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August 2016

Thoughtful Branches- Last Day to order!!


Today is the last day for you to order your copy of the fabulous Thoughtful Branches Bundle!! This limited time bundle is only available till today and it's one of those bundles that you want in your collection. There is so much you can do with this stamp set and matching framelits! Need some inspiration with this bundle, check out all the wonderful boards on Pinterest!! could spend hours looking at all the amazing samples!!! 

My project today is one that I created after seeing a few similar designs on Pinterest. I added the bird, as I thought it was fitting for the holiday season. Whenever, I create with a new stamp set, I always go to Pinterest first to look for ways that others have used that products. After a few designs later, I feel my creative juices are flowing and then I'm off running with new creative idea's.

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My card today is paired with the This Christmas Specialty Designer Series Paper and the neat thing about this paper is that you get 24 sheets ( 4 each of 6 double sided designs). I love the patterns in this paper, especially the music notes!!

You still have time to order your bundle before it's too late. You can view all the details here of this amazing bundle!!

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle

You can view all the products that I used on my card below in the clickable links!! Remember, today is the last day that you can order the Thoughtful Branches stamp set and matching framelits.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Thoughtful Branches - Only available for two more days!!


Do you have your Thoughtful Branches bundle yet? You only have two more days to get this limited bundle before it disappears!! The Thoguhtful Branches bundle is a limited bundle that is available from Aug 1 to Aug 31, or well supplies last. This bundle has been very popular amongst fellow demonstrator's and customers. I love that you can use this bundle for any occasion and for any season!!

Fall is my favourite time of year! I love the cool days and nights, the beautiful fall colours and everything that has to do pumpkins!! Yummy pumpkin desserts, muffins, and of course all the beautiful fall decorations.


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So of course, I had to create a fun card where Thoughtful branches met the new Halloween Cookie Cutter stamp set. I wanted to create a scene that you would see if you were driving down a country road and saw this in a farmer's field!!

Creative Tips on how to make this card:

  • I inked the branches from the Thoughtful Branches stamp set in Delightful Dijon, then using sponge daubers, I randomly stamped in Cherry Cobbler, Tangerine Tango and Crushed Curry. This helped create the beautiful fall tree!!
  • The Tree trunk was created using the Beautiful Branches Framelits and a Big Shot machine
  • The fence was created with the Halloween Scene Edgelits Dies that are available starting on Thursday Sept 1. I cut them out using the Big Shot machine and the fence die.
  • The pumpkins were stamped in Tangerine Tango ink onto a piece of Tangerine Tango cardstock and then cut out using the Big Shot machine and the Halloween Scene Edgelits Dies.
  • I stamped my scraecrow on a piece of Whisper White card stock with the Black Archival Ink and colour him using my Stampin' Write markers. Then I punched him out with my Cookie Cutter Builder Punch.

You still have time to order this fabulous bundle before it's gone on August 31. Check out what you get with this amazing bundle. You can view all the details here.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


Spooky Fun Sponge Technique Class

Happy Monday!!

Thank you for all the sweet comments last week on my project that I share with you for the SU Trip Achiever's Blog Hop. Many of you have asked how I did the sky and I'm excited to share that we will be learning this fun technique this week in Technique Class on Thursday night!!

What a sneak peak at one of the projects you will be learning how to make? The best thing about technique class is we learn a technique, create two projects with that technique and then we create a reference card and sample sheets so that you will always have the sample/instructions on how to make that technique again in the future.

Here is one of the cards that we will be making on Thursday night:

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I am loving the new Halloween Product in the new Holiday Catalogue. Usually, I don't order alot of Halloween products, but this years selection is OVER the top!! They are the best I have seen in a long time and I love that they classic Halloween designs with a little bit of spooky added to them!!

There are still spots available for class on Thursday night! You can read all the details below.

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Technique Class - Thursday Sept 1 - 7 pm

Do you love to add fun techniques to your projects? Are you looking for new
ways to use your supplies? Then I have the class for you! Join our Technique Class where
each class you will learn a new technique, create 2 projects and a reference sheet. This month we will be learning about Masking and Sponging
Event Fee: $15 or FREE with a minimum order placed that night.
Deadline to register: Aug 30 or when the event is full.
If you are interested in this class, please message me by Tuesday night as I will be prepping this class on during the day on Wednesday! Hope you can join us for a spooky night!!!
Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!


August " Bold Botanticals" Paper Pumpkin Video


This month's Paper Pumpkin kit is amazing as it's a card kit. I love when the monthly kits are card kits as there is so much that you can do with them!! I have seen some really cool alternates done with this kit on the Paper Pumpkin Pinterest page. Just search August Paper Pumpkin kit and the idea's you find will be endless!!

