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Thank You Card

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Hello everyone, and welcome back!! I have a sweet and simple thank you card to share with you for Studio Katia!!

I always start by gathering up all the stamps and dies I think I will use:


I knew I wanted to use the Stitched Notebook Set, that you can see already die cut on the bottom right.  And I also knew I wanted to use the Teacher's Apple stamp set, especially for the pencil image!!

For the sentiment, I chose to use the super sweet Mini Thank You set.  FYI: this is a free with purchase stamp right now but will be available for sale in March!!

I used my Winsor and Newton Promarkers to colour the pencil.  In this case, I wanted it to look more like a pen so I coloured the "eraser" portion the same as the body.  Because I am using a light blue base, I added a bit of colour to the strip across the top.

Now here is where I got fancy!!  Embossing paste!! What??!!  I never use this stuff, and I'm not sure why!  I used a diagonal stripe stencil and applied the paste over…

Just My Type!!

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Hi peeps!! I wanted to pop in to share my latest project for Honey Bee Stamps!!  I love creating custom sentiments with Alpha stamps sets and the Brush Grunge Alpha Set is one of my all time faves!!  In this one set you get upper and lower case letters, punctuation AND some small images including an awesome splat image!! Real bang for your buck!!!
I also used the Just My Type mini stamp set along with its Co-ordinating Dies!!  Please visit the HoneyBee Blog for ALL the details!!



Thanks for the visit!! Until next time...hugs!!
Laurie

Cherish

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Hello and happy Wednesday!!  I'm popping in today to share my DT project for HoneyBee Stamps!!  This is a card with quite a bit of die-cutting and a little bit of colouring.

I used the vintage style set called Not Too Shabby and the beautiful Cherish set for the sentiment.  Both these sets have coordinating dies which I also used!

I first created a frame using some Square Stitched Scalloped Frame Dies from MFT.  I layered multiple pieces together to create a thick frame.  I stamped, coloured and die cut the mason jar and the bouquet of flowers from the Not Too Shabby set.  I did a bit of drawing to create the illusion the flowers were inside the jar.


I stamped the large Cherish and used the coordinating die to cut it out.  As well, I used sentiment strips to complete the sentiment.  Layering these on coloured cardstock made them pop out a bit more.  Before adhering everything together, I used a polka dot embossing folder on a white card panel to create a bit more dimension.

I ad…

Combining Multiple Companies on One Card!

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Happy Sunday!! I hope your weekend was great!! I had a bit of an extended weekend so it was awesome.  But it's come to the time of day when I'm already thinking about the week ahead and that's always a bit depressing.  So to cheer myself up, I made a bright, happy card using multiple companies.  I love doing this!

I've recently become a HUGE fan of Love Cynthia stamps.  She based in France and draws the cutest images ever.  All her stamps are based around happiness and feature what are known as "happy girls".  They actually do make me happy :)

I chose the Choose Happiness stamp set today and decided to make a birthday card.  I also had a die cut piece of ivory cardstock lying on my desk for quite some time, so this was a great time to use it!  It was cut using the Dotted Scallops Cover Up Die from Lil 'Inker Designs.  This is an amazing die!!  In fact, she carries numerous, super unique and beautiful dies just like this one.


I coloured my "happy gir…

Exciting, Fabulous News!!

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Hello everyone!  Today, I'm so excited to be sharing my first project as a design team member for Honey Bee Stamps!!  I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team for the next 6 months!! :)



I created a card using a couple of my favourite sets from HBS in two of my favourite colours...grey and gold!  I started by creating a mask out of some plain (happens to be pink) printer paper and a circle die.

I used the negative piece to cover the panel I created out of white cardstock.  I then stamped a woodgrain background stamp overtop.  This left me with a clean, circle shaped stamped area.

As you can see, I stamped some images from the Country Blooms stamp set.  I used Versamark Ink and Gold Embossing Powder.  This is one of my favourite and mostly used sets!!  I used the Co-ordinating Dies to cut the images out.  For the colouring I left it VERY simple.  I chose the lightest shades of four colours that I had in my Promarker stash and simply blended them out with the blender marker.  …

Flamingo Love

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Welcome back!!  Today's card for Studio Katia features one of my favourite sets...Pink Winter!!!  I also used a stamp set from the latest release which is so adorable, Sweet Heart Candy.

I started by stamping the flamingo in Intense Black ink from Simon Says Stamp (it's my new favourite black ink!).  I then stamped a mirror image of the flamingo by using the backside of a large clear stamp.  I used my Mini Misti for this.  I placed the large stamp, face down onto the door of the Misti, then stamped the image (I found I had to use Versafine Onyx Black for this) directly on top.  I then closed the door and gave firm pressure.  As you can see, it took me a couple of tries to get a decent image.

Before colouring the flamingos in with my Stabilo markers, I traced around both of them with a waterproof pen to darken and thicken the lines.  For my second layer of color, I decided to use a Clear Wink of Stella pen to blend out the color on the wings only. Then it was time to fussy cut…

You Make Me Smile

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Hello!!! I hope you are having a fabulous weekend!!  Let me begin by saying that one of my New Year's Resolutions is to pay more attention to my blog.  This poor thing is a tad bit neglected.  I seem to post only when I have to.  So from now on, I plan to make at least one extra post a week. A post that is not related to any design team projects or hops.  I know a lot of bloggers post daily, but I'm not quite there :).  These post will almost always happen on the weekends as I do not have the energy to create after a day at work!  I hope you enjoy these extras :)

For this weekends extra, I've used products from Right At Home and Studio Katia.  I am a part of the design team for Studio Katia, it's a wonderful little online shop based here in Canada and is owned and operated by one super lady!!  Please check out her shop, she has some amazing stamps, dies and sequins (oh my, the sequins!!!).  As for Right at Home, well, I am a super fan of Nicole's stamps and dies. T…

You're A Good Apple

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Hello everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!  I'm back to share a fun little encouragement card for Studio Katia!!

 I started by stamping the apple image from the Teachers Apple set onto a piece of masking paper.  For this I use the full sticky Post-It Notes from 3M.  They work awesome and they're cheap!!


I stamped three but really only needed two, actually one.  I stamped an apple in the centre of a white 4.25 X 5.5 panel.  After masking off that first image, I stamped apples beside it and then moving my mask each time, I continued until I had a row of apples.

I decided to use my alcohol markers to color these sweet apples.  I was originally going to go for a rainbow theme (which totally would have looked cute) but ended up using greens and reds.  After the apples were coloured, I used the new Darling Ribbon and Dotted Frames Creative Dies to add the dotted detail around the entire card panel and then to cut out the centre of the panel.  These are my new favourite dies!!  I absolutel…