Sunday, November 01, 2009

A crackled vintage look...

For the past week I have been producing 80 some odd Christmas cards for a customer of mine, she said that it would be nice to have them the first week of November. And almost a week ago I looked at the calendar and oh fiddlesticks November is like next week!

So after holidays and a stack of 80 cards this is what my desk looked liked. I also had to design some cards for this weekend's Stamp-A-Stack but there were a few scrapbook pages tossed in the mix too. (Can you spy the mint Girl Guide cookie?)

Doing the cracked glass technique on the above card twenty times over is time consuming! But I really like the vintage look it creates once you get it out of the freezer and spread some ink into the cracks.

Stamps: Winter Post
Ink: Stazon Black Ink, Very Vanilla, Versmark
Paper: Ruby Red, Very Vanilla, Kraft
Accessories: Sleigh Bells Ribbon, glossy glaze embossing powder, Stampin' Write markers, sponge dauber, sticky strip


Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Deal of the Week!

October 12, 10:00 AM (MT) through October 19, 9:50 AM (MT): A selection of Big Shot dies have been discounted this week:
Page    Description                            Regular Price      Sale Price
200      Perfect Setting Bigz XL Die        $57.95                 $34.99
195      Flower Burst Embosslits             $15.95                 $7.49
201      Bigz XL Cake 3 Tier Die            $53.95                 $34.99


Holiday Gift and Decorating Class

If you live in the Kingston, Ontario area you are invited to join me at my Holiday Gift and Decorating class. It's a great time to get a head start on making some personalized gifts for friends and loved ones. There will be displays of holiday decorating ideas as well.

Date: Saturday October 24, 2009
Where: 612 O'Connor Dr
Time: 2pm to 6pm
Cost is $20

Unable to make it? Contact me to book your own date to be a Stampin' Up! Hostess and invite some of your friends and family to your event! I can even hold it at my home for you. Or check my calendar (new dates will be added late next week) for other upcoming events that you can attend!

Friday, October 09, 2009

Melon Mambo and Bermuda Bay Greetings!

This year's In Colors are very bright. So I challenged myself to use one In Color and match it up to 2 neutrals to see what I could come up with. The large grommet fits really well inside the black stamped circle. I used a 1/2" cricle punch to punch through the Whisper White and Melon Mambo cardstock (seperately though) so that a little bit of black would show through the design.

Stamps: Circle Circus, All Holidays
Ink: Melon Mambo, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Grommets, 1/2" cricle punch, stampin dimensionals

This second card is inspired by my aunt's version that she completed at my last workshop. She changed up the design a bit and created a card I never would have come up with. I changed the In Color to Bermuda Bay instead of Melon Mambo and voila!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Basic Black, Sahara Sand
Paper: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Whisper White
Accessories: Large Grommets, 1/2" cricle punch, stampin dimensionals


Thursday, October 08, 2009

Dasher in Gold, Take 2 with Green

I have really been hung up about this Gold Dasher and what colour I should use as the base of the card. When I finally had two different greens picked (with the help of my husband too, thanks dear!) the card base still looked wrong. So with a little versamark and a snowflake stamp I think it is complete. Now I can stop daydreaming about this card and move onto another...

Stamps: Dasher, Serene Snowflakes
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Hunter Green or Mellow Moss, Sahara Sand, Christmas Cocoa Speciality Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Kraft Taffeta ribbon, sticky strip, scallop edge punch, gold embossing powder

October Specials and great deals!

Special #1:
stampin up clearanceStampin' Up! has introduced a new section to the online ordering experience. On the clearance rack you will find Desginer Series paper, rub-ons, ribbon and more. Although these items are retired they are great additions for your stamping and crafting projects! Go to my Demostrator Business Website to place your online order and then click "SHOP NOW" in the top right corner, then click on Clearance Rack in the left column.

Special #2:
deal of the week October 1st to 12th: Three punches have been discounted this week:
Description                  Regular Price     Sale Price
Trio Flower punch          $22.95             $15.99
5-Petal Flower punch      $22.95            $15.99
My Way punch               $22.95             $16.99
Go to my Demostrator Business Website to place your online order and then click "SHOP NOW" in the top right corner or contact me to host your own workshop! Make sure to check back each week as Stampin' Up! unveils a new deal.

