Painted Harvest and Rooted in Nature for GDP136

It’s time for another Global Design Project (GDP136) Challenge and this time we are CASEing the Designer! In the card making world you can find inspiration from so many different people and I am always in awe of some of the creations I see. The designer we are CASEing this time is fellow Canadian and Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator, Allison Okamitsu. Allison is one of the most talented Demonstrators out there. Her cards are always bright and fun, and her designs are always beyond gorgeous. I am so excited we are CASEing her for this challenge! Here is my card:

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When we CASE (Copy and Share Everything or Copy and Selectively Edit), we can copy the design exactly or choose to take elements of the card and make them our own. Here is Allison’s card that is the inspiration for this weeks challenge.

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Isn’t her card just adorable? In this case, I chose to go with Allison’s layout with the four images on the top and the sentiment on the bottom.

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For my card I used one of my favourite stamp sets, Painted Harvest, as well as a new favourite; the brand new Rooted In Nature Stamp Set that will be available in the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue coming out on June 1st.

The colours I used are Pacific Point, Pool Party, and Daffodil Delight. I also added some embossing powder for the sentiment for an extra little touch.

I do hope you liked this card! Be sure to subscribe to my blog and newsletter by clicking the link on the right-hand side of this page! You can also catch me over on YouTube, where I share video tutorials and more.

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In Every Season Card

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Happy Weekend, friends! Thank you for joining me today. Despite the crazy wind storm we had on Friday (seriously, I thought my car was going to blow over on the highway!), we have been having some pretty good weather this past week. I think Spring is finally here! I even spent four hours in the garden yesterday doing some clean up and prepping for new flowers!

This makes me super excited to show you this card that I created with the brand new In Every Season Stamp Set from Stampin’ Up! I definitely had Spring in mind when I created it and just love how it turned out. The sentiment is also from a new stamp set (Rooted in Nature – sneak peek coming soon!).

Both of these gorgeous sets will be available in the new 2018 – 2019 Annual Catalogue that is coming on June 1st. That is less than a month away!

*Cue Happy Dance*

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You’ll notice that I used many different floral stamps on this one including Primrose, Violets, and Carnations. So pretty, right?

In total there are 12 different flowers included in the stamp set which you can see below. As you can tell, the possibilities are endless this one. For this card in particular, I used Pacific Point Card Stock and ink, and used a combination of Stampin’ Write Markers and Blends (will be available soon), to colour in the flowers.

Please feel free to save the guide below to use as a reference when making your own creations with this set.

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Thank you so much for stopping by and I hope to see you back here again soon!

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New! Animal Outing Stamp Set Sneak Peek

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Hello friends!

Today I have the cutest card to show you featuring a BRAND NEW stamp set from Stampin’ Up! This cute Kangaroo and baby Koala are from the new Animal Outing Stamp Set that will be in the new 2018/2019 Annual Catalogue! The catalogue and set, along with some other amazing new products will be available on June 1st!

Do you know how soon that is?! It’s only one month away!

I am so excited about the new catalogue and can already tell you that you will absolutely love it. New stamps, suites, kits, and embellishments, oh my!

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You may even notice something else that is new on this card, and that is our new Pearlized Doilies. These are beautiful new doilies that have a pearl finish on one side, and white on the other. I think these are going to be so versatile and they really can be used for any project. They just add that little extra something, you know?

If you want to get a copy of the new catalogue, as well as a chance to use some brand new product, be sure to RSVP to my Catalogue Launch Party on Friday, June 8th. You can view full details on my Events page, or on Facebook!

Stayed tuned for more new product samples on my blog. I’m so excited to share them items with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

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Celebrating You Perennial Birthday Card

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Hello friends! I’m in the midst of an unexpected two weeks off at my day job, so that means I’ve been spending more time in the craft room – and I’m loving it! To be honest though, I’ve needed a bit of a mental break and am getting some much needed rest and time to really just do nothing. It’s been good for me and a much needed break for sure.

But let’s get on with today’s card because I am in LOVE! It features the new Perennial Birthdays Stamp Set from the 2018 Occasions Catalogue. I can already tell that this set is going to get a lot of use; not just for birthday cards, but I foresee all sorts of occasions being used with this fun floral set.

I stamped this card using the masking technique and did some watercoloring with our Aqua Painters. I used a Berry Burst for the card based, and then Berry Burst, Pool Party, and Cucumber Crush Ink for the stamped images. If you don’t happen to have Cucumber Crush Ink, Wild Wasabi is an excellent substitute!

It really turned out lovely, don’t you think?

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A full list of supplies used to make today’s card is at the bottom of this post. Please choose to shop with me in my Canadian Online Stampin’ Up! Store. I’d love to welcome you as one of my VIP customers! Check out the perks HERE.

Thank you so much for shopping with me and visiting the blog today! I SO appreciate you stopping by.

