Saturday, December 01, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
There are three great promotions for November!! They are as follows;
- First of all, in recognition of the Canadian $$, Stampin' Up! has decided to offer FREE SHIPPING to Canadians for any order over $100!
- Designer Papers on Sale! Buy 3 get 1 FREE in November!!! Check them out beginning on page 170 of your Fall/Winter Catalogue.
- The Holiday Glitz Card Kit is still available so put your order in now while it is still in stock!
Please contact me if you are interesting in any of these promotions!
Monday, November 26, 2007
I am not very good with buttercream frosting (I much prefer to work with fondant) so that is why there was much drama around this one!
DH seemed to enjoy his relaxing day at home...our living room is almost ready to be painted he was just doing some finishing touches on the trim yesterday.Enjoy!
Sunday, November 18, 2007
I have 2 frames in my Workshop that my DH painted and hung for me to display some of my work. One of those frames is still empty (they've been there for more than a month now) so he was very excited to see me Scrappin' (as he affectionately calls it) and immeadiately asked if they would be posted! So sweet!
I need to get the pictures printed for real and finish the second page before they go up but I am very thrilled with these layouts!
Thursday, November 15, 2007
Wednesday, November 14, 2007
The first card we did had some *BLING* to it! It had vellum, sparkles and a rhinestone brad! Such fun! The large snowflake was created using the small and large Tag Punches...I will try to put together a tutorial this weekend. I do love this card! The bottom flap is secured so that a gift card or certificate can be placed inside the card.
I think this one is SUPER sweet! Thank you JanTink for the great Blossom inspiration! Of course I added my own special flair but I do love her work! Thank you for your inspiration Jan!!!
This is the sedate card of the bunch...the ladies loved it as much as the others though! Cambria Turnbow has a great tutorial on how to make this giftcard holder...it's not for the folding impaired but is so fun! It looks really great when the opposite sides of the designer paper contrast!
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Both my nephew and my son LOVE Cars and Lightening McQueen is of course the all time favourite car so I grabbed a colouring book, copied the best picture I could find (in this case it was coloured purple!) and copied it and enlarged it to create a template.
I hope he likes it!
Paper: Real Red, Basic Black, Whisper White, Yoyo Yellow
Accessories: Unigel Signo Pen, Ziggy Paint Pen, Red, Black and Blue Markers, My Xyon saved the day for sure!
Thursday, November 08, 2007
So, to create this page (it's one of my favourites!) I used the t-shirt folding technique but decreased the paper size to 2.5x4 to make it fit on my 6x6 page. I love the belt too! I was so impressed with how perfectly the hodge podge hardware worked and the perfect size!
Paper: Creative License - Simply Scrappin' Kit, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Hodge Podge Hardware, 1/4" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Unigel Signo Gel Pen, Popdots
Wednesday, November 07, 2007
Monday, November 05, 2007
As you can see, I have been busy...some of these are already featured on my blog while others are new...I will try to add them over time...if there is anything in particular you might like to hear more about just let me know and I will do my best to get a photo and supply list up!
Sunday, October 28, 2007
And the inside...
This is my first attempt at a pop-up card...it was pretty intense...I wouldn't make it for just anyone!!! But I knew the mother of this baby would enjoy it!Supplies;
Stamps: Pretty Princess
Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranite, Old Olive, Summer Sun
Paper: Cutie Pie Designer Paper, Whisper White, Purely Pomegranite, Blue Bayou
Accessories: Purely Pomegranite Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Flower Punch, Half Pearls from the Pretties Kit
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Friday, October 19, 2007
I love experimenting with different shapes and sizes...I must ap0ligize though as I was cheating on Stampin Up! again...it's that new paper...it's just too cute!
Here is the inside...Supplies;
Stamps: Wheel Thing, Loads of Love, Basic Full of Love
Ink: Pink Passion, Old Olive, Night of Navy, Basic Black
Paper: K&Company DP, Taken with Teal, Pixie Pink, Pink Passion, Old Olive
Accessories: Scallop, Circle Punch, Giga Scallop, Mega Circle, Crop-a-Dile, Slot Punch, Slit Punch, Ribbon, Stampin Pastels
Well, what can I say...sometimes simplicity is overrated!!!
Friday, October 05, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
We wish them all the best...
Stamps: Happy Harmony, Warmest Regards
Paper: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Certainly Celery, Old Olive
Accessories: Giga Scallop Punch, Ticket Corner Punch, Ribbon
Saturday, September 29, 2007
How cute is that?!? Thank Beate for sharing!
Well, I have to admit, this one was well worth the time...my Father-in-law was very impressed! I just love it when I get a card right!
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Brocade Background, Naturals Ivory
Accessories: Gold Embossing Powder, 5/8" Chocolate Chip Ribbon, Scallop Punch, Tab Punch
It looks like it might be time to do another tutorial...that way I can share with you how I made the medallion!
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
Well, I went to http://www.random.org/ and asked for a number and it came up with the number 14...so, I counted and it seems that Latisha is our big winner! Thank you so much for all of the attention! You have all made me a very happy stamper!!! I especially love that some of you are coming back to see what I have been getting into!
