Friday, 29 August 2014

A Starry, White Christmas

Hey Stampers,

I am SO in love with the new Holiday catalogue, aren’t you?? One of the first sets that I knew was a MAJOR must have for me was the White Christmas set. I love building little scenes with my projects, and this set makes that super easy! Take a look at this cute winter scene on todays card!!

Adorable or what?? That little snowman is SO stinking cute! I just jazzed up my image with some of my Blendabilities markers and love how it turned out! And the gorgeous texture on my card base is from the new Lucky Stars embossing folder. Gorgeous !!

Well that is all for me today! Thanks a lot for coming by! If you want some of the awesome new products from the Holiday catty for yourself, just click on the link on the right and head on over to my Online Store! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Simple Festival of Trees

Hey Stampers,

Well - the time has come! My first Christmas card for the year!! Yay!! There are so many AMAZING new Christmas sets in the new Holiday catty that goes live TOMORROW!! I decided to easy my way into it with the so cute Festival of Trees stamp set and matching Tree Punch. LOVE this duo! Take a look!!

How simple yet sweet is this card? I love it. And where it is a photopolymer set, it is so easy to use! Like adding my Real Red dots to this Old Olive tree! Love that. 

Well that is all for me today! Hope you liked my first (of many I am sure) Christmas card for 2014! Thanks so much for coming by and Happy Stamping!

Monday, 25 August 2014

Gold Soiree Pillow Box

Hey Stampers,

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE giving little gifts to my friends and co-workers. There is nothing like beautiful little box or bag filled with yummy treats to make someones day!! I am sharing such a sweet treat with you today! I love making Pillow Boxes. And they are so EASY! Talk a look at !!

Isn’t that just “darling”?! The pillow box itself is very simple to create. You can make it any size, just make a flat tube and score the curved ends with a dessert plate! Love it!! Here is a pic of the fun ends.

I used the adorable Gold Soiree DSP for this box. Those polka dots are so fun! I used the backside of the same pattern to create the belly band for a bit of added interest. The yummy Gold Satin Ribbon adds a nice touch as well.

Here is a close up of the fun tag. I used the stamp set that “matches” the Gold Soiree DSP - Hello Darling. I love colouring images like this with my Stampin’ Write markers. I did a quick crop with the Chalk Talk framelits, and layered it with a piece of Early Espresso cut with the Scallop Tag Topper Punch. Love that look!!

Well thats all for me today! Hope you have a great day and thanks so much for dropping by! Happy Stamping!!

Friday, 22 August 2014

Life is Good :)

Hey Stampers,

I have a super fun summery card to share with you today! We made this beauty at my Stamp Club last night, and my girls loved it! It was their first time trying the Blendabilities Markers and they are hooked!! Love how the blending of the Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie and Daffodil Delight made this fire look!! What do you think??

Super cute right? My cute sentiment is from the awesome Project Life set called "Remember This" - full of fun words and sayings! And of course, my campfire and roasting wiener is from one of my fav summer sets, The Great Outdoors. Love it!!

Well thats all for me today! Hope you have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping!!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Hi Rock Star !!

Hey Stampers,

Hope you are having a great week so far! I have my monthly Stamp Club tomorrow night - I can’t wait! I am sharing with you today one of the projects we are going to make. Lets have a look!

I LOVE stars. I even got a tattoo of one when I was 16 hahaha. So, when I saw all of the awesome star stuff we have available to us this year, I was SO excited! I wanted to share my love of the stars, so I created this card to really showcase them! Love those Stars Frameltis, and the matching Be The Star stamp set. A sneak peak on this card sf the AMAZING Star Confetti punch from the Holiday Catty. This might just be my fav punch ever!! Isn’t it just gorgeous!?! 

Another fav part of this card is the cute Hi. I just used the Little Letters Thinlets to spell out my word, added one of the Star framelits and ran it through the Big Shot! And how cute is it with the Silver Fancy Foil Vellum!? Love it.

Well thats all for me today! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a great day and Happy Stamping!! 

