December 30, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches Challenge #66

Had some fun creating this card yesterday:)  Great to be getting back into the groove of things:)   I can't believe that I now have a full week before the boys and I head back to school.

As always, I love getting back into things with a sketch.  They eliminate one of the obstacles of creativity for me:)  I am absolutely in love with the products in the upcoming spring catalog!  You'll love it and there are only three short days left until you can get hold of the products in it!

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Stamp Set(s):Papillion Potpourri, A Word for You
Paper:Very Vanilla, Calypso Coral, Tea for Two DSP
Ink:Calypso Coral, Early Espresso
Embellishments:Pop Up Posies Designer Kit
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Bitty Butterfly Punch
Big Shot:Honeycomb Textured Impressions Folder, Needlepoint Border Textured Impressions Folders

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December 29, 2012

Just Thinking of New Stamps!


This was such a satisfying card to create!  I absolutely love the way that I can now emboss using the classic inks.  The new stamp pads give off just enough ink that it is wet a few moments longer so that I can get a good layer of embossing powder on it!  This stamp is going to be one of the "must haves" of the upcoming Spring Catalog!  What do you think?

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Stamp Set(s):Just Thinking
Paper:Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler
Ink:Cherry Cobbler
Embellishments:Clear Embossing Powder, Basic Rhinestones, Whisper White Organza
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Big Shot:Windows Framelits, Lattice Squares Textured Impressions Folder

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December 28, 2012

Baby Box

My mom and dad have been visiting from Winnipeg for the past few weeks and were heading out the other day to attend the baby shower of the daughter of old family friends of ours.  My mom wanted to give a gift certificate to the store that they registered at as well as a little brush set, but she wanted some pretty packaging so that it wasn't just an envelope with a gift certificate in it.

I had this great gable box from a gift that I received this year so I decided to just add to it and turn it into a baby box:)

It was kind of an excuse to get down for some much needed playtime:)  I stuck to my Designer Series Paper Stacks for the DSP and then I pulled out some fun new products from the upcoming mini!  Can you spot any of them????  There are also some fun products from the current holiday mini that I finally used!  How sad is that???  It ends in just 6 days!  Make sure that if there is anything from the mini that you were wanting you let me know ASAP so I can get that last order in:)


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Stamp Set(s):Border Banter, Spring Sampler, Baby Prints
Paper:Subtles DSP Stack, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White, Bashful Blue
Ink:So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette, Bashful Blue
Embellishments:Retired Flower Brads (These have just been added to the Clearance Rack so let me know if you'd like a pack or two:), Soda Pop Tops, 7/8" Cotton Ribbon, Subtles Designer Buttons, Baker's Twine
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1" Circle
Big Shot:Cloudy Day Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Sizzix Die Pinwheel, Oval Framelits, Serif Alphabet (retired)

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December 26, 2012

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #156


I was so excited to finally make some time for myself last night and head down to my craft room:)  It is long overdue, but I'm sure like many of you, the rapid arrival of Christmas immediately after getting out of school had me scrambling a bit:)

I've been staring longingly at my pre-order items from the upcoming mini and I finally had an excuse to break them out:)  NO MORE Christmas cards for me although I do hope to take the time in the next few days to share some of the gorgeous creations that I received with you!

Make sure to head over to Stampin' Royalty this week and check out the gorgeous creations created by the other design team members and come share your creations with this fun sketch!

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Stamp Set(s):Oh Hello
Paper:Very Vanilla, Lucky Limeade, Tea for Two DSP
Ink:Lucky Limeade, Calypso Coral
Embellishments:5/8" Flower Trim, Lucky Limeade Baker's Twine, Basic's Designer Buttons Silver
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Big Shot:Ovals Collections Framelits

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December 18, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #149

I will admit that this was the first time that I've ever tried this technique!  It is definitely a fun one!  Make sure to head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and check out the fun samples created by the other design team members!  I can't wait to see what you create:)
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December 15, 2012

Last Few Days of Ink-redible Promotion

We are down to the final couple of days of the INK-redible promotions If you are thinking about starting a Stampin’ Up!® business or even just as a hobby to take advantage of the discount, now is the perfect time!

Here’s how it works:

For $125 new demonstrators will receive
$155 in stamping products (they can even choose brand-new spring catalogue products)!
A collection of TEN full-size ink pads (a $64.95 value)!
Thirty percent off their first stamping order*, and 20 percent off all purchases!
Access to special demonstrator websites, publications, products, preorders, and the opportunity to get Sale-A-Bration products early!

Contact me today for further information. There is less than 30 hours left in the promotion!

December 12, 2012

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #154


This week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is such a fun one!  Winter is such an easy and open theme to work with!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Royalty and check out the samples created by the other design team members! I know that you'll love them as much as I did!  Take some you time this week and come play with us!
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Stamp Set(s):Greetings of the Season
Paper: Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Snow Festival DSP
Ink:Baja Breeze
Embellishments:Basic Rhinestones Large (NEW)
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate, (NEW) Paper Piercing Mat
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1" Square Punch
Big Shot:Ovals Framelits (NEW), Bigz Snow Flurry Die

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December 11, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #148

This is a great challenge this week!  Make sure to head over to Hand Stamped Sentiments and get those Thank You cards ready for after Christmas!  As a teacher, I try to have these ready in September as there are so many occasions when I need to write a thank you note to a parent/ student for something special they have done for our class:)


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Stamp Set(s):Perfectly Preserved
Paper:Candlelight Special DSP, Real Red, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Ink:Versamark
Embellishments:Satin Rosettes, Peppermint Embossing Powder
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Big Shot:Window Frames Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits

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December 09, 2012

Had to Share...


One of my amazingly talented downline, Blanerva Le, sent me a pic of project she finished up recently!  Isn't it stunning????

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December 08, 2012

Stampin' Royalty Challenge

Sorry about the delayed post... we are currently a "stomach flu" house and everything has gone to the wayside:(  The inspiration photo this week is STUNNING!  Make sure to head over to Stampin' Royalty and join us!

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December 04, 2012

Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge #147


I kept it clean and simple on this one!  I can't believe that I hadn't inked up this stamp set yet ! I am seeing endless possibilities!  The three smaller lacy stamps are my favourite and the sentiments are gorgeous!

This week's Hand Stamped Sentiments Challenge is a monochromatic theme!  I think that when I started card-making, this was my favourite style to create!  Make sure you head over the Hand Stamped Sentiments and check out the other creations!  Then join us!
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Stamp Set(s):Lacy and Lovely
Paper:Calypso Coral, Whisper White
Ink:Calypso Coral
Embellishments:In Colour Polka Dot Brads, Calypso Coral Ruffled Ribbon
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Simply Scored, Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Modern Label, Large Oval

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December 03, 2012

Don't miss out! These will go fast!

Stampin' Up has just released this AWESOME Kit!!!!!  These will go fast!  Order your's online or email me with your order TONIGHT!!!







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November 30, 2012

Question for you...

Some days I don't have the extra few minutes to type out the blog post for the following day with all the crazy things life throws at us.  Do I skip posting on those days or are you okay with just a post with a card share with few/ no details?  Will you ask me for details if you need them?    I'd love feedback on this:)

Here's the thank you cards I made for my youngest's friends who came to his birthday:)

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