Monday, November 21, 2011

Online Extravaganza Starts Today!

You can visit the Online Store to see all discounted products or view this PDF.

The brand new Simply Scored scoring tool and Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps are 20% off TODAY ONLY!!! Until midnight tonight, the Simply Scored is $31.16 (reg. $38.95) and the Sweet Pressed Cookie stamps are $16.76 (reg $20.95). I do have an order going in at 10:00pm tonight, so e-mail or call if you want to take advantage of these 24 hour specials (and save on shipping by adding to the group order).

All other items included in the Online Extravaganza are available at the sale prices until November 30th. Digital Downloads can only be ordered online, but all other products on sale can be ordered online or in a group order through me. I will be placing another order Wednesday November 30th, so let me know if you would like to place an order before then!

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Packing Paper Treat Bag - Big Shot Class

Monika Davis showed this idea at one of the Stampin' Up! Regionals not long ago, and I thought it was perfect for this time of year so we're making it in my Big Shot class this weekend! If you'd like to come and make it, I still have room in my 7pm class this evening. This pouch is perfect for a few cookies, a package of hot chocolate or some other holiday treat. It uses the paper that Stampin' Up! packs in the order boxes to keep things from moving around too much. I added a snowflake die cut with the Northern Frost Sizzlet and Big Shot, some Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding and a tag stamped with the Beautiful Season stamp set. I stamped the brown paper with the Serene Snowflakes stamp set, glued the sides together and ran them through the Paper Crimper.

Tomorrow the Online Extravaganza starts, and there will be two deals that are only available until midnight, so be sure to check out my ONLINE STORE! The promotion is named Online Extravaganza, and the easiest way for you to take advantage is by shopping in my online store, and having the order shipped right to you, but I will also be placing a group order tomorrow night. Call or e-mail me by 10pm, and I can add your order!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Snowman Spinner Card - Stepped Up Cards

I saw this card on Heather Summer's blog this week, and had to recreate it for my Stepped Up Class this weekend. The snowman's head spins to make it look like he's rolling down the hill. If you'd like to make this card (and four other Stepped Up Cards) at my class this weekend, check out my Event Calendar and sign up for a class!

Stamps: Holiday Happiness, Serene Snowflakes
Inks: Baja Breeze, VersaMark
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Punches: 2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, Snowflake, Crop-a-Dile, 1" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle
Other: 3" Circle Big Shot die, White Stampin' Emboss powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Signo White Gel pen, Black Stampin' Write marker, Old Olive 1/8" Taffeta ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Turning 2 - November Scrapbook Class

This is one of the layouts we're making in this weekend's scrapbook class (still time to register!) I used the Country Club Simply Scrappin' Kit and French Foliage stamp set (along with the Just Perfect Alpha stamps and School Lines stamp for journaling). The colours are from the Country Club kit too... So Saffron, Not Quite Navy, Pear Pizzazz & Cajun Craze.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Contempo Christmas card

For a supply list and instructions to make this card, check out my 12 Weeks of Christmas link above, or click HERE.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Happy Digital Scrapbooking Day! Free Downloads!

Stampin' Up! is celebrating Digital Scrapbooking Day with four free (brand new) downloads! The free downloads are available until November 7th. There are two different file downloads - one for My Digital Studio and one for other programs (Photoshop Elements, Word, etc.). All you need to do is fill out the survey HERE.

You can download a pdf file showing you all that is included in these downloads by clicking HERE. Enjoy the goodies!

Monday, October 31, 2011

Wow! Free Big Shot!

This post will stay at the top of my blog for this month... scroll down for newer posts!

This month, Stampin' Up! is offering an amazing incentive to join my Stampin' Up! team... you will get a free Big Shot, or $125 in free Stampin' Up! products!
This offer is good until October 31st, and if you sign up on my website (click Join Now in the left sidebar), you will be able to order your free Big Shot (or $125 in product of your choice) about an hour later! You will also get an amazing deal on the products in the Starter Kit... it would cost over $400 to get the products in the kit on a normal order through me, but you'll get them for $215 (no tax or shipping). You can also substitute a Textured Impressions Folder (my favourite way to use the Big Shot) for the Decor Elements product in your Starter Kit so you'll have something to use with your Big Shot right away! Please let me know if you'd like more details, or if you'd like some help choosing your Starter Kit contents. You can join my team just for this amazing deal or to get a discount on your future purchases. The best part is that anyone who takes advantage of this deal also has the opportunity to make money and get product for free! I welcome anyone in Canada to consider joining my team of stampers!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 4 - Top Note Gift Box

 For a supply list and instructions, click on the 12 Weeks of Christmas page above, or click HERE.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Stepped Up Class - Swing Out card

Found a fun new (to me anyway) fold for a Swing Out card on Lynn Pratt's blog, and had to make my own version for this month's Stepped Up Card Class. If you'd like to come and make this card + four others, let me know!

