Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Display Stamper Projects!

Even though Christmas is not too far away, I'm already looking forward to the new year and new catalogues!! Today I'm sharing some projects that I've designed for my application for display stamper for OnStage in April using products from the upcoming 2018 Occasions and Sale-A-Bration catalogues.
My first card uses the Petal Palette stamp set, Petals & More Thinlits and the Petal Passion Designer Series Paper. Colours: Fresh Fig, Early Espresso, Whisper White

My first 3D item features the Lots of Lavender Sale-A-Bration stamp set and Special Celebrations stamp set from the Annual Catalogue. I spritzed the white pizza box with Crumb Cake ink and alcohol. It's finished off with a piece of Wood Textures Designer Series Paper and a piece of Silver Sequin Trim. Colours: Always Artichoke, Wisteria Wonder, Crumb Cake, Whisper White.

My second 3D item is a decorated acetate box featuring my favourite new stamp set: Magical Day! The adorable knight was coloured in with water colour pencils and an aquapainter. The bricks were coloured in with Stampin' Write markers. Colours: Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate, Basic Gray, Silver, Whisper White.

This card uses a piece of the new Sale-A-Bration Bubbles & Fizz Designer Series paper. The yellow design look just like honeycomb! A little bee from the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits completes it! Colours: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Basic Black.

This card uses Petal Palette Memories & More card pack (with its fabulous stickers!). The smile is a cut-out that comes with the card pack that I sponged with Calypso Coral ink. I also sponged the little heart sticker. Colours: Calypso Coral, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette.

My scrapbook page is my last project and it uses the Petal Passion suite. These pictures are from my parent's 25th Anniversary in 2005. The flowers and leaves were coloured in using Watercolor Pencils and a blender pen. The lovely word is a cut-out embellishment included in the Petal Passion Memories & More card pack. Colours: Island Indigo, Whisper White, Silver, Basic Black, Old Olive, Smokey Slate, Vellum.


~ Amanda
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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Snowflake Decoration

A few months ago I saw on both Pinterest and something that Stampin' Up! had shared about decorating a star with similar elements that I have on this snowflake. Couldn't find a star but I think the snowflake looks even better! The snowflake is about 11" x 11", maybe a bit smaller. The JOY card is mounted on a piece of chipboard (I keep the chipboard that comes inside each of the photo pocket page zipper bags for projects like this). The size is 3.25" x 2.75".

To assemble I used hot glue. It took some time to lay it out ahead of time and then make sure that the card would sit right on top of all the elements and not cover anything. This one will be a present but I have another one made with a different type of snowflake that will hang at my house this month.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Large Letter Framelits, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Green Sprigs, Mini Silver Ornaments, Gold Metallic Snowflakes, chipboard from inside packaging of the photo pocket pages. Red holly berries and chipboard snowflake (both not Stampin' Up!)

~ Amanda
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Friday, December 01, 2017

Festive Celebrations - Global Stamping Friends


Happy December! Welcome to my blog and I hope you are enjoying everyone's fabulous projects! Today I am sharing my set-up for December Daily using Stampin' Up!'s Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack and the Merry Little Christmas suite. This is my 4th year doing December Daily. If you are unfamiliar with December Daily it is a daily memory keeping of events in December, mostly centered on Christmas celebrations and preparations, I first came across this idea from Ali Edwards. I've always done Dec 1 to Dec 31, the whole month and a perfect way to end the year with New Year's Eve!

Here are some of the elements that will be used this month: album, photo pocket pages, and Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack. My goal is to have this completed by mid January 2018, with pictures cropped and edited on the weekends for the previous week, printed maybe 3 different times throughout the month at Costco. I already have the numbers cut out in different colours.

This will be my title and day one page. The bottom 2 4x6 pockets are reserved for photos I'll take today. As the month goes on I should be able to plan some pages ahead of time but I find that if I do too many ahead then I change my mind and get frustrated that I have to redo some of the work I've already done!


A close up of the date pocket and filler card. It's hard to tell but the holly and leaves (a sticker from one of the two sticker sheets included in the Memories & More card pack) on the Fa la la card are popped up on a mini dimensional.

And here is day 2 and 3. Some pages I will split into 2 days but sometimes if I have a lot of photos it might spread over 2 pages or more! It all depends on what we do this month.

