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Hello and welcome to my blog! I’m hopping along with the Seashore Stampers again today, and this month our theme is Halloween or Thanksgiving.  I decided to create one of each! I rarely create cards for either of these, but I love making little treat boxes and gift items at this time of year! Usually I make items like this with my daughter, and she hands them out to her classmates at school – this year, she is learning at home, so everything is a little different, but we still enjoy crafting together!

I created this simple treat box really quickly and easily with a sheet of Cinnamon Cider cardstock and some matching In Color DSP.

It was easy to use one of the dies from Tasteful Labels and a small piece of window sheet to create a peekaboo window of the treats inside!

I decorated the box with punch art using my Cat Punch and a large circle of Bumblebee cardstock for the moon. The “trick or treat” stamp came from the Itty Bitty Greetings stamp set. That stamp set has EVERYTHING in it!!

BONUS! After creating this little box, I decided to create a second box with a Thanksgiving theme. Wouldn’t these look sweet as Thanksgiving table favours?

These are such simple little projects, but it really makes me happy to know that I can create quick and easy gifts like this, for any theme, with the supplies I have on hand. I didn’t even need to buy a lot of Halloween-themed items in order to create a fun Halloween-themed project! I encourage you to look at the items in your craft room and see what fun ideas you can come up with!

I hope you enjoyed my projects! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Bruni’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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I’m participating in the “As You See It” Challenge again this week. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is Hues in Twos, a fill in the blank challenge. You complete the sentence by filling in the blank, then you make your project based on the words you used to fill in the blank. If this challenge inspires you, feel free to play along … you have until Wednesday, September 9th to join the fun!

My answer to this question isn’t two specific colours. Rather, I would answer with “My favourite colour duo is bright and cheerful!” It’s impossible for me to choose a specific colour combination, because there are so many gorgeous colours to choose from …. why would I set limits on myself?! My favourites change all the time. This particular project was inspired by the leftovers from two previous projects, which were sitting in the scraps bin on my desk.

A few days ago I had my first play with the new water painters, trying to get a feel for how to use them. So I had a couple pieces of white cardstock, painted with Melon Mambo ink, sitting in my scraps bin.

I’d also been cutting out flowers from Daffodil Delight cardstock, using the Poppy Moments dies, while working on a card design for an upcoming class.

I really liked the way the delicately outlined flower contrasted with the bold painted stripes, so I grabbed these bits, added a few more elements, and created this card:

It’s hard to tell from the photo, but the upper panel of the card is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder, which adds just the right amount of texture without overwhelming the rest of the card.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their chosen colour combinations. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.


If you’re interested in playing along for this time or next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

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Hello and welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! So glad you could stop in today.

This month our theme is 3D projects. I always love using our Stampin’ Up! products to create fun and beautiful gift items, which I often use to spoil my club members, workshop attendees, and hostesses. I’ve got a special gift in mind to welcome back my club members for the Fall, but I don’t want to share that with you until after they’ve received it …. so I’ve got a different project to share today.

This project starts with our cute little Mini Pizza Boxes. These food-safe boxes come in a package of 8 boxes for just $8.25, and they are the perfect size for holding a collection of 3×3″ cards, a cookie or other treat, or any other fun (flat) item you can think of! I used the white box, but these handy boxes also come in gold (perfect for the holidays!).

The boxes take just seconds to assemble – no adhesive necessary – and then you can get to the fun part, decorating. I decided to try the herringbone technique with various pieces of Bumblebee DSP from Flowers for Every Season and the 2020-2022 In Color DSP Stack. This was my first try with this technique, and it was easier than I thought! I got so excited about it that I had to try it out again right away with the Rainbow Glimmer paper!

Here’s my finished box, with a sentiment from the Ridiculously Awesome stamp set added. I’ve been playing with that stamp set quite a bit, as it is the featured product for September’s Creativity to Go! When you subscribe by September 10th, you’ll receive this fantastic stamp set AND supplies and tutorials to create five cards. You can join from anywhere in Canada and enjoy a fun crafting experience at your own pace and convenience – click here to learn more, and subscribe!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wedding theme creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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This week I’m participating in the “As You See It” Challenge. These weekly challenges are meant to inspire creativity and encourage participants to interpret the theme as they wish. Anyone is welcome to participate!

