Friday, September 14, 2018

Extraordinary Hop - Global Stampin Friends

Welcome to a special Extraordinary Blog Hop with Global Stamping Friends! We are highlighting projects featuring new products from the 2018 Holiday Catalogue.

This past weekend I helped run Crop Kingston's Fall Weekend Retreat here in Kingston, Ontario. I was able to borrow the stamp set, framelits and embossing folders from friends at the retreat to create this card. On Sunday when I placed my order those items were the first ones on my list! They will arrive next week and I am looking forward to playing with the beautiful stamp set again.

The flowers and leaves were leftovers from another card that I will post next week. I stamped extra images and since they were sitting on my work space it was a perfect opportunity to make another card! To create the embossed piece behind the bouquet I put a piece of Champagne Foil sheet into the Big Shot with the Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder first and then lightly swiped my Whisper White Craft Ink pad to highlight the raised portions of the embossed image.

Stamps: First Frost and Detailed With Love
Colours: Blackberry Bliss, Grapefruit Grove, Granny Apple Green
Accessories: Frosted Banquet Framelits, Tin Tile Dynamic Embossing Folder, Champagne Foil Sheet, Subtle Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stitched Labels Framelits, 3/16" Braided Linen Trim

~ Amanda
Blog Hop Roll Call:

1.  Tricia Butts
2.  Libby Dyson
3.. Anastasia Radloff
4.. Anja Reuss
5.. Jan Musselman
6.  Amanda Farlinger YOU ARE HERE
7. Angélique Stempelkeuken
8.  Lisa Henderson
9.  Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Rachel Macleod
11.Narelle Fasulo
12. Sarah McDermott

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If you would like to join us for the next Crop Kingston Winter Retreat registration is open for our February 8 to 10, 2019 retreat!
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Friday, September 07, 2018

Colour Challenge Blog Hop

Welcome to September's Global Stampin Friends Blog Hop where are we sharing creations featuring the colour Call Me Clover from the 2018-2020 In Colors. And with the Holiday Catalogue starting this week I'm sharing a card using new products!

The Timeless Tidings Stamp Set was designed to go with the Timeless Tidings Project Kit but I think it's the most used Christmas stamp in my collection at the moment! It coordinates with so many of our designer series papers.

Stamps: Timeless Tidings
Colours:  Call Me Clover, Basic Black, Real Red
Accessories:  All is Bright Designer Series Paper, Tailored Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Real Red Ribbon

~ Amanda

Make sure to head over to the next blog in this hopto see what project Narelle is sharing today by clicking the Next button below!

Blog Hop Roll Call

2. Tricia Butts
3. Anastasia Radloff
4. Karie Beglau
5. Susan Simpson
6. Anja Reuss
7. Kimberley Morris
8. Lisa Ann Bernard
9. Libby Dyson
10. Marieke Bart
11. Jan Musselman
12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
13. Jenn Curtis Charles
14. Amanda Farlinger - You are Here!
15. Narelle Fasulo

If you are in the Canada and you want to get a hard copy of the NEW Stampin' Up! 2018 Holiday Catalogue, drop me an email with your mailing address, and I can get it to you!

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Lots of Happy Scrapbook page

The scrapbook page in sharing today uses elements from the Lots of Happy card kit from Stampin' Up!'s 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue. The flowers and leaves were colored in using the watercolor pencils included with the kit and then a blender pen to watercolor them.

Stamps: None
Colours: Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist, Rich Razzelberry
Accessories: Lots of Happy card kit, Blender Pen, Celebrate You Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Twinkle Twinkle Card

This card was one of the four make and takes from Saturday's Crop Kingston All Day Crop. In each Grab Bag was the Twinkle Designer Series Paper that was used for all name and takes. I love this paper but not the coordinating stamp set (it is cute but not something I see myself using). The punched image and the designer series paper with a sentiment from another stamp set is perfect to welcome baby!

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Stamps: Special Celebrations
Colours: Night of Navy, Gray Granite
Accessories: Night of Navy Solid Baker's Twine, Twinkle Adhesive Backed Stars, Layering Circle Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Monday, August 20, 2018

Display Stamper Projects!

I'm headed to OnStage in Orlando, Florida this November. I'm very excited to be able to go and that my husband will travel with me before to do some sightseeing before hand!! Stampin' Up! has asked for Display Stampers so this blog post is all about my application projects.

First up is my scrapbook page, this page uses items from the beautiful Lots of Happy Card Kit. The cards in the kit are awesome the elements in the kit can be used for lots of other projects! To the kit I added a piece of Whisper White 12"x12" cardstock, pieces of Sahara Sand and Lemon Lime Twist cardstock and the Whisper White panels to frame the pictures. The flowers were all coloured in using the watercolour pencils included in the kit - Flirty Flamingo and Lemon Lime twist.

The Under the Sea Framelits makes this project easy! The only freehand cutting I did was around the back seaweed. For the sand dollars I stamped the net onto Whisper White cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the sand dollar framelits, then used my Aquapainter with a small amount of Crumb Cake ink to muddy the lines a bit.

My first Christmas card this year! It features 2 products from the upcoming Holiday Catalogue: Timeless Tidings stamp set and the Sprig Punch. The designer series paper is Under the Mistletoe from the Annual Catalogue. I think the gold really pops with Old Olive. I used the Stampin' Blends to colour in the mistletoe.

My second 3D item is a cute pillow box decorated with the Under the Mistletoe designer series paper and the Stitched Labels Framelits. The Kraft Pillow Boxes already have the polka dots on them and coordinate with so many of our designers series papers and colours.

This card was my first using my new Stampin' Blends - Highland Heather and Old Olive. It's relaxing to sit and colour in the images! It also shows off the new 3/16" Braided Linen Trim from the Holiday Catalogue.

A baby card using the Twinkle Twinkle suite. Instead of the stamp set that is part of this suite I decided to use the Special Celebrations stamp set. Do you notice the Twinkle adhesive-backed Sequins? The sticky stars and the punch are my favourites from this suite.

Thanks for checking out all my projects! If I'm selected I'll share my completed projects for Onstage after the event!

~ Amanda
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Friday, August 17, 2018

Extraordinary Hop: Happy Anniversary

Welcome to our Anniversary Blog Hop to celebrate 2 years! I haven't participated for all the blog hops but it's fantastic that this group of Stampin' Up! demonstrators have done them for this long! And what better way to celebrate than creating an anniversary card. This card could also be used for so many other celebrations as well - baby, job promotion, moving into a new home, etc.

With my Holiday Catalogue preorder I decided it was time to order some Stampin' Blends and this card was perfect to try them out. I still have to practice but I really like how the leaves turned out! I also used them to colour the pearls using the Dark Highland Heather Blend. The ribbon is new from the Holiday Catalogue, it's the 3/16" Braided Linen Trim and it is awesome! I puffed out the loops of the bow to give it more dimension. 

Stamps: Petal Palette
Colours: Highland Heather, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Accessories: Petals & More Thinlits, Pearls, Blends: Highland Heather and Old Olive, Petal Pair Textured Embossing Folders, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda

Make sure to head over to the next blog in this series to see what project Anja is sharing today by clicking the Next button below!

Anniversary Bloghop Roll Call

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