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!

Saturday, August 2, 2014

July Paper Pumpkin Bonus Projects

I loved the July Paper Pumpkin (Wish Big) and got a little carried away with the bonus projects for everyone who subscribes to the kit through me. Their packets of extra supplies and instructions with photos went out last week, so I can share what I created here now!

The best news? If you're not a Paper Pumpkin subscriber, you can save 50% off your first two kits if you sign up by September 10th! Just use the Promo Code: HALFOFF2 (www.mypaperpumpkin.com - make sure Canada is selected as your country, then click Join at the top. On the next screen, there is a box for the Promo Code). Then, next month you'll get a packet of supplies and instructions to make some fantastic projects!

The kit came with supplies (card bases, ink, stamps, stickers and stars, ribbon and bakers twine) to make six cards and six small gift boxes like this:



I used those supplies, plus a few extra pieces of card stock and came up with six other card designs:







This last one was my favourite... I also created a set of note cards in one of the gift boxes with the top cut off:


Here is a look at the note cards:





I had lots of fun playing with this kit, and I hope you've enjoyed seeing what I created with it!













Friday, August 1, 2014

Around the World Challenge #22 - Sketch!

Hi! It's August 1st already, and that means it's time for another Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenge. This time it's a sketch:


I created this card for the challenge:


I am loving the new Blendabilities Markers, so on this card I used the Melon Mambo set (good news, it's available starting today!), the Daffodil Delight set and the Old Olive set to colour the Blended Bloom flower. The Blendabilities Markers are designed to work best on Whisper White or Very Vanilla card stock, but I wanted to try them out on my favourite: Crumb Cake. I really like the way it looks... it tones down the colour a bit (although it's looking pretty vibrant on my computer screen). They blended really well on the Crumb Cake, but I did have to be more careful around the lines of the image because it seemed to bleed out more than I was used to on Whisper White. The leaves behind my flower are from Kinda Eclectic and my sentiment is from A Dozen Thoughts. I finished the card with some torn Pear Pizzazz strips embossed with the Delicate Designs embossing folder, some Linen Thread and In Color Sequins.

Thanks for looking! We'd love to have you play along with the challenge... Create a card based on this sketch, post it online somewhere and add it to the Challenge Post!

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

July Simple Cards Class - Hang in There

This is one of the cards we're making in my Simple Cards Class this weekend (check out my Event Calendar for class times).


The design is based on a card I saw by Kimberly VanDiepen, but I simplified it (since it's in the Simple Cards Class). The Nuts for You stamp set is a hostess set, only available to hostesses, hostess club members or if you place a $200.00 order. I also used the Woodgrain embossing folder, the Party Pennants Big Shot die and Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine. The sentiment is punched with the Petite Curly Label punch. Colours are Crumb Cake, Baked Brown Sugar, Mossy Meadow and Basic Grey.

thanks for looking!