Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Skating Snowman

Tonight we are having a card swap at my Team Meeting so I thought I'd share my card with you today.  The one I made multiples of is the one on the left.  I played around with making the ice blue, but didn't like the effect too much.  On both cards I added some Glimmer Paint to the ice and the snowman to make them sparkle just a bit.

I'm getting ready for a special event this month, so this is going to be a short post.  Hope life is well your way.  Thanks for stopping by.
Joan

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Clear Mount - 148072 $26.00

 Shimmer Paint - $11.00
Frost White 147046
Bright Copper 147045
Champagne Mist 147044
Vegas Gold 146886

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Country Milk Jugs

I have four of my Grandma's old milk cans and one of her milk jugs that are very precious to me.  So when I saw the tin and jug in the "Country Home" stamp set, I knew I would be adding it to my collection.  I also love the little cotton plants included in the DSP and in one of the floral stamps.

 
 One of my favourite items in the Country Lane Suite is the Tin Tile embossing folder.  It is one of our Dynamic Textured impressions folders, so the embossing is very detailed.  I CASEd this card from someone on pinterest.  I loved the monochromatic look to it and the way the cotton was coloured in.  I used on of our Chalk Markers to colour mine.

This suite also includes some Galvanized Metallic paper. Paired with  the Tin Tile embossing folder it's reminiscent of tin tiles on walls and ceilings in the past.
Here is a video from Stampin'Up! to show you  how versatile this embossing folder.


That's it for now.  Have a fantastic day.
Joan

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Country Duo

This is the card that was created Friday night at my open house - well, actually the one on the right hand side.
I love to distress paper.  Either with ink or with tearing.  The main features of the card remained the same.  All that changed were the embellishments and distressing.
On the left hand card I used silver metallic thread behind the focal piece - which you can't notice in the photo.
The right hand card has the torn edges, a different ribbon and the greeting is left square to the card.
Something about tearing paper.  Did you know that paper has a grain just like fabric?  That's why it is easier to tear paper in one direction than in the other.  Taking smaller tears against the grain makes it easier to match  your tearing all the way around.  Also, for a more feathered edge, tear the paper toward you; then you can see the layers of paper and if you add ink to the edges they will stand out more.

That's all for today.  Two different looks for the same card.  Leave a comment to let me know which one you prefer.
Come back tomorrow to see more cards created with this Country Home Stamp Set.

Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Monday, September 3, 2018

Thankful for the good things

 Happy Holiday Monday.
Today's project is my take on the framed project in our upcoming Holiday Catalogue.  (only 1 more day until it's available).
I love this new Tin Tile Dynamic Impressions Embossing Folder - and the new galvanized metallic paper that coordinates with it.  I've already used the folder quite a bit in my projects and will be using it at my Open House on this Friday.
This week's "product" is my Open House and the notice of my upcoming Christmas in September card stack.

You can contact me for my address if you are wanting to come to my Open House and if you would like to register for the Christmas stack you can click the link
Here are the details:
Date:  September 21, 2018
Time: 6:30-9:00pm
Place: 9505 - 86 Street, Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta
Cost:  $35.00
Cost includes 15 cards (3 copies of 5 designs), envelopes, Bag Gift, and light snacks.
Here are the cards:




 Have a great day - thanks for stopping by
Joan

Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dashing Deer

This morning I worked with our Dashing Deer stamp set to get ready for my open house this coming week.  I'm showcasing different sets in our upcoming Holiday Catalogue as well as showing off some special exclusive DSP for this promotion.....
Have you been waiting for just the right time to host a Stampin’ Up! party? Do you love gorgeous Designer Series Paper? If you said “Yes” to both questions, this may be the perfect time for you to contact me. What’s the occasion? Right now if you host a party with $300 CAD in sales, you will earn the exclusive Dashing Along Designer Series Paper for FREE. This offer ends on September 30, so don’t wait! Get ready to take advantage of this exciting offer today!
Of course, I had so much fun playing with the DSP and the reindeer that I just kept going creating. 

My Open House is
Friday, September 7 from 6:00-8:15
You can e-mail me to get my address if you are wanting to attend in
Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta

Have a great day
Joan








Saturday, August 11, 2018

Creative Retreat

Be Creative!
You're invited to get away for a Creative Escape!
7 hours of Crafting, Creativity and Fun!

Saturday, August 25, 2018
9:00am - 4:00pm
Place: Fort Museum Program Room - Fort Saskatchewan Alberta

Your fee includes:
* A table for you to work at all day on your personal projects
* 8 Make-n-Takes
*A $25.00 Goodie Bag
*3 Gifts throughout the day
*Snacks and Candy
*Coffee, Tea, and Water
*Use of all my supplies: A Big Shot Station, Colour Station, Inspiration Station, Punches & Stamps sets

You will also have 2 optional classes to choose from to add to your fun!
*Adhesive and kits for sale that day
*Bring your own lunch

Cost: Early Bird $65.00 if paid by July 29
Cost: after July 29 $70 due by August 11.
Register for this event - HERE
If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at
j-jeffery@live.com
780-914-1840

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

A Little Christmas in the Air

Today I've been playing with some Christmas goodies in preparation for my Creative Retreat.  We will be stamping Christmas Cards in the afternoon.
The first card uses the Seasonal Wreath DynamicTextured Impressioins embossing folder.  I also absolutely love the little red rhinestones that are available.  I've used them on every Christmas card for the retreat.
I'm glad that the Pretty Pines Thinlits carried over to the new catalog.  They help by giving you a variety of themes in your Christmas cards.  The pine cones are fussy cut from a sheet of the Designer Series Paper.
This Mistletoe Season is a new set in the catalogue.  I like the two step stamping bow: you get the two tones by stamping off some of the colour for the body of the bow.
This Blended Seasons set is really new.  It's not even in the catalogue, so we'll hope to see it in the future.  Of course, the holly berries are rhinestons!  Lots of shiny bling.

If you want more information about my Creative Retreat you can see it HERE , or contact me and I'll help you with whatever questioins you have.

Thanks for stopping by,
Joan