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Christmas in July Blog Hop

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Hard to wrap my head around anything Christmas right now, but its really never to soon to start preparing. My goal in life is to have everything ready before December starts, including our Christmas cards. HAHA Yeah...Right...  


Either way, I'm so excited to be joining another blog hop hosted by Scrap N' Stamp. They are giving away these awesome stocking dies as a gift with every $50 purchase! To find the link to  your next stop keep reading until the end.


My first priority was using this gorgeous stocking die. I immediately knew it needed to be inlayed with glitter paper, which also allowed me to make three at the same time. Win Win. The process is simple but slightly time consuming. Cut it the three times from different paper, then start piecing them together. 


I really wanted the stocking to stay the focal point, so a simple design with lots of white space worked. Some old patterned Christmas paper down the side gave it a tad more interest. 


For my sentiments, I heat embossed white onto black cardstock and did some fussy cutting. They went onto a basic tag die. I made some simple bow embellishments using coordinating twine and strategically glued it down. A small banner at the bottom completed the sentiments but also help to fill the void space. For that I just raided my Christmas sets to find some basic sayings. (These happen to be from some old Lawn Fawn sets.)


I loved this sparkle paper, it was thin and didn't leave a glitter mess behind. In fact the paper is quite smooth, a unique characteristic. They even sell in in an assortment of colours and even a variety pack. Plus the sparkle of these cards is out of this world but of course impossible to capture in a photo.


Thanks for joining us,
 you can find your next stop with Julia at

http://paradiselostyyc.blogspot.com/

and make sure to visit Scrap N' Stamp for the complete list of amazing designers participating in today blog hop here http://www.scrapnstamp.ca/blog/

Merry Christmas in July!

Here are the links to the awesome supplies used for today's projects (I am an affiliate to SNS and may recieve a small commission, which in no way effects the price you pay but it allows me to work from home with my children. I only recommend products I believe in.Thank you for your support!!):
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Busy Beaver Canada Day Blog Hop

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Happy Canada Day!!


We are blog hopping today in celebration of Canada’s 150th Birthday, sharing projects featuring the cute new ‘Busy Beaver’ stamp & die set by Taylored Expressions!   Be sure to leave comments along the way because Scrap N’ Stamp Canada has some prizes to give away randomly- $150 in gift certificates (3 lucky people will get $50 gc’s) and a Busy Beaver set with a bonus maple leaf tag die!  Winners will be randomly chosen and announced on the SNS blog on Monday!

The link to your next stop can be found at the bottom of this post, 
so keep on reading!


This chunky beaver is too cute!

I really wanted to make my kids some bookmarks for all their summer reading.
To play up the bucky beaver teeth I used a Smile word die from MFT Stamps because I thought this sentiment I created was would be hilarious to my kids.


I wanted it to be really fun and chose to make it into a shaker bookmark. This was an great opportunity to pull out the Fuse tool and put it to work. In hindsight, I wouldn't have used the seed beads, as they are just to chunky (duh!) but they really make it a lot of fun.


The background I quickly ink-blended with some red-toned Hero Arts inks, in order to give it a little interest. Then out came my trusty Copics to do some quick colouring on the images. 


The finishing touches like the silver grommet and red ribbon tie it all together. My favourite part is this awesome tag die with the maple leaf. I know I will be pulling that out often, if not for just the maple leaf die.

Your next stop is with Amber Trubiak at http://foreverambersart.blogspot.ca/

Please visit Scrap N' Stamp's blog www.scrapnstamp.ca/blog/ for the complete list of women participating today and to find out the winners on Monday!

ps-Don't forget to leave those comments for your chance to win one of these 'gnawsome' prizes!

Happy Happy Birthday Using Hooray & Birthday Balloons | A Muse Studio Guest Designer

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I am Guest Designing for A Muse Studio again today!
You can check that out here.
I used two gorgeous sets and had a lot of fun!

I feel like Birthday Balloons is a set that everyone needs in their collection. Its classic shapes and the coordinating dies are awesome for birthday cards.


Using the balloons I did second generation stamping to make a subtle background. These high quality red rubber stamps are perfect every time and make this technique so easy.

I also used the sweet bear from Hooray and a sentiment. I think the gold embossing details make the subtle colours of this card really pop.



Thanks so much for stopping by and thanks to A Muse Studio again for having me! Stay tuned for more projects all month long.

Supplies

I list all the supplies I use at the end of my posts for your convenience. The letters below represent where the product can be purchase, ie. AZ – Amazon, SB – Scrapbook.com, SNS- Scrapnstamp. Products used from A Muse Studio were sent to me, but this post is not sponsored. Affiliate links are used when possible at no extra cost to you. Affiliate linking is what keeps my blog and youtube channel running and enables me to work from home with my kids! We appreciate your support!

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