Thursday, September 23, 2021

Peppermint Treats

One of the best things about the holidays are the special treats! There are LOTS of fabulous, holiday treats to be found in the newest Pink & Main release!
 

 

For my card, I layered pattern paper from the Be Merry Paper Pad onto the card base. I cut red and white cardstock with the new Peppermint Swirl Die and created a big candy by adding tied pieces of cello bags at the ends. The new Christmas Greetings Dies are awesome and I cut the shadow with vellum and the words with bright green. How cute is this little Santa Bear?! He's from the new The Best Gift stamp set with coordinating dies!

 


 

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Holiday Mugs & More!

 

You're not going to believe the AWESOMENESS of the Pink & Main September Release!!! Today I get to share a sneak peek with you of a few NEW items coming on September 20th!


For both of my cards today, I cut black cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 die and layered onto each cardbase. I used the NEW Peppermint Strip Stencil with colored pastes to create the backdrops.


I LOVE the NEW Holiday Mugs stamps with coordinating dies!! This perfect sentiment from the set also has a coordinating die - how great is that?! The glittery backdrop on each card was created using the NEW Dome Dies and Fall Glitter Paper. To finish, I added a bit of bling from the Sparkle Gems collection.


 BUT THAT'S NOT ALL...I've got MORE to share!


Today it was 80 degrees here, but it was frosty in my craft room! For my card, I cut white cardstock with the Stitched Rectangle Set 1 dies. I then used light lilac ink with the NEW Blizzard Stencil and Ergonomic Blending Brush. The NEW Snowflake Layer Dies is so gorgeous and I can't wait to use it with tons of other color combinations! To finish, I added the word dies using the NEW Merry Christmas & Seasons Greetings Dies.


 

Saturday, September 11, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Comfort Me

 

Welcome to the Saturday Coffee Cafe!  I'm glad you stopped in today to see what's brewing!

 

Today (9/11) is a difficult day.  The need for comfort fills my heart and makes me think of my Grandmother.  She raised 10 children (a few during WWII), knew how to make meals out of almost nothing, hardly ever raised her voice (except when her Irish temper got triggered) and was my greatest advocate!  When I was a young girl, my Grandma and unmarried Aunt moved in to the apartment next door to us and it was such a blessing!  I spent every afternoon after school sipping tea and nibbling on Social Tea biscuits with her just chatting away about this and that.  She told me family stories, kept me up-to-date on her Soaps, gave me words of wisdom and called me her 'doll' (my cousins would disagree, but I know I was her favorite - lol!)  I always felt safe and at peace spending time with her and the comfort of her hugs were like being enveloped in Angels wings.


For my card, I layered coral cardstock onto the card base then a pattern paper from Echo Park Our Wedding.  The lace doily backdrop is Divinity Designs Delicate Doily die. The cup and wording are from retired (I think) Spellbinders Cuppa Coffee and But First Coffee.  I made the large tea bag using a tag die.

May you find peace and comfort today...maybe with a cup of tea.


 

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Harvest Greetings

 

Fall is almost here! Celebrate the coming seasons with Pink & Main's newest release - it's filled with fabulous stamps, dies, paper, glitter and so much more!


For my card, I layered two different designs from the new Pumpkin Season paper pad onto the card base. Using the new Harvest Greetings stamp set and coordinating dies, I created a fun, fall scene! I stamped one of the sentiments in this set onto a design in the Pumpkin Season paper pad and cut it out with the new Zig Zag Circle Dies.


 

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Got Treats

 

Ready for some super sweet treats? Look no further than Pink & Main's recent release!! Fun Halloween and Fall stamps/dies, pretty glitter, adhesives and so much more!


For my card, I cut black cardstock with one of the Stitched Slimline dies and taking the new Zig Zag Circle dies, cut into the black cardstock at the top and bottom and placed purple glitter cardstock from the Fall Glitter Paper Pack. I then cut orange cardstock with one of the Zig Zag Circles dies. These cute bat images, sentiment and stars are from the new Batty For You stamp set with coordinating dies


 

Saturday, August 28, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Cozy Critters

 

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so glad you've stopped by to see what's brewin'!


Fall is on it's way and these adorable little critters are ushering in Pumpkin Spice season!!


My card features several fun goodies from Pink & Main!  I cut brown cardstock using on of the Stitched Rectangles dies and adhered to the kraft card base.  Using the Leafy Slimline Die, I cut shimmery copper cardstock.  These super cute, java lovin' images (and sentiment) are from the new  Cozy Critters stamp set and coordinating dies!


 

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Boo to You

 

The newest Pink & Main release is SPOOKTACULAR!! You'll be set for the upcoming fall season with all the fabulous stamps, dies, glitter, tapes and MORE!

 


For my card, I first cut white cardstock with one of the Stitched Slimline dies. Using the new 1/2", 1/4" and 1/8" EZ Tear Tapes, I created diagonal stripes. After pulling the top paper from each tear tape, I layered the adhesive with the new Super Fine Glitter as follows: 1/2" - Night Sky; 1/4" = Foliage; 1/8" Pumpkin Spice. It was SO fun creating this background!! The adorable little ghosts and sentiment are from the new Hello Bootiful stamp set and coordinating dies!


 

Friday, August 20, 2021

Last Days of Summer

 

Sigh!  The last days of summer are here and although I enjoy fall, I love summer and am sad to see summer coming to an end.  Both of my cards today capture one of my favorite places...the beach!


 

 
 

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Pink & Main August Release Sneak Peek!

 

Pink & Main's INCREDIBLE August release will be available tomorrow!! There is SO much to get excited about from adorable fall and Halloween stamp sets, to new dies, plus an embossing folder, paper pad, adhesives and glitter!! 


For my first card, I used a couple patterns from the new Pumpkin Spice Paper Pad. I then cut yellow cardstock with one of the Concave Rectangles dies as the backdrop for this super cute image and sentiment from the new Bearly Wait stamp set and coordinating dies!


I'm goin' nuts over the new Oh, Nuts stamp set and coordinating dies...those little squirrels are too darn cute! For the card base, I cut white cardstock using one of the Slimline Stitched Rectangles dies then blended blue and green Distress Oxide ink with the Ergonomic Blending Brushes. I used the new Happy Fall word dies with one of the new adhesive sheets and Espresso Super Fine Glitter. What a fabulous way to kick off the upcoming Fall season!!


 Be sure to check out the ENTIRE NEW RELEASE tomorrow!!

Saturday, August 14, 2021

Saturday Coffee Cafe - Cup of Friendship

 

Happy Saturday and welcome to the Cafe!  I'm so happy you stopped in to see what's brewin' today...

I love using pretty coffee cups for all sorts of thing - pens/pencils, paint brushes, small tools, plants and, yes - flowers!


For my card, I used Taylored Expressions Brick Embossing Folder for the background and blended some Distress Oxide Antique Linen ink.  The beautiful image and sentiment are from Reverse Confetti's set: Cup of Friendship!