Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Pride 2020 Blog Hop


Welcome to my Pride 2020 Blog Hop! Some of you may have seen my #stampingdiversity posts before, and this is a fun way to share that and have a virtual Pride parade around the world! I've invited many of my demonstrator friends to take part, so don't forget to check out everyone else's posts at the end and leave them some comments as well.

My project was inspired by the awesome rainbow glimmer paper I just got. I saw this and knew I had to make something bright for Pride with it! I paired die cut letters popped up on foam adhesive sheets with critters built from the Hippo Happiness stamp set to bring a light uniqueness and color in too.


I mean a uni-hippo? How cute is that! Here's a look at how I built the backgrounds too...


What a super easy way to add a pop of color, glimmer, glitz, or patterns to your cards! Let's see what everyone else has made, click along to the other participants to see and leave them some happy comments!


If you'd like to recreate this card yourself, click the button below for the recipe and a shopping list! Don't forget to use my host code if you're shopping from Canada.


Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get a free PDF tutorial! You'll be able to pick from a wide variety of tutorials I've published over the years, including past technique classes, tutorial bundles, and other fun projects.

You're welcome join my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" to be a part of regular creative challenges complete with prizes!

Monday, June 29, 2020

Sketch Challenge #1

I've been running challenges over on my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" for a while now, and I thought I'd open it up to my blog readers too! Today I posted a sketch challenge, which is always great fun. Here's a look at the sketch...


And here's my take on it! I love the Forever Greenery suite, and some white on white texture with gold accents just makes it pop don't you think?


To participate in the challenge, post your project link below (you have until Monday July 6 at 8am Pacific) and then vote on your favourite projects! Voting will continue for a week and then I'll feature the winner with my next challenge on July 13.


If you'd like to recreate this card yourself, here's a quick shopping list of the items I used...


Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get a free tutorial bundle! Just use the host code on the right and I'll send you a code you can use at my online store to pick any tutorial up to $20 in value!

You can also join my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" to be a part of weekly creative challenges complete with prizes!

Sunday, June 28, 2020

From Instagram


I made this fun card with scraps from a few cards I made for my Pride blog hop. I just loved the rainbow glimmer and couldn’t bear to throw them out! Join this blog hop and hopefully many more here: https://ift.tt/3ibIvtW #craftygram #bloghops #inspirecreateshare #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies #rainbowglimmerpaper #rainbowglimmer #glitter via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CB__Y6wJF6Y/

Friday, June 26, 2020

From Instagram


Here’s some more grad cards I made with the marker technique. These cards are all available for purchase at the Nutcracker Market here in Powell River! #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CB55bvGAF22/

From Instagram


One of my favourite quick and easy techniques is to use markers to color in images. Rehydrate the ink before stamping by breathing in it and you’re images will pop! If you live this technique too, head over to “Creating with the Crafty Medic” to post your creation using it and you will be entered for a prize! #craftygram #tipsandtechniques #quicktips #creatingwiththecraftymedic #craftymediccreativechallenge #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CB51af1nsY-/

Thursday, June 25, 2020

From Instagram


I had a request for grad cards for boys, so here we go! Using the faux suede technique I shared last year I made a dark background for the details to really pop from! #craftygram #gradcards #grad2020 #justjade #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CB3ncQFJFZU/

Tuesday, June 23, 2020

From Instagram


Today was a big day for Canada Post! I sent out all my team achiever packets, customer thank you, and a bunch of challenge and event prizes. Took two trips to drop everything off! Among them were these notecards I made for my team achievers. I love how they turned out! So much texture and depth, and they’re all different because of the amazing gold laser cuts. #raincoastcrafters #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CByY6BzJ23r/

Sunday, June 21, 2020

From Instagram


Another mad prep day! These cards are going out to customers and team achievers this week and I’ll be doing a Facebook live over at “Creating with the Crafty Medic” next Sunday where I’ll be putting them together! #mailandmake #raincoastcrafters #craftygram #cardclass #freeclass #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBtt9J7p0XF/

Saturday, June 20, 2020

From Instagram


The best way to recover from a craft hangover is a little of “the hair of the dog”! Head over to my Facebook group “Creating with the Crafty Medic” to watch me make these four fun cards from this months Paper Pumpkin kit! It won’t be the last you see of this kit either... #paperpumpkin #boxofsunshine #cardkit #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBrHdktp08A/

