Saturday, July 14, 2018

Thanks with no Stamping!

Sometimes stamping is not required on a card! Stampin' Up!'s Memories & More card packs and the Memories & More cards and envelopes make it really easy!

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Mint Macaron,  Blackberry Bliss
Accessories: Faceted Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals, Memories & More card packs, Memories & More cards and envelopes

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Blooming Summer Savings - Paper Pumpkin!

From July 11 until August 10 sign up as a new Paper Pumpkin subscriber and your first kit has a 50% discount!

Paper Pumpkin is a creative monthly box delivered directly to your door with everything you need to make the projects in the box! This would be a great time to try it out for a month to see what you think with the discounted price. You may cancel your subscription anytime or suspend it for a month if you want.


~ Amanda
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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Woodgrain Waterfront


The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper has stuck around in the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue! There are so many neat designs on these pages it can be hard to choose one - for this card I used 2 different ones.

Supplies
Stamps: Waterfront
Colours: Shaded Spruce, Early Espresso, Whisper White
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Stampin' Dimensionals, Silver & White Baker's Twine

~ Amanda
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Thursday, June 28, 2018

June's Crop - Make A Wish Foundation

At the crop we made projects using the Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack and, gasp, no stamping! The first project is our pocket page. Punched and cut up some of the 3x4 cards to create this page.

Little flags that can be used in so many ways! But on Saturday we had Chocolate, Vanilla and Red Velvet cupcakes to go with them, yummy! We cut up some of the 4x6 cards and used the cardstock stickers to embellish the flags.

Lisa designed this wonderful scrapbook page. You can change the cards simply by using a punch - the Tag Topper Punch to create the great backdrop to the cute photos of her son.

Cards are really easy and quick to make with a pack (or two) of the Memories & More Cards and Envelopes with a Memories & More Card Pack. You only need a little adhesive and you can make 10 or more cards quick and easy!

Thank you to all who joined us at the Crop on Saturday! We raised $161.29 for Make A Wish!
Join us on Saturday July 18th at St. Lawrence College for our next All Day Crop in support of Loving Spoonful - registration is open until July 7th! https://www.facebook.com/events/242646219810918/

Supplies
Stamps: none
Accessories: Delightfully Detailed Memories & More card pack, Memories & More Cards and Envelopes, Ribbon, Everyday Label Punch, Tag Topper Punch

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Grey Heron with Blends!

Have you tried Stampin' Up!'s Blends? I'm starting to fall in love with them. I might just have to order some. To be honest I never thought I would like them! But at the crop this past Saturday I borrowed Lisa's Blends to colour in the images for this card and wow, definitely changed my mind! If you haven't tried them yet let me know. They are on my next order so watch for more projects soon featuring them! On a side note, I also borrowed a friend's Stamparatus to line up the Thinking of you sentiment and it was perfect!. Another item I mistakenly thought I didn't need. That's on my next order too... 

Supplies
Stamps: Lily Pad Lake
Colours: Balmy Blue, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Lakeside Framelits, Stampin' Blends: Rich Razzelberry, Old Olive and Smokey Slate

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ocean Picture Frame


Creating this project makes me think of the trips I've taken down east. My mom and I are headed to Nova Scotia at the end of this month. I'll put my favourite picture in this frame after our trip. T minus 10 days!


The Under the Sea Framlits makes this project easy! The only freehand cutting I did was around the back seaweed. For the sand dollars I stamped the net onto Whisper White cardstock and then ran it through the Big Shot with the sand dollar framelits, then used my Aquapainter with a small amount of Crumb Cake ink to muddy the lines a bit.

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Granite Gray, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Tranquil Textures Sprinkles, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circle Thinlits, Under The Sea Framelits, Seaside Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Happy Birthday card for me!

Wow, what a card eh? This wonderful creation was made by my husband for my birthday last week! He did a wonderful job.

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Colours: Fresh Fig, Berry Burst, Whisper White
Accessories: Circle Punches, Rhinestones, Stampin' Dimensionals, Decorative Label Punch, Stripes Embossing Folder

~ Amanda
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Monday, June 11, 2018

A piece of Tropical Paradise!


Yesterday I participated in a demonstrator training day put on by my upline Lisa Henderson and another demonstrator Michelle Stenson. It was a lovely day to hang out with the others and learn new things and be creative with new products! The first project we worked on was this lovely bundle of 3" x 3" cards and a pizza box to hold them. I love all the little accents on each card!

Our second project was this little box to hold our cute little succulent! The main greeting was stamped and cut out with the Stitched Shape Frameltis. But the leaves were all cut out using the Tropical Thinlits and 2 pieces of paper from the Topical Escape designer series. It's great that the thinlits can do double duty and cut out images both stamped and from the designer series paper!

