Thursday, July 30, 2015

Freshly Made Sketches with Sprinkles of Life!

Hello my stampin friends,

So glad you joined me today!  I have another card using my fravourite stampset.....Sprinkles of Life!  I love this set so much that I decided to create a whole class using just this set - I will have a wonderful turnout with 16 ladies participating.  Each participant purchased the stampset ahead of time and so they will make four cards for free!  For those that 'needed' the coordinating punch - and really who doesn't - will get a special free gift from me!

I used the sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS197) to create the layout for this card.   Here is the sketch....

And here is my card...

I took my colour cue from the Cherry on Top DSP stack, ....Bermuda Bay, Watermelon Wonder and Whisper White.  This patterned paper is a perfect match for this stampset! 

I wanted to show my guests how to make a delicious cupcake using the coloured ink on the same coloured cardstock, not something I always think to do.  I fussy cut the cupcake base and the candle, but the frosting was punched out using the Tree Builder Punch.

Finally, I added a tiny bit of the coordinating scalloped trim and just tied it in a knot.  I think it looks really pretty that way.

Be sure to stop on over to Freshly Made Sketches to see all of the wonderful card designs.

Happy Stampin'


Monday, July 27, 2015

Grungin' it up with Stampin' Celebration

Hey there stamper's

It's time for another challenge over at Stampin' Celebration - and you are going to just LOVE this sketch!

When I first saw this sketch - I thought Gorgeous Grunge!  Those lines are perfect.  I also thought this would be a great celebration card, ironically enough. lol  Recently, a couple of my nephews graduated from high school and this would be a great layout for their cards.

The colours I used are Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry and Whisper White.  The patterned paper is from the new Cherry on Top DSP paper stack.  I used 2 stampsets for this card....Gorgeous Grunge and Celebrate Today.  I made the stars using the Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack and the Star Framelits - which by the way are at a discount price until Monday July 27th!

Be sure to join us over at Stampin' Celebration - we can't wait to see what you create!

Happy stampin'


Monday, July 20, 2015

Another Birthday Celebration!

Hi there,

Glad you stopped by....

I wanted to show you a card I made for one of my best friends' birthday.  You will recognize the layout...I used this same layout for my mom's birthday card in my previous post and it turned out so nice, I thought I would try it again.  But this time using totally different colours and patterned paper. 

I used Smokey Slate, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White.  The flower is from the retired set Petal Potporri and wonderful Flower Medallion Punch.  The 'Happy Birthday' is from a really old set that I just can't part with, Curvy Verses. 

Happy birthday, Gena!


Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Nanny's Birthday card

Hi there,

This past Sunday was my mom's 65th birthday.  My dad surprised her with a birthday party on Saturday evening with some of their friends.  But, my brother, sister and I wanted to do something special from us.  So, we surprised her with a BBQ lunch and a present...we bought her a Pandora bracelet! She loved it - who wouldn't!

To top it all off....I made her a card ;)

This was the perfect opportunity to use my new favourite stampset - Sprinkles of Life!  This was my chance to use the cupcake images.


She loved it too - she keeps all the cards I make for her.  Thanks mom!

Here is a picture of my mom and some of her grandchildren...some couldn't be there. 

Happy birthday mom!


Monday, July 13, 2015

Stampin Celebration Challenge with Sprinkles of Life!

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by!  Today, I am sharing the card I made for our Challenge over at Stampin' Celebration!  Have you seen the Inspiration?  Perfect for this time of year......summer treats!

Here is the Inspiration picture....

YUMO!  So, I just had to use my Sprinkles of Life stampset for this challenge - a perfect match, wouldn't you say?

When I first saw this picture - the blue, the sprinkles and the cherries were the first things that caught my eye.  Second, was the red and white and chocolate brown.  So, I wanted to incorporate all of these things into my card.  

Here is the card I made...

I can't tell you how much I LOVE this stampset and coordinating punch!  Sprinkles of Life is Stampin'UP!'s charity stampset for the current annual catalogue.....for every set sold, Stampin'UP! donates $3 to the Ronald McDonald House Charity.  It's a win - win.

Be sure to join us for this really fun challenge!  I can't wait to see what you make!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 2, 2015

Thank you Sprinkles of Life!

Hello Friends,

I hope your week is going well so far.  Happy Canada Day for my Canadian readers!  I hope you were able to celebrate this wonderful country of ours!

My family went to my parents house.  They live in a retirement community where they are always celebrating.....So naturally, Canada Day was a great reason to celebrate!

There was live music, a BBQ, face painting and a parade that is lead by the Town Cryer - awesome.  My family has made it a tradition to participate in the parade with decorated golf carts, my kids just love it!  Here are some pictures from our fun day.



And now for the real reason you stopped by.....a card.  One of my latest card classes focused on Thank you's and this card is a perfect reflection of our day yesterday.  A thank you card using the Sprinkles of Life stampset.

Our weather was cloudy with a few rays of sunshine, but mostly we were thankful to celebrate Canada Day with family and friends.

Thank you for stopping by.  

Happy Stampin'