Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Kaleidoscope High Top Sneaker Gift Bag & an Announcement

Before we carry on with the fun projects I have to share with you featuring the Kaleidoscope Suite, I have some BIG news to share!  Stampin' Up! and Project Life are becoming BFF's and there will soon be an EXCLUSIVE line of Project Life products, only available from Stampin' Up!  Check out this fun video to see a sneak peek of things to come:

Stay tuned for more news!  You'll be able to order a selection of Stampin' Up! Project Life products on May 1st - will the full line being released with the new catalogue on June 2nd.  Woo hooooooo!

And now back to our scheduled programming….
This little high top sneaker gift bag just kind of came together one day as I was creating with the Kaleidoscope Suite.  I didn't have a template, or instructions, but I was determined to make this little cutie work.  I'm so glad it did.  :)
I wish these shoes actually came in the pattern of this beautiful designer paper.  I would TOTALLY buy a pair!
Gotta have matching laces!  The ⅛" Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon was perfect!
The tread on the sole of my shoe was created using the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and my Big Shot.  
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP, Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush
Punches: 1 ¼" Circle, 1 ⅜" Circle, Crop-a-dile, Itty Bitty Punch Pack
Big Shot: Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Embellishments: ⅛" Bermuda Bay Taffeta Ribbon
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

I've got one more project to share with you using the Kaleidoscope Suite, and then I promise to share all the news from the retreat I hosted last weekend!  See you back here tomorrow!

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Perfect Pennants Smartphone Card

Welcome back!  I hope you've been enjoying my projects using the Kaleidoscope Suite from Stampin' Up!  Today's creation is this super adorable smartphone card.  I've made several versions of this card over the last couple months, but I think this is one of my favourites.
The images and sentiments in the Perfect Pennants stamp set really make a cute conversation, and the Word Bubbles Framelits are a perfect way to showcase this adorable series of faux text messages.  
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black
Punches: ¾" Circle, Corner Rounder
Big Shot: Word Bubbles Framelits
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

What other stamp sets do you think would make a great text conversation card?  I think I'll try a Happy Birthday one next, any suggestions?

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Monday, April 14, 2014

Mixed Tape Notecards - Kaleidoscope Meets MDS & Ecutter

Hi friends!  I'm back after a super duper wicked awesome weekend  at the Inkin' Elite Spring Retreat.  I have SO many fun ideas and projects to share with you from our weekend of creative escape, and I promise I will post them soon. :)

Today's project is another that I had the amazing opportunity to share on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog as part of their Stampin' Up! Saturday series.
With the recent addition of an ecutter to my collection creative tools, I was super excited to create this fun project to showcase the Kaleidoscope Designer Series Paper.  All the papers in this collection just scream 80's to me, and what's more 80's retro awesome than the mixed tape?  

I used an electronic cutter and the All Time Fave Photobook Download for My Digital Studio to create the cassette tapes and then added their titles using stamps from the Perfect Pennants stamp set.  I love how they turned out!
Stamps: Perfect Pennants
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP, Whisper White
MDS Downloads: All Time Fave Photobook
Other: Ecutter

Have an amazing Monday friends!  I hope your week is off to a creative start!

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kaleidoscope Suite for Bold & Bright Scrapbooking

Last weekend I had the pleasure of being featured on the Scrapbook and Cards Today blog to showcase the Kaleidoscope Suite from Stampin' Up!  
I had a great time scrapbooking a small selection of my coffee mug collection using this bold and bright collection of papers.
This page has lots of layers, including embossed card stock, several designer series paper patterns, stamps, punches, and of course photos.  I just kept piling on the products and I love the outcome!

I used my fab new vintage typewriter to do my journalling.  
This mug is one of my all time faves.  I bought it while I was on the Stampin' Up! Getaway trip with my Dad.  Great memories.  :)
Stamps: Perfect Pennants, Gorgeous Grunge 
Ink: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, 
Paper: Kaleidoscope DSP, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Strawberry Slush, & Bermuda Bay
Punches: Hexagon
Big Shot: Arrows Embossing Folder 
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips, Basic Metal Buttons, White Baker’s Twine
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Have an awesome Saturday!  I'm crafting my little heart out at the Inkin' Elite Spring Retreat - I'll share all the excitement with you next week.  :)

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Friday, April 11, 2014

Feel Goods Goes Gold

Happy Friday!  It's an especially happy Friday for me and all the ladies heading to the Inkin' Elite Spring Retreat in Banff today!  I can't wait to get my crafty self immersed in a weekend of serious creativity!  Plus, I'll be handing out presents and prizes, and that's always fun.  :)

Today's card was inspired by the last Inkin' Elite Retreat make n takes actually.  While I was packing my craft room I discoverd some paper that I had masked and spritzed with Pool Party ink as part of this scrapbook page.  Not one to waste a perfectly adorable feather dusted piece of paper, I transformed it into this card.
The Feel Goods stamp set looks so beautiful stamped in gold don't you think?
Stamps: Feel Goods, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Encore Metallic Gold
Paper: Whisper White, Pool Party, Brushed Gold
Big Shot: Perfect Pennants Die
Punches: 2 ½" Circle
Embellishments: Vintage Faceted Buttons, Linen Thread
Other: Stampin' Spritzer, Pool Party Reinker, Rubbing Alcohol, Negative of feather die cut 
Shop for all your crafting goodies in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Wish me luck as I try and pack my car this morning.  Every time it's like playing the world's largest and hardest game of tetris. 

Happy Stampin'
Allison