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Fun with Snow Globe Dies: 3 cards

So, it's been awhile...I think if I've learnt anything during the pandemic it's recognizing the signs where I am doing too much and feeling overwhelmed. I took a little break, reassessed my crafting goals and focused on fun times with my family. Seemed like an important time to do so as our family was also […]

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The Spot Challenge #121: Cherish the Season

We are on the eve of....Christmas...haha, just kidding! However, we are on the eve of Stampin' Up's new August to December 2020 Mini Catalogue launch and there are some sweet goodies! I don't normally jump into my Christmas cards so quickly but I am really fond on the Cherish the Season bundle (155154). I couldn't […]

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop: New In Colours

I'm hopping with the West Coast Creators Team again and we're featuring Stampin' Up's 2020-2022 In Colour Collection: Bumblebee, Cinnamon Cider, Magenta Madness, Just Jade and Misty Moonlight. I thought about creating a card with all of the colours but in the end I decided to focus on my favourite colour (so far!): Misty Moonlight! […]

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Global Design Project #248: Ornate Thanks

Hello! What a great challenge this week over at the Global Design Project. I love, love, love Manuela's style so it is a real treat to CASE her card. I'm using the Ornate Thanks bundle (154115) and creating lots of layers and textures while trying to maintain a delicate and feminine touch. Here's my card: […]

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TGIF Challenge #270: Jar of Flowers

Summer vibes! That's this week's theme for TGIF Challenges. During the summer months, I love a mason jar of cut flowers on a sunny windowsill. I especially love sunflowers! So, Stampin' Up's new Jar of Flowers stamp set (152515) is perfect. This stamp set has flowers for all seasons but I love the sunny sunflowers […]

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Masculine Cards: Whiskey Business

Hello! I'm back this week with a couple of fun cards featuring the new Whiskey Business stamp set (152550). My first card also ties in nicely with the Global Design Project Challenge #246: Sketch. Masculine cards can be tricky and my approach is: less is more. I focus on the stamped images, simple colour scheme […]

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop: New Catalogue

Welcome to the West Coast Creators Blog Hop! We are featuring our favourite products from the new catalogue and the designers on this hop are amazing so you will surely be inspired. I'm featuring the Celebrate Sunflowers stamp set (152517). The sunflower imagery in this stamp set is incredible. I've heat embossed my sunflower in […]

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Introducing the new catty of 2020-21...

It's finally here! The new catty is launched! On June 3, I placed my order and my new products arrived on Friday afternoon. I was very excited and wanted to create right away! However, I decided to be a grown-up and finish work as well as a project for my son's grade 7 year end […]

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Global Design Project #242: Sketch Challenge

Wow, time has flown since my last post! I've started back up at work so that's a new adjustment for me. While I am working remotely, it's been nice to chat more frequently with my co-workers and clients. I've enjoyed some crafting time and I'm back participating in the Global Design Project Sketch Challenge. The […]

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West Coast Creators: Colour Challenges

Hello! I have a bright, colourful project to share with you today! I am part of a larger team of Canadian demonstrators called the West Coast Creators. I organize bi-weekly challenges as a way to challenge the team creatively and in turn, we share our creations on our team Facebook page to inspire others. Our past […]

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West Coast Creators Blog Hop

Welcome to the inaugural West Coast Creators Blog Hop! The West Coast Creators are a group of Canadian Stampin' Up demonstrators. While we are spread out across the country, we have the most incredible team dynamic, lead by the amazing Ange McKay and for the first time ever, we're ready to blog hop and share […]

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Global Design Project #238: Make a Splash

Just wanted to pop a quick project up...love a good rainbow! Check out this rainbow I snapped a pic of last week, after a big rainfall. I've never seen one so wide and bright; truly incredible. This week's Global Design Project #238 is a sketch challenge. I've stamped images from the hostess set Make a […]

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Global Design Project #237: Colour Challenge with Ornate Garden Suite

