Saturday, June 25, 2016

Roger's Daytime

Hey there my stampin' friends,

Whew - this week went fast! Before I knew it, it was Friday.  Sometimes that is a good thing, but this week I could have used an extra day or so.  :)

I promised to show you the pictures from my latest adventure with Daytime TV on Roger's.  I always like to take pictures of my display on all my projects that I made.

The first picture is of my display.  The theme for this show is graduation.  I personally don't have anyone graduating this year, but next year, well, that is another story. 

I thought about what colours are in most school colour scheme's and what colours can be used for both boys and girls.  SO, the DSP I chose to showcase is the Floral Boutique DSP.  I LOVE blue and white together.  I also added some gold foil sheets and some Melon Mambo to help pump up the wow factor. 
I wanted to focus on giving gift cards.  I decided to use the Mini Treat Bag thinlits to create some fabulous and fun gift card holders.  They are the perfect size.  Here is one that I made using DSP to create the mini treat bag and then I added a belly band with Melon Mambo and some white ribbon.  Finally, I added some layered stars and my greeting.

I have seen so many ideas using mason jars on pinterest, I just had to create on graduation style!  I used some candy sticks I purchased at a bulk food store and I added the numbers of the graduation year.  I also cut some different size stars and attached them to some sticks as well.  Finally, I added a layered belly band with some layered stars and finally a banner using the new Duet Banner Punch and Thoughtful Banner stampset.   These would be really cute as table center pieces.  

Another couple of styles of the gift card holder, Mini Treat Bag

I also made a picture frame with the year inside.  I really liked how this turned out!  I can picture this beside the cake. 
Finally, I made a card.  See how in the frame I used the letters cut out?  Well on the card, I used the negative cut out of the letters!  This card was such a hit with my card class attendees.   I ended up finding a home of each of them! 

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, June 19, 2016

Stampin' Celebration Challenge!

Hey everyone,

I have another project to share with you today!  For this project, I took my inspiration from Stampin' Celebration Challenge!  We have a fab sketch for you to play along with - I just LOVE sketches!

Here it is ...

So.... I took the opportunity to work ahead (as a Designer for the team, I get the see the challenges weeks ahead - stay tuned, we will soon be looking for more guest designers! ) AND I used the sketch to help prepare one of my projects for my Graduation Segment on Roger's Daytime TV.  

I wanted to make some thing extra special, something that was different than a card.  I chose to make a table decoration to sit beside the cake at a graduation party.  Here is my project....

I used lots of great tools for this project!  My Big Shot of course, the Banner Framelits as well as the Large Numbers Framelits and Balloon Bouquet punch.  
I also used 2 new products on the this project....the Thoughtful Banners Stampset and coordinating Duet Banner Punch!  I just LOVE these two together!  This stampset has SO many occasions that can be celebrated, the possibilities are endless!

Make sure you join us for our challenge this week over at Stampin' Celebration Challenge!

Be sure to stop by my blog later this week to see the other projects I made for the Graduation segment at Roger's Daytime!

Happy Stampin'


Graduating with Hand Stamped Sentiments

So glad you stopped by today!  I have a great project to share with you - it's from my most recent appearance on Roger's Daytime!  Stay tuned later this week, when I will have more projects from the TV show to share.

The theme for the show was graduation.  Do you need to prepare any graduation gifts this year?  I won't this year, but next year - wowzers!  I will have one graduating from Grade 8 and one from Grade 12 and it's gonna come fast, I am sure!

The design team over at Hand Stamped Sentiments had some great colour inspiration this week with challenge #240 (HSSCC240), so I tapped into it.

Here is one of the projects I created...

I hope I am not breaking the rules, but I substituted the Pink Piroutte for Melon Mombo.  (I was all out of Pink Piroutte).  I used the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits to create a gift card holder.  I don't know about you but if I can make the gift card packaging more heartfelt, I don't feel so bad about not getting a present - even if it's what they asked for!  :) 

I made the treat bag out of the new Floral Boutique DSP from the Annual Catalogue.  If you are a fan of navy and white, you are going to love this DSP.  

I cut a piece of Night of Navy cardstock to make the 'inside of the card'.  I stamped the sentiment on one side and used my glue dots to stick the gift card to the other.  

I decorated the treat bag using some Melon Mombo cardstock (I didn't have any Pink Piroute) to make a 'belly band', then added a layer of ribbon. 

I couldn't resist using my Star Thinlits to make a layered star - I am so happy that the gold and silver foil cardstock is back in the catalogue this year.  

My sentiment is from the B.Y.O.P. stampset.  This set is perfect for gift cards for ANY occasion - a must have if you find yourself giving lots of gift cards. 

