Monday, October 16, 2017

Have a Quilted Christmas!


The Christmas Quilt Bundle was almost one that I didn't get this time around, but I'm glad that I changed my mind. The quilting images just didn't appeal that much to me, though I know that I have customers who are also quilters. But I started to see some really cute Christmas cards turning up all over the internet made with this set, and I reevaluated my original decision. I came up with this design after finding a piece of Quilted Christmas Designer Series Paper that I really liked and needing another design for a Christmas Card Buffet class, using a set that I hadn't already used.


  • Don't you love the embroidered look of the sweet sentiment? I feel like you could just extend the tail of the s a bit and add a needle, to complete the effect.
  • The Whisper White panel has been embroidered using the Quilt Top Embossing Folder. It's such a great design - so authentic looking!
  • The layer under the trees is that piece of Quilted Christmas 6" x 6" DSP I was telling you about. I love the combination of colours and textures in it.
  • I used the Quilt Builder Framelits to die cut the three trees, their pots and stars as well as add the stitching detail in the trees themselves.
  • This card is easy to make and assemble. There is very little stamping involved and it would be a good design for mass producing your own Christmas greetings this year!
While we're talking DSP, don't forget the sale on selected packages right now - by 3 and get 1 free:

I will be putting in an order this week, so let me know quickly if you want in! You can call or text me at 250-768-7379.



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Friday, October 13, 2017

Merry Patterns for Freshly Made Sketches


I've had the Merry Patterns for a while now, but haven't had the right opportunity to use it yet, so when I saw the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week, I knew the time had come! Here's the banner:

I love the look of the little Polaroid photo frame on the split background. Originally, I was going to do one each of the candles and the reindeer, but time got away on me today! It's been a really busy one, and I only had time to use the candles.  Here's a closer look:


  • The candles are a 4 step stamping process. There's the black outline, then the yellow flames, then two different pattern stamps to fill them in. It's pretty cool how accurately they fit together!
  • I used a Stitched Shape square framelit to die cut the candle panel to add to the polaroid frame. I still love the finished look of the stitched edge.
  • The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack creates a warm, rustic feel for this Christmas card. It works particularly well with Cherry Cobbler.
  • A gold Year of Cheer Embellishment topped with a Regal Enamel Shape makes a great finishing touch for this design.

If you are interested in getting the Merry Patterns stamp set, you can only earn it with host rewards. My calendar for October is pretty well booked up now, but it's still possible for you to earn it with a catalogue party or an on-line party. Contact me to set something up!

That's all for today everyone! Have a great weekend!


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The Eclipse of an Old Favourite


Everyone is fascinated with the Eclipse Technique and my customers are no different. I'm in the midst of preparing for a huge class and one of the techniques I'm teaching them is - you guessed it - the Eclipse Technique! And to do that, I'm using an old favourite stamp set - the venerable elder of the Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue, Lovely as a Tree! I gave it an autumn feel by using Copper Stampin' Emboss Powder and 1/4" Copper Trim.

Here's a closer look:


  • I stamped the multiple tree image from Lovely As A Tree in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla, then used the splatter image from Awesomely Artistic to emboss the splatters in Copper, and then stamp the same image in Perfect Plum. 
  • I used the smaller splatter image from Timeless Textures to stamp some Peekaboo Peach splatters over all of that, for some really autumn looking trees.
  • The sentiment from Thoughtful Banners is also embossed in Copper.
  • I used the Large Letter Framelits to die cut the word WISH and remount them using Mini Dimensionals after gluing black cardstock to the back of the Very Vanilla Panel so it shows through where the letters are die cut.
  • I like this unusual colour scheme of Perfect Plum, Peekaboo Peach, Early Espresso and Very Vanilla.




Too late now to get the World Card Making Day 15% specials, but you can cash in on the Designer Series Paper Sale until Oct. 31!





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