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Forever Shimmers

Did you ever try to look ahead into your future, trying to visualize, imagine, or conceptualize 'if' and 'who' you would marry some day?  Alas, we are not granted the actual vision or knowledge, but imagining and romanticizing that possibility is the topic of many a young girl's dreams for sure.   

I can tell you right now ... the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits are for much more than just Valentines.  I'll be using it year-round ... and here's why:


    
I've had a long love affair with stamping by now ... and honestly ... this will be the wedding card I give in the foreseeable future ... maybe even all of my future.   Over the years I've given wedding creations that I really liked, and a couple that I didn't really like at all, but it was "time to leave".  


If you've never used Stampin' Up!'s Shimmery White card stock ... why not?   I've adjusted the lighting here a bit to show the fascinating beauty of this specialty card stock.  When you seek to create elegance, this is an option worthy of consideration indeed.

As you can see, the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlits dies includes 2 blossom dies that match the blossom stamps from the Bloomin' Love stamp set.  Here, I've layered the die cut blossoms atop the Bloomin' Hearts cut out and added tiny Pearl Basic Jewels with our Fine-Tip Glue Pen.

This beautifully written sentiment is found in the Suite Sayings stamp set from page 41 of the Occasions catalog.  This set really has some lovely messages within.  You'll want to be sure to check it out.  

Not only is this a terrific time to gather new lovelies for your stamping table and get free goodies from Sale-A-Bration ... but it's also a most exciting time for all of you who would like to purchase the starter kit for your own discount shopping pleasure.  Check out the possibilities right here, and feel welcome to contact me with any questions at any time.  

Inky (((hugs))),




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Hearts, Hugs, & Kisses -- No Glitz!

Today's valentine features texture without glitz ... 
You know I love the glitz ... but of course, we all have many people in our lives who do not subscribe to glitter.   (Reminds me of the saying, "Can't live with'em, can't live without'em!)  LOL



One of the cool new things Stampin' Up! offers is cardstock packages that contain specific color combinations designed to perfectly coordinate with various designer series collections of 12" X 12"s.  This card features the Love Blossoms Cardstock Pack (140549) from page 17 of the Occasions catalog - 8 sheets each of Blushing Bride, Crumb Cake, + Rose Red.  


I adore the size of the Little Letters Thinlits.  Not only are they fun for personalization, but they're also fun for short words or acronyms, etc.  For added dimension, I stacked 3 of each X and O die cuts, adhered them together with eency dots of Multipurpose Glue, and aligned them vertically, leaving a perpendicular space for the "Be Mine" greeting.  Notice that banner die?  OMGosh ... That die is in the Large Numbers Framelits, but has matching stamps in the Number of Years stamp set and also in the Bloomin' Love stamp set!  I used the coordinating banner stamp from Bloomin' Love for this greeting. 

How did I get the greetings to be so deeply inked?  I re-stamped them ... using my beloved Misti!  Iliana has just won the paper crafting "Hot Product" award at Winter CHA in Anaheim, CA ... and I couldn't be more tickled for her giant success with this remarkable positioning tool.  Congratulations, Iliana!

Okay ... now I'm off now to start studio tidy 'n prep, etc. for Saturday's Valentine class.  This class has already filled, so I'm happily adding a second round during the week next week.  If you're in the area and you'd like to come, pop an email over to me to RSVP by/before Sunday, please!

Inky (((hugs))),

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