Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Premiere of The Write Stuff: Love Story + Giveaway

Note: 1 of 2 posts today.  Find Special Guest Star Laurie Willison's projects HERE.

Writing in all its aspects is important to us whether it is on a layout, pocket memory keeping, art journaling, a note or a tag on a gift.  The Write Stuff collection is perfect to help prompt journaling, add a message and use in various methods of paper crafting.  For The Write Stuff: Love Story we designed a set to help journal your loves and favorites along with the people, animals, places and moments in your life you treasure.  Not only that, but it is also a perfect companion to You've Got Love Mail!


Available for purchase on January 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes five (5) sentiments + the word top (that work perfectly with the You've Got Love Mail stamp set), two (2) columns of numbers for lists and fifteen (15) images


Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit each of The Talent's blogs for more knock-it-out-of-the-park projects and details.  Don't forget to share some love with them too!

Each special guest star's projects will be highlighted in their own post over the next few days.  Today you can see Special Guest Star Laurie Willison's awesomeness HERE.



I have been in a very silvery / sparkly mood lately, so why not make a card that embodies that same feel.  I bought some shimmery cardstock years ago that I have been hoarding and this aqua color looked so great with this paper heart cut from a page of my 6x6 Yours Truly  paper pack by Pebbles.  This heart is cut using the coordinating cut files for The Write Stuff: Love Story and popped up with foam tape. The arrows and sentiment are all stamped and embossed with Versamark ink and Sterling Silver EP from Stampin' Up!  For some added sparkle, I punched a small heart from some glitter tape I put on a piece of cardstock and added a strip of the same tape to the card edge.


I am a little behind on my Project Life, but thought this was the perfect time to do a few cards about our little boy, Walter!  Plus, you can get to know him a little better too!


The background is stamped with both the 5 circle and the heart circle using a light brown chalk ink and I used the same ink to stamp the journal heart.  I used a medium brown chalk ink to add the numbers to the journal heart.  The numbers line up to fit with the lines so nicely.  The red banner is cut by hand and stamped with the Love Note sentiment and embossed white.  I used red chalk ink for the red 5 circle, the sentiment on the side of the journaling, and the one red heart that fits inside the circle heart.  I added the word TOP to the card but didn't like it, so I decided to add it to the red 5 circle and then cover up my problem area.  The tiny heart is from the You've Got Love Mail set we featured yesterday.  This was so fun to make, and took no time at all.


This is my companion card (pun not intended, but still fun).  Talk about super easy...I stamped the arrow in the dark brown chalk ink, and then added the 4EVER stamp which, like our sentiments yesterday, fit perfectly with our arrows!!!  The sentiments in both sets are all the same length! :) I know!!!  Great, right???  I added the friend from The Big, the Bold and the Happy set and embossed that with white also.  The final touch was to add the Love You circle to the photo.  Totes Adorbs!!!


The Write Stuff: Love Story marks the debut of The Write Stuff series of stamps.  There is something so charming about stamps that are versatile among different crafting mediums.  Personally I can't get enough of the journaling-centric stamp sets.  I love to sprinkle them in with other sentiments or images.  I hope you find this set as fun and easy to use as Julie and I hope.  Perhaps it will begin your love story with winnie & walter (yes, I went there!).

My first card is an easy one.  I stamped the heart circle many times in a Hero Arts Mid-tone Shadow Ink called passion flower, a pink-purple color...my first time using it and I think it is pretty sweet color.  Then I stamped one of the heart arrows and above that embossed love note twice in silver so it really stood out.  I added a strip of silver glitter tape by American Crafts (serious love for this as it is glitter without the mess or fuss!).

Hello my name is Shay and I am a journaling card addict.  You would think I did a lot of journaling with this particular addiction and sadly you would be wrong.  I do however love using journaling cards on my cards.  Case in point this little number above with incorporates not one journaling card, but two both of which come from Studio Calico's Blue Note Project Life kit.

