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 -

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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Monday, July 03, 2017

Happy Canada Day! Celebrating 150 years

Scrapbook and Cards Today asked for submissions about Canada Day. I created these 2 samples for them and they posted them on their blog on Canada Day! So neat to see them featured on their blog!!

I originally created this card using the Brick Wall Textured Embossing Folder but when I shared it with my mom she said it looked too cold so I made the above using the Woodland Textured Embossing Folder. It's a good tip, try different backgrounds before gluing your project together to see if another embossing folder would fit better.


For my pocket page I wanted to create a Canada Day layout using non traditional colours. Pictures from Canada Day 2012 fit perfectly with the Color Theory Memories & More card kit. For the explosion card I cut up one of the 4x6 cards and added a strip of whisper white stamped with War of 1812. On the bottom right photo I covered up the few people with a sticker from one of the cardstock sticker sheets that comes with the card pack.

Supplies
Stamps: Colorful Season, Labeler Alphabet
Colours: Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede
Accessories: Color Theory Memories & More Card Pack, Seasonal Layers Thinlits, Woodland Textured Impressions embossing folder

~ Amanda
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Monday, June 26, 2017

One In A Melon!


Created one of the gift bags and a card from June's Paper Pumpkin kit called One in a Mellon. Did you spot the watermelon tissue paper with seeds? My fav part of the kit.

~ Amanda
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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Celebrate using Memories & More


My wedding anniversary was last week and these are the cards we made for each other.



~ Amanda
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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. 

Supplies
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.

Supplies
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!

Supplies
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!

Supplies
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!).

Supplies
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.

Supplies
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!

Supplies
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!

Supplies
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.

Supplies
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.

Supplies
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.


Supplies
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!

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

~ Amanda
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