Saturday, July 26, 2014

StampNation Beach Vacation Day 7!

Today is the last day of The StampNation Beach Vacation!
I hope that you have enjoyed all of the inspiration this week.

Today I have one last project over at StampNation to share with you, here is a peak...


Hope to see you there!

Friday, July 25, 2014

CFC #134 - Tic Tac Toe


Happy Friday!

Time for the final challenge of 2014 at CAS-ual Fridays!

CFC134: Create a Clean And Simple project using our Tic Tac Toe board.
3 across, 3 down, or 3 diagonally. Your choice and you can play as often as you'd like using different rows.
*link up before noon on August 22nd*

The winner will receive a $50 gift certificate and 
a guest design spot with... 


each one of the Girls Fridays is also hosting a giveaway on our blogs so be sure to leave a comment to win!

I was inspired by the challenge to go straight across the top!

chevrons w black w sequins

I die cut the fun chevron paper using the Dotted Die from Avery Elle and stamping an 'awesome' sentiment from Wait Fot It!


Head over to CAS-ual Fridays to see what the rest of the team has to inspire you and to link up!
Have a wonderful weekend, I can't wait to see what you do.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Top Dog Dies July Release Preview


Happy Thursday and today is my day to post for Top Dog Dies.
Today I am introducing four brand new exclusive Top Dog Dies from the July release!

My fist card features the new Corset die! Endless opportunities with this one it can be elegant and classy just like the card Top Dog Dies teammate Cathy Weber did on her blog in this post HERE or if can be bold and sassy like what I have done today with the purple corset. My niece is getting married in the fall and I know that she is going to love this when I give it to her at her shower.  I am anticipating a squeal!

I die cut it in both purple and black, then cut the black bow off and glued it over the top of the purple corset bow, it is topped off with a purple gem!  The sentiment is on one of the three banner dies. I don`t have any stamps that are suitable for a shower or festivities leading up to the main event, so I had to improvise with my computer!

This is how I did it:
  1. position the negative over the printed sentiment
  2. Slip the die into the negative, you will feel in lock into place
  3. Use a Post it note or Post it tape to s
  4. Print the sentiment
  5. Die cut the banner using copy paper, discard the positive
  6. Srecure the die and run it through you die cut machine
  7. Perfectly aligned!


My second card uses two other new dies, the Flower Lace A2 Mat die and the new Vintage Frame Die.  I have actually gotten a few emails from people wondering if I am changing my design style. Now I am not but I am stretching out my creativity. I love that using Top Dog dies is pushing me out of my comfort zone to try new things. Lately I seem to be in love with Distress Inks, especially the ones that are vibrant colours!  For my card I used 5 different inks colours to create the card base  and then put the Flower Lace die cut over top--LOVE!  Then I created a swatch of yellow and die cut the Vintage Frame  to stamp the sentiment on. My suggestion it that if you do this let the paper dry before stamping on it.  I stamped this fab sentiment from Mama Elephant!


These dies and more will be released by  Top Dog Dies next Tuesday, July 29th!  
Here's a peek of the new dies I used today:


Wednesday, July 23, 2014

StampNation Beach Vacation Day 4!

The StampNation Beach Vacation continues on!
Today I have another project over at StampNation here is a peak...


Hope to see you there!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

CCC #105


Time for a new Cue Card at CASology!

The cue for this week is:

I so love this Reverse Confetti car!
I used a small square frame to put my image and sentiment on.  I love white space a lot, but i did not want my image to appear to be floating in air, so by putting them on the frame it ground the image without adding extra clutter!


I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with this week!
Do you know what my take was on the cue?

1.  One main image--car
2.  Lots of open space
3.  Limited layers & embellishments--square frame, foam dots
4.  Quick & easy to recreate

Head on over to CASology today to learn what the 'cue card' means to you, how you can play along and see the all the cards created by the Design Team to inspire you.

StampNation Beach Vacation Day 3!

Have you been following the StampNation Beach Vacation?
Today I have a project over at StampNation here is a peak...


Hope to see you there!

Monday, July 21, 2014

Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge Reminder


There is still time to play!

Today we are sharing some more inspiration for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge - Anything Goes!

photo source:

and that's not all!
We have loads of sponsors for the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge: Anything Goes!  Check out all of the amazing prizes that our sponsors are giving away to YOU, our randomly selected challenge participants!  A LEAD and several SHOW STOPPERS will also be named from the Anything Goes challenge gallery!

$15 Gift Certificate

$20 Store Credit

choice stamp set

$25 Gift Voucher

Say Cheese Lawn Cut Die

Paper Sweeties
$20 Gift Cerfificate

Pretty Pink Posh
$20 Gift Certificate

£15 Gift Certificate

$25 Voucher

12 x 12 Scrapbook Kit

Swag Bag

 £15 Gift Card

$25 Gift Certificate

$15 Gift Certificate

Verve Stamps
$30 Gift Certificate

Here is my card for today...


On Saturday I had the opportunity to meet up with Ardyth Percy-Robb and a couple of new friends Natasha Kara and Emily Leiphart!  Natasha was a most gracious host and although the goal was to get together and craft but I honestly came home with a few die cuts that I managed to crank out! We talked and laughed the day away.  Amazing that we all live so close to each other when the city of Toronto is 2.5 million large! I would meet up with these ladies again anytime!

Actually I think we are going to Ardyth's in August!