Thursday, 30 January 2020

Shake it Up! | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


It's 2020 and the Stampin' Up! past and current Artisans are back to bring you inspiration using current Stampin' Up! projects. Each month we currate a theme and this growing group of over 40 uber talented Creatives try to come up with a project. This month we are "shaking it up".


This Shaker Card project uses the Stitched Stars dies, irridescent sequins and Birthday Goodness stamp set. Did you pick up on the little stars amongst the sequins? Yup, they are the negatives from the swirly star die cut!


Now, have you been wondering I've been? Well, you likely remember I've been growing a baby - She finally arrived on January 23, 2020 weighing 7lb 12 oz and measuring 50cm. I am totally smitten and she's fitting in with our crazy family of five. I am working hard to find a new routine... and also space for all the "things" that comes with babies.



Things are changing in the Stampin' Fancy Friday world. This will be our last blog hop. Awwww but not to worry we are still around to give you inspiration. Instead of blogging we will be posting our projects to Instagram only, as well as individual social accounts like Facebook. We think the world is evolving and so should we!  So be sure to follow the Stampin' Fancy Friday Instagram Account @stampinfancyfriday to sure you don't miss out next month's projects!

I am so excited to be linking to Kerstin Kreis whom is am amazing Artist!!! Be sure to check her out next!


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Friday, 29 November 2019

At Your Service | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine



"I drive.
Oh boy, do I drive.
I drive my own kids and every one else’s kids.
From one end of town to the other.
My own schedule is dictated around where I have to drive someone and with who.
Do I have enough carseats? Boosters? Etc.
Often with meals and snacks to be eaten while driving from point A to point B.
I can tell you one thing though. It’s my turn. I am pretty sure my parents did the same.
And when a carpool opportunity comes up, I snag it.
But let’s just say for now...
I am at your service."


This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 2019 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.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Freckled Fawn, Pink Paislee

Thursday, 28 November 2019

Look at that Smile | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


Every now and then someone captures MY joy.
It's rare but it happens.
Man, I wish I had more pictures like this.


This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 2019 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.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Elle Studio, Pink Paislee

Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Feeling Festive | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Hey all! Are you getting ready for the holiday season?
I atually am.
So ready.
I am now 7 and a half months pregnant. While I crave wine and slush, I am totally ready to sit down and hang out with family and friends lit up by the glow of the Christmas tree.
Yup, I am so very much ready.


I have been making Christmas and Holiday cards for the last few months. Because I make cards in bulk, I generally go with this watercoloured feel. I don't like to make the same cards over and over but I don't mind if they are similar style. You can find the stocking stamp in the Holly Jolly Christmas stamp set by Stampin' Up! 




I wanted to show you something else - Just last weekend we had our company Christmas party! This always gets me in the spirit! Part of my role in a family owned business is to get prizes for all the staff. This year we did Mystery Boxes and it didn't take long for me to find 30 boxes at Marshalls. These boxes are gorgeous already so I only needed a tag to finish them off for my purpose. Using the  Stampin' Up! Stitched Shapes Framelits with my favourite Bombshell font I was able to quickly create numbered tags.... you guys... Stitched Shapes has been a 'go to' product for me over the last couple years so make sure its part of your stash!


And yes folks.
It's that easy.
Don't over think it.
You only have so many hours in the day.

Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today! 
Keep hopping along to check out Manuela Geiswinkler's project!! It's gonna be amazing!

See you soon!

Thursday, 21 November 2019

A Blue Christmas | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


Oh my. You are in for a treat today! The Stampin' Up! past and current Artisans are back with a blue Christmas and holiday season.


Believe it or not, I feel like I am just about done my holiday shopping, which means that I am ready to rock and roll with the wrapping. I love, love, love using all the trims that Stampin' Up! has for us. When thinking aout packaging its only easy to pick out some gorgeous paper and then wrapped our trims around it.

This is a package of 4 cards in our acetate box. I typically give packs of cards out for Christmas and the acetate boxes are perfect for this. Using some extra trims on the top make it ready to unwrap!


Packaging isn't the only thing our trims and ribbons compliment well though. Consider adding some ribbon to key chains, ornaments, hair ties, etc.


Marisa Gunn is up next - I can't wait to see what she has created! 
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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

'Tis the Season | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Oh, the Be Inspired Blog Hop team is bringing you some black and bling this month!



Today's project was created when I began pulling Stampin' Up! products from my shelves that I thought fell into this category. The shimmery ribbon is what started everything moving. This design is a 'go to design" for me where I creaet a cluster and place it in the create of a card front. The photography of the Feels like Frost Designer Series Paper brought this card to life.

And of course, I loved the little snowflake sequins in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue.



Thanks for dropping by to check out my project today! I am so excited for the holiday season to begin! Up next, we have the incrediby talented Carolynn Sander!

See you soon!

Thursday, 24 October 2019

Those Penguins. | Fancy Friday Blog Hop



Another month has went by and I am back with the absolute best creative team as everyone in this blog hop is either past or current Stampin' Up! Artisan. This month we are testing our creativity limits by mixing and matching the annual and holiday catalogues.

My card is different for me as I am using a black background to bring out the penguin design. If you take a close look you can see I'veused two embossing folders from the annual catalogue: Woven Heirlooms and the Brick and Mortar 3D folder.

And of course, the penguins come from the Playful Penguins stamp set in the holiday catalogue!

I love this holiday catalogue and I just love these penguins. There's so much that these guys can do!!

You are in for a treat now as I always love Krista Frattin's style and I am certain you do too. She's up next so check it out!
Are you following me on instagram? 
This is where I show the majority of my projects and inspiration, along side my loves and life.  
Be sure to find me @cathycaines and @seecathygo