This set is not only perfect for graduation and teacher appreciation cards. How about a set of thank you cards as a teacher gift? Maybe even personalizing them? I can also see this set used for end of year class parties.
I have been busy working on next month's stamp release. Yippee! I will have some updates and maybe some peeks in the upcoming weeks so stay tuned right here.
In the meantime, I have updated the Specials page with some new stamps that are on sale. In addition, the shipping promotion continues! All domestic orders $15.00 or more will ship for free. All international orders $15.00 or more will receive a 15% discount. The sale prices along with the free shipping makes these stamps a great deal!
How about a little coloring video that is so appropriate for the all those sale stamps? Therese did a color comparison video a few weeks back that I know many of you will appreciate seeing. She used "Freckles" and colored him with 3 different products. Here is her comparison between Copics, Prismacolor Pencils (Magic Colored Pencil Technique) and Inktense Pencils.
There is a new face joining the Purple Onion design team. Welcome aboard Therese Calvird! You might already be familiar with Therese's work from one of the other design teams she is on or maybe you have stumbled upon one of her You Tube videos. If you aren't familiar with Therese, then go on over and check out her blog Lost In Paper. There is probably a little something for everyone since she dabbles in different styles, mediums and techniques. You will also find some great technique videos. In fact, I have one to share with you today!
As I mentioned, Therese likes to use different mediums when creating her cards. Here is an adorable card she created using Inktense pencils.
I used to enjoy mixing and matching different stamp lines to create little scenes for my cards when I first started stamping. It was fun to hunt around and see what images would work well with one another. It wasn't always easy to find what I was looking for because of style and scale. I was also looking for unmounted stamps and the selection 12 years ago was kinda slim. Occassionally, I would give in and buy mounted stamps.
One of my long time favorite stamp companies that I used to create these cards is Eat Cake Graphics. I instantly fell in love with Holly's illustrations. There was nothing like her stamps at the time. The line was much smaller then and that is what sent me on my stamp quests. It was always fun to share the cards with Holly. I still remember how excited I was when she started sharing the cards in her gallery. In fact, my first magazine submission used her stamps. It was published in Rubber Stamper back in 2003. I believe the theme was "by the lake." The adorable bathers are from Eat Cake Graphics. The alpha stamps were from The Angel Company. I believe the dock was Rubby Baby Buggy Bumpers and I can't recall the grass.
So, can you guess where I am going with this little story? I received this wonderful card from Simone the other day that uses 2 of my stamps that I would of never thought to put together. It goes back to style and scale. They are both completely different but it works! Take a look...
Seriously?! I would of never thought to pair up Rosie with one of the Hometown buildings. The style and lines seem pretty different but the real kicker for me is the scale. It is totally off, yet it works! Nice job Simone!!
Is it warming up by anyone yet? The temperatures have dipped a bit here and I am not a happy camper. I really want some warm spring weather. I haven't even seen anything starting to bloom or bud around here yet. The only sign of spring seems to be the landscapers doing their spring clean up. Hoping that this upcoming week warms up a bit. It would be nice to see a little color around here. Maybe something like this...