Friday, May 30, 2014

Going, Going, Gone... My Retirement Favourites: Revved up FUN!

Hello, only a few more days to get any retiring products before they head off to enjoy retirement life... June 4th is the last day! I have another fun card featuring 'Rev up the fun' stamp set. This time I only used the motorcycle image. I stamped the image with Real Red, Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie and Pacific Point - I wanted some bright and bold colours for this card! I used my go-to punch, the hexagon to create the fun background - for the greeting, I stamped and just cut freehand to make it like the exhaust coming from the motorcycle. I wrapped some White Baker's Twine around my card and stamped and fussy cut a red motorcycle, added a couple candy dots for the hubcaps, not sure if that's what they're called on a bike?! Well, I like it - I just love this type of card, so fun and interesting! 
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Rev up the fun [wood: 130520 - $22.95; clear: 130523 - $17.95]
Baker's Twine [124262 - $3.95]
Candy Dots [Brights: 130931 - $7.95]
I hope you like my share, happy stamping :)

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Happy by the tide!!

 We decided to take a trip down to the beach yesterday... it was a bit on the chilly side but we went for a nice 5 km walk with our pup Tucker! I really should have worn shoes, because that's a lot of walking to do with flip flops on!! But after the exhaustingly long winter, I am much happier in my sandals than shoes!! I couldn't believe how high up the beach the water was since the last time I was at the beach about a month ago! I know this doesn't have anything to do with stamping... or does it? Well, my card today is featuring the 'By the Tide' stamp set and I thought I'd add in some beach photos I took to set the mood, enjoy :)
I just had to try out my hexagons again with this stamp set - I stamped a couple fish in Island Indigo and cut them out and hung them from the linen thread as though they'd been caught! I think it makes for a great masculine card too!
 The beach was really choppy with lots of waves!

 It was relatively clean, which was nice to see - and there was lots of people out yesterday bike riding, walking, rollerblading... even with the windy, chilly weather!
 Tucker at the Playground!
 Tucker Smiling!
 Tucker on the Beach... Have a super day, Happy Stamping :)
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
By the Tide [wood: 131910 - $33.95; clear: 129120 - $24.95]
Hexagon Punch [130919 - $21.95]
Linen Thread [104199 - $5.95]
Yippee Skippee! [wood: 131341 - $22.95; clear: 131344 - $17.95]

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Going, Going, Gone: My Retirement Favourites - Fab Florals

Well, I don't know about you but I'm a huge fan of floral stamps?! Maybe it's because I'm a huge fan of gardening?!!! I honestly find it so much easier to make pretty and feminine cards than masculine ones! Don't get me wrong, I can still make and do enjoy making masculine cards - it just comes more natural for me to make pretty cards. It's actually quite ironic as I'm not really an ultra-feminine person. I like my jeans and t-shirts and am quite low maintenance - but hey I love a pretty card!! I have 3 cards today to share that I think are ultra-feminine, all featuring retiring products...take a look...

For my first card I used the 'Fabulous Florets' stamp set, which is my favourite retiring stamp set! I used retiring colours Primrose Petals and Gumball Green to make my base and layers. For this card I used the Bubble technique. I put a bit of bubbles into a styrofoam cup and added some re-inker to it (I used Raspberry Ripple) and using a straw just start to blow and once the bubbles come out of the cup let your paper touch the bubbles and you get a lovely background on your paper. I then used a heat gun to dry my paper quickly, you could wait too. I stamped 2 of the larger flowers, and 3 of the smaller flowers. I then cut them out. I used the large stem and randomly stamped the image, some are stamped off so they are not as dark of an ink! I then added with a dimensional my flowers, add a greeting and ta-da - a pretty floral card! You could also use many different colours of inks to get a variety of bloom colours!!
For my second card I used the 'Secret Garden' stamp set and the 'Fabulous Florets' stamp set. I stamped randomly as though I was making my own designer series paper. Some images are stamped off to appear lighter than others, I added a few 'Rhinestone Basic Jewels' for a bit of sparkle! 

My last card is a 3-D card, which features a fun flower pot with removable flowers, which will hold a giftcard, and greeting! It measures 9" X 3-1/2", scored at 3-1/2" and 7". 

