August 23, 2017

Feathery Birthday - Feather Together

Hello friends!

Where do you get your inspiration from?  I love to start with a colour pallet and go wherever it takes me.  I also like to watch Netflix while I craft.  I watch a ton of TV - almost entirely while either crafting or sewing - but I don't usually look up and actually see much it!

My most recent series I'm working my way through is Jane The Virgin, and I happened to glance up during an episode while one of the characters was in her fabulous apartment.  It was crisp white, with touches of Pool Party, Crushed Curry, and Tranquil Tide.  WOW, what a combination!  I knew what I'd be working with next!  


I also feel like I haven't used Feather Together enough, so I was due to give it some love.  I love the two-tone layered feathers that can be created with this stamp set - they're almost life-like.  I like to crease them slightly around my bone folder to create a little bit of dimension, too.  So pretty.


Combined with some glittery ribbon, rhinestones, and a spray of Wink Of Stella, there's just enough glitz on this card to glam it up without going overboard.  I even snuck in a sliver of Colour Theory Designer Series Paper, which I've been finding difficult to use (though I don't know why - it goes with everything!)  I love how this one turned out.  

Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it... and played with it!) already and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?


Yeah - I said free!  This month's ordering bonus is a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, so time is running out, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cheers,
Shannon

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below to access my online store! 

August 21, 2017

What Kind of Birthday?! - Text Ya Later

Hello friends, and happy Monday!  I hope your weekend was fabulous!

My son and I are off to the science centre to take in the eclipse with the professionals - he's so excited to check it out, and I wanted to make sure I had time to blog before we left!

Yesterday was a catch-up day for me - I photographed, edited, and uploaded over 20 projects for my blog, all new creations and blog posts to come.  Yay!  Lots of new content coming soon... and I wanted to start with this fun birthday card.  :) 


I'm totally in love with Text Ya Later - it's such a fun, witty set and it even includes unfortunate auto-corrects!  I love that you can mix and match the sentiments to create your own conversations, perfect for any occasion.



They're fun, bold, and witty!  This cheeky birthday card would be great for a friend or sibling... just maybe don't send it to grandma.  :)

This fantastic stamp set is available this year from Stampin' Up!, and I know you'll want to add it to your collection!  What else is on your wish list?  Hop over to my online Canadian Stampin' Up! store and check out what's new and notable!

And while you're there...  Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it, and played with the new goodies... sneak peeks coming soon!) and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?


Yeah - I said free!  This month's ordering bonus is a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cheers,
Shannon

Shopping in Canada?  Use the links below for my Online Store! 

August 17, 2017

Sharing Sweet Thoughts - Ronald McDonald House Charities blog hop from the Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team

Hello friends, and welcome back to another Artisan Design Team blog hop!  We are the official design team of Stampin' Up!, and we hop every two weeks to share a product feature with you.  If you're not starting here, you've come from Rochelle Blok in Australia; you're currently here with me, Shannon Lane, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, and you'll be moving onto Sylwia Schreck in Germany shortly!  

Today's product feature is a stamp set called Sharing Sweet Thoughts.  This set is a special one - each year, Stampin' Up! has a charity stamp set, wherein each set purchased includes a $3 donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities.  To date, Stampin' Up! has donated over $1.5 MILLION to RMHC, an incredibly worthy cause.  We have had family members on both sides stay in their local Ronald McDonald House while their newborn babies were in the hospital receiving life-saving surgeries and medical care far from home, and they will attest that their services are truly amazing; it really is a home away from home for families who need to be close to their children during extremely difficult and stressful times.  It's a very worth charity and one of our personal favourites! 


This beautiful stamp set features on-trend mason jars, so I wanted to stick with the theme and create a tag for a jam jar.  If you're a gardener and a canner, 'tis the season for packing up your bounty!  I barely harvest enough from my little garden to gift with others, but when I do, I love putting a homemade tag on it.  Sharing Sweet Thoughts is perfect for this!

This tag is a little bit rustic and a little bit country - I love the contrast of the bright, fresh strawberries with the natural woodgrain paper.  And with mason jars, it's super easy to cut a circle to size and slip a coordinating piece of paper in the lid!


Now let's hop over to Sylwia and see what beautiful creation she's sharing today!  


But wait!

Have you heard?  The full Stampin' Up! 2017-2018 Holiday Catalogue will be available on September 1st; I've seen it (and ordered from it!) already and trust me, you're going to LOVE it!  Want some FREE holiday goodies?


Yeah - I said free!  This month's ordering bonus is a GREAT ONE!  This bonus is for August only, and only through my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! Store!  Read on... 


August Ordering Bonus:  Spend $50 or more (before shipping and taxes!) in my Online Canadian Stampin' Up! store using this month's host code - 4BG2MCM6 - and you'll receive a free grab bag of BRAND NEW supplies from the upcoming 2017-2018 Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue shipped on September 1st!  Don't miss out on this awesome bonus!  Valid August 1-31 in Canada only.

Thanks so much for stopping in!

Cheers,
Shannon

The 2017 Stampin' Up! Artisan Design Team is...