Join me for a papercrafting getaway!

Join me for a papercrafting getaway!
Join me for a papercrafting getaway this October! Registration for the Inkin' Elite Fall Retreat begins on August 16th @ 1pm! Get all the details by clicking the photo above!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Punch Art School Bus: #tgifc18

Happy Friday friends! It's TGIF Challenge time, are you going to play along? This week it's the remix. I LOVE this challenge. It's always fun to see what my friends on the design team have chosen to create with two or more challenges from this month. 
I'm working with the colour challenge and also the school theme challenge. The Daffodil Delight in the colour challenge made me think of a school bus. Well, I don't have a school bus stamp, so it was time to get creative with punches. 
Pretty cute, eh? The base of the school bus is the Note Tag Punch, and then it was just a matter of adding a few circles for wheels and lights, and also some rectangles for windows and a door. Viola - an adorable yellow school bus!
Another little touch of academic cuteness is the Project Life Grid Card I used as one of my card elements. Don't be afraid to use your Project Life by Stampin' up! supplies for more than just your memory keeping! They make awesome cards, home decor, and so much more!

You'll find a full list of supplies from my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop at the bottom of this post. If I've inspired you today, I hope you'll choose to shop with me. 

Don't forget, the deadline is nearing for this great class!
Notecard Class
Thursday, September 10th @ 7pm
$25

Join me in my SE Calgary studio on Thursday, September 10th to make this beautiful notecard set with matching packaging. Not only will you make these stunning cards, you'll go home with supplies to make LOTS more too! Please RSVP with payment by September 1st. I'm looking forward to stamping with you!

Happy Stampin'


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Thursday, August 27, 2015

Notecard Class

Notecard Class
Thursday, September 10th @ 7pm
$25

Join me on Thursday, September 10th to make this beautiful notecard set with matching packaging. Not only will you make this stunning cards, you'll go home with supplies to make LOTS more too! Please RSVP with payment by September 1st. I'm looking forward to stamping with you!

Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Market Fresh Watercolour Cards: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello friends. Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! As summer wraps up here in Canada it seems like perfect timing to share some projects using the Market Fresh stamp set. This one just screamed 'watercolour me'!
It's no secret that I love watercolouring, and I've shared a few tips and tricks in the past, but today you're getting a full on picture tutorial. Let's watercolour that adorable strawberry together. 

Assemble your supplies.
Real Red, Blushing Bride, Cucumber Crush, Wild Wasabi & Bermuda Bay Classic Inks, Aqua Painter, Watercolour Paper, StazOn Black Ink Pad, Market Fresh Stamp Set
1. Stamp image on Watercolour Paper with StazOn Black Ink. Using your Aqua Painter, apply Cucumber Crush and Blushing Bride Ink to the areas shown. These are what I call my highlight and lowlight areas.
2. Apply Real Red and Wild Wasabi in the areas shown and blend with the colour you added in step one. Be sure you don't completely cover the Blushing Bride, you want there to be some very light areas. Allow to dry for a minute or two.
3. Apply Bermuda Bay Ink to the banner portion of the image. Take cues from the stamp itself and add more colour where there are shading lines present and fade toward the middle. Allow to dry. Cut out.
4. Adhere your fabulous watercoloured strawberry to your card front.
5. (not shown) Give yourself a high five - you did it!!


You'll see that my strawberry image is not perfectly stamped. Remember that watercolour paper is textured, so don't worry about these imperfections, it's part of the organic feel of watercolouring. 

And of course once I start watercolouring I don't tend to stop. Here's a few more:
The lettuce is my favourite image in this set. We have lots of chef and foodie friends, so this one will get lots of love for their birthdays! 
And these grapes will be perfect for thank you cards after we visit their restaurants and homes for some amazing meals. 

I hope I've inspired you to try watercolouring if you haven't before, or given you a little hint or two to improve your current watercolour skills. It's NOT hard, and the best part is that every single time you do it, it turns out differently! 

You'll find all the supplies to start your watercolouring adventures in my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop. You can click the links at the bottom of this post to be redirected to my store. 

But before you go, let's go and see what Barbara has to share this week!

Happy Stampin'


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Friday, August 21, 2015

Back to School w/ Sprinkles of Life: #tgifc17

Hi friends! Happy Friday! It's a school theme over on TGIF Challenges and I'm happy to be playing along this week after a two week hiatus!
So I don't have little ones headed off to school, but I can imagine that Moms and Dads everywhere are rejoicing and teachers are gearing up for a busy year with your kiddos. It's time to spoil your kid's teachers, and what better way to package up a treat or gift card than a pretty Stampin' Up! pillow box?!
Don't send little Sally or Samuel off to school with a boring store bought card or unwrapped gift card. This pillow box is a sneak peek of a new framelits set coming in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, and I added a few special details that teachers are certainly going to love and appreciate. 
I've used a few different stamp sets here that really make this project 'school-y'. The tree and apples are from the Sprinkles of Life stamp set, and the little notepaper and typewriter keys are from the Tap, Tap, Tap stamp set
And aren't these little pom pom apples CA-UTE?! You'll find this pom pom trim in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue, and I simply added a little cardstock stem and leaf to each one to transform them into an adorable string of apples. 

You'll find links to all the products I've used on my projects (with the exception of not yet released Holiday Catalogue items) at the bottom of this post. I hope you'll visit my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop and take a peek. Don't forget to check the Clearance Rack!

Happy Stampin'


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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fry Box Die Purses - Video Tutorial: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi friends. Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Are you ready to make some quick and easy purses using the Fry Box Die? They're SO cute. Check it out:
Adorable right?! This one features the English Garden designer series paper from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue. Perfect for summer. They'd make lovely table favours at a wedding or party too!

I'm spoiling you this week with a sneak peek of some new items from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue:
I LOVE Halloween, so naturally I used some spooky spider webs, a poison potion bottle, and some bones for this one. All of these products will be available on September 1st, so be sure to check back then when I post a link to the new Holiday Catalogue. Let's just say that my wish list is epic. 

I also have a video for you. You can learn how to make your very own Fry Box Purses! They're simple and you'll love making them with lots of different designer papers like I did!

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I am so lucky that I can share my creations with you each week as part of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team. 


Let's go see what Barbara has created! 

All the supplies for the flower purse are listed below. Supplies for the Halloween purse will be added when the Holiday Catalogue goes live on September 1st!

Happy Stampin'


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