Thursday, 23 February 2017

a pop of pink | Fancy Friday Blog Hop




This month's Fancy Friday Blog Hop is all about pink. Now when I think about pink, I think about Erica from Pink Buckaroo Designs. She's always rocking bright colours. I am quite the opposite - I rarely use pink in my designs so this challenge could have been a tough challenge.

Almost as tough as finding a hot pink shirt that I have been searching high and low all over the country for. It seems this design will remain in my head until I make it myself. 

I started out by grabbing some of pink cardstock but I was quick to notice the Pop of Pink Speciality Design Series Paper.

As many of you know I water colour and die cut in bulk. This card is a great example of how a project came together quickly because I was able to layer pieces together quickly.


#adttipsandtricks:  I watercolour using Stampin' Write markers and an aqua painter.  But I always make sure to ground the images by creating a halo resembling the floor or a shadow.


Next up is Krista Frattin.  She's a favourite Stampin' Up! designer of mine so I have no doubt you'll be in love with whatever pink-a-licious project she makes.
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Friday, 17 February 2017

a chick with a bow tie | #tgifc95


Well, well, well.
This week's TGIF challenge is an inspiration challenge and I can't imagine any other design team member thinking about anything other than these cutie chicks!


I can't stop looking at how cute he is!!


Seriously though.. that bow tie.


I guess you are going to have to go play with your Hey, Chick stamp set now, aren't you?
You have a week to knock this challenge out of the park!

Until next time!
Cathy

Thursday, 16 February 2017

hello silver embossing powder | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


You are here for the pictures, aren't you?

Fair enough.

All you need to know is silver embossing powder + watercolored air balloons = love
and
layer with ribbon.


To see more of my projects using the Lift Me Up Bundle, check out my post on Creative Scrapbooker Magazine this month.

Andd.... I have 60 centimeters of snow to shovel so let's get hopping. 
The fabulous Dani is up next!


Supplies are all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted: watercolour paper, Lift me Up Bundle, metallic SAB ribbon, doilies, silver embossing powder, melon mambo, crushed current and tempting turquoise Stampin' Write markers, Stitched Shapes Dies, SAB Carry Me Away designer series paper, silver foil.

Friday, 3 February 2017

a tasty ice cream truck | #tgifc93


Yesterday I was playing around with the Tasty Trucks Sale-a-Bration stamp set for my Artisan Stampin' Up! post (click to see more).  I decided to use this stamp for the TGIF Blog colour challenge this week as well because its reminded me of the old ice cream truck colours.


From now until the end of March, you can get this free exclusive stamp set when you spend $60 Cdn ($50 USD) on Stampin' Up! products.... You can't buy this set outright... so be sure to contact me to place an order and get it asap!

In the mean time, have a wonderful day and play along with this colour challenge this week!

Cathy


Thursday, 2 February 2017

That's One Tasty Truck! | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team SAB Blog Hop


In today's blog hop, the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team are showcasing all the amazing products that you can get during the Stampin' Up! Sale-a-bration promotion. The deal is that when you spend $60 Cdn ($50 USD) you get to choose one of many products from an exclusive mini catalog.


Tasty Trucks is one of the products that you can choose as your free product.  You can also choose the metallic ribbon or the Carried Away Designer Paper that are also shown on my card.

Like most days when I am tasked with using a specific product, I sit down and play.

Play, I did with my aqua painters and Stampin' Write markers.


Of course... I would often finish my card here as clean and simple turns my crank..


But it was nice to finish the card with some embellishments and more colour.

With my additional pieces, I created this card on crumb cake. The images were water coloured and then adhered to the card base with dimensionals.


I created one more card as part of the TGIF Design Team colour challenge this week. Make sure to check out that post so you can playing along with our challenge!


And before I forget... you saw that I like to play.  Often I stamp way too many images so I save those stamped images and place them inside clear plastic envelopes inside the stamp sets.  I do the same thing with die cuts.  I cut a ton and then put them in clear plastic envelopes and place them inside the storage envelopes.


The truth is... I love this stamp set.
I love playing with it and there's so many more cute images and sentiments.
Its a delicious stamp set so make sure you get yours.

For now, hop over to my friend, Dani's blog to see what cute projects she created today!



Friday, 27 January 2017

Meet Jeanna.. she's a super mom | #tgifc92


This card was created as part of the TGIF Challenge Blog Design Team.
This week we are getting inspiration from one of our design team members, Jeanna Bohanon from Stamp Time Somewhere.


Jeanna is a friend of mine that is a creative dream. She's raw and she's real. She wears her heart on her sleeve and she loves Canadian ketchup chips. She raises three boys and she still manages not to burn the house down. 

Jeanna. Well. She's super mom. 
A super wife. 
A super friend. 
See you soon Jeanna!

Make sure to play along this week with us.  
I can't wait to see what you make!
Cathy


Thursday, 26 January 2017

My cards are white. So what? | Fancy Friday Blog Hop

"Use anything you want either new OR newly retired. Just because you like it, just because you need a challenge, just because you needed a card ASAP to send...."


... They said.
I am not in a box.
Wow. I feel wild and free.
.. And then I made this. Ugh.




I thought the sprinkled belly would be cool with the sentiment...
But the candies made the glassine bag look oily.
And I couldn't get the colours right. 
I hated it.

You see I usually make cards like this when its not for Design Team Work.
It's what I am into.
Take it or leave it.
I know they aren't that impressive but in real life they are cool.
To me, at least.


I use mostly Stampin' Up! images from current and old sets.

I have many images "pre-heat embossed" on water color paper ready for me to do at a moments notice.

And when I sit down to watch shows and movies that I can't actually watch because they are too scary with my husband... well. I color. And that's a big bonus, my friends.


I like one layered white cards.
So what?
There. I said it.

But I did make this one too.... just to mix it up a little.


Well, wasn't that a bit of everything for you today....

.. Do you kind of feel like you have been at an all you can eat buffet?
No? Bet you wish you were though, right? A candy one in the very least... with those fuzzy peaches. Yum. 

Its your turn to go see what Joyce has to make.  Seriously. This girl has got it going on.  She is a trendy cool lady.  Check it out.