Heartfelt Thanks

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Heartfelt Thanks

In one of the demonstrator yahoo groups I’m in we get weekly challenges. This weeks challenge was to blow the dust off a set we hadn’t used in a while and create something using it.

Well I did that with Looks Like Spring but that was before the challenge was given so I decided rather than just share that card with the group I’d pull out another that needed the dust blown off (which there are quite a few)….hehehehe. That happens when you have a lot of stamp  sets as you tend to play with new favourites and forget about the other ones you’ve been neglecting.

You’ve probably guessed that the set I decided to pull out was Heartfelt Thanks. I have used the Sketch Challenge from SplitCoastStampers for this week (SC193) for my layout.


Heartfelt Thanks 1



For this first card I also chose to use a Colour Challenge from SplitCoastStampers (CC124) which is Old Olive, Regal Rose & Pretty In Pink.  I used the full Sketch for this card also as there was an optional piece to the layout which is the circular piece.

I wasn’t too sure if I liked this card once it was finished but the more I looked at it the more I liked it.  If I didn’t grow to like it you probably wouldn’t have seen it…..hehehe.

Stamp sets: Heartfelt Thanks, Circle of Friendship
Card: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Old Olive Prints DSP
Ink: Old Olive, Pretty in Pink & Regal Rose Markers.
Accessories: Tool Kit, 1″ , 1 1/4″ & 1 3/8″ circle punches, Stampin’ Dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig.


Heartfelt Thanks 2



This second card I decided to leave the optional piece out as I used the ‘heartfelt’ word stamp randomly over my base card and thought that was enough. I used the same colours as one of the cards in my previous post of Always Artichoke, Almost Amethyst and Lovely Lilac.

I’m still in 2 minds about this one. I much prefer the True Friends card using these colours so I’m not sure if it’s just that I used the retired Almost Amethyst DSP in the previous card and I didn’t in this one. This card just looks a little dark to me.

What do you think??

Stamp sets: Heartfelt Thanks
Card: Always Artichoke, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst
Ink: Always Artichoke, Lovely Lilac, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, stamp-a-ma-jig.

Bold Brights Challenge.

This past week I held my team meeting and they had requested that we make more cards this month instead of concentrating so much on the business side of things. I still managed to cover business updates, as I chatted while I demonstrated before they did their make & takes.

So that my team could use the cards we were going to make as either a demo or make & take at their workshops, I decided to ask them what stamp sets they still had left after taking away their retired sets and also find out what markers and WWC sets they had to determine what colours I could work with. The end result was for stamp sets: Greetings Galore, Simply Said and Heartfelt Thanks and for colours I was left with Bold Brights as I decided not to use WWC.

Now as I’ve said before, I’m not a big user of Bold Brights (I love all the colours just don’t use Bolds as often as some others and hardly ever stick to just one colour family when making a card), so I took this as a challenge for myself. I decided just to use Bold Brights for cardstock and inks only and only used Simply Said & Heartfelt Thanks for the stamp sets.

Sticking to just these items was a struggle and I was so tempted to grab a few other items but didn’t. I wasn’t overly happy with my first card and at times just sat at my desk with no inspiration coming at all. In the end the 2 initial cards we were making were made on the morning of my meeting. Nothing like leaving things to the last minute but then again I work better under pressure at times.

In the end we made 4 cards. When they saw the Mother’s Day card I had made for my Beginner Class (shown in the previous post) they wanted to make that one too and also another sample card I had made some time back using Simply Said (this card is a CASE from SCS I’ve just altered some colours).

Here are the 3 cards we made in the end. I was happy with my results but again should make more effort to use Bold Brights.

Bold Brights cards












Stamp sets: Heartfelt Thanks & Simply Said

Cardstock: Yoyo Yellow, Gable Green, Pixie Pink, Orchid Opulence, Green Galore, Only Orange, Whisper White.

Inks: Yoyo Yellow, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Gable Green, Green Galore, Orchid Opulence, Only Orange, Stazon Black.

Accessories: Tangerine Grosgrain ribbon, Black Ginghan ribbon, Blender Pen, White Gel Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals.