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Retiring Products + FREE Shipping + FREE Ribbons = MEGA AWESOME!
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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Chalkboard Scrapbook Layout

Scrapbooking is such an awesome creative escape.  I love looking through my photos and choosing the perfect ones to place on my layout.  My husband and I REALLY love travelling, but it seems we have less and less time to get away lately so I really enjoyed scrapbooking some moments from a few of our trips.  I shared this page as part of my Display Stamper Audition post yesterday, but I wanted to share a few more details with you today.
Stamping has really helped my scrapbooking evolve and become more polished over time.  I love that I can combine several images from several different stamp sets to make the page my own.  Just because the stamps aren't in a set together, doesn't mean they don't go together.  

I think the showstopper on this page is the border I created with the Sweetie Pie Frames stamp set.  I just adore those little doodles.  

Stamps: Sweetie Pie Frames, Dictionary, Hello Lovely, Starburst Sayings, Yippee-Skippee, Hip Notes,  Chalk Talk, Tape It
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Big Shot: Word Bubbles Framelits, Starburst Framelits
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Don't forget to pin this colour combo to your creative boards on Pinterest.  I know this is one I'll be using again.

Only 2 more days to take advantage of FREE shipping from Stampin' Up! and my FREE Ribbon Grab Bag offer!
You must use the hostess code RTXHKSAN when placing your order to qualify for my free ribbon offer.  Full details HERE.  
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Thanks so much for coming by today.  I hope you enjoyed the scrapbook page.  Don't forget to document your memories too.  Not only is it important, the process is such a joy.

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Display Stamper Audition

Stampin' Up! recently announced that they are looking for demonstrators to stamp projects to display at upcoming events.  I always love pouring over the samples at Convention and Leadership, so I thought, hey let's give this a try!  Today's post is my audition - please keep your fingers and toes crossed for me friends!
This scrapbook page is one I created just a few weekends ago to showcase some of the wonderful trips my husband and I have taken together.  I LOVE the doodles in the Sweetie Pie Frames stamp set and I think they make an awesome border.

Stamps: Sweetie Pie Frames, Dictionary, Hello Lovely, Starburst Sayings, Yippee-Skippee, Hip Notes, Chalk Talk, Tape It
Ink: Whisper White Craft, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Daffodil Delight, Real Red, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Big Shot: Word Bubbles Framelits, Starburst Framelits

This card is one that combines so many of my favourite things.  I love the natural feel of the Burlap Ribbon paired with the geometrical vibe of the Hexagon Hive Thinlits Die.  The From My Heart and Dictionary stamp sets push it towards a vintage feel, and then add in some trinkets, pearls, and flowers and this card has all my faves.   

Stamps: From My Heart, Dictionary, Lovely Little Labels
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette
Punches: Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Little Labels Punch Pack
Big Shot: Hexagon Hive Thinlits, Circles Framelits, Perfect Pennants Die
Embellishments: 1 ¼" Burlap Ribbon, Basic Pearls, Linen Thread, Subtles Buttons, Vintage Trinkets

Don't you just love a good rainbow colour scheme?!  The faux washi tape really stands out in it's bright and beautiful glory on top of the black and white background created with the Off the Grid stamp set.  Sometimes all you need is ink, stamps, and some paper to make a really fabulous card.

Stamps: Tape It, Off the Grid, Yippee Skipee
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Gumball Green, Pacific Point, Coastal Cabana, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Crumb Cake

Do you recognize these stamps?  They're from the Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit!  I adore the ink splatter.  And they're embossed in gold!  Eek, so awesome!  So it's Paper Pumpkin meets the Epic Day This and That Stickers and DSP for this card.

Stamps: Paper Pumpkin Welcome Kit
Ink: VersaMark
Paper: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold Cardstock, Epic Day This and That DSP
Punches: Petite Curly Label, Cupcake Builder
Big Shot: Hexagon Embossing Folder
Other: Gold Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Epic Day This and That Stickers, Simply Pressed Clay, Buttons & Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds

 I created this fun little 3D mini scrapbook a little while ago to showcase and document some of my favourite coffee mugs from my rather expansive collection.  I had a great time using both my traditional paper crafting supplies and My Digital Studio to create this little hybrid cutie.  Scrapbooking isn't just for baby and wedding photos!  If you have a collection of something, scrap it!  If you'd like to see some close ups of the inside pages of my book you can take a peek at the original blog post HERE.
My Digital Studio Supplies:
Stamp brush sets: Perfect Blend

