September 21, 2017

Magical Birthday - Magical Mermaid

Good morning friends!  I have a beauty of a card to share with you today... plus a fun little technique!  Let's check it out, shall we? 


I'm just in love with the gorgeous Magical Mermaid stamp set from the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue.  It's packed full of gorgeous coordinating images and sentiments that really make the beautiful mermaid pop.  


Isn't it fun?  Little girls will go crazy for this one, as will the ladies who are still young at heart - I sent this fun card to a friend of mine for her recent birthday!

Hidden in this card is a little technique I want to share with you... see that strip of gorgeous blue beachy woodgrain paper?


It's the lightest print from the Wood Textures DSP Stack, rolled with Pool Party Ink!  With a Sponge Brayer and an ink pad at your fingertips, you can make woodgrain paper in any colour your heart desires!  

Per usual, all of these amazing supplies (and then some!) are available 24/7 in my online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store.  The cold months are coming up, and there's no better time to stay indoors with some brand new craft supplies!

And speaking of brand new...


It's here - the gorgeous 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue!  Want a paper copy of this gorgeous catalogue for your very own?  Just contact me and let me know - I'll pop one in the mail and it will be on its way to your doorstep!  Canadian addresses only, please, and only folks who don't presently have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator!  You're in a for a real treat!

Speaking of a real treat, I have one coming up very soon for my newsletter subscribers!  This fabulous (and FREE!) video tutorial is EXCLUSIVE to my newsletter subscribers this month - you won't want to miss it!  Click the image below to sign up and have this great tutorial delivered straight to your inbox, along with other exciting news from CrushOnColour.com. 


And last but not least, since I know you've got a wish list and I want to say thanks for shopping with me... 


September Ordering Bonus:  During the month of September, you'll receive a FREE sampler of Holiday 2017 DSP from Stampin' Up! with orders of $50+ (before shipping and taxes) in my Online Stampin' Up! store, using host code EPJS6XKM - this offer is valid until September 30th, 2017, and only in Canada.  Don't miss out!  

Thanks so much for stopping in today - see you again soon!

Cheers,
Shannon

Shopping in Canada? Use the links below
to purchase the supplies used to make this card! 

September 19, 2017

Why, Thank You - Gourd Goodness

Hello friends!  

My favourite season has arrived - hoodie weather (but warm enough to still wear sandals!), cozy evenings curled under a quilt, and warm cups of tea have come into style this week as autumn rolled into Calgary.  This is, hands down, my favourite time of year.

As overnight frost threatened my garden, it was time to harvest the last of my veggies.  My son and I decided to plant pumpkins this year, simply to try something new.  We planted Pumpkin On A Stick (which is actually an eggplant...) and it never bloomed.  We planted Dill's Atlantic, a variety that "easily" grows 400-500 lbs and "often" up to 1000 lbs... and those are the size of soccer balls and pale yellow.  Not much success there!  But the third variety we planted, called Wee Bee Little, was pure perfection. 


We were able to harvest seven of these perfect little pumpkins, each about the size of a baseball.  Some of them are a little tall and skinny, some are short and fat, some are smooth and some are warty.  They are beyond cute.

I shared a picture of my good gourds to Facebook because I was so dang proud of them... and as the evening went on, I kept thinking of a stamp set that had been sitting on my shelf for the last few weeks that I hadn't yet touched!  It's called Gourd Goodness, and it creates the most perfect photorealistic pumpkins with two stamps and one ink pad.  It's pretty darn amazing!  


Aren't they charming?!  They're so perfect for fall, for harvest season, for halloween.  They'd be great for seasonal decor, invitations, or thank-you cards.  They're just perfect.

Autumn and pumpkins go perfectly with neutral colours, burlap, wood and lace, and a touch of copper - elements I've brought into this card in spades.

But my favourite part?  It's this little touch...


With a few folds and a stapler, the burlap ribbon becomes a ruffle.  Isn't it darling?

I love everything about this time of year, and I love everything about this card.

Autumn is my favourite.

Do you love autumn like I do?  What's your favourite part?  I've created a pinnable image for you to save for later - in case you want to create your own version! - or you can see me whip this card up in no time flat on my Instagram page or Facebook page.


These beautiful supplies are from the lovely 2017 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue, which I can't wait to share with you.  It's the time of year where friends gather, and I'd love to teach you and your loved ones how to make beautiful cards like these!  Having a private class is simple - you gather your guests and I do the rest.  Please contact me if a private party with Stampin' Up! is something you'd like to try!   

If you'd like to stay connected with news from CrushOnColour.com and receive a FREE video tutorial, please click the image below to subscribe to my newsletter.  You don't want to miss it!  


And last but not least, I'm so grateful for your online orders - they allow me to create the content you enjoy on my blog!  I want to say thank you for your support with an ordering bonus... 

September Ordering Bonus:  During the month of September, you'll receive a FREE sampler of Holiday 2017 DSP from Stampin' Up! with orders of $50+ (before shipping and taxes) in my Online Stampin' Up! store, using host code EPJS6XKM - this offer is valid until September 30th, 2017, and only in Canada.  Don't miss out!  

Thank you so much for visiting me today - it's always a pleasure to see you! 

Cheers,
Shannon

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below
to view the products used to make this card.