Sunday, November 6, 2011

My latest Christmas card

I made this using the beautiful Pines and Poinsettias stamp set from the mini catalogue. I used these markers to colour directly on the stamp: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Garden Green. I added a bit of glitter to the pine cones.

Now, here are some Christmas cards I made using my Copic markers to colour. I just love the blue-green tones.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Gently Falling

Another sneak peek of the upcoming Holiday mini catalogue. This card uses the stamp set Gently Falling (for the leaves) and the sentiment from the set Hand Penned Holidays. This is one of the make and takes we are doing at tonight's Holiday Mini Sneak peek event.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Stocking card

I am loving the new stocking die for the Big Shot! I used it make this card, which opens from the top. I also used the Holly Berry DSP as the accents on the stocking. The Holly Berry buttons are a perfect match and the Early Espresso quilted ribbon finishes it off! I am loving this Holiday mini catalogue!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Holiday Mini sneak peek

The new Holiday Mini catalogue goes live on September 1st! There are so many wonderful things in there, including this awesome velvet ribbon!
If you want to see what else this mini has to offer, come to my Sneak Peek on Monday August 29, from 6:00pm-9:00pm. You will get to make 4 projects using all new product from the mini, plus see the rest of it in person!
Cost is 10.00 or FREE with a minimum 20.00 order.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

New Stuff!

I love new stuff! My UPS guy came yesterday and I spent hours assembling my new stamp sets, fondling my new ribbon, smelling my new DSP...finally today, I decided to create.
I LOVE these two sets together...Kindness Matters (p.121) and Creative Elements (p.137). The colours are Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Melon Mambo.
If you do not yet have a Stampin'Up! idea book and catalogue, then come to my Catalogue Kick Off and get one for FREE! I'm also having my BOGO (buy one get one free) sale. You will also get to play with new stuff...and as I mentioned, I LOVE new stuff!

Saturday, July 9, 2011

New Catalogue Kick off event!

New Catalogue kick-off Sunday July 17 anytime between 2:00-6:00pm. Buy One Get One Free event, make and takes, snacks plus get your NEW catalogue! When you buy anything from my For Sale table, you get to choose anything from the NEW catalogue for equal or lesser value (plus shipping and tax) FREE! Spend 20.00 on my product, choose anything from the new catalogue equal to 20.00 for FREE! NO LIMIT! RSVP. Cost is only 10.00!

Sunday, July 3, 2011

An awesome promotion!

During July, you can join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator for only $119! This limited time Starter Kit--valued at $205--comes with the following high-quality products:

$119 Starter Kit

  • Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
  • Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
  • Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad®
  • Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
  • Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
  • Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
  • Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
  • Note Cards (20)
  • Clear-Mount Block C
  • Blender Pen (1)
  • SNAIL Adhesive®
  • Business supplies may substitute stamps sets and inks for the same (or lower) value. You get to customize the kit to fit your likes!

PLUS...get the beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box project kit for FREE!

The Christmas Keepsake Box Project Kit--a $50 value--contains the following products (quantities are 1 unless otherwise noted):
  • Pines & Poinsettias Set *(wood-mount)
  • Keepsake box
  • Scallop borders (cut from Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die)
    • First Edition Designer Series Paper (3)
    • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper (6)
  • First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper strip (2)
  • Holly Berry Designer Series Paper piece*
  • Real Red Top Note (cut from Top Note Bigz Die)
  • Real Red Decorative Label (cut from Matchbook Bigz XL Die)
  • Wild Wasabi Card Stock strips (3)
  • Naturals Ivory Card Stock piece
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Fabric*
  • Real Red 1-1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Real Red 5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon
  • Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim
  • Linen Thread
  • Champagne Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
  • Vanilla Pearl 1/2" Simply Adorned Bauble
  • Pearl Basic Jewels (1 pkg.)
  • Holly Berry Bouquet Designer Buttons*
    • Large Wild Wasabi
    • Small Real Red
  • Mini Vintage Tags

Anyone who joins my Stamps Around Town team during this promotion will get to attend a special event where we can create this lovely Keepsake box together! Click HERE to find out more!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sneak peek again!

I was away all weekend at my friend's cottage and was not able to post on Saturday. I did make over 40 cards this weekend, though! This blue snowman uses new In Colours of Pool Party and Island Indigo and the new stamp set Snow Much Fun. It's hard to see in the scan, but I sponged all around the snowman.
Only 4 more days til the new catalogue!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Fabric Flowers

I have been busy making fabric flowers using the new Flirtatious fabric (it matches the Flirtatious Designer Series paper). These are available in the NEW 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalogue, available July 1st!
I am going to put these on a card, which I will upload later today, so stay tuned!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New In Colours sneak peek

Whoa! Twice in one day! I created this card just now. It uses the new hostess set Array of Sunshine and the new In Colours Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Lucky Limeaid. The main flower has been cut in 3 layers and popped up with dimensionals. I need to tweak it a little bit, maybe move the flower towards the center a little bit. But overall, I like it.
Thanks for looking again! :)

Teacher Thank you cards

A friend asked for 2 teacher thank you cards and this is what I came up with. I used the builder wheeler and the Elementary Alphabet and For Teacher wheels from the Summer mini. I just love those apples!
Have a great first day of Summer!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

I'm Back!

