I have had fun making some #simplestamping cards with the retiring In Colours. Today my card combines my two favourite retiring In Colours, Lemon Lime Twist and Fresh Fig, along with one of my favourite fun stamp sets, This Little Piggy. I’m so happy that this stamp set will still be available when the new annual catalogue comes out. It makes great happy and fun cards.
If you follow my blog, you have seen that I am celebrating some of the soon to retire In Colours. Today I have another #simplestamping card for you in Lemon Lime Twist. This is one of my favourite In Colours, and I will be sad to see it go. The blow has been softened a little though, with the new Granny Apple Green that Stampin’ Up! introduced in last year in the colour refresh!
We are moving close to the end of the Stampin’ Up! catalogue year, and that means the 2017 - 2019 In Colours will be retiring soon. I wanted to celebrate some of these colours, starting with Fresh Fig, and some simple stamping. Anyone can make beautiful hand made cards, using very few products, creating quick cards to send to friends and family.
In my post on Thursday I mentioned that I was using up bits and pieces of card parts at my Girls Get Away Weekend (GGAW). Some of the bits I gathered had been waiting for a while to be turned into beautiful cards, and have actually retired!! No worries though, they still make lovely cards.
I hosted a Girls Get Away weekend in March, and we had a blast! It is a great time for socializing, crafting, girl fun, and just general de-stressing from our busy lives. Everyone brings whatever craft they want to work on, and we share ideas and inspiration. We have lots of scrap bookers, card makers, those that knit, crochet, read, do flower arrangements, and we had our first quilter at the event in March! It was a wonderful crafting weekend, and I’m already looking forward to the next one.
Spring is in the air - - at least the last few days, although I suspect we will have some more cold weather and probably some more snow. But let’s not think about that for now. Instead, let’s think spring and pretty colours. That’s what I did as I created this card.
There are dog people, and there are cat people, and there are those that love both. I like dogs, but I am definitely a cat person. I have owned cats for most of my life, and love their unique personalities. My cat Pogo is a beautiful Siamese cat who turned 18 last month. He certainly has a personality, and for the most part he is the boss in our house! He gets pampered and catered to, because after all, he is old!!!
Did you love to colour when you were young? Do you still love to colour? Maybe you haven’t done it in a long time, but it is really very relaxing and therapeutic. Stampin’ Up! has lots of different ways we can colour, each giving some different results, and different kinds of fun.
As a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator I get to hang out with some pretty awesome people. One of the demonstrator groups I belong to shares creative ideas as well as business tips, and we like to challenge each other in our crafting.
The Global Design Project has a sketch challenge this week that I am wild about!! I love the layout and decided to be wild with it. Okay, changing from landscape to portrait may not be all that wild, but I wanted tall trees for my jungle so decided to switch it up a bit.
Have you collected all the SAB goodies you want? There are only a few days left to get all the great stamps, papers and embellishments being offered for free with any $60 order. Here is a card I made with the beautiful By The Bay stamp set I got Free with my order.
I’m behind on sending some thank you’s to customers that have placed online orders recently, so I got down to work as I need to get caught up. Here is one of the cards I made to coordinate with an order for the Classic Garage Suite products.
That’s right, it’s spring . . . well at least on the calendar!! This is the time of year where we do get some lovely sunshine and warmer days, letting us know we are past most of the winter, and warmer days are coming. Where I live we will still get some more snow, but I do love those warmer days we are treated to. My card today has a real spring feel to it with butterflies and flowers.
It’s almost Spring, and soon (we hope) the weather will be warm enough for the motorcycles to come out of winter storage. I don’t ride, but MSH (my sweet husband) does, and I know he has a buddy at work that wants the snow to go away and the nice weather to start so they can ride together. It is those thoughts that inspired today’s card.
It is always nice to have some extra birthday cards on hand, because let’s face it, sometimes we forget someone’s birthday until the last minute. It is then that you really appreciate the fact that you made a few extras a while ago, and have a beautiful handmade card ready to send!
I love when I find the perfect sentiment already in a stamp. It makes card making simple, and helps create a card that is just right for the person I want to send it to. This masculine card has just the right amount of teasing fun!
The Stampin’ Up! Only Challenge #SUOC218 right now is a colour challenge, and includes some beautiful bright colours, Granny Apple Green, Pool Party, and Lovely Lipstick. You could also use Mango Melody, but for this card I did not.
I used to own a 1966 Mustang coupe. It was Tahoe Turquoise, and I loved it. When spring arrives and all the old classic cars hit the road again I really miss having it. Since I was playing with the Classic Garage Suite, I decided to make one with my car on it
A good friend of mine belongs to the same ski club I do. Many Wednesday’s through the winter you will find us together on a ski hill in the Collingwood area. Read the full post to find out why I made this card.
I have spent some time playing with the Classic Garage Suite. I got this a few months ago, and used it for our Girls Get Away Weekend in January, (see the card we made here), but I haven’t used it much since and it was calling to me. Today’s card could be used for Father’s Day (if you are really organized and want to make one now!), or for Dad’s birthday, or any time you want to let your Father know you think he is great.
Do you have a collection of beautiful tea cups? My Mother had lots of beautiful tea cups that she used on a regular basis. When I was little and her friends came over they would always have tea in lovely china cups. I used to love seeing all the pretty colours and patterns, and picking which ones I liked best. I decided to create a pretty china tea cup for my card for the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge.
I have been playing with the Floral Romance Suite from the Occasions catalogue, and it is wonderful. I couldn’t stop creating!! I have put together a tutorial of nine cards and I would love to share it with you for FREE.
Last month at this time (as I’m writing this post) I was getting ready for my wedding. Since then I have been to Puerto Plata in the Dominican Republic for my fabulous honeymoon, skied several times including a trip to Quebec, and started to settle into married life! As we celebrate our one month anniversary with Date Night, I wanted to make a special card for MSH (My Sweet Husband).
Each year a group of us do a ski trip to the Eastern Townships in Quebec. My friend’s Dad lives in Magog, and we stay with him, have a great visit and some awesome skiing. I always like to make them a Thank You card to let them know how much we appreciate their hospitality.