Stamps: French Foliage, On Your Birthday
Inks: Pear Pizzazz, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke, Crumb Cake
Card stock: Early Expresso, Whisper White
Other: Stampin' Sponges

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Batty Petal Cone Treat Box - Big Shot Class

I couldn't resist adding this guy to my Big Shot class this month... you can hang it as a decoration, or add a cellophane bag of treats and give it to a special someone...

I created the 'body' with the Petal Cone die, and the wings are from the Perfect Pennants die. I punched some partial circles from one edge, and ran them through the Spider Wed Textured Impressions Folder. Some Glimmer Brads make the spooky eyes, some punched bits for the fangs and eyes, and a bit of Dazzling Details for the mouth complete the bat. I still have spots in this class... we make three projects for $15.00 or a $20.00 order.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

October Scrapbook Class Layout

This is one of the three layouts we're making this weekend in my Scrapbook Class (spaces still available):

I created the background with the Netting background stamp (masked off the corners with torn scrap paper), Daring Adventure and Extreme Elements.  I did the journaling on a torn piece of Vellum, and cut the title letters with the Timeless Type Sizzlets from some Tangerine Tango patterned paper.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

12 Weeks of Christmas - Week 2 Card - Serene Snowflakes

This card is one we'll be making in my Simple Christmas Cards class next weekend (Friday & Sunday).

You can also find a complete supply list and instructions on my 12 Weeks of Christmas page (tab at the top of the page, or click HERE).

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween? Out on a Limb Three Ways

When I went through the Holiday Mini the first time, I fell in love with the Out on a Limb stamp set... but I don't really do a lot of Halloween cards. So, I had to justify to myself that I'd be able to use it for more than just Halloween cards. Here's the stamp set, so you know what I'm talking about:
 Cute, right? So this is the first card I tried...
and obviously, I decided it was spooky because I ended up making it a Halloween card! But, I changed the colours a bit (and the card base too) and came up with this one: 

I think I did a better job creating the 'forest' with the branch on this one, and the colours make it a very nice, non-spooky card. Then I saw a card very similar to the one I created below, and had to copy it.

I love the colours, the embossed sections of the card (enhanced a little with lines scored with the Simply Scored tool) and the flowers on the branch! So, I think I accomplished my mission! Which is your favourite?

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Twelve Weeks of Christmas - Stocking Card

I'll be posting cards, tags and gift ideas on Sunday for the next 11 Sundays... You can find the supplies and instructions for this card by clicking the 12 Weeks of Christmas tab above, or just click HERE.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

September Stepped Up Class - Snowman Shaker card

This is one of the cards we're making this weekend in my Stepped Up Card Class... I'm featuring several new products from the Holiday Mini Catalogue and we make five cards that are a step above what I might usually create. We're making this Shaker Card (the Shaker Frames make it easy), a Smash card, and I'm showing techniques like Double Embossing and Reducing Apertures.

Stamps: Button Buddies, Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Basic Black, Baja Breeze (sponged edges)
Card stock: Baja Breeze, Marina Mist, Pool Party, Whisper White
Punches: 1/2" Circle Punch, 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Edge punch
Other: Silver Glimmer Paper, Neutrals Designer paper pack, Dazzling Details, Silver Glass Glitter, Window Sheet, Snowburst TIF

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

September Big Shot Class!

This bookmark is one of the three projects we'll be making this month in my Big Shot Class this weekend. We make a card and two 3-d projects. I used the Fun Flowers die to cut flowers from card stock, Newsprint paper and fabric, then attached them all together (and to the ribbon) with some embroidery thread and one of the new Spice Cake Designer Buttons. This is very easy to make (thanks to the Big Shot) and would make a great gift or stocking stuffer.

Supplies: Cherry Cobbler wide Striped Grosgrain ribbon, Fun Flower die, Spice Cake Button, Pear Pizzazz and Cherry Cobbler c/s, First Edition DSP

Friday, September 9, 2011

September Simple Cards Class

In my Simple Cards Class (spots still available), we create eight quick & easy cards (four different cards, two of each) that you can copy and make at home. I try to show easy techniques, especially if you can use things you already have. This card shows how stamping with your clear blocks can add a great look to a very simple card. I think the ruffled ribbon adds a great detail to this card too.

