Friday, July 3, 2015

Festival of Trees Christmas Card: #tgifc10

Hey friends! Welcome to another TGIF challenge! This week it's all about colour, check it out:
So my first few tries at this combo were a little too dark for my liking (I'm usually a brights girl), but once I added in a little Pool Party I was on a roll. 

A few nights ago at my Cards and Cupcakes Class some of the ladies were asking me when I'd start my Christmas card classes. I wrote 'design Christmas cards' on my to-do list. Well I'm all about hitting two birds with one stone, so behold my first Christmas card of 2015.
What do you think of this unexpected colour combo for Christmas? Love? Hate? It's ok, I can handle it. 

I used the Festival of Trees Bundle - totally a must have. 
Festival of Trees Photopolymer Bundle $35.50
I layered my pieces on top of a tag I created with the new Corrugated Paper and Ornate Tag Topper Punch. Cute right? That Corrugated Paper is addictive. 
Don't forget that you can play along with us over on the TGIF website. I'd love to see what you create with this colour combo! 

Happy Stampin'

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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Endless Thanks & Greetings Thinlits Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello friends and welcome to another Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! This week we all have projects to share that feature the Endless Thanks stamp set, a great set I know you're going to love!
Endless Thanks Photopolymer Stamp Set $20
My card today has a few fun details that I think really deserve a close up.
Ok first lets check out that fussy cutting. A little ambitious, but I really like the impact it brings to an otherwise simple card. If the fussy cutting scares you off, just improvise by placing your sentiment on a larger circle and stamp those images right on the circle. Problem solved.

I also adore the Greetings Thinlits Dies I've used to create the subtle, but stunning, white on white background. 
Greetings Thinlits Dies $18.50
I know I'll be getting TONS of use out of these dies. Scripty, handwritten font = love. 
Now let's hop across the ocean and see what Barbara has created this week!
Thanks so much for stopping by for a little visit today. For a full supply list and links to my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop, please scroll to the bottom of this post.
Happy Stampin'

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Friday, June 26, 2015

That Thing You Did - Vintage Tie Dye Birthday Card w/ Video: #tgifc09

Hello my friends! It's TGIF time! This week is our monthly challenge remix.
I chose to combine both the watercolour challenge and the sketch challenge for some super fun cards - I couldn't stop at just one!
I decided to try three fun colour combinations:

One of the first stamp sets I noticed in the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is called That Thing You Did. The sentiments are fun and quirky, and even have a little sass. Love it!
That Thing You Did stamp set $21
The 'you're so vintage' sentiment combined with this fun watercolour tie dye technique are fab. And I couldn't leave you wondering how I did the Tie Dye, so I made you a video:
It's really that easy! I hope you give it a try! Don't forget that you have the chance to play along with us at TGIF this week, and every week! 

Thanks so much for visiting me today.
Happy Stampin'

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sprinkles of Life Ice Cream Birthday Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! This week the team has projects featuring the Sprinkles of Life stamp set set to share with you. Did you know that every time this stamp set is purchased, Stampin' Up! donates $3 to Ronald McDonald House Charities? Yep, pretty awesome.
Sprinkles of Life stamp set $26
There are so many fab possibilities with this stamp set, and it even has a co-ordinating punch (that has been so popular that it's currently backordered, but totally worth the wait)!
For my card I decided that I'd go with a soft and pretty watercolour look with a few little pops of black. Here's the colours I used:
- Cone: stamped in Soft Suede, watercoloured with So Saffron
- Ice cream: watercoloured with Pool Party
- Circle: watercoloured with Pink Pirouette
The awesome Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Silhouettes & Script hostess stamp set - you're going to be seeing a lot of this one from me! And of course what's a birthday card without a little glitz?! Had to add some Gold Glimmer Paper stars for some shimmer!

Thanks so much for visiting me on the blog hop this week. Let's go see what my friend Barbara has created this week! 
Don't forget to stop by my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop to order your Sprinkles of Life stamp set!

Happy Stampin'

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Beautiful Bunch Card: #tgifc08

It's TGIF day my friends! I hope you'll play along with us this week as we celebrate love and marriage over at TGIF challenges!
I love a summer wedding. My husband and I got married in the summer. Wanna see a throwback in time? 
We were such babies then. This summer we will celebrate our 9 year wedding anniversary. I can only imagine what wonderful things the next several years will bring. 

Ok, ok. I'll get on to the real reason you're here. This is my card for the TGIF challenge this week.
Coral has been a hot wedding colour for a few years now and I love how a great wedding colour scheme can translate into a beautiful card. The large Calypso Coral flowers, paired with the bright Cucumber Crush ferns, and itty bitty Watermelon Wonder flowers have such a contemporary feel. The focal piece of this card was so bright that I chose a muted, but lovely, Tip Top Taupe card base that really makes those images pop.
Speaking of things that pop. Check out the awesome wood veneer sentiment on this card! These Expressions Natural Elements are a hidden gem in the new Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. 
For a full list of supplies and links to My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store, please scroll to the bottom of this post. And don't forget to play along with us over at TGIF!

Happy Stampin'

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