Sea of Textures

It’s July and that means time at the beach! You all know how I love the water so today’s cards all use the Sea of Texture Suite of products found on page 155 in the 2018 Annual Catalog. After all who can resist this cute little octopus and the sets great sayings?

These cards uses the Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (146331) that is part of our Buy 3 Get 1 FREE Designer Series Paper promotion.

Can you see the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles (146337) that are at the bottom of the sea weed on the first card? And how about this fun tassel on the next card created with the Nature’s Twine (146342)?

And I really like the way this Designer Series Paper creates texture on the coral too!

My internet is creeping along today, so I’m keeping this short. Stop back by tomorrow when I’ll be sharing some more cards using the Sea of Texture Bundle (148357/148358)


Stamp Set: Sea of Textures (*146485/146488)

Paper: Tranquil Textures Designer Series Paper (146331) and Tranquil Textures Cardstock Pack (146332)

Accessories: Under the Sea Framelits Dies (*146334), and Tranquil Textures Sprinkles (146337)

*Sea of Textures Bundle (148357/148358)

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July Specials

A Fond Farewell to The Open Sea

One of my long time favorites, The Open Sea is on the Retirement List. I love anything nautical and this set provides a lot of versatility and creates wonderful graduation and masculine cards.

Check out these wonderful cards made with this set.

The Open Sea (1)

I’ve included a supply list for this card below. And here are some fantastic swaps I’ve received in the past.

Open Sea TEAM June 2012 JoAnn Laforce (1) The Open Sea swap Bonnie

The Open Sea Sinks swap June 2011The Open Sea Leadership swap

And how about this one – it uses a photo stamped with our image as it’s focal point?

The Open Sea (2)

And here are a couple more for you.

The Open Sea (4) The Open Sea (3)

And finally some note pad sets that I made with the Open Sea and Sea Street sets (133985/133988) that is also on the retirement list. Cute right? I’m going to miss that Scallop Circle Punch!

Open Sea Memo Pad Holder


Stamp Set: The Open Sea (128454/123032) and Fabulous Four (134171/134174)

Inks: Night of Navy (126970), Rich Razzleberry (126950), and Delightful Dijon Classic Inks 138326)

Paper: Night of Navy (115316), Rich Razzleberry (115316),  and Very Vanilla card stock (101650)

Accessories: Basic Silver Metal Buttons (133319), Linen Thread (104199) and Stampin’ Sponges (141337)

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2015-2016 Annual Catalog Retirement List

The Open Sea

Father’s Day is tomorrow and The Open Sea stamp set is a great one to use when making masculine cards. I love the nautical look and The Open Sea is one of my favorites. Anything water themed is, even though I love living in Georgia I miss Lake Michigan and being able to go to the lake front anytime I want to. I always found watching the waves roll in with my high school friends’ fun and it is one of the things I miss most about Milwaukee.

I recently had my TEAM meeting and this is one of the cards we made during the event. I love the way Joann used The Open Sea stamp set and all of the texture too.

Did you notice the mirror image under the boat? This is an example of one of the techniques you can learn when you’re a Club member with me.

Texture is another way to bump up the impact of your cards and its sooo easy.

Another trick that makes stamping easy is to place your sentiment onto another piece of card stock instead of directly on the inside of your card. That way if you make a mistake, no problem – you can just do it again. And, of course, the framelits make it really easy and decorative too!


Stamp Set: The Open Sea, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and Blessings from Heaven

Inks: Midnight Muse

Paper: Midnight Muse, Pool Party and Very Vanilla

Accessories: Labels Collection Framelits, Big Shot, Modern Label and Word Window Punches, Vintage Trinkets and Linen Thread

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