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Sep
20

Card “Create”tions Week 3 Blog Hop

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HolidayCardHopWelcome

 

Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 3 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  What a GREAT session we had featuring nothing but CARDS – holiday cards to be exact – Halloween, Fall, Thanksgiving and of course Christmas card sets and they were all fabulous!  

At the end of each week during this session, the designers are coming together in the form of a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  Even though the Card “Create’tions session is offically over, it’s not too late to join in and view all the projects shared – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1, 2 and 3!

This week, we are experimenting with the Petite Cafe Gift Bags featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a Christmas project.  I just love how these bags are poly-lined so are food safe and the tie enclosure makes bagging treats fast and easy!!   They are packaged as 10 bags for $7.50 CAD.  

As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, the weekly Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made this week:

Wondrous Wreath Cafe Bag

I used my favorite stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue and played with some softer colors to create a “door and wreath” feature on the front of the bag.  I also appreciate that there is a tag “To and From” image in this set as it makes gifting with these gift bags ooooooh so easy!!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Wondrous Wreath, Hardwood

Ink & Paper – Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Pear Pizzazz, Silver Foil

Accessories – Big Shot & Wonderful Wreath framelits, dimensionals, 1/8″ hole punch, bakers twine, Silver Dazzling Details, Stitched Satin ribbon

I hope my packaging idea has inspired you to give these useful little bags a try this Holiday season!  

Now keep following the blog hop trail and visit the talented and inventive  Mary Brown!

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TTFN!

Natasha

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Sep
13

Holiday Cards Challenge Week 2

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HolidayCardHopWelcome

Welcome!!  You’ve probably just arrived from Connie Babbert’s blog as you travel through our Week 2 Blog Hop for the Holiday Card “Create”tions session!  What a GREAT session we are having all about CARDS!  

At the end of each week during this session, the designers are putting together a blog hop to showcase some fun products in the Holiday Catalogue for you!  It’s not too late to join this Holiday Card “Create”tion – just visit Create With Connie and Mary to sign up and view the card sets from week 1 and 2!

This week, we are experimenting with the Tiny Treat Boxes featured on page 10 of the Holiday Catalogue and designing a Christmas project.  These little boxes are GREAT – I’ve got a thousand and one ideas for them already!!  They are packaged as 25 boxes for $8.95 CAD.  

As with each Saturday Blog Hop Challenge, the weekly Challenge is for everyone to see!  Here’s what I made:

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-2

To make this 3 section treat box, I assembled three tiny boxes and cut the lid and top flaps from each one.  I then adhered them together side by side with Sticky Strip.  I added a 3/4″ x 12″ Early Espresso strip as a handle and added a button on each end. 

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-3

To embellish the front of the treat box, I added a panel of Early Espresso cardstock and adhered a ripped piece of Whisper White to resemble snow.  I cut three different size triangles from DSP and adhered to box.  I cut additional small thin pieces of Early Espresso cardstock and added as tree trunks.  I then attached another ripped piece of White over the trunks.  Some rhinestone jewels were added to the smallest tree for a bit of glitter fun.

Holiday Cards 2014 Challenge Week 2-4

I created a special tag to accompany this box of treats using an acetate piece from the Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack I used to create last week’s challenge project.  I cut it out with my 2 1/2″ circle punch and placed it in front of a Sahara Sand circle with some sequins in between.  I created a Cherry Cobbler circle frame with my circle framelits and adhered the whole thing to a Deco Label cut from Garden Green.  I attached the tag to the box with the new Cherry Cobbler 1″ Sheer Linen Ribbon on page 7.

I hope my project has inspired you to give the new Tiny Treat Boxes a try for yourself!

Supplies used:

Stamps – none

Ink & Paper – Early Espresso, Sahara Sand, Cherry Cobbler, whisper White, Garden Green, Trim the Tree DSP paper stack

Accessories – Seasonal Snapshot Project Life Accessory Pack, Very Vintage buttons, linen thread, rhinestone jewels, Big Shot & circle framelits, Deco Label framelit, 1/8″ hole punch, Cherry Cobbler Sheer Linen ribbon

Now go visit Mary Brown and see what amazing creation she has for you today!

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TTFN!

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Sep
02

Good Greetings Stamp Set

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Now until Oct. 31, you will be able to earn an exclusive Good Greetings Stamp Set when your party reaches of  $325-that’s in addition to the other exiting benefits!

A FREE stamp set in addition to all the other exciting and generous benefits you get when you host a party from now to Oct. 31!

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This versatile stamp set covers holidays from Halloween to Valentines and more. 

