September 20, 2015

SugarPea Designs...SPDSS#30 & CQC#308...Hello Baby!

Hello stampin' friends! It's been SO long since I've made a card or blogged. I had a great summer and enjoyed the crafty and blogging break! We went to Disney World again and this time we thought we should take the kids ;) It was a magical time!

Have you checked out Periscope?! I've really enjoyed watching Periscope broadcasts by many of my crafty friends. It seemed much less intimidating than making a YouTube video, so, I thought I would give it a try. I attempted by very first Periscope yesterday....sadly it was a major fail, lol! I didn't anticipate the technical difficulties that I encountered. My plan was to share a sneak peek of this card and a little tour of my craft-room. The connection was poor and I had to make several videos. Unfortunately, I don't think any of them worked out well and not sure what folks were able to see/hear. I'll have to try and muster up the courage to try it again but only after I figure out how to improve my WiFi signal strength.

I needed to whip up a very special card for my new wee nephew. I'm super excited to be an Auntie for the very first time. This is such a wonderful and special time for my brother and his wife and for the whole family! Since I haven't made a card in a while I desperately needed a little inspirational boost and was happy to find this fabulous Sugar Sketch - #SPDSS30 to follow.

Once I had the Sugar Sketch to work with, I went looking for a colour combo. This pretty colour combo that they have over at  ColourQ - #CQC308 was perfect! I used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Grout Grey, Fuse Green, Sno Cone, Sweet Tooth and the dark teal is Recollections Cardstock.  

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I used a mix of 6X6 BasicGrey papers from J'Adore and Mon Ami for this card. I knew I wanted to ink up this sweet little elephant from the SugarPea Designs Tons of Fun Stamp set. I coloured him with my Copics, cut him out and popped him up on the Notebook Journal Card

 I also used several SugarCuts on this card....the Notebook Journal Card, the fishtail banner is from the Gift Tag SugarCuts, the Zig Zag Stitched Circles SugarCuts and the little heart is from the Layered Treat Label SugarCuts. The sentiment is from the SugarPea Designs Tweet Friend Stamp set. Finally,  I tied a Hemp Twine bow around the pierced fishtail banner and a sprinkling of  White YNS Gumdrops.      

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As always, I finished the inside of the card...I used the Notebook Journal Card SugarCuts and the Layered Treat Label SugarCuts and stamped a sentiment from the Tons of Fun Stamp set

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my SugarPea Designs and BasicGrey baby card with the Sugar Sketch #30 and ColourQ Challenge # 308.

August 03, 2015

Reverse Confetti...SFYTT # 27...Weather It Together

Hello Stampin' Friends! Rain or shine, getting fit, eating healthy and losing a few pounds has been forefront on my mind and I'm LOVING the journey to good health and fitness! I've been power-walking with my purple FitBit Charge HR keeping me right on track and I've been using the amazing Lose It! App to count calories and be mindful of what I'm eating! SO far, I've lost 9lbs...I know that doesn't sound like a lot but I just needed to lose, that oh so tough to shed, 10lbs!

Well, I took a little time this long weekend to get crafty and make a card with my NEW Reverse Confetti Stamps from the July release...they were calling my name! I decided to follow along with the fabulous August Sketch For You To Try # 27 sketch! 

Also, Tiffany from the Paper-Garden, a fabulous Canadian source for cardstock located in beautiful British Colombia, very generously sent me some paper to try and it's all gorgeous quality!  I was SO thrilled to find an economical source for my cardstock! The Paper-Garden has quality product, amazing customer service and reasonably priced and quick shipping,YAY! I immediately placed an order and stocked up on my Neenah Solar White Classic Crest Cardstock (still my preferred card for Copic colouring) and I discovered that the Pop-Tone Coverstock at the Paper-Garden is the exact colourway match to my beloved MFT Card Stock....just a little lighter weight but this is actually perfect for lightening the load on my muti-layered cards.

