Friday, October 20, 2017

More Merry Little Christmas Suite Projects!



These are the projects I shared last night on my Facebook page for my Memories & More Facebook event. Join me next time on Thursday November 16th for my next events on Facebook. I will be sharing the pages I'll be using for my December Daily! Hope you can join me!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas, Merry Little Tags
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack, 7/8" Striped Ribbon, Layering Ovals Thinlits, Everyday Label Punch, Cooper Foil sheet, Lemon Lime Twist ribbon, Card Front Builder Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Merry Little Christmas Memories & More!

 I'm not looking forward to the snow coming again but I do love taking pictures of how pretty it makes everything! The above layout is about our first snowfall in our new house and how it changed how everything looked.

The snowflake stickers are from the Memories & More card pack. It's awesome that there are embellishments as well as 3"x4" and 4"x6" cards!

If you would like to see the cards in this kit head over to YouTube to see Stampin' Up!'s video here.

Do you need some scrapbooking time in November? Join us on Saturday November 18th at St. Lawrence College in Kingston, ON. Head on over to the event page to sign up, cost is $30. Deadline to sign up is November 1st! Hope to see you there.

Supplies
Stamps: None
Colours: Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More Card Pack, Card Front Builder Thinlits, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tis the Season for Christmas cards!

Here are 2 cards I designed to showcase the Merry Patterns stamp set for a demonstrator meeting earlier this month. I created the same card twice but the second card is a stepped up version. On the above card the sentiment is stamped in Basic Black Archival Ink and then Cherry Cobbler Ink.

The sentiment on the second card is stamped with Versamark ink and embossed in gold. As an additional embellishment the punched image of holly and berries was added. After making the second card I noticed that the cards looked different since the designer series paper around the edge is more white than black. Both were cut from the same sheet but different sides. It's strange!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Colours: Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Basic Black
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Holly & Berries punch, Gold Embossing Powder, Versamark Ink

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 12, 2017

Merry Little Dear


Have to say that I'm in love with the deer from the Merry Patterns stamp set! And how well it pairs with the Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper. The deer was fussy cut and the mini dimensionals to lift it.

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Colours: Smokey Slate, Old Olive
Accessories: Merry Little Christmas Designer Series Paper, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Hearts & Stars Wooden embellishment, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Layering Circles framelits, Basic Black Embossing Powder

~ Amanda
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Thursday, October 05, 2017

Happy Birthday Candles

The Merry Patterns stamp set is perfect for Christmas crafting but it also great for birthdays! The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes. A bit of silver and a piece of designer series paper completes this card.

If you would like to the opportunity to earn the Merry Patterns exclusive host stamp set make sure to contact me today to book your party before Oct 31!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns host, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Colours: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Silver Foil paper, Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist
Accessories: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Scallop is from: Seasonal Layers Framelits, Layering Oval Framelits

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Carols of Christmas and some Sparkle!

The Carols of Christmas stamp set from the Merry Little Christmas suite is perfect for creating a lot of projects, especially cards with the matching Card Builder framelit set. I will be using this stamp set along with the other products in this suite a lot this year.

To make the trees sparkle I brushed some Wink of Stella over them. Only the front trees have sparkle on them to give dimension to the card. The "snow" was cut free hand.

Have you thought about becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator? I'll be sharing some inspiration using this stamp set that you can get as part of your Starter Kit later this week! The starter kit is completely up to you to choose $165 worth of product for only $135 including shipping and taxes. Interested? Please contact me today!

Supplies
Stamps: Carols of Christmas
Colours: Night of Navy, Garden Green, Whisper White
Accessories: Card Front Builder Framelits, Wink of Stella, Stitched Shapes, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Friday, September 22, 2017

Merry Patterns Host Special

Another sample to show how versatile the Perfect Days Memories & More card pack is! It features the new exclusive Merry Patterns host stamp set and Lemon Lime Twist 2017-2019 In Color. Isn't the deer so festive? See information below on how you can earn this stamp set for free:

New and exclusive Merry Patterns host stamp set and it's only available until October 31! Yours free when you host a party with $375 of sales. If you're interested in booking a party, send me a message so we can set a date!