Supplies
Stamps: Tropical Chic, Detailed With Love
Colours: Blushing Bride, Granny Apple Green, Shaded Sprice, Whisper White
Accessories: Tropical Thinlits, Tropical Escape 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper, Tropical Elements (wood flower), Nature's Twine - Crumb Cake, Stampin' Dimensionals, Gift Box Punch board, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Tailored Tag Punch

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, June 06, 2018

Octopus Shoebox Swap

This past weekend my upline hosted a Shoebox Swap - Case the Catalogue event at her home. It was fun to create cards and hang out!

It was really hard to choose a sample from the catalogue I wanted to make my own! I was finally able to decide on the Sea of Textures stamp set. The top image is from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue on page 154 where my inspiration for this card came from - the white gable box on the bottom right corner.

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours: Mint Macron, Powder Pink, Soft Sea Foam, Night of Navy
Accessories: Under the Sea Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Friday, June 01, 2018

New Catalogue! Global Stamping Friends

So many fun things happening today! The 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue starts today, information about Paper Pumpkin's coordinating suite in the new catalogue, it's FRIDAY and it's Blog Hop day!

The new Sea of Textures stamp set is awesome! There are so many projects I want to make using it! I made this card for a demonstrator swap last month. It was really quick to put together and make 5 of them since I was making them the day they were needed. But that's ok, I love how the card turned out! What about you? Do you find yourself making a card just before you need it?
Need one of the new catalogues and live in Canada? Make sure to contact me to provide your information so I can send you one!
If you would like to download the PDF of the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue you can do so here: https://su-media.s3.amazonaws.com/media/catalogs/2018-2019%20Annual%20Catalog/20180404_AC18_en-CA.pdf

Supplies
Stamps: Sea of Textures
Colours:  Calypso Coral, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Under The Sea Framelits

Thank you got stopping by! Enjoy all the wonderful projects!
~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May's Crop in Support of Relay For Life

Thank you for those that crafted this past Saturday at our all day crop in support of Relay For Life! I was able to work with May's Paper Pumpkin kit - Manly Moments and put labels on my new ink pads. It looked like a lot of others were busy creating all day as well!

Not sure why I didn't add journaling to my pocket page. These pictures are a few events rolled into one page since each event wasn't enough to do a whole page for. Except perhaps the bumper picture on the bottom middle. I might have to do a whole page on that one. That's when a new driver was practicing parking in the grocery store parking lot and hit the truck. Thankfully only the bumper was damaged but I think I'll go back and change this page. That's one of the perks of creating pocket pages! If I want to change or switch out something it is really easy to do that!

The 3D project this month is a small 3" x 4" mini album or thank you journal. Everyone could add as many cards as they wanted. You could also use the 4" x 6" cards from a Memories & More card pack to create a larger version. We used ribbon to tie all the cards together after they were hole punched in the top left corner but you could also use what I call clasp rings.

Lisa did an excellent job with the scrapbook page! Hard to believe she used two 4" x 6" cards to create the flora main piece on the left. And her son is an adorable subject to scrap about as well!

These 2 cards Lisa designed were made using the new Whisper White Memories & More cards & envelopes that will be available starting June 1st in the new 2018-2019 Annual catalogue. There are 2 packs of cards and envelopes: one that will fit the 4" x 6" cards and the other smaller pack will fit the 3" x 4" cards.

At each all day crop each attendee will receive a grab bag containing product from the catalogue. This product is then used to create the projects like the ones I've shared above. Please join us at our next crop on Sat June 23rd in support of Make A Wish. Deadline to register is June 14th. You can register following this link on Lisa's website or you can contact me directly!

Supplies
Stamps: Prennial Birthday (stamp set in everyone's grab bag!)
Colours: Old Olive, Rich Razzelberry, Marina Mist, Berry Burst
Accessories: Sweet Soirée Memories & More card pack (Extra gift in everyone's grab bag from Sale-A-Bration), Berry Burst Ribbon, Sale-A-Bration Ribbon pack

~ Amanda
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Saturday, May 26, 2018

Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin


Today at the crop I created projects using the Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin Kit. My first card followed the directions of the kit, aren't those mountains and trees great - pre-cut and sticky! Perfect card for Father's Day! And it was so simple to make!

In the kit there were some envelopes - solid on the outside and patterned on the inside, very awesome! Envelopes are great to cut up and use the patterned paper on a card! The strips of colour are cut from the bottom of the mountains and lake adhesive pieces (the other parts I used on another card).