Thanks for visiting my blog; it's my little space for paper craft joy. This week I am using the new Ornate Garden Suite, which is in the new Annual catalogue released on June 3; however....you can order Ornate Garden now! It's a mega suite with two stamp sets, two die sets, designer series paper and […]

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TGIF Challenge #260: Above the Clouds

Is it Friday yet?! Haha, the TGIF Challenge will have to do! This week's challenge is Technique Time: Belly Bands I love belly bands. I use them frequently as a way to decorate my card acetate boxes, which are how I package up sets of cards. This is a collection I had made as a […]

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TGIF Challenge #259: Sketch using Bird Ballad and Cuckoo For You

Welcome! Today I am featuring a project for TGIF Challenge #259: Sketch. I love sketch challenges because there are so many ways to interpret the layout and sketches are the perfect jolt I need to to get creating. Here's my interpretation: This card is special to me. I made it while crafting with my 8 […]

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Spring Challenges: Ornate Garden

Hello, thanks for popping by! I wanted to share a couple of recent projects I've made using the beautiful Ornate Garden suite. This is available for pre-order now as it is a featured in the upcoming Annual catalogue. The florals in the suite are perfect for this week's Global Design Project theme challenge. Here's my […]

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TGIF Challenge #258: Nature's Beauty

Honestly, crafting is keeping me sane. We are entering our fourth week "staying at home". The kids and I are adapting to their distance learning schedule; we complete school work in the morning so we can have our "free time in the afternoon". For them, free time is video games and lego building. For me, […]

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Global Design Project 232: Ornate Garden

Wow, what a week...I don't think there is anyone who hasn't been impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak. There have been so many personal and family circumstances that have changed in the past week I am simply doing my best to adapt. My family is staying home as much as possible to "flatten the curve" and […]

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Global Design Project #231: Beautiful Day

Welcome! This is my happy, bright, creative space so thank you for joining me. The world needs happy and bright now, more than ever. Today, I'm participating in the Global Design Project's challenge and it is a theme: Flutter and Fly! Love it! With the Mini catalogue's release in January, I've neglected some of my […]

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TGIF Challenge #254: Colour Challenge featuring Peaceful Moments card

Hello! Thanks for joining me today for another TGIF Challenge. I'm excited to announce that I was the winner in last week's challenge for my Peaceful Moments poppy box!! Check out my blog post. This week I'm showcasing the Peaceful Moments bundle (#153824) again. Partly, because I want to demonstrate it's versatility but also because […]

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West Coast Creators Challenge: Black and White Birthday Jubilee

Welcome! Thanks for joining me today! I'm on a floral kick and featuring something fun today. I am part of a larger team of Canadian demonstrators and we have bi-weekly challenges as a way to challenge ourselves creatively and in turn, share our creations with the team to inspire others. A recent challenge was 'Black […]

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Global Design Project #230 Sketch Challenge: Painted Poppies

Hello! Happy Friday! I wanted to pop a quick card up on the blog today for the Global Design Project's weekly challenge. This week they have a fun sketch to work off of. I'm still having a blast with the amazing Peaceful Poppies Suite. This is a mega suite as it has two stamp and […]

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TGIF Challenge #253 - Peaceful Moments Box

Hello! This week's TGIF Challenge #253 is a product spotlight challenge: embossing paste. Not a stretch for me because I love the texture of embossing paste! My project showcases the Peaceful Moments Bundle (#153824), which includes the Peaceful Moments stamp set and the Poppy Moments dies. I have used the shimmery white embossing paste (#145645). […]

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Breathtaking Bouquet

I am not normally drawn to flower designs but something has happened with the release of the new Mini catalogue...it seems every second card I make, maybe more, involve flowers! This is who I am now!! My card today is no exception; I'm featuring the exquisite stamp Breathtaking Bouquet. It's a showstopper. Breathtaking Bouquet is […]

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TGIF Challenges: TGIFC 252 Product Spotlight - This or That

Thanks for joining me! This week's, TGIF Challenge #252, has us choosing between two beautiful packs of Stampin' Up's designer series paper: Lily Impressions or Golden Honey Specialty. I'm not gonna lie...it's a tough choice! I love both but I am a sucker for some shimmer and the Golden Honey DSP offers black and white […]

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West Coast Creators Challenge: Emboss, Emboss, Emboss!

