Tuscan Vineyard – the real swap!

Remember my first post using the Tuscan Vineyard stamp set? Read about it here. Today I am sharing my card design that was used for the demonstrator only card swap.

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Yes, that is a slice of real wine cork, stained with wine! Wink of Stella was used on the grapes to bleed the rich razzleberry ink and add a glistening touch.  It adds a wow factor not easily shown on the photo.

I’ll be sharing this card with summer hosts, my Super Awesome Stampers Demonstrator Team and customers. If you are in my stamping circle, there is a good chance you will receive this card!

The video and photos were filmed on location at Mom and Dad’s. They have props galore so Mom is already giving me ideas to pair stamp sets with their props. They have a real wood desk too which has lots of history.

Supplies used plus clear Wink of Stella, rich razzleberry, crumb cake and very vanilla cardstock:

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What is your favorite product used on this design? Leave a comment to share what it is!

Thanks for stamping with me today!


Fun Fridays – Nice Socks

My bag full of novelty socks from my sister-in-law Mary certainly are fun! They can be worn with summer sandals for the greatest joy. So I decided to bring a pair a day while at my Weekend Getaway last weekend.

Friday’s Fun:


I thought the love socks were appropriate since this would be my first weekend away without having to worry about Spencer care. And I talked myself into those cats could look like a dog with perky ears.

Saturday I opted for the Halloween ones with the most graphics:


Sunday was Santa Day!


A group at this getaway has a story about Nice Socks which I remembered about half way through the weekend. No one told me I had Nice Socks though and the story did not come up in conversation. You will have to attend a getaway to get the story!

Interested in attending a Weekend Getaway? I have dates in August, September and October. Here is the link to the Cattail Retreat website. Dates, pricing and fine prints are listed there. Contact me for more details or leave a comment so we can connect.

Hope you enjoy my fun socks today. Have a good weekend!