Ginkgo Branch

We all need those type of cards that are a bit more difficult to make, or at least they are for me so when I saw the Ginkgo Branch stamp set (160463) with it’s simplistic image and lovely sentiments I knew it would a nice one to add to my collection.

And today’s card that I’ll be sharing with you use the Ginkgo Branch Bundle (160469).

Not only does the Ginkgo Branch Dies (160468) cut out the images in the set, it also has a lovely line image and label. Check out this first card that uses simple stamping.

This time the image is stamped in Soft Succulent and a bit of color has been added behind the image with our Balmy Blue Classic Ink and Blending Brushes (153611). The sentiment as been heat embossed and cut out with the lovely label die. Can you see the details the die adds? A couple of Pastel Adhesive Backed Sequins (160387) and Balmy Blue & White 1/2″ Variegated Ribbon (160448) are added to complete the card.

And this next card uses our Saddle Brown Stazon and Pearlescent Specialty Paper (154291) to create a lovely soft shimmery image.

The Raindrops Embossing Folder (160551) adds a bit of texture to the Calypso Coral and the So Saffron sentiment layer has been once again cut out with the die. The set has a watercolor look built it to the images of this set since it is a DistInkTive stamp which makes the look effortless.

So what do you think? Is this stamp set one that would you help create those cards we all need but struggle with? Why not stop by my Online Store and check it out.

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Heartfelt Sympathy

Looking for a wonderful stamp set to create those sympathy cards you need? I find sympathy cards one of the most difficult cards that I find I need to make and so this set is a great option for me. How about you? Do you find these type of cards difficult?

Here are two wonderful cards that I received during one of my swaps using this stamp set. While they use the same set they have a different feel to them.

This first card is done in classic black and white. The color combo can’t miss in my opinion, which of course is why it’s classic. Right?

Heartfelt Sympathy SC Annual Swap 2015

And this second card has a softer feel to it – Done in neutrals with a bit of Silver Glimmer Paper.

Heartfelt Sympathy and Watercolor Wash SC Annual Swap 2015

So which do you like?

Why not take a look at the Heartfelt Sympathy stamp set on page 27 of the Annual Catalog? It’s got some lovely images and a wonderful font  for those cards that you need for those difficult days.

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Buy a Big Shot Promotion, Sales Tax Holiday & More

Wow, there is a lot of exciting things happening today so make sure you read to the end of today’s blog post to find out everything – it is a bit longer than normal.

First, I wanted to share another card. So here is another Black & White Convention swap, this time from Donna. I really like the way she used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit (132965) as a easy background on this card it really adds a lot of interest. (Want a Big Shot and don’t have one? Keep reading t learn about the new Big Shot promotion that starts today.)

Hexagon Hive Convention Swap 2014

Donna used our White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133) to add the color to the edges of the largest flower.  I’m hoping you can see the shading and depth this added to the flower, with the rain photos are tough right now. Did you know that this marker is part of the Tax Free Holiday? (You can check the complete list out below, told you you’d want to read to the end today. LOL).


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You Have TWO Choices:

  • Buy a Big Shot (113439) and get a FREE bundle below
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If you’ve been wanting a Big Shot (113439) here is a great opportunity to not only get your own but choose a FREE Bundle of items to use with it! The Big Shot is a big deal and here is an offer that you can’t miss – it’s an exclusive Big Shot opportunity that lasts for the entire month of August!

Stampin’ Up! wants to help you get yours and that’s why in August, you’ll receive one of 5 FREE stamp sets and framelits Bundles below when you buy a Big Shot (113439) –  It’s your choice!! Want more that’s ok you can get as many as you want!


Item Number

Stamp Set


Discounted Price

Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle WM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Sumthin’ with Bubbly Words Bundle CM


Sumthin’ Sumthin’

Word Bubbles


Decorative Goodies Bundle WM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Decorative Goodies Bundle CM


Oh My Goodies

Deco Labels Collection


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle WM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Celebrating Chalk Talk Bundle CM


Day of Celebration

Chalk Talk


Flowery Daydream Bundle WM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Flowery Daydream Bundle CM


Daydream Medallions

Floral Collection


Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle WM


Bright & Beautiful



Bright & Beautiful Stars Bundle CM


Bright & Beautiful



Did you notice the Bright & Beautiful Starts Bundle? It’s yummy and It’s part of our Holiday Catalog!

