Monday, August 31, 2015

Vintage Birthday Leaves

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  It was stamp-a-palooza here!  I spent all day Saturday in my studio designing Christmas cards for my events this Fall.  So much fun playing with new Holiday Catalogue goodies!  Speaking of which, tomorrow is THE day! The 2015 Holiday Catalogue goes live tomorrow morning, so get your Wish List ready :)

Today I have a project that uses products from the Annual and the Holiday catalgoues...

Fall-themed Birthday card featuring the Vintage Leaves and Tag Talk stamp sets
I'm kind of on a gold kick lately.  Many of the cards I designed on the weekend feature touches of gold and this one is no exception.  Good thing it's trendy right now!  On this one I stamped the leaves from the Vintage Leaves stamp set in the new Basic Black Archival ink and then die cut them using the Leaflets Framelits. The I took my Versamark pad directly to the leaves, applying it sparingly to the edges.  I sprinkled on some gold embossing powder and heated.  I love the result...

The striped gold foil DSP I used is from the Winter Wonderland pack in the Holiday catty.  I SO love that paper!!  The Whisper White background panel is embossed using the new Softly Falling TIEF.  The sentiment label is from the Tag Talk stamp set and is punched with the coordinating Bracket Label punch.  I layerd the punched label on a 1-3/4" gold foil circle, which is then layered on a 2" Basic Black circle.  The only embellishment I added was a little bow of gold Cording Trim.

On the inside I simply stamped more leaves, leaving plenty of space for happy birthday wishes.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow.  I'll be showcasing more Holiday Catalogue products AND have a new technique video to share with you!

In the meantime, here are the products I used to create this project:

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Friday, August 28, 2015

XL Pillow Box Take Two!

Happy Friday!  I know most people are excited about the weekend, but today marks the end of my summer freedom.  Next week I am back at work all week, preparing my classroom and my courses for the start of the school year on September 8th. Also happening next week is the launch of the new Holiday Catalogue, which means that you'll finally be able to order all of the amazing new products I've been showcasing all month.  I'm pretty pumped about this catalogue, as you can likely tell ;)
Today I have yet another project that showcases new products.  Check it out:

XL Pillow Box featuring the Festive Flower Builder Punch and Reason for the Season stamp set.
Now, in case you missed it, I posted a video tutorial last week on how to create an extra-large pillow box using the new Square Pillow Box Thinlit dies.  I'll post a link to it at the bottom of this post in case you missed it the first time.


To create that beautiful poinsettia, I used the new Festive Flower Builder Punch and the Reason for the Season stamp set. The petals are punched from Real Red card stock and stamped with ink of the same colour. I also sponged around the edges of each petal to add more depth and definition. The leaves are punched from Mossy Meadow card stock and are stamped and sponged using ink of the same shade. The centre of the poinsettia is Hello Honey card stock and I added an Iced Rhinestone embellishment for some sparkle.

The rest of the decoration on the box includes a belly band of Season of Cheer DSP, a Tea Lace doily that I heat embossed in gold for a vintage look and some new White 3/8" glitter rbbon. For the tag, I heat embossed a sentiment from the Reason for the Season stamp set in gold and die cut it using the Lots of Labels Framelits. The box itself is embossed using the Softly Falling TIEF...details in the video on how to do that :)

Speaking of the video, here it is:


Now, here are the products I used to create this project...some are not yet available in the Showcase, so I've listed them below, along with where you can find them in the Holiday Catalogue so you can add them to your Wish List for September 1st ;)

Gold & White 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (139614) pg.29
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (139657) pg. 41


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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

CASE'ing myself

We're still away enjoying some family fun at Great Wolf Lodge, but while we're gone I thought I'd share a project I did where I CASE'd my own design.  Check it out:

Fall-themed Thinking of You card featuring the Happy Scenes stamp set.
Now, you may recall a video I did a couple of weeks ago on the Emerging Colours Technique where I die-cut a leaf window.  I liked that idea so much I used it again! Here, I die-cut the leaf using the Leaflets Framelits from a piece of Kraft card stock.  I then embossed the panel using the Woodland TIEF.

The image in the window is stamped using the new Basic Black Archival ink and coloured using Stampin' Write Markers, sponging the sky with a dauber and Soft Sky ink.  I layered the panel on a mat of Pumpkin Pie card stock and then adhered it to a Kraft card base.  I added a scrap of Burlap trim and some gold metallic thread, as well as one of the Into the Woods Elements...I love that cute li'l acorn!  The sentiment is stamped in Basic Black and punched with the Washi Label punch.

