Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pick Project #4 - Stationery Box

I saved my favourite until last!  It looks like just a box . . . but it's not!

Pop the lid off and VOILA!  It's a whole stationery set.

A mini note book and postage stamp holder.

Inside the box you will find all this STUFF!  Create 4 tags, 4 - 3x3 note cards and envies, 6 regular sized cards and envies and a matching decorated pen.   

A close up of the cards. Three more cards are hiding underneath.

REGISTRATION DETAILS -  All projects require the purchase of the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper.  If you would like to register for more than one project you can use the same pack of paper.

Date - Sat, April 23rd
Time - 10am or 1pm

Stationery Box - $20  This includes the all cardstock, envies, embellishments and full instructions.

All payments must be received by April 10th.

I hope you enjoyed seeing these fun projects with the new Paisley Petals Designer Series paper.  Contact me to register for this fun day.

April's WOW class project is posting tomorrow.  Don't miss it!

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Pick a Project #3 - HOME Decor blocks

These Home Decor blocks make a great mantel piece decoration.  Choose to display them horizontally or vertically.  

Each letter is embellished with pearls, ribbon or flowers and you can bring photos to decorate the other sides of the blocks.  

 I added the LOVE letters to the opposite side of the blocks and I'll add some black and white pictures once I can find some of the kids.

REGISTRATION DETAILS -  All projects require the purchase of the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper.  If you would like to register for more than one project you can use the same pack of paper.

Date - Sat, April 23rd
Time - 10am or 1pm

HOME Decor blocks - $20  This includes 4 MDF natural wood unfinished blocks, Mod Podge, and all ribbons, pearls and embellishments for your project.

All payments must be received by April 10th.

Please check back tomorrow for Project #4.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pick a Project #2 - Note card box

This box is the same design as my Oval All Box but I used the Decorative Label punch and Designer Label punch to create the interchangeable sentiments. 

Here is the box lid.

Inside there are 10 cards and over 15 interchangeable sentiments for the cards.

 A closer look at the cards.

Inside the box there are dividers for the cards and sentiments.
REGISTRATION DETAILS -  All projects require the purchase of the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper.  If you would like to register for more than one project you can use the same pack of paper.

Date - Sat, April 23rd
Time - 10am or 1pm

Note Card box - $20  This includes all the cardstock, note cards and envelopes. 

All payments must be received by April 10th.

Please check back tomorrow for Project #3.


Monday, March 28, 2011

Pick a Project #1 - Perpetual Card Album

This 6x6 card album is perfect way to stay organized.  It's a great place to store all those cards you have been making.   


Each 6x6 page protector has a monthly calendar that you add birthdays, anniversaries and other special dates.  

Each month has a pocket with a velcro closure . . .

and insert your cards inside. Now, you are ready for any and all occasions.

REGISTRATION DETAILS -  All projects require the purchase of the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper.  If you would like to register for more than one project you can use the same pack of paper.

Date - Sat, April 23rd
Time - 10am or 1pm

Perpetual Card Album - $40.  This includes the album, cardstock, printed calendars, ribbon, page protectors and full instructions.  

There are only 6 albums available (4 in the green polka dot pattern, 2 in a blue pattern).  Don't wait to sign up for this class!

All payments must be received by April 10th.

Please check back tomorrow for Project #2

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Paisley Petals and Four Frames sneak peek

I'm excited to share with you projects for my upcoming Pick a Project day on April 23rd.  Starting Monday, March 28th I will be posting a new project each day (4 in total) with the Paisley Petals Designer Series paper and the new Four Frames stamp set.

This stamp set and patterned paper will be available in the new 2011-2012 Idea book and Catalogue (beginning in July 2011) but will be available for a sneak peek purchase between April 1st and 30th.  When you place a $25 purchase (of any catalogue items) you are able to purchase the Four Frames stamp set (w) 25.95 (c) 19.95 and/or the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper $12.50.  

Here are a few sneak peeks of the paper and stamp set design.  Details on how to register for the Pick a Project class will be posted on Monday.  Make sure you come back to check it out!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

PS This paper is TO DIE FOR so even if you can't make the class date be sure to place your order in during the month of April to be able to purchase this paper.  If you miss this opportunity then you will have to wait until July and that is FOREVER AWAY!!!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Build a Bear tins for sale!!

This past weekend I had a fun workshop at a friend's house where several of these tins were made.  There was paper flying, magnet sheets sticking and Big Shots working overtime!

