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.