Thursday, November 30, 2017

Bring on the Snowflakes Card & Tag Duo

Can you believe this is the last day of November?? 
It's time to finish (or start if you're anything like me!) your cards and start getting your gift tags ready!
Nora made this wonderful card and tag duo using Bring on the Snowflakes and Snowy Sayings.

I really like that she used just few flakes and left a lot of "white" space. The single silver embossed flake makes the embossed sentiment pop.

Such a pretty tag! Can't you imagine lots of pretty packages with tags like this under your tree? 
Just write the to and from info on the back!

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Flurry Flowers

Today I have card ideas for those really close to Christmas birthdays!
Kelly made 2 fabulous versions of her Flurry flower cards using Flurry Fri-Dies! Check it out!!

 She cut the Flurry snowflakes out of colored and patterned cardstocks, then made them into flowers adding leaves from Acorn Fri-Dies. It's an adorable idea to add a little winter to a winter birthday card!

She used sentiments from Whole Shebang and Shenanigans.

On this one she used the same idea but changed her Flurry flowers to vellum. I love this!

Don't you just love when you get to see how versatile a set can be?? If you've got Flurry Fri-Dies, run to your craft space and make a Flurry flower card! And if you don't have Flurry Fri-Dies, you can order them now and plan your card making fun!

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Pink Snowflakes on Cyber Monday!

We've made it through Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
I don't know about you but I'm pooped! Thank goodness it's "Sit on the couch and watch chick flick Sunday while eating the rest of the leftover pumpkin pie Sunday!" 

Shona has 2 gorgeous cards for you today and you're going to love how she made them!

Using our Funky Flakes Fri-Dies she made 2 fabulous card panels!

First she die cut 6 snowflakes on a pre-trimmed panel, then she used it as a stencil!
By slipping another white card panel under her die cut panel, she then inked it up which not only made a beautiful pink panel, but also made a fabulous stenciled panel that she used on her next card

Isn't it pretty?? Such a great way to make 2 cards at once!
She finished them both off with die cut words from our Noel Fri-Dies that she adhered to white cardstock and then hand-trimmed to make an embellishment.

Both of these fabulous die sets are on SALE through tomorrow, and don't forget about the darling FREE set you can get when your order qualifies by totaling at least $45 after discounts and including shipping! 

Friday, November 24, 2017

Black Friday!

Today is Black Friday...
or as I like to call it, the day after Thanksgiving! LOL!

Just about all of our holiday stamps and dies are on sale this weekend AND
there is a wonderful little stamp set that you can get absolutely FREE when your grand total is at least $45!

Maureen made a simple but stunning card using our Joy stamp set (yep it's on sale!)

That big gorgeous sentiment looks amazing embossed in white on red cardstock. 
I love that she scored lines around it to frame it and add a bit of texture

To shop our SALE and try to get your total to at least $45 so you can get a little "Merry" packed into your happy mail, click HERE :)

Thursday, November 23, 2017

FREE Stamp Set!!

Happy Thanksgiving!!  I am very excited about cooking my turkey and fixings today! There will be cranberry sauce, mashed tatos, delicious gravy, sweet potatos, my grandmother's special cucumbers and pie...lots and lots of pie. And all of that is after we stuff ourselves on hors d'oeuvres. At my house, if you're not stuffed before dinner, I have not made enough food! Oh yes, there will absolutely be a food coma happening here today!
I am not a fan of Black Friday but I am a big fan of giving. So in the spirit of Thanksgiving, I created a beautiful stamp set that I will be giving away this weekend to qualified purchases. I designed "Merry", a special 3 x 4 stamp set that I think you'll really enjoy! It will be available for purchase later next week (if there are any left), but for this weekend only, you can get it absolutely FREE when your order totals $45 or more, while supplies last.
That is after any discount codes you may have, and including your shipping. I know! No one every includes shipping in the qualifying total! I did, cuz that's just how I roll.
I've got a HUGE sale going on for this Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, Cyber Monday weekend, so gather up some of your must haves at a sweet price,  and make sure your grand total is at least $45 and I'll happily pack a little "Merry" into your order.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Positive and Negative Funky Flakes Fri-Dies

Die cuts.
Do you like positive or negative die cuts?
Can't decide? How about a combination of the two?
Lisa used our Funky Flakes Fri-Dies...positive and negative to create a stunning card!

"I just LOVE the Fri-die snowflake sets and I couldn't wait to put them all to use! For this card I've used the Funky Flakes Fri-die set to diecut the background. I then layered the cuts over the negative in an offset pattern with a blue shimmer cardstock behind all of it. For my sentiment I heat embossed this one from the Snow Sayings Stamp set with Silver embossing powder and stapled it onto my cardbase with a strip of silver shimmer cardstock. As a finishing touch I added some silver confetti sequins."

Ok, that is just awesome!!

