Monday, 19 February 2018

Magical Day Birthday Card

I'm a little late getting today's blog post up but it's a holiday Monday here in Alberta and not following my regular schedule all weekend has thrown me for a loop. My husband and son have been away for the weekend at a robotics competition so I've spent a large part of the weekend crafting while watching movies!

I don't normally watch tv while I craft, it's usually quiet or I'll have the radio on. But I found it a bit too quiet here this weekend and needed something on in the background. My first choice was to finish watching This is Us. Well that was a mistake - it's very hard to craft through tears. So after I recovered from that I chose only comedies and action to watch and it worked much better lol.

On to today's project. This is a CASE from a Christmas card that we made at my Christmas stamp-a-stack. The initial card was CASEd from Donna Wizniuk. I just remade it into a birthday card using the dragon from the Magical Day stamp set. I love this dragon! He's colored in using our Stampin' Blends markers. I seriously can't get enough of these markers. I've been coloring so much!

It dawned on me last week that you can get the ENTIRE set of Stampin' Blends (all 27 markers) as your starter kit! What that means is that you can get the whole set (valued at $187.11 - with shipping and GST) for just $135 - no shipping and no GST! What an amazing deal that is! Save big on those wonderful markers and then decide what you'd like to do, if anything after that. You can continue to purchase products at a discount, gather friends and family for an occasional class, decide to run your own business or choose to do nothing at all. The choice is yours! Why not give it a try, you've got nothing to lose?

Purchase your Stampin' Blends as part of the starter kit today!

Have a creative day!

Magical Day Birthday Card Supply List:

Friday, 16 February 2018

Today we celebrate you layout

Sharing a fun layout with you today using the Picture Perfect Party suite. I am loving this dsp, it's been so fun to play with. At next weeks stamp cafe I'm doing a demo using it and I can't wait to share all that I've created - it's a LOT!

I thought I'd provide you with all the dimensions to recreate this project for you today. And I've included a supply list at the bottom of this post. If you have any questions, just let me know.

·       Basic Black Card Stock:     4-3/8” x 4-3/8”         2” x 4” (2 pieces)
·       Whisper White Card Stock:          4-1/8” x 4-1/8”         scraps for stamped words and stamped image
·       Berry Burst Card Stock:     1” x 2”
·       Lemon Lime Twist Card Stock:     scrap for words
·       Peekaboo Peach Card Stock:       scrap for balloon
·       Pool Party Card Stock:       scrap for balloon
·       White Glimmer Paper:        scrap for balloon                         
·       DSP:             5” x 5” (4 different patterns)                   

  •  Add your patterned paper pieces to a 12”x12” piece of whisper white cardstock. You’ll have about a 7/8” border all the way around and about 1/8” in between each of the patterns.
  •  Add the 4-1/8” square white cardstock to the centre of the black cardstock and add that to the centre of the layout using dimensionals.
  • Cut two 1-3/4” x 3-3/4” pieces of self adhesive sheets and add them to the back of both of the 2” x 4” pieces of black cardstock. Cut another piece that measures about ¾” x 1-3/4” and add it to the back of the berry burst cardstock.
  • Cut the word celebrate from one of the black pieces, amazing from the other and you from the berry burst.
  • Peel off the backing on the die cut words and add them to the layout as shown in the photo.
  • Punch out the balloons (pool party balloon is the smaller of the two – the peach and glimmer paper are both the larger balloon).
  • Cut four 6” pieces of whisper white twine. Using a dimensional attach twine to the back of the 3 balloons. Peel off the dimensional backing and attach the balloons to the layout. Wrap the 4th piece of twine around the strings of the balloons and tie a bow. Use a mini glue dot to hold them in place. Note: I placed it right behind the knot of the bow.
  • All the stamped words are from the greeting in the set that says “Today we celebrate wonderful brilliant fabulous you”. Stamp words one at a time in desired colors and cut them out. You can use a piece of scotch tape to mask off the words as you stamp them or you can also use Stampin’ Write markers. The sample has the words stamped as follows: ‘today we’ in memento ink on lime cardstock; ‘wonderful’ in Bermuda bay on white cardstock; ‘brilliant’ in berry burst on white cardstock; ‘fabulous’ in peach on white cardstock. Attach them to the layout as shown.
  • Stamp the party blower and fussy cut. The sample has the stem of the party blower in pool party, the stripes in Bermuda bay, the tassels in berry burst and the thing that extends in lemon lime twist. Add that to the layout using dimensionals.
  • The layout is meant for one 4” x 4” photo, however you could easily change up the size by simply changing up the mat.

