Have A Peachy Day

The weather here in BC feels like summer and these peaches transport me to my childhood, summer days in Penticton. I created today’s card specifically for the Freshly Made Sketches challenge. If you haven’t tried your hand at a sketch challenge you really should. Such a great way to design cards and sometimes really stretches your creative thinking.

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I have been enjoying playing with the Sweet As A Peach bundle. I am getting ready for a Sweet As A Peach stamp camp being put on by myself and 6 other demos. There will be 14 projects total!! Registration has ended; however I still have two spots remaining for Option 2 and unlimited spots for people in the U.S. to order the PDF and attend the online portion. Click the image below for all the details.

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Here is a full listing of the products I used to create today’s card.

Product List

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New Catalogue Launch

I am SOOO excited about the NEW 2021-2022 Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue! Last night I launched the catalogue on my FB Page. I walked everyone through the new catalogue – showing amazing samples along the way (created by myself and other people in a team swap I participated in). I also created 3 cards live. You can see the full video below.

The first card I created featured the Party Puffins. I shared some tips on how to get a great image when stamping the puffins.

Next up I created a lovely card using the Color & Contour stamp set and dies. This card was inspired by a sketch on Freshly made Sketches (FMS484 and the Color Throwdown Challenge #641.

After creating with the Color & Contours I also couldn’t resist sharing a sample using the Party Puffins again. Can you tell I LOVE the Puffins?

Finally I created a card using the Ombre Specialty Paper, one of the fabulous dies from the Basic Border Dies and a soon to be retiring from the Mini Catalogue – Pretty Perennials stamp set. Watch the video below to see how I created the fun rainbow look on the word ‘happy’.

Live in Canada? You can get a make’n’take pack (which includes the cardstock and specialty paper bits as well as the embellishments needed to make the three cards I made in the video) plus a mystery embellishment as a little thank you from me if you place a $60+ order using my host code: BWWEEQGM before Sunday night.

You can also enter to win the three cards by filling in my Door Prize draw form.

Here are some quick links to all the events I have coming up. You definitely don’t want to miss ANY of them!!

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DAY 6 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW

I have been live every day this week (Mar 14 – 20) at 10am(ish) to stamp with you. Each day I will be featuring a different colour and one great ordering special (see below). Today’s card is featuring purples – Blackberry Bliss, Purple Posy, Highland Heather and Gorgeous Grape. I couldn’t pick just one! The stamp set I am using is called Sweet ice Cream. This card was designed using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS477)

The background of this card is a beautiful Purple Posy brick wall. Purple Posy is one of this year’s retiring In-Colours. Grab your favourite cardstocks, ink refills and embellishments before they are gone. Rococo Rose cardstock has already sold out. Click the image below to SHOP all the retiring in -colour products.

7 DAY ORDERING SPECIAL and it’s an awesome one! 
Receive a Classic Stampin’ Pad (in the colour of your choice) for FREE with your minimum of a 60.00 order placed with me! (This special is available only in Canada and ends March 20th)


Use this link to order from me:
http://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=9UR222TR

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

 To see exactly how I created this card – check out my You Tube video. While you are there make sure to subscribe to my channel.

Tomorrow is the LAST day of my Stampin’ The Rainbow Extravaganza. Please join me as we reach the pot of Gold. I will be designing a cool card holder in which to place all of the cards I’ve made this week. Catch me live on Facebook at 10am PST. https://www.facebook.com/theStampinPad

Product List
Blackberry Bliss 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Purple Posy 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
$13.50
Ice Cream Corner Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Sweet Ice Cream Photopolymer Stamp Set
$23.00
Gorgeous Grape Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Highland Heather Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Flirty Flamingo Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pastel Pearls
$8.75
Paper Snips
$13.50
Mini Glue Dots
$7.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

A reminder as well that a new catalogue is coming out in May. To receive a copy from me please fill in this survey BEFORE March 30th.: https://us17.list-manage.com/survey?u=c284dc6f0ab3d2f7103b8d704&id=a21a15a881&attribution=false

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DAY 2 – STAMPIN THE RAINBOW

I will be live everyday this week ( Mar 14 – 20) at 10am (ish) to stamp with you. Each day I will be featuring a different colour and one great ordering special (see below). Today’s card is featuring the colours Calypso Coral and Terracotta Tile, the Tasteful Touches stamp set and the limited time only Butterfly Bijou DSP. The card itself was created using a card sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS476).

