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Mixed Media

Over the weekend I was feeling inspired by something other than cards... that seems to be the case lately anyway! As I sat down to paint with my kiddos and one of their friends, I was suddenly inspired to create a mixed media piece... my first ever I think! Check it out:

I love the way it turned out! I started by painting a background on the canvas in my favourite colours. Since I was just fooling around and didn't quite know what I wanted to do, I headed to my stamp wall for inspiration. I stared until something jumped out at me - my Flower Patch stamp set. Do you ever do that when you need inspiration? Anyway, I began by stamping my larger flower with white paint, followed by the smaller flowers & sentiment in ink. I just kept adding until I was happy.

To spice it up a notch, I added some copper accents. I lightly rubbed my VersaMark pad throughout the background and along the edges. For the white flowers, I used my VersaMark Pen so that I could get the powder exactly where I wanted it. Lastly, I stamped the smallest flower on top of the other flowers that I stamped in ink and then heat those up.

What do you think?

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Teddy Bear (Christmas)

Here is the last card I'm featuring this week for the Cookie Cutter Bundle that will be available September 1st in the Holiday Catalogue. I'll have to put this one back on my shelf for a while, but you can bet that it'll be living on my desk in the months to come! ;)

I will apologize because this card uses a lot of retired (or non SU!) products, but I was commissioned to make some baby girl cards for a client, and of course, I couldn't resist going back to this set and using the bear this time! Did you think he was only for Christmas?! The bear also fits in the punch of course, but I opted to just stamp it flat this time.

Hope you've enjoyed the sneak peek the last four days...

Until next time, stay crafty!

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How Do You Eat Your Cookies?

Welcome to Day 3 of this featured stamp & punch set - Cookie Cutter Christmas - available September 1st in the Holiday Catalogue. I tried really hard not to use the gingerbread image again, but he's just too cute!!

How do you like to eat your cookies? Do you bite the head off or start at the bottom? I heat-embossed them in Copper Embossing Powder and then added some strips of Copper Foil and some Red Foil Twine, all from the upcoming catalogue.

Here's a better view of some of that shimmer. Isn't the copper pretty?! Oh, and that cute sprinkle DSP is also in the catalogue. ;)

Are you loving this set yet? You might want to check out my event that I'm cohosting with a friend on October 22nd.

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Gingerbread Cookies!

Here's another post using my favourite new bundle in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue (available September 1st!). As promised in yesterday's post, I'm sharing some projects with you all week using this awesome new bundle. ;)

Clearly I didn't make a card... but a little home decor piece with some new DSP (a new 6x6 Paper Stack!) and some Crumb Cake punched Gingerbread people. I opted not to use the stamp for this one, just the punch and then "iced" them up using a White Gel Pen. I wanted them to look like traditional cookies and was inspired by the real cookies over at Gimme Some Oven.

I wrapped them around one of my LED flickering candles & I think these would look so pretty as part of my Christmas/Winter decor - imagine the reindeer, Santa, bear & Eskimo too. Super cute!!


By-the-way, did I mention there was a Fall/Halloween set for this punch also? ;) More on that another day... ;)

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Cookie Cutter... Christmas??

Hello! Sorry for the late post - I was having some difficulty with Blogger. Anyway, here, as promised on Instagram yesterday, is one of four posts you'll see this week featuring my new favourite bundle in the upcoming Holiday Catalogue - I - though, the first card I'm featuring here is not Christmas. Check it out:

I made a boy & girl gingerbread, and used some new Christmas paper from the holiday catalogue, but turned it into a "lovey dovey" or maybe Valentine's card instead. I love taking products further than what their intent is. Cool, right?!

Are you thinking there's a new die set coming out for letters? Wrong! I punched those with the gingerbread... do you see how? The hearts are also from the punch and the stamped heart background is done by using my Happy Heart Textured Impressions Folder... did you know you could do that? Again, multi purpose! ;)

Until next time, stay crafty!

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Thoughtful Branches Baby Card

I'm sorry I didn't post this yesterday, as I promised on Instagram... life got a little hectic! Anyway, here's the full card using Thoughtful Branches an exclusive bundle that will be available August 2nd, while supplies last!

This was a special card I made for my dear friend who's having her first baby. I created the card in the colours she chose for her nursery (grey, pink & teal) and designed it in a way so that she can easily frame it - I only adhered the grey front with a couple of glue dots and made it 5x7".

Of course a little stamping on the inside too... even though that will be recycled, I couldn't leave it blank. The little banners are from a long ago retired baby set.

Every baby card should have a little sparkle! I added lots of Wink of Stella on the letters...

...and on the hydrangea leaves too, though it's harder to see in this picture.

If you missed it on Instagram the other day, this is what my complete gift looked like - among other things, I included some handmade thank you cards for her as well. ;)

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Colour Challenged?

Hello! As promised, here's my second post today. It's another fairy card and it was created for Sunday Stamps colour challenge (SSC129). Check it out:

All I used to create this card was a Whisper White Note Card, Fairy Celebrations & Stampin' Write Markers. The colours I chose were Wisteria Wonder, Pear Pizzazz, Pistachio Pudding, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, Blush Blossom (my neutral for skin tone) and Chocolate Chip.

The trick to colouring with Stampin' Write Markers is to go over  it twice, when colouring. This gives you a perfectly blended image!

A sweet sentiment on the inside finishes things off... with a little fairy dust, of course!

I really enjoyed this soft colour pallet, why don't you give it a try too? If you struggle with colour choices, colour challenges such like this one are the perfect thing for you to try!

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Fairies for CAS(E) this Sketch!

I'm having lots of fun with some online challenges... and lucky you, this will one of two posts today! ;) I created this card using sketch #178 over at CAS(E) this Sketch.

To create this card, I used a few basic items - Blooms & Bliss Designer Series Paper (DSP), Fairy Celebration Stamp Set, Baker's Twine, Vellum Card Stock, Bitty Butterfly Punch & Jewels.

I used a combo of a Circle Punch and Circle Framelits to create my opening and coloured the fairy with Stampin' Write Markers in colours that I pulled from the DSP. I brushed some Wink of Stella on the fairy wings and created a decorative edge on my sentiment using the Decorative Label Punch. The Baker's Twine is a retired colour (Crisp Cantaloupe), but it works well. For a whimsical feel, I pulled the twine apart before wrapping and tying it on my card.

In the inside, I added a little fairy dust and a sweet sentiment.

Hope I've inspired you today - why don't you give this sketch a try?

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Until next time, stay crafty!