Thursday, 27 November 2014

Thanksgiving with Lovely As A Tree

Today's card features the Honeycomb Embossing Folder, and the "fall leaves" come from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set which often gets overlooked, by me anyway :-) The card again features the faux letterpress technique, where you ink up the embossing folder and then run your card stock sandwiched between the folder through the Big Shot. A button with twine through it and the thankful sentiment - that's all that is required to have a finished Thankful For You card, in time for today Thanksgiving Day. I know, it's not a Kiwi celebration traditionally, but there's no reason why I can't make it my tradition :-) So today, let me take a moment to say thank you all, my dear blog readers, near and far.

And Happy Thanksgiving Day!

Tuesday, 25 November 2014

Season's Greetings with Lovely As A Tree

Today's card showcase the longest serving stamp set at Stampin' Up! - Lovely As a Tree. It is the same technique as described in my earlier post  For this particular card, I have also spritz on the gold glimmer mix, thus giving it an incredible sheen.

Happy Stampin' folks.

Memorable Moments Silver Anniversary

I knew I haven't been on the ball and have neglected my blog and facebook page but I hadn't realised it has been 2 weeks! Did you know that it is quite a decision to know what to blog about first when one has been absent? Lol. You see, it's not that I have been idle and not crafted - in fact I have crafted up a storm. ..

Well, since my beloved and I celebrated our 14th Anniversary today (25th November), to go with the anniversary theme, I am choosing to pick up here on the blog with this card. I made this for my upline manager, Penny Shivas. The Shivas recently celebrated their 25th Anniversary - wow!!!! That is quite a milestone, and I am so encouraged. I went with the neutral look as it is also a card for Nigel, not just Penny, and it had to have silver in it, of course! Now, I will just point out one little thing for you might find it helpful/useful to know. When you put vellum card stock through an Embossing Folder through the Big Shot, the raised embossed image is cloudy/white, so that it looks like I have used white ink. Cool huh?

Ok, just keeping this nice and short. I hope to make up for lost time :-)

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

Double Inked Faux Letterpress Technique

With 6 weeks to go till Christmas, my calendar is fast filling up - how about you? As my to do list gets longer and the deadlines get shorter because there is more of an urgency at this time of the year, I see my blogging is suffering, for it's been more than a week since my last post! That won't do, so just a quick one today. I love this card - I hadn't planned for it to be a vintage card, but I love the end result! I was so impressed with the technique after watching Catherine Pooler's video that I couldn't wait to try the technique out myself. I experimented a bit with different Embossing folders, and different colour combinations so that eventually I found myself with a stack of background pieces. These have been so handy to have. As you can see from this card, it needs only very few embellishments and snap, you got a card all ready to go :-)

Hope you are inspired by this technique too - have fun playing!

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Gratitude For Days Simply Created Kit

It is November, and today I am reminded that we are only 7 weeks away from Christmas - yay and yet yikes at the same time!!!! Of course, you will only share my latter expression if you too are feeling like you are not quite organized yet.

Now, Thanksgiving day is of course celebrated in November. It isn't a big celebration in New Zealand, but I for one, just love the idea of celebrating it probably not for exactly the same reason as Americans. I just have so much to be thankful for, and so why not? Let's make it a celebration, especially with people you are thankful for.

The Stampin' Up! kit featured in today's post would be an awesome way to prepare for Christmas. I have four young men in my life to nurture in each one a grateful heart. So, with this kit, I have thought of a plan to help me not get caught up in the busyness of preparing for Christmas Day, and for them to not be self focused and dream only of what they will get on Christmas Day. Starting from Thanksgiving Day on the 27th November, we would write together each day until Christmas Day what we are thankful for.

How about it? Would you join my family in this idea of keeping a Gratitude Attitude in the days leading up to Christmas Day?

Watch this video clip to see how easy this kit is to put together:

And as typically is the case with Stampin' Up! products, you can be creative and use this kit in a different way - hmm, how about a gratitude journal. Here is an example of using this kit to make a mini journal:

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