Here is the great sketch that I used over at Reverse Confetti Blog for August!

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I LOVE this fun graphic NEW RC stamp set called Weather It Together, the coordinating Weather It Together Confetti Cuts and the Weather or Dot (And Stripes) Quick Card Panels. I used the sweet falling hearts patterned paper from the Authentique Playful 6X6 patterned paper pad and teamed it up with the pretty Malmero Perle Orange Metallic Cardstock from the Paper-Garden. It has pretty gold sparkly flecks throughout, sadly the sparkle didn't photograph well. I stamped with MFT Premium Dye Ink in Nightshift Blue and stamped a sentiment and the little hearts from the Weather It Together on the Quick Card Panel. Finally, I embellished with some Orange sparkly YNS Gumdrops and Orange AC Hemp Cord.

Thanks SO much for stopping by and having a little look as my Reverse Confetti card with the NEW Weather It Together Stamp set and Weather It Together Confetti Cuts with this month's SFYTT#27!

July 05, 2015

My Favorite Things Stamps...WSC # 235 and CTD # 349...Happy Purrthday!

Hey stampin' friends! I know I've been MIA but I decided that I needed to take a blogging/crafting break, regroup, take time to relax and enjoy the summer. 

Chris and I went to Disney World (just the two of us) in May and I wanted to lose a few pounds before we went, so I embarked on a journey to good health, getting fit and eating clean! I'm loving this journey and my new FitBit ;D

Well, I spent sometime making a birthday card today and it was a bit scary...I worried that I forgot how?! But I needed to make a card for my daughter, Hannah's 16th Birthday! Thankfully, the card went together painlessly with the help of a great sketch - MFTWSC # 235, that they have over at the MFT Challenge and Inspiration Blog and a pretty colour swatch at the Color Throwdown # 349!


Here is the fun sketch that I used...

and I used MFT Heavyweight Cardstock in Orange Fizz, Blu Raspberry, Whip Cream and Kraft
for the CTD # 349 Colour Combo

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I wanted to ink up this sweet Pure Innocence Feline Better Stamp Set and Pure Innocence Feline Better Die-namics. I coloured the PI girl and the kitty with my Copics (I coloured the kitty to resemble, Kato, our chocolate Siamese) and paper pieced the PI girls dress with patterned paper. The papers are a mix of different ranges from my extensive stash of 6X6 paper pads.  I cut out the circle panel with my Stitched Circles STAX Die-namics and the floral patterned paper is cut with the stitched panel from Blueprints 23 and I added the scalloped edges from Blueprints 23 too. I stamped a sentiment from the PI Feline Better Stamp set with Chocolate Brown Premium Dye Ink on Whip Cream Heavyweight Card Stock cut with the Fishtail flag from Blueprints 12. Finally I sprinkled the card with several Orange YNS Gumdrops and wrapped the sentiment strip with some brown AC Hemp Cord and tied a loopy bow. 

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I finished of the inside of the card too, as always, I stamped a shadow image of the PI Feline Better girl and kitty in Kraft Premium Dye Ink. The sentiment and the ball of yarn is from the PI Purrfect Stamp set

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my PI birthday card for Hannah...I can't believe she is 16 years old...time flies. 

May 08, 2015

Reverse Confetti...May RC Birthday Blog Hop...Party Hats

Hey 'Fetti Fans, throw the confetti! It's time to PARTY!!! Whoo, Hoo! We know you have enjoyed the Countdown to Confetti with the Confetti Crew featuring all the NEW Stamp Sets, Confetti Cuts and NEW Limited Edition Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels.

Before you run off to do some shopping, now that the new release is available, join us for the May Birthday Blog Hop!  It started over at the Reverse Confetti blog and you should have made you way here from Heather's blog, if not, then head on over to the RC blog and hop along with us! The Confetti Crew has even more inspiration to share today, you won't want to miss any of the stops along the hop!