Supplies
Stamps: Merry Patterns exclusive Host stamp set
Colours: Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black
Accessories: Silver Sequin Mini Trim, Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, Stitched Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Basic Black Bakers Twine

~ Amanda
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Thursday, September 21, 2017

September Crop - Run for the Cure

Thank you to all you participated in Saturday's crop, we raised $100 for Run for the Cure! What's even more fantastic? The amount of money that has been raised over the past two years for all the charities we've supported is: $3,344.31 - wow and thank you from both Lisa and I!
This month we featured the Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper. This pack has a lot of different patterns that work so well with many different projects. On my pocket page there is very little stamping except for the title.

The gussetted cellophane bags from Stampin' Up! are perfect size for oreo cookies! Add this dragonfly tag on top and it's ready to give away to a friend.

Lisa created these 2 projects. Her card would be perfect for any occasion. No need to add a sentiment on the front - your hand written note inside will say it all!

Lisa's scrapbook page features multiple designs from this paper pack and I like how her design pulls your eye to the photo. 

We have 2 Crops planning in October! Join us on Saturday October 21st at St. Lawrence College in support of Ronald McDonald House Charities (your grab bag will include the Sweet stamp set!) sign up here by visiting the event's page. And our second crop will be on Saturday October 28th in Elgin in support of the Elgin Rink Renovation - sign up here by visiting the event's page  We would love to see you!

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams, Labeler Alphabet
Colours: Emerald Envy, Berry Burst, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Soft Sky, Fresh Fig
Accessories: Naturally Eclectic Designer Series Paper, Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Hearts & Stars Wooden embellishments, Seaside Embossing Folder, 3"x6" cellophane bag, 2" circle punch, Mulitpupose adhesive

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Perfect Days for New Homes!


Perfect Days Memories and More card pack is very versatile! And there are so many stamp sets that work well with the beautiful designs in this card pack. This layout features the In The City host stamp set that you can earn for free with $200 in party sales. Contact me today to choose a date!




Supplies
Stamps: In the City
Colours: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Garden Green, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack

~ Amanda
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Thursday, September 14, 2017

A Gem Thank You Card

Thank you cards are easy to make when you have beautiful pre-designed cards and embellishments like the ones used on this card from the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack.


Supplies
Stamps: One Big Meaning
Colours: Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, Rhinestone jewels, Basic Black Bakers Twine

~ Amanda
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Friday, September 08, 2017

A Special Couple


This is the second card that I was asked to make for a coworker's wedding. We wanted to the card to have lots of space to write good wishes so the card measures 5" x 6.5".

It's best to use watercolor paper to create the wash of colour for the background of the flowers and stem. This is my third try to get the right look to it!

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Seasons
Colours: Berry Burst, Early Espresso
Accessories: Color Theory Designer Series Paper, Watercolor paper, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Big Shot, Aquapainter, Berry Burst ribbon, Tear & Tape adhesive.

~ Amanda
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New Holiday Catalogue is here!

The new 2017 Holiday Catalogue from Stampin' Up! is here. You can download a off of the brochure by clicking here.

Interested in receiving a paper copy? Contact me to request yours today.

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, September 06, 2017

50th Anniversary


I was asked to make an anniversary card to celebrate 50 years! The final card size was 5" x 7" so that more signatures could be placed inside. And a big celebration means a bigger card too! Even made an envelope from the Fresh Florals Designer Series Paper Stack using the Envelope Punch Board. My mom thinks it's one of my best cards, thanks Mom!

Supplies
Stamps: Lift Me Up (Congratulations)
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Gold Foil Sheet
Accessories: Hearts and Stars Elements, Lovely Words Thinlits, Hearts thinlits, Big Shot, Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets, retired number thinlits.

~ Amanda
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Thursday, August 31, 2017

Berry Burst Dragonflies

Do you check Pinterest for ideas? I found a few cards on Pinterest to use as my inspiration for today's card. Would you like to follow me on Pinterest? Click here to visit my Pinterest boards.

Copper and Berry Burst work so well together on this card. The little bit of Basic Black highlights the main panel of dragonflies.

