June 20, 2017

Awesome Narwhal - Quirky Critters

Hello my lovelies!  Today's post comes after a long weekend with tons of work to do - and yes, I know it's Tuesday evening - I'm STILL working on it!  I've got lots of great cards on deck to share, and today's is super fun.  

Quirky Critters is one of the fabulous new stamp sets in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - if you missed it, let's have a peek!  

These goofy little animals are just the CUTEST!  I had to go with the narwhal first - my husband won't let me forget that I though narwhals were fictitious until a couple of years ago.  I mean, can you blame me?!  They're like dolphin-unicorns!  That is CRAZY if you didn't know they actually existed! And then the story got funnier when I said told my mom that I didn't know narwhals were real - and she replied "What do you mean they're real?  They are not!"  Apparently I came by this gap in knowledge honestly!  Hahaha!  

My sweet, mystical unicorn of the sea needed to be paired with a magical little rainbow and a little bit of sparkle - it comes with the horn, right?  They definitely go hand-in-hand.

This little guy was stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock and coloured oh-so-lightly with Smoky Slate for a shiny grey finish.  Enamel dots make for a subtle little rainbow touch in the background, perfect over the Embossing Paste clouds!

And those waves?  Turn that scallop upside down - huzzah!  A little trick for you!

Thanks so much for popping in today - and make sure to hop over to my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store to shop 24/7 for these fabulous products - they're some of my favourites!

June ordering bonus: Receive a yard of brand-new Stampin' Up! ribbon FREE with every $30 in retail products purchased using host code VKJU2FK6 - don't miss out!

Have a fabulous day!  


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June 18, 2017

Spread The Love - Happy Pride Month!

Hello friends!

June is Pride Month, and I'm a proud and vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights (or as I like to call them - human rights!)  I've made an effort every year to mark Pride with a card fitting for the occasion, and this year is no exception!

The rainbow - the quintessential symbol of the LGBTQ community - is such a significant image that I really wanted it to pop.  It contrasts perfectly with an otherwise black-and-white card, doesn't it?  I love the crisp diagonal stripes (from a Memories & More card!) and sentiment (from Jar of Love) - and if we're "spreading" the love, why not have a smear of Embossing Paste in the background?  It's the Frank's Hot Sauce of my life... I put that (stuff) on everything!  Do you have yours yet?  Are you as addicted as I am?

Super simple to create, but packs a big punch.  Love it!

Don't forget the June Ordering Bonus:  receive a free yard of brand new Stampin' Up! ribbon or every $30 retail spent in my online store - just use host code VKJU2FK6 to redeem this offer!

Happy pride month!


All supplies used to make this card are available for purchase 
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June 15, 2017

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous - Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team Blog Hop

Hello friends!  Welcome to Calgary, Alberta, Canada for this week's Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team blog hop.  You've likely come from the lovely and incredibly talented Rochelle Blok in Australia; thanks for stopping by!  I won't keep you long, and you'll be off to Germany to visit Sylwia.  Please get comfortable and make your way around the world with us - we're happy to have you!

Today we are featuring a stamp set in the new Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Annual Catalogue that I didn't even notice at first glance; it slipped under the radar for me, and I'm so glad it was brought to my attention with this blog hop, because I absolutely love it!  I've used it several times already and each time, I fall deeper in love.  It's gorgeous.

My friends, this is Happy Birthday Gorgeous.  She's a beauty!

Et pour mes ami Francophone, c'est aussi disponible en Francais!  

The images in this stamp set are both simple and few, but less is more when they work beautifully together to create a big impact. 

A pretty birthday card with just a few sweet stamps is perfectly accompanied by a matching gift box.

The flowers and leaves layer beautifully, and the colour combinations are endless.  I've used Flirty Flamingo Bermuda Bay, and Emerald Envy for my stamped images with a touch of Lemon Lime Twist and Silver to accent.

Foil Frenzy Specialty Designer Series Paper adds a fun pop of glitz to a card, and also creates a beautiful coordinating bow - just the right size to top a Clear Tiny Treat Box, and perfectly filled with some fun pink jelly beans.  How perfect is that for a gift or a party favour?  Yum!

Let's go see what magnificently lovely project Sylwia has for us today - I'm so excited to see all of the possibilities with this gorgeous stamp set! 

All of the supplies used are from Stampin' Up!, and are available 24/7 in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store.  Don't forget the June ordering bonus - use host code VKJU2FK6 at checkout and receive a yard of brand-new Stampin' Up! ribbon for free with every $30 ordered (excludes shipping and tax.) 

Thanks so much for visiting today - see you again soon!


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Use the links below to purchase the items used to create these projects!