BIRDS OF A FEATHER

Birds of a feather flock together – I think that’s how the quote goes, but today it’s just one little bird standing alone!

I took inspiration from one page of the Bird Ballad designer paper that shows rows and rows of feathers with all of it’s lovely bright colours.

Since I still had the tray of inks and an Aqua Painter sitting on the table, it just seemed right to colour that little bird with those colours(Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape) with a hint of Smokey Slate.  It’s easy to use our Ink Refills and I encourage you to take a look at all of the different colour families.

The layout is compliments of the new Freshly Made Sketches challenge for this week.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Happy Stamping!

IT’S SIMPLY FLOWERS DAY

We have had a very large dump of snow so……it’s simply time for some flowers on this blog.  Don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the snow but flowers are a favourite around here so check out this flower-laden card!

I’m playing along with The Paper Players colour challenge and did a little watercolouring with some ink refills.  I found this little watercolour tray at the dollar store and find it very handy to use.

Here are the colours that we are asked to use.

I’m pretty happy with today’s card and think that the challenge colours go very well with the Bird Ballad designer paper.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Enjoy your day and Happy Stamping!

SAY HELLO TO A VERY DASHING DEER

OK, it’s time to bring out the Dashing Deer stamp set.  This is one set from last year that carried forward so it is definitely time to give that dashing fellow some love.

The design is etched into the stamp itself and gives a beautiful finish to this dashing deer.  I first stamped him in Soft Suede ink and then over-stamped with Versamark so he could be heat embossed with Clear powder.  TIP:  The Stamparatus is the perfect tool for this technique.

I am following along with this week’s CAS(E) this sketch challenge and the layout gives the perfect placement for the deer and greeting.

Here’s the list of products used.  It’s easy to shop for any of these products – just click on the picture to go directly to my Online Store.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Paper Snips

$13.50

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

PEACEFUL SEASON

Hello and welcome.  I’m going back to Christmas for todays post with this peaceful season card.

It took 3 stamp sets to put this one together with all of the different elements!

I had a piece made with the Buffalo Check stamp set so used it for the background.  Then added all of the rest from the Peaceful Boughs Bundle and the Seasonal Wreaths stamp set and matching All-Around Wreath Dies.

I felt that the wreath needed a bit of pop so added the Red Rhinestones.

Here’s the list of all of the products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great day and Happy Stamping to you!

NEVER FORGET

Today is Remembrance Day in Canada!  A day that has been put aside to remember our Veterans who fought in wars to defend our freedoms!

I am posting these two poppies in remembrance of my parents who both served during WW2.

Let us never forget the sacrifices that all men and women made(and still make) to keep both Canada and the US safe, strong and free!

IT LOOKS A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS

The snow has been falling and it’s starting to look a lot like Christmas!  So I’ve been in my craft room stamping away!

There’s nothing like a Christmas tree to sign out Christmas and this image from the Merry Moose stamp set sings it clearly!  Instead of using designer paper, I made my own with the Buffalo Check background stamp set.  It just seems right to put a little plaid into the picture and it’s always the right time to do a little colouring as well.  That line-up of gifts just needed a touch of colour and our Stampin’ Write Markers did the job!

I really wanted to play along with the CAS(E) this sketch challenge so followed along with their new layout.

Here’s the list of products used.

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great day and Happy Stamping to you!

SAVE SOME TIME FOR STAMPING

Hi and welcome.  Today, I’m inviting you to save some time for stamping by joining in on events that I have scheduled for November.

Time is moving on quickly and these events are all about Christmas crafting.

Saturday, November 16 is a full day of crafting from 11AM to 4PM.We will be creating greeting cards and other items for gift giving.  The Fee is $25.00 and an appy to share.

Tuesday, November 19 is all about Gift Tags to dress up your holiday gifts.  The Fee is $20.00 to create 12 tags.

If you want to get together with friends and make your own date – Contact Me to book a day and time.  I’d love to stamp with you!

 

LET’S CASE THE CATALOGUE

Good day to you!  Today’s card is a CASE (Copy and share everything) from page 43 of the Holiday Catalogue.

There’s a story here – I made this card because the first one I made with the Still Scenes Bundle did not turn out OK at all!  So I threw a little snit, threw it in the garbage, and went to the catalogue for ideas.  This one stood out and to make it my own, I changed it up just a bit by adding the snow on the trees.

NEW STAMPIN’ UP! TRIMMER

Are you ready to try out the new and re-designed Trimmer?  It is now available for you to purchase and I really like it.  Especially the fact that the extender “leg” is built into the trimmer itself which makes it much more sturdy.  As a Demonstrator, I cut a lot of paper and can say in all honesty that the blades holds a great, smooth cut for a very long time.   Visit my Store and try it out!

Now, on to the list of products used for today’s card.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a great day and Happy Stamping!

BEST WISHES FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY

Sometimes you just need a new birthday card so that’s the theme for today.

I was checking out the lovely Pressed Petals Specialty DSP and matched it up with the Floral Essence stamp set.  The combination of Rococo Rose and Night of Navy pack a nice punch.

The Paper Players came to the rescue with this great sketch so it was easy to put all of the pieces together.

Check out the list of products used below.

Paper Snips

$13.50

Stamparatus

$67.00

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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