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!
Cathy

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Kindness Changes Everything | Stampin Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Kindness Changes Everything.

I mean, I see that sentiment and I just automatically nod my head.

Yes.
Yes.
Yes.

How powerful is that message?


To bring this message to life, I sewed two pieces of this beautiful butterfly die together. In between the two layers I sandwiched some polka dot ribbon and metallic silver thread. Finally, I machine sewed the centre together.


Let's do our part and share our "kindess" messages.
I hope you have an amazing day!

But don't stop here, keep hopping to incredibly talented Charlet Mallet!

Cathy


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Please see below for a list of Stampin' Up! products used in today's project:

Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Varied Vases | Stamp to Share International Blog Hop


Welcome back to another Stamp to Share International Blog Hop where a group of talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators showcase one particular product from the Stampin' Up! Catalogs. 


The products we are featuring this month is the Varied Vases Bundle. I've seen some amazing projects  created with this products already! And lets get serious here... everyone loves a punch!


I've created two very easy cards with a couple fun variations.

Both cards are stamped with clear embossing powder over black ink on water color paper. As always, I've water coloured the images using my Stampin' Write markers.


What helps create a little more of a wow factor is the fact that I've used the Tranquil Tides beads in the centres of the flowers. On the card below, I've added some velum to the vase to give it the effect that its glass.  Adding vellum can sometimes be tricky because you can always see the adhesive through the paper. Therefore try adhering it on the stamped portions or in a corner out of sight. Often I use a stapler to make it part of the project but this doesn't work for this card.


Thanks for hanging out with me today. Keep hopping along to my friend Monica Gale - I can't wait to see what she creates!

Friday, 8 June 2018

Little Red Truck | #tgifc163


It's been a long time since I've created a project for the TGIF Design Team.

And well.

That's because some unexpected things happened.

I call that life.


But I am realizing more and more how important it is to make sure that I take time out for me. And well, crafting is it. To get back into the swing of things, I used to always look for challenges. These days challenges find me. Sketches are always my favourite. So if you found yourself tangled up into the web of life than maybe sit down and give yourself an hour to create a project using this sketch.


Be sure to link up to TGIF Challenge Page!
Cathy

Sunday, 20 May 2018

almost ten | Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop


I don't overthink scrapbooking.
Normally I start with the photo.
Why?
Because I almost always type my story.
To tell the story I want a visual.
That's the photo part.
I type.
I print.
I embellish.
I love it and you will too.
Because life is good enough to be documented.


Almost ten, she is slowing down. More than ever before, she makes sure shes close. Always at my feet unless she’s digging holes outside. Her fur around her face is now white. It suits her. She makes me smile and most definitely warm. She’s definitely my old dog.        
- Rooney May 2018


Don't stop here, the Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop team is showing projects with a floral theme this month. Be sure to be inspired and get your memories documented.

Have a wonderful day,
Cathy

Thursday, 17 May 2018

Waterfront stamping | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


I can feel it.
In fact, I can see it.
Spring is here in these parts on the Eastern parts of Canada.
Today's featured stamp set, Waterfront definitely falls into the "Spring" theme as people begin to think about camping and summers around the lake.



As the kids begin to finish off their school year and as the dance recitals wind up, the thank you cards and gifts also begin to pile up. 

The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper (DSP) pairs perfectly with the Waterfront stamp set. By using this DSP you can crank out multiple thank you notes or boxes as I have using the Mini Pizza Boxes by Stampin' Up!


To re-create the trees below, I simply inked my tree stamp in Old Olive Ink and then stamped it off creating a shadow. 

Done and done, right?


Thank you so much for dropping by today. I really do have to book a couple camping adventures for my family this summer. This is a great reminder!

Be sure to keep hopping to check out the multi talented Charlet Mallet!


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Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Happy Mother's Day! | Stamp to Share Blog Hop


Welcome to the June International Stamp to Share Blog Hop. These Stampin' Up! demonstrators are incredibly talented and I am lucky to be representing Canada.


Each month this global design team selects products by Stampin' Up! in order to inspire you on how you can incorporate them into your Stampin' Up! business or projects. This month we are featuring the early release by Stampin' Up! called Share What You Love.


In Canada and North America, Mother's Day lands on the second Sunday in May.  This brings us to May 13th this year. For the past week, I have been busy getting things ready to send to my favorite mothers and grandmothers. The Share What you Love product suite is exactly what I needed to finish these projects. The faux water coloring on the paper is perfection in my mind.

To soften the floral design and to give it a "lighter' appeal, I added the vellum over top.


Thanks for dropping by today - I am so thankful that you are here! And if you are in North America celebrating all mothers, than happy mother's day! 

Paula Dobson is up next. Shes incredibly talented - I can't wait to see what she has made to show us today!