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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Baby Bums in Pink!

Welcome to another week of "A little wild"! I have finally got my hands on this set (after cutting out of a bunch of cuteness with my downline's set) and can't wait to create even MORE!

There's a similar set coming out the Holiday Catalogue, so be on the lookout for THAT!

Today's card is kind of a girly version of last week's card. At least I think it's a little more girly with the addition of pink. :) I just LOVE the Stitched Shapes Framelits and use them every chance I get!


I started off with a base of Soft Sky and added a layer of Whisper White. Then I added a strip of DSP and a little piece ribbon. I didn't want to add just the button, so I punched a ¾" circle of Whisper White and attached the button (retired, sorry!) to that.

I stamped the "hello baby" from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto a piece of DSP an attached it much like I did last week.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.


What do you think??

STAMPS: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Soft Suede
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Powder Pink Cardstock; Coffee Break DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button (retired, sorry!), Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cute Little Bums!

My friend, and downline, Lindsay received this set at On Stage in Toronto this past April and we ALL (the whole team!) fell in love with it! How could you NOT? It's just so darn cute! My favourite image is the elephant.

The set is on its way to me (it should be here today) so I was happy to borrow Lindsay's at our Canadian Blossoms Team Meeting last month. We created a couple of cards as a team and I had a whole bunch of leftovers to create even MORE.

You can purchase this set as a BUNDLE and save 10% on your purchase. If you earned coupon codes in July, you can use them on this bundle. Don't forget that your coupon codes MUST be used in August!


For today's card, I started off with a base of Pear Pizzazz and added a layer of Whisper White. A tiny strip of the Coffee Break DSP off to the left was just the perfect touch!

I added a length of Soft Sky ⅜" Classic Weave Ribbon and a little strip of DSP which was torn to resemble a little strip of Washi Tape. I added a little button (retired, sorry!) tied with Linen Thread for a little something "extra" and finally stamped on some more DSP using the "hello baby" sentiment from the Teeny Tiny Wishes set.

Next week, I'll have a more "girly" version for you.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the team have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: A Little Wild, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Soft Suede
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock; Coffee Break DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Button (retired, sorry!), Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

How do I love thee....

...let me count the ways...

The other day, my daughter sent me one of those little quizzes that are all over the internet. It said if I had done/could check off 22/30 I had a VENTI sized Starbucks problem.

Well....I think I have a TRENTA sized Starbucks problem because I got 27/30!

I'm on my fourth week working at Starbucks and I totally love it! I even bought some Cold Brew Packets so I could brew my own at home - that stuff is FREAKING AWESOME!!

Anyway....all that to say, this week our challenge at the Paper Craft Crew was a colour challenge!

We had to choose three of these four colours:


As usual...I took some liberties. *grin*


I'm calling the Designer Series Paper "Turquoise" and the Bermuda Bay is my "Teal". That works, right? *wink* The lime green is pretty obvious in the Lemon Lime Twist.

I started off this card with the little coffee cups that I stamped and cut out a few weeks ago. Then I stamped the image in it using Bermuda Bay. I love having coffee with my friends! And my co-workers too...we have so much fun together. :)

What do you think of that Ombré Ribbon? I love it! And I'm SO happy it comes in THREE colours!

And check out the inside:


There's a sheet of paper in the DSP pack that is a fussy cutter's DREAM! :D

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the Crew has been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Coffee Cafe
INK: Early Espresso, Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay and Lemon Lime Twist Cardstock; Coffee Break DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Ombré Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

It's the most WONDERFUL time...

...of the year!

It's Christmas in July...but also all the back-to-school stuff is starting to show up - LOL!

I love summer, don't get me wrong...but I LOVE routine even more and CRAVE back-to-school time when everything runs "tickety-boo" and everyone has a place to be at a certain time of day.

Anyway...today's card has NOTHING to do with back-to-school, but EVERYTHING to do with my "Christmas in July" class on July 29th.

Here's just one of the cards we'll be creating:


If you're coming to class, you'll be THRILLED to know that I have ALREADY fussy-cut all the little reindeer. :)

I started off with a base of Soft Suede and added a layer of Whisper White. To that, I added a small square of Be Merry Designer Series Paper (new in the 2017-2018 annual catalogue) and a smaller square of Whisper White Cardstock. I added the little reindeer and the sentiment from the Merry Mistletoe set.

