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Freshly Made Sketches 292

Hello,

Over the weekend, I had a chance to play along with last weeks sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. This sketch was designed by Cécile and it was a fun one. At first, I was like "what am I going to do with that sketch?" After playing around with a few different colour combinations, I finally came up with this!!

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I had some new product on my table and I thought why not use them! LOVE, LOVE the new Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Texture Impression Folder! The impressions are so deep and real!!

I went with the colour combination of Berry Burst, Basic Black and Whisper White. These colours together are so rich and stunning!! 

My pattern paper is from the Color Theory Designer Series Pack and the Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper pack!! 

Doesn't this chair look so inviting? Makes me just want to sit outside with a nice cold glass of Ice Tea!! I used the Colorful Seasons stamp set!! The greeting is from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set!

I hope that you will head over to Freshly Made Sketches to give this sketch a try!! 

I have listed all the supplies that I have used for you at the bottom of this post, and the best part is that you can either click on the clickable images, or the supply list PDF. 

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Thanks for stopping by and enjoy all that sunshine today!! 

 


High Tide Swoosh Technique

Hello,

Last week, while checking out my friend Patty's blog, I came across this cool technique that she showed cased. I thought it really cool and wanted to give it a try. When I saw the technique, I vision a card made with the High Tide stamp set and the swoosh technique behind it. 

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The swoosh technique was done to create my water in the background behind my lighthouse!! This is such a cool technique and I can't wait to share the other card with you!! 

The colours that I used were: Soft Sky, Pool Party and Marina Mist! I love how it looks like the tide is rolling in towards the shoreline.

I stamped the Highlight in Real Red with the solid image and Smoky Slate with the outline image. This creates the shadow effect on the lighthouse! My sand was stamped in Soft Suede and then I add some Old Olive grass randomly over the sand.

Want to recreate my card, you will need the following products: 

  • Pool Party Card stock - 5 1/2 by 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • Pool Party Card Stock - 4 by 5 1/4
  • Dapper Denim Card Stock - 1 by 4
  • Eastern Palace Specialty Designer Series Paper Pack - 3 by 4
  • Watercolour Paper - 3 by 4
  • Stampin' Spritzer filled with water
  • Clear Block C
  • Pool Party, Soft Sky and Dapper Denim ink pads
  • Smoky Slate and Real Red ink pads
  • Black Archival Ink 
  • Memento Ink pad
  • Hightide Stamp Set
  • Better Together Stamp set 

My friend Patty has a really good video showcasing this video. Click on the link here to watch it. I'm going to warn you...it's very addicting!! There are so many different colour possibilities that you can do with it!! 

I have listed all the supplies that I have used for you at the bottom of this post, and the best part is that you can either click on the clickable images, or the supply list PDF. 

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!! 

 


This Little Piggy Swap Card

Hello,

It's a hot and humid day here which is the perfect day to stay inside and stamp! My first order from the new catalogue will be here today and I can't wait to open it up and start playing with all the new goodies!! But first I must get a few things checked off on my to do list! 

My project today is one that I created for a swap that I was in. I participated in a swap with other top demonstrator leaders in Canada in May and let me tell you..the cards that I received back was AWESOME!!! 

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When I first saw this stamp set in the catalogue, I was like I need to have that! It's so stinkin' cute!! Imagine how excited I was when I found out we were getting this as an all attendee give away at Onstage in April!! If you love water colouring, then this stamp set is perfect for it!! 

Want to recreate my card, this is what you will need:

  • Blushing Bride card stock 5  1/2 by 8 1/2, score at 4 1/4
  • Blushing Bride card stock 4 by 5 1/4
  • Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper - 2 by 5 1/4
  • Night Navy card stock scrap 
  • Whisper White card stock scrap
  • Shimmery White Card stock scrap  
  • Big Shot Machine, Magnetic Platform, Stitched Shaped Framelits, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folder 
  • Black Archival Stampin' Ink Pad 
  • Blushing Bride, Old Olive and Soft Sky ink pads
  • Blender Pen
  • Whisper White Solid Baker's Twine
  • Daffodil Delight 1/4" Double Stitched Ribbon

If you are local and love this card, why not join me next Thursday June 22 at 7pm for my "This Little Piggy Class." We will be making 8 cards ( 2 each of 4 designs). You can view all the details here.  Please email me to register by June 15. 

I have listed all the supplies that I have used for you at the bottom of this post, and the best part is that you can either click on the clickable images, or the supply list PDF. 

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and stay cool today!!!


Dragonfly Dreams

Hello,

Today is a day mixed with different emotions as today is the last day that you can order from the 2016 Annual Catalogue and the Occasions Catalogue. There are so many fabulous products leaving us today that its sad to see these items leave! The last few days, items have been selling out quickly but there is still TONS of great products that is available. You can view all those items here.

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My project today is one that we made last week in our stamp a stack class. I wanted to focus on some of the bundles that were carrying over into the new book. The good news that this bundle is carrying over but the sad news is it won't be available as a bundle anymore!

I would suggest grabbing your catalogues and check through them to make sure you have all the bundles you want as today is the last day you can save 10% for those that are carrying over and sadly there are some that are leaving us as of today! 

