Simply Ink

I have one of the fabulous new Sale-A-Bration stamp sets to show you today.  This one is the A Touch of Ink.  And it is really nice!!  I have made the card to fit within the #simplestamping guidelines.  Which simply means, keep it simple and not a lot of extras.

#simplestamping, hummingbird, stampin' up!, Jackie beers

This card is just ink and paper.  Granted I did use a few different colors of ink, but that is all.  This set is so great though, you do not need to add to it.  There are two sheets of stamps in the case of this set.  The outlines, and then the centers for the two step stamping.  Plus there are some great sentiments.  This simple “Hello” that I used is perfect.  There is also a “Love”, as well as some other nice ones and they are smaller in size.  I think that it is always nice to have the smaller sentiments.

I went with bold colors today.  I chose Magenta Madness and Just Jade as the main colors.  The flower and leaves are stamped using Memento Tuxedo Black and then filled with Magenta Madness and Old Olive.  For the hummingbird I used Shaded Spruce for the outline.  Then I filled it with Just Jade.  I do love hummingbirds so I cannot wait to try this again with a variety of colors.

Thank you for stopping by today.  Please come back tomorrow for another new card.  I am sharing some of the Hydrangea products!


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Spotlight Garden

I have an old technique to share with you today .  It is called Spotlighting.  There are a few different versions of this technique.  Mine is a very simple one.

Stampin' Up!, Dragonfly Garden, Dandy Garden, Layering Circles, Jackie Beers

My version of spotlighting is to draw a circle, or any shape, around a section of a stamped image.  Then I only color the inside of the circle, leaving the rest of the image simply the ink color.  For this card I used the second smallest of the Layering Circles Dies.  I used my Black Stampin’ Write Marker , the hard tip, and went around the outside of the die.

The stamped image is from the Dragonfly Garden stamp set.  Actually I used two images, the flowers and the swarm of dragonflies.  I colored those images using Stampin’ Blends.  All of the colors are listed in the supply list.

The gorgeous DSP is the Dandy Garden Designer Series Paper.  I wanted the beautiful color and at the same time hated to not use the other side.  It includes large and small dragonflies that are already colored.  They are perfect to punch with the Dragonfly Punch.  This stamp set bundles with the Dragonfly Punch.

I finished off the card with a triple strand of Linen Thread.  I LOVE my Linen Thread for garden theme cards.  I also added a touch of Wink of Stella to the dragonflies and the flowers.  I hate that it doesn’t really show in the picture.  It gives a touch of shimmer like they have some dew on them.

Here are the measurements for this card.

  • Base card of Granny Apple Green is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2 folded in half
  • Whisper White layer is 5 1/4 X 4
  • DSP layer is 5 X 3 3 /4
  • Granny Apple Green center layer is 4 3/4 X 2 1/4
  • Stamped layer is 4 5/8 X 2


Thank you for stopping by today.  I hope you are enjoying the new Mini and Sale-A-Bration catalogs.  Please let me know if I can help you in any way.  If you do not currently have a demonstrator, I would love to become your Demonstrator.


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Snail Mail

The Snailed It Bundle was the first set I wanted from this Mini Catalog.  I think it is just so cute and definitely brings a Smile!!  I love Smile cards.


I paired the Snail with the gorgeous Snail Mail Designer Series Paper.  The hard part was trying to decide which of the paper to use!  It is so cute!!

I chose the Bermuda Bay from the DSP as my background and then added the Snail Mail Combo Twine for the added touch.  The twine is thinner than normal and great to work with.

I hope you are enjoying looking at all of the new products.  If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.

All of the new items are not available yet for me to pull pictures for my supply list.  They should be up tomorrow.  I will try to remember to update the supply list then.



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Corner Flowers

Hello everyone!  I hope your New Year has started off well.  Except for failing to finish this post and get it scheduled, I am wonderful !! 🙂

Today’s card includes two items from the upcoming Sale-A-Bration Catalog.  I hope you have received yours.  With the extra Christmas mailings, I believe they are behind in being delivered.  Fingers crossed that you have yours now.

Here is the card I have to share.


Stampin' Up!, Enjoy The Moment, Flowers and Field Designer Series Paper, Corner Bouquet

The stamp is the Corner Bouquet.  I stamped it in Granny Apple Green, to match the green in the paper.  I then went over the fuller part of the leaves with the Light Old Olive Stampin’ Blend.  It gave a softer look without as much white showing between the leaves and stems.

The second SAB item is the DSP.  It is the Flower and Field Designer Series Paper.  The colors are just as vibrant on all of the sheets as this one is.  It definitely makes me ready for spring!

