Thursday, 19 July 2018

Make a Wish with Broadway Birthday | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Welcome back to the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop. Today's hop features the Birthday Broadway Suite from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It's a perfect group of products to help create fun projects for birthdays of all ages!

I can honestly say I had so much fun with this Broadway Birthday Bundle. 

It was hard to stray from the colours within the Broadway Bound Speciality Designer Paper. I used some of the candle images from the paper and included it on this card. From there, I couldn't help but use it with my favourite new Stampin' Up! colour. Gorgeous Grape.

Isn't that grape gorgeous? #lol

In the card above, the card base is a piece of Highland Heather cardstock. The softer pastel tones down the Gorgeous Grape colours.

Stacking the sentiments on top of each other is one of my new favorite techniques and this particular stamp set encourages you to do so.

Have you tried this technique yet?

Using my Gorgeous Grape refill ink, I created several watercolor backgrounds. Eventually, I incorporated those into my cards. The 'wish' due cut comes directly from the Broadway Birthday Die Thinlets. Stampin' Up! is always making products to help you create quick and easy cards like this one!

As always, thanks so much for hopping along today. 

Its time to keep moving on to one of my favourite crafters, Charlet Mallet!


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Today's project includes the following products as well as the Color Your Season Bundle: 

These Four Boys. | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

These kids.
I can't even.
I couldn't wait to document these faces.

Jack chooses his friends quite carefully.
But there's no other kids I'd rather him choose then these 3.
Always together.
Always running.
Always laughing.
Sometimes crying.
But always looking for each other.
I can't express how thankful I am for including Jack and making him feel special.
Love them forever.

This layout was created for the AUGUST 2018 SPARK magazine exclusively developed for the online Simple Scrapper community. Within the community we are provided with sketches and journal prompts in order to help inspire members.


Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards Story Kits, American Crafts, Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 5 July 2018

A taste of Summer with a New Release: Colour Your Season | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

And just like that, July came.
Summer finally arrived on the East Coast of Canada.

So did a brand new release from Stampin' Up! called Color Your Season! 
Demonstrators are able to purchase these exclusive limited time only products beginning July 1th and customers on August 1, 2018. 

The Color Your Season bundle is perfect for crafting in any season, in any part of the world! The coordinating Stitched Seasons Framelit Dies are beautiful and the water colour pencils are the perfect addition to your collection!

But these products won't last long so be sure to get yours today!

Today's project features the floral stamp as I celebrate the arrival of Summer!


My project was stamped on Sahara Sand paper and coloured using the watercolour pencils along with a blender pen. In order to cluster the flowers around the stitched die, I cut pieces of the floral and placed them under and over the sentiment. Stampin' Up!'s basic pearls has always been a favourite of mine and they are a perfect embellishment to finish off this project!

Thanks for hopping along. Today's hop will feature projects using all seasons so don't stop here! Keep hopping to incredibly talented Charlet Mallet!


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Today's project includes the following products as well as the Color Your Season Bundle: 

Thursday, 28 June 2018

Inspired by Colour | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

"Oh Happy Day.."
Am I the only one that immediately thinks about the movie, Sister Act?

Today's Fancy Friday Challenge is to play around with different colour combinations. Each current and past Stampin' Up! Artisan is bringing you a fresh new colour combination. How cool is that?

My project was created using three new colours and the stamp set "A Little Wild".

The background was created using the Stampin' Write Markers on water colour paper. Start by drawing all the stripes on the paper. Then you can go over top of the lines with an aqua painter (water brush) and the colours move perfectly!

As always, thank you so much for dropping by! Be sure to keep hopping to check out my fabulous and fancy friends projects + colour combos!

Up next is Jeanna Bohanon!!!

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Wednesday, 27 June 2018

Inspired by Fashion | Be Inspired Blog Hop

Today's Be Inspired Challenge is actually something that I am regularly inspired by. All too often I fall in love with cute t-shirts at The Gap or patterns from Anthropologie. It doesn't stop there as I see quilts or cool fabric prints in the sewing industry.

With a quick little pinterest break, I found a pattern that I am typically drawn to.
Little stars. 
They get me every time.

To get started, I grabbed some stamps that I thought would work well. I am not sure if you recognized the images from the This Little Piggy, Tabs For Everything and Balloon Celebration stamp sets.

Be sure to keep hopping to my friend, Carolynn Sander from the other side of Canada! (She's likely a lot warmer than me right on.... in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.)

Friday, 15 June 2018

Blue Striped Background | #tgifc164

I doodled some Night of Navy lines using the Stampin' Write Markers.
I did it on watercolour paper.
Then I went over it again using an Aqua Painter.

And that's how I made this blue striped background.
...With my little blue truck...
...anyone? Anyone?
It reminds me of a children's book called "The Little Blue Truck"

This project was created for the TGIF Design Team.
This week's theme is a doodling challenge.
And well...
Join in on the fun!

Don't forget to link up to the TGIF Challenge Design Page to get selected as a winner!