Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Lovely as a Tree

 This was one of the very first stamp sets I bought - 10 years ago!! I keep thinking it's going to retire but it's still a very popular set! .I still like to pull it out and  use it.  It can be used for every season and with so many different techniques. 
And speaking of stamps that are going to retire - every year I hold a "Which Stamps Are Going to Retire?" Contest.  Send me a list of ten stamps you think are going to retire.  The person with the most correct number will win a $30 gift certicficate to spend when the new catalog comes out!  Here are the rules:
  • Send me your list by e-mail to by 11:00 pm (EDT) on April 13th.
  • Hostess Only sets and the Ronald McDonald Set (Turtle & Co.) cannot be used as guesses since all of these sets will retire!
  • If there is more than one person with the most correct, the person who submitted their guesses first will win!
  • Contest is only in the United States (sorry!)

Supplies:  Lovely as a Tree and Family Reunion stamp sets; Always Artichoke, Cake Crumb & Very Vanilla card stock; Always Artichoke, Pear Pizzazz, Lucky Limeade and Cake Crumb markers (Thumping Technique used on tree); Always Artichoke seam binding.
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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Faux Linen

Here is the card we made at the last Technique Class using Faux Linen. If you want to learn more about my Technique Class, please feel free to e-mail me at I would be happy to help you!

Supplies used: Pear Pizzazz, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso and Glossy card stock; Teeny Tiny Wishes, Best Friends Forever & For All You Do stamp sets; Chantilly Lace; Antique Brads; Sanding Blocks, Sponges

Monday, April 2, 2012

Faux SilkTechnique

At my last Technique Class, we learned Faux Silk and Faux Linen. In addition to making Technique cards, we make a card using the technique. I really like how this card came together! I'm sure going to miss Pear Pizazz when it retires at the end of May! Tomorrow I will post the Faux Linen card!
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Supplies used: Concord Crush, Pear Pizazz card stock and markers; Whisper White card stock; Modern Label and Word Window punches; Teeny Tiny Wishes and Nature's Pace stamp sets; Polka Dot embossing folder and the Big Shot; Concord Crush Poly Twill Ribbon; 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds Glitter; tissue paper and Glue Sticks.