I used the 'Blossom Party Originals' bigz to cut all my flowers using Wisteria Wonder, Perfect Plum and Elegant Eggplant and the 'Little Leaves sizzlit' to cut the leaf stems! This card features many retiring goodies besides the Blossom party and Little leaves, it features the 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, the Scallop Trim Border Punch,  Core'dinations Cardstock and Bring on the Cake stamp set! So many great products, some are already sold out, but some are still available!

The insert for this card measures 2-1/4" X 4-1/4", I added a mat layer too - just measure 1/8" larger for a mat. Such a fun card, which I've also added some magnets to the back so the card recipient can display on their fridge for years to come...
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Fabulous Florets [wood: 128574 - $28.95; clear: 123027 - $21.95]
Core'dinations cardstock [In Colours 2012-2014: 129957 - $14.95]
Bitty Butterfly punch [129406 - $21.95]
Secret Garden [wood: 131940 - $31.95; clear: 129144 - $22.95]
Beautiful Wings Embosslits [118138 - $14.95]
Bring on the Cake [wood: 128490 - $47.95; clear: 121958 - $33.95]
Little Leaves Sizzlit [114511 - $6.95]
Blossom Party Originals [115971 - $21.95]
Scallop Trim Border Punch [118402 - $20.95]
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon [Wild Wasabi: 126873 - $6.75]
Core'dinations cardstock [Neutrals: 129956 - $29.95]
Extra-large Oval punch [119859 - $22.95]
Today, until the end of June - Stampin' Up! is offering a discounted starter kit for those wanting to join the family of demonstrators! For only $60 Canadian you can join and enjoy the many benefits of demonstratorship, which includes a free ticket to Convention!! Enjoy a 20% off discount on all your orders, 30% off on your first order. Plus free shipping on your starter kit!
You can visit my Stampin' Up! Website for more information:
I hope you like my fab floral shares today - and have a super day... Happy stamping :)

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Going, Going, Gone: My Retirment Favourites - Lovely Lattice

Today is my sister's birthday - so Happy Birthday Aimee!!!
Hello Stampers! with just over one week left to get your favourite retiring products (June 4th), I thought I'd share some of my favourite products this week. I had a retirement party last week to celebrate some great products sadly leaving the Stampin' Up! catalogue. I am really excited for the new catalogue, and all the new and fab products that will be available. But, I am still a little sad to have to say goodbye to a lot of my favourites and I wanted to give them a proper send off!! Today's share features a bunch of retiring goodies... starting with the 'Square Lattice TIEF', which is one of my ALL-TIME favourite products - I think I will miss it the most!! It also features the 'Lattice Bigz' die, 'Summer Starfruit Cardstock', '3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon', and 'Sweet Essentials' stamp set. Lots of fun products, most are already sold out :(
But that also means that they are so loved that people couldn't live without them for all the fun creations that can be made!! For my card, I started with a piece of Basic Black cardstock, then cut one of the 'Lattice Bigz' diecuts and used it as a mask. I had diecut a bunch of all the different yellow colours (So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Crushed Curry and Summer Starfruit) to have choices for my bits & pieces. I used a piece of tape to temporarily hold my lattice diecut in place while I made my design - then I used Tombo Liquid Glue to attach all the pieces, removed the mask (which you can use for another projects!). I then ran it through my Big Shot with the 'Square Lattice TIEF', I used a 'Candy Dot, and Candy Dot Brad Base' to the center of my flower image, then attached my Basic Black layer to the Summer Starfruit base card. I stamped the Thinking of you greeting from the 'Sweet Essentials' stamp set and added a bow with the '3/8" Stitched Satin Summer Starfruit ribbon' to finish my card!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Square Lattice TIEF [119976 - $9.95]
Lattice Bigz [115958 - $26.95]
Squares Collection Framelits [130921 - $32.95]
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon [Summer Starfruit: 126846 - $12.25]
Candy Dots [Brights: 130931 - $7.95]
Candy Dots Brad Bases [132293 - $3.95]
Sweet Essentials [wood: 132085 - $25.95; clear: 126457 - $17.95]

I hope you like my share, and will come back to visit me to see the rest of my retiring favourites, Happy Stamping :)

Monday, May 26, 2014

Retro freshed out birthday card!

My cold, which I think was a bit of the flu since it's hung around so long is finally (wishful thinking), almost gone! I can't seem to shake this one, it's been over two years since the last time I was sick... and it's making up for lost time! I forced myself to get my garden tidied up, sick and all! I can't waste my time off work just sitting being sick when I had plans to renovate my yard while I was off - I can say that it's nearly done.

