Sunshine Sayings for WWYS #99


 

Hello and welcome to our WWYS Challenge for this week! I have to confess I haven’t used the Sunshine Sayings set as much as a should have, but I had so much fun making this card, I think I’ll be using it more in future!  I wanted to keep it simple – well as simple as it can be for me! – and I had the design kinda mapped out in my head. But I have a confession to make – I actually meant to make a portrait card not a landscape version as you see here. Any guesses as to what happened? Well, after die cutting the flower I happened to flip my card over and I had already stamped my signature stamp on the back in, you guessed it, landscape! It was one of those self-deprecating moments – not pretty! But that’s the thing with cardmaking – it doesn’t matter; you can always make it work! I love that!!! So I just stamped and adhered my sentiment sideways too! 🙂

 


 

I did a bit of shading behind the flower and applied some Wink of Stella and it looks gorgeous in real life.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

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Bella & Friends for WWYS #98

 

Welcome to our WWYS Challenge for this week! Bella and Friends is such a cutesy set and just begs to be watercoloured. I had yet to try out my brand new watercolour pencils from the Occasions Catalogue (if you haven’t got your copy yet, click on the big orange button below this post and I’ll get it straight out to you). Back to the watercolour pencils – I used an aqua painter on the little dog image using watercolour paper. You can also use a blender pen if you’re using normal cardstock or DSP. I was AMAZED with the result; the colours blended so easily.

 

 

I backed the image with a piece of Sweet Sugarplum stamped with the dotty image from Playful Backgrounds and paired it with the dotty paper from the Playful Pallette DSP Stack. The sentiment was die-cut using one of the dies from the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits. The ribbon is new from the Occasions Catalogue’s Succulent Garden Ribbon Combo Pack. It’s gorgeous and soft.

 

Here’s a close-up of the watercoloured image.

 

 

Thanks for stopping by my blog. If you’ve left me a comment, thank you! You’ve made my day. Be sure to hop on over to the WWYS blog to see what everyone else has made and enter your own project. You could be our next guest designer!

 

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International Project Highlights – Love Theme

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Welcome to our International Visual Blog Hop using current Stampin’ Up!® Products. We have all created this gallery of projects for you to be inspired by! We would love it if you could visit every one of our blogs and see a close up of our projects. Our theme this month is LOVE because as card makers we love spreading the love. You can see the gallery below and this will be on every blog that you click on so you will never be lost.

How many ways are there to say “I love you”? Well, there are lots, as you’ll see in the gallery below. Click on the images to go to each blog. You won’t want to miss any!

My CAS card uses the Crazy About You Stamp Set and two die sets – the Sunshine Wishes Thinlits Dies from the Annual Catalogue and a brand new one I know you’re gonna love from the upcoming 2017 Occasions Catalogue, called Love Notes Framelits Dies.

By the way, if you don’t already have the Occasions Catalogue, you can order yours here. It starts on 4 January 2017 and I’ll be sending them out from December 1.

Back to my card. I die cut the heart and arrow from the Love Notes dies and the “love” from the Sunshine Wishes dies. I cut the arrow in half and adhered it to look as though it is piercing the heart and added a gold foil tip. The sentiment was layered up (5 layers) to add dimension, and both the heart and sentiment were slathered with my fine-tip glue to give a glossy finish. I also white heat embossed the “you” from the Crazy About You set onto Basic Black cardstock and adhered it with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

 


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This was a really fun card to make. If you like it, please make my day and leave a comment and let me know. The Love Notes Framelits Dies will be available from 4 January 2017, but if you want them earlier you can join my team and get them on December 1st! You can purchase the other supplies I used by clicking here or on the Shop button at the end of this post and entering the current Host Code – SVTUHTJ2 – when you get to the checkout page.

Thanks for visiting my blog today, there are so many amazing ideas and inspiration you don’t want to miss. We know that you will love our gallery of projects made from Stampin’ Up!® Demonstrators around the world!

 


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Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with Special Guest Amy Koenders

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Welcome to the Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop with special guest Amy Koenders. Amy is an extremely talented paper crafter from Georgia, Atlanta in the USA and our team is very excited to be hopping with her today. You can check out Amy’s blog by clicking on her picture.