On the inside I stamped the fall scene image again and coloured it as I did on the front.

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget, the Holiday Catalogue goes live on September 1st...if you don't yet have your own hard copy of the catalogue and you are in Canada, drop me a line and I'll pop one in the mail to you right away.

Here are the products I used to create this project...clicking any one of them will take you directly to my online store for easy ordering. In addition to these, I'm also listing the new Holiday Catty products and where to find them:

Into the Woods Elements (139636) pg. 43
Woodland Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139673) pg. 39
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (140931) pg. 19


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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Lighthearted Holiday Sneak Peek

Happy Tuesday!  I hope you are having a good week.  I am off with my family for a few days of last-minute summer fun at Great Wolf Lodge in Niagara Falls.  This is becoming an annual get-away for us and we love it!  So much fun and close to home...perfect! While I'm away I thought I would share another sneak peek at a gorgeous new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue:

Thank you card featuring the new Lighthearted Leaves stamp set.
Aren't those leaves fabulous??  To showcase the beautiful artwork of the images I chose to use the Emboss Resist technique, along with Faux Torn Paper.  Stay tuned for new videos on both of these techniques soon!
Did you notice the fancy corners on this card?  I did those using the new Curvy Corner Trio Punch on page 18 of the Holiday Catty.  I love the unique detail it provides so quickly and easily.

I chose an unusual colour scheme for fall of Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry and Mint Macaron.  I heat embossed the leaf images using clear embossing powder and then sponged over top to bring out the beautiful artwork. The sentiment is also from the Lighthearted Leaves set and is stamped in Island Indigo, punched using the 2" circle punch and then matted on an Island Indigo circle die cut using the Circles Collection Framelits. I added some silver metallic thread and a few rhinestones for some sparkle.

On the inside I stamped the maple leaf again using Rich Razzleberry and Island Indigo ink and added another sentiment from the Lighthearted Leaves set.

Be sure to check out the new Weekly Deals in the upper right sidebar...some great products on sale this week!
Here is the list of products used to create this project:

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Sunday, August 23, 2015

A New Sketch Challenge

Happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are having a good weekend.  Today marks the start of a new sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps and this is a great one!  Check out this super-versatile sketch:




...and here is my festive take on it:

Christmas card featuring the Jingle all the Way stamp set and coordinating Sleigh Ride Edgelits (available in a discounted bundle) as well as the Season of Cheer DSP, all available on September 1st in the new 2015 Holiday Catalogue.
I immediately thought of the Sleigh Ride Edgelits when I saw this sketch.  They are fantastic and make quick and easy Holiday cards.  Here I began with a piece od Season of Cheer DSP and then used the Edgelits to die-cut the bottom edge, giving me the negative image.  I layered that on a piece of Whisper White card stock, stamped and heat embossed my sentiment from the Jingle all the Way stamp set in silver and adhered it to a Night of Navy card base.

The final touch, which isn't really visible in any of these photos, was to add sparkle to each of the snowflakes on the DSP.  I used the new Fine-Tip Glue Pen to add little dots of glue to the centre and points of each snowflake and then sprinkled them with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.  The result is so pretty and sparkly...just like real falling snow.

On the inside I adhered the left-over die-cut piece from the front to a Whisper White panel and stamped another sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set in Night of Navy ink.

Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team's projects for inspiration and then give this versatile sketch a try!  Don't forget to link up over at Sunday Stamps so we can all share in your creative genius ;)

Here is a list of the Holiday Catalogue products I used to create this card, along with the page numbers you will find them on:

Jingle all the Way Stamp Set (CM 139907, WM 139904) pg. 12
Sleigh Ride Edgelits (139670) pg. 12
Fine-Tip Glue Pen (138309) pg. 43
Season of Cheer DSP (139590) pg. 29

Here are the rest of the products I used to create this card:

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Friday, August 21, 2015

Winter Wonderland Sneak Peek and XL Pillow Box How-to Video

Woohoo!  It's Friday...the weekend is here!  I hope you've had a good week.  Mine was fantastic, as I spent it at the lake, but now I'm home and back to reality.  I was so spoiled at my parents' place, as my mom took care of all the cooking...now I have to go back to figuring out what's for dinner every night ;)
Today I have a sneak peek at some more new products from the upcoming 2015 Holiday Catalogue and I have to admit, I am in love with this particular group of projects...

