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:

GDP136 - CASeing Allison

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.


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.

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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!


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!

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Global Design Project GDP #074: Oh So Succulent


I finally received my Oh So Succulent Bundle in the mail yesterday, I literally couldn’t open  the package fast enough! The amount of projects and cards that I’ve seen, combined with one of my upcoming classes (Succulent Garden Party), I really couldn’t get this set in my hand fast enough. I have been DYING to play with it…ok, well not dying, but as a fellow crafter you know how antsy we get when we’re waiting for a package to arrive!

I didn’t have anything else planned, so I basically dove right in to create this card for the Global Design Project GDP #074. This is the first time I’ve entered a design into any challenge, so I am excited to do so, and to also see what other designs other stampers have come up with. The only stipulation is that we need to create a design based on their sketch, which is what you see below. Though it is important to note that the sketch is just a guideline and we can make the project our own, which is where the fun and creativity come in.


For this card in particular, I decided to stick with some bright and cheery colours such as Sweet Sugarplum, Melon Mambo, and Bermuda Bay; and  of course I used the Oh So Succulent stamp set and framelits dies. The sentiment is from the new Avant Garden stamp set that is part of the current Sale-A-Bration promotion. You can get this set for FREE! Click HERE to learn more!


For this card I also used our new Watercolour Pencils. Let me tell you – these are a game changer when it comes to stamping! They can be used alone or you can use them with the Aqua Painter like I did to create a really beautiful watercolour effect. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE these pencils and will be using them for the larger stamps that I’ve typically left aside because I didn’t know how I should colour them in.


I am very happy with the results of this card. In fact, I made two of them so I can send them to my twin baby cousins for their 1st birthday!


Jump on over to the Global Design Project gallery and check out all the different interpretations of the sketch…and why not take the challenge and enter your own card!

Happy Stamping!


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