Thursday, June 18, 2020

From Instagram


Sorry I’ve been absent! I’ve been busy preparing make and takes for my team meeting next week. These little critters are just so cute, I can’t get over it! #playfulpets #pamperedpets #cardmaking #raincoastcrafters #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBmal27pOg9/

Monday, June 15, 2020

From Instagram


Turn all those fun supplies into over 15 thank you (or whatever you needs) cards and gifts! Four amazing bingo prizes including a $105 shopping spree are up for grabs too! Register now to get your supplies in time: https://ift.tt/2UN0pJh #2020annualcatalogue #launchparty #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies #craftygram via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBdu-ClAk8C/

From Instagram


Last chance to get your Catalogue Launch party supplies in time for our event this Friday! Make a ton of bright and fun cards with the included supplies and play four rounds of bingo for fabulous prizes. Register now to get your supplies: https://ift.tt/2UN0pJh #2020annualcatalogue #launchparty #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies #craftygram via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBduZPSDh9L/

Saturday, June 13, 2020

From Instagram


Another challenge over at my Facebook group "Creating with the Crafty Medic" today! Inspiration can come from anywhere, I saw this packaging and had to recreate it as a card. Take a look around your house and find something to create a project from, post it on my group, and you could win a prize this month! #craftymediccreativechallenge #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBYtz7vljiW/

Thursday, June 11, 2020

From Instagram


Loving the Playing with Patterns suite, and so will you! Make these cards (and more) and win some prizes during my Catalogue Launch Party. Register now to reserve your spot and participate from anywhere! #playingwithpatterns #craftygram #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBTJ8X7JcOF/

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

From Instagram


You have until tomorrow to subscribe to get next months bright and sunny Paper Pumpkin kit! Don’t miss out on this fun kit of cards and sharing sunshine: https://ift.tt/2ZP1xzN #boxofsunshine #craftygram #paperpumpkin #sharesunshine #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBO0XwzJ8IU/

June Stamping Around the World Blog HOp


I can't believe it's been 18 months of Stamping Around the World! With the catalogue launch this month, I was very excited to showcase some new products. Ever get in that zone when you get new stuff and you just sit down and create non-stop until you fall asleep? No? Just me... ok well this is some of what I came up with...


The In Good Taste Suite is just so full of great textures I just couldn't stop! The paper is to die for, the stamps have great sayings with a lovely flow script, and the wood elements add a nice rustic-ness to is (yep now I'm making up words).

Take a look at what everyone else has done for the blog hop below...


Anytime you place an order in my online store and use the host code on the right, you will also get the Stamping Around the World tutorial bundle for free! This is a bundle of 12 projects designed by demonstrators around the world, complete with detailed photos, step by step instructions, and supply lists. Here's a sneak peek at this month's bundle...


You can also join my Facebook group "Creating with The Crafty Medic" to be a part of weekly creative challenges complete with prizes!

Thursday, June 4, 2020

From Instagram


I got too excited yesterday and forgot to post this! The new catalogue is out! See more and place your orders here with the host code "RHUE7YVT": https://ift.tt/3dGpSMc #craftygram #annualcatalogue #stampinupcatalogue #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CBCNBdeod__/

Monday, June 1, 2020

From Instagram


I’m living the Jar of Flowers bundle, and I know you will too! It features in one of my technique classes this month, where we will learn four different ways to make shaker cards! You can register now for this class and pick either the digital only registration or a full registration which includes a stamp set or a bundle with a punch, make and take supplies, and counts towards my stamp club and free product! #jarofflowers #shakercards #cardclass #techniqueclass #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies #craftygram via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CA6UH0fJXCC/

From Instagram


Another new tutorial bundle is here! Get this (or your choice of past tutorials) for free when you place an order in May. Complete with instructions, with measurements and supply lists, you’re sure to find something to learn from and inspire you! #stampingaroundtheworld #cardtutorials #tutorialbundle #cardclass #CraftyMedic #StampinUp #StampinUpCanada #StampinUpDemo #StampinUpDemonstrator #cardmaking #handmadecards #scrapbooking #papercrafts #craftsupplies #craftygram via Instagram https://instagr.am/p/CA5equbHlAT/