Fond Farewell ~ Friendly Expressions Congratulations & Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

We are in the last week  for the Stampin UP! 2018 – 2019  annual catalog which means that stamp sets and other products will be retiring and there are some of my favorites among them.  So I am going to use my blog posts to share some of the things that are retiring – along with links so that you can put in your order so you don’t miss out.

Today’s card uses the Friendly Expressions Stamp Set ~ along with the Garden Trellis Embossing Folder

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Flirty Flamingo and Beautiful Bouquet

In the next couple of days the 2017 – 2018 catalog will retire and so will some of the products within it.  Flirty Flamingo has been one of the In-colors for the last 2 years and it is due to retire too………….. BUT it is coming back in the new 2018 – 2019 catalog as one of the new core colors…. so Goodbye and Hello Flirty Flamingo!

I also reached out for one of my favorite stamp sets – partly because it has flowers and partly because it has some lovely greetings – if you are looking for a versatile stamp set….. look no further than Beautiful Bouquet. Continue reading

Wax Resist Technique – Video

I have a monthly class where we explore different techniques using card and ink with some added stamp sets, ribbons and other embellishments.  We then use the technique to create a card and a couple of months ago we did one using ordinary wax paper.  To be honest, the only reason I have wax paper at all is to use for my card crafting – I think this is the second technique we have done with it and I have a couple more up my sleeve! 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