Christmas ensemble featuring the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and Winter Wonderland Specialty Designer Series Paper, available September 1 in the new 2015 Holiday Catalogue
Here is a closer look at each item:

First the card:


I used the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and heat embossed the images and sentiment in gold.  I so love the elegance of black, gold and white together!

Isn't that sparkly ribbon the bomb?!?  It is also available in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue and is soooo pretty! 

Now for one of the boxes:


This is a pillow box created using the new Square Pillow Box Thinlit Dies.  I love the square shape and the generous 4+" size of the finished box.

And an even bigger box:


This is an extra-large-sized pillow box I designed using the same set of Thinlit Dies!  It is so easy to create beautiful gift packaging using these dies!  This finished box is about 8-1/4" long by 4" wide.



Check out the video below to see how I did it and to get a closer look at some of the new products I used to create this ensemble.



Here are the new Holiday Catalogue products I used on these projects.  All will be available on September 1st :)
Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set (139732) pg. 25
Snow Flurry Punch (139680) pg. 25
Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP (139588) pg. 23
Iced Rhinestone Embellishments (139637) pg. 24
Gold 3/8" Glitter Ribbon (139614) pg.29
Square Pillow Box Thinlits Dies (139657) pg. 41
Softly Falling Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (139672) pg. 24

Here are the rest of the supplies I used to create these projects:

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Flurry of Wishes Sneak Peek

I'm still up north enjoying some time by the lake with my parents, but I thought I'd show you another project I created using some new products from the upcoming 2015 Holiday Catalogue.

Christmas card featuring the Flurry of Wishes stamp set and coordinating Snow Flurry punch, both available September 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue
I love snowflakes...not the kind that actually fall from the sky, but the kind that create pretty Christmas cards.  The snowflake images in the new Flurry of Wishes set are so pretty and look stunning when heat embossed.  For this project I began with a watercolour wash background which I created using an aquapainter on Watercolour Paper and Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy inks. Then I stamped several of the snowflake images in Versamark and heat embossed them in silver.

The white snowflakes are heat embossed in silver on Whisper White card stock and then punched.  The smaller ones are done using the new Snow Flurry punch, which will be available in a discounted bundle that includes the stamp set.  The larger one is punched using the Flower Medallion punch from the Annual Catalogue...the image is designed to fit the punch perfectly...love it! The sentiment, which is also from the Flurry of Wishes set, is also heat embossed in silver and then die-cut using the Lots of Labels Framelits. That little silver snowflake embellishment is one of the new Winter Wonderland embellishments...so pretty!

On the inside I stamped more snowflakes in Pool Party, Island Indigo and Night of Navy inks and added a sentiment from the Flurry of Wishes set in Night of Navy. This is such a pretty set...you'll want to add it to your Holiday Catty wishlist for sure. If this project hasn't convinced you, be sure to stop by on Friday when I'll post more projects using this set, along with a new tutorial video ;)

Here are the new Holiday Catalogue products I used on this project, along with where you can find them in the catalogue:

Flurry of Wishes Stamp Set (139732) pg. 25
Snow Flurry punch (140868) pg. 25
Winter Wonderland Embellishments (139621) pg. 23

The rest of the products I used are listed below.  Clicking any one of them will take you directly to my online store for easy ordering :)

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Monday, August 17, 2015

Fall in the Air?

Happy Monday!  I hope you had a fabulous weekend :)  We are in the midst of a heat wave here...very hot and humid.  I'm so glad I get to spend this week by the lake at my parents' house.  Can't think of any better place to be in this weather :)
Today I have a decidedly Fallish card for you, along with a new how-to video.  Check it out:

Fall-themed Thank You card featuring the Vintage Leaves and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets and using the Stampin' Mist Ghosting technique.
I have to admit, Fall is my very favourite season.  I love the rich colours and cool crisp air.  Here I've tried to capture some of the vibrance of the autumn leaves by using a colour pallette of Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze, Cherry Cobbler and Early Espresso, along with touches of gold.

The maple leaf image is from the Vintage Leaves stamp set.  I also used one of the spatter images from Gorgeous Grunge and a sentiment from Endless Thanks.

On the inside I used the same maple leaf stamp with Early Espresso ink on a panel of Very Vanilla card stock:



The complete how-to is in the video below:


Here is a complete list of the supplies I used to create this project. Clicking on any one of the products below will take you directly to my online store for easy ordering:


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Friday, August 14, 2015

Happy Friday!