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas, Labeler Alphabet
Colours: Old Olive, Basic Black, Lemon Lime Twist, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Memories and More card pack, Black Faux Leather 12" x 12" Album, 12" x 12" Pocket Pages, Large Number Framelits, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Copper Foil Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits

I hope you will check back with me every week to see what I've done and that you enjoy the rest of the blog's in today's hop! Thanks!
~ Amanda
https://procrastistamper.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/GSFBH-16.html

2. Rebecca Urban
3. Libby Dyson
4. Jan Musselman
5. Lisa Ann Bernard
6. Karie Beglau
7. Amanda Farlinger You Are Here!

8. Kimberley Anne Morris
9. Tricia Butts
10. Amanda Bates
11. Kristie Neal Walthall
12. Anastasia Radloff
13. Erica Jones
14. Jenn Charles Curtis
15. Marieke Bart
16. Courtenay Heuston
17. Angelique Stempelkeuken
18. Sarah McDermott

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Thursday, November 30, 2017

Embossing Paste Trees

The piece of Wood Textured Designer Series Paper with the embossing paste trees has been sitting on my desk for too long... since the September crop maybe? The great thing about embossing paste is that you can create your own masks to use with it! Made mine by using a piece of Whisper White cardstock and cut out the trees using the Card Front Builder tree framelits and the Big Shot. If you wanted to create a mask that is reusable I would suggest using a piece of Window Sheet (something that's on my to do list!).

After trimming down the designer series paper I stamped the main image with Versamark and embossed with Copper Embossing Powder. Stamped the flower and leaves, put everything thru the Big Shot and put together! Definitely will be one of the cards I'll be sending out for Christmas!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Colours: Copper, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive
Accessories: Card Front Builder Dies, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Embossing Paste, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Versamark, Copper Embossing Powder

~ Amanda
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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Bermuda Bay Christmas Card


This colour combo is not traditional but I love it! Found a card similar to this one with this colour scheme on Pinterest. I think I will make some more of these cards to sell at my craft fairs that are coming up soon! Join me Nov 26 at the RCAFA Club at Norman Rogers Airport, Dec 2 at the Battersea United Church and Dec 3 at the Selby Hall.

Did you see the announcement on Monday from Stampin' Up! about the Stamparatus? It's an awesome new stamp positioning tool that I was able to see at Onstage in Salt Lake City last week! Today at 4pm EST you can reserve yours by logging in to the online store. See below for directions on how you can reserve yours!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Smokey Slate, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories: Card Front Builder Dies

~ Amanda
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Saturday, November 11, 2017

OnStage Day 3 - Third swap

Day 3 already! Time has flown by. It has been so much fun here in Salt Lake City. I am looking forward to being home again with my husband and dog but sad to leave all my friends and fun here at OnStage!

My third and final swap is a Christmas card featuring a stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue. The Hearts Come Home stamp set is so perfect for this time of year! This is the first one I made as a full card to see if I liked the design. You might notice under the houses there is glitter, I put a swipe of Wink of Stella to create a snow base but then forgot to add it to my swaps!

Supplies
Stamps: Hearts Come Home
Colours: Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Island Indigo
Accessories: Wood Textured Designer Series Paper Stack, Holly Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wink of Stella

~ Amanda
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Friday, November 10, 2017

OnStage Day 2 - My Second Swap

Last night I participated in an organized swap! It was a hoot - we swapped in our PJ's! For this swap I made 36 card fronts.

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Colours: Whisper White, Early Espresso, Soft Suede
Accessories: Crushed Curry 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon, Pinewood Planks 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack

~ Amanda
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Thursday, November 09, 2017

OnStage in Salt Lake City!

It's an exciting time this week as I'm in Salt Lake City, Utah for Stampin' Up!'s 3-day OnStage event! Today I'm sharing with you the first of my swaps that I have. In total I made 76 swaps! Thankfully I was able to complete them at Crop Kingston's all day crops in October.


I'll be sharing some pictures of my adventures at OnStage on my Facebook and Instagram pages. Check them out to see what I'm up to and then check back tomorrow for my second swap!

Supplies
Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Colours: Smokey Slate, Lemon Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories:White Embossing powder

~ Amanda
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Friday, November 03, 2017

Global Stamping Friends Bloghop - Anything but a Card!

Hello and welcome! Today I am participating in a global blog hop with other Stampin' Up! demonstrators from around the world. This month's theme is Anything But A Card and since I love pocket page scrapbooking I just had to share this one:

Lovely as a Tree stamp set is so versatile! The pine tree was perfect for a watercolour technique for this pocket page. After inking the pine tree with Emerald Envy ink I spritzed it with water and then stamped onto the watercolour paper. That created the darker more smooched trees. For the other versions I inked up the stamp, stamped it on my grid paper and then spritzed it with water before stamping on the watercolour paper. It's fun to try different combinations of ink saturation and water saturation! To get the splatters I used my Aquapainter and Emerald Envy ink and tapped the Aquapainter to spray the colour onto the watercolour paper. After it was dry, Wink of Stella was added to give the trees some shimmer.

