Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Jan Crop Projects

It was great to see so many people at our first all day crop of 2018 this past Saturday! I look forward to each crop - the time away to be creative and spend time talking with friends. In two weeks we have our very first weekend retreat on Feb 9 to 11 - I'm starting to be really excited about it!! If you weren't able to make it to our first retreat we are working on the details for the next one so stay tuned!

The first project I'll share today is a pocket page. The 4x6 journal card was modified from the original card in the pack. Pink is so not my colour and the bottom of the card was pink. I cut around the flower and along the straight line to get rid of the pink band, then glued on a piece of Basic Grey cardstock to the bottom! The flower and the "hello" were shaded first with watercolor pencils and then a blender pen to create a watercolour look.

Very little stamping on the card. The birds and heart image is a 3x4 card cut out using the Big Shot and the Stitched Shapes Framelits. From the Heart is stamped in Calypso Coral from the Petal Passion stamp set.

Lisa designed the following 2 projects. First up a simple gift card holder using only items from the Petal Palette Memories & More card pack! One 4x6 and one 3x4 card with one of the large flower stickers on the back (which I should have taken a photo!) The birds and grass were coloured in using the Stampin' Blends.

I love everything about Lisa's scrapbook page! Especially the black and white photos. The Petal Palette Memories & More card pack has 2 cardstock sticker sheets that have the hearts on them and 2 accent sheets that include the words hello from the above pocket page and the smile from the scrapbook page along with other words diecut ready for you to use!

Registration is now open for our next all day crop on Saturday February 24th in support of H'art at St. Lawrence College. Click here to find out more details and to register!

Stamps: Petal Palette
Colours: Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Basic Grey
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Blends

~ Amanda

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Heartfelt Love Paper Pumpkin

January's Paper Pumpkin is perfect for Valentine's Day! I put together one of the pocket cards the same day it arrived. It's adorable! Below is the unboxing video from Paper Pumpkin's YouTube channel.

I challenged myself to create a pocket page to showcase cute little puppy pictures from 2012 using one card and it's pieces and the envelope. I added a piece of vellum, a piece of Rich Razzelberry, two strips of copper foil paper and copper embossing powder to complete the page. It took a bit to assemble since the card is cut on an angle but that angel makes for interesting 3x4 filler cards!

If you would like to sign up for Paper Pumpkin to start receiving your kit in February head over to this website to sign up: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916

Stamps: Heartfelt Love January Paper Pumpkin stamps
Colours: Rich Razzelberry, Flirty Flamingo, Basic Black, Craft, Copper
Accessories: Copper Foil Paper, Heartfelt Love January Paper Pumpkin

~ Amanda

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Sale-A-Bration Thinlits

This year for Sale-A-Bration Stampin' Up! has two different levels of free products AND I believe this is the first time that a Thinlits die has been a freebie! The celebrate die-cut is one of the 3 Thinlits in this package.

This was the perfect card to use the Tutti-Frutti Adhesive-Backed Sequins. They are a perfect way to add a pop of colour to this card. Even better they already have adhesive on the back, so peal off the sheet and adhere wherever you want them to be!

Sale-A-Bration ends March 31, 2018. Make sure to place your order either online or directly with me! Now is the time to earn some freebies!!

Stamps:  Labeler Alphabet
Colours:  Berry Burst, Tranquil Tide, Soft Sky, Silver, Whisper White
Accessories:  Celebrate You Thinlits Dies (Sale-A-Bration), Tutti-Frutti adhesive-backed sequins, Stampin' Dimensionals, Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper
~ Amanda

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Lots of Happy Kit

Colouring is very relaxing, especially when you don't have to worry about colouring in the lines! I must admit that I wasn't very careful with my colouring job but it turned out great anyways! That is what is so great with this kit, the images are ready for you to use the watercolour pencils to shade the images. After colouring you can leave the pencil shading as is or use a blender pen like I have to watercolour the images.

These cards would be great for any occasion and if you want to make more cards there is a refill kit! The refill kit does not include the watercolour pencils, the stamps or block.

Stampin' Up! has this great video showing some tips and tricks for this kit.

