Sunday, 2 December 2018

Details | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine


How fun?
This layout was created with the idea in mind to have a cover page with an overall review of the places we had been on our vacation.
Joining pieces together was super fun with the Stampin' Up! black thread.


This layout was created for the DECEMBER 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!, The Paper Studio, Freckled Fawn

Saturday, 1 December 2018

I Opened The Door. | Simple Scrapper SPARK Magazine

  


 I opened the lanai door
  and I immediately felt the 
 calm. This. Yes, this is what I
needed. Although I could hear the
highway in the distance, there was
absolute quiet. The birds tweeting
and the water moving to and fro. I 
could feel the warm of the humid Florida 
surrounding my body like I was being 
being wrapped up in someone’s arms. 
I decided to sit, just for a
minute and breath a ‘breath of
fresh air’. I know I have to
take more of these moments.
It hasn’t been an easy few
months and the road ahead 
continues to look 
unpredictable. So, it’s
one day at a time and
today is looking warm
and sunny with blue
skies. So, here’s to
me looking up and
taking a breath
to see that 
life is a
beautiful
thing.



This layout was created for the DECEMBER 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!, The Paper Studio, Freckled Fawn

Wednesday, 28 November 2018

A Star is Born | Be Inspired Blog Hop


This month as part of the Be Inspired Design Team, we are talking about vellum.

While I use vellum for SO MANY THINGS.... 
But I use it most of the time to "tone pattern or colour down".

So, this Garden Impressions 6x6 paper pad is not my thing. But I love the colours in it. The bright blue is gorgeous and will a little vellum it gave me exactly what I needed to create this background for my card.


This card is a smash up of several products from the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalog. It's the definition of creating a card out of your leftovers! This uses Little Twinkle Stamp Set, Free Cake Stamp Set and the Celebrate You Thinlets!

But don't stop here, check out the whole blog hop starting with my Canadian friend, Carolynn Sander, who lives on the opposite of the country as me!

Thursday, 15 November 2018

Merry Christmas to All | Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop



oh my, oh my.
Are you drooling over the 'Merry' die cut?
Yeah.
Me too.


Today's project was brought together using the Softly Falling Embossing Folder as well as the Black Glittered Organdy Ribbon. Both products make for a gorgeous background behind the largest snowflake from the Snowflake Thinlets (available only throughout the month of November).

Be sure to remember your clear Wink of Stella to get that extra shine on your die cuts!


I am certainly feeling the holiday season upon me and I can't wait to feel all the feels this Christmas!
Be sure to check out the rest of the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team's holiday projects beginning with Charlet who is up next!

Cathy


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Today's project includes the following products:

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


Are you following me on instagram? That's where you can find me most often!

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: