Monday, July 18, 2011

More new Products and a WINNER

First I want to thank all 45 of you who left a comment to let Joan and me know what your favorite Cheery Lynn dies are.  Looks like they are all going to be very popular.   So now it is time to announce the winner of the Cheery Lynn "Judy Blooms" die.  The randomly picked number was #16.  Congratulations Sheila. Please email me with your complete mailing address.   Below is her comment and her favorite new Cheery Lynn die. 

Blogger Sheila - Ginger said...Hi Selama as always your card is beautiful and I look forward to each and every new creation you come up with. Choosing a favourite Cheery Lynn die is just so hard as I love them all but at a push I would go for the Victorian Romance Flourish which I think would be so versatile.

I have a few more new products from Joan's Gardens that I want to show you.  First is a set of  "Fleur de Lis" stamps that were developed for use with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis dies.  As you can see in the picture below, there are a lot of stamps in this set that coordinate perfectly with the dies.  What an easy way to dress up a die cut and/or card.  I used the largest die and gold embossed the design in the upper left corner in the picture below.  I used one of the bird cages from the new JustRite "Spread Your Wings" stamp sets for the center design.  There are 15 stamps in this set.  The greeting is also from this set.  The bird was black embossed and cut out so she would stand out in the gold cage.   This is a 5.5" square card.  A piece of design paper from the new Graphic 45 "The Magic of Oz  Collection" was used for the background.  To finish the card a few black Dew Drops and a black silk bow were added.  This was really a quick and easy, and I think elegant,  card to create.

I have had my small Fiskars paper cutter for years and have worn it out.  I just ordered a new Fiskars cutter (shown below) from Joan's Gardens and I love it so much, so in case you need a new cutter I wanted to tell you about it.  It has so many great features.  Some of them are:  it has greater accuracy because of a Triple Track rail system - the SureCut wire cut-line shows exactly where the blade cuts.  It has over a 6 inch deck with a grid with all the common card sizes and even extends over 15 inches with the self-leveling swing out arm.  It has a paper clamp/smudge guard, and something important to me is that it has a permanent grid printed underneath the clear covering.  My old cutter has most of the numbers worn off and that will never happen with this trimmer.  Using this trimmer is like cutting through butter!

Fiskars SureCut Paper Trimmer

As you know all products I use can be purchased from Joan's Gardens. She is off to CHA this week but you can email her your orders and they will go out next week.  If you don't find products I use, in her store, just tell Joan what you want and she will either call or email you with prices or answer any questions you have about the products.

Just one more thing.  Remember I was so excited and showed you a picture of flowers on my coffee tree.  Guess What!  I now have coffee beans.  Isn't this exciting.  We must be crazy though to have a "tree" in our house.  We have to keep cutting the top of it off because it has reached the ceiling several times.  I tried to give this tree away just before it had flowers, and now we are so happy we kept it just for the experience of seeing it produce coffee beans.  Now I have to learn when to pick them and how to roast them.  Wonder if I will have enough for a cup of coffee -- I think so!  Can you see some of the beans in the picture below?



Patti J said...

Congratulations to Sheila!!! Enjoy your Happy Mail!!! Selma, another beautiful creation, and OMG lookie at that tree! I can't wait for you to update us on that, and let us know when you brew that cuppa joe!!! Hugs and blessings!

Sharon Peele said...

Congratulation to you Sheila!! Selma that is just to cool about your coffee plant!! I once grow a lemon and an organ in my house!! Love your card and can't wait to see what's next!!!

Sharon Peele said...

sorry I meant to say orange!

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh wow I can't beleive it's me! Yippee! I love the Cheery Lyn dies too! Thank you so much Selma.
OOPS I noticed in my winning post that I had added an extra 'a' in your name sorry about that Selma fingers must have been having a senior moment! Lol!
Oh this card is a stunner...I love the effect of the black and white and the bird cage image is so cute.

Love Sheila xx

Glenda said...

Yea Shelia! Enjoy your gift! Selma this card is beautiful! I especially love the birdcage! And so much information in your blog this many products I long for! Well I need to spend money!

craftieodmae said...

congrats to the winner!!!!! Your card is another jaw dropper! Just gorgeous, beautiful tree too!

Unknown said...

like your card can not wait to see what you going to do next
they are all way very pretty

Anonymous said...

I love your card Selma, and congratulations to Sheila. I too have a coffee tree plant and get beans. It is a great plant if nothing more than just being a plant.


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Great card! I didn't know there were stamps to coordinate with the dies. Very pretty!

sodell said...

I just have to leave a comment--I have been following your blog for a little while and you have the most amazing cards! I just love your style, and appreciate your explanations. I can't wait to shop at Joan's, and get some of Marianne's embossing folders--I hadn't heard of them before I found your blog!!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents and creativity! -Stacy

Donna said...

Congrats Sheila, that is also my favorite, hope you enjoy!!!
And Selma, you will love your cutter, I have been using the one you are getting for over a year now and I LOVE it!! Hope you do to.
Love your work and hope you are still improving!!


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