Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Pigs Fly!!

Hey there Stampers,

Hope you are having a good week.  Finally, we have had a few days of nice summer weather.  It has been one rainy summer here in Ontario.

I joined in a group swap this week with my upline and group of sideline demonstrators.  There were three different cards we were to create each using different criteria.  Today, I am going share with you the card I created with a new stampset from the annual catalogue.

Case this Sketch has the sketch that I used to create this first card....


Here is the card I made...

I turned the sketch up side down and used my favourite whimsical set from the Annual Catalgoue.  I wanted some contrasting colours, so started with a basic black card base and layered it with Pretty in Pink embossed cardstock.  
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured my little piggy using the aqua-painter and the pretty in pink and basic grey inkpads.  Then I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  

 I then layered a basic black square, tied a ribbon around it and put it all up on dimensionals.  I added a strip of dsp to add another layer to the card.  

I really loved how it turned out.  

Be sure to stop in and see all of the inspirational cards created using this sketch over at CASE this Sketch.

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Dragonfly Watercolouring

Welcome!  So glad you stopped by!

I have a very feminine card to share with you today.  One that I created for my recent Dragonfly Dreams focused card class.  

I knew I wanted to use the die from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits with all those little dragonflies.  I also knew I wanted some watercolouring.  Here is the card that I created with that in mind...

I watercoloured using some really nice soft colours starting with Pink Pirouette, Flirty Flamingo, Pool Party, Old Olive and Sweet Sugarplum onto watercolour paper.  Once it was dry, I ran it through my BigShot to cut out the little dragonflies.

I really love how this card turned out.  Perfect for one of my besties!

Happy Stampin'



Friday, June 30, 2017

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hey gang,

Thanks for joining me - I have some very exciting projects to share with you today. If you are joining me through the Blogging Friends Blog Hop, you have reached Canada and today is a very exciting day for Canadians - it's Canada's birthday.  Not just any birthday, but it's a 150th birthday!!!

There are celebrations happening all over the country, parades, fireworks, bbq's, street hockey of course and some good old family and friend time.  

So the cards I created for today's blog hop are all with the birthday celebrations in store for Canadians today.   Fair warning, patriotic post ahead.  :)

Our theme for this month is watercolouring.  I really love this technique, but I have to be honest, I was nervous to give it a try, but once I did - look out! I love how every one is different even if you use the same colours.

 I made three cards for the occasion all with some watercolouring.  
 On my first card, I wanted to do a watercolour flag.  I used my aquapainter and some excess ink in my inkpad lid to do the colouring.  I took a 4 x 5 1/4 piece of watercolour paper and drew my lines then coloured each end.  I also watercoloured another piece that I used to cut our my little maple leafs!  I LOVE these maple leafs in the new Seasonal Layers Thinlits.  I was SO excited to see them in the set, you get 3 different leafs. I couldn't wait to get my hands on them - just for Canada Day in mind - can't you just see some really great fall leaves with them too? Watercoloured in fall colours - perfect for a card or scrapbook page!
 My next card is a pretty simple one.  I used another real red cardbase, whisper White layer and added several watercoloured leaves in Real Red and then added my 150 cut using my Large Number Framelits. This card shows all three leaves in the set. Cute huh?
My final card is the first one I thought to make.  I just had to make a Real Red chair using the same set of thinlits.  In Canada (well at least in Ontario) we call these Muskoka Chairs.  Muskoka is our cottage country where there are thousands of lakes with beautiful views.  Visiting Muskoka and enjoying the water is the favourite part of our summers.  I made this card especially for friends who's cottage we are going to next weekend.   

Thank you so much for stopping by and indulging in a little Canada Day fun!  Happy 4th of July to all my American friends.

Next up on our hop is Rick - can't wait to see what he has in store for us!

Happy Stampin'


Crystal Komara
Tammy Gill - You Are Here

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hey there stampers,
Happy new year!  Well new Stampin'UP!'s new catalogue day and to celebrate, my blogging friends blog hop is featuring new items from the new catalogue!
I can't wait to see what everyone has created.  

I chose to use a stampset I got for FREE at the Onstage event in April.  I am just so happy that I have this set in my collection.  

Here is my card...

Isn't this the cutest little pig?  This stampset is called This Little Piggy and is available starting today!

I coloured her using my aquapainter and my inkpads.  I cut the image out using favourite stitched framelits and then framed it with another circle framelit.

Be sure to check out my on-line store to see all of the awesome items in the new catalogue!

Now be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful creations created by my blogging friends.

Happy Stampin'

Tammy Hibbit Gill - You are here

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Blogging Friends Blog Hop
 Hey there stampers,

So glad you could join me for the first of the month Blogging Friends blog hop.  If you haven't been to my blog before, welcome to Canada!  So happy you are here!

This month's blog hop is featuring our favourite retiring products! Let me tell you, I have a lot of favourites retiring.  It was SO hard to choose.

I decided to focus on a couple of items that I will be keeping in my stash for quite sometime.  They are Something for Baby Stampset and Baby's First Framelits. 

Baby's First Framelits DiesSomething for Baby Clear-Mount Stamp Set

A few week's ago I made a baby card for a lady at work.  We had a little pool going where we could sign up for a date and time and gender of the baby.  I guessed a baby boy with an early delivery.  Wrong and wrong.  A beautiful little girl was born but after expected.  So, I get to make another welcome baby card and this time for a girl!  Here is my card...
I used the onsie framelit on the front of the card....
and the stampset on the inside.  I also used the Stitched Thinlits to decorate the front of the card and my greeting is from my favourite, Teeny Tiny Wishes. The verse on the inside of this card is currently reitred and called Cuddles and Kisses.  Another great one to keep in a collection. 

Be sure to stop in and see all of the creations made using upcoming retiring products by clicking on each of the names in the list below or simply click on the picture below.  

Remember if there is a retiring product you would like, don't wait, some items are already sold out.  

Happy Stampin'


Teeny Tiny Wishes with Mojo Monday

Hey there,

So glad you stopped by!  I have another card for your today using another awesome sketch from Mojo Monday!

and here is the sketch.  How did I do? 

I love all of the layers in this sketch! It allowed me to use a DSP with a large pattern and still be able to see it behind the layers.  

I used the Garden in Bloom stampset to create this little butterfly.  I used the 2 step stamping to give it some dimension - this set is awesome for that.  My greeting from the set Teeny Tiny Wishes - can't live without this set - 48 sentiments!  I chose Happy Retirement as this card is earmarked for my friend who is retiring in June. Lucky girl.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to hop on over the Mojo Monday to see all of the fabulous creations made with this sketch in mind.

Happy Stampin'


PS be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Happy Birthday with Paper Players

Hello everyone,

Just a quick post to share a card from my most recent card class. I used the awesome sketch over at The Paper Players - sketch #341! I loved this sketch! 

This was the perfect addition to my card class.  

Here is the card I came up with....

What I like most about this card is how easy it is create, thanks to the great sketch.  You could make dozens of these - and all different colours and patterns too!  I also love this patterned paper.  It is retiring on May 31.  If you love these patterns, get this pack before it is gone.  It is called Succulent Garden.

Be sure to stop in at The Paper Players and see all of the great cards created using this sketch as inspiration

Thanks for joining me.  

Happy Stampin'