September 30, 2010

"Halloween Ange"

 I have never been one for Halloween cards, but with the new products that Stampin' Up has come up with, I can't seem to stop.  Everyone is going to have to get used to the new "Halloween Ange".  I can't wait to give everyone their cards this year:)  That web was so easy to do... all you have to do to make it stand out was to drag the white craft pad over the raised web.  It makes it instantly POP from the page. 

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Stamp Set(s):  Wicked Cool
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Whisper White Craft Ink, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray
Embellishments: Linen Thread, 1 1/4" Striped Old Olive Grosgrain
Sizzix: Big Shot, Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, White Signo Gel Pen
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Bat Punch, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Mini Jewelry Tag

September 29, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #39

What do you think???? This is the card that I came up with for this week's Stampin' Royalty Sketch Challenge this week.  These buttons are sooooooo cute, and I absolutely refuse to hoard things anymore... I'm making sure to use all these fabulous new products in my workshops, clubs and classes.  My next "to-do" is to break into my fabric... watch for it next week:)

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Stamp Set(s): Peaceful Season
Paper: Soft Suede, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DSP
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Early Espresso
Embellishments: Crumb Cake Taffeta Ribbon (retired), Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Linen Thread
Sizzix: Big Shot, Oval Die, Scallop Oval Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals

September 28, 2010


This is too fun!!!!  I knew the second that I saw the Bingo stamp in the Holiday Mini that I had to have it.  I just saw a fun game to play with my Grade Sevens for French... what better way to learn vocabulary than play BINGO with it:)

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Stamp Set(s): Jolly Bingo Bits, Bingo Card
Paper: Very Vanilla
Ink: Soft Suede, Daffodil Delight, Early Espresso, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze

September 27, 2010

These Are SOOOOOO Cool!

I had a lot of fun watching Stampin' Up's video on how to use the new Letterpress plates.  I wanted to try out the technique that they showed, but I couldn't bear to leave that sample unused on my desk.  This was the little creation that I came up with. 

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Paper:  Watercolour Paper, Certainly Celery, Regal Rose
Ink:  Regal Rose Craft Ink
Embellishments: Mini Library Clips, 1/8" Certainly Celery Taffeta Ribbon
Sizzix: Big Shot,  Lots of Love Letterpress
Tools: Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: Mini Heart Punch

September 24, 2010

This One's For You LA!

One of my amazing customers/ now one of my great friends, has recently been going through an illness.  When I saw this card on Ilina Crouse's blog, I knew that I had to CASE it.  I just wanted LA to know how much I've missed talking to her recently... I miss our daily shares:)

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Stamp Set(s): Wellness Wishes
Paper:  Whisper White, Chocolate Chip
Ink:  Basic Black StazOn, Close to Cocoa
Embellishments:  Chocolate Chip 5/8" Grosgrain (retired)
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:  Scallop Trim Border, Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border

September 23, 2010

CASE'ing myself

This was a SIMPLE 3x3 notecard that I made the other night using my favourite... a coordinating stamp set and punch:)  The new Butterfly Prints stamp set  is perfect and I love the little sentiment that came with them:)  I loved the layout of the card that I made last week using this same concept and decided to scale it down to a 3x3 card:)

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Stamp Set(s):  Butterfly Print
Paper:  Rose Red, Whisper White, Sweet & Sour Specialty DSP
Ink:  Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Sizzix: Big Shot,Circle die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle, Butterfly Punch

September 22, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #38~ Anything But A Card

I had so much fun making my project for the Stampin' Royalty, "Anything But a Card" challenge this month!   I got the original idea for this purse from the AMAZING Jan Tink.   I decided that I would share this fun project with you and offer it as a class in the month of November.  This fun scrapbook purse is a perfect gift for someone special in your life, or just to make and keep for yourself to display your own photos!  Make sure to check out the other projects on Stampin' Royalty this week... they are FABULOUS!  Come and play with us!
Just Believe Class
*Includes Stamp Set and ability to purchase product used in class at 15% discount that day

Friday November 5th
*This class is limited to 8 people and one make at home kit.  Please contact me by email if you are interested in the make at home kit.

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September 20, 2010

Stampin' Success Magazine Sample #3

This was my favorite sample that was featured in Stampin' Up's demonstrator magazine, Stampin' Success.  One of the fireman that Sean works with is also a photographer and he does AMAZING work.  I love the "vintage" feel to the photo that he took of Joe. It worked so well with the To The Nines digital download that is available for My Digital Studio!

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September 19, 2010

A2 Gift Bag Tutorial... as promised:)

Click on Any of the Photos to Enlarge Them:)  If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in your comments and I'll respond in the comments so that everyone can see the answers:) 

  • Cut 12x12 piece of DSP down to 9x12"

  •  Putting 12" side along the top, score at 5" and 7"

  •  Put 9" side along the top and score at 2"


  • Cut in to 2" score line as shown

  • Cut 12"x 3" leftover piece down to 9"x 3"

  • Putting 3" piece along the top, score at 1/2", 2 1/2" 

  • Putting 9" side along the top, score at 2" 

  •  Trim out corner rectangles as shown and put red Sticky Strip along both of the 1/2" wide sides

  •  Adhere smaller side panel to main bag panel

  •  Put Sticky Strip on the inside of the bag as shown in photo.  This only needs to be done along two sides of center part as shown and along bottom edge (I forgot to do this before I took the pic)

  • Adhere bag together, tucking smaller bottom tabs in between the two layers of wider bottom panels. 