Before I sign off for the weekend, I just wanted to remind you that today is the last day to register for the True Gentleman Class To Go.
True Gentleman Class To Go
 Deadline to register for the True Gentleman Class to go is February 16th.
Find all the information here.
Have a creative weekend!
Today We Celebrate You Layout Supply List:

Wednesday, 14 February 2018

A Simple Glossy Paper Technique

As I've been planning for an upcoming class, I've been revisiting some techniques I haven't tried for years and have been having some fun along the way.  The beautiful background on this planner shaker pocket was created using markers, glossy paper and water. I filmed a video to show you just how easy it is.

After filming the video I needed to create something with the piece that I had made so I came up with this quick and easy design. It will going in the mail this week for someone who is celebrating a birthday next week.

If you'd like to join me, in person or online, to learn other fun glossy paper techniques here's the information on my upcoming glossy cardstock class.

Glossy Cardstock Technique Class
March 21st at 9:30am or 7pm

Glossy cardstock opens up so many doors for different techniques and backgrounds. I've been having lots of fun playing around with different products and how they look on glossy paper. I'd love for you to join me for some creative fun.

Class fee of $25 includes a package of glossy cardstock and the consumable supplies to create 3 cards (with envelopes).

Can't attend? Get the class to go. You'll receive a package in the mail (pick up option available) that includes all the consumable supplies to create the three cards and a package of glossy cardstock. You'll also receive access to the three videos that explain exactly how to create all 3 techniques. Postage extra.

If you've attended my past technique classes and would like the inserts for your album - those are available for an extra $8. This includes the typed instructions and pieces to create your samples. Please request them at time of registration. Note: this add on is only available to those who are registered for the class.

Register for the class today! Deadline is March 12th.

Have a creative day!

Free Gift with Qualifying Purchase
Free gift with your $60 purchase through my online store Feb. 1 to 15th. 
Use host code R3K2W272.

 True Gentleman Class To Go
 Deadline to register for the True Gentleman Class to go is February 16th.
Find all the information here.

Monday, 12 February 2018

Dreaming of warmer weather

It sure seems as though this has been the longest winter. And we still have a long way to go, it's not even the middle of February! I don't know if it's because I'm getting older and just have no patience for the weather anymore or if it has in fact been a harsher, longer winter. Whatever the reason I'm ready for some warm weather and a beach!

Since neither of those is scheduled for the near future, I decided to stamp a beach scene. I used the beautiful new Waterfront stamp set that was inspired by million dollar sales achiever Connie Heisey. I love this stamp set, it's a nice fresh stamp set. Something a little different from anything we've had before.

This card is a notecard size, a little smaller than a traditional sized card. It measures 5" x 3-1/2" when it's folded. I felt it needed a little something behind the  stamped vanilla piece so I looked through my scraps and found a piece of Naturally Eclectic dsp that worked perfectly.

It's such a simple card, I'm looking forward to playing around with this set a little more. I've seen some amazing things done with it on Pinterest.

Order your Waterfront stamp set online today.

Have a creative day!

Free Gift with Qualifying Purchase
Free gift with your $60 purchase through my online store Feb. 1 to 15th. 
Use host code R3K2W272.

 True Gentleman Class To Go
 Deadline to register for the True Gentleman Class to go is February 16th.
Find all the information here.

Waterfront Card Supply List: