Saturday, 31 January 2015

Best Wishes

Hello! This was meant to be a Happy Friday message, but the week that seemed to take forever ended up speeding right on by at the end! Did anyone else feel like that? Yesterday it was it was the last day for one of my coworkers. He was given such an amazing opportunity and with this opportunity, he needed a good farewell card from all of us in the office.

This card ended up looking pretty cool and was extremely easy to make. The base is a piece of Lost Lagoon cardstock cut to size (Not sure what size to cut your cardstock to? Ask me!). On the base, I stamped" celebrate" from the Hostess "Good Greetings" set in Lost Lagoon ink and then sponged some more colour on the edges.

The balloon is from Celebrate Today stamp set and was cut out using the Balloon Framelits. I then glued a piece of Whisper White Baker's Twine. The balloon was mounted onto a piece of All is Calm Designer Series Paper from the Holiday Catalogue and Smoky Slate cardstock. On a small strip of cardstock, I stamped "Best Wishes" in Lost Lagoon ink from the Petite Pairs stamp set.

I hope  you like this card and that everyone is having a great weekend! I hope to talk (via a blog post) to you soon!

P.S. Good Luck Shaun!:)

Sunday, 18 January 2015

Lots of Love!

Hello! Am I the only one who thinks that the weekend goes by ridiculously fast?! I always have such big plans to be productive and time just flies by! However, I do have two projects to show you that I did manage to do. When working on them, I realize that I now have tons of shades of need a pink ink? I'm your girl.

The first one is something similar to one I saw on Pinterest, using the Sheltering Tree set from the 2015 Occasions Catalogue.

I stamped the trunk of the tree in Crumb Cake and used Blushing Bride and Pink Pirouette for the tree leaves. I wanted to add a little bit more so did some dabs of Strawberry Slush. I used a punch for the hearts and put little rhinestones in the middle. The Whisper white base is embossed using the Filigree embossing folder.

My second project is another attempt at a baby card using the Celebrate Today set.

I used Pink Pirouette and Strawberry Slush to stamp the balloons. This was my first try using the masking technique for the balloons and I think it turned out ok! I heat embossed the baby banner in gold and used gold foil paper embossed with Decorative Dots as a base. I might decide it needs something more at the bottom, but for now, I think it works.

I hope everyone has a good week!

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Balloons, Birthday and Babies!

Happy New Year! I apologize for the delay in posting again. It was caused from a combination of getting back into the habit for work and waiting for some new products to arrive. In case you haven't heard me talk about it yet, there is a new Occasions Catalogue out AND Sale-A-Bration! Basically Sale-A-Bration is a way for you to get free product-every $60 gets you free stuff! It is both wonderful and dangerous.

This is one of the new sets that I was so excited to try! It is called Celebrate Today and has coordinating framelits. I stamped the balloons in Wisteria Wonder, Smoky Slate and then silver on the velum paper before cutting them out. On the background, I used the Decorative Dots folder. I added some All is Calm washi tape on the side and stamped the sentiment form the same set. On the balloons I used a glue dot to add some whisper white baker's twine and some silver ribbon went onto the vellum balloon.

This card I made for my friend Danielle's birthday (Happy birthday D! Go packers!). I love the flower patch stamp (see previous) and used a combination of Wisteria Wonder, Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey to stamp the flowers. I used the Decorative Dots embossing folder before gluing it onto a piece of gold foil sheet. I took the sentiment from the Endless Birthday Wishes set and added a little bit of bling to the whole thing (which I coloured with Blendabilities!)

My last card is my first thought for a baby card. My older cousin is due in March and she is heading back to where we grew up for her baby shower. I haven't decided if this is actually going to be THE card for it but it definitely is a start! I used Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride for the colours and the stamp set is Snuggles and Smooches, with the sentiment being from Itty Bitty Banners.

That is all I have for right now but I will be trying out the rest of my new stuff in the next week or so! If you want to make any of these cards or have an idea for one you want help with, let me know and I am more than happy to help!

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