A Little Stampin’ Inspiration!

 - by OttawaMom

It’s time for a new challenge at Stampin’ Celebration and this time we have a fabulous photo to inspire you.


My card:


As soon as I saw the inspiration photo for this challenge, I knew I wanted to use the Wondrous Wreath stamp set and focus on those fabulous snow-covered wreaths.

I first stamped with Mossy Meadow ink onto a piece of Mossy Meadow card stock. Then I inked up the second stamp with some Versamark and heat embossed with some White Emboss Powder. I purposely didn’t use the Embossing Buddy, because I was hoping to create a really ‘snowy’ effect on the wreath. It’s a little hard to tell in the photo, but the wreath does look like it is covered in snow, so mission accomplished.

For the background, I inked up the Woodgrain Embossing Folder with some White StazOn ink and then ran it through the Big Shot with a piece of Crumb Cake. To get an even more snowy effect, I sponged the edges with some more of the White StazOn.

I finished everything off with the sentiment and big bow in Cherry Cobbler.

The inspiration for the layout, comes from this week’s sketch challenge at CAS(E) this sketch! 


Our challenge is open for two weeks, until Friday December 5tht, at 9pm EST, so there’s plenty of time to play along.

Please head on over to the Stampin’ Celebration blog and check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to love all of their creations!

And as with any challenge, there are a few rules to keep in mind:

  • Feel free to use any brand of product you may have in your Stash.
  • We ask that you create a new project for this challenge and add a link to our blog or use the challenge graphic in your post.
  • Please link directly to the post for this challenge, not your entire blog (so we can find your project better)
  • Please limit the combined challenges on your project to no more then 4 including ours.
  • And Have Fun!!!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Mossy Meadow, Vellum

Ink: Mossy Meadow, Versamark

Stamp Set: Wondrous Wreath, Ornamental Pine

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Heat Tool, White Emboss Powder, Cherry Cobbler Emboss Powder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Glue Dots

Seize the Birthday

 - by OttawaMom

It’s Thursday, which means it’s Seize the Birthday day! But before we get to our new challenge, I would like to say a fond farewell to Susie, who has been an amazing person to work with. I wish her nothing but the best in her future endeavours and I am sure we will see her beautiful creations all over the internet.

I would also like to say a big Hello to our newest member, Hannelie! Be sure to stop by her blog and give her some love.

Now onto our challenge! This time around our Toppings” option is ‘Leaves”. But remember it’s always “Anything Goes”, if “Toppings” are not your thing.


I realized, when I sat down to create my card, that I really don’t have a lot of stamps with leaves on them.  But then I thought, why not use the new Wondrous Wreath stamp set, for something other than Christmas. It’s always nice to have a set that can be really versatile and Stampin’ Up! has lots of them, including this one! Now I can vision Easter and maybe even Halloween cards using this same set. Oh the possibilities!!

As always, our challenge is open for two weeks, until December 2nd at 9:00am, so there’s lots of time to link up your creations – you can check out our challenge rules here.

My fellow Design Team members have also created some fabulously yummy looking samples, to inspire you with, so be sure to stop by Seize the Birthday and check them out – NancyGlendaColleenSharynJodeneJoAnnMarzenaJanetShirley and the newest member of our Team, Hannelie. We can’t wait to see what you create!!!

Sure hope you will join the party!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi, Rose Red, Vellum

Ink: Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Rose Red, Perfect Plum, So Saffron, Versamark

Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath, Remembering Your Birthday

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Wondrous Wreath Framelits, Heat Tool, Gold Emboss Powder, Pearl Basic Jewels

Seeing Purple at Sunday Stamps!

 - by OttawaMom

Happy Sunday stampers! I hope everyone is having a great weekend and finding a little time to craft. I was lucky enough to attend the Stampin’ Up! Fall Conference, here in Ottawa and had a blast doing some crafting, meeting fellow demonstrators and of course, winning some fabulous prizes!  It was a lot of fun and I am hoping that there will be more of these Conferences in the future.

It’s time for a new colour challenge at Sunday Stamps! and this time we are using Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder and Very Vanilla.

Our challenge:


My card:


I chose this week’s sketch at Atlantic Hearts, for the layout of my card and decided to keep things fairly simple.

Sketch 81 Page 5b 11-10-2014

Please do check out what my fellow DT members have created. I know you are going to be inspired by what they have come up with! Holly (creator), Marie, Steph, Kathya, Angel, Alyson, Leena and our Guest Designer this month, Lisa Cornwall!

And just to keep things fair, please remember that we do have a few rules. You can check them out here.

The deadline to submit your creation is Friday, November 28th, at 6pm (EST), so there’s plenty of time to play along!

Hope to see you in the gallery!

Here’s what I used:

Card Stock/DSP: Perfect Plum, Very Vanilla, Subtles DSP Stack

Ink: Perfect Plum, Wisteria Wonder

Stamp Sets: Too Kind, Pictogram Punches

Tools & Embellishments: Big Shot, Stylish Stripes Embossing Folder, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Large Pearl Basic Jewel (R)