Contact me today to book a private class so you can earn this set for yourself!

nzandbergen@shaw.ca

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Today is the last day to sign up for the first monthly Blendabilities class

and I have a few available spaces left:

DATE:  Thursday, September 18th

TIME:  6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

my home studio

COST:  $37.95 (includes Daffodil Delight Blendabilities and a Color Lifter)

Already have the markers and Color Lifter?  class fee only $15.00!

Contact me today at nzandbergen@shaw.ca

TTFN!

Natasha

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Aug
30

All Abloom Banners

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Today is the last day of Preview Week for our Holiday Card “Create”tions session.

The 3 week session starts tomorrow!!!!  JOIN US HERE.

But first, Connie Babbert has one last gift for you today – a FREE tutorial for a holiday card set!  See her tutorial HERE.  And don’t forget to visit her blog today for a chance to win a FREE subscription to the session!

 

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I enjoyed picking through the paper patterns in the All Abloom DSP and choosing the color scheme for this card.  I ended up making this card backwards from how I usually make a card.  I made the background and then decided what stamps to use.  Weird for me but it’s good to shake things up sometimes!!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Perfect Pennants

Ink & Paper – Pool Party, Mossy Meadow, Whisper White, Lost Lagoon, All Abloom DSP, Daffodil Delight, Strawberry Slush

Accessories – Big Shot and Flower Fair Framelits, rhinestone gems

TTFN!

Natasha

 

 

 

 

 

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Aug
28

Beautiful & Majestic Alaska

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Grand Princess

So, last week I mentioned we were on a cruise.

We took the Grand Princess to Alaska.

Family photo

26 members of my immediate family!

Not quite everyone could come though…

we were missing my older daughters and their families. :(

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My sweetheart Chris and I

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Our younger girls who were lucky enough to come

Kessia (in back) starting grade 10 next week and

Kira (in front) leaving home and starting college this weekend

(insert mom’s heartbreak here!!!)

Mendenhall Glacier

The weather was incredible for the entire trip.

People who live in Alaska kept telling us how lucky we were.

That it hadn’t been sunny for three weeks before us.

We kept overdressing for our excursions!! :)

Whale Watching-2

While in Juneau, we decided to go on a whale watching tour

It was a spontaneous decision but one of the best we’ve ever made!

Whale Watching

Humpback whales were breaching all around us!

Again, the tour guides were telling us how lucky we were –

that they hadn’t seen that kind of action in 3 weeks!

I cannot tell you how incredible this was - 

my spine was literally tingling!!

Butchart Gardens

Our last port was Victoria BC so we went on a tour of the world famous Butchart Gardens.

An incredible place that I would LOVE to visit again!

Flowers flowers everywhere.

The smell alone was intoxicating!

Camouflage

I was teased a little bit about my “flower camouflage” shirt! LOL

Only Bear

I really REALLY wanted to see some bears in Alaska

but this was the only bear I got to see.

Spirit of the Wolf

I got just a little goofy during the tour of the

Tracy Arm Fjord.

Please forgive me – it was 7:00 a.m.!!! 

I’m with my wonderful dad here.  

He’s the reason we were able to create these amazing memories.

Thanks for letting me share just a smidgen of my photos and stories today.

CWCM fall 2014 promo

Here’s a quick reminder…don’t forget…

it is Holiday Card “Create”tions PREVIEW WEEK over on Create with Connie and Mary.  

Make sure to sign up for our next session starting on Sunday! 

We are doing one week of Fall/Halloween card sets and

two weeks of Christmas…NOTHING BUT CARDS…

for only $19.95 US!

CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS!

TTFN!

Natasha

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CWCM fall 2014 promo

Guess what week it is?!

Preview Week for our next session of

Create With Connie and Mary!

And preview week always includes FREE tutorials!!! 

So visit the Create site today to see what wonderful project Mary has designed for you today!

JOIN US for our NEW Holiday Card Create-tions 2014 featuring stamp sets in the new Holiday Catalogue!

  • Over 72 EXCLUSIVE cards featuring 18 stamp sets!
  • Edition runs August 31 – September 20
  • Printable supply lists, directions & measurements
  • 24/7 access
  • Perfect for classes or personal cards!

$19.95 US

 JOIN HERE

Big News sample-1To make this card, I grabbed two of the new products I just had to have upon the release of the new catalogue

The Heart and Starts Decorative Masks

Big News Stamp Set

I absolutely LOVE larger sentiment stamps!!

Supplies used:

Stamps – Big News

Ink & Paper – Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush, Whisper White, All Abloom DSP

Accessories – Hearts and Stars decorative masks, baker’s twine, scallop edge border punch, rhinestone gems

TTFN!

Natasha

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