Come Sail Away Sampler

Hello stampers, I’m back with a gorgeous Come Sail Away sampler. It is so hard for me to stay away from this Come Sail Away suite as I am always drawn to the water and to all things nautical. I also love samplers! What about you? What’s your go to set in this catalog? Do you love making samplers too? This one is a 12 x 12 and will fit in either a regular frame or a shadow box. Mine is in a dark shadow box and I think it might look nicer in a simple white frame.

 

The Sampler

 

What makes this Come Sail Away Sampler so awesome is that it is so very easy and quick to make. The Memories and More pack make it this way. Three of the sections are made using the beautiful laser cut cards in this kit. I simply matted them with night of navy 1/4 inch bigger than the cards. I will include a list of supplies that you will need to make this sampler yourself at home. The whole thing took me about an hour to make.

 

 

Some Tips

 

Did you know that this sampler was made using no stamps at all? This is a great beginner project for that reason. I also thought it would be very nice to include a memorable picture in the bottom panel where it says celebrate today. That would add the perfect personal touch. These cards were designed to be used for scrapbooking but they can also be used for cards. In fact, Stampin’Up! makes special cards and envelopes to coordinate with these cards. If you are like most people and sometimes find yourself wishing you had more hours in a day, you might want to check out this product line. You can keep it simple or you can go fancy, but either way it is a wonderful time saver!

 

Facebook Live

 

Every Tuesday at 7pm EST I do a Facebook live video showing the cards that we made at coffee and a card that morning. This time we used the Come Sail Away suite. Here is the link so you can check it out too.

 

Thanks so much for joining me today, sorry it has been a while since I posted. This was due to my wanting to spend the last week of vacation with my kids and grandkids but also because I needed to rest my wrist and thumb some more. The healing is simply not happening. Tomorrow I am going to try acupuncture for the first time!

 

I always look forward to seeing your comments and every online order excites me and brings me deep gratitude.

 


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Home Decor Frame Inserts

Hello stampers, I’m back after a busy weekend. Not only was it Mother’s Day, it was also my daughter Rachel’s 20th birthday! So we had a weekend of celebrations with the family which was really, really nice. The weather even cooperated on Saturday with some nice sunshine. Today it is raining again, I swear even I am going to start growing moss! Today I want to share with you some more home decor frame inserts. In the winter we made this home decor frame for the first time with the promise that more inserts would be made as we needed them. This is such a nice easy project to do and to change up for the different seasons. If you look at this blog post you will see the original. Here are the latest additions:

 

Seasonal home decor frame inserts

 

I made two different floral ones for spring and the reason for that is that one is using a framelit and the other is fussy cutting, so there is a suitable option for different crafters. I also realize that my summer insert with the leaf and chair does look a little bit like fall. It is just that I love red and also love the real red and crushed curry together. I might have to make a different summer insert, but do you think this is a good one for Canada Day? The apron with the barbecue tools is also a favourite of mine. Do you want to see what they look like in a frame?

 

Home decor frame inserts with You're Inspiring

The daffodils in this frame were fussy cut and they come from the stamp set You’re Inspiring. I coloured with Blends and added a few pearls. The frame comes from Michael’s from their everyday value collection so it is almost always in stock and only costs $10 in Canada.

 

Home decor frame inserts with Lovely Romance

 

The flowers here come from Lovely Romance which is now sold out, but at least you can use this easy version in my class if you don’t want to fussy cut the daffodils!

 

Apron of Love with home decor frame inserts

 

Here is a close up of the barbecue apron and tools which I made using Apron of Love. This set is also retiring so get it before it’s gone. It is perfect for scrapbooking and also for mother’s day or father’s day cards.

 

Home decor frame inserts with Apron of Love

 

The paper for the apron comes from Best Route and the strawberry is from the retired set Fruit Basket. The fruit punches are on the clearance rack right now! The galvanized metallic paper was on the clearance rack for a super deal so I scooped up several packages. It’s always a good idea to keep an eye out on the clearance rack. There are super deals, but it is like Costco, if you see it you need to get it right away or you will miss out.

 

Canada Day home decor frame insert

 

I think this last one is perfect for Canada Day although you could definitely use it for fall as well. The red leaf is symbolic of our solid red maple leaf on the Canadian flag. I might have to make a beachy scene yet to appease my summer lovers. I don’t know if we have a current set that has a sand bucket, but I am going to use the set Beach Happy and see how that turns out. Did you know that it is retiring too? If you want to add any of these retiring products to your collection and you live in Canada, just click on the images below and you can start shopping with me. I will be even happier if you also use the current host code TXE4JNCY.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. Have fun making this super easy home decor project. This makes a fun and memorable gift for your friends as well.

 


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Christmas Sampler Frenzy

Hello stampers. I just wanted to create a quick blog post before I go and visit my parents. It is such a joy to own your own business so that you can prioritize your family. Now that they are almost 91 and 85 I try to visit at least once a month. This month it will be twice! My Pap is turning 91 on November 19. In the meantime, I had given myself a deadline, to get these two samplers done and posted before I left. I will be able to truly relax with them then. These samplers are the same layout as the one in my earlier post. The first one uses Night in Bethlehem and is a traditionally religious sampler. I love the clean lines. What do you think?

 

Bethlehem Christmas sampler

 

I used a smoky slate base of 8″ square and basic grey squares 2 1/4″ square with white squares that are 2″ square. The focal point is basic black 4 3/4″ square with a white piece 4 1/2″ square. The framelits are cut out of basic black and copper foil. The star is crushed curry. The next sampler is made using Hearts Come Home and is more traditional in colour and theme with Santa Claus and a Christmas village look.

 

Hearts come home sampler in real red, garden green and night of navy with a touch of silver glimmer paper.

 

For this sampler I used garden green, real red, night of navy and a touch of silver glimmer paper. The dimensions and layout are the same as the other samplers. You can get a class to go kit for $25 in Canada, just message me if you want one and we will figure out the details. The reason I am starting to offer these classes to go is that I am transitioning my business and my life! Bittersweet for sure.

 

 

Please just pray for me that I will find a new home that has one room that is big enough to hold my beautiful stamp room table. Sending big hugs your way, and now I am off to visit my loved ones.

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