Sunday, March 18, 2018

Chickadee Wishes

It has taken me long enough, but I finally cracked open this stamp set and this DSP from the Occasions Catalogue.  The whole Petal Passion Suite is wonderful.
I love chickadees, so that was the number one selling point for me!  I also love all the different little embellishments that are included in the Thinlits Dies - like the lacey yellow piece at the bottom of the grouping.  AND - BONUS - the stamp set and thinlits come as a bundle saving you 10%.

I also caved in and purchased the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  The set comes with circles, ovals and squares and I love the little stitch markings around the edges.

I should probably "warn" you now that over the next few weeks I'll be in and out with postings.  I will have some scheduled, and I may get some posted "live", but as I will be in Australia, I won't know when I'll have access.  You may get pictures of cards, you may get pictures of art (I do a lot of doodling/art on trips) or you may get Aussie pictures.

Have a wonderful day!

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Abstract Dragonfly Love

We still have a lot of snow here, even though the temperatures are warming up and things are melting.  So, it will be a while before we see these wonderful creatures - Dragonflies must be my favorite insect and wow do they sparkle with the Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper! 
Plus, I'm in the air tonight, flying to Australia, so a dragonfly seeming fitting for today's post.

I  used two stamp sets to create this card.  I like going  for the abstract every once in a while.  It can be a little unnerving at first, wondering how things are going to look - but once everything is "filled" in you can never have a bad looking card.  And a bonus is that you won't end up with any two cards looking the same.

I chose Eclectic Expressions which is one of the newer Sale-a-bration sets which you can get FREE with a $60 order.  Most of the shapes are from this set.  I added shapes and the sentiment from the Yay You set, which is a Host selection from the Occasions Catalogue.  So, really, you could get both of these stamp sets for free, and who doesn't like FREE!

If you can't "reach" $200 in sales by yourself, ask some of your crafting friends if they would like to add items to your order.  You could share supplies and each have a set of cards on hand to send out as Happy Mail.

 Tempting Turquoise Cardstock - 102067 - $10.00
Tempting Turquoise Ink - 126952 - $8.50
Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock - 144245 - $10.00
Lemon Lime Ink - 144086 - 8.50 
Whisper White Cardstock - 100730 - $11.25
Whisper White Envelopes - 107300 - $8.50
Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets - 144106 - $13.50
Dimensionals - 104430 - 5.25
Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits - 142749 - $41.00
Myths and Magic Glimmer Paper - 145601 - $20.50
Scallop Circle Punch 1 3/8" - 146139 - $21.50
Sponge Daubers - 133773 - $7.00
Dragonfly Dreams Stamp Set - 142924 - $26.00............Total $191.50
Snail Adhesive - 104332 - $9.00.....................................Total $200.50

Eclectic Expressions 147338 - SALE-a-BRATION SET FREE
A SECOND Sale-a-bration set of your choice FREE!!
A THIRD Sale-a-bration set of your choice FREE!!!
Yay You - 145946 - HOST SET FREE

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Creativity at Work

Yesterday, I mentioned that I enjoyed seeing the different interpretations people can have of the sample cards I create for them.  My friend, Hailey, was able to send me photos of her cards and her friend Nicole's.  Everyone had the same pieces, but with selecting different DSP, colours and arranging things differently you can get a variety of different looking cards.  I love them both.
 Hailey created a subtler looking card by using a different side of DSP and she was adamant that the dress be purple.  Or in this case....Fresh Fig from the 2017-19 In-Colours.
Hailey did a horizontal layout and angled the words.  She also kept the cut out holes from the word "YOU" and used them as embellishments.  And, she selected one of the other images from the stamp set.

I enjoy seeing what my stampers come up with utilizing the pieces I've given them.  It just shows you how you can purchase cardstock, a package of DSP, use your punches or Big Shot and you can create cards that are the same, but diffferent.  If you use our Acetate card Boxes, you can bundle them up as gifts for any occasion.

Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Beautiful Amazing You

I think this is one of my favorite cards right now.  This Naturally Eclectic DSP works wonderfully.  I did this card at a workshop last night, and I really should have taken a picture of all the variations that the stampers came up with.  I must remember to do that in the future.

I want to dedicate this card to my dear, dear friend, Tamye Dunbar, who passed away yesterday morning.  Since the first time I saw her at a Stampin'Up! Team meeting, I knew I wanted to meet her and get to know her.  She was always smiling, friendly and full of laughs.  She was an incredible support to all those around her - no matter what part of her life they were in.  Hundreds of stampers know her, love her and will miss her deeply.  Rest in Peace my Friend.

May your day be filled with happy memories of those who you hold dear to your heart.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Wildflower Wishes

I loved the February Paper Pumpkin!  It was so bright and springy.  You have to watch the video below to get the real effect of everything that is in the Pumpkin.  I didn't use the stickers on the envelopes, so I will be able to make a whole set of other cards.  Wooo Hooo!  I'll be able to use the same three greetings except I'll be using the "negative letter images that were left after I pulled the tag off.
Remember you have until MARCH 10 to subscribe to the Pumpkin and gain Sale-a-bration rewards AND don't forget about the extra special 5th Anniversary Pumpkin coming out this month.

You can get to the Paper Pumpkin Link by clicking

Have a super day, thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Springtime Ombre CASE

I fell in love with this card design, which is saw on Genevieve Ko's Blog Stampin4fun.  I thought it was a good use of the New Sale-a-bration Springtime Foils Specialty DSP and a reminder to use the sponge brayers that we carry.
I used Calypso Coral for my version and I just love how the fussy cut flower, from another sheet of the same series of paper, pop's brightly  off the velum.  Except for the fussy cutting, it's a quick and easy card to do - and any sentiment could be added when needed or the card can just be left blank.

Remember......we're down to the last month of Sale-a-bration.

To make a set of cards like the one above, you would need to purchase:
      • Whisper White Paper $11.25
      • Whisper White Envelopes $8.50  (40)
      • Any Two Ink Pad Colours $17.00
      • Pkg Velum $10.00
      • Metallic Thread $4.00
      • Sponge Brayers $10.75 ............the total cost would be $61.50 before S/H and GST.
    • That price is if I assumed you have dimensionals, a circle punch and a pair of paper snips You would then earn the paper for FREE through Sale-a-bration. 
    • If you don't have those three items.......
      • Mini Dimensionals $5.25
      • 2 1/4 Circle Punch $23.50
      • Paper Snips  $13.50................the total cost would be $103.75 before S/H and GST, and you'd still get the paper for FREE.
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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Coffee Duo

 I've been working on creating samples for my upcoming Cards and Coffee event, this coming Tuesday, and found some inspiration from Lyssa Zwolanek using my favorite "Painted with Love" DSP without it being Valentine related.  
I love the effect you get when using it with the Happy Birthday Thinlit.  You don't know what you're going to get because of all the splashes of colour.  Of course, using the Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets have almost become a daily occurance now that I know how easy it makes things stick.   The Rhinestones were coloured with the Rich Razzleberry Blends.  One of the stamps from "Work of Art" was used to decorate the envelope.

I love this new Sale-a-bration bundle that came out recently.  It comes with the stamp set and the Basket Weave Dynamic Textured Impressions....embossing folder.    I will be using the above example for my Cards and Coffee since it won't involve fussy cutting, and it's quickly coloured using the Stampin' Blends.
Here is the basket fussy cut and a couple extra banners added to fill up space.

 Would you like to attend my Cards and Coffee event?  Drop the kids off at school and come to relax with a cup of coffee, make a couple of cards and socialize.
Click HERE to register

Remember when you shop on-line you get to check out what's on the clearance rack, and your order gets delivered right to your door - and you get a thank you from me in the mail.  Everyone likes Happy Mail!

It's sunny and melting here today - so I better go chisel some ice.
Thanks for stopping by.