Thursday, April 24, 2014

Lantern Blues


A pretty quick and simple one today, using my well-loved Happy Congratulations set. I've given my lanterns many shades of aqua-blue by making a temporary inkpad out of baby wipes and ink refills. I've used Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana and Pool Party.
It's great to be able to make quick and easy tags using the Tag Topper. The nice thing about tags on cards is that they stand alone, and don't require a lot (or any!) matting behind them.
I think this would make a lovely Engagement or Wedding card....and it's a bit different from the typical lovey-dovey ones you see everywhere.


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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Weekly Deals - Week 4


The final week of deals has arrived! There are some fantastic bargains to be had this week.
Without further ado, here are this week's deals:

The Deals (23 - 29 April)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 130034 Stampin' Write Markers New Colour Kit $49.95 $37.46
 132152Christmas Ornament Punch $27.95 $20.96
 130938 2013-15 In Color Boutique Details $15.95 $11.96
 126926 Modern Medley Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 130138 I Am Me Designer Series Paper $18.95 $14.21
 121812 Fun Flowers Bigz L Die $55.95 $41.96
 130861Afternoon Daydream Digital Kit (digital download) $10.95 $6.57

The details:
  • Weekly Deals will go live every Wednesday in April (2, 9, 16, 23 April) at 9am.
  • Make sure to place your order prior to the week's deals ending (each Tuesday, 11:59pm) for online orders, or by 9pm for email orders.
  • Orders can be placed online in my STORE, or by email.
  • You can order as many as you want of the weekly deal products - but the deals are only good for that week, so don't wait to order!
  • Each week's deals will be a surprise - that's part of the fun! - and will not be announced prior to 9am on Wednesday. You can expect 6-12 new deals each week, including one digital download
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Monday, April 21, 2014

Faux Woodgrain


The "Faux Woodgrain" technique has been around for a while. To refresh your memory, you can create the look of wood by swiping inkpads across a piece of cardstock, working from lightest to darkest colour (here I started with Crushed Curry, then Crumb Cake, then Baked Brown Sugar, and finished with a dash of Soft Suede). For the final step, you usually hand-draw the joins and nails, but here I cheated and just stamped the Hardwood background stamp in Soft Suede ink. It looks quite authentic, I think.
Usually I would turn this into a masculine card, but instead I decided to go floral instead with this one.

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Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter!



I'm a little early in my Easter greetings, since we fly out of the country today. We'll be in New York City for Easter this year, which is very exciting!
I'll be posting about our adventures on facebook:
My personal page is here
and my business page is here
I'll be posting updates to both. "Like" me if you would like to read about what we get up to! Even if you aren't on facebook, you should still be able to view the updates if you click on the link to my business page.

I have also scheduled regular blog posts here for you too, just so you don't miss me too much ;o)
I hope you all have a very Happy Easter, surrounded by friends and family.


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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Woven Lattice Window Card

This is the other "Trellis Card" that we made in my Technique Class last week:


For this card, we made our own woven lattice with 1/2cm strips of cardstock. The Window Frames framelits make a perfect framework.
Here's a TIP for centering your framelit perfectly: lightly draw a line from corner to corner on the back of your piece of cardstock. You will be able to use this "X" to centre the 4 corners of the framelit.
We used the Envelope Punch Board to make a matching envelope from Watercolour Wonder Designer Series Paper:


Here's a close-up of the flower, made entirely from 4 flower punches and watercolour Wonder DSP:



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Weekly Deals Reminder


Just a reminder that today is the last day to take advantage of this week's deals...lots of goodies for your Big Shot:

The Deals (9-15 April)

 Item Description Retail Price Sale Price
 129372 Secret Garden Framelits Dies $42.95 $32.21
 130101 Dress Up Framelits Dies $42.95 $32.21
 129383 Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $13.95 $10.46
 123113 Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $13.95 $10.46
 115969 Floral Fusion Sizzlets $9.50 $7.13
 121809 Framed Tulips Textured Impressions Embossing Folder $13.95 $10.46
 118869 Recipes by Design Digital Kit (digital download) $10.95 $6.57

The details:
  • Weekly Deals will go live every Wednesday in April (2, 9, 16, 23 April) at 9am.
  • Make sure to place your order prior to the week's deals ending (each Tuesday, 11:59pm) for online orders, or by 9pm for email orders.
  • Orders can be placed online in my STORE, or by email.
  • You can order as many as you want of the weekly deal products - but the deals are only good for that week, so don't wait to order!
  • Each week's deals will be a surprise - that's part of the fun! - and will not be announced prior to 9am on Wednesday. You can expect 6-12 new deals each week, including one digital download.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Trellis Card with the Chevron Punch

We are in full trip-preparation mode now that school holidays are here. I can't believe we are going to the US next Friday! There is sooo much to do before we go. I managed to squeeze in one last week of classes last week, and this is one of the cards we made:
 


The theme was "Trellis Cards", and I showed everyone how to make this trellis using the Chevron Border Punch. We made an envelope to match too:


Here's a close-up of the pretty flowers, coloured with So Saffron, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral markers:


Did you notice the Crisp Cantaloupe mat behind the Chalk Talk framelit? It's made using the Tag Topper Punch - 8.2 x 4.9cm cardstock, punched at both ends.
I've made a lot of masculine cards using the Hardwood Background stamp, but I love how pretty it looks in Soft Sky, and not just 'woody' colours.

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