We made it to the weekend...yippee!!  I hope you've had a good week.  Mine has been very productive...I recorded three more tutorial videos AND managed to go through all of my son's outgrown clothes and sort and donate SIX garbage bags full.  I also tackled his playroom and took TEN Stampin' Up! boxes full of long-forgotten toys to the donation centre!  Man, that kid has a TON of toys! I feel sooo much better for having gotten that massive task out of the way and Max is happier with a playroom that is organized and filled with toys he will actually play with. As a reward, I am spending today in my studio playing with new Holiday Catalogue goodies that arrived this week.  I'll have LOTS to share with you soon :)

Today, I have a cute and simple little project that we did as one of the Make-n-takes at my team meeting earlier this week.  It is inspired by a project demonstrated on the MainStage at convention:

Thank you card featuring the Acorny Thank You stamp set and Into the Woods Designer Series Paper, available September 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue
Sometimes one just needs a quick and easy card and this project is both!  The little acorn image is from the new Acorny Thank You set, which comes in a discounted bundle with a new Acorn Builder punch...it is beyond adorable!  The sentiment is also from the same stamp set and conveniently fits one of the dies in the Bitty Banners Framelits.

That pretty floral image behind the acorn is actually from the Into the Woods DSP pack.  You are going to LOVE this paper!  All of the images are based on hand-painted designs done by the talented artists at Stampin' Up!.  The sheet from which I punched this particular piece features several different-sized bouquets of flowers spaced far enough apart that they are easily punched using various-sized circle punches.  For this particular project I used the 2-1/2" circle punch and then layered the punched circle on a Rich Razzleberry card stock circle I die cut using the Circles Collection Framelits. The background panel is a piece of Kraft card stock embossed using the Woodgrain TIEF and it is layered on a Rich Razzleberry card base.  The little leaf embellishment is one of the new Into the Woods Elements and is just too cute!  I added a little gold baker's twine bow to finish it off.


On the inside I stamped one more little acorn and another sentiment from the Acorny Thank You set. In case you are working on your wishlist, here are the new, soon-to-be-available products I used on this card, as well as the page number on which you can find them in the Holiday Catalogue:

Acorny Thank You Stamp Set (139718) pg. 45
Acorn Builder Punch (139681) pg.45
Into the Woods Designer Series Paper (139586) pg. 43
Into the Wood Elements (139636) pg. 43

Here are the other items I used...clicking on any one of them will take you right to my webstore for easy ordering :)  Have a fabulous weekend!  I am heading up to enjoy a few days at the lake with my parents, but I'll post some more sneak peek projects for you to enjoy while I'm gone ;)

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

Happy Haunting

Happy Thursday!  I hope you are having a good week.  We are getting ready to head up to my parents' place by the lake this weekend for a few days, so lots of organizing and laundry is getting done around here.   
Now, I know Halloween is still a couple of months away, but I want to share with you a project we did at my monthly team meeting this week.  It uses lots of new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue, so consider this yet another sneak peek ;)

Halloween card featuring the Cheer All Year stamp set and Happy Haunting DSP, both available in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue September 1st
We generally are not big Halloween people in our household.  My son likes to dress up and go trick-or-treating, but that's about the extent of our Halloween celebrations.  But I have to say, I love the Halloween products in this year's Holiday Catalogue!  I couldn't resist the new Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper...such fun patterns!  Take a close look at the orange patterned panel.  Do you see the Jack'o'Lantern faces?  So fun!  Speaking of fun, how about those spider web doilies??  So love those...and I have some ideas to use them beyond Halloween...stay tuned ;)

The stamp set I used is called Cheer All Year and is meant to be used with the new Season to Season Wreath Project Kit, but it is a fabulous stamp set all on it's own!  I has images and sentiments for Fall, Halloween and Christmas.  Here I used the bat image and Halloween sentiment.  I stamped both using the new Basic Black Archival ink...SO in love with that stuff!  Look at how perfect that bat image is!  Crisp and true black.  LOVE!! Now, I wish I could say there was an accompanying set of framelits for the images in this stamp set, but alas, I had to revive my fussy-cutting skills for the bat.  Thankfully he's a pretty easy image to cut out ;)

On the inside I used a wee bit of the Spider Web Doily that I had trimmed from the front panel and stamped the little spider in the opposite corner.  Both the spider and the little sentiment are also from the Cheer All Year stamp set.  (See...I told you it was a great set!)
So, before I list all of the currently available products I used to create this project, here are the ones you'll be able to purchase on September 1st, when the 2015 Holiday Catalogue goes live:

Cheer All Year Stamp Set (139839) pg. 6
Happy Haunting Designer Series Paper (139584) pg.47
Spider Web Doilies (139622) pg. 47
Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad (140931) pg. 19


The rest of the products I used are listed below.  Thanks for stopping by...have a great day!

