Monday, 20 February 2017

You're Pretty.

Hi friends!

We all have our "simple" moments, right?  Like, when we're a little LOT less intelligent than usual... we don't see something we're looking at, or you can't figure out a simple solution, or you ask an even dumber question?

Don't act like you don't... I KNOW you do.  Or if you really, truly don't, at least humour me for a minute.  

I have these moments.  A lot of them, in fact.  It varies between hilarious and alarming, depending on the day.  And so does my bestie.  Hers are less often, but they're pretty epic when they do happen.  

And whenever one of us says something really, really stupid, the other will look her in the eye, give her a sympathetic head-tilt, and say "Awww.  You're pretty."

It's our nice way of saying to the other, "hey, dude, you're being an idiot right now, but I love you anyway." 

This stamp came in the Big On Birthdays set in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue, and it would be GREAT for birthdays - especially those big milestone ones the women in your life are having - but you really have to choose wisely.  Seriously, be careful.  Tread lightly.  Know your audience.

But for me, though, this was just a regular friendship card that would be perfect for my bestie.

I'm so glad we have that kind of a friendship.


Shopping in Canada? I'd love to help you create!
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Thursday, 16 February 2017

Up In The Air Mobile - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends!  We're back today for another Artisan Design Team blog hop - the official design team of Stampin' Up!  You may be starting here with me, Shannon in Calgary, Canada, or you may have come from the brilliant Rochelle in Australia; either way, sit back and enjoy the hop!  We will have some fabulous projects to share with you today.

Our stamp set to work with this month was Lift Me Up, and those beautiful hot air balloons spoke to me and told me exactly what I needed to do; a mobile was the perfect way to use these beauties, and the coordinating Framelits with this stamp set make it SO easy!  Check it out.  

With a couple of items purchased from a general store - an embroidery hoop, fishing line, and crimping beads - this mobile comes together easily with the beautiful stamps, framelits and embellishments from Stampin' Up!  I chose simple, unisex colours for my mobile - Real Red, Crushed Curry, Wild Wasabi, and Pacific Point, and used Whisper White and Vellum Cardstock for the die-cut pieces.  Because the shapes are die-cut with your big shot, they're all identical and can be "sandwiched" on the line with adhesive for a dual-sided shape.  Super easy!  The tiny metallic sequins and gold foil hearts bring this up a notch, and the beautiful Metallic Ribbon finishes it off beautifully.  The best part?  The metallic ribbon is free with a $60 purchase during Sale-A-Bration; and the Lift Me Up bundle combined with the Metallic Sequins brings you there!  Just add cardstock and ink and you're ready to create. 

Now that you've stopped in Canada, let's head over to Germany to see what my friend Sylwia is sharing with us today!  

Thank you so much for visiting me today - I hope you have a wonderful day!  


Shopping in Canada? I'd love to help you create!
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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Designer Tee - Display Stamper Samples

Hello friends!  A little while ago, I was asked to be a display stamper for the Canadian Business Conference, a leadership weekend for Canadian demonstrators in Toronto, Ontario.  Each display stamper was able to choose a Sale-A-Bration set to work with to create a half-dozen samples.  I chose Designer Tee, thinking it would give me some flexibility and a bit of a challenge - and oh, what fun I had making these samples!

Jenn Tinline was kind enough to send me a photo from the conference of my board - so that was super cool to see!

Before my projects boarded their plane, however, I made sure to photograph each of them to share with you.  This little stamp set packs a big punch - and I really loved making these samples and having them shared at the conference!  

"Everything will be OK" - using DSP from the Cupcakes & Carousels stack.

"Don't quit your Day Dream" - using flowers from Jar of Love, and DSP from Falling In Love.

"Happy Birthday" - I think this one is my favourite!  I masked the birthday sentiment to stamp the cakes in the background, then created a fun collage using the sentiment from Designer Tee and embellishments from Cupcakes & Carousels DSP and the coordinating Carousel Birthday stamp set.

"Congratulations" - I swore I was going to make all of my samples without using the coordinating Custom Tee stamp set and frames, but then I had a silly idea for a goofy groom's card.  "I knew you could" just seemed so perfect for a groom who may have had a case of cold feet!  The tuxedo-tee paired so nicely with the Sending Love DSP stack and some fun embellishments.

"I Think I Can" - again, using masking for the trains, and combining stamps from Designer Tee.  My son loves trains, and I had him in mind when I made this card.  Simple colours and a cute repeating pattern.

And lastly, a scrapbook page - the "When in doubt, STAMP" sentiment HAD to be paired with a Stampin' Up! themed photo!  I went digging through my camera roll, trying to find a picture from one from a crafting retreat, and I ended up finding this silly selfie that I sent to my Artisan friends last year when my new catalog arrived.  It was PERFECT for this sentiment, and the In Colours on the catalogue front paired perfectly with the Good Vibes Project Life Card Collection, which made for a great series of embellishments.

A close-up of the embellishments.  So fun!

I absolutely loved making these samples and I'm so grateful to have been asked to create for this event!  I hope this blog post has helped you see Designer Tee in a new light - so versatile and so much fun!


Shopping in Canada? I'd love to help you create!
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