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I have two cards that I made with the NEW Party Hats Stamp set and Party Hat Confetti Cuts, and Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels.  For my First card, I have lots of layers with the NEW Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panel and the Love Note and Class Act Confetti Cuts. I stamped the Party Hat on Smooth White Heavyweight Card Stock with Quick Quotes Power Puff Chalk Ink in Tahiti and cut the pom-pom and fringe from Silver Glitter cardstock. I also made a shaker with the Shakers 'N Frames Confetti Cuts. I added two stitched flags cut with the NEW Stitched Flags Trio and tucked them under the Love Note panel that was stamped with the Whole Lotta Dots Stamp set. I also cut the NEW Star Garland Confetti Cuts from silver Glitter card Stock add strung them across the card.       

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For my second card, I stamped another one of the Party Hat stamps from the NEW Party Hats Stamp set with Quick Quotes Powder Puff Coral Chalk Ink for a softer look. I layered it over a tag cut with the Tag Me Confetti Cuts that I stamped with a sentiment from the Fancy Word Coordinates Stamp set.  

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I also used several Quick Card Panels from the NEW Limited Edition Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels and cut one of the panels with the NEW Stitched Flag Trio Confetti Cuts and one with the Documented Confetti Cuts

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a little look at my cards for the May Reverse Confetti Release Blog Hop! All the NEW Stamps and Confetti Cuts are NOW AVAILABLE at the Reverse Confetti Shop! 

Please hop on over to Lisa's fabulous blog to see what fabulous creation she has to share with us! If you take a wrong turn along the hop head back to the RC blog for a list of all the hop participants!  


May 07, 2015

Reverse Confetti...Countdown to Confetti Day # 3...Love & Ice Cream

Hey fellow 'fetti Fans! Today is Day # 3 of the RC Birthday Countdown to Confetti and I'm featuring the fabulous NEW Love & Ice Cream Stamp set, the coordinating NEW Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts and the NEW Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels.

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For my first card, I took my colour inspiration from the gorgeous colours in the NEW Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels! I cut the Quick Card Panel with the Documented Confetti Cuts and found some Julep Dotted Swiss Bazzill card stock in my stash, that I then cut with the "scoop of ice" die from the NEW Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts. I cut out three "scoops of ice cream" and adhered them together for a little extra dimension and cut the ice cream cup from Kraft Heavyweight card stock. The spoon is cut from Orange Fizz Heavyweight card stock and I added a "dollop of ice cream" on the spoon, cut from the Julep Swiss Dotted Card Stock, with a leaf die from the Fresh 'N Fruity Confetti Cuts
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I added some orange sprinkles to my scoop of ice cream with the sprinkles die from the Donut You Know Confetti Cuts and stamped a sentiment from the NEW Love & Ice Cream Stamp set on the Grout Grey Heavyweight Card Stock panel in Hot Fudge Premium Dye Ink. I embellished with some sparkly blue Gumdrops and some brown AC Hemp cord tied around the spoon.
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Here's my second card...this is quite CAS for me ( not my go to style) but I'm really happy with how it turned out and that it came together so quickly too! I used one of the NEW Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels...LOVE that this Let's Celebrate QCP already has the sentiment printed right on it. I popped it up on the Festive Swiss Dotted Card Stock panel and built a yummy "sherbet" cone with the NEW Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts and popped it up on the card front.

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 I used the Perfectly Paisley Confetti Cuts to add a few drips of ice cream and I added a cherry on top with the dies from the NEW Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts.  Finally I embellished with some Brown AC Hemp cord and a few sparkly orange Gumdrops. 

Thanks SO much for stopping by and havin' a wee peek at my cards with the delish NEW Love & Ice Cream Stamp set, coordinating Love & Ice Cream Confetti Cuts and the NEW Let's Celebrate Quick Card Panels. Head on over to the Reverse Confetti Blog and a list of all the Confetti Crew sharing previews with the new release. Don't forget to leave those comments on the Confetti Crew's blogs for a chance to win! 


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