I haven't crafted at all this past week - but with the yard work done I will have to set aside some time to play. The card I'm sharing today, I created a while back which features the colours from the 'Retro Fresh suite' in the Occasions catalogue (So Saffron, Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar and Tangerine Tango), I just love this colour combination!! I cut 1/4" strips of cardstock in each of the 4 colours, cut them into small, medium and larger pieces and I attached them to a base piece of cardstock, which did take a while... but I love the fun background that was created so it was worth all the cutting and gluing (love my tombo glue!!).

I embossed with the 'Square Lattice' embossing folder to give the in-laid look I love, the folder is sadly retiring... but I believe it's still available at a discounted price too!? I stamped my sentiment from the 'Remembering your birthday' set, since it has some nice coordinating verses for the insides of cards too! I made the balloons with the 3/4" circle punch and the foot from the owl punch, added some Gold Baker's Twine... and done!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Remembering Your Birthday [wood: 131347 - $29.95; clear: 131350 - $21.95]
Square Lattice TIEF [119976 - $9.95 (discounted to 7.46)]
Gold Baker's Twine [132975 - $3.95]
Owl Builder Punch [118074 - $22.95]
3/4" Circle Punch [119873 - $15.95]

I hope you like it, happy stamping :)

Thursday, May 22, 2014

I HEART you + Be Happy! What's your TYPE?!!

Hello... I have one last shares using the 'What's Your Type?' set (well for now!). This time I used the triangle and the narrow half oval to make a heart for the I heart you for my card front, the solid rectangle and the larger half oval. I inked my stamps up with the new in-colour Blackberry Bliss - it is such a beautifully deep purple shade, very lovely!! I also used the new Tangelo Twist and Mossy Meadow - I've been having fun playing with some new products... the new colours are so rich and lovely, I just can't seem to stop using them! 

For my next share, I made the words 'Be happy', but this time I used the new Hello Honey and Mossy Meadow to make a cute daisy flower with the shapes... I opted to use the striped shape, and look and the fun little flower in the center of the flower that was created!!  


There are so many possibilities with this set, it's great to get your creative juices flowing.
I hope you like my share, happy stamping :)
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
What's Your Type? [Photopolymer: 135747 - $31.95; not available until June 2]

Monday, May 19, 2014

What's your TYPE? ... framed ART!

I'm feeling a bit better today, still a bit sick - but much better than a couple of days ago!! Well, guess what?! I have yet another sample I created with 'What's your type?'. This time I made some fun framed art pieces to add to my gallery wall! I had this photo of my mom and me from my sister's shower taken eons ago... before I chopped all my hair off! But I like the photo and wanted to use it for this frame. I made the letters 'LOVE YOU', fussy cut them out using the new in-colours once again. I added strips of the in-colours to add a bit more colour to the Basic Black background. I'm happy with the final result!

I did the same thing for this framed piece - except there is no photo on this one, I did make some cute tulips with the set though! There are so many fun uses for this set, the possibilities are endless for letters, fun backgrounds and shapes!! I've shared a few ways you could use this set. 
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
What's your type? [photopolymer: 135747 - $31.95; not available until June 2]

I hope that you've enjoyed my shares using this fun set the last few days, I will have one more coming up soon! I hope you'll check back to see what else I've come up with! Happy Stamping :)

Sunday, May 18, 2014

What's your TYPE? of backgrounds!!

Well, I'm officially off work for two weeks. Just my luck, I'm sick. It never fails, whether it's my day off, my vacation or Christmas I always get sick. I'm feeling a bit better, I guess the 14+ hours of sleep I got today helped... I was hoping to get some 'backyard' stuff done tomorrow, but I'll wait a few days so I don't over-do anything! I have another fun share featuring the 'What's your Type' stamp set which will be available on June 2. I have 4 fun cards to share today using this set!!
For my first card, I used the 1/2 striped circle, stamping one side in the new in-colour Lost Lagoon and the other in Tangelo Twist (such a lovely combination... don't you think?!). I used the 'Sassy Salutations' set for my Happy Birthday greeting, also stamped and matted in Tangelo Twist. I added some stars from the new 'Accent Punch Pack', which includes the star, but also a small heart and flower - super cute punch pack! 
For my second card, I used the smaller triangle image and stamped using the new in-colour Tangelo Twist again, but this time with Hello Honey - I love this yellow colour, it will help me to get over the loss of Summer Starfruit :(

I made my word "hi" with some of the fun shapes in this set and finished by wrapping some Baker's Twine around my layer...
For my third card I used the same striped triangle image as the previous card, but this time I used Coastal Cabana and Baked Brown Sugar. I added the sentiment from the 'Geometrical' stamp set - to get the single Hooray I just used my Basic Black marker. I stamped, punched and popped up on dimensionals the triangles to make a fun pattern - lots of triangle fun in this card! 

