Thursday, August 30, 2018

Country Home

Look at this new Festive Farmhouse designer paper
The wood looks so realistic
I've paired it with the (of course, you aren't surprised!)
Country Home stamp set

This is a super easy card to complete
All I have done is stamped in black ink in the very corners
of the wood paper and used my blender pens to add 
Mossy Meadow green ink and stamp the salutation in 
the center of the card
I added the linen thread through the top of the card and 
backed the card on Mossy Meadow cardstock
Go ahead! give it a try!

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Country Home (again!)

How cute is the pitcher in the Country Home set
I was able to just stamp a portion of the flowers on a separate
piece of paper then fussy cut it out. to pop it up I used dimensionals onto the tag where I had stamped the pitcher.
The background is made with the embossing folder called Brick Wall, I used a white ink pad and gently rubbed it all over the bricks to white wash it.  

Hope you are loving this set as much as I am!

Available Setp 5th!!
#147678 for $21.00

Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Country Home

One card two ways.....
All the words you see are from the (yes! again!)
new stamp set Country Home
I randomly stamped the words all over the front of the card

For this one I cut the Sahara Sand cardstock and then stamped all the words in Granite Gray.
The leaves are from the new punch 

The second card is on Whisper White cardstock
and all the words are stamped in basic black ink

I used the same leave punch with a black ribbon
simple, simple, simple!!!

These cards make great make and take ideas as well as first time stamper ideas.  I think they would be really cute in fall/autumn colors too.  Give it a try!

Friday, August 24, 2018

So long, never good bye

I took this house stamp from the new Farmhouse Christmas set to create this welcome to your new home card for my girlfriend who is moving to Arizona (insert sad face :( )

I challenge you to look at your current stamp sets and see how you can use them to create the cards you need.  
I rarely ever need a welcome to your new home card, but look at that!  the house worked perfectly!
I used a blender pen and added Garden Green to the shutters of the home and Sahara Sand ink color to the roof.
Super easy! 

Here are the four of us, these friendships span over 30 years.
It was much more difficult to say so long than we thought.
I always say, never goodbye, always so long.
There were tears, ugly tears. 
 But we all now have a place to go visit!
Terri (L) Me, Susan, Debbie (R)

We met up at a really hip mexican resturant. I thought it was anyways!
It is called Moctezuma's - soooo delish!
I loved this Steer head on the wall
The others weren't impressed with it, must be my weirdness
I had the pork carnitas street tacos
If you are local check them out!  
Oh! they also have an amazing Tequila bar

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Country Home

Annnnnd .....
here it is again with the adorable navy tiles as a background
Yes,  all the pieces you see here are in the set.

I used a brushed silver paper and embossed in silver the canister
I used the aqua painter again with the crumb cake, mossy meadow and sahara sand ink colors.
Hope you are loving the look of this set as much as I am!

Monday, August 20, 2018

More Country Home

Happy monday friends!
I have been creating again with the Country Home
set again.  Can't put it down!

I stamped the canister and flowers in black then used the 
Aqua Painter to water color some neutral colors with a pop of 
mossy meadow green color. 
 The other colors are Sahara Sand
and Crumb Cake
The Country Home set is available Sept 5th

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Paper Pumpkin

This month's Paper Pumpkin arrived last night and upon opening it this was inside.
Of course I squealed with delight with it annoucing a reveal of next month's Paper Pumpkin being Halloween themed!
Cannot wait to see what it is!

If you haven't subscribed to a monthly creative kit try it out!
And if you love Halloween like I do you can get in on next months
kit if you sign up by September 10
Just go to my homepage and scroll to the botton and click on 
Paper Pumpkin-  it's seriously that easy

Sharing with you some pictures of one of the ways I restore and relax my soul.  
Paddle boarding
I love it
I find peace and solitude when I'm paddling and just thinking and collecting my thoughts
This is a lake that I live close to so I am able to go often

This is the beautiful sun setting the other night
You can almost tell summer is coming to a close with the sun going down so much eariler.
What do you like to do to adventure?

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Creative Class

Well, as much as I didn't want to, I took a break from the Country Home stamp set to show you a sneak peek at what we are making tomorrow at Creative Class
If you ever see anything from Creative Class you would like to make, I do send out kits.  The kit price is $30.00 plus shipping
We usually make up to 5 projects unless like you see here, 
we will be making this white washed driftwood mobile plus more!
I will reveal the more after class tomorrow. 
 I hate to spoil it for the ones coming to class!

So for those of you attending class, yes,  this is a spoiler alert for you!  But wait,  there's more!  you'll have to see in class

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Country Home

Good morning!
Can't get enough of the new Country Home set
availabe to you starting Sept 5th!

The colors used to create this card are;
Sahara Sand for the card, Night of Navy for the framing
and Whisper White for the squares. 
I stamped with the large Burlap background stamp for the background on the card
The Night of Navy thread is from a past Paper Pumpkin
Keep those random pieces from you're Paper Pumpkin as all the pieces you recieve coordinate with all our other products
Use all the things up friends!

Look at all the pieces in the the set
Now that I have teased you with it
get it on your wish list!
Sept 5th is close!

Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Country Home

Hi all!
Been getting a little giddy over here with the new holiday catalog that has arrived. 
If you see anything that I start posting from it, jot it down.
It won't be available for you to order from until Sept 5th
Soooo, we are on a big teaser the next few weeks!
Stayed tuned!
Possibly my favorite new set by far....
Country Home

I just stamped it in black in and used the blender pen to add some color, very neutral colors.
Sahara Sand, Mossy Meadows and Crumb Cake
I used the clear Wink of Stella pen on the areas where the 
cotton is to give it a little pop as you can see below
It just gives it a slight glisten

The threading is the linen thread, nice and skinny for just a touch of texture to the card

I always get questions on how to shade around the base of things
Do you have a Aqua painter?  It is a pen brush that you load with water or ink.  I usually load my with water and gently wisked it through the ink pad color to pick up a little ink, then lightly brush around the base of the stamped object.  Seriously,  it's that easy.  I'll post a pic of the Aqua painter below too.

Country Home
Available Sept 5th 
#147678 for $21.00
Country Home Photopolymer Stamp Set

Aqua Painters

Aqua Painters

#103954 - Aqua Painter
2 for $17.00

Friday, August 10, 2018

2340 West Newton

Stupid dishes!
Possibly the most popular towel in my shop right now
How cute to add a couple of wooden spoons and a beautiful white
pottery bowl to gift for a wedding, or bride or just any gift!

My wood bead garland are another popular piece you can purchase for your home decor, gifts or staging.  
They are hand made with love my little ole' me

2340 West Newton
is a shop I decided to open to honor the home where I was raised. 2340 West Newton was our address at our home Magnolia, WA
It is the house that built me.... the house I grew up in. 
The house where my story began.  I have so many fond memories there; celebrations, silliness, laughter, love, but with all of us in our stories, heartbreak.
We all have our own story.  One which we each can only realte to.  One we stay attached to....AND we stay attached to our story, and that keeps us from growing and living. 
 Sharing and growing through the process of our stories is the bravest thing we will ever do.  It creates healing and growing with us we never knew existed.  
I knew that even though the struggles were real and hard, that I surely appreciated the happier times there and wanted to honor my Mom and Dad and all they did to make our family life fun and full of love.   That's where 2340 West Newton emerged from.

Love yourself through it all friends,  for it was God's plan from the beginning to take you through the story in your life, to strengthen you to be able to help others through their process as well.

My shop has 10 different towels designs to choose from,
come on over and check out my shop today!

Click link

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Basic Invite

Are you ready to let everyone know you're tying the knot?!!
I have rounded up a pretty amazing collection of ideas for you from 
 You can view their site HERE
They definately boast their own one of a kind designs that are right on trend with what bride's are looking for in annoucing their I do's

The beautiful Floral Chalkboard

Take a look at this sampling I have choose for you, there are so many wedding suites to choose from as well as 
free Wedding Websites which are completely customizable just like all their wedding invitations!
The wedding websites are mobile friendly and super easy to use.
You can instantly upload all of your wedding details along with images and a map with directions which is super convenient for your guests.  You can choose from 180 custom colors and even choose a design to match your wedding invitation suite!!
Getting excited yet?!!

Check out the website builder below

I LOVE the look and simplicity of this suite!
This is called their Clear Wedding invitation line
You can instantly design and preview on the site.
Basic Invite is one of the few websites that allows customers almost unlimited color options with instant previews.
Once you select the design you can change the color of each element on the card to any of the different 180 color options.
This is what sets this company apart from almost any other online
stationary company and is what is their biggest draw.

This is the Black Tie Collection

With Basic Invite they will allow you to print a sample of your actual invitation so you can see exactly how it will print as well as the paper quality before you ever have to place your final order.

Custom designed engagement annoncement are just one of the many services offered. 
Each wedding invitation is part of a set.  You can find everything from save the dates to enclosure cards, wedding menus, wedding programs and even matching thank you cards!

Leafy Love collection
Just gorgeous!

Look at these table placement cards
Swooning over the whole tablescape!

Now that I have shown you all the things, go check out why Basic Invite is THE custom invitation company to use for any upcoming event in your life, 
especially your wedding!

Visit them here

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