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August 2018

Postcard Pals with a Brusho Background


I don't know what it is about this little guy but I just think he is so cute.  I tend to lean towards floral designs or more sophisticated images, but this whimsical stamp set, Postcard Pals, is endearing.  Check out the nice words and phrases.  

Postcard Pals

In my card sample, I used Watercolor Pencils and Blender Pens to color  the little critter.  Did you know Stampin' Up! now has Two different sets of watercolor pencils?  Check out Assortment 2 that is now available.

Assortment 2 is $12.50.  It includes 10 pencils in Stampin' Up! colors: Balmy Blue, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler, Coastal Cabana, Crushed Curry, Flirty Flamingo, Garden Green, Gorgeous Grape, Granny Apple Green, Night of Navy

The original set of pencils is $16.00 and includes 13 pencils in Stampin’ Up! colors: Basic Black, Basic Gray, Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Old Olive, Pacific Point, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White

Do you like my background?  I used watercolor paper and Brusho.  Just a little sprinkle of PrussianBlue Brusho crystals and a spritz of water gives an interesting background. 


Halloween is Looming


I cannot wait to receive my Paper Pumpkin next month, it's a Halloween kit! 

What is Paper Pumpkin?  It is a monthly kit shipped right to your door  for about $20.00 ($19.95 plus tax - shipping already included).   You can do month-to-month, prepaid subscriptions and pause whenever you need to. 

Sign up at anytime but you only have until September 10, 2018 to sign up and receive the Special Halloween Box!

Curious what a past kit looked like?  Here is August 2018 kit. Isn't it pretty. Do you see those foil lined envelopes?  Hint, Hint, make sure to check our the 2018 Holiday Catalog which you can start ordering from on September 5, 2018


Last of Healing Hugs in Mango Melody

Mango Melody!  What a happy and cheery color.  I think its a refreshing, bright and a welcome additional to the Stampin' Up! colors. 

Here is my final card using the Healing Hugs Distinktive stamp set.  Be sure to check out my past posts to see other examples and a 3D project.

 To help give the flower more dimension, I inked it up in Mango Melody, added Pumpkin Pie to the edges using a sponge dauber and a bit of Crushed Curry to the middle. 

Adding texture to the background, a piece of Whisper White card stock was embossed used the Lovely Floral Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder. The flowers were popped with Stampin' Dimensionals and the leaves were stamped on scrap Whisper White, hand cut then tucked behind the flowers.  A little bit of the new Gold Cording to add a little shine!

I hope you enjoyed my week of Healing Hugs and hope you come back soon to see more projects I have been working on. 


Who Doesn't Love Coastal Cabana


This is the next card sample in my Healing Hugs series.  This Distinktive stamp set is so beautiful with its picture like detail.  Feature color is Coastal Cabana, just a lovely blue.  I could use this color for everything, including Christmas cards.  I love a blue and white Christmas card.

The rose and three sets of leaves were all fussy cut.  The Rose was then adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals

I think what I love the second most of this card is the background!  The New background set called "Gallery Grunge" is awesome!  Make sure to check it out.  Its stamped in Smoky Slate three times, slightly altering height position each time.  Doesn't it look like plank flooring?  I cannot wait to use this one more.  

I keep forgetting to post the insides of my projects because I do not tape them in until I write in them.  So don't mind the it looks off... its just not adhered to the card.  The flower was inked in Coastal Cabana ink, stamped quickly on scrap paper first and then onto my inside piece of Whisper White.  Don't forget to use the mask technique when adding the leaves!


My last Healing Hugs card is coming soon!  I think it is my favorite of the series so be sure to come back.