Stamps: Faith in Nature, Bring on the Cake, Clear Block C
Inks: Lucky Limeade, Wisteria Wonder, StazOn Jet Black
Card stock: Wisteria Wonder, Whisper White, Lucky Limeade
Other: Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon, Square Lattice TIF

Thursday, September 8, 2011

September Scrapbook Class

This layout is one that we'll be creating this weekend in my Scrapbook Class (spots still available). It features the Spice Cake papers and the Falling Leaves stamp set. We'll be creating our own patterned paper and cutting the title and accents with the Big Shot. You can use three 4"x4" photos, or two 4"x6" photos. The design for this layout came from Nichol Magouirk posts a Scrapbook Stamping class each month, and this month's class was perfect for what I wanted to do.

Stamps: School Lines, Falling Leaves
Inks: Pool Party, Pear Pizzazz, More Mustard, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Early Expresso
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Pear Pizzazz, Pool Party, Soft Suede
Big Shot: Sweet Buttons embosslit, Tasteful Trim die, Two Tags die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions folder, Timeless Type Sizzlets, Billboard Decorative Strip die
Other: Neutrals Buttons, Early Expresso Bakers' Twine, Pear Pizzazz Stampin' Write Marker, Colour Spritzer, Pear Pizzazz Stitched Twill, Spice Cake DSP

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Holiday Mini Starts today!

It's the time of year to start planning your holiday cards, and the Holiday Mini has lots of great products to inspire you! I'm sharing the other card we made at my Holiday Mini Sneak Peek... I love the little details on this one!

I'm not sure what this fold is called... it's kind of a cross between a gate-fold card and a z-fold card. You score your 4 1/4" x 11" card base at 2", 3 3/4", 7 1/4" and 9". You fold in on the two score lines closest to the middle, and then fold the outside scores back out. I added two pieces of Whisper White c/s embossed with the new Snow Burst Textured Impressions folder to the outside panels and attached some of the new Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon to the left side. I am loving the Gift Givers stamp set (stamps for all occasions, and they all fit into a punch) and the focal image is from that set. I stamped with black ink, and coloured with my Stampin' Write markers. The scallop circles are both punches, but the 2" circle is cut with the Circles #2 Big Shot die. The Dazzling Details glitter glue is new in the Holiday Mini, and I added it to the snowy bits of the focal image, as well as to the middle of each embossed snowflake on the side panels... hopefully you can see it in the picture. It's so pretty in real life!

If you want to check out the new Holiday Mini products, you can download a pdf version by clicking HERE or you can browse through my online store by clicking HERE.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Holiday Mini Sneak Peek - Falling Leaves

Only four more days until the Holiday Mini goes live! That also means there are only four more days to order from the Summer Mini too... I'll have an order going in on the 31st if you want to combine and save on shipping...

This is one card we're making at my Holiday Mini Sneak Peek/Team Stamp night tomorrow... it features a new patterned paper pack Spice Cake (I love the colour combination in these papers, and used it to inspire the card). It also features two stamp sets from the mini: Gently Falling created the top stamped panel of the card, and Hand Penned Holidays for the sentiment. I created the fancy end on the sentiment piece with the Decorative Label punch, and added a pin from Vintage Trinkets with some Chantilly Crochet Trim.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

August Scrapbook Class - Swing

During August, I'm featuring patterned papers in my classes because of the Buy 3, Get 1 FREE! Promotion. If you buy three packs of Designer Series Papers, you'll get the fourth pack FREE! The layout below is one we're making in this months' Scrapbook Class (spots still available).

Click HERE to go to my online store to see the papers you can choose from.

This layout is simple in design, but with all the patterned papers I think it could get too busy very quickly. This layout would work nicely with one 4x6 focal photo, or with a collage like I used. I punched some butterflies from various patterned papers, and also stamped some with the  Flight of the Butterfly and Butterfly Prints stamp sets. The lines for the journaling were stamped with the School Lines stamp, and I used a little Pear Pizazz stitched poly-twill ribbon as an accent. I love the Timeless Type Sizzlets for my scrapbook page titles.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

August Simple Cards Class - Easy Flowers

This is one of the cards we're making in this month's Simple Cards Class. I'm featuring our Designer Series Paper in this month's classes because of the Buy 3, Get 1 Free promotion.

