Friday, September 8, 2017

Tags for Fundraising Baskets

Hi there,

I have been working hard at balancing all things in my life these days, my little crafting business, working full time, being a mom to 3 very busy boys and fitting in some quality time with my dear hubby, so my blog has been a little bit scattered.  

But I do have a fun project to share with you today...a project that I made a while ago for one of son's hockey team fundraisers.  

The fundraiser was a raffle for 3 different baskets and each basket had a theme.  (Theme's make things so much fun!)  The themes were 'Boys Club', 'Girl's Night Out' and 'Coffee and Things'. So each of the baskets were filled with beverages and accessories to match each theme.  All parents pitched in and sold tickets for the baskets and then there was a draw for each one.  

BUT...what is a basket without a tag that can illustrate the theme?  So, I offered to help and make a tag for each of the baskets.  Here are my tags.....

I used some of my favourite ribbons and retired framelits to help capture the themes.  I found some fun and free fonts online to create the basket name and framed each with the Deco Framelits.  I used my Banner Framelits to create the background with the colour of the basket and some vellum.  Here is the  tag for first basket - girls night out!  It had some yummy girly drinks.

The second basket is for the coffee cognisor.  Oh so cute!

The final tag is for the Boys Club basket - lots of drinks inside for the men!

So which one of my little babies were these for?

My oldest.  (Brace yourself, proud mama moment ahead.)  Here is he is doing what he LOVES......

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, September 7, 2017

Male Card

Hello my stampin' friends,

I have a great, versatile card to share with you today.  One of my regular card class ladies had requested a male inspired birthday card - thank you Bonnie for the request!  

I also saw that the Global Design Project team had a theme challenge for the week looking for male inspired cards.  


Here is my card.  I like how it turned out.  My image is one for a retired set that I just had to keep in my stash.  I just love the antique images in this set.  The colours are Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and Basic Grey.  I used the circle punches to frame the image.

I used my most favourite greeting set of all time Teeny Tiny Wishes!  If you don't have this set you MUST get it!  lol Seriously it has a stamp for every occasion.  I chose to make this card a birthday card.  Who doesn't need male birthday cards in their stash?

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Be sure to stop over at Global Design Project to see all of the male inspired cards that have been created.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Paper Pumpkin Fall Promotion


  Hi there paper people!

Have you heard of Paper Pumpkin?  Let me tell you all about it and the wonderful promotion that is taking place. 
Starting August 11 and ending September 10, first time Paper Pumpkin subscribers enjoy 50% OFF their first (September) kit!  You won’t want to miss out on October and November’s kits, either! Think: cute and VERY festive!
If you subscribe from August 11–September 10, Stampin’ Up! will deliver September’s (gorgeous!) Paper Pumpkin kit straight to your door, complete with everything you need to make adorable, shareable projects—all for 50% off!
Fine print of the promotion:
  • For first-time subscribers only.
  • You must subscribe by Saturday, September 10, 2017; 11:50 PM (MT).
  • Available for month-to-month subscriptions, not prepaid subscriptions.
  • 50% Discount applied to September’s kit ONLY.   After that, the price for each month’s kit will return to the regular price of $26.95 (which includes shipping).
  • Enter the promo code, HALFOFF0917 upon checkout.
  • Unless you cancel, your membership will continue at full price after your first kit. 
TO ORDER YOUR 50% OFF KIT AND SUBSCRIBE THRU ME, PLEASE visit Paper Pumpkin and enter HALFOFF0917 to receive 50% off the September kit.

Click the Stampin’ Up! video above to learn more about the Paper Pumpkin promotion!
Benefits of Having a Paper Pumpkin Month to Month Subscription:
  • The convenience of an all-inclusive kit arriving at your door every month.
  • Exclusive photopolymer stamp sets and the opportunity to build a collection.
  • Crafting time you can count on without a lot of prep work.
  • Trying new techniques.
  • Creating alternate projects with all the goodies in the box.
  • Getting together with friends and family to craft every month.
  • Purchasing past kits and refills (when available) so the fun never ends.
  • The quality of the products and variety of projects each month.
  • Sharing ideas with a community of online crafters.
  • The surprise factor!
LEARN MORE about what you can expect in a Paper Pumpkin kit by watching the Stampin’ Up! video demonstrations of past kits here.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, August 13, 2017

Beach Theme with Colourful Seasons

Hi there my stampin' friends,

Thanks so much for stopping by today, I have a really fun card to share with you!  I wanted to create thank you cards for the swimming instructors that my younger two boys had this summer as well as the Head Life Guard.  My boys just loved their instructors, they had so much fun and learned so much.  SO, a thank you card was definitely in order!