Monday, November 20, 2017

Miracle of Christmas

Only a few more days until Thanksgiving! I am picking up my turkey this morning and doing my fresh goods shopping and then tomorrow the cooking starts! I LOVE to cook for Thanksgiving! I've collected favorite recipes over the years and mixed them in with a few family tradition recipes from my childhood. 3 days of cooking and it's all over in about an hour. Totally worth it! :)

I've also "cooked" up something special for my newsletter subscribers! Make sure you are on my newsletter list by Tuesdayso you'll get the special email that comes out on Wednesday! You can sign up on the blog sidebar or go to our website homepage and scroll down to the bottom. 

Kimberly made this beautiful card featuring colorful snowflakes from Bring On The Snowflakes and a lovely sentiment from Lovely Blessings.

"I stamped the snowflakes from Bring on the Snowflakes around the edge of kraft cardstock using Distress Oxide inks - they really show up nice and vibrant! I added the white heat embossed sentiment from Lovely Blessings and a few snowflake "dots" (from Snowy Sayings) to finish the card."

Start making your wishlist! Then sign up for the newsletter if you aren't already on it! You'll be the first to know on Wednesday!

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Bring on the Pink Snowflakes!

On Thanksgiving I will send a newsletter with something very special in it. Something I've never done before! Be sure you've signed up on the blog sidebar to get it! :)

Jeanne made this gorgeous card using Bring On the Snowflakes

I love pink snowflakes! Look how she stamped in them in a light pink off the edge. So pretty!!
The sentiment is from Snowy Sayings.

Enjoy your Saturday!!

Thursday, November 16, 2017


In just about a week it will be on!
Turkey comas and Black Friday specials! UG! I'm not a fan of Black Friday but I do have something pretty awesome up my sleeve for the Thanksgiving-Black Friday-Small Business Saturday-Cyber Monday weekend. Wow, that's a whole lotta shopping opportunities!

Stay tuned for details, and be sure to sign up on the sidebar for our newsletter so you can be one of the very first to get the news!

Vicki is here today with a shimmery card using Flurry Fri-Dies.

Those big chunky flakes can really add a lot of fun to a card. I like that they are sparkly and the bit of gold in the center makes the Sleighride sentiment pop!

Have you started your Christmas or Hanukkah cards yet? 

Tuesday, November 14, 2017


There are only a few leaves left on my big tree outside, holding on for dear life.
The fall color is one of the prettiest times of year in Colorado but you can't blink or you'll miss it!

Nora has a pretty card using die cut leaves from our Acorn Fri-Dies and a sentiment from the coordinating Autumn Blessings stamp set

I think the kraft card base really makes the fall color pop!
She fussy cut around the sentiment but there is a word die you could use instead in our Noel Fri-Dies.

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Fall Color and Gold

Today's card is so pretty.
No, for reals! It's So Pretty!

Kelly used 3 sets to create this wonderful card! 
Big swirly sentiment is So Pretty. Fabulous pile of leaves is Autumn Blessings stamped in a lot of pretty colors. and the small line sentiment is from Shalom.

The Autumn SALE ends in 3 days!

Saturday, November 11, 2017

Autumn Sale Continues!

Wasn't yesterday awesome?!?!
You just gotta love surprise releases, right?!?!
The fun continues with our Autumn SALE!! 
But you got to act fast as it ends really soon!

Shona created a beautiful inked background to sit behind her negative Bubble Box Fri-Dies cut. 
She stamped and gold embossed sentiments from Autumn Greetings on a circle cut that has Acorn Fri-Die cuts peeking out from all around. 

Be sure to hit that SALE before it ends! And checkout what's NEW while you're there ;)

Friday, November 10, 2017

Surprise Release!!!

I have such a great surprise for you today!
Do you remember when I introduced you to Tutu?
and you fell in love?
And then you started emailing me asking, begging, pleading..."make the fussy cutting stop! We want dies for this set!"
Remember that?

I sat down to design the dies and while I was doing it I had this idea...what if there was another stamp set to go with these dies? What if there was a ballerina with a snowflake covered from the Nutcracker?
And then it happened...y mind started swirling on the Sugar Plum Fairy theme and a new set was born!
One of the quickest sets I've ever designed're welcome *grin*

So without further ado...your special surprise today is that 
Ballerina Fri-Dies are here! And they are available in the store right NOW!!

But wait there's more! Sugar Plum Fairy also makes its debut today, and it too is available NOW!

While you're doing your happy dance, let me delight you with the wonderful creations from the Ink Squad!

From Kimberly

From Vicki

From Jeanne

from Kelly

from Lisa

from Nora

from Shona

from Maureen

I had so much fun creating these 2 new sets, and I hope you are loving them too!
They really are in the store right NOW so you don't have to wait! Hurray!!
Head on over to the store now to make them yours :)