Wednesday, May 3, 2017

May CCDT Blog Hop: Rock-A-Bye! + Giveaway

Hello Friends!


Welcome to the May CCDT Blog hop! This month's theme is Rock-A-Bye!


 

I have been wanting to do a 3D rocking crib for awhile now, and what a great opportunity for the month of May.

The crib does rock if you have equal weight balance but because I was filling with various items in the crib, I cut the bottom off to make it straight and to hold more goodies inside.

This was created for a gal at work who loves my work, and one of my best customers who continuous to buy cards from me. 


The 3D crib holds this cute baby bottle card, and a mini scrapbook of the word "BABY" below.


I created another use of this 3D crib with our Succulent Framelits Dies (142757) and the Detailed Dragonfly Thinlits Dies (142749) for my own purposes.

The succulent flowers were die cut in various shades of card stocks and shade each of them differently.



I want to show you a different look, especially for those who does not have upcoming babies, why not give a gift to a gardener?

The crib can hold many packages of seeds or use the crib as a succulent bed for household display.

 


The bed is propped with a Styrofoam block and covered with Spanish Moss purchased at Michael's Craft Store.

Then I die cut all the different layers of flowers and arranged them. I also added a succulent umbrella to the crib with the dragonfly on top. 



ACT NOW ... enter a comment below and a chance to win this file (3D Rocking Crib, Baby Bottle Card and the BABY mini album) upon my return from Cuba. Yes, as you are reading this post, I am in Cuba for another week. A winner will be announced on May 15.

To purchase, it will also be available when I return from Cuba.

Now you can click on the icon below and hop on over to Lynn Streifert's blog to see what she has! 



Sandra Mott
Liz Holloway <-- you are here
Lynn Streifert
Kate Creasey 

Laurence Mirman

I hope you enjoyed this project. Please email me if you wish to receive a kit-to-go.


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus.

Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites:



Cards, etc. (Demos only).

Monday, April 10, 2017

Don't Miss This! - Stampin' Up! Retiring List is Here!

Hello Friends! 

This past weekend demonstrators from all over the world has been out and about to onStage convention in various areas. I am one of the unfortunate that couldn't make it because I have too many trips on the go this year.

Needless to say, we as demonstrators can view the PDF online through our demonstrator's website, and I am shrieking!! Of course, you will have stay tune for it on June 1, 2017. If you need a catalogue, please shoot me an email at liz.holloway@gmail.com.

In order to make room for all the new products, some of the retired products have to retire. It is sad to see them go but at the same time it great to see new products.


Stampin' Up! has released the Retiring List. To see the items that are being retired, click here.





Make sure you pay attention to the:

  • 2015-2017 In Colors, paper, ink, ink refills and ribbons. 
  • Designer papers and the designer series stacks.
  • Crumb Cake Medium Envelopes.
  • Crumb Cake Notecards & Envelopes.



Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator! 

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus. 



Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites: 
Cards, etc. (Demos only).

Nailed It Workbench + FREE TUTORIAL GIVEAWAY

Hello Friends! 

I have had the privilege of designing another 3D box which is geared to a handyman. This design is based on the Nailed It stamp set, and had so much fun making it. If you have not purchased this set, get it now as we really don't know if this set is being carried over for the 2017-2018 catalogue.


When I started thinking about how to bring this set in, I was thinking about what do men do with their tools, so I went to the garage and started lurking around my husband's workbench and this is how this design came about.

 

I like how he organizes his tools for easy find and I brought in the same concept with the peg boards on my workbench. 

I used Silver Foil along with the hexagon embossing folder and attach it to the front base of the box.

Then I stamped the Very Vanilla cs with Hardwood stamp set with Soft Suede Classic Ink to create the bench part and decorated it with the Urban Underground Embellishments.


To top it all with the designing, was figuring out how it can hold thank you cards as well as birthday cards for guys. The opening is big enough to even hold a cookie, card and a gift card.

Here are the cards that coordinated with the workbench.




This card is a special fun fold card that uses the Tarnished Foil Technique. Inside holds a fun fold HB2 YOU.




Ready? Want to win an awesome gift box tutorial + cards for your handyman! Please like my FB Page https://www.facebook.com/lizhollowaydesign/, share or add a comment below. The draw will be May 8, 2017 when I return from Cuba.

I will be celebrating my 50th birthday there. The pattern will be available for purchase on May 8 too.


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator! 

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus. 


Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites: 
Cards, etc. (Demos only).

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

April CCDT Blog Hop: Spring/Easter

Hello Friends!



