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

Sunday, 14 May 2017

New In-Colors Sneak Peek

Coming soon - the new Annual Catalogue - and with it new in-colors for 2017-2019. They are bright and colourful and will coordinate wonderfully with the rest of the colour family. Here they are alongside the in-colors from the 2016-2018 collection.
To coordinate with these new colours, there is a new paper stack. Do you recognize the print? It's the same print featured in the Designer Series Paper called .Floral Boutique. That paper was so popular they decided to duplicate the patterns in the new in-colors.

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For your card bases, there is the standard 8.5 x 11 inch card stock and it's available in 12 x 12 as well, a size often required for boxes and bags.
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You will be able to purchase all five ink colours together along with a package of the Stampin' Write markers. 

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As for embellishments, there is coordinating ribbon in all five colours and take a look at these adorable bows (for those of you who have trouble making bows from scratch). Enamel dots are so popular in card-making - new this year are these gorgeous coordinating Glitter Enamel Dots.

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You will be able to see all of these new products at my Open House in June so save a day and time that works best for you. More details will be forthcoming.

Thursday, June 1 7:00 - 9:00 PM
Saturday, June 3 9:00 - noon
Sunday, June 4 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Happy Stamping everyone!

Sunday, 30 April 2017

Paper Pumpkin Cards

I wanted to share with you the cards I made using the April Paper Pumpkin kit. This was a special kit because the CEO of Stampin' Up!, Sara Douglass, had a hand in designing it. The kit featured white embossed watercolour paper, a small set of watercolour pencils and a paint brush.  And the glimmer  flowers are gorgeous. It's bright and edgy with a different box from the regular orange Paper Pumpkin box.

The box included instructions for making multiples of 3 designs. Here are those three designs:

The next three are other designs I created using the watercoloured heart:

From the watercoloured grid design, I created these three cards:

 And lastly, I made these cards to use up all the contents of the kit:

This kit was so much fun. If you are new to stamping and want to give it a try, a subscription to Paper Pumpkin will get you off to an easy start. To subscribe through my store, visit this link.

To see samples of past Paper Pumkin kits, visit the Paper Pumpkin YouTube channel.

As always, happy stamping!

Saturday, 29 April 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop - Mother's Day

I miss commemorating Mother's Day. I always did something special for my mom and even during the years since I moved away I made sure to send a card and a gift and a call to tell her how much I appreciated her and all she had done for me. I miss doing that.

All I can do now is to remember those times and remember some of her favourite things - blue was her favourite colour. When my mom and dad renovated their bathroom, Mom wanted everything blue: tub, sink and toilet.

And when the princess style telephone came out - it was the blue one that she picked.

Her favourite flower - Forget Me Not.

And her favourite fine bone china teacup ... the Forget Me Not pattern by Royal Albert.

And I remember the stories she told of walking in the English woods enjoying the thousands of bluebells at her feet.

And my mom loved jewellery. Never a day went by without a pair of earrings and a gold chain around her neck. I guess that's where I get my love of jewellery (and my Dad's mom also loved jewellery). So it's in my genes to wear jewellery and my sister too. We both love it. But it's skipping a generation because both our daughters are not so keen. Oh sorry, I digress.

So this Mother's Day, I have a card I made especially for my mom that I will place on my mantel to express how much I miss her and love her. I used three blues in the Stampin' Up! collection: Marina Mist, Soft Sky and Pool Party. The stamp set is Special Reason - so popular it is now completely sold out.

So if you are lucky enough to have your mother still present in your life, sit down and make a special card for her. It will bring her back in time to your earliest works of art that she held onto so dearly. Truly a special gift!

Now please go to the next blog to see our wonderful Seashore Stampers contributions.

Bruni P.

Jean M.
Please visit this month's contributors:
Adrienne H.
Bruni P.
Erica - you are here and welcome
Jean M.
Mi Ran B.