Happy Stamping!

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New Beginnings | GDP123

Hello Friends!

I decided to enter the Global Design Project Challenge #123 at the last minute, and I’m super excited to show you what I came up with! I’ve done the challenge before, but I admit, it’s been a while!

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This challenge (#GDP123) is all about new beginnings, and I think this is something we can all relate to. Whether it’s a new job, you’re a new Stampin’ Up! Demo (or want to be!), retirement, wedding…the list can go on! We’ve all started anew at one point or other, so what a perfect theme!

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For this particular card, I had two things in mind; retirement and/or new job. I think it suits either occasion as its bright, cheery, and really shows excitement!

The layout of the card is cased from the lovely Lauren Alarid, who is a fellow demonstrator and a 2018 Artisan Design Team Member. Her cards are always so lovely, but the layout in which this one is based, is probably one of my faves!

You’ll notice that I used a couple of different stamp sets for this card; the new Picture Perfect Stamp Set from the new Occasions Catalogue, as well as the Colourful Seasons Stamp Set from the Annual Catalogue.

Colours used are Bermuda Bay, Berry Burst, Lemon Lime Twist, and Peekaboo Peach. Also used is the beautiful Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, which created the beautiful background on this card.

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I do hope you love this card! If you have any questions about this or anything Stampin’ Up!, please comment below!

Thank you so much for visiting today. Be sure to subscribe to my blog and newsletter located on the right side of this page so you can stay up to date on projects, classes, and more.

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Party Pandas Birthday Card w/VIDEO

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Hello Friends! I have a super cute card to share with you today! It’s featuring the CUTEST set from the new Sale-A-Bration Brochure – the Party Pandas! Seriously, these little guys are so adorable I know you will love them.

Also featured on this card is a favourite of mine from the Annual Catalogue, the Birthday Delivery Bundle. So cute, right?!

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I made this card on Saturday afternoon when I went live on my Stampin’ Girl Facebook Page, but I also uploaded the video to my brand-new YouTube Channel (please subscribe)! I’ll post more on YouTube later, but be sure to ‘like’ my Facebook Page so you never miss a live video!

Direct Link to video: https://youtu.be/mwcqyPENWzo

As mentioned in this video, you can shop the Birthday Delivery Bundle and then choose the Party Panda Stamp Set as your Sale-A-Bration Reward!

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GSF Blog Hop – Truly Tailored Card for Dad

Hi Friends! I hope you’re having an amazing week so far! I’ve been busy this week; both at work and at play, but I am happy to bring you a card featuring the new Truly Tailored Stamp Set from the Occasions Catalogue that went live on January 3rd!

Seriously, have you seen the catalogue yet? It has so many amazing new items, I can hardly handle it! If you’re joining me from the Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop, thank you for stopping by! I know you’ve already seen some amazing projects, so thanks for sticking around!

If you’re here just because you enjoy my blog (thanks a million!), be sure to check out the other amazing projects by checking out the list below!

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From the moment I opened the Occasions Catalogue, the True Gentlemen Suite instantly caught my eye. I’m not sure if was the colours (my fave colours are blue/turquoise), or if it’s because masculine cards are what I struggle with most, but this set really has it all for me. Plus, I thought that this suite would make the masculine cards come a bit easier for me.

And let me tell you, this suite has helped so much!

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I decided to go with something a bit more simple this time, but this suite really allows you to get creative with the sentiments and embellishments. The colour, sentiments; everything about this set just speaks to me and has so much to offer.

I think aside from the Truly Tailored Stamp Set itself, the True Gentlemen Designer Series Paper may be one of my most favourite Designer Series Paper that Stampin’ Up! has ever had. I say this because of it’s level of details, it’s classiness, and I think it can appeal to both kids and adults alike. Just think of the gift packaging you can create with it too!

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If you like this suite as much as I do, but are not too sure what to get, I’ve put together this little bundle for you to give you a hand. It’s an easy way to earn a FREE Sale-A-Bration item!

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Thank you so much for stopping by! Be sure to click on the ‘Next’ button below to see the next amazing project and to follow along in the blog hop. You can full the full list of participants below and all you have to do is click on their name to see their beautiful creations.

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Until next time, happy stamping!

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Lisa Ann Bernard
Amanda Farlinger
Anastasia Radloff
Jan Musselman
Karie Beglau
Kimberley Anne Morris
Libby Dyson
Tricia Butts
Ellen Woodbridge
Jenn Curtis Charles
Anita Wifladt
Kristie Neal Walthall
Courtenay Heuston
Rebecca Urban
Mary Ann Kay Rossiter
Lisa Hardie (YOU ARE HERE!)
Cheryl Algie
Marieke Bart
Amanda Bates
Angelique Stempelkeuken
Rachel Macleod
Georgia Missy Aubrey-Gaydos
Lisa Henderson
Sarah McDermott

 

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