Friday, May 31, 2013

June WOW Sneak Peek

Just a quick sneak peek post as I'm trying to finish up my June Newsletter to actually go out on June 1st.  I know SHOCKING!

 Four sneak peeks means four cards.  Check back on June 1st to see the whole card and sign up then!

PS I will admit I have been a bit side tracked lately - does anyone watch Downton Abbey??  Just started it yesterday and OMG is it ever good.  Not quite the same as The Walking Dead but just as addicting!!  I know, I know, less TV watching and more stamping . . . . 


Thursday, May 30, 2013

Attn Demonstrators!!! - Designer Series Paper sampler book

Just a quick post for any demonstrators that might be reading this :)

If you are interested in creating a Designer Series sampler book please contact me. This is a great way of showcasing our great papers in a larger swatch size!

I have two spots remaining for this share plus you receive all the templates/lists to create your own book to share with customers.

Contact me today to inquire :)

PS Any customers looking??  My "Designer Series Paper book will be finished in a couple of weeks.  Aren't you excited about all that beautiful paper :)


New In Colours on display

Two more sleeps until I can place my first new catalogue order - can't wait :)

If you haven't seen the new catalogue yet then you are definitely missing out!  Contact me and I'll get you one ASAP.

 The newest in colours are a complete change from the Bright colours of last year's but they are still pretty scrumptious on their own.

 Have a great Thursday!


Wednesday, May 29, 2013

May Paper Pumpkin kit - AWESOME!


What a wet day to wake up to - blech!  Oh well, it's good for the gardens, right??

Enough complaining . . .

A few weeks ago I received some happy mail

I {heart} MY Paper Pumpkin days  . . . .

 So in the hour and a bit before my open house on Sat I whipped this up.  Thanks to Gail Elton Murray who I totally CASED these ideas from.  She did such a fantastic job on her album and I was in a time crunch.  I'm going to add photos from our trip to Hilton Head or our upcoming trip to San Diego for this one - not sure??  I LOVE the heavy weight die cut stickers in this kit.  They are awesome!

Check out My Paper Pumpkin so you don't miss out on the next kit!  You must sign up before the 10th of June to receive the July kit (in June you will receive the Welcome Kit see here.

My Paper Pumpkin is great for beginning stampers/scrapbookers or those who would like a little fun paper crafting escape from life once a month!


Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Skteched Birthday - cute card but didn't make the cut

I have been trying to design some cards for my upcoming WOW class but it's been VERY difficult as I don't have the new products yet!!  

I didn't let that stop me though . . .  

Here is a quick one I created but it didn't make the WOW cut off. I was pretty impressed that I used more than 3 colours on a card but I think that's why this one kinda scares me.  

Stamps - Sketched Birthday, Delightful Dozens
Paper - Daffodil Delight, Bermuda Bay, Rich, Whisper White, Razzleberry and Tangerine Tango Designer Series paper
Inks - Rich Razzleberry and Strawberry Slush
Punches - 2 1/2" circle, corner rounder, square punch
Big Shot - Chevron embossing folder

Back to the drawing board!


Monday, May 27, 2013

New Birthday STACK workshop


Hope you all had a great wekend! Thanks to those who attended the New Cattie open house on Saturday.  

I shared a new workshop/class I created called the Birthday STACK!  I get many requests for birthday cards all year long so this class was designed for you.  It filled so quickly I am happy to add a second date for this class on Sunday, June 23rd.  There is only room for 6 so if you are interested in attending this class on Sunday contact me ASAP.

 This workshop is do-it yourself style.  I supply the materials, inks, punches and inspiration to create they cards and you can “CASE” or copy or go off on your own to create 20 cards and matching envelopes.  There will be photos of the cards plus the samples to view but no instructions for each card.

In addition I will share with you some of the tips and tricks I have learned for cutting paper for cards and how to best use your paper to the max!