Special #3:
From October 1 to November 30, 2009, get our all-new My Digital Studio™ software for 50% off when you host a $525 workshop! Plus, get any one item from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalogue for just $14 when you host a $330 workshop.

My Digital Studio is a creative digital crafting program that will let you create scrapbooks, cards, calendars and much more. Once created you can send then to be printed or print them at home. You can find more information and a video about My Digital Studio here.

Special #4:
Digital + Starter Kit: Start your own Stampin' Up! business for $239. More info here.

~ Amanda

Digital + Starter Kit

With the introduction of My Digital Studio, Stampin' Up!®  is now offering an all-new business opportunity with the Digital+ Starter Kit. Priced at just $239, the Digital+ Starter Kit contains:

- My Digital Studio software
- Party Hearty and Petal Pizzazz stamp sets
- Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
- Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin' Pads®
- Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, and Real Red Stampin' Write® markers
- Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
- Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
- Button Latte Designer buttons
- Stampin' Dimensionals®
- Mini Glue Dots
- SNAIL Adhesive®
- Business supplies (product catalogs, order forms, training DVD, and other supplies)

Combining My Digital Studio with traditional embellishments and other Stampin' Up!® products allows you to not only effectively showcase hybrid projects, but also demonstrate projects using non-digital elements. Contact me today to get started! If you are looking for more information about becoming a Stampin' Up!®  demonstrator please follow this link to my website.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dasher in Gold

This stamp - Dasher, can be found on page 208 with the Under $12 stamps avaliable in the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue. I've had this guy for awhile now and thought he needed to be inked up. Not sure if I like the look, I'm thinking using Real Red for the card base might be the issue. So you might see this card again in a different colour.

Stamps: Dasher
Ink: Versamark
Paper: Real Red, Sahara Sand, Christmas Cocoa Speciality Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: Kraft taffeta ribbon, scallop edge punch, gold embossing powder


Friday, September 11, 2009

Sweet Rewards Hostess Promotion

Earn even more free products with our limited-time hostess offer!

From September 1-November 30, host a $330 Stampin' Up! workshop, and choose any one item* from the Holiday 2009 Mini Catalogue for just $14! (*offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio)

Choose from our award-winning stamps, beautiful new Simply Adorned jewelry, exclusive Build-A-Bear Workshop products, or latest dies for the Sizzix Big Shot. With so much to choose from, you'll feel like a kid in a candy shop!

And in October 2009 My Digital Studio is set to be released! 

Are you ready to host your own get together with friends and family? I can run the workshop at your place or mine. Contact me today to pick a date that works for you!

You can dowload a copy of the Holiday Mini or let me know if you'd like your own printed copy. And be sure to check out my upcoming workshops and classes!


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Circle Sympathy

Saw this card when I went looking for a sympathy card I needed a few weeks ago. Other than getting the right position of the circle flower it was pretty straight forward.

Stamps: Circle Circus
Ink: Soft Suede
Paper: Old Olive, Soft Suede, Sahara Sand
Accessories: Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon, button


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Leaves with Cherries and Hearts

Interested in attending some classes or a workshop? Check out this page to browse over the next few months to see if you can attend one of my planned events. If the dates will not work for you, we can pick one for you to host at your home or mine! There are quite a few different things planned, especially to get ready for Christmas! I am also setting aside time to scrapbook, mostly on Saturday or Sunday afternoons while my husband is away working. If you would like to join me just drop me a line!

Stamps: Short and Sweet
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Night of Navy, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Kraft, Mellow Moss, Real Red
Accessories: Little Leaves Sizzlet die, hole punch, Heart to Heart punch

Monday, August 24, 2009

Ice cream on Monday!

These ice cream cones are very simple to make. Punch out 2 "flavors" of ice cream, in this case it's pumkin and curry (interesting if they were real eh?) and you want to cut at least 4 to 5 bumps off each scallop circle to create the bottom of the scoop. Then I used the Square 1-3/8" punch for the cone, but remember to clip each side to create the cone shape! On the right cone I used a white gel pen and the other cone I used the texturz plates with the big shot to create a realistic pattern.

