Friday, March 31, 2017

Wild About Flowers for The Paper Players

It feels like it's been so long since I've had a chance to play along with a challenge from The Paper Players, so I'm really excited to be doing one today. It's a sketch challenge from Claire and I really like it. I chose to go fairly CAS (uncharacteristically) because I wanted to use a new stamp set that I finally ordered. It's been on my wish list for a long time - Wild About Flowers! and I'm sure glad that I got it. I had an amazing time playing with it and that's just one of the three possibilities!

Here's The Paper Player's sketch that I followed:

And here's a closer look at my design:

  • I sponged the circle in the background using a reverse mask - that is a piece of cardstock with a die cut hole in it. I used Sweet Sugarplum and Wisteria Wonder around the edges to get that look.
  • I stamped the stem of the wild flower from the Wild About Flowers stamp set in Emerald Envy. The thistle-like flowers that go with this stem I coloured in with a mixture of Mint Macaron and Perfect Plum on some and Sweet Sugarplum and Perfect Plum on the other two. I used Stampin' Write Markers to do this.
  • The sentiment is from the same set and comes in two parts, with choices for the second part, but I love the script here. I used an old faithful die set - Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits to die cut the top one. None of the other dies I had would fit. I used the same die to cut a Mint Macaron and a Sweet Sugarplum panel as well and layered them so that the Mint Macaron would extend beyond the Whisper White at one end and the Sweet Sugarplum at the other.
  • The Designer Series Paper behind the front panel is from the Succulent Garden Series. A sweet little bow tied in the Sweet Sugarplum Ruched Ribbon adds the final element of the sketch, and a few pearls bling it up a notch.
That's a wrap for this week. My newsletter will be out tomorrow just after 1 pm Pacific time so be looking for it then! Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Wrapping up Sale-A-Bration!

All good things must come to an end and so it is with Sale-A-Bration 2017! It's been great! There have been some great and unique Sale-A-Bration Rewards!

Hey, Chick

Tasty Trucks

Card Tin (Sold Out)

Glimmer Paper Assortment Pack (Sold Out)

Avant Garden 
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People have signed up for the Starter Kit and joined my team, earning a further 2 free stamp sets of ANY PRICE, on top of the already amazing deal of $165 dollars of products for $135.  People in my stamp club or hosts of parties have earned an extra $35 dollars in rewards over and above their regular rewards! Yes, Sale-A-Bration is everything it's cracked up to be! In fact:

And I hope you haven't! But if you have somehow forgotten to take advantage, it's not too late! You still have three days! Order $60 or more of products from any current catalogue to earn a free Sale-A-Bration reward ( the Card Tin and the Glimmer paper are Sold Out). Sign up and join my team and earn two free stamp sets OF ANY PRICE! Order Online 24/7 or message me, or text or phone me at 250-768-7379.

Those who have earned a SAB reward during Sale-A-Bration will be eligible to attend my exclusive Celebrate Sale-A-Bration Party in April. In fact, invites will be going out soon. I have been hoarding lots and lots of SAB rewards for door prizes and there will be great food, exciting games and stamping fun galore! Don't miss out!

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Monday, March 27, 2017

Bookcase Builder for Freshly Made Sketches

Happy Monday! We have had my daughter and her family here all weekend and they are really sick with a nasty cough so we have been trying to get them better. They were on their first holiday in a long, long time and they all got sick! Isn't that ironic, and sad? By the time they got here, two of them needed antibiotics. Anyway, I hope they'll be on the mend soon. I managed to sneak in a little crafting time and wanted to enter Freshly Made Sketches latest challenge, since I haven't played with them in a while and it was such a cute and easy sketch:

I've been wanting to ink up my Bookcase Builder stamp set since I got it way back, and this is the first opportunity I've had so yay! I could see it fitting with this sketch. What do you think?

  • The Bookcase Builder set allows you to stamp the bookcase shelf separately and then add what you want to it. You can have a baby's room shelf, a toddler's room shelf or an adult's room shelf with many different possibilities for decor on it. You can have everything one colour per stamp or use Stampin' Write markers to get multicoloured images, although it's a little harder to get solid impressions when you use markers.
  • I love the sentiments for this set for the most part, especially this one. It's so true that it's the little moments that are sometimes the most memorable things in the future. I can personally vouch for that!
  • I used some Regals Enamel Shapes in probably some lesser used colours to add a finishing touch to the card.

You only have until Friday to take advantage of all the great deals of Sale-A-Bration 2017! Make sure you get in touch with me before then so you don't miss out! Or shop online 24/7 at my On-Line Store.

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