Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Blended Poinsettia

I am loving creating projects with my Blendabilities for my monthly Blendabilities Club!  Recently, I pulled out a gorgeous stamp set from last year's Holiday catalogue called Joyful Christmas.  I wanted to design a project for my October kits using that beautiful poinsettia image...here is what I came up with:

Christmas card featuring the Joyful Christmas (retired) stamp set with sentiment from Ornamental Pine.
Now, I actually used several retired products on this one:  the stamped image is heat embossed using Pewter embossing powder, the embossing folder I used on the background is called Lacy Brocade and is still available on the Clearance Rack at a steal.  I also used a Basic Glimmer Brad and some Old Olive Organdy Ribbon, which are also still available at a discount on the Clearance Rack.

To colour the poinsettia I used my Calypso Coral and Old Olive Blendabilities sets.  The  sentiment is from the Ornamental Pine set in this year's Holiday Catty and is heat embossed in pewter and die cut using the Project Life Cards and Labels framelits.  I added a little bling with some rhinestones in the centre of the poinsettia.  I can't wait to share this one with my club members...I think they'll love it! 

Now for the new Weekly Deals...there are a few items from my Wishlist this week!  Prices are good until Monday at midnight :)

Alphabet Rotary Stamp by Stampin' Up!
Alphabet Rotary Stamp
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Banner Punch
Banner Punch
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For The Birds Wood Stamp Set
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Hearts Border Punch by Stampin' Up!
Hearts Border Punch
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Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
Hip Hip Hooray Card Kit
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Sweet Details Photobook Template -- Digital Download
Sweet Details Photobook Template - Digital Download
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Ticket Duo Builder Punch
Ticket Duo Builder Punch
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Very Vintage Designer Buttons
Very Vintage Designer Buttons
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Thank you Dahlia

Happy Monday :)  I hope you had a fantastic weekend!  We certainly did...the weather was simply gorgeous and we had some fun family time together.  We had family photos done by the ever-so-talented Zelia Bester of Zelia Bester Studios...here is one of the shots from our shoot...the morning light is just fabulous (as are my two handsome men!):

Now for some stamping!  Today I have a project I designed for the October projects for my Blendabilities Club.  This month club members are receiving the Old Olive set, so here is one of the projects I designed for them:

Thank you card featuring the Regarding Dahlias stamp set, coloured with the Old Olive Blendabilities.
I love the dahlia image in this set!  It is beautiful as it is (which is what I stamped the background of the card with) but coloured with Blendabilities it is simply stunning.  I paired the Old Olive with Blackberry Bliss ink, card stock and ribbon and loved the result.  The card base is Mossy Meadow, which is just a shade darker than the darkest shade in the Blenda's set. 

Stay tuned tomorrow...I'll have another of this month's project to show you.  Not a Blendabilities Club member yet?  What are you waiting for??  Click HERE to learn more and register today!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Merry [Friday] Wishes

TGIF!!  I am SO glad the week is nearly over...I'm so ready for a weekend!
Today I have another sample from the Holiday Head-start card buffet, happening tonight and tomorrow...

Christmas card featuring the Endless Wishes and Gorgeous Grunge stamp sets.
I am so happy with the way this one turned out!  I love the pop of red agains the otherwise cool colour scheme.  Here is a quick run-down of the products I used:

Here's a closer look:

...and here's a look at the inside:

Inside view with sentiment from Christmas Messages (retired)
 Have a fabulous weekend!!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Nordic Noel

Another short and sweet post today...when will my life slow down??

This is another sample from my Holiday Head-start card buffet coming up this weekend...not much stamping on this one!

Holiday card featuring the Nordic Noel DSP and the Wondrous Wreath framelits
This one is SUPER quick to put together!  No stamping at all on the front of the card and just the sentiment stamped on the inside.  Here is a list of the products I used:
Here's a closer look:

...and a look at the inside:

Sentiment from the More Merry Messages (retired) set.
 Have a great day...just two more days till the weekend!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Seeing Stars

Today's post will be a quickie.  I am up to my eyeballs in school work this week, but wanted to show you this pretty card I designed for my Holiday Head-start card buffet coming up this Friday.  Check it out:

