Friday, February 12, 2016

Stained Glass Technique: Rose Garden Thinlits Card

Hi friends! Happy to report that I'm feeling much better after my bad fall on the ice. The muscles are relaxing and I might even try to go for a walk again this weekend. We'll see. I definitely don't want to take another tumble. We also have plans to go out for dinner with my cousin and her boyfriend this weekend. A Valentine's double date if you will. I'm really looking forward to seeing them (it's been WAY too long) and of course a fancy dinner out too!

Ok, let's chat about this card. The Rose Garden Thinlits are incredibly beautiful, and so intricate. Every time I use them I'm blown away by their beauty. They're also perfect to do some paper piecing to look like stained glass. 
This did take a little time, but it's so worth it. The results are absolutely stunning! 

Step by step:
  • Choose a framelit, thinlit, or die with a line image, filled in with smaller sections of negative space.
  • Die cut entire image in Basic Black Cardstock. This will be your outline.
  • Continue to die cut the same image with several other colours of cardstock and use the negative space pieces to fill in the image.
Want to learn this technique? Or maybe there's a few products in the Occasions Catalogue that you'd like to play with? Get a few of your Calgary friends together and I'll bring the stamping supplies! Hosting a stamping gathering is super fun. Plus, I always spoil my hostesses. Contact me to reserve a date on my calendar! 

Have a great day my friends.
Happy Stampin'

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Love You Sew: A Card for Crafty Friends

Hello my friends! I hope all is well with you. If you follow me on Instagram, you know I took a bad fall on the ice behind my house a few days ago, and let me tell you - I HURT ALL OVER. I think it must be a sign of old age. I take one fall and everything feels like a tensed up rubber band. Hopefully I'm back to normal soon. The weather is getting nicer and I want to start taking my puppies for more walks. Enough about me, lets chat card making!

Today's card is made with a very special stamp set. It's called Love You Sew, and is ONLY available when you host a stamping gathering with sales over $200, or place a $200 or more order yourself. It's very exclusive, and SO CUTE! 

There are so many fab stamps in this set, and they are perfect for making cards for your crafty friends. I know this one will be seeing LOTS of ink in my house, as all my very best friends I've met through Stampin' Up! 
My favourite element on this card is the little spools of baker's twine. I stamped the spool image in Soft Suede Ink onto Kraft Cardstock (LOVE this stuff), cut them out, and then wrapped them in baker's twine. Crazy easy, but such a cute embellishment! 
Want to get your very own Love You Sew stamp set? I have a few spaces on my calendar that I'd love to fill with a fun stamping gathering for you and your friends! Not only will you be able to choose this very exclusive stamp set as part of your free hostess benefits, when your gathering reaches $330 in sales, you'll get an EXTRA $35 in free product! Contact me today and we can chat about the projects you'd like to do at your gathering! 

Happy Stampin'

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Big News Baby Card

Hi friends! I made this card sooooo long ago, and totally forgot to share it, but I kinda think it was worth the wait. 

For today's project I've paired up the Big News and Barnyard Babies stamp sets for a crazy cute baby card. This one is headed off to some very special friends that just welcomed a little boy. Don't forget to send all those pretty cards you make too! 
This little lamb from the Barnyard Babies stamp set it so sweet. Instead of colouring him in, I stamped one on Whisper White cardstock and one on Smoky Slate cardstock, cut out the pieces I wanted in each colour, and glued them together. This fun technique is called paper piecing. 
You'll find a full list of supplies I've used at the end of this post, and all things crafty in my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop! If you are inspired by my projects, I hope you'll choose to shop with me. :)

Happy Stampin'

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Birthday Celebration Class: #imbringingbirthdaysback

Hello friends. I have some REAL talk for you today. Something important. Something epic. Something I'm SO proud of. 

If you're visiting my blog, chances are you are a paper crafter. You have a special gift, and it's time you shared it. Shannon West from the Stampin' Up! home office has created an amazing movement to bring birthday's back (you can see her recent talk show appearance HERE), and I want you and I to join her. 

Social media is killing birthday wishes. Our post boxes sit filled with flyers and bills, but not a single birthday card. Let's bring birthday's back! 

To kick off this incredible movement, I've designed a birthday card class to get you started!
Birthday Celebration Class
Wednesday, February 17th @ 7pm
Join me in my SE Calgary Studio for the Birthday Celebration Class and we'll make 10 birthday cards in one evening for you to send to your family and friends. Be a positive force for change, and join me for #imbringingbirthdaysback

*I've added all my February events to my local class calendar. You can see them all HERE.*

Happy Stampin'


Friday, February 5, 2016

Spring Retreat Details!

Are you ready for a crafty weekend escape? Beat the winter blues with an amazing time away in the Rocky Mountains. Not only will you have two and a half days to create to your heart's content, I'll do all the cooking! This is 'me' time at it's finest!

You'll have unrestricted access to all my stamping tools all weekend long. This includes stamps, inks, punches, big shots, dies and framelits. And your very own 5 foot table! I'll also have three fabulous make n' take projects for you that will knock your socks off! 

I'm so excited to welcome you to Banff this April. To see all the details, and how to register, please visit the retreat website:

Happy Stampin'