Hello bloggers...(if anyone is still following me). It has been a hellish few months, personal issues I won't reveal in cyberspace...but I'm back! With a sneak peek for you! Isn't this snowman so cute? He is from the NEW Idea Book and Catalogue available July 1st! As demonstrators, one of the perks is ordering new product a full month before the release date. LOVE that! is my new plan. I will update my blog on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. So keep checking in!
have a stamphappy day!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Spring card

I think they call this a tent topper card...(?)
This is one of the projects for tonight's Stamper's Club. I used the Springtime Vintage DSP from the mini. My fave butterflies from Great Friend, the leaf sizzlet, Scallop Circle #2 die, scallop circle punch and 1 3/8" circle punch round off the list.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Funky Four

Again, I am having scan issues...
Hello everyone! I made this card using the flowers from Funky Four (page 93 of the catalogue) which was one of my FREE saleabration choices. I used the word thanks from the Fabulous Phrases set (page 149). I like the colours quite a bit and made a bunch of these to have on hand.
Saleabration is almost done! Contact me if you want free stuff!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

In distress!

We will return you to your regularly scheduled Stampin'Up! program shortly...for now we are watching Tim TV, the monochromatic channel.

I crackle painted!

I think the blue is my fave. Which one is yours?

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Purple passion

Stampin'Up purists, this post is not for you. :)
I recently began watching what I call "Tim TV" demos by Tim Holtz. I was very interested in trying some product, so went to my LSS and bought some Tim Holtz stuff. I played around for a bit with my favourite technique where I crinkle the card stock, rub the Distress Ink over top, spritz with water then watch it pretty when done with this gorgeous purple called Dusty Concord. I then blended with a light purple called Milled Lavender. A perfect combination. What's great about the Distress Inks is that they react with water to create gorgeous designs.
I stamped the chandelier with black Archival ink (my new fave black) then embossed with black powder. I also used the Archival ink to stamp the damask pattern along the side and bottom. I distressed the edges a bit and matted the chandelier image on Concord Cruch card stock (from SU) then again on Basic Black card stock (also SU). Both ribbons and bling are from SU. The Concord Crush ribbon and card stock match perfectly with the Dusty Concord Distress Ink.

Here is the inside of the card. It is for my neighbour Julia who turns 14 today.
Thank you for looking.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

a little vintage

Another card I made last Friday night...very vintage. I used the Love Letter designer paper. The flower was made using the Fun Flowers die...I scrunched up all the petals and secured with an Antique Brad.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

thank you for being you

Every second Friday night I go cropping at Auntie Em's (my local scrapbook store). I always have fun and I am usually creative. Last night was a huge surprise because they celebrated my birthday (which was March 1) with a SCRUMPTIOUS cheesecake (it had caramel in it!) and a beautiful azalea plant. That's the second time I was surprised for my birthday, because my stamper's club members also gave me a party on club night...and Maureen made a to-die-for homemade cheesecake with chocolate sauce! I was spoiled with a pretty silver necklace, enough tea to last my life and homemade preserves.
I am lucky to have met such great friends...all thanks to Stampin' Up!
Now to the card...made last night using Circle Circus and Bold Blossom. I used the pretty Springtime Vintage buttons from the Occasions mini. I crimped the bottom of the card, because it needed something there. Punches are large oval and scallop oval.
Have a great day!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Stamper's Club projects

This is project 1 of 3 we will be doing at Stamper's Club tomorrow night. It is the emboss resist technique. On glossy card stock, I used Versamark to stamp En Francais and the butterfly and bee from the Nature walk set. Then I brayered Pear Pizazz ink over it to reveal the images. Maybe we can add a bit of Dazzling Diamonds glitter on the butterfly...thoughts?
I will upload the other 2 projects once I design them. :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

No title comes to mind...

I'm not sure what to call this one. I used Broadsheet Alpha for the background, my FREE saleabration set Funky Four (the tree) and the sentiment from Trendy Trees. I added buttons and ribbon.
Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

A birthday card for Jen

Ok, so the scan is a wee crooked, but after a few attempts, this was the best one.
I made this for my friend's birthday. Minimal layers, the way she likes. I used the new Vintage Springtime designer paper from the Occasions mini catalogue. I made the flower using the Fun Flowers die and I scrunched up the petals...added vintage brads to finish the card.
Thanks for stopping by!