Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Watercolour Rooster

I love how this one turned out! Although those that sat near me at Crop Kingston's Winter retreat will remember how I detested the first watercoloured image I did! This second one turned out just the way I wanted it - and the trick was to use watercolour paper, not Whisper White cardstock. I stamped the rooster first with Memento ink and then added a light wash in each colour. After letting it dry for a few minutes I added a darker wash over certain parts of the image. To finish off the card I used the new Rectangle Stitched Framelits and then the Hexagons Embossing Folder to create the frame.

Supplies
Stamps: Home to Roost
Colours: Lovely Lipstick, Mango Melody, Shaded Spruce
Accessories: Hexagons Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainter, Rectangle Stitched Framelits Dies, Watercolor Paper

~ Amanda
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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Best Catch Simple Stamping

This card idea came to my tired brain on Friday night while I was keeping myself awake until midnight at Crop Kingston's Winter Retreat. I thought it would work for this month's simple stamping challenge from Stampin' Up! but I was wrong -  using a punch was for January's challenege. Still love how it turned out! This weekend I'll see if I can do another simple stamping card for the proper challenge!

The card base is a Delightfully Detailed Note Card. To me it looks like a foggy morning along the river where you cannot see the trees, just as the sun rises.  Perfect to use with the new Best Catch stamp set!

Supplies
Stamps: Best Catch
Colours: Mint Macaron, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Note Cards, Tailored Tag punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

January Crop

Thank you to everyone you joined us Saturday January 26th at our first all day crop for 2019! We raised $50 to donate to the Boys and Girls Club of Kingston. We used the All My Love Designer Series Paper for our Make & Takes.


My pocket page was created with dies and no stamps. I used the Celebrate You Thinlits and Petals & More Thinlits to decorate one of the 4"x6" pockets. The large heart was cut from the designer series paper - I hand cut it with scissors but have discovered that the Be Mine Stitched Framelits has a heart die that will work with it!


The card I designed uses the Amazing Life stamp set. The flowers were hand cut while the main image was cut out using the Layering Oval framelits. A piece of Powder Pink 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon completes the card.


Lisa designed the 12"x12" scrapbook page to showcase pictures from her son's birthday! I love that Otter stamp from the Hey Love stamp set and it works well with the pictures on the layout.


Out next all day crop will be Saturday February 23 in support of H'Art Kingston. Registration is closed for this crop but is open for our March crop on March 23rd in support of Marta's Table here in Kingston. Head over to Facebook to learn more and for the link to register: https://www.facebook.com/events/376893946209713/

~ Amanda

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Friday, February 01, 2019

Stamper's Choice - Global Stamping Friends

Welcome to today's Global Stamping Friends blog hop - Stamper's Choice. Today is the perfect day to share this Hummingbird card!


My card is a case from another demonstrator. She shared her project on the Demonstrator only Facebook page. I loved how she used the Thank You stamp to create a great background.


Supplies
Stamps:  Humming Along
Colours:  Shaded Spruce, Highland Heather, Mint Macaron, Cajun Craze
Accessories:  Hummingbird Framelits, Stampin' Blends, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thank you for visiting today, it would be lovely if you left me a comment before moving onto Lisa's blog for the next project!
~ Amanda
https://stampandcreatewithlisa.net/blogs/news/you-can-do-anything-with-a-crown
1. Vicky Wright
2. Libby Dyson
3. Jenn Curtis Charles
4. Anastasia Radloff
5. June Olsen
6. Tricia Butts
7. Jan Musselman
8. Rachel Macleod
9. Amanda Farlinger < you are here
10. Lisa Henderson
11. Kimberley Anne Morris
12. Angélique Stempelkeuken
13. Anja Reuss
14. Narelle Fasulo
15. Marieke Bart




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Friday, January 11, 2019

Extraordinary Hop - Global Stamping Friends


Welcome to a special Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop celebrating the new Sale-A-Bration and Occasions catalogues! Sale-A-Bration runs until March 31, 2019. During this time for every $60 or $120 you order before shipping and taxes you earn a free item from the Sale-A-Bration catalogue for FREE!

