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!