Sunshine Wishes

I was very happy to know that although the Bundle will not be available in the new 2017-20170515_093151blog-close-u2018 Annual Catalogue, the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & coordinating “Sunshine Wishes” Framelits will not be retiring.  I love both these products.

I saw a card created by Andrea Walford using these Framelits on Pinterest & so I set about creating it.  I also found that she has a both a video tutorial & a PDF showing how she created her gorgeous card.  Thank you Andrea for your lovely inspiration.

My background has been created using the Faux Torn Paper Technique which I am more than happy with.

Hope you enjoyed the card today.

To download a Free Tutorial, please click on the link below.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

225. Celebrate You – Sunshine Wishes

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Scrapbooking

For the past few months or so I’ve been creating pages for my niece for her albums.  I create the pages using the traditional method as well as Project Life.  I’m doing both 12″20170515_110800blog1 x 12″ pages plus 8″ x 6″ pages.  Every so often, I will pack them up & post down to her so that she can then put them in one of her albums.

I purchased a couple of albums & pages for Bonnie & had them sent direct to her.  Bon loves getting them & seeing what I have done & what pictures I’ve selected.  Sometimes, I will do the journaling but most of the time I have left that bit blank for her to pop her story onto the page.

Today’s page is one I had half completed but was just sitting there waiting for a little bit of embellishment to be added.  After seeing a page created by Kris McIntosh a light bulb went off.  Of course, I had to use the Botanical Blooms Stamp Set & Botanical Builder Framelits both of which are retiring.  Why hadn’t I thought of that, seeing as though I had used the “Botanical Gardens” DSP (retired).  Thank you Kris for your inspiration.

For my layout, I drew a rough sketch & then sort of followed it.  Mind you, what I 20170515_110750blog2sometimes draw doesn’t always end up what the page will look like.  I cut a strip of Basic Black Card & adhered it down the left side of the DSP.  A piece of Hello Honey Card (retired) was layered onto a piece of Whisper White Card & then to a piece of Mossy Meadow (retired) before layering onto the DSP.

As the photos were sort of dark in colour, I decided to print them out in back & white which works out great in some cases.  Don’t be scared to experiment with your photos.  You will be surprised how different they look when printed in black & white.

For the leaves, I’ve again used Mossy Meadow, while the flowers are Cajun CrazeHello Honey & Basic Black.  I popped Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the centres to finish them off.

This layout could be used for lots of pages.  All you have to do is change out the embellishments, colours & DSP.

I do hope you enjoyed my page today.  Hopefully I will be able to share a lot more pages I’ve created for Bonnie if I remember to take photos before they go off in the post.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Random Act of Kindness May Card

 

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Who doesn’t love receiving happy mail?  I know I do!  It is such a change to the bills we all hate receiving.  I now hop out to collect the mail in anticipation of whether or not I will receive a RAK card.  Mind you, I am just more than happy sending them off knowing that I may be putting a smile on someone’s face for the day than receiving.
You opt in each month as to whether or not you would like to be part of the group & then you randomly select a few people from the group who are participating for the month to send off a RAK card to.  It is amazing to see how it brightens someone’s day!
I’ve made it a goal to send out no less than 2 per week.  Not only does it give me great enjoyment creating the card but knowing that it may put a smile on someone’s face at the end of a long day.
My card today was created for one of my May RAK’s.  No, they don’t have to be all different.  I don’t have a tutorial for you today as I posted them off before I did one.
I layered a piece of “Blooms & Bliss” DSP (retiring) to a piece of Whisper White Card & then to the Base Card – Island Indigo.20170514_072551
I stamped the stem image from the “Wild About Flowers” Stamp Set onto a piece of Whisper White Card in Mint Macaron Ink (retiring & will be very sad to see this colour go) & then stamped the flowers in Island Indigo Ink before die cutting with the oval from the Stitched Shapes Framelits.
A piece of Mint Macaron Card was die cut using the scallop oval from the same set, adhered to the stamped oval & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ DImensionals.
The sentiment is from “Teeny Tiny Sentiments” Stamp Set, stamped onto scrap Whisper White Card in Island Indigo Ink, punched with the Classic Label Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
To complete my card, I tied a small bow using Whisper White Baker’s Twine (retired), attached it to the stem with a Mini Glue Dot & scattered Rhinestones to the centre of the flowers, randomly around the Card Front & to the greeting.
I was really happy with this card so fingers crossed the receiver is too.
Would you like to receive one of my cards?  All you have to do is click on the link below & ask to join.  No, you don’t have to be a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.
Join RAK here
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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You’re Sublime

Last week I shared with you a card I had created using the cute little Stamp Set – You’re Sublime.  Well, today I have another to share with you, but this time I’ve played with the frog from the same set.  I don’t know what it is about this set, but I love creating with it.  Is it the little creatures & their faces or is it the shapes……

Anyhow, my card went off in the mail last Monday.  Fingers crossed they like it too.

