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Creative Challenge #9

Hello and welcome!!! It’s time for Creative Challenge #9 … Happy Friday everyone.

Thank you to all of you that participated in last week’s Summer Theme creative challenge. I loved seeing all of your creations and am always looking forward to the next post. If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #8 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook tomorrow morning at 10;00 am. Get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

Another Sketch Challenge

When I am feeling a little lost on where to start a project a good sketch always helps! This week I have chosen another Mojo Monday sketch as the Creative Challenge for the week.

When I look at this sketch I see three of my favourites … flag, bow and bling. What do you see? I am looking forward to seeing all of the amazing projects that I know you will be posting!!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge  in the comment and indicate that it is Creative Challenge #9 so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have until 11:00pm on Friday July 10th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Crafting and have a lovely weekend!!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Whiskey Business

Hello, welcome and HAPPY CANADA DAY! Today I am very excited to share the new Whiskey Business stamp set with you!

From my first glance through the beautiful 2020-2021 Annual catalogue I knew I wanted to get my creative hands on this stamp set. I love that it is something different and masculine.

Using the Whiskey Business stamp set paired with the Tasteful Labels dies I came up with some great masculine cards! The Tasteful Labels dies are another of my top picks from the new Annual Catalogue.

Old-Fashioned Birthday Card

I chose to use So Saffron, Basic Black, Crumb Cake, and Smoky Slate as the colour combination for my first card. The layout of the card came from one pictured on page 33 of the catalogue.

I stamped the images on Whisper White cardstock using my Tuxedo Black Memento ink pad and coloured them in with Stampin’ Blends. There are no framelits for this set but fussy cutting was a breeze, so I cut out all three! The shading at the bottom of the card front makes it look as though the glasses are sitting on a table, I adhered the decanter with Stampin’ Seal adhesive. Using dimensionals I “popped” the glasses up to add an extra layer to the design.

I love this sentiment!! It is great to use along with the Whiskey Business stamp set but also would pair well with any “old-fashioned” images. I can see old trucks, cars or antiques … typewriters, rotary phone… I’m sure you get my point!! So versatile.

I stamped the greeting onto Crumb Cake cardstock and used one of the shapes from the Tasteful Labels dies to cut it out. These dies are definitely on my “must-have” list from this catalogue. I love the subtle lines and stitching along the edges and the shapes are great alone or layered together!

To finish it off I twisted up some linen thread in behind the sentiment for some texture and added some bling of course. I wanted black bling so I coloured some Rhinestone Basic Jewels with my dark Basic Black Stampin’ Blends marker. Voila … perfectly matched black bling!!

More Whiskey Business Birthday Cheer

I really had a lot of fun playing with this stamp set. Again I used the Tasteful Labels dies to cut the pieces for the sentiment and the black piece layered behind it. The colour scheme for this card is Cinnamon Cider, Basic Black, and Mango Melody. I also used the World Of Good Specialty DSP and the Old World Paper embossing folder in my design. The bling on this card are the 2020-2022 In-Colour Enamel dots .. I love these little guys.

Again I will point out how versatile these sentiments are … I just love that!

The last card I am going to share with you today uses a colour combination I stumbled on by accident. Don’t you just love happy accidents? Cinnamon Cider and Pool Party just may be a new favourite colour combo for me!!

How about that fun patterned paper? I am really liking this year’s colour family 6″ x 6″ Designer Series Papers. The patterns are really great and can be used for so much!! I’ve also used the new gold Gilded Gems which add a perfect amount of sparkle and bling!!

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope you are feeling inspired to create a little something of your own. If you overlooked this fabulous stamp set as you thumbed through the catalogue be sure to look again … it really is a great one!!

Happy Canada Day everyone, I hope that you take some time today to do something you love and to celebrate this beautiful country we live in!!

Cheers … eh?

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #8

Hello and welcome!!! I can’t believe that it is Friday already. You know what that means ….time for our weekly Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #8!

