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Cupcake Challenge #31

Good Morning my friends,

Well, yesterday was a long day for us at the soccer tournament. We won 1 and loss 2. The girls played really hard and were up against some tough competition. We play again today and depending on how we do at our first game will decide if we go to the finals. Wish us luck!!!

I was so excited to finish Taylored Expressions Cupcake challenge and to be able to use my brand new Stamp set Crazy for Cupcakes.  You can check out her challenge here. I love this stamp set, and the cupcakes looks so Yummy that you just want to eat them!!!

I love this card sketch and I will be using this one again in some upcoming classes. Don't forget to check out my classes here. I would love to have you join one of my classes!!

Let me know what you think of my Yummy cupcake card.

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Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red and Whisper White card stock, Bella Rose Designers Series Paper, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Slot Punch, Large Oval Punch, Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa markers, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette ink.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great day!!

Anne


Beate's Weekend Sketch

Good Morning,

Happy Long Weekend!! I hope you are enjoying the last few days of summer!! We have another soccer tournament this weekend, and I hope that the girls do well. We will be up against some tough teams. Wish us luck!!

I'm so glad that Beate is back with her Weekend Sketch Challenge. We sure did miss you Beate, welcome back!! I love these challenges as it makes you think outside your creative zone and challenges you to try new things. You can check out her sketch here.

I was so excited when this stamp set arrived the other day, it was the first one to be inked up. The best part the Upsy Daisy stamp set is on sale for 15% off the regular price till the end of September.

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Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Whisper White, Baja Breeze and Not Quite Navy card stock, Urban Garden D.S.P, Upsy Daisy stamp set.

Enjoy your day!!

Anne


UStamp Gift Bag and Card set

Yahoo, it's Friday!!

Not that I'm wishing my last of week of summer holidays away, but I'm glad it's Friday!! It's been a crazy week around here and this weekend we are in another soccer tournament.

Do you remember me telling you about the UStamp on line program that my good friend Heather Summer and Dawn Rapsas started?? It's amazing!! In this fun program, you will make 10 beautiful projects, there will be tips, techniques and so much more. All supplies will be Stampin' Up products showing case beautiful products from the New Fall/Winter Catalogue.

You can still join in on the fun, check out all the details on the website here. Make sure to tell them that I sent you!!

Anyway, I wanted to show you one of the bonus projects we receive this week. It's a really cute Gift Bag and Card set. I knew that I just had to make this. I used the basic template as a guide and then I changed it up to make it my own. I used a different stamp set for my greetings on my card. Let me know what you think??

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Here is a close up picture of the cards.

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Here is a close up picture of the gift bag.

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Recipe: All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Chocolate Chip, Kiwi Kiss, Riding Hood Red, Pink Piourette, and Whisper White card stock, Heard from the Heart stamp set( on sale for 15% off), Wow Flowers, Scallop Punch, 1 3/8 and 1 1/4 circle punch, Holiday Blitz stamp set, Chocolate Chip and Old Olive ribbon, and twine.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!!

Anne



Festive Thursday # 8

Hello,

So are you starting to feel Festive with all these Christmas Cards every Thursday?? Before we know it, the Festive season will be here.

When I saw this stamp set in the book, I knew I had to have it. I'm so happy to see that it made it in the catalogue for another year.  Lovely  as a Tree makes great projects as the stamp are beautiful. I love using the Pine Tree for Christmas Cards. You can't tell from the picture, I add some Dazzling Diamonds to my pine tree to make it look like snow sparkling on the branches.

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Recipe: All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Kraft, Old Olive, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White card stock, Heard from the Heart(on sale for 15% off), White Craft ink, Sponge for distressing, Chocolate Chip marker, Old Olive marker, and Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Have a wonderful day,

Anne


Sponge to Huff Tutorial and Inspired by Nature card

Good Morning my friends,

I'm so excited that I was able to play around with some of my new stamp sets yesterday. I love the new Inspired by Nature stamp set especially the flowers and the grass.

I wanted to share with you this cool technique that I learned at the Quarterly Meeting. It's called a Stamp to Huff technique. Most of the Demonstrator's learned this at Convention. I thought I would share it with you. Here is a tutorial on it.

I stamped the grass using Mellow Moss ink onto Whisper White card stock.

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Using my markers, I coloured the centre of the flower using Close to Cocoa, the flower petals using So Saffron, and the stem using Mellow moss.

