Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Another Holiday Sneak Peek

Well, here it is the 15th of August already...where the heck has the summer gone?? Only two more weeks and I'll be back to the insanity of my school-year life. I still have SO much to do and can't do any of it thanks to the renovations that seem to be taking FOREVER.

Fortunately I did have a bit of time to play with my preorder goodies before the chaos began...check this out...


This one was super quick and easy...perfect for one of my upcoming Christmas card buffets this fall. I began by embossing the 4" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White card stock in the background using the Subtle TIEF. That is, hands down, my go-to folder right now! I added some Under the Mistletoe DSP and then stamped the poinsettia image from the Peaceful Poinsettia bundle in Shaded Spruce ink, stamping off twice before stamping on my card stock. I die cut the label using the Stitched Seasons dies (available now while supplies last only!) and then heat embossed the sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All stamp set in gold.


Before adhering the label to my card, I die cut one of the detailed poinsettias from gold foil, cut it in half and then adhered it each half to the back of the label. I popped the label up using dimensionals.
The only embellishment on this card is some Shaded Spruce metallic ribbon. To add some extra sparkle I used Wink of Stella on the petals of the stamped poinsettia...so pretty!



On the inside of the Whisper White card base I stamped the poinsettia image again, full strength this time, in Shaded Spruce ink, and another sentiment from the Merry Christmas to All set in Soft Suede.

Quick and easy to mass produce...the recipe for the perfect Christmas card!



Thanks for stopping by...enjoy your week!


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Monday, August 13, 2018

A Holiday Sneak Peek

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Things here have been juuuust a wee bit crazy! Our reno started last week on Wednesday, literally 10 minutes before I headed out the door to the airport to visit my BFF in Virginia for a few days. While I was gone, lots of demolition work got done, but not so much rebuilding. There is A TON of dust EVERYWHERE and my beautiful studio is in total chaos. UGH! This week I am hoping they finish the construction in the basement so that we can get the new carpet installed and I can begin to put my crafting space back together again. I am DYING to get working on new designs for my fall events.

Now, before the chaos began, I was able to get in a little playtime with my Holiday Catalogue pre-order. Want to see a little something? I thought so...here you go...


I used LOTS of new products on this design. The stamped images are from the Peaceful Noel stamp set. It contains soft, watercolor-look images that layer beautifully. I used Old Olive, Shaded Spruce, Soft Suede and Cherry Cobbler inks to stamp the images. The little gold glimmer sprigs are punched with the new Sprig Punch, which is available in a discounted bundle with the Peaceful Noel stamp set. I have to say, I think this will be my new favourite punch this Holiday Season! Such a quick and easy way to embellish any design! The DSP is actually from the Under the Mistletoe pack in the Annual Catalogue. I used the Layering Circles Framelits to die-cut both the DSP and the gold foil scallop circles.

The sentiment is from one of my very favourite new bundles called Merry Christmas to All. This set of stamps and coordinating dies are sure to be BIG sellers this holiday season, as it includes tons of stamped sentiments and four die-cut words to create endless possibilities for greetings. Here I die-cut the word "Merry" from Cherry Cobbler card stock and stamped "very" and "wishes" to construct my greeting. I LOVE the versatility of this bundle, which is why it was at the top of my Holiday Catalogue wish list ;)
The only embellishments on this card are a few gold metallic pearls and a bow made with some retired ribbon from my stash.

On the inside of the card I stamped more images from the Peaceful Noel stamp set and added a sentiment from the same set in Soft Suede ink.

The Holiday Catalogue will go live for ordering on September 5th, but did you know that if you join my Stamping Symphony you can add these new products to your Starter Kit NOW?? It's true! New demonstrators who join in August get to order from the Holiday Catalogue right away...no waiting to get going on your fall and Holiday crafting. Click Join my Stamping Symphony above to learn more.

Thanks for stopping by...be sure to check in on Wednesday for our monthly Stamping Symphony Blog Hop when we'll be showcasing more Holiday Catalogue sneak peeks!


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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Colour Your Season

Happy August! Can you believe July is over already? I don't know how it is that my very favourite month of the year is always the shortest one too!! Things here have been VERY busy. Last week we adopted two new members into our family...


Stella (left) and Phoebe (right) are 8 week old sisters we adopted from our local shelter.  They are just the sweetest little bundles of energy and are definitely making things interesting around here! I'm finding it next to impossible to get work done with these two around. They're either tearing up the house or crying for snuggles. Needless to say, I haven't had a ton of time to stamp, but I had to show you this pretty Christmas card I designed using the new Blended Seasons Bundle...


Instead of colouring the holly image, I heat embossed it in silver on Whisper White card stock...I love how elegant it looks. Then, using one of the label dies, I die-cut the label from the heat embossed image and then popped it up using dimensionals. I love that these label dies cut the stitched detail on both the label and the negative. It gives such a nice layered border effect.


I heat embossed the sentiment in silver on Night of Navy card stock and trimmed the ends using the Everyday Label punch. I die-cut some leaves and a flourish from silver foil and tucked them behind the label. The bow is also from the Stitched Seasons dies and is cut from Silver foil as well. The final touch was a few rhinestones that I coloured with my dark Night of Navy Stampin' Blends marker.


On the inside, I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the holly image using Smokey Slate ink and the sentiment using Night of Navy.


The Colour Your Season bundle is simply fantastic and is available starting today until August 31st or while supplies last. This is a bundle that will take you through the entire year and, as you can see, isn't just for colouring!  For more details on this bundle, click the image below...



Now before I go, I need to tell you about another awesome promotion this month. Bonus Days are back! During the month of August, earn a $6 coupon for every $60 you spend. Then, redeem your coupons in September when the new Holiday Catalogue goes live! What a deal! Click the image to learn more...


Ok...thanks for sticking with me to the end of this rather lengthy post! Have a great week!



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