Monday, 18 August 2014

From Our Home to Yours

Hey Stampers,

I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I had a great one, because on Friday my Holiday Catalogue Preorder came!! So I was playing with my new goodies all weekend. One of my fav sets is the Holiday Home photopolymer set. It is SO adorable and I can see using these adorable houses for all kinds of fun occasions! Included in the set are tons of fun little images so you can build your own little “scene” … so fun!! I decided to recreate a card that I saw in Stampin' Success. Take a look!!

Isn’t that so cute!? Loving the color combo of Pumpkin Pie, Hello Honey, Early Espresso, Baked Brown Sugar and the new Kraft paper. Very fall!! I also used the Naturals White cardstock for my layer, those little specks add a very rustic look don’t you think?? I used my Blendabilities to add color to the house, which I stamped onto the Kraft cardstock. And where this is a photopolymer set I could easily add my trees and leaves exactly where I wanted them. So awesome!!

Well thats all for me today. Hope you have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Friday, 15 August 2014

You’re HOW Old?!?

Hey Stampers,

Fun and quick b-day card for you all today!!

I totally love the Just Sayin’ stamp set and matching Word Bubbles framelits. I just wanted the outlines of the different bubbles for this card, so I broke out my Stampin’ Write Markers to ink up just the parts that I wanted. There was a TON of white space, so I decided to use some of the DSP Paper Stacks to create my rainbow polka dots piece along the bottom. Love it!!

Well thats all for me today! Hope you have a good weekend - Happy Stamping!! 

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

You’ve Got Me !!

Hey Stampers,

Hope you are having a wonderful day! I have a cute card to show you today, using the great Something to Say stamp set. I love sending inspirational cards to people for no real “reason", only to brighten their day. It makes me feel good to make others feel good! And this duo of sentiments is perfect for such a card. Take a peek!

There were a lot of steps to this card. My framelits and punches got a workout to create all these layers, but it was totally worth it! And this color combo of Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana and Daffodil Delight is so bright and cheerful. Would really life someones spirits! One of my very favourite new tools from the Annual Catty is the Itty Bitty Accents punch pack, and I love how the small images from this set match them! Add some of that Thick Bakers Twine and its just a great look!!

Well thats all for me today. Why don’t you send a card to a friend in your life that could use a smile!! Thanks a lot for stopping by and Happy Stamping!

Monday, 11 August 2014

Sea Street Baby Card

Hey Stampers,

I have a super adorable card to share with you today! A card celebrating the impending arrival for a sweet baby boy! I am just in LOVE with the Sea Street set and matching Maritime DSP, and I thought it would made an adorable card for a little baby boy! What do you think??

Isn’t that SO cute!?! I love how simple it is. At first, I was all set to use the awesome octopus stamp. But I decided to use some of the littler images to create my fun focal image. The Starburst Framelits are so great, aren’t they? Love it! And the color combo of Real Red, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana and Night of Navy is SO fun. My sentiment comes from the Zoo Babies set. 

I am loving the layout using strips of the DSP, I just chose 3 of my fav small patterns and used my Hexagon punch to great the banner ends. The Chevron embossing folder adds all that great texture as well.

Thats it for me today! Hope you have a great day and Happy Stamping!!

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Amazing Birthday CASE

Hey Stampers,

Happy Weekend to you! Hope you are having a good one! The card I am sharing with you today is one we made at my Stamp Club last month. I am SO in love with so many blogs, and one of them belongs to the mega talented Amy O’Neill. Her stuff is SO amazing; she blows me away with every one of her stunning projects! If you have never been to her blog, you need to! When I saw this card by her, I knew it would be so perfect to CASE for my Stamp Club! What do you think?

Cute right!?! I love it. White embossing onto Crumb Cake cardstock is one of my fav looks - and this image from Dotty Angles is PERFECT for it! Amazing Birthday is such a fabulous set, and the little cluster of the images from it looks so cool! And of course, bright colors are my favs so yay for that!

Well thats it for me today! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Stamping!!

