Wonderful Adventure

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my second creation featuring the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! This suite is a must have if you love the beach and creating underwater scenery. Growing up I was always around rivers, lakes, and the ocean and as an adult living in Coastal Virginia you can see why I am drawn to beach scenery and love creating these types of cards.

The card base is Night of Navy cardstock, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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On a piece of Whisper White cardstock, I stamped the octopus image in Night of Navy ink and cut out with the coordinating framelit:

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The seagrass is cut out of Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide cardstock and the coral is cut out of Fresh Fig cardstock from the Under the Sea Framelit Dies:

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I used the Night of Navy Medium Bakers Twine to create the rope:

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The seagrass and coral were adhered to the DSP base layer with the Fine Tip Glue Pen and then I squeezed a thick layer of the glue in the middle and sprinkled the Tranquil Textures Sprinkles into the glue:

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The sentiment is from the stamp set, which is stamped on a piece of Whisper White cardstock in Night of Navy ink, cut out using the 1 ¾” Circle Punch, and then sponged in Night of Navy ink:

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To complete the card, the octopus is adhered with Mini Dimensionals, the sentiment is adhered with Dimensionals with the baker’s twine behind, and then the left end of the baker’s twine adhered with liquid glue:

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I hope you have enjoyed both of these sneak peaks from the upcoming Annual Catalog as much as I have creating them! Next week I will be back to creating from the Occasion’s and Annual Catalog’s.

Don’t forget that the Retirement List is out and quantities are while supplies last! You can get the most accurate and up to date info from my online store by clicking Shop Now! button at the top of the page. Also, if you would like a complementary 2018-2019 Annual Catalog delivered to your mailbox, contact me with you name and complete address before April 30th, 2018.

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

Sea of Textures

Hello and welcome to today’s card, which is my first from the Tranquil Textures Suite from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! I am so very excited to show you how I made today’s card with this super cool stamp set and framelit dies.

The card base is Tranquil Tide, cut at 4 ¼” x 11” and scored at 5 ½”:

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The base layer is from the Tranquil Textures DSP, cut at 4” x 5 ¼”:

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The next layer is Whisper White cardstock, cut at 3 ¼” x 41/4”:

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I used the fish framelit to cut out along the top and stamped the seaweed in Mint Macaron and Tranquil Tide inks:

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Since I wasn’t sure what I would use for the front of the card, I cut out some of the thinlits using Crumb Cake, Mint Macaron, Sahara Sand, and Calypso Coral cardstock:

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Next, I adhered the piece of Whisper White cardstock to the Designer Series Paper and then I went to work designing and adhering the pieces I cut out:

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Isn’t this a super fun and cute suite?? Stay tuned as I share more creativity with this suite!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!

New Annual Catalog Product Sneak Peak!

Hello and welcome to today’s show and tell with new products from the upcoming 2018-2019 Annual Catalog! Besides the cool swag from OnStage, I was able to make a special pre-order from the upcoming catalog and I really wanted to share this with you!

NEW INCOLORS

Of course one of the first items on my “must have” list are the new 2018-2020 InColor ink pads and paper. Pictures really do not do these colors justice, they are so bright and vibrant, and I am so excited to get the chance to share them with you! I am also happy to share the new ink pad design and really show you how they stack up! (lol!)

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Aren’t these so cool?? They really do stack on top of each other nice and neat!

NEW STAMP SETS

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These are all the stamp sets that I came home with from OnStage! Everyone had “Animal Outing” in our registration bag, “Artisan Expressions” I won from Prize Patrol, “Pick a Pennant” was another Prize Patrol, and “Rooted in Nature” was from the “make and take” items at our table! While I am sad to see Vintage Leaves stamp set and the coordinating thinlit dies retire, Rooted in Nature is definitely going to become my new fall staple. Aside from Artisan Expressions, all these stamp sets have coordinating thinlit dies and I cannot wait to add those to the stamp sets!

Make and Take

One of the best perks about attending OnStage, is that you actually get to play with new products and take them home to share!

My first make and take is from the Nature’s Poem Suite, made with the Rooted in Nature stamp set, Nature’s Roots Framelits Dies, Nature’s Poem DSP, Nature’s Twine, Leaves Trinkets, and Nature’s Poem cardstock:

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Next is from the Share What You Love Suite, made with the Love What You Do stamp set, Share What You Love Speciality DSP, Share What You Love Artisan Pearls, Rich Razzleberry Velvet Ribbon, Pearlized Doilies, and Share What You Love cardstock:

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Next is from the Delightfully Detailed Suite, made with the Detailed with Love stamp set, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper, Delightfully Detailed Note Cards and Envelopes, Faceted Dots, and Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon:

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Finally from the Graceful Glass Suite, made with the Graceful Glass Designer Vellum, Painted Glass stamp set, Black Cord, and Stampin’ Blends in Dark Pineapple Punch and Light Lovely Lipstick:

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TRANQUIL TEXTURES SUITE

My choice for the special pre-order was a no-brainer, the Tranquil Textures Suite! I absolutely love that there are framelits to coordinate with this stamp set and they also emboss

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So stay tuned this week as I will share my creations with the Tranquil Textures Suite!!

Please contact me if you have any questions about the products used on this or any other project. I hope you enjoyed this card and thanks for stopping by!