Straight Through the Heart(s)! * FMS272

Trying to get my inky play time in this week, as tomorrow takes me away from my own stampy zone for a few days.  Funny how that always makes me yearn to get back to my table of rubber + inks ... even now!  Hey ... I LOVE what I do!    

The clean + simple sketch this week from Freshly Made Sketches is totally inspiring.  Basically, when I see circles I have to take a closer look.   

   Still having fun with the Love Notes Framelits, which include these arrows, slotted heart, folded double heart + lots more ... 14 dies in this set!  You can see more of these fabby dies in this previous post, and 1 of the darling envelopes in this post.  ;)

My colors are from the CC619 color challenge, along with adding the 'dessert' option of using dies!  Colors include Hello Honey, Rich Razzleberry, and Tempting Turquoise ... just in case you'd like to add a non-traditional twist to your valentines.  *wink*

Sale-A-Bration is in full swing!  I've welcomed new stampers to my fabby group, taking advantage of the sweet deal of adding two free stamp sets (any value!) to their kit.  And, there's still more free stamps + more for every order of $50+ ... no limits!  Let me know if you have any questions ... or even 'wishes'!   Download the catalogs from the side column 24/7.  

Thanks a bunch for your sweet tokens of comments + cyber hugs.  Come see me at the convention center in Plano, TX this weekend if you're out 'n about!

Inky (((hugggsss))),

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Blue Blossom of Happy!

Sharing a truly favorite floral stamp set here today!  No .. not my only fave floral, since it's positively impossible for me to have an only in this category.  

It's shameful to admit how many times I've stamped + colored images from the 2-box Remarkable You stamp set ... truly shameful.  My favorite coloring method is using aqua pens, and since it's a technique that is very soothing to me, I tend to do it a LOT ... just because!  Surely that's linked back to my coloring book days.  

Tex's Tip:  When using an aqua pen on regular card stock instead of watercolor paper, do not fill the chamber with water!  It's much easier to control the amount of the water by dipping the brush into a small cup.  Thus, there's less chance of pilling due to too much water.  ;)

   I'm happy to play in the Paper Players Challenge today, in their CAS Floral category!

Images shown are from these stamp sets:
  • Remarkable You = blossom and leaves
  • Cottage Greetings = sentiment
  • Gorgeous Grunge = filler spatters
Hope you like it!  

Inky (((hugggsss))),

Tradition? Texture? Dimension? All Here!

Today's card has a bit of the traditional, plus texture, and one of my personal faves ... dimension! 

Even though there are bazillions of ways to share a greeting for February 14 ... there's always the traditional "Happy Valentine's Day" being said or written.  I love this pretty font, too!

Texture fans will enjoy the new Falling Petals Textured Impressions embossing folder.  It's from the new Occasions catalog, along with the 27-piece Sealed with Love stamp featured today.  Now the stamp set can purchased singly, or it's also available in a bundle!  The coordinating Love Notes Framelits Dies include 14 fun pieces ... lots of stamps + dies in this combo.

Inside there's room for a combo of two stamps alongside the Rose Red contrast strip down the side.  I love the way the open hearts in the border die allow the Rose Red to peek through to the front.

Need your own copy of the Occasions catalog?  Please contact me! In the meantime, feel free to download it from the right side column here on my blog.  

This is one of the stamping projects I'll share with my team this weekend as we gather for some stamping joys.   Hope you find some ink + paper time as well!

Inky (((huggss))).

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Hey! You're a Good Egg!

Hey there, stampy friends!   I'd like to introduce you to one of the cutest chicks in my stampin' collection.  She's one of the delightful chickens in the new Hey, Chick stamp set.  Psssst!  This stamp set is in one of the FREE items available during Sale-A-Bration 2017!

The card sketch is from this week's Fab Friday Challenge, FabFri103.
 Isn't it perfect for the simple chicken yard setting for this cute hen?

Stamping History Blah-Blah:  Before we started using patterned papers in routine card making, many stampers like myself were so happy when card-front-sized background stamps became available.  This card reminded me of my earlier stamper-self ... loving my little collection of background stamps and using them on a majority of my creations at the time.  Were you stamping "back" then?   I've featured the Hardwood background stamp for the feeling of hen's chicken house today.  How did I color Mama Hen?  With the new Watercolor Pencils found on pg. 24 of the new Occasions catalog!  

Sale-A-Bration Scoop:  As you can see, Sale-A-Bration is here!  If you need a Sale-A-Bration catalog or an Occasions 2017 catalog from which to order and to lovingly browse, please let me know!  You'll find each of them in the right-side column here at the blog, ready to download for instant browsing pleasure.  Remember ... Every $50 purchase from any current SU catalog earns one FREE choice from the SAB catalog ... and there's no limit to how many freebies you can gather.   

Just checkin' ... ... Is your wish list spilling over, like mine?    Then you should consider purchasing the starter kit 'n joining my team!  You'll earn TWO additional FREE stamp sets of your choice right now when you purchase the kit.  No obligation ... except please enjoy all the new stampy goodies you get!

Inky {{{hugs}}},

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