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.Read More
Have you played with the Graceful Glass 6 x 6 Designer Vellum yet? It is beautiful, and makes it easy to create beautiful and unique cards. There are so many ways to use it, coloured with Stampin Blends, Stampin Write Markers, Watercolour Pencils, or even with no colour at all.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!Read More
In a recent blog post I used the Artistically Asian stamp set, and wrote about how much I loved the set. You can see that post here. In that post I used one of the image stamps, but none of the sentiment stamps. I promised to show another card using one of the sentiments from that set, and today is the day!Read More
On Saturday I posted one of the swaps I made for the Stampin' Up! OnStage conference. The second swap I made used supplies that I was sent to use as a Display Board Stamper for the conference. It was a tremendous honour to be a Display Board Stamper, and one I truly enjoyed. I would love to do this again at another Stampin' Up! event. Today's project is my second swap, and uses products that will be available on June 1 in the new annual catalogue.Read More
The birds have returned from their winter down south, and they are hungry after all that travel. Many mornings, and even through the day there is a line up at the bird feeder on my back deck! I enjoy the chickadees through the winter, but I love to see the other birds return in the Spring.
My card for today is definitely spring inspired, and for the birds who are back and setting up their summer home!
It's Spring and time to celebrate longer, warmer days. I love watching the birds return to our area, so I made a card to celebrate!Read More
Have you seen the fantastic new Brusho Crystal Colours that Stampin' Up! has in the Occasions catalogue? They are a fun way to create unique backgrounds and can also be used to create amazing water coloured images and cards.Read More
Kits are such a great way to make beautiful cards and not have to do any design work!! They are handy for travel and ready when you are with everything measured, cut and waiting for assembly. The Colour Me Happy bundle provides stamps and a project kit to make at least 16 cards. You can colour them with the Stampin' Blends or any way you like. Lots of colouring fun!!Read More
Embossing on vellum is just as easy as embossing on card stock, but gives you a whole different look. It is more muted than on card stock, giving you a softer look, or toning down something you feel is too vibrant for the look you are after.Read More
I love that the Stampin' Up! Designer Series Paper is 2 sided, but here is a different way to use both sides!Read More
If it's too cold to go outside, stay inside and colour!Read More