Monday, October 28, 2019

Brightly Gleaming

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend...mine was filled with TONS of stamping! I hosted a card buffet on Friday night that included Christmas cards, as well as birthday, thank you and sympathy cards. It was a busy night, but lots of fun. Then on Saturday morning I held my Promotion Commotion event for members of my Stamping Symphony team who earned a title promotion in the past year. We had a special private Chalk Couture class where we made fun signs with chalk paste and then enjoyed a yummy catered lunch. I loved recognizing and rewarding the hard work of these amazing women! Then, on Sunday, I did a private class for a dear university friend and her teaching colleagues. They each stamped six Christmas cards and enjoyed good food and great laughs. In all, it was a busy, hectic weekend, but lots of fun!

Today I have a beautiful Christmas card featuring the Brightly Gleaming suite. I have just begun to play with these awesome products and I absolutely LOVE them!

The centrepiece of the suite is the awesome bundle, which includes a stamp set and TWO coordinating punches...

...but I have to say, my very favourite part of the suite is the GORGEOUS Designer Paper...

Today's card showcases some of this beautiful paper...

Aren't those copper foil accents just yummy?? SO pretty! I used some of the DSP for my background panel and then two additional patterns to punch my ornaments, All three patterns have copper foil accents. The Very Vanilla panel is embossed using the Stylish Scroll embossing folder and then is layered on Night of Navy card stock so it pops against the DSP layer.

To create my ornament tops, I simply punched the top of each ornament along the edge of some copper foil and the adhered them to the punched DSP ornaments with glue dots. The greenery is die-cut using the Christmas Layers dies from Old Olive card stock. I used the Ornate Frames dies to cut the copper label behind the sentiment.

On the inside of the card I added a Very Vanilla panel on which I stamped a sentiment from the Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set and the flourish from the Christmas Gleam set, both in Night of Navy ink.

I'll be demonstrating this card and two other projects in this week's Tuesday Live @ Five video over on my Facebook page. I hope you'll join me, but if you miss the live broadcast you can always find the replay on the video tutorials tab at the top of this page or on my YouTube channel.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...have a wonderful week!

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Monday, October 21, 2019

Merry Moose

Happy Monday! I hope you had a good weekend. Mine was FABULOUS! I hosted my annual Autumn Adventure Fall Retreat weekend in Niagara Falls. We had a wonderful three days of crafting fun!

I LOVE spoiling my's all the loot they went home with...

Now I am back to reality and this week I am featuring the Merry Moose bundle from the Holiday Catalogue...

Being Canadian, the decision to buy this set was a no-brainer! It is so much fun!! Check out this cute card I made with it...

I chose Crumb Cake for my base colour because I wanted a rustic look. I embossed the background panel using the new Winter Knit embossing folder...that is one AWESOME folder...the catalogue does not do it justice! The plaid paper is from the Wrapped in Plaid DSP pack. I matted it in gold foil for extra shine. 
I used the silhouette of the moose, by punching the shape from both gold foil and Wrapped In Plaid Designer Paper. I love the shadow effect that creates. The trees are from the Merry Moose stamp set and are stamped in Shaded Spruce ink. I used the Stitched Shapes dies to cut the Whisper White circle. My sentiment label is die-cut using the Ornate Frames dies and the little pine branch behind it is cut using the Beautiful Boughs dies. I stamped my greeting in Shaded Spruce ink.

The only embellishment I added was a little red jingle bell with a linen thread bow. 

On the inside I stamped some more trees in Shaded Spruce ink on a Whisper White card stock panel and another sentiment from the Merry Moose stamp set in Cherry Cobbler ink.

I'll be demonstrating this card and two others in this week's Tuesday Live @ Five video over on my Facebook page. I hope you'll join me for the live broadcast, but if you miss me you can catch the replay on my YouTube channel later in the week.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a spectacular week!

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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Cup of Christmas and a Blog Hop!

Happy Tuesday! I know I'm a day late posting, but yesterday was our Thanksgiving, here in Canada. I hosted the whole family for turkey dinner with all the trimmings. It was a wonderful day! Today I am here with a new project and our monthly Stamping Symphony team blog hop.

This month we are featuring projects using products from the Holiday Catalogue. Now that Thanksgiving is out of the way, I can really start focusing on Christmas cards! I have my annual fall retreat coming up this weekend and I am offering several Christmas-themed projects all weekend long. This week I am focusing on the Cup of Christas bundle.

This bundle is so much fun to play with! Check out this card I made...

I die-cut my mug from some Wrapped in Plaid DSP and added the whipped cream using the Pretty Label punch. One of the things I love most about this set of dies is all the little extra embellishments one can make. Here, the holly leaves and gold sprigs are from the die is so easy to make diy embellishments! My Whisper White background is embossed using the Winter Knit embossing folder. The Shaded Spruce polka dot DSP is die-cut using the Stitched Rectangles dies and is matted on some gold foil.

The sentiment is stamped in Shaded Spruce and trimmed a little banner using the Tailored Tag punch. I added a little jingle bell with a bit of white Baker's Twine as well as some soon-to-be-released gold glitter enamel dots.

On the inside I stamped another sentiment from the Cup of Christmas set in Shaded Spruce ink and added some little holly leaves.

I'll be featuring this card and two others in this week's Tuesday Live @ Five video over on my Facebook business page. Due to a 6:00 meeting I have to attend, I will actually be live a half hour early this week (at 4:30 pm ET). I hope you'll join me live, but if you miss it you can catch the replay on my YouTube channel or by click the Video Tutorials tab at the top of the page later in the week.

Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out the next blog in our hop for more Holiday Catalogue inspiration...

Have a spectacular week!

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