Thursday, February 19, 2015

Always Wedding Hearts - TBT

Every so often I like to take out some old DSP and/or stamps and make a throw back Thursday card for my blog. Today's card features the first set I ordered from Stampin' Up! before I was a demonstrator, way back in 2007 or 2008. I embossed it in white on Crisp Cantaloupe card stock, and cut them out. I colored some pearls with my Smoky Slate Blendabilities to make the groom card, and tied on a white ribbon bow for the bride heart.
 

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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Pearly Peacock - PP232

When I was looking for a bird stamp to use for this week's challenge at the paper players, I realized just how many stamp sets Stampin' Up! has made with birds in them. I seem to have lots! Anyway, I chose my trusty Perfect Peacock stamp, and ended up adding a ton of little pearls to his tail. No white at all on this card, which isn't my typical style.
 



 
Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Perfect Peacock

Ink: Versamark, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay Blendabilities
 
Paper: Crushed Curry, Bermuda Bay, Blackberry Bliss card stock
 
Misc: Pearls, 1" Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Scalloped Circle Punch, Dimensionals, Crushed Curry Embossing Powder, Heat Gun


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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Little Baby Bumblebee - CCMC342

As soon as I saw this week's color challenge at Create with Connie and Mary I knew I would use the new Baby Bumblebee stamp. Isn't it sweet? Paired with the Honeycomb Embossing Folder and Hello Honey ink, could this card *bee* any cuter (see what I did there?) :)
 
 
 
Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Baby Bumblebee
 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Basic Black, Sahara Sand, Whisper White card stock
 
MiscHoneycomb Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Hello Honey and Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Markers, Hello Honey 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon

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Monday, February 16, 2015

Crazy About You for Father's Day - PPA239

My card today is for the color challenge at Pals Paper Arts. I found them to be rather masculine colors, so I figured I'd make a father's day card with some new sets. I was tempted to color the boat in red, but I thought there might end up being too much red so I just left it as is.
 
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Moon Lake, Crazy About You

Ink: Soft Suede, Real Red
 
Paper: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White card stock
 
Misc: Sponge Dauber, Real Red Candy Dots, Woodgrain Embossing Folder

 

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Sunday, February 15, 2015

The Essence of Love is Kindness - NAC128


Here's my entry for this week's color challenge over at Nacho Average Challenge. I *had* to use a bit of green, since the leaves would look a bit odd in gray. I really like the soft spring look of this card. I love coloring this ribbon with my Blendies to match the project colors!







Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Love is Kindness, Dictionary Background stamp

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; Pink Pirouette, Smoky Slate and Wild Wasabi Blendabilities 

Paper: Smoky Slate, Blushing Bride, Whisper White card stock 

Misc: Oval Framelits, Pearls, Dimensionals, 5/8" Organza Ribbon






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Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines with Cheerful Critters

It's Valentine's Day! Here's a cute card I made for the boys, I love the colors and these fun critters are lots of fun to color.
 

Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Cheerful Critters, Just Sayin'
 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Real Red, Blendabilities
 
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White card stock; Stacked With Love DSP; Red Glimmer Paper
 
Misc: Heart Framelits, Dimensionals, Glue Dots, Hearts Border Punch
 
 


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Friday, February 13, 2015

To a Great Friend - SSC94

I'm definitely getting lots of use out of my Butterfly Thinlits. I think they are probably my favourite item in the whole occasions spring catalog. I kept this card super simple for the sketch challenge at Sunday Stamps.  Lots of white in here, with just a sprinkling of bling.
 




Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Simply Wonderful (SAB)
 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
 
Misc: Butterfly Thinlits, Rhinestones, Stacked With Love Washi


 


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Thursday, February 12, 2015

Twisted Easel Butterfly Card

I tried my hand at a twisted easel card earlier this week. It's a simple design here, but I love how these colors, papers and stamps went together for this card. Simple and elegant.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
StampsBecause You Care
 
Ink: Blushing Bride, Sahara Sand
 
Paper: Blushing Bride, Whisper White, Brushed Gold card stock; Something Borrowed DSP
 
Misc: Sponge Dauber, Decorative Label Punch, Pearl, Glue Dots, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Butterflies Thinlits Dies, Artisan Embellishment Kit 

