Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Double Z Fold Card and Video

I have a fun fold to share with you today - a double z fold. It's so simple but so fun! This was one of the cards we created at stamp club this month. There's still time to join if you'd like to reap the hostess benefits one month without having to clean your house and have people over! It can be done online or in person - that means anyone across Canada can join! If you'd like more information, just let me know.

This style of card requires two many pieces of cardstock and then you can dress it up as desired. The base is a 4-1/4" x 11" piece of cardstock (cucumber crush) scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2" from one of the short sides. Then you fold at the 2-3/4" fold as a mountain fold and the 5-1/2" score line as a valley fold. This is your card base.

The other piece is a 1" x 11" piece of cardstock, again scored at 2-3/4" and 5-1/2". The 2-3/4" score line will be folded as a valley fold and the 5-1/2" score line as a mountain fold. So the opposite of the card base. Then they get attached to one another. I've filmed a video on how to assemble it. Let's face it, most of us crafters are visual learners right?!

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Monday, 26 September 2016

Sweet Saje Layout

The Project Life accessory packs are perfect for scrapbooking. They include all sorts of wonderful little embellishments, a roll of washi tape, and even a stamp set! If you aren't a Project Lifer, don't overlook these little packages of goodness. For this layout I used the Hello Lovely accessory pack for this layout.

If you look closely, you'll notice I used a few of the images from the stamp set, the washi tape, one of the 2x2 cards, and one of the wood elements. Looking at the layout I realized I didn't add a title, I may go back and add a title.

These sweet photos are of my parents' new puppy - Saje. She's the cutest little puppy ever and my kids love her to pieces. I'm sure you will be seeing lots of layouts with her in them over the next little while because we have plenty of photos of her!

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Supply List
Cardstock: Whisper White 12x12 (124302); Soft Sky (131203); Crumb Cake (120953)
Inks: Soft Sky (131181); Tangerine Tango (126946); Old Olive (126953)
Tools: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263); Sparkle Embossing Folder (141468)
Accessories: Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack (142687); Hello Lovely Card Collection (141668); Delicate White Doilies (141701); Metallic Doilies (138392)

Friday, 23 September 2016

Warmth and Cheer Masculine Birthday Card

Isn't this plaid paper incredible?! I love this pattern so much!! As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be perfect for masculine cards. I'm normally not one to like yellow but the delightful dijon, basic black and basic grey color combination is lovely.

The card itself is very simple but has so much texture and depth with the embossed cardstock and the patterned paper. There are several others in this 6x6 paper stack that would make great cards for the men in your life - it's not just for the holidays!

Any of the plaid designs, the crumb cake with stars, the dijon patterns - so many patterns to play with!! And if you look closely at the card, check out the embossing done with our new Dynamic Cable Knit folder! Here's a quick video that shares how it's different from our other folders.

Hopefully we see more of this type of folder in the future!

Since I had already cut into the patterned paper and had all the supplies out, I decided to make another one.

And the scraps of patterned paper were used to dress up the inside a little bit.

Have a creative weekend!


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Supply List:
Stamps: Better Together (WM 141733 / CM 141736)
Cardstock: Delightful Dijon (138338); Basic Gray (121044); Very Vanilla (101650); Vellum Cardstock (101856); Warmth and Cheer Paper Stack (141991)
Inks: Basic Gray Archival Ink (140932)
Accessories: Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263); Cable Knit Embossing Folder (143537); Layering Ovals Framelits (141706)

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

Wrapped in Warmth Christmas Card

One of the must haves on my first holiday catalogue order was the Warmth & Cheer designer series paper stack and Wrapped in Warmth stamp set. I just love everything on page 13 of the holiday catalogue. The greetings in the stamp set make for a perfect holiday set, whether you use them on the inside or the outside of your card. The paper - it is so versatile. Although there are some holiday themed designs in the package, there are several that are generic and it works great for masculine cards!

Today's card, inspired by this card, was one I made for our team swap. I love the look of the Cable Knit embossing folder and the plaid bow. They just work together! I have created so many great projects with this bundle of products that I'm excited to share with you in the coming weeks including an upcoming class to go. I'll be sending out an email with details on this class and a few others in the next few days. Be sure you are on my mailing list so you don't miss out!

Have a creative day!

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Supply List:
Stamps: Wrapped in Warmth (WM 142051 / CM 142054)
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (120953); Garden Green (102584); Cherry Cobbler (119685); Whisper White (100730) ; Warmth and Cheer Paper Stack (141991)
Inks: Cherry Cobbler & Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers (141972)
Accessories: Bow Builder Punch (137414); Big Shot Die Cutting Machine (143263); Cable Knit Dynamic Embossing Folder (143537); Lots of Labels Framelits (138281)

Monday, 19 September 2016

Hello Lovely Project Life Pocket Page Layout

I'm so excited because this week is the first session of my Project Life club. I can't wait to share my love for Project Life with everyone who's joined the club. For this round, we are using the Hello Lovely card collection and accessory pack. It's my favorite from the holiday catalogue. We will be using the heck out of this kit for the next four months. I've never focused on one kit like this before so I'm curious to see what's left at the end of the 4 months!

So today I'm sharing just one of the 5 pages (4 pocket pages and 1 traditional page) that we will be creating this month. I know by the end of the 4-months, if not sooner, everyone is going to LOVE this method of memory keeping!

The other reason I thought I'd share this layout is because the Hello Lovely card collection and accessory pack are both on sale but only for the next couple days. This card collection is so versatile even with the amount of floral cards in it. If you are unfamiliar with Project Life and how it works, I've shared a few videos on my Youtube channel, if you'd like to check them out. And if you are interested in joining the Project Life club - it's not too late! All the details are here.