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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Winter Wonderland Sneak Peek

Hi There!  Thanks for stopping by :)  It's Tuesday, which means it's time for all new Weekly Deals...be sure to check those out at the top of the right side bar.
Today I have another sneak peek of a new suite of products that will be available in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue...

Christmas card featuring the Wonderland stamp set and Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP available Setpember 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue
For this project I used three products from the Winter Wonderland Suite.  The stamped images are from the Wonderland stamp set, which includes several images and two sentiments.  I stamped the tree image directly on a piece of Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP using the new Basic Black Archival ink.  SOOO excited about this fantastic ink...I know you will love it too!

The background Whisper White layer is embossed using the new Softly Falling embossing folder.  I just love the subtle texture it provides.  Very understated and elegant. I built my card on a base of thick Whisper White card stock.
The little star frame is die cut using the Stars Framelits.  I used the two smallest dies with gold glimmer paper to get the frame.  A quick and easy embellishment.
Now, I know I usually show you the inside of my projects, but I haven't done anything to this one yet, as I'm waiting for some new sentiment sets to arrive.  Mr UPS arrives tomorrow with a BIG box of awesomeness for me.  :)
My supply list for this card is somewhat limited, as many of the products I used are not available until September 1st. Those items are:

Wonderland Stamp Set (WM139752, CM140365)
Winter Wonderland Specialty DSP (139588)
Softly Falling TIEF (139672)
Basic Black Archival Ink (140931)

Here are the other, currently available supplies I used:

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Monday, August 10, 2015

Jingle all the Way

Happy Monday :)  How is it that the weekends fly by so quickly??  I hope yours was restful and provided time to get re-energized for the week ahead.  We had a wonderful dinner with one of my oldest friends yesterday...so good to see her again!
Today I have another Holiday Catalogue sneak peek for you.  This one uses a new stamp set and Edgelit bundle...

Christmas card featuring the new Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle all the Way stamp set.  Available in a discounted bundle starting September 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue.
The new bundle includes the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle all the Way stamp set.  I love how easy it is to create a wintry scene using only paper with these dies!  There is very little stamping on this card...just the snowy background and the sentiment.  Super easy! I die cut the houses from Basic Gray card stock, the trees from Smoky Slate and the sleigh from Whisper White.  The card is built on a thick Whisper White card base.


After stamping the sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set in Smoky Slate ink I applied Versamark ink all over the sleigh layer and then heat embossed with Iridescent Ice embossing powder.  Love that look of sparkling snow!  I added some silver metallic ribbon for even more shimmer.


On the inside I added another sentiment from the Jingle all the Way set as well as some little music notes (my very FAVOURITE stamp in this set!).
This project will most certainly find it's way into my class offerings this Fall...it is a quick and easy one!

Here is the list of all the product I used to construct this card, minus the Sleigh Ride Edgelits and Jingle all the Way stamp set, which will debut in the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st.

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Sunday, August 9, 2015

A Colour Challenge at Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday to you!  I hope you are enjoying a restful weekend.  Today marks the beginning of a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps.  Check out the inspiration photo:


...and here is my project for the Design Team:

Christmas card featuring the Your Presents stamp set, available September 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue

Now, I'm sure the last thing you thought of when looking at that inspiration photo was Christmas, right?  Well, I'm all about Christmas right now, as I prepare for the launch of the Holiday Cataloge and my Fall and Holiday classes, so creating a Christmas card was inevitable. I used a colour scheme of Blushing Bride, Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz and Real Red.  Not your most traditional colours for Christmas, but I still managed to get the red and green in there!

Because I believe very Christmas card should sparkle, I also included some silver accents as well as some bling. Can you spot the new products?  The stamp set I used will be available with the launch of the Holiday Catalogue on September 1st.  It is called Your Presents and is super-versatile.  Watch for more samples using this set later next week. Did you notice the embossed Blushing Bride Banner?  It was done using a new TIEF called Softly Falling...so pretty!  Now what about that bling holding down all that silver thread?  Isn't that gorgeous?  It looks like it should be adorning some bride-to-be's finger rather than a card.  Those are the new Iced Rhinestone Embellishments and they are postively yummy!

Of course, I couldn't neglect the inside of my card, so I stamped a couple more presents and added a sentiment from the Lots of Joy stamp set, which is a new Christmas set in the Annual Catalogue.

