Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Acorny Thank You Card: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hello friends, and welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! Can you believe we are down to our final month together? The current team will be 'disbanded' at the close of this month and a new team will take over some time after that. The time I've spent with the ladies on the team this year will be cherished. We sometimes have Facebook chats late into the night (for me), which is morning or afternoon for some of the ladies across the ocean. I love you my Artisan Design Team friends. *sniff*

I could go on AND ON about how fabulous this year has been, but I assume you're here to look at my card. This week we are using the Acorny Thank You stamp set and co-ordinating Acorn Builder Punch (shhhh…I didn't actually use the punch in the end). 
#140841 Acorny Thank You Bundle $34.00
The acorns in this set are darling. I love that I can mix and match the different tops and bottoms for what seems like endless combinations. I've also paired this stamp set with two others that seemed to go perfectly; Grateful for You and Perpetual Birthday Calendar.
Don't be afraid to use a nice big piece of designer paper for the base or background of your card. I've used the woodgrain pattern from the Into the Woods DSP here. It really makes that white card front POP!

I'm excited to see what my friend Barbara has to share today! Let's go for a visit!

Thank you for stopping by! You'll find the link to My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop and all the products I've used at the bottom of this blog post. If you don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be your gal! 

Happy Stampin'

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Monday, October 5, 2015

Jolly Christmas Card: Founder's Circle Swap

Hello friends! I'm excited to share the card I made for my Stampin' Up! demonstrator friends at Founder's Circle. One night we had a PJ party, complete with a huge card swap! It was so, so fun. 

The Holly Jolly stamp set is adorable. The reindeer is so sweet. I added a Rhinestone to his little nose so he'd look like rudolph, and it was easily coloured red with a permanent marker. 
Some Gold Embossing and Gold Sequins really make this little card festive. I sure hope my demonstrator friends liked it!

You'll find a complete list of supplies to make this card at the bottom of this post. You can click on any of the images to be redirected to my Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Shop. 

Happy Stampin'

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Friday, October 2, 2015

Halloween Treats: #tgifc23

Happy TGIF friends! I'm back playing with the TGIF Challenges Design Team again this week! This week it's all about colour, so let's see what we're working with.
This is my busiest time of year. Like, WHOA busy! So trying to accomplish two tasks at once, I combined the TGIF challenge with the task of making samples for my kid's halloween class.
Lots of the local schools don't allow candy treats anymore, so I thought some cute pencil witches brooms and glow in the dark vampire teeth would be a big hit! 
If you're looking for details on the kids class (held in my SE Calgary Studio on Oct 17th), go HERE

I hope you'll play along with us at TGIF this week! 
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Project Life by Stampin' Up! - Seasonal Snapshot 2015: Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Hi friends! Welcome to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop! This week we are sharing ideas using the Seasonal Snapshot 2015: Project Life by Stampin' Up! Bundle - and what a bundle it is! Jam packed with SO much goodness!
#140308  Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Bundle  $47.25
I love Project Life, that's no secret. I'm finally getting my photos into books and my memories documented. That's all great news, but I rarely use the 4 x 4 cards in the card collections. So I thought I'd take those beautiful cards and turn them into a fun piece of home decor that can change throughout the fall and winter. 
It was super simple to stain a cheap piece of lumber to match my decor and glue a Clothespin to the top. Then the fun really began! I took those adorable 4 x 4 Seasonal Snapshot 2015 Project Life Cards, added some of the embellishments from the coordinating Accessory Pack, and even did some stamping on a few with the stamp set. I just couldn't stop! Look at all the ones I made for the next few months!
Ok, so two of those I actually didn't alter in any way. They are just THAT cute! Seeing the pumpkin one here I think I'll add some green washi tape to the clothespin that month to make it look like a pumpkin stem. So cute! 

I hope this has inspired you to look at your Project Life supplies in a new way. They're great for documenting your memories, but don't stop there! These bundles have SO MUCH potential! 

Shall we go and see what Barbara has made this week? I'm excited!

Thanks so much for visiting me today. 
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Tree Advent Calendar Class

Tree Advent Calendar Class
Thurs, Nov 26th @ 7pm

Yesterday my Tree Advent Calendar was posted on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog, so I can finally share this upcoming class with you! I made this cutie a few weeks ago, and I KNEW it would make an awesome class. 

Each of these little boxes opens up and you'll discover you can hide away lots of little treats to celebrate the countdown to Christmas Day.
When you attend this class you'll receive:

We'll use most of these supplies to create your advent calendar with the exception of the Project Life Accessory Pack - you'll go home with TONS of extra embellishments you can use for all of your paper crafting! 

I hope you'll join me in my SE Calgary Studio for this fun class! Please email me to rsvp and arrange payment. 

Happy Stampin'