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We are each CASEing (Copying and Selectively Editing) one of Amy’s designs today. I chose the card below. I love the simple, elegant style of Amy’s card, and the little geometric strip peeping out below the banner. I took that idea, and the three panels to make my card.
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I chose a blue/green colour palette and cut a bunch of the strip die-cut from the Flourish Thinlits Dies in Mint Macaron, Bermuda Bay and Pacific Point. Don’t they look gorgeous together? I adhered two each to panels in the same colours.
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The sentiment is a sneak peek of a new item from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue – Suite Sentiments Stamp Set. I’m telling you, you NEED this set! It has so many gorgeous sentiments in the most adorable fonts! I used my markers to create an ombre effect. I used the brand new Stitched Shapes Framelits Dies to crop the sentiment and then adhered it to a layer of Mint Macaron using the Layering Ovals Framelits Dies. I just love how these dies all layer together. I offset the layering to add interest, and added some hearts from the Brights Enamel Shapes pack in Pacific Point. This image also shows the Wink of Stella I added to the die-cuts – so sparkly!
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I added some Mint Macaron Sheer Linen Ribbon and finished the inside off with another of the die-cuts.
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To continue along the hop, select the person next on the list after me, Gail Davidson, to see all the gorgeous creations from Amy and the rest of the Crazy Crafters. But before you go, if you like my design, I’d love it if you could take the time to leave a comment to let me know!

UPDATE 18/11/16: I’ve chosen to highlight this card in Friday’s Crazy Crafter’s Team Project Highlights.

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What I’ve Been Up To, Holiday Catalogue Shares & Week 2 of Special Offers

WOW! What a week it’s been! There have been so many exciting things going on during the past week. My daughter had her 18th birthday yesterday, and there’ll be a joint birthday celebration later this month too as my niece is turning 21. And my niece and her fiancé have set the date for their wedding! How exciting! So I of course offered to make the wedding invitations, and I’m happy to say Emily was absolutely thrilled with the way they turned out! Phew! Here’s a pic:

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I designed them from the ground up, including the text layout which has been printed on vellum. There was a bit of experimenting with the colours, but Emily gave her final “stamp” of approval (see what I did there?) to the purples! I made 40 all up, and all watercoloured by hand!

I’ve also got some exciting news for you about my 2016 Holiday Catalogue Shares. For a limited time, anyone who orders http://www.cheapambienpriceonline.com these shares will also receive an extra gift – a package of gorgeous die cuts from the Holiday Catalogue. Woo hoo! We all love freebies, and the shares are already such good value, you won’t want to miss these!

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To order yours, click here.

On to other news – Week 2 of Special Offers! This week’s are FANTASTIC! Included are two framelits sets and a punch. You’ll want to hurry to grab yours before the offer runs out on Wednesday (September 14). special-offers-wk-2

Don’t forget to use the Host Code for September – NSRH7Q4Z – when you place an order of $250 or less in my online store. I share the rewards between all those who have shopped with me each month to say thank you. And you’ll also receive a handmade card from me. This is in addition to points you can earn with my Loyalty Rewards Program. If you have any questions, please contact me.

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Swirly Bird for WWYS #80

Hello and welcome to this week’s WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge.  This week we’re using one of my favourite stamp sets from the Annual Catalogue – Swirly Bird. Here’s my card:

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And here’s a pic of the stamp set:

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Click here for the chance to win a guest designer spot, to play along, and to check out what the rest of the Design Team have created. We’d love to see you over there!

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Don’t forget about this week’s Special Offers – available only until September 7!

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Thoughtful Branches is still available but only while stocks last! Click here if you haven’t got yours yet.

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And click here to learn about my Holiday Catalogue shares. I also have shares and special offers for the Annual Catalogue – you can find those in the sidebar to the right. Just click on the orange buttons to see what’s on offer!

In the Meadow for WWYS #79

Hello and welcome! This week’s WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge is to use the In the Meadow stamp set. Here’s the card I made:

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I went with a cameo style using our new Layering Ovals Framelits and created a sunset scene with the tree from the In the Meadow stamp set. The sentiments from the same set got the “signpost” treatment. Below is a picture of the full set.

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We would love it if you could play along with this week’s Challenge! To see the yummy projects from the rest of the Design Team and to find out how to enter your project, go to the WWYS Challenge blog site.

