Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Ciao! from Ravenna, Italy

We're in Ravenna, Italy after a non-eventful flight from Seattle yesterday.. We arrived just in time for dinner and bed. Of course, I slept until noon giving me just enough time to make it down in time for the 1:00 p.m. lunch. We're expecting showers tonight while we sleep and then a thunderstorm tomorrow before the sunny weather returns on Friday.

Where does the time go? It's hard to believe we'll be celebrating the Fourth of July tomorrow. Art 'n Soul will be closed and re-opens at 10:00 a.m. on Friday morning, followed by Recycled Rubber on Saturday!

I must show you a new die that is being released by Penny Black stamps . . . if you're interested in this one or the others being released, please stop by the store to review them and place an order!

Introducing 51-001 In a Row
When I saw this one, I was like everyone else at the store . . . and filled out a pink sheet to order it. What about you?

My oh my! No sooner do we have the new Graphic 45 Bohemian Bazaar paper collection at the store . . . now Graphic 45 is showing sneak peeks of another new collection that will debut at CHA later this month! Here are some peeks of the new Mother Goose collection.

From the Memory Box blog, Christmas card idea using some of their new die releases . . . it's fun to look through the window, as well as everything around the staircase, to see all of the various dies that Pam has used.

Merry Christmas Scene...

by Pam Sparks for Memory Box
"Pam here...Where to begin...I heart everything about this Scene! Fabulous dies from Memory Box and Poppystamps...Thistle, Raspberry, Water, Juniper, Licorice and Dove Gray card-stocks, all make for a charming Christmas scene! 

I created a Multi Easel, Easel card that folds down flat to mail.  It's 5 1/2 inches square.
New dies I used...
Grand Merry Christmas 98680
Snowflake Burst 98719 (the snowflakes behind the acetate in the window)
Classic Staircase 98665
Frosted Christmas Tree 98668
Bare Sapling 98666 (behind the acetate in the window)
Festive Lights 98662
Christmas Lights Set 98650
Train Set 98710
Christmas Stockings 98727
Dies from past releases...
Graceful Chandelier 98493
Fabulous Phlox 98511 (the branch for the stair garland)
Penne Frame 98387
Poppystamps - Large Hayward Chair stamp
Poppystamps - Large Hayward Chair die
Poppystamps - Small Madison Window
Poppystamps - Plush Curtains

Lots of pictures to share so you can get a good idea how to put this card together... I love having this style easel card sitting out for all to enjoy.

I used acetate in the window to imitate glass...

Easy to feel the spirit of the season (even in July) when creating with Memory Box and Poppystamps dies! This release is awesome!

Thanks for stopping by and sticking with me through this long post!  Since it's Christmas in July Blog Blitz for two weeks, there are prizes to be won!!!  Leave a comment on this post for a chance to win a Grand merry Christmas die! You'll love it! Check back and don't miss any posts...we have lots to share with this release and you won't want to miss a one!  : )"

That's all for tonight. I wish all of you and your families a Happy and Safe Fourth of July celebration in honor of our country's independence.

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