Holiday card featuring the Bright and Beautiful stamp set.
Lots of sparkle and shine on this one!  Here is a quick run-down of the products I used:
  • Bright and Beautiful stamp set
  • Stars Framelits
  • Confetti Stars border punch
  • Lucky Stars TIEF
  • gold embossing powder
  • metallic gold ribbon
  • gold glimmer paper
  • Baked Brown Sugar card stock
  • Very Vanilla card stock
  • Soft Suede ink
  • Versamark ink
  • Big Shot
Here's a close up:

And the inside view:

Now for this week's Weekly Deals...there are a few items on here that I am ordering for sure!  Remember, sale prices are only good till Monday at midnight ;)

Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack by Stampin' Up!
Eclectic Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $10.95  
Sale: $8.21
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template -- Digital Download
Faces I Love Swatchbook Template - Digital Download
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Sale: $8.37
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Festive Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $10.95  
Sale: $8.21
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details by Stampin' Up!
Gold Glitz Dazzling Details
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Sale:  $2.44
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die by Stampin' Up!
Hamburger Box Bigz Xl Die
Price: $52.95  
Sale: $39.71
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack
Price: $10.95  
Sale: $8.21
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Ovals Collection Framelits Die
Price: $32.95  
Sale: $24.71
Party Pennants Bigz L Die by Stampin' Up!
Party Pennants Bigz L Die
Price: $40.95  
Sale: $30.71

Monday, September 22, 2014


The title of this post seems appropriate, given that it is Monday.  I always find myself a wee bit scattered on Monday morning until I get back in the swing of things after the weekend. Today I have a holiday card featuring the Seasonally Scattered stamp set:

Christmas card featuring the Seasonally Scattered stamp set.
I had originally designed this one for my upcoming Holiday Headstart card buffet, but then realized that I didn't have enough supplies on hand to make it work!  That's ok...I'll save it for another holiday class later in the season, once I replenish my supplies.  To get the frosted look on this one I heat embossed the image in Irridescent Ice on a piece of Coastal Cabana card stock.  Then I sponged the entire thing in Whisper White craft ink, leaving the embossed areas a darker shade and making the image really pop. 

I added a little strip of Dazzling Diamonds glimmer paper that I punched with the Scallop Edge Border punch to add some sparkle along the bottom edge of the focal panel.    I added some Whisper White organza ribbon and a few little snowflakes from the Frosted Sequins pack, and couldn't resist adding a rhinestone to the centre of each one...just a wee bit of bling ;)  The Smokey Slate background is embossed using the Northern Flurry TIEF and is also sponged with Whisper White craft ink.  It is all mounted on a Whisper White card base.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas Bliss photopolymer set, as well as some little snowflakes from the Project Life Holiday Cheer set.
Thanks for stopping by...here's hoping your Monday is extra-ordinary and your week is spectacular!

Sunday, September 21, 2014

A colour challenge for Sunday Stamps

Happy Sunday!  I hope the weather where you are is nicer than it is here...we are getting soaked!  Lots of rain.  That's ok...rainy days mean time to stamp!  To inspire you today we have a new colour challenge over at Sunday Stamps...check it out:

I decided to use one of the new sets from the Holiday Catalogue called The Newborn King:

Christmas card featuring the Newborn King stamp set.
I thought this colour combo looked quite regal...so suitable for a newborn king!  I heat embossed the image in gold on Blackberry Bliss card stock and then layered it on Brushed Gold and Rich Razzleberry card stock before mounting it on a Garden Green card base.  I added some metallic gold ribbon and a glimmer star for some sparkle.  The sentiment is heat embossed on Rich Razzleberry and then die cut with the Labels Collection framelits.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss and the star in Baked Brown Sugar. 
So?  Are you inspired by this colour combo?  Why not play along with us?  We'd love to see your creation, so be sure to link up over at Sunday Stamps when you're finished.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Kits-to-go, Take Two

Happy Friday!!  TGIF!!  This week has been nuttier than last week was...I didn't think that was possible!  I am SO ready for a weekend!!
Today I have my second Kit-to-Go to show you.  This one features the Endless Wishes stamp set...one of my fav's from the Holiday catty...

