Friday, June 16, 2017

Winter Beautiful Scrapbook Pocket Page

Last Friday I hosted a Facebook online workshop about the new Memories and More product line - specifically the new Color Theory card pack. The scrapbook page spread above was one of the samples I shared. The snowflakes were cut out using the Seasonal Layers Thinlits and the ombre 4x6 card is a piece of Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack. I will be hosting another online workshop using a different Memories & More card pack on Thursday July 13 from 8pm to 10 pm. 

Stamps: Colorful Season
Colours: Dapper Denim, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Color Theory Memories & More card pack, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Color Theory Designer Series Paper Stack

~ Amanda
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Friday, June 09, 2017

Copy and SWITCH

My upline challenged us to create a project by case'ing the Annual Catalogue and then switching up the stamp used on the card to something else! Very neat challenge!

This is the card from Page 152 of the 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue that I switched up. Instead of having a water coloured background I used the neat design from a sheet of the Color Theory Designer Series Paper. Using the same suite of products my stamps are from the Colorful Season stamp set.

Stamps: Colourful Season
Colours: Berry Burst, Dapper Denim, Basic Black
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Oval Framelit, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, June 07, 2017

June Crop - 2017 to 2019 In Colors

This past Saturday was our June Crop with Crop Kingston. This month we raised $100.86 for Crohns and Colitis Canada! It was great to see everyone that was able to make it this month. I hope you had a productive day.
It was so much fun sharing the new In Colors for our make and takes. I wasn't a fan of Lemon Lime Twist until I used it for the above pocket page layout. For the 4"x6" pocket I used the starburst stamp and Lemon Lime Twist for the background. It's a neat colour when stamped the second time without reinking it. And the new 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon is very smooth and lovely to use! It adds a nice division between the stamping and writing on the 3"x4" pocket.

A cute pocket to hold some goodies made using a 6"x6" piece of Designer Series Paper.

Lisa designed this really neat card. The Flower image is cut out from the Fresh Florals designer series paper - no stamping required! The only stamping needed was for the "Thanks".

Lisa and I create our projects without seeing what the other is creating. Our two scrapbook pages work so well together! I'm so loving the starburst stamp from the Lovely Inside & Out stamp set, it makes perfect background paper.

You can join us on Saturday July 8th in support of Loving Spoonful - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we would love to see you there!

Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Colours: Berry Burst, Powder Pink, Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim and Whisper White
Accessories: Ink Color ribbon, gems

~ Amanda
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Sunday, May 28, 2017

In Colors and Lovely Inside & Out - Part Two

More cards that I made for May's Team meeting using new product! This is the second colour combo I picked out from Stampin' Up!'s suggested In Color combinations, and this combo includes my new fav colour - Fresh Fig.

This is my favourite card that I designed. The black looks neat embossed using the Hexagon 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions folder. This card was our make and take for the meeting.

And a second card using the same colours to show how versatile this stamp set can be!

Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out
Colours: Fresh Fig, Sahara Sand, Soft Sky, Basic Black
Accessories: Hexagons 3D Dynamic Textured Impressions Folder, Stitched Shaped Framelits, Clear Faceted Gems, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Saturday, May 27, 2017

In Colors and Lovely Inside & Out - Part One

My upline Lisa asked me to create samples for the team meeting in May. She asked me to pick one of the new stamps that Stampin' Up! demonstrators can preorder this month. It was neat to try the new Lovely Inside & Out stamp set and the matching Lovely Woods Thinlits dies. During OnStage in April Stampin' Up! shared with demonstrators some colour combinations for the new 2017-2019 In Colors. I used some of their combinations for my cards.

Stamping Pool Party onto water colour paper makes it look like Mint Macaroon! A note about stamping on Vellum - it takes awhile for the ink to dry before you can adhere it to the card front.

The starburst in this stamp set reminded me of flowers. The easiest way to have a stem for the flowers was to use the branch from the new Colorful Season stamp set (another preorder product!).

