Posts in June 2018
Delft Blue China

Blue is my favourite colour, although I can't choose just one shade of blue!!! I have always love Delft Blue china and plates. My parents had Delft Blue everyday dishes, and my Mom had a wall covered in all sorts of Delft Blue plates. The new In Colour Blueberry Bushel reminds me of Delft Blue, and I love it. Paired with Whisper White, it makes stunning cards. For today I have added Merry Merlot as well.

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You Are Wonderful

Do you believe in love at first sight? If you are a crafter, you have probably fallen in love many times when you first saw a new craft product!! That was how I felt when I first saw the Nature's Poem Suite. The Rooted in Nature stamp set has some beautiful images of trees and leaves. The sentiment stamp Be Strong Be Happy Be You is one of my new favourites, and the coordinating Nature's Roots Framelits Dies make cutting and designing with these images super easy.

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Summertime, Time to Relax

It is now officially summer, so it's time to relax!! It's a nice thought don't you think? I know the days can still be busy, as we head off to work or school, but the school year is almost over, and we are getting to the time where families take vacation. Even if you are planning a 'stay-cation' it is a nice time of year to relax and enjoy being outside. Let my card take you away for a little sit outside while you go through your day.

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Love It - Live It - Share It

When I was invited to my very first Stampin' Up! Workshop, I had no idea what to expect. While I had done crafts all my life, I had never really done any stamping, or made my own greeting cards. I really hadn't done a lot of papercrafting of any type. We made a Christmas card that was lovely, but then . . . we made a Bagalope. We turned a plain white envelope into a beautiful gift bag. . . and it was easy to do!!

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Rhino Meets Brusho

Have you played with Brusho Crystals? These are watercolour ink crystals, and they are so much fun to play with. You can sprinkle them directly on water-washed paper, or use them with an Aqua Painter to colour an image you have stamped. They are bright and fun and every time you use them you can create something different and unique. I had made a number of background pieces with my Brusho Crystals, and today my card uses one of those. 

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Happy Birthday - Hand Delivered

As a display board stamper for our recent OnStage event in London, I had the task of making samples of cards with brand new, never before seen stamp sets. I have to say, this was a new challenge for me, and one that taught me a lot. One of the stamp sets I received was very different from anything I would normally purchase or use.

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Friendship Smiles

Do you ever pause and think of a good friend. What happens when you do that? For me, it puts a smile on my face. I have many wonderful friends and I love them all dearly. They are my support system, they make me laugh, they inspire me, give me sound advice, join me in my adventures, and most of them will have to be my life long friends because they know way too much about me!!! I need to keep them close so my secrets don't spill out. LOL
My card today is my entry for the International Blog Highlights for June. This is hosted by Kylie Bertucci, a demonstrator from Australia. You can see her blog and vote for my card here. The theme for this month is Friendship, and for me that means smiles. My friends always make me smile and I appreciate them every day.

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Cottage Critters

As most of you know, making cards is my first love when it comes to paper crafting. Sometimes though I spend my crafting time creating scrap book pages, and I love doing that as well. My albums are a mixture of Memories and More memory keeping pocket pages, and traditional scrap book pages. I love that I can mix both in one album depending on my mood.
For my project today I am sharing one of the traditional scrap book pages I made for the OnStage display board.

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A Fun Fold Thank You

The Global Design Project challenge this week is a sketch, and I decided to use a fun fold to showcase my version of this sketch. I used Falling Flowers - the stamp set, as well as the pattern for the flower placement on my card. I love how this fold gives so much dimension to the look of the card when you have it standing on display.

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Kangaroo Cuteness

My card today is one I made for an organized swap at OnStage in April. As I have posted previously, I was a Display Board stamper for this event, so I had brand new products to play with and share with everyone that attended OnStage in London, Ontario. I wanted my card to be extra special, and one that would show other demonstrators some of the new products and give them a jump on creating their own new cards. I love the new Animal Outing stamp set and coordinating Thinlits Dies, so decided to use them for my swap card. The animals are so cute and the ones in this card are no exception!

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It's Live!!!!

The new 2018 - 2019 Annual catalogue is now live. Get out your wish list and you can now place on online order for fantastic new products. The only question is where to start? 
There is no bad answer of course, but one place may be to order the new In Colour products. Great new ink, paper and embellishments are available in 5 fantastic new colours that are sure to liven up your crafting. This year there are lots of new colours in the regular palette as well. And the ink pads have a great new design.

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