When I sat in my craft studio to create the projects for today’s post, I just wanted to make some tags. We are at the point where we are wrapping and tagging gifts to go under the tree, so here are some gift tags to inspire your crafting.Read More
There are 2 types of cards. Those that are very free flowing, and those that have more structure, such as rows of stamping, or repeated elements. I enjoy making both types of cards, which is why I'm so happy that it is now even easier to make structured cards with repeated elements.Read More
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.
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.
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
The Global Design Project challenge this week is a colour challenge, and it is a great one! Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Rich Razzleberry. I love this colour combination, and had so much fun making this card.Read More
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.
Did you watch the Royal Wedding? I thought Meghan looked beautiful, and it was easy to see how in love she and Harry are - despite the apparent nerves!! The sermon at the Royal Wedding talked about the power of love. We heard how anything is possible in a world filled with love, when love is shared, and when each of us spreads love in everything we do. Today's card reminds us that everything grows with love.Read More
The Global Design Challenge this week is to Case The Designer, and this time the designer is Brian King. Brian is a demonstrator in Atlanta and I have followed him for a while. His cards are clean and interesting, and I love his designs. He inspires me with lots of his designs, and today I am 'case'ing one of his cards.Read More
I love the Daisy Delight stamp set and coordinating Daisy punch. They make it easy to create quick and cute cards. I was very happy to see that they would still be available when the new annual catalogue comes out on June 1, but it will no longer be a bundle, so get it now and save 10% when you buy both. The Designer Series Paper I used for today's card will also be gone.Read More
The April 2018 Paper Pumpkin kit You Are My Anchor is so much fun. I love all my Paper Pumpkin kits, it is fun to get a crafting gift delivered right to my door each month, but the April kit is really fantastic. These kits include all sorts of great pieces to create your projects, along with a stamp set and an ink spot. It is all cut and ready to go when the box arrives. You just open up the fun! It is easy to get your own, just follow this link! When I got the April kit I loved the stamp set as soon as I saw it.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
If you love today's card, you need to act quick! I have used some items that are only available while supplies last, and only until the end of May. One of those items is the Peek-a-Boo Peach card stock. I really like this soft summery colour and will miss it when it retires.Read More
My Spring Stamp-a-Stack was last Saturday, and it was so much fun! Everyone had a great time making cards, visiting, laughing and catching up with stamping friends.
We made some great cards, and made sure everyone was ready for Mother's Day and Father's Day.
The Global Design Project this week is to use this sketch to inspire our cards. I really like working with sketches because they can be very flexible - you can use any stamp set and colours you like, you can turn them, and they are a fun way to be inspired to make different cards with a single layout style. I decided to turn the sketch on it's side for my card.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
In April I attended the Stampin' Up! OnStage conference in London, Ontario. Whenever Demonstrators get together we love to swap cards. It is a great way to meet other demonstrators, share ideas and see lots of creative projects. It is tons of fun! This was one of the cards I made to swap. I had 2 different cards, but the other one used brand new product that I had received as a Display Board Stamper, so I couldn't swap that one until mid-morning, after the big catalogue reveal! I knew I wouldn't want to miss out on early morning swapping, so I made a bunch of this card as well.Read More