To create these cards, I participated in two challenges this week - Stamp, Ink, Paper has a great beach theme this week and Paper Craft Crew Challenges had an awesome sketch challenge.  I combined them both to create may card. 

Here is the card I created....

I just love this little muskoka chair and I think seeing it in red is my favourite.  I framed the muskoka chair with a circle created with my Stitched Shapes Framelits I also used the scalloped thinlit also from the Seasonal Layers Thinlits to create some 'waves'.  I think it is so cute.  

Here is a picture of my two boys at waiting for their lesson.  
Here is everything that is included with the Colourful Seasons Bundle, minus the card of course. :)
Colorful Seasons Photopolymer Bundle 

You can shop in my on-line store here

Happy stampin'


Monday, July 31, 2017

All About Me Blog Hop!

Happy August 1st everyone,

Where has the summer gone?!  It is half over and I know as soon as the calendar hits August 1st, the night air is cooler and back to school is just around the corner.  There are definitely parts of that I enjoy and routine is one of them and whether my kids admit it or not they like it to!  Lol.

August 1st also means time for a new Blogging Friends Blog Hop and this month the theme is all about me!
All about me... I love ❤️ paper crafting! Scrap booking was my first love and now cards are my main source of creativity.  I will be celebrating 15 years of marriage with my handsome husband this month and I have 3 wonderful sons who I am so very proud of!  All of this keeps me so busy and oh so very happy.

But, now let me share with you what you have really stopped in for....this months project.

I used one of my favourite top bundles released in the Annual Catalogue, Coffee Cafe!  I just love this bundle it has lots of extras that can go with ordering coffee from your favourite 'to-go' restaurant.  Another tid-bit of information about me - I love buying bundles!  why not save 10% on your favourites things?!

The colours I used are Early Espresso, Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Lemon Lime Twist and Berry Bust.  I just love this year's In-Colours and I love the way they look with some of my old favourites.  
 Coffee CafĂ© Photopolymer Bundle

I made 7 of these cards as my share of a swap I was participating in with some of my demo friends.  

I hope that these cards have inspired you and you have learned a little bit more about me!

Be sure to stop on through our Blog Hop using the link with the picture below or click on the list of names at the bottom of my post.

Happy Stampin'


Tammy Gill - YOU ARE HERE

Monday, July 24, 2017

Less is more with Christmas

Hello Stampers,

Yep, you guessed it, I have decided to create my first Christmas card of the year!  EEEK!  I know it is months away, but, I am already trying to get ready with class ideas and fun, fun products.

The challenge this week over at Less if More, fit this Christmas card perfectly, at least my version of less, which I hope meets the rules. 


Their challenge this week is anything but stamps - what fun.

Here is the card I made with this challenge in mind and made specifically for a swap I am participating in that needed a Christmas theme.   

 This card was so easy to make using the Christmas Stocking Thinlits Die.  I just love all of the little stockings, some larger and some smaller.

Christmas Stockings Thinlits Dies 

As you can see the greeting is even from this set!  Perfect.  You could have a ton of fun with all the pieces here making many different styles of stockings.  

I made 7 of these little beauties for my swap.

Stampin'up! is also celebrating Christmas in July.  To learn more about this awesome program please click here.
Thank you for joining me today.  Happy Stampin'


Thursday, July 20, 2017

When Pigs Fly!!

Hey there Stampers,

Hope you are having a good week.  Finally, we have had a few days of nice summer weather.  It has been one rainy summer here in Ontario.

I joined in a group swap this week with my upline and group of sideline demonstrators.  There were three different cards we were to create each using different criteria.  Today, I am going share with you the card I created with a new stampset from the annual catalogue.

Case this Sketch has the sketch that I used to create this first card....


Here is the card I made...

I turned the sketch up side down and used my favourite whimsical set from the Annual Catalgoue.  I wanted some contrasting colours, so started with a basic black card base and layered it with Pretty in Pink embossed cardstock.  
I stamped the image on watercolour paper and then coloured my little piggy using the aqua-painter and the pretty in pink and basic grey inkpads.  Then I cut it out using the Stitched Shapes Framelits.  

 I then layered a basic black square, tied a ribbon around it and put it all up on dimensionals.  I added a strip of dsp to add another layer to the card.  

I really loved how it turned out.  

Be sure to stop in and see all of the inspirational cards created using this sketch over at CASE this Sketch.

Happy Stampin'