I hope you enjoyed the first day of 2015. I woke up early, enjoyed time in the Fungeon and savored some good food with great friends – Serina and Chris came over for a traditional, Southern New Year’s Day meal of collard greens, black-eyed peas, ham and hoe cakes (hoe cakes are savory cornbread pancakes). Still celebrating from yesterday, here’s a super-cute, celebratory card:
Tips, Tricks and Reminders
- Ooooh! Sneak Peeks. This card combines a sneak peek stamp set from the upcoming Occasions Catalog (released January 6) and the upcoming Sale-a-Bration Catalog (also released January 6). Cheerful Critters is a photopolymer set that includes three adorable characters with cute, little sentiments for their signs (like “Happy Day”, “I Like Your Face” and “Let’s Party!”). The words I chose for their signs here are from Best Day Ever, a wonderful stamp set offering from Sale-a-Bration. Woo hoo!
- Blendabilities. I stamped each of these cuties with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink and the colored my fingers off with a variety of Blendabilities: Skin Tone Assortment, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo. I even added a little Pink Pirouette (one of the new Blendabilities offered in the Occasions Catalog) on the bunny’s ears. I love the ease of coloring with Blendabilities.
- Color Inspiration. So, I was sitting there with a colorful image on Whisper White and needed to stamp my words and mount it on something, right? I decided to use the colors of the central character (we’ll call her Miss Chicky) as inspiration for the rest of the card. Seems to balance out the overload of color, huh? I also made an envelope with Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper – even though my card front is 3″ x 5-3/4″, that didn’t stop me from making an envelope.
Stamp Sets: Cheerful Critters, Best Day Ever Papers: Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White Inks: Pumpkin Pie, Tuxedo Black Memento Ink, Blendabilities (Skin Tone Assortment, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Smoky Slate and Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette) Accessories: Stampin’ Dimensionals
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Sale-a-Bration and Occasions. Are you ready for the launch of Sale-a-Bration and the 2015 Occasions Catalog on January 6? January’s going to be WONDERFUL, and you don’t want to miss out. If you don’t know what to expect, please reach out to me. If you don’t have a catalog and would like to be my customer, please reach out to me. I’m more than happy to send you one. Email me at [email protected]
Product Shares and Swatch Books. I’ll be hosting product shares and selling Designer Series Swatch Books at the launch of the new catalog. I will begin taking orders early next week – be on the lookout for more information soon. Woo hoo! I love to share with you. If you would like to be on my email distribution list, please email me at [email protected]
My Stampin’ Clubhouse. I have had so much fun with my current online club and have several people interested in starting one. The beginning of the year is as good a time as any – just agree to place a $25 order each month and you’ll earn the host rewards in one of the months. And you’ll get little gifts from me, too. 🙂 If you are interested, please reach out to me. I’d love to get another club up-and-running. Email me at [email protected] if you are interested or want more information.