Jun 14 2015

My Retired List is Updated!

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A BIG thank you to everyone who attended my Retired Rubber Sale in person. I have updated the list of remaining items. Please contact me with any questions. I can mail only within Canada.

 

 

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Jun 11 2015

Watercolor Wings in Watermelon Wonder

Watercolor Wings Watermelon Wonder Card

 

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I wanted to share another Watercolor Wings card this time with Watermelon Wonder.  Oh, my that’s a lot of Ws!

I made a tag for the card with the new corrugated paper in kraft and the Chalk Talk framelit. The package also includes white corrugated paper.

The Watermelon Wonder dotted lace trim was folded in half and knotted loosley before adhering to the tag. The same ribbon and kraft corrugated paper was used to make the border across the top of the card.

The butterfly was stamped in Pink Pirouette, Tip Top Taupe and Watermelon Wonder. I really like this color combination but I’m not sure you can go wrong with any combination of colors using the layered images in this set.

 

 

 

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Jun 05 2015

Watercolor Wings in Mint Macaron

Watercolor Wings in Mint Macaroon

The Watercolor Wings Bundle with the Bold Butterfly Framelits was at the top of my wish list from the new catalogue. And I’m so glad it was.

This photopolymer stamp set makes it easy to layer the three images that give such great texture to this big butterfly. I stamped the solid body in Pool Party, added the outer edged shading in Mint Macaron and then added the fabulous inside details with Lost Lagoon ink.

Since I wanted to feature Mint Macaron on this card, I added accents in this color including a striped background piece from the 2015-2017 Envelope Paper package.

I continued the butterfly theme with a new embossing folder called Fluttering and Whisper White Thick card stock. This card stock is a little heavier than the original Whisper White and makes a great card base. It also really shows off the butterflies.

I added a "thanks" made with the Greetings Thinlits along the bottom of the card. And since it needed just a little something more, Metal Rimmed Pearls in three different sizes complete the card.

 

 

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Jun 04 2015

New 2015-2017 In Color – Watermelon Wonder

 You've Got This Watermelon Wonder Card

 

Have you had a chance to look at the new Stampin’ Up! Canada catalogue? If not, click on the cover below to view it and be sure to request your personal copy.

What is the very first thing I ordered? The new 2015-2017 In Color card stock and ink pads kit. This kit includes card stock in the five new colours as well as the classic stampin’ pads.  And my favourite new colour? Honestly, I’m not sure yet. But I do really like the Watermelon Wonder that I used for both of today’s cards.

 

For this first card, I used Night of Navy and Pink Pirouette with the Watermelon Wonder and also added some gold sequins, ribbon and foil paper.

I stamped and cut out the flower as well as a Mint Macaron stem (another new In Color this year). The greeting was made with the new Banner Triple Punch which is a must have. It cuts the fish tail end onto pieces up to 2" wide with perfect alignment.

 

 

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 Watermelon Wonder Cotton Paper Card

 

This was a fast card to make because there is no stamping involved. The Neutrals Designer Series Paper Stack takes care of the background and the Fun Flower Punch (a weekly deal right now) made layering the pieces of paper for the flower a snap. 

For the flowers, I used the new Cherry on Top Cotton Paper Assortment.  The finish on this paper is so smooth and the colours so vibrant. I was afraid that is wouldn’t punch well but it was great to work with.

I layered five of the flowers together after curling the petals up a bit with scissors. The center is punched circles with a Blossom Accent adhered right in the middle. A bit of Dotted Lace Trim  and I was done. 

 

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Jun 02 2015

It’s Here! The New Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

Stampin' Up! Canada 2015-2016 Catalogue

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Today is the first day of new 2015-16 Stampin’ Up! "Share the Fun" catalogue. And the final day of the 2014-15 "inspire. create. share." and Occasions catalogues. Today only, orders can be placed from all three catalogues.

 

Place an order of $200 or more today and receive hostess benefits of $35 or more. Select your free items from any
of the three catalogues (some items may already be retired).

June 3rd is the first day for the new 2015-16 Stampin’ Rewards program seen on page 178 of the new catalogue.

 

 

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May 21 2015

The New 2015-2016 Stampin’ Up! Catalogue

Your new Stampin’ Up! catalogue is ready to mail!

All you need to do to request your free copy is fill out the form below. Included with the catalogue is a wishlist and a sample of the new In Colors.

 

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Apr 26 2015

Forever Florals with my favorite silver

  Forever Florals Card with Silver

 

I love, love, love to make cards with metallics like gold and silver. And I’m sorry to see the Brushed Silver Card Stock and Encore Ink Pads on the retiring list.  If you haven’t added these items to your stamping supplies, I would highly recommend them.

And gold and silver isn’t just for Christmas. 

 

I stamped a background with Night of Navy and Silver Encore ink onto the Marina Mist card stock for this card and layered onto Night of Navy card stock.  Next I added an image stamped in Night of Navy ink onto Brushed Silver card stock. The greeting was stamped in Night of Navy ink and then over stamped and slightly offset with silver.

Finally, I added mini silver brads to continue the theme. 

 

Although the retiring stamp sets like Forever Florals will be available until at least May 26, the retiring accessories are only available while supplies last. 

