Friday, 12 January 2018

Just For You | #tgifc142

I ran away.
My daughter and I are in Las Vegas.
Before we left I created this card along with several others.

I picked the stack of unlikely muse... 
Isn't it funny?
I wasn't going to buy this pack of paper but I have been loving the smaller paper as of late and I didn't want to miss out. It simply is awesome. Bright colours. Subtle colours. A bit of A and well, a bit of B.

To create the card, I distressed the sides using a nile file of the green paper and proceeded to edge the die cuts with sponging using the crumb cake ink.
Eventually, I added some linen thread while adding some layers and I finally said my project was complete.

Oh, were you interested in where the flower comes from?
I assume you haven't forgotten about this set because it's an all occasion winner in my books!
Today's project was created using the TGIF sketch challenge.
Every two weeks I join the Design Team in an attempt to inspire.
Hope this sketch helps you grow creatively like it did for me.
You have until Thursday 10am PST to finish your project and submit it to the TGIF challenge blog!
I can't wait to see what you created.


Thursday, 11 January 2018

Epic Celebrations | One Stamp At a Time Blog Hop

I am so excited to have joined the One Stamp at a Time Blog Hop [OSAT] Design Team!
This team is filled with talent so sit back, relax and grab a coffee.

Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world have been so excited for the release of the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue as well as the Sale-A-Bration promotion!

Amongst all the excitement we are showing you some of the exclusive products that you can receive when you spend $60 Canadian [$50 USD].

The above projects use these amazing Sale-A-Bration products:

To create the guitar images, I used a paper piecing technique.
You can see that I stamped on the champage foil, as well as the vellum below.
Adding the metallic black thread to create some fun strings.

Are you interested in knowing where that rockstar polka paper came from? It's the Tuitti Fruitti 6x6" Designer Paper Stack.  You might think it's filled with fruit but instead there's some amazing patterns on each of the opposite sides of the fruity designs.

Any by the way.
You ARE amazing.
Thanks for dropping by today.
Keeping hopping along to Kelly Acheson.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

Petal Palette | Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop

2018 is bringing new friends and opportunities.

Today I am very happy to share that I am blogging with the Stamp to Share International Design Team Blog Hop. It's quite an honour as these ladies are incredibly talented Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. Feeling the love for sure - but definitely some big shoes to fill.

Each month a current Stampin' Up! product suite is selected to inspire you. This month the team selected the Petal Palette Bundle included in the newly released 2018 Occasions Catalogue.


This project was created using watercolour paper, refill ink and an aquapainter. On a stamping block, I put a couple drops of refill ink of each of these colours: melon mambo, tempting turquiose and old olive. Using my aqua painter I coloured each element of my stamped image heat embossed with white embossing powder. To make the image pop, I applied some blue on the outskirts of the image. And it didn't take long for this card to be done.

Thanks so much for dropping by today - But don't stop here as Moira McIlroy is going to show you another project to bring the Stampin' Up! Petal Palette Product Suite to life!

Friday, 5 January 2018

Lookin' Sharp | #tgifc141

You are lookin' sharp.
Yeah you are.

And if you want to send a card telling someone they are lookin' sharp, best grab the new Truly Tailored stamp from the 2018 Stampin' Up! Occasions Catalogue.


This project was created for the TGIF Challenge Blog Design Team
Each week we encourage you to create by giving you weekly inspiration and challenges from our talented Design Team. Be sure to upload your project to the website each week. This week's challenge is a colour challenge. We can't wait to see what you make!

Until next time!

Thursday, 4 January 2018

In and Out | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

Off on another another adventure.
I can breath again.
It’s the moments in the airport before the gate opens up that allows me to breath.
In and out.
In and out.
Slowly now.
In and out.
It doesn’t matter where I am going. If it’s just me and my passport with no one else to worry about, I can find my peace.
I can worry about me.
And when I board the plane, no one can find me.
No one can contact me.
Everything is out of my control.
And that’s when I can taste the air.
Where am I going again?

Today's layout was created for the January 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 the Ali Edwards's story kits, American Crafts Thickers and Stampin' Up! washi tape.


This hybrid project began within Adobe Photoshop where I inserted my photo and added the journalling using the Remington Noiseless font as you can see above.  The above file was then printed on my own printer. 

Once the page was printed I add the title and plaed around with the chipboard pieces until they were just right.

Keepin' it simply just one layout at a time.

Note: The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Cut the Confetti | Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop

Today marks the launch of the Stampin' Up! annual promotion, Sale-A-Bration! It's exciting because with every $60 order, you get to choose a free item out of their exclusive Sale-A-Bration catalog!
And that's a great reason to
Today's theme for the Let's Get Hopping Blog Hop!

This card showcases the amazing Picture Perfect 6x6" Paper Stack.
Yeah, that "confetti" is an actual picture and looks very cool on the paper.

The paper matches perfectly with the Picture Perfect stamp.
Needless to say the whole Picture Perfect Suite is so perfectly perfect!

Don't stop here - keep hopping to my friend, Eimear!
Have a great Wednesday!

Jack at Five | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

Your cheeks smash up into your eyelids and I can barely see your eyes. You are smiling so hard and can’t contain your excitement. Today is the day that you turn five. While I am travelling, you kissed the cell phone many times as you showed me every little creature spread out across the floor that your new Paw Patrol Sea Patroller will be in charge of rescuing. Toys are very important to you and you play hard. I’ll miss watching you today but you are in great hands.

Since last year I didn’t think we’d ever be able to travel with you without a stroller but now you are running from gate to gate at “Jack Speed” and proud of it too. Although you are growing so fast, it’s super cool and super awesome. Every single morning I am so proud of you when you climb up the yellow bus to go to school as your blue sharks bookbag slides off one shoulder and then the other. Back and forth. Back and forth. You are still so small and as you know you are my “cutest”. You still slide your hands into mine as we walk across the parking lot to pick up Jane. And every single time my heart swells just a little more.

In sloth like style, your mornings are slow and we sometimes still carry you down from your bed to the couch. These mornings are closing so I’ll enjoy them a little more this year. While you say you want to be a fireman when you grow up I am certain you will be a builder or an engineer. But whatever it is, I know you’ll make me proud. And even if you make a mistake I hope you learn from them to grow.

Happy five Jack Caines. Party hard.
Love Mom.

Today's layout was created for the January 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.

This layout is a note to my son on his fifth birthday. While it's journal heavy, I wouldn't have it any other way.  I mean every single word and I am so thankful for this hobby where I have a place for my stories and words.

The majority of the embellishments come from the Ali Edwards Story Kits, as well as Stampin' Up!

Have a great day and welcome to 2018!

Note: The Premium Membership at Simple Scrapper provides skills and shortcuts to help you simplify and find more meaning in your memory keeping.