When I came home I had several tins and scraps left so I thought I'd make these up to sell. If you have a birthday party coming up or a spring break trip in your future you could definitely use one of these Dress Up tins!

Each tin comes with an assortment of clothing, shoes and accessories to adorn your bear for any occasion.  All pieces are magnetized so the outfits are interchangeable.  

Cost is only $27.  There are only 6 5 available so first come first serve!


Thursday, March 24, 2011

Exciting email :)

I just had to share an exciting email that arrived the other day :)

Stampin' Up! Cabin Confirmation

Congratulations! We are pleased to confirm your participation in the Stampin’ Up! Alaska Cruise.

Ack, now how cool is that!!!  It is almost here - or at least the countdown is on!!! It is still a bit until we're "leaving on a jet plane . . . " but I am getting REALLY excited about it all.  Pete and I have been looking at excursions such as a glacier tour, whale watching and a few others.  I'm also a bit nervous too.  I have been on one cruise (our honeymoon) and I do remember getting a little sea sick so if anyone has any pointers, remedies please let me know.  The remedy CAN NOT be that I stay home and you take my place, ha ha!!  Post them here or drop me an email - please - I do not want to be sick for this trip!

Here is a card that my upline, Kim made me when I first earned the cruise last June.  Unfortunately this stamp set, Boatloads of Love is retired but the paper she used, Greenhouse Gala is still available. 

I am working on Stampin Up's next trip to Disney World and I'm very happy to say that I'm getting closer and closer.   

Thank you to everyone that has supported my business over the years.  I can't believe that I have been a demonstrator since 2007.  Time flies when you are having a blast!!!


Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Club night tonight!

I have been dying to show you these cards but I wanted to save them for club day so finally here they are.

I will be demonstrating the faux silk technique which is so easy but very effective.  It's a little hard to see in the photos but the background piece with the branch (from the Eastern Blossoms set) has the faux silk look on it.

Here is the technique page.

Our card with the same technique and . . .

a fancy inside :)
The Fancy Flower die was a MUST purchase for me when I saw all the great swap cards from Leadership and now that I can cut all THREE flowers from the same paper and make a fantastic looking flower like the one on front of the card - woo hoo!  Just emboss the middle flower with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. Easy Peasy Lemon Squeezy!

Thanks for checking in today!


Tuesday, March 22, 2011

{sigh} Will it ever be summer??

Summer . . . I'd settle for a little bit of spring.

As I type this the snowing is coming down something fierce.  Really this shouldn't bug me since it is only MARCH 22nd!  What's a little snow, right?  But seriously will we ever see green grass or a clean car??

Enough whining . . .  on to the the card!

A 5x5 card with matching envie!
I used the Tiny Tags set to add the sentiment.
I used the blender pen to ink these flowers - just a blender pen!
Here is the card recipe:

Stamps - Sweet Summer, Tiny Tags
Inks - Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz
Paper - Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Pear Pizazz
Accessories - Framed Tulip embossing folder (did you notice the size of the embossed square!!!), Jewelery Tag punch,  Hemp twine, Rich Razzleberry Taffeta ribbon, blender pen, and sponges.

I have found many blogs and videos online on how to make any size embossed Framed Tulip border.  Check out this video from Chris Kolly. 

PS I started with a 4 x 4 1/4" piece of paper for a 4x4 finished square.

Thanks for stopping by.


Monday, March 21, 2011

The Sale A Bration countdown is on! March code word contest winner too!

There is less than two weeks remaining to take advantage of the great benefits to Sale A Bration 2011!

Don't forget about all the great options you can get for FREE here in this catalogue. Have a peek at the SAB cattie by clicking on this photo!

Also don't miss this fantastic opportunity to become a demonstrator during Sale A Bration.  Join now for just $182.75 and no shipping or taxes are charged on the kit!  You also receive a bonus bundle of products valued over $60.

Page Item # Description Retail Value
165 121620 Color Coach $18.95
183 120806 Simply Sent Something Special (or any Simply Sent kit) $14.95
183 117114 Live, Laugh, Love Set (or any Simply Sent stamp set) $11.95
202 119883 Full Heart Punch (or any punch valued at $16.95 or less) $23.95

 AND if you act fast (before March 31st) as my gift to you - Receive a Level one or Level two hostess set from the new Summer Mini that is yet to be seen. 

Thanks for stopping by and tomorrow come check out a new card with the Sale a Bration set - Sweet Summer.


PS Sorry for the late note but I did draw a winner for my March newsletter code word contest.  Congrats Rachel B!  You win a 1/8" taffeta ribbon sampler bundle.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

More watercolouring!

