Saturday, November 30, 2013

December Stamp of the Month: Special Care

Happy December...and welcome to the December Stamp of the Month Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from Adeline's blog, you are on the right track. If this is your first stop,thanks for joining us. Following along is simple...just click on the link at the bottom of each blog post to be directed to the next blog. By the time you arrive back here (or your original starting point) you are sure to be filled with plenty of creative inspiration! It's likely there are storms and cold weather all across the country today, so grab your favorite warm beverage, get cozy by the fire with a warm blanket and hop along with us as we feature a super fun stamp set.

The December Stamp of the Month, Special Care (S1312) is a set of 6 stamps that remind me of those old-fashioned signs that are so popular right now. Four of the images coordinate with shapes found on the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge.

For this quick and simple card, I combined two of my favorite current trends...banners and the chalkboard look! I used the Laughing Lola papers and a touch of Silver Shimmer Trim - I just can't get enough of the Silver Shimmer Trim! The sentiment is stamped using the White Daisy pigment ink which provides a nice bold image against the black cardstock.

Time to hop along and see what Nikka has to share with us! 

Remember, the December Stamp of the Month is only available through December 31st. It's just $5 when you place a $50 order (or $17.95 on it's own). Head over to my website to order your set today!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

I'm sure this week finds all of you gathering with family and friends, reflecting on your many blessings, and giving thanks for each of them. Among the many things we are so very thankful for are the many wonderful teachers who have touched the lives of our children.  Today I wanted to share a quick and easy gift my son delivered to his middle school teachers today.

The My Creations Burlap Drawstring Bags and Muslin Drawstring bags are the perfect size to hold gift cards! I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut out simple circle tags and stamped the Happy Thanksgiving sentiment using the Holiday Tags stamp set. The leaves are from the Fall Harvest set and stamped in Autumn Terracotta and New England Ivy (using the Rock-n-Roll technique)! I added a little grosgrain ribbon and my gift bags were complete!

If you love to give gift cards for the holidays, be sure to check out the My Creations Burlap Drawstring Bags, the My Creations Muslin Drawstring Bags and the brand new Season's Tweetings Holiday gift bags (sold on their own or in an adorable kit complete with tags and stamp set)!

Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving!