Thursday, February 2, 2012

Simple Sympathy Card

It's Thursday--and what a week it has been.  A week ago I attended a funeral for a close friend and wanted to make a card to send to his mother to just let her know I was praying for her.  As I started to design the card I found this great pattern paper in my very large stash.  DCWV has a stack called Serenity is very nice and has a lot of masculine patterns and colorations.  I thought it was the perfect mix of soft with the flowers and the masculine with the neutral colors.
The base of the card is cream card stock, layered with a mint green stock that I ran through the cuttlebug using the leaves folder.  I attached the chocolate satin ribbon before I layered the pattern paper to the card.
I did ink the edges of the mint green to give it a little definition.
The sentiment is a two parter; one for the outside one for the inside.  I used the Card Chatter-Sympathy (D1476) which is available in the just released Close To My Heart idea book.  I used the same layer pattern from the card base and stamped the sentiment in chocolate ink on white card stock.
Here is the inside and second half of the sentiment.  I always have a hard time with sympathy cards but find that if I keep it simple my results are always good.

Thanks for stopping by and make sure to leave those comments as there is another stamp give away this week.  Every day counts as well as comments on Pink by Design for Tuesday of this week.

Next week starts the relaunch!  Some great blog candy to be had and many projects and videos to share so make it a habit to stop in for each new post!
Make it a great one-

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Today is the day......

I am so excited that today is the first day you are able to view the new Close to My Heart Idea book on line--just click here to go to my website and see all the new products.

I also wanted to share the February Stamp of the Month.  Almost all the stamps work back to the Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge.  This awesome set can be yours for $5 with a $50 purchase or $17.95 on its own.  I you are a member of my CTMH Club you will get this and 5 other sets, $25 in free product, and a free stamp organizer worth $12.95, as well as other discounts and specials.  There are also special give aways only for club members.  I only have a few spots left and want to get them filled quickly--if you would like to be a part of this fun group please email me so I can get you all the info for the club.
I have been filming some of the new products and the first club kit for this go round and I will be sharing that with you all in the coming days.

Because I have only a few more spots to fill the first there will be something extra for each of those that take the open spots!!

Head on over to check out all the new products, papers, and embellishments--this is the best book yet!
Make it a great one-

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Happy Tuesday--I have been crazed with work lately--Super Bowl time is always busy and I am off to Indy this weekend--wish me luck!  Speaking of luck--here are the lucky winners of last weeks give away!

pruttybirdJan 26, 2012 03:36 AM
love the way oU made he kit your on with a few xtra details )

pruttybird at comcast dot net


jjocarlsonJan 26, 2012 10:55 AM
what a wonderful stamp set. Thanks for the chance to win. I am a follower. Thanks for the inspiration.

Joyce Carlson

To claim your stamp set simply email me with in 10 days at with you mailing info and I will get them off to you right away.

If you are following all the CHA uploads from the show you can head on over to the Stop and Scrap website to see many of the collections already up on preorder--I have already placed two orders--I am such a sucker for paper.

2.1.12 brings the launch of the new CTMH idea book and this one is really good!  I have just a few spots open in my monthly club.  This round you will get all the stamp of the months, at least $25 in select product credit and a stamp organizer worth 12.95.  A total of almost $150 in free product! I really is a great deal--email if you would like to be one of the lucky few to fill the remaining spots.

Today is my day over at PBD so head on over there to check out today's project---Pink By Design Stamps

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