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!

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!

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.

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!

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.

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!

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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