This week’s theme is “Elements of Three”, meaning that all participants need to have three of “something” on their card. And to make it more fun, it’s a speed challenge, with only ten minutes to complete the card! No time to go back and re-create anything if it doesn’t turn out the way you imagined … just COMMIT and keep moving forward!

For my card, I knew I wanted to use the Forever Fern stamp set (my first time inking up this set!), and I knew I wanted to use bright, unexpected colours. I got my inkpads and cardstock ready, then started the timer and hoped for the best … and I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out!

I just love the textured look of these Distinktive stamps, don’t you? And I had just enough time to add some speckles on the card front and the sentiment, after punching it out with my Lovely Labels Pick-a-Punch. My time to complete this card was 9:39 (whew!).

I hope you enjoyed my project! Don’t forget to click on the image below so you can visit the other blogs and see their “elements of three” projects. If you like my project, you can see the products I used in the shopping list at the bottom of the post.

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re interested in playing along next time, visit the Facebook page or the blog for the As You See It Challenge and get inspired!

Happy Stampin’!

 

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Welcome to another blog hop with the Seashore Stampers! This month’s theme is weddings. Summer is wedding season, though certainly this year weddings are looking very different due to the pandemic. Which makes it all the more important to celebrate and connect with those who are getting married under these strange circumstances!

For my card, I used the beautiful new Peony Garden Designer Series Paper. Petal Pink and Gray Granite make such a stunning combination, and the paper is the star of this card (CASE’d from a design by Michelle Miller). The stamped sentiment is from Peaceful Moments, one of my favourite stamp sets – it’s got such a great collection of versatile sentiments for many occasions! I’ve put the shopping list below, so you can see all the products I used on my card.

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other wedding theme creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Bruni’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created! And remember – if you feel inspired by this or any other project, take advantage of the awesome Bonus Days promotion this month! For every $60 you spend in July (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August. What a great deal!

Happy Stampin’!

                                              

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I’m participating in another blog hop with The Crafty Medic, and today we’re celebrating Christmas in July!

The new August to December Mini Catalogue goes live on August 4th, so it’s a perfect time to take a peek at all the wonderful holiday goodness that’s headed our way next month. (And of course, we lucky demonstrators can order from this catalogue already!)

I was so happy to see that the beautiful Christmas Gleaming bundle, along with the Brightly Gleaming Specialty Designer Series Paper, is returning this year. This was one of my top picks from last year’s holiday catalogue, and Stampin’ Up! has brought it back for us to enjoy again! The copper foil accents in the Brightly Gleaming paper are absolutely stunning, and it’s so quick and easy to put a card together with the stamp set and co-ordinating punches.

To show off more of this gorgeous paper, I put together a scrappy strips card as well. This big bold Christmas Greetings stamp is now retired, unfortunately, but it’s still a favourite in my craft room! I think the sentiment from Winter Woods stamp set would also look really good here.

Another thing I love about the Brightly Gleaming paper is that you could use it all year round! Here, I’ve used the less-sparkly side of the paper to make a masculine birthday card. Once I started playing with this paper, I couldn’t stop!

I hope you’ll follow the link below to see the other Christmas projects, and get excited about what’s coming in just ten more days!! (But who’s counting!!)

And remember, you have a few more days to get in on Bonus Days. For every $60 you spend in July (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August – when you’ll be able to order from the annual catalogue AND the new August-December mini! I’ll be placing an order this coming Monday (July 27), so if you need anything be sure to contact me before then, or shop online and use hostess code H2HUA3ET.

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I’m participating in another blog hop with The Crafty Medic, and this time it’s a Colour Challenge! I was quite inspired when I saw the announcement of “grayscale” and I thought this would be a perfect opportunity to play with the painter’s tape technique.

If you haven’t tried the painter’s tape technique before, don’t worry – I’ve got a video tutorial to show you how it’s done.

I hope you’ll follow the link to see the other grayscale projects … and you can even vote for your favourite projects!