Sun, June 23rd
Time - 1-5pm
Cost - $30 and you will receive enough supplies to create 20 cards and envelopes here and more at home.

Add the Sketched Birthday sets for (c) $20 or (w) $30
or the Perfectly Penned set for (c) 16 or (w) $20



Friday, May 24, 2013

New Cattie Kick off - Saturday, May 25th 1-4

Be sure to stop by on Saturday between 1 and 4 to pick up your new catalogue and create a fun make n'take.

I'll have some new catalogue product samples, ribbon share information, club/class info and an upcoming class to share as well.

Also any order over $40 placed on Saturday will receive your choice of ink pad or the new Candy Dots for FREE!

Try out the new Modern Mosaic embossing folder and Artisan Label punch.

Lovin' the Washi tape!
 Please RSVP if you plan on attending and want me to save you a catalogue!!


Thursday, May 23, 2013

I'm back . . . but buried in stamps!


Sorry about my absence from the blogging world but I've been fighting this cold/something or other for a  few days now and yesterday it took hold of me.  Pete assures me my head will not explode but at midnight I did have him googling last night my symptoms.  What a sweet sweet man!  

On to my simple card for today.  I haven't had a chance to make much with my new stuff yet, but I did make a quick and easy mosaic card.  

Check out this ad that shows how in style mosaics are now!  And do you notice the Island Indigo colour! 

I think my next card will use these colours!
Now on to my being buried!  Another reason why Pete is a sweet, sweet man.  He brought up all my boxes of stamps from the basement. Now time to start pricing these babies!!!

I'm sure there is a set in here you might be interested - mark the date - June 8 1-4pm  Copperfield Community Center.

Thanks for checking in!


Tuesday, May 21, 2013

I'm still here :)

Hi there

Thanks for checking in.  I still have company so I'll be busy til tomorrow.  Hope to get some stamping done today!

Have a great day and hug someone today.  The news from Oklahoma is so fresh and I'm thinking of them all.


Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cardmaker's projects

Another gorgeous day!!  Love it - although my niece is arriving this weekend and OF COURSE it's going to rain! Arrgghh , oh well I'm sure we'll still get out and about.

Here are the projects from my Cardmaker's group last week. If you are interested in meeting some fellow paper crafters, learning new techniques and having a great time contact me!

The card is a CASE from Donna Wiznuik, from the Calgary Regionals.  I love how she used the Natural Composition papers.

A cute tea pouch made with the retiring stamp set Morning Cup.

A funky fold card with the Dress Up framelits! 
Thanks for checking in!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Free MDS download


Sorry for the late post!  A fun late night Mario class is to blame :)  Thanks for a great night everyone who attended and watch for directions to the cards to come in your inbox today.

I saw this fantastic template on My Digital Studio this morning and had to share.

Packed for You Designer Template - 134687

Isn't it cute!  And it's FREE!!!

If you haven't already you should be hop on this digital train.  

Sign up for the free 30 day trial offer and check it out.  The full program is only 24.95 and a great way to scrapbook summer vacations!



Tuesday, May 14, 2013

WOW! What a hockey game!

And I thought being a Canucks fan was hard!  We were all cheering for all the Canadian teams once the Canucks were out but WOW, I'd say it's hard to be a Leafs fan.  Congrats on a well played series but it would have been nice if they had beat Boston :)

I worked hard on all the prep and directions for the Super Fun Mario class and it only took me . . .  hours!  It's all worth it as they are super cute cards.

Well I promised the Club Create group I would only show pics of our projects AFTER Mother's day so here they are.  This is a sample I made with an older Simply Scrappin Kit.  It's like a Flip Flop scrapbook and the kids brought photos to add to their creations.

 They were very proud of their work and so was I.

And in Inky Thumbs we made Mom banners and a note card set.

Thanks for checking in!


Monday, May 13, 2013

Check out my Mother's day card!


Hope you had a fabulous Mother's day yesterday and enjoyed the sunny day!