I'm back!! I have had a long break from blogging; Christmas was busy with lots of classes and projects and then I eased into the new year with extra family time. I also enjoyed some much needed crafting time with new products. At the start of January, Stampin' Up! released their new Mini Catalogue and […]

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Little Dragonflies - Snowman Pizza Box

Ok, you might be thinking..."what?! Holiday crafts! Already?!" Hear me out...holiday crafts take a bit of planning but if you have know what you want to make there are a lot of fun ways to use your crafts in your gift giving. Take for example, these ADORABLE snowman pizza boxes. First of all, they are […]

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Little Dragonflies: Harvest Hellos Pumpkin Patch

Hello, welcome to my Little Dragonflies blog post where I feature content for children; families crafting together made easy. As Halloween approaches, my family is starting to get excited to decorate. In addition to carving pumpkins and hanging decorations up outside, we also like to put up a few decorations inside. This craft is great […]

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West Coast Creators Challenge: Sketch Design

I belong to a larger Stampin' Up team called West Coast Creators (they're amazing!!) and we have bi-monthly project challenges. The challenges serve to help us get our creative juices flowing and we share our projects on our team Facebook page with the intention to inspire. Our recent challenge was a sketch template, which we […]

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Little Dragonflies: Wonderfully Wicked and Fun with Paper

Hello, welcome to my Little Dragonflies blog post where I feature content for children; families crafting together made easy. Autumn is here! Since October 1, my children have been talking about Halloween and all their plans non-stop: costumes, decorating, the treats they will collect, which treats are their favourite and so on. While I enjoy […]

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Little Dragonflies: Apple Card using Harvest Hellos stamps

Hello! Welcome to "Little Dragonflies", my blog post dedicated to family crafting. Today, we are making fun simple stamping apple cards using the Harvest Hellos stamp set. You can follow along with the video to see how this sweet little card pulls together. Kids love to stamp; there is something so satisfying inking up a […]

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Little Dragonflies: Apple Banner using Harvest Hellos Bundle

My kids started back to school last week and we are all adjusting to our new routines. Up early, lots of things scheduled on the calendar and a change in weather. Hello Fall! One of my favourite things about fall is: apples. I love all the different types and every year my family makes several […]

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TGIF Challenges: TGIFC 227 Boo to You and Embossing Powders

I love Halloween themed items; I don't love gore and gross but I do love funny looking monsters and hilarious looking zombies! Stampin' Up's new holiday catalogue is released and there are some really fun Halloween stamp sets available. One of my favourites is called 'Boo to You', which has an awesome zombie! TGIF Challenges […]

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Little Dragonflies: Treat Pouch

Welcome! I have a great family craft to share today, perfect for our youngest crafters, "Little Dragonflies": little colourful treat pouches! Not only are these pouches easy and fun to make, all sorts of treats can be tucked into the pouch! They require a piece of 6" x 6 " Decorative Series Paper and a […]

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TGIF Challenges: TGIFC 226 Splatter using Sea of Textures

It's my son's 10th birthday next week! He is very creative and loves to craft. One of his favourite stamp sets is Sea of Textures and the coordinating dies; that Octopus has his heart! It seemed fitting that he get an octopus card for his birthday and I know he will love all the details! […]

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Little Dragonflies: Watercolouring Butterflies

Welcome! I have a great family craft to share today, perfect for our youngest crafters, "Little Dragonflies": easy watercolouring! I have used the butterfly from the stamp set 'Beautiful Day' but any big line-art stamp would work. The butterfly is perfect because it is not a detailed image and the type of watercolouring we are […]

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West Coast Creators Challenge: Tropical Chic

