Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Point Pelee Mini Vacation & a Fall Stamping Project

We went on a wee travel excursion to check out the partial eclipse on Aug 21. My son researched the best place in Canada to see the eclipse, and it turned out to be Point Pelee, the most southern mainland in Canada.  Arriving a day early gave us a chance to check out Point Pelee National Park. It's lovely and the Marsh Boardwalk was the coolest!  We had gone during the day, but it was so hot and busy with tourist, we decided to go back in the evening. There were hardly any people on the boardwalk, and at about the halfway point on the boardwalk we stopped. Silence. It was so quiet - almost surreal.  So peaceful.  Just a few sounds of nature. 

This was taken from the look-out on the upper level.  The pic is a bit overexposed but still, almost picture perfect.

Some of the marsh along the boardwalk.

Viewing the eclipse through a monocular.  We had people taking pictures of this - cool, eh!!
Other than the eclipse, what you're looking at is our welding glass shield.  My son put the welding glass between two pieces of cardboard.  Simple, and perfect. 

 This pic was taken before it got busy. How wonderful to have so many people converge at the same place, same time to witness this astronomical event! By the way, that little bit of land just after the water is the point.  It's in constant change, which makes sense, so the next time I'm there I'm certain it will look quite different.  The current just past the point is quite strong and swimming/wading isn't permitted. But, going into the water to get to the point is okay, and thankfully - it was SO hot!

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We took pics of the eclipse about every ten minutes.  What an awesome event!  
In 2024, we'll experience a total eclipse right here in Canada, and I'm really really really looking forward to it!! How about you?!!

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On to a bit of stamping! Here's the beginning stages of a little project I'm working on for our next team meeting. 

I'm a huge fan of fall, and fall weather!  The colours I've used remind me of...you guessed it - fall.
I'll post the finished project in early September.

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Everything you need to make the projects, plus instructions are in your kit.
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Sunday, 20 August 2017

Deck the Halls with Carols of Christmas

I wanted you to get another look at the Carols of Christmas set especially now that I'm back into heat embossing. Also, I want to remind you - you can get the Carols of Christmas bundle now and if you have Bonus Days Coupons, you must use them before August 31.

Unfortunately the photo doesn't do justice to the gold embossing powder on Deck the Hall. It's spectacular! After embossing the greeting, I die cut it using my Stitched Shapes Framelits. Next, using my Layering Squares Framelits , I die cut Gold Foil paper, and placed the greeting layer on top.

You're getting a sneak peek at a gorgeous new DSP called Year of Cheer.  I made a 'banner' from it by using the Banner Triple punch. That paper, plus loads of awesome Fall, Halloween and Christmas stamps, papers and more will be available Sept 1.

The card base is Whisper White (oh shock, LOL), as is the layer, which I embossed with my Holly TIEF.  It's so delicate and pretty! Love love love it!

A close up of of the Year of Cheer DSP and the greeting, which is popped up with dimensionals.

I tested the sentiment, from the Merry Mistletoe set, in a few different colours before deciding on Cherry Cobbler. It's a perfect, festive colour!  

At the bottom inside of the card is a die cut tree and deer, both from the Carols of Christmas bundle.
And there you have it - a lovely Christmas card using a bundle you can get now!  Sweet!

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In Gratitude

I know I've sung the praises of my upline and her team, and guess what?  I'm going to do it again! When I joined Stampin' Up!, my plan was to be a discount demo.  However, having attended several meetings, I decided to make this a business and it's clear that this is more than a singular effort. I have the support of a team of wonderful and talented ladies.  

When you join Stampin' Up! with me, whether it's to be a discount demo or to run this as a business, you will have full support from the team, and from me.  Are you excited to get started!!!

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Friday, 18 August 2017

Carols of Christmas - Blog Hop

Happy Happy Friday and welcome to Tri-City Stampers Blog Hop. We have another team member joining our hop, so be sure to hop hop hop!

Today's card features Carols of Christmas Bundle! It's an early release that you can get your hands on now, yes now, before the Holiday Catalogue goes live!  And, you can use your Bonus Day Coupons - redeem them before the end of August!

I went non-traditional with my card, opting for a Basic Black base, and Wood Textures DSP for the layer. die cut with the new 'Card Front Builder' frame in the bundle.  There are two large greetings in the Carols of Christmas set - Deck the Halls, and Peace on Earth. I chose the latter because there is nothing I'd rather see than peace, on earth.  My guess is you feel the same. I stamped the greeting in Basic Black then die cut it using one of my Stitched Shapes Framelits.
The tree dies are spectacular! I cut two sets of trees using Wood Textures DSP,  the third in Gold Glimmer Paper and glued all three offset layers together.  The sweet little deer (also in the bundle) is die cut in the same DSP as the layer.  The greeting and trees are all popped up using dimensionals.

Here's another look at the trees.  What do you think?  Are you loving this bundle? Think of all the possibilities!! Definitely more than just for Christmas!

This sentiment from the Christmas Pines stamp set.  Check it out - three different and fun fonts!
I just had to add one more deer to complete this card! Fun!

You can purchase the Carols of Christmas bundle right now! 
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How about more fun! It's time to hop!

Leena's blog - A La Cards

Steph's blog - Hofkissed

Barb's blog - justBstamping

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Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Hearth and Home

Happy Wednesday! My card today is a special order for a couple is moving into their new home! How exciting and wonderful for them!

To make this card, I started with a base of Whisper White cardstock, and a layer, embossed with my Brick Wall TIEF. To create the window I die cut Wood Textures DSP  with my Hearth & Home Thinlits.

 Aren't the flower baskets and lantern cute!!  Both are from the At Home with You bundle.  I used watercolour paper and my aqua painter to colour each of those.  The freshness of the Lemon Lime Twist and Melon Mambo against the Whisper White is so pretty! To finish the card front I stamped Congratulations from Tabs for Everything and cut it with my Classic Label Punch!

A close up of the flower baskets.

Staying with the colours on the front of the card, used a background stamp from Beautiful Bouquet, then stamped the sentiment from At Home with You.  My Classic Label Punch came in handy again!

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When your sentiment to shorter than the punch, simply punch it as normal, then slide what you just cut back into the punch, like below, and punch again.  Remember though, stamp you sentiment before you punch.

In Gratitude

Thank you to those who have taken my classes. Thank you for the opportunity to teach you.  Sharing what I've learned has got to be the most rewarding part of being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.

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