Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop Day!

Hey there!

I'm pleased to be a part of the Product Spotlight Blog Hop again this week! You may have just come from Joni's blog. Welcome here! We are featuring the Carried Away Designer Series Paper from the Sale-a-bration catalog - so fun! I just love the colors and have had soooo much fun designing with both this paper and the Lift Me Up stamp set and Up & Away framelits that coordinate with it.

I love how coordinating stamp sets and framelits make it just so fast and easy to create a cute card! And the fact that the designer paper coordinates with both of them makes me happy. And the fact that you can get it for free when you purchase the stamp set and framelits should make YOU happy! I can ship anywhere in Canada. Order from my online store & I'll send you a special handmade card to say thank you!

Thanks for stopping by! Now go check out the next stop on the hop - Robbie's blog!


Want to recreate my card? This is what I used today:

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's A Happy Mail Day!!

If you follow me on Instagram (artisansanonymous) or facebook, you'll know that I got my wish and spent last week in Mexico. After the previous weeks full of snow... it was just absolutely heavenly. I could have stayed a few more days, but Eal was ready to get back to work and we were both ready to see our kids again. My daughter told my mom the night before we got back that she didn't remember what I looked like anymore. Break my heart!! The picture makes it look cooler than it actually was. The skies were clear 6/7 days, and gorgeously warm.

At one point, Earl commented on my smile and how I looked super happy. This was my reply.

I think I should have tshirts made for the next trip. What do you think?!

Well, today, my smile is Stampin' Up! - powered. I checked the mail today after being home for a week and found a free stamp set that I won in a demonstrator challenge AND my Silver Elite personalized apron from the Stampin' Up! Canada office. woohoo! It's a happy day for sure!

OK. Now I'm off to continue getting ready for my Watercolor Pencil technique class tomorrow night. There is still room for those of you last-minute schedulers! I'm also planning to put together a class-to-go that I can ship out to those of you who are out-of-town. I can ship anywhere in Canada! If either the in-person class or the class-to-go interests you, please shoot me an email at I'd love to hear from you!

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, February 9, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop

Hey friends!
It's time for another Product Spotlight Blog Hop. This week, we're featuring the Balloon Adventures stamp set and Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits dies. You may be coming here from Helen's blog. Welcome!

I just love how those balloons are the perfect size to coordinate with our Balloon Bouquet Punch.
Isn't it great when lots of products coordinate together?! I combined two product suites to make this card - a stamp set and die set from the Party Animal suite with the paper and colors from the Cupcakes & Carousels suite. So fun to mix & match! See below the products I used for this card - a click on any of the images will take you to my store where you can purchase them.

Now, go check out Joni's blog! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Balloon Adventures!!

Hi friends!

This week, I'm participating in the Product Spotlight Blog Hop with a few of my friends from down South in the USA. They asked me to play and I said yes because, hello?! I love to stamp. So you may have come from my friend Helen's blog. If not, go back and check out what she made. So cute!!

So this month we're featuring the Balloon Adventures Stamp set and coordinating Balloon Pop-Up Thinlits Dies (found on p. 5 of the Occasions mini catalog - don't have one? email me your address and I'll send you one!). I wanted to play with the Party Animal Designer Series Paper so I tossed that in the mix too. So I took a sheet of cardstock, and, rather than making the inside of the card pop out like the die's designed to do, I made it into a card front. Now, you can take some of those dies and cut out some balloon layers but I decided to go easy-peasy on this baby and stamp them instead. The stamps are photopolymer, so they're see-through and easy to place. I love our photopolymer stamps! They're not at all squooshy like acrylic ones. They're the nicest clear stamps I've ever used. And no, I'm not just saying that because I sell them. ha! Curious what I used to make this card? Check out the list below! And clicking on any of those images will take you to my store where you can buy them and have them delivered to your very own doorstep!

SO. Here's your Sale-a-Bration bundle for the day (remember - these are Canadian prices! Here it's spend $60, get a free Sale-a-bration item!):
144708    $68.25    Balloon Adventures Bundle (stamp set and framelits)
143833    FREE     Gold and White Striped Card Tin (to keep all your birthday cards organized!)

Thanks for stopping by! Now go check out Amanda's blog!


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Up & Away, Valentine!

Are you getting sick of this set yet? ;)
I'm not. 
I'm pretty sure that at least one of my kids will be going to school in a couple weeks with a couple dozen of these for their classmates. They're so stinkin' adorable! Or, as my Tasha used to say, "adorbable." I miss those baby words!! They're slowly disappearing and she's starting to talk like a wannabe teenager. It's going by so fast.
ANYHOO, back to the cards. I sat down on the floor by my paper racks and started to shuffle through colors. I wanted to get an ombre effect here, so I chose 5 colors that did it for me. Here, I've chosen Real Red, Watermelon Wonder, Flirty Flamingo, Pink Pirouette and Whisper White. And then I layered it with a silver balloon. Foil or Glimmer - what's your preference? I like 'em both. Shiny AND sparkly!! On the foil one I added some enamel circles and hearts, just for fun. 

What are you making for valentines this year?

Happy Stamping, 


Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dragonflies Dream of Looking This Good

hey friends! So whaddaya think? Like my card for today? I designed this card for my friend Leanna's workshop. I hadn't played much with this set yet and I was excited to dig into it. And I LOVE the result. This is another one of those bundles where the stamps pretty much just tell you what to make with them; there's not a whole lot of creativity necessary to make awesome-looking cards!!

AND the bonus - when you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams bundle that includes the stamps and framelits, you can also get the Inside the Lines Designer Paper for free. (yay, sale-a-bration!) I'm including the product numbers for you here:

144728    $60.25    Dragonfly Dreams Bundle
143830    FREE     Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 30, 2017

The Sweetest Little Ice Cream Truck There Ever Was

OK. You've heard me talk A LOT about Mexico. So I was (understandably) VERY excited when I saw this stamp set offered for FREE during Sale-a-bration!! It has a taco truck in it!! Yes!

I must confess something to you all. I haven't actually used the taco stamp in this set yet. I know, I know. Shame.

 Once I opened this stamp set, this card was just BEGGING to be made. Does that ever happen to you? Where you have one plan but the images and the colors just take you in a completely different direction?! I had no choice. I was powerless to stop it. And I love the result. Taco Truck for Dinner, Ice Cream Truck for dessert!!

I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper as the background and for color inspiration, and I watercolored the truck after stamping it in StazOn.

Here's today's Sale-a-Bration bundle:
142788    $14.50    Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
142789    $13.75    Falling in Love 12x12 Cardstock Pack
101406    $12.00    StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
103954    $22.50    Aqua Painters
TOTAL:  $62.75
143300    FREE!    Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!


Here's what I used to make this card - click on the links to go straight to my store!