I belong to a larger Stampin' Up team called West Coast Creators (they're amazing!!) and we have bi-monthly project challenges. The challenges serve to help us get our creative juices flowing and we share our projects on our team Facebook page with the intention to inspire. Our recent challenge was a sketch template, which we […]

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Little Dragonflies: Follow Your Art Bookmarks

Welcome! I have a great family craft to share today, perfect for our youngest crafters, "Little Dragonflies": bookmarks! Aren't the dog and cat the cutest? I've used Stampin' Up!'s stamps and coordinating punches to make them and look at all the sweet, little embellishments on these bookmarks! They are from the Follow Your Art Embellishment […]

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Fancy Friday: Leave a Little Sparkle Shaker Card

It's Fancy Friday or as I like to think of it now: "A few of my favourite things!" Earlier this week, I posted a project for "Little Dragonflies", young crafters, where I demonstrated colouring on rubber stamps with markers. I used the Leave a Little Sparkle stamp set, which I love. The unicorns in the […]

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TGIF Challenges: TGIF223 Colour Challenge using Tropical Chic

This is my first time participating in a TGIF Challenge. I often check out the TGIF blog for inspiration and when I saw the colour combination I was hooked! These are all my favourite colours! I pulled out my Tropical Chic bundle and went to work. Here's the final result... The flowers and leaves are […]

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Little Dragonflies: Colouring on Stamps with Markers

I am excited to share this awesome technique! Colouring on stamps with markers achieves a really cool effect, especially if you are colouring certain sections one colour and then another section a different colour because it makes your stamped image multi-coloured! I love the effect. It's fun and really easy to do. Check out this […]

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Fancy Friday: Free as a Bird Pizza Box

I think Fancy Friday's should actually be called "a few of my favourite things" because I have layered several onto this box! Let's start with the box itself; one of my favourite products from the catalogue - the mini pizza box. Measuring 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" it is the perfect size to hold a […]

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Little Dragonflies: Watercolouring Free as a Bird

Welcome Little Dragonflies! Every week I share a special craft project created for kids! These projects are colourful, creative and great for all ages. If you aren't a kid and you're reading this blog post, even better, channel your inner 8 year old and read on! I have a fun technique to share with you […]

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Fancy Friday: We'll Walrus Be Friends

I loved this walrus as soon as I saw him in the new catalogue. The graphics are so cute and he is a delight to colour. Plus, I am a sucker for puns! I've made many simple stamping cards with him, which you can see on my instagram but I wanted to step it up […]

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Little Dragonflies: Simple Stamping

The Celebrate With Cake stamp set is a GREAT starter stamp set. Kids will love the cute designs and how effortless it is to make fun cards. What I love about stamping with kids, is you don't have to be limited to cards...you can stamp all sorts of projects! I've made a several versions of […]

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Daisy Lane Card & Tag

I love how bright and fresh this matching card and tag are! I've kept my colour scheme simple but I've made sure the card and tag compliment each other for a pulled together look. For the card, I stamped the leaves in Call Me Clover ink. I stamped off, two of the leaves, on a […]

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Little Dragonflies: Daisy Lane Flower Garden

Let’s make a flower garden! This project is so much fun for kids; it involves stamping, using a special paper punch and gluing. To make the garden, I am using the Daisy Lane Bundle. The centres of the daisies are the 2018-2020 In-Colour Buttons! When working with kids, I prep 80% of the project before […]

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Simple Stamping

As an avid paper crafter, it's delightful to watch a beginner stamp ink to paper and to see how proud they are of their final project. Stampin' Up! has a great initiative going on called "Simple Stamping" where demonstrators share projects that involve only ink, paper and stamps. I regularly post simple stamping projects on […]

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Little Dragonflies: Mini Colouring Sheets

Summer vacation recently started for my kids and while they are now old enough to entertain themselves for a few hours at a time (they are 9 and 12) I remember the days when I had to stockpile my “ideas” and be at the ready to pull one out when I sensed they needed a […]

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