Friday, September 04, 2015

You Make Me Happy Card - TGIF challenges #TGIFC19

Welcome to the long weekend! TGIF!! Is it a long weekend where you are from? Here in Canada this is the last weekend of summer and the official start to fall. I started to pull some summer clothes from my closet this week to make way for my fall wardrobe.

This week the TGIF Challenge is a color combo challenge! 

My favorite detail on this card is the black doily. I punched the new Spider Web Doilies with a circle punch! Brilliant right?! (dusting my shoulder).

I hope you are up for the challenge this long weekend! Click over the TGIF Challenges site for all of the contest details. Remember to use #TGIFC19 when you are sharing!

Thank-you for visiting! Happy long weekend!
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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Hawl-o-ween Treats - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the beginning of September! School is starting, the mornings are cooler and fall is in the air! I drove up to the Starbucks window this morning vibrating with anticipation for a Pumpkin Spice Latte and Muffin. Can you believe that they are not available until Friday!!!????

Aside from the Pumpkin Spice disappointment, I would say that it is my favorite time of year. Buuut, if you know me you know that I say that about every season. I think what I love the most is the change. Just when the weather wears you down mother nature comes in and casts a beautiful new season for us to enjoy. Well, lets be honest, it is that plus all the shopping for new clothes and decor each season!

It is also the perfect season to cozy up and craft. The new 2015 Stampin' up! Holiday Catalogue is now available and it is bubbling with Halloween crafty fun! (Remember all the shopping I mentioned?!).

So many new products to love ... the Black Glimmer Paper, the Paper Doilies Spider Web, the Boo to you Framelits! All that mixed with the Big Shot made these treat pouches a breeze.

The Mini Treat Bag Thinlits hold a Rice Krispie treat perfectly! 

The belly band on the treat is the new Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad stamped with the Howl-o-ween Treat stamp set on Elegant Eggplant Cardstock.

In a perfect world I will create 60 of these treats during the month of September. This way they will be all ready for the kids to take to school for Halloween. Are you belly laughing as hard as I am? Who am I kidding?? I will be cranking these babies out on October 30th at midnight! bahahaha. Whether you are making yours now or on October 30th, be sure to check out all of the NEW Halloween products from Stampin' Up! and place your order!

Next on the blog hop is Mercedes Weber! 
Click over to Mercedes and see what she has created! 

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Shop the 2015 Holiday catalogue here!
check out more Halloween products here!

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Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Global Design Project *Coming Soon!*

This summer I was asked to join the design team for a new global challenge site. 
I am so excited to be a part of this group!

We were at the cabin when Louise Sharp and Kylie Bertucci reached out to me to join the group. Each and every time a new opportunity comes my way with my Stampin' Up! career I feel like it is a dream. I am just me, doing what I love to do. How on earth could people from the other side of the world know who I am, let alone want me to be apart of something they are dreaming about? Now I know I am no Madonna, but I like to think that this is making it big time! I may not have all the perks that Madonna has but maybe I could have a guest room to stay in if I travel to Australia!

The challenge site will be up this week and our first challenge will be live on September 7th, 2015!

I hope you are getting excited to see what we are all about and to play along! Click over to the Global Design Project site and meet the rest of the team!

Have a creative day!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Starburst card - TGIF Challenges #TGIFC18

Is it Friday already? I have been busy this week in my studio stamping up a storm. I am stamping way ahead (not like me at all) so that I am ready for the busy two weeks ahead as school starts.

This week the TGIF Challenge is our monthly remix #TGIFC18...

The idea is to mix two or more challenges from the month of August. Here is a reminder of what we have been up to ...

I think that I should get an A+ for using all three in my card this week!

Time to see what you can dream up! For information to play along click over to the TGIF Challenges site. Anyone can join the fun!!!

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Market Fresh Gift Basket - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

I had so much fun creating a project for the blog hop this week! (I am sure you have heard me say that before ... but that is what happens when you stamp!).

Our assignment this week was the Market Fresh Stamp Set and Farmers Market Designer Series Paper. They are full of harvest fun!

I was inspired by the lettuce ... I instantly saw a gift basket of fresh produce. It happens that a number of houses on our street have sold and new neighbors are moving in. Boom - that is how my perfect house warming gift was born!

This time of year it seams that everyone is harvesting their suburban gardens. I myself, do not have a garden. These veggies were purchased from my community grocery store. But who would know that?!?! You could also cheat and hit a local farmers market!

Don't you love it!?? I thought it was a unique idea and a change from the muffins and cupcake gifts.

Next on the blog hop is Mercedes Weber.
Be sure to click through all of the Artisans.
You will love what we have done with these market products.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

This is a throw down, a showdown - TGIF Challenges - #TGIFCTD03

This is a throw down, a showdown, hello no, I can't slow down
It's gonna go down, first offense on the mix down, go on and break down
Okay, party people in the house, may I have your attention, please?
In a moment, the beat will be played in many parts, come and break
Many parts, many, one, two, three come on and break

This jam is amplified, so just glide and let your backbone slide
       ~Maestro Fresh Wes

Today is Tuesday, yes Tuesday. You will usually find me on a  Friday with TGIF, but today is a special edition for me! This is the Tuesday Throw Down!

Sometimes I think I am a walking jukebox ... a song pops into my head for almost everything that I hear. You can not say "throw down" with out thinking of Maestro Fresh Wes!!!

Have you paid a visit to TGIF Challenges on a Tuesday yet? This monthly challenge is sooo cool! This was my first experience and I had fun putting my creation together. Here is the idea. Each month there is a Throw Down supply list. Here is August #TGIFCTD03:

As you can see you need to use at least four of the items listed. There are a few other basics you can use ... these items are on the Pantry list. Buuuut that is all you can use. That is it! (read more about the challenge rules at TGIF).

Squeeel! Here is what I created ...

My musical monologue makes you wanna move with the Maestro,
You feel hot so you set the blend the crescendo is nice, yo,
I'm the guy, the rhythm is a ride
To the fresh side and let your backbone slide, 
This is a throw down.
       ~Maestro Fresh Wes

Ya hear? This is a throw down! Click over to TGIF and join the challenge!

Thank-you for putting up with my rap! Have a creative day!

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