Monday, October 20, 2014

Dolce Winter Retreat - new project kits added!

Are you registered for my day long Stampin' event on November 8th?

Registration is closing this week on Thursday! You do not want to miss all of the fun!

Today Stampin' Up! released the NEW 2014 Holiday Supplement Catalogue. With this there are three kits that I will be adding to the Dolce Winter Retreat Kit offer! Check them out!

I love each of these kits! Have you looked at the other 5 project kits available for this event? You are going to love them too! How ever will you decide what to create???

Here are some of the event details that you need to know! We would love to have you join us! If you have any questions at all just drop me a message!

Have a creative day!

You can never have too much Christmas!

The NEW 2014 Holiday Supplement is available starting today! 

This tiny catalogue is fresh new Holiday project to keep you inspired and crafting through the Holidays! I have to say that one of my all time favorite products are in this kit! ... Many Merry Stars Simply Created Kit!!!

To see this kit in my online store click here!

To see the full catalogue in PDF format click on the image on my sidebar. To shop the supplement catalogue online click here!

What is your favorite new product?

Have a creative day!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

ghosts of Halloween past banner - Artisan Design Team blog hop

Welcome to the weekly Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop! 

Once a month we (the Artisan Design Team) submit a project to Stampin' Up! for the monthly Artisan Design Team Facebook post. For October I chose to do a Halloween banner using the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection!

The photographs on this banner are from our 2013 Halloween festivities. It is almost magic how much kids grow from one year to the next. Halloween is like a animated time capsule. Remembering last year ... 'S' was Rapunzel, the bride. At that time it was still the height of the Rapunzel obsession, just prior to the discovery of Frozen. This year 'S' will be Anna from Frozen (her and about 137,482 other children).

'J' was big into super hero's and all things "boy" last year and dressed as Bat Girl. She has come to like "girl" things again and Monster High is the top of that "girl" list. This year she will be Draculaura. The bonus is that I get to listen to her talk like a 8 year old going on 14 and say things like "what ev's", "totes", "BFF" and my favorite, "like" (insert eye roll here).

'A' was (and still is) obsessed with construction workers and construction trucks. In fact he wanted to wear the costume again this year but we settled on a Fireman. I am not sure if he is so simple because he is only 4 or if he is the laid back 3rd child or if it is a boy thing. But I will take it. Give the boy YouTube video's of laying asphalt and he is happy as a Vampire at a blood donor clinic.

Okay, enough about my kids ... I could take about them all day. Back to the beautiful project ...

I had a lot of fun creating the tombstones on the banner. The clever names are not my creative genius ... but they are so stinkin' cute! Come on - Izzy Dead and Colden Burried. Bahaha!

The majority of the banners were created with the wiggle of my nose using the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Card Collection and Accessory Pack.

These are all of the Halloween cards in the
Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack.
But wait - the pack also has Fall or Thanksgiving cards and Christmas!
Each Project Life by Stampin' Up! Card Collection has a coordinating
accessory pack. This is the Seasonal Snapshot accessory pack.
I only used a small amount of accessories on my banner.
I have a load left over and can feel a fall banner and a
Christmas banner coming on!
Take a closer peek at all of the banners. It has been hanging on our fireplace for a couple of weeks and it looks just beautiful! 

The left banner was created using Basic Grey Cardstock. I cut it to the same dimensions as the Project Life cards (4" x 4"). Quick accessories were added from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack.

I had every intention of using the Project Life cards to cover the clothes pins with pattered cardstock. I had started the process but when I took a break I forgot to go back to finish it up. It wasn't until I was writing this post that I realized it! At this point I am cutting my post deadline a little close and that it is not going to happen. So just use your imagination! Looks good, right?
To finish it off I added gobs of ribbon. Cute knots and ribbon loops are hanging in Blackberry Bliss and Gold Sequin Trim.

I hope you were bewitched by this eek-celent Halloween banner!

Fly on over to Lisa Harlow and see what she is brewing this week ... 

Have a haunted Day!

Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Dolce Winter Retreat - registration is open!

I am so excited to share this years 2014 Dolce Winter retreat projects with you! I have been working away at getting some beautiful projects designed and today is the big reveal!

Registration is open - Join us for an exciting day filled with Stampin!!!

Grateful Scrapbook Layout - Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Welcome to the Stampin' Up! weekly
International Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. 

I am one of three Canadians on the Artisan Design team this year. In Canada we are celebrating Thanksgiving this coming weekend. My family and I will be heading out to our new cabin for the very first time! We got possession just two weeks ago. My husband has worked tirelessly to move us out of the RV resort we have been in for nearly 15 years and into the cabin. I think he said he put in 30 man hours to make the move. My task this weekend will be to unpack and settle in. I am looking forward to the wood burning fire place, snuggles and family time! I hope this is the beginning of a new Thanksgiving tradition for us.

I have a lot to be grateful for ... my family tops that list.

This stamp is from the Holiday Catalogue and is perfect for journaling what you are thankful for! 

These colorful leaves are fussy cut with a pair of paper snips.
I tucked some Crochet Trim & Sequin Trim behind the Mossy Meadow leaf.
The smaller leaves were cut using the Big Shot and the Fun Fall Framelits die
with Brushed Gold Cardstock.

I punched Crushed Curry Cardstock with the new
Note Tag Punch and tucked it behind the photograph.
The journal lines on this page were created using the same I'm Thankful For Stamp.
I inked only the lines and not the text part of the stamp. 
This "you" is a sneak peek of a new thinlit coming to you in the new year in the Occasions Catalogue.
I was lucky enough to get this gem at the Stampin' Up! Founders Circle Retreat in September!! 

I will be sharing these scrapbook layouts with my stamp clubs in October. These clubs have the option to create this scrapbook layout or to create two cards. The card designs this month are based on this grateful scrapbook layout.

The envelope for this card was created using the Gift Card Enclosure Pack in the Annual Catalogue.

I have placed my business card in the Gift Card Enclosure photographed -
but I will be switching that for a gift card when I give this beautiful gift away.
The envelope is notched to fit the cards perfectly! 

I added a single layer of Very Vanilla card stock to the inside of the note card
and stamped the stem with Soft Suede Ink.

A Happy Thanksgiving weekend to my Canadian followers. Are we the only ones celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend? I know the USA is in November ... but what about across the globe? Is there a Thanksgiving where you live?

Hop over to the beautiful Lisa Harlow and see what she created this week.

Thank-you for reading! Have a creative day!