Have a creative day!

Friday, 16 September 2016

Be a part of World Card Making Day!

Did you know that there is a day dedicated to making handmade cards! Join us in celebrating the creativity of hand-made cards and the personal connection they create between friends and family by attending our World Card Making Day event!

World Card Making Fiesta
Saturday October 1st from 9:00am to 4pm
Steele Heights Baptist Church
Join us for a card making fiesta to celebrate World Card Making Day and get a jump on your holiday projects!

Your $55 class fee includes:
  • Christmas Pines Card Class
  • Jolly Friends Card Class
  • Product Gift for attending
  • New Product Demonstrations
  • Holiday Display Boards
  • Door Prizes
  • Taco Bar Lunch
  • Snacks/Coffee
  • Fiesta Photo Booth
Can't attend? Ask for the WCM Fiesta to go! To go kit will include all pre-cut, punched and embossed pieces for both the Christmas Pines and Jolly Friends card classes, step-by-step instructions, with supply list, and product gift. All for only $45 + $5 shipping. Note: no stamped images will be included.

Payment and registration due by September 18th!
Class fee is non refundable, however, can be transferred to another guest.
Register today!

*Note: The projects shown in the photo are NOT the projects we will be making. However, we will be using the beautiful Christmas Pines bundle in one of the classes!*

Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Jar of Love by Stampin' Up!

I've been having so much fun with the jar of love stamp set and coordinating framelits. There are so many things you can create with this set and if you add the coordinating Christmas and Halloween sets from the Holiday catalogue you can create all year long! This makes it such a great value. I love when I can get more use out of my products.

I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest. I loved how she used the jars and filled them with, what looks like paint. And the added splatters are so fun! These were the cards I sent out to my team to congratulate them on their sales last month. I needed lots of them so I decided to switch up the card base colors. 

I've also started making a point of decorating envelopes to match the cards, this gives the receiver a little peek at what's inside. Whether it's with coordinating patterned paper, stamping or washi tape, it just makes the envelope a little more fun! Does anyone else do that? Now I just need to practice my brush lettering so I can make their names really stand out on the envelope!

I still have a couple spots left in my card class for this month, which focuses on the Jar of Love and coordinating sets. Note that the date has changed, it will now be on Friday September 16th at 7pm. If you'd like to attend, please let me know. Here's a peek at what we will be making, let me know if you'd like to attend.

Wishing you a creative day!


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Monday, 12 September 2016

Photos with Santa

Photos with Santa... what are your thoughts on them? I have mixed feelings. I love looking back at them and seeing how my kids have grown from year to year and to see their different expressions. It makes me smile. But when you think about it, we hand over our kids to some strange man, who can look really scary to some kids - especially those who aren't used to facial hair. We make them sit on his lap to get a photo whether they cry and squirm or not. It seems a bit odd to me. But I have done it every year for my kids up until they refused because they were too old for it. I still ask every year, hoping that one year we can do a family photo with Santa but they never go for it:)

I came across this partially finished layout in Jordyn's baby album a week or so ago and decided it was time to finish it. Everything was pretty much done from the circle and up. So all I did was find this beautiful glimmer paper from my non Stampin'  Up! stash - which, BTW, matches our pool party cardstock perfectly - and cut it down a bit, mounted that onto a piece of garden green cardstock and that onto white and it was done.

The circle was created by tracing a plate and then I simply added strips of patterned paper and vellum. The accents were from an older holiday themed Project Life accessory pack. I love how the strips of patterned paper - definitely a great way to use up scraps! Do you have any fun ways to use up scraps of patterned paper?

 Before I go, I wanted to let you know that the clearance rack will be updated with some new items tomorrow. If you're interested in some GREAT deals, be sure to check it out here and place your orders early so that you don't miss out.

Have a creative day!


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Friday, 9 September 2016

Sunset Silhouette Technique and Video

Have you heard of Michelle Zindorf? She is an amazing papercrafter! She creates beautiful cards with sponges and a brayer. When I saw this card, I knew I needed to CASE it. I loved the background, the silhouette of the cactus - everything about it. But I also wanted to make it my own so decided to make a few alterations. This sunset background is so pretty and really simple to create so I thought I'd film a quick video to show you how it's done.

I hope this inspires you to create a fun background using sponges! Have a creative day!


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Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Hostess Appreciation Fiesta

I love planning themed parties. It's so fun to find creative ways to make an event just a little more fun! Every year I hold a hostess appreciation event, exclusive to anyone who was either a club member or hosted a private party or workshop through me that year. This years theme was a Mexican Fiesta and it was so fun! We had a photobooth with cute props, a pinata filled with Stampin' Up! products, Mexican snacks, door prizes and of course some cute projects!

I created this colorful backdrop for the photo booth. It took forever to make but turned out incredible! These are just a few of the ladies who took advantage of the booth - Darlene and Carol! Love it!

Snacks were individual 7-layer dips and a lime margarita (sans alcohol) punch. I didn't get any great photos of the pinata because we were in the garage due to miserable weather! But it was fun.

This was one of the door prizes. I used the Birthday Fiesta bundle to create 4 note cards, decorated a notepad and an old Project Life box. Everything tucked inside to make a cute package.

And of course we had a few cute projects to make - all using the Birthday Fiesta bundle. This was the first one.

This was another one. I love this one. I saw this idea on Pinterest - the guitar and the hat were cut from one of the patterned papers! Such a creative way to use the dsp! And those googly eyes - LOVE!! The last card I will share with you on Friday along with a video to show you how I created it. Be sure to stop by and check it out.

If you'd like to participate in the next hostess appreciation exclusive event, now's the time to join a club or to book a private party or workshop. Contact me today to find out more.

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