It’s Love at First Sight

Have you check out the First Sight stamp set found on page 36 of the Occasions Catalog? It’s a great set that includes all kinds of images that are great for all kinds of projects – not just Valentine’s Day. In particular the vine images are great to create collage type backgrounds.

Today’s card is one I stamped for a good friend of mine that I’ve know for years.

Bloomin Love Post it note holders (2)

I think she’ll enjoy getting this card in the mail for Valentine’s Day. And since she loves her flower garden I know she’ll enjoy the little images that fit perfectly inside our Sweetheart Punch!


Stamp Set: First Sight (140685/140688)

Inks: Soft Suede (126978) and Blushing Bride Classic Ink (131172)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Blushing Bride (131198) and Soft Suede (115318), Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Sweetheart Punch (133786) and Garden Green, Rose Red, and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write Markers

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Bloomin’ Love Note Holders & More

Today’s projects are some that I made for my daughter and her college friends. After all who doesn’t need post its when you’re writing all those college papers, right? I know my desk is littered with all kinds of notes – over the years them become my to do lists. LOL!

Bloomin Love Post it note holders (3)

I found these cute little note pads at my local dollar spot and knew they would be perfect for the kids. This first one is an easel holder. I wanted to make it look like the  notes conversation hearts  – so I chose one of the sentiments and stamped it onto So Saffron card stock and then punched it out using my Sweetheart Punch (133786).

Bloomin Love Post it note holders (4)

I used the soft Wisteria Wonder pattern from the Have a Cuppa Designer Series Paper Stack (140567) to add a bit more umpf. And keeping it soft, I teamed it up with the Mint Macaron and Blushing Bride card stock. The colors once again reminded me of the conversation hearts that have been around forever.

This second little note pad is a bit more elegant and holds the second post it note pad that came in the package – since it only had two little hearts in the corner of the pad I went a bit bolder and used our Birthday Bouquet Designer Series Paper (140655) and pulled the colors Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadow for the card stock base.

Bloomin Love Post it note holders (1)

I then used my Stampin’ Write Markers to color the stamp. I added a third color, Early Espresso, for the words and of course once again the Watermelon Wonder and Mossy Meadow from the In Colors.

I love punches, they make things so easy and my 2″ Circle was perfect for this sentiment. If you’re new to stamping our circles and scallop circles are a great place to start – they’ll make quick and easy focal points such as these!

And the final project for today is a card that uses the Bloomin Love stamp set.

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It’s raining once again here in North Georgia so it was tough to get a good photo. I hope you can see the richness of this Gold Embossed heart.  Maria used the soft Blushing Bride card stock and teamed it up with our Basic Black for this classic look.

So which is your favorite?


Stamp Set: Bloomin’ Love (140643)

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First Sight

Wow, it’s February 1st and that means there are just 13  days until Valentine’s Day. Yikes! So if you haven’t already gotten your Valentine goodies done I’ll be sharing some quick and easy project with you this week.

Check out this card made with our First Sight stamp set (140685/140688) and the very popular Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548).

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I love the way Roxie created a quick and simple background using our 1″ Square Punch and pieces of Designer Series Paper. Reminds me of a quilt – which for me evokes warm fuzzy memories of bundling up on a cold winters night.

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Stamp Set: First Sight (140685/140688)

Inks: Rose Red (126954)

Paper: Love Blossoms Designer Series Paper Stack (140548), Crumb Cake (120953), and Blushing Bride Card stock (131198)

Accessories: Sweetheart Punch (133786), 1″ Square Punch (124094), Note Tag Punch (135860), and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Groovy Love

I’m hoping everyone had a wonderful New Years Day and will find 2015 a healthy, happy,  and prosperous one!

Well my New Years Eve was rather crazy since I had to handle last minute unplanned appointments for follow up tests – so I didn’t get to post the project as planned. Bad news for my plans, but good news for me. LOL

The house was also filled with quite a few young adults who had come to ring in the new year with our children. Some of the gang crashed overnight in my classroom on the floor! Here they are around the breakfast table on New Years Day – It was a very late night but lots of fun and they worked up quiet an appetite the night before. (That is our son, Johnathan on the right.)

New Years Day Party

So instead I’m playing catch up and I’m going to share our project that we made at the Customer Appreciation Day  with you today.

Groovy Love Customer Appreciation Day

This card that I cased uses the Groovy Love stamp set (134243/134246) that you can find in our Annual Catalog (on page 110). The set has some fun trendy images that coordinate with our Sweetheart Punch (133786) so it’s fun and easy to use.

And do you see the Fun Frames Embossing Folder (133727) that we used as a back drop? We simply ran our card stock through the Big Shot without any tabs and then sponged it lightly with Crumb Cake ink to make it pop! Love the technique and the vintage feel of the card.

For my little bow I simply layered the Crochet Trim, Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine and then pulled a few strands off my Burlap Ribbon and wrapped it around the two and tied my bow. Love this Burlap Ribbon it can be used all kinds of ways!

What do you think? Great for Valentine’s Day or what?

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Stamp Set: Groovy Love (134243/134246)

Inks: Early Espresso (126974), Crumb Cake (126975) and Strawberry Slush Classic Ink (131178)

Paper: Crumb Cake (120953) and Naturals Ivory card stock (101849)

Accessories: Sweetheart Punch (133786), Fun Frames Embossing Folders (133727), Strawberry Slush Thick Baker’s Twine (135637), 1 1/4″ Burlap Ribbon (132140), Venetian Crochet Trim (134581), Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246), and  Project Life Corner Punch (135346) 

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Peace, Love & Cupcakes

The Peace, Love & Cupcakes is one of our new stamp sets that you’ll find in the birthday collection section (page 53). It is such a fun set that includes 10 different images and sentiments.

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Fun, right? I know that this set quickly caught my daughter’s eye when she was flipping though my catalog.

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Stamp Set: Peace, Love & Cupcakes (134159/134162)

Inks: Perfect Plum (101889)

Paper: Perfect Plum (101889), Crisp Cantaloupe (131298),  and Whisper White Card stock (100730)

Accessories: Hearts & Stars Decorative Masks (133777), Sweetheart Punch (133786), and Rhinestone Basic Jewels (119246)

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