Monday, January 30, 2017

beautiful bitty banners - GDP072


Hi everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend. The weather here in Edmonton was beautiful. We went to the cabin and enjoyed some R&R. The kids went skating on the lake Saturday. It was so sunny and warm that the ice had started to melt, leaving a layer of water over it. The kids skated for three hours and came home soaked to the bone. There little toes and fingers were even wrinkled like they had spent too long in the bath! It gives me the warm fuzzy feeling that spring is just around the corner ... but I know that we still have about 2 months left of winter. This is just a quick little warm snap that is sure to end soon.

To kick off the week I am stamping with the Global Design Project today. It is an extra special challenge today. GDP072 is to CASE the designer Krista Frattin - me!! 

Join the Global Design Project this weeks challenge.

Have you heard of CASE before? In the crafty world it means to Copy And Selectively Edit. You can find inspiration in a project - the layout, the stamp set, the colors ... the idea is to recreate a design you love but put a twist on it to make it your own. 

I chose to CASE the layout of the challenge project. Here is what I created for you today:




These little banners come from the limited time Sale-a-bration stamp set Any Occasion. You can earn this stamp set for free when you place a $60 order (CAD + shipping & tax). It comes with 20 photopolymer stamps, giving you dozens of design possibilities to create adorable little banners!


I pulled some colors from the Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper for my color combo today.


I created a scrapbook page and a Project Life page to match this card. After the weekend at the cabin I did not get my projects photographed before I had to schedule this post. I will share them with you later this week. Be sure to subscribe to the blog to get notifications of new posts. All you need to do is scroll to the top of this post and find the "follow by email" in the right hand menu.

Thank-you for visiting! Have a creative day!

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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Shut the front door - Fancy Friday Blog Hop


How on earth is it the end of January? Thankfully I did not make any resolutions this year to get back to exercising - cause that didn't happen! Maybe in February.

The last Friday of each month I stamp with the Fancy Friday Blog Hop. This talented team of past and present Artisan Design Team members are sharing our "just because" projects this month. We created "just because" we like it, just because we needed a challenge, just because we needed a card - just because we want to. 
I just had to use In This World Stamp Set (one of my faves) and a cheeky pun - shut the front door!




I used a Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker to hand draw a border around my the Whisper White Cardstock layer and to underline the "happy birthday" on the inside of my card. 



I am excited to see what the rest of the Fancy Friday designers have created for us today! We all have different styles and favorites so I am sure you are going to see some amazing projects.

Next up on the blog hop is Erica Cerwin!


Have a fab weekend everyone!

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Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Party Plan Like a Pro - the Crafty Carrot Collective


I am full of excitement and adrenaline! I just finished my first Facebook Live Class over with the Crafty Carrot Collective

During January, the Crafty Carrot Collective is sharing weekly PDF tutorials and weekly Facebook Live class events. Our stamp set of the month is Weather Together (141543 $26.00cad). I am one of five designers on this team and my assignment was to create an "off the page" project. I put together an umbrella party for you! You are going to love all of the little details.

Check out this video that is posted over at The Crafty Carrot Collective Weather Together Program Jan 17. You will also find my free PDF tutorial for the umbrella party! 


The stamp set of the month in February will be Suite Sentiments (142968 $34.00cad). 


We will not be giving away our tutorials and live classes free in February. You will want to purchase this set with the Crafty Carrot Collective before January 31, 2017 to join the program! If you are in Canada you can shop with me! If you live outside of Canada, shop with one of my Crafty Carrot Co sisters - click here to see the rest of the design team. Be sure to use our unique host codes to qualify.


I look forward to seeing you over at the Crafty Carrot Collective! Have a great day everyone!


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Monday, January 23, 2017

Suite Sentiments Blog Hop - The Crafty Carrot Co


Hello everyone! The end of January is almost here. Have you been following The Crafty Carrot Collective on Facebook this month? We have been sharing our Weather Together tutorials FREE! Three tutorials have been released and we will have two more before the month ends. Check us out and see what we are all about. I can tell you that you will not be disappointed! The projects are stunning and the tutorials are easy to follow with high quality photographs and videos. Plus each week we host a Facebook Live event sharing tips and ideas for the stamp set of the month.

The team is working on the February tutorials as we speak. The February stamp set of the month will be Suite Sentiments. We wanted to share a quick blog hop with you today so that you can see why we love this stamp set.








You are going to want to purchase this stamp set with the Crafty Carrot Collective before January 31st so that you can have access to our 5 February tutorials. We won't be offering these ones free in February. You will have to join the program with us!

Suite Sentiments Stamp Set
Clear Mount  $25.00 CAD  142971
Wood Mount  $34.00 CAD  142968

Next on the blog hop is my friend Susan Wong in New Zealand. 


I hope to see you over at the Crafty Carrot Collective! Have a creative day!


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Don't bug me - GDP071


Last week I had a week. It was a busy week with appointments and parenting (and not the play in the snow having fun, kind of parenting). January was not helping my mood and I was having a little pity party when I set out to create a project my blog today. Honestly, I would have skipped the stamping time to go back to bed with a box of leftover chocolate, but I had a deadline for the weekly Global Design Project Challenge.

I thought that I should use the Bright Collection colors to "brighten" up my day ... then I saw the new Beetles & Bugs Stamp Set. My sassy treat bag was born.



I often say that there is a stamp set for everything. The Labeler Alphabet made my "Don't Bug Me" pun come to life. "Now where's the" comes from the new Sale-a-bration Tasty Trucks Stamp Set. (You can earn this stamp set free with a $60 product purchase from January 4 - March 31). Finally, "chocolate" came from the Balloon Celebration Stamp Set






I can think of dozens of friends that I could gift this puny gift bag to ... those having a bad day at work, those struggling with children that are being a pain, those fighting with their spouses or those with PMS. Yes, definitely the PMS'ers.

I hope that you have a great week and that January isn't getting you down. If you are stamping this week click over to the Global Design Project and join our weekly challenge!

Happy (or crabby) Stampin'!


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