Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Artistically Inked

I couldn't sleep yesterday morning, so I got up in the wee hours and went down to my craft room and stamped.....using the Artistically Inked stamp set.  This is just a clean and simple ink to paper, two layers with some masking card.  I included a scattering of gems from this suite's ephemera pack, but  overall the card is pretty simple.  The colours I've used for the flowers are Pale Papaya/Pumpkin Pie, Magenta Madness/Melon Mambo and Fresh Freesia/Highland Heather.  Pear Pizzazz was used for the leaves and Basic Black for the greeting.

The second card I created in the wee hours of the morning used the fabulous Expressions In Ink Specialty Paper.  I love this pack of paper so I let the paper do all the work for this card except for the die cut leaf sprig and some gold metallic pearls.  I didn't even want to add a label for the greeting.  Easy Peasy!

I've been working in my yard and relaxing on the deck these past few days - when no creating was going on - because of the good weather.  We've taken a turn though and it rained all night, which was nice because everything is so dry!  We're suppose to get some snow tonight and that's not so welcome!  But that's May in Alberta!  I'll just huddle in my craft room and use some more of my new products.

I've got a BOGO sale going on with my retired Stampin'Up! products.  It's all laid out in a newsletter, so if you are interested in receiving a copy of my newsletter to get ahold of some retired products just let me know my e-mail and I will forward a copy to you.  You can reach me at  j-jeffery@live.com

That's it for today,

Stay warm, stay dry, stay safe!



Friday, May 7, 2021

Lacy Elegant Thank You

 I'm still playing with the Elegantly Said Suite and silver and gold embossing powder today.  All embossing through and through.  I like this long lacy stamp; it adds that bit of elegance to the creation.

The flowers and greeting have been embossed in silver and the lacy piece in gold.  I've made the tag longer today and tied it with both the silver and gold Simply Elegant Trim.  The tag has been popped up with dimensionals.

Nothing much else to add today - the card really was quick and simple.

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, May 6, 2021

Elegant Thank You

 Today I pulled out a couple of pieces of the Simply Elegant Specialty DSP.  I've combined Basic Gray/Silver and Gold which I don't think I've ever put together before. The flowers have been embossed in gold and fussy cut.

The new Elegant Tag punch is going to be quite versatile now that I've learned how to make different sizes of the tag and shapes.  Here I've shortened the tag because the greeting was small and I wanted more of the  gold and silver Simply Elegant Trim to show. 

To make the tag longer you would do the same thing except with a desired length.  The width of the tag is 1 3/4".  Rather than putting the cardstock through the proper opening of the punch, turn it over and insert the cardstock through the bottom of the punch into the slits available....and punch

Turn the punch around and do the same thing for the other end.  Here you can slide the cardstock to the length you are looking for.  I didn't have anything in particular in mind when I was doing this, but I will use the tag on a future project.

Here I've shown the original size of the tag (in Calypso Coral) and the tag I just made.

Another option is to have the fancy design at both ends of the tag.  Using various widths and lengths of cardstock you can create a number of different designed tags.  I'll work on creating some and share them with you.

Finally, I always stamp the corner of my envelope and I've started to stamp the inside of my cards also.  For this set I've embossed the flower in gold.

That's it for today.  I still have a couple of stamps in this set to play with so I will probably share them tomorrow.

Thanks for stopping by,


Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Simply Wonderful Birthday

I've been busy the last 5 days helping my daughter move and get settled into her new home, it has been a very busy time.  I finally got a chance to stamp yesterday using products from the new Simply Elegant Suite.  Although I didn't use it for this creation, I absolutely love the DSP that accompanies this stamp set and punch.

I've stamped the flourish in Basic Gray; as well as the greeting on Petal Pink card stock.  The shape that the greeting is on is the punch that goes with this suite and I've tied it with my favorite Petal Pink Organdy Ribbon.  This punch is a unique shape, but it's quite versatile - which I'll eventually show.

