January 15, 2019

Rainbow Love | for A Jillian Vance Design

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Hi I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design Blog today with a rainbow Valentine's Day card. I hope it gives you all the feels on a winter's day with a rainbow of pretty flowers and a message of love! 


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I would love it if you headed over and see how I created my rainbow card HERE!


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Thanks for stopping by today!


January 8, 2019

Catherine Pooler Stamp of Approval - January 2019

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Excited today to share a card with you from the newest Catherine Pooler Stamps, Stamp of Approval Collection - Adoring You!




StampNation members are the first to be able to purchase the collection tonight, then those who join the Wait List can purchase on Wednesday morning, and finally it is available to everyone else on Wednesday evening. This is an exclusive, curated collection, which means that all the products were designed specifically for this collection and they work together beautifully. Stamp of Approval Collections often sell out. And the products in the collection won't be available again for many months.

To read more about becoming a StampNation member, click here.

To sign up on the Wait List, click here.

For my first card I used the fun new stamp set called The Key to create with. I stamped all of the various door locks randomly in different colours of Catherine Pooler inks. I used Something Borrowed, Rockin' Red, Party Dress, Tiki Torch, Orange Twist and Lime Rickey!

The sentiment was white embossed on a strip of black cardstock.

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...a closer look!

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I used the new Happy Together stamp set from the collection for this card. I started by blending a background using Catherine Pooler ink in Lime Rickey and Melon Ice and then I splattered some water on to the paper for interest. The two lovebirds from the set were each stamped with two shades of ink. The first was Rockin' Red with Suede Shoes added to the tail and the second was stamped with Limoncello and Fiesta Blue was added to the tail. I adhered the two birds to sit on a branch that was stamped with Midnight ink and the sentiment at the bottom was also stamped with Midnight ink.


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...a closer look!

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For my third card I used the new Congratulations stamp set from the collection. The perfect mix of sentiments and graphic images to create cards for so many happy occasions! I started by drawing a cross bar in the card base lightly with a pencil. Then I stamped the graphic square tile four times, in four different Catherine Pooler ink blues in each of the four quadrants!  The key from, The Key stamp set, was embossed in silver underneath the design. I finished off by building the sentiment using the Congratulations stamp set at the bottom. The panel was adhered to a blue, side folding,  card base so that it would sit more stable on the recipients table.


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...a closer look!

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Thank you so much for visiting me during the release which is available now! This is fabulous collection that will be sure to sell out fast!

Have a great day!


Let's Shellabrate | for A Jillian Vance Design

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I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with this change of pace from Christmas cards! I  hope you head over to have a look, we'll see you there!


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January 1, 2019

Seasons Givings Blog Hop Year 7



ETA the winner of my prize package...
Kristina Beagle

Kristina please email me HERE with your name and address to claim your prize!



Happy New Year and welcome to the Season's Givings Blog Hop! 

This is the 7th year that designer Latisha Yoast has been hosting this blog hop and it is a way to let our followers know just how much we appreciate them. Each and every stop along the hop is hosting a giveaway and as you can see from the list below there are a lot of stops and a lot of GIVEAWAYS!

I would like to thank each and every one of you who takes the time to read, comment on or just visit my blog to browse. Your comments and encouragement are truly appreciated and I hope that you find a bit of what you are looking for when you stop by. The main reason that I blog is because I love to share with and inspire other crafters!

At the end of the year I like to go back and reflect on some of my favourite projects from the previous year. So here are some of my favourites for 2018! Each is linked to the post.










August


September


October

November

December

Thanks for having a look back with me!

...and now for my GIVEAWAY!


To say thank you to all of you who inspire me to create every day. I am sending this prize pack to one lucky winner who leaves me a comment on this blog hop. You have until Monday, January 7th 2019 11:55 pm to leave a comment for your chance to win.


Brutus Munroe - Botanical Background
Winnie & Walter - Hugs and Kisses cutaway die
Neat & Tangled - Classic Tag 2 dies
Lawn Fawn - Tiny Tag Sayings


Make sure you do the blog hop for a chance to win one of the GIVEAWAYS being offered on all these fabulous blogs! 




December 31, 2018

Periwinkle Party - December '19



It's December 31st, the last day of 2018 and I'm back today with this month's installment of the 12 Kits of Occasions! Michelle Leone, Pretty Periwinkles, is our hostess for the final kit of the year and what a kit she sent out to the team. Beautiful patterned papers from DCWV called Elegant & Serene that are adorned with gorgeous rose gold foil accents. Beyond the patterned papers the kits was full of beautiful die cuts, embossed sentiments, ribbons and twine.

We have a a special post over on the 12 Kits of Occasions blog today saying farewell to two of our team members and welcoming new member Marcia Hill!

I made five cards for today and I still have lots leftover to make a few more.












Here they are all together...




Please head over the the 12 Kits of Occasions blog to have a look what the rest of my fabulous teammates have created with this month's kit!


December 18, 2018

Embossed Poinsettias > for A Jillian Vance Design

Happy Tuesday and only 7 more days until Christmas! I am up on the A Jillian Vance Design blog today with a gold embossed Christmas card featuring the Poinsettia Greetings stamp and die set.








Head on over to see how simple in was to make such an elegant background!


25 Days of Christmas Tags Superstar!


Ready for the winner of the 25 Days of Christmas Tags Superstar?
There were 17 people who participated every day of the event.

Congratulations Susan Renshaw!

Susan created fabulous tags for all 26 Days!

I have a prize package for you, just send me an email to THIS ADDRESS with your name, mailing address and email address and I can get your prize out to you right away.

That closes the books on year 8! Thank you once again to everyone who participated this year.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!