Sunday, 4 November 2018

Up! Fill Life With Experiences | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


August 1-4, 2018. 
She got tickets to see Taylor Swift for her birthday. 
What a lucky girl. 
But truth be told maybe Mom is just as excited.


Nanny and Poppy joined us for the adventure. 
Come From Away was the selling point as it’s a play that every 
Newfoundlander would be proud to see.

Flying to Toronto First Class and letting the day be our guide, we ate lunch at the CN Tower, Taylor Swift and Come From Away at the Royal Alexandria Theatre. 


This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 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.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Stampin' Up!

Saturday, 3 November 2018

Let Your Light Shine | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


Sometimes a story takes awhile to tell.
And this story is just that.
It's the beginning of a gymnastics competition season to the next.
It's the first one.
And she grew.
And I grew.
It's that cool when we learn from each other?




This layout was created for the NOVEMBER 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.

Cathy

Supplies for today's project comes from Ali Edwards, Stampin' Up!

Thursday, 1 November 2018

Introducing... Snowflake Showcase! | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Today is the day that we all can get our hands on the Showflake Showcase!
And believe me, you will want to grab these while they last throughout the month of November.


The Showfall Thinlets come several sizes of snowflakes - big and small.
But I have to tell you that I have a soft spot for the beautiful large snowflake. 


The projects in today's blog post use the Snow is Glistening Stamp Set.
This stamp set along with Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set, which I showcased last month are available in this special edition of limited products.


My second project does not include the Snowflake Thinlets to prove to you that you don't need them to make a stunning project. This simple card is 4"x7" in size and the bottom shows the new Velveteen Speciality Paper. It's so soft and lovely - just like there's a layer of snow on the card!


But most of all, I am...
Sending you a blizzard of wishes for this holiday season.
How sweet is that?

Don't stop here as the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team was hard at work to design projects using products from this Snowflake Showcase! Hop along to Charlet Mallett up next!

Cathy


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Today's project includes the following products:
Merry Christmas to All Stamp Set
Velveteen Specialty Paper
Snowfall Thinlets
Snowflake Thinlets
Vellum, Sahara Sand Card Stock, Whisper White Cardstock, Black Stazon Ink, Pool Party Ink, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark, Merry Christmas DSP

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Thankful for Godparents | Be Inspired Blog Hop


Welcome back to our monthly Be Inspired Blog Hop!

This month's hop is all about kids! I have been asked to prepare a card for a baby christening and just in time for this hop!


This project went a little sideways because my first attempt included saying "thank you" but I wanted to be more specific and I didn't have a stamp that said what I wanted it to say... 

... so I cheated.

Yeah, I typed up some words and then put it on the card.


There's so many beautiful layers on this card that its hard to show in a photo. The tiled embossing folder gives it that perfect regal feel. The Frosted Floral paper and die cut looks perfect paired with the Hope Cross Framelits.

Thanks again for dropping by... you are the best!
And if you are in North America - Happy Halloween!
I think you are going to love this hop so keep moving along to my Canadian friend, Carolynn Sander .

Sunday, 21 October 2018

Embrace the Detours | Scrapbook Sunday Blog Hop


So. 
Here’s the thing.
Life isn’t always roses.
And sometimes it’s hard to
figure out what you are
doing here.
When I start to feel
the heaviness of the day to day
it’s time to run away.
And so I did.


Off to see the sunshine 
with my niece, Sawyer and 
my mother. The timing worked
out and it was exactly 
what I needed. I will never
underestimate the power
of beautiful sunrises
and sunsets in
Venice, Florida.



Here's what I DO know:// 
Getting outdoors. Changing the scenary. Seeing the sun. Writing on paper.
All these things, help me find clarity. 
Give it a try.

Cathy

Thursday, 18 October 2018

Simply Thankful. | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


"Simply thankful for all the good things."
Wow.
What a reminder that sentiment is.
In Canada, we just celebrated our Thanksgiving.
It's this time of year that our gratitudes are top of mind.

But it's so important to remember them daily.

I simply love this sentiment from Stampin' Up!'s Country Home Stamp set.
Not just because of what it says but because I always love the mix of cursive fonts and sans serif capital letters.

I knew as soon as I saw this stamp set that I needed to use it.
A Baker's Box paired with the Detailed Floral Thinlet Dies brought this project together perfectly.


Simply perfect.
Simply easy.
Simply beautiful.
Simply thankful.

Have a beautiful day!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team's projects in today's blog hop featuring the Country Home Stamp SetCharlet is up next!



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Today's project includes the following products:

Thursday, 4 October 2018

Snowflake Showcase | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


It's October already and Stampin' Up! is getting ready for a Snowflake Showcase!


From October 1st to 31st, Stampin' Up! Demonstrators are able to get their hands on these beautiful limited time only products! From November 1st to 30th, customers are able to purchase them. And just in time for the holiday season!

Well friends, I am totally loving everything in this special release suite.
There's two stamp sets: Happiness Surrounds and Snow is Glistening.
One Snowflake Trinket Embellishment pack that you cannot miss!
And some white Velveteen Speciality Paper.
But the star of the show is the Snowfall Thinlets.


While it's difficult to see in the picture, this project uses the Snowfall Thinlets combined with the Softly Falling Embossing Folder. The snowflakes are created using the Velveteen paper - it's almost like there's actual snow on the card!


For my two projects today, I am showcasing one stamp set called 'Happiness Surrounds'. I have created ONE project using the Snowfall Thinlet Dies and ONE project without the Snowfall Thinlets. It's amazing how Stampin' Up! can create a non-holiday stamp set to co-ordinate with a Snowflake Thinlets! You can use this stamp set and thinlets any time of year!


Lately, I have been loving all the different purple colours! This patterned paper comes from the Country Home DSP.  How perfect does this paper work with the Sahara Sand cardstock?


Thanks for dropping by today for this special blog hop - make sure that you check out Charlet's projects and the rest of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop!



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Today's project includes the following products:
Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set
Velveteen Specialty Paper
Snowfall Thinlets
Snowflake Thinlets