Sneak Peek for Easter!

Oh boy!  Over the past weekend I was able to get the new 2017-18 Annual Catalog early AND order some items!!  Well, I got a big box from the UPS man today and whee–fun stuff was inside!  I want to show you a few sneak peeks from my box 🙂  I’ve mixed a bit of the new with a bit of the retiring items!

So, what’s new?  Can you spot the items?  First, the sentiment is punched out with a brand new punch called the Pretty Label Punch (it really is pretty!).  Do you see the Gold Faceted Gems?  Big and bold and bling – love them!!  And then finally, there’s a brand new In Color cardstock called Powder Pink.  It’s a gorgeous color and seems to be almost a neutral…it blends with anything. Here on my card it forms the panel behind the dsp and the punched label.

Now for the retiring items. 🙂  The sentiment is from the Suite Sentiments set.  It’s a lovely sentiment and all of the stamps in the set are great.  And the fonts are really nice!  If you need a good sentiment set, this is one worth getting.

The paper has been one of my favorites from the Occasions Catalog, it’s the Cupcakes & Carousels dsp (right now 40% OFF!), and the bigger label with gold is from the Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit (right now 30% OFF!).

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Sneak Peek ~ Beautiful Mint Swallow!

Mint Swallow 1

Oh boy ~ new products ~ yippee!  Look at this gorgeous new color called Mint Macaron!!  Ooh I LOVE  it!  And, do you see this beautiful coordinating Dotted Lace Trim?!?

Mint Swallow cu

The swallow is fussy cut and placed on a background of Blackberry Bliss.  I’m loving this color combination.  Thinking it would be a very nice color selection for Christmas!  The little “thankful” tag is one of the sentiments from the Sheltering Tree stamp set.

Pretty Pointer:  You can add sentiments from other stamp sets, mix it up, when you make your cards.  This particular “thankful” is just a partial sentiment.  The full stamp says “thankful for you” but I cut off the last part and just used “thankful.”  Experiment, make your stamps work for you! 🙂

Mint Swallow Bench

On another subject, my little Elie turned 2 yesterday!  I can’t believe she’s already a teenager (2 x 7 = 14 in dog years)!!  Here’s a picture of my sweet little girl:

Elie 2