Lovely You!

Hello and happy Friday. Yay, the weekend! How I love the weekend. I'm especially looking forward to this week-end as I'm getting together with a few of my friends and stamping for a good cause. I can't wait!

If you follow me on Facebook (which you really should!), You probably remember me posting this picture of the flower I was working on with my blendabilites. I absolutely LOVE the blendabilities... LOVE THEM!!!

Well today I'm sharing the finished card!

What do you think?

I'll admit that the flower took a crazy amount of time to colour, cut and assemble, but I think the end result was totally worth it!

I coloured it with the Cherry Cobbler, the Pumpkin Pie, and the Daffodil Delight Blendabilities Assortments.

To add extra dimension, I cut out different layers of petals and layered them with Stampin' Dimensionals. I of course, edged all of my cut outs with a basic black marker before assembling.

My flower ended up being eight layers high and used half a sheet of dimensionals! I love it!

To add some leafs to my flower, I used the new In Colour Ribbon: Mossy Meadow, Stitched Satin Ribbon. To get my ribbon to stay pointy, I placed a glue dot inside and stuck the tip together.

The "Lovely You" greeting, is 2 stamps from the great New Photopolymer stamp set: Endless Birthday Wishes. It's a really fun and versatile set!

If you want to get your hands on the Stampin' Up! Blendabilities and live in London, ON or surrounding areas, then make sure you check out my Blendabilites Club! You wont want to miss it!

Have a great week-end and happy creating as usual!

Another Sketch Card

Today I'm sharing another sketch challenge card, that I created while stamping with my friend Anne the other night.

The sketch is from the blog: Freshly Made Sketches and is a pretty simple one. It allows room for plenty of options, but I didn't stray from the layout this time.
My card also shows off more new product from the 2014-2015 Idea Book and Catalogue! (4 MORE DAYS!!!)

The Blue is the new In Colour: Lost Lagoon, which you can also see the coordinating ribbon of. The Designer Series Papers are more examples of the "Moonlight" paper stack and the "congratulations" greeting is from the stamp set: Something to Say.

Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!

Yummy New Product!

O-mi-goodness, I'm getting so excited for the new catalogue to launch... Did you know that it launches in 5 days! YES! 5 DAYS! June 2nd is just around the corner and it can't come soon enough.

On the week-end, I was actually able to get some stamping time in with my friend Anne G. I figured, I'd pack up a few items, go over, play and then go home with... nothing created... seriously! Anyone else have this issue? Well, was I wrong! Anne is a stamping machine! We wanted to make samples for our blogs and she had it all planned out, on how we were going to accomplish that! One way, was for us to play along with a card sketch challenge. She pulled up this sketch from Freshly Made Sketches and off we went!

Here is what I came up with and... it uses new product from the up coming 2014-2015 Ideal Book & Catalogue! Do you love the Colours!?! The Patterns!?! The Images!?! THE RIBBON!?! O-mi-goodness, I love it all!

The purple and yellow are new In Colours: Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey! The duck and safety pin are 2 stamps from the awesome new stamp set: Something for Baby (I now need to get this!). The DSP is from the new paper stack: Moonlight and the ribbon is a new Stitched Satin ribbon, available in the new In Colours!
Did you notice the ducky? Yep! There are matching framelits to go with that stamp set! So exciting!!!

Well, hopefully this has gotten you excited for the new catalogue and has inspired you to try your hand at a few card sketches as well!

Happy Creating!

Baby Thank You Cards

Welcome back to monday! It's amazing how quickly it comes back around. I had a wonderful week-end and I hope you did as well.

Today I'm sharing a card that I created with My Digital Studio.

My good friend Jodie, asked me to design Baby Thank You cards for her sister's shower. She requested the colours, grey, white, yellow and teal, the use of chevrons and elephants, and for the cards to be designed digitally. (Phew! Thank goodness, as she wanted 50! Don't get me wrong, I LOVE paper crafting, but sometimes when you have a big order, It's nice knowing that all you'll have to do is print, cut and fold!) 

So, I fulfilled all of her request and this is what I ended up with. I kept my design clean and simple as that seems to be the trend right now. What do you think? I think they're adorable, but I may be a bit bias!