Not sure about Paper Pumpkin or maybe you don't know what Paper Pumpkin is? It's a monthly kit that arrives to your door around the middle of the month, that is filled with 30 minutes of creativity for you!! You get all the supplies to make that month's project. Most of the kits are card projects but the odd time you will get a 3D project!!



The best news is right now you can try out the Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit with our Paper Pumpkin BOGO Promotion. Which means you purchase one month and get your other month for FREE!!! So you would pay $26.95 CAD and get your second month for FREE! This offer is open to first-time subscribers only and not available on Pre-paid subscriptions!





















Why would you want to subscribe to Paper Pumpkin??

  • It's a monthly program that you will love!!
  • 30 mins of instant creativity each each month is a surprise!!
  • Only $26.95 a month and that includes shipping!!
  • You can do a month to month subscription, or you can choose from a 3 month, 6 month or 12 prepaid subscription.
  • There is something for every budget!
  • Plus all my Paper Pumpkin subscriber received a handmade card in the mail from me each month!!!
  • Plus I will be rolling out my new Loyalty Paper Pumpkin program this month, where you will be reward for subscribing with me!!
  • Tons of inspiration on the Paper Pumpkin Board on Pinterest!!
  • Plus you have access to a video each month along with a Paper Pumpkin newsletter with alternate ideas in it, that comes right from Stampin' Up!
  • To find out more information about joining this fun program, you can head over to my paper pumpkin store!!
  • Plus you can check out the Paper Pumpkin site by clicking on the Paper Pumpkin button in my navigation bar!!

I can't wait to share all the fun details of my Loyalty program once you join the fun!! Remember you have till Sept 10 to sign up for this month's Paper Pumpkin Kit!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Halloween Petite Cafe Bags

Happy Friday!!

My project today is one that my downline Lisa made for me. I have been helping her out with her business and as a way of saying "Thank you" she created this fun Halloween Petite Cafe Bag filled with yummy "S more" popcorn mix!!! Thanks Lisa, you totally made my day with this special gift!!!


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This is one of those treat bags that you can mass produce for all those little trick or treater's that you have stop by your place on that Spooky night!!!

Lisa used the following product on her Cafe Bags:

  • Halloween Night Specialty Designer Series Paper - available Sept 1,2016
  • Spooky Fun Bundle ( Spooky Fun stamp set and matching Halloween Scenes Edgelits Dies) - available Sept 1, 2016
  • Petite Cafe Bags
  • Pumpkin Pie Card Stock
  • Memento Ink
  • Layering Circle Framelits and Big Shot Machine

The new Holiday Catalogue will start on Sept 1, 2016. We are only 5 days till the launch of the most amazing catalogue ever!! Don't have a copy of the new Holiday Catalogue? I can help you out with that!! Message me and I would be happy to mail one off to you!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Sneak Peak: Tin of Tags Project Kit


We are only a few weeks away from the launch of the new Holiday Catalogue. I can tell you that this new catalogue is filled the brim with amazing new products!! I have had the chance to pre-order and have been working on creating tons of new samples to share with you in the next few weeks!!

I wanted to share one a sneak peak video at one of the new Holiday Project kits that are being offered in the new Holiday Catalogue. There are 3 different project kits to choose from and the one that I'm sharing today is Tin of Tags Project Kit.



Don't you love how quick and easy these tags are and the best part they will look fabulous on top of your presents that you are giving to family and friends this holiday season!!

I will be offering this as a class during the Holiday season!! I'm just working on my classes for the next few months. Once I have all the details, I will be sharing them with you.

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Holiday Sneak Peak Spooky Fun SU Trip Achiever's Blog Hop


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Welcome to the Grand Vacation Achievers Blog Hop for August!! I'm so excited to finally have the chance to participate in this amazing blog hop with my fellow Mediterranean Achiever Demonstrator's from around the world!!  This month our theme is the Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek. We are so excited to show you these amazing BRAND NEW products that you will be able to purchase starting September 1st 2016. 

You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog - Anne Granger or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Anne's blog.

My project that I created for today's blog was a designed around the new Spooky Fun Bundle ( Spooky Fun stamp set and Halloween Scenes Framelits) and the Halloween Scares stamp set!

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My card was designed around the background. I was in the process of creating a few samples for an upcoming technique class and as soon as I had created the background, I knew that I wanted to create a Spooky Halloween Card!