This card uses the Pocketful of Posies DSP, as well as the new Easy Events stamp set which makes this card very easy to adapt... just use a different stamp from the set! I love the scallop trim circle from the new Perfect Pennants Big Shot die, and layered it with a 2" Baja Breeze Circle (Circles #2 die) and punched the image & sentiment with the 1 3/4" Circle punch. A little Chocolate Chip Scallop Trim ribbon is the perfect finishing touch!

If you'd like to make this card (+3 more - 2 of each), there is still time to sign up for my Simple Cards class this weekend!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Two for One - Upsy Daisy

I'm sure we all have moments when a project we have in our mind doesn't turn out quite the way we planned.... this card falls in that category for me. I was getting ready for my Quickie Class, and I wanted to show Upsy Daisy (one of my old favourites that I hadn't used for a while) with the Stampin' Spots to get multiple colours for the image. Looking at the card now, it looks okay, but at the time, I really wasn't happy with it.

This is take two, and the card we made in the class. I already had the scallop circle and circle cut with my Big Shot, so I wanted to use those pieces on the new card. I added some patterned papers (Buy 3, get 1 Free for August), and was much happier with this version. Which do you like better?

Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Inks: Garden Green, More Mustard, Elegant Eggplant
Card stock: Crumb Cake, More Mustard, Naturals White
Big Shot: Scallop Circles #2 die, 3" Circle die
Other: Paisley Petals DSP, Pocketful of Posies DSP, Organza Ribbon

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Team Shoebox Swap - Simply Soft

I created this card for my Team Shoebox Swap in July. Our theme was Punches, so I used the Decorative Label punch to create this raised frame.
You can create the frame yourself fairly simply... start with a 4"x4" piece of card stock. On the back side, draw a line 1/2" from each edge. When you line up your Decorative Label punch (upside down so you can see through the hole), it will fit just between the lines side to side. Then you just line up the bottom edge of the label shape with the bottom line and punch. Repeat for the other three sides to complete the frame.

The Simply Soft images are stamped on a white panel behind the frame. I love this hostess set from the new Idea Book & Catalogue. If you'd like to get this stamp set for free, contact me to join a hostess club or book a stamping party with your friends.

Stamps: Simply Soft, Petite Pairs
Card stock: Lucky Limade, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Whisper White
Inks: Lucky Limade, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo
Other: Brights Buttons, White Bakers Twine, Decorative Label Punch, Basic Rhinestones

Sunday, July 31, 2011

clean up time!

I have lots of projects to share with you (finally got them off my camera and onto my computer), but I thought I'd share something fun with you first. I'm a spreader when I create and my table gets more than a little out of control. I decided I needed to start fresh this week, and I took some pictures to show you the before & after. I hope I'm not alone!

This is the before shot... after prepping for classes all month, making Thank You notes for orders, and mounting all my new stamp sets.

 I've cleared almost everything off... I didn't go through my paper/tool holders this time. My light is also essential so I kept it on there too.

Here's the after (after some prepping for Ila's workshop last week). I'm happy to report that it looks about the same as this right now, although that might change as I make some more thank you notes, cards my MIL ordered and prep for next month's classes. It sure feels better right now to have some breathing space though!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Simple Cards Class - Wisteria Love & Care

This is the third card from my July Simple Cards class. It features some new In Colours (Lucky Limade & Wisteria Wonder) as well as a hostess set from the Summer Mini catalogue, Love & Care. This set is so pretty... I used it to stamp the torn background layer as well as the focal image for the card. The sentiment is from Upsy Daisy, layered on a frame from the Four Frames stamp set.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Simple Cards Class - French Foliage

This card was one we made in this month's Simple Cards class... it was so quick & easy, and I love it! French Foliage was one of my favourite stamps in last year's Holiday Mini catalogue, and I was so happy to see it again in the 2011/12 IBC!

I started with the Medium Note cards (come pre-cut and scored, with envelopes) and sponged lightly with Sahara Sand, So Saffron and Pear Pizzazz inks. Then I stamped all over with the images from French Foliage and the same inks. I also added Always Artichoke for the larger leaf. I tore a strip of First Edition DSP (LOVE this, and so glad it made it into the IBC from the Occasions Mini) and folded one side down. I glued a strip of Pear Pizzazz card stock under the fold so it peeks out. Then I stamped the sentiment (from Curly Cute) with Basic Grey ink.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Stepped Up Cards - Scallop Circle Easel

This card is pretty quick & easy to put together (with help from the Big Shot) but looks pretty special because of the shape and easel style. We'll be making it in my Stepped Up Card Class this weekend. I still have some spots available on Sunday, so let me know asap if you'd like to come. You can take the Stepped Up Cards class (techniques, embellishments & fancy folds), the Big Shot Class or both!

