Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy 1st Anniversary Colour Me...!

Hi Everyone!

Well today is a pretty exciting day - it's Colour Me....!s 1st anniversary.  Congratulations Tara and Hayley and all of the wonderful Design Team.

To celebrate this occasion, those of us who have Guest Designed were asked to submit a project and I'm super excited to show you a gift bag and gift card holder I made for the holidays.  :)  What was really fun about the gift card holder is that I used a regular envelope as the base for it - super easy to make and it looked really good.

Here are my projects:

That gift card holder (well tickets in this case) was so easy to make - the hardest part was making the belly band! lol

Project Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock - Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Very Vanilla, Season of Style DSP (retired)
Stamp Sets - Endless Wishes
Inks - Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler
Tools/Techniques - Very Vanilla Envelopes, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, Kraft Gift Bags (any craft store or dollar store)

Congrats Colour Me...! on a fabulous first year - I can't wait to play along some more in 2015.

Wishing all of you a fabulous New Year ahead filled with lots of happiness, love and health.  All the best.

Thanks for stopping by, I'm so glad you took the time.


Tuesday, December 23, 2014

A Traditional Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Can you believe that Christmas is only a few short days away???  I am in Newfoundland celebrating the holidays with my family but I did take some time to make sure that I had a card all ready for this week's fabulous sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I know it's a super busy week but we would all love if you would take some time to drop by and play along!  Also, take a few moments on Wednesday to check out the fabulous Design Team creations, these girls are just uber talented!!!

Here is this week's sketch:

Seeing as we are so close to Christmas, I really wanted to create a more traditional type of Christmas card.   So, I chose to use Whisper White, Garden Green and Real Red as the colours.

I will be entering this card into a couple of challenges:

I love the candy canes that have the red and green stripes in them so I thought my card would work perfectly for this challenge!

Our Badge

They are having a fabulous "Anything Goes" challenge - love it!

I want to take a moment to wish you all a very Merry Christmas.  Take some time to appreciate the ones you love and enjoy the magic of the season.  I wish you all health and happiness over this holiday season and for the upcoming year.

Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock - Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White
Stamp Sets - Endless Wishes
Inks - Garden Green, Real Red
Tools/Techniques - 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Scallop Punch, 3/8" Satin Woven Ribbon - Real Red, Decorative Dots Embossing Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by, I'm so glad you took the time!

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

A Blackberry Bliss Christmas

Hi Everyone,

It's time for another absolutely fabulous sketch over at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I had such a fun time with this sketch and I encourage you to head over to the blog on Wednesday and check out the rest of the wonderfully talented Design Team creations.  These girls are AWESOME!  Make sure to take some time to play along as well!!

Here is this week's great sketch:

I decided that it would be fun to turn this sketch on it's side and see what came to me.  I also wanted to use some non-conventional colours for this Christmas Card so I chose Blackberry Bliss and Gold.  I also had a new stamp set that had not seen any ink just yet and I wanted to try it out - Letterpress Winter.

I know it's hard to see but the images are heat embossed in gold.  I also used gold foil sheets and embossed the background.  

I will also be entering this card in a few other challenges this week:

I love their theme this week - how fun!

This week's theme is Anything Goes with Gold - love it!

This week is their "Word Week":

Card Recipe (all products used are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise indicated):

Card Stock - Blackberry Bliss, Gold Foil Paper
Stamp Sets - Letterpress Winter
Inks - Versamark
Tools/Techniques - Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Gold Sequin Trim, Pretty Print Embossing Folder, Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot

Thanks for dropping by, I am so glad you took the time!