Today we are excited to present a new crew member to the CCDT. Please help me welcome Laurence Mirman!



This girl has talents! She blew me away with this 3D Hot Air Balloon, Love is in the Air, when she won my blog hop file in January.


What is amazing was that she cut this file using just scissors, and no e-cutter!! OMG! Just love when my files go into bloom. If you have not tried any of my files, be sure to read all the way to the end. All my patterns are full size so that you can print them to your printer onto the card stocks.


 For my partake in the CCDT monthly Blog Hop! Is it Spring or Easter?



For my hop, I chose to do a combo of the two. 

I had left over pieces from my hot air balloon while filming and decided to hack the balloon piece to create an eggshell-like form (at this stage I really didn't know what to do but to go with the instinct and not think).


I am not good at mixed-media so I dabble here and there, and using what I have on hand. The above image is covered with gesso paint as I wanted to use the dylusion sprays I have because they are bright in color when the paint dries.

I did have pictures of the sprayed images, but it was blurry to show them on my blog. The shell was sprayed like dyed eggs.

I added a chick in the shell, and placed her on top of the custom box.




Here is what I came up with Spring / Easter. The "Happy Easter" in front of the box is created with my e-cutter in basic black cs.

The box is cut in Thick Whisper White cs and decorated the panels with Animal Party Designer Series Paper. 

Here is what you need to do.
Want a copy of the box pattern? Just add a comment and provide me with your email address. Be sure to indicate whether you want the SVG, Silhouette or PDF file. If none indicated, I will send the PDF file.

So what is inside the box? It holds (3) 3 x 3 cards and envelopes. I used the Basket Bunch stamp set (143186) and the Party Animal Designer Series Paper (142738) to make it a complete set.

I did not buy the coordinating die this time, and fussy cut everything out.










Now hop over to the amazing designer, Lynn Streifert. Click on the icon and it will direct you to her blog, but before clicking the icon below, be sure to add a comment! Always love to read them.







Sandra Mott
Liz Holloway <--- you are here!
Lynn Streifert
Kate Creasey

Laurence Mirman 

I hope you enjoyed this project, please do use the hostess code to get free product! (hostess code show in the top right of my blog for the current one!) Learn more HERE. If you order is over $200 CDN, please do not use this code as YOU become the hostess and get the REWARDS!


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus.

Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites:



Cards, etc. (Demos only).

Friday, March 24, 2017

Thanks - Sending Smiles Across the Miles

Hello Friends!

Sending Smiles Across the Miles ... a perfect thank you card for my customers that are miles away from me.

The front of the card is using the Carried Away (143608) designer series paper (only available until March 31).

I stamped the medium size balloon with Pumpkin Pie Ink and die cut it out. I stamped the verse "Sending SMILES Across the Miles." with Whisper White craft ink on basic black card stock and added white embossing powder and heat set the powder and trimmed it down. Adhere the sentiment down with multipurpose glue. Then added dimensionals on the back of the balloon and adhere to the front of the card.






I love testing my skills and inventing things will my e-cutter. This time, the test is creating a pop-up word for the inside of the card. Again the possibilities you can do with your e-cutter and Stampin' Up!

The inside of the card is a pop up "THANKS" cut with my e-cutter. It was quite the challenge! It was challenging as to how to create the pop-up and to figure out how the words get folded. Hopefully I can play some more as time permits.

I cut the words out in Soft Sky card stock, and sponge the bottom part of the letters with Soft Sky ink.

I wanted to bring in the Lift Me Up thinlits die in to tie with the theme. The hot air balloons look like it is floating in the air. 

Then I die cut some clouds out of Whisper White card stock. 



Here is how the card folds and unfolds. My customers loved them, and each of them received 5 "Thanks" pop up card inserts to play.





I hope you enjoyed this project. If you want to receive the pop-up "THANKS" insert, just put a $50 order in, and I would be happy to send you some.

If you are my downlines, you will receive the templates FREE.


Liz Holloway, Stampin’ Up! Canada Independent Demonstrator!

You can buy Stampin’ Up! online easily through my Stampin’ Up! shop link on Shopping & Catalogue tab, or within this blog post. 

I ship ACROSS Canada with my shop. Join my InkRedible Crafters team. As part of the team, you will receive my 3D designs too for your electronic cutter! 

And of course, you can find me on facebook, instagram, pinterest and on YouTube as liz holloway design and also known as stampersplus.

Join Me & Friends FB hangouts sites:


Cards, etc. (Demos only).