For my fourth card I used the solid triangle image and stamped randomly to cover the entire piece of cardstock using Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay, Crisp Cantaloupe and Crumb Cake ink. I added the greeting Make a wish from the 'Perfect Pennants' stamp set and finished with some gold baker's twine - I've just gotta add some twine!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
What's your type? [photopolymer: 135747 - $31.95; not available until June 2]
Itty Bitty Accent punch pack [133787 - $22.95; not available until June 2]
Triangle Punch [133375 - $21.95]
Geometrical [wood: 133158 - $36.95; clear: 133161 - $26.95]
Perfect Pennants [wood: 133227 - $36.95; clear: 133320 - $26.95]
Gold Baker's Twine [ 132975 - $3.95]
Whisper White Baker's Twine [124262 - $3.95]
Sassy Salutations [wood: 132070 - $28.95; clear: 126707 - $21.95]

I hope you've enjoyed my shares and that you will use this set to fit your type!! Happy stamping :)


Friday, May 16, 2014

What's your TYPE?! Sneak Peek...

Well, the rain has finally stopped! It's been 3 days of downpours - my grass has grown 3 inches in 3 days!!!!! I had the worst migraine, which was brought on by the rain... so I didn't do much crafting! I did however, get a chance to do some today. My wonderful upline, Jenn loaned my the NEW stamp set she won at the catalogue premiere called 'What's your Type?'. I was curious about the kinds of projects that could be made with the set. It is all shapes... circles, half circles, rectangles, triangles... many, many different shapes. I made a bunch of samples up - here are a few I did up today! Check them out...

I decided to stamp out words, then cut each letter out and matted them onto Basic Black cardstock for a nice contrast. I used the gorgeous new in-colours, I am so in love with these stunning shades, an orange, yellow, purple, blue and green - pure perfection!!

My first card is 'smile'... I used just the Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist in-colours for this card.
My second one is 'thx', short for thanks!! I used all 5 of the new in-colours. I made this one for Jenn along with a fun sign and some yummy chocolate popcorn - it's not made with stamps, but it's delish!! 

Next is a 'hello', using Mossy Meadow and Lost Lagoon.

 Next is 'Thx U', I should have put a comma.... 'thanks, you' - but I think people will figure it out?! I used only Tangelo Twist!! I love this shade of orange, deep, yet vibrant!

Lastly, here is a photo of the first 3 cards I created in a nice little trio!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 
What's your type? [photopolymer: 135747 - $31.95; not available until June 2]
I hope you like my shares, I'll have some more fun projects I created with this set in my upcoming posts... I hope you'll check back!! Happy stamping :)

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

All Good Things...

Hello... the rain has stopped, for now and it's actually quite humid out now. I was tinkering around outside for a bit, but there are too many worms out there - worms and me don't mix well! So inside I went!!
For my share today I created this fun sign for myself. Aren't I kind to myself?!! I used the 'ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet' letters to make my verse... unfortunately in this case, all good things must come to an end as this Alphabet set is sadly on the retirement list - but is still available!
I used the 'Work of Art' stamp set which will be available in the new catalogue in just over two weeks to make my bitty butterflies. I used Coastal Cabana, Baked Brown Sugar, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry for my colour palette. I layered my butterflies, and added a bit of sparkle with the rhinestones in the center of each butterfly, and the rhinestones match the silver frame! Let's hope that this saying is true!!? 

Look at my pretty yellow Leopard's Bane plant.. I love the vibrant yellow of this plant and it's an early riser too!! I thought they would help the yellow in my framed art pop a bit more!!
Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
ABC-123 Sketch Alphabet & Numbers [clear: 130565 - $24.95]
Bitty Butterfly Punch [129406 - $21.95]
Elegant Butterfly Punch [127526 - $21.95]
Rhinestone Basic Jewels [119246 - $6.50]
Work of Art
I hope you like my share, happy stamping & crafting :)

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Box Card By the Tide...