Supplies
Stamps: Dragonfly Dreams
Colours: Berry Burst, Shimmery White, Copper Foil Sheet, Basic Black
Accessories: Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits, Pearls

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

The Stick Fetching Dog in Blue

Catchy post title, eh? Did I get you to laugh? Today's page is all about Hoover and his stick fetching he loved doing in water. Only time he would swim! I love pages with lots of photos. On one hand it saves cards from the pack for other layouts and on the other hand it makes for a nice simple page. Simple pages are great when you have many photos to scrap.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Marina Mist
Accessories: Color Theory Memories and More card pack

~ Amanda
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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Sit back and enjoy!

A lovely relaxing card with a fruity drink (which by the way is the only stamped image on this card!). The 3x4 card was pre-printed and ready for embellishment. For the background I used a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper. No sentiment on this card since it would fit so many different themes!

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Season
Colours: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Berry Burst
Accessories: Color Theory DeaignerSilver Sequin Trim, Crushed Curry ribbon

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

August's Crop - Kingston Animal Rescue

We had a fantastic time at this month's crop! And we raised $331 for Kingston Animal Rescue. Fantastic to see so many people come and craft for the day. I was able to work on scrapbooking pictures from 2008.

This month, in the grab bags, we included the Perfect Days Memories & More card pack. I'm so in love with this card pack! The 2 projects I designed (the card and the 3D item) have greetings from the card pack and no stamping! What?! For the card I used a 3"x4" card that had TODAY on it and added some stickers that are included with the Memories & More card pack. This was the perfect card for my husband's birthday earlier this month.

Tag toppers are so easy to create. Fill up a cellophane bag with some rockets, tie it close, then adhere the tag! The 3"x4" card is a perfect size to create a tag.

This month Lisa designed the scrapbook page and the pocket page! She did a great job with both pages and her little guy's pictures work great with this card pack. On the pocket page's 4"x6" card she coloured each has word separately to make it stand out - a great idea!



Please join us on Saturday September 16th in support of Run for the Cure sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we would love to see you there!

Supplies
Stamps: None!
Colours: Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Tranquil Tide
Accessories: 2"x8" cellophane bag, Layering Circles Framelits, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Basic Black Bakers Twine, Tranquil Tide ribbon

~ Amanda
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Friday, August 18, 2017

Water Coloured Snowflakes


The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is a great match for the February drab snow/dirt in these pictures. Added a piece of copper foil paper to trim the pictures and balance the snowflakes. For the snowflakes I used a piece of water colour paper and an Aquapainter with Crumb Cake and Soft Suede ink to create a wash on the paper. Once it was dried the snowflakes from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits were cut out multiple times and adhered with the Fine-tip Glue Pen.

This is was hard memory to scrap for me. Do you have any of those? This was in 2008 and I waited until now to deal with these pictures. Make sure your memories are preserved, even if it's the hard ones. 2008 was a hard year but it's time that I get those pictures in albums and get the stories told!

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Crumb Cake, Copper Foil paper, Water colour paper, Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack
Accessories: Fine-tip Glue Pen, Seasonal Layers Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Beautiful Memories and More


Tonight I'm hosting a Facebook Memories & More Party on my page - check it out here: https://www.facebook.com/FromWhereIStamp/

On this layout I've dressed up a few of the cards to show what you can do with the Color Theory Suite! For the main 4x6 card I took one of the cards that says "Things I love this Autumn" and covered the words with a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper and the circle with the new saying/title to change it to a summer card. I liked the lines on the card but of course autumn wouldn't work with these very summer photos!

One of the 3x4 pockets was left alone but for the summer memories pocket I made a mistake cutting up a 4x6 card and to save the sentiment it was trimmed down, edged with Soft Suede card stock and mounted on a Crushed Curry 3x4 card from the pack.

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Season
Colours: Soft Suede, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Accessories: Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Layering Circles Thinlits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Christmas in July Pocket Pages

Here is one of the 3 pocket pages we made at Thursday's Christmas in July class. I love the Perfect Days Memories and More card pack so I featured it dressed up with the Pretty Pines Thinlits to show the diversity of how this card pack can be used. This page would be great for Christmas photos but also for photos with wintery theme as I've done.

