Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Daisy Love

Happy Tuesday! I am happy to report that my Big Birthday Weekend of Awesomeness was...well...awesome! The U2 concert was spectacular and I had a great visit with my parents. I treated myself to some retail therapy and had a fabulous dinner with my sweetie. All in all, a wonderful way to celebrate.

Now, before I get to today's project, I need to announce the winner of the $46 gift certificate! Drumroll please....

Cherine Vasquez! Congratulations! I will be in touch by email regarding your prize.

Now for some stamping. Today's card is another one I designed for my upcoming Daisy Delight bundle class. It uses some of the stamps from the set that are often overlooked...

I CASE'd the layout for this card from Amy Koenders...a fellow Sunday Stamps Design Team member. My color palette includes Calypso Coral, Wild Wasabi, Daffodil Delight and Pool Party all of the images are stamped off once, with the exception of the detailed layer on the Calypso Coral flowers.

The background DSP is from the Delightful Daisy pack. I used Sahara Sand as a neutral base with this soft colour palette. The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set, a new one that is fast-becoming a favourite!. I die-cut the sentiment using the Stitched Shapes framelits. The only embellishments are some Pool Party solid baker's twine, a little bit of a Delicate White Daisy and a teensy tiny little wooden heart from the Hearts and Stars Elements.

On the inside I added a Whisper White panel on which I stamped the matching sentiment from the Special Celebrations set in Sahara Sand ink and another flower in Calypso Coral.

I love that the Delightful Daisy stamp set has so many beatiful images beyond the large daisy. It makes it that much more versatile!

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Friday, June 23, 2017

My Big Birthday Weekend of Awesomeness!

Welcome to my big birthday weekend of awesomeness! My birthday is on Sunday and, since my big day just happens to fall on a weekend, we've decided to make it a weekend-long celebration. It all begins tonight with tickets to see U2!!!!  I am soooo excited to see Bono and the boys...it was so good of them to plan a stop on their tour schedule in time for my birthday :)

The fun continues as I have some retail therapy planned for tomorrow, along with my summer pedi...nothing like a little pampering to make a girl feel special, right? Sunday, my actual birthday will be dinner with my sweetie and sending my sweet boy off to Grammy & Grampy's for his annual summer kick-off. Today is his last day of grade FOUR!!

Now, lest you think I have forgotten you, I also have some birthday fun planned for my fabulous customers. This weekend, when you place your order of  $25 or more you will receive a special gift from me: a 4" X 6" sampler of the new Fresh Florals DSP in each of the 5 new In-Colours. This DSP is absolutely gorgeous...I know you will love it as much as I do! That's not all! If your order exceeds $46 (before shipping and HST) your name will be entered into a draw for a $46 gift certificate (can you guess how old I'm turning?) How sweet would an extra $46 be to spend on your new catty wishlist? Orders must be placed by 11:00 pm on Sunday, June 25th to qualify for both offers.

Now for a sweet birthday card to inspire you. This is one that I designed for my upcoming Daisy Delight bundle class in July.

 I have a HUGE clump of rudbeckia growing in my garden. I love their late-summer colour...they just make me happy. I tried to recreate some on this card and love the way they turned out. Isn't that background awesome? I used the new Burlap background stamp on Crumb Cake card stock using ink of the same shade. the texture it adds is fantastic! To create my rudbeckia, I sponged Crushed Curry and Peekaboo Peach ink on Daffodil Delight card stock and then stamped the daisy image over top in Crushed Curry ink. I punched the stamped images using the Daisy punch and layered them. The centres are Early Espresso card stock, stamped in Early Espresso ink and punched with the 1/2" circle punch. The stem and leaves are Pear Pizzazz card stock.

 The sentiment is from the Special Celebrations stamp set and is stamped in Early Espresso ink on Very Vanilla card stock. I punched it using the Pretty Label punch and added some copper metallic thread and a 1/4" copper trim bow.

 On the inside I added a panel of Very Vanilla card stock on which I stamped another sentiment from the Special Celebrations stamp set as well as more daisy images from the Daisy Delight stamp set.

If you haven't yet registered for my Daisy Delight class its not too late!  Live too far away to attend in person? Take advantage of my Class-To-Go option. Click HERE for details on both options.

Have a fabulous weekend and don't forget to place your order before 11:00 on Sunday to be eligible for my birthday weekend offers.

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Seasonal Thinking of You

Happy Tuesday! I hope you're having a good week. I am counting down the days till school finishes...not long now!
I know summer is just starting but I'm already starting to think about fall projects, thianks in part to the fantastic Colourful Seasons bundle! Check out this card I created recently:

Aren't those die-cut leaves just fantastic?? Here is a closer look...

So intricate and pretty! I die-cut them from copper, gold and silver foil for this card...I am loving mixed metals these days! Besides, fall leaves come in all colours, right? I used some of the Wood Textures DSP for the background, stamping and embossing some leaves in copper using the coordinating Colourful Seasons stamp set. The sentiment is stamped in Early Espresso ink on another strip of Wood Textures DSP which I matted with copper foil. The only embellishment is a bit of linen thread.

On the inside I added a Very Vanilla card stock layer and stamped some more leaves in Early Espresso ink, stamping both full-strength and stamped off once for depth.

I am just starting to play with this fantastic bundle...can't wait until school is out and I have more time to get my creative juices flowing!

Have a terrific Tuesday!

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