Thursday, January 31, 2013

Card Buffet part 3

More cards to share! 

 I love this card map.  Want to know the secret reason?  It's easy to cut and prep for.  I know that's the cheater reason.  The Summer Starfruit piece is 2 3/4 x 4 and you can get 8 pieces of card stock from one piece of paper :)  Then the Whisper White piece is 2 1/2 x 3 3/4 - 8 pieces as well.  My kinda card - not many scraps left over.  You can add many different things to embellish the corner such as buttons, brads, ribbons, sentiments or punched pieces.  

 I hope to make a few of these at the buffet because I often get requests for graduation cards.  Now I can make some in advance and have them on hand.    Don't need a graduation card, change the sentiment to Congrats, Bon voyage or Happy Birthday.  You can' t see in the photo but for the colourful stars card I actually punched out the black cardstock and then put different colours of paper behind the star holes.

 Oh it's soo hard to not have at least one card with a flower on it!  Two more of my favourite stamp sets - French Foilage - wood 120845 or clear 121166 and Field Flowers wood 122760 or clear 122762.  Great for a wedding, anniversary or birthday card.  This one also works for a thinking of you card too.

Which one is your favourite?  Leave me a comment as to which one is your favourite.

Check back tomorrow to see the projects for the Feb WOW class.  Registration starts tomorrow.



Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Card Buffet samples part 2

More card designs - YAY!  I'm just so excited that I have something to share with you that I actually stamped.  That means I have had time to stamp!

You may have noticed that there are two cards with each design.  That's because I'm going to be prepping two colour choices for each card design.  There will 7 designs (or 7 baskets) and 2 cards in each to choose from.

 This is a simple but bright card and good for both male and female birthdays. I absolutely {heart} the Basic label single stamp clear - 132669.  So cute and works with the Apothecary Accents framelits.

Another fun card for those who like to colour with a blender pen.  You can choose any stamp from the For the Birds stamp set wood - 126405 or clear - 126407.   All the sayings and images are different so you could actually make 8 different cards with just this one design.  

Still more cards so I'll "see" you tomorrow.


Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Card Buffet samples

What a productive Monday at my house yesterday!  Woo hoooo!!

My plan was to complete half of the cards for the buffet but I ended up doing ALL of them.  I love it when those creative juices are flowing.  When that happens you MUST just keep on stamping.

So without further ado I present my first two card buffet cards :)  

I CASED these from the catalogue with a "thinking of you" or "sympathy" theme in mind.  This flower is one of my favourite images in the WHOLE catalogue.  The set is called Blooming with Kindness wood - 126420 or clear - 126442. 

I'm guessing I don't need to tell you this theme. I paired the Baby Prints set wood - 125470 or clear - 125472 with a new sentiment set in the Spring Catalogue called Cuddles and Kisses wood - 127312 or clear 127314.  I think these would make great baby announcements too and they are easy enough to mass produce!

I'll share two more designs tomorrow so please check back in with me.



Monday, January 28, 2013

My Paper Pumpkin samples

Happy Monday morning!

I know I say this a lot but I love Mondays.  I love getting back into a the routine because quite frankly weekends are pretty hectic around here and I'm sure in most houses too.  

Enough said.

When you running about in your busy week sometimes it's hard to take the time for yourself.  That's where My Paper Pumpkin can help.  Stampin Up's new subscription service allows pre-prepped projects (everything included except adhesive) to be delivered right to your door.   

 I created these cards with the My Paper Pumpkin kit super quick and now I have 4 cards ready to hand out for any occasion.

How to join?
    Visit My Paper  It’s that EASY!

How much does it cost?
    $24.95 EVERYTHING INCLUDED (shipping too)  and you must sign up by the 10th of March to receive the first kit in March
    It’s an auto renewal subscription system but you can cancel or skip a month at any time, but why would you?

Why sign up?
    It’s fun and easy AND all pre-measured, pre-cut and pre-designed PLUS it comes right to your door. You can craft in your jammies any time of day or night!    

