Tuesday, July 27, 2010


Seeing as I shared some rather dark and dodgy photos on my last post, I thought I'd show you, from a daylight perspective, what a couple of cards I made on the weekend look like.

I really love Rich Razzleberry paired with Always Artichoke.  Throw some Very Vanilla into the mix, and you have perfect Christmas colours, don't you think?

Stamps: So Swirly Jumbo Wheel, Kaisercraft frame, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Card: Always Artichoke, Very Vanilla, Rich Razzleberry
Ink: Versamark inkpad, Always Artichoke and Rich Razzleberry stampin' pads
Other: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon (reversed), Clear Rhinestone Brads, paper snips, Sticky Strip

This next card, despite me failing to photograph it at its best angle, is my favourite of all the cards I made over the weekend.  How beautiful does this stripy paper look??

Stamps: Kaisercraft present, Papertrey Ink sentiment
Card: Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Always Artichoke stampin' pads
Other: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot grosgrain ribbon (reversed), Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper,  adhesive gems (not SU!), Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips, dimensionals

I am hoping I don't get burnt out with this Christmas card production thing.  I've made 40 so far, which makes me feel terribly organised.  Mustn't stop yet, though - plenty more to get done in the coming months! 

I will be holding a Christmas card class every month until December, so if you're in Melbourne's outer east and would like to build up your stash, let me know!  I would love to have you join in one of my classes.

Monday, July 26, 2010


I have just had the most enjoyable weekend, stamping almost non-stop with four friends at our very own beachside retreat!  Even though I'd loaded my car with the contents of about 90% of my craft room, I didn't expect to actually create too much - when I'm in the company of my stamping friends, I tend to talk, eat, absorb what everyone else is doing, and stamp out a few things to make something with when I get home!

Well, I'm pleased to report that in addition to talking, eating, and socialising, I managed to get 20 cards made!!  Most of the cards aren't exclusively Stampin' Up! (I just wanted to play with some of the girls' other stamp sets over the weekend), but I have a few to show you that are mostly Stampin' Up!

First, though, I thought I'd share a few (late night) photos of our set-up.  We had such a great time; shame it happens only once a year.  This was my first time away with Leanne, Kerry, Judy and Claire; I was overseas last July when they had their inaugural "girls' weekend away".  Hopefully I'll get to join in plenty more.

We had a few 'stations' set up with supplies.  Here's the punch table (with a few extras that didn't even get used):

Here are some action shots, so you can see how productive the girls were.  Firstly, Leanne and Kerry:

and Claire and Judy also hard at work  play!:

We spent most of the weekend just stamping, which was such a luxury - no timelines to work to, no children (or husbands) to attend to, and we stopped only to go shopping at a local scrapbook supplies store, and to eat lunch out on the Saturday.  Aside from that, we were bunkered down with our (considerable) craft supplies, and (also considerable) supplies of food.  Does it get any better??!!

Here's a snapshot of most of the cards I made:

and a closer shot of the Stampin' Up! ones (although I did use a non-SU! Sizzix die on the pink card):

I can't take credit for the design of the centre card (as much as I love it) - I was inspired by Judy.  Make sure you check out her blog, if you don't already, and leave some comments on her beautiful work!

At the end of this week I'll have some news to share about a very special fundraiser I'm involved in.  Hope you'll check back, and lend support if you can - there's lots of fun to be had in the process, too, so please join us for a "wheely special" event in August.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

BLUSH BLOSSOM AND GOING GRAY ... I'll miss you two, too!

In the same vein as my last post, I thought I'd share with you another card made with colours we'll be farewelling from the Stampin' Up! range at the end of next month.

I'm not sure that I've ever given Blush Blossom the attention that it deserves!  As soon as I started working with it on this card, I fell in love with the colour - it's gorgeous!  I love the softness of the ink colour, especially.  I used an aquapainter, and my Blush Blossom Stampin' Pad (with ink pooled in the lid), to colour one of the white flowers from the Pretties Kit.  I adhered the flower to the card using Crystal Effects, because a glue dot wouldn't hold .... as a result, the centre of the flower turned a cloudy, pale colour, which I rather like.  I photographed my card at night, so forgive the lack of clarity - I was impatient (yet again), knowing I wouldn't be home during the day, and wanted to post this on my blog!

