Friday, November 29, 2013

Fishy Friday - Wish Big

I'm keeping with the Crisp Cantaloupe/Coastal Cabana colour combination because it works really well with my little fishies! :)


I started off with a Crisp Cantaloupe Base and added a partial layer of Coastal Cabana which was run through the Big Shot with the Chevron Embossing Folder. I added some sponging around the edges of with Coastal Cabana Ink and then did the same (sponging) with most of the other cardstock pieces.

Check out that banner/flag! I only added adhesive to the top ⅔ of the flag so that I could curl up the edges for a little extra pop.

My little fishies are matted on a piece of Tangerine Tango and then a piece of Crisp Cantaloupe. They were added to the card atop Stampin' Dimensionals.


The finishing touch is the adorable little tag stamped with a sentiment from Pennant Parade and attached with a mini silver brad. A little hint to make your tag stay put - a teeny tiny dot of Mono Multi applied just under the notched end of the tag will do the trick! Now, the jewelry tag punch is no longer available, but you could use either the small ticket from the Ticket Duo Punch or a piece of the Word Window Punch.

And of course, here's the inside:


What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Pennant Parade
INK: Black Staz-ON, Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Tangerine Tango Cardstock; Coastal Cabana DSP, Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Jewelry Tag Punch (retired), Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Mini Brad, 2-way glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Fishy Friday - Banner Birthday



Welcome back to another Fishy Friday! I do hope you've been enjoying this little Fishy series. I sure had a lot of fun creating it!


Today's card was inspired by one I saw on Pinterest. I didn't have everything the creator used on the card, so I improvised! I'm all about using what I've got on hand - and I have A LOT!!

So, as I created the first four cards in this series all on the same day, I used a lot of the same colours. Besides, the fishies look SUPER cute when paired with Bermuda Bay, etc.

My base is Bermuda Bay with layers of Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe. I then added a smaller layer of Whisper White and Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper. I love the skinny ⅛" taffeta ribbon! You can add it anywhere for just the right touch and it doesn't overwhelm the card.

I added the fishies to a cut Window Frame (Big Shot) and then stamped the sentiment using Crisp Cantaloupe.

What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Banner Greetings (Hostess Set)
INK: Black Staz-ON, Crisp Cataloupe
PAPERS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay Coastal Cabana and Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock; Coastal Cabana DSP; Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, Taffeta Ribbon, Candy Dots, 2-way glue, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

ESA Annual Craft Fair and Sale

Have YOU started your Christmas shopping yet? No? Uh oh!!

Lucky for you THIS is coming up this weekend! Also lucky for you, I'll be there!!!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Fishy Friday - Make a Wish

Good Morning! Happy Fishy Day!



You might remember this card layout from this post. This just goes to show that you can switch out stamp sets and make a card just as lovely! This is the EXACT same card, with the fishies instead! :)

And on the inside:


It looked a little "blank" with just the sentiment and I didn't want to doodle all the way around on this one, but it still needed something. So, I took out my ruler and my Bermuda Bay Marker and went to town! I like the little pop of colour in the bottom corner.

What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Sweet Essentials
INK: Black Staz-ON, Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Bermuda Bay, Raspberry Ripple and Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock; Birthday Basics DSP; Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Fishy Friday - Balloon Birthday




Happy Friday!! OH. MY. GOSH. I *know* it's only week two, but this has GOT to be my favourite card! I just can't believe how stinkin' CUTE it is!!


This card started off with a flash in my head - of fish, holding balloons. Yeah, I know. NUTS. But, it was in my head and the only way to get it OUT of my head, was to create it in a way that I thought made sense. And this was it. :)

I looked at my Colour Coach to see what (other) colours went well with Coastal Cabana and my Colour Coach told me Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate. Sure. Why not?

So, my base is Calypso Coral with a layer of Whisper White and then a layer of Coastal Cabana Designer Series Paper.

My little fishies are resting on apiece of Crisp Cantaloup (sponged) and a piece of Whisper White backed with Smoky Slate.


I stamped the "Happy Birthday from Teeny Tiny Wishes onto Whisper White and then cut it out using one of the banners from the Label Card Thinlit Die. It puts all the score lines in for you, so there's no guessing as to how to fold it up - PERFECT!

And of course, no card is complete without a finished inside:


What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Black Staz-ON, Coastal Cabana
PAPERS: Whisper White, Calypso Coral and Smoky Slate Cardstock; Coastal Cabana DSP; Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, Baker's Twine, Punch, White Gel Pen, 2-way glue, Big Shot, Dies, Basic Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Have Yourself a...

Merry Little Christmas...

When I saw the card below created by Jen Timko, I just knew I had to recreate it and I also knew that my class participants would LOVE IT!

I wasn't disappointed - they were thrilled!

