September Kits…

… are now up & available for purchase.  This month I have selected the very versatile stamp set
“By the Tide”
This is a great set for both males & females.  The cards this month could be used for either!  I’ve also used the “Brights” Colour Family & Marina Mist from the “Subtle” Family.  Lets face it, how can you not use a blue with a nautical theme!
 To purchase your kit, all you have to do is click on Pre-Cut Kits & it will take you straight to the page where you will see the PayPal Drop Down Button.  Once your kits have been posted, you will then receive your PDF Tutorial via email.
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Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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This could be a very short post as I am having big issues with my mouse & pc.

It was Gwen‘s turn to set our challenge this week over at Sunny Challenges & Creations & once again she has been easy on us.

All we have to do is create a card for a Male!  It could be a scrapbook page, 3-d project or anything else you can think of.  Some of us have trouble creating male cards, so hopefully with the lovely ideas the Design Team have should help you on your way.

I started with a sketch from another challenge, but somehow got off track & only created using the sketch so far & then I sort of went off on my own, which means I won’t be entering it in the other challenge.  Thank you Mary-Jo for your inspirational challenge!

I will be the first to admit I haven’t used Chocolate Chip in a long time, so decide to use that for my Base Card.  I wanted the colours to be beachy without going traditional, so I teamed it with Tangerine Tango with a touch of Always Artichoke.  I’m really happy with the final result, although the picture does not do it justice.  For some unknown reason I had a hard time taking a photo of this card.  The photos all seemed to be blurry…..

Supplies –

Stamp Set              By the Tide – 129120, Express Yourself – Hostess
Ink                           Tangerine Tango – 126946, Chocolate Chip – 126979, Always Artichoke – 126972
Cardstock              Very Vanilla – 106550, Always Artichoke – 108610, Tangerine Tango – 116206, Chocolate Chip – 108599
EmbossingFolder Woodgrain – 127821
Punches                 Modern Label – 119849, 2 ½” Circle – 120906
Accessories           Big Shot – 113439, Snail Adhesive – 104332, Stampin’ Dimensionals – 104430,
                                 Multipurpose Liquid Glue – 110755
Inside Card –
Card Front –
Please click on link below for your tutorial
Now it is your turn.
Hop on over to Sunny Challenges & check out what Gwen, Kris & Jonia have created.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

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Our challenge over at Sunny Challenges & Creations is to use something from the Seasonal Catalogue before it retires – 30 June – & create a card, scrapbook page or 3-D item.  The list is endless.

I had so much going around in my head about what to do, so instead of going to create something new, I decided to pull out my “Another Day” Box – that is what Gwen calls it!!!!!!  Don’t you love that name?  I think it is a perfect name for that box that we all have sitting somewhere in our Craft Rooms.  Mine just happens to sit on my desk.  I often find myself going through it & finding “stuff” that I had completely forgotten I had started & didn’t finish.  My card is one of those!!!!!!

When the Catalogue first come out I was just so excited to find a sea set sitting there waiting just for me to get my hands on.  Anything to do with the beach & I am “gone”.  “By the Tide” was the first set I purchased.  In fact it was a purchase by itself & started playing as soon as it arrived, but then obviously didn’t finish it.  All I had to do was basically add the Base Card & that was it!  How easy was that?  Everything had already been done.


We would love for you to join us this week.  All you have to do is head on over to Sunny Challenges & Creations, check out what Kris & Alison have created.  Create your card, scrapbook page or 3-D item, post to your blog or on line group/forum & then head back & link with Mr Linky.
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

By the Tide 2….

Today’s card is our 2nd card we created using the stamp set “By the Tide” from the current Seasonal Catalogue.  Not only did we use this stamp set, but we used the Technique “Ghosting/VersaMark Resist” & the Ovals Collections.

In my classes I like to showcase different cards using the same stamp sets & supplies, eg Cardstock, Inks, etc.  I am a firm believer that you do not have to have a lot of cards to achieve great results.

When I first saw the Ovals Collections in the Seasonal Catalogue an idea sprung into my head.  Then when I flipped over to see this great stamp set “By the Tide”, I got more excited, as I could combine the 2…….

Supplies –
Stamp Set – By the Tide – 129120, Itty Bitty Banners – 126257
Ink – VersaMark – 102283, Calypso Coral – 126983, Marina Mist – 126962, Bashful Blue – 126961
Cardstock – Whisper White – 106549, Calypso Coral – 124392, Marina Mist – 121682
Embossing Folders – Perfect Polka Dots – 117335
Framelits – Ovals Collections – 129381, Bitty banners – 129267
Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Sticky Strip – 104294, Sponge – 101610, Stampin’ Dimensionals, 104430, Vanilla Shimmer – 118772, Pearls – 119247

Shop Online Here to purchase your own supplies to create your card

Inside Card –

Card Front –
By the Tide –
Until next time, Happy Stampin’

By the Tide….

… was the stamp set we used in our Technique Class for April.  The Technique we did was “Ghosting/VersaMark Resist“.   What a fun class this turned out to be with lots of fun, not to mention different backgrounds.

As normal in this class we create a card using the Technique but with a different fold.  Our fold for this class was the “Shadow Box“.  If you haven’t had a go at this fun fold, then have a go as it is super easy & lots of fun.

We have also been using lots of new stamps from the current Seasonal Catalogue & in this class we showcased “By the Tide“.

Supplies –
Stamp Set – By the Tide – 129120, Create a Cupcake – 121982
Ink – VersaMark – 102283, Midnight Muse – 126860, Crumb Cake – 126975, Marina Mist – 126962, Bashful Blue – 126961
Cardstock – Bashful Blue – 106565, Whisper White – 106549, Soft Suede – 119982
Framelits – Ovals Collections – 129381
Accessories – Snail Adhesive – 104332, Sticky Strip – 104294, Sponge – 101610

Shop Online Here to purchase your own supplies to create your card
Pop on back in a couple of days & I will show you the 2nd card we created using the same Stamp Set & Technique.
Until then, Happy Stampin’