Thursday, 20 July 2017

May all your tomorrows be as happy as today | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop


Hi Friends!

The Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team is showcasing the Colorful Seasons Product Suite this month in the hopes to show you what a beautifully versatile set this is.

"May all your tomorrows be as happy as today."

I have been fixated on this sentiment. It's a perfect saying for a wedding card from the Colorful Seasons stamp set.  In fact it's easy for this stamp to get lost with all the gorgeous images and sentiments in this set.


To create this card I used tone on tone with whisper white paper and the Detailed Floral dies.  However, I used my aquapainter with some pool party ink to add some colour in the background.  I layered from ribbons behind the sentiment which was stamped in versamark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  Finally, I added some pearls and sequins to top it off.

And before you go..
How are you living your life without the sequin embellishments?  There are three sizes that make these sequins better than the rest... but that's my humble opinion, of course.

Thanks for dropping by and be sure to see what Dani has this month.


Tanya Boser

Products used in my projects today include the following products available through Stampin' Up!, click on the items for more information and to order.

Thursday, 13 July 2017

enjoy today | #tgifc116


It's been a few weeks since I've played along with my friends at the TGIF Challenge Blog.  I've been struggling to find the time for everything - finding that right balance.  It happens every year.  Being an accountant, there are tax deadlines at the end of June.  I hope to bring you more fun soon as I search for the happy balance.

Until then, be sure to play along with us this week - it's a sketch challenge!


Today's card uses the Stampin' Up! Pieces and Patterns stamp set as well as the corresponding matching paper.  I can't get enough of this set!!

See you soon!
Cathy


Thursday, 6 July 2017

Deck the Halls | Stampin' Up! Artisan Blog Hop

Stop.
Don't you roll your eyes at me.
It's never... never... too early for Christmas.
I see you gasping when you find the Christmas aisle in Costco.
But next thing you know I've caught you red handed tossing a roll of garland in your cart.


Stampin' Up! is gearing up for the holidays.
Beginning in July, demonstrators have the ability to purchase this Carols of Christmas bundle, which includes the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set and the Card Front Builder Thinlet Dies.


Customers can purchase this bundle during the month of August. Be sure to contact your local demonstrator to get your hands on this amazing product bundle to save 10%.  With all the amazing holiday items already in the annual catalogue, it's a great chance to get a head start on your holiday cards!


This multi layered card uses the "Deck the Halls" sentiment from the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set. It's pair with oodles of items from the annual catalogue including the Softly Falling Embossing Folder, the Burlap Ribbon and the Stitched Shapes Framelits.

If you have your eye on that mini wreath, be sure to grab the Boxwood Wreath Embellishments,  Brights Enamel Shapes and Whisper White Baker's Twine.


This tag was made in a snap with the Carols of Christmas Bundle.  The Card Front Builder Thinlets include the tree and deer dies.  I am totally in love with the mini deer. Oh deer me! *wink*

This Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop is meant to inspire you with this early holiday release. Make sure to keep hopping to all twenty global Artisans.
My friend Dani is up next!


Tanya Boser

Products used in my projects today include the Carols of Christmas Stamp set and the Card Front Builder Thinlets (exclusive access to demonstrators only in the month of July) as well as the following:

Thursday, 29 June 2017

#fancyfridaytopfivepicks | Fancy Friday Blog Hop


We have an exciting hop for you this month where we are showing you our favourite new products in the Stampin' Up! annual catalog released at the beginning of this month.
I can honestly tell you that while I have a NUMBER ONE, there were too many of my favourites to list. So, I kept it simple for you.  I included a stamp set, a big shot item and some embellishments! While the Stitched Shapes are not brand new, its the first time they are in a catalog so I made up my own rules on that one.


What's my number one must have item in the new catalog? Hands down. The sequins. They are special because of the shine on them and the variety of sizes.  They were exactly what I was looking for when I simply couldn't find them.

With that said, some items that I use regularly are pearls, doilies, and the fine tip glue pen... whisper white paper... aqua painters... Stampin' Write markers... the list goes on!


Today's card uses all of my top five items.  The black shimmer ribbon matches perfectly with the gold glimmer paper as it seems to have drops of gold in it.  Add the gold, white, silver and black sequins creates a deadly combination.  As always, I need some white... and to my surprise I didn't use white on the card front so as to soften the sharp-ness of the black and white.  The pine plank embossing folder is a must have item in your craft stash!

Thanks for dropping by but before you go make sure to check out the inside of the card so that you can truly see why I love the Magical Mermaid stamp set.  I adore the font pairings of this set.  Its the full package as I can colour the mermaid (it's coming soon!) too!


I honestly can't wait to see what my fancy fridays have in their top five.  I'd love to hear what your top five is - just use the hashtag #fancyfridaytopfivepicks in your social media so we can check them out!  In the mean time, you'll have to see what my amazing friend Cindy has on her top five list!

Thursday, 15 June 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop


"forever young"
I love that sentiment.
At 35, I feel forever young...
...and then I go to a U2 concert and my leg cramps up when I march to the washroom.

Regardless, this sentiment caught my eye in the Happy Birthday Gorgeous polymer bundle to pair with the Happy Birthday Thinlets die.


I started out with making a simple card with a watercoloured wash using Berry Burst ink.
I simply fell in love.

My style is for certain clean and simple.
However, I wanted to do something more on a second card as I continued to play with this bundle. I wanted to use the floral images on the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  This time I cut out a circle with the Layering Circle Framelits out of computer paper in order to do a masking technique.

Why computer paper?  Computer paper is much thinner than cardstock and can ensure that the stamped images around the perimeter of the circle are crisp.  


And just like that you can get a perfect circle of hap hazard stamped images.  The colour combination I used was simply through the subtles ink collection in addition to berry burst ink.


I added Pearl Basic Jewels to embellish the flowers and this card is complete. A layer of burlap ribbon under the "forever young" sentiment was a perfect touch to finish off the card.


If you don't have this bundle on your wish list, you'll be sure to have it there when you finish this Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team hop.  This group of 20 girls will sure to blow your socks off. 


As always, I am so happy you dropped by!
Be sure to check out Dani's project next. She will be sure to wow you!

Cathy