Wednesday, November 25, 2015

2 Cards with Winnie & Walter's Free Stamp Set

Black Friday - Cyber Monday Alert:

Winnie & Walter is giving away a FREE STAMP SET with any order of $35 or more on Wed 11/25 - Mon 11/30. It's a great set (naturally.) If you've been waiting to place an order, now's the time to do it!

JE Shay's photo.

Shall we look at a few cards?

This set is just right for making some of the happiest cards ever. I started out with the large, solid stars in fuchsia and then worked my way down in size until I got to the small blue star. The star outlines are nice to give them a little more energy. I stamped the outlines with the previous color in the rainbow. "Happy" is in a chunky font that goes well with all the typewritten words in the Big & Bold series.

After I finished, I was thinking if you stamped this in reverse order, it would make quite a happy Christmas tree. Add a sentiment and you're all set!

This set is also great to build backgrounds. A little ink smooshing, a few stars, a sentiment, and you're all set.

Stop by the Winnie & Walter blog to see more inspiration with this stamp set, and for additional details on how to add the set to your own collection!

To all my American friends, have a wonderful Thanksgiving! To all my friends abroad, I hope you can enjoy some quality time with your family!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Sympathy Card with a Hanging Bouquet

Hi Folks! I'm on the CAS-ual Fridays blog today with a sympathy card that unfortunately I needed to send out this week. My cousin's husband passed away unexpectedly from a heart attack, and was only in his mid-50's. My heart goes out to them, especially since so many people were dependent on him. No one is ever ready to loose someone you love, but it's always so much more difficult when you loose someone so young.

Hugs to your family tonight!

PS. Michele is having an awesome give-away with purchase through Nov 30th ... check it out! There's also lots of sets in the sale section, and the retiring section for your browsing pleasure : )

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Our Newest Thanksgiving Tradition

Hi Folks! I'm excited to share a project on the Winnie & Walter blog today!

Winnie & Walter, LLC

Head on over to see how we've started recording what we're thankful for each year. I really love this new tradition!!

Gobble, gobble!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop

Hi Folks! It is my great pleasure to participate in the Calling All Sistahs Blog Hop. You may have heard that Michele (CAS-ual Fridays owner and designer) was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. If not, you can read her personal story here. Michele is not one to sit back and let things keep her down, so she is making it her personal goal to fight back in more than one way. We are kicking of a monthly reminder on the 17th of each month to do your self exams (now would be a great time!!) To start things off right, a new collection of stamps and Fri-dies is also being released, with its own pinkalicious packaging. 50% of the profits from this collection will be donated to breast cancer research and awareness programs in honor of all who have been, and will be, affected by breast cancer.
This is one of the Fri-dies ... I love that it's large enough to make a cute little card out of it! Just make sure that the top of your die is slightly above the fold of your card. So easy. The detailed stamp gives such a nice texture to it. The sentiment is actually in two pieces, you can use an "I'm" or a "we're" to start it off.

You can make a 3" x 4" envelope with the We-R-Memories Keepers envelope punch board to fit the ribbon of hope card.

Spoiler alert for Michele, don't look unless you've already received this in the mail!!

There are lots of little phrases included in the set, which are perfect for adding to your envelope. Also, you can get creative with writing your sentiment inside the card ... just follow the direction of the ribbon. Note: if you're going to mail an envelope that's smaller than 3 1/2" x 5" in the US, you'll have to add additional postage ($0.71) since it's non-machinable. I think it's worth it ... good things come in small packages!

Off to your next stop at the lovely Catherine Pooler's blog. The full list of stops is at the CAS-ual Fridays Stamps blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by, and don't forget to check yourself!!!!

Monday, November 9, 2015

w&w Happy Christmas Rerun

Hi Folks! I'm joining Winnie & Walter today as we explore an older set in the Rerun feature. This month it's Happy Christmas which has a TON of tiny elements and a TON of mixed font sentiments. Such a great value!


For this one I used the same format as the Halloween cards I made for the Moonlight rerun, where I stamped the circular 31 image in multiple Halloween colors as the focal point. This time, it's Christmas, of course, and I turned the circles into dangling ornaments by drawing a cap on each one. I also loosely drew around each circle to give them more definition.

The new In a Word: Merry Cutaway goes so well with the sentiment from this older stamp set. Everything from Winnie & Walter mixes together so nicely!

I've been getting in the habit of making duplicates when I have my supplies out. Partly because it's more efficient, and partly because I'm hoping the second one turns out better : ) This is the second one with slight changes ... smooth outlines around the ornaments, layered cutaway, sponged ink on the bottom, and gold thread to hang the ornaments.

Here's a closer look at the gold thread. I like it, but I still think the first card feels better.  Hey, at least I have a second card in my stash!

Very fun to play with this set again. Thanks so much for looking!

Friday, November 6, 2015

The 25 Days of Christmas Tags

Hi Folks! It is my great pleasure to join the 25 Days of Christmas Tags festivities hosted by none other than Tracey McNeely, who, as you all know, is just the sweetest blogger and friend ever!  I'm joining this year with CAS-ual Fridays Stamps.

This tag uses my favorite Flurry Fri-Die layered onto a Funky Square Tag. I am such a fan of tiny sentiments ... this is one of the many different sentiments from Sleigh Bells. For the wrapping, kraft paper is my go-to when I have fancy tags and ribbons. I also like to layer the ribbons so you get all those textures together. Here we've got the woven canvas, velvet & metallic pink crossed over each other, and wired tinsel from Dollar Tree (at $1 for 50 feet, it's the best deal around!! I'm on my second helping already).

For the tag, I wanted to give the feeling of fresh snow, so I chose a glittery paper for the tag base, and then bent the snowflakes up. Doesn't it look like they just fell there? OK, maybe it's just me, hahaha!

Anyway, thanks so much for stopping by. Be sure to check Tracey's blog throughout the month for more tag inspiration, and lots of prizes too! It's been so fun to watch this event grow bigger each year. Thanks for all your hard work putting this together, Tracey!

- Kelly