Friday, July 29, 2016

christmas in august - a new class!

A new class has been released from Stampin' Dolce! Join me August 10, 2016 to get a jump start on your Christmas cards. We will create 12 handmade cards using the This Christmas Suite from Stampin' Up!©. Here are the event details:

This stamp set is so beautiful! You will want to have it! 
Peace This Christmas Clear Mount Stamp Set
$27.72 CAD (Includes Shipping & 5% GST)

The class fee includes 12 pieces of This Christmas Designer Series Paper and 12 Metallic Foil Doilies so that you can take these beautiful products home and create some more Christmas projects.

Registration closes August 3rd at 5:00 PM. Email today. Space is limited! Register early to avoid disappointment!

Have a creative day!
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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Jar of Love - Fancy Friday Blog Hop

Hello my Fancy Friends! Today the Fancy Friday team will be taking you on a blog hop sharing projects created with some of the amazing bundles currently available in the Stampin' Up!© Catalogue. Did you know that there are over 15 bundles?

I chose the irresistible Jar of Love Bundle.

I created three cards but I felt like I could have just kept creating and creating with this bundle. I love the fish with the greeting "best fishes". Or the firefly with "you light up my life". Which is your favorite?

I paired the Jar of Love bundle with products from the Fruit Stand Suite. The Designer Series Paper and the Fresh Fruit stamp set were a perfect match! Don't you just love that pear in the mason jar??

Up next on the Fancy Friday blog hop is Marisa Gunn.  Marisa also chose the Jar of Love bundle. Click over to Marisa for some amazing ideas!
The next Fancy Friday blog hop will be on August 26, 2016. Come back to see what we are creating for you!

Have a great long weekend! (is it a long weekend for you too? or just Canada?).

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Monday, July 25, 2016

a 4"x4" birthday card - GDP046

Hello everyone!! 

I will not accept that it is the final week of July. It is just unacceptable! In Edmonton, the weather starts to change in August. We still get hot summer days but the day time temps are not as hot as we see in June and July. That could be because the evenings start to cool off a bit. I have even seen leaves start to change in August. We only get three months of summer here and I like to enjoy every minute. It feels like it is slipping through my fingers!

When I started this card I had a standard 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" card front. I found that the scale was too big for this layout. Now, I always use Fast Fuse when I craft so there was no taking off the Designer Series Paper. (Once you Fast Fuse there is no turning back, that baby sticks!). I stuck the card in the Paper Trimmer and cut the top off to make a 4-1/4" x 4-1/4" square card. I think that it did not turn out too bad! It was a good save.

Check out this color combo! Squee!!!! 

How long does summer last for you? I always find the global weather so fascinating. I know my Australian friends are in the Winter season right now. I heard that last week it was 10C ... nothing like a Canadian winter! Comment below and tell me where you are from and what your season is like!

Visit the Global Design Project for challenge details. You will want to click over to see what the design team has created this week. It never disappoints.

Have a creative day!

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Pool Party & Smoky Slate Birthday Cake - TGIFC65

Was it just me, or did this week feel extra long? I registered Jaleena for summer camp at the YMCA. She has been there from 8:30 to 5:00 each day. With one kid away each day you would think that the week would fly by. Sure doesn't feel that way. 

As always, I am happy to take some Mommy time and stamp. Some days I think that it is the only thing that keeps me from the loonie bin! Sorry kids - Daddy is putting you to bed, Mommy has got some crafting to do!

This week I created a birthday cake card for the TGIF Challenge #TGIFC65

I have had the Build a Birthday Stamp Set in my collection for a while. Surprisingly I have not created a card with it yet! It was perfect for the TGIF cut the cake challenge.

I paired this stamp set with the Thoughtful Banners Stamp Set & Duet Banner Punch. These two new products are available in a bundle for a 10% discount. (See the project supply list below).

I stamped the inside of the card with a greeting from the Sprinkles of Life Stamp Set

If summer break is wearing you thin and you need a little time to stamp, take the TGIF Challenge! We would love to have you play along.

Have a creative day.

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Monday, July 18, 2016

5 great tips on one great card- GDP045

Looking at this card you may not have guessed it but I broke the bank with technique tips. You are in luck, I am in the sharing mood. Buckle up!

I created today for the Global Design Project Challenge GDP045 - color challenge.

I used Silver Foil Sheets and the Project Life Clips Thinlits to create this little clip. There are 5 different clips in this die set and the DIY clip opportunities are endless. 

Phew! Was that a lot? Hopefully the idea tank isn't too empty for my other blog posts coming to you this week.

Some exciting news from the Global Design Project:

Take the color challenge and you could be our guest designer!!!! 
Click over to the Global Design Project.
Take the challenge!!!

Have a creative week my friends!

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