Check it out:




Each card used one sheet (with leftovers) of the Season of Style Designer Series Paper stack. This is GREAT because you get 24 sheets of EACH double sided design, so if you had 24 cards to send, they would all be the same!

If you're wondering about the "little" in this sentiment, it was stamped in Cherry Cobbler along with the rest of the sentiment and then I inked it up with my Early Espresso marker, stamped it on a scrap of Whisper White Cardstock and cut it out.

It's November 1st, so you still have plenty of time to order all the supplies you need for this card and get them in the mail before Christmas.

And if you wanted a different look, you could order the bundle from the Holiday Catalogue:


Get in in Clear Mount ($21.95) or Wood Mount ($24.95) along with everything you see above and you're ready to go - everything is pre-cut!! All you need is adhesive & ink and your cards will be in the mail before you know it.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Merry Little Christmas
INK: Cherry Cobbler
PAPERS: Whisper White and Early Espresso Cardstock; Season of Style DSP
ACCESSORIES: Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Get your STAMP ON!!!

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Adopt a Senior Pet Month
Alzheimer’s Awareness Month
Apple Month
Aviation History Month
Banana Pudding Lovers Month
Child Safety and Protection Month
Christmas Seals Month
COPD Awareness Month
Diabetic Eye Disease Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Stories Month
Gluten-Free Diet Awareness Month
Good Nutrition Month
Great American SmokeOut
Greens and Plantains Month
Historic Bridge Awareness Month
I am So Thankful Month
International Drum Month
Latin American Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
MADD’s Tie One On for Safety Holiday Campaign
Manatee Awareness Month
Military Family Appreciation Month
Movember
National Adoption Month
National AIDS Awareness Month
National Alzheimer’s Disease Month
National COPD Awareness Month
National Diabetes Month
National Epilepsy Month
National Family Caregivers Month
National Family Literacy MonthNational Georgia Pecan Month
National Healthy Skin Month
National Home Care and Hospice Month
National Impotency Month
National Inspirational Role Models Month
National Life Writing Month
National Long-Term Care Awareness Month
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National Model Railroad Month
National Native American Heritage Month
National Novel Writing Month
National Peanut Butter Lover’s Month
National Pet Cancer Awareness Month
National Pomegranate Month
National Roasting Month
National Scholarship Month
National Sleep Comfort Month
National Stomach Cancer Awareness Month
Native American Heritage Month
NoSHAVEmber
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Plum and Pomegranate Month
Prematurity Awareness Month
PTA Healthy Lifestyles Month
Real Jewelry Month
Spinach and Squash Month
Sweet Potato Month
TMJ Awareness Month
Vegan Month
Worldwide Bereaved Siblings Month
World Sponge Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week
Chemistry Week
Diabetes Education Week
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
Health Information and Technology Week
International Fraud Awareness Week
Intimate Apparel Week
National Allied Health Week
National Animal Shelter Appreciation Week
National Fig Week
National Nurse Practitioner Week
National Patient Accessibility Week
National Radiation Tech Week
Sherlock Holmes Weekend
World Communication Week

Second Week
Dear Santa Letter Week
Drowsy Driving Prevention Week
Geography Awareness Week
Kid’s Goal-Setting Week
National Children’s Book Week
National Drug Facts Week
National Global Entrepreneurship Week
National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week
National Young Readers Week
Operating Room Nurse Week
Pursuit of Happiness Week
World Kindness Week

Third Week
American Education Week
Lung Cancer Awareness Week
National Book Awareness Week
National Farm-City Week

Fourth Week
National Adoption Week
National Better Conversation Week
National Bible Week
National Family Week
National Game and Puzzle Week
National Teens Don’t Text and Drive Week

Fifth Week
National Deal Week
Travelers with Disabilities Awareness Week


November 1st
Aishwarya Rai’s Birthday (1973)
All Saint’s Day
Book Lover’s Day
Give Up Your “Shoulds” Day
Lyle Lovett’s Birthday (1957)
National Author’s Day
National Family Literacy Day
National Go Cook for Your Pets Day
Nutty Pecan Day
Prime Meridian Day
Pumpkin Chucking Days
Stephen Crane’s Birthday (1871)
Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day
World Vegan Day

November 2nd
All Soul’s Day
Cookie Monster Day
Daniel Boone’s Birthday (1734)
Digital Scrapbooking Day
Flight of the Spruce Goose (1947)
International Gaming Day
Look for Circles Day
Marie Antoinette’s Birthday (1755)
National Deviled Egg Day
Piggy Bank Day
Plan Your Epitaph Day
Sadie Hawkins Day
Traffic Director’s Day

November 3rd
Bean Day
Cliché Day
Daylight Savings Time Ends
Dennis Miller’s Birthday (1953)
Housewife’s Day
International Tongue Twister Day
Jellyfish Day
Ken Berry’s Birthday (1933)
Sandwich Day
Zero Tasking Day

