Monday, January 15, 2018

Love ya...nuff said

Happy Monday!

Today's project is sure to make your heart happy! Kimberly used our new Heart to Heart background stamp to create a delightful card!

She inked up the big background stamp with several ink colors and then stamped it. Then, she mixed some of the ink with water to paint in the center hearts.

She die cut the Love Ya twice and layered it together to create a cool shadowy look and finished it off with a sentiment strip from our new Coffee Talk stamp set.

Do you love it??? I do!!

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Friday, January 12, 2018

Lisa is joined by guest designer Virginia Lu!

Here's a fun idea, right! We have lots of fantastic inspiration in store for you over the next couple of months! Each of the Girl Fridays has invited the designer of their choice to join them here for a special guest design post. Together they've chosen a set to work with and a design directive and then we let their creative mojos take over! The best part is we get to see the fabulous results!

Today, our Lisa has invited the fabulous Virginia Lu! Virginia is one of the original Girl Fridays from 2010. She graced our challenge and company blog for 5 awesome years,  and I am so thrilled to have her come back to join us for this! We love you Virginia!!
Lisa and Virginia have chosen to work with sets from our Love Collection, Floating and Puffy Heart Love stamp sets and decided to use the Emboss Resist Technique as their design idea.
What is the Emboss Resist Technique you ask??
The goal of this technique is to emboss sentiments or images onto a light colored cardstock-usually white works best- then apply ink over and around the embossing to make it stand out. The ink won't stick to the embossed portions so you are able to get some really stunning looks!
So here we go! 2 designers, same product, same design idea...let's see what happens!

Lisa used the little hearts from Puffy Heart Love to float over her lovely background and then added a sweet sentiment and that gorgeous balloon from Floating to emboss onto that same background. I really like how she stamped the balloon off the edge of the card front so it looks like it's floating into her scene! I love the pretty ink colors she chose to create that lovely sky! 

Virginia made Puffy Heart Love the star of her show! She embossed a few of the big scripty sentiments all over her panel to create a really fun and romantic statement. The strip of glitter paper at the bottom and the sequins add a dazzling finish to this gorgeous card! 

Visit Lisa and Virginia's blogs to see more about how their cards came to be and be sure to leave them a little love. Lisa has a special coupon code for you that you can use on any of the products in our shop so be sure to grab that when you visit her!

If you'd like to learn more about this neato technique, I found this easy to follow tutorial from Michele Boyer.

We hope you had fun with us today! For more fun, come play with us at one of our challenges!
There are no product restrictions so you can use whatever you have in your stash, and you can design in any style. Both have fun themes to fire up your mojo and both offer great prizes to the winners!

Monday, January 8, 2018

Coffee because crack is bad for you

Nora has a delicious card for you today using goodies from our Coffee Collection.

She stamped a really darling pattern using hearts and beans from our Peace Love & Coffee set.
The fun angle of her patterned panel adds a lot of personality.

I love that she let the cute heart handle of the Coffee Cup Fri-Die hang over the edge of her card front. Super cute! That sassy sentiment is from our new Coffee Talk set.

These sets are perfect for making cards for all the coffee lovers in your life!

Saturday, January 6, 2018

And the winner is...

It's time to announce the winner from the Season's Giving Blog Hop!

I hope you enjoyed the hop! I thoroughly enjoyed reading all of your comments and hearing about all the fun traditions you have. You all are a really fun group and there are a couple of houses I'd like to be a guest at next New Year! LOL! 

We've got a fantastic prize to give away to let's get to it!
I used to randomly choose the winner from all of our comments and that lucky duck is:

WOW! Thank you for this giveaway and chance to win! :) My favorite New Year tradition is picking a word to guide my next year. I've been doing it for the past five years, and it's been powerful in my life. This year's word is Joy! :) Happy New Year!
You've just won this!

Please email me at with your mailing address so I can get this awesome prize package on its way to you!

Friday, January 5, 2018

Release the Stamps: Day 6

Welcome to our last day of our big January Release!

