25 April 2010

Sweet Butterfly

There are so many fun stamps in the Occasions Mini that runs through 30 April.
Butterfly Accent is a solid image stamp that is on the $10 or less page ($7.95).
It's fun for backgrounds, or for the focal point of a 3 x 3 card.

On this one I used the "kissing" technique and the Bella Toile background stamp to add interest to this image. I decided to add a little more panache to this card by using French rather than English to express gratitude.

Order yours!
Bella Toile $17.95
Butterfly Accent $7.95
Tous mes remerciements $13.95
(or in English Thank You Kindly $13.95)

Gift Card Set & Mother's Day

You're invited to come to my studio to make a set of gift cards that are perfect for Mother's Day or for any other occasion.

You'll make 8 cards, a box to hold them, and stamp a gift bag.
The class fee is $20 and includes envelopes and all materials.

You may choose from a garden theme, spring flowers, or simple thanks.

You may also select colors (
Almost Amethyst, Barely Banana, Mellow Moss, Pretty in Pink, or an assortment of Soft Subtles) that suit the person you have in mind.

There are two sessions, so choose the one that's best for you:

Saturday, 1 May, 9:00 a.m. -11:00 a.m.
Saturday, 1 May, 12:00 p.m. -2:00 p.m.

Monday, 3 May, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Please give me at least 24 hours notice so I can prepare the materials you have chosen.

Box to hold the set:

Simple Thanks:

Spring Flowers:

Garden Theme:

Artistic Birthday

I've been incorporating a lot of texture and details into my cards lately, so I decided to try something plain and simple by playing more with composition and color. So these cards are perfect for Kristina Werner's One Layer Challenge.

These are birthday cards that incorporate just two stamp sets: Circle Circus and Well Scripted.

Circle Circus has so many circle patterns that simply beg for you to combine them into cool patterns.

Here's a simple trio.

Here's an experiment in repeating that pattern.

The font from Well Scripted is so elegant that it dresses up any card without having to layer lots of accessories.

Well Scripted comes from the Occasions Mini Catalog and is available for a limited time only.
Order yours today.

Sweet Pea

Here's another sweet little card using accessories from the Occasions Mini Catalog.
The image comes from an adorable baby stamp set called Little Angel.

I applied the texture to this card using the Finial Press Textured Impressions Die and the Big Shot. To finish the card I simply used matching Satin Ribbon from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Click here to download a PDF of the Occasions Mini Catalog. (It's only good through 30 April.)
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24 April 2010

Mini Butterfly Note

Here's a sweet little note to give to brighten someone's day. It's so tiny, measuring just less than 2'' x 2''. It fits into its own little glassine envelope. I decorated this one with an embossed butterfly.

It's so easy to make this little treat for someone special [you can make one in 20 seconds or less]! The Beautiful Wings Embosslits Die cuts and embosses in one simple pass through the Big Shot!

Order yours today!
The mini "kiss notes" and glassine envelopes are only available through 30 April!

(The notes and envelopes come in packages of 20 for $3.95 and 4.95 respectively.
Combined, each little kiss and envelope cost a mere 45 cents!)

Sweet Pea Felt Flowers!

These embellishments are adorable!
Sweet Pea Stitched Felt Flowers are available in the Occasions Mini only through April 30th.

I dressed up this guava juice bottle with Certainly Celery Satin Ribbon, a chipboard letter, and the sweet pea flowers.

Now it's a cute savings jar for a friend who is saving up for a special trip.

Order your own today so you can add them to sweeten up your creative projects!

A wider selection of Satin Ribbon colors are only available through April 30th as well.

21 April 2010

Our little treasure

We met someone special last month, our little treasure. She lived in our arms for two precious hours before she went to live with Jesus. Now she dances and rests in His arms for eternity.
This card is for her.