Monday, October 23, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches

Hi there.

Supper quick post for you today as I am a little under the weather. 

I have this super cute card I made for my upcoming Quilted Christmas Card Class.  I wanted to show my friends that the Quilted Christmas bundle isn't just for Christmas.  

I used the sketch they have a Freshly Made Sketches as a part of my inspiration. 

Here is the sketch...

 Here is my card...

I used the colours from the very pretty DSP that is a part of the DSP stack Quilted Christmas featured in the Quilted Christmas Suite. I think these colours would be wonderful for a baby card.  

I wanted to use the greeting from the Stampset and turned it into a cheer-you-up card.   

I couldn't resist creating this tiny little spool and tiny little needle, which are a part of the framelits.  I just LOVE this set.  My mom is a seamstress and so I can see me getting lots of good use out of the bundle!

Please be sure to stop on by the Freshly Made Sketches blog to see all of the card mad with this challenge in mind.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, October 16, 2017

International Blog Highlight

Well hello there,
So happy you stopped by today!  It is a very special day.  I decided to join other Stampin'UP! demonstrators to participate in Kylie Bertucci's International Stampin'UP! Blog Highlights.
What is a blog highlight you ask?  This is where Stampin'UP Demonstrators showcase projects and YOU get to vote on your favourites. The top ten winners will get to be part of an international blog hop so please vote for my project. You can do that here - October Highlights - VOTE FOR ME

Our theme for this highlight is
Change of Life Circumstances.
Retiring, new baby, new home, New job, leaving a job, Wedding.... any change in life event.
I am choosing to showcase a very special wedding card I created for my sister.  We (all but my oldest son) travelled to New Brunswick to see her get married last month and I have yet to share the card I made.  I thought this was the perfect opportunity to share it.  I just love the way it turned out.  Here is my card...
I kept the colours very simple - Whisper White cardstock and Basic Grey Ink.  I started with a Whipser White cardbase and then cut a layer 4 x 5 1/4.  I cut a circle out for the greeting to show through.  I wanted lots of texture, so then I dry embossed using the Softly Falling Embossing folder.
Before I added the layer to the card base, I placed the layer on top of the cardbase and then stamped my greeting through the cut out .  then, I die cut both flower flourishes from the Florish Thinlits to help frame the greeting.  I added some basic pearls to parts of the flourish and a Basic Grey bow to the stem of the flourish.  I popped this layer up using dimensionals.

Finally, if I may, share a picture of my beautiful sister on her wedding day with my 2 younger boys.  I just LOVE this picture!  They look so handsome all dressed up.

I hope you enjoyed my card and decide to come back and visit.  If you live in Canada you can shop with me, I would love to help!
Thanks for visiting my blog today make sure you head over to Kylie's blog - HERE to vote for my project. I would love to be chosen to do an international blog hop.

Happy Stampin'


Designer Series Paper Sale!


Have you checked out the details of the Designer Series Paper Sale?   You don't want to miss out.  I love to stock up on DSP at this time of year!

When you order 3 of any of the Designer Series Paper listed below, you get the 4th one free!  Offer ends October 31st, so now is the perfect time to stock up on your favourite patterned paper!

Designer Series Paper Sale Items

Annual (p. 189)144180Just Add Color Specialty Designer Series Paper$17.00 CAD
Annual (p. 189)144137Delightful Daisy Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 189)144118Birthday Memories Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 188)144111Be Merry Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 188)144163Pick a Pattern Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 188)144155Coffee Break Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 188)144185Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 188)144110Whole Lot of Lovely Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Annual (p. 187)144168Petal Garden Designer Series Paper Stack$12.50 CAD
Annual (p. 187)144193Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack$12.50 CAD
Annual (p. 187)144177Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack$12.50 CAD
Holiday (p. 29)144629Christmas Around the World Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD
Holiday (p. 49)144613Painted Autumn Designer Series Paper$14.50 CAD

Live in Canada? Don't have a demonstrator yet?  I would love to be your demonstrator!  Visit my on-line store here and shop for all your Stampin'UP! products.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, October 13, 2017

Paper Pumkin for Holiday Projects


Hello everyone,

Have you been wondering about another way to get some holiday crafting projects done?  Some fast and easy kits mailed right to your door?

