Saturday, October 31

Caring Hearts Card Drive

I wanted to share details of the Caring Hearts card drive which the wonderful Vera Yates is coordinating once again this year, it warms my heart to know that there are people like Vera and Jennifer in this world.

"We are back for the 6th year of our annual Caring Hearts Card Drive… collecting handmade holiday cards to give to those that live in nursing homes. In 2014, we collected over 17,000 cards and distributed cards to many nursing homes in US, Canada and Australia. The card drive ends November 27 - we hope you can participate! For more information, visit  Vera Yates or  Jennifer McGuire."

Sunday, October 18

Happy Halloween

Despite being very much the way forward, I've never entertained the idea of making an instructional video because I'm a complete and utter technophobe.  My first attempt isn't great, the lighting is bad, the camera needs to be zoomed in and the shadow in the top right hand corner is very distracting, but it only took up half an hour of my time (and another half hour of Jenny's) so I'm quite satisfied...

YouTube / Instrumental Copyright Stevie Hoang

In case you're not interested in watching a poorly made video, here's the card I made...

Stamps - Trick or Treat / Dies - Bountiful Bunting Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper Echo Park / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black / Other - Black Twine

I hope you're having a lovely Sunday, thank you very much for stopping by :)

Stephanie xxx

Sunday, October 4

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 4

I woke up in a particularly good mood this morning, even the sound of the children screaming at each other failed to penetrate my happy bubble ha!

Here are more cards showcasing this months upcoming products...

Stamps - One More Sleep & Say It's Christmas / Dies - One More Sleep Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers / Other - Wobbly Eyes

Stamps - One More Sleep / Dies - One More Sleep Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black / Colouring Medium - Copic Sketch Markers

Stamps - Coffee First / Dies - Coffee First Die Collection / Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops / Other - Back Twine

For inspiration galore, a visit to Design Team is an absolute must...

My mission for the rest of the day is to get my eight year old daughter to put some clothes on, for reasons known only to herself, she prefers to wear just her knickers when at home.  Dean says she takes after her mother, to which I must clarify, I do not, repeat not, walk around the house in just my knickers, are we clear on that? ;) ha!

Stephanie xxx

Friday, October 2

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 2

So many new stamp sets and so many cards to share, I really need to be more organised in my planning!  Here are my first few cards...

Stamps - Best Christmas & Say What? / Dies - Best Christmas Die Collection / Inks - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Best Christmas & Santa Baby / Dies - Best Christmas Die Collection; Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles / Pattern Paper - Echo Park / Inks - VersaFine Onyx Black / Colouring Medium - FaberCastell Polychromos / Other - White Gel Pen

Stamps - Season's Greetings / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMark /  Other - White Embossing Powder

Stamps - Season's Greetings / Dies - Season's Greeting Die Collection / Pattern Paper - Simple Stories / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops /  Other - Natural Twine

Stamps - Season's Greetings / Dies - Season's Greeting Die Collection / Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black; VersaMagic Dew Drops; VersaMark /  Other - White Embossing Powder; Small Diamante Gems

For real quality creations, the Design Team are the ones to follow...

Thank you very much for scrolling through my post, I hope you will return tomorrow to do it all again haha!

Stephanie xxx

Thursday, October 1

October Release Countdown Teasers Day 1

October is here which means for me, the countdown to Christmas has started.  I had better start on my list, and I don't mean the one for the man in the red long list of things to do!

There is of course the small matter of this months new products so here is a little snippet of the thirteen new stamp sets, eleven with coordinating die collections, that will be available soon...

Best Christmas

Christmas Poinsettia

Fancy Sayings

From Our Home

Giving Thanks

Heartfelt Thanks

Home At Christmas

Laugh Our Loud

Merry Kissmas

One More Sleep

Santa Baby

Stitched Mittens

Coffee First

The wonderful Keren Baker is back with us this month and I would be most grateful if you could join me, Keren and the wonderful Design Team for the countdown teasers :)

Happy Thursday, I hope you have a jolly good one!

Stephanie xxx