Traditional Papercrafting Supplies:
Stamps: Gorgeous Grunge, Tape It, Hip Notes, Yippee-Skippee, Oh, Goodie!, Happy Day, Sweet Essentials, See Ya Later
Ink: Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Strawberry Slush, Bermuda Bay, Crushed Curry, Kaleidoscope DSP
Punches: Small Heart, Banner, Crop-a-dile
Embellishments: Hung Up Cute Clips

Last, but certainly not least, is this little box I created just yesterday to package my Mom's gift for Mother's Day.  I think moms deserve all the bells and whistles so I piled on the sequins, gold ink, two types of ribbon, some handmade flowers (made with the Simply Pressed Clay), and there's even a doily tucked in there.  I find that working with the Simply Pressed Clay is very similar to working with pastillage (a sugar based dough that is used for making decorations for cakes and pastries), so my Pastry Chef skills really came in handy.

Ink: Gold Encore Metallic 
Re-inkers (to colour and paint clay): Melon Mambo, Primrose Petals, Pink Pirouette, Garden Green, Gumball Green
Embellishments: Simply Pressed Clay, Gold Sequin Trim, Natural Chevron Ribbon, Burlap Ribbon, White Tea Lace Paper Doilies
Other: Sponge Dauber, Decorative Window Gift Boxes, ivy pastry cutter and veiner


Well there you have it - my creative style in a nutshell!  Thanks so much for stopping by today, and please wish me luck friends!

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Hello & Goodbye - Hello, Lovely

Can you believe this is the first card I've made with the Hello, Lovely stamp set?  And now it's set to retire!  Ack!  I really, really love this set now, of course.  You best get your hands on this stamp set before it sells out.  Want to know what else is retiring?  That sparkly awesome Silver Glimmer Paper!  What!?!  Let's just say I've stocked up, and you should too.  You can shop for all retiring products (and everything else Stampin' Up!) in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store HERE.  
Stamps: Hello, Lovely, Gorgeous Grunge
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Whisper White Craft
Paper: Smoky Slate, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Silver Glimmer, Modern Medley DSP
Punches: ½" Circle
Embellishments: Whisper White Baker's Twine, Neutrals Buttons
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Remember that all retiring products are while supplies last!  So don't miss out!  
FREE shipping and FREE ribbon with your orders until April 25th - you must use the hostess code RTXHKSAN to qualify for the free ribbon offer.  

Happy Stampin' 
Allison

Monday, April 21, 2014

Retirement Party & FREE Shipping

Stampin' Up! has released the very anticipated Retirement Lists for this year.  You can see all items retiring in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store HERE.  This year ALL items are while supplies last.  

It's not all sad, Stampin' Up! is spoiling us with a great deal!  All orders will qualify for FREE SHIPPING until April 25th!  
RUN to My Online Store and place your order using the hostess code: RTXHKSAN  All orders placed by April 25th (that use the hostess code) will qualify for my grab bag ribbon giveaway!  I'll send everyone a grab bag of 5 ribbons, 1 yard of each!  That's five yards of ribbon, FREE from me!  :)

Have a fabulous time shopping.  And remember to use the hostess code so you'll get ribbon freebies from me!  

Happy Stampin'
Allison

Saturday, April 19, 2014

UNDEFINED Diamond

As part of my super fun weekend away hosting the Inkin' Elite Retreat I did a stamp carving demonstration.  All the ladies received carving kits as a gift from me, so I thought I best teach them how to use them.  :)

My demonstration was short and sweet, just enough time to carve this cutie patootie diamond stamp.  I also whipped up this super quick card to show the ladies my new stamp in action.
Someone commented that this is the perfect card to send to one of the Kardashian sisters.  They're not on my Christmas list, but maybe they should be.  Lol.  
Stamps: Yippee Skippee, Diamond (hand carved w/ UNDEFINED)
Ink: Basic Black, Soft Sky
Paper: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Silver Glimmer
Other: Crystal Effects
All supplies available in My Canadian Online Stampin' Up! Store

Haven't had a chance to attend one of my stamp carving classes?  Here's a video of me carving my second stamp ever.  It's so simple.  Give it a try.  

Not as hard as you thought eh?  You'll love it too.  I apologize in advance for your new addiction.  ;)

Hope you're having a super Saturday.  We're celebrating Easter and my twin cousins' 25th birthdays - action packed day ahead!

Happy Stampin'
Allison