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Farewell to Big News in Formal Attire

Count me in as a big fan of big sentiments!  
If it's heat embossed ... that's even better.  Case in point:


"Ever after" ... an amazing concept when pondering life itself ... the stuff of fairy tales!  Certainly something newlyweds hope to achieve.  Here it is in a lovely script font made even better by embossing in silver.  

The 'Big News' stamp set offers several delightful sentiments, all ready to make a 'big statement' on your creations.  

Since my easy tuxedo look requires no special measurements or folds, this is actually a quick card to reproduce.  The combination of the satin ribbon, silver embossing, silver foil layer, and black embossed designer paper all contribute to the elegant look with only a minute or two required to create the 'happily ever after' statement layer.  
Like it?  Uhhmmmmm ...  Time is running out to order the retiring products I've used, which include the Big News stamp set, Ovals Framelits, Color Me Irresistible dsp (at a reduced price), and White Satin 5/8" ribbon.  I'm happy to accept your order today!  Click here to shop while supplies last.

Inky (((hugggsss))),
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Diagonally WOW!

Let's go just a wee bit beyond ink + card stock today.
Get out your heat tool, embossing powder, and create some WOW!



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 Even though the Bravo stamp set is retiring, mine is staying in my collection.  Why?  So many ways to share encouragement with this double-loaded stamp set!   
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White satin ribbon brings an unexpected elegance ... and it's also retiring, along with the Bravo stamp set and this designer series paper (dsp).

So, have you figured out which designer series paper I've used?  This is one of those over-looked pieces of fresh 'n lovely tucked within the It's My Party 12"x12" collection!  Lots of party inspired designs, kid-friendly patterns, and the reverse sides are completely multi-use, non-themed designs creating a truly versatile stack of offerings!

As usual for me, my practically-staple stamping accessory is here .... Stampin' Dimensionals and I have a very long history of hanging out together.   Tex's Tip:  Yes ... I often cut mine in half!  I maximize my dimensionals, love the high-tack quality, and 1/2 of a Stampin' Dimensional is still a larger surface area than many 'dots' of foam adhesives.  

Remember!  Our retiring products are available only while supplies last, with the exception of most stamp sets.  If you see something on my recent retiring products posts, gather up your wish list and place your order online by clicking right here!  If you have any questions at all, you are welcome to contact me.   

Inky (((hugs))),

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Adieu, Watercolor Thank You!

Do you ever get pulled in by what you want to stamp, when you should actually be doing what you need to stamp?  That's me today.  So, I've decided to just go with it, share it, and get back to the original plan!  LOL    (Yes, I still need to do a few things for tomorrow's class ... and this card is not one of those for class!)  
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I have so many ideas right now... but ... whenever there's a lot of other things happening away from the studio,  it seems like there's a need to rush when I do get the chance to play with inks and rubber.  Simplified?  That's a sure sign that I love what I do!

If you enjoy quick 'n easy thank you cards, here's one for today.  Originally planned for the retiring Watercolor Thank You single stamp, I felt the urge to add in some textured interest with Gorgeous Grunge.  Totally empty space (TES) is still a tricky thing for me, even though I'm working on that a lot this year.  TES and I are trying to build a working relationship, but it is a work in progress.   The golden Hello Honey color is also retiring from our color palette in all forms, so now is the time to finish up collecting favorite In Colors if you haven't done so already.  Once any retiring In Color items are sold out, they are not replenished this close to new catalog arrivals.   Eeeeeeks!    Other retiring items featured today are the Ovals Collection Framelits (another tissue-time item for me).  The printed paper is actually the reverse sign of the acorn paper from last Fall's 'Into the Woods' dsp collection.

Okay ... time for me to get back to class prep and tying up invisible loose ends for that.  It's Friday, Y'all!  Have a wonderful weekend out there!  

Inky (((huggss))),


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Bohemian Borders & "Very" Thanks!

My 'farewell' efforts continue as I'm enjoying inking up retiring stamps!  Although I always get a little sad when particular items reach the Retiring List, it does cause me to reach for colors, papers, and stamps that are "on the list", when they might otherwise be languishing without enough stampy play time.  (Okay .... can stamps really 'languish'??   Doubtful, but YKWIM.)   ;)

This week's Try a New Technique Challenge, TLC585, is hosted by my sweet friend, Judy Rozema.  Clever stamper that she is, she has challenged stampers to use a stamp to create a border around our entire image ... not just one side, etc.  Since the Bohemian Borders stamp set is retiring, and my beloved Blackberry Bliss (In Color 2014-2016) is also retiring, it became a quick and logical choice for me.  I decided this challenge would work well for my recent efforts in stamping with a more CAS {Clean + Simple} style.  


Alignment was much easier than I expected since I used my Misti for the border and sentiment stamp.  Sentiment is from the also-retiring set, Fabulous Four.  I make/use lots 'n lots of thank you cards, so recent customers might be recognizing this soon!  

Remember that if your online purchase this month passes $50 in merchandise, I'll be contacting you to choose a free stamp set!  Qualifying orders are $50+ before shipping and tax.  ;)   AND ... if your order is going much farther than $50, please ask me about my Bev Bonus offer on qualifying purchases before you submit your purchase.  

Thanks big bunches, everyone!
Inky (((hugs))),


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