Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Butterly Birthday Card

Today's card is one that I made without any real 'plan' - I made it up as I went along - and video taped it as I did it! How's that for brave? LOL  I needed to make a birthday card for a dear friend of mine but it's still a bit tricky making cards with most all of my supplies back in Nova Scotia, while I'm here on Vancouver Island. I've been getting a lot of mileage out of the four stamp sets I have with me, my markers and a few other bits and bobs. Fortunately, the inspiration for my friend's card came to me while I was enjoying my morning coffee on the back porch:
You can't tell from the photo, but there were a couple of white butterflies flitting around the flowers. I grabbed my inks and stamps and started creating.

And here is the finished card:


 

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I'm off to the beach today - it's nice to visit my favourite spots as it's been years since I've been back on my home stompin' grounds. Looking forward to my hubby and fur-kids coming out (hopefully soon!).  It's going to be hot and sunny today - great weather to celebrate Canada Day though!


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Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Bonus Deals Starts Today!


Beginning today Stampin' Up! is offering amazing discounts on more products in the Weekly Deals and Clearance Rack this month! Each week the deals will change so be sure to come back to see what's on sale so that you don't miss out.  The products listed on the Clearance Rack are only available while supplies last and the items on the Weekly Deals are a limited supply basis:

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One of my favourite products featured on the Weekly Deals right now is the "Pretty Petals Assorted Card Stock".  Here's a sweet gift project that you can make, using this card stock:

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For more project ideas like this one click HERE.

Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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Sunday, 21 June 2015

Lovely as a Tree Quick Card

Here's a quick card that I made using "Lovely as a Tree" and "Friendly Wishes" stamp sets. I simply stamped the images from Lovely as a Tree using Delightful Dijon, Tiptop Taupe and Black Stazon onto a strip of Timeless Elegance Designer Series Paper. To create the tag I cut the leaves from scrap Whisper White card stock and adhered with Stampin' Dimensionals. I love being able to create easy cards like these using just a few supplies!

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Monday, 15 June 2015

Friendly Wishes and Roses

Hi Friends! I've been off the radar for a bit, what with summer and all. I was also in Phoenix for a convention with my other business (which was awesome) so suffice to say, I've been on the go pretty much non-stop.  I did take some time to relax with with a bit of stamping, just purely to play around.  Here's what I came up with:
To make the roses and leaves I cut three circles from Watermelon Wonder card stock and 1 circle from Cucumber Crush card stock, using the 1 1/4" Scallop Circle Punch. I spritzed the Cucumber Crush scallop circle with water, scrunched it up and let it dry flat. I then cut piece of the scallop out for leaves. The roses are really fun to make - just use scissors to cut scallop circle into a spiral and then roll up into a rose and secure with a glue dot. I will make a video soon to show you how I made them - they're great embellishments when you need something in a hurry too. 
I paper-pieced the word 'Friend' by stamping onto a scrap piece of Bohemian Designer Series Paper and cut out each letter using my paper snips. I am beginning to think I may need to get glasses - those letters are TINY for cutting out, lemme tell ya! And the new 1" Dotted Lace Trim is absolutely lovely - it's definitely my favourite out of all the ribbon and trims in this year's catalogue.

Supplies:

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 Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!
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Wednesday, 3 June 2015

You've Got This


 
Here are three cards that I needed to make for friends. Two are sympathy cards, as we recently lost someone dear and near to us, and the third is for a friend who is going through some changes in her life.  I love that we can let others know how much we care about them by creating a hand stamp card and sending it off in the mail.

To make the cards I used the new "You've Got This" and "Friendly Wishes" stamp sets, along with our new 2015-2017 In Colour collection. 




The two flowers layered on top of each other makes for a fun 3-D look:



Everyone who places an order through my online store will receive a step-by-step project sheet for this card PLUS nine more! Tutorials are sent via email so make sure I've got your contact information available before you submit your order.

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Today was the first day of our new catalogue! What do you think? Pretty awesome, right?!

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Enjoy the day and HAPPY STAMPING!

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