Friday, 31 October 2014

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack

Happy Halloween! I don't have anything Halloween to share with you just yet - although I will on my Facebook page later today.  Be sure to check it out!

I'm enjoying my time at the retreat - getting so many things accomplished off my to do list.  I thought this year I would try something a little different.  My list includes so many items, some personal, lots of business and some for upcoming craft sales.  So I thought I'd break them down into those categories and then set aside a day to each.  That would provide a nice balance.  I know that my work to do list is so long, I could have filled the entire weekend with those things.  However, I didn't want this weekend to be a full working weekend, I wanted to do some of the things on my 'want to do list'.  I'll let you know how it goes:)

Anyway today is my 'work' day and one of the things on the list is to design the 4th card for my upcoming stamp-a-stack.  These are the other 3 we will be making.  If you haven't yet had a chance to get your Christmas cards done, or if you just want to come make pretty cards:) I'd love to have you join me! 

Christmas Card Stamp-a-Stack
Sunday November 23rd from 1-4 OR
Monday November 24th at 9:30am OR 7pm

We will be creating 4 each of 4 designs.  Cost is $35 or $15 plus a $40 order placed in class.  Class fee includes all pre-cut supplies and envelopes.  Please bring all types of adhesive (snail, dimensionals and mini glue dots), scissors and bone folder to class.

Payment and registration is due by November 6th.

Reserve your spot for the upcoming Christmas stamp-a-stack today!

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Hello December Daily Album

I'm so excited to share with you my December Daily or Hello December album that I created using Stampin' Up!'s Hello December card collection and accessory kit.  The Hello December accessory kit is AMAZING, just sayin'.  I think the cover is my favorite part but I'm sure that will only be until I have photos to add:)

I'm not going to share every page with you but I have a fair number that I will share.  Keep in mind, without photos it doesn't look like much.  And this is just the base of the album, as I add photos, I may embellish more and make some changes.  However, it's a huge relief to have it done early because it makes documenting December doable for me.  Without the bones of the album done, I know that it would be years before December 2014 is documented.
This is the 'title' page of the album.  I inserted a window sheet and then stamped some snowflakes using white Staz On ink.  The card in the centre was embellished using the alphabet stickers that come in the accessory kit.
These are days 2 and 3.  You will notice that I didn't number every page.  I may add numbers when I embellish, I may not.  I'll see how it all comes together.
I know that trimming the tree will offer up more photos than a regular day so this is a two page spread and I've added a crumb cake envelope there as well.  This may get moved to somewhere else, but I tucked it in there for now.
These are days 9 and 10.  The half doily is meant to go on top of a photo on page 8.  The Hello December accessory kit comes with these fabulous wood accents - like the merry - so fun!
Days 11 and 12 are pretty self explanatory.
Day 16 has a little flap so that you can add extra journaling or more photos.
The bottom card is tucked into the pocket and the top card is attached to it using the washi tape - that comes in the accessory pack.
Day 19 and 20.  Check out the shaker pocket - love the overlays that come in the accessory kit AND sequins.  I'm telling you the accessory kit is fabulous.
And the last layout that I'm sharing is day 21 and 22.  I used a piece of vellum to overlay the number card and then used the star framelit to cut out the shape right where the 21 would be so that it would be a bit more prominent.

The rest of the pages are pretty sparse.  That's when things start getting busy for us and we have a lot of family events so I wasn't sure how many pages I would need per day.  So I simply tucked a few cards in here and there and left it as is.

It feels so good to have the album done and ready to go.  If you'd like to have your album done before December arrives, I'm offering a class on November 30th at 1pm where you can complete the album as shown or create your own. 

As far as class/kit options I have a few to choose from...

Option 1:  Class fee of $70 and includes over $64 of product!
  •  6x8 album in either Cherry Cobbler or Espresso
  • 1 plus package of assorted page protectors.
  • Hello December Project Life Card Kit
  • Hello December Project Life Accessory Pack
  • All the additional little accessories need to finish the album shown above.
Option 2:  If you'd like a to go kit - that option is available as well and would include everything noted above, including the die cut pieces you need, however, none of the stamped images will be included.  Cost of the kit to go will be $80 plus shipping and is only available to Canadians.

