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Thursday, 13 June 2019

CARD: Daisy Lane

Today I have a wonderful card by Wendy Fee.  She was a participant on the sketch challenge swap I mentioned in my previous post.  I really love this card as it features the new Daisy Lane stamp set.  

This is the set I’m featuring in my class on June 25th; and today is the last day to register.  I do still have a couple spots open so you’re going to want to sign up fast.

I really love this card. One, because it uses those beautiful fern leaves to create the background; and two it's just stunning!

Daisy Lane is the stamp set featured in my upcoming Product Based class.  Today is the last day to register and spots are filling quickly.  Register today.

Tuesday, 11 June 2019

CARD: Free As A Cardinal

Good morning Stampers and thank you for visiting.

Today I have a the card I made for a sketch challenge swap I've participated in with some of my demonstrator friends.  Here is the sketch we were given:

You can see that's it's pretty simple.  The challenge itself comes in taking this simple design and making it yours.  Here's what I came up with:

I used Free As A Bird to create this card.  The base is a sheet of whisper white cut 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" and folded to become 5 1/2" x 4 1/4".  A piece of basic black cut to 4" x 2 1/4" was then stamped with the flowers using Versamark ink and heat embossed in white.  A real red rectangle was created using a die cutting machine and the stitched rectangle dies.  The bird image from Free As a Bird is stamped in memento ink on whisper white and then I free-handed the plume on top of his head to make him look like a cardinal.  He's coloured using real red and grey granite stampin' blends.  The image and the matte are then cut out using the stitched shape dies.  A piece of real red ribbon and some rhinestones finish it off nicely.  
I think it turned out well; what do you think?

Remember, you can purchase these items from my online store if you live in Canada.  Click on any of the images below to be taken directly to the item.  Orders over $25 will receive my Top Card 6 Designs PDF at no additional cost to you.

Happy stampin'!

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

It's Here! The New Annual Catalogue is LIVE!

I am beyond excited to share with all of you that the new annual Stampin' Up! catalogue has finally arrived and is live for you to enjoy!  I have been a Demonstrator for 8 years and I can honestly say, I've not loved a catalogue more than I love this year's.

Check out this super fun video for a quick look at some of the things to look for in the catalogue.   

If you find you don't know where to start, make sure you come out to my catalogue launch party Friday night.  Details can be found on my events page.  If you can't attend in person, be sure to catch my virtual party Saturday night.

In the interim, check out the catalogue by clicking the image below.  And remember, if your wish list hits $135, the best value is to join Stampin' Up! as an Independent Demonstrator.  If you'd like more information, please let me know.

Happy stampin'!

Saturday, 1 June 2019

NEWS: Last-Chance Products 20-30% Off

Only a few days remain before the retiring products are gone for good; and we've just announced that some of these items are now discounted 20-30%!

Don't wait to shop for your favourite items as they're only available while quantities last up until June 3rd.  Shop the last-chance products here.

Monday, 27 May 2019

International Blog Highlights Winners Hop

Well hello and thanks for stopping by!  If this is your first visit, WELCOME.  If you're a repeat reader, thank you for your support.

I have an amazing post lined up for you today.  You may remember that I had participated in the International Blog Highlights with Kylie Bertucci earlier in the month.  I am very blessed to have been recognized as one of the top ten winners and today's post is a hop with the 9 other talented demonstrators from around the world who were also recognized.  So be sure to hop along with everyone when you're done here.

For my project, I decided to use two new stamp sets from the upcoming Annual Catalogue, available June 4th. 

The boat, birds and sentiment are from the Sailing Home stamp set.  I absolutely LOVE this nautical set.  The boat is anchored at sea using our new crumb cake/navy bakers twine and the adorable Sail Away trinkets.  The young boy on dad's shoulders is from the new A Good Man stamp set.  You're going to love this masculine set.  I used stampin blends in crumb cake, balmy blue, night of navy, basic grey, ivory and bronze to colour them in.  I also used the balmy blue and basic grey on the sail boat which I stamped in night of navy.  The waves were created using the Big Shot and Swirly Scribbles Thinlets.  I used the negatives in night of navy to create contrast to the balmy blue and give a sense of motion to the waves.  A little wink of stella on top gives them a shimmer like water.

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Don't forget to check out the other talented Demonstrators in this month's hop.

Happy stampin'!

Stampers Showcase: Fancy Fold Explosion Card

Good morning everyone.  Thanks so much for coming by.  I hope you're morning is off to a great start, if not, it's about to get a whole lot better!

Today, I'm participating in yet another Stampers Showcase Blog Hop with amazing Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world; and this month's hop is Fancy Folds.  I have to admit, this was totally outside of my wheelhouse as I don't usually do fancy folds; but I'm happy with my project and I hope you'll love it.

I've created an Explosion card, featuring the Crafting Forever stamp set.

I will be posting a youtube video later this week to show you all how you can duplicate this super fun, and easy to do, explosion card.  In the meantime, if you've enjoyed my project, be sure to check out my fellow hoppers by clicking the button below.

Happy stampin'!