Summer Sampler

Hello stampers! Here is my summer sampler. It has the exact same measurements as the Spring Sampler I posted yesterday. I love the fresh vibrant colours in this one:  coastal cabana, bermuda bay, pool party, daffodil delight and a pop of calypso coral all on crisp whisper white background. This one has a lot of texture with embossing folders, popped die cuts and white emboss resist with the lighthouse. I also love the fact that the letters in SUMMER are all different. I totally cased this from fellow demonstrator Cathy Casey whose creation you can see here. I also used her idea for the daffodil delight panel. Here is my work.

 

Summer sampler using several different Stampin'Up! stamp sets and framelits.

 

I just love playing with different stamp sets and small vistas. Each little rectangle is its own masterpiece. If you have never made a sampler before, you should try it. It’s a lot of fun!! I love the crisp contrast with the heron on the top left corner and the dreamy quality of the lighthouse panel. I embossed it in white and then sponged over it with coastal cabana and then a little touch of calypso coral and daffodil delight to create a sunset look. The stamp sets that I used work very well together: Lilypad Lake, Beautiful You, Colorful Seasons, High Tide and Come Sail Away.

 

Don’t you just love how I turned the girl in the dress from Beautiful You into a girl in a bikini? I think I did a video on that a long time ago. It wasn’t my original idea but it sure is fun! First you add the belly button, then draw a line to make a bikini top. Then draw on a bikini bottom and give her some legs! I can hardly draw at all and I managed to do this without a problem. Have fun and play, you will be amazed at what can happen.

 

The measurements for this sampler are almost exactly the same as the Spring Sampler from yesterday’s post, but I will include them here to make life a little easier for you.

 

Measurements

frame: 8″ by 10″

bottom panels:  coastal cabana 3 5/8″ by 2 7/8″  white: 3 3/8″ by 2 5/8″ scrap of crumb cake torn to look like sand

centre panel- :  2 7/8″ by 7 1/2″  whisper white: 2 5/8″ by 7 3/8″ The letters are daffodil delight, coastal cabana, bermuda bay, granny apple green and balmy blue.

top panels: 2 3/8″ by 3 1/4 ( two are coastal cabana, one is daffodil delight) one white and one bermuda bay 2 1/4″ by 3 1/8″

 

I hope you enjoyed this summer sampler and that you are inspired to create your own.

 

I will most likely be absent from this blog for the next ten days. Tomorrow I am going to Detroit to meet with a fellow demonstrator. We are hoping to collaborate together as cross border buddies. I will fill you in on all the details when I get back. Even more exciting, Gerard is coming for an 8 day visit for my birthday which is on Saturday. I want to spend every minute with him, so work is going to take a back seat. I know you will understand. That is the beauty of owning your own business and doing what you love. #workhardplayhard #familyfirst I will try to stay on top of emails and orders and I will post on social media a little bit too. Thanks for all your love and support, it means so very much to me. Enjoy your new catalogs, I have left some on my front porch if you need to pick one up.

 


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Spring Sampler

Hello stampers. This Spring Sampler is a little late, but it is officially still spring! Last year I made samplers for each season and my customers were requesting more of them. They are such fun to make! While making cards is very gratifying, they get sent away. A sampler is your creative work framed for all to see. Do you want to see what I made?

 

This spring sampler showcases our pretty new stamp called Butterfly Wishes as well as Beautiful You and Enjoy LIfe.

 

I didn’t have time to take pictures of each individual rectangle but I can tell you which stamps I used and the colours. The colours are whisper white, petal pink, calypso coral and pear pizzazz. I used a new stamp set called Butterfly Wishes as well as Enjoy Life, Beautiful You and the Large Letter framelits. The letters are popped up with mini dimensionals over vellum which was layered on the Petal Promenade designer series paper. With the new catalog going live today both the letter framelits and this pretty paper is now discontinued.