Stamps: En Francais, Embrace Life, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Blush Blossom, Going Gray, Very Vanilla
Ink: Blush Blossom and Basic Gray stampin' pads
Other: Scallop Edge Punch, Basic Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Sponge,  Flower & Flat-backed Pearl from Pretties Kit, Crystal Effects

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


I've taken a break for a few minutes from making Christmas cards (I'm determined to be organised this year .... despite making the same promise to myself every year around this time!!).  Today's post is dedicated to a Stampin' Up! colour that is rather polarising.  Cameo Coral - seems you either love it, or you hate it.  Me, I love it.  It's a rich, bright colour, and I will be sad when it retires at the end of August.

I have paired Cameo Coral with Chocolate Chip, and broken up the colour with some Whisper White.  Here's the busy, flowery card that resulted:

...and a close-up of the Tiny Tags (just 'cos they're cute!):

Stamps: Friends 24-7, Boho Backgrounds, Tiny Tags
Card: Cameo Coral, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Whisper White craft stampin' pad, Cameo Coral and Chocolate Chip stampin' pads
Other: Chocolate Chip and Whisper White taffeta ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch

Do you like my new watermark?  The wonderful Karen Giron came to my rescue, when it dawned on me that my existing watermarks have my old blog address on them (I'm switched on, I tell ya!).  I have a few gorgeous new watermarks that I'll be rolling out as I get some more cards uploaded.  I'm going away for a stamping weekend with friends this weekend, so should have some projects to share after that.

Also, the next Art With Heart team blog hop is coming up on the first Saturday of August - that'd be the 7th, a VERY special day (I'll tell you why, then)!  I, and some of the other demonstrators in my wider Stampin' Up! team,  look forward to sharing with you then, a few projects designed for/around the men in our lives.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to add embossing to a papercraft project.  I've already shared with you my card that has heat-embossing on it, so I thought I'd also share a little project that incorporates dry embossing.

I had some panels of card that I'd put through my Big Shot, using Stampin' Up!'s Manhattan Flowers embossing folder.  You know when you get new toys (especially die cutting and embossing ones), how you kind of go to town and over-use them, leaving you with piles of die-cut and embossed pieces?  Well, I got a bit tired of making cards with my Manhattan Flowers embossed pieces, before I'd actually used them all.  I cut a couple down, using the Top Note die in my Big shot, and made some cutie-pie smaller cards.  Take a look:

Here are the ingredients used on the cards:

Stamps: Short & Sweet
Card: Confetti White, Soft Suede
Ink: Soft Suede stampin' pad
Other: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle Punch, page from old book, Vintage brad, Word Window Punch, Sponge Dauber Top Note Die, Manhattan Flowers embossing folder, paper snips

Stamps: Vintage Vogue, Teeny Tiny Sentiments
Card: Very Vanilla
Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Sahara Sand stampin' pads
Other: Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon (reversed), Word Window Punch, Build-A-Brad, 1/2" circle punch, Cottage Wall DSP, Sponge Dauber, Top Note Die, Manhattan Flowers Embossing folder

I can see myself making lots more of these - such fun, and they'd make a lovely little boxed set, don't you think?

Sunday, July 18, 2010


Welcome to the first post on my new, improved, blog!

I'm holding a few "Christmas in July" classes at my place in Mount Evelyn this month -  a couple focussing on cards, and stamping on candles, and the other two with a focus on making gift tags and boxes.

If you live in Melbourne's outer east, and would like to kick-start your Christmas projects, why not join in on the fun?  The class fee is $20.00, which includes all materials and refreshments for a 3-hour class.  Can you think of any better way to spend a few hours than crafting with like-minded friends??!!  I'd love to have you join us, so here are the details of the two remaining classes in which I have a few spots available:

Wednesday 28th July
Cards & Candles
10.00am - 1.00pm

Saturday 31st July
Gift Tags & Boxes
1.00pm - 4.00pm

Email me if you'd like to take one or more of the spots available.  I'd love to see you!

