Branch Out Autumn Style!

Morning all!  We’ve got lots to cover today, starting with this little doozy featuring Branch Out, one of the new releases from Wed night.  I used a Fabriano note card as the base, and connected two branches together to fill the space needed.  I used 3 different inks and stamped the leaves three times to create that autumn feel I was looking for, and glittered up the bird and nest of eggs for a little sparkle.  I thought to fill you in on a little trick I discovered that helps me place the many leaf, flower options in this set.

After stamping the branch, I place the leaf/flower/etc stamp on top of the branch and play with it until I get the placement exactly correct.  Then I pick two markers (leaves in this case) and outline them with a sharpie so that I can use them to help me align the image once it’s inked.  As long as my two markers are exactly placed, the image will stamp perfect every time!  It only takes a moment to mark each of the stamps in this set, and then it’s smooth stamping!

Here is a close up of the leaves marked with sharpie.

In case you missed the release party, we are still running 1/2 price US shipping on orders over $25 till Sept 7th.  Simply enter HALFPRICESHIPPING in the coupon section to receive a discount of $2.38 on ALL orders over $25!  Feeling really needy and spending over $25?  Or live outside the US?  Never fear, enter the same coupon code for your $2.38 discount too!  We are all about equal opportunity shopping!  And DON’T forget, there’s still time to play for a spot on the MFTeam as October’s Guest Designer!  Check out THIS thread, I promise, October’s Who’s That Girl? set is one worth playing for!

Lastly, I’m gonna finish up by mentioning that Gina K. is having her release tonight, and I hope you’ll all stop by and see the new stuff!  One of my fav people, Cammie, is releasing a new set tonight as well and all her proceeds will go to benefit Alzheimer’s research. You can read all about it here. It’s a cause dear to her heart after losing her Grandma earlier this year.  My father suffered from dementia prior to him passing, so it’s a cause also near and dear to me.

In support of my dear friends, I decided to offer a treat.  I’ve purchased a $50 gift certificate to Gina K. Designs, and will select one of YOU to receive it!  Leave a comment from now till Monday morning, and I’ll choose a winner Monday afternoon.  For now, there’s a party brewing in her forum, go check it out!