Snailed It – January Team Swap

This month, I’m having a ton of fun with the Snailed It stamp set. I cased this card from a demonstrator in Germany, Stefanie Droop. It just made me smile, so I decided that this is just what the doctor ordered, with all the stressy stuff in the news. I used Stefanie’s layout, and made a few esthetic changes.

The Oh So Ombre DSP is FREE with a C$60 purchase during Sale-a-bration (January 5-Feb28)

Card Base – Basic White 5-1/2 x 8-1/2, scored at 4-1/4″
Oh So Ombre strips – cut three (*your choice of colour), 4″ x 1-5/8. Space evenly, horizontally on the card front.

Stamp the mushroom design on to a 3″x3″ square of Basic White.

Center the 2nd largest Circle from the Stitched Shapes Dies over the design, and place the coordinating die over the stamped image.

I cut them together and held the dies in place with Washi tape. If you do it this way, be careful that the dies are not lying on top of each other, to avoid damaging the dies. They fit nicely, without touching.

Stamp the snail of your choice and die cut or fussy cut, then colour with your choice of colouring medium. I really like the Stampin’ Blends, so that was my choice, but of course you can use coloured pencils or water colour for a different look.

I glued the mushroom cut out directly to the card front, then layered the circle part of the cut out with dimensionals. Next placed the snail off to one side, also on dimensionals.

I used the dies from the Snail dies for the Hello – Basic White for the sentiment, and Bermuda Bay for the rectangular matte.

The googly eyes, on the snail, were from my stash – Craft store or dollarama (can’t remember) and the Resin Hearts Embellishments are also from the January – June Mini, part of the Snail Mail Suite, p54-55

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Happy New Year

Good riddance to 2020. Sheesh, what a year! Thanks so much to our store customers and my Critters’ n Ink customers, for your support during this rough patch. It means so much to Glen and I to be part of such a great bunch of people.

Also – special thanks to everyone who donated hats, mitts/gloves, scarves and socks for our families who are feeling the pinch this past year.

Stampin’ Up! has kind of taken a back seat these past few months, but I’m feeling refreshed, after taking a couple of weeks off. Quilting for our customers, has been a huge time gobbler over the past several months, but I’ve managed to get pretty caught up and can now spend more time with my stamping friends. Yay!! I look forward to sharing some creativity with you all, in this new year.

Stay safe – we miss you guys.

OnStage @home 2020

This week, I was delighted to share OnStage @home within my “bubble”, two of my team – my sister in law, Susan and my dear friend Doreen.

I was also honoured to receive the recognition from Stampin’ Up! for my achievements over the past year.

If not for you, my customers and team members, this wouldn’t have been possible, so thank you for your continued support and friendship!! You guys rock!

Happy 10th Anniversary to my husband

I’m proud and happy to have been married to Glen for the past 10 yrs. We met in 2006, and in 2009, sold both our homes and relocated to be near water, and bought a house together. We didn’t end up on the water, but did land on a golf course property and love our home. We got married a year later, with my daughter, Emily as my Maid of Honour, and my son, Ian, gave me away. 

It was a great party!

For this card, I used the SO cute Cling stamp set, Senior Years. I think it’s going to get a lot of use!

Card Base – Basic Grey (8 1/2 x 5 1/2, score at 4 1/4) 
First Matte – Cherry Cobbler (5 1/4 x 4)

Second Matte – Whisper White (5 x 3 3/4) – on this matte, I used the score blade of the paper trimer and scored all four sides at 1/8″ from the edge, then 1/4″, just to give it some detail.

Third Matte – Basic Grey – I used the 4th largest die from the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. 

Fourth Matte – Whisper white- cut with the 3rd smallest of the Rectangle Stitched Framelits. 

I stamped the couple from the Senior Years stamp set and fussy cut them out – adhered them with Mini Dimensionals.

I coloured using the various Stampin’ Blends and embellished with the Share What you Love Artisan Pearls. These are retired but you can take the Pearl Basic Jewels and colour with the Stampin Blend colour of your choice.

I used the Happy Anniversary sentiment from Itty Bitty Greetings, stamped in Cherry Cobbler. I fussy cut out the greeting and used the Classic Label Punch to make a small accent piece from Cherry Cobble card stock.

My inside sentiment was “The good things in Life are better with you” from Tasteful Touches Cling stamp set.

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July Team Swap!!