Supplies
Stamps: Lovely As A Tree
Colours: Emerald Envy, Whisper White, Tranquil Tide, Basic Black
Accessories: Watercolour paper, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Layering Circles Framelits, Seasonal Layers Framelits, Lovely Words Thinlits, Wink of Stella, Aquapainter, Memories and More Journal Pens, Softly Falling Textured Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy all the projects in the blog hop today! To move onto the next blog in the series hit the Next button below and under the arrow you'll find a list of all the blogs in this hop. I hope you will stop by each blog to see everyone's projects!

~ Amanda

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Vellum Snowflake

My Up line hosted a Shoebox swap earlier this month and this is the card I had prepped for us to make. The Drink and be Merry stamp actually says Eat, Drink and be Merry but we used a sticky note to cover the "eat," part of the stamp since it would not fit into the circle. To adhere the vellum to the card we used Tear & Tape Adhesive behind the circles and a Mini Glue Dot behind the Rhinestones. That way you don't see the adhesive thru the vellum!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Little Labels
Colours: Basic Black, Tranquil Tide, Smokey Slate, Real Red foil sheet, Vellum
Accessories: Layering Circles thinlits, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, Winter Wonder Textured Impressions Folder, Merry Little Christmas designer series paper, Rhinestone jewels

~ Amanda
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Friday, October 20, 2017

More Merry Little Christmas Suite Projects!



These are the projects I shared last night on my Facebook page for my Memories & More Facebook event. Join me next time on Thursday November 16th for my next events on Facebook. I will be sharing the pages I'll be using for my December Daily! Hope you can join me!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas, Merry Little Tags
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Cooper Foil sheet, Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, Card Front Builder Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More!

 I'm not looking forward to the snow coming again but I do love taking pictures of how pretty it makes everything! The above layout is about our first snowfall in our new house and how it changed how everything looked.

The snowflake stickers are from the Memories & More card pack. It's awesome that there are embellishments as well as 3"x4" and 4"x6" cards!

If you would like to see the cards in this kit head over to YouTube to see Stampin' Up!'s video here.

Do you need some scrapbooking time in November? Join us on Saturday November 18th at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON. Head on over to the event page to sign up, cost is $30. Deadline to sign up is November 1st! Hope to see you there.

Supplies
Stamps: None
Colours: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tis the Season for Christmas cards!

Here are 2 cards I designed to showcase the Merry Patterns stamp set for a demonstrator meeting earlier this month. I created the same card twice but the second card is a stepped up version. On the above card the sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then Cherry Cobbler Ink.

The sentiment on the second card is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in gold. As an additional embellishment the punched image of holly and berries was added. After making the second card I noticed that the cards looked different since the designer series paper around the edge is more white than black. Both were cut from the same sheet but different sides. It's strange!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holly & Berries punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Little Dear


Have to say that I'm in love with the deer from the Merry Patterns stamp set! And how well it pairs with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. The deer was fussy cut and the mini dimensionals to lift it.

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Colours: Smokey Slate, Old Olive
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hearts & Stars Wooden embellishment, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circles framelits, Basic Black Embossing Powder

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Happy Birthday Candles

The Merry Patterns stamp set is perfect for Christmas crafting but it also great for birthdays! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. A bit of silver and a piece of designer series paper completes this card.

If you would like to the opportunity to earn the Merry Patterns exclusive host stamp set make sure to contact me today to book your party before Oct 31!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns host, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colours: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil paper, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Scallop is from: Seasonal Layers Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Carols of Christmas and some Sparkle!

The Carols of Christmas stamp set from the Merry Little Christmas suite is perfect for creating a lot of projects, especially cards with the matching Card Builder framelit set. I will be using this stamp set along with the other products in this suite a lot this year.

To make the trees sparkle I brushed some Wink of Stella over them. Only the front trees have sparkle on them to give dimension to the card. The "snow" was cut free hand.