You won’t want to miss June’s Paper Pumpkin kit! That’s because June’s kit coordinates perfectly with a whole suite of product in the new, upcoming Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog going live on June 1! Subscribe by June 10: https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916 for this show-stopping kit and check back on June 1 to find out which suite it will coordinating with!

Supplies
Stamps & Accessories: Manly Moments Paper Pumpkin
Colours: Crumb Cake, Granite Gray, Smokey Slate, Soft Sea Foam


~ Amanda
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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Get Well Soon with Share What You Love Suite


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There is 1 week left to take advantage of the Share What You Love Bundles! You can purchase these bundles until May 31 but then when the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue is live on June 1 you can order these items individually.

This card was our Make & Take at my upline's monthly demonstrator meeting! A Z-fold card showcasing the Share What You Love Specialty Designer Series Paper. When I was assembling the card it was a tough decision on which side of the paper to glue down to the card! I love that the flowers have a silver sheen to them, it really makes the card pop!

Would you like to join my team and receive a discount on your Stampin' Up! purchases? Join my team and Stampin' Up! by purchasing the Starter Kit for $135. You can choose new product including some of the Share What You Love bundles. Click here to join today!

Supplies
Stamps: Love What You Do
Colours: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Rich Razzelberry
Accessories: Circle Punches, Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Love What You Do Frame

A few weeks ago at my upline's monthly demonstrator meeting Lisa had a great make and take during the meeting! She was wonderful to provide each of us with a great wooden frame. We covered it with our choice of the Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Pape. After I stamped the sentiment I coloured the heart in Cherry Cobbler to make it pop! At home I added some Fine Tip Glue to make the heart stand out more.


Supplies
Stamps: Statement of My Heart Photopolymer Single Stamp
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Pape, Fine-Tip Glue, wooden frame

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 08, 2018

Creativity Starts Here - Paper Pumpkin!


I love April's Paper Pumpkin! The anchor and lighthouse! My coworker's birthday was the end of April and I made this card for her. Had to create a large enough card so that each person could write a greeting. Last year I created a regular 5.5" x 4.25" card with Whisper White flaps that opened, but this year I created a double card. Each card base was trimmed and then glued together to create the longer card - perfect for our birthday greetings!

Have you tried Paper Pumpkin yet? Now is a perfect time! New subscribers save 50% off their first 2 months! Sign up with me here:https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2157916
and make sure to enter the code SAVEFIFTY0418 to receive your first 2 kits at 50% off!

Supplies
Stamps: Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor
Colours: Calypso Coral, Pacific Point
Accessories: Paper Pumpkin You Are My Anchor

~ Amanda
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Saturday, May 05, 2018

April's Crop

Thank you all who participated in our April Crop in support of Partner's in Mission Food Bank, we raised $95.00. Next month we are supporting Relay For Life - details can be found here.

In this month's grab bag was the Bundle With Love Memories & More card pack. For the two projects I designed for our make and takes there is no stamping! The cards and stickers included in the card pack make this projects easy and quick! The blue elephant image on the bottom right pocket is punched from one of the 3x4 cards. This card pack has blue on one side and pink on the other! So the above pocket page can easily be created for a girl instead!

The box below was created using the envelope punch board and instructions were from another demonstrator: Sam Hammond Donald from the UK. We used the beautiful, thick designer series paper that was a Sale-A-Bration item this year. It was the perfect weight for the box but it was a little hard to score properly.


Lisa created the card and 12x12 scrapbook page. Love her card! The patterned paper is one of the 4x6 cards cut down and them stamped with the leaf. She finished off the card with the flamingo, a strip of paper from another of the cards in the pack and a punched greeting.


On her scrapbook page she changed the look of the cards by sponging the Very Vanilla with a blue ink. The Memories & More card packs are so versatile!

May's crop is fast approaching! We will be celebrating International Scrapbooking Day (it is today, May 5th but we are still celebrating!) and it's in support of Relay for Life! Check out the details over on Facebook and we look forward to seeing you there. Deadline for registration is May 14th.

~ Amanda
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Thursday, May 03, 2018

Love What You Do Scrapbook Page


I shared this 12" x 12" scrapbook page during my Share What You Love Facebook Party the other night. This page idea was born from finding some strips of the Wood Textured Designer Series Paper on my crafting desk and they looked like wood strips you would lay for flooring!

Supplies
Stamps: Love What You Do
Colours: Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Early Espresso
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Pearlized Doilies

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, May 01, 2018

Share What You Love Suite - Early Release!