Supplies
Stamps: none
Colours: Emerald Envy, Lemon Lime Twist, Basic Black, Silver Foil Paper and Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Pretty Pines Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Thank you cards using Memories & More

I love the Emerald Envy colour! It matches so well with many of Stampin' Up!'s colours. It is a current In Color and will retire in May 2018!! I shared these cards at my Facebook party last Thursday evening. If you missed it but would love to see more inspiration please join me on Thursday August 10th from 8pm to 9:30pm on my Facebook page for my next Memories & More online party.

Both of these cards feature a 3"x4" card from the Perfect Days Memories & More card pack. I used the One Big Meaning stamp set to turn them into Thank you cards!

Supplies
Stamps: One Big Meaning
Colours: Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Soft Sky, Lemon Lime Twist, Silver Glimmer Paper
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Basic Black Bakers twine, Seaside and Hexagon Textured Impressions Folders

~ Amanda
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Perfect Days Memories & More

Currently my fav Memories & More card pack - Emerald Envy and Lemon Lime Twist match so well with Soft Sky and Basic Black!!

On the left side page I use one 3"x4" card from the Perfect Days card pack to create the arrow bottom border. The card was cut into 3 and then I used the Tear Tape Adhesive to adhere it to a strip of Whisper White card stock so that I had a strip. I did have to trim the edge since I lined up the arrows. Here is a close up picture of the arrow trim:

The right side page is a pocket page. The heart and "us" was punched from one of the cards in the card pack.

On Thu August 10th I will be hosting a Memories and More Facebook party, please join me on From Where I Stamp's Facebook page at 8pm: https://www.facebook.com/FromWhereIStamp/

Supplies
Stamps: Labeler Alphabet
Colours: Lemon Lime Twist, Emerald Envy, Basic Black, Whisper White, Soft Sky
Accessories: Perfect Days Memories & More card pack, 1" Circle Punch, Layering Circles Framelits, Big Shot, Tear and Tape Adhesive, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July Crop - Loving Spoonful

This past Saturday was our July Crop with Crop Kingston. This month we raised $275.28 for Loving Spoonful! We were set up in a different room at St. Lawrence College but it was nice to have a new view out the windows for a change.

Pocket Page design I designed using the cute This Little Piggy stamp set. The Wood Textures DSP Stack. The little fence is so quick and easy. Add some small dots for nails makes it look even better! For one of the 4"x3" pockets I hand cut out a mud puddle for the pig to be in!

I prefer the pig to be brownish grey instead of pink! On these cards the pig is coloured with Water Colour pencils in Basic Grey and Early Espresso before using the Blender Pen to watercolour the images. We will be making these 2 cards along with 6 others at my This Little Piggy class on July 22, click here for details.

Lisa designed the above 12"x12" scrapbook page above and the 3D pocket bellow. I like her flags on the scrapbook page and she used the Chalk marker to write onto the darker wood texture designer series paper.


Please join us on Saturday August 12th in support of Kingston Animal Rescue - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we would love to see you there!

Supplies
Stamps: This Little Piggy
Accessories: Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack, Big Shot, Watercolor Pencils Memories and More Pocket Pages

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, July 04, 2017

Pink Piggies!!


Aren't these pink piggy's adorable?! I came across a card on Pinterest made by Kristine McNickle and knew it would be a perfect swap card for my upline's monthly demonstrator meetings! I changed up the colours to use the pinks and purples from the In Colors.

July is a fabulous month to become a Stampin' Up! demonstrator! It's Christmas in July!! As a new demonstrator you will receive a FREE Essentials Gift Pack including Paper Snips, SNAIL Adhesive, Grid Paper, two D Blocks (one for them and one for a stamping friend!), and a Bone Folder. That’s an added value of $68 CAN. Stampin' Up! will also include the Carols of Christmas Stamp Set from the holiday catalog for FREE ($26 CAN)! Sign up here for this Christmas in July special!

Supplies
Stamps: This Little Piggy
Colours: Powder Pink, Flirty Flamingo, Sweet Sugarplum, Berry Burst, Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories: Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Subtle Enamel Shapes

~ Amanda
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