Thank you to those that participated in last week’s creative challenge. I really enjoy seeing all of your beautiful projects! If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #7 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook Sunday morning at 10;00 am. Be sure to get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

This Week’s Theme Challenge

Your challenge this week is to use the theme ‘Summer is Here’. I don’t know about you but I am so ready for Summer!!

When it comes to Summer I love it all …. hot sunny days, sandy beaches, cool treats, camping. The Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #8 is to use the ‘Summer is Here’ theme when creating your project. Showcase something that you love about Summer on a card, scrapbook layout or maybe some fun Home Decor. I can not wait to see what you all create this week!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge #8 in the comment so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11:00pm on Friday July 3rd to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Summer Creating!!

Thanks for popping in! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Creative Challenge #7

Hello and welcome!!! Hooray it is Friday and time for our weekly Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #7!

I love seeing all of your challenge creations! Thank you to those that participated in last week’s creative challenge. All of the designs were beautiful and I loved all of the different sketch interpretations. If you haven’t already done so, please post your finished project in your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include #cwbcreativechallenge #6 in the comment so I can find it. If you don’t use social media or are having troubles please email me the photo of your finished project and I will post it for you!!

I will be doing a random draw for the weekly prize live on Facebook tomorrow morning at 10;00 am. Get your entry posted before 11:00 pm tonight to be entered into the draw!!

Another Sketch Challenge

I love using sketches. They are a great starting point and often get my creative mind going when I am feeling stumped. For this week I have chosen another great sketch from MojoMonday to use as our Creative Challenge.

When I look at this sketch I see so many possibilities. Cards, scrapbook layout and even a mini album cover. The Create With Birdsnest Creative Challenge #7 is to use this sketch in any way you like to design this week’s project. Each of you will likely interpret it differently which makes seeing all of your creations so much fun!!

Once your project is complete please post it to your social media or on my Birdsnest Designs Facebook page and be sure to include  #cwbcreativechallenge in the comment so I can find it. Remember, photos of your finished entry can also be emailed to me to post if you don’t use social media.

You have from now until 11:00pm on Friday June 26th to have your projects complete and posted. Everyone that participates will be entered into the random prize draw next Saturday!

Happy Stamping!!

Thanks for popping by! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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Scrapbooking Global June 2020 Blog Hop

Hello and welcome. Today I am pleased to share with you my scrapbook design for the June 2020 Scrapbooking Global – Stampin’ Up! blog hop. The theme for June is “Brand New” chosen by the lovely & talented Designer Sharon Dalton of Studio Shabaz.

I am so excited about the theme Sharon has chosen and to be a part of this month’s hop! The last time I was part of this great blog hop was back in May 2019 … way too long ago!

With the release of the “brand new” Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalogue I had so many options to choose from for my layout.

After giving it some thought I decided to use the Playful Pets Suite. By far one of the cutest suites in this catalogue and with a fur-legged friend in our house these products worked perfectly. I can certainly see myself using these fabulous products over and over as they are just adorable!

Here is my “Brand New” layout design …

Now isn’t this Suite just perfect!! I had so much fun creating this layout to showcase our loyal buddy Duke. He is the best dog a family could ever ask for and he really does make our world a better place.

I have incorporated almost all of the products from the Suite into this single page layout.

Just look at those fun patterns from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper pack. They are absolutely fantastic for all of us pet lovers … the Designer Series Paper pack is split half dog themed and half cat!! And how about that cute little silver heart trinket? Adorable!

I love that the Designer Series Paper has these perfect little puppy images that can be fussy cut and used as super fun embellishments. The little Terrier can even be cut using the framelit from the Pets Dies. So simple!!

If you have fallen in love with these products as I have be sure to check them out on my online store and order using June’s Host Code 36A6B9ZA.

I hope that you enjoyed my take on the “Brand New” blog hop theme and that you feel inspired to do a little scrapbooking of your own.

Thank you so much for stopping by today. Be sure to check out all of the other amazing creations in this month’s blog hop. Up next is the fabulous Janice Thomson.

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Have a fantastic day!! Take care, stay safe and be creative!!

~ Dee

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