Friday, July 3, 2020

Sailing Home Vacation for As You See It Challenge



Well, it's July!! Yesterday was Canada Day and a dismal affair it was, too, with rain all day, no parties or fireworks or kids visiting. Just Ken and I having pancakes for breakfast, hotdogs and potato salad for supper and watching Disney+ on TV! How did you celebrate? But it's Friday and another As You See It Challenge and Design Team Member Jane has come up with a Theme Challenge that has us all dreaming of better times and places:


Can you vacation where you live? Depending on the state of COVID 19, you may or may not be able to. Where I live you can now travel around our province with some special precautions taken. But as soon as they opened up the campgrounds, they booked up within minutes, so we were out of luck. We're hoping to be able to see our grandkids at different times this summer, all things staying well, and it's a good thing, as I am having serious grandkid withdrawal symptoms right now! I hope you are able to get away, but if not, what vacation will you take when things get back to normal? No harm in a little dreaming! I thought about the sea, sailing and adventure - the sailboat image from the Sailing Home stamp set substituting for our new one person kayaks that we just got. (We couldn't see to get along paddling our 2 person kayak "Dunkin", so we sold it to save our marriage!) Here's my card:


  • I'm so enamoured with the World of Good Specialty Designer Series Paper, that it was the first thing I thought of when I saw the theme of vacations: maps, compasses, routes! So this turned out to be a very masculine themed card, which is ironic, because men seldom consult maps when they drive, especially on vacations!
  • Ken and I once had a little sailboat, but she turned out to be a 10 foot long money pit, so we eventually sold her, but sailing was exhilarating and the epitome of vacation freedom, I thought! I stamped the sailboat image from Sailing Home right on some of the World of Good DSP and thought I'd add some Shimmery White Embossing Paste to make white caps and clouds and to add a little texture! I like the way it soaked up some of the colour from the Misty Moonlight ink I stamped the sailboat in.
  • I love the look of sailor's knots and used the Braided Linen Trim to create one for the card. It adds to the masculine appeal I think.
  • See that compass, from Sailing Home? It is not embossed in Gold Embossing Powder. Seeing as how the World of Good Specialty DSP has Brass Foil highlights, I felt as though I needed some Brass Embossing Powder to complement it, but of course, we don't have any. However, I've created different effects before with embossing powders by mixing them, and I thought I would try to create brass. I mixed Gold and Copper Stampin' Emboss Powders (Copper is retired now) in a 1:1 ration and I think I got a pretty good approximation to Brass. The image is the compass from Sailing Home.
  • The sentiment is from the Beautiful World Stamp set that goes with the World of Good suite. I stamped it in Misty Moonlight and fussy cut it, then sponged some Misty Moonlight around the cut edges to give it more definition.

Just in time for summer and I know there are still a lot of terrific Annual Catalogue products that you want to get your hands on, Bonus Days are back! For every $60 you spend, you get a $5 off coupon that you can use in August when the wonderful new Aug/Dec Mini Catalogue comes out, and trust me, you're going to want all the help you can get, when it does! So get your Annual Catalogue wish list filled in July, to help you during those long social isolation days, and spend on some wonderful new Holiday products from the Aug/Dec Mini Catalogue in August!






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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Pop Up Cube Card for Newsletter Tutorial and Online Class in July



Have you seen these cute fancy folds around lately? They are called Pop Up Cube Cards, obviously because they are composed of cubes, but also because you can fold them flat for mailing! I'll show you that a bit later! I decided to make one from the Whale of a Time Suite because I'm having so much fun with that right now. And I thought it would make 1) a great tutorial for my July newsletter and 2) a great project for one of my samples for my Online Technique Class in July. That way people can just use the photo tutorial, or just watch me make it via video in the Online Class or they'll have both if they subscribe to both the newsletter and the class. And since the newsletter is completely FREE and so is the tutorial I provide in it each month, why not subscribe to both?!

Now more about the card. Here's how it folds up and fits in its own envelope:



And this is the back side of it:


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July's Online Technique Class

As I mentioned at the beginning, this card is also one of three samples I'm using for my July Online Technique Class on Tuesday, July 21 at 7 pm on Facebook Live.
My Online Technique Classes use all one stamp set so that you can purchase the set and complete the cards with me. This month you will get 5 projects in your class packet, 2 each of 2 designs and then 1 of this more complicated Pop Up Cube card with dedicated envelope. Take a look:


You will have three options with the class: (Remember that, due to company policy, I cannot stamp the images and send them to you!)