Just had to make a cherry cone! I spiced this one up a bit with some embossing (although you could just use white craft ink instead). What flavours would this one be? Cherry chip and Strawberry maybe? Sounds good.

Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Short and Sweet, 2nd card also uses Itty Bitty Backgrounds and Sanded Background
Ink: 1st card: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Basic Black. 2nd card: Versamark, Ruby Red, Basic Black
Paper: 1st card: Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Basic Black, Close to Cocoa. 2nd card: Whisper White, Basic Black, Ruby Red, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Scallop edge punch, scallop circle punch, white gel pen, Texturz Plates + Big Shot, 2nd card: white embossing powder + heat gun


Friday, August 21, 2009

Scrappin' Friday

I like many others have mountains of printed photos and space taken up on hard drives or flash drives (both in my case) by digital photos. Most of these photos need a permanent home in a scrapbook of some kind or another.

These photos in today's finished page date back to our first apartment, well over 8 years ago. Man was it that long now? In order to accomplish this daunting task (remember all the photos I talked about) I have been trying to keep the layouts simple and clean. Stampin' Up!'s Simply Scrappin' Kits are awesome for that reason. They include designer paper, textured card stock and self adhesive die-cuts. You can whip out a few layouts without much fuss. I'm headed back to do more scrapping!

Accessories: Summer Home Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)


Monday, August 17, 2009

Dear Stampin' Sister!

The past few months I have had a little sister in Edmonton - a pretend stampin' sister. This is one of the last cards I sent to her. It's been great getting to know her and send her surprises too! I challenged myself to use a technique I've never tried before and I really like how it turned out. It's something along the lines of ink and smash onto glossy white card stock to create a neat smudged image.
Stamps: Best Wishes & More, Sanded Background
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Basic Grey, Glossy White
Accessories: Hearts and Brackets Bigz Die, black brads, stampin dimensionals, paper piercer, mat pack, Heart to Heart punch


Sunday, August 16, 2009

Bermuda Anniversary

Do you like the new In Colors? I have been playing with colour combinations for the last few weeks. The next few days I will be searching for some good combos for Christmas Cards. This year the 6 new colours are missing a green and a red. But that makes it a good challenge!

Today's card is a case. But I cannot remember which card I saw on Splitcoaststampers that inspired me! It could be either this one, or this or another one I haven't found as of yet!

Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Really Rust
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Soft Suede Polka Dot Grosgrain ribbon
p.s. I spent the weekend working on my blog, can you tell? I still have some housekeeping things to go over, but I really like the end result. Next it's on to the real housekeeping here at home! Enjoy!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Aluminum is so cool!

There is a list of about 50 some odd things you can use in the Big Shot and aluminum foil is one of them (although the list says only for Bigz and Originals Dies but I figured that aluminum might work well with the texturz plates since it is similiar to cardstock in thickness). You still need to do some trial and error, because I tried a different plae - damask and it ripped the aluminum foil at a few places.

Stamps: Party Hearty, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Tempting Turquoise, Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Paper: Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Whisper White, Crushed Curry, heavy duty aluminum foil
Accessories: Big Shot texturz plates, stampin' dimensionals

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Simple Heart

I'd class this card in the clean and simple category. If I make this card again I think I will make the scalloped edge even with the back. The uneven front-to-back makes the card look weird when you try to stand it up. Oh well.

Stamps: Always
Ink: Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose
Paper: Very Vanilla, Pretty In Pink
Accessories: Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, scallop border punch

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

New Catalogue Party!

To celebrate Stampin' Up!'s new 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue I am hosting a Get the Scoop party! More details here. Peruse through the new catty, get your chance to check out the new In Colors and create your own masterpiece with paper and with ice cream!

Using my new Big Shot and a brand new exclusive die from Stampin' Up! I created this card to show case off the new Falling Leaves stamp set. The ribbon is the reverse side of the polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, I love how it is reversible!

Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ink: Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Versamark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Kraft, Soft Suede, Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Soft Suede polka dot grosgrain ribbon, sticky strip, stampin' dimensional, word window punch, Hearts and Brackets Original Die

Monday, July 27, 2009

Save the Date!

My upcoming event had to be pushed back by 1 week, so circle August 8th for 2pm so that you can Get the Scoop! More details will be posted Tuesday night (tomorrow)!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Thinking of Chocolate!

