Just Because and Blog Candy

The Just Because stamp set is one of the Host sets in the Occasions Catalogue.  These simple line drawings are nice graphics for watercolouring, paper-piecing or colouring with Stampin’ Blends, as I did on these cards.
This first card I CASE’d from Brian King.  He paper-pieced his image, but I didn’t feel like fussy-cutting the day I made this so I just coloured it.  I also subbed Smoky Slate for the Sahara Sand and played with the sizes of the layers/sentiment.
Then I went on to make another card with a different image and sentiment.  To approximate the Lemon Lime Twist colour on the leaves I layered Pineapple Punch Dark with the Granny Apple Green Light Stampin’ Blends.  To get a good blend I worked both colours on one leaf before moving on to the next one.
Finally, I had to make a card with the third image.  I rarely use Soft Sea Foam, but I’m liking it here.  Do you see that black die cut label behind the image?  It’s from the new Stitched Nested Labels Dies that are in the upcoming 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue.

This stamp set will be one of the giveaways in my Blogiversary Blog Candy – be sure to follow the directions below for your chance to win!

​Comment for Blog Candy 13-17 May

This is the week of my “blogiversary,” and I’m going to be giving some SU! product to my loyal readers.  To win, leave a comment ON MY BLOG (not on the Facebook or Instagram post about my blog) on any post 13-17 May and on Monday I’ll draw names for some gifts.  Bonus: readers anywhere in the world are eligible to win!

Each week I’ll be hosting a crafting session on my Nancy’s Nifty Notes Facebook Page.  I’ll start at 10:00 am on Wednesdays and will probably run for 30-45 minutes.   You can tune in live or watch on replay!  Add comments and questions and I’ll  respond either orally during the broadcast or in the comments afterwards.

​Here’s some help for my friends in the USA:
Melbourne, Australia     Wed, 15 May 2019 at 10:00 a.m. AEST    
New York, USA              Tue, 14 May 2019 at 8:00 p.m. EDT      
Chicago, USA                Tue, 14 May 2019 at 7:00 p.m. CDT      
Denver, USA                  Tue, 14 May 2019 at 6:00 p.m. MDT      
Phoenix, USA                Tue, 14 May 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST      
Los Angeles, USA        Tue, 14 May 2019 at 5:00 p.m. PDT      

Hugs From Shelli Kit Available Tomorrow!

Here they are in the warehouse, waiting to be shipped out.  Will one go to you???
Paper Pumpkin is Stampin’ Up!’s monthly paper crafting kit that has been available in North America for 6 years.  This special kit, designed in conjunction with SU!’s co-founder and chair, Shelli Gardner, is a one-off global offering.

The Shelli kit from Paper Pumpkin includes the following:

  • An exclusive stamp set not available anywhere else
  • One Classic Stampin’ Spot® from our Classic ink collection
  • Paper and crafting materials to create 12 cards (3 cards of 4 unique designs)
  • 12 exclusive, coordinating envelopes
  • Adhesives and embellishments for all 12 cards

I will be creating a Pinterest board with alternative project ideas for using the contents of the Hugs for Shelli Kit.  I will also offer a FREE session in my craft room for customers who purchase it to come assemble their kit and make some alternatives if they like.

When I lived in the U.S. I really enjoyed both the original designs and creating alternatives with my Paper Pumpkin kits…I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

I fully expect this kit to sell out quickly…you may pre-order with me now, and I will collect payment tonight, then place the order tomorrow.


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