Here is one of the cards we'll be making in the Wednesday class:

Saturday, July 17, 2010


This week the team at Just Add Ink is encouraging us to use EMBOSSING on our projects.  Heat embossing is a really simple technique that can make a card look professionally finished ... it was the first "WOW" moment I had with stamping some 14 years ago.  Back then, I gold-embossed anything and everything, but my tastes have taken a more subtle turn over the years!  I've chosen to clear-emboss on my card for this week's challenge.

I started off with a colour scheme that was inspired by this gorgeous card - I would never have thought to pair Sahara Sand with Regal Rose, but don't you think they look made for each other?  I was also inspired to use some of my vast collection of silver decorative brads from Stampin' Up!  So, using my much-loved "Flower Fancy" stamps, I clear-embossed, onto Sahara Sand card, the small outline flower to create a background (just on the lower 2/3 of the card).  I also clear-embossed the flower onto Whisper White card, and overstamped the sentiment in Staz-On ink (there's a close-up, that's possibly photographed way-too-close-up, below!).

I won't ramble on too much about the methods I used, but I do want to add that I was pleased to find that three of my circle punches were the perfect size to make backing circles for the three different-sized brads.  I roughed up the edges with my fingernail.

JAI #26 CARD 001

and the sentiment panel:


In hindsight, it would have been better to stamp the sentiment first, and emboss the flowers over the top.  Oh well - you live and learn! :)

Stamps: Flower Fancy, Upsy Daisy (sentiment)

Card: Sahara Sand, Regal Rose, Whisper White

Ink: Versamark inkpad, Sahara Sand stampin' pad, Jet Black Staz-on inkpad

Other: Clear embossing powder, Circle Punches: 1/2", 3/4", 1", Regal Rose 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, silver brads from Hodgepodge Hardware and Flower Brad assortment, Mat Pack and paper piercing tool, dimensionals, sponge dauber


Tuesday, July 13, 2010


Boy, I come up with some really imaginative titles, don't I?

In honour of this month's Stampin' Up! promotion on Two-Step Stampin', I have been giving my "Flower Fancy" stamp set a good work-out.  I cannot tell you how much I LOVE this set!!  Well, I can, but your eyes would probably glaze over before I was through.

I hope you like this bright, cheery, "get well" card I made.  In my eyes, you just can't go wrong with red!  I also think it's really cool that there was enough natural light to photograph this outside; it has been so overcast and windy lately.  So, here's to a lovely day in Melbourne, and to cheering up someone who needs it:


Stamps: Flower Fancy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

Card: Real Red textured, Whisper White, Basic Black

Ink: Jet Black Staz-on inkpad, Real Red and Old Olive stampin' pads

Other: Eyelet Border Punch, stickers from "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit, Small Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Red Gingham Ribbon, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Playground Designer Buttons, dimensionals, mini glue dots


I couldn't help myself with this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink; just HAD to make another card using this colour combination:

JAI#25 Colour Combo

I really love Soft Suede, so wanted that to form the basis of my card.  I made this card tonight, and am too impatient to wait until it's daylight to photograph it!


Here's a close-up of the sentiment, so you can see I have actually used Elegant Eggplant (and to show that there's a bit of Crystal Effects on the one flower centre):


Stamps: Organic Outlines, Wow Flowers

Card: Soft Suede, Very Vanilla

Ink: Soft Suede and Rose Red stampin' pads, Elegant Eggplant stampin' pad and marker

Other: Word Window Punch, Crystal Effects

No ribbon, and no brads, on this card, but I rather like its simplicity.  I'm pretty sure this will be my final entry for Just Add Ink this week :).

Sunday, July 11, 2010


This month's promotion, from Stampin' Up!, is a sale on eight fabulous Two-Step Stampin' sets.  I decided to get out my "Cheep Talk" stamps, and share with you a couple of simple cards that I think are pretty cute and happy.

"Cheep Talk" is a set of 11 stamps, and is on sale this month for only $38.36!!  That's incredible value, especially considering how versatile the set is - birds, heart, flowers and a branch that lend themselves to all sorts of possibilities.  If you don't own this set, I can help you out - just email me, and I can order it for you, and have it delivered straight to you, anywhere in Australia.

As the title of my post suggests, I've made my cards in colours that are available only until the end of August.  With Stampin' Up!'s exciting Colour Renovation, happening at the beginning of September for us in Australia (when the new catalogue comes out), 30 'old favourite' colours will be retiring.