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? I'll be sharing some inspiration using this stamp set that you can get as part of your Starter Kit later this week! The starter kit is completely up to you to choose $165 worth of product for only $135 including shipping and taxes. Interested? Please contact me today!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Colours: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Card Front Builder Framelits, Wink of Stella, Stitched Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Merry Patterns Host Special

Another sample to show how versatile the Perfect Days Memories & More card pack is! It features the new exclusive Merry Patterns host stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist 2017-2019 In Color. Isn't the deer so festive? See information below on how you can earn this stamp set for free:

New and exclusive Merry Patterns host stamp set and it's only available until October 31! Yours free when you host a party with $375 of sales. If you're interested in booking a party, send me a message so we can set a date!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set
Colours: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Sequin Mini Trim, Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black Bakers Twine

~ Amanda
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Crop - Run for the Cure

Thank you to all you participated in Saturday's crop, we raised $100 for Run for the Cure! What's even more fantastic? The amount of money that has been raised over the past two years for all the charities we've supported is: $3,344.31 - wow and thank you from both Lisa and I!
This month we featured the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. This pack has a lot of different patterns that work so well with many different projects. On my pocket page there is very little stamping except for the title.

The gussetted cellophane bags from Stampin' Up! are perfect size for oreo cookies! Add this dragonfly tag on top and it's ready to give away to a friend.

Lisa created these 2 projects. Her card would be perfect for any occasion. No need to add a sentiment on the front - your hand written note inside will say it all!

Lisa's scrapbook page features multiple designs from this paper pack and I like how her design pulls your eye to the photo. 

We have 2 Crops planning in October! Join us on Saturday October 21st at St. Lawrence College in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (your grab bag will include the Sweet stamp set!) sign up here by visiting the event's page. And our second crop will be on Saturday October 28th in Elgin in support of the Elgin Rink Renovation - sign up here by visiting the event's page  We would love to see you!

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Labeler Alphabet
Colours: Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Fresh Fig
Accessories: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Hearts & Stars Wooden embellishments, Seaside Embossing Folder, 3"x6" cellophane bag, 2" circle punch, Mulitpupose adhesive

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Perfect Days for New Homes!


Perfect Days Memories and More card pack is very versatile! And there are so many stamp sets that work well with the beautiful designs in this card pack. This layout features the In The City host stamp set that you can earn for free with $200 in party sales. Contact me today to choose a date!




Supplies
Stamps: In the City
Colours: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack

~ Amanda
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Gem Thank You Card

Thank you cards are easy to make when you have beautiful pre-designed cards and embellishments like the ones used on this card from the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack.


Supplies
Stamps: One Big Meaning
Colours: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, Rhinestone jewels, Basic Black Bakers Twine

~ Amanda
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Friday, September 08, 2017

A Special Couple


This is the second card that I was asked to make for a coworker's wedding. We wanted to the card to have lots of space to write good wishes so the card measures 5" x 6.5".

It's best to use watercolor paper to create the wash of colour for the background of the flowers and stem. This is my third try to get the right look to it!

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Colours: Berry Burst, Early Espresso
Accessories: Color Theory Designer Series Paper, Watercolor paper, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Berry Burst ribbon, Tear & Tape adhesive.

~ Amanda
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New Holiday Catalogue is here!

The new 2017 Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is here. You can download a off of the brochure by clicking here.

Interested in receiving a paper copy? Contact me to request yours today.

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

50th Anniversary


I was asked to make an anniversary card to celebrate 50 years! The final card size was 5" x 7" so that more signatures could be placed inside. And a big celebration means a bigger card too! Even made an envelope from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack using the Envelope Punch Board. My mom thinks it's one of my best cards, thanks Mom!

Supplies
Stamps: Lift Me Up (Congratulations)
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Elements, Lovely Words Thinlits, Hearts thinlits, Big Shot, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, retired number thinlits.

~ Amanda
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Berry Burst Dragonflies

Do you check Pinterest for ideas? I found a few cards on Pinterest to use as my inspiration for today's card. Would you like to follow me on Pinterest? Click here to visit my Pinterest boards.

Copper and Berry Burst work so well together on this card. The little bit of Basic Black highlights the main panel of dragonflies.

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Colours: Berry Burst, Shimmery White, Copper Foil Sheet, Basic Black
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Pearls

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Stick Fetching Dog in Blue

Catchy post title, eh? Did I get you to laugh? Today's page is all about Hoover and his stick fetching he loved doing in water. Only time he would swim! I love pages with lots of photos. On one hand it saves cards from the pack for other layouts and on the other hand it makes for a nice simple page. Simple pages are great when you have many photos to scrap.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Marina Mist
Accessories: Color Theory Memories and More card pack

~ Amanda
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