Monday, 29 May 2017

Birthday Bright Wish Big Cards


Can you believe there are only 3 days left to order from the 2016-2017 Annual Stampin' Up! Catalogue?! Be sure to check out the retiring products before it's too late.

A client contacted me last week asking if I could make her a bunch of birthday cards to replenish her stash (she's not a stamper). She had seen a card on Pinterest that she really liked and asked me if I could make something similar. Of course I agreed!

These two cards are what I came up with. I used the Birthday Bright stamp set from the Occasions catalogue (on sale $22.10). I love this stamp set, the photo of the set in the occasions catalogue doesn't do it justice. As a matter of fact, I bet most people miss it because it's kind of in the lower corner of the page and is pictured quite small.

It's got a nice variety of fonts, some great borders, banners and a cute balloon that you can dress up with polka dots! I love it!


When she said she wanted the card to be generic (for boys/girls/men or women), I knew exactly which dsp I was going to use - the Party Animal DSP (on sale for $8.70). Two of the candles are cut from the dsp and the third (the tangerine one) is one of the washi tapes from the Party Animal washi tape package (on sale for $7.53). Initially I didn't have the little party hat on there but I think it adds so much - I had to include it:) - it's from the Party Animal Embellishments (on sale for $5.55).


For the second option, I kept the same design but added some Emerald Envy 1/8" ribbon (on sale for $4.80) and embossed the white background using a new embossing folder called Oh My Stars (available June 1st).

These cards were so easy to create and now she's got herself covered for a few months worth of birthdays!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Supply List:
Note: Oh My Stars embossing folder will be available to order June 1st. Rhinestones are sold out at the moment but we will have rhinestones available on June 1st.


Friday, 26 May 2017

Scrapbook Album Title Page


Last week, in preparation for the next round of my memory keeping club, I printed off and organized all my photos from January to April of this year. I slid them all into pocket pages and even added cards to many of the pages. Now it's just a matter of going back and doing some journaling and embellishing. It's so easy to memory keep with pocket pages because you can do small chunks at a time. I feel so accomplished and hope to be able to keep it up!

Because I am starting a new year, in a new album, I needed to create a title page or a page that introduced what can be found in the album. I like to do something on the very first page of an album.

I usually fill two albums a year. The first album always starts with something that includes the year but the second album is free game. I've done a favorite quote, a cute saying or I've included some memorabilia. There are so many possibilities.


For this years album I used a combination of retiring and new items. The numbers were cut from the Affectionately Yours specialty paper using my Silhouette. Before sticking them down I traced them with my Project Life pen and then off centered the cut numbers.


I used some of our kraft cardstock (also retiring) down the left side of the page, added a little tag and used a new stamp set called Tabs for Everything (available June 1st), to create a few little word strips. The little wood hearts are from the Sending Love Embellishment pack and are also retiring. The little cluster of flowers were cut from one of the patterns in the Affectionately Yours DSP. A fun way to welcome the new year!

How do you start a new album? Do you include a cover page?

Have a creative day!
Sherry

We are nearing the end of the current catalogue. Here's a link to the retiring items if you'd like to have one last look before things retire for good!

Supply List for 2017 Title Page
Note: The Tabs for Everything stamp set will be available to order June 1st.


Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Thailand Achievers May Blog Hop

Welcome to the Thailand Incentive Trip Achievers Blog Hop for May 2017. This month our theme is the "2017/2018 Annual Catalogue Sneak Peek". We want to show you some of the AMAZING products that are available for demonstrators to order right now! If you are in Canada and would like to get your hands on this new product early, you can join here. You are going to love this new Annual Catalogue.






The Pieces and Patterns stamp set is such a CUTE set! The images are fun and whimsical and the greetings are great. So many options with this set. My favorite is the little dinosaur and the greeting 'Wild About You' - I can see myself using that a TON!