Stamps: Lovely Inside & Out, Colorful Season (for branches)
Colours: Tranquil Tide, Pool Party, Calypso Coral, Night of Navy
Accessories: Water colour paper, Vellum, Gold Foil Paper, 1-3/4" Circle punch, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Goodbye to Nailed It!

Made this card for a friend who's very into carpentry and home improvement. The Nailed It! stamp set is perfect for him and it is another stamp I'm going to miss. Think I'll hang onto this one since it's perfect for home reno scrapbook pages! You can still order the Nailed It stampin set before it retires on May 31! I cased this wonderful design from Julie Kettlewell.

I am very excited for the new 2017-2018 Annual catalogue starting on June 1st!! You are invited to join me for my Catalogue Kick off on Sat June 24th at my home.

Stamps: Nailed It, Wetlands
Colours: Basic Grey, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Smokey Slate
Accessories: Urban Underground Designer Series Paper, Build It framelits

~ Amanda
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Friday, May 19, 2017

Always an Adventure!

I am in love with the Always an Adventure and Outdoor Adventure framelits! But they are retiring at the end of May so make sure to order yourself any retiring items soon! They are great for any card or scrapbook page, and perfect for this pocket page layout from our camping trip in August 2003. I stamped the bear in black to match the colour of my dog's fur. On top of one picture of Hoover sitting in the grass I used the tree framelits to add some dimension to that picture.

Stamps: Always an Adventure
Colours: Garden Green, Wild Wasabi, Basic Grey, Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Basic Black, Night of Navy
Accessories: Outdoor Adventure framelits, fine tip glue pen
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Thursday, May 11, 2017

May Crop - Carried Away

For National Scrapbook Day our Crop attendees received the Lift Me Up stamp set with the Sale-A-Bration Carried Away Designer Series Paper! I used a piece of designer series paper for the balloon cut out and then glued it onto a piece of window sheet to make it look like the balloon was floating in the air. This Project Life page uses Design 1.

This 3D item is created using the Envelope Punch Board. I found some wonderful directions on Pinterest from Debbie Henderson to create this box. The box is closed with Whisper White Baker's twine.

Do you see how Lisa Henderson showed how versatile this stamp and framelit set can be? It's great when there are so many uses for a product! Even if you don't have any pictures of hot air balloons you can chose any picture that will go with this layout.

You can join us on June 3rd in support of Crohns & Colitis - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - Lisa and I would love to see you there!

Stamps: Lift Me Up, Layered Letters Alphabet
Colours: Mint Macaroon, Peekaboo Peach, Night of Navy, Smoky Slate, Watermelon Wonder, Whisper White, Window Sheet
Accessories: Envelope Punch Board, Sparkle Textured Impressions Embossing folder Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Bakers Twine, Mint Macaroon 5/8" Mini Striped Ribbon

~ Amanda
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Monday, May 08, 2017

Scrapbooking 2008 at the Crop

This pile is only half of 2008! My goal on Saturday at the crop was to organize and try to get some pictures into pocket pages. I was partially successful, organized what was printed and discovered there are a lot more pictures for 2008 than I thought.

Here is one of the pages I was able to complete. I'll have to spend some time sending pictures to print soon, hopefully before the next crop on June 3rd!

Stamps: none
Colours: Basic Black, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Soft Sky, white
Accessories: Hello Lovely Project Life Card Collection, Hello Lovely Project Life Accessory Pack

~ Amanda
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Thursday, April 27, 2017

Monster Hugs

This monster reminds me of Sully from Monsters, Inc. Do you see it? I wanted my monster to sparkle and it was so easy to do that with the Clear Wink of Stella. Make sure when you apply the Wink of Stella to your project not to squeeze very hard or else the sparkle might be over powering.

Stamps: Yummy in My Tummy
Colours: Crumb Cake, Basic Grey, Mint Macaroon, Basic Black
Accessories: Clear Wink of Stella, Basic Black Baker's Twine

~ Amanda
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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Onstage Toronto Swap #2

Here is my second swap from OnStage in Toronto. I took 40 swaps with me to OnStage and was able to swap all of them! The trick for swapping is to get it done early in the day.