Here's the first card I made, using Mellow Moss and Pale Plum:

Cheep Talk - Mellow Moss, Pale Plum

.... and a close-up of the brads I made, just because I have a bit of a love affair going on with Build-A-Brads:

Cheep Talk - close-up of BABs

Stamps: Cheep Talk

Card: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Pale Plum

Ink: Versamark inkpad, Mellow Moss, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum stampin' pads

Other: Stamp-a-ma-jig, sponge daubers, Build-A-Brads, 1/2" circle punch, Buttons #5 Sizzlits die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

I decided that for my second card I wanted to use Close to Cocoa.  This beautiful brown has already been way more popular than anticipated, in the wake of the 'retirement' announcement, and unfortunately cardstock is no longer available in this colour.  You can, however, still buy Close to Cocoa inkpads and refills.  I've teamed the cardstock with some gorgeous Candy Lane Designer Series Papers, and a bit of stamping in Close to Cocoa and Riding Hood Red.

Cheep Talk - Close to Cocoa, Candy Lane

Stamps: Cheep Talk

Card: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette stampin' pads

DSP: Candy Lane Designer Series Paper

Other: Mat Pack and paper piercing tool, Close to Cocoa marker (for faux stitching), Stamp-a-ma-jig, Ruby Red brads, Riding Hood Red taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers, Circle Punches - 1", 1 1/4", 1 3/8", Scallop Circle


Saturday, July 10, 2010


Another day, another challenge!  When I saw this week's colour challenge at Just Add Ink, I was determined to NOT leave it until the very last minute to enter.  I'm a sucker for a colour challenge.  Sketch challenges, not so much.

Here is the colour combo for this week over at JAI:

JAI#25 Colour Combo

 I added in to the mix a personal challenge, to use no flowers or butterflies on my card.  I didn't say anything about birds, though, LOL .... so, this is what I came up with:


Stamps: Friends 24-7

Card: Soft Suede, Rose Red, Very Vanilla, Elegant Eggplant

DSP: Autumn Traditions Designer Series Paper

Ink: Versamark inkpad, Elegant Eggplant and Soft Suede Stampin' Pads

Other: XL Two-Step Bird Punch, Rose Red 1" Double-Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Very Vanilla 5/16" brads, sponge daubers

Aside from the untidy ribbon ends (no matter how carefully I trimmed the ribbon, it frayed, so this is as good as it gets!), and the late-night photography (yet again), I'm quite happy with this one!

Thursday, July 8, 2010


I got a burst of late-night inspiration, to make a little card for Makeesha's Inkspirations challenge tonight.  I think I've panicked because, after 6 days off, I actually have to go to work tomorrow.  Amazing how getting off the computer for half an hour can be quite productive!

The 'challenge' (and I use that term loosely) was to use these yummy colours together:


I wanted my card to be smaller than a full-sized card, so I used one of my trusty Pendant Notes (*love*).  I simply cut a panel of Rich Razzleberry card to cover the die-cut design on the inside of the card, and covered the front of the card with my creation, which looks like this (photographed in less-than-ideal conditions at 11.00pm):

Inkspirations colour challenge 30

Stamps: Very Vintage jumbo wheel, All A Flutter, Short & Sweet

Card: Kraft Pendant Note, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry

Ink: Rich Razzleberry and Old Olive stampin' pads, Sahara Sand stampin' pad & marker

Other: Watercolour paper, Aquapainter, Old Olive brads, Word Window Punch, Whisper White taffeta ribbon, sponge daubers, edge distressing tool, paper snips


Wednesday, July 7, 2010


Today is the last day to enter this week's Just Add Ink challenge.  I've been meaning all week to come up with something, but the school holidays seem to have just swallowed my time!  I'm loving having time with my boys, and being at home.

This week the team at Just Add Ink have a sketch challenge, encouraging us to make something using this sketch as a starting point:

JAI#24 sketch challenge

Now, I LOVE the sketch, but I don't love Clean and Simple - at least, when I try to pull it off!  I'm not good at leaving a lot of white space, despite the fact that I admire it greatly in others' creations.  I always want to add brads, buttons or ribbon, or a few layers!