Thursday, 7 August 2014

CCC #041: Card Challenge - Happy 1st Birthday CCC !!!

Hey Stampers,

I can’t BELIEVE that Catherine and Cathy Create is a year old!! When Cathy and I first had the idea for this challenge blog, we had no idea that we would have such a fun time running it! We have made some great friends from the amazing talent on our Design Team and feel so fortunate to have all of YOU guys follow us and play along every month! A big thanks to you !!

So our Cards Challenge for August is Birthday Cards to celebrate! Take a look at the card I made!

This card is one I made for my Grandmother for her birthday. I got the fun idea from a card in the Hostess section of the Annual Catty. I LOVE the Bloom With Hope hostess set, and I think the card that I got my idea from really sold it for me! I did change it up a bit though!

As you know, I LOVE Gold - so I used some Gold Fancy Foil Designer Vellum for my background layer, along with some of the Gold Bakers Twine for some sophisticated bling. I am still getting the hang of the Blendabilities, but I love how these flowers turned out! The Wisteria Wonder marker trio is so rich looking, don’t you think??

I love using my framelits in different ways, so my stamped layer here is actually the Window Frames framelits, with 2 of the bumps from the sides trimmed off. Makes a while new shape! Love it!!

Well thats it for me today! Please come by to Catherine and Cathy Create and play along with us! We would love to have you. Thanks so much for dropping by and Happy Stamping!!

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

Sweet Cupcake Party Birthday Card

Hey Stampers,

Good day to you! I know that its Tuesday, but its my Monday because we had a long weekend where I had yesterday off!! Yay!! It was our towns Civic Holiday this part weekend and we were SUPER busy! A Half Marathon to raise money for the kids activities in our town that both me and my hubby volunteered at on Saturday morning, a fun dance with a live band on Saturday night, kids activities and two birthday parties is how I spent my super bust weekend!! And I am sharing one of the cards from one of the parties with you today! My son Jack’s friend Kaitlyn turned 4 and I wanted to make a super bright and fun card for her - so I broke out a new set I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet, Cupcake Party! I love how it turned out!!

Is that fun or what!?! I was SO excited when SU came out with a brand new stamp set to match the awesome Cupcake Builder Punch. As you know, I love any matching stamps and punches!! And yes, I am addicted to the awesome Sweet Taffy DSP hahaha. Love all of those bright colors! Perfect for a little girl. And check out my coloured Rhinestones! Love how the Blendabilities can make my bling match my project!!

Well thats it for me today! Hope you like my fun project! Thanks so much for dropping by today and Happy Stamping!!

Friday, 1 August 2014

CCC #040: "#InstaLove” August Monthly Challenge

Hey Stampers,

Welcome to another Monthly Challenge from Catherine and Cathy Create!! Our challenge this month is  inspired by anything Social Media! So if you love Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other sites like that - this challenge is for you! Break out your #’s and @’s and join us! I decided to create a scrapbook page for this challenge. Yes, you heard me! NOT a card - are you shocked?? huh Take a look at this cutie patootie page!!

Adorbs or what!?! I mean, with as gorgeous kid as my son is, you can’t go wrong. So a selfie of me and him was just perfect for this challenge!! I was inspired by 2 things on my desk for this page. The Banners Framelits and the Sweet Taffy DSP. I love all the bright colors! And the Banners are such a fun way to showcase all of these amazing patterns if paper. Another fav thing on this page is my masking! I am such a huge fan of the new masks SU has this year, so I used the Hearts one and some Strawberry Slush ink to make these fun little hearts. Its all about the love with my baby boy!! 

My title is where the #InstaLove theme comes in! I love the Epic Alphabet photopolymer set, and where it has an @ symbol in it I thought it would be cute to make it work! Love how it turned out too!! The photopolymer stamps make it SO easy to line up your phrases and words! Yay!!

Well thats it for me today! I hope you come on over to CCC and join in with our challenge this month - you can win an awesome prize - the Amazing Birthday stamp set! Thanks so much for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!