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As I’ve teamed the set with the bright & happy “Festive Birthday” DSP, I wanted the colours to be the same – bright & happy.  I used my Blender Pen to colour the frog & the water, but in saying that, I didn’t want it to be coloured nice & smooth, so I very roughly coloured both using Emerald Envy for the frog & Tempting Turquoise for the water.  It’s eyes are Daffodil Delight & the spots are Melon Mambo.

If you click on the link above the photo (below), you will be able to download a free tutorial for your own use.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

221. You’re Sublime

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Kylie’s International Highlights

I would like to take this opportunity & thank everyone who voted for Top ten International Highlights winners Badgeme last month in Kylie’s International Highlights.  Much to my surprise I ended up in the top “Top 10 winners” so be sure to click on the link & check out the other lovely creations.  When you visit their blog, be sure to leave a little love!

Once again I am playing along with Kylie International Blog Highlights where this month we get to create for the males.

What is Kylie’s International Highlights?   It is where Demonstrators from all around the world take part in a monthly Blog Highlight.  It’s a great way to get to know other Demonstrators & see projects using current Stampin’ Up!® product.  Each month Kylie has a different theme & this month is “Masculine“.

Vote for Me HereWhat is so different about this Blog Highlight?  YOU get to vote for your top 5 favourites.  The top ten will then get to take part in an international blog hop with Kylie & other talented successful demonstrators.

What do I do?  All you have to do is click on the “Vote for Me” photo at the side or head on over to Kylie’s Blog, click on the heart in the top right hand side of the picture.

Can I leave comments?  Sure you can.  Once you have voted, click on any picture & comment on those that you really love.  You know how bloggers love to read your comments.

For my card I decided to use the “Nailed It” Bundle from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & which is retiring at the end of May.

I layered a piece of the “Urban Underground” DSP to a piece of Very Vanilla CS before20170409_091213_resizedblog layering onto the Base Card – Crushed Curry.

I used the “Nailed It” Bundle to create my tools.  Firstly I stamped 3 of the Tools from the “Nailed It” Stamp Set onto scraps of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, coloured small areas with the Basic Grey Watercolour Pencil & blended a little with a Blender Pen before cutting with the matching “Build It” Framelits by running through the Big Shot.  I added the cute little “smiley face” to the hammer.

I cut a piece of Very Vanilla CS with the large circle from the “Stitched Shapes” Framelits by running through the Big Shot, randomly stamped the circle with the Nails & Screw Image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink before adhering to the Card Front with Stampin’ 20170409_091158_resizedblog (2)Dimensionals.

To highlight the handles a little I added a little Basic Black CS by cutting just the handles using the “Build It” Framelits & adhering to the shapes which were then arranged over the stitched circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Happy Birthday” is from the “Sunshine Sayings” Stamp Set & has been stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla CS in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, punched with the “Classic Label” Punch & adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I hope you like my card today.

Don’t forget to head on over to Kylie’s Blog to check out all the lovely cards that have been created & to vote for your favourites.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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Global Design Project 087

Heya Stampers,

I am a little late in posting my card today as I meant to share it with you this morning but got a bit carried away with doing other things & it slipped my mind.

I’ve created my card using the challenge over at Global Design Project #87 where this week they have the theme of Cooking, Baking and Making!

When I saw the challenge, “Perfect Mix” Stamp Set sprung immediately into my mind.  This set is from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue & will be retiring at the end of May, so this is the perfect time to ink up this great set one last time.
20170516_130102bogaI actually created this fold last week.  To check out the instructions on how I created this fold, please click here.  It is the perfect way to use some of that lovely DSP sitting on your desk before it retires.
 I decided to play with “Playful Palette” DSP Stack which is another item retiring.  I think it works in great with the set.  I also used the “Playful Palette” Washi Tape which is on the inside of my card & the envelope.  Gotta love it when everything matches.
To create my “shelf”, I stamped random images direct onto scraps of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink & coloured with the Sweet Sugarplum & Peekaboo Peach Markers & Bender Pen before fussy cutting.
I punched a piece of DSP with the 2″ Circle Punch & adhered to the Very Vanilla side of a Lace Doily (2017 Occasions Catalogue) & cut the Doily in half.
A circle was die cut from Very Vanilla Card using the Layering Circles Framelits & 20170516_130138blogbrunning through the Big Shot before layering onto a Basic Black scallop circle which had been die cut using the same set of Framelits & running through the Big Shot.
The “shelf” was adhered to the bottom part of the scallop circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals before adhering the baking images, the oven mitt with a Stampin’ Dimensional while the others were adhered with Liquid Glue.
The sentiment was stamped onto a scrap of Very Vanilla Card in Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, fussy cut & adhered to the top of the “shelf”.
I do hope you like my card today, I am still undecided but happy with the final result.  Why not head over to Global Design Project & play along.  There is still a heap of time to do so.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’
Vicky
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You’re Sublime

Hey Stampers,

My card today is one we created in our “Cards @ Toogoom” class last Friday.  Please feel free to come along each Friday morning at 9.30am at the Community Hall.