The idea that I had in my head really didn't look right when I put it into practice.  So, I found myself adding an extra flower to balance out my card!  Here's what I ended up with:

JAI#24 card

This past week I've been playing around with the 'chalkboard technique', which is a lot of fun, and is a great way to use those Stampin' Pastels (chalks) that have been sorely neglected for far too long!  I stamped the gorgeous flower, from my Eastern Blooms stamp set, using Whisper White craft ink on Elegant Eggplant card.  Then, using a cotton bud (I like that I can control it better than a cotton wool ball), I picked up colour from my pastels, and applied it in a circular motion to my stamped flowers.  I love the rich colours that resulted.  Here's a close-up of the flowers:

JAI#24 card close-up

The Stampin' Pastel colours I used are Taken With Teal, Whisper White and Lovely Lilac.

Here are the other ingredients used to make my card:

Stamps: Eastern Blooms, Occasional Greetings

Card: Kraft, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White

Ink: Whisper White craft stampin' pad, Elegant Eggplant and Sahara Sand stampin' pads

Other: Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, White 5/16" brads, sponge dauber, paper snips, dimensionals


Saturday, July 3, 2010


Hi everyone!

Being the first Saturday of the month, it's time once again for our "Art With Heart" team blog hop. 

This month our theme is "Christmas in July".  Now is a great time to kick-start your Christmas cards (if, like me, you can't even entertain the idea of starting any earlier!) and other projects.  We hope to inspire you with the creations we're sharing today.

The "Art With Heart" team of Stampin' Up! demonstrators comprises over 90 women, spread across Australia, and is led by Claire Daly (based in Melbourne).  We have a very active online team forum, that is a great source of inspiration, support, and friendship.  If you'd like to join us, there is no better time - Stampin' Up! in Australia has a fantastic special offer on the Starter Kit, until the end of July.  Whether you'd like to join up as a hobby demonstrator (to get discounts every day on every product), or are interested in starting up a low-risk, rewarding home-based business, you can't beat being able to sign up for only $259!  (The retail value of the Starter Kit is $580.)  The fabulous Starter Kit contains lots of stamps, ink pads, cardstock, and business supplies - plenty to 'get you started', and there's lots of continuing support available.  If this sounds like something that suits you 'to a T', please email me; I'd love to have you join our friendly team. 

As with each of our blog hops, we offer blog candy - a little prize for one person who visits all of the participating blogs, leaves a comment, then emails Nikki Sadler to confirm that all blog posts have been commented on.  The offer for the blog candy is valid only for 72 hours from the launch of our blog hop; so, to be in to win, make sure you email Nikki by 6.00am AEST Tuesday 6th July.  Blog candy cannot be won by Stampin' Up! demonstrators, but we would dearly love for you all to visit our blogs and leave comments anyway!  

Today there are 12 of us taking part in the blog hop.  You may have come from Kathryn Mangelsdorf's blog; however, if you are starting here, that's fine.  When you've finished looking at my blog post, just click on the link below to go on to Kristine Thompson's blog. You can start at any of the blogs along the way; you'll do a 'circuit', and cover all 12, as long as you follow the links on each blog.

Right, enough of the formalities, and onto my projects.  I have chosen to make a little gift set, using the "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' kit, that's on page 137 of the Stampin' Up! catalogue.  Be sure to take a look at the kit; it is seriously good value for your Christmas projects.  The kit costs $36.95, and contains enough textured cardstock, co-ordinating Designer Series Papers, and self-adhesive die cuts to make numerous scrapbook pages, or DOZENS of cards! 

Here is the card I made:

July blog hop card

I thought it was way past time I gave a bit of love to my Two-Step Bird Punch.  For these projects, I've used both sides of some Designer Series Paper from the "I Wish" Kit.  The key colours are Old Olive, Chocolate Chip and Real Red; yummy, don't you think?!  The patterns on the paper co-ordinate with the Snow Swirled stamp set; the Build-A-Brad just above the bird was created by stamping a snowflake onto Designer Series Paper, punching it out with a 1/2" circle punch, and adhering it to the brad base, before topping it off with an epoxy sticker (that comes in the Build-A-Brad set).  I LOVE being able to make co-ordinating embellishments.