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My background was created with a variety of ink and sponges. First, I sponge a piece of Whisper White card stock with Daffodil Delight ink. Then I added some Crushed Curry and Pumpkin Pie ink to the middle with my sponges. With each colours, I would add a new layer of ink and then go back with the previous colour to help blend it all in together. I finally added some Cherry Cobbler ink to the top and then once again, worked at blending all the colours together till I was happy with the finally results!! The best part about this background was I created a moon mask, by punching out a 1 3/4 circle from Whisper White and then adding a piece of tape to the back and adhering it to your background. Then I sponged around the Moon with my colours, then when I removed the mask, I had a beautiful full moon!!

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To finish off my card, I used the Halloween Scenes Edgelits, to create my spooky tree and the pumpkins. I stamped the Haunted House from the Halloween Scares stamp set in Memento ink and then fussy cut it out. I also stamp the witch from the Spooky Fun stamp set and cut it out with the matching witch edgelit dies. The last detail that I added was a little bit of ink splatter to the background as it helped create that spooky feeling!!

Thanks for stopping by our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at here at Anne's blog, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.

Thanks for stopping by and have fun on the rest of the blog hop!!



Embellished Ornaments Swap Card


Last week, we have our monthly downline meeting. Each month, my team gathers at my house for an afternoon of creating, sharing, stamping and training. These meeting always leaves me feeling inspired by my team members as they always have fabulous idea's that they share with us.

One of my side-lines Heather shared this beautiful swap card with me. She had created this swap card for a training event that she went to in July. The theme was Christmas and I'm so happy that she shared it with's beautiful!!!
























Heather used the Embellished Ornament stamp set and matching Delicate Ornament framelits on her card. I love how she used the Fabulous Fold Designer Acetate to create the inside of the ornament! The colour combo that she used is gorgeous! She used Gold, Cherry Cobbler and Tip Top Taupe!! I think I might have to CASE this card and add it to an upcoming Christmas Stamp a Stack!! Thanks for sharing your beautiful swap with me Heather!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Thoughtful Branches

Happy Monday!!

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was a busy one! We have been checking off the items on Emily's University list, I can't believe that 2 weeks today we will move her into residences. I'm not sure this mom is ready for the next steps! Don't get me wrong...I'm looking forward to watching her grow into her new adventure and the next chapter of her life, BUT we will miss the daily interactions with her here at home. I will miss the hugs and chats!! 

My project today is one that I created with the new Thoughtful Branches stamp set. I told myself that I didn't need this stamp set, but after seeing all the amazing projects created with this, I had to get it. Now this Fabulous bundle is a Limited-Time bundle and only available till Aug 31 or while supplies last. I'm really hoping that Stampin' Up! will continue to sell this bundle in the future.

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I have Fall on my mind, it's been so hot and humid here the last few weeks, that I'm ready for the fall. Fall is my favourite season as I love everything about it, cool days and nights, beautiful fall colours and yummy pumpkin desserts!!

So when I was creating this card, I thought it would be fun to create one with beautiful fall colours.

Tips on creating my card:

  • I used Moroccan Designer Series Paper for my pattern paper
  • To create the leaves on my tree, I first stamped my branches in Delightful Dijion, then using a sponge dauber, I randomly sponge in Tangerine Tango and Cherry Cobbler ink. Then using the Thoughtful Branches framelits, I cut them out with my big shot machine
  • The grass was done using the grass image and garden green ink
  • The trunk of my tree was stamped in Early Espresso and cut out using the matching framelit and big shot machine
  • The greeting was stamped with Early Espresso ink
  • I added a linen thread bow to the trunk of my tree

As I was telling you early, this stamp set and matching framelits are only available till Aug 31 or while supplies last.

Thoughtful Branches Photopolymer Bundle

You still have time to add this to your collection, but I won't wait to long as you only have less then 2 weeks!! You can check out the supplies I used on my card by click on the links below!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

Foxy Friends Class


We are only a week away from our Foxy Friends Class and I can't wait to share it with you!! This new bundle is a must in your collection as there is so much you can do with this stamp set and matching punch!! You can use the bundle to create birthday cards, baby cards, thank you cards, Christmas cards and even use them to help you create treat bags for family and friends!!

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There are still spots left for this class and I would love to have you join us!! You can read all the details of this class below.

Foxy Friend Class – Tuesday Aug 30 at 7pm

Have you seen the Foxy Friend trend on Pinterest? It’s crazy what you can do with this stamp set!! It’s a must in your

collection and I can wait to show you the 5 projects that we will be making!! Think Christmas, treat holder and a variety of occasion

cards!! Event Fee: $25 just the projects OR purchase the Foxy Friend bundle for $69 and your projects are FREE.

Deadline to register is Aug 24 to ensure supplies arrive before the class night. 

Thanks for stopping by and have a great rest of your day!!