June 22, 2017

Hello Fun - Memories & More Perfect Days

Hello friends!  Is it just me or is this week draaaaagging?  It's finally Thursday and we're almost there - the weekend is just around the corner!  


Hello Fun seems like a fitting sentiment, isn't it?  I have no plans - but our 10th wedding anniversary is tomorrow and I'm sure we'll do something fun this weekend to celebrate!

This card was made with a leftover background sheet from the final technique I shared in the Gloss With Gusto post - I played with a few colours, and this was Lemon Lime Twist - one of my favourites!  Each technique creates two background sheets, so I have a few of these stashed away in several colours!  I added a medallion with embossing paste to add interest to the background - I just love that stuff!

The banners and sentiment on this card are from the brand new and super awesome Memories & More "Perfect Days" collection.  Memories & More is Stampin' Up!'s new pocket scrapbooking system "and then some."  The collections coordinate with other SU! products to create scrapbook pages, cards, home decor, and more!  I am absolutely in love with Memories & More - especially the pricepoint - $12.50 for a collection, including 72 cards, acetate overlays, stickers, and more! WOW!

Lastly on this card is Melon Mambo baker's twine.  It's not in the catalogue, and that just wouldn't do!  I grabbed my trusty Whisper White baker's twine, my Melon Mambo ink pad, and a Stampin' Dauber and got to work - the white twine will take on any colour you'd like, so a few minutes later, I had the perfect embellishment.

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Thanks for visiting - have a fabulous day! 

Cheers,
Shannon

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June 20, 2017

Awesome Narwhal - Quirky Critters

Hello my lovelies!  Today's post comes after a long weekend with tons of work to do - and yes, I know it's Tuesday evening - I'm STILL working on it!  I've got lots of great cards on deck to share, and today's is super fun.  

Quirky Critters is one of the fabulous new stamp sets in the 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Annual Catalogue - if you missed it, let's have a peek!  

These goofy little animals are just the CUTEST!  I had to go with the narwhal first - my husband won't let me forget that I though narwhals were fictitious until a couple of years ago.  I mean, can you blame me?!  They're like dolphin-unicorns!  That is CRAZY if you didn't know they actually existed! And then the story got funnier when I said told my mom that I didn't know narwhals were real - and she replied "What do you mean they're real?  They are not!"  Apparently I came by this gap in knowledge honestly!  Hahaha!  

My sweet, mystical unicorn of the sea needed to be paired with a magical little rainbow and a little bit of sparkle - it comes with the horn, right?  They definitely go hand-in-hand.


This little guy was stamped onto Shimmery White Cardstock and coloured oh-so-lightly with Smoky Slate for a shiny grey finish.  Enamel dots make for a subtle little rainbow touch in the background, perfect over the Embossing Paste clouds!

And those waves?  Turn that scallop upside down - huzzah!  A little trick for you!

Thanks so much for popping in today - and make sure to hop over to my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store to shop 24/7 for these fabulous products - they're some of my favourites!

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Have a fabulous day!  

Cheers,
Shannon

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June 18, 2017

Spread The Love - Happy Pride Month!

Hello friends!

June is Pride Month, and I'm a proud and vocal supporter of LGBTQ rights (or as I like to call them - human rights!)  I've made an effort every year to mark Pride with a card fitting for the occasion, and this year is no exception!


The rainbow - the quintessential symbol of the LGBTQ community - is such a significant image that I really wanted it to pop.  It contrasts perfectly with an otherwise black-and-white card, doesn't it?  I love the crisp diagonal stripes (from a Memories & More card!) and sentiment (from Jar of Love) - and if we're "spreading" the love, why not have a smear of Embossing Paste in the background?  It's the Frank's Hot Sauce of my life... I put that (stuff) on everything!  Do you have yours yet?  Are you as addicted as I am?

Super simple to create, but packs a big punch.  Love it!

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Happy pride month!

Cheers,
Shannon

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