The tree off to the left is from the same set and it was stamped onto more Whisper White Cardstock and cut out using the Big Shot and the smallest of the circles in the Stitched Shapes Framelits set.

The finishing touch was a little bit of linen thread tied into a bow...because who doesn't love linen thread??

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Merry Mistletoe
INK: Soft Suede and Garden Green
PAPERS: Soft Suede and Whisper White Cardstock; Be Merry DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Linen Thread, Mini Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, July 12, 2017

A Tag...from my Kitchen

This week's challenge at the Paper Craft Crew was to "Use something NEW" - or at least something that you hadn't used yet...how many of us have "HAD TO HAVE IT" and then let it sit unused because you had so many other "fun things" to use? Raise your hand! I know you've done it too. :)

While I haven't had the stamp set I used today "forever", it is definitely new (available in the new 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue) and I have had it for about 2 months.

Check it out:


Super cute, right? I used the sentiment from Label Me Pretty and stamped it in Bermuda Bay unto Whisper White Cardstock and punched it out using the coordinating punch which is part of the bundle.

I had grand illusions of baking some cookies that I could then package up and attach the tag to, but I recently started a new job at Starbucks (I LOVE IT!!) and time has gotten away from me!

After I stamped and punched the sentiment, I cut out the tag and added the layer of Bermuda Bay Cardstock which I stamped using images from Touches of Texture. I then added a length of Soft Sky Classic Weave Ribbon and attached the sentiment on top using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I added some Bermuda Bay Stitched Satin Ribbon and tied it up with my FAVOURITE linen thread for the finishing touch.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Label Me Pretty, Touches of Texture
INK: Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Whisper White and Bermuda Bay Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Ribbon, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Happy Birthday Cupcake!

This week's challenge is actually a TWO week challenge, so it should give you lots of time to create YOUR cards as you celebrate either Canada Day or Independence Day. You can play Tic-Tac-Toe along with the design team:


For my card, I chose the right hand column: Cake, Baker's Twine, Clean & Simple and created this:


My base is Soft Sky and I added a layer of Whisper White cardstock unto which I stamped the cupcake base. Before I attached the Whisper White layer, I took my 1/16" hole punch and punched two tiny holes on each side of the cupcake base through which I threaded my Whisper White Baker's Twine.

I stamped the frosting in Soft Sky and added some Wink of Stella for a little bit of sparkle.

I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede and added a tiny rhinestone for the finishing touch.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Sprinkles of Life
INK: Soft Sky, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
PAPERS: Soft Sky and Whisper White Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: 1/16" hole punch, Tree Builder Punch, Baker's Twine, Rhinestones, Wink of Stella, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

I got a job!!

I mean...I had a job. I was working at Georgetown Yarn. And it was LOTS of fun! But I needed a few more hours, so I had to start a search and you'll never GUESS where I'll be working in a couple of weeks! I can't WAIT!

Maybe my card will give you a hint?


I started off with a base of Pear Pizzazz and added a layer of Whisper White Cardstock cut to 4 x 5 ¼". My next layer was a piece of Designer Series Paper from the Coffee Break pack.

Next up was some die-cutting using the largest of the Stitched Shapes circles and the larger of the scalloped circles in the Layering Circles Set. I stamped the sentiment from the Coffee Café set using Soft Suede onto the Whisper White circle and added the two tiny cups. There's a die in the Coffee Cups die set, but you all know how much I LOVE fussy-cutting, so I sat down one afternoon and cut out the entire sheet of coffee cups/percolators/cups. It was SO much fun!


And how about that awesome bow!! I just love, love, LOVE our Linen Thread. I'm pretty sure that every time I place an order, I add Linen Thread to it - LOL!

Well...if you haven't figured out where my new job is yet, I'll tell you! Starting on July 4th, I'll be working at one of my local Starbucks! I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am about this new opportunity!

Thanks for visiting and don't forget to check out what the rest of the Crew have been up to HERE.


What do you think?

STAMPS: Coffee Café
INK: Soft Suede
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky and Pear Pizzazz Cardstock; Coffee Break DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Stitched Shapes, Layering Circles, Linen Thread, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Glue Dots

Happy Stampin'!