I think I received the biggest Mother's day card/present ever!  Check out what Nathan created!

 It took up half of the drive way and he was soo proud.  We were went to Elbow Falls (duh) and had a weenie roast.  You know my idea of camping - enjoy the junky food, camp fire but still able to sleep in your own bed. 

I hope to bring you some great new samples from the past week but it will all depend on how much I get done!  I have a TON of prep for tomorrow's Super Mario card so wish me luck!



Friday, May 10, 2013

Epic Day Scrapbook page!!! Love this stuff!


This page is hot of the presses as I JUST finished it now.  I'm still waiting on a small embellishment and title to add but here goes.

This layout uses the new Epic Day Designer Series paper - WOW is all I can say!
 Do you have a hard time getting pages completed?  Would you like to meet other scrapbookers?  Next Friday, I have an open scrapbook day to come and try it out!  We have a great time and you will be put on a "budget" to spend each month, earn hostess dollars, and get your pages completed! 

Contact me for details about my new scrapbook club beginning in Sept.

Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's day to you!


Thursday, May 9, 2013

Monochromatic Green - Best of Flowers

Here is a quick card for you as I had club last night and I'm pooped!  I'm really into the monochromatic look so here goes.  This one is in Pear Pizzazz and Very Vanilla.

I REALLY like this new sentiment set.

Stamps - Best of Flowers, Really Good Greeting (new)
Paper - Gingham Garden (new), Pear Pizzazz, Very Vanilla
Inks - Pear Pizzazz and Old Olive
Accessories - Natural Trim ribbon, Vintage Trinkets, Designer Very Vintage butttons (new), Linen Thread

BTW, I did get to Target yesterday AND yoga!  Yay me!  I was pretty good and didn't spend too much. Was it too much to expect Target US pricing too???  Just kidding.  The prices were pretty good and lots more goodies to look at.  



Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Stampin UP demo / Mail carrier :)

Greetings :)

Yesterday was a crazy run around day as I spent the better part of the day at the post office or driving around delivering catalogues to my downline and their card swatch updater packs.  What fun!  I hope they enjoyed their happy mail awaiting them when they got home.

While I was driving around I couldn't believe what I heard on the radio - TARGET was having their grand opening yesterday!!!!  How could I have missed that!  If you have ever travelled with me on a SU trip you know that is my kinda place to visit.  I'm a bit worried that it may take away from the "specialness" of Target when we visit the US but oh well!!!  We most likely wont have the cool "US snacks and treats, and of course cereal" that I stock up on while there so it will still be fun to go to.  So I made head there today or tomorrow as I can't decide between yoga or Target . . . . I know completely easy decision but I'm torn.

Okay, okay on to the card.  

This is one of the cards I made for my downline along with their treats.  The photo isn't the clearest but it's from the new Chalk Talk set "just a little something for a very special someone".

Stamps - Chalk Talk (new) and it comes with a matching set of framelits
Inks - Strawberry Slush (new)
Paper - Basic Black, Whisper White, Strawberry Slush (new)
Accessories - Mosaic Embossing folder (new), Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Dotted Scallop ribbon border

Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, May 7, 2013

New Stampin UP products and a Colour swatch ring

Best part of being a Stampin Up demo has to be this part - I get to see the new stuff before EVERYBODY!  And you can too!

Join Stampin UP before May 30th and you can add new goodies, get a sneak peek at the catalogue and $40 more in product.  That means $195 of ANY products new and old pay only $125 - no tax and no shipping.  Happy Mother's day to you!

For everyone that signs and join my downline they receive a colour swatch booklet.  I love how you can see the actual colours of the papers and you can sort it how you wish - by colour collection or in a rainbow pattern.

This weekend I spent a few moments cutting new update packs to send to my downline.  Watch for these as they will be in the mail very soon!

Find out more details on how and where to join by contacting me ASAP!  Don't miss out on this great deal of $195 worth of great products for just $125!

Now onto a fun new card . . .