November 4th
Fill Our Staplers Day
Job Action Day
Laura Bush’s Birthday (1946)
King Tut Day
Mischief Night
National Candy Day
National Chicken Lady Day
Sterling North’s Birthday (1906)
Use Your Common Sense Day
Waiting for Barbarians Day
Will Roger’s Birthday (1879)
Yanni’s Birthday (1954)
Zero Tasking Day

November 5th
Art Garfunkel’s Birthday (1941)
Election Day
Gun Powder Day
Guy Fawkes Day
National Donut Day
Roy Rogers’ Birthday (1911)
Sam Shepard’s Birthday (1943)
Vivian Leigh’s Birthday (1913)

November 6th
Basketball Day
Charles Dow’s Birthday (1851)
Guiness World Records Day
John Phillip Sousa’s Birthday (1854)
I Love Nachos Day
Marooned without a Compass Day
Ray Conniff’s Birthday (1916)
Sally Field’s Birthday (1946)
Saxophone Day

November 7th
Albert Camus’ Birthday (1913)
Fala Day
Hug-a-Bear Day
Joni Mitchell’s Birthday (1943)
Magazine Day
Marie Curie’s Birthday (1867)
National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day
National Men Make Dinner Day
Republican Elephant Day

November 8th
Abet and Aid Punsters Day
Bonnie Raitt’s Birthday (1949)
Bram Stoker’s Birthday (1847)
Cook Something Bold and Pungent Day
Domino Day
Dunce Day
Edmund Halley’s Birthday (1656)
Election Day
Harvey Wallbanger Day
Kazuo Ishiguro’s Birthday (1954)
Margaret Mitchell’s Birthday (1900)
National Ample Time Day
National Parents as Teachers Day
National Walk to Work Day
Parker Posey’s Birthday (1968)
X-Ray Day

November 9th
Carl Sagan’s Birthday (1934)
Chaos Never Dies Day
Kristallnacht
Mary Travers’ Birthday (1936)
Neon Sign Day
Parade Day

November 10th
Area Code Day
Claude Rains’ Birthday (1889)
Forget Me Not Day
Gingerbread House Day
International Tongue Twister Day
Josh Peck’s Birthday (1986)
Martin Luther’s Birthday (1483)
Sesame Street Debuted in 1969
Tim Rice’s Birthday (1944)
Toothpaste Day
U.S. Marine Corps Established in 1775
Windows Day (Microsoft)

November 11th
Air Day
Death/Duty Day
Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s Birthday (1821)
George Patton’s Birthday (1885)
God Bless America first performed in 1938
Kurt Vonnegut’s Birthday (1922)
Origami Day
Remembrance Day
World Orphans Day

November 12th
Anne Hathaway’s Birthday (1982)
Auguste Rodin’s Birthday (1840)
Chicken Soup for the Soul Day
Elizabeth Cady Stanton Day
Grace Kelly’s Birthday (1929)
Nadia Comaneci’s Birthday (1961)
National Pizza With the Works But No Anchovies Day
National Young Reader’s Day
Veteran’s Day

November 13th
Chris Noth’s Birthday (1954)
Garry Marshall’s Birthday (1934)
Mom’s and Dad’s Day
National Indian Pudding Day
National Young Reader’s Day
Robert Louis Stevenson’s Birthday (1850)
World Kindness Day

November 14th
Aaron Copeland’s Birthday (1900)
Brian Keith’s Birthday (1921)
Claude Monet’s Birthday (1840)
Condoleeza Rice’s Birthday (1954)
International Girls Day
Loosen Up, Lighten Up Day
National Educational Support Professionals Day
National Pickle Day
National Teddy Bear Day
Operating Room Nurse Day
Prince Charles’ Birthday (1948)
Spicy Guacamole Day
William Steig’s Birthday (1907)
World Diabetes Day

November 15th
America Recycles Day
Ed Asner’s Birthday (1929)
Georgia O’Keefe’s Birthday (1887)
I Love to Write Day
National Bundt Pan Day
National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day
National Philanthropy Day
Pack Your Mom Lunch Day
Robert Cavalli’s Birthday (1940)

November 16th
Button Day
Guiness World Record Day
Have a Party with your Bear Day
International Day for Tolerance
National Day of Play
Prematurity Awareness Day

November 17th
Electronic Greeting Card Day
Homemade Bread Day
Lee Strasberg’s Birthday (1901)
Martin Scorcese’s Birthday (1942)
National Adoption Day
National Family Volunteer Day
National Unfriend Day
Rock Hudson’s Birthday (1925)
Take A Hike Day
Unfriend Day
World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims
World Peace Day
World Prematurity Awareness Day