  • Squeeze bag closed, and use crop-o-dile to punch holes for jumbo eyelet.  Be careful not to punch through the inner folds as you'll end up with holes in the sides of your bag... ask me how I know this:) 

Decorate your bag

For a full sized gift bag that uses 2 pieces of 12"x 12" DSP, come and check out this PDF that I have available.

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September 18, 2010

Gift for my Hostess:)

I had the best afternoon today:)  I had a workshop with an amazing group of friends and my stomach hurt by the end... too many laughs!  The Pear Pizzaz card was one of my own that I CASE'd and then I just changed up the colours.  I think I like this one even better.  This was one of the samples that I kept.  The Teeny Tiny Wishes is perfect for adding any occasion sentiments to this card with the Word Window Punch.  The girls all made one of these after I demo'd it, but I had a set of 4 ready to add to the one that I demo'd in this fun gift bag:)  I love making useful gifts for my hostesses.  This was just one of three that she received.  Check back tomorrow for a free tutorial on this A2 sized gift bag... all you need is one sheet of 12x12 DSP for the actual bag!

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Stamp Set(s):  Because I Care, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, In Color DSP Patterns Stack
Ink:  Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride, Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade
Embellishments:  1/2" Stitched Poly Twill Pear Pizzaz and Blushing Bride Ribbon, Jumbo Eylets
Sizzix: Big Shot, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder
Tools:  Crop-o-dile
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip
Punches: Small Oval, Large Oval, Scallop Oval, Word Window

September 16, 2010

Loving My MDS

I haven't had a ton of extra time for crafting over the past few weeks with adjusting to the back to school schedule.  It was nice to just sit down and get some of my summer photos scrapbooked tonight while I sat with my hubby on the couch.  I love these Playdate add-ons

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September 15, 2010

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #37- Stitching

I made this card for a TRULY AMAZING person that I know who has provided me with so much inspiration and many words of encouragement since I started my journey with Stampin' Up!  I was staring at it and trying to figure out what was missing when I scanned my "to do" list of stamping items.  My Stampin' Royalty Challenge (which was to include stitching) was on it.  I added the faux stitching with my Rose Red marker and it felt finished.  Make sure to let me know what you think and to come play with us at Stampin' Royalty this week!  The Design Teams samples are AWESOME!!!

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Stamp Set(s):  Punch Potpourri, Tiny Tags, Word Play
Paper: Very Vanilla, Rose Red, Sweet and Sour Specialty
Ink:  Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments:  Pumpkin Pie Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread
Sizzix: Big Shot, Scallop Die, Circle Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Sponge Daubers
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:  Mini Jewelry Tag Punch

September 13, 2010

A Little Practice...

I always come up with the concepts for my club cards a few weeks in advance, and I generally will play around with the concept for awhile before I come up with my club card.  I came across a card on Jenn's Picard's blog that had a neat twist of making envelope cards.  I decided that with my practice card I would make one to check off an item on my "to-do" list:)  I've been meaning to invite some of the school mom's over for coffee and thought that I could make a cute invite.  I will often try to use up my retired product when I'm making practice cards or ones that aren't for my classes.  I've been eying this Night of Navy ribbon forever... it was in one of the Ribbon Originals sets awhile back and it was gorgeous.  Somehow I never got around to using it.

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Stamp Set(s): Morning Cup, Take a Sip Stamping Around Wheel, Inviting
Paper: Not Quite Navy, Very Vanilla, Riding Hood Red
Ink: Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments: Night of Navy Ribbon, Jumbo Eyelets, Early Espresso Taffeta
Tools: Crop-o-dilePaper Snips, Stampin' Around Handle, Stampin' Around Wheel Guide
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: 1" Circle

September 12, 2010

Stampin' Success Magazine Sample #2

This was my second sample for the Stampin' Up Demonstrators "Stampin' Success" Magazine.  These new downloads should be coming ANY day now... I'll let you know as soon as they're available!

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September 11, 2010

I Found It!

... no, not my mind... that was lost long ago!!!!

First off, sorry for my absence.  I have had the best 36 hours!  I am Contempo Christmas'ed out, but I had a blast!  Thanks ladies for a great three classes!!!!!!

I meant to share this card before the Summer Mini had ended, but would you believe that I lost it???  Somehow I managed to tuck it back into the package of DSP when I was cleaning up my stuff that night.  The colours on this card can't help but make you feel happy.  This will definitely have to be a local birthday card as that ribbon and all of those brads have definitely made it a little on the heavy side. 

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Stamp Set(s): Word Play, Canada Day
Paper: Tropical DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive
Ink: Rose Red, Tempting Turquoise, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie

Embellishments: Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain (retired), Flower Brads

Sizzix: Big Shot, ClearZ Circle Die, Tasteful Trims Die
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Circle Scissors Plus
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: 1 3/4" Circle, 2 3/8" Scallop