Paper - Crisp Cantaloupe (new), Soft Sky and Calypso Coral
Ink - Calypso Coral
Stamps - Delightful Dozen, Best of Butterflies and Best of Flowers
Accessories - Elegant Butterfly punch, Scallop Trim punch, Simply Pressed Clay (new), Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds (new), Basic Pearls and Dazzling Diamonds

Thanks for taking time out of your day to stop by.


Monday, May 6, 2013

What an OUTSTANDING weekend! New catalogue goodies!

Can you believe the weekend we just had in Calgary!  That weather was amazing so we had a chance to get out a bit to play some badminton, a bit of hockey and even a movie, Iron Man 3.  It was fun.  Not to mention I had two kids classes on Sat and Sun - busy busy, I know, but I love it.

I had a chance last week to play with some of my new stamps and great new accessories in the new catalogue so this week I'll share some new new stuff!

 Paper - Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo and Gingham Garden Designer Series Paper (new)
Markers - Island Indigo, Melon Mambo
Stamps - Label Love (new)
Accessories - Stripes embossing folder, Elegant Butterfly punch, Artisan Label punch (new), Gingham Garden Washi Tape (new), Simply Pressed clay (new, yes you read that right - CLAY) and Buttons and Blossoms Simply Pressed Clay Molds

Come to my New Catty Kick off on Sat, May 25th and play with clay!



Friday, May 3, 2013

Hershey Kiss card


Here is my latest punched art card - photographed - finally!

I think I found this one on Stampin Connection but I can't remember.  I blame age :)
 Here is the recipe to create this Hershey Kiss creation.

Stamps - Distressed Dots (retiring), Itty Bitty Banners
Paper - Raspberry Ripple, Silver Glimmer paper, Whisper White and Early Espresso, Coastal Cabana (new In Colour), Strawberry Slush (new In Colour)

Ink - Raspberry Ripple 

Accessories - Scallop trim punch and Blossom Petals Builder (40% off on sale for 13.77), Bitty Banners, and Fancy Fan embossing folder

Thanks for checking back in!  I'll share a bit of new stuff next week and be sure to put May 11th on your calendar to come and stop by.

Create a fun make n' take card for Mother's day and check out the new catalogue!!!


Oops . . .

Sorry it's time for bed and I forgot to take a picture of my card.  Check back this afternoon and I'll have it up. 

It's another fun punch art card :)


Thursday, May 2, 2013

Pac Man card

Morning!  I'm not sure if I'll be waking up today happy or sad but it all depends if the Canucks win tonight :)  Yes I'm writing this last night.

Either way I still have a fun card to share with you.

In all my research to look for those Mario cards I found this one that's a blast from the past.

Thanks to Dani Piegrass for this great idea!  Total CASE!

I was on a bit of punch art roll this past week but this one was SUPER Easy.  The Word Window, Owl Builder punch and circle punches make this a quick card.

Now, if I could only figure out how to make a Candy Crush card . . . hmmmmm.

 Have a great day and Go Canucks!


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

May WOW Class - Super Mario fun! ** New date Tuesday, May 14th

Calling all those Mario fans - Join in Super Mario Fun!

This card set is definitely my kids FAVE ever!  Big time Super Mario fans in this house and they were very instrumental with feedback when I was creating them. Like when I gave Mario a black moustache instead of brown one and completely messed up the little mushroom guy. Thanks guys!

Thanks to Kylie Bertucci, Leena Girsa,  Heather Summers and many others for their fantastic ideas and sharing them on their blogs.

PLUS each card has fancy insides too!!!  At the class you will receive 3 cards plus envelopes for the regular size cards and FULL INSTRUCTIONS to re-create more Mario cards so YES you can give them away after you make them.

Date - **** Tuesday, May 14th
Time - 6:30 - 8:30
Cost - $18 or an order of $35 and your class is free

Contact me ASAP to sign up for this class - you won't be sorry!