Flourishing Phrases with Tufted Embossing Folder

We have a new embossing folder in the 2018 -2019 Annual Stampin’ UP! catalog, simply called ‘ Tufted‘ I wanted to use it so much but for it not to get lost in too much other detail.

Once again a gentle stroll thru my stamp sets and  dies I spied the Flourishing Phases stamp set and the coordinating Flourishing Thinlits Dies – neither of which had been used for a while.

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Touches of Texture Sympathy Card

Sympathy cards are some of the hardest cards to  make and send – because it recognizes sadness.  But they can also bring comfort to the person on the recieving end as well as for the sender of the card – that they have acknowledged the loss of a loved one and the sorrow they are experiencing.

Today I chose to use the Touches of Texture Stamp set, because I just love the ‘cornflower’ image and the ‘scattered dots’ stamp within in the set. Continue reading

Thoughts and Prayers ~ Stampin’ UP!

Sympathy cards are the one type of card that we would really not have to make but they are probably the ones that bring the most comfort to the recipient ~ they know someone is thinking of them at a difficult time in their life.

The Thoughts and Prayers stamp set is a one  to have in your stash, not only is it suitable for bereavement it also has some lovely sentiments for get well and thinking of you…. and what can I say about the two images – one the most elegant tree and the other a lovely ‘swooshy’ flowery branch – which I have used on an anniversary card before. Continue reading

Sneak Peak of Powder Pink

Thursday June 1st the new Stampin’ Up! catalog goes live and with it our new In-colors.  Stampin’ Up has a palette of 40 colors and neutrals but every year we get 5 new colors which are with us for 2 years and then they are gone.  I am sad when one set retires but excited that we will have something new to play with.  As a demonstrator I get my hands on the new colors before they are launched and because I was able to go to the Demonstator event known as ‘On-Stage’ at the beginning of April I have had some of the new goodies in my hands for nearly 2 months ~ which has given me a chance to have a really good play with them and I shall be sharing more over the coming weeks.

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