Christmas Pines!

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I’m not going to lie, this Christmas Pines Stamp Set has got to be one of my favorite Christmas carry-overs in the Annual Catalog. That background stamp of stars is simply glorious and the thinlets – WOW!

The Christmas Pines Stamp Set with a total of 22 photopolymer stamps, many of which could be used for things other that Christmas, is on page 96 of the 2018-2019 Annual Catalog. The matching Pretty Pines Thinlets are on page 219.

There are endless possibilities with the Christmas Pines Stamp Set and Pretty Pines Thinlets both for Christmas and other times of the year. A worthwhile addition to your stash if you don’t already have them!

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Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Star of Light

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Hands-down, this Star of Light Stamp Set (page 98 AC) with coordinating Starlight Thinlits Dies (page 220 AC) would have to be one of my all-time favorite stamp sets from Stampin’ Up!.

As you can see, I’ve kept my cards rather clean and simple however with 21 photopolymer stamps to choose from in this set, you could really go to town!

Should you need to place an order for your Christmas stamp set, please call or email today with your order.

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


Time to think Christmas!

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People often laugh at me when I say I’m beginning my Christmas cards in August but as we all know, once August rolls into September, times flies by. School begins, for us we have leave, there’s Halloween, then with Christmas preparations and parties, it’s Christmas!

Now, let me clarify something here, when I say I’m BEGINNING my Christmas cards what I’m saying is I’m designing and deciding what products I’ll use, noting how many cards are required and how I’ll “pose” the children this time. I’m not physically sitting down and making them although I do have intentions year of doing so, lol! 🙂

Stampin’ Up! released “A” stamp set last month to whet our appetites and get the old grey matter bubbling with ideas in readiness for the release of the holiday catty at the end of this month.  Here is the teaser set that’s available now…

Beauty of the Season

How beautiful is this set? It’s the perfect set for your Aqua Pens or even your Blendabilities. It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x


How color can change things…

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Preparing for a workshop last week which was focusing on heat embossing, I had the best time creating. I just couldn’t decide what design would be best so kept creating until it “felt” right.

This was one of my first creations. I just love how the silver embossing is so striking on the white vellum cardstock which I’ve then mounted on the silver glimmer paper. Of course, just a smidge of Cherry Cobbler always adds to the Christmas feel with the sentiment from Sassy Salutations finishing it off nicely!

Joyful Christmas - Silver - JIF

Having made the card in silver and white, I couldn’t resist trying it in a combination of Very Vanilla and Gold Embossing. The red this time was the red glimmer paper behind the flowers that had been fussy cut and mounted upon it. Aren’t my gold “balls” just the best, lol? I was determined to have gold balls in the center of my flower so I bunched up a mini glue-dot and doused it with gold glitter!

Joyful Christmas - Red - JIF

The final design used for the “Make & Take” was a combination of the two cards with Very Vanilla as the base but using Silver and Cherry Cobbler. The Frosted Finishes Embellishment completing the fussy-cut flowers perfectly.  At first I was concerned it may have been a tad plain but I’m relieved to say the ladies were MORE than happy with it, making me EXTREMELY happy! 😉

Joyful Christmas - Punched silver Foil - JIF

CARD RECIPE
Cardstock: Very Vanilla, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, White Vellum
Specialty Paper: Silver/Red Glimmer Paper, Silver/Gold Foil
Stamp Sets: Joyful Christmas, Sassy Salutations
Ink: Versamark
Embossing Powder: Gold, Silver
Punch: Scallop Trim Border
Embellishments: Frosted Finishes Embellishments, Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Essentials: Paper Trimmer, Paper Snips, Heat Gun,
Sticky Strip, Stampin Dimensionals

There’s only one date still available for a workshop in December but I am taking bookings for the new year. Keep in mind if you are thinking of having a workshop, Sale-a-bration begins 28 January. It remains the same as last year that with every $60 spent, you get a selected item FREE.

PLUS, when your workshop sales reach $200, you receive an additional $40 to the already $35 of any product you would like FREE. Have a think and let me know as dates ted to go quickly during this event!

Oh, and have yourself an... Inkee Fiddling Day!

Joanne x

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