Posts in Challenges
Love To Colour

I love stamping and making beautiful hand made cards of all types, but one of my favourites is colouring on my cards. When I was little, I loved to colour, and the comfort of colouring remains with me today. I think many people feel the same way, as my colouring classes are very popular, and people look forward to all the creative ways Stampin’ Up! gives us to colour our cards.

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Happily Ever After

When we hear “happily ever after”, we tend to think about a wedding. Wishing the new couple a wonderful wedding day, and that they will live happily ever after. Wishes for a lifetime of love and happiness has the same meaning, but with different words. To me, the first is more fairy tale, while the latter feels like our hope for real life. Either way, they are both lovely, and send joyful wishes to the recipient.

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Simple Stamping and My Dilema

The Stampin’ Up! #simplestamping challenge this month is a Thank You card. How perfect is that? Since we just celebrated Thanksgiving in Canada, being thankful is on our minds, so making a card to share with someone seems like the right thing to do. Simple stamping is a great way to create a beautiful card quickly, and an opportuntiy to create some pretty Designer Paper for the background, as I did for this card.

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Winter Bunny

Have you seen the Nature’s Beauty stamp set on the back page of the Holiday catalogue? It is a stunning stamp set with line drawings that include a fox, a deer and a bunny, along with some trees, etc. The images are lovely, but the best thing about this set is a Difference Maker set. That means that $4.00 from each set sold will be donated to a Mental Health Organization. In Canada, money from sales of this set will be donated to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health.

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Girls Get Away Weekend

Our Girls Get Away Weekend is this weekend. A whole weekend of girlfriends, crafting, fun, great food, not enough sleep!! and so much more. When I host these weekends I always provide some card making tutorials, so I have been creating and preparing for that.

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Believe

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.

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A Colour Challenge

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!

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It's Your Time To Shine

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.

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