Cards, My Creations, Product Showcase

A Sweet Harvest Hello

Hello Stampin’ friends and thank you for stopping by my blog! Today I want to share with you the adorable Harvest Hellos bundle from the Holiday catalogue. This sweet set is a must have for the fall season.

When I first saw this set in my preview of the catalogue I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it.

Harvest Apples

Aren’t those apples just darling? In this case I added some of the fabulous designer series paper from the Come to Gather collection. It has such a fun fall feel that I couldn’t resist … and when I think fall I think of back to school. The sentiments included with this set are perfect for all of the special teachers in our lives!

Trick – or – Treat

The jack-0-lantern option in this set makes it ideal for Halloween too! I made these adorable little treat holders … they’ll be perfect for our neighbourhood trick-or-treaters.

I can’t get enough of how cute this little guy is …

I like to send my nieces and nephews Halloween cards in the mail each year. Again this set made it so simple to create.

For this card I used a piece of designer series paper from the Monster Bash collection to add a little spooky to the background. (In a later post I will share just how spook-tacular the Monster Bash suite is)!

Notice how a little simple highlighting with the Stampin’ Blends really brings these pumpkins to life.

I hope that you have enjoyed today’s post and that the projects have brought some crafty inspiration into your day.

Here is a list of all of the products used for all three projects. Clicking on any of the images in the list will bring you to my online store. Remember if you are placing an order and use September’s host code MZ2QX6CZ you will be entered to win a prize from the Holiday catalogue!

Product List

Thanks for popping by! Happy Stampin’

~ Dee

Promotions, Stampin' Up! News

Welcome Fall!!

Hello my stampin’ friends and welcome back to my blog. I know it has been a while since my last post but I am here now to update you on all the upcoming fun!!

Fall really is my favourite time of the year. I love the change in the weather, the fabulous colours that nature has to share and the comfort and coziness that’s in the air! Sweaters, pumpkin spice, baking and crafting …. some of my favs 🙂

Brand New Holiday Catalogue

Of course another reason I love September is the release of the Stampin’ UP! Holiday catalogue. This year there are so many fabulous products that I can’t wait to share with you. Holiday crafting will be so exciting with all of the new offerings. If you don’t already have a copy of this fabulous catty please contact me and I will arrange to get one to you. You can also click on the catalogue image on the sidebar and download it or view the products from my online store.

I look forward to sharing with you some of my favourite new products over the coming weeks.

I have a host code set up for September MZ2QX6CZ … anyone who places an order using this code will be entered to win a little something from the new catalogue as a thank you from me.

September Promotion

As if the new catalogue wasn’t enough of a reason to be excited Stampin’ UP! is also hosting their annual Designer Series Paper sale … Buy 3 and get 1 FREE!! This sale runs through to September 30th and is a great way to build up your stash of pretty paper for your Holiday crafting. Below are the papers included in the sale.

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I have arranged the icons in order of my favourites! I can’t wait to stock up myself on these beautiful papers.

Well that’s it for today’s post. Thank you so much for popping by … I will post some upcoming class/club information in the next day or so … stay tuned.

Cheers,

Dee

Promotions, Stampin' Up! News

Christmas in July – Almost!

Hello and thank you for stopping in at my blog today!

Stampin’ UP! announced some exciting news this morning … tomorrow June 26th at 12:01am MT they will be releasing the following stamp sets onto the clearance rack!! This will be the first time that stamps are appearing here and I am sure the deals will be amazing!

Clearance Rack Stamp Sets

Order soon!

As with always these items will be available in the clearance rack only while supplies last. If you find a set (or two) that you would like to order don’t hesitate, order online using the host code GSHPYFDV. Order soon and they will arrive just in time to start your Christmas prepping in July!

If you prefer you can also contact me to place your order.

Upcoming Classes

I have some exciting new classes planned for you all!! Now that I have gotten through Graduation weekend I will be getting the class and sign up information out very soon … stay tuned and check back here or keep an eye on your inbox if you’ve opted in to my mailing list 🙂

Thank you for stopping in … have a wonderful day!

~ Dee

My Creations

Free as a Bird

Hello and welcome to my blog! Today I am sharing with you a beautiful card I created using the Bird Ballad suite. This suite is just gorgeous …. I love it. All the coordinating products makes it a breeze to design something beautiful!

Wouldn’t you agree that the imagery is stunning and lends itself perfectly to be coloured with the Stampin’ Blends.

For all of you that love these colouring tools as much as I do … did you seen that there are 6 new colour sets in the 2019-2020 Annual catalogue … “Thank you Stampin’ UP!!!” They have added Rocco Rose, So Saffron, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, Purple Posy and Gray Granite to the Stampin’ Blends collection. My dream is that one day we will have them in EVERY colour!!!

New Stampin’ Blends

Anyway a little side tracked …. back to the card and the magnificent Bird Ballad suite.

I have used so many elements of this suite on this card and love how it turned out. The card base is one from the Bird Ballad Laser-Cut Cards & Tin, I really like the elegance of it and how subtle it comes out with a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock layered in behind. Not only do you get 12 of these laser-cut cards and envelopes but see that pretty tin the card is standing on … yes you get that too!!

This suite is just one of my ‘favourites’ from the new catalogue … stay tuned as I will be sharing many more with you in the future,

Products Used

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit my little creative corner.

Happy Crafting!

~ Dee

My Creations, Scrapbook Layouts, Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop

Scrapbooking Global May Blog Hop – Masculine

Hello and welcome to my blog, I am so happy you have stopped by to visit 🙂

I am excited to be a part of this month’s Scrapbooking Global blog hop and am honoured to be Guest Designer for May!

Masculine Theme

When I was told that as Guest Designer I was able to chose any theme I wanted I quickly decided on Masculine. I am Mom of two boys (well actually young men now) and so scrapbooking masculine layouts is a must. Sometimes these layouts can be a bit challenging as often the supplies close at hand have more of a feminine feel. However, when I sat down to design my layout for the blog hop I picked up my Country Livin’ stamp set and just started to play.

Featured Stamp Set

I am thrilled with the way the finished layout turned out. I have some great photos from a Country Music festival that will be the perfect finishing touch!

Design Elements

The first thing that I did to my Very Vanilla cardstock was to use the brick decorative mask and some embossing paste to make the texture on both sides of the paper. Once it was dry I dusted it with some Soft Suede ink using a Stamping Sponge. Next I randomly stamped the speckled image from the Magical Mermaid stamp set in Early Espresso.

All three images from the County Livin’ stamp set were used. Each was stamped using Momento ink and coloured in using the fabulous Stampin’ Blends markers. I fussy cut the truck, guitar and boots and added a little pop by adding dimensionals to the back. I also used the star image from the Country Road stamp set and the saying from the Let it Ride set. All three of these have a fantastic “Country” feel and went so well together on this layout.

I added a swirl of linen thread, some gold metallic pearls and a few True Gentlemen Buttons to add a bit more texture.

The triangles of Designer Series paper all come from the Wood Textures 6″ x 6″ pack. I cut them in half diagonally and distressed the edges with Soft Suede ink and a Stamping Sponge. Then I just layered them all together to add an eye catching array of wood texture to the top and bottom of the page.

One of my favourite things about Stampin’ UP! products is how easy it is to co-ordinate them all together. I used a number of products in designing this layout and will have the full list at the very end of this post.

Thank you

Thank you for visiting my blog today and for taking a look at my layout for this month’s blog hop. Please be sure to pop on over to check out the layout that Cynthia McQueen has designed to share with you by clicking on the next button below.

Cheers,

~ Dee

Blog Hop Participants

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