Saturday, November 29, 2014

Christmas Cards - Round 2

Still working through my Christmas cards... so close. Only another 40 or so to go!


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I've had to keep the cards pretty simple this year, due to the high quantity I'm making. I found this stamp on sale earlier this year:



and boy, do I love it. Hero Arts calls it "Circle Lace." But, I'm pretty sure that's just fancy words for "doily." I stamped it with Versamark, and then used a detail white embossing powder to make it pop.

I'm still loving the paper from the Lawn Fawn paper pad I bought. Thank goodness!  The next card I added a sprinkle of sequins. 


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The last one is even more simple...


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Just a zoom in on the edge of the sentiment (cut from the Lawn Fawn paper) to show the little bit of glimmer from a line of Wink of Stella pen.

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Lastly, if you're a big fan of Evalicious, you'll be happy to see that she's having a great sale until Monday night.


This is one of those sales to not be missed! Use code: blackfriday2014 to get 25% off your entire order (expires on Monday, Dec 1 at midnight EST). Also get another $5 shipping credit when your order is $100 or more (after the 25% discount).

Please note: this may not be combined with other offers (including eGC prizes). Happy shopping!





Supplies:  Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love 6x6 inch petite paper pack, Bazzill cardstock, Wink of Stella brush, sequins, Hampton Art Chalkboard Label and Word Clear Stamp and Die Set, Hero Arts Circle Lace stamp (S5319)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

An Early Start...

I was so proud of myself for having gotten an early start on Christmas cards this year... I actually started in October. The downside of this is that I felt so ahead of schedule, I worked on other things. And now I have one week until my own personal December 1st deadline!

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Not to fear, though... I have PLENTY of supplies. :)  This year, I was inspired by The Best Things in Life Are Pink blog and tried to kill a whole pad of 6"x6" paper. Then, I decided to just do half of the pad, and save the rest for my Christmas layouts.


I used Lawn Fawn's "Peace Joy Love" line for these cards.  At first, I wasn't sure about the black, but I really like the black and red combination.


For a little sparkly touch, many of the cards were outlined with the clear Wink of Stella brush... perhaps a new favourite of mine. I also added some wreaths cut from glitter paper using Memory Box's Starry Wreath die (I think this might have been discontinued, which is a shame).


Oh, yeah. And sequins. :) I'm totally digging this last one with the bokeh background paper. I might have to go back and buy a few (many) more sheets.



And a little tip that I picked up from a CKC long gone by, I used the perforating tool from Cutterbee around the edges of the papers to give them a look similar to that of the stitched dies that are so popular right now.

So five down, ninety-five to go!! So much for being ahead of the game. Wish me luck!


Supplies:  Lawn Fawn's Peace Joy Love 6x6 inch petite paper pack, CTMH stamps, Bazzill cardstock, Wink of Stella brush, Memory Box Starry Night die, sequins

Friday, November 21, 2014

Evalicious Design Team!!!



I'm so thrilled to share that I've been asked to join Evalicious Design Team as their DT coordinator.

It has been so hard not to say anything since Eve emailed me last week and asked me to join the team. The other six women are so talented! You can click HERE to learn more about them.

I'm still a little dumbstruck. I can't wait to get started in December. I mean, have you SEEN their puffy stickers?


These gold puffy stickers are amazing, and look so beautiful and shiny in real life. You'll definitely be seeing a lot of these!


... and these field notes puffy stickers... well... swoon.

Definitely LOTS more to come!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Cardmaking Time

So.... after I finished the Girl's Best Friend layout, I had LOTS of patterned paper left over. For some reason, I usually don't use a patterned paper over again on a layout (maybe because there are so many to choose from, I like to give them all a turn). So to use up scraps and relieve any future shopping guilt, I made a whole bunch of birthday cards. Two of them I gave away before I had a chance to photograph them.

First, here's a really simple one... basically layering a bunch of rectangles. I used a Stampin' Up hexagon embossing folder for the orange cardstock and fussy-cutted a doily from the MME patterned paper. There's a light spritz of Gold Lame color shine on the doily. I spritzed a foam brush with teal color shine and outlined the edge of the turquoise label. It adds a nice shine to the outside of the shape, and anchors it a bit.