To go with this Christmas card, I made a darling (if I may say so myself) little gift box:

July blog hop pillow box

The photo's a bit fuzzy - sorry.  There's a clearer one coming up!  I've made these little pillow boxes before only using cardstock, but I LOVE the result using paper.  I'm totally in love with how cute this is!

Next, I made some tiny little gift tags, to go inside the pillow box:

July blog hop pillow box & tags

I got a little carried away and made 10 tags, but by the time I'd added a couple of layers to the tags, they wouldn't all fit inside the gift box!  The pillow box will hold 6 of these tags.

Here are all my projects together, followed by a list of Stampin' Up! products used to make them:

July blog hop projects

Stamps: Snow Swirled, Spotlight on Christmas, Tiny Tags, Weathered

Card: Kraft, Chocolate Chip textured, Old Olive

Ink: Chocolate Chip stampin' pad and marker, Old Olive stampin' pad, Versamark inkpad

Other: "I Wish" Simply Scrappin' Kit, Build-A-Brad, 1/2" Circle Punch, Wide Oval Punch, Star Punch, Medium Jewelry Tag Punch, 1 1/4" Square Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Crop-a-dile, Linen Thread, Pillow Box and Top Note Dies (used in the Big Shot), XL Two-Step Bird Punch, sponge daubers, Sticky Strip, dimensionals

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little corner of the world today.  Next up on the blog hop is the gorgeous and creative Kristine Thompson; please go see what she has made, and enjoy the rest of the tour!  Don't forget to leave a comment for each of us, then email Nikki Sadler, if you'd like to go into the draw for this month's blog candy.

In case you need a bit of help, here's a complete list of all my team members taking part in the blog hop:

      Claire Daly


    This month's special offer (and it's a goody!) from Stampin' Up! is 20% off a number of Two-Step Stampin' sets.  Two-step stamping is a very easy technique, and a fun way to layer images, or create scenes.

    TwoStepStampin promo

    There are EIGHT fabulous stamp sets on sale this month.

    "Loads of Love" (p. 39 of the main catalogue), normally $39.95, is only $31.96.

    "Big Bold Birthday" (p. 42), normally $53.95, is now $43.16.

    "A Rose is a Rose" (p. 78), normally $66.95, is on sale for $56.56.

    "Playful Petals" (p. 86), normally $52.95, is only $42.36.

    "Cheep Talk" (p. 98), normally 47.95, is $38.36 throughout July.

    "Wonderful Favourites" (p. 115), normally $39.95, is $31.96.

    "Tiny Tags" (p. 14 of the Autumn-Winter Mini Catalogue) is on special, in both the wood-mount and clear-mount options.  Wood-mount, normally $38.95, is now only $31.16.  Clear-mount, normally $28.95, is $23.16.

    "Cottage Garden" (p. 31 of the Autumn-Winter Mini) is also on special in both the wood-mount and clear-mount options.  Wood-mount, normally $32.95, is now $26.36.  Clear-mount, normally $24.95, is only $19.96.

    Two-step stamping is a heap of fun, and creates lovely results (it does help to have a trusty Stamp-a-ma-jig on hand!  This great tool is the best $22.95 you could ever spend!  Let me know if you need one, to help get the most out of your two-step stamps.)  Email me if you'd like to order some of these fun stamps - you won't be disappointed!  NB: Postage & handling costs, of $5.95 or 5% of order value (whichever is greater) do apply.

    I've been doing a bit of two-step stampin' myself, with my newly-acquired "Flower Fancy" set.  You'll be seeing a lot of Flower Fancy creations from me, but today I'll share just one - we're about to head off for a weekend away, and I've been telling the boys to hurry up and get ready (best take my own advice!).

    NQ Navy Flower Fancy
     Stamps: Flower Fancy, Teeny Tiny Sentiments

    Card: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Not Quite Navy

    DSP: Urban Garden Designer Series Paper

    Ink: Not Quite Navy, Sahara Sand

    Other: Sponge dauber, Oval Punch, Large Oval Punch, Paper Piercing tool & Mat Pack, Linen Thread, Baja Breeze corduroy brad (retired)

    I hope you'll pop in to visit again over the weekend, to check out my, and my team members', "Christmas in July" creations - time again for our first-Saturday-of-every-month blog hop!