 

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Apr 22 2015

Work of Art by Omission

Work of Art Vellum Card

 

I didn’t know what I was missing! I have to admit that I haven’t used the Work of Art stamp set very much until recently. And I don’t know why because this stamp set does all the work.  Look at this card – the background, main image and greeting are all from the one stamp set.

 

For the background, I stamped with colors from the 2014-2016 In Colors – Blackberry Bliss, Lost Lagoon and Hello Honey.  I know these colors are made to be used together so it took the guess work out of coordinating colors.

 

Next I added a layer of vellum with a gold embossed heart and greeting. I also embellished with gold sequin trim and gold foil sheets to continue the gold theme.

 

I used mini glue dots to adhere the vellum to the card stock placing the glue dots behind the gold embossed images where possible. I also used the mini glue dots to add the sequins to the card.  I love the mix of color and gold on this card giving it a modern edge.

 

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Work of Art Vellum Gold Card Inside

Work of Art Greeting

To select "You are fabulous" from this Work of Art stamp set greeting, I used the Blackberry Bliss marker to color only the words I wanted, omitting the rest. This was the inside greeting.
 

 

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Apr 21 2015

Stampin’ Up! Canada Retired List 2015

 Stampin Up Canada Retired List 2015

It’s here! The 2015 Stampin’ Up! Canada Retired List has been released.

 

Stampin Up Canada Retiring List


It’s time to say goodbye to many stamps and accessories including punches, dies, framelits, inks, designer series paper, cardstock, Project Life, ribbons, and embellishments which will be retiring June 2nd or earlier if sold out.

There are great bargains with prices up to 50% off.

 

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Apr 19 2015

Smooshing Technique for Making Watercolor Backgrounds

Big on You Watercolor Card

One of my favorite techniques is the Smooshing Technique. It is a great way to create backgrounds with all kinds of color combinations. You can keep it monochromatic and use all the same color family like various shades of blue or mix it up for a bold, vibrant background like the one above.

See below for step by step tips as well as another sample card using markers.

 

I finished this card with a greeting from the Big on You stamp set and some Itty Bitty Epoxy stickers over punched Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack stars.

 

 

The Retired List will be available April 21st so please make a note to visit my blog on Tuesday to see a list of all the products retiring from the Stampin’ Up! 2014-2015 catalogue.

Items often sell out very quickly so check back early and place your orders online. We know for sure that all the 2013-2015 In Colors products that include Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding, Crisp Cantaloupe, Strawberry Slush and Baked Brown Sugar will be retiring so be sure to stock up and include the re-inker on your order.

 

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Smooshing Technique with Re-inkers Step 1

Place three drops of re-inker onto a window sheet.

Here I used Island Indigo, Daffodil Delight and Melon Mambo.

 

Smooshing Technique with Re-inkers Step 2

 Spritz with water and allow the inks to begin to spread.

Place your watercolor paper on top of the ink and rub gently onto the back of the paper.

 

 

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Flower Shop Watercolor Card

For this card, I added three greetings from the @SoSocial stamp set held on with Crisp Cantaloupe Thick Baker’s Twine. The flowers are from Flower Shop.

You can see that the background on this card is lighter in color. I used Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantalope and Melon Mambo for this card. I find is easiest to make a few background up when my supplies are out so try different color combination until you have a favorite. 

 

Smooshing Technique with Markers Step 1

 You can also use Stampin’ Write Markers for the Smooch Technique.

Color with the markers directly onto the Window Sheet.

 

Smooshing Technique with Markers Step 2

Spritz with water and then place the watercolor paper on top.

Gently rub on the back of the paper to help the inks transfer to the watercolor paper. 

 

 

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Apr 18 2015

Simple Saturday: World of Dreams Dauber Card

World of Dreams Dauber Card

 

Another way to add color to your cards is by using a sponge dauber. Pick up some ink from your ink pads with the dauber and burnish the ink over the stamped image.  To burnish, you want to make contact with the paper and rub rather than dab the ink onto the card stock.

This card uses an image from the World of Dreams stamp set and a greeting from A Dozen Thoughts. The bow was made with the 1/4" Early Espresso cotton ribbon.

On top of the Early Espresso stamped image, I added rows of ink in Coastal Cabana, Pistachio Pudding and Baked Brown Sugar.

This clean and simple card is a perfect Simple Saturday card – ready in about 10 minutes. Enjoy!

 

 

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Apr 17 2015

Flower Patch Watercolor Card

Flower Patch Watercolor Card

 

If you want to feel like an artist, reach for some watercolor paper.  I don’t know if it is the texture of the paper or the heavier weight but it feels like canvas and that is as close to painting as I’m going to get. 

 

There are two ways to use watercolor paper and inks to create a card like this one. You can wet the paper and then stamp on it. Or  you can do the opposite as I did here. Stamp your images onto the watercolor paper – the colors may look muted. Then spritz gently with water. I like to hold the Spritzer at a distance for a lighter and more even application of water. Wait a couple of minutes for the water to affect the inks and intensify the color. If needed, you can always add more water.

 

For this card, I used Real Red, Early Espresso, Hello Honey and Tangelo Twist with the Flower Patch stamp set. Inside the card, I added the birthday greeting from the  same stamp set. 

 

 

Flower Patch Watercolor Card Inside

 

 

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