This release has brought you 7 stamp sets, 2 Fri-die sets and TONS of inspiration!
Today we introduce you to the very last set. It's a big happy background stamp that will be fun for cards, tags and more.
Introducing Heart to Heart

This set will be fun to color, emboss or even stamp in versamark to get a tone on tone look.
For even more fun, it will coordinate with our Heart Board Fri-Dies, sold separately. 

Let's see it in action!

 From Lisa with Heartfelt Sayings stamps

From Kimberly with Puffy Heart Love stamps

From Shona with Friend Fri-Dies and Girlfriend stamps

From Vicki with Coffee Cup Fri-Dies and Hot Coffee stamps

From Nora with Heartfelt Sayings stamps

From Jeanne with Heart Board Fri-Dies and Smiling Fri-Dies

And that's a wrap! 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Release the Stamps: Day 5

Welcome to DAY 5 of our January release!

I don't think anyone enjoys creating sympathy cards. I certainly don't.
I have found it's easier to have a few made up ahead because I usually don't feel creative when I find I need one.
I just designed a pretty script stamp set that will make creating sympathy cards easier, and it can also work for encouragement too.

Introducing Peace & Comfort

The pretty script makes for a great card front, and the smaller sentiments could easily also go on the front but would be perfect stamped inside the card too. 

From Kimberly

From Lisa

From Shona

From Vicki

From Nora

From Jeanne

This pretty set is a great basic to add to your stash for the times you'll need it.

Tomorrow we'll be back for one last introduction, a fantastic background stamp that will be perfect for Valentine's Day! 
Remember, all the new products are in the shop now so you don't have to wait!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Release the Stamps: Day 4

Welcome back to Day 4 of our big January release!

So far we've introduced you to 4 sassy coffee stamp sets with 2 coordinating dies, but today we are switching gears a little. The set is still sassy but it's all about support and encouragement for someone who is dealing with anything from a cancer diagnosis down to just a terrible no-good day.
It's meant to be light-hearted but still heart-felt and will work perfectly for someone who is trying to maintain a sense of humor in light of whatever is happening in their life.

Introducing Supercalifragilistic

From Shona featuring Full On Floral Background stamp and Ruffled Ribbon Fri-Die

From Jeanne featuring Smiling Fri-Dies

From Lisa

From Vicki featuring Hope Ribbon stamps

From Nora featuring Modern Petals stamps

From Kimberly featuring Loving Thoughts stamps

So what do you think?? Are we knocking your socks off? 
Encouragement cards are important, whether it's funny or serious, it just matters. 
We have a monthly encouragement card challenge that I hope you'll consider joining.
While it's sponsored by us, you can enter using any products from any company. 
Come on over and check it out! Calling All Sistahs Encouragement Challenge

We have 2 more days of introductions complete with awesome projects, BUT you don't have to wait! You can get all the wonderful stamps and dies from this release right NOW in the SHOP!!
How awesome is that?!
If you missed the projects from DAY 1 click HERE
If you missed the projects from DAY 2 click HERE
If you missed the projects from DAY 3 click HERE

And there is still time to get your chance at our fabulous prize for the Season's Givings Blog Hop!
Click HERE to visit that post and see the entire hop list.

We'll be back tomorrow with another great introduction post!!

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Release the Stamps: Day 3

Welcome back to Day 3 of our big January release!

We've got 3 more days of fun and inspiration, but today we bring you the last of our new Coffee Themed stamp sets.

Like the others, these stamp sets are filled with quirky and sassy sentiments that anyone who's ever been denied their morning cup of joe can absolutely identify with! LOL!
All the stamp sets in our Coffee Collection have been designed to fit the Coffee Cup and To Go Cup Fri-Dies! You can design to your heart's content!!

Ready to be inspired?

From Vicki

From Kimberly

From Nora

From Lisa

From Shona

From Jeanne

and from our special guest Amy Tsuruta!!

I hope you've enjoyed our coffee portion of the release!
A special thank you to our friend Amy Tsuruta aka Queen of Coffee for joining us on this release! We loved having you :)
We'll be back tomorrow with a fantastically sassy encouragement stamp set.
BUT! You don't have to wait!! ALL of the stamps and dies in this release are available NOW in the shop :)

Pleeeeease Take me there NOW!