Want to recreate my card, you will need the following supplies:

  • Thick whisper white card stock, this is my go to white when creating a white base
  • Dragonfly Dreams Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies
  • Big Shot machine
  • Stitched Shape Framelits Dies 
  • Black card stock
  • 2016-2018 Incolour Designer Series Paper Pack - Sugarplum
  • Sugarplum ink 
  • Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush  - a staple in your desk as it adds the little bit of glitter to your projects

I know it's sad day with retiring product leaving us but the good news is only one more sleep till we can order from the new AMAZING 2017 Annual Catalogue. Just a reminder that we won't be able to place any orders till 12pm MT (which is 2pm our time) as Stampin' Up! need time to change over all the items in the ordering system!! Once we are able to order, I will post a link to the PDF and the Online store for you to view!! 

May Hostess Code: N7FNKSTU 

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy that sunshine today!! 

 

 


Sneak Peak: Crafting Forever Stamp Set

Hello,

I have been creating like CRAZY these days and I'm loving it! They say stamping is good for the soul and great therapy! I have to say the last few weeks have been filled with lots of ups and downs and the one thing that got me though was family, friends and lots of stamping!!

One of the stamp sets that I have had fun creating with is the new Crafting Forever stamp set. This new stamp set will be one that you want to add to your collection. Not only is it filled with great images for crafting but it's also the new Angel Policy stamp set. Which means that you will want to use this stamp set if you are selling your projects to others!! 

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Want to know a little secret...the White Note Cards and Envelopes are the perfect way to create little thank you cards for family, friends and customers!! The best part is that you get 20 thick pre-scored cards along with 20 envelopes!!

Want to recreate my card, I used the following products on it:

  • White Card and Envelopes
  • Fresh Floral Designer Series Paper - available June 1st
  • Timeless Texture stamp set
  • One Big Meaning Stamp set
  • Shimmery White card stock
  • Layering Circle Framelits Dies and Big Shot Machine
  • Berry Burst Incolour Ink  - available June 1st
  • Smoky Slate ink 
  • Black Archival Ink 
  • Blender Pen 

I stamped my pen image in Black Archival Ink onto Shimmery White card stock. Once it was dried, I used my Blender Pen, Berry Burst and Smoky Slate ink to colour in the pen. I started colouring light first as it's always easier to go light to dark then dark to light! I have been really LOVING watercoloring these days..its so fun and relaxing!! 

I can't wait to share the other cards that I made with this stamp set!! I will be sharing them over the next week with you!!

May Hostess Code: N7FNKSTU 

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy that sunshine today!! 

 

 


Fancy Fold - Marble Technique Birthday Card

Happy Monday!

Hello friends, I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was a busy one with being a taxi driver for my girls and on Sunday I had our monthly meeting with my team!! It was AMAZING and I can't wait to share some picture and details with you this week!!!

My project today is one that we created last month at technique class. Our focus for the night was the utterly cool Marble Technique. Honestly, when I was showing them this technique, I felt like I was 10 again playing a game of marbles with my friends. Do you remember doing that? I remember spending hours looking at all the different style and patterns on each and every marble!!

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My card today is a fun Fancy Fold, not sure what you call this one, but I'm going to call it a Pop up card!! As the magic happens when you open this card!!!

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When you open this card, the hammer magically appears in the bottom right corner! This is one of those card that you just stand there opening and closing the card, just to watch the hammer appear! 

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Tips and Tricks for my card:

  • Basic Grey reinker, marbles and a wood clear mount case is all you need to do this technique. Add a few drops of reinker in your wood clear mount case. Add your marbles and shake up to spread the ink around. Add a piece of paper to the wood case and close the lid. Once again, shake the case moving the marbles around to create an unique pattern on your white paper! The trick with this technique is only a few small drops of ink, as you want it to be even spread out.
  • Sadly the Nail It Bundle, and the Urban Underground Designer Specialty Paper is sold out. But not to worry, you can easily switch up the pattern paper for another one along with the images. There are lots of great guys stamp set out there like Guy Greeting, and One Wild Ride!!
  • The Birthday greeting is from the Birthday Bright stamp set

You can check out the Retiring List by heading over to my online store. You can click here to check out the product that will be leaving us on May 31. Remember stamp set are guarantee till May 22 and accessories are while supplies last!!

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 


Marble Technique - Nail it Bundle

Hello,

My project today is a oldie but fun technique. My friend Angie McKay from North Shore Stamper reminder me of this fun technique and I couldn't wait to give it a try!! I knew it would be the perfect technique for this month's technique class!!

I had the Nail It Bundle sitting on my desk and wanted to use it for my project!! I bought this set as it reminds me so much of Corrie...he sure did love his tools and often told me that you need a variety of tools to complete the job!!! This card is for my lovely husband and I'm sure he is up there in heaven fixing things for others! 

