Monday, November 28, 2011

Design Spotlight

Robin Funge
Featuring: A Pocketful, A Pocketful Die

Anya Schrier
Featuring: Season of Thanks


Wendy Frederick
Featuring: Ever After

Another round of inspiring projects! Remember, the best way for me to see what you're creating is to add your projects to our Flickr Gallery. Thanks!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Black Friday Sale

If you haven't heard yet, we are having a fantastic Black Friday Sale!

To continue expressing our thanks to you and all of your support we are offering a 25% discount on all stamps. One day only! Just enter BLACKFRIDAY11 at checkout.

Thank you so much, and for those of you in the US, we hope that you have had a blessed Thanksgiving!

*Prices are valid on Friday, November 25, 2011 only. Offer valid on all in stock stamps. Sorry, no rain checks.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Wplus9 Design Clips: Joy To You & Yours

I'm back with another video. Today's video is a spin-off of the card I featured in my last video here. Often, when I'm illustrating or crafting, I create multiple variations of the same design. I will start with one concept and this will open the door to many options and variations. Instead of brushing them off, I often explore them to see where they will go. Watch below to see what I mean.

Watch above or watch in HD at YouTube.

You'll also get to see a bit of this card as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a wonderful weekend.

Project Supplies

Stamps: Winter Wishes, Poinsettia Patterns (Wplus9)
Ink: Purely Pomegranate (Stampin' Up!)
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, White (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Phrases, Joy #3 (Basic Grey/Sizzix); crochet thread (stash); glitter (Stampin' Up!); Tombow Mono Multi glue

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Design Spotlight

Amy Kolling featuring: Fair Isle Backgrounds.

Anya Schrier featuring: Magical Moments and Mehndi Medallions.

Lindsay Amrhein featuring: Very Vintage Greetings.

Maureen Merritt featuring: Fair Isle Backgrounds and Christmas Wishes.

I love seeing what everyone has created! Remember, the best way for me to see what you're creating is to add your projects to our Flickr Gallery. Thanks!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Wplus9 Design Clips: Peace & Joy

Today's card features some pattern building using Fair Isle Backgrounds. I also wanted to try the faux chipboard technique that I've been seeing around blog land lately.

Watch above or watch at YouTube.

I enjoyed this layout so much that I created another using my favorite color combo. Be sure to watch until the end where I show you. I'm trying to get the hang of the video thing, and it's going much faster now. If there is something you like or dislike about the format, please let me know. That way I know what to keep doing and what to change! Thanks for watching, have a fantastic weekend!

Project Supplies

Stamps: Fair Isle Backgrounds, Poinsettia Patterns (Wplus9)
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze (Stampin' Up!
Cardstock: Aqua Mist, White, Pure Poppy (Papertrey Ink)
Other: Phrases, Joy #3 (Basic Grey/Sizzix); Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers); Scallop Border Punch (Stampin' Up!); Tombow Mono Multi glue

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Design Clips: Warm Wishes

Hey guys! I'm back as promised, with a holiday card and a video using a fun technique for faux snow.


Watch above or watch at YouTube.

I wanted to create 3 dimensional snow laying on the tree branch, but I didn't have any Liquid Pearls or anything on hand. I decided to try using my Glossy Accents with glitter to see if I could come up with similar effect. I think it turned out great, and I'll be using it again, I'm sure.

Project Supplies

Stamps: Love Birds, Winter Wishes, Classic Christmas (Wplus9)
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand (Stampin' Up!), Versmagic Red Magic (Tsukineko); Antique Linen, Tea Dye distress inks (Ranger)
Cardstock: Kraft, Rustic White (Papertrey Ink)
Paper: Nordic Holiday (Basic Grey)
Other: lace trim (Simplicity); twine (Papertrey Ink); glitter (Stampin' Up!); Glossy Accents (Ranger)

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