The flowers are from the Confetti Flowers Punch.  This is a border punch, if you are not familiar with it.  But I used the punched out flowers instead of a border.  The flower colors are Bumblebee and Cherry Cobbler.

I went a bit overboard with the pearls!  In some recent cleaning I found a couple of sheets of pearls from Stampin’ Up! that were quite a few years old.  (Can you relate??)  These sheets had some tiny pearls on them.  So I decided these flowers would love those little pearls for the centers.  I actually used two different sizes.

To finish the card I searched for an appropriate sentiment that was an “any occasion” type.  I found it in the Enjoy The Moment stamp set.  It is in the upcoming Mini Catalog.  I used it last week.  It has the seed pods from all over the world.  I do recommend that one!!

Thank you for stopping by today.  Sorry I was late, the old brain is still on vacation I believe.  I do want to remind you that today is the last day you can order the Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP from the Quite Curvy products I have listed below.

And the Mini Catalog plus Sale-A-Bration begin tomorrow!!  WooHoo!!




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Fancy Happy New Year

I wish a very Happy New Year to all of you.  May this year bring us all Good Health and Good Cheer.

I wanted to do a Happy New Year card and wasn’t sure which stamp set would work for that.   I had just pulled all of the retiring stamps and remembered Flight Of Fancy.  I love this set and did use the Halloween one a time or two. I used what is probably intended for Valentine as my New Year Baby!


My thought of the baby is the old time New Years advertisements where it showed Father Time and the New Baby.  And if you are younger than me you may not even remember that.

I used the upcoming new Blending Brushes to make the background.  I added Balmy Blue, Highland Heather and a bit of Misty Moonlight.  I stamped the baby using Memento Tuxedo Ink and colored with Stampin’ Blends. The baby is shooting loving hearts of Highland Heather this year.

The sentiment is from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set.  The greeting is actually Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  I used the Misty Moonlight Stampin’ Write Marker to just color the Happy New Year part.  If you do not have the markers, you can use tape to cover the part you do not want inked, ink the stamp, remove the tape, and stamp.  Personally I love the markers.

The DSP is from the Artistry Blooms Designer Series Paper.  It is a darker version of the colors I used for my background.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I hope this is the beginning of a wonderful year for everyone!!




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Simple Things


Happy New Year’s Eve!!!

I have a new card to share with you.  But I wanted to remind you first of the Curvy Celebrations products.  The Curvy Christmas stamp set and the Classic Christmas DSP will be going away next week.  The Quite Curvy Bundle will be available in the upcoming Mini Catalog.

My favorite of this bundle is the Designer Series Paper.  It has Winter and Anytime patterns on the paper.  The card I am sharing with you today is using some of that paper.


The Designer Series Paper in the background is from the Classic Christmas DSP!  The pattern is in all of the colors of the paper.  I think it is a perfect background.

I paired this paper with the upcoming stamp set, Enjoy The Moment.  This is not a set I would normally purchase.  The images are all seed pods from around the world.  They are all a sketch like the one I used today.  They are all lovely, just not my normal choice.  What sold me on the set was the sentiments!  Now I love the entire set of course.

The sentiments are all just “perfect” ones.  They are like the one I used today.  “Friendship is found in simple things”.  I just love that!  In our crazy year, it is the simple things that have been the stars, at least for me.

Did you notice the bright green of the sentiment?  I stamped it in Mossy Meadow Ink to match the card base.  I then decided to give parts of the card some sparkle.  I went over the top of the seed pod and the sentiment with Wink Of Stella.  Oh My!!!  It just gave some shine to the seed pod.  But it made the sentiment really stand out.  I was thrilled with an unexpected find.  I would never have thought it would change the shade of the color and give it such brightness.  Woohoo!!  Now I want to try all of the colors to see which other ones change like this.

To finish the card, I added the Light Soft Sea Foam Stampin’ Blend as shading around the stamping.  I also added the Mossy Meadow Braided Linen Trim.  This trim is a dream to work with.  It is the same as the Real Red Braided Trim in the current Mini, but much softer.  The Red one is pretty stiff.  The final touch was a few of the Elegant Faceted Gems.

As has been the case most of this week, some of the images of upcoming products are not available to me yet.  So if my supply list is missing pieces, that is why.

I do have the measurements for you today.

  • Mossy Meadow card base is 5 1/2 X 8 1/2
  • Whisper White is 5 1/4 X 4
  • Classic Christmas DSP is 5 X 3 3/4
  • Mossy Meadow is 2 3/8 X 3
  • Whisper White is 2 1/8 X 2 3/4


Thank you for stopping by today.  I really appreciate you following my cards.  Be safe during this New Year debut!



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