Option 1: You will receive the Class Pack with all the paper and punched and die cut pieces, embellishments and designer paper that you need to put the project together. You will need to use the stamp set if you have it already, or substitute another that you have. The cost is $10 plus any shipping cost to get it to you anywhere in Canada.
Option 2Your second option is to purchase the Whale Done stamp set from me and you will get the class package for only $5 plus a free gift from me, the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. If you live in my area, you can order by calling me and I can place the order for you and deliver it to you free along with your card pack. The total price will be $33.34.
If you live anywhere else in Canada, your best bet is to order the stamp set through my Online Store and use the Host Code 3DBDMU4PWhen I see your order, I will mail you the card pack (so be sure to include your address on your order) and if you use the Host Code, I will include the free gift of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. I will send you a Pay Pal invoice for the $5 cost of the card package, Ribbon and the mailing cost.
Option 3Your third option is the same as Option 2, but instead of just the Whale Done stamp set, you would purchase the Whale Done Bundle, which include the stamp set and the coordinating Whale Builder Punch. You would then get the card package for just the small shipping cost. (Unless you live close enough for me to deliver the card pack and then it's totally free!) Plus you would get this month's free gift, the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon.
If you live in my area, you can order by calling me and I can place the order for you and deliver it to you free along with your card pack. The total price will be $52.05.
If you live anywhere else in Canada, your best bet is to order the stamp set through my Online Store and use the Host Code 3DBDMU4P. When I see your order, I will mail you the card pack (so be sure to include your address on your order) and if you use the Host Code, I will include the free gift of the Pool Party Sheer Ribbon. I will send you a Pay Pal invoice for the mailing cost.

That's the scoop for today! Hope to see you at my online class in July! The registration deadline though is Wed., July 8 so don't miss it! You can register HERE.

Monday, June 29, 2020

Campology - Longing to Get There!!



I love to camp and it's been so long! We need to get back out there in our 5th wheel and hit the parks again. We've been given a cautious green light here in BC, and with an RV and being outdoors, the risk is low, but seeing what's been happening in the States right now, makes me take a second look at plans to be sure we can do everything safely. But being able to see our grandchildren again would be worth it! I miss them and they miss me!

Speaking of camping, we have a great new stamp set in the Annual Catalogue called Campology, and I got it for obvious reasons, but when I was trying to put some samples together for my Catalogue Launch last Saturday, there weren't many samples for this in the catalogue and as I tried to come up with one, I was stymied. The images are great, but so not to the same scale that you can't really build a scene with it.

I took some time to think about it though, and this is what I came up with:


  • I used the trees stamp as a background, inking it up in Just Jade and then stamping off once before stamping on the panel and then stamping twice more without reinking it to created some depth.
  • I stamped the the tent and the lantern in Smoky Slate and the coffee pot and mug in Mossy Meadow (stamped off) These shapes were die cut using the Rectangular Stitched Dies and the Coffee Pot, using the Stitched Shapes Dies.
  • The sentiment is stamped in Just Jade ink and die cut using the Rectangular Stitched Dies as well.
  • I used my Paper Trimmer to create mattes for all the panels, making them  1/8" larger in both directions. I used Smoky Slate cardstock for the mattes.
  • The sentiment is one of about 4 with this stamp set.


                                  


The Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue KickOff Promotion will be over in 2 days! About the only way you can get in on it now, would be to place a $300 order yourself in my Online Store and REAP the REWARDS! They are substantial!



You also have ONLY 2 DAYS left to take advantage of this great promotion! When you purchase the Starter Kit from Stampin' Up! and join my team! Until June 30, Stampin' Up! is adding a free stamp set and tool bundle to the already great deal of $165 worth of any current product of your choice for only $135, no shipping! And price is no object. Just pick a bundle and then pick the rest of your products from anywhere in the catalogue and ENJOY the life of a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator. If you join now, you will be able to enjoy the new Holiday Catalogue a whole month before the public!! And you can purchase from it starting July 1st, while everyone else has to wait until Aug. 1! Just click HERE to join!


If you live in Canada, and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the right side bar at the top of the page. You can shop with me from anywhere in Canada by clicking on the SHOP NOW button in the top menu or clicking on any of products below from my Online Store.  

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