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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Masculine Duck

I needed some French masculine birthday cards, so I thought I'd pair the new Moon Lake set with the new Adventure Bound DSP to get an outdoors-y, man-ly card. I few swipes of my Blendabilities for some extra color, and I love how it ended up.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Moon Lake
 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Island Indigo, Whisper White card stock; Adventure Bound DSP
 
Misc: Blendabilities, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Natural 5/8" Chevron Ribbon

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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

A Happy Thing

I used my Blendies again on today's card. I wasn't sold on this Sale-a-bration stamp set at first, but it's grown on me as I've seen some great examples with it. I like the embossed background behind my colorful bird as well.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: A Happy Thing (SAB)
 
Ink: Island Indigo, Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Island Indigo, Calypso Coral, Whisper White card stock
 
Misc: Spring Flowers Embossing Folder, Pearls, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals

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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Monday, February 9, 2015

I Seriously Love You - FabFri57

Here's a simple Valentine's card I made for my hubby. I tried to keep it simple since it's for a guy. I used the colors from this week's challenge at Fab Friday as inspiration, which goes perfectly with the Stacked With Love DSP background.
 




Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Because You Care
 
Ink: Real Red. Calypso Coral
 
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White card stock; Stacked With Love DSP
 
Misc: Pearls, Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Sponge Dauber, Hearts Framelits, Real Red 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
 

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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca
 

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Happy Birthday From the Herd

Here's a card I made for my upline Jen's upcoming birthday. These guys are so cute and were a lot of fun to color! I'm really enjoying using my Blendabilities now that I've gotten used to the technique!


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: From the Herd, Hardwood

Ink: Smoky Slate, Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Basic Black, Smoky Slate, Whisper White
 
Misc: Blendabilities markers, Pearls, Linen Thread, Window Framelits, Dimensionals
 


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Friday, February 6, 2015

Apple Blossoms

What a pretty pink blossom branch this turned into. I used my Pink Pirouette Blendabilities to color the blossoms in this new stamp, and love how spring-y it is. Gives some hope that this cold winter will end eventually!! I'm not sure what kind of blossoms they are supposed to be, but to me in Southern Quebec, they look like apple blossoms.
 
I left it with no sentiment, but I think it would work for Mother's Day, Easter, Birthday, Thank You, etc.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
StampsIndescribable Gift
 
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Wild Wasabi and Pink Pirouette Blendabilities
 
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Wild Wasabi, Brushed Silver, Whisper White card stock
 
Misc: Fancy Fan Embossing Folder, Pearls, Labels Framelits, Whisper White 5/8" Organza Ribbon, Dimensionals


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca
 

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Rev Up The Fun - TBT

I needed to make some masculine birthday cards, and pulled out a retired set and ribbon for it. I figured I'd throw it up here on my blog as a Throw Back Thursday entry, even though these aren't retired that long ago!

 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Rev Up The Fun (retired), Une pensée pour ta fête 
 
Ink: Pacific Point, Memento Tuxedo Black
 
Paper: Pacific Point, Whisper White, Basic Gray, Cherry Cobbler card stock
 
Misc: Pearls, Pacific Point 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon (retired), Chevron Embossing folder, Dimensionals

 

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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

The Kindness You Show Has No End...

Sorry folks, life keeps getting in the way of my precious crafting time! :( (My hubby and stepson didn't even get cards for their recent birthdays!) *gasp!*
 
I'm hoping this weekend to get some free time to churn out some cards. In the meantime, here is one I've managed to make in the past few days. It uses some of my favorite Sale-a-bration products.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
 
Stamps: Lotus Blossom
 
Ink: Lost Laggon, Wild Wasabi, Rich Razzleberry
 
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White card stock; Irresistably Yours DSP (SAB)
 
Misc: Pearls, Sponge, Painted Blooms Cotton Twine in Wild Wasabi, Glue Dots, Dimensionals


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca
 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Birthday Bash - NAC123

I used a fun new stamp set that you can earn for free when you order 60$ from Stampin' Up! over the next few months. I also used some new DSP and the new Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim for my card for this week's challenge at Nacho Average Challenge. It was a fun sketch and I love the bright and cheerful card I ended up with.
 




Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Big Day (SAB)

Ink: Night of Navy
 
Paper: Calypso Coral, Whisper White card stock; Birthday Bash DSP
 
Misc: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim, Bermuda Bay and Daffodil Delight Blendabilities, Itty Bitty Punch Pack (star), glue dots
 


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Golden Valentine - AW32

I wanted to share some more new products from the new 2015 Occasions catalog that is AVAILABLE TODAY!!! The washi tape and DSP on this card for the sketch challenge at Around the World Stampin' Up! Challenges are from the Stacked With Love series. The gold thread behind the heart is a piece I pulled out from a length of gold baker's twine. The sentiment is from the now retired Good Greetings set. I double layered the washi so it would be darker against the DSP.





Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Good Greetings

Ink: Stazon Jet Black
 
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White card stock; Stacked with Love DSP stack; Gold Glimmer Paper
 
Misc: Stacked with Love Washi Tape, Gold Basic Metal Buttons, Gold Baker's Twine, Sweetheart Punch, Glue Dots, Dimensionals





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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Monday, January 5, 2015

Bon Voyage!

I made this card for a challenge on a Facebook group to make a travel themed card. What better stamps to use than World Map and Traveler? I used browns to make it look aged to match the ship. It's a simple card and I love the end result.
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: World Map, Traveler, Rotary Alphabet stamp

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip
 
Paper: Baked Brown Sugar, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
 
Misc: Circle Framelits, Chocolate Chip Candy Dots, Sponge Dauber, Dimensionals

 


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the 2014-2015 catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Saturday, January 3, 2015

You Made My Day - NAC122

Ooooh, sparkly!! I got glitter all over the place trying to get all the little pieces out of this butterfly, but it was worth it! I made this card for the color challenge at Nacho Average Challenge this week, and I love it! This new thinlit set is so awesome, and it looks gorgeous in gold. The biggest butterfly is actually really big as you can see here. The sentiment is from a new Sale-a-bration set called Best Day Ever which is available for free if you put in a 60$ order.
 




Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Best Day Ever (SAB)
Ink: Versamark
 
Paper: Gold Glimmer Paper; Basic Black, Whisper White card stock
 
Misc: White Embossing Powder, Heat Gun, Butterfly Thinlits*

* 2015 Occasions catalog



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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Friday, January 2, 2015

Rubber Ducky Shaker - SSC91 & TSSC347

When I saw the sketch challenge this week for Techno Stamper, I thought SHAKER CARD! Then I saw the color challenge from Sunday Stamps, and realized I could use the soon-to-be-released-in-the-2015-Occasions-catalog Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim in my shaker. What better way to use this awesome blue than to make it look like water with a rubber ducky? I used some of the cool new Sale-a-bration paper called Irresistibly Yours which allows you to color/sponge it in to reveal the cool embossed texture.
 



Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)
Stamps: Something for Baby, Itty Bitty Banners
 
Ink: Daffodil Delight, Soft Suede, Bermuda Bay
 
Paper: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White card stock; Irresistibly Yours DSP (SAB), Birthday Bash DSP*
 
Misc: Bermuda Bay Sequin Trim*, Circle Framelits, Bitty Banner Framelits, Baby's First Framelits, Dimensionals, Pearls, Sponge Dauber, Glue Dots, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
 
* 2015 Occasions Catalog
 


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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the new 2015 Occasions catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!!
 
I wanted to share a card to wish you all a wonderful 2015! This stamp set has been carried forward into the 2015 Occasions catalog, but a lot of the other stamps and paper and embellishments from the Holiday catalog are almost gone! You have until January 5th to get your order in, so contact me if there was something you were waiting to order so you aren't disappointed later!
 


Recipe (all Stampin' Up!)

Stamps: Bright & Beautiful

Ink: Island Indigo
 
Paper: Smoky Slate, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White card stock; All Abloom DSP stack
 
Misc: Oval Framelits, Lucky Stars Embossing Folder, 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Dimensionals

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If you live anywhere in Canada, including Quebec, and would like a copy of the 2014-2015 catalog, or to order these items or any other Stampin' Up! supplies, please contact me: emily@emilymark.ca