To create the background on this card, I simply used the watercolor wash technique, on some watercolor paper, with a few different colors of ink (Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Melon Mambo). Once it was fully dry I stamped the greeting with our Archival Black ink. The dinosaur was also stamped on watercolor paper and colored in with my Aqua Painter. 

  You may just be starting the blog hop here at my blog -  Sherry Roth (Stamped Treasures) or may have come from the person previous to me in the list. If you get off track at any time, the full lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all the projects. At the moment you are visiting Sherry Roth. 


Thanks for taking part in our blog hop, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don't want to miss. Remember that currently you are at my blog - Sherry Roth, so check the blog hop line up list to see who is next in the list.



Have a creative day!
Sherry

Order from my Canadian online store using this months hostess code UESRHQV6 and you'll receive these two card kits in the mail, along with your thank you card.

Monday, 22 May 2017

Cards created from scraps


This time of the year - the time when we are on the verge of a new catalogue - I always get the urge to use up scraps before the products are gone for good. I love to challenge myself to get creative with my scraps. So Friday was the day...


I have this cute little turquoise colander that I keep in my drawer and tuck unused scraps of ribbon, die cuts, stamped images and other bits and pieces, until I get a chance to file them away where they belong. The bowl was overflowing and things were falling out - it was way passed time to go through it. So I challenged myself...
  • Time limit of 2 hours
  • Use as much as I could
  • The only things I was allowed to add - card bases and a thank you greeting
That was it - everything else needed to come from the scrap bin! So today I thought I'd share some of what I created. This first card was my favorite creation.


I love the Affectionately Yours dsp and just couldn't throw ANY of the scraps away. The copper in that specialty paper pack is so beautiful! I used some of the strips to create a border down the side. Added a die cut copper heart, did a bit of free hand paper piercing. Then added a stamped greeting that was in my bin with a little bow from a scrap of twine. So simple but I love how it turned out!!

And this was just the first card! I'm happy to say that I ended up creating 5 full sized cards and 16 - yes 16 - 3x3 cards! Woohoo! Here's a look at the 3x3 cards.


I didn't end up using all my scraps but I did use A LOT of them. Once my two hours was up, I put the rest away where it belongs, tossed some of them and now I have an empty bowl for a fresh start!

Do you ever create little challenges for yourself?

Speaking of retiring products... don't forget to check out the list of retiring products to pick up your favorites before they are gone for good. You can find them here.  And if you are in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park or surrounding areas, here's the information on my New Catalogue Launch and BOGO Event.

New Catalogue Launch & BOGO Event
Wednesday May 31st, 2017
6:30 - 9:30 pm

At this event you'll have the opportunity to pick up the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue, shop from it and in turn get to choose the equivalent dollar value for free from my retiring products.*

Here's what you can expect:
  • 2 make & takes
  • a copy of the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue
  • for every dollar you spend from the new catalogue, you can choose retiring stamp sets and big shot products from my stash for free
  • door prizes
  • in colour bundle promotion
  • amazing prices on other retiring items
*because the retiring product is not actually officially retired, I will set your selections aside and it will be available to be picked up June 1st or when your new product arrives.

Please RSVP your attendance by May 26th!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Friday, 19 May 2017

Another Daisy Delight Sneak Peek


I've had so much fun playing with the Daisy Delight stamp set. You can create so many different looks with it! You can see a few other projects created with this set here and here.

It's hard to tell from the photo but the days are stamped on a piece of whisper white cardstock and then I cut around the left side of the daisies but kept the right side of the cardstock straight. That piece of cardstock is mounted onto a piece of white cardstock using dimensionals. You can see it a little better in the second photo.


Each daisy is stamped twice just slightly off center to make it appear a bit more full. The colours are real red, pumpkin pie and daffodil delight.

The Daisy Delight stamp set will be available to order June 1st, unless you'd like to choose it as part of your starter kit when you become a demonstrator this month! Contact me if you'd like more information on getting a discount on all your purchases!!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Receive two free card kits with your purchase of $50 or more from my Canadian online store. Use hostess code UESRHQV6 when ordering.