Hello... sorry I haven't posted in a few days, I was working all weekend... and with Mother's Day too... I just didn't have the chance until now. Well, I'm on my regular mid-week days off, and I get to go stamping tonight so it's going to be a good day! We had a lot of loud rain through out the night, but it's dry now, maybe I'll poke around outside for a bit..? I have a fun share for you today featuring the 'By the Tide' stamp set! I just love this set - it's great for making masculine type cards!
I made my basic box card (I have a tutorial with measurements in an earlier post). I made my box with Island Indigo cardstock to get the colour of the sea! I then stamped panels of Island Indigo with the coral image in Whisper White & Tangerine Tango embossing powder.

I stamped a bunch of fishes, seahorses, lobsters and coral images and coloured or sponged them in. I added some googly eyes to the fishies... because the card already moves... so why not add a bit more, just for fun! I was asked to create a card for a co-workers relative, for her sister to give to her husband for his birthday. I hope he likes it!!
I added the greeting as though it was coming from one of the fishies mouth... the fishes, seahorse and greeting are all attached using window sheets to appear as though they are floating!
Look at all the pretty fishes swimming to the party!!
 To make it even more fun, I decided to decorate the entire box! I added some Crumb Cake cardstock to make the sand. I cut another lobster out and some seashells. For even more fun, I decorated the underside of the box flaps with a sponged sky, with a sun and clouds!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
By the Tide [wood: 131910 - $33.95; clear: 129120 - $25.94]

I hope you like my share, and have a super day... happy stamping :)

Friday, May 9, 2014

Blendabilities Blended Bloom... sneak peek!

Hello... I have a sneak peek for you today! I got some of my sneak peek goodies today, and of course I had to rip open the box and play for a bit. I really wanted to try the new 'Blendabilities' markers. I have never been one for colouring but I found these new markers quite easy to use and for my first try I don't think I did all that bad. I'm definitely going to have to get some more colours now... and practice some more!!

To colour my blooms I used the Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers. These markers come in 3 shades of one colour, from a light, medium to a darker shade! You'll probably notice the new designer series paper?!! It's from the new paper stack called Moonlight. It's the perfect size for making cards 6 1/2" X 4 1/2". I also used the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities marker to colour in my Rhinestones so they coordinate nicely with the yellow background! The background is the new In-colour, Hello Honey. Which will help to fill the void when Summer Starfruit is gone. Yellows and oranges are my favourite colours!! I also used some of the new 'thick Baker's Twine in Coastal Cabana colour'. This new catalogue has everything I said I wanted, they must have heard me!? I said I'd like to see more Baker's Twine... check, A new orange, yellow, purple, green in-colour... check, check, check, check... Designer Series Paper Stacks... check! and a whole lot more of things I said I'd like to see in the new catalogue, so I'm soooooo super happy about it!!

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Regarding Dahlias [wood: 130324 - $24.95; clear: 130327 - $17.95]
Rhinestones Basic Jewels [119246 - $6.50]
*New* Coastal Cabana Thick Baker's Twine
*New* Coastal Cabana Blendabilities Markers
*New* Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Markers
*New* Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stacks

Well, I hope you all like my card and that you are excited for the new catalogue to come out,        
you won't be disappointed it's pretty awesome!! Have a super-awesome weekend...
Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Another "Work of Art"

Hello... I've got a quick post today. I'm really liking the new 'Work of Art' stamp set that will be available to all on June 2nd. I was lucky enough to receive it when I attended the Catalogue Premiere! It has several different watercolour images great for creating fun backgrounds like the one I created below. I wanted to create a sort of camo type effect to this card - using Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Crushed Curry - I'm sure you're not surprised by my colour choices as I am a huge fan of all three of these colours. 
I am expecting my newest shipment tomorrow, so I will be anxiously awaiting my friend the UPS man to deliver my newest toys to play with!! I'm so excited - can't wait to play with the new In-Colours, they are so stunningly beautiful!!! Love them all and can't wait to share what I create with them with you.
I hope you like it, happy stamping :)

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Beautiful Fresh Prints Bargello