November 18th
Christian Siriano’s Birthday (1985)
International Men’s Day
Margaret Atwood’s Birthday (1939)
Mickey Mouse Day
Occult Day
Owen Wilson’s Birthday (1968)
Push-Button Phone Day
William Gilbert’s Birthday (1836)
William Tell Day

November 19th
American Made Matters Day
Calvin Klein’s Birthday (1942)
Equal Opportunity Day
Have a Bad Day Day
Gettysburg Address Delivered by President Lincoln in 1863
Indira Gandhi’s Birthday (1911)
Meg Ryan’s Birthday (1961)
Pencil Day
Play Monopoly Day
Pop Tarts created in 1965
Rocco DiSpirito’s Birthday (1956)
Rocky and Bullwinkle Day
Tommy Dorsey’s Birthday (1905)
World Toilet Day

November 20th
Absurdity Day
Beautiful Day
Cat Days
Children’s Day
Edwin Hubble’s Birthday (1889)
Geographic Information Systems Day
Mexican Revolution Day
Name Your PC Day
National Education Support Professionals Day
National Peanut Butter Fudge Day
Richard Dawson’s Birthday (1932)
Time Card Clock Invented in 1888
Traffic Light Day
Universal Children’s Day

November 21st
Beaver Moon
Dave Hignite’s (My Husband) Birthday (1961)
False Confession Day
Great American Smokeout
Harold Ramis’ Birthday (1944)
Marlo Thomas’ Birthday (1943)
Pumpkin Pie Day
Tie One On Day
Use Less Stuff Day
Voltaire’s Birthday (1694)
World Hello Day
World Television Day

November 22nd
Abigail Adams’ Birthday (1744)
Go for a Ride Day
Hoagy Carmichael’s Birthday (1899)
Humane Society Anniversary Day
Jamie Lee Curtis’ Birthday (1958)
Start Your Own Country Day
Stop the Violence Day

November 23rd
Boris Karloff’s Birthday (1887)
Bruce Hornsby’s Birthday (1954)
Dr. Who Day
Eat a Cranberry Day
Family Volunteer Day
National Adoption Day
National American Heritage Day
National Cashew Day
National Survivors of Suicide Day
Rick Bayless’ Birthday (1953)
Sinkie Day

November 24th
Arundhati Roy’s Birthday (1961)
Celebrate Your Unique Talent Day
Dale Carnegie’s Birthday (1888)
Frances Hodgson Burnett’s Birthday (1849)
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec’s Birthday (1864)
Mother Goose Day
Scott Joplin’s Birthday (1868)
Use Even if the Seal is Broken Day

November 25th
Amy Grant’s Birthday (1960)
Blasé Day
Marc Brown’s Birthday (1946)
National Parfait Day

November 26th
Charles Schulz’s Birthday (1922)
College Fraternity Day
John Harvard’s Birthday (1607)
MY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Natasha Bedingfield’s Birthday (1981)
National Cake Day

November 27th
Buffalo Bob Smith’s Birthday (1917)
Jimi Hendrix’s Birthday (1942)
Manalo Blahnik’s Birthday (1942)
National Day of Listening
Pie in the Face Day
Pins and Needles Day

November 28th
Ed Harris’ Birthday (1950)
John Bunyan’s Birthday (1628)
John Galliano’s Birthday (1960)
Jon Stewart’s Birthday (1962)
Make Your Own Head Day
Polaroid Camera Day
Red Planet Day
Thanksgiving
Turkey-Free Thanksgiving Day
William Blake’s Birthday (1757)

November 29th
Black Friday
Busby Berkeley’s Birthday (1895)
Buy Nothing Day
C S Lewis’ Birthday (1898)
Chuck Mangione’s Birthday (1940)
Electronic Greetings Day
Flossing Day
Garry Shandling’s Birthday (1949)
Louisa May Alcott’s Birthday (1832)
Maize Day
Square Dance Day
Turkey Leftover Day
You’re Welcome Day

November 30th
Ben Stiller’s Birthday (1965)
Computer Security Day
David Mamet’s Birthday (1947)
Dick Clark’s Birthday (1929)
International Aura Awareness Day
Jonathan Swift’s Birthday (1667)
Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Birthday (1874)
Mark Twain’s Birthday (1835)
National Meth Awareness Day
Sacher Torte Day (also in December)
Sir Winston Churchill’s Birthday (1874)
Stay At Home Because You’re Well Day


DECEMBER

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Awareness Month of Awareness Month’s Month
Bingo Month
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Identity Theft and Prevention Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
National Sign Up for Summer Camp Month
National Stress Free Family Holiday Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws
Prevent Blindness Month
Quince and Watermelon Month
Read a New Book Month
Rising Star Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
World AIDS Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Mont
Write to a Friend Month

with thanks to Jane Hignite!