Wow! It's almost the end of July, when did we get here? I recently got my order of new product and catalogues this week. And I cannot wait to break out the new goodies and show you my work!

Today's card is one of my new fav colour combos. I really like chocolate! mm, chocolate. The centre Very Vanilla strip is up on dimensionals with a little twig of ribbon up in the top right corner. Did you miss it? It is kinda hard to see in the photo. The chocolate chip layer underneath is stamped with versamark to create a hint of a pattern.

You'll have to come back and check later this week for an updated workshop and classes post. I will have 2 different ones to choose from and I cannot wait to share all the cool items from the new 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue. If you are interested in laying your hands on a physical copy please let me know so I can get one to you. Or you can always download it from the bar on the right side of the screen.

Stamps: Close as A Memory, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Versamark
Paper: Very Vanilla, Mellow Moss, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Mellow Moss stampin' write marker, Chocolate Chip wide grosgrain ribbon, linen thread, stampin' dimensional, Designer Button Latte, glue dot

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Using Tangerine Tango

The current Spring/Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue retires at the end of June. For the next while I'll be trying to use up my stash - therefore you might be seeing a lot of the Tangerine Tango. It's not a colour I have used much of at all!

Make sure that you get hold of the Last Chance List. Check out the links on the left side of the screen at the top. These stamps and Decor Elements are disappearing the end of June, this is your last chance to get your hands on them!

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, All Holidays
Ink: Handsome Hunter, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Paper: Whisper White, Handsome Hunter, Tangerine Tango, Kiwi Kiss
Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, blender pens, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, June 08, 2009

Happy B-day to me!

I'm posting a card I received on Friday from a Birthday Angel from Splitcoaststampers Demonstrator Secret Sisters. I love this set! Thanks for a beautiful card broncomom/Joyce!

And another surprise yesterday from my parents - a Sizzix Big Shot! I had so much fun going over the Stampin' Up! catalogue picking out what I wanted for dies. The bad news is that I have to wait for it to arrive:( But I do have some sneak peak items due to arrive this Wednesday and Thursday to keep me company until the Big Shot can get here.
Now off to enjoy some Dairy Queen ice cream cake! Have a great day! ~A

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Birthday Birthday!

Is your birthday coming up? My husband just reminded me today that June is just around the corner, as in next week! Ack! That means my birthday is even closer than I thought!!!

Anywho enough with the exclamation marks! These colours are great together, but it makes it hard to take a great picture of them.

Stamps: Party Hearty, Happy Happy Birthday Jumbo wheel
Ink: Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Sage Shadow, Versamark
Paper: Baja Breeze, Taken with Teal, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Accessories: Baja Breeze wide ribbon, stampin dimensionals

Thursday, May 21, 2009

A Baby Card

This is my second attempt at the emerging colour technique (check out my journal cover here)and another card over here. It's a great technique, I used Whisper White card stock but you could use designer series paper or perhaps a different colour other than white. Stamp on your base colour, let it dry then pass your embossing buddy over the whole piece and then stamp in versamark your images where you want your colour to emerge! Next clear emboss those versamarked images and once cooled coat the whole piece in a darker colour. Viola!

Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Ink: Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Almost Amethyst, Versamark
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: Button Bouquet, glue dot, sponge dauber, clear embossing powder, embossing buddy

Monday, May 18, 2009

Another Card Purse!

card purseThese are so easy to make! I've made three of these now and they will make great gifts! Check out my other Card Purse from my March Class to see those cards. The next 2 cards complete the set, along with these 2 cards I posted last week. And isn't the center piece of the purse darling? I used my new Watercolour wonder crayons to colour directly onto the stamp and them spritz lightly with water and then stamped on watercolour paper. It took a bit of experimenting to get the right amount of water, but it's a really cool effect!

The above card purse above supplies are:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Basic Grey, Going Gray, Watercolour paper, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Whisper White
Accessories: word window punch, photo corners punch, Button Bouquet Designer Button, Linen thread, glue dot, Jumbo brads, Basic Grey taffeta ribbon, Watercolour Wonder crayons

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, All Holidays
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Perfect Plum
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Perfect Plum, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Elegant Eggplant grosgrain ribbon, Very Vanilla grosgrain ribbon, clips assortment, glue dot

Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze
Paper: Baja Breeze, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Whisper White taffeta ribbon, stampin' dimensionals

Monday, May 11, 2009

Scrapbooking Promotion

For National Scrapbook Month Stampin' Up! is offering these three specials.

