Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 High Tea - Stampin' Up! Style

Hello Friends!

This past Saturday I had an amazing time with my crafting friends at my annual Catalogue Launch & High Tea event. We chit chatted, created 3 make n'takes and did a lot eating and drinking.

Click on the video to see how much we had. 



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Sunday, June 25, 2017

We Love our Hosts Blog Tour!

Hello Friends!

 

Welcome! I am super duper excited when I got an invite to be part of the We {heart} our Hosts Blog Tour, hosted by Janet Wakeland, the remARKably Created team. What an honour!

This is a long post as it is very detailed.

This month, the We {heart} Hosts Blog Tour, demonstrators from various places are focusing on YOU with our Host Reward Stamp Sets.

My project for this blog hop, I am focusing on two host sets called "You're Delightful" and "Tranquil Tulips" on page 223 to double the fun!

The You're Delightful set is a 11 piece stamps and you can get this in Wood or Clear. (CDN$ pricing:144020 $21.00 (w) or 144023 $16.00 (c)). The Tranquil Tulips is a 22 piece photopolymer stamps (CDN$ pricing 143767 $13.00). 
You are going to love these sets as I show you two different cards using the same technique called Stamping Off technique.
Stamping Off means that you stamp an image at full-strength, then stamp again without reinking the stamp, then stamp a third time if you want it even lighter. Stamping Off gives you three different shades of colors.
Card 1
1. Cut (1) 8-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Whisper White Thick cs (140272), and score at 4-1/4". This is your base card.

2. Cut (1) 3-7/8" x 5-1/8" piece of Smoky Slate cs (131202) and attach it to the base card.

3. Cut (1) 3-3/4" x 5" piece of Whisper White cs (100730). This is your focal layer. Ink the overlay tulip in Smoky Slate ink (131179). Stamping Off once onto your scratch paper, and then onto this focal piece cardstock. Repeat the same step and alternating the angle and height of the tulips. With the stems, repeat as above in step 3. Clean your stamp before moving to step 4, only if you want to keep the tulips the same.

4. Ink the base tulip stamp in Crushed Curry ink (13199) onto a scratch Whisper White cs. Ink the overlay stamp over the base tulip. This technique is called Two-Step technique (see description
here). Tip: If you are making multiple cards, stamp all the tulips on a 4-1/4" x 5-1/2" Whisper White cs. Repeat this step if you would a different color. In this card, I used the Berry Burst ink (144243) as well.

I sponged the edges in the same color schemes to give it some dimensions.

5. For the stems and leaves, I used Lemon Lime Twist ink (144245) at full strength and aligning my stamps and stamping directly to the cs. Once you have steps 4 and 5 completed, using your paper snips (103579) and trim your tulips out.

6. Arrange them onto your base card. Trim if needed. I used the Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (144108) for the Berry Burst tulip.

7. Then I stamped a sentiment on remnants of Smoky Slate cs, and heat set this with Stampin' White Emboss Powder (109132).


Card 2
1. Cut (1) 8-1/2" x 5-1/4" piece of Smoky Slade cs. Follow this template as your cutting and folding guidelines but read step 2 first before cutting as I changed it slightly to fit the sentiment. I found this template on Pinterest, author unknown, and rather than revamping this it is available to the public.
2. Score as indicated in the template but score down only to 2-1/4" rather than 3-1/2". You can adjust the sizing to whatever size panel you want to make it. I made my panel to 3-1/4" wide, leaving 2-1/4" wide with the steps. This will allow me to work with the sentiment "YOU'RE THE BEST". Then mountain fold on 1", 3-1/8" and 6-3/8" score lines and valley fold on the remaining score lines.

Your base card should look like this.



3. I cut a 3-1/8" x 3-1/8" piece of Whisper White cs and stamped the "YOU'RE THE BEST" in Smoky Slate ink (131179) as I want it to be in a lighter color so that I can visually see the lines without being too noticeable.

4. I colored each of the letter with the inColor 2017-19 (144081) scheme and using the Wink of Stella Brush (141897) to color them in. The Wink of Stella Brush has a fine tip for easy of coloring. Then is placed on a 3-1/4" x 3-1/4" piece of Berry Burst cs (144243) and then glued to the base card. Here is the final image of the card.



I hope you enjoyed these two fantastic cards, and thank you so much for joining me today.

Here is the blog hop list - remember you are currently at my blog - #14. Liz Holloway, so see who is next up in the list below. But before you move onto our next guest, please leave me a comment. I love reading all the comments people leave. Tell me where are you from and is this your first time here?






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Friday, June 23, 2017

We Are Cut to be Friends

Hello Friends!


 
I have a lot of Stampin' Up! Friends since I joined 12 years ago and I am very happy to call them my family. I learn so much from everyone as they each of them have their own unique artistic side.

This stamp set "Crafting Forever" is such a beautiful piece and I love playing with this set.
I stamped, colored, and fussy the brushes. Instead of using the flower pot, I used the Jar of Love as my holder for my paintbrushes and watercolor the bottle blue.

I even fussy cut the scissors. Did you noticed that the image is our paper snips? This is a great card for any artist!




I hope you enjoyed this project. Do you live in Canada? 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. 

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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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.



I hope you enjoyed this project. Live in Canada? 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. 

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. 

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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. 


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. 



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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! 

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. 


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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Bonus Days are Back!

Hello Friends!



Bonus Days are back! For every $60 CAD you or your customers spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.





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.  

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:


StampersPlus VIP MembersNew Annual Catalogue (spiral bound) - new product line releases June 1.
Collect points and earn free stamps with your orders.Members only website filled with exclusive videos, tutorials and more. Earn free stamps and catalogs.
Invitations to special outings.
3D patterns.








Bonus Days are Back!

Hello Friends! 


Bonus Days are back! For every $60 CAD you spend July 1–31 (before shipping and tax), you’ll get a $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon that you can use August 1–31.  



To make it even better, shop with me and you will receive additional $6 CAD Bonus Days coupon.



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.  

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:

StampersPlus VIP MembersNew Annual Catalogue (spiral bound) - new product line releases June 1.
Collect points and earn free stamps with your orders.Members only website filled with exclusive videos, tutorials and more. Earn free stamps and catalogs.
Invitations to special outings.
3D patterns.