Friday, October 24, 2014

Sparkling Trees


Hello friends and greetings on this lovely Friday!  I have another pretty Christmas design to show off to you that’s a snap to create.  I started with the lovely Bottlebrush Holiday from Power Poppy.  I stamped it in white craft ink and embossed it in white embossing powder.  Then I took some ink and lightly watercolored the trees keeping that mono-chromatic feel to them.  Then I took my cues from the baubles on the trees and added sparkly rhinestones in the spots that Marcy drew them.  Isn’t the font for the sentiment great?  So vintage feeling.  

The papers are Bo Bunny Candy Cane Lane.  I love the bokeh effect of the background paper.  Did you know that it’s actually said “bo-kay”?  I learned that in my photography class this fall.  I mistakenly thought it was bo-kuh but I was wrong.  There’s your interesting tidbit for the day.  


For accent I wanted something really streamlined so I cut a paper bow with my Silhouette Cameo and added that to the front of the design as well as some pretty teal velvet ribbon.  



Here’s the inside with a little tree and the sentiments.  

Now some of the other fabulous girls from the Bloom Brigade are going to show off their creativity to you.  And then please jump on in and play along with us in our Power Poppy Peep of the week challenge!  




Allison Cope
Christine Okken 
(you are here)
Danielle Kennedy
Dawn Burnworth
Julie Koerber
Tosha Leyendekker




Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Autumn Stamp Set Sale - Flourishes Stamps



Hello Everyone!  I’ve paired down my collection of stamps and have only kept my very favourites.  So, all of these beauties are for sale!  I am also listing other stamps including PaperTrey Ink, Our Daily Bread Designs, There She Goes, Taylored Expressions, Verve, Hanna Stamps, Stampin’ Up! and MFT in this post HERE.       

HERE are the Details:  
  • This sale is a first come first served basis.  I will go through my emails in the order I have received them. 
  • All stamps are as is.  
  • All stamps are in excellent condition, prices and names are listed under each set picture.  These prices DO NOT include Shipping and Handling, which will be calculated after you’ve completed your list.  Approximate costs shipping to the US are about $12 for 6 regular sized Flourishes sets so that gives you an benchmark to go by.  
  • I am shipping from Canada, all fees are in Canadian Dollars, and payment is only accepted through PayPal.  
  • Shipping will occur 24 - 48 hours after confirmation of payment is received (I do have a job, but I will try to be very prompt with this).  
  • Send your requests AND FULL ADDRESS to christineokken @ gmail . com and I will let you know your totals and where to send the payment.  


Let is Snow (sm set) $3


Valentine Sentiments (sm set) $3



Thank You $8



Under the Big Top $8



Under the Mistletoe $8



Seasonal Wreaths $8



Wild Roses $8



Rejoice (sm set) $3





Petals and Peace $8



Words of Wisdom $8



Lots of Thoughts $8




Bees and Blossoms $8



Berry Sweet Frames $8




Birthday Pennants $8



Doves and Holly $8



Happiness is Homemade $8



Lots of Thoughts $8



Hydrangea $8



Garden Dreams $8



Hyacinth $8 



Kids Play $8




Old Fashioned Florals $8 



Princess for a Day $8



Wild for Watermelon $8



Father’s Day $8


Happy Thoughts $8



Garden Fairies $8




Lampost Greetings $8



Lace Edges $8



Cottage Home $8



Pretty Package Set - $5



Around the Arbour $8




Love and Lace $8



Easter Basket $8


Antique Lace Background $5



Passionflower $8




Medallion Motif $8



Love Notes $8



Country Charm Borders $5



Country Charm Labels $8



Simply Charming $8



From the Heart $8



From the Garden $8


Sweet Violets $8



Think Pink $8



Vintage Postcard $8



Vintage Wallpaper $5



Star of Bethlehem $8



Sweets of the Season $8



Strips and Stripes $5



DIY Topiary $8



Fanciful Flourishes $8



Flowers and Friends $8



Holiday Topiaries $8