Erica Edney - Stampin' Up Demonstrator - Victoria, BC Canada

Thursday, 29 December 2016

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - New Years

Well, the year is closing down and we're bringing in the New Year by hosting a dinner with our good friends. On the dinner menu, lobster claws. Can't wait!

I can't think of a better way to bring in the New Year than making a card to celebrate 2017. I'm using the stamp set called It's a Celebration from the Holiday catalogue. This set will also be perfect for Canada Day cards.

The card base is Smoky Slate with a Whisper White layer cut at 4 x 5-1/4 inches. I used a circle punch to create the hole for the sparkler.

To create a firework display background, I used the red and green glitters from the Holiday catalogue and some silver.

I used Silver Stampin' Glitter for the sparkler but had to use Heat & Stick Powder first to make the glitter stick well otherwise it just blew off. I cut this piece down to 3 x 3 and stuck it behind the circle with dimensionals.

I added dimensionals to the background piece then adhered it to the card base.

I'm really happy with how the card turned out -- a little bit of work but beautiful results.

Here are the supplies I used:

Happy New Year everyone! Now go check out these ladies' blogs:

Monday, 12 December 2016

Seashore Stampers Christmas Get-Together

I wanted to share with you some of the projects that came out of the Seashore Stampers Christmas get-together this past Saturday. The Seashore Stampers is a group of local Stampin' Up! demonstrators. I put this group together so we could share and support one another. And, well, I simply like these ladies and enjoy their company, creativity and laughter. We meet once a month for some business chit chat, support, lunch and some crafting.

To make our potluck lunch a little more festive, we each agreed to make a little something for the table place settings. I made this cutlery holder:
The beautiful napkin tucked inside was made by our host, Jen.

This is how my place at the table looked like with all the hand-made table treats.

the whole table - theme colours: red, white & gold

The cutlery holder was so much fun to make - and relatively easy and fast depending on how much embellishing you want to do. I found a video for this and will link to it here.

After lunch, we got busy with four make & take projects: a little pink pig with butterfly wings made using the Curvy Keepsake framelits, a card made using stencils, ink pads and sponges, an adorable cork reindeer made using the Cookie Cutter bundle, and a gift bow using 1/2 a sheet of designer series paper. The gift bow was my contribution.

I demonstrated the making of this bow. So easy to make.
 If you'd like to make one or two or three for your gift wrapping this year, check out this video:

This card demonstrated by Adrienne. These are her happy colours.

If pigs could fly - demonstrated by Mi Ran

cork reindeer, Jen's make & take
It was a wonderful day and we look forward to getting together again in the New Year.

I hope you enjoyed this project share. We're counting down the day's now. Enjoy all your holiday preparations.

Monday, 5 December 2016

Year-End Closeout Sale

Hello everyone,
There is a big sale happening at Stampin' Up! now that their Holiday Catalogue retired list has come out. Lots of savings to be had - you could shop now for next year's holiday cards and gift packing. This sale runs through to January 3, 2017. Since items sell out, I recommend you place your own online orders using this month's Host Code: 9MHFFK97

If you don't want to order online yourself, I'm happy to place it for you.

Retired List
Stampin’ Up! has released its “retiring list” of items in the Holiday Catalog – the list of items that will no longer be available after they are sold out.  If you want them, get them now!

  • Retiring stamp sets are guaranteed available until December 21, after which they will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring accessories will only be available while supplies last.
  • Retiring items will only be available while supplies last.  All retiring items will be discontinued after January 3. 
Click on the photo below to see the sale items in detail.

Happy savings everyone.