For the flowers, I inked the stamp using our markers since it is a negative image.  I then cut out the images with snips and used dimensionals to adhere them to the card.

We're waiting for some new furniture to arrive today, so it's going to be another busy day.... first waiting and then putting it together and getting it into place.  But busy is a good thing.

Hope things are a good kind of busy in your world.

Thanks for stopping by, Joan



A New Catalogue and some Promotions

Woo Hoo!  I'm a day late posting this - but the 2021-2022 Annual Catalogue is here.
I love this cover; it's so fresh and pretty.

You can browse through an on-line version HERE
If you asked for a catalogue to be mailed to you, you should be getting it shortly. 
If you would like one mailed to you, or would like to pick one up if you're in my area,  just let me know by e-mail.
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Thanks for stopping by,

Friday, April 30, 2021

Beauty of the Earth

Today I'm letting the Designer Series Paper do all the work.  This paper comes from the Beauty of the Earth Suite in the new catalogue.  The above card is quick and simple using one of the sheets that can be cut in half to get a forest of trees in wonderful colours.  The little tag comes with the coordinating Beautiful Trees dies.  I've cut the Night of Navy piece as a layer.  The colours I've used for this card are Cinnamon Cider for the base, Merry Merlot for the mat along with the Night of Navy.  I've wrapped the card with Linen thread as a bit of embellishment. 


Every piece of paper for this card is DSP except for the Basic White Greeting.  I love the papers in this series that can be used as a background or cut with the "leaves" to create the top of the tree.  The grass has been hand cut to create the little hill since our curvy dies are retiring. Everything else, except the greeting, has been cut using the Beautiful Trees Dies.

I've used the Many Messages stamp set with the coordinating Die. This stamp set has 19 different greetings on one stamp each with it's own little tag.  You can either stamp them all at the same time, or do what I've been doing and only stamp certain ones.

When the greeting I want is in the middle of the stamp I end up with more greetings then I need.

Next I place the die over the stamped image and tack it down with a piece of Washi tape.  My embossing plate has a bit of a warp in it (as they tend to do) and so the Washi tape ensures that the die stays in place and I don't have to do the job twice.

I could have used any of the greetings I ended up with, but I made my selection and will keep all the extras to go through at a later date.  There's also nothing that says you can't use more than one greeting on one card!  I like all these little tags because they fit easily into small places. You don't have to wait for the new catalogue to come out to get this set either.  It's in the Mini Catalogue so you can get it right now.

That's it for today.  It's going to be a busy weekend since we're helping our daughter move into a new house.  Exciting!!!  So I'll see you again on Monday.  Thanks for stopping by,


Many Messages - 154510 - $30.00   Messages Die - 154422 - $46.00

Thursday, April 29, 2021

Color & Contour Creations

I'm sharing two cards today created with the Color & Contour Bundle.....mostly.  I love when there is a stamp (for me it's particularly a single flower) that can be used to easily create your own DSP.  When I'm doing this I always start in the centre of the card stock and work out.  You can always stamp off the edges to fill in empty spots, it's hard to fill in central holes without overlapping.  I've stamped the three focal flowers in black; coloured two with a stamped off black and the third with Daffodil Delight.   The strip of Daffodil Delight has been embossed using one of the Greenery folders.  The greeting is from the Color and Contour stamp set, but I've used the larger round label from Tasteful Labels.  The labels and the flowers have been raised with dimensionals and, although it's hard to notice in the picture, the Daffodil flower has three rhinestones in the centre just for some added bling.

This card uses Pale Papaya as a base with Soft Succulent coordinating with it for the splatters, ribbon, gems and leaves.  The splatters are included in the stamp set. I think there is only one size of scalloped retangle that I haven't used from this bundle.  It is slightly smaller than the one used in the middle here which has been raised using the Foam Adhesive Strips.

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by.



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