Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Exciting offer from the Crafty Carrot Collective & Blog Hop!

Welcome to the Crafty Carrot Collective September Blog Hop! We have exciting news about our monthly program.

In September we are changing our offering ... You can join the October online program for just $19 CAD or you can place a qualifying Stampin' Up! merchandise order!!! 

A September qualifying order is our stamp set of the month - Labels to Love
(or a minimum $28 CAD product order)

Labels to LoveClear Mount  $28  144967
Wood Mount  $38  144970

Are you ready to blog hop with us and see what we have created with the all-season stamp set??

I created three cards from one layout. To change the seasonal theme for each card, I switched the Designer Series Paper, ribbon and greeting from the Labels to Love Stamp Set.

I love an all season stamp set ... I find I use them more than other stamp in my collection. It is like a one stop shop. Plus the graphics and fonts in this set are totes adorbs!

Next on the blog hop is Susan Wong.
Click over to Susan and see what she has created for us!

Wishing you all a creative week!

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Monday, September 04, 2017

Watts & Watts - #GDP103

I am obsessed with the Thomas Edison light bulb trend! The industrial mixed with a hint of shabby chic - a match made in heaven! They seam to be everywhere - patio string lights, light fixtures for your home, lamps ... I even have a Scentsy burner with one. 

Stampin' Up! is always on trend ... check out the Watts of Occasions Stamp Set! 
Watts Of OccasionsWood  $37  (143864)
Clear $27  (143867)

Dolce Details

I know the first thing that you are going to ask ... are there coordinating Big Shot Dies? Sadly no. But I will say that the light bulbs are pretty easy to fussy cut out. I created these cards for a card swap so I simply stamped on a small piece of Whisper White, no fussy cutting required.

To color my light bulb - I inked up a Sponge Dauber with Daffodil Delight Ink. Swirl gently over the lightbulb in little circles. You may want to practice on a scrap piece of paper first. A heavy hand using the dauber can leave your color transfer blotchy or uneven. 

Find more great masculine ideas over at the Global Design Project

The Global Design Project is a weekly challenge open to all crafters!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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Saturday, September 02, 2017

The Holiday Catalogue is here!

The wait is over! The 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue is here! I mailed these babies to my customers that have shopped with me in the last 12 months (Didn't receive a copy? Message me and I will get one to you!). Personally, I can not wait to start to craft with these beautiful products!!! 

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september promotion!

To kick off Holiday crafting, Stampin' Up! has an exciting host promotion in September:

So the big questions ...
Yes, I am doing my Winter Retreat - dates and details coming soon.
Yes, I am doing my annual Christmas Card classes (plus others)!

I hope to stamp with you again soon! Have a creative day!

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Monday, August 28, 2017

Googly-eyed bear - #GDP102

Hello everyone! The Global Design Project Challenge this week is a simply beautiful layout! I quickly created this card with a couple of layers and a little bit of watercoloring fun.

Dolce Details

1. I used Shimmery White cardstock to watercolor (it is one of my faves for this technique). I used Crumb Cake Classic Ink Re-fill, and an Aqua Painter filled with water, to do a small watercolor background. Make sure that the watercolor background is approximately the size of the little bear from the Pieces & Patterns Stamp Set.

2. Use a heat tool to dry the watercolor before you stamp the bear with Memento Black Ink. To color the bear - I squished my Crumb Cake ink pad together, while it was closed. This transfers ink to the inside lid of the stamp pad case. Use an Aqua Painter to Blender Pen to pick up the ink and watercolor the bear.

3. To outline the greeting, I used my Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Marker and carefully outlined each letter.

4. Use Decorative Mask and Embossing Paste to add texture around your watercolor image.

Lets talk about these adorable googly eyes!! I used the smallest pearls from the Pearl Basic Jewels and then use a Black Sharpie marker to add the pupil. I love how his little eyes are looking in different directions. They match the dopey look on his face!

See what the rest of the Global Design Project team has created - click here!

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Flirty Flamingo Beach Chairs - #GDP101

We are treasuring each and every minute of August as the sand slowly slips away in the hourglass of summer. Our kids head back to school after September long weekend and that means that we only have two weeks left of summer break. There is always the feeling that we need to live life to its fullest and enjoy the warm sunny days that summer offers, when summer offers them. After all, life is a beautiful thing!

The color combo this week for the Global Design Project is beachy, fun and a beautiful thing!

My amazing hubby brought home six chairs like these a couple of weeks ago to surprise me. Don't you love these chairs?? - they are comfortable and cute (two very important things in a chair). Our chairs are Pool Party in color (my fave), bonus points for my hunny! They are so dang adorable around our fire pit.

You are welcome to stamp along with us each week! Take the Global Design Challenge (learn more here)!

Wishing you all a crafty week!

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