I hope you enjoyed my project.  Be sure to stop on over to Hand Stamped Stentiments to see all of the wonderful creations and make sure your stop by my blog later this week and see all of the projects I made for my appearance on Roger's Daytime TV.  

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Happy Father's Day with Mojo Monday

Well hi there,

Are you all ready for Father's Day?  I am half way there.  I have mailed my card to my dad in New Brunswick and have started quizzing my kids about what they want to get for my husband. The boys in my house really aren't that great at planning ahead!  ;)

To celebrate Father's Day I wanted to create a card of course!  So I hoped on over to Mojo Monday and their challenge this week ( MOJO452) as a really great sketch to follow!

Don't you just love the detail in this sketch?  So much fun! 

So I thought I would use up some of my retired DSP and particularly the Go Wild stack from the previous Annual Catalogue.

Here is my card....

I wanted to be sure to use one of my newest favs from the new catalogue as well - can you see it?  It's the Thoughtful Banners stampset with coordinating punch (Duet Banner Punch)!  Can you say millions of possibilities?  Squeal!

The other stampset I used on this card is Watercolour Words!  Not sure why it took my so long to get this set, but oh so happy it made it back to the new annual catalogue.

Be sure to stop on over to Mojo Monday to get some more inspiration!

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Happy Birthday Starburst

Hey there stampers, 

I hope your week is going well!  I wanted to share a card with you today that I made for my most recent card class. 

I used the colour combination challenge over at the Create with Connie and Mary site for my starting point.  It is always great to have a little help with a starting point. 


I have to begin by saying that this combo was definitely a challenge for me.  Not colours I would normally put together, but that's what challenges are for, right?  These colour made me think of spring and sunshine

Here is a picture of my card...

 I really liked how it turned out.  I hope that this burst of sunshine helps bring some warm weather and sunshine here!

Be sure to stop on over to Create with Connie and Mary to see all of the other wonderful creations made with the colour combo!

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Stampin Celebration Challenge Returns!

Hello there,

So glad you stopped by today!  Do you know what today is?  It's the day Stampin' Celebration Challenge starts up again after a very short hiatus!  And, we are so excited to bring you this fresh, awesome picture sketch for you to play along with!  
What did you notice first?  My eyes were immediately drawn to the bright coloured stripes and the fun citrus images.  The next thing I saw was the white lettering on the black background.  I immediately thought fun chalkboard technique!  

Here is the card I designed with these picture in mind....

  I just LOVE how this turned out!  And I made it in about 10 minutes flat - a record for me!  

I found some yellow stripped DSP in my stash and paired it with a Tangerine Tango cardbase.  My greeting is from the stampset Watercolour Words.  I stamped it using Whisper White craft ink on a a scrap of Basic Black cardstock.  I added some speckles using the Georgous Grunge stampset.

Finally, I stamped the flower from Crazy About You - it was the closest stamp I had to a citrus fruit stamp, but I think it works - in Tangerine Tango on Whisper White Cardstock, cut out and popped up on dimensionals.  The flower center is a 1" circle punch out of Daffodil Delight Cardstock to match the stripes in the DSP.

I hope you like my card.  Please be sure to stop on over to the Stampin' Celebration Challenge blog and see what everyone has created using this picture inspiration.
Your turn!  I can't wait to see what you create using our challenge! Remember you have 2 weeks to participate.

Happy Stampin'



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

Hello my hopping friends.

It's June 1st and so you know what that means.....Blog Hop time with my Blogging Friends Blog Hop!  The theme this month is the new Catalogue!

I am SO excited to see what all of my blogging friends have to share with us.  Be sure to hop around to everyone and see the new product they decided to feature.

I decided to feature the brand new Duet Banner Punch and coordinating Thoughtful Banners stampset - you can bundle them to save %10 - what a bonous! 

I chose this set to help show how versatile it can be used on ANY card or scrapbook page.  I also wanted to showcase some new DSP - Floral Bouquet.  It is so pretty in Night of Navy and Whisper White.
Here is the card I made for our hop this month...

Thanks for hopping by!  Be sure to hop on through to all the stops.  There are some really great projects to be seen! 

Next up is Rick Adkins.  You can click the icon below OR click on his name in the list at the bottom of the post.

Happy hopping!


1. Crystal Komara
2. Anna Masciovecchio
3. Libby Fens
4. Mary Blocher
5. Danica Ferrante
6. Deborah Smart
7. Jodi Horsley
8. Leanne Johnson
9. Michelle Clark
10. Lorene Yoshimura-Tanigawa
11. Mary Ann Rossiter
12. Tammy Gill - You are here!
13. Rick Adkins