Tuesday, June 2, 2009


Good mornin' to ya! I hope it's a beautiful day wherever you are. The sun is shining here, and it promises to be a glorious day...well, for a while anyway. I think there's rain moving in, but we can use a little rain around here, so we're looking forward a few showers. No flooding, though! Just a few showers.
I have another card made with a Sweet -n Sassy digital stamp. Aren't these forget-me-nots pretty? This gorgeous set was illustrated by the very talented Korin Sutherland. I hope she won't mind that I share the information about what she is doing with some of the proceeds from this digital stamp set. I truly believe in the importance of giving our love and support to others in whatever way we can, and this is such a generous way to share that gift. Sharing a gift of love through papercrafting and stamping! What could be better?!!! By living with and caring for my elderly grandparents, I know first hand just how this disease affects individuals and families. This would be a great opportunity to give a digital stamp a try, and at the same time give to The Alzheimer's Association. Here is a link to this Sweet -n Sassy Digital Stamp.

Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps will donate $2.00 from each digi set sold to the
Alzheimer's Association to help with their efforts to provide and enhance care and support for all those affected by this heartbreaking disease.

I have really had a blast with the digital stamps that I've been playing with. These beauties were inspired by some flowers I have planted in the back yard that are the prettiest colors of coral and red. When I found this K&Co. paper with the same gorgeous colors, everything just kind of came together. I did quite a bit of sponging on the edges of all the papers, and I finally put some of those wonderful latte buttons from Stampin' Up! to good use! If you haven't tried playing with a digital stamp yet, I encourage you to give it a whirl. It's very easy, and a great way to try out images to see if you like them, or maybe you'd like to make one special card, but don't think you'd ever use the stamp again. I don't do anything special, or use any special ink to print. I just use my regular whisper white cardstock, and print away. I do heat set the images with an iron to help prevent bleeding when I watercolor, and then when I'm all finished with an image I heat set the ink once again with an iron.
I would like to give special thanks to those of you who have sent congratulations, and shown your love, support, and encouragement in so many ways the past couple of days. I am so excited to be a part of the upcoming Sweet -n Sassy Design Team, and I can never truly express how much your support and encouragement means to me. God has blessed me in so very many ways, and I consider YOU...my friends a very special blessing. Have a lovely day, dear ones, and HAPPY STAMPING!!
Love ya!


kadie said...

Gorgeous!! I love the highlights of white. And what a Fabulous cause...I'm going to have to check out this digi. :)

Catherine said...

This card is sooooo beautiful! Wow! Love the layout, DP, colors, and the buttons and ribbon are yummy! Such a great, vintage card.
Thanks for sharing about the digi's and the contribution to the Alzheimer's Association. Off to browse....

Unknown said...

Gorgeous creation... I'm really interested to know how you heat set with an iron...I have issues with my digi images on SU paper... if you have a minute would you send me a quick note to let me know how you do it? thanks...


Brandi said...

This card is stunning! I love your coloring and color choices. It's beautiful Lori! Have a happy day!



Sandra MacLean said...

A wonderful card Lorie! I love that vintage look to it. And I think I'm going to have to try that iron trick because my inkjet printer smudges even when I heat set it with a heat gun. I have to take mine to work and use the lazer printer. Do you have an inkjet at home too?

Becky said...

This is a stunning card, the colors are fab and the coloring is beautiful

Sandy said...

Another BEAUTIFUL card! I love the warmth of this card. So pretty and elegant at the same time.

*Susan* said...

Oh such a stunningly gorgeous card! The colors are so rich and warm. Love those buttons! {hug}

Mary Giles said...

This is just stunning! I love the colors and the vintage feel. Thanks for the printing tips using digis.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! I am so excited you've joined us. I know you are a perfect fit :). Hugs~Korin