Sympathy Card

It is never a joy when one must deal with the loss of a loved one and recently, I had to prepare two sympathy cards.  I wanted cards that could be quickly prepared and opted to use the same design for both cards. When going through my stamp collection to find an appropriate stamp, I settled upon the Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics set and Butterflies Thinlits Die from the new Occasions Catalog.  Personally, I like to think of butterflies as a symbol that a loved one is near so I was drawn to the set.  Subtle colors were used but Dazzling Details and three small pearls were added to the butterfly to add a bit of shimmer and shine. The Dazzling Details is very subtle and isn’t as evident in the photograph as it is when viewing in person but it adds a finishing touch with the proper amount of shimmer.  A second layer of the butterfly was cut from vellum card stock to add more dimension and the sentiment, from Love & Sympathy stamp set, was embossed with gold.

Sympathy card using Stampin’ Up! Butterfly Basics Stamp and Butterflies Thinlits Die
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Hiatus is over!!!

Happy New Year!  It’s been a few months since my last post…the later half of 2014 was extremely busy so blogging had to take a hiatus.  In addition to preparing a variety of crafts for an Artisan Market in November, there was a trip to Alaska, family and friends visiting and an engagement celebration for my youngest son (he became engaged in August so stay tuned to see lots of wedding projects!).  Toss in the holidays and there just didn’t seem to be enough hours to get everything done…sure I’m not alone feeling that time flies!  The good news is that I am back and eager to share projects with you.
In my last post, I noted that I was experimenting with the alcohol ink Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers.  They are a lot of fun to use and if you enjoyed coloring as a child, you’ll love these markers.  The markers come in an assortment pack of three markers (light, medium & dark) that allows for custom shading…I think the colors are stunning!  Below are the first two cards that were made as I played with the markers.

Stampin’ Up! Blended Bloom colored using
Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Stampin’ Blendabilities Marker Assortments


Stampin’ Up! Blended Blooms colored with Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight Stampin’ Blendabilities Markers

Drum roll!  The new Occasions Catalog from Stampin’ Up! was released today and it’s full of a wonderful variety of products.  It is probably my favorite Occasions Catalog in recent years…the new stamp bundles and new project kits are fabulous.  I am working on a project using some new product so it’ll be posted soon.  Check it out the new catalog below…

Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalog 2015

Other excitement today is the start of Sale-a-Bration!  It’s a great time to earn free product…who doesn’t love free?!  You receive one product from the Sale-a-Bration brochure for each $50 you spend (before tax & shipping).  Be sure to check it out…

SAB Catalog

If you interested in purchasing any Stampin’ Up! products and selecting your free products,
I’d be happy to assist. 

Thanks for stopping by…and remember, email me: if you have any questions!