Now, here is a list of the supplies I used to create this card, minus, of course, the three items that will be available on Septemeber 1st:

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Friday, August 7, 2015

Festive Friday

Happy Friday...the weekend is here!  Yippee!!  I hope you have some fun planned this weekend.  I am looking forward to dinner with an old college friend, and, of course, some stamping ;)
 Today I have another Holiday Catalogue sneak peek for you.  Check it out:

Christmas card featuring the Wonderland stamp set, Woodland TIEF and Holidays Fancy Foil Vellum; all available September 1st in the 2015 Holiday Catalogue
 Yesterday I showed you a Fall-themed card that used the new Woodland embossing folder, now here it is on a Christmas card.  Those gorgeous trees work for just about any occasion.  Here I added some sparkle to them by sponge daubering on some Versmark ink and then heat embossing with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.  You can see the sparkle a bit better in this photo.



To add even more shimmer I used a piece of the new Holidays Fancy Foil Designer Vellum, which is simply beee-u-ti-ful!  It comes in the silver snowflakes, red candycane striep and green Christmas trees.  So pretty and shiny! Since I was on a roll with the sparkle and shine, I added a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper behind my sentiment.  That sentiment is from the new Wonderland stamp set and is heat embossed in silver and die cut using the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.  I added a couple bits of silver 1/8" metalllic ribbon and a snowflake embellishment from last year's catalogue because my new ones from this year won't arrive till next week! ;)

On the inside I heat embossed in silver a sentiment from the retired More Merry Messages set (again, because my new sentiment sets aren't here yet!) and added some little snowflakes which are also part of the Wonderland stamp set. I've included a list of all of the products I used (minus the ones that are either retired or not available yet!) below.  Clicking on any of them will send you right to my online store for easy ordering ;)
Be sure to check back on Sunday for a new colour challenge from Sunday Stamps.  Till then, have a fabulous weeked!

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Thursday, August 6, 2015

A Fall Holiday Catalogue Preview and new Tutorial Video

Welcome to the day-before-the-day-before-the-weekend! I hope you're having a good week...Friday is just around the corner!
Today I have a couple of projects that showcase one of my favourite techniques as well as some new products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue.

Any-occasion card featuring the For All Things stamp set with sentiment from Acorny Thank You (available September 1st in the Holiday Catalogue)
Can you spot the new products on this one?  I used a new TIEF to emboss the background.  It is called Woodland and it is STUNNING!  This is quickly become my new favourite, as it is super-versatile.



The focal image is done using the Emerging Colours technique.  I love the vibrant fall colours that result. Check out the video below for more information on how I created this card.

Fall-themed card featuring the new Happy Scenes and Cheer All Year stamp sets, both of which are available Sept. 1st in the Holiday Catalogue.

Don't you just love that background panel?  Wouldn't you love to learn how to do that?  Well today's your lucky day!  I have a new tutorial video for you that shows you exactly how to recreate this look. Check it out below and if you enjoy it please share it!


Now before I go I have some BIG news for you!  The Clearance Rack in my online store has been updated!  There are some fresh new bargains for you to shop, but remember quantities are limited and once they're gone, they're gone!

Here is a list of all of the products used to create the projects I've featured today.  Keep in mind this list does not include Holiday Catalogue products that will be released on Septemeber 1st.


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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Celebrate!

Happy Tuesday :)  Today feels like a Monday because we just enjoyed a long weekend here in Ontario. (I hope you also had a great weekend!) But it is most definitely Tuesday, which means it is time for new Weekly Deals...be sure to check them out below.  Today I have a decidedly Fall-ish card for you.

Any-occasion card featuring the Vintage Leaves stamp set and Natural Expressions Wood Elements.
I really love the look of an image stamped on coloured card stock in the same shade of ink.  The tone-on-tone watermark effect is especially effective with the beautiful leaf images in the Vintage Leaves stamp set. Here I stamped using Mossy Meadow ink on card stock of the same colour.  I added some shimmer with spatters from the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set and metallic gold ink (retired), and some sparkle with a few gold sequins.

The sentiment is one of the Natural Expressions Wood Elements, which is just perfect for an earthy Fall look.  I added some Linen Thread and mounted the card front on a Kraft card base.

Because I wanted this card to be suitable for any occasion, I omitted an inside greeting and simply stamped more leaves in Mossy Meadow ink.

Here are the products I used to create this project:

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Now here are this week's new Weekly Deals.  Remember that sale items are limited and prices expire Monday at midnight :)
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