Thursday, April 24, 2014

"Happy Day" - Expanding on Stamp and Stencil Techniques

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone is enjoying their week so far! Just a quick card for today using a stencil technique and your ink pads. 

The first step is to cut out a stencil of a word with your favourite die cutting machine - I chose the word "happy." Next, temporarily adhere the stencil (I just made a paper stencil AKA the die cut negative) to your card. Finally, using various inks and stamps, stamp repeatedly within the stencil to get a cool looking design! I used some small "dot" and "open dot" stamps, but I think small hearts, starts, etc. would look cute as well. I used different coloured inks for different parts of the word, but I think an ombre effect of one colour would be another great variant of this card.

To finish off the card, I added the word "day", which was also die cut (I also covered it with my clear Wink of Stella pen, but you cannot see the shine in the pictures). The blue ink splots were made using Heidi Swapp Colour Shine and by delicately controlling the splatters.  

Just a reminder that Stampin' Up! is still offering free shipping until April 23rd 2014. If you are interested in placing an order, click here!

Hope you all liked my card for today. Feel free to comment below, or send an email with your questions. If you have any suggestions for future cards/techniques, also let me know! 

As always, crafty wishes,

Monday, April 21, 2014

Stampin' Up! - FREE SHIPPING

Hello Everyone,

Just a quick pop-in here. If you haven't heard, Stampin' Up is having an amazing promotion happening right now - FREE SHIPPING. For all my Canadian friends - you know how expensive shipping can get when shipping to Canada, so now is the perfect time to stock up on all the Stampin' Up products you love. *BONUS* - Stampin' Up ships really fast!!! 


If you do live in Canada, and want to try some Stampin' Up product, you can shop with me as your demonstrator by clicking HERE.

If you have any questions with ordering, please feel free to contact me! If you are planning to spend over $200 CAD, please email me and I'll work out a special deal with you. Hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend! More projects coming soon. Crafty Wishes,

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Hello Everyone,

Happy Easter weekend to you all. Just a quick post today announcing the winner of the Cricut and Cuttlebug Bundle giveaway. Drum roll please... and the winner is CHRISTINE WILFINGER! 

I have emailed you with the email provided! You have 48 hours to respond, or else I will pick a new winner. Hope everyone is enjoying the long weekend. Exams are almost over... so I will have more posts up when they are finished! Crafty wishes,

Monday, April 14, 2014

Clean and Simple Inspirational Card

Hello Everyone,

Hope you all had a relaxing weekend. Final exams are coming up soon, so I may not be posting as regularly. Our blog and community is expanding rapidly, and I'd like to thank everyone who is supporting me along this journey. Today's card is more of an "inspirational" card that would be wonderful to give if someone is feeling down. 

This card was made using a stamp set from Unity Stamps called "Birdie Inspiration". The cardstock is from Recollections and the patterned paper is from a MME 6x6 paper pack. 

The sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink, then heat embossed with white embossing powder. I then coloured on top of some of the words with my Copic markers. DISCLAIMER: the tips of the Copic markers changed colour, but did not seem to affect the performance of the marker.

The card base was stamped with a floral stamp, and heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The card was finished with some teal ribbon, white dash lines, and rounded corners. This card came together in under 15 minutes, so if you are in a crunch, try making something similar! 

If you are new to my blog, I am hosting a Cricut and Cuttlebug giveaway that you can still enter - the contest closes on Friday night (April 18th) and a winner will be randomly selected on Saturday. You can enter the giveaway below:

Thank you all for reading today's post! Have an awesome week - I'll try and squeeze another post in sometime this week so keep your eyes posted. If you have any questions regarding today's project or anything craft related, feel free to email me or leave a comment below. Crafty wishes,

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Lawn Fawn Year Three: One Layer Birthday Card Set

Happy Saturday Everyone,

Today I thought I would share a cute set of cards that would be wonderful to give as a gift! These cards use a variety of products from Lawn Fawn, and Simon Says Stamp (all products will be listed below). Let's see what they look like: 

All cards were made using a masking technique. I first cut out a mask of the birthday cake, then temporarily adhered it to the card base. Next, I stamped the background, then finished by stamping the "real" cake. All images were coloured using Copic markers.

I love the monochromatic theme of this one! Imagine replicating this card using different schemes of a monochromatic colour palate... so many possibilities.

The teal and mustard yellow really combine nicely on this cute birthday cake! If you haven't noticed (or cannot see in the pictures), I have used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen on all the birthday cake's icing. 

The last one! I wanted to cary over the mustard yellow onto this card, and combined it with a coral pink/orange colour. I think this one turned out well too. To make the background, I linked up a small square stamp from a "Simon Says Stamp" stamp set, and interlocked the pattern together - it really looks like I just used one stamp.

