Did you see my recent post with the magnolia I coloured with my Balmy Blue Stampin’ Blend? If not, you can see it here. I really like the way it turned out, so I decided to colour a whole garden of them!
It probably isn’t a secret, but blue is my favourite colour. I love the colour blue and would make way too many cards in blue if it weren’t for all the fantastic colours Stampin’ Up! offers, but today my card features Balmy Blue, a colour I love!
Have you started making your Christmas cards yet? The 2019 Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalogue is now live, and filled with all sorts of great ideas and supplies for your Christmas crafing. Here is a #simplestamping card to get you started.
The days are still lovely, but the nights are cooler, and you can feel that Fall is just around the corner. With that, I often turn my colour choices for cards to oranges, greens, browns, golden yellow, and others that remind us of nature’s beauty as the leaves turn colours.
A number of years ago I adoped the word BELIEVE as my word. It was a time of new beginnings for me, and it struck me that all I had to do was believe. Believe I could make a new start, believe that I could be successful. Believe that I . . . whatever I needed at any moment, it was there to support me at any given time. I have a number of items around my home to remind me of this. Plaques, mugs, framed art I have made, an engraved polished stone, whatever I have found and collected over the years. The stamp set Itty Bitty Christmas has a stamp that simply says ‘believe’ and I used it on my card today.
I love participating in different card making challenges, I find they push me to try things I wouldn’t think of. Today is another example of that with a colour challenge. So Saffron, Rococco Rose and Mint Macaron. I love all three of these colours, but probably would not put them together in a card if someone didn’t tell me to!
I am truly blessed to have many wonderful girlfriends. I love each of them and am grateful to have them in my life, but there is always room for more! As adults, it can be difficult to make new friends, and to find someone new that you really ‘click’ with, is very special. This summer I have been blessed to find a new girlfriend.
Ever since my daughter was very little, she has loved pigs and cows. I’m not sure why, or where it started, but she still loves them today as an adult. You can imagine how happy I was to see the stamp set This Little Piggy. The cute pigs are so much fun. When the new annual catalogue came out in June my happy level went up another notch, with the Over The Moon stamp set. Now there is a cow stamp set for me to make more fun cards for my daughter.
Today is your day! Each day we have is a gift, so let’s make today your day to shine. We all have our ups and downs, but for today, let’s all be grateful for something wonderful in our life, and let it shine on everyone we meet. A smile, a kind word, a small gesture, can all make a big difference in someone’s day, so let’s all get out there and shine.
How many times have you wished someone their happiest birthday ever? I know I have said it, and written in on birthday cards. I don’t really want this year to be their happiest birthday ever, just the happiest birthday they have had yet. I hope that their next birthday will be even better than this one, but that is for another year. My card today will certainly let someone know I want them to have the happiest birthday thay have had yet. It’s their day, and I want to share in celebrating that.
I love the Over The Moon stamp set, the cute cows are so much fun to create with. I made this card for MSH (My Sweet Husband) to show him how much he means to me, and it is perfect for the Global Design Project theme challenge this week.
My card today is for the Fab Friday Challenge. It is a colour challenge, and I must say, when I saw the colours they gave us I was not sure about them! They certainly are not colours I would generally put together, but trusting the challenge I moved forward, and surprisingly it works!!
I love all the pretty flowers in the gardens over the summer. Anywhere you travel, you can pass many houses with beautiful flowers growing. Each one perfect in natures beauty. My card today is part of the Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge, (SUOC), whose theme this time is Summer.
If you are looking for a great Go-To sentiment set, Well Said is sure to hit the mark. It has all sorts of words you can put together to create a unique greeting, along with some phrases that are wonderful. There is also a coordinating die set called Well Written. Together you can say almost anything! I used the Happy and Birthday from the stamp set for my card today.
I’m back with another Designer Series Paper focused card. If you want to create beautiful handmade cards, using DSP for your backdrop is a great way to create cards easily. Today I used some DSP from the Woven Threads Designer Series Paper.
If you follow my blog posts, you know I love my Designer Series Paper! The Garden Lane DSP is one of my new favourites. I don’t think it is possible to make a card that isn’t beautiful if you start with this, and that is what I did today.
I haven’t played with the Country Home stamp set (page 95 in the Annual Catalogue) much lately I love it, so today was the day! Life in the country often means beautiful gardens with bright blooms of heritage flowers. This set has some pretty images, great for colouring.
It summertime, and I’m thankful for that, but for lots of other things as well. One of them is the Head Coach at my Artistic Swimming Club, The Toronto Tsunamis. Our season is on summer break right now, but I wanted to make sure she knew how much her efforts are appreciated. I made this Thank You card for her, thanking for her hard work and dedication, and wishing her a wonderful summer with her family.
I love all the products in the Come Sail Away Suite. The stamps, coordinating dies, Designer Series Paper, and the embellishments that coordinate beautifully with these items to give you projects some great finishing touches. As is often the case with Stampin’ Up! products, if you think outside the box, there are some great ways to use these products in ways other than what you may initially think. That was the case with my card for today.
I love participating in different challenges. They are great for getting the creative juices flowing, and help you create outside your ‘regular’ crafting box! The FabFriday challenge right now is a colour challenge. Here is the card I made.
Today I am showcasing more of the gorgeous Garden Lane Designer Series Paper for #cutandcreate and #simplestamping. The patterns and colours in this pack are so pretty I hardly know where to start, I may have to make more cards and use them all!
The Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge gives us a great opportunity to showcase some of our beautiful Designer Series paper. This card is CASE’d (Copy and Selectively Edit) from a card on page 98 of the Annual Catalogue. Today I’m using the Woven Threads DSP. I love the vintage feel of many of the sheets in this pack, and I have used one of my favourites.
The journey of life is best shared with a friend, and I am truly grateful for all the wonderful friends in my life. My sweet husband, my girlfriends, and so many others all play an important role in my journey of life. My card today celebrates all my wonderful friends.