Once I had them printed, cut and folded, I packaged the cards + envelopes into clear boxes and fancied them up with some coordinating ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

    _Designer Kits/Oh Baby - embellishments - elephant (re-colored Basic Gray)

    _Designer Kits/Convention 2012- chevron, Color = BARELY BANANA
    _Designer Kits/Glimmer Kit - thank you, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL
    _Designer Kits/Glimmer Kit - heart, Color = TAKEN WITH TEAL

    Basics/1.25 Circle Punch, Fill Color = PRETTY IN PINK 

Perfect Blend...abilities!

I know I said this yesterday, but I am absolutely loving the new Blendablities markers. They are so easy and smooth to use. Trust me... anyone will be able to use these!

A good stamp set to use, while playing with the blendabilities marker is "Perfect Blend" A nice open image.

Now... I'm still playing and learning with the markers, but I think my cup turned out pretty good. I do need to go back and fix the lid a little, but that's the nice thing about these markers is that I CAN! I don't have to worry about over working my paper or having to work quickly.
Along with the markers, there is also a lifter marker. It is used to lift up colour and bring out those highlights. you can also use it to fix minor colouring errors, but don't think of it as an eraser as it won't eliminate colour fully.

Now, onto the greeting... It is the one from the set, however, I have changed it slightly. My husband always comments how he wishes he didn't have to sleep... (yeah he's crazy. Bring on the naps!) so I wanted to change the greeting from "I" to "U"... so I did. You can do this with a marker and just colour what you want to stamp, but I find it's never as dark... so I eliminate what I don't want to stamp with scotch tape or washi tape, ink it up, remove the tape and stamp. Voila!

For my coffee cozy, I actually stamped my image onto the burlap ribbon, cut it out and shaded it using a sponge dauber and Soft Suede ink.

Happy Creating and have a great week-end!


Are you saying "Birds! Again?"

What can I say? I really like this stamp set and I just had to use it with my new Blendabilities Markers!!! YEEE!!! Yep, I got them and..... I LOVE them! LOVE.

Have you seen or heard about these yet? Well... Stampin' Up! Blendabilites are alcohol based markers and come as a 3 pack of light, medium and dark shades.
- they have a rectangular barrel, to prevent rolling.
- they are stored flat to maintain the life of the each marker.
- each marker features a brush tip and fine tip.
- the tips are made of nylon, which is superior to polyester which can fray.
- and of course, they coordinate with SU papers, ink and accessories!

Now, unfortunately, these will not be available for the launch of the 2014-2015 Idea Book and Catalogue, but hopefully, it will not be much longer after that. Stampin' Up! realizes that there will be a high demand for these markers, so they are working with the manufacture to establish a huge supply, which will prevent any lengthy back order issues! They have not provided an exact release date, but I'll be sure to let you know, when they do!

Can't wait that long? Well... SU Demonstrators can currently purchase select colours... having access to product ahead of time, is JUST one, of MANY perks of being a demonstrator. Have you ever thought of becoming a demonstrator? Well, Stampin' Up is going to have a sign and save promotion starting May 28th, so stay tuned for details!

Thanks for stopping by, make sure to check out the retiring list, as SU has just marked down a bunch of items up to 50% off!

Happy Creating!

Beautiful Butterflies!

Good morning! Isn't it great to start the week off on a Tuesday? Oh how I love long week-ends. Although, I have to laugh at myself... I always have this big plan, that I'm going to craft up a storm, all week-end...  and yeah... it never happens! Lol gotta love reality! I did do some crafting, just not as much as I would have if I actually lived in La-la Land!

Today's card is a little different for me... I really liked creating this card the other day, with the repeating shapes and patterns, so I thought I would play with the same idea, only a different punch.

I pick out my colours from my scrap bin, grabbed my tiny butterfly punch and worked away. I loved it, but... now what? Everything I tried, just didn't seem to work. I had to face it, my background was too busy and too much of a distraction... but I wasn't willing to discard all of my tedious work. So Cardstock Vellum to the rescue! I love this stuff! It's thick: like cardstock, and see-thru: like tracing paper! (It makes cool packaging!)

Once I had everything assembled, my card was just too clean and crisp... so I stamped Crumb Cake splatters (stamped off first) and then folded and creased the edges of the vellum. Much better! It even allowed for my background to peek through, which I like.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!