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Friday, December 19, 2014

Real Life Card and Deal of the Decade

It's Friday...and in December that means I'm featuring artwork I've made with one of the Deal of the Decade stamp sets here on my blog.  This 5" x 7" card is made totally from one stamp set.  Nifty!  I'll share how to get this stamp set for only $10 ($7.95 savings) as well as giving you a few artwork tips from the card in just a moment. First, here's a quick peek at the stamp set (All the Details).

Here's how Deal of the Decade works:
  • Order $50 or more from either the Annual Expressions Catalog or the Seasonal Expressions 1 Catalog (or a combination of the two).  You can do that right on my website.
  • Qualify for any C or D size stamp sets from the Annual Expressions Catalog for only $10.
  • Once you've spent your $50, there is NO LIMIT to how many of these $10 sets you can order.  
  • You'll be prompted to add your sets before you check out.  Easy peasy!
I will include  photos of all of the qualifying stamp sets at the end of the post.  I'll also include a products used list at the end of this post, complete with photos and links for your convenience, but let's do a little technique talkin' first.

  •  I used one of my favorite tools on this card:  the spray pen.  Not only are they inexpensive ($3.95 for a package of 3), but they add a lot of punch to your projects. You can probably see the little paint spatter look on the flaxen cardstock of this card. To achieve that look I filled my spray pen 1/2 up to the first measuring line with Saddle Reinker and then to the 3rd measure line with water. Shake it up and spray! The closer your pen is to the project and the slower you push the pump, the larger the ink spray drops will be. The further away you hold it, and the quicker you spray, the smaller the spray drops will be. As you can see, I held my pen a little further away and pumped quickly.
  • Although the card is made totally of neutral colored inks and cardstocks (White Daisy, Whisper, Flaxen and Black), I added just a pop of colors with my embellishments (some of the Lagoon pieces from the Chalk it Up Assortment).  This is a great trick on any kind of project. 
  • As you can see, I popped up the Real Life stamp with some 3D foam tape. I love a bit of dimension on my projects.
Here are all of the stamp sets that qualify for the $10 Deal of the Decade (up to $7.95 savings per set):

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Hugs and Kisses Valentine Card

In this post a few weeks ago, I shared some Valentine cards I created using the darling new Heartstrings Picture My Life Cards from Close To My Heart.  Although these cards are meant for pocket scrapbooking, they can be used for so much more, including quick and easy Valentine cards!

Today I'm back with another Valentine I created using these cards. I know it's Christmas season, but Valetine's will be here before you know it and ordering the supplies you need now is a great idea! You can order the supplies for this card on my website 24/7. How convenient!  I've included a supply list, complete with photos and links at the end of this post.

Sampling of some of the Heartstrings Picture My Life cards.  You get 56 double sided cards (20 - 4" x 6" cards {2 each of 10 designs} and 36 - 3" x 4" cards {2 each of 18 designs})

Here are the cards I used to make this Valentine:

And here is a little detail shot of the card:

Monday, December 15, 2014

A Cupcake Card for National Cupcake Day!

Mondays in December are dedicated to art I have created with this month's Stamp of the Month (Cutie Pie).  This 6" x 6" card makes me happy (and maybe a little big hungry)!  Plus, did you know that today, December 15 is National Cupcake Day?  What better way to celebrate than with a cupcake card?

For every $50 you spend in December, you can get one of these yummy little sets for only $5 ($12.95 savings).  Spend $100 and get 2, etc.  You'll be prompted to add your set at the end of your order when ordering on my website.

Also, when ordering for the Stamp of the Month, you'll already also qualify for the Deal of the Decade. That's also based on a $50 order. See the details of that special here.

Have a scrumptious, cupcake eating, deliciously wonderful day!


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