Friday, April 20, 2018

You Are One of a Kind for As You See It Challenges

It's Friday and time for another As You See It Challenge. This week's is #174 and is a Fill in the Blank challenge, entitled "Something Borrowed...":

It's also seems like an age since I've been able to enter any other challenges, so I thought today's might work well with The Paper Player's latest:

I had to borrow something magical, so I knew which stamp and framelit bundle I wanted to go with. It is from the Myths & Magic Suite in the Occasions Catalogue. I hummed and hawed over the stamp set Magical Days and the Magical Mates Framelits for a long time, but didn't end up buying them, and now that they are going to be retired, as a demonstrator, it doesn't pay me to get them. I did, however, buy the Myths & Magic Specialty Designer Series Paper, but have only been able to use the reverse sides so far, not the sparkly unicorn/dragon/mermaid sides, and I wanted to have a chance to do that! Enter my lovely downline, Karen, with her willingness to share, and I had what I needed.

  • Look at the cute little knight, ready to fight off the ferocious, but sparkly dragon! Before I go any further, I must tell you about my inspiration for this card: My grandson Parker and his chickens!
Parker has a very active imagination, and I'm sure that his lovable chickens were, in his mind, fearsome dragons that he had to protect his loved ones from. Look at his stance in the photo!! I knew that I had to use the knight and the dragon from this set to make my card.
  • As you can see in this photo, both dragon and knight have been coloured in in parts with the Wink of Stella pen to add more glitter and shine to the pieces, then die cut using the Magic Mates framelits and popped up on the Whisper White panel on dimensionals.
  • The sentiment was also stamped in Memento ink., After it was cleaned off, I stamped it again in Lemon Lime Twist. so I could cut out the smaller 'You Are' banner to add with dimensionals as well,. There is a banner die in the framelit set that is perfect for that particular sentiment and I die cut an extra shape out of Lemon Lime twist so I could add it as a backing to the sentiment banner by cutting it in half lengthwise and adding to the top and the bottom of the greeting.
  • The background paper is one of the specialty patterns from Myths & Magic DSP and I backed the Whisper White panel with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock.
My daughter, Parker's mom, who has her own Etsy shop, used this photo to paint a watercolour of the scene:

This looks like the perfect illustration for a children's book!

Have a great weekend! Don't forget about the Clearance Rack and the Retiring List as you go about your busy days!

Up to 60% off items, mostly from the 2017 Holiday Catalogue. Some great deals, while supplies last!

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Roomie Gifts I Received at OnStage

One of the absolute best perks I have received as being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the perk of meeting so many wonderful new friends, both among my customers and fellow demonstrators. Recently a group of fellow demonstrators and I attended OnStage Local in Red Deer, Alberta and we had a great time despite the freezing temperatures!

One of the sweetest traditions at Stampin' Up! Events is the tradition of Roomie Gifts, little presents that you give to your hotel roommates! It seems I forgot to take photos of the boxes I made for my roomie gifts, but I did photograph the wonderful containers my roomies made to hold the gifts they gave me! It was like Christmas! I wanted to share what these talented ladies created!

This lovely box was created by my sideline, Holly Finney, from the Sale-a-Bration Specialty Designer Series Paper, Springtime Foils! Gorgeous, isn't it? I love the way Holly added the cut out flower from one of the designs on the top and the two little tags on the side with the Copper Metallic Thread and bow from Gold ribbon. Those mixed metallics are so on trend these days.

This beautiful gift bag was the creation of my downline, Karen Bridden! I love the design with the overlapping flap at the top, but what really got my attention was the eye-catching tag with my initial on it! Look at the masterful layering of all the elements on it! Love it!

My downline, Doreen Austgarden, did something I've always wanted to do, but never got up the gumption to try. She stamped tile coasters for all of us! Won't these be fabulous on our craft room desks? Her image is from the Beautiful You stamp set, which will be in the new catalogue, and the sentiment is from the Work of Art stamp set, which is retiring this year. Then she created the perfectly sized box for them from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack with tags to match!

Terry Hamilton, a fellow demonstrator, created some really unique gifts in her mini shopping bags!

I love this Post It Note holder she made from scratch, using some old White Corrugated Paper as the hinge (what a perfect solution!!) and some DSP from the Delightful Daisy series, which is actually now sold out. And that cute tag, stamped with the Labeler Alphabet Stamp Set.

Then she got out her Crafting Forever stamp set and Shrinky Dinks sheets to make us these adorable scissor charms! She had quite the adventure trying to find the proper chain to make them for as well!

So what do you think! I was spoiled, no?  I didn't even show you have the stuff that was in the boxes! So amazing! Just one more reason for you to join my team to get to know all these creative, kind people! There's just no one like crafters!!

Don't forget to order your faves from the Occasions and Annual Catalogues while supplies last!

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make these projects today.

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Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine
Whisper White Thick Baker's Twine