So my plan was to share a pocket page with you featuring the new Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack but ran out of time to finish the page - make sure to check back next week to see it! I had fun making this card - Whisper White Large Memories & More Cards and Envelopes and a the Happy Birthday 4"x6" card from the card pack made it a quick and easy card to assemble!

The Bitty Blossoms Punch Pack is perfect for adding dimension and fun flowers to your projects. For my card I punch out 2 of the flower shapes using Lovely Lipstick and Night of Navy. The center of the flowers is punched in Daffodil Delight. On the Night of Navy flower centers I added a Enamel dot in the center. I also added a Call me Clover Enamel dot on either side of the greeting although it is hard to see.


Supplies
Stamps:  None
Colours:  Night of Navy, Lovely Lipstick, Call me Clover
Accessories: Happiness Blooms Memories & More card pack, Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots, 3/16" Braided Linen Trim, Whisper White Large Memories & More Cards and Envelopes, Bitty Blooms Punch Pack

Thank you for stopping by, leave me a comment below to say hello before you move onto Kimberley Anne's blog.
~ Amanda
https://procrastistamper.blogspot.com/2019/01/GSFBH-Jan2019Extra.html
Blog Hop Participants
  1. Libby Dyson
  2. Tricia Butts
  3. Karie Beglau
  4. Sharon Dalton
  5. Vicky Wright  
  6. Angélique Stempelkeuken
  7. Narelle Fasulo 
  8. Amanda Farlinger
  9. Kimberley Anne Morris
  10. Amanda Bates
  11. Lisa Henderson
  12.  Marieke Bar
  13. Jan Musselman
  14. Anja Reuss
  15.  Rachel Macleod
  16.  Lisa Ann Bernard
  17.  June Olsen

Sale-A-Bration is a perfect time to sign up as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator! And the Craft & Carry Tote bag is beautiful and well built, I love mine! If you are in Canada 🇨🇦 join my team for $175.

Upcoming Events

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Our next crop will be on Saturday January 26th in support of Boys & Girls Club of Kingston. Registration is $30 and closes on January 7th. Head over to Facebook to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/781974782147689/

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Join us on February 8 to 10, 2019 for our Crop Kingston Winter Retreat. Registration is open until January 1st, 2019. Head over to Facebook to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/247456682627886/
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Tuesday, January 08, 2019

Shoebox Swap with Butterflies

Today's project is from Sunday's shoebox swap that my upline hosted for her team. I had a lot of fun. Unfortunately a few people were unable to make it last minute but the 3 of us had a good time! Lisa provided dinner and then we made our projects. I will share the other projects later this week!

Whenever I am stuck on a project for ideas, my go to place for inspiration is Pinterest. The theme for the shoebox swap was to use products from the Occasions and/or Sale-A-Bration catalogues.

To create the butterflies I stamped them on Whisper White cardstock with Memento Black ink then used a sponge dauber to put Smokey Slate ink around the end of each butterfly wing and then Daffodil Delight in the center. The stamp set is designed perfectly as the large and small butterfly are attached together as one stamp and then the Butterfly Duet punch lines up with both butterflies to punch them out. You can purchase this bundle and save 10%!

Supplies
Stamps: Butterfly Gala
Colours: Daffodil Delight, Basic Black, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Butterfly Duet Punch, Tin Tile Textured Embossing Folder, Pearlized Doilies, Silver Pearls, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration items)

~ Amanda

Image may contain: text that says 'COME JOIN OUR CROP ON Jan. 26, 2019 IN SUPPORT OF BOYS & GIRLS CLUB OF KINGSTON WITH CROP KINGSTON' 
Our next crop will be on Saturday January 26th in support of Boys & Girls Club of Kingston. Registration is $30 and closes on January 7th. Head over to Facebook to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/781974782147689/

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Join us on February 8 to 10, 2019 for our Crop Kingston Winter Retreat. Registration is open until January 1st, 2019. Head over to Facebook to learn more: https://www.facebook.com/events/247456682627886/
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