What if I sign up after March 10th?
    You will receive the Welcome kit (shown here) in  April and then in May, receive the May kit.
          ** You will NOT receive the April kit.

Each month I'm excited to receive a surprise kit of goodies to create something spectacular.  Join me in the fun!

If you sign up, please  contact me and I’ll send you a welcome card plus a little gift for joining.  In May I’ll be holding a Paper Pumpkin Palooza for all my subscribers with a couple of bonus projects that you can make with your Paper Pumpkin stamps.  If you are an out of town subscriber, I will mail you the projects.   

Thanks for checking in and watch for my card buffet samples this week!

Now off to create . . . 

Friday, January 25, 2013

Best of Birthdays

Sorry for not posting yesterday.  You see there was this extra tense hockey game on and I could NOT stop watching it to type my blog post.  :)  Yep, I'm a hockey nut!

It was all great in the end as my team won (sorry Calgary fans) but boy was it close.  Shoot outs are ridiculously stressful.  I'm hoping future games aren't as tense.

On to my card for today.

I love new stamps and this set I received on Monday.  I can't wait to make tons of birthday cards with this collector set.  Super simple card but I love these Incolours together - Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple. 

This one is super simple too but has a peek a boo window made with the extra large oval punch.  The paper is from the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series paper pack.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Thanks for stopping by.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

More samples with some great SAB goodies

I'm locked in my room until I can come up with my newsletter.  I'm usually not a procrastinator but this is one things I have put off WAY too long.

So instead of sharing something I have created (because I'm writing my newsletter) I'll share with you what I saw at Leadership that WOW'ed me!

Sorry for the pics. I really should have brought my zoomie camera to Orlando but I didn't. :(

.  SAB goodies featured - 129633 Vintage Verses stamp set, 127540 Sycamore Street Paper and 130812 Ribbon and Brad pack

129639 Pretty Petites stamp set and 129405 Petite Curly Label punch

129651 Bloomin Marvelous stamp set

129627 Feeling Sentimental stamp set and 127540 Sycamore Street paper

129621 Patterned Occasions stamp set
  Can you believe you can choose from all these great products free with an order of $60 or more?? Crazy I know!!

Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 22, 2013


Yahoo!  Today is the start of Sale A Bration, the best time of year to get great Stampin UP products.

Why?  Because for everyone $60 you spend you get to pick something for FREE!  Punches, paper, ribbons and brads and  more all inside.  So click on it to check it out.  

 I took these from the Display Boards at Convention so unfortunately I don't have the creators info but thank you if these are your samples.

 Contact me to book your workshop (to earn more free products) or place your Sale A Bration order now!!!


Monday, January 21, 2013

Kids Camp projects


How was your weekend?  It was a busy weekend for us with the start of another ball hockey season, Scrapbook club, Kids camp yesterday AND of course the start of NHL hockey (so excited, but not entirely after the Canucks played horribly the first game).  And not to mention the start of Science Fair crazies :)  I'm sure I'll be posting lots about the madness that comes with the Science fair.

Any how on to the great creations from my kids camp class.

I showed them this bookmark.

And then they created these.  

 Afterwards I let them create their own bookmark with a variety of stamps, markers and paper. 

We also made some interactive cards with some retired stamp sets I still have.  I knew they would love the spinner card but the maze one was a hit as well.

Thanks for stopping by.


Friday, January 18, 2013

Artisan Embellishment kit samples from Leadership

Here are just a few great samples the many creative people at Stampin Up have created.  I WISH I could create items as cool as these, but I struggle with the "vintage" style.  Hmmm, maybe that should be my challenge for 2013.

What do you think?  What's your style?

Artisan Embellishment Kit - 129328   11.95
Look at what you can create (with a few extra goodies added)!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend watching hockey :)


Thursday, January 17, 2013

Best of Birthdays - Best of 25 Years stamps

Isn't the saying on this card oh so appropriate??

"a candle for every year might not be such a good idea . . .  happy birthday!"

Best of 25 Years Stamps
As part of Stampin Up's 25-year anniversary celebration, they are bringing back some of the favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one set per month—during 2013. Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!

