Friday, 23 June 2017

Colour Theory & Colourful Seasons

I have a treat for you today!  As mentioned in a previous post, I did a workshop where the ladies all made four cards, and I'll be showing you one of those cards today, plus a similar card I made for an anniversary.  Two cards today!

I kind of had my doubts about the Colour Theory DSP, but I'm sooooo over it! The ombre paper I used for the layer is fabulous, and in that same DSP pack was the paper I die cut for the flowers. It has a crackle look it it, adding another dimension to the flowers - love!!

 I used the dies from the Colourful Seasons bundle for the flowers.  The sentiment & branch, also from the Colourful Seasons bundle are both stamped in Crumb Cake ink. I used my Pretty Label punch for the sentiment, then added a few Glitter Enamel Dots for a wee sparkle.

Some of the flowers were adhered with my Fine Tip Glue Pen, and the balance of the flowers, plus the sentiment are popped up with dimensionals.  I finally got to use my mini dimensionals - they are the perfect size for small cutouts!  

Here are a couple of pic from the workshop

Now for my second card - a lovely 60th Anniversary card.  Once again I used paper from the Colour Theory DSP., for the layer and flowers.  I'm always happy to bring out the Glimmer Paper, and especially for such a momentous occasion! Sixty years is extraordinary!!
 I used my Happy Birthday Thinlit, and easily cut 'Birthday' from it, then die cut the 6 & 0 from my Large Numbers Framelits.  The 'th' and word Anniversary stamped on the inside of the card are both from the Number of Years stamp set.

The picture doesn't do this card justice - the glimmer is spectacular!

Here's the inside of the card.  I used Smoky Slate ink for the sentiment.  I hope you can see the Whisper White die cut flowers.  They add a simple, yet elegant touch.

Supply List

 Colourful Seasons Bundle 

Colour Theory DSP

Happy Birthday Thinlit

Large Numbers Framelits & Number of Years stamp set

 Silver Glimmer Paper
Mini Dimensionals & Fine Tip Glue Pen

Pretty Label Punch & Glitter Enamel Dots

 Smoky Slate & Crumb Cake ink pads

Remember to pop up parts of your card - a wow for your cards!
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Thank you for stopping by! I hope you enjoyed my cards today and perhaps have been inspired to get crafty!  As always, I welcome your comments, and if you have any questions about the products please get in contact with me.



Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Just for You - Watercolour Words

I had the pleasure of teaching a workshop with some lovely young ladies this past weekend.  Everyone made four cards, two that had appeared on previous blog posts, and two new cards.  Today I have one of those new cards to show you.

The ladies had requested a baby card, and as surprising as it may seem, I don't have any of the stamp sets from the 'For Babies & Kids' section of the new catalogue.  At least not yet. 😉

To make this card, I started with a base of Smoky Slate, and added a layer of Pool Party embossed using the Oh My Stars TIEF.  I pumched Whisper White cardstock with my Banner Triple Punch then stamped the sentiment 'Just for You', from Watercolour Words in Pool Party ink. It's hard to believe I was 'iffy' about this set at first - but no more!  I simply love this font and the images that are in this set!  The dragonfly cluster was die cut using my Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, adding a light and airy look to this card. The finishing touches for this card are the tiny flowers die cut in Whisper White using one of the dies from my Bouquet Bunch Framelits.  Daffodil Delight is a vibrant colour, so to achieve the much lighter tone I wanted for the flowers, I dabbed my Stampin' Sponge into the ink, stamped my grid paper to remove some of the colour, then lightly 'brushed' the sponge to the flowers, purposely not covering them entirely with colour.

Perhaps not a traditional baby card, but lovely nonetheless.  Plus, it's a quick card to make!

Here's the supply list:

Watercolour Words stamp set

Boutquet Bunch Framelits and Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits

Oh My Stars Embossing Folder & Triple Banner Punch

Daffodil Delight and Pool Party stamp pads 

Fine Tip Glue Pen & Multi-purpose Glue

Pool Party & Smoky Slate cardstock

I hope you enjoyed my card and post today and I welcome your comments.

Thank you for stopping by!


Monday, 19 June 2017

A Little Wild

I hope everyone had a great and safe weekend!  There were quite a few crazy storms and severe weather watches in Southern Ontario.

 I also want to wish all those wonderful Fathers out there a Happy (belated) Father's Day.

Check out these adorable projects featuring A Little Wild stamp set!  Does it get any cuter!  Not only can you make gift tags, the images are super sweet for cards!

The stamp set and dies can be bundled up - saving you 10%.
They're just so much cuter than store bought tags and cards!

Are these little cuties on your shopping list?
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Let me know if you have any questions.

Thank you for taking the time to stop by.


Saturday, 17 June 2017

Graduation 2017

I'm so proud of my daughter Erin! After two years of jammed-packed complicated subject matter, Erin has graduated and is now working in her field as a veterinay technician.

I helped Erin study...once. Yes just once. I think my grrrrrossss and eeeewwwwws were a bit distracting.  Hmmm, can't imagine why! Other than the icky gross stuff, it was in Latin. Sadly, I'm not good with gross or Latin.  I'm quite certain many of my readers would be equally grossed out at the particular subject matter, which I won't share.  Sometimes, as in this case, sharing wouldn't be good....hahaha

The graduation ceremony was held at the Living Arts Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. It's such a lovely building with an equally lovely theatre.  One of the most popular speakers at the graduation was Hazel McCallion, who had served as mayor of Mississauga for 11 terms.  There was an audible gasp when Ms McCallion announced her age - 96!  I would have never guessed - what a spunky lady!

Apparently the grads got to vote on the song that would play at the end of the ceremony.  Rock Star by Smash Mouth.  Great choice grads!

 My happy Grad!

The great thing about having a vet tech is that Pippin sometimes gets to go to work.  He appeared to be not feeling well the last couple of days, so he spent the day at the clinic.  He likes being with his human mom.  Anyway, all is good - whew!  A happy healthy pup.  Well, a 3 year old pup. 😍

 What kind of a gal would I be if I didn't share baby pics!! How quickly they grow up!

Thank you for stopping by and indulging this proud mom!