The first card showcasing products from the Share What You Love Suite early release is from Onstage in London, Ontario last month. It was one of the 4 make and takes they had prepared for us to make! New designer series paper, ribbon, doilies and pearls! It's a hard choice but I like the doilies and pearls the best!

I love that the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is carrying over to the next catalogue! This paper is perfect for so many projects. For the main watercolour wash and flowers on the piece at the back are stamped off as the Grapefruit Grove ink was too bright at full strength.

Did you have a chance to check out my Facebook party over on From Where I Stamp tonight? If you missed the fun make sure you head over there and like my page. I'll be hosting another Facebook event when the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue goes live on June 1!

And finally check out this video Stampin' Up! made that shows what is in each bundle. And if you would like to look at the products head over to my online store to view all the new products available now!

Supplies
Stamps: Love What You Do
Colours: Grapefruit Grove, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla, Mint Macaron,
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper, Share What You Love 12" x 12" Specialty Designer Series Paper, Pearls

~ Amanda
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Friday, April 20, 2018

GSF Blog Hop - Exciting Times


Very exciting times is our theme for this special Global Stamping Friends Blog Hop! The next few months are filled with new products and new colours! On May 1st Stampin' Up! is releasing a new suite from the new catalogue called Share What You Love Suite. Then on June 1st the new 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue starts!

Today's card feature the Share What You Love stamp set and the Garden Impressions designer series paper. After stamping the flowers in Night of Navy ink, I used an Aquapainter filled with rubbing alcohol to colour in the flowers. The alcohol dries very quickly giving a different water coloured look to them!

On May 1st I will be hosting a Facebook event sharing all the details about the Share What You Love Suite! Join me at www.Facebook.com/FromWhereIStamp to learn about the suite, have a chance to earn a prize and see some new samples!

Supplies
Stamps: Love What You Do
Colours: Night of Navy, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Copper Trim, Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Stitched Shapes Thinlits, Pearls, Aquapainter

~ Amanda
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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Onstage Swap

This card was my swap card at Stampin' Up!'s Onstage event in London, Ontario last weekend. I needed a quick card that could be prepped while I was at the all day crop on March 24th. Thankfully I was able to have everything ready to assemble while at the crop and spent a little time putting them together while watching Netflix.

Supplies
Stamps: Petal Palette
Colours: Crumb Cake, Fresh Fig, Whisper White
Accessories: Petal Passion designer series paper, Whisper White Baker’s Twine, Layering Circles Thinlits dies, Stampin Dimensionals,

~ Amanda
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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Part 2 - Display Stamper in London, Ontario

Welcome to Day 2 of sharing the remaining display board projects from OnStage in London, Ontario this past Saturday! If you missed yesterday's post please make sure to check it out! These projects feature new products from the 2018-2019 Annual Catalogue that is coming out in June.



Embroidery Hoop 3D
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Petal Pink Rhinestone Gems, Silver Metallic Thread, Silver Mini Sequin Trim, 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon Powder Pink, Boxwood Wreaths Embellishments, Metallic Ribbon Shaded Spruce 1/8" Ribbon, Embossing Paste, Pattern Party Decorative Masks
Colours: Night of Navy

Card #6
Stamps: Swirly Frames Stamp Set
Accessories: Celebrate You Thinlits, Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Basics Brads, 3/8" Mini Ruffled Ribbon Powder Pink
Colours: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Powder Pink

Card #7
Stamps: Detailed With Love Stamp Set
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Blossoms Elements, Mini Glue Dots
Colours: Whisper White, Soft Sky, So Saffron, Night of Navy

Card #8
Stamps: Detailed With Love Stamp Set
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Brusho Crystals, Black Baker’s Twine, Rhinestones, Watercolor Paper, ¾” Circle Punch
Colours: Calypso Coral, Basic Grey, Basic Black

Card #9
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Pinewood Planks embossing folder, Metallic Ribbon Shaded Spruce 1/8" Ribbon
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Smokey Slate

Card #10
Stamps: Detailed With Love Stamp Set
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Layering Circles Framelits, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Colours: Calypso Coral, Tranquil Tide, Whisper White, Powder Pink

Card #11
Stamps: One Big Meaning Stamp Set
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Glitter & Clear Epoxy Stickers, Stampin’ Dimensionals
Colours: Thick Whisper White, Melon Mambo, So Saffron

Acetate Card Box
Stamps: Detailed With Love Stamp Set
Accessories: Garden Impressions 6" X 6" Designer Series Paper, Springtime Impressions Thinlits, Lots of Labels Thinlits, Blossoms Elements, Linen Thread, Mini Glue Dots

I hope you enjoyed seeing all my projects!

~ Amanda
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