 4 regular sized (A1) cards, with coordinating envelopes --- 2 each.
- 4 note card sized cards and envelopes (These are mailing size.) --- 2 each.
- 2 darling little gift card enclosure cards --- 2 each.
All the embellishments you see are a part of the kit.  The stamping was done with the coordinating stamps set --- which I can now use for other cards and projects.  I love the soft watercolor look of these.  Yes, with kits like these, I'll try them again. 
Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:

June 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Friday, June 23, 2017

Playing With Polka Dots and a Big and Happy Welcome to my Newest Recruit, Nola

Before I share my fun card for today, I want to shout out a big welcome to my newest recruit, Nola.  Welcome, Nola!  I'm so glad to have you as part of my Inkin' in the Land of Lincoln Team.  Even though she no longer lives in Illinois, she did when I first met her and I've enjoyed staying in touch with her.   One of the very nicest things about creating art to share is that so many of my customers become dearly loved friends.  What a joy!
Give me some dots and speckles, in assorted sizes, and I can come up with a bunch of fun projects.  The new Berry Burst and Lemon Lime Twist look so beautiful together, that this just shouts out to be a fun and cheerful card.
I grabbed a sponge applicator to apply the largest polka dots, stamping off to get lighter shades of color.  The Berry Burst smaller polka dot is from our Work of Art stamp set, along with the text.
I needed the tiny speckles to really make it all come together, so I reached for one of my 'go to' stamp sets --- Awesomely Artistic.  I love and adore this stamp set.
I love this card!  It is so bright and cheerful, mainly due to how very well our Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Burst colors play together.  Adding the leaf sprig and flower (both die cuts) make a nice focal piece for my card.
This could be used for a note to say hello, a thank you, a birthday ... 

Time is now running out for me to choose my favorite new stamp set, favorite new In Color, and favorite new accessory.  My guests at my Open House will be trying to guess.  The winners will be announced the day after my party.  These are tough decisions this year because I love all our In Colors and I love tons of our new stamp sets and accessories.  I might have to have some help.  Toby Joe, Buster Bo Jangles, Lilly Belle --- help me decide!!! 
Maybe Joey can help me.  He seems to be quite into helping me keep my studio organized and functioning.  I did have to tell him that I did NOT buy my cute little Raskog cart so he could remove my carefully organized new art accessories and start putting his toys in it.  He is a busy boy and I love him to pieces!

Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Another Set of In Colors Cards

How about another set of In Colors cards ... in a beautiful design?  I love these. 
These are designed to be used to drop a quick note to a friend and send a whole lot of happy ... right in their mail.  All the cards are the same design.  I just changed the colors.
I stamped the flowers to look as though they were sprinkled across the card and then I embossed them with white EP.
I stamped and embossed the daisies, also and then added a clear glitter 'gem' to the center of each.  I felt it needed a little something else to bring out the daisy, so I punched some of our new label shapes, using watercolor paper, painted a little background over them and added them to my cards.
Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:
June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Glammed Up Little Piggy

Say hello to my glammed up little piggy.  I think this stamp set is just cute as can be.  I'm very partial to stamp sets that are nature related and can be used really creatively with many artistic techniques ... but ... sometimes you also need some stamps that are just cute and fun.
I colored her with inks and my Aqua Painter.  I switched to Stampin' Write Markers for her tiny 'feet' and then went over them with Wink of Stella.  She sparkles:)
I love that our Glitter Enamel Dots come in graduated sizes.  They're so pretty.
The sprig of ribbon adds the finishing touch.  This is certainly a happy card!
Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:
June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Sunshine Sayings Card Set

There's just nothing like a sunny day.  Sunshine on my shoulder makes me happy ... for real.  Thanks, John.  I made a set of Sunshine Sayings cards, using all our new In Colors.  Have you decided yet which new color is your favorite?  I'm still trying to decide!  The colors this year are just delicious! 
These really do make me happy.  I'll show you all the details in just one color, as the designs are all the same.  I'm using one of our new punches, too. 
I cut 1/2" off the front edge of my card and then added an inch strip of DSP inside the card.  I love how it shows along the edge.
Notice how, when I added the DSP strip, I left a teeny tiny sliver of the white card edge showing.  I just really like this look.  It's fun to have the flower and the oval hang over a bit when the card opens.  It still fits fine into an envelope and does not extend past the actual edge of the card base, so it's protected from getting bent.
As you can see, there's still plenty of room on the inside to add a note.
Here are all the colors again.
Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:
June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Happy, Healthy Life Journals ... AND ... Exciting Party Reminders!!!

I've recently been trying to make some serious changes in being healthier and, therefore, happier.  My puppies put on a little weight this winter, so they've been inducted into my 'program' too.  Facing some serious health procedures coming up (me ... not the pups), I'm trying to stay busy, positive and creative.

Using some favorite stamps sets and new DSP, I made journals for us all to keep track of our progress.  It's really helping and makes it all a lot more fun.  Being creative always makes me happy and being healthier does, too!

Enjoy the photos and then ...  Scroll down to see all my party reminders, including a Hostess Code for my Open House/New Catalog Party.





Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, you may order online through my website, using this HOSTESS CODE:
YAGNA44P
YOUR ONLINE ORDER, USING THIS HOSTESS CODE THROUGH MY WEBSITE, WILL BE SHIPPED DIRECTLY TO YOUR HOME.

Remaining June Events:
June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Daisy Card With Scalloped Edge

Before you enjoy today's project, look over on the left to see sneak peeks for my Open House/New Catalog Party, along with sneak peeks for July classes.  Enjoy!
I'm loving our new Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  They have 1 die that cuts a scalloped edge and I've been using it on a lot of my cards and projects.  It's so easy to use and adds a nice touch to the completed design. 
This is another example of a card I often make where I do not necessarily have a sentiment.  The plan is to keep it open and versatile.  I can grab it when I need a quick card and add a nice note inside.   If I still want a sentiment at that time, I can always add one and be ready to go quickly.
I love the cheery colors.  It's like sending someone a little sunshine.
The double stitched ribbon adds a lot to this card, too, along with one of our gorgeous Faceted Gems.  I love them and have been using them like crazy!
Well, that about wraps this up and I'm ready to move on.  I'm on a roll!  What's next?
Before you go...
I'm working ever so hard to get ready for my big Open House/New Catalog Party (Sunday, June 25).  I hope you've put it on your calendar, if you live in the area.  My goal is to have the absolute best party ever.  Get ready for some creative fun.  Let's party!!!  RSVP by June 23.  If you can't come, I'll share all I can in future posts.

Remaining June Events:
June 22 / EARLY BIRD GARAGE SALE / 5:30-6:30
June 23 + 24 / GARAGE SALE / 8:00-5:00

June 25 / Open House New Catalog Party / 2:00-5:00


- Thanks for stopping by my corner of the blogging world.
- Come  back often for more creative inspiration. 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...