Sunday, February 7, 2016

February Around the World Blog Hop - Sale-a-bration!

Welcome to our Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop! This month we are celebrating Sale-a-bration! You may have gotten here from Marie-Josée Trudel'blog... Thanks for continuing your journey on the hop! Marie-Josee had a beautiful card as usual! Instead of next buttons, we have included links to all the blogs at the bottom of our posts to make it easy for you to navigate and check out all of our projects. 

Sale-a-bration is my favourite time of the Stampin' Up! Year... who doesn't love getting things for free? This year, there are so many choices, and I really do like each of them. I really think there is something for everyone this year. Check back on the 16th, because there are even more free products to choose from, and they are fabulous as well!

For this blog hop, I decided to showcase three products you can get for free during Sale-a-bration: The Flowering Fields stamp set (flowers), the Wildflower Fields patterned paper and the Perfect Pairings stamp set (sentiment).



I hope you enjoy our blog hop, and I hope you'll continue on to visit all the other talented ladies who are participating! 


Miriam van Eyden (Netherlands)
http://miriam-cardsandscrapping.blogspot.com

Marie-Josée Trudel (Canada - French)
http://alapause.blogspot.com


Liz Goldhawk (Canada)
http://lgoldhawk.blogspot.com

Kristine McNickle (New Zealand)
http://creativestamping.co.nz

Julie Davison (USA)
http://juliedavison.com

 Helen Read (UK)
http://allthingsstampy.blogspot.com

Cécile Ortiz (France)
https://lezardsdecilou.wordpress.com


Barbara Meyer (Austria)
http://barbaras-kreativ-studio.blogspot.com

Alisa Tilsner (Australia)
http://www.alisatilsner.com

Anke Hämsch (Germany)
http://leipzig-stempelt.blogspot.com

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Around the World Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop!



Welcome to our Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop! You may have gotten here from Miriam van Eyden's blog... Thanks for continuing your journey on the hop! I love Miriam's style and her projects were fantastic as always. Instead of back and next buttons, we have included links to all the blogs at the bottom of our posts to make it easy for you to navigate and check out all of our projects. 

I knew I was in trouble as soon as I turned the first few pages of the Occasions Catalogue... There are so many products I knew I would have to have! This was one of the first items on my Must Have list: Balloon Celebration bundle and I wanted to showcase it in my post today.

On both of my cards, I also used items you can get for free during Saleabration! The sentiment on this card is from The Sky's the Limit (available until February 15th), and I thought it worked perfectly with the balloons in this set. Another favourite product from the Occasions Catalogue is the Wink of Stella glitter brush. I added some of the clear Wink of Stella to some of the clouds to add some subtle glimmer.


On this card, I wanted to use some brighter colors and the Perfectly Artistic paper from the Saleabration flyer (available until February 15th). I embossed the clouds with Iridescent Ice embossing powder for a little sparkle. The Sentiment is from Sunburst Sayings (also in the Occasions Catalogue) and I was happy it fit so perfectly in the large balloon.


Thanks so much for joining us on our Occasions Catalogue Blog Hop! I hope you'll continue on to the other blogs on our hop. They all have inspiring projects to share.

Kristine McNickle (New Zealand)
http://creativestamping.co.nz

Alisa Tilsner (Australia)
http://alisatilsner.com

Anke Hämsch (Germany)
http://leipzig-stempelt.blogspot.com

Cécile Ortiz (France)
https://lezardsdecilou.wordpress.com

Marie-Josée Trudel (Canada - French)
http://alapause.blogspot.com

 Helen Read (UK)
http://allthingsstampy.blogspot.com

Julie Davison (USA)
http://juliedavison.com

Barbara Meyer (Austria)
http://barbaras-kreativ-studio.com

Miriam van Eyden (Netherlands)
http://miriam-cardsandscrapping.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Around the World Challenge #26 - Buttons!

October 1st already... and time for another challenge! This month it's to use buttons on your card/project.


Here is the card I created for this challenge. I cut (with the Big Shot and Flower Fair Framelits) and punched some flowers from the front panel. I embossed the card base with the Decorative Dots embossing folder. My sentiment was stamped in black, and I threaded the buttons with White Baker's Twine and added them to the card base. The front panel is popped up with Dimensionals.




Monday, September 1, 2014

Around the World Challenge #24 - Theme - Animals

This month's challenge is a theme: Animals



I made a Waterfall card with the Life in the Forest stamp set and my Blendabilities Markers:


You can see the different panels as you pull down on the ribbon...



I used the Hardwood background stamp on the Baked Brown Sugar panel as well as the Dots mask (sponged with Crumb Cake ink). I embossed the sentiment with Smoky Slate Stampin' Emboss powder. I love the new Mossy Meadow card stock with Baked Brown Sugar and Very Vanilla! The Neutral Candy Dots and Brad Bases and a bit of Crumb Cake Seam Binding ribbon are the perfect finishing touches. 

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Simple Cards Class - aka Embossing is awesome!

I saw a card made by Ilina Crouse and had to make one of my own! I changed the colours, but that's about it. We'll be making this card (and three others) in my Simple Cards Class this weekend. I used the dotty stamp from Dotty Angles (this is in the running for my most used stamp from the new catalogue) and four colours of embossing powder (Crushed Curry, Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi & Pool Party) on Basic Grey card stock. The ribbon at the top is the soft and yummy Island Indigo 1/4" Cotton Ribbon. The sentiment is from a Hostess Set (Hello There).

August Scrapbook Class Layout


This is one of the three scrapbook layouts we'll be making this weekend at my Scrapbook Class! It features the Be the Star stamp set (and co-ordinating Star Framelits), Confetti Celebration patterned paper, Little Letters Thinlits (my current favourite for titles and sentiments) and the Star mask.

One of the other layouts will feature Project Life and the Happiness Is card collection! I'll share later this month...

Sunday, August 3, 2014

Be the Star Partial Cut Z-Fold Card


We made this card in my June Big Shot Class... I used the Star Framelits to partially cut the card base, then finished it with stamps (Be the Star) and patterned paper (Moonlight). A few rhinestones finish it off!