Showing posts from January, 2011

January Stamp of the Month ~ Card Idea

I am really enjoying the new stamp of the month D1452 Find Your Style . There are beautiful little cutout sentiments throughout the stamps. Simply Incredible! For this card I found paper and ink to match the real colors of a bluebird! Indian Corn Blue and Cocoa papers are perfect here with some Free Spirit paper. I then skimmed the Quick Reference pages of our Originals how-to book and found this elegant pattern, On Your Left (pg. 21), which perfectly supports a 3x3 stamped image. I used sponge daubers (z726 $3.95) to add the blush of color on this pretty bluebird. I mixed Hollyhock (Z2128) and Vineyard Berry (Z2157) for the correct bluebird color. Edges are roughed up with our Edge Distresser (Z1297 $2.50), and some are sponged with the matching cocoa stamp pad (Z2114). I know you would enjoy this stamp set, too - especially for FREE! All you have to do is get our workshop on the go, and four other brand new products, which are already on sale, and this stamp set is your

Wrapping Up the 12 Days of Christmas!

I have been away from my normal blogging routine for awhile, and am happy now to get back to work! We have a winner to announce!!! As promised, one name from all the online orders placed near the end of 2010 will be drawn to receive a beautiful Close to my Heart prize! The entries are being shaken up now ... Scott is placing his hand in the box .... AND the winner is - - - LISETTE HECKATHORN !!! Lisette has won a FREE stamp set OR Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad of her choice from my inventory! Congratulations!! Thank you to all of you for doing regular business on my web site. Many discounted, retired products have just been added, and new ones are coming along regularly so check back often to see the great deals at !!