December 14, 2017

Merry Cafe - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to the very last blog hop of the 2017 Artisan Design Team.  Whether you're coming from Rochelle in Australia or starting with me, Shannon in Calgary, Canada, welcome aboard!   We are wrapped up December (and 2017!) with Merry Cafe!  


This stamp set was an instant favourite for a lot of people - those adorable coffee cups, the sweet sentiments, the fun Christmas imagery - how could it not be?!


I paired bright Real Red with modern Emerald Envy and classic Gold for a fresh and fun holiday card - and as I aim with most of my cards this at this time of year, something that is non-denomenational, non-specific, and perfect for any giver or recipient.  My favourite!


After all, everyone has their favourite Cuppa. :) 

Let's hop over to Sylwia in Germany next.  Sylwia is returning for another year on the Artisan Design Team!  Make sure to drop her a hello if you're new, and a congratulations if she's a returning favourite - I know she's one of mine!  


Speaking of the new 2018 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team, it's time for us to pass the reigns onto next year's team.  It's been a slice, my friends, but my time here is done!  Allow me to introduce...

ARTISAN DESIGN TEAM 2018

United States
Connie Collins (returning)

Canada
Cathy Caines (returning)

United Kingdom

France

Netherlands

Germany
Sylwia Schreck (returning)

Austria
Jessica Winter (returning)

New Zealand
Susan Wong (returning)

Australia
Jennifer Frost (returning)

So many old favourites, and lots of fantastically talented new ladies - I can't wait to see what they create!

Thanks so much for joining me this year!  I'd love it if you subscribed to my blog (in the sidebar on the right!) or my newsletter (link below.)  Let's stay in touch!








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December 12, 2017

Because Belated Happens - Quirky Critters

This post originally appeared on the Stampin' Up! Corporate Blog.  The content herein is my sole creation.


Hello friends!  As the holiday season approaches, I started thinking about birthdays... 

Wait, what?!  Yes, birthdays!  Throughout November and December, it seems the holidays consume us - between the shopping, the decorating, and the baking, the visitors from out of town and the holiday parties, we are running on fruit cake and shortbread for two months straight!  We all know someone who has a birthday in the midst of these festivities, though, and I’m sure we’ve all heard the battlecry of the December babies - 

“I never get to celebrate my birthday - it just gets lumped in with Christmas!” 

I’m here today to help share some completely non-Christmas birthday joy with those people - because we all know them, and they deserve their own day!  

But here’s the kicker... we’ve been busy.  It’s the busiest time of the year.  And if you’re like me, you’ll be sure to get that birthday card in the mail... eventually.


If you’re already late, that’s okay - there’s no time like the present to celebrate, even if you’re a little slow. 



I brought out the adorable Quirky Critters Stamp Set to create some fun Belated Birthday cards - after all, who knows more about being late than a sloth and a snail?




The stamps in Quirky Critters pair perfectly with Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers, and I couldn’t wait to get colouring!  Starting with the sloth, I stamped the image in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink and, once dry, coloured him in with Stampin’ Blends in Pool Party and Smoky Slate, then brushed his tree branch with my Lemon Lime Twist Stampin’ Write Marker.  After die-cutting with the Layering Squares Framelits using my Big Shot, my adorable focal point was ready!  A few quick layers of cardstock and a bit of Basic Black Bakers’ Twine and this adorable card was ready to go!  



After creating the sloth card, I thought the snail image from Quirky Critters would make an adorable birthday card, too - however, he was paired with a different sentiment altogether!  No problem - masking to the rescue!  

To create this image, I masked off the sentiment on the snail stamp using washi tape, then stamped the snail in Momento Tuxedo Black Ink, then masked the sloth stamp to add the sentiment.  Just perfect!  The snail needed a little colour, so I filled him in with Stampin’ Blends in Calypso Coral and Crumb Cake.  Isn’t he darling?  A few pops of colour from Daffodil Delight Cardstock added just the right amount of brightness, and a twirl of Whisper White Bakers’ Twine completed the card.

Or did it?  I needed the rest of my sentiment! 



Using the same masking technique, I added the remainder of the sentiment on the inside of the card.  Too cute!  



Everyone deserves a birthday card, but sometimes life gets in the way and we’re a little behind schedule... and that’s okay, when you’ve got a snail and a sloth to help you out!  Send those cards - separate of your Christmas greetings! - and whether they’re on time or not, you’ll be guaranteed to bring a smile to someone’s face.  




But wait!  Before you sneak off,  check out what else is going on this month!  

December Ordering Bonus:  My way of saying thanks for supporting my business!  With every $25 spent during the month of December using host code X29US6SH in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, you'll receive a yard of ribbon absolutely FREE!  Valid in Canada only, does not include shipping and tax.




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December 10, 2017

It's BACK - Free Shipping, 24 hours only!


Hey friends!  Let's not waste time - for 24 hours only, on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 00:00 to 23:59, ALL Stampin' Up! orders will ship for free! 

Whether you've got a huge order and want to save that 10% shipping fee on EVERYTHING or you just need a spool of Baker's Twine to finish your holiday cards, we've got your back - order NOW for free shipping! 

Click HERE to visit my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, and don't forget the host code - it's your key to freebies with your order! 


Happy shopping! 


December 09, 2017

Milestone Birthday? Heck Yes! - Great Big Greetings

Hey friends!  I'm a day behind on blogging this week - whoops, I missed Friday!  I was sedated for a medical test on Thursday night and was groggy beyond belief yesterday... if I had blogged, it probably wouldn't have made much sense anyway! 

Today's card is PERFECT for a milestone birthday - have a friend with the big something-0 coming up soon?  I've got you covered!  This fun colour pallet is great for my recipient, but can easily be changed up to fit anyone in your life.  


This fantastic, bold, fun sentiment is from Great Big Greetings, as is the "yay" in the background - the only addition is that tiny birthday cake, added in from a host exclusive set - another one you won't want to miss, called You're Delightful.  So much fun! 

I received my pre-order goodies from the upcoming Occasions 2018 Catalogue, so I'll be crafting the night away (and prepping a new class for the new year!) tonight.  Eek!  See you Tuesday, friends! 


But wait!  Before you sneak off,  check out what else is going on this month!  

December Ordering Bonus:  My way of saying thanks for supporting my business!  With every $25 spent during the month of December using host code X29US6SH in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store, you'll receive a yard of ribbon absolutely FREE!  Valid in Canada only, does not include shipping and tax.



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