Forever Fern July Swap – Forever Fern has quickly become one of my favourite new sets from Stampin’ Up!. For this month’s swap card, I cased a card that I saw on Pinterest, by Sheryl Abernathy, (Elegant Sentiments Collective), in the US. The simplicity, yet elegance of this card, called my name. Thanks, Sheryl!!
Check out my YouTube tutorial for detailed instructions.

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Share Sunshine

 

It’s hard to believe June is right around the corner, with the snow we’ve been having. Isn’t this crazy??
Paper Pumpkin is the perfect way to jump into the world of paper crafting and get your creative “me-time” every month. Everything you need is pre-cut and comes with a complete set of instructions. So you are ready to skip to the fun part of crafting! As a Subscriber, you will always have cards and cute gifts on hand to suit any occasion. Your first kit even includes a free gift-a clear stamping block you can use over and over again. You’ll also build a collection of stamps and ink to use on other projects. There’s no pressure—you can cancel or suspend at any time. Subscribe by the 10th of the month to get started! Last month’s Paper Pumpkin sold out, so don’t delay.
This exclusive Sara-inspired Paper Pumpkin kit is here to help you #sharesunshine. It includes supplies for eight handmade cards and is specially designed to help you create a box full of cheer. Once you’ve made all the cards, use any leftover pieces to decorate the box. Fill it with yellow goodies, add the included adhesive label, address it to someone special, and brighten their life with a little sunshine!
Box of Sunshine
  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes (2 cards of 4 designs)
  • Card size: 4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm
Coordinating Colors: Basic Black, Bumblebee, Crushed Curry, Poppy Parade, Shaded Spruce, White, and Gold
Box of Sunshine Information: This kit includes extra pieces and stickers (including a sticker label) to help you create cards AND a Box of Sunshine filled with treats and goodies to send to a friend. (Treats not included.)
SUBSCRIPTION INFORMATION
  • Subscribe for the June kit from 11 May–10 June at Paper Pumpkin
  • Supplies may be limited toward the end of each subscription period, so don’t delay.

Covid 19 Giveback

This digital stamp set is packed with both lighthearted and thoughtful sentiments and imagery relevant to the unique COVID-19 and social distancing situation we are currently in. You can use the download in your cardmaking and papercrafting projects. Simply print the imagery on cardstock and cut it out using Stampin’ Up!’s Paper Trimmer, punches, or dies. Since we are physically distanced from each other, now is a perfect time to share sunshine with our friends and family by sending cards!

As part of Stampin’ Up!’s Making a Difference program, 100% of the Share Sunshine PDF Download proceeds will go to COVID-19 efforts through these organizations:

  • The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund
  • United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund

Help us make a difference today!

The download will be charged in US dollars; your financial institution will convert the charge into your currency based on current exchange rates.

  • The Share Sunshine PDF Download is for personal use only.
  • When you purchase the PDF download, please remember not to share it with others, as this takes away from the organizations we are trying to support–and encourage your customers to follow suit!

Stampin’ Up! will donate all proceeds to the following global organizations to help vulnerable communities and frontline responders.  This means, that Stampin’ Up! demonstrators do not receive any commissions for this product, so that ALL proceeds go to the charities listed below.

Share Sunshine PDF Download.  Click here to purchase your PDF

The World Health Organization’s COVID-Solidarity Response Fund

This fund supports the Strategic Preparedness and Response Plan, which includes:

  • Tracking and understanding the spread of the virus.
  • Ensuring patients get the care they need.
  • Buying and shipping essential protective gear for frontline workers.
  • Generating awareness for the general public on ways to prevent the spread of the disease.
  • Accelerating efforts to develop vaccines, tests and treatments.

Learn more about WHO here

 

United Way Worldwide’s COVID-19 Community Response and Recovery Fund 

This fund supports communities across the world struggling to cope with COVID-19. United Way is working to protect the most vulnerable by helping them access food, shelter, vital information, and more through United Way’s global network.

Learn more about United Way here

April Paper Pumpkin Alternative Card

I do love my Paper Pumpkin Subscription. It has everything you need, each month to complete the products, whether they’re cards, treat/snack containers, gift tags, etc.
I used an additional little gem on the tag, from “Love what you do”, which is retired, but you can use a Pearl Basic Jewel and colour it with your favourite coordinating Stampin’ Blend marker.

I hope you like my first alternative video.

Click here for the tutorial YouTube video

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