Friday, June 16, 2017

Do Something Creative Every Day!

Happy Friday Friends!


Father's Day is here, and I am still in love playing with the Crafting Forever set (143955). What a beautiful gender set for guys/gals.

I am also using the Jar of Love set (141587). When I saw the pens, I immediately thought of inks in a jar.

I stamped the smallest jar onto Watercolor Paper (122959) and fussy cut the jar, and then use the Dapper Denim ink pad (141394) to color the jar. I then stamped the sentiment "Do Something Creative Every Day." in Dapper Denim ink.

The pen is stamped on Whisper White cs (100730) remnants, and color the Lemon Lime Twist, and also fussy cut the pen and aligning the nib to the end of the scrolly sentiment.



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Friday, June 9, 2017

Crafting Forever!

Happy Friday Friends!

Bam! The creation begins. When this set "Crafting Forever" stamp set, on page 181, 



came out ... this was the first on my list. I love all the stamp pieces in this set!

I started stamping my paint brushes in a pot set with archival black ink on watercolor paper as I really want to show off the 2017-19 inColors. Below is a quick reference of the inColor Collection.




Each color is painted on with my aqua painter brush (103954) on each brush creating the color scheme in a rainbow arrays. The pot is watercolored on with Cajun Craze ink (126965) making the left side darker showing the shade. 
I cut the watercolor paper to 2" x 5-1/2" and it is adhere to a piece of basic black remnant strip. Then this piece is adhere to the base card.

I stamped the Crafting Forever sentiment in archival black and that is all to it.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Come shop with me and you will be invited to my Canadian Papercraft Cards Scrapbook. Qualifying orders are automatically added to StampersPlus VIP Members Only. This page is exclusive to all my VIPs which holds all my patterns and private step-by-step tutorials.

Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator! 



You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 


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Sunday, June 4, 2017

Sail Away!

Hello Friends!

I have been trying to get back into momentum since my Cuba trip, and have been waiting patiently for my new orders to come in.

I have been playing around with the High Tide (143006 - $32.00 CDN) set in the meantime and wanted to see what I can do with piece. This set is a 16 piece photopolymer stamp set and is a two-step stampin'.

If you are new to stamping, two-steps stampin' means:

Two-Step Stampin'
1] Stamp the base image.
2] Position and stamp the overlay or adjoining image.


Creating a solid image. To achieve the effect, a QUICK TIP is to use lighter ink for the base image and darker ink for the overlying image.


While creating, I picture this image as a background with a sail sailing through the water.

1. I cut a color theory paper stack (144193) to 4-1/4" x 5-1/2".



2. The upper left corner I sponged the sun and rays with Crushed Curry ink (131173) and on the right I stamped lighthouse the base stamp in Pool Party ink (126982) and the overlay stamp in Real Red ink (126949).

3. Then I stamped the seagulls in Archival Black ink (140931) and trimmed this piece down by 1/16" to have it fit behind the Whisper White cs Thick (140272). The front of the cardstock has a window opening.

4. Still keeping with the color theory paper stack I used the blue paper and the Dapper Denim ink (141394) to create the waves. There are two sets of wave here. 1 main piece for the base card, and additional one for the slider portion.


5. My vision was to create a sailboat through the waves, so I used the Swirly Bird stamp set (141749), the sailboat stamp, and started stamping away and fussy cut the boat out.


6. You are probably wondered how I got the large sail. I actually free-hand cut the right side of the sail by hand and keeping in line with the width and the height (3/4" w x 2-3/8" h) and making sure that I captured the two-tone crushed curry with the white stripe and piecing them together.


7. The slider part was cut with an xacto knife to create a slot so that the sail can slide freely from one side to another.

I hope you enjoyed this project. Live in Canada? Come shop with me and you will have access to the StampersPlus VIP only FB group. This holds all my 3D templates, and exclusive videos for members only and other perks.

Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator! 

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I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

June CCDT Blog Hop "New Catalogue Favourites" + GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends!



Welcome to another exciting CCDT blog hop! Today, June 1 marks our Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 catalog debut and I am excited to share with you my New Catalog Favourites!

New Catalog Favourites - I only have a few right now as some of my pre-orders are on backorder and demonstrators have certain pre-order selections to play with before the full catalog items become live which is TODAY! 

Be sure to read all the way to the bottom. You will see an e-catalog link and a blog GIVEAWAY.

Favourite 1 - Tranquil Tulips (143767) on page 223 is a 22 pieces stamp set. A beautiful 2-step stamping. The images are so soft and it is like watercolor. The stampin' combination is very easy to use.



 

I created this thank you card using the Tranquil Tulips together with the in Color "Fresh Fig" and "Lemon Lime Twist" and the Color Theory Designer Paper Stack. 

