Thursday, August 1, 2019

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

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 Hi there,

so glad you could stop by for this month's Blogging Friends Blog Hop!  This month's theme is back to school!  Eeek!  I don't even want to think about getting this crew ready for it.  I even almost missed my blog hop this month - August has totally snuk up on me.  lol

My oldest is going into third year university, my second going into grade ten and my youngest will be in grade six.

Each and every year, I know my boys and their teachers all can use some hand sanitizer.  All those germs need some combat.  Decorating and creating holders for hand sanitizers are one of my favourite things to make.

Here is the one I created for the boys and their teachers this year. 

How cute did this turn out?  I just love making strawberry punch art! For these strawberries, I used the Stitched Be Mine dies and cut out a heart in Real Red. I then used the Flourish Dies and cut one of the flowers in Old Olive for the stem.  I love all of the stitching and extra details that these dies have given my strawberry.  A perfect match I think.

Here is the scent of hand sanitizer.

The sanitizer simply slides in and out.  I used the Stitched Labels Dies to create the tag and my greeting is from Flourishing Phrases.  Of course I added a double twine bow to finish it off.

All three lined up ready to be delivered.  

I think these are the perfect start of the year gift for teachers and students.

Be sure to hop on through all of the blogs to see what my friends have created for back to school.

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 4, 2019

Blogging Friends Blog Hop

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Hey there,

So glad you stopped by today.  It is time or another blog hop with my Blogging Friends!  This months theme is Summer Lovin'!  Totally love it!  It is finally starting to feel a lot like summer with hot temperatures here in Ontario.  But this theme totally makes me think of the movie Grease and John Travolta - I know I am making myself feel old.  But when I was a little girl, that movie was the best, at least in my eyes.  lol

Summer Lovin' (I can type this without singing the song from Grease) is a great theme for using a number of our new bundles and stampsets.  I chose to use the Sailing Home Bundle.


I was commissioned to make several cards and one was for someone's birthday who love to scuba dive. This bundle was perfect!

Here is my card...

I used my favourite blue - Balmy Blue to get things started, I also used Night of Navy and Old Olive as my colours. Used my Aqua-painter and the ink pads to watercolour the background onto Watercolour paper.  Once dry I placed it on a layer of Old Olive and then onto the Balmy Blue cardbase.

I cut the two rope lengths and one of the layers of seaweed in Night of Navy, then one in Old Olive and one in Balmy Blue.  I also layered them in that order.

My greeting is stamped the greeting in Night of Navy and cut out using the beautiful stitched label in this set of dies.  I finished it off with a tiny Old Olive bow.

Don't forget to hop on through and see all of the creations made with my Grease theme song in mind - just kidding - Summer Lovin' theme.

Happy Stampin'


Friday, June 7, 2019

June 2019 Blogging Friends Blog Hop

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Hello there my stampin' friends,

Welcome to the very first blog hop of the new annual catalogue!  I am so very excited to show you the new products I decided to showcase.

I chose to showcase the very first thing I purchased from the new catalogue....Free as a Bird Bundle.  I know there have already been some amazing projects using these two great products, but I am hoping to give you just one more reason to NEED this bundle in your collection!

Here is my card.

I love that this bundle can be used with any of your favourite colour combination and one that I love, Is  Balmy Blue and Crumb Cake!  

I started with a Crumb Cake card base, then a layer of Balmy Blue dry embossed using the Basket Weave and then a layer of Vellum Cardstock. 

I used the Stitcehd Nested Labels Dies to layer 2 different sizes - they are stitched!! and these beauties stitch on both the positive and negative space.  I stamped the images on a scrap of Whisper white using Momento ink which works well with the Stampin' Blends.  

The colours of Stampin' Blends I used was Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Cumb Cake and Daffodil Delight.

Then I fussy cut the images to be able to pop them up onto the Nested Dies.  Before I adhered any of the images, I stamped the greeting using Momento as well as I stamped the bird a second time so that I didn't have to fussy cut his legs and feet!  lol

I added all of the images with dimensionals and adhered the Whisper White Nested Label directly onto the Crumb Cake Label. I wrapped some Braided Linen Trim around the center and poped the whole centerpiece up onto dimesionals.  Finally, I added a bow.

I hope you liked my card.  As I look at it now, I think I could have added some colour to the ground under the blue bird's feet.  I will add it after I type this post. lol

Be sure to hop all around and see what my Blogging Friends have created.

Happy Stampin'


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Thursday, May 16, 2019

Happy Birthday

Hi there stampin' friends,
I have a cute birthday card for you today as I play along with CAS(E) this Sektch!

I always love a good sketch to get the creative brain working!  I chose to turn this one up-side-down and use some of my favourites.

I wanted to use the some of my favourite DSP, Painted Seasons, that I have been saving (hording really) from Sale a Bration.  I just love this pattern of succulent plants - so trendy right now.  

I also used the Stitched Rectangles to create some detail in framing the layers and to highlight the greeting.  The greeting was created using the Well Said bundle which will be carrying over to the new catalgue, but won't be available in the bundle price saving you 10%. 

I chose the colours by using the colours in the DSP..  I finished things off with a little twine bow in Pool Party.

Thanks for stoppinig by. Be sure to hop on over to CAS(E) this Sketch!  to see what has been created with this sketch in mind.

Happy Stampin'


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