Hello stampers... another beautiful spring day, and it's even better since I have the day off. It's time to get the yuckiness of the long winter months out of my garden - it's almost planting time!!
I have a fun card technique for you today, it was featured at a recent class of mine. It's called Bargello, and it's a great technique to use up those scraps of designer series paper you just can't seem to part with! Check out my card below, and I'll tell you how you can re-create one for yourself! It's not as hard as it looks, I promise! This type of card really shows off Stampin' Up!s beautiful designer series papers!
First, you start out by cutting strips of designer series paper - I cut 1/2" X 6" strips for my card. Then you cover a piece of cardstock (for your layer base, white cardstock is a good choice!) I used a 6" X 4 1/4" piece. You then cover your entire piece with glue or use an adhesive sheet and attach to your card layer base. Then start by adding your strips - go in a horizontal pattern on the 6" side. Then you will turn your paper with all the strips adhered the other direction so all the patterns are in a line and start cutting strips with your paper cutter. Only this time cut different sizes, I did 1/2" and 3/4".
Once all your strips are cut, using another layer-base piece of cardstock covered in glue attach your new strips in a pattern like shown below - your pattern can vary depending on the size of your strips and how you position your pieces!

Turn over, and trim the excess off with scissors or your cutter. I trimmed my piece down to 5 1/4" X 4", and adhered to a coordinating piece of cardstock and then attached it to my base card - 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". I had a couple extra strips, which I adhered to the inside of my card... then decorate with some diecuts from the 'Deco Labels' and the 'Remembering your birthday' stamp set! You could also cut your Bargello pattern with a framelit and have a solid colour background... it's a fun technique to play around with and great to show off different patterned papers!! 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:
Fresh Prints DSPS [132996 - $8.50]
Real Red 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon [126875 - $6.75]
Deco Labels Collection Framelits [130102 - $30.95]
Remembering your birthday [wood: 131347 - $29.95; clear: 131350 - $21.95]

I'm heading outside to get my hands dirty!!
I hope you like my share and will try some Bargello cards out for yourself! Happy Stamping :)

Monday, May 5, 2014

Oops... I did it again!

Hello....... on this gorgeous Monday morning!!! I'm on afternoons today, so I have time to get a post out early for a change. My share today has nothing to do with Brittney Spears, but it does have to do with my #1 FAVOURITE product............. It needs no introduction, does it?! The Hexagon Punch!!!!
I was organizing my craft room, when I found some hexagon backgrounds that I'd been playing around with many, many moons ago! For some odd reason, I never finished them off! So here's one that I finished off! It features Coastal Cabana, Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry... such a lovely colour combo! It's funny, I seem to re-order the same colour cardstock... Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Coastal Cabana, Pumpkin Pie, Tangerine Tango, Island Indigo, Summer Starfruit... do you see a common colour? Orange, yellow, and aqua-blues!! I guess you all know my favourite colours now?!

If you love the hexagon punch, as I do... you will know how much fun you can creating fun backgrounds, just like this one! I love how it created the fun diamond shape too! I stamped the 'thanks much' from the 'Six-sided Sampler' stamp set onto my hexagons before attaching to my Bermuda Bay layer and added a few Rhinestones for good measure - sparkle is never a bad thing!  

Look how pretty this card looks behind my pretty spring flowers. So nice to have some colour after the long, long winter we had!
I hope you like my share, enjoy the sunshine! Happy Stamping :)

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Getting Artsy with 'Work of Art'!

Hello stampers!!

Last night I was lucky enough to attend the premiere of Stampin' Up's newest catalogue, which will be released to the public in June. I went to Square One in Mississauga, ON for the show along with a bunch of other demonstrators in the same group as me! I must say that the new catalogue is super fabulous, my wish list is really, really long!! I'm pretty sure I need almost every new item, no definitely sure :) I was able to pre-order some items today, but only certain items are available in the pre-order... so when my goodies arrive I can share some projects created with them, with you!

Today's share is featuring a new stamp set, Work of Art, which I received at the premiere as a gift for going to the event - how awesome is that!! I just started making fun backgrounds with the stamps until I had a pattern I liked, then went to my handy-dandy hexagon punch and gave it a workout! You all know I think the 'Hexagon punch' is a work of art too, right?! This set is great for creating fun and interesting backgrounds for your cards or other projects. It is also great for single layered cards that can be whipped up in a snap!

I inked my stamp with Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay to get my background pattern, then punched my hexagons out and layered them onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie - I love this colour combo! I then added the 'Thank You' grettings twice and stamped a few of the hearts in Pumpkin Pie, just cause' I liked the look - and orange is never a bad thing!!  Check it out...

 I hope you like my share, and have fun creating your works of art, happy stamping :)


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