Option 3:  If you already have a demonstrator or are a demonstrator and would like to order your own supplies,  I am offering a kit without the core supplies for only $20 + shipping.  This would include photos of each of the pages and any special instructions + any of the extra pre-cut supplies and embellishments you need to complete the album, including the cover.  I will let you know what you need to have on hand in order to complete the album as is.  This option is only available to Canadians as well.

You'll end up having lots of pieces left over so that you can use them in your regular PL album.  And many of the cards are not holiday themed so you can use them any time of the year! Please note that the Hello December PL products are only available while supplies last so I will be taking requests for any of the above options only until November 6th or while supplies are available.

If you are in the Edmonton, Sherwood Park or surrounding areas and would like to attend the class, I'd love to have you join us!  

Have a creative day!

Sherry

Visit my online store to order your Project Life supplies or email me to register for the class!

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Zentangled Blended Bloom Card

On Monday night I had a Zentangling class - well is was more of a pen technique class.  We created a couple cards and learned a few different ways to use our Project Life pens and Stampin' Write markers.  For those of you who may not know zentangling is a fun, relaxing, easy to learn way to create beautiful projects by drawing structured patterns.  In other words it's doodling.

The Blended Bloom stamp is the perfect stamp for this technique because it is a line art stamp with nice sized petals.  No need to think where a pattern should end and another begin - each petal has its own pattern.  It looks intimidating but it really is a lot of fun.  I encourage you to give it a try.  If you don't have this particular stamp any larger line art image will work or you can free hand draw an image or use one of our die cut shapes (stars, circles, flowers etc.).

Hope you have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Oh My Goodies Blendabilities Card

I have a couple more Blendabilities cards to share with you.  We carry this fabulous black and white dsp in the catalogue called Back to Black that is perfect for any project because you can add color to it!  On this card I used the rich razzleberry blendabilities to color in the white shapes and give it a bit of dimension.  I was initially going to do this one for last weeks Blend Well class but decided it was too much coloring so I made a bit of an alteration and we did this instead.
The card still uses the same supplies just less coloring.  I love how it turned out, what do you think?

Have a creative day!
Sherry

Supply List:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Mingle All the Way Blendabilities Card

Today's card was one that we created at last weeks Blend Well class.  Each month we learn a new way to use the Blendabilities markers, practice our coloring techniques and create 3 cute projects.  It's hard to tell from the photo but the zig zags are embossed in white and then colored with the darkest red and green Blendabilities markers to give it a multicolored embossed look.  So simple and another great way to use our alcohol markers!

The next Blend Well class is Tuesday November 18th if you'd like to join us.  Have a creative day!

Sherry

Supply List:
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Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Saturday, 25 October 2014

Scrapbook Saturday - Beautiful Layout

Good morning!  I have a layout to share with you for Scrapbook Saturday.  Back in July, Jordyn and her friend had an impromptu photo shoot of their own in a park near our house.  I think they were seeing grade 9 grad photos of friends who went to schools who had a grad on Facebook and decided they needed their own photos dressed up.  So they got all fancied up and went to take some photos, some silly, some not.  They actually ended up going twice that day, once all dressed up and once in just regular clothes.  The photos turned out really well so you will likely see lots of them pop up here and there:)

This layout was CASED from Krista Frattin - with a few changes/additions to make it my own.  The stamp set that I used in the background is Kinda Eclectic - such a great set!  The title was cut using my e-cutter.  It's a pretty simple layout with a lot of white space but I just love how it turned out.  This was one of the layout options at last months scrapbook club.  If you are interested in creating monthly layouts and live in the Sherwood Park/Edmonton area, let me know.  We'd love to have you join us!

Have a creative day!

Sherry

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