I began this whole thing with stamping the ledger heart on vellum and patterned paper from Studio Calico's Cole kit.  I also stamped the column of 1-5 on the hearts.  I stamped the ticket and sentiments on the ticket.  For the very delicate let me count the ways I recommend just pressing the stamp into the paper with a very slight pressure for best results. I attached the two ledger hearts with a library clip that Julie gave me ages ago...so darling.  By using the clip a secret message or list could be written on the layer under the vellum.  On the floral journaling card I stamped 4ever and the heart to cover the whole white portion.  I added a nest of gold thread (sorry the gold's back) behind the hearts and then stuck it onto the floral journaling card.  I had to add the mad love tab.

shaywritestufflovestory2b Now here is where this card gets interesting.  The recent issue of Martha Stewart Living showed how to bend a ordinary paper clip into a heart shape.  In my search for paper clips I found an unopened box of pearlized paper clips which just happened to have one in the perfect pink.  Serendipity!  A plan formed into my mind.  Why not attach the floral journaling card to another journaling card in a way that the floral journaling card could be removed and be used in Project Life later on by the card recipient?  That meant I had to make sure the card looked decent after that removal of the floral journaling card too.  So on the striped journaling card I stamped the other heart arrow added the sentiment in Versamark and embossed it in white.  I colored in the heart with my white Signo pen and also stamped the handwritten love circle in Versamark and embossed it again in white.  What with the bold and gorgeous stripes I felt I was done at that.  I mounted the striped journaling card to a white (what else?) card base that I flicked with sweet cherry Heidi Swapp Color Shine (got to follow Julie's lead on this!).  And then I was done.  I {heart} this color combination so much and hope to play with it again in the future.  If you read through all this you deserve a medal!

The Talent

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CLICK HERE for more from Suzanne.

CLICK HERE for more from Vanessa.


Comment here on this post for a chance to win a The Write Stuff: Love Story stamp set of your own by 12:01 a.m. (central standard time) January 15, 2014.  One comment will be chosen at random.

All winners during our Grand Opening Red Carpet Event will be announced on January 15, 2014.

To enter our First Release's The Big Giveaway CLICK HERE.


  1. I LOVE THESE! Awesome stamps and projects!

  2. Another awesome set! Love the creations today!

  3. Wonderful inspiration by The Talent! So many "now, why didn't I think of that" ideas found on these beautiful cards. Am very excited about this new release. Thanks for the opportunity! Bev

  4. Wooohooo! Tomorrow is the big day and I can't wait to see the full reveal of all the lovely stamps!
    Beautiful work...You just HAD to smile at the "Top 5 Things I love about Walter " card! :D

  5. soooo cute.love all the samples, great styles and ways to show off these stamps. I love all the journaling cards your DT made. thanks for a chance to win!

  6. Gosh, I really, really love the cards. And that arrow and quiver sentiment are great. Thanks for the opportunity to win!

  7. Everything looks soooo fun!! Love it all! :)

  8. Amazing cards!! Can't wait to see all the stamps!!

  9. Indeed, totes adorbs!!!! Loving EVERYTHING!

  10. I can't wait .. Love it all so far.

  11. What inspiration ... and what a fantastic set, so many possibilities!

  12. These are awesome! Love how versatile this set is.

  13. Oh gosh, this set just looks absolutely fab! Off to visit the DT to see what they came up with!!!

  14. I've loved all that I've seen! These cards are fab.

  15. Gorgeous cards by the DTs. Love the how everyone used the arrows in different ways.

  16. The samples are definitely leading me to think that this set will be a must-have!

  17. congrats on reaching this day...can not wait for your release. Your projects are so sweet and I love how you can use them for both card making and scrapbooking.

  18. Love what I'm seeing here. So glad to have found you at the very beginning!

  19. As Suzanne's card said..."Mad Love" for this set! It's awesomel

  20. I just found out about your company. . Love what i have seen.. and Walter is adorable! My favorite card on this post use the I quiver fir you. . Very clever.

  21. Wonderful work by the DT! I can't wait to see more.

  22. That is just amazing inspiration. Love this.

  23. Awesome little sentiments and graphics! And The Talent makes such cute things with them!

  24. Love this set. And that Walter is adorable.

  25. Awesome creations with that fabulous set! Wow team! Thanks for the chance!

  26. These cards and the talent you talent has is amazing! Great stamps!

  27. Such amazing and artful creations. Esp love Vanessa's....such cool and sweet colors. Love that flair!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  28. Oh my! These cards are just STUNNING! I loved each and every one especially Vanessa's and Joni's cards :)
    This stamp set looks amazing! Thanks for the chance to win :D

  29. "i quiver for you" - how fun is that? Just lovin' the DT work, BTW.

  30. These are so cute! Great projects!

  31. Oh my, such wonderful products and your DT has worked magic with them! Excited for your grand opening, and signing up immediately to follow you via Feedly! Looks like a lot of delight and dazzle will be coming our way!

  32. WOW!! LOVING the New Stamp Sets and the AMAZING Inspiration that was shared!! THANKS for the chance to win and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

  33. I love arrows and the quiver sentiment is absolutly adorable! Love it! I also love the colours in Heathers card. Lots of love here :-)


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