This stamp set is another of the incredible options available during Sale A Bration.  The colours in this card are Concord Crush, Old Olive and watercolour paper.  I {heart} those Watercolour Wonder Crayons.

And you know how I love those fancy insides :)

pssst this is one of cards at our Cardmakers Club meeting this month

Have a great weekend!


Friday, March 18, 2011

Scrapbooking time!

Tonight is my monthly scrapbooking club and here is our page for tonight!  I love the new Ice Cream Parlour papers, quick accents, ribbons and buttons pack available for a just two more weeks with Sale A Bration.  Don't miss out on these great products.  

Lots of die cuts and punches accent the edge of the page.

Letter created with Shimmery White paper and reinkers and of course the Big Shot!

Love the Baskets and Blooms die to create this Easter Basket and the 2 x 1 3/8" oval is great for those eggs!

The ribbon and button pack make a great add on to journaling strips!

Place a $60 order from today (March 18th) until the 31st (club orders excluded, sorry) and receive a special bonus from me of 3 yards of the Ice Cream Parlour ribbon and 9 buttons.  You will be all set to start scrapbooking and card making this spring!

Thanks for stopping by.


Thursday, March 17, 2011

One more treat bag :)

I have a friend that is a ladybug fanatic!  So this one is for you, girlfriend! :)  I wish I had little girl's so I could these could go in their birthday party goodie bags.  I don't think this would go so well with Nathan's hockey themed party.  Any other suggestions for these treat bags??

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, March 16, 2011

I wish I had a pet bunny . . .

or at least the one on this stamp.  

 Just a simple card with a colour combo that I would never have chosen in a million years.  Thanks to the Colour Coach for helping me stretch outside my comfort zone.

The card base is Cajun Craze and Always Artichoke and Perfect Plum are the accent colours.  I'm lovin my new Watercolour Wonder crayons. If you look REALLY close you can see the card base is speckled. The spritzer tool with the Cajun Craze marker makes this cool effect and it's SUPER easy.

Purchase the Watercolour Wonder Crayons by the Color families - just $21.95

Subtles - 119802
Regals - 119803
Brights - 119804
Neutrals - 119805
It looks kind of scary but it's a cool stampin tool! - 16.95


Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New Watercolour Crayons

Morning :)

Last week in my big boxes of fun I received my new Watercolour Wonder Crayons.  I just LOVE using these with the Aqua painter and watercolour paper.  I also NEEDED this set The Nicest Things because it has the best image for colouring and the sentiment is soo sweet!
 I absolutely love how you can create so many different looks for this stamp set just on the colours you choose.

I will show you the sweetest bunny ever in tomorrow's card.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Second date added!

I'm ecstatic to announce a second date of the WOW class!  Tuesday, March 29th from 6-8pm.  If you are able to attend on this day please contact me ASAPThe first class filled in just 8 hours.  Don't miss out!

This note card set fits 6 thank you cards and envelopes and uses the Bliss Sale A Bration stamp set and everything fits in this cute purse.  

Cost - $15 or a $40 order placed on the night of the class
Date - Thurs, March 29th at 6 - 8pm

Thanks for stopping by.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please help!

I'm sure many of you have been stunned and shocked at the unbelievable devastation that occurred in Japan only a few days ago. 

My friend Allison and fellow Stampin UP demonstrator has family in Japan and began a fund raiser to help support a school or family in Japan.  She is selling some gorgeous cards to raise money for relief efforts in Japan. All of the proceeds will be donated to the relief efforts. 

Please check out Allison's blog. 

Thank you, 

Go Canucks Go!

Last night we went to the Canucks vs Calgary game and had so much fun!  No voice and a fantastic game since the Canucks won 4-3!

Look at us all decked out in our blues and greens!
I had to make some cards to commemorate the event.

Nathan's birthday is coming up so I had to make some invites.  Knowing my hockey nut boys, they had to be Canucks themed.  My friend Angela had these fantastic NHL stamps and I made the card fronts to look like the team jerseys.

He is very excited to hand these out and finally turn 9 years old!  Okay, he's looking forward to the cake and presents too!

Have a great weekend!


 Some more pics from our fun night out!

One of the great reason to go to a game - the food!

Yep, we really were up that high!

Go Nucks!

Winning yet another face off :)

Celebration for a game well played AND finishing their road trip with 5 straight wins!

One VERY tired boy since we didn't get home until after 11:30.