More of 'You've Got This'

Hi there

I mentioned previously that I would show you some more options with the gorgeous 'You've Got This' stamp set.  

This is a really quick and simple option and I love the result.  I inked up the sketchy background in two colours - So Saffron at the top and Soft Sky at the bottom. The main thing is not to get a straight line across the centre and put the lightest colour on first. The flower image was stamped over the background in Tip Top Taupe.

You've Got This in So Saffron adn Soft Sky on Tip Top Taupe base card.

The image is matted on Soft Sky on a base card of  Tip Top Taupe.  I've been looking for alternative options now the Modern Label punch is retired, so I've used the Word Window on top of the Large Oval punch.  I used my computer to print the sentiment in Tip Top Taupe as I wanted it to be larger than the version in Teeny Tiny Sentiments. I've cut the Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim in half and laid under the Soft Sky seam binding ribbon. 

I used both stamps on the back of the envelope flap as well for a coordinated look.

You've Got This in So Saffron and Soft Sky on Tip Top Taupe base card and matching envelope.

The second colour combo I tried was Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron.

You've Got This in Blushing Bride and Mint Macaron with matching envelope .


Project Details
Stamps You've Got This, Close as a Memory (retired)
Card stock & Papers     Blushing Bride, Tip Top Taupe, Soft Sky, Whisper White
 Ink So Saffron, Soft Sky, Blushing Bride, Mint Macaron, Tip Top Taupe
Accessories Pearl Basic Jewels, Tip Top Taupe Dotted Lace Trim, Soft Sky Seam Binding ribbon
Tools     Large Oval punch, Word Window punch, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking!

Bloom with Hope Sympathy

Hi there

Sympathy cards are not the kind we want to make everyday. However, when my husband had need of one for a colleague recently (in a hurry, as always!) I went straight to the gorgeous 'Bloom with Hope' Hostess stamp set. It has the perfect images for such an occasion and I even cased the frame from the card that was displayed in the Catalogue. 

I think Smoky Slate is the perfect colour for such an occasion as it evokes (to me) calmness and serenity, so I started with that and paired it with Pink Pirouette and lots of white. I have coloured the flower buds with Wisteria Wonder blendabilities and white embossed the sentiment from the retired 'Close as a Memory' stamp set.


While I had everything on my desk (and a bit more time) I decided to make another one to put in my stash.  I have used the same flower buds image and coloured it in Calypso Coral Blendabilities this time and added a little bow of Calypso Coral Bakers Twine. I prefer this one, as I think the oval shape is more pleasing to the eye. This design will work well with any of the subtles colours.


You can purchase this beautiful 'Bloom with Hope' stamp set with the Hostess Dollars earned with a $300 AUD order or party. Not only that, for a limited time you will also get FREE this fabulous 'Good Greetings' stamp set (shown below). There are lots of greetings for the coming holiday season, as well as many other occasions.  Talk to me about hosting an Online Party - your friends can order online and their orders contribute to you earning Hostess benefits and getting this fabulous stamp set for FREE.

 Screen Shot 09-07-14 at 06.47 PM


Project Details
Stamps Bloom with Hope (Hostess), Close as a Memory (Retired)
Card stock & Papers     Smoky Slate, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White
 Ink Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark
Accessories Pink Pirouette Seam Binding ribbon, Calypso Coral Bakers Twine (retired), Basic Pearls
Tools     Ovals Collection Framelits, Windows Frames Collection Framelits, Perfect Polka Dot EF, Fancy Fan EF, Big Shot, Festive & Occasions Paper Piercing Templates, Stampin' Pierce Mat, Paper Piercing Tool, Blendabilities - Wisteria Wonder, Calypso Coral, Heat gun, Dimensionals, Glue dots

Thanks for looking!

Dynamic Duos #56

Hi there

I saw this week's Dynamic Duos #56 combination late last week and managed to make this card yesterday.  Unfortunately, not before the light had gone, so you will have to excuse the artificial lighting on the photo. I really like this week's colour combo of Blushing Bride and Soft Suede, although all I had to work with was some leftover Blushing Bride card stock from a few years ago and no ink pad or marker!


Given this is a sympathy card, I was aiming for an elegant card, but I hope that doesn't mean boring. I've used the Naturals White card stock for the base so it isn't too stark and given the embossed panel a little spray of shimmer mist, although you can't see it on the photo.


Project Details
Stamps Fabulous Florets, So Sorry
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White, Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Blending Card
 Ink Soft Suede
Accessories Vanilla Seam Binding ribbon
Tools     Fancy Fan Embossing folder, Big Shot, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Copics, Champage Shimmer paint, Isocol

Thanks for looking.

ETA:  Thanks to the DT for choosing this card as a 'Dynamic Darling' this week.