Well, I have the answer you have been looking for....Paper Pumpkin!

Stampin'UP! has created 2 great upcoming Paper Pumpkin kits with all of this and the holidays in mind!

 Intrigued?  Have a look at this great video to tell you all about it


To signup for these wonderful holiday Paper Pumpkin kits, simply click here.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall Birthday Something to Celebrate

Hey there,

So glad you stopped by!  I decided to play along with the colour challenge over at The Paper Players as well as the sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  I was looking for some inspiration to create a birthday card for my dad who lives all the way in New Brunswick!  I don't get to see him often, so I always like to make an extra special card to send. 


Aren't they fun!  I just had to use the colour challenge with some fall thinlits and stamps and the layout is perfect of showcasing some favourite cut outs.  

Here is the card I create with these as my inspiration....

I love the way this sketch allowed for a beautiful frame for this fall picture.  
I have to be honest, it was a little hard to just stick to the three colours - so I threw some Whisper White in there to assist.  But I do love how it turned out. 

The Patterned Pumpkins thinlits look fabulous in these colours.  I just can't get enough of this cute chubby cut-out pumpkin!  I see it everywhere!  I love the leafy thinlits in Crushed Curry and Early Espresso, perfectly fall. 

I even added one of the little swirly ques inside and tiny little pumpkin - don't forget to pretty up the inside.  It's a nice surprise for the person receiving it.

Be sure to stop by and see all of the wonderful creations made with these challenges in mind.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, October 5, 2017

Grateful for You

Hi there,

so glad you stopped by.  I want to share with you one of my most favourite cards of all time.

I was looking for a bit of inspiration and found a great sketch over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and  Global Design Project had a very fitting theme - Thank you!



I wanted to create a timeless thank you card that could be used during any season.  

 The colours I used are Pink Pirouette, Blushing Bride, Old Olive, Pool Party and Whisper White. 
 For the jar, I used the Every Day Jar Framelits.  I used the middle sized jar thinlit and cut a Pool Party and a Velum Cardstock jar.  I layered them on top of each other and placed the glue on the top where the baker's twine was placed so it doesn't show through.  The sentiment is from the Jar of Love Stampset.
 These beautiful tulips were created using the hostess set Tranquil Tulips!  This set is a 2 step-stamping set where you layer the different stamps to create the beautiful layered and water coloured effect.  I just LOVE it!

 Thanks again for stopping by.  Be sure to visit Hand Stamped Sentiments as well as Global Design Project to see all of the wonderful cards created with these challenges in mind.

Don't forget all of the wonderful specials Stamin'UP! has.


 Click the pictures above to shop these specials or learn more.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, October 2, 2017

October Specials Stampin'UP! Style

Did you know that the month of October hosts World Card making Day?  Yep, and Stampin'UP! has some awesome specials to help celebrate.  Check them out....

Designer Series Paper Sale – Buy 3, Get 1 Free!
October 1 – 31, 2017:  Purchase 3 packages of select Designer Series Paper and get one FREE during October! This sale includes Designer Series Paper from both the annual and holiday catalogs.  And it even includes select Specialty and Designer Series Paper Stacks!  See which designer series papers are on sale HERE.  Purchase all the same or mix and match!

Celebrate World Card Making Day
October 1 – 10, 2017:  Save 15% off select stamp sets (many coordinate with the designer series paper sale above) and note card/envelope sets.  Also, when you buy Fast Fuse Adhesive, you’ll get two refills for FREE!  See what’s on sale HERE.

Merry Patterns Host Promotion

September 1 – October 31, 2017:  Earn an EXCLUSIVE, limited-edition Merry Patterns Stamp Set  when you place an order of $300 or more (excludes shipping and tax). This promotion includes on-line orders!  Full details on this promotion HERE.

