Friday, December 18, 2009

A pair of cards.

So this was the paper that was left over from my scrapbook page yesterday. The cards are the same except one is pink and one is red. See the pretty bows? I learned how to tie pretty bows by watching this video tutorial by Joann B. I used the new Chocolate Chip satin ribbon and corduroy buttons from the Occasions Mini. One of the perks of being a demonstrator is being able to pre-order a month in advance! Customers will be able to order from this Mini beginning January 5th.
Of course, if you join my Stamps Around Town team, you could pre-order too! PLUS get an extra 20% off your new stamps from that catalogue as well as your 20% commission....AND new demonstrators also get an extra 10% off their first that's like 50% off! You can join online by going to my website and clicking Join My Team....password is barbie.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

A 12x12 page based on a sketch

I was blog hopping and visited Lyssa's blog and she had posted this sketch. I really liked it and wrote that I would create my own page based on this sketch. You'll notice my version is slightly different, but all the elements are there, just arranged a bit differently.
That is the best thing about using can copy exactly or play around with it a bit. I plan on using this sketch again, and my page will likely be much different than this one!

I used new Occasions Mini product as well as some regular catty product:
-12x12 Chocolate Chip card stock
-Sending Love specialty DSP
-scallop trim border punch
-Heart of Heart embosslits die
-I [love] love wheel
-With All My Heart stamp set
-Heart to Heart punch
-Serif Essentials alphabet die

I hope you like my page, even though the photos aren't on there yet! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Love Me Some NEW Goodies!

Oooohhh! I love it when the UPS guy shows up, but I was especially excited on Thursday because he brought me my pre-order stuff! This whole box was just for me!
Most of the sets I chose to get as unmounted sets.
As soon as I get to playing with everything (I know, but I'm sick right now), I will post my new creations.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Birthday Acetate card

This is a birthday card for Ree, one of the ladies from my Curves group. (We all exercise together). She loves dogs and her favourite colour is purple.
I love the acetate cards! They are fun to make and look really cool! I stamped on the acetate with white StazOn. The set I used is called Man's Best Friend and is on the dormant list, soon to be retired on Jan. 4.
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Blog Hop Featuring Classy and Fabulous!

Welcome to the Retiring List Blog Hop! This Blog Hop is brought to you by the wonderful and creative people at Stampin' Addicts! I am stop #2. You probably came to me from stop #1 Mary's blog, or perhaps from stop #3 Melissa's blog.
I am featuring one of my favourite sets, Classy and Fabulous. This is such a darling set, with one of the best quotes of all time: "A girl should be two things...classy and fabulous".
My first project is a card book. This is the outside, and inside it can hold four cards with envelopes.

This next project is just a basic card, using the sentiment I quoted earlier. The designer paper is Night and Day from the Holiday mini.
Remember, This set is on the dormant list and will no longer be available after January 5th!

Thanks for stopping by!
Now you can hop to #3, Melissa...or #1 Mary.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Using scraps

I make it a point to use up my scrap pieces of paper right away, otherwise it ends up in my "drawer of doom" never to be used again...mostly because I am too lazy to root through it to find what I am looking for. So as I finish my projects, and have these strips of pretty paper laying around, I come up with ways to use them up.
On this card, I cut the strips of paper to 4" and adhered them to my card. All the pieces are different thicknesses depending on what was left, and that doesn't matter, as long as they are all the same length (4"). Then I used a long image for the center...I used this cute reindeer stamp I had (not SU, but I just love him). I love the way this turned out, and in fact made several of these cards to give away.
Hope you can all find ways to use your scraps...if you have any tips, please share!
Thanks for stopping by!