Stamps: Touches of Textures, One Big Meaning
Colours: Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Basic Pearl Jewels

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Onstage Toronto Swap #1

My upline had an event at her house the weekend before OnStage so that those of us attending OnStage in Toronto could create/finish our swaps! It was very productive for me, I was able to complete 20 cards using the Always Adventure stamp set. It was a lot of Big Shot cutting but so worth it.

Stamps: Always an Adventure
Colours: Garden Green, Soft Sky, Marina Mist, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Whisper White
Accessories: Outdoor Adventure Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Easter Baskets

I really enjoy making thank you gifts for our all day crop attendees. For the April 1st crop I made these cute baskets. Inside I put some premade Easter basket filler and some Carrot Cake Kisses - yum! They really do taste like carrot cake.

The starburst is the really pretty glitter paper that you can earn during Sale-A-Bration!

Stamps: March Paper Pumpkin stamps, Woodgrain background
Colours: Soft Suede, Whisper White

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Onstage 2017 in Toronto

This past Saturday was Stampin' Up!'s Onstage event! I was able to attend it in Toronto, Ontario. We were treated to learning about the new upcoming 2017-2018 annual catalogue! The above card was one of my swap cards.

Stamps: Always an Adventure
Colours: Soft Sky, Soft Suede, Garden Green, Crushed Curry, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Accessories: Outdoor Adventure framelits, dimensionals

This year Stampin' Up! celebrates 15 years in Canada! Woot! These chocolate cupcakes they had to help celebrate the anniversary were very yummy.

Here I am near the end of the long day of learning & fun!
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017

April Crop - Party Animal!

Do you have trouble with portrait pictures in your scrapbook pages? I do! I find it hard to mix them into my Project Life scrapbooks. But a little planning before printing your pictures can help make it easier. This page uses Design 4 from Variety Pack 1.

These Balloon dies are great for the inside of a card as a pop-up feature but they work well on card fronts as well! The Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies have these cool balloon cut outs. It's best to adhere them using the Fine-tip glue.

The above 2 samples were designed by Lisa Henderson. She used a piece of my fav design found in the Party Animal Designer Series Paper - the Emerald Green with animals wearing party hats! The 3D item has a sucker in it!
You can join us on May 6th in support of Relay for Life - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we'd love to see you there!

Stamps: Balloon Adventures, Layered Letters Alphabet
Colours: Crumb Cake, Crushed Curry, Emerald Envy, Pacific Point, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Kraft
Accessories: Party Animal Designer Series Paper, Balloon Banquet punch, Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies, Basic Black Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Monday, March 27, 2017

Glimmery Hooray!

My upline, Lisa gives her downline monthly creative challenges. This month her challenge was a sketch challenge. I flipped the sketch on its side to create this card. Don't you love the shimmery Sale-A-Bration Glimmer paper? You can earn it free with a $60 order.

Stamps: Reverse Words (Sale-A-Bration)
Colours: Soft Suede, Sweet Sugarplum, Whisper White
Accessories: Sweet Sugarplum Ribbon, Stitched Shape Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Watercoloured Eggs!

I was at work early last week and took some stamping with me to pass the time. A neat trick for water colouring using the Stampin' Write Markers is to put colour from the marker onto a clear block and then pick up the colour with an Aquapainter to colour the line image.

Stamps: Perfect Mix
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Bermuda Bay Baker's Twine, Stitched Shapes framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Aquapainters

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, March 07, 2017

March Crop - Cupcakes & Carousels

Thank you to everyone who participated in Saturday's crop in support of  Martha's Table. I hope everyone had fun and was able to complete some projects! I was able to work on pictures from 2010 and it's great to see progress in my scrapbook.

The Ferris wheel design of one of the sheets made me think of sunrays. A perfect fit for these pictures from our walk in Lemoine's Point.

The Sprinkles of Life stamp set is so versatile! You can create trees, ice cream cones, cupcakes or basket of flowers! 

The Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper stack has some wonderful patterns to create ice cream or cupcake frosting. Lisa Henderson created this 12"x12" scrapbook page and the 3D Mini Treat Bag below:

These adorable little packages are 1" boxes, but smushed so that a Peppermint Patty can fit inside!