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Tips and Tricks on my project:

  • The Nail It Bundle is perfect stamp set and matching framelits for the men in your lives!
  • The Hexagon Dymanic Impression Folder adds the perfect touch and dimension to your project
  • Basic Grey reinker, marbles and a wood clear mount case is all you need to do this technique. Add a few drops of reinker in your wood clear mount case. Add your marbles and shake up to spread the ink around. Add a piece of paper to the wood case and close the lid. Once again, shake the case moving the marbles around to create an unique pattern on your white paper! The trick with this technique is only a few small drops of ink, as you want it to be even spread out.
  • Stamp the screw driver and cut out with matching framelit, and then colour with Delightful Dijon and Smoky Slate marker 
  • My pattern paper is the Urban Underground Specialty Paper - sad news, it's already sold out

The sad news is the Nail It Bundle is on the retiring list and will be leaving us at the end of May. And the sad part is that its already SOLD out which doesn't surprise me as it was a great bundle!!! I have to tell you that this is one bundle that I will be keeping as it reminds me too much of Corrie!!

You can check out the Retiring List by heading over to my online store. You can click here to check out the product that will be leaving us on May 31. Remember stamp set are guarantee till May 22 and accessories are while supplies last!!

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!


All Things Thanks!

Hello,

My project today is one that I made last week to send out to our Canadian Stampin' Up! President Dale Hampshire as a way of saying "Thank you" I wanted to show my appreciate to Dale and Carrie as they helped me registered for Onstage Toronto. Thanks Dale and Carrie..I really appreciate it and hoped that you enjoyed your Rheo Thompson chocolates!!!

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This is a great way to use up scraps pieces of designer series paper! I'm sure you are like me and keep every little piece as we know that we can use it for something later on!! 

Tips and Tricks on my Project:

  • Designer Series Paper is Moroccan. This beautiful Eastern Palette has gorgeous rich colours in it
  • The colours are Delightful Dijon, Early Espresso, Whisper White and Emerald Envy
  • The greeting is from the All Things Thanks stamp set
  • The ribbon is the Delightful Dijon 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon, and best tip is that this ribbon looks like gold when it's on your project!
  • Scallop Circle is from the Layering Circle Framelits 
  • The Circle is from the Stitched Shaped Framelits

Can you spot the retired items on my card? There are lots of items that are retiring like the Moroccan Designer Series Paper, Delightful Dijon Card Stock, Ink Pad, and Ribbon. Items are flying off the shelf like crazy and many of the Retiring Incolours are sold out especially like the Reinkers!!!

You can check out the Retiring List by heading over to my online store. You can click here to check out the product that will be leaving us on May 31. Remember stamp set are guarantee till May 22 and accessories are while supplies last!!

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!!

 

 


Last Day of Sale a Bration!!

Hello,

I can't believe that today is the last day of Sale a Bration!! You still have time to order your favourite Sale a Bration they are gone for good tonight!!

My project today is one that my bestie friend Michelle made a few weeks ago! She was here one night and want to get me back to stamping. So we made this card!!!

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So the crazy part of this whole card was that it took her over an hour to cut out each individual hexagon as she wanted to make it look like Chicken Wire!! This card has been a highlight in my studio...the ladies love it!!! 

The funny part after she was done making this card which took her over an hour to make, I told her that I would like 20 more and of course Michelle just laughed at me!!!

Tips on this card: 

  • Michelle inked up the Hexagon Impression folder with Black Memento ink and they ran a piece of paper through the Big Shot. 
  • Then she took a pair of Paper snip and cut out each hexagon to make it look like Chicken Wire
  • Then she cut out the middle of the hexagon as she wanted it to look like her chick was in the middle of the card!

Remember you only have till 11:50 pm tonight to place your last order for Sale a Bration. I have an order going tonight at 8 pm if you would like to add it!! Remember you can also earn Sweet Rewards on your orders placed with me!!

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how. 

Join my Community of Stampers: Do you love to shop? Do you have a long Shopping List filled with Stampin' Up products that you must have? Then I have a deal for you!!! Head over here to read how you can join my family and earn 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice before March 3...today is the last day to take advantage of the Sale a Bration special where you earn 2 free stamp sets!!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cool Treats!!

Hello,

I can't believe that there is only 3 days left of Sale a Bration? Did you get all the FREE products that you were interested in? If not you still have time..but not too much time!!! You only have till Friday to earn those FREE products!!

The sun has been shining here the last few days and it's got be thinking of Ice Cream!! I know you that you can eat it all year but for me..I love it more in the summer time when the sun is shining and it's hot!!!

 

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Did you know that you can earn the Tasty Treat Specialty Designer Series for FREE during Sale a Bration. Yes, it was one of those items that Stampin' Up! added last week for it's final week of sales!!!

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Unfortunately, the Seaside and Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing Folders are no longer available! But not to worry there is still lots of great product that you can pick out for FREE. 

Ready to Shop and place an Order? Click here to shop my ONLINE store 24/7

Rewards: Did you know that you can earn FREE stamp sets from me, click here to learn how. 

Join my Community of Stampers: Do you love to shop? Do you have a long Shopping List filled with Stampin' Up products that you must have? Then I have a deal for you!!! Head over here to read how you can join my family and earn 2 FREE stamp sets of your choice before March 31.

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of your day!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So what is your favourite ice cream? I have to say "mine is Moose Tracks!!"