Let it Snow!

Christmas is fast approaching and what better way to spread Christmas Cheer than with a cute little snowman. This card is adorable and so easy to make, using the Let it Snow stamp set and the Frosted Foliage Bundle.  I wish I could take credit for the design but I cannot.  I don’t remember who came up with this design but I loved it so much I had to make one too.  I showcased this card in one of my classes and everyone had a blast making up this card.  How can you not smile when you see the happy snowman playing in the snow.  

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Product List

Snowman Season Bundle (En)

 

Frosted Foliage Bundle (En)

 

Seaside Spray 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Whisper White 8-1/2" X 11" Cardstock

 

Seaside Spray Stampin' Blends Combo Pack

 

Seaside Spray Classic Stampin’ Pad

 

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink Pad

 

Seaside Spray 1/4" (6.4 Mm) Metallic Ribbon

 

Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

 

Snail Adhesive

 

Winter Wonders

Time is running out and I just know the October & November Paper Pumpkin kits for Christmas are going to be fabulous. October’s Kit includes 10 Cards/envelopes and the November kit includes 24 coordinating tags. Each kit is totally separate so if you want to just try one month, you can. However, you must sign up by Oct 10th or you will miss out, just click on the link below

https://www.paperpumpkin.com/en-ca/sign-up/?demoid=2197642

Have you ever wanted to make something yourself, but lacked the know how or supplies to do so? Well here is your solution. The October and November Paper Pumpkin kits are all inclusive kits delivered right to your home when you subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Step by step instructions are provided so you will able to make beautiful cards and gift tags for the holiday season.

I host a free monthly Paper Pumpkin class for my team members who subscribe to Paper Pumpkin. Everyone brings their kits and we all put the kits together as a group. It’s a great way to learn something new and have a great time. To join my team just click on the link below.

October Kit

  • Kit details: Makes 10 cards and envelopes
  • Card size: 4 1/4″ x 5-1/2″ (10.8 x 14 cm)
  • Envelope size: 4-1/2″ x 5-3/4″ (11.4 x 14.6 cm)
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

November Kit

  • Kit details: Makes 24 holiday-themed gift tags of 4 various sizes and designs. 
  • Coordinating colors: Early Espresso, Pool Party, Poppy Parade, and Shaded Spruce

Ride the Wind Day

Ride the Wind Day is a carefree day to soar above the earth. You can catch a ride with the breeze, or float along slowly like a gentle, late summer cloud.

Summer will soon be over. Catching the drift of this day is easy. Just relax, and let the wind carry you away in whatever direction it is blowing. Leave your troubles and worries behind for a spell, as you waft in the air.

Here are some great ways to enjoy Ride the Wind Day :

  • Fly in an airplane
  • Fly a kite
  • Parachute
  • Hang glide
  • Take a motorcycle ride
  • Hope in a sailboat, and go for a ride
  • Just kick back and enjoy one of the last days of summer

National Lighthouse Day

National Lighthouse Day honors and commemorates a beacon of light that symbolizes safety and security for boats at sea.

On August 7, 1789, through an Act of Congress, the Federal Government took over responsibility for building and operating our nation’s lighthouses. The government recognized the importance to ships at sea to find safe harbor during fog and storms. Over the years, lighthouses have saved many ships, and an untold  number of lives.

Throughout maritime history, Lighthouses have shined their powerful, sweeping lights through the fog and storms, allowing ships of all kinds to find their way back to port during inclement weather. With the advent of radar and GPS technology, lighthouses have taken a back seat in guiding ships to port. However, they remain the universal symbol of safe harbor to ships and communities that rely upon the sea for their livelihood.

 There are numerous local and national lighthouse preservation societies and lighthouse organizations. They serve to preserve and promote lighthouses, and their historical significance to communities, and to the nation.

Enjoy National Lighthouse Day by visiting a lighthouse, or learning more about your local lighthouse preservation society. Or, read a book about lighthouses.


Origin of National Lighthouse Day:

On this day in 1789, the U.S. Congress enacted legislation allowing the federal government control over the creation and maintenance of lighthouses.  This special day evolved out of this event, and in recent years, through efforts to preserve lighthouses as a important historical symbol in America.

TIME TO CASH IN

Time to cash in those Bonus Codes you earned in July.

If you have earned Bonus Days coupon codes in July, they need to be redeemed by August 31. Not sure what to buy with your coupons? Use their coupon codes to get some great products from the 2019-2020 annual catalog!

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact me to discuss.

A simple card for any occasion

This is a cute card for any occasion. I left the inside blank until I am ready to use it.

Cut paper as follows; 
Purple Posy – card base. 11 x 4 1/4″ 
Whisper White – 4 x 5 1/4″ (x2) 
Silver Foil – 1/4 x 5 1/2″ 
Purple Posy – scrap – punch out butterflies 
Whisper White – scrap – sentiment 
Scrap paper – 6 x 4″

Fold card base in half and burnish edge, set aside. 
Align scrap paper approximately two inches from the left edge of the whisper white card stock to protect that side of the card. Make sure the paper is straight. Using the stamp set and the ink pad, randomly stamp images on the 2″ of card stock that is not covered. Adhere the silver strip of paper between the stamped images and the blank part of the card stock. This gives a nice separation between the two. Adhere to the front of the card using the snail adhesive.

Stamp sentiment on the white cardstock and die cut using the Free as a Bird hexagon die. 
Do the same with a slightly larger die cut for the foil background. Adhere the white sentiment to the front of the foil then using mini dimensionals add to the front of the card. 
Tie a bow and glue to the top of the sentiment or just below it on the top left edge. 
Punch out the two butterflies and glue to the front of the card.

Adhere the second piece of cardstock to the inside of the card. At this time, I left the inside of the card blank until I need it so I can add a sentiment later.

If desired, 
Using the second whisper white card stock, stamp a sentiment in the centre and then using the same stamp from the front of the card, stamp a bit of design in the corner or however you wish. 
Adhere to the inside of the card and you have a beautiful card for any occasion.

  • Supplies needed;
  • Purple Posy Cardstock – 150881
  • Whisper White Cardstock – 100730
  • Silver Foil Sheets – 132178
  • Beauty Abounds Stamp Set – 148726
  • Free as a Bird Bundle – 151123
  • Highland Heather ink pad – 147103
  • Butterfly duet punch – 148523
  • Silver Metallic thread – 138402
  • Snail Adhesive – 104332
  • Mini dimensionals – 144108

Wedding gift

Wedding or anniversaries are to be celebrated and remembered. I made up this 12 x 12 picture frame using the beautiful Magnolia designer series paper from the Stampin’ Up! annual catalogue. I left the green squares blank so special pictures can be added later. A perfect keepsake to commemorate the special occasion.

With Bonus Days going on during the month of July, now is the perfect time to stock up on crafting supplies.  If you are unfamiliar with this promotion, for every $60 cad you spend before July 31 (before shipping and tax) earns a $6 cad Bonus Days coupon code that can be redeemed during August 1–31. There is no limit to how many coupons you can earn in July and then you get to cash them in in August for even more products. So how great is that?

Just click on my shop now button to start earning coupons. Don’t forget to use the July Host code to earn hostess gifts.