1. Free Designer Paper: when you buy 3 you get 1 free!

2. Become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator for $99.00 with the Scrapbooking Starter Kit!

3. A sneak peak Jumble Alphabet stamp set at 20% off! Check out the stamp set here. Purchase for $46.36+taxes and shipping.

More details over at Stampin' Up!'s website.

May is Scrapbooking Month

I'm in love with the Urban Garden Designer Series Paper. But I realize that I'm hoarding it, just like I've been hoarding all my paper! So my challenge for May is to get a whole whack of scrapbook pages completed and use up my stash! May is a great month to start your own scrapbooking project too. Especially if you like Stampin' Up!'s Designer Series Paper or the 12x12 Textured card stock (great by the way for either cards or scrapbooking). Buy any 3 pack of Designer Series papers or 12x12 Textured card stock and get 1 free until the end of May!

1st card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ink: Always Artichoke, Not Quite Navy (both Stampin' Write Markers)
Paper: Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Basic Black grosgrain ribbon, Filigree brads, stampin' dimensionals, Button Latte Designer Buttons, glue dots, sticky strip

2nd card:
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes, Short and Sweet
Ink: Not Quite Navy, Versamark
Paper: Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Accessories: Word Window punch, Glassy Glaze Enamel Embossing powde, Vintage Brads, scallop cricle punch, stampin dimensionals

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

March's Card Purse Class

Last month I held a Card Purse stamp camp. Each person made a card purse, 4 cards and decorated matching envelopes.

I found a simple flower card made by alliohran and fell in love with the colour combo! Generally I dislike Groovy Guava, but these colours really work well together. Oh and did you notice the new jumbo brads in the centre of the flower?

5 petal punch
Stamps: Polka Dot Punches (Sale-A-Bration), Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess)
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/16" Jumbo brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, 5 petal punch

I get a lot of inspiration from splitcoaststampers. It has a great section to search on any Stampin' Up! stamp to get a variety of styles and ideas to use. I love it! This next card's idea and colours came from trishastamps.

polka dot punchesStamps: Polka Dot Punches (Sale-A-Bration), Sweet Little Sentiments (Hostess)
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Certaintly Celery, Pink Passion, Versamark, Basic Black
Paper: Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Certaintly Celery ribbon (Sale-A-Bration), Stampin' Dimensionals, white embossing powder, Large Heart Punch

I designed the next card so that each person could choose which image she liked from the Wild About You set. The white area is just wide enough for the elephant and tall enough if the giraffe stamp was used.

wild about youStamps: Wild About You, Sanded background stamp
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard, Basic Black
Paper: More Mustard, Old Olive, Whisper White, Basic Black
Accessories: Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, More Mustard Stampin' Write marker

And lastly my favourite of all of them! Such a mellow colour pallet.

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Very Vanilla, Baja Breeze, Urban Garden Designer Series Paper, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Flower Fusion, silver brad, Stampin' Dimensionals, Chocolate Chip ribbon, sticky strip

Friday, April 24, 2009


Ahh, memories. That is why I scrapbook, to look back at all the stuff that has happened to me and my family over the years. I've done the important scrapbooks, our wedding, buying our 1st home, building our 2nd home, and our big trip to Western Canada. Now I'm trying to move onto the everyday stuff, I have piles and stacks of photos that desperately need a home.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Paper: Sahara Sand, Close to Cocoa, Parisian Breeze Speciality Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Wide Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon, Neutrals button, 1" circle punch, corner rounder, Greatest Moments rub-ons

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Praying for Sunny Days!

embrace life
I've case'd this card I saw over at Splitcoaststampers. I used water colour paper and Elegant Eggplant Classic Ink , then spritzed water on the flower to make the colour run a bit, a little heat from the heat gun and some markers to add accent to the centre of the flower and voila! Oh and don't forget to add the little brad to the centre too!