COMING SOON!  Stampin’ Blends Markers
Customer launch date to be announced – but coming soon! 
Stampin’ Blends Features:

  • Add just the right amount of color where you need it with the brush tip or fine-point.
  • Each color (except Ivory and Bronze) has a light and dark shade marker, available individually or in a combo pack.*
  • Stampin’ Up! has done in-house testing for evaporation and life testing and is really happy with the results.
  • Press fit seal prevents air from entering the barrel and causing evaporation.
  • The nestable lids are easy to keep track of and have a tight fit for long-lasting color.
I WANT THEM NOW!  Would you like to be able to purchase the brand new Stampin’ Blends markers before they are released to customers?  Purchase the $135 Starter Kit and join Stampin’Up! for $135.  You can add the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit during the demonstrator pre-order period starting today (Pre-order ONLY:  October 1 – 15)!  
HERE’S HOW!  Purchase the $135 Starter Kit and you can ADD the Stampin’ Blends markers to the kit. Choose a total of up to $165 in your choice of products (either with Stampin’ Blends selections or mix with other current products–it’s your choice). That’s $30 in free  product.  The kit ships FREE for another 10% savings!  
Here are the product numbers FOR THOSE WHO ADD THEM TO A $135 STARTER KIT OCT. 1 – 15 ONLY.  The availability date for customers has not been released:

Bermuda Bay Combo Pack* 144600               $12.00 CAD 1
Calypso Coral Combo Pack* 144045               $12.00 CAD 1
Cherry Cobbler Combo Pack* 144598               $12.00 CAD 1
Crumb Cake Combo Pack* 144601               $12.00 CAD 1
Daffodil Delight Combo Pack* 144603               $12.00 CAD 1
Night Of Navy Combo Pack* 144040               $12.00 CAD 1
Old Olive Combo Pack* 144597               $12.00 CAD 1
Pink Pirouette Combo Pack* 144604               $12.00 CAD 1
Pool Party Combo Pack* 144605               $12.00 CAD 1
Pumpkin Pie Combo Pack* 144599               $12.00 CAD 1
Rich Razzleberry Combo Pack* 144602               $12.00 CAD 1
Smoky Slate Combo Pack* 145058               $12.00 CAD 1
Ivory Marker 144606                $6.00 CAD 1
Bronze Marker 144607                $6.00 CAD 1
Color Lifter 144608                $6.00 CAD 1
Stampin’ Blends Marker Collection
(Includes All 26 Markers And The Color Lifter)
147475              $162.00 CAD 1
Color Me Happy Project Kit 144609                $33.00 CAD No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Wood-Mount) 144062                $35.00 CAD No Limits
Color Me Happy Stamp Set (Clear-Mount)** 144069                $25.00 CAD No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Wood-Mount)
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148033               $61.00 CAD No Limits
Color Me Happy Bundle (Clear-Mount)**
– Project Kit + Stamp Set At A 10% Discount!
148034               $52.00 CAD No Limits
*Combo Packs include 2 markers: 1 light, 1 dark
**Also available in French

No single markers (besides Ivory and Bronze and the Color Lifter) are available for purchase during this Demonstrator Exclusive Early Release.
Have a question?  Email me.  See even more reasons why to purchase the $135 Starter Kit HERE.

Live in Canada?  Don't have a demonstrator?  I would love to be yours!
Order on-line in the comfort of your own home here.

Hostess Code for October ZT4W7VM2.
  Happy Stampin' 


Sunday, October 1, 2017

Thankful with Freshly Made Sketches

Hey there,

Happy Monday.  I hope you had a good weekend.  This weekend was fun for me as I was able to participate in one of our award wining local festivities called Small Halls Festival.  My local community hall had a wonderful harvest market on Saturday where I had fun selling my handmade cards. 

While there I was asked to create a very special thank you card for one of our local teachers to give to a special friend.  She loved a wine bottle tag that was on my table and asked me to create a card just like it - SO I am going to CASE myself!  

BUT, I wanted some help with my layout and Freshly Made Sketches has the perfect layout, so I thought I would play along. 
Here is the card I created.

 I love the image from the Happy Scenes Stampset and was happy to use the Stitched Shapes Thinlits to cut it out.  I also used the Layering Circles Thinlits to add a scalloped orange frame around it.  

One further request was to add an acorn to the card. I dug deep into my stash and found some retired wood embellishments.  

Here are the two side by side.  

Thanks for stopping by.  Be sure to stop on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the wonderful creations made with this sketch in mind.

Happy Stampin'