The Butterfly Bijou paper makes designing quick, easy and beautiful. The whole Butterfly Brilliance Collection is not yet in any catalogue. The stamps and dies will be in our new Annual Catalogue and the DSP and Specialty Papers are limited time only – now until the end of April. You can purchase the whole suite now – just click here to see it all: https://www.stampinup.ca/categories/whats-new/butterfly-bouquet?dbwsdemoid=2189587

7 DAY ORDERING SPECIAL and it’s an awesome one! 
Receive a Classic Stampin’ Pad (in the colour of your choice) for FREE with your minimum of a 60.00 order placed with me! (This special is available only in Canada and ends March 20th)
Use this link to order from me:
http://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=9UR222TR

Or look below for a full list of materials used in today’s card.

*You can add the ink pad to your order (must be in addition to the $60 minimum) and I will reimburse you vie EFT or email me your preferred colour and I will mail/deliver selected ink pad beginning March 29th.

Stamping on Designer Series Paper creates such a rich look. Try it with other stamps and DSP. To see exactly how I created this card – check out my You Tube video. While you are there make sure to subscribe to my channel.

Make sure to check back tomorrow for another card and video – or catch me live on Facebook at 10am PST. https://www.facebook.com/theStampinPad

Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Calypso Coral 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Butterfly Bijou 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Tasteful Touches Cling Stamp Set (English)
$31.00
Terracotta Tile Classic Stampin’ Pad
$10.25
Stamping Sponges
$7.00
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Terracotta Tile 1/2" (1.3 Cm) Scalloped Linen Ribbon
$11.00
Linen Thread
$6.75
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50
Tear & Tape Adhesive
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Paper Snips
$13.50
Brilliant Wings Dies
$60.00
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
$163.00
Whisper White Medium Envelopes
$10.25

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Hello! Kangaroo & Company Card

I LOVE this Kangaroo & Company stamp set and die bundle – the kangas are so sweet! However, today’s card shows how you can use the other element sin the set to make fun creations as well. I am going to be mailing out some random hello cards to friends, family and customers soon – so here is one of the cards I’ll be sending.

The layout for this card was inspired by one of my favourite sketch sites – Freshly Made Sketches ( FMS475).

To start I stamped the cute envelope on the Thick Basic White background using Smoky Slate ink. Then I used Blending brushes to apply Magenta Madness ink (on the left) and Balmy Blue ink (on the left) to a Basic White shape cut using the largest die in the Stitched So Sweetly set. As I applied the ink I covered 2/3 of the shape with each colour – creating the Misty Moonlight – ish colour in the center. I then used the matching inks to stamps the hearts. I used the matching inks to colour the hearts on the envelopes and to ink JUST the hello on the Hello Baby stamp. I wrapped twine around the scallop shape and tied a bow on the right. Then I put everything together with Dimensionals. A fairly quick card with a soft but stunning look.

To order the product need to make this card ( and many more) you can click the links below or go straight to my shop.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Kangaroo & Company Bundle
$50.25
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Smoky Slate Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Magenta Madness Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Misty Moonlight Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Balmy Blue Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
2020–2022 In Color Stampin' Write Marker Assortment
$20.00
Subtles Stampin' Write Markers
$40.00
Snail Mail Twine Combo Pack
$9.50
Blending Brushes
$16.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

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Whale Done Card

https://freshlymadesketches.blogspot.com/2021/02/sketch-474-sketch-by-judy-feb-24.html

This card was created using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (FMS474) I love this whale and all of the cute puns!

Right now when you grab the Whale Done Suite (or any product over $60) you can earn Sale-a-bration rewards. I am also doing a prize draw for anyone who places an order with me during Sale-a-bration. Use the host code: 3X34UTCY to place an order before the end of Feb 28 for a chance to win a Punch Party stamp set.

PUNCH PARTY HOST PHOTOPOLYMER STAMP SET (ENGLISH)

The product used to make this card also makes a great starting place for a starter kit order.

Joining my Team and getting the Starter Kit is definitely the best deal in the Stampin’ Up! catalogue. For the next two days you can also get 5 Bonus packs of DSP.

To see all the details about the Sale-a-bration offerings and/or to see the Whale Done card being created chck out my video.


Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Coastal Cabana 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Whale Of A Time 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 Cm) Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Whale Done Bundle (English)
$42.25
Night Of Navy Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Artistry Blooms Sequins
$9.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Paper Trimmer
$34.00

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Click here to access & view the current catalogs.
Click here to subscribe to those fun Paper Pumpkin kits of creativity!
Click here for more information about joining my Online Monthly Technique Club. Earn even more goodies by joining a club!
Click here to learn more about joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. Get the MOST rewards including a discount on future products!
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Darling Donkeys – FMS469

This week’s sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches (FMS469) was exactly what I needed to use up some paper scraps on my desk. I grabbed 3 different 4″ X 1/2″ strips, added some details by stamping and embossing them and voila, perfect background.