 

Measurements

frame: 8″ by 10″

bottom panels:  calypso coral 3 5/8″ by 2 7/8″  white: 3 3/8″ by 2 5/8″

centre panel- petal promenade paper:  2 7/8″ by 7 1/2″  vellum: 2 1/2″ by 7″

top panels: 2 3/8″ by 3 1/4 (one was calypso coral, two were grapefruit grove) white or patterned paper 2 1/4″ by 3 1/8″

 

The panel with the lady from Beautiful You was a happy accident. I used the wavy framelet from Lilypad Lake to make an intricate design on the one end but instead it cut it right off leaving a nice wavy edge, so I just added some pretty paper from the Petal Promenade collection to add interest. It is 2 5/8″ wide and is tucked behind the white panel.

 

I added a scrap of ribbon to the top right panel that has the saying from Enjoy Life. Tomorrow I hope to share my Summer Sampler. We will be making this sampler on Saturday June 15 at 1pm. the cost is $25. I can make a kit that you can order  but I cannot include stamped images. Thanks for dropping by and remember the new catalog goes live today!! What is at the top of your wish list?

 


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Grown with Kindness Sampler

Hello stampers. I was thrilled to find two refill kits from Grown With Kindness in my paper cabinet. Now I could design a sampler that  I had brewing in my head. I really love the stamp set that came in this Paper Pumpkin as well as the gorgeous paper in the kit. The paper/cardstock was meant to layer on cards but with some creativity I came up with a different plan! Here is what I made. It is a 12 x 12 sampler in a very inexpensive frame.

 

Good Things Grow Paper Pumpkin February 2019 used in a 12 x 12 sampler. Kits available!

 

You could definitely use different paper for the background, I was playing with about five different ones but I settled on this one because it brings out the pool party colour in the cups. I have a neat trick for the saying on the bottom left square. Let’s take a closeup look.

 

The saying from Good Things Grow is stamped on vellum and clear embossed.

 

I stamped the saying from Grown With Kindness in Fresh Fig and since ink takes longer to dry on vellum I was able to clear emboss to give a nice raised image that is also more intense. I sponged Tombow liquid adhesive on the back of the vellum so that it doesn’t show. Fresh fig is retiring in a few days, so if you need any cardstock or ink refills be sure to order now! Just click on the images at the end of my blog post and then you will go straight to my online store. Live in Canada and have never ordered online before? No worries, it is totally safe. Just click on Create Account on the top left of the screen. You will be prompted on what to do next. If you choose to use the host code TXE4JNCY I would be most grateful.

 

If you are interested in a kit, let me know. Maybe I will have time to offer this as an in person class as well. Thanks so much for stopping by and have a super day.

 

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Good Things Grow Sampler

Hello stampers. Happy Monday!! Good Things Grow was a Paper Pumpkin kit from March 2018 and I loved it so much that I ordered quite a few, enough to make samplers with it. The first one I made had a lemon lime twist background and I just made a second version with a daffodil delight background with a lace overlay. The good news is that they are available as kits!! They are only $20 each. Not sure yet on the shipping cost. I think it will be quite cheap if you provide your own background because then the package will be smaller, but I will definitely look into it.

 

Good Things Grow Paper Pumpkin kit turned into a framed art sampler

 

Here is a closeup of this one. I added a gold foil acetate overlay for even more luscious texture. I have four kits with this available.

 

Good Things Grow closeup with gold accented window sheet overlay. Only four kits available for this one.

 

When I was at Art in the Park on Saturday selling these kits among other things I had the inspiration to add a yellow background. I decided on daffodil delight with a lace overlay. This was super easy to do by simply adding spray adhesive to the back of the lace paper.

 

Good Things Grow sampler with delightfully detailed laser cut paper background

 

Here is a close up so that you can see the detail from the Delightfully Detailed laser cut paper I used for the background.

 

Paper Pumpkin is a fantastic monthly kit that you can use in so many ways. This was a card kit that I turned into a framed sampler. Subscribe now before the price goes up in June.