If you’re feeling inspired by this project or any other, remember that you can find all the supplies at my online store. Remember to use the current hostess code when you order and you’ll receive a free gift from me! And don’t forget about Bonus Days … for every $60 you spend in July (before tax and shipping), you’ll earn a $6 coupon to use in August. What a great deal!

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I’m very happy to be participating in a blog hop with fellow Canadian demonstrator Stefanie Pletscher, The Crafty Medic. The theme for the hop is PRIDE!

This is an important topic for me and my family, as we strive to be good allies and uphold the rights of all – regardless of skin colour, gender, sexual orientation, or any other factor. This past month has shown all of us that we need to do more: not just show acceptance and tolerance, but stand up to bigotry and prejudice in al its forms. My family and I will keep working toward this goal, now and always.

My daughter Gwen (12) absolutely loves rainbows, so I enlisted her help in creating this card. I blogged here about how to create a rainbow background just a few months ago, but I knew Gwen would take it in a whole different direction … and she didn’t disappoint! She is a true artist. Just look at all the amazing backgrounds she created… no two are the same!

All I had to do was choose one, and overlay the die-cut from Detailed Hearts on top of it for a bold Pride card.

I’m not even sure this card needs a sentiment – it seems to have a message on its own, doesn’t it?

Warning for those who would like to try the rainbow background technique: it will stain your bone folder. But then again, if you’re a rainbow fan like Gwen and me, you might just find that to be a benefit!

Now be sure to click the links below and visit the other blogs to see more wonderful Pride projects! Happy Stampin’!


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Good morning everyone and welcome to my blog! It’s time for another blog hop, this time to celebrate Father’s Day with some masculine cards.

My card uses products from the World of Good suite, which is in the new annual catalogue. If you’re one of my customers, you’ll be receiving this catalogue in the mail soon; if not, please contact me and I can get one to you. The new catalogue is jam-packed with awesome products for a wide variety of occasions, and there are so many wonderful items that you’re going to fall in love with! You’ll be able to order from it starting June 3rd, but if you can’t wait till then – and you want to take advantage of the best deal in the catalogue – you can join my team to get $165 in product for $135, and yes, you can include items from the new catalogue in your starter kit! You can learn more about this amazing deal right here.

This is the very first card I’ve created with this suite and I know I will be making many, many more. I think it is absolutely stunning with its old world aesthetic and elegant charm. Plus, do you remember the Stone 3D embossing folder from the Power of Hope bundle during Sale-a-Bration … and how much I loved the intense texture and hoped they’d have something similar in the new annual catalogue? My wish came true with the Old World Paper embossing folder. Just look at this amazing texture …. and just like with the Stone folder, both sides of this paper are so lush!

On a more personal note, I am looking forward to honouring my husband this Father’s Day. He has been working so hard to keep our family safe and cared-for during the pandemic, in addition to working long and difficult hours (at home) for his IT Helpdesk job. And he does it all without a word of complaint. We are so lucky to have him!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend, and that you are safe, healthy, and comforted in these challenging times.

Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other masculine cards. Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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The Seashore Stampers are hopping again, and this time our theme is Mother’s Day/feminine cards. I’m featuring a card I made using the Timeless Tulips bundle in the Spring Mini Catalogue. In fact, this card is almost exactly the same as the sample shown on page six – I’ve CASE’d the Catty!

This card is part of the Timeless Tulips Class by Mail I offered for the month of April. If you order the bundle, you will receive the kits and instructions to make five beautiful cards, as shown here. Since I couldn’t hold in-person classes this month, I thought Class-by-Mail would be fun! It’s not nearly as fun as getting together in person, but at least it keeps us crafting!

 

One thing is for sure, Mother’s Day (as well as many other celebrations) is looking pretty different this year. I hope you’ll take a moment to send a card to someone you care about – whether it’s your own mom, or someone else you admire and appreciate. It’s sure to brighten their day!

I hope you enjoyed my project! Now don’t forget to click on the buttons below to continue on the blog hop, and enjoy all the other Mother’s Day-themed creations! Click on “Previous” to visit Erica’s blog and “Next” to see what MiRan has created!

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