I love this little donkey – he is so fun and cute! It is also so nice that I got this stamp set for free – and you can too! Right now Sale-a-bration is happening, which means for every $60 or $120 you spend you can earn a free SAB item.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Poppy Parade 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Bermuda Bay 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Darling Donkeys Cling Stamp Set
$0.00
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Crumb Cake Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Bronze & Ivory Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Tasteful Textile 3 D Embossing Folder
$12.25
Stitched Shapes Dies
$41.00
Layering Circles Dies
$48.00
Matte Black Dots
$9.50
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

If you have a big wish list and would like to become a discount shopper, I recommend purchasing some of what’s on your wish list in the Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit. That’s how you’ll be able to get your hands on 200 sheets of this pretty monochromatic 6×6 patterned paper, too. (That paper is the free gift that is in the Sale-a-Bration Starter Kit available through the end of February. Click here for more details about Sale-a-Bration.)

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Snowman Season Massive Thanks!

School is out which means I have days off now!! I have mailed and delivered, shopped, wrapped and started to prep food. The only thing left to do is prepare our Thank you cards. Since we won’t be giving massive hugs to grandparents as we open gifts I am going to have the kids write good old fashioned Thank you cards, with a teen twist.

The inspiration/sketch for this card came from the Freshly Made Sketch – 466 (#FMS466) To see all the details of how I made this card you can watch the You Tube video posted below.

Here are the basic measurements:

Pretty Peacock CS – 4.25″ X 11″, score at 5.5″

Pool Party – 4″ X 5.25″

Whisper White – 3.75″ X 2.75″ and 4″ X 5.25″ for the inside

Silver Foil – 0.5″ X 2.5″ (two of these)

The teen twist comes with the sentiment in the card:

You can order the items you need to make your own cards here: https://www.stampinup.ca?hostcode=UH6R3FVD

Or click the links below to go directly to the items.

Product List
Pretty Peacock 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Pool Party 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Silver Foil Sheets
$6.75
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$13.25
Winter Snow Embossing Folder
$10.25
Snowman Season Photopolymer Stamp Set (En)
$24.00
Massive Thanks Cling Stamp Set
$30.00
Pretty Peacock Classic Stampin’ Pad
$10.25
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
$8.25
Pretty Peacock Stampin' Blends Combo Pack
$12.00
Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Pumpkin Pie Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Flirty Flamingo Stampin' Blends Markers Combo Pack
$12.00
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
$11.00
Adhesive-Backed Snowflakes
$8.25
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Seal+
$16.25
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50

Happy Stampin!

Leah Dixon – Canadian Independent Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator

604-317-4882

leahdixon41@gmail.com


Christmas Gleaming

I had a good time this morning creating some cards for a private online class. This card was created using the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches (#FMS463).

I have been not feeling well, and generally blue about Covid Christmas, but this card brought me a lot of joy. This layout was quick, simple and fun holiday card. Just about ready to mail out all my cards!

Product List
Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
$11.25
Real Red 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
$12.00
Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper
$15.75
Silver Foil Sheets
$6.75
Christmas Gleaming Cling Stamp Set (En)
$29.00
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Pear Pizzazz Classic Stampin' Pad
$10.25
Sprig Punch
$24.00
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
$5.50
Stampin' Dimensionals
$5.50
Stitched So Sweetly Dies
$44.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

Whiskey Business -# FMS460

If you follow my blog or Facebook page you will know that i am a HUGE fan of using sketches to design. Today’s card was made using a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches. I wanted to add details, but still keep it simple. I think the detail that makes this card is the wink of stella added to the decanter and glass. I just love how it adds a shine to everything it touches!!

The dimensions for this card are standard base (8.5″X5.5″, scored at 4.25″) then a layer of DSP ( 5-3/8″ X 4-1/8″). The banner is 3″ by 4.5″. To make the v at the bottom I marked aspot that was 1.5″ across and .75″ up the banner and then used snips to cut tot he point. The whiskey itself was created by highlighting with light Cinnamon Cider blends and then blending it with light Mango melody blends.

For a full list of supplies, see below.

Happy Stamping!

Leah

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Gilded Gems
$9.50