Wednesday, 17 May 2017

Eastern Medallion Dream Catcher


Dream catchers are quite trendy at the moment. I've seen so many beautiful ones and so many different ways to make them. So when I saw all the detail that you can create using the Eastern Medallion thinlits, I knew I wanted to try to make one.


I love how it turned out! This was the make and take at the May retreat. It was so simple to make but the detail in that center 'web' is lovely!


We just added a few strands of assorted ribbon and yarn and it was done! Coming up with make and take ideas for my retreats that aren't necessarily related to stamping has been lots of fun. I love a little challenge and always try to incorporate our products somehow.  Everyone loved the Dream Catcher. Now to find an idea for my August retreat!

You can find more information on the Creative Retreats here. The next one is scheduled for August 18th, 19th and 20th - I'd love for you to join us!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Monday, 15 May 2017

School Photo Layouts

Last weekend was my Creative Retreat weekend, which also coincided with National Scrapbooking Day. I decided to spend a big part of my weekend catching up on some memory keeping.

My daughter is about to graduate from high school and I still had lots of catching up to do in her school album. I managed to complete several years in her album and decided while I was at it, I would duplicate the layouts for my sons school album. Work smarter, not harder right?!


This was one of the layouts that I created for her album. It's nothing fancy but at this point, I just want to get it completed BEFORE she graduates! I do love how the celebrate border turned out. It's so simple but I love the repetition!


Because the photo cut off a portion of the celebrate that I wanted to highlight by stamping it in a different colour, I decided to stamp it on vellum and then emboss it with some clear embossing powder. Both the 'celebrate' and the 'new beginnings' are from the stamp set Happy Celebrations in the Occasions catalogue.

Since the layout was pretty gender neutral, I recreated the same layout for my sons album.


The only change was the ink colours. I repeated this process several several times and managed to get 3 years of photos done for both their albums. Woohoo!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Receive two free card kits with your purchase of $50 or more from my Canadian online store. Use hostess code UESRHQV6 when ordering.


Friday, 12 May 2017

You Make Me Ridiculously Happy!


I have another sneak peek for you today! This card showcases a new stamp set called Lovely Friends - it has some AMAZING words in it. Some big ones, like this one, and smaller ones. This greeting is my favourite though! I wish I could send all of you this card because it's how you make me feel:)

There's also a set of thinlits called Lovely Laurel that coordinates with the stamp set (both available June 1st). You can create a little pop up laurel on the inside of your card with the thinlits. Really cute but I'll save that for another day!

I am still loving the watercolour wash look. It just gives projects such a nice look with very little effort!

Thanks for stopping by. Have a creative weekend!

Sherry

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Eastern Palace Free Card Kits



Did you know that every month I offer a new set of card kits to anyone who orders over $50 from my Canadian online store? It's something I just started offering to show my appreciation to my online customers, many of whom are out of town or not able to attend my in person events. 

Here's how it works...

1.       Order a minimum of $50 (before shipping & tax) from my Canadian online store using the hostess code provided for the current kit.

2.       Each week I prep the kits and pop them in the mail, along with a handmade thank you card using the same stamp set. This gives you THREE ideas for the set that was used that month!

3.       The kits include all pre-cut, punched and embossed pieces - you provide the stamps and ink.

4.       You will also receive an email from me with photos, measurements and step-by-step instructions to complete each of the cards.

5.       The card kits and hostess code change the 2nd Wednesday of each month.


The new card kits I've designed use the Eastern Palace Suite - a brand new suite available in the new catalogue (to start June 1st). If you don't want to wait, you can purchase one of two bundle options this month and Stampin' Up! will send you a free gift with your qualifying purchase. You can find all the details, and a couple more ideas to inspire you, here.

Be sure to use hostess code UESRHQV6 when you place your order! 

Have a creative day!

Sherry

Supplies for the card on the left:
Note: The lemon lime twist cardstock and the gold faceted gems are not available to customers until June 1st.


Supplies for the card on the right:


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