You can join us on April 1st in support of Partner's In Mission Food Bank - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we'd love to see you there!

Stamps: Sprinkles of Life, Lift Me Up
Colours: Bermuda Bay, Calypso Coral, Early Espresso, Peekaboo Peach, So Saffron, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper stack, Tree Builder punch, Stitched Shapes framelits, Bermuda Bay thick Baker's Twine, Peekaboo Peach ribbon, Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishment Kit, Mini Treat Bag Thinlits

~ Amanda
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Tuesday, February 07, 2017

February Crop - Sending Love

When we picked the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack for February's Crop in support for Epilepsy Canada I knew the paper would work so well with pictures from Pizza Hut! And the monster stamp from Yummy in My Tummy is a perfect addition. The Project Life page used is Design 2 from the Variety Pack 1.

If the other monster in this stamp set is cute this one makes me think of slime! And Cucumber Crush is the perfect colour for slime! Slime monster is hand cut and then on dimensionals to give her some pop.

Lisa Henderson created this adorable Little Monster scrapbook page with adorable pictures of her son. Even though the Designer Series Paper Stacks are 6"x6" you can put 2 together to create a 12" long panel for your pages!

This creation, designed by Lisa, is made using the Fine Tip Glue to make the monster slimy!

And these were the Thank You gifts we gave out to all the attendees at Saturday's crop! Hersey nuggets are inside each mailbox!

Looks like fun, eh? You can join us for March 4th in support of Martha's Table - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we'd love to see you there!

Stamps: Yummy in My Tummy, Layered Letters Alphabet
Colours: Real Red, Whisper White, Smokey Slate, Pink Pirouette, Cucumber Crush, Pool Party
Accessories: Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack, Balloon Banquet punch, Stitched Shapes framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White Baker's Twine, Gold Twine

~ Amanda
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Friday, January 27, 2017

Urban Underground Suite

Created this card for last night's Facebook online Occasions catalogue party. Have you noticed the Urban Underground Sepciality DSP has silver foil accents? To colour the screwdriver I used an Aquapainter and Delightful Dijon ink.

Stamps: Nailed It
Paper: Delightful Dijon, Very Vanilla, Watercolour paper, Urban Underground Sepciality DSP
Accessories: Basic Black bakers twine, Build it framelits, Stitched Shapes framelits
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Thursday, January 26, 2017

Facebook Party to celebrate the Occasions catalogue!

Please join me tonight at 7pm EST on my Facebook page to celebrate the new Occasions Catalogue.  I will be showing ideas using the Urban Underground Suite.

~ Amanda
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Monday, January 09, 2017

January Crop - A Little Foxy

Saturday's Crop was fun day in support of the Kingston Animal Rescue!

Have you tried black and white photos on your layouts before? These work perfectly with the Smokey Slate (a fav colour of mine). On this page I wrote the people's names directly onto the pictures before sliding them into the pockets. Our Project Life Journaling Pens are perfect to write with and don't smudge when you write onto photos. This Project Life page is Design 5 from Variety Pack 1

You might remember seeing this card from my OnStage Ottawa Display Stamper projects, it's great to reuse an idea to share with others! The stamp set used here is Iconic Occasions Host set found in the 2017 Occasions Catalogue.
These last 2 projects were designed by my upline Lisa Henderson. I love the scrapbook pages that she creates! The fox on her scrapbook is adorable too!

This sour cream container is filled with a few Hersey Kisses and really easy to make using one 6"x6" piece of the A Little Foxy Designer Series stack.

You can join us on Feb 4th in support of Epilepsy Canada - sign up here by visiting Crop Kingston's Facebook page - we'd love to see you there!

Stamps: Foxy Friends, Iconic Occasions, Layered Letters Alphabet
Colours: Smokey Slate, Whisper White, Pool Party, Calypso Coral
Accessories: A Little Foxy Designer Series Stack, Burlap Ribbon, Perfect Pines Framelits, Stampin' Dimensionals, Stitched Framelits

~ Amanda
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