Friday, November 30, 2007

Stampin Up! November Promotions!

I will leave this at the top of my Blog in November as a reminder.

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

Cake anyone?

Well, after much drama and fanfare...I managed to bake and decorate a cake that my husband absolutely LOVED...I think if I made him this cake every year he would be thrilled to bits!!! He is such a HUGE VW fan...he hates to see any other cars in our driveway (of course my company vehicle is anything but VW so he deals with it!)

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.


Sunday, November 18, 2007

It's got to be 2 pages!

Well, I just posted one page to complete a Sketch Challenge on Pencil Lines but I can't do 'just' one page so here it 2 is still in the works but you get the idea...

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!


Scrapbooking Sunday!

***Edited***I just had to make a few changes to the page...I am loving it!!!

Well, I wish I could say I will have the chance to do this every Sunday but it sure was fun to do something that I wanted to do today!!! So here it is my first page inspired by Pencil Lines!! I just have to finish it's companion page...

Paper: Creepy Crawly DP, Basic Black, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Cricut, Dazzling Diamonds!, Glue Pen, Ribbon (DH saved this one from a gift he received!)

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Snowflake Tutorial

Well, I can't take credit for the design but I have yet to see an actual tutorial for this one so I put one together to share how we made the snowflakes on our gift cards last night...I just love it!!!

Here goes;

Supplies Required:
Paper: Whisper White, Vellum
Accessories: 2-Way Glue, Small Tag Punch, Large Tag Punch, snips

Step One:
Punch Whisper White with Small Tag Punch

Step Two:
Use Large Tag Punch to create a frame. Repeat Steps One and Two 7 times (create 8 frames)

Step Three
Glue 4 frames on vellum creating a cross with glue pen.

Step Four:
Layer second set of frames on the first set using glue pen. You may find it easier to create a template with 4 dark frames on light paper to ensure you get the second layer centred correctly.
Step Five:
Cut the bottoms off of the frames to create your snowflake.

Step Five:
Finish cutting out the Snowflake.
Step Six:
Place on desired project.

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Gift Card Class

Well, I had my first Creative Adults Card Class tonight...I am hoping to offer a monthly techniques class in the new year for the same group of ladies...they made my day today! I hope I made theirs with these cards!!!

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.

Paper: Wintergreen, Glossy White, Winter White, Vellum
Accessories: Large & Small Tag Punches, Snowblossom Punch, Rhinestone Brad, Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain, Corner Rounder Punch

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!!!
Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Old Olive
Paper: Purely Pomegranite, Wild Wasabie, Apricot Appeal, Cutie Pie Designer Paper
Accessories: Apricot Appeal Grosgrain Ribbon, SU! Buttons, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Packing Tape

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's not for the folding impaired but is so fun! It looks really great when the opposite sides of the designer paper contrast!

Stamps: A Tree for All Seasons, Warm Words, Snow Burst
Ink: Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Basic Black
Paper: Wintergreen, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou, Whisper White
Accessories: Blue Bayou Stitched Grosgrain, Slot Punch, Scallop Punch, Circle Punch, Round Tab Punch


Saturday, November 10, 2007

And They're Off!!!

The kids are so excited! For their cousin's birthday they are going to his house for a sleepover! So, in my quest to make my nephew his birthday card I just couldn't wrap my head around the right stamp set for him (there are so few great boy sets!) so I gave up on the stamping and went for paper piecing instead. Here is what I came up with...

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

Super Grover, Super Dad!!!

I must say this is one of my favourite photos from our family vacation back in June! We went to Sesame Place in PA and the kids loved it!!!

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

It's All Wrapped Up!

Well, I know a lot of people didn't want to buy the wrapping paper but my mom and I just couldn't help ourselves!!! I am honestly looking forward to a tree with co-ordinating presents under it and I have been having some fun with the wrapping paper too! This is January's page...

I love the bashful and chocolate together! I think it's scrumptious!
Stamps: Snow Burst, Cold Play
Ink: Versa Mark, Chocolate Chip
Paper: Bashful Blue, Whisper White and Blizzard Wrapping Paper
Accessories: Chocolate Chip 5/8" Ribbon, Holograph Embossing Powder, Scallop and Circle Punches

Monday, November 05, 2007

Calendar Update

Oohh! First I should tell you that I have added a link to an Events Calendar, you will see it in the sidebar so if you are looking for classes to attend or inspiration at a Crop/Open Stamp Night Check it out! I have started booking into the New Year for all of those that are keen to get Creative in 2008!

Now, I shared a number of pages with you earlier but they were jammed together and it was hard to take it all in so I will share some of the pages with you individually now!

Since we are heading into the chillier weather, let's start with November...I had a little inspiration for this one...

I got the template for the Snowman Seeds on Katydidcreations she has some great templates! Then, I couldn't figure out what to do with the Wintergreen paper...I know it's so nice but I was absolutely stumped! So, I did a search and came up with Valerie's Card and it inspired the layout (my mother always taught me to give credit where it is due!) Thank you Katy and Valerie for your inspiration!

Stamps: Cold Play, Canvas Background
Paper: Wintergreen, Soft Sky, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Only Orange, Soft Sky
Accessories: SnowBlossom Punch, glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds, brad

Now for have seen a similar card to this if you have looked in some of my older entries (I love using cards as inspiration for my scrapbooking!)

You can find the tutorial to create this amazing tree on Stamp Your Heart Out and remember, our Designer Papers are on sale in November so if you see anything you like, let me know!
Stamps: Priceless
Ink: Certainly Celery
Paper: Glorious Green, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Certainly Celery Prints, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Snowflake Brad

Creative Update!

I know, I have been MIA lately...there has been so much going on! I am hoping to have more to share with you in the coming weeks as I prepare for my upcoming Gift Card Class on November 14th and start getting ready for Birthday Season (we have a lot of birthdays in November and December!) and then the Holidays! For now I will share with you some old and some new calendar pages from my workshop on the weekend...

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!