Friday, May 19, 2017

Hope Your Birthday is a Smash

Welcome friends! I am delighted to be guest designing at CropStop today! CropStop has a fabulous selection of crafting supplies.


I've seen a few cards created with the new Lawn Fawn Year Seven stamp set and thought the pinata looked so fun! After stamping, colouring (including some Nuvo drops for a little bit of added detail) and cutting my pinata, I created a background using Martha Stewart fringe scissors and three colours of cardstock. I then used an MFT die to cut the fringed background as well as a white mat.

For the card base, I stamped the fun treats from the Year Seven stamp set in VersaMark and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. I then layered the white and fringed mats on top with Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive before affixing the pinata with foam dots. I tied some orange jute string for a bit of fun detail.



The banners were cut with dies from My Craft Spot (no longer in business) and stamped and heat embossed with the sentiment from the Year Seven Set. I finished things off with some bright yellow enamel dots.

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Please head over to CropStop to check out the array of crafting supplies available. I'll be back next Friday with another CropStop guest design post!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Have a Wild Day

It's Wednesday again, which means a new challenge on the Little Red Wagon blog. This week, Sandy is our hostess and she is challenging us to use a sun on our projects. Here in Central Ontario, the sun is finally beginning to shine after last week's rain.


I fell in love with the Safari Friends stamp set (April's free gift with Papercraft Essentials). The little characters seemed perfect for a sunny day creation!


I recently purchased the MFT cloud stencil and used it for the first time on my card. I love it!! I don't know why it's taken so long for somebody to think of this idea. If you've been considering the stencil, it's got two inky thumbs up from me!

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see how the rest of the Girlfriends have used suns on their projects. You can link up your own creation too! It's always a joy to see what you make!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017

Love You Mum

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! I'm happy to have all my children home this weekend. We'll have a quiet day at home tomorrow and my youngest told me that I'll be spoiled so I'm looking forward to that!!


I thoroughly enjoyed making this card for my mum and can't wait to give it to her. I used the free stamp from April's Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine as the focal point of my card, first stamping the image with Versamark and then using white embossing powder before colouring with my Zigs. I used my water brush for the first time (even though it's been in my craft desk for over a year) and am SO happy with how it worked with my Zigs! I'll be using it again for sure.


I'm entering my card in this week's It's a Frame Up challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Ruff Day

It's my turn to host at Little Red Wagon and I've chosen the theme "Punny Projects" - use a pun on your creation. I love puns so can't wait to see what you create!


For my card, I used a variety of products from My Favorite Things. When I first saw the Four-Legged Friends stamp set, it was a must have for me! The little pups are adorable! I've got a few friends who could use some cheering up and made this card especially for one of them. I hope it helps a little bit.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see the punny projects created by the rest of the Girlfriends and then link up your own. I'll be popping by to see them all!

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Masculine Thank You Cards

We have been blessed with the kindness and goodness of others during my husband's illness so I've been making lots of thank you cards lately. These ones were fairly quick to put together. I wanted something that was somewhat masculine to thank some of the men who have helped us out.


I started by stamping the sentiment and line of "paint" with Versamark and then used copper embossing powder. After smooshing my watercolour cardstock into distress oxide ink a few times (and drying with my heat tool between each inking), I cut the mat with a wonky frame, added a few sequins and droplets and decided I was done! I'm happy with how these turned out and how fast they were to put together. In fact, I made a set in pink and pistachio with white embossing too!

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Sequins are from my stash but I can't remember where I purchased them.




Friday, May 5, 2017

Hello - Thank Ewe

My husband came home from the hospital yesterday! He was there a month so it's a huge relief to finally have him home. I'm off work for the summer and to take care of him. While he slept, I had a chance to play and made this card for the current My Favorite Things Sketch Challenge (Sketch #331) and Simon Says Stamp's Wednesday Challenge (A Hint of Pink).


I had fun putting this card, although messed up when putting the white/pink mat on my card base the first time around so it ended up in the recycling bin! Fortunately, I hadn't adhered anything else at that point so it didn't take too long to redo things. Phew! I was originally going to use the sentiment "Wool always be friends" but it was a bit too long for the card. I wasn't sure whether or not to keep the little mouse there (as I had originally planned) but he's just so sweet that I decided I couldn't bear to recycle him!

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Sequins are from My Craft Spot (no longer in business).




Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Welcome Little One

It's time to celebrate at Little Red Wagon this week. Mandy is our hostess, and she's looking for celebration-themed projects of any kind. My son's girlfriend became an aunt for the first time last week as her older sister gave birth to a beautiful baby boy. Definitely something to celebrate!!


I just love the sweet critters from Your Next Stamp's Stacked with Fun set. I'd used the monkey a few weeks ago on the baby shower card I made for Kaitlyn's sister and used the elephant from the same set for this card.


I used some texture paste and Peacock Feather ink with a Simon Says Stamp stencil for the hearts along the left side of my card. I added them to follow the current Your Next Stamp Sketch Challenge (Challenge #63) and I love the way they look!


Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have created and link up your own celebration-themed project!

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The sentiment is from My Craft Spot's Bundle of Love stamp set and is no longer available.




Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Bicycle Birthday Card

Happy Wednesday! This week at Little Red Wagon, Donna is our hostess and she wants us to celebrate the boys in our lives by creating masculine birthday cards. This is the perfect opportunity to create something for one of the men in your life - whether young or old!


I created my card using the Beautiful Ride stamp and die set from Simon Says Stamp. The banner, HAPPY stamp and birthday word die are all products retired from My Craft Spot.

Please head over to Little Red Wagon to see what the rest of the Girlfriends have made and link up your own masculine birthday card too!

I'm also linking up my card to this week's Simon Says Stamp challenge: Anything Goes.

Thanks to those of you who have been thinking of and saying prayers for my husband. He remains in hospital. This weekend was an especially difficult one and he ended up being sedated due to severe pain. However, he's starting to do a bit better and was even able to have a bit to eat yesterday.

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Your Next Stamp - April Feature Day

I'm sad that my month of guest designing for Your Next Stamp is coming to an end. I've had so much fun creating with new release products as well as items I've already purchased in the past. This is my last "official" post but you can bet I'll have more Your Next Stamp projects posted in the future! I'm a huge fan of the stamps and dies and have a wish list for more!


Today is April Feature Day on the Your Next Stamp blog and this month's theme is "Little Ones". The design team has created projects related to anything little - babies, little stamps, little cards, etc. I decided to make a little thank you card set (3.5 x 4.75) using some of my favourite little stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp.


Be sure to head over to Your Next Stamp to see the rest of the "Little Ones" creations. While you're there, leave a comment for your chance to win a stamp set of your choice!

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Shoeper Awesome

Have you played along in the latest Your Next Stamp Sketch and Colour Challenge? There's still time to join the fun!


I usually prefer to follow sketches over colour themes for challenges, but when I saw the colour combo, I had an idea that just wouldn't go away! I used the fabulously fun "Shoeper Awesome" stamps and dies from Your Next Stamp to create a set of little thank you notelets. During my husband's stay in hospital, people have been so incredibly kind so I've got lots of thank you notes to send!

I coloured up the shoes and cut them with a coordinating die. The background was made with Mustard Seed Distress Ink and a paintbrush. Once dry, I stamped the stars (also from the Shoeper Awesome stamp set) in the same colour.


Please head over to the Your Next Stamp blog for more details on the current challenge. We'd love to have you play along. You might even win a gift certificate to the YNS store!!

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