Christmas Card featuring the Endless Wishes stamp set, one of four designs in my Endless Wishes Kit-to-Go
In addition to the Endless Wishes stamp set, two ink pads and a marker, this kit also includes a pack of All is Calm washi tape.  I used Pear Pizzazz, Lost Lagoon and Smokey Slate ink on this one.  It is really quick and easy to put together.  Here is a sampling of the other projects in the kit:

For ordering information for this kit click HERE.  This kit is available for order now until mid-November, but order early...remember how crazy life gets as the Holidays approach?  Get your cards done and in the mail before the insanity begins! 

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Kits-to-go Sneak Peek!

I have been offering my Holiday Kits-to-Go for several years and they are always very popular.  Folks enjoy having their Christmas cards designed and cut for them so that they simply stamp and assemble.  It makes giving handmade Holiday cards much easier.  This year I am offering two new kits featuring products from the Holiday Catalogue.  Today I am giving you a sneak peek at the Under the Tree Tags 'n' Cards Kit.  Here is one of my favourite cards from the kit:

Holiday card featuring the Cheerful Tags stamp set.  Just one of nine card designs (not to mention 9 gift tags) included in the Under the Tree Tags 'n' Cards Kit.
I like the clean simplicity of this card.  I used several elements from the Under the Tree Tag a Bag Accessory Kit, which is included with Kit-to-go.  Of course, I couldn't resist adding a little sparkle with some gold glimmer paper...every Holiday card needs some bling!

 For more details on my Kits-to-Go click HERE.  I am accepting orders now until mid-November.  Be sure to allow two weeks for delivery, so don't wait until the last minute to get started on your holiday projects.

Be sure to stop by tomorrow when I'll be featuring a project from my Endless Wishes Kit-to-Go!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Project Life Card Take Two!

As promised, I have another card I created using the oh, so versatile Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set.  This one is a Christmas card I will be featuring at my upcoming Holiday Head-start card buffet.  Check it out...

Holiday card featuring the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set
This one is SO simple, but really fun!  I used several images and the sentiment from the Project Life Holiday Cheer set, punching each one out with the 1" square punch.  I layered each on a Garden Green postage stamp.  The background is embossed using the Argyle TIEF.  

The sentiment is stamped in Cherry Cobbler and punched with the 1-3/8" circle.  I added the little banner in Garden Green that I fussy cut and popped up using a trimmed dimensional.  I layered the sentiment on a Bracket Label punched from silver glimmer paper.  The whole thing is on a Cherry Cobbler card base.  Easy and quick...perfect for mass-producing at a card buffet!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Project Life Cards

Last night I held my monthly team meeting and at it I wanted to show how versatile our line of Project Life products are.  We all know how fabulous they are for memory keeping, but they are also pretty terrific for making cards as well!  Here is one of the projects we made last night, inspired by a card I found on Pinterest by Erica Cerwin:

Thank you card featuring the Project Life Holiday Cheer stamp set and Colour Me Autumn DSP
This card came together so easily!  I began with a Project Life 4"x 3" Grid Card.  I stamped the sentiment from the Project Life Holiday Cheer photopolymer set in Mossy Meadow ink.  Then I stamped the little maple leaf in Crushed Curry, Cajun Craze and Blackberry Bliss inks.  I added a strip of Colour Me Autumn DSP along the left edge and added some Linen Thread and a little leaf from the Autumn Wodden Elements. 

The background panel is another piece of Colour Me Autumn DSP that I embossed using the Honeycomb TIEF and layered on a Mossy Meadow card base.  I also added bit of burlap ribbon for more texture.  So quick and easy!

Inside view with sentiment from For All Things.
On the inside I stamped the sentiment from For All Things, using my Blackberry Bliss and Mossy Meadow markers to ink the stamp.  I added a few more stamped leaves to complete the project.

Stay tuned tomorrow for a Christmas project using this same Project Life stamp set!

Now before I let you go, here are this week's Weekly Deals...as always, prices are good until Monday at midnight:
Gold 1/8 Ribbon by Stampin' Up!
Gold 1/8" Ribbon
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Sale: $5.21
Happy Hour Wood Stamp Set
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Label Card Thinlits Die
Label Card Thinlits Die
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Sweetheart Punch by Stampin' Up!
Sweetheart Punch
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Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine by Stampin' Up!
Tangerine Tango Baker's Twine
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Wooden Elements Embellishments
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Write Stuff II Digital Kit - Digital Download - by Stampin' Up!
Write Stuff Ii Digital Kit - Digital Download
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Yippee-Skippee Wood Stamp Set
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