Take a chance to play around with stamping on watercolour paper! There are so many techniques that can be experimented with: watercolour wonder crayons, ink and blender pens, markers, watercolour pencils, or just stamp in a colour and spritz with water!

Stamps: Embrace Life
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Lovely Lilac
Paper: Whisper White, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Lovely Lilac, watercolour paper
Accessories: Vintage brad, 1-3/4" circle punch, Greatest Moments rub-ons, various Stampin' Write markers to colour in centre of flowers

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Nannie!

petal pizzazz April sure does have a lot of birthdays around here! Does your family have one month that has a lot of birthdays all lumped together? It's months like these that I'm glad I've stashed away some birthday cards, but I know that I need to get started on more!

I really liked this card I made for a friend's daughter's birthday just after I started as a demonstrator. I really like the colours and the background of the card. And the paper piercing, okay well I really like all of it! I've just changed up the flower colours and used a different stamp set too.

Stamp Sets: Petal Pizzazz, Short and Sweet
Inks: So Saffron, Elegant Eggplant, Old Olive
Paper: So Saffron, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories: Stampin' Dimensionals, glitter, scallop circle punch

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Happy Birthday Mom!

This is not the actual birthday card that my mom received, but it is her birthday today! Lately I've been trying to stock up on birthday cards, April always has so many of them. My supply has started to dwindle and so this card was made.
Stamps: Embrace Life, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron
Accessories: Riding Hood Red button - Button Bouquet, White taffeta ribbon, 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punch, silver brads, sticky strip, stampin' dimensionals, linen thread, scallop edge punch, 1" circle punch

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

A Great Way to Connect

Spend $50 on Occasions Mini Catalogue products and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free.

Hostesses: Hold a workshop of $200 or more and choose any one item from the "Under $12" page in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue for free. For every $200 spent at a workshop, the hostess will receive another "Under $12" item free.

Make sure to place your order before April 30th!

Bleaching technique

Have you ever tried using regular everyday household bleach with your stamping projects? I have yet to try putting my stamp into bleach (you can do without harming your stamps!), but I do like the effect you can achieve using the aqua painters and bleach, or just a small cup of bleach with a paintbrush. Especially when you are using darker papers.

On the large circle the flowers are embossed in white on Elegant Eggplant and then I've bleached the petals.

Stamps: Botanical Blooms (Sale-A-Bration)
Ink: Versamark, Pale Plum
Paper: Sahara Sand, Elegant Eggplant, Pale Plum, Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White and Black embossing powder, Filigree brads, Certainly Celery Sale-A-Bration ribbon, sticky strip, 1-1/4" and 1-3/8" and 1-3/4" circle punches, Mellow Moss Stampin' Write marker, stampin' dimensionals, household bleach, aqua painter

fifth avenue floral
I've done the same thing on this card, embossing the flower in white and then used the aqua painter with bleach to colour in some of the petals.

Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: Versamark, Perfect Plum, Kiwi Kiss, Pink Pirouette, Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Perfect Plum
Accessories: White taffeta ribbon, white embossing powder, household bleach, aqua painter

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Ocassions Mini Catalogue is here!

The Ocassions Mini catalogue products are now avaliable! Click here to download from Stampin' Up!'s website. Make sure you check out the new scallop oval punch on page 8, window sheets on page 10 and there is just too much new stuff to list it all, you'll just have to check it all out!!

Interested in placing an order? You can order online order if you live in Canada from my website here, just click on the SHOP NOW button on the top right corner of the webpage. Or check out my upcoming events or host your own!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Easter Sneak Peak from the Occassions Mini!

Yup, you read it right! Because of the timing of Easter and the release of the Occasions mini catalogue Stampin' Up! has released the Easter stamps early! For the month of March you can have the chance to pre-order the following Easter stamps:

Item 113822: Eight Great Greetings ($37.95)

Item 113196: An Egg-cellent Easter ($27.95)
Item 113262: Wagon Full of Fun ($46.95)

Item 113833: Egg Hunt Wheel ($7.75)

Email me if you would like to place an order. And don't forget about Sale-A-Bration! With every $60 order you qualify for free Sale-A-Bration product until March 31, 2009.

You can also order these and many more products from the Occasions Mini starting April 1, 2009.