Friday, May 03, 2019

Flowers & Leaves - Global Stamping Friends

Welcome to May's Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop - focusing on Flowers and Leaves.

At Onstage a few weeks ago we were given a pack of the new Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper that will be in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue starting in June. One side of this DSP has shiny accents and it has bright bold patterns. At first I thought the design on the sheets were too busy for me but then I found a card on Instagram by Janina Baltrusch and I cased it! The large leaves, butterfly and bee are all cut from the Designer Series Paper. Whereas the other leaves are cut out using the Leaf Punch.

Stamps: Stitched All Around (greeting)
Colours: Crushed Curry, Mint Macaroon, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Leaf Punch, Mosaic Mood Specialty Designer Series Paper, Rhinestones, Stitched Shapes Dies, Stampin' Dimensionals, Linen Thread, Subtle Embossing Folder

Thank you for stopping by today, it would be lovely if you left me a comment before moving on to visit Libby's blog.
~ Amanda
Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Tricia Butts
2. Rachel Macleod
3. Anastasia Radloff
4. Amanda Farlinger You Are Here
5. Libby Dyson
6. Amber Thompson 7. Kimberley Anne Morris
8. Jan Musselman
9. Jenn Curtis Charles 
10. Lisa Ann Bernard
11. Angélique Stempelkeuken
12. Lisa Henderson
13. Amanda Bates
14. Marieke Bart

Registration is open until May 7th for our All Day Crop in support of Relay for Life. Join us at St. Lawrence College for a full day of crafting. See here for more information:

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Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Fish 3D swap for Onstage

The day before Onstage I decided to create some 3D swaps to use as roommate gifts, new table friend gifts and swaps if there were any left over. For this swap my goal was to use the Best Catch bundle in the Occasion catalogue and gummy fish inside the pizza boxes. I started with an idea to use a circle of velum as a peek hole in the pizza box, embossed the vellum with the Seaside Embossing Folder and then coloured it blue. That idea failed, the velum wasn't see-though enough to see the gummy fish I was putting inside.

My second idea was to use a square of Window sheet, emboss it and then colour it blue using a Stampin' Blend. It turned out okay, but still not transparent enough because I coloured it blue! So my final design has a clear Window Sheet that is embossed with the Seaside Embossing Folder and left uncoloured. I used a Stampin' Spritzer with rubbing alcohol and 7 drops of Balmy Blue ink refill to spritz the outsides of the pizza boxes before assembling them.

The fish were coloured using a variety of Stampin' Blends. Mixing different colours, such as Cajun Craze and Crumb Cake together is a first for me but I love how it turned out! Did you notice that the die for the fish has cut outs for the fins? Looks awesome doesn't it?

Stamps: Best Catch
Colours: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Garden Green
Accessories: Window Sheets, Stampin' Spritzer, Catch of the Day dies, Pizza boxes, Mini Glue Dots, Stampin' Blends in various colours, Seaside Embossing Folder, Layering Circle dies

~ Amanda
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Friday, April 19, 2019

New Products - Global Stamping Friends

Welcome to a Extra Ordinary Blog Hop to celebrate new products coming in June with the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue or products that will be carrying over from the current catalogues!

Last weekend at Onstage in Quebec City was a blast! There were 6 of us that travelled the 6.5 hour drive for a weekend getaway. At Onstage there were about 450 demonstrators from across Canada and from the US as well. The above card was our make and take at Onstage. The card base is a Note Card with the new Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper covering the card front. I wanted to share a new version of this card using products I was able to order early. Demonstrators that attend Onstage have an early chance to order from a Product Purchase Premiere and I made sure to order the Come Sail Away suite!

For this card I tried to mimic similar elements from the Onstage Make and Take card. The anchor was stamped and embossed in Silver and then die cut, instead of the lighthouse I used the sailboat and the die cut rope instead of the Baker's Twine. These 2 cards would work as part of a card gift set for anyone!

Stamps: Sailing Home
Colours: Night of Navy, Soft Suede, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Come Sail Away Designer Series Paper, Smooth Sailing Dies, Sail Away Trinkets, Night of Navy/Sahara Sand Baker's Twine, Note Cards, Tailored Tag Punch, Everyday Label Punch, Silver Embossing Powder, Stampin Dimensionals.

Thank you for stopping by today, it would be lovely if you left me a comment before moving on to visit Amber's blog.
~ Amanda
Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Amanda Farlinger - You Are Here 
2. Amber Thompson
3. Vicky Wright
4. Lisa Ann Bernard
5. Jenn Curtis Charles
6. Tricia Butts
7. Marieke Bart
8. Amanda Bates
9. Kimberley Anne Morris
10. Lisa Henderson

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Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Onstage Swap #2

Onstage in Quebec City was a blast! The drive there and back was uneventful, other than rush hour traffic on Fri - that was insane! Quebec City is a beautiful spot to walk around even with the steep and tall hills. Check out my Instagram feed for some pictures of my weekend away -

Today I'm sharing my second swap that I made up for Onstage. I haven't looked through the swaps I received back yet but hope to share some of those within the next few weeks! Since I made 20 of these I wanted a simpler design with few layers. My Stamparatus was very helpful to creating this card quickly. The bass and the lure were stamped in Night of Navy while the bubbles were in Balmy Blue. For the cattails I coloured in the top part with a Bronze Stampin' Blend.

Stamps: Best Catch
Colours: Gray Granite, Night of Navy, Old Olive, Balmy Blue
Accessories: Catch of the Day, Bronze Stampin' Blend

~ Amanda

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

Onstage Swap #1

This card is cased from one I saw on Pinterest. The original card used designer series paper from the Holiday Catalogue so I switched it to the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper. I had a lot of scraps that were perfect for this card! I made about 20 of these cards as swaps for today's Quebec City Onstage that I am attending. Head over to Instagram to check out the excitement as I will be sharing photos of today's events -

Stamps: Country Home
Colours: Rich Razzelberry, Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Accessories: Tin Tile Textured Embossing Folder, Leaf Punch, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Colour Combo Blog Hop - April 2019

Welcome to my blog and April's Colour Combo Blog Hop using the colors Pear Pizazz, So Saffron and Blushing Bride.

These colours are perfect for Spring! I'm looking forward to seeing my tulips and daffodils in my garden. My garden and these colours brought to mind the First Frost stamp set - a prefect combination for this project! The coordinating Frosted Bouquet Framelits help make this card come together quickly.

Stamps: First Frost
Colours: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron , Blushing Bride
Accessories: Frosted Bouquet Framelits, Subtle Textured Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals

Than you for stopping by, please leave me a comment before moving onto Pia's blog. Enjoy everyone's projects!
~ Amanda

Blog Hop Roll Call
1. Elisabeth Pirolt
2. Lisa Kmiec
3. Silke Trapani
4. Tanja Klingler-Selinger
5. Sue McDonald
6. Sandra Herzog
7. Rene Guenther
8. Janey Backer
9. Tricia Butts
10. Amanda Farlinger - You are here!
11. Pia Gerhardt
12. Anastasia Radloff
13. Rebecca-Jo Unwin
14. Jo Blackman
15. Dorothee Felicitas Buhn
16. Tatiana Grübler
17. Sandra Roberts
18. Angélique Nederpel
19. Tracy Marie Lewis
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