Stamps: Four Frames, En Francais, Fabulous Phrases
Inks: Marina Mist, Cherry Cobbler
Card stock: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Marina Mist,
Big Shot dies: Scallop Circle, Clear Circle
Other: Decorative Label punch, Paisley Petals DSP, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Brads

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Big Shot Class Petal Cone Takeout Box

I saw instructions for this super cute (and amazingly easy) Takeout Box made from the Petal Cone die on Dawn O's blog and knew I had to share it at my first Big Shot Class this weekend! We make three projects in this class, and learn how to use the different types of dies and embossing tools. I stamped the box (before assembly) with the Fabulous Florets stamp set and added a super cute tag with the Tiny Tags stamp set and Tag Punch. There are still spots available in my Sunday Sessions if you'd like to make this project.

I run my Big Shot Class at the same time as my Stepped Up Card Class, and you can come to one class or both during one session (I know how valuable your time is, and how hard it can be to get out for even one night a month). I'll be posting one of the cards we'll be making in the Stepped Up Card class here tomorrow.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Simple Cards Class (card #1)

This is a new class for me starting this month. This class is perfect for new stampers or for time limited crafters. We'll create eight quick & easy cards (two each of four designs - variety of themes and styles) that you can copy easily at home and customize with the sentiment of your choice. This class is offered during the same session as the Scrapbook Class, so you can take one or both classes during one time slot! There is still time to register for this class... click here for the info.

Since I'm waiting impatiently for my boxes of new goodies to arrive, I thought I'd use some of my old favourites for this class. This card features Pocket Silhouettes, the Beautiful Wings Embosslit and some First Edition DSP. I did sneak some new Chocolate Chip Scalloped Polka Dot ribbon though... I couldn't resist!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

July Scrapbook Class - layout # 1

I've changed my class format with the new Stampin' Up! year (and celebrating my 3rd anniversary as a SU! demo) and we are now creating more projects in my classes. In my scrapbook classes, we'll create three 12x12 pages. This two page layout is one that we'll be creating this weekend at my Scrapbook Class (still time to register). The classes are now $15.00 or a $20.00 order (club members can get the class for free, and downline for 1/2 price or a $15.00 order).

This layout has a very natural colour scheme (browns, greens and blues with a touch of coral) so it's perfect for outdoor pictures. I used the Paisley Petals papers, embossed the title letters with the Square Lattice Textured Impressions folder, and added a little stamping (Confetti and Noteably Ornate).

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Happy New (Stampin' Up!) Year!

Wowza! I can't believe it's already July 6th... these last couple weeks have been a whirlwind, and I haven't had a chance to update here. The new Idea Book & Catalogue is here (Click Here if you want to view it online), and there is an amazing special during July if you'd like to join my team (Click Here to learn more).

My BOGO Kick-Off had me very busy and was a huge success! We made this card using three of the new In Colours (Pool Party, Island Indigo and Lucky Limeade), the new stamp set "My Friend" and the new Lace Border punch (love it!). The Rock 'n Roll technique might be an oldie, but I love the way it looks with this stamp!

In addition to my Door Prize winners, I drew three $20.00 Hostess Dollar prizes from everyone who attended by BOGO over the two days. Congratulations to Pat, Ila and Karen!!! They were able to choose from exclusive hostess products or regular merchandise to spend their prize. I pity the UPS man when he has to deliver the boxes next week... ;)

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Last Chance - For You Flower

This card contains some products from the Summer Mini (which are also staying in the new catalogue), but the stamp I used for the sentiment is only available until June 30th.

I stamped the For You Flower stamp with VersaMark, then sprinkled a portion of the image with Melon Mambo Stampin' Emboss powder. I shook off the excess, then sprinkled with Tangerine Tango Stampin' Emboss powder. After I shook off the excess, I sprinkled the last area with Wild Wasabi Stampin' Emboss powder. After all the coloured powders were on the image, I heated them with my Heat Tool and they blended together as they melted. I punched the flower with the co-ordinating Fancy Flower punch. I created a grid of papers (all from the Beyond the Garden DSP pack). The flower was attached with Stampin' Dimensionals on top of a cardstock piece cut with the Decorative Label punch.

Last Chance - Flowers, FYI and Bella Toile

This month I featured Last Chance products in my Stampin' Parties and classes. This card is from a workshop, and I created a very similar one for my Quickie Card Class yesterday.