132929 Best of Birthdays (clear) 17.95
 Don't miss out on collecting these fantastic stamps.  While one set will be released each month all sets will be available until March 31, 2014.  Best of all Collect 6 sets and receive a free stamp set of your choice valued up to 17.95.


Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Valentine Treat Class - REGISTRATION CLOSES JAN 20TH!

Just in time for Valentine's day - Phew!  

Here is a quick Valentine Treat class for those busy mom's. Please note registration closes on Jan 20th.  The last day to get this cute Valentine stamp.

Date - Thursday, Jan 31st
Time - 6:30 - 8:30
Cost - $15 for 24 treat sleeves (treats not included), includes the clear stamp to take home plus an extra 26 treat sleeves to make more at home.  Purchase the co-ordinating Full Heart punch, and receive 10% off the punch for all class participants.  

 Thanks for stopping by.


Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Dude, You're Welcome

At Leadership, Sara (Shelli's daughter) announced a new kit!  Trust me when I say this there was so much laughter in the crowd when it was announced.  We were all in stitches.  

This is a kit designed by a special team from SU made up of mostly guys FOR guys.  Check out this blog post from Stampin Up for the full details.

Here are the contents. 132807 $30.95
I am TOTALLY getting this as I have 3 Dudes in my family or one and 2 Dudes to be :) 

Check out some of the "guy" cards Sara made.  She used the stamps from this kit but added a bit of colour and some embellishment.  Please excuse the quality on some of these photos but it's hard to take them then they are flashed up there on the projection screen.

Contact me if you have a "Dude" in your life that would appreciate this or if you would appreciate getting some handmade cards from them.


Also today is the absolute LAST Day to register for the Everything Owls and More class.  There are spaces available on Sunday, January 27th from 1-4:30.


Last day to register for Everything Owls and More class

Today is the absolute LAST day to register for the Everything Owls and More class.  There are a few spots available on Sunday, Jan 27th from 1-4:30.

Cost - $35 ** you must have the Owl punch
** Add the Owl punch $20, add the Petite Pairs stamp set (w) $30 or (c) $20


PS Check out Shelli Gardner's blog for a funny picture.  Do you happen to recognize the hot chicks in the red??  Just a heads up - fleece in Florida not a good idea.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Last chance to register for the WOW class

Today is the last chance to register for this month's WOW class.  Contact me by 6pm tonight!!!

Date - Wed, January 23
Time - 6-8pm
Cost - $20 includes the Pop Up posies kit and Just for You stamp

Create all this at the January WOW Class!

4 cards

2 tags

And a 12x12 double page scrapbook layout!
 This class includes all the supplies to make the above projects but if you wish you can pick and choose the ones you would like to make and take the leftovers home!

Today is catch up day so I hope to have new posts and projects planned for you this week.  Wish me luck :)


Saturday, January 12, 2013

Leadership 2013 - My Paper Pumpkin

At yesterday's general session Stampin announced a SUPER exciting new endeavour!!!!

Check out the link to find out more details!  But think of this as a wonderful fairy godmother who will design your projects, measure, cut and deliver right to your door. 

There are many more details to follow but some questions are answered on the new My Paper Pumpkin website.  I'm giddy with excitement about this new endeavour as I LOVE getting happy mail!

And the best part - we all got a kit to TRY!!!  All 1500 of us!!

Woo hoo - thanks Stampin UP!


Disney Trip 2013

Greetings from Orlando and apologies too!  I can honestly say there has not been a second to blog since I arrived in Orlando.  

Since Allison and I arrived last Saturday we have hit the ground RUNNING taking in everything at the Disney parks.  Since I have some Disney World experience (wink, wink) I wanted to show Allison and do everything as humanly possible.  We can say we have done it all, or mostly everything.  

Just arriving at Animal Kingdom.  That's the Tree of Life in the background.  AND yes it was cold that day.  Not Calgary cold but Florida cool.
 I have a few more trip photos to post but that will have to wait until I return to snow land or home :)

Today is our last day of Leaderhip (it went by soo fast) and I have more to share in my next post about an exciting new announcement.