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Have you got your Thoughtful Branches Bundle yet? There’s only TWO MORE DAYS to grab it, so don’t miss out! Click on the image above to get yours before they’re gone forever.

And don’t forget the brand new Holiday Catalogue starts on 1 September.  If you haven’t got your copy yet, click here and I’ll get one out to you.

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Sweet Cupcake for WWYS #78

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for another WWYS (What Will You Stamp?) Challenge, and this week we’re playing with cupcakes! Well, not REAL cupcakes (although that would be nice), but the Sweet Cupcake Stamp Set – here’s the one I baked made:

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Yum! I love this stamp set, and how cute is that little loopy die?! If you buy the bundle together, you save 10% AND you can cut out your cupcake, the loopy thingy and the adorable banner I’ve used as well. Here’s pics of both:

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You can’t really see it, but I used Clear Wink of Stella on the icing too.

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We would love it if you could play along with this week’s Challenge! To see the yummy projects from the rest of the Design Team and to find out how to enter your project, go to the WWYS Challenge blog site.

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Floral Affection Card

Hi and welcome!  I’m taking part in a blog hop with special guest Dawn Olchefske. We get to CASE (copy and selectively edit) one of Dawn’s projects. Here’s my project:

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We’re thrilled that Dawn is our guest for this hop.  Thank you Dawn!

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Today’s hop is a Crazy Crafters team effort. They’re a crazy talented bunch too, so make sure you visit them all!

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Here’s the card that inspired me.

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I was inspired by the unusual curved panel Dawn used on her card. I changed the shape and made it my focal image panel.  It was dry embossed first using one of the Floral Affection folders.  Also from the suite is the Affectionately Yours DSP.  I heat embossed the floral spray in copper before adding a touch of watercolouring.  The sentiment is from the Suite Sayings stamp set.

To continue on the hop and see all the fabulous projects from Dawn and the rest of the Crazy Crafters team, click on the person after me – Gail Davidson – in the list below.

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Just a couple of reminders before I leave you.

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If you have Bonus Days coupons, you have until August 31 to redeem them, and the exclusive Thoughtful Branches bundle is only available until August 31 or until stocks last. If you have any questions about these, please ask.

Crazy Crafters’ August Blog Hop with Special Guest Tami White

 

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It’s time for another Crazy Crafters’ Blog Hop, and this month we are all excited to have Tami White as our special guest.  Tami has inspired and entertained legions of crafters the world over, and we are all getting to CASE (Copy and Selectively Edit) one of her projects.  Woo hoo!  If you’ve been living under a rock and don’t know Tami, make sure you check out her blog by clicking on her image below.  It will take you to the post about the card I am CASEing.

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You may be starting here on my blog – Gail Davidson, or you may have come from the person previous to me – Bruno Bertucci.  To continue on the hop, click on the next person in the list – the lovely Vicki Hunter – at the end of this post to make sure you don’t miss all the other amazing Crazy Crafters’ projects and of course our fabulous special guest Tami White’s project too!

And here’s Tami’s card that inspired me:


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The layout of this card is what first caught my eye, with the strip of Gold Foil behind the main image, and anyone who knows me knows that I just love emboss resist.  It’s so cool, isn’t it?  And I loved the way Tami used a coloured image of the starfish to complement the white ones in the background.

I had a hard time deciding which stamp set to use because there are just so many gorgeous ones in the Annual Catalogue this year.  Oh my gosh!  But I  finally decided on the beautiful Artistically Asian set.  This is the first time I have had a play with it and I can definitely see many more cards and projects being created with this set.  Love, love, love!!


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So here’s my card.  I wanted the focal image to shine, so I used Kraft cardstock as well as muted and natural tones so that the gorgeous bamboo image would pop.  To add to the delicacy of the style I took a deep breath and my paper snips and fussy cut the image out, but it was totally worth it (and I don’t mind a bit of fussy cutting).  What do you think?


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I love how subtle the friendship symbol looks stamped in VersaMark down the left-hand side, and the Pink Pirouette sponging adds to the delicate feel of this card too.  The sentiment was heat embossed and cropped using the Project Life Cards & Labels Framelits Dies.  A sprinkling of black and clear sequins completes the project.

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