Monday, June 10, 2019

Above the Clouds - Crafty Carrot Co. Blog Hop



Welcome to the June Crafty Carrot Collective blog hop, featuring the all new Above the Clouds Stamp Set and Hot Air Balloon Punch


So tell me ... are you team Punch or team Die cutting? It may be hard to decide, but I think that I lean towards team punch! I love dies ... I love that they are affordable, that you get so many shapes to match the stamp sets, that they are easy to store. But punches are quick and easy; perfect for this self proclaimed lazy stamper! 



It feels like it has been ages since I have shared scrapbook pages on the blog! I scrapbook every month for my scrapbooking class that I have once a month. They don't make it to the blog too often as they usually do not have photos on the layouts!

Last week my day job took me to Kelowna, BC for a day trip. I found myself with a couple of extra hours to spare before my flight so I found this beautiful winery and had a quiet lunch on the patio overlooking Oakanagan Lake.







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We hope to see you in our July Above the Clouds program! Have a creative day!






Up next on the hop is my friend Susan Wong.
You are going to be blown away with her project today, trust me!






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A new color challenge! - #GDP193


Hello everyone! Welcome to the Global Design Project Challenge #193! This week we are sharing the latest color challenge - Pineapple Punch, Granny Apple Green and Night of Navy.


We have just passed the one year anniversary since Stampin' Up! did a color revamp. With the color change last June, I ordered all new ink pads. Over the last year I have added the label to the front of the ink pads, as I have used them. This has been a very interesting experiment, as it has now shown me which colors I did not use over the last twelve months. Curious to know what colors those are? Any guesses?
  • Granny Apple Green
  • Cajun Craze
  • Shaded Spruce
  • So Saffron
Are any of these on your favorites list? I am a bit surprised about the Cajun Craze, I love that color in Autumn. 

Ironically, the color challenge today made me crack open the Granny Apple Green and give it a try! I love it with the other two colors in this combo. So much so, that I actually created two cards today for you!



The designer series paper back ground layer is the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper. 






Check out what the rest of the Global Design Project team has created with these colors HERE.
See the Gallery of projects that our international followers are sharing HERE.

If you are creating this week, we challenge you to try this color combo and share with us!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative week!




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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Designer Series Paper Love - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Hello my Fancy Friday Friends! Today the Fancy Friday Design Team is sharing our Designer Series Paper love! Each time Stampin' Up!© releases a new catalogue publication, they launch an entirely new offering of designer series paper. With this, this means that we need to be a fond farewell to the papers that we have loved over the last year.

last chance designer series paper

My projects today are featuring three beautiful designer papers that will retiring on June 03, 2019! Be sure to shop my online store this weekend to get yours before they are no longer available!




My stamping style has had a serious romantic vibe lately and these three projects don't disappoint! All of the products that I have featured today are only available until June 03. It is hard to believe that these favorites are leaving the Stampin' Up!© product line, but it is true!


Dolce Details: Watercolor Mason Jar

1. Stamp your mason jar with VersaMark Ink on Shimmery White Cardstock
2. Cover with White Embossing Powder
3. Heat set with a Heat Tool
4. Use an Aqua Painter to wet the paper. I like to have the water pool on the cardstock.
5. Pick up Bermuda Bay Ink with the Aqua Painter and apply to the wet cardstock
6. Use a Heat Tool to dry the water

I stamped the bottom half of the branch in Pear Pizzazz, after the watercoloring was complete. I stamped a second branch on Whisper White Cardstock and cut that out with the Big Shot and coordinating Dies. I love how this turned out!


 Dolce Details: Laser-cut Floral Thank-you

The laser-cut floral shown here is from the 12x12 sheet in the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper. I use snips to cut out a piece for my card front. To adhesive to the card, I used Tombo Multi-purpose glue on portions of the flowers. I did not go too crazy, just made sure I had enough to hold in place.

Can you see the water mark on my thank-you?! My son was in my craft room playing with an Aqua Painter ... right over my finished project! Sigh.


 Dolce Details: You're The Best

I have used two difference types of cardstock from the Delightfully Detailed Specialty Paper for this card, the background vine and the scallop on the right side of the Whisper White.


Fancy, Eh?! Are you ready to see what the rest of the team has in store for you this month? Up next is the talented Sue Plote!!

Thank-you for following along this month! I love to hear from you! Comment below and let me know what your favorite project was today!





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Monday, May 27, 2019

For the Birds, bees and butterflies - GDP191


It is a big week my friends - the last week to shop from the 2018|19 Stampin'Up!© Annual Catalogue and the 2019 Occasions Catalogue! Many items are on the "last chance" list and will not carry over to the new catalogue coming on June 3, 2019. Items are available while supplies last, shop my online store before your favorites sell out!

Nearly everything on my projects today is are the "last chance" list, sad but true.



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Wood Words Stamp Set, oh, how I will miss you!!! I wish that I could pick a favorite retiring item from these, but I would have to say that I love almost all of them equally! (Full disclosure, I did not use a lot of Tranquil Tide over the last two years).




The Wood Crate Dies coordinate with the Wood Words Stamp Set to cut out the rooster, heart, star and circle. In addition, the crate die allows you to easily create adorable little containers. Here, I made the crate to hold my note card. You could add a small chocolate or treat to the crate, or gift as-is. 

The white filler in the crate is Ready Shreddie from Stampin' Up!©. I love this stuff and it currently on the clearance rack in my online store for only $4 CAD!



My projects today are for the Global Design Project Challenge #GDP191 - Bees, Birds & Butterflies.


Each week, my designer friends and I at the Global Design Project issue a challenge to all of you! Stamp along with us and submit your projects on our site - Click Here!


Have a creative week everyone!!




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