West Coast Creators Blog Hop – January 2022

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features brand new FREE Sale-a-bration items!!  Read below to find out how you can earn your own FREE SAB items. First – hop around see all the amazing cards created by our team members!  Leave a little love and then come back to see us again on the 14th next month!

My card this month was created for one of my stepsons. He is majorly into cars so I hope he’ll love the card.

I used the FREE SAB set Driving By and then altered the sentiment slightly by grabbing a ‘Happy Birthday’ from the Party Puffins stamp set.

Some other details on this card are the Gingham embossed background, the rainbow stripes from the Sweet Talk DSP and the Resin Stars embellishments.

I love the fact that just by spending $60cdn (the cost of the Resin Stars embellishments, the Gingham EF, the Real Red cardstock and 3 Stampin’ Blends Combos) you get the Driving By stamp set for FREE! If you need the FULL supplies list then you may want to consider getting more than one SAB item or joining my team.

Product List
Paper Snips
$13.50

Check out all the FREE SAB items here and start shopping to earn!

Live in Canada, don’t have a demonstrator? Contact me to get a catalogue or find out why right now is the best time to join our team.

Please leave a comment below and make sure to follow my blog for lots more great inspiration!

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What’s On Your Wishlist?

It’s that time of year when our loved ones ask us “What do you want for Christmas?”

As a crafter I get lots of strange looks from family when I ask for a Wink of Stella and some Contour Scalloped dies. Time to make things simple!

Here is a quick video on how to create AND share a Stampin’ Up! Wishlist with your loved ones so it is easy and simple for EVERYONE. It’s a great way to ensure smiles and sparkles under the Christmas tree. Don’t forget to subscribe to my You Tube Channel while you are there – I share a weekly video and a monthly Paper Pumpkin video with LOTS of stamping tips and inspiration.

Please feel free to ask me questions if any of this does not make sense to you. I believe this also work sin the US market – you’d just have to select a different demo as I am in Canada.

This is perfect for sharing with your spouse, parents or friends. It takes all the guess work out of picking the perfect gift. Go make your wishlist now and share it with someone! http://bit.ly/shopwithleahdixon

*If your loved ones use my host code and spend more than $100 they will also get a pack of Wonderful Snowflakes sent at the end of the month as a special thank you.

Don’t want to leave your craft supply shopping in the hands of your loved ones? Then consider joining my Ink Pad Pals Team. It is a smokin’ deal right now ( only $100cdn – no shipping, for $165 in product) and then you’ll enjoy a 20% discount for as long as you remain an active demonstrator. Contact me for details or click the image below to sign up.

Click here to shop my online store.
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!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list πŸ™‚


Banner Year smash up CASE

I had some fun creating this Christmas card today. I took two Banner Year project ideas from the Annual Stampin’ Up! Catalogue and combined them to create this card – I LOVE the end result.

You can see all the details of how I created this – plus a full supply list below.

If you are thinking of grabbing any of the supplies to create this (or any crafting project) you need to check out the option of being a Savvy Shopper with me and grabbing a Starter Kit. Now until Nov 30, 2021 the Stampin’ Up! Starter Kit is only $100!! No shipping!

You can see all the details by clicking the image below. Not interested in grabbing a Starter Kit and getting all the perks of being a part of my team – no worries I still have a perk for you too πŸ™‚ Just make sure to use the host code below.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

Click here to shop my online store.
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!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list πŸ™‚


Sunny Sentiments Birthday Card

Today’s card was created using the Sunny Sentiments cling stamp set by Stampin’ Up! All of the sentiments in this set are fabulous – but the Birthday one I especially love because “all the best things” leaves this sentiment open to be used with such a wide variety of images – puppies, flowers, cocktails, chocolate, family & friends, and of course the gorgeous mountains.

I paired this sentiment set with the Mountain Air stamps et and Majestic Mountains dies. These long stamps fit perfectly across a card front (both vertical or horizontal) and make for fast but stunning cards.

I stamped the mountains in Smoky Slate and the trees in Just Jade. Then I added some Metallic Mesh Ribbon to fill the space below and some Soft Succulent Ink for the birds in the sky.

The sentiment was heat embossed on Soft Succulent cardstock. Embossing an image always makes it pop for me. I keep my embossing powder out in trays and ready to use – which means it is easy to do, so I emboss a lot more than if I kept them packed away.

You can see all the details of this card in my video below – make sure to subscribe to my channel while you are there.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Trimmer
$34.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

If you live in Canada and are looking for a fun way to build your birthday card stash, check out my birthday card club. We will meet virtually on the first Friday of each month (Dec 2021 – May 2022) and create 6 birthday cards ( 2 each of 3 designs). The cost is $45/month and you will receive the make’n’take package as well as at least $30 in product each month.

Click here to shop my online store.
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!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list πŸ™‚


Lighthearted Birthday Card

I have been so focused on creating Christmas cards for the rapidly approaching season that I have fallen short on Birthday cards in my stash. Time to refocus. Here is a birthday card I created using the Lighthearted Lines stamp set.

The colour scheme was inspired by the Hand Stamped Sentiment Colour Challenge (HSSCC375).

To start I used blending brushes and one of Stampin’ Up!’s awesome masks to create the background. I blended Rich Razzle berry and Misty Moonlight. Then I attached that layer to a piece of Misty Moonlight and attached it all to a Smoky SLate background.

Next, I stamped the sentiment on a large tag from the Tailor Made Tags using Misty Moonlight ink. I also stamped the sentiment a second time using Rich Razzleberry ink and fussy cut the Happy Birthday.

The perfect touch to this card though Is the White Glittered Organdy ribbon that I coloured with the Misty Moonlight Blends. I tied it on using a small piece of Silver twine from the Simply Elegant trim pack.

You can find a full supply list below.

Product List
Opal Rounds
$10.25

If you liked this card and want to create similar cards for yourself – check out the details of my Birthday Card Club. Anyone in Canada can join – this is an online card club. I’d love to stamp with you!

Click here to shop my online store.
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!
Follow me on social media! I share regularly on PinterestYouTube, and Facebook!
Please subscribe to my newsletter, too! Click here and enter your email. When you include your birthday you will even be added to my birthday card mailing list πŸ™‚