I hate to put up a post and not have a photo to share...so I thought I would take some photos of my workshop to share. I believe this is the cleanest this it has been (DH is in the middle of doing some work so there are some tools on one of my tables)...I don't usually use that type of hammer on my cards!!! We are still working on the room and will be for the next several months but for now this will do. Anyway, I must get back to preparing for this weekend's workshop!
Sunday, September 23, 2007
We have some boxes from our move hanging so we were going to decorate one of those...well, we found a smallish box but the thought of decorating it made me sad...I knew it just wouldn't make the cut (well, my cut at least!)
The next thing I knew I spied DH's empty coffee can in the recycling (the large tin)...I don't know what came over me but it spoke to me! So, here is Buttercup's challenge! She choose the papers, stamps and embellishments (even the ink colour)...we had a great time! Buttercup can't wait for her day to show her treasure box!!!
So, here's the scoop!
Stamps: Doodle Alphabet
Ink: Pink Passion
Paper: K&Company (yes, from the same box...it's just too fun!), Whisper White, Pink Passion
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Stickers, ric rak, Fiskars Circle Cutter and mat
Cut 12x12 paper in half, glue to can (there will be a gap you can cover this with ribbon or another colour of paper - I recommend that you do this at the bottom so it doesn't interfere with the lid)
Use your Crop-a-dile to punch holes in the can if you want a handle on the can (this makes a great drum now too!!!)
Glue ribbon and other embellishments on tin (we used stickers from Michaels' and ribbon I had from some sewing projects)
Cut second piece of paper into a 5" circle (I used a Fiskars circle cutter) and glue to the centre of the lid to cover the writing.
Decorate your lid as desired. Buttercup loved stamping her name and glueing it all together...poor girl was worried about not centering the paper.
Stop right there mom! This is not your project...but if it was, I would fill it with something fun...I will share some ideas with you later on (after Buttercup's special day) but for now it's filled with some of her small dolls to share with her friends at school.
Find the right support group...because at this rate I am going to be doing homework soon!!!
Saturday, September 22, 2007
Such fun! This was one of my favourite Make & Takes...the really cool part is that it has a cute little pocket inside...but we will save that for another day!
I just wanted to share some eye candy with you and remind you that there are only a few days left to win that BLOG CANDY!!! The best part is that I wanted to celebrate hitting 1,000 hits and here I am not a week later up to more than 1,300 hits! I am so, so, so excited!!! (Helps me justify this time spent to my DH!!!)
Friday, September 21, 2007
I am usually an exclusive Stampin' Up Girl but when I saw the BIG box of K & Company Papers at my local Costco, I just couldn't resist the urge! So, here's the scoop... first of all, this is a CASE from Sharon Johnson over at No Time to Stamp...go check it out...she's got simplicity down pat!
Ink: Black Stazon, Wild Wasabi, Blue Bayou, Soft Sky
Stamps: Blooming with Happiness
Paper: Wild Wasabi, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, K & Company Designer Paper Accessories: Rhinestone Brads, Slot Punch, Chocolate Chip Ribbon
I think the best part is the actual gift (I am giving her my "Girlfriends' Card Kit") which I hope she is going love!
We are OFF!
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
This wasn't the picture I was originally intending on using, in fact Granny is covering some of my embellishments but I hate to show Scrapbooking without photos...I want you to see how the pages look with photos in them. Now imagine your photo there!
Stamps: All Holidays
Ink: Not Quite Navy
Paper: Cutie Pie, Brilliant Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Crop-a-dile, Certainly Celery Ribbon
So here it is...I know I have used this photo before but what can I say...there is nothing like a Mother's love! Anyway, this is another page for my upcoming calendar class on November 4th. Register now, space is limited!
Paper: Secret Garden SS
Accessories: Chocolate Chip, Scallop Punch
It's as simple as that! Ready to buy the kit yet?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
So, I am delighted to announce that I am going to have some great blog candy for one lucky, lucky participant! It is not finalized yet but there are for sure going to be some great papers from K & Company, accompanied by some Stampin Up! Inspiration Sheets. I would like to add some Card Candy to this (fun embellishments created by moi!) but we will see if time permits!
Now, in return for this fun opportunity, I would ask that you, (my beloved readers!), leave me a comment and tell me your favourite post so far or something you would like to see in an upcoming post. I will randomly draw a number next Tuesday afternoon so be sure to post by the end of the day Monday or early Tuesday morning!
Sunday, September 16, 2007
5 1/2" x 12" Cardstock for your card base
5 1/4" x 3 3/4" Peice of patterned paper
5" x 4" Cardstock for insert
4 3/4" x 3 3/4" Neutral cardstock for insert
1 1/2" x 9" Coloured cardstock for card band
More paper for accents
Cut patterned paper in half diagonallyStep 4
Glue patterned paper to the card front. I used doubled sided patterned paper and used a piece from either side.
Add sticky strip to the bottom of the middle panel, as well as the bottom of the triangle flap that will be on top of the card.
Tape the card base together and set aside.Step 6
Take the neutral cardstock for the insert and use the spiral punch on the left side of the paper
Le Voila! The card is complete and ready for mailing!