I stamped the tulips on whisper white and fussy cut the tulips and applied it to my crate box.

Favourite 2, the 2017-2019 inColor papers and inks on page 184. These are bright and can work with any of these color combination (see color combination). I have so far played with Berry Burst, Fresh Fig and Lemon Lime Twist. These are so vibrant and it makes 2-step stamping so easy with the color coordination!

 


Favorite 3 - The Wood Textures Designer Series Paper Stack (144177) on page 159. It comes with 48 sheets: 4 each of 12 double-sided designs. 6" x 6". I love the look of these paper stacks because they are photographed and so realistic looking. 


Favourite 4, the Wood Crate Framelits dies (see image below) (143730) is one of those items that were on backorder to store goodies in, and I couldn't wait for it.



So I designed a replica of the Wood Crate but adding a 3x3 card holder behind it. 



I made a bunch of these cute Tranquil Tulip Coffee crates for the gals at work as they covered my lawyers while I was on holidays in Cuba. These are also my Thank You Crate Box for my annual Catalog Kick-Off debut which is scheduled for June 24 at 2:00 p.m. (call or email me, and I will give you the details - Surrey, BC). 

Click below to see how the crate is put together. Want to win a copy of the template/tutorial, please comment below. I will announce a winner tonight, otherwise you can find the pattern here.


I brought back bags of coffee beans. The coffee beans are wrapped up in the 3" x 6" Gusseted Cellophane Bags (141704), and tied with Lemon Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon (144135).


Hop on over to our talented Lynn Streifert by clicking on icon below.




Click on the catalog cover below, and it will take you to the e-version. If you want a hard copy, please email me at liz.holloway@gmail.com. (Canada only). 




Liz Holloway <-- you are here
Lynn Streifert
Kate Creasey 

Laurence Mirman

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code show in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If you order is over $200 CDN, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the REWARDS!



Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Step Up - Shaker Cheers

Hello Friends!


 

I was going through my blog post, and forgot to share this card I made a long time ago using the Swirly Scribbles Thinlits (141497).

My husband has gone fishing for the week, and I decided to do a staycation too, only at home just to do what I wanted to do ... absolutely nothing other than playing in my craft studio.

I am actually getting ready for my catalogue kick-off scheduled for June 24. If you are in the area (Surrey, BC), please let me know.

I am not going into too much details on this card, as it is quite straightforward. I will explain how I turn the swirly die into a shaker card. 

The swirly die was cut in pacific point card stock together with window sheet, and then die cut again with fun foam pieces that you can purchase at the dollar store and then glued to the back of the swirly piece. Then in each of the crevasses, I added some blue hues sequins.


I hope you enjoyed this project. Want to learn more HERE. Any purchases over $60 you are invited to my Canadian Papercraft Cards Scrapbook page, and the StampersPlus VIPs members only page. The StampersPlus VIPs Members Only page has exclusive videos and templates for clients' use.


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May CCDT Blog Hop: Rock-A-Bye! + Giveaway

Hello Friends!


Welcome to the May CCDT Blog hop! This month's theme is Rock-A-Bye!


 

I have been wanting to do a 3D rocking crib for awhile now, and what a great opportunity for the month of May.

The crib does rock if you have equal weight balance but because I was filling with various items in the crib, I cut the bottom off to make it straight and to hold more goodies inside.

This was created for a gal at work who loves my work, and one of my best customers who continuous to buy cards from me. 


The 3D crib holds this cute baby bottle card, and a mini scrapbook of the word "BABY" below.


I created another use of this 3D crib with our Succulent Framelits Dies (142757) and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) for my own purposes.

The succulent flowers were die cut in various shades of card stocks and shade each of them differently.



I want to show you a different look, especially for those who does not have upcoming babies, why not give a gift to a gardener?

The crib can hold many packages of seeds or use the crib as a succulent bed for household display.

 


The bed is propped with a Styrofoam block and covered with Spanish Moss purchased at Michael's Craft Store.

Then I die cut all the different layers of flowers and arranged them. I also added a succulent umbrella to the crib with the dragonfly on top. 



ACT NOW ... enter a comment below and a chance to win this file (3D Rocking Crib, Baby Bottle Card and the BABY mini album) upon my return from Cuba. Yes, as you are reading this post, I am in Cuba for another week. A winner will be announced on May 15.

To purchase, it will also be available when I return from Cuba.

Now you can click on the icon below and hop on over to Lynn Streifert's blog to see what she has! 



Sandra Mott
Liz Holloway <-- you are here
Lynn Streifert
Kate Creasey 

Laurence Mirman

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please email me if you wish to receive a kit-to-go.


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus.

Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites:



Cards, etc. (Demos only).