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I’ve been trying to create & showcase some of the lovely product that will be retiring at the end of May & today is no different.  I’ve used the cute little Stamp Set – “You’re Sublime”.  I love this set & always get a bit of a kick when using it.

To colour my sub I’ve used So Saffron, Daffodil Delight, Mint Macaron, Pool Party & Peekaboo Peach Inks along with my Blender Pen.  The little hearts have been coloured using the Real Red Watercolour Pencils.

As Mint Macaron is a 2015-2017 In Colour, it will be retiring this year.  I will really miss this colour as it is one of “go to” colours.

Don’t forget to click on the link above the photo to download your Free Tutorial which includes Measurements (Metric & Imperial), as well as a Supply List of all the product I’ve used to create my card.

To place your order before all the retiring products have gone forever, be sure to pop on over to my Online ShopMayDon’t forget to use May’s Host Code to receive a gift from me.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

219. You’re Sublime

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Floral Phrases

Heya Stampers,

I am showing you a card I saw on Pinterest last week with this fold, so I decided to sit myself down & play around trying to create the fold.  Thank you Lyssa for your 20170506_133036bloginspiration.

It showcases the gorgeous “Floral Boutique” DSP which is retiring at the end of May.  I have managed to finish about of the DSP for my card with just little bits & pieces left.  I’ve challenged myself to create a card using those pieces, so be sure to bop back in a couple of days to check out what I’ve done.

The fold actually looks harder then it really is.  I was quite surprised at how quick & easy it was to complete this fold as it looks harder than it really is.

Now is the perfect time to let you know that I have updated my Retired Products ( ex the current products retiring), so be sure to head on over to my “Retired Product 4 Sale” Page to check it out.  There is still more to add but that will be done over the next week.  A lot of it has already gone!

I think I will be creating more of these fun “Fanfare Fun Fold” Cards especially for classes.  It is also a great way of using up your retiring DSP.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own card using this fold.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list and they are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

220. A Special Note – Floral Phrases

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Kinda Eclectic

Heya Stampers,

I set my team a challenge a couple of weeks ago to create a card using the sketch.  Today’s post is my take on the challenge.  I do have another & will share once I’ve found it.#9---2017

As the card went off in the mail about 2 or 3 weeks ago I am going off the photo on how I created it.

A circle was die cut into the middle of a piece of Marina Mist CS using the Layering Circles Framelits, ran through the Big Shot & embossed with the Fluttering EF.

I laid it onto the Base Card Front – Whisper White & drew a circle around the inside of the circle with a pencil – this is so that I had an idea where to stamp.

The images are from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set (retiring) with the sun So Saffron, the leaf peaking out from the bottom right hand corner Wild Wasabi & the sentiment Early Espresso.  The pencil line was carefully removed using a rubber.

20170422_084909blog-(2)blogA piece of Window Sheet was adhered to the back of the embossed Marina Mist before layering onto the Whisper White Base Card.

The flower from the “Flower Shop” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Pink Pirouette Ink & punched with the matching Pansy Punch.  A second leaf from the “Kinda Eclectic” Stamp Set was stamped onto a piece of scrap Whisper White in Wild Wasabi  before fussy cutting.

The flower was adhered to the Card Front with Stampin’ Dimensionals while the leaf was adhered just under the flower so that it hung down a little.  I stamped a small butterfly from the same set in So Saffron Ink, punched with the Bitty Punch & adhered to the top of the Window Sheet with a Mini Glue Dot.

To complete my card I randomly scattered Rhinestones around the front, 1 to the middle of the flower & a couple of small ones to the centre of the butterfly.

Why not have a go at creating something using the sketch.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

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And Another One Gone..

… Another one bites the dust!

No, not the “Falling Flowers” Bundle (although it won’t be available as a Bundle in the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue), but the gorgeous “Irresistibly Floral Special” DSP.  Although I haven’t used it much, each time I have, I ask myself “Why not?”

For my card today I actually cased it from one I saw on Pinterest sometime ago & thought it such a gorgeous card showcasing both the DSP & the coordinating Bundle.  I have changed it a little, as you tend to do.  Thank you so much for your inspiration.

The sentiment I used is from the “Dragonfly Dreams” Stamp Set which is still available from the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.

In fact, we created this card in our class “Cards @ Toogoom” last Friday morning.  If you are around the area, why not pop in for a fun morning.  Everything is supplied for you.

By clicking on the link above the photo, you are able to download a Free Tutorial to create your own.

Don’t forget to check out all the great products on the 2017 Retiring List by hopping onMay over to my Shop.  Stampin’ Up! have been updating items on the list.  Items are selling fast!  When placing an order Online, don’t forget to use May’s Host Code.

Until next time, Happy Stampin’

Vicky

218. Enjoy Your Special Day – Falling Flowers Bundle

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