 

The best part is that I used a Paper Pumpkin kit from March 2018 called Good Things Grow to make this sampler. The kit was a beautiful card kit, but I turned it into a sampler instead using even the envelopes which I thought were too pretty to mail!! Be sure to subscribe to this amazing monthly kit before the price goes up in June.

 

That’s all for today, my wrists are still terribly sore. My new keyboard tray is coming Wednesday so that will make my desk work ergonomically correct. Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t forget to get your Paper Pumpkin Subscription before the price goes up. You need to get a prepaid subscription in either 3, 6 or 12 months to lock in the low price. Here is a quick link to make it easy for you, or message me if that is easier. Let me know if you want a sampler kit and together we’ll figure out the details of shipping and payment. Some day I will have a simpler PayPal button process. That is on my to do list in the coming week(s).

 

Here is a sneak peek for June, just to give you an idea of what to expect.

 

Crafting Forever Framed Sampler

Hello stampers! Framed samplers are so much fun to make and to display, but this Crafting Forever one is ideal for your craft room if you are lucky enough to have one. You could also make it as a gift for your favourite crafty person. I made it specifically as a thank you for all my club members. They make a commitment to meet five times a year to make cards with me and place orders and I think that deserves a reward. Lasting friendships are made through my clubs and that is the very best part for me too. I always tell “my people” that attending classes is the best thing that they can do for their hobby because it ensures that they use the things they buy. When you go to classes you are inspired to create. You learn new things and that motivates you to put your knowledge into practice and to share what you love with others. Homemade gifts never go out of style. Shall we take a look at this beauty?

 

8" by 10" sampler using Crafting Forever

 

This sampler measures 8″ by 10″. I might tweak it a little bit yet and I always encourage my class attendees to feel free to make it their own by adding or changing the embellishments or anything else they with to change. I think I will add a little bling to the top left square. You could also choose to colour in the cafe image on the bottom left rectangle. Everything was stamped on whisper white and matted with basic black. I used an assortment of Blends to colour my images. There is a LOT of fussy cutting. The only truly fussy one was the clay pot with the brushes. The wine glasses were stamped on shimmery white cardstock which makes them look more like glass. They are a different shade of white so they pop off the white background subtly. I bought the frame at Michael’s, it is part of their everyday value collection, so it was only $12 in Canada.

 

 

This is what it looks like out of the frame.

 

I thought  I would show you what it looks like outside of the frame so that you can properly place your elements on the 8″ by 10″ white insert. Would you like some measurements?

wine and scissors rectangles: 5 1/2″ by 2″ (white) 5 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ (black) each

spools:  2 5/8″ by 2″ (white) 2 7/8″ by 2 1/4″ (black)

Crafting and pens: 2 1/2″ by 2 1/4″ (white) each, 2 3/4″ by 2 1/2″ (black) each

get creative- 2 1/4″ by 4 5/8″ (white) 2 1/2″ by 4 7/8″ (black)

 

You can adapt this to your favourite colour scheme. For a complete list of products that I used, just scroll down.  I was inspired by Chris Galbraith, you can find her sampler here.

 

I used an aqua painter to make a swoosh of smoky slate under the clay pot of brushes. SInce I was using regular whisper white cardstock I had to just make a quick swoosh. You do not want to add a lot of water to this paper or it will disintegrate. It might have been a better choice to just stick with Blends. You can see from the picture that some of the elements are popped up to add visual interest. I used the little background dots from Timeless Textures to add some interest to the scissors rectangle. I first stamped them in smoky slate (second generation stamping which is the new way of saying “stamped off”) I also used second generation stamping in daffodil delight and berry burst. I wanted to add some berry burst to the stamped images to tie in the berry burst metallic edged ribbon. This gorgeous ribbon is retiring, so get it before it’s gone!

 

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you enjoyed this post. Happy stamping!

 


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Fall Sampler: Showcase your Stamping Art!