It features three Last Chance stamps: Bella Toile (the background), A Flower for All Season and FYI (I love this layered sentiment look). It also features the Last Chance DSP Elegant Soiree (sold out) and the Designer Label punch (to created the very cute frame behind the Wide Oval punch). I pulled the colours for this card from the striped paper (Baja Breeze, Crumb Cake and Early Expresso) and then added some more colour to the frog and flowers.

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Last Chance - Fresh Cuts!

I made some of these cards quickly to use as my June Thank You notes to include in my order bags... The Fresh Cuts Notes are 25% off, and only available until June 30th! They coordinate very nicely with the Fresh Cuts stamp set which will also be gone after June 30th. I inked it up with some Regals Stampin' Spots (Always Artichoke, Garden Green, Elegant Eggplant and Cherry Cobbler), added a Rhinestone Brad and the pretty sentiment punched out with the Modern Label punch. I added some Cherry Cobbler card stock behind the die cut opening with Dimensionals to add a little pop. Super quick and super cute (if I do say so myself)!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Last Chance Special Card...

This card is from my June Technique Class, and not only does it feature two tools (Crop-a-Dile & Crimper), but it features EIGHT Last Chance products!

The Last Chance products are in the current Idea Book & Catalogue, and they are only available until June 30th. You can see them all (and place an order) in my online store by clicking HERE. The products in italic below will all be gone after June 30th.

Stamps: Sanded (background), Leaf Lines, Define your Life, All Holidays
Inks: Sahara Sand, Poppy Parade, Always Artichoke, Soft Suede, Garden Green
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
Other: Woodland Walk DSP, Brushed Silver Grommets, Early Expresso 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon
Tools: Crop-a-Dile, Paper Crimper, Table Setting Big Shot die

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

May Thank You Cards

This is the card I added to my May orders...

It is so quick & easy thanks to the Note Cards, and the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch. The stem, sentiment and butterfly are all from the Bold Blossoms Stamp set in the Summer Mini. I used scraps of patterned papers and card stock for the flowers and inked the edges of the stamped layer before popping it up with Stampin' Dimensionals.

Stamps: Bold Blossoms
Inks: Concord Crush, Pear Pizzazz, Peach Parfait
Card stock: Whisper White, Note Cards
Other: Bold Brights Brads, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch

Monday, June 6, 2011

June Make, Take & Donate cards

These are two of the cards we'll be making this Wednesday at the Make, Take & Donate class at Crouch Library (550 Hamilton Rd, London). All ages are welcome and you don't need to register. Space is limited to 15 people. We make three cards... you keep two and donate the third to the Ronald McDonald House. Let me know if you are interested in more details!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

It's your last chance to get some of the products on your Wish List... the items on the Last Chance lists will be gone when the current catalogue ends on June 30th. Wood Mount and Clear Mount stamps will be available until midnight June 30th, but Accessories (including Stampin' Around Wheels) and Definitely Decorative products are only available as supplies last. The best way to order these items is through my online store (click the word-links to get there) because inventory is always updated and you will know that your items are in stock. Your orders through the online store will ship directly to you. Some of the Last Chance items are discounted, but the sale prices don't show until you click on the item for more details. You are also welcome to e-mail or call me with an order if there are items you need before they are gone.

This card was created mostly with Simple Friendship, one of the stamps on the Last Chance List. I embossed two of the images from the set, used the small flower to repeatedly stamp on the Wild Wasabi card stock, stamped the swirls on the right side of the card, and the butterfly on the Pumpkin Pie card stock. This set has a nice assortment of images, and some sentiments too. A great all around set...

I'm going to have lots of room for new products, because I have lots of Last Chance items sitting on my shelves here asking to get used one more time! Be sure to Save the Date for my annual Buy One, Get One Free New Catalogue Kick-Off!!! It's Sunday July 3rd (1:00pm & 7:00pm) and Monday, July 4th (1:00pm & 7:00pm). You'll get to check out the new catalogue and make projects with brand new products. For every dollar you spend on merchandise from the catalogue, you'll get Liz Bucks to spend at my retired 'store'. You can also earn Liz Bucks by bringing a new friend, booking a stamping party and signing up for a club!

Stamps: Simple Friendship, Perfect Punches
Inks: VersaMark, Wild Wasabi, Melon Mambo, Tangerine Tango
Card stock: Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi, Pumpkin Pie
Other: Stampin' Emboss powders (Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Tangerine Tango), Blender Pen, Curly Label punch, Basic Rhinestones.