Thursday, March 13, 2014

Premiere of The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom + giveaway

For The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom we created a set to aid you in writing about your life as a mom, about your mom, other motherly figures, or to have a great time with the little ones to capture their feelings about their mom or make a mother's day card. We've added some pretty images to add to any occasion.  Not only that, but it is also a wonderful companion to Parentville and is a ideal mate to The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad.


Available for purchase on March 15, 2014.
Retails for $15.00
Includes five (5) sentiments +  fourteen (14) images + one (1) frame


Let's get to the fun part and see what Julie, Shay, our guest star, Angie Tieman, and The Talent (our supernova creative team) made with it. And make sure you visit Angie's and 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!



I just have to tell you that this set, The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom, is a personal favorite.  I really enjoyed the process of co-designing this set with Shay.  I had this idea of making a silhouette of a woman, and the idea is actually based on a photo of my mom's high school graduation picture.  I have always loved that picture, and her hair was in a flip like our lovely lady here.  We also knew we wanted some flowers and definitely a bow.  The ornate frame was really fun to create, and my mind was full of possibilities with this frame and the whole set.  So, I'm featuring my favorites for you here today.

If you caught my instagram post from yesterday, it showed a picture of my desk after building this spray of flowers.  {Kelly - my luck turned around!!!} I picked several shades of pinks, yellows and greens, and stamped the flowers in two steps.  I used the largest flower to stamp the base and then the medium flower to create a center. I also used this technique similarly creating the smaller flowers and even on the simple leaves, giving the flowers and leaves more dimension through shading.  For the smallest flowers, I used the smallest dot from the Big Bang Confetti set to just add a tiny center.  The tiny sprays of pink buds were actually stamped as a second generation in the same pink as the large flower.  I added green stems and leaves to the stamped image with a Prisma color pencil - easy peasy! After fussy cutting the spray, I added Stardust Stickles to the center of all of the flowers on the shaded centers and to the tiny pink buds.

I couldn't decide how I wanted the card to layout exactly, and then my DH said, "Why not put the woman silhouette on a field of blue, like a cameo".  He's good!  Really good!  Thanks honey!! ;o)  So, I found an appropriate shade of blue card stock and embossed the lady, the ornate frame and the sentiment on the card base.  Just to note - the ornate frame is much more narrow than it shows here. The frame is very flexible, and I was able to give it a more rounded shape when sticking it on my acrylic block to better fit the shape of my flower spray. Nice!!!  Finally, the spray was added with foam tape and the little bow, embossed in white on vellum, added with a little glossy accents.   I'm loving how this one turned out.  Please enjoy all of the fabulous creations below. You are in for a treat!



I decided to use the guy silhouette from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Dad with the lady silhouette from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom to create a love card.  We designed the silhouettes so they will longingly stare at each other. I used a piece of watercolor paper and painted it with various blue Distress Markers and water.  Next I stamped the ledger heart from The Write Stuff: Love Story in a navy ink by Studio Calico.  It ran a bit as the watercolor paper was still wet so I dried it and stamped over it again.  Next I stamped the silhouettes with Versamark and embossed them with Zing! denim embossing powder.  I colored in the collar of the guy with a white gel pen.  I sprayed the panel with shine Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico.  Then I finished it up with "love" from The Big, the Bold, and the Happy (temporarily out of stock, but soon to be back!).  I added a leaf die cut from the Lemon Lush collection by Studio Calico and big glitter photo corners from Martha Stewart Crafts. I placed the watercolor panel on a slightly larger piece of navy cardstock and adhered it to the card base with my trusty dimensional foam adhesive.


For my second card I went off the reservation and experimented.  I stamped the oval frame several times rotating each time in grey ink by Studio Calico.  Over that I stamped the flowers from The Write Stuff: Leave it to Mom in a few colors of Mid-tone Shadow Inks by Hero Arts.  Then I stamped the largest solid circle from Scenery: Big Bang Confetti (again out of stock, but soon to be back).  I sprayed the image with shine Mister Huey's Color Mist by Studio Calico.  I cut out the wreath and cut out the center with a circle die by Spellbinders.  I stamped the bow in Versamark and gold embossed it and added that to the wreath.  On a piece of patterned paper from the Lemon Lush 6x6 paper pad by Studio Calico I stamped the outline "mom" in Versamark and embossed it in white and then colored it in with white gel pen.  I adhered the wreath with dimensional foam adhesive (yes, those again) and then adhered the patterned paper to a square white card base.  I hope it came out better than a science experiment gone wrong!

Guest star, Angie Tieman




CLICK HERE for more from Angie.

The Talent
Just a note: due to shipping delays, Vanessa Menhorn's projects will be featured after the release so make sure to check back!

HP - Leave It to Mom

CLICK HERE to see more from Heather.


CLICK HERE to see more from Joni.

Kelly_MOM Text Flowers For Mothers Day Card

CLICK HERE to see more from Kelly.


CLICK HERE to see more from Suzanne.


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

All winners during our Second Release will be announced on March 15, 2014.

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


  1. What GORGEOUS projects today! Once again, I have a soft spot for silhouette images - and LOVE this one!!! So excited!

  2. Wonderful projects. I really like the silhouette on blue on the first one.

  3. Once again great variety in the DT projects.

  4. Awesome inspirations! Love your card Shay! The spray of flowers is wonderful, I thought it was a die cut at first!! Well done!

  5. What a creative group of mom cards!

  6. Great cards! The stamps are so versatile!

  7. WOW... What beautiful and stunning cards!!

  8. yes please....I'll take them all!!!!!

  9. Wow your dt is so rocking it! Love this new set already!

  10. Beautiful samples - looking forward to this new release!

  11. Wow what beautiful designs from the team!!!

  12. fantastic stamps and beautiful samples. thanks for a chance to win!

  13. These stamps & cards are just wonderful!

  14. What a beautiful selection of sample cards. I think this is my favorite set so far. Although my own sweet Mom has passed on, I have many friends that are like a mother to me, and I enjoy brightening their day with handmade cards. The Second Release is going to be so awesome!

  15. Set is really cute! Thanks for the chance to win!

  16. Awesome cards! I love the MOM flowers- terrific idea!!

    Is it the 15th yet???? :)

  17. These cards are fabulous! Another great set.

  18. Gorgeous! Fab set! Thanks for opportunity to win

  19. I love Kelly's 'you are awesome' card - what an awesome way to create a flower. And Shay cleverly turned the oval frame into a circle - so creative.

  20. More great projects. I love that a flower was made with the letter M. cool idea. TFS

  21. Just beautiful! Love how big the silhouette is, looks great with the Mr silhouette too!

  22. What fabulous samples and I think this is going to be a great release!

  23. Bunch of beautiful
    cards here. Love
    seeing all the
    different ways to
    use the stamps.
    Carla from Utah

  24. Gorgeous cards! Love the silhouette!

  25. Love how versatile this set is! Beautiful job by the DT and guest designer Angie!!

  26. I've been looking forward to your second release...
    Congratulations - Looks like you'll have another sellout!
    I'll be buying but it would be fun to win!

  27. great cards on such a variety of layouts and colours...very inspiring...

  28. This is such a pretty, feminine stamp set. Heather's and Julie's cards are so beautiful. Would love a chance to win this totally :D

  29. This is such a unique set. Loving it.

  30. Beautiful...I especially love the flowers! What fun and the cameo and...and... :D

  31. Beautiful set and Amazing DT creations!!!!

  32. The samples are beautiful and I cannot wait to see the entire stamp set and purchase it! Thanks for the giveaway and for sharing these samples.

  33. Can't wait to see the stamp set. The cards are all lovely.


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