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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May Paper Pumpkin Surprise!!

Here’s a sneak peek at next month’s Paper Pumpkin (sorta)

The upcoming May 2020 Paper Pumpkin kit includes supplies to make 8 full-size cards  (4-1/4″ x 5-1/2″) and 4 note cards (3-1/2″ x 5″) and will feature the new 2020–2022 In Colors (which will be revealed April 24)! plus Purple Posy.  This means that Paper Pumpkin subscribers will be among the first to get their hands on new In Color products. 

If you sign up as a demonstrator between then and now, you will get to see ALL of the new colours and products AND preorder them as of May 2nd.

You have until May 10th to order your Paper Pumpkin, if you’re not already subscribed.

You still have time to subscribe for your April Paper Pumpkin – before tomorrow night.

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  • Kit contains supplies for 8 cards and envelopes
  • 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: Crushed Curry, Early Espresso, Melon Mambo, Mint Macaron, Pear Pizzazz, Shaded Spruce, Soft Sea Foam

 

Ornate Garden Birthday

I love this new suite, that is available as of tomorrow, April 1st, 2020. It is actually in the new Annual Catalogue, coming out in June, but this early release is amazing.

Cut your card stock as follows:

Very Vanilla 8-1/2 x 5-1/2, score at 4-1/4, (2x) 5-1/4 x 4, + scrap
Vellum – 5-1/4 x 3
Terracotta Tile – scrap

Check out my YouTube tutorial here


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