Supplies: cardstock - Bazzill, patterned paper - MME/The Sweetest Thing and Amy Tangerine, stamp and embossing powder - Stampendous, mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine Teal, embossing folder - Stampin' Up (hexagon), label cutting die - Spellbinders, adhesive - 3M

For this 6"x6" card, I started with an older DCWV yellow rickrack paper that came in a box of envelopes. The die used for this card is really cool.... you rip off a strip where it says "Pull Here" and there's a secret message underneath.


Supplies: cardstock - Bazzill, DCWV, patterned paper, brads, enamel dots - MME/The Sweetest Thing, stamp and "zipper" die cut - Paper Trey Ink, mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine, embossing folder - Stampin' Up (square lattice), ink - Memento, adhesive - 3M

This one was super quick. The other half of the fussy cut and I used the Epiphany Crafts tool to make the little acrylic banner bits.


Supplies: cardstock - Bazzill, patterned paper - MME/The Sweetest Thing, stamp - Paper Trey Ink, mist - Heidi Swapp Color Shine Teal, acrylic banners and punch - Epiphany Crafts, ink - Memento, adhesive - 3M, bling -unknown

Lastly, a birthday card for a friend's son. He likes skiing, so hopefully snowboarding is close enough. :) I tried to match the actual colours of his winter gear.  Lots of BoBunny patterned paper and stickers on this one.


Supplies: cardstock - Bazzill, patterned paper and stickers - Bo Bunny, stamp - My Favourite Things (PI Snowboard Boy) markers - Copic, ink - Memento, adhesive - 3M, die - Spellbinders

Note: the making of these cards was also inspired by the challenge at www.simonsaysstampschallenge.blogspot.ca

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Girl's Best Friend

 
Aaaah.... that's better. :)  Work has been crazy lately, and between that and family needs, I haven't been able to find time to scrapbook. Or when I did, it was only for short amounts of time. I seem to be back on top of things (for now) and actually had some free time. I finally finished a Hallowe'en layout I was working on (THAT layout took forever as it felt like I HAD to finish it before starting something new).
 
Anyway, this layout flew! I tried misting for the very first time. I started off with just some Twinkling H20s in a mini mister to get the orangey-red colour that would match the outside border. That looked a little like blood spatter, so I added some Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Teal. I wanted to try this product out as I've heard many rave about it. And it didn't disappoint. The colour is highly pigmented and has a nice metallic lustre to it.
 
So then I misted some 3D letters:
 



 And some paper ribbon from Stampin' Up:
 
 
The paper, brads, and enamel dots are all MME:
 


And this is some Artisan Elements from Pink Paislee, painted with the Twinkling H20s:


 
I may now be a misting convert. A new product for my "collection." ;)


Friday, February 8, 2013

Penny studio file

Well, it's been quite a while since I posted! I've been inspired to start up again. Right now I'm working on a page saying farewell to the penny.  So far I've had lots of fun creating a Silhouette cutting file for the penny.



I'm happy to share with anyone who wants it. Just ask. :)

More to come when I finish the layout.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

What Goes Up?

Last month I had to go out and buy a couple of birthday cards. It was really frustrating because obviously, as a scrapbooker and cardmaker, I can make cards with my scraps for a fraction of the price. So, I've spent the last few days making a few cards. And of course, in the process, I found three cards that I had made already (so I didn't really need to shell out the bucks for the cards I bought last month!).

Here's my favourite from today.


I'm using up my older Echo Park paper to make space for the new release. I don't know what it looks like yet, but based on past experience, it'll be awesome and I'll NEED it.


I really like the Inky Antics stamps as they're so cute and unique. LOVE the 3D honeycomb shapes. The only issue I have is that when I colour the stamped image in on the card inside with Copics, the colour bleeds through to the other side, so I always need to put another layer on the outside. A small sacrifice, but worth noting.

I'm thinking I should make a list of birthdays through the year with type (adult male, girl child turning 8, etc) so that I can make my cards accordingly. But for now, I'm just having fun with my scraps. After all, isn't what this hobby's all about?


Supplies:  Inky Antics stamps (elephant and tiger) and honeycomb paper, Copic markers, Papertrey Ink stamps (sentiment), Echo Park Little Boy patterned paper and stickers, Bazzill cardstock