Supply List:

I hope you all like the cards I created for you all today. If you haven't checked this out already, I am hosting a giveaway for a Cricut & Cuttlebug bundle. You can check out the giveaway HERE.

Another reminder for my Canadian crafty friends... If you would like to try Stampin' Up product at a great price, I advise that you check out the sweet sale I am having now! You really cannot beat the deal happening right now. You can find more information about the sale HERE

Like always, if you have any questions feel free to leave a comment below, or email me (contact information to the right). May everyone have a relaxing and crafty weekend. Crafty wishes,

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fox Card - Cricut Wild Card 2 "Happy Birthday"

Hello Everyone,

Hope everyone had a chance to check out my giveaway the other day! If not, make sure to scroll down and enter the drawing for a chance to win a Cricut & Cuttlebug bundle. Onto today's card. This card was made using the Wild Card 2 Cricut Cartridge; I love the designs on there so much. Hope you all enjoy: 

As previously mentioned, the fox was cut out using the Wild Card 2 Cartridge. His layers are easy to assemble, and comes together very quickly.

For the card base, I started with Kraft cardstock. I then stamped a woodgrain image onto the base with brown ink; didn't it turn out so cute? 

The card was easily finished off with some green patterned paper, and a Happy Birthday sentiment cut out on a banner. This card would be great to mass produce for gifts, parties, etc.


Just as a reminder, I am still offering my "new" Stampin' Up! demonstrator sale to all my Canadian crafty followers. You can check out the post HERE. This is really a great deal, and you will be helping me pay for university tuition! 
Hope I have inspired someone to do something crafty today! Creative wishes,

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Hogs and Kisses - Cute and Clean Birthday Card & Giveaway!

Hello Everyone,

Today I decided to share a cute card I made the other day using embossing paste, embossing powder and my Cricut. I think the card came out super cute:

I first used white embossing paste (light modelling paste) and a triangle pattern stencil to create the background. While the paste was still wet, I sprinkled on gold embossing powder, which was then left overnight to dry. In the morning, I used my heat tool to melt the powder; the triangles have a great sheen and sparkle to them... they turned out great! 

This cute pig was cut out using the Create a Critter 2 cartridge. Assembly was easy as always, and I adhered her to the card with dimensionals. 

I finished the card off by adding a sentiment from a retired My Pink Stamper stamp set, rounding the corners and adhering a little heart punch out (from a Studio G punch). All in all, I am very happy with the way this card turned out. 

Giveaway Alert: 

Since I am almost at 500 blog followers, I thought I would do a giveaway for you all! To enter you must enter below. All instructions are provided in the Promosimple app below (NOTE: make sure to look for more ways to enter after completing the form)! I'd also appreciate if you all FOLLOW my blog.


For all my Canadian crafty followers, I still have my Stampin' Up promotion happening. Click HERE for more details.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Tuesday. I hope you enjoyed my card and giveaway! Good luck to everyone :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Stampin' Up! SALE

Hello Everyone,
I have new and exciting news for everyone... I am now officially a Stampin' Up Demonstrator! I am so excited to venture on this new journey with all of you. As most of you know I am currently enrolled in university... paying for university can get very expensive so I joined the Stampin' Up team to help pay my tuition and other expenses! That being said, I live in Canada, and am limited to selling product to people who live within Canada - but this does not mean you cannot still be inspired but what I create with their product! Now because I am a new demonstrator and have virtually zero clientele... I am going to do a little special for all my loyal Canadian followers. The following picture highlights the "sale" I will be having for you all. Since this sale is not administered through Stampin' Up, I will refunding your wallets via Paypal - see below for a thorough explanation.
1) Live in Canada 
2) Have an active Paypal account
3) Place an order through Stampin' Up!  with me as your demonstrator

What to do? 
1) Place an order through Stampin' Up! with ME as your demonstrator (link to MY shop can be found HERE)
2) Make note of how much you are spending BEFORE TAXES AND SHIPPING
3) Email me at OR telling me that you have made a purchase through ME, and how much you have spent
4) After your order has been processed by Stampin' Up and verified by me, I will administer a refund to your Paypal account based on how much you spend (example: if you spend $125, I will refund $18.75 to your Paypal account)

If you have any questions, or concerns please feel free to email me anytime! I am not sure how long I will offer my "sale" but I hope you all take advantage of this amazing deal! I thank you all for supporting me along the way :) I know I have been teasing about upcoming giveaways, and I promise one will happen this week... so stay tuned. I hope everyone has an awesome week. Crafty wishes! 
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