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Using the sponge daubers and ink, I sponged the petals and the top of the flowers using a darker colour. For the petals, I used More Mustard ink. Using the sponge dauber, I just dabbed the petals around the edges.

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Using the sponge dabbers, I sponged the top of the flowers using Chocolate Chip ink. I inked just around the top of the flowers. Don't forget to huff on the stamp set before you stamp to remoisten the ink.

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Don't you just love the look of the this technique. It gives you a Watercolouring look without all the work. 

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Here is the card that I made using this technique.

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Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White card stock, Inspired by Nature stamp set, Mellow Moss, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa makers, More Mustard and Chocolate chip ink, and Sponge Daubers.

What do you think of this technique? Isn't it beautiful!! Now that you have seen it, why don't you give it a try!!

Have a wonderful day,

Anne


Chipboard Note Pad Holder

Hello my friends,

While blog surfing the other day, I came across these cute Note Pad Holder on Angie blog's. As soon as I saw them, I knew that I had to make one. What a great way to use up some of your scraps paper.

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Recipe:Bella Rose D.S.P, Binder Clip, Chipboard Sheet, White Note Pad, Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Dream du Jour and Riding Hood Red ink.

I'm anxious waiting for Mr. Brown today, as I have new stamps and accessories arriving. I can't wait to play with my new stamps, new Designer Series Paper, ribbon and so much more. Watch for a new creation tomorrow.

Enjoy your day,

Anne


Butterfly Card

Hello my friends,

Well, we sure did have a busy weekend. Emily's soccer team played very hard on the weekend especially in the hot and humid weather. We played against some strong teams, and we finished in 5 in the tournament

Here is my girl getting ready for the kick off.

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I wanted to show you another card that we made at the 10-10-25 class on Saturday night. I cased this card from the New mini Catalogue Sampler brochure. I love how it show off the new In-colours.

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Recipe: All Supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze and Whisper White card stock, Dream du Jour stamp set, Mat Pack, Paper Piecer tool, Scallop Edge Punch, Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze ink.

Enjoy the rest of your evening!!

Anne




10-10-25 Card sample

Hello My friends,

Last night was our 10-10-25 class. I had so much fun with these ladies and I look forward to seeing them at upcoming classes.

During the Quarterly Meeting Demonstrator threatre, Heather S taught us this Sponge to stamp technique. I love how it is done and the look it gives. It's like watercolouring with out all the work. I will show a tutorial on it this week. The ladies love this technique and all say "They are going to do this again at home with other stamp sets".

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Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette card stock, Bella Rose D.S.P, Close as a Memory stamp set, Chocolate chip ribbon, Sponge Dauber, Blender Pen, Riding Hood Red and Pink Pirouette pink.

We are off to soccer again today. Yesterday we played 3 games, we won one and loss 2. All the teams are match very close as they all did the same yesterday for wins, loss, and ties. Today games will decided who will go on to the finals. Wish us luck!!!

Have a wonderful day,

Anne


Wish Big.....

Hello my friends,

We have a very busy day ahead of us today. Emily is in a Soccer tournament this weekend and we play 3 games today with 3 games again tomorrow. I hope they do well in the tournament. I will let you know how they make out tomorrow.

Then tonight is my 10-10-25 class. I'm really looking forward to seeing these ladies.

I wanted to share with you a card that I made the other day. You can't tell by the picture, but I added Stampin Dimensionals to the saying on the card to make it pop out.  I have been busy making cards for gifts as my mother in law told me that she is out of her card stash and need some more made. Since her birthday is around the corner, I thought I would give her a variety of cards.

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Recipe:All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Kiwi Kiss card stock, 1 3/8" and 1 1/4" square punch, Heard from the Heart, and Holiday Blitz stamp set.

Must run....have a great day.

Anne


Fresh Cut Thank You card

Happy Friday my friends,

Wow, where did that week go?? I can't believe how fast summer is flying by and that school is just around the corner. Next week we will have to tackle the Back to school shopping one day. The girl's always love going shopping to find new pencil crayons, marker and so much more. They always try to find the pkg with the most colours in it. I remember those day, there is something about a new pkg of crayons just waiting to be colour with.

I have been working on some cards to show you. I really like the new Fresh Cut notes and Fresh Cut stamp set. I decided to pair it with the new In-colours and this is what I came up with.

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Recipe: All supplies Stampin' Up! ~~ Fresh Cut note cards, Fresh Cut stamp set, Old Olive ribbon, Kiwi Kiss card stock, brads, Red Riding Hood and Kiwi Kiss ink.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Anne