Thursday, 29 June 2017

24 Hour Paper Pumpkin Sale!!!

Hello Beautiful Card Makers and Scrappers!
This is a ONE DAY (24hr) offer, running from June 29 (11:59pm MT) until June 30 (11:59pm MT.)

If you're new to Stampin' Up, or want to expand your horizons, this is a fabulous way to score a kit with EVERYTHING you need to create, including: stamps; an acrylic block; paper; adhesive; etc. Everything comes is a cute little box which just happens to be very portable and sharable for the summer holidays.

Simply click here to sign up. Be sure to select CA (Canada) on the top right of the page.

If you are a current or past Paper Pumpkin subscriber and want to get this as a gift for a friend or family member, just use another email address. You will be the best friend, ever!

Have fun and Happy Canada Day!!!
When you sign up, be sure to indicate I'm your demonstrator.

Adrienne Hughes
The Victoria Paper Shaper

Paper Pumpkin is a subscription, regularly priced at 26.95/month, including shipping and handling. This offer is valid on monthly subscriptions only, not the prepaid ones - sorry. If, after receiving your first kit, or at any time, you decide you no longer want to receive the Paper Pumpkin, you simply need to send them an email and ask for them to discontinue your subscription.

There is no minimal obligation.

If you have any questions, message me.

Wednesday, 21 June 2017

Seashore Stampers Blog Hop

Guess who just discovered she didn't have a "FOLLOW" button on her blog. Doh! I now have one and it is now near the top right. Follow me wherever I go by the simple click of a button.

Welcome to our monthly blog hop, wonderful followers and random lurkers,

Summer is a beautiful season. Along with blue skies, sunshine, and flowers, come the weddings. It is the season of love! In another life, I may have been a wedding planner. I love everything about weddings! I'm excited to say, this blog is dedicated to the wedding card.

Let's get into the mood with some music!

The first card I created is a sweet and traditional one, Of Love. (Yes, I have decided to give my cards names. Why? Because it's fun.) I used the ridiculously delightful Hostess Set, In the City. (I must confess, with 60 stamps in this set, it is one of my all time favourites.) I was inspired by the "going to the chapel" stamp. The amazing heart in the background is one of the Bloomin' Hearts thinlits. The background colour can be changed to suit your needs. I often like to incorporate a wedding's colours into their card.

The second card was created when I was giving a watercolour tutorial to a friend. I hadn't used This Little Piggy yet and was dying to give it a try. When I remembered our theme for the blog hop, I thought, "Why not pigs?" Before I knew it, Pig's Special Day was born.

As always, with my blog hop entries, card recipes are available on request and the supplies I used are listed at the end of the blog.

In addition to the previous and next, check out the other Seashore Stampers Blogs as well: Erica's and Jean's.

Thank you so very much for making the time to stop by. 

Until next time, my dear followers.

Supply list, excluding tools & adhesives: Card 1 (Of Love) In the City Stamp Set #143771 (Hostess item); Bloomin' Heart Thinlits #140621; Whisper White Cardstock #100730; Pink Pirouette Cardstock #111351; Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Paper #135315; Clear Embossing Powder #109130; Dazzling Diamonds Stampin' Glitter #133751; VersaMark #102283; and Basic Black Archival Stampin' Pad #140931. 

Card 2 (Pig's Big Day) This Little Piggy Stamp Set #143922; Fabulous Flamingo Stamp Set (for the greeting) #143758; Basic Black Cardstock#121045; Shimmery White Cardstock #101910; AquaPainters #103954; Basic Gray Archival Stampin' Pad #140932; Calypso Coral Stampin' Pad #126983; Pear Pizzaz Stampin' Pad #131180; Watercolour Crayons #141709; Old Olive 3/8" Mini Chevron Ribbon #144196; Black Metallic Thread #141695; Rhinestone Basic |Jewels #144220; and Precision Glue (used to add texture and shine to the flower and hearts) #138309.


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Canada Day 150 Bonne FĂȘte du Canada

Hello my fellow Canadians and visitors from all over the world,

My friend, Brenda, asked if I could have a Canada Day card class. She needed four cards for the big day, July 1st. Was I up for the challenge? Heck yes, I was. This year we celebrate Canada's 150th birthday. I am incredibly proud, grateful and honoured to be a Canadian. What better way to celebrate than a card class?

In order to come up with some card ideas, I reflected on some of things that make Canada, Canadian. In addition, I wanted these cards work together and coordinate, as a set. Each of the following cards are my own design.

The first card came easily...I live on Vancouver Island so I wanted something beachy, plus a nod to Canada's many lakes and our motto, "A Mari Usque Ad Mare..." From Sea to Sea. And I simply LOVE the new Muskoka (Adirondack) chair die. I was thinking of the Canadian flag for the second card. However, I wanted something a little different rather than "just a flag" and I wanted to emphasize the 150 years. By the time I reached the third card, I was a little punchy and my silly side started to leak out. I simply had to include the proud and noble beaver on a card, eh? And then I ran out of gas. I came up with a few ideas for the fourth card but none of them felt right. Eventually I gave up and went to bed. (Those of you who follow me know my history of procrastination. Yes, the first three cards were created the day/night before the class) On the afternoon of the class, thankfully an evening class, I finally decided on the fourth. I wanted something to reflect Canada's welcoming attitude (the doors) and our kindness. Done!

I decorated for the occasion and we had way too much fun. Even the dog and one of the cats got in on the action.
Card 1 - From Sea to Sea

 Card 2 - The Big 150

Card 3 - Eh?

Card 4 - Open Door Kindness

The Canada Card Class gang. (L to R: Laura, Erica; Brenda. I'm on the floor with Penny puppy. Meshka, pictured separately is looking none to pleased about her party hat. She is probably the most tolerant kitty I've ever know.)

I will post more details on how the cards were create by the end of the week. In the meantime, if you want the recipes for any of these cards, let me know. Happy early Canada Day!!!

Until next time,

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Last Chance Open House

Hello wonderful card makers and random followers,

After hosting two Open House Catalogue Launch Parties, I'm excited to say there is still one more opportunity for you to come visit. This Saturday, June 3rd, from 1:00-3:00, I'll be opening my doors again for an afternoon of new catalogue perusing, goodie bag exploring, make and taking making and door prize winning!

Here are some pictures before Thursday night's Open House.

The new catalogue is NOW LIVE and you can simply click on the catalogue link to the right to start shopping. For June, please use the host codeJ6VKRYRT. You will be entered to win a fabulous monthly prize!