Holiday Mode

Hello everyone! I have taken a bit of a break from stamping – which was unexpected, but a lot of fun! My parents were able to travel from Armstrong to visit us so I dropped everything and enjoyed every minute of their company. It was one of our best Christmases ever! Great food, lots of drinks, good card games and lots of laughs. My heart is full!

We even got snow for Christmas – which made our Christmas Day walk so beautiful!

I also wanted to share a bunch of the amazing handmade cards I have received this holiday! I know I didn’t get them all in these photos and no time for credits to the amazing stampers – but hopefully some inspiration for you all! I have such talented friends!

I hope all of you had a gentle holiday – filled with whatever you needed to refill your hearts and recharge after a very different kind of a year. Big hugs to you all! (I don’t normally post family stuff – but I this was such a special week I wanted to share).

I will resume my regular stamping schedule this week – my parents safely made the drive home today.

For those of you who haven’t been on the stamping scene lately either – just a reminder that we still have some days left in the last chance sale. Contact me to place an order or use my host code and receive a set of cards from me as a thank you.

Happy Holidays to you all!

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge # 379 – Inspiration Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a holiday themed Inspiration Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

To create this card I started by stamping the word Merry in Crumb Cake Ink on my Crumb Cake card base. Then I embossed a piece of Basic White ( 4″ X 2-3/4″) using the Checks & Dots embossing folder. I tied a piece of the Playful Pets twine trim around the Basic White like I was wrapping a parcel.

Finally I added some painted holly leaves and Gold Holly embellishments and the sentiment tag – just like I was decorating a gift.

I LOVE this set and just can’t stop creating with it.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

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Product List
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
Christmas To Remember Cling Stamp Set (English)
Shaded Spruce Classic Stampin' Pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad
Crumb Cake Classic Stampin' Pad
Gold Holly Leaves
Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #378 – Colour Challenge

This week’s Hand Stamped Sentiments challenge is a festive Colour Challenge. Take a look at all the beautiful cards created by our design team and then join the challenge.

I absolutely LOVE stamping with the Christmas Season stamp set. You can create such incredible cards with such ease. The stamps themselves create all the texture on the images. Just brilliant!

Once I was done stamping, I added a bit of Wink of Stella to the berries. Very subtle, but beautiful.

Here is the whole Christmas Season bundle.

All of the supplies I used are listed below. You can place an order by contacting me directly or clicking on the image(s) below.

Product List
Merry Merlot 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Very Vanilla 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Crumb Cake 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Neutrals 6" X 6" (15.2 X 15.2 CM) Designer Series Paper
Christmas Season Bundle (English)
Soft Succulent Classic Stampin' Pad
Evening Evergreen Classic Stampin' Pad
Merry Merlot Classic Stampin' Pad
Soft Suede Classic Stampin' Pad
Early Espresso Classic Stampin' Pad
Simply Elegant Trim
Genial Gems
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Treasured Tags Pick A Punch
Very Vanilla Medium Envelopes
Paper Trimmer
Paper Snips
Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals

You’ve still got some time to order supplies and start creating cards for your loved ones.

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Poinsettia Petals Christmas Card

Today was my regular FB live and I featured the Poinsettia Petals stamp set. I used two current challenges to inspire me.

With these ideas in my head I started creating – using one of my favourite colour combos – Bermuda Bay, Granny Apple Green, and Polished Pink. To see exactly how I created this card check out the video below.

If you’d love to create this card and many more for yourself – you can shop with me by clicking the items below or go to my shop.

Product List
Basic White 8 1/2" X 11" Thick Cardstock
Basic Black 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock
Poinsettia Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set (English)
Poinsettia Dies
Versamark Pad
Basics Embossing Powders
Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad
Poppy Parade Classic Stampin' Pad
Clear Wink Of Stella Glitter Brush
Blending Brushes
Polished Pink Classic Stampin' Pad
Bermuda Bay Classic Stampin' Pad
Granny Apple Green Stampin' Pad
Simply Elegant Trim
Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Painted Texture 3 D Embossing Folder
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Multipurpose Liquid Glue
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
Mini Glue Dots
Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine

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Snowy Christmas Card

Today I am playing with the Perfectly Plaid stamp set again – but using it to create a more traditional Christmas card with a snowy scene. I am also using a sketch from Global Design Project (GDP318) to inspire me.

This card looks a bit complicated, but in reality uses very few materials and only 1 ink and 1 reinker!! The tress and sentiment were stamped in Garden Green and the snow was created by splattering White Craft ink across the stamped scene. To see exactly how I created this please check out my video below and make sure to follow my You Tube channel to see all my latest creations, tips and tricks.

Here is a full list of supplies used to create this rustic card. If you get a chance to shop with me TODAY ( Nov 18, 2021) there is even a Seasonal Sale happening (10% off cardstock, 15% off inks, and 20% off dies).

Product List

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Perfectly Plaid Card

This week the TGIF Challenge (#tgifc342) was a great sketch that worked perfectly with some pieces I already had on my desk top.

The background of this card was created by smooshing basic white cardstock into some leftover watercolour reinker. I then used Soft Succulent, Evening Evergreen and Balmy Blue inks with a blending brush to create some soft colours on which to heat emboss the trees in white. All the layers were put together using Dimensionals. Then some bling was added.

You may want to stock up on some of the inks and cardstocks now while they are on sale!

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Playful Alphabet Christmas Card Sketch

You all know I LOVE a good Card Sketch – so I had to play along with Freshly Made sketches today.

I wanted to create a blue and silver Christmas card – but couldn’t find a blue DSP in my stash that felt like Christmas. So I created my own using the Festive Foliage stamp set. I embossed it with white and then dipped the whole piece in watered down blue reinker. Once that dried I created a silver mat by inking the edges of a slightly larger piece of cardstock with Versamark and then dipping in Silver embossing powder. Heat it up and voila! Silver border without using a whole piece of Silver Foil.

The rest of the card came together quickly as I cut out my sentiment from the Playful Alphabet dies ( this time I did use Silver Foil – with adhesive sheet on the back to make sticking down the letters a breeze). The tag is from the Tasteful Label Dies cut out of Misty Moonlight. I added the slits for the amazing Glittered Organdy ribbon using the Label Me Fancy Punch. A few Opal Rounds and the card was complete.

Here is a full list of supplies used. I am a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator in Canada – so if you’d like to place an order for any of these supplies – just click the images below or contact me directly. Also, please leave a comment below and make sure to follow this blog for more great inspiration!

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Opal Rounds
$10.25

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop – November 2021

It’s the 14th of the month – time for another West Coast Creators Blog Hop!  This one features all thing Christmas!!  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!

This card was created as a quick and easy card for a hostess party. The assembly of this card is quite quick and easy.

  1. Attach DSP to the card base.
  2. Use blending brushes to add some Shaded Spruce ink onto a Contour Scalloped Die.
  3. Add this layer to the card base suing Dimensionals.
  4. Attach a Wonderful Snowflake with a mini glue dot.
  5. Adhere the word JOY using adhesive sheets on the back or Real Red cardstock ( die cut using the Playful Alphabet Dies).
  6. Embellish with Rhinestones.

See all the products used to create this card below.

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Product List

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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.

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Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00

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Be Jolly – Freshly Made Sketch

This Santa set is so cute! I love the little extras that come with him – like this sweet Christmas tree.

I designed this card using the Freshly Made Sketch #508.

I fussy cut Santa so that I could pop him up in front of the tree. I also added some Wink of Stella to the trim of his hat and cuffs so that it would look a bit different than his beard.

Product List
Versamark Pad
$13.00
Paper Snips
$13.50

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