Stamps:  Lots of Happy card kit
Colours:  Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry, Sweet Sugarplum, Lemon Lime Twist, Sahara Sand, Basic Black
Accessories:  all accessories are included in the kit!

~ Amanda

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Lavender in Fresh Fig

On Sunday my up line, Lisa hosted a shoebox swap at her house. Each person brought a card for everyone to make. It was a lot of fun! If you want to join us it is the BEST time of year to join my team! Join during Sale-A-Bration to get your starter kit at $135 CAD, along with the choice of TWO additional stamp sets for their kit - any stamp set, any price. (Excludes bundles and Sale-A-Bration sets.) Plus, the kit ships for free! Sign up here.

This is the card I prepped for us to make. I don't use the Wood Textures designer series paper often enough! You could easily change the look of this card just by using a different piece from that pack.

You can earn the Lots of Lavender stamp set for free until March 31, 2018 by placing a $60 order. Place your order online or contact me!
Stamps: Lots of Lavender, Special Celebrations
Colours: Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand, Lemon Lime Twist, Whisper White
Accessories: Wood textures Designer Series Paper, Lots of Labels framelits, Petal Pair Textured Impressions Embossing Folders, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda

Tuesday, January 09, 2018

January Paper Pumpkin

Tomorrow (Jan 10th) is the last day to sign up for January's Paper Pumpkin. But before you do I wanted to share some details with you! First up is a peak at the Inspiration board for January shared by Paper Pumpkin on Facebook earlier today:
Paper Pumpkin is a fully designed project kit that arrives at your door each month with stamps, ink, and paper—everything cut and ready to go, so you can skip to the fun. We’ll surprise you with fun projects like cards, gift packaging, home d├ęcor, and more for just $26.95 CAD a month (shipping included).

Until March 31st, 2018 you earn FREE Sale-A-Bration products with prepaid Paper Pumpkin subscriptions as well!

Head over to my shop: https://www.stampinup.com/ECWeb/ItemList.aspx?categoryID=202601&utm_source=olo&utm_medium=o4-ad&utm_campaign=homepage-refresh&dbwsdemoid=2157916 to purchase a pre-paid Paper Pumpkin code (the code will be emailed to you). The chart below shows how many Sale-A-Bration products you will earn with each pre-paid subscription.

Please note you must pay shipping on earned, free Sale-A-Bration items of $9.95. The best way to capitalize on this is to order products from the new Occasions or the current Annual catalogues - order replacement Tear & Tape Adhesive (I go thru this like crazy!) or something from your wish list. These items count towards Sale-A-Bration rewards as well. If you need help please contact me!

The option to sign up on a month per month basis is available as well, click this link to sign up by the 10th: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
~ Amanda

Friday, January 05, 2018

New Catalogues! Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop 17

Welcome to another wonderful Global Stamping Friends blog hop! Enjoy today's hop and everyone's fabulous projects.

It's one of my favourite times of the year! New products to play with and earn Sale-A-Bration rewards! For every $60 you spend you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product! To download a PDF of the Sale-A-Bration catalogue click here. My project today uses the new Petal Passion Memories & More card pack and the Petals & More Thinlits dies.

The frame on the journal box was highlighted using Smokey Slate ink and an Aquapainter. Also used an Aquapainter and ink on the flowers to highlight then a bit. A piece of Always Artichoke cut out with the leaf bunch was added to the 4x6 card to create some dimension.

Here are some close up pics of the extras I added:

Stamps: Petal Palette (words only)
Colours: Always Artichoke, Smokey Slate, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Petal Passion Memories & More card pack, Petals & More Thinlits dies, Pearls

~ Amanda

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Thursday, January 04, 2018

Occasions and Sale-A-Bration brochures!

Today is the day for new products and free items! The Occasions and Sale-A-Bration brochure are live. If you would like a copy and live in Canada please contact me to request a brochure.



For every $60 you spend you will receive a free Sale-A-Bration product! New this year there are 2 levels of product you can earn. In the Sale-A-Bration catalogue it will let you know whether the item is redeemable with a $60 or $120 order.

~ Amanda