Hello stampers. I finally started and finished the fall sampler that I promised you I would make. This is the third in a seasonal series of framed art. It is so refreshing to make something that will last longer than a card. This is perfect for your own home or as a gift to someone. I am really pleased with how it turned out, especially since it is totally a “Jackie original”. It was great to play and it will be interesting to see how many different stamp sets and framelits I ended up using. I did use some retired product, the pumpkins are from last year’s paper and the orange glimmer paper is also from last year, but I know I have enough on hand for a good sized class. The fall sampler is made on a sheet of  regular crumb cake cardstock. The mats are cajun craze and the images are stamped on very vanilla. I bought the frame at Michael’s and I use the same frame for each sampler.

 

Fall sampler unframed 8 1/2 by 11.

 

A few details. The word Fall was cut using the large letter framelits out of our Wood Textures paper. The milk can is from Country Life. I sponged over it with our bright copper shimmer paint and then when it was dry I accented it with soft suede blends. The tree in the middle is from Winter Woods and the one at the top is from Rooted in Nature. The owl is from Still NIght and the wagon with the pumpkins is from Pleasant Pheasants as is the saying. The house on the top block is from Farmhouse Christmas and the “Happy” is from the Merry Christmas to All bundle.

 

Fall Sampler closeup featuring sentiment from Pleasant Pheasants

 

Here are some more close-ups so that you can see the details in this sampler.

 

Happy Fall combination of framelits: Large Letters and Farmhouse Christmas

 

I just sponged some pumpkin pie, crushed curry and cherry cobbler on the tree from Farmhouse Christmas and on one of the trees from Winter Woods I sponged some bright copper shimmer paint. I wanted the illusion of fall colour without lots of leaf cutouts. The trees from Winter Woods are stamped in the background with crumb cake stamped off.

 

Still Night is where you find this magnificent owl

 

I can’t believe I was doubting whether to get this owl!!! He is the star of my fall sampler. I just love this set so much and I discovered that the branch stamp and the branch framelit don’t match. What I mean is that the framelit doesn’t cut out the stamped image. That is actually awesome. It means you have two different branches!! I coloured the owl with my trusty Blends.

 

Rooted in Nature and Farmhouse Christmas on this fall sampler

 

I thought it would be nice to have just a wee bit of the house showing on this rectangle. Originally I had a red truck in there too but it was too busy looking. The magnificent tree is from Rooted in Nature and I also stamped it in crumb cake in the background. The little dots in the background are also from this set. The house is coloured in old olive an crumb cake Blends. Here is the finished project all framed up! Deep breath. I am so happy it is finished and I am also quite pleased with how it looks. If you would like to make this fall sampler yourself, the class date is Thursday October 11 at 10am or 7pm. Cost is $25 but does not include the frame. All you need to bring is your adhesive.

 

Lots of stamp sets and framelits represented in this fall sampler! All products Stampin'Up!

 


 

 

Measurements

base:  8 1/2 by 11 crumb cake

small panels: cajun craze: 2″ by 2 7/8″ very vanilla: 1 7/8″ by 2 3/4″

medium panels: cajun craze: 2″ by 5 3/8″, very vanilla 1 7/8″ by 5 1/4″

large middle panel:  cajun craze 2″ by 8 1/2″, very vanilla:  1 7/8″ by 8 3/8

 

Ordering in Canada

 

As always, if you liked this project and you do not currently have a demonstrator, it would make me so very happy if you chose to order from me. If you click on any of the supplies below, it will take you straight to my store.Please do use the current host code. It is H6JA44TT. If your order is over $120 you should really consider getting the starter kit. By the time you add taxes and shipping to your order you will be at a price higher than the cost of a starter kit which is only $135. You get to choose $165 worth of products and you get a pile of catalogs to hand out to your friends and neighbours. Who knows where that could take you? Share the love and don’t look back. If you choose that option, just click on this link.

 

I hope you have a fantastic day. Fall weather is here and I am loving it!!

 


 

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