Saturday, July 20, 2013

Gingham Garden Swap Card

This is a card I  made for a new catalogue swap I participated in. I am loving the new Gingham Garden product suite!
This card features the Chalk Talk stamp set (stamped in Island Indigo ink) and coordinating framelits dies.  I also used the Gingham Garden designer series paper and washi tape.  The coordinating cardstock is Old Olive and Strawberry Slush (my favourite new In Color!).  I embossed the Whisper White piece with the Chevron embossing folder.
I added a clay flower that I made with our new Simply Pressed Clay and Buttons & Blossoms Clay Molds as an embellishment. I love that we can now create our own embellishments and make them any colour we want!  I spritzed it with Rose Red reinker mixed with rubbing alcohol in a Spritzer tool.  (I don't have the Strawberry Slush reinker yet, so I used Rose Red, and it coordinates nicely.)  The Chalk Talk tag is placed on the card using dimensionals.  The clay flower
I  made 25 of these babies and received 25 amazingly gorgeous cards in return.  I'll post some of my favourites from this swap in the coming weeks.

Blessings to you,

Saturday, July 6, 2013

New Catalogue Open House & Retired Product Blowout!

I'm hosting my annual New Catalogue Open House and Retired Product Blowout Sale this Thursday, July 11 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm!  If you're in my area, please feel free to stop by and check out the great deals.  For whatever you spend on retired merchandise, you get half that amount FREE towards your new catalogue product purchase!

Huge Door Prize Draw:
Enter for a chance to win a basket of free products worth over $75, including the new In Colors! Receive an entry for each of the following:
- Come to the Open House
- Bring a friend
- Sign up for a Club
- Book a workshop
- Purchase the Starter Kit from me
- Every $25 in new catalogue merchandise ordered

Retired Products:
I have tons of retired stamp sets, ink pads, paper, embellishments, ribbon and more that I will be selling at discounted prices. FIRST COME, FIRST SERVED - arrive early to have the best selection of retired products. Door will open at 3:00.

New Catalogue Product:
- Free make & takes - come and try out some new products!
- Receive a free catalogue
- Book a workshop and choose a free stamp set from my bin of new, unmounted sets
- Receive a free handmade card for every $10 in new products ordered
- Sign up for a monthly club and receive a free designer paper sampler
- Purchase the Starter Kit and choose a free stamp set from my bin of new, unmounted sets

 I have 73 retired stamp sets to sell!
 There are hundreds of sheets of 12 x 12 designer series paper!
 I have tons of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock - both individual sheets and full packages.
   There are 39 Classic Ink Pads for sale - almost all of the colours!  (Theses are the old style of ink pad.)
 I have tons of buttons, brads, rub-ons and other embellishments.
There is lots of ribbon - both by the metre and in full rolls.

I hope you'll be able to stop by if you're in the Edmonton area!


Friday, July 5, 2013

Thank You Teacher!

This is the card I made for my boys' teachers this year.  I CASEd this card by Connie Babbert.
I used the chalkboard technique - sponging white craft ink over Basic Black cardstock to look like a chalkboard.  The books are made with the Word Window punch with the end punched out with the same punch.
I made one with handwriting for my older son's teacher and one with printing for my younger son's teacher. I wrote the words by hand with a white watercolour crayon.

Blessings to you,