Thursday, July 18, 2019

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Travel

Hello! Welcome to July's Scrapbook Global Blog Hop. Our theme this month is travel. I found these train trip pictures from March 2008 that were waiting to be scrapped and a perfect fit for this month's theme!

You will notice that I have not journaled on these pages. The 3"x4" block on the middle right with the two pinecones will be where it will go. This was my last trip out to Winnipeg from Kingston, Ontario to finish moving from Manitoba to Ontario. And I'm at a loss for words to fill in that space for now so it will be filled in later. The Basic Gray 3"x4" card was stamped three times with the tree trunk stamp using the Stamparatus. The Stamparatus made lining up the image easier.

I had a lot of photos from this snowy trip! Sometimes I need a small page to add a few more pictures to my layout without crowding the 12"x12" pocket page with only photos. This 6"x8" pocket page is a great solution! After embossing the Basic Gray 4"x6" card with the Tin Tile embossing folder I shaded the circles with Wink of Stella (very hard to see in the picture). My title for this layout is "miss you" as I will no longer take the 29 hour train trip again to visit family because we will live within driving distance again.

Stamps:  Winter Woods
Colours:  Basic Gray, Gray Granite, Whisper White
Accessories:  Shimmer White, Tin Tile Embossing Folder, Wink of Stella, Braided Linen Thread, Well Written Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for stopping by! Head over to Lisa's blog to see her awesome project!
~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Merry Merlot & Pretty Peacock

Happy Christmas in July! Last week was the Stampin' Up! Incentive trip to the Greek Isles. While I didn't earn the trip it was fun to watch other demonstrators from around the world share pictures of the 2019 Holiday Catalogue. It put me in the Christmas spirit and I knew that a Christmas card would be a perfect swap card for Sunday's team meeting!

My brother gave me the Dashing Deer stamp set for Christmas last year and I believe this is the first time I've used it! When first looking at the stamp set I thought the doe and buck were one stamp but they are not, but they are perfectly sized to work together. I used the Stamparatus to stamp all my images since I was making 3 cards. It allowed me to get the stamped images to show up in just the right spot on all of my swaps.

Stamps: Dashing Deer, Buffalo Check background
Colours: Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Very Vanilla, Gold
Accessories: Versamark, Gold Embossing Powder, Layering Oval dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stamparatus

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 09, 2019

Fireworks Scrapbook page

Fireworks! Since last week was Canada Day I thought scraping these photos was a good idea to do on my Facebook live. If you haven't watched yet you will most likely hear me talk about not liking the page and how it wasn't turning out for me the way I thought! Now that a few days has passed I really do like this page! What do you think? - leave me a comment below if you'd like.

Stamps:  Artisan Textures
Colours: Lovely Lipstick, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White
Accessories: Well Written dies, Tufted Embossing Folder, Noble Peacock Foil Sheets, Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle Ribbon, Layering Circles dies, Seasonal Layers die, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Saturday, July 06, 2019

You're RAWRsome!

This is my second card I made using the Dino Days stamp set. I really wanted to use this dinosaur on my first card but the neck was soooo long the head was the only part that would've showed on the card! It looked silly for it to float there so I decided to create this card.

This Dinoroar Suite has designer series paper, stamp set, die set and enamel shapes! You can see the whole Dinoroar suite here:

Stamps: Dino Days
Colours:  Granny Apple Green, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Black
Accessories:  Subtle Embossing Folder, Stitched Rectangle dies, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Friday, July 05, 2019

Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - In Colours

Hello and welcome to our July Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop. This month we are creating projects that feature the In Colours from either the 2018-2020 or 2019-2021 collections!

Stampin' Up! provided us demonstrators with colour combinations for the In Colours! I love that they do that for us. I decided to use one of the colour combos to create a card - Purple Posy, Pool Party and Smokey Slate.

Lilypad Lake is the perfect stamp set to use right now! Summer is here and this card makes me think of dusk along the water while camping. This card is a CASE from Cathy Casey that I found on Pinterest. The "waves" were stamped with Versamark onto the new Fluid 100 Watercolour paper then embossed in White. Then I used an Aquapainter and the 3 colours (Purple Posy, Pool Party, Smokey Slate) to create the water. A quick wipe of a tissue after it dried to take the colour off the embossed part and it was ready to assemble!

Stamps: Lilypad Lake
Colours: Purple Posy, Pool Party, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Lakeside Dies, Fluid 100 Watercolour Paper, White Embossing Powder, Versamark, Rhinestones, Silver Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter

Thank you for stopping by! Head on over to Libby's blog to see her project featuring the In Colors!
~ Amanda ‎

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Tuesday, July 02, 2019

Multi Coloured Dinosaurs!

At the June crop I borrowed a new stamp set called Dino Days. I wasn't sure if I would buy it and wanted to play around with it to create a few cards. I did some Pinterest searching for inspiration and found a few cards using rectangles of colour with stamped images. This is a great simple card. I stamped each dinosaur in the colour it is stamped on but you could get the same outcome by using Versamark.

You can see the whole Dinoroar suite here:

Stamps: Dino Days (in my store:
Colours: Grapefruit Grove, Bermuda Bay, Gorgeous Grape, Whisper White
Accessories:  Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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