Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Moments from 2006!


At the Stampin' Up! Regional in Hamilton, Ontario back in August we were given the Merry Moments Simply Scrappin' kit for free! The "stamped" images you see (the circle medallions and the Basic Grey and Vanilla strip) are all card stock stickers. To create the medallions I layered a few of the card stock stickers on top of each other and then place a Rhinestone Jewel in the middle! Easy Peasy. I've always had a hard time making titles for my scrapbook pages, so instead I just used our names. I typed them up in My Digital Studio using Basic Grey for the text and then printed them at home onto Cherry Cobbler card stock. Finished off the titles with a square punch to make the banner end.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Ink: Old Olive Stampin' Write Marker, the names were printed in Basic Grey using My Digital Studio on my home printer
Paper: Merry Moments Simply Scrappin': Old Olive, Basic Grey, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Rhinestones

Merry Christmas!
~ Amanda
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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Sparkle and Snow!

Still dealing with that Colorado low that has swept across Ontario since Thursday! I'm glad most of the snow fell north of us, but I was on the road north of Belleville this afternoon and the roads were slippery! Thank goodness my father was driving and not me. We came across 2 different accident sites, grateful none were fatalities. I do hope a little more snow falls over night and that it stays. It's great to have snow at Christmas to make it more festive - just as long as the roads are safe for everyone travelling (like me!).

Today's card has some great sparkle! The Silver Glimmer Paper definitely adds pizzazz to any card, you'll have to check back next month when I can share a birthday card I added a little of the Silver Glimmer Paper to.

Supplies
Stamps: Sweet Essentials
Ink: Island Indigo
Paper: Island Indigo, Pool Party, Silver Glimmer Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Island Indigo 3/8" Ruffled Ribbon, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Stampin Dimensionals, Big Shot, Polka Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelits

Merry Christmas!
~ Amanda
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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Fab Friday 08


It's a very interesting colour combination over at Fab Friday:
When I spied this colour combo I was still trying to finish up my Christmas cards! I wasn't sure if these colours would work for me, but I took a bunch of scraps and the way they fell onto the table together inspired this card! For the triple coloured card base I started with a piece of plain printer paper cut to 5.5" x 4.25" and they layered the 3 stripes on top of the plain paper. They run the piece through the Big Shot to create the texture.

Supplies
Stamps: Snow Much Fun, More Merry Messages
Ink: Gumball Green, Real Red, Pool Party, Soft Suede, Black Stazon On
Paper: Real Red, Primerose Petals, Pool Party, Gumball Breen, Watercolour Paper
Accessories: Blender Pens, Rhinestones, 1-1/4" Square Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot, Lacey Brocade Textured Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Lodge

Today's card was one I entered to Stampin' Up! for a contest and it didn't win so I thought I would share it with you! For the main image of this card I first embossed both the image and the sentiment in Early Esspresso before using the Big Shot and Labels framelit die to cut out the image. Framelits are great because you can see what part you are cutting out - but always stamp first then cut!

Supplies
Stamps: Christmas Lodge, More Merry Messages
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Raspberry Ripple, First Edition Designer Series Paper, Orchard Harvest Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Dimensionals, Rhinestones, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Punch, Simply Scored, Early Espresso Embossing Powder, Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Woodgrain Textured Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas in Blues!

Are you excited for Christmas too?! Only a week left! I finally sent out all my Christmas cards to friends and family today. So now I have so many cards to share with you!

Remember that today there are new My Digital Studio downloads! So excited about the Glimmer Designer Paper digital download! Check out todays downloads at my online store here.

Supplies
Stamps: Ornament Keepsakes, More Merry Messages
Ink: Island Indigo, Bashful Blue
Paper: Island Indigo, Very Vanilla, Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Rhinestones, Island Indigo Ruffled Ribbon, Glue Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Paper Piercing Tool, 1-3/8" Square Punch, Big Shot, Apothecary Framelits, Holiday Ornaments Framelits

~ Amanda
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