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If you live in Georgia or other states that have a Sales Tax Holiday (such as Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas or Virginia) you’ll want to take advantage of the ability to order items TAX FREE.

The following are items that are tax exempt in Georgia August 1 & 2, 2014: ·      

Here is the list – The following items are tax-exempt during the Georgia sales tax holiday:

·         2-Way Glue Pen (item 100425) $4.50
·         Snail Adhesive (item 104332) $6.95
·         Snail Adhesive Refill (item 104331) $4.50
·         Sticky Strip (item 104294) $6.95
·         Stampin’ Dimensionals (item 104430) $3.95
·         Mini Glue Dots (item 103683) $4.95
·         Paper Snips (item 103579) $9.95
·         Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen (item 105021) $3.95
·         Blender Pens (item 102845) $9.95
·         Stampin’ Write Markers (various item numbers) $3.50
·         Tombow Multipurpose Adhesive (item 110755) $3.95
·         Anywhere Glue Sticks (item 104045) $3.95
·         2013-2015 In Color Stampin’ Write Markers (item 131260) $14.95
·         2014-2016 In Colors Stampin’ Write Markers (item 133654) $14.95
·         Project Life Journaling Pens  (item 135304)  $4.95
·         Stampin’ Dazzle markers gold and silver (item 133634 & 128978) $3.50 ea
·         White Stampin’ Chalk Marker  (Item 132133)  $3.50
·         Blendabilities Markers (Item, all)  $11.95 ea
·         Fringe Scissors (133325) $9.95

Yep, you saw right, our NEW Blendabilities are on the list – So if you’ve been waiting now you can get them tax free!

Contact me today to place your order – or with any questions you may have.


Stamp Set: Petite Pairs (128706/122497),  Petite Petals (13152/133155),  Flower Shop (130939/130942)

Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Pad (132708)

Paper: Basic Black (121045) and Whisper White Card Stock (100730)

Accessories: Big Shot (113439), Hexagon Hive Thinlit (132965), Petite Petals Punch (133322), Blossom Punch (125603), Pansy Punch (130698),  Hexagon Punch (130919), White Stampin’ Chalk Marker (132133), and Pearl Basic Jewels (119247)

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Weekly Deals July 29 2014

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, Augutst 4th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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Simply Sketched Sympathy Card

Seems like lately I’m finding myself in need of sympathy cards. So today I worked on one for a friend who recently lost her mother. This card I created is clean and simple and I really like the way it turned out.

Simply Sketched Sympathy (1)

I  created this card using the Simply Sketched Hostess Stamp Set (12969/129672) and the Oh, Hello Stamp Set (131931/130733) from the 2013 Annual Catalog. Stamped in Midnight Muse the images from the Simply Sketched Stamp Set are perfect for sympathy cards. I’ve used the Naturals White Card Stock since this card stock is a bit more muted and earthy feeling.

As a final pop of color I’ve used the Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (126847)to make an elegant bow across the bottom portion of this card. And great news this ribbon is part of this week’s Weekly Deals – so why not order yours today?


Stamp Set: Simply Sketched (Hostess 129669/129672) and Oh, Hello (131931/130733)

Inks: Midnight Muse (126860) and Pool Party Classic Stampin’ Pads (126982)

Paper: Midnight Muse (126843) and Naturals White Card Stock (102316)

Accessories: Midnight Muse 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon (102316), Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430), and Glue Dots (103683)

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Weekly Deals March 4 2014

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New Downloads for My Digital Studio

Dropping You a Line Kit (item 137389)

Dropping You a Line Kit MDS

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Clearance Rack (while supplies last)

Weekly Deals (Special ends Monday, March 10th, 2014 at 11:50 p.m. (MT)

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Paper Pumpkin Special (Free 2012-2014 In Color Markers when you join now through March 31st, 2014)

New Digital Downloads

Thoughts & Prayers

What a great stamp set Thoughts & Prayers is – and here is a wonderful card that I received from my fellow stamper at a recent SINKS meeting. I don’t know about you, but lately I’m always in need of a card like this lately.


Stamp Set: Thoughts & Prayers

Inks: and Summer Starfruit

Paper: Summer Starfruit, Very Vanilla and Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack

Accessories: Garden Green, Raspberry Ripple Stampin’ Write Markers, and Basic Pearls

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