24-Hour Stamp Sale

Wowee!! Get Ready for a Flash SALE!! For 24 hours on Wed 23 September—from 12:00 AM to 11:50 PM (MT) online (that’s 2:00AM – 11:59PM ET) — these select stamp sets from the 2020–2021 Annual Catalog will be available for purchase at a 15% discount. YAY!!! Click to view the list and then get ready to place your order online OR let me know which ones you want ahead of time and I’ll put your order in on Wed.

Miles Apart, But Still In My Heart

Sometimes all it takes is stamps, paper, ink and a little ribbon. The Lovely You Bundle brings beautiful fonts and six options for pretty labels. So many choices so little time! I’m loving this color palette!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Cajun Craze Cardstock 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ w x 4 1/4″ h
Background Matte: Bumble Bee Cardstock 4 1/8″ h x5 3/8″ w
Background: Whisper White Cardstock 4″ h x 5 1/4″ w
Sentiment Matte: Pretty Peacock Cardstock 1″h x 5″ w trimmer with the Lovely Labels Die
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 3/4″ h x 3 1/4″ w trimmed with the Lovely Labels Die

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the flowers and leaves on the Background, attach to the Background Matte and attach both to the Card Base using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Stamp the Sentiment in Cajun Craze and attach to the Sentiment Matte.
  5. Wrap the Sentiment with Bumble Bee Ribbon and tie a bow.
  6. Attach the Sentiment using Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  7. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  8. Decorate the envelope.
  9. How cute! Put it in the mail. Now.

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Design inspired by Sandy McCullough.

Christmas Cards for Troops

Every year we make Christmas Cards for Troops. This year we are expanding our efforts to reach even more service members. Volunteers are needed to assemble cards. No crafting experience or creativity required. The cards are designed and all supplies will be provided. Please join us to help reach our goal of over 300 cards!

Date: Sunday, October 11, 2020 1 – 4 pm
Location: Art Monkey Emporium located at 16144 Churchview Dr, Lithia, FL 33547. Directions

Not Local to Lithia, FL? Still want to help? Donations for postage and supplies are greatly appreciated. This effort is not affiliated with a 501(c)3. Funding for this effort is provided by Tina Newberry Designs. 


Please reach out to me directly to sign up or make a donation! You can click the red button to donate online. Thank you!

What’s the Back Story?
In May 2019 my son joined the U.S. Navy and I joined a few penpal and card writing groups as a way to ‘mother’ from my now empty nest. I’ve enjoyed sending 50-80 birthday cards each month since July 2019. I truly feel called to do this. Every Christmas the groups I belong to focus on sending cards for deployed military personnel of all branches and recruits going through Navy Boot Camp over the holidays. In 2019 with the help of some friends and a local Ladies Club, we were able to make about 100 cards. this year we are aiming for a total of over 300! We need about 250 more. Won’t you join us? 

A Huge THANK YOU to Art Monkey Emporium for partnering with us and providing the location for our Card Making Event.

Wildly Grateful

As the first day of fall approaches, I pay a tribute to summer with this pretty wildflower card using the Lovely You Bundle, some delightful late summer colors and a touch of woodgrain and gingham for added interest. I’m going to tell you something. I struggled with this card. For the life of me I could not seem to stamp a clean image – without the edge of the stamp on my card. Ugh. I hate it when that happens, don’t you? Ultimately I was able to manage it and get the card done and I’m glad I persevered because I love it!

Measurements

Full list of supplies needed, listed below. A die cutting machine is needed for this card.
Card Base: Rich Razzleberry 8 1/2 h” x 5 1/2″ w folded to 5 1/2″ h x 4 1/4″ w.
Background: In Good Taste DSP 5 1/4″ h x 4″ w
Stamped Layer: Whisper White Cardstock with the 4″h x 4″w Stitched So Sweetly Die
Sentiment Matte: Blackberry Bliss Cardstock 1″ h x 4″ w trimmed with the Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch
Sentiment Layer: 
Whisper White Cardstock 3/4″ h x 3 1/4″ w trimmed with the Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch

Let’s Create

  1. Affix all stamps to Acrylic Blocks.
  2. Fold the Card Base in half using a Bone Folder to sharpen the crease.
  3. Stamp the Leaves on the Background in the Rich Razzleberry ink using the stamping off technique on a few of them. Attach to the Card Base using Stampin’ Seal.
  4. Stamp the Flowers and Leaves randomly on the Stamped Layer using Rich Razzleberry, Pool Party, Flirty Flamingo, and Pear Pizzazz ink. Attach to the Background using Stampin’ Seal.
  5. Stamp the Sentiment on the Sentiment Layer using Blackberry Bliss ink and attach to the Sentiment Matte, attaching both using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  6. Make a bow with the ribbon and attach with a Mini Glue Dot.
  7. Use the Blackberry Bliss Stampin’ Blend to color the Rhinestones and attach to the card.
  8. Decorate the Inside Layer and attach.
  9. Decorate the envelope.
  10. YAY!! Who can you send it to?

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Design inspired by Jenn Picard.