Thursday, October 6, 2016

HOLIDAY 2016 RELEASE DAY: Wrap Up and Shipping Update

Our Holiday 2016 Release is live! Thank you all so much for joining us during Release Week Inspiration!

Holiday 2016 Collection


Many of you know that we are based out of Jacksonville, FL. The current tracking of Hurricane Matthew puts us directly in it's path. We are doing everything we can to get orders shipped out ahead of the storm. However, we will be taking the rest of the day to personally prepare ourselves and our property in anticipation of the hurricane.

It is highly likely that we will experience power and internet outages. Therefore, there may be a delay in order shipments, but we will be back at it as soon as we are technically capable. We will keep you updated through social media as we can. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding!


Today, I wanted to share a couple of 4 Bar cards featuring the new PURE COLOR Dye Inks along with the new Be Merry Florals and Be Merry Sentiments stamps and die.

I warned you that I was into the non-traditional color combos for Christmas this year, and the new inks are perfect for a soft almost romantic vibe.

I die cut a bunch of the florals and then stamped them all using various PURE COLOR Dye Inks. You can find all of the colors and supplies listed below. If you liked Fresh Cut Florals, you'll really love Be Merry Florals as well.

Shell Pink (used for the large flowers) is the lighter counterpart to Sweet Nectar and looks beautiful together. The new Sea Breeze and Siren Song fall on either side of Ocean Drive. The leaves are stamped here in Siren Song and Ocean Drive.

I die cut a panel from Tim Holtz Woodgrain Cardstock using our new 4 Bar Stitched Rectangles Die and adhered my floral cluster with Multi Medium Medium.

The banner was lightly inked using Sea Breeze, with a heavier inking applied on either side, and then the sentiment "Merry", from Be Merry Sentiments , was also stamped in it as well. You can find the inking technique I used here in a video shown by Yana Smakula.

I also wanted to share another version in more traditional colors. This time I moved the floral cluster to the lower right hand side vs. front and center.

On a side note, I apologize for the poor lighting in the photos. Any natural sunlight is hard to come by right now, so I had to rely solely on artificial lighting.

Thanks for stopping by guys! I hope to be back very shortly!

Featured Supplies

For your convenience, here is a list of the supplies (or equivalents) used on today's project(s), along with links to purchase. Please note: this list does contain some affiliate links.


  1. Gorgeous cards! Y'all stay safe.

  2. Another lovely release, Dawn. Stay safe.

  3. Great release! Good luck with the storm and stay safe.

  4. Beautiful cards. Keep you & yours safe :)

  5. Love the card and the stamp set!! Stay safe, will be thinking about you all. My 3 kids all live in Wilmington, NC so we've been watching the weather constantly. Be safe!!

  6. Another amazing release and stunning cards!
    Stay safe!

  7. Wonderful release.Stay safe.

  8. Hope everyone there stays safe! Hang in there...

  9. Beautiful cards! Love the pretty colors... Be safe!!!

  10. Beautiful release, beautiful cards, and I've placed my order. I will wait patiently and hope you stay safe. Please give us all an update when you come safely through the other side of this storm. xxx

  11. Just so lovely ... hope you are safe, and sound!

  12. As long as you are safe - that is the main thing!


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