Sand and Sea Suite

Hello stampers and happy Wednesday to you. Today I am going to share with you my Sand and Sea Suite projects. Before leaving for Holland I did a video showing my projects that I made using the Sand and Sea Suite that I based my Parcels in the Post on. That is a whole other story!!


Sand and Sea Suite


What makes the Sand and Sea Suite special? In my opinion, it is the amazing way in which the embossing folder, the stamps and the dies all work together in the most unique way. First of all you use the largest die as a template on your Stamparatus. Be sure to lay it face down so that the cutting side is on the bottom. Then you lay the coordinating stamps in the right spaces and close the hinged plate so that the stamps will adhere to it. Remove the die. Now you are ready to ink up the stamps and stamp them on your cardstock.

After stamping your images you can once again use the die to cut them out. Carefully put your die cut into the embossing folder and run it through the Stampin’ Cut & Emboss machine. Wow!! Now you have stamped, cut and embossed images for beautiful card making or scrapbooking.

In the suite there is also pearlescent paper that looks like the inside of a seashell, Opal Rounds that really do look like opals as well as a gorgeous embossing folder and designer series paper.


My Video


The live video showing my four cards was almost an hour long and really showed quite well how marvelous this suite is. The problem? There was no sound!! I am hoping to redeem this situation using the marvels of technology rather than doing the whole thing over. I did not take this suite of products with me to Holland so I cannot redo the cards. Thanks to everyone who tried so diligently to try and let me know what was going on.

Sand & Sea cards


Back in Holland


I am so very happy to be back in Holland again. Travelling is not for the faint of heart. I am ever so thankful to be able to travel but with the added documentation necessary and several time-sensitive COVID tests needed, it really does add to the stress level.

According to my count there were only 18 people on the plane, so social distancing was not an issue. Five people got off in Amsterdam and the rest continued to elsewhere in Europe. When we finally fly again on a full plane it will probably feel claustrophobic!


Flowering Fields



The best part of the day after reuniting with Gerard was our drive to the flowering bulb fields. Seeing full fields of tulips, daffodils and hyacinths was just breathtakingly beautiful. There was a traffic jam at two o’clock in the afternoon because people were coming with their bike carriers so that they could cycle through the countryside to see all the flowering fields up close.

Thanks for joining me today, I hope to share more photos and videos of my travels while I am here. I know how much you all want to be able to travel and I am very aware of how blessed I am to have a travel exception. Sending you big hugs!!

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