Friday, 30 November 2012

Beautiful Birthday Girl

Stamps: Make A Cake, Made for You.
Cardstock: Blushing Bride (retired), Very Vanilla,
DSP: Beau Chateau (retired).
Ink: Blushing Bride (retired).
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper, Labels Collection Framelits, Scallop Squares Duo Bigz, Scallop Oval Punch,
Large Oval Punch.
My Sister in law celebrated her birthday last weekend and I wanted to make her a pretty pink card! I had lots of Blushing Bride cardstock left from the 2010-2012 in Colors and decided that was the perfect pink to use! It was great to make a card that wasn't Christmas themed (although I really love Christmas cards).

The scalloped square is embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder and then sponged with blushing bride ink. 

I hope she had a wonderful Birthday in Toronto and celebrated the rest of the week in NYC! Can't wait to hear all about it!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

Let it Snow

Stamps: Snowflake Soiree
Ink: Crumb Cake, Early Espresso.
Cardstock: Very Vanilla.
Accessories: Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Linen Thread, Pearls.
Outside of Ottawa, there is a nice town in Mississippi Mills known as Almonte. When my husband and I first moved here, we liked to go to the town often because it was so pretty and we loved the little shops.

I have known about a store called Tin Barn Market for a few months now that is located in Almonte. It is a beautiful little store made up of Vintage, Salvaged and Handmade objects. I could've spent hours in the store! I bought an old picture frame that is going to look perfect in my craft corner. I can't wait to go back and look again.

While at the store, I noticed some handmade cards. All of them were beautiful and it gave me inspiration. Immediately, I came home and re-created a card I saw there. I changed up a few elements, but it turned out about the same. I didn't catch the name of who made the card so I can't give credit where credit is due, but whoever you are, your cards are beautiful.

The Northern Flurry embossing folder used on the card above is part of the Online Extravaganza.  Today is the last day to take advantage of the deals. Remember that you can order through my online store or place an order through me. Today is also a good day to take anvantage of the INK-redible promotion because you can get 10 Free ink pads with your discounted products!

Monday, 26 November 2012


I LOVE how cute these tags are from the tag class held last Tuesday! I had so much fun making them and I think the girls that attended did too! If I had to pick my favorite it would definately be the snowman, but I really love all of them!

I used every stamp from the Scentsational Season stamp set and then made two Christmas themed tags out of punches and big shot items. If you would like to know the products used for each tag, check out the captions on the pictures below.

There is also only TWO days left to the Online Extravaganza. If anyone would like to place an order before Wednesday, let me know or shop at my online Store.

Cardstock: Real Red, Basic Black.
Ink: Basic Black (sponged around the edges).
Accessories: Basics Glimmer Brads, Silver Glimmer Paper, 3 in circle Die cut. 

Stamps: Scentsational Season, Pennant Parade.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Whisper White.
Ink: Real Red.
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framelits, Tiny Tag Punch, Petals-A-Plenty Embossing Folder,
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.

Stamps: Scentsational Season.
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Real Red, Whisper White.
Ink: Early Espresso.
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framelits.

Stamps: Scentsational Season, Fabulous Phrases.
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Whisper White, Summer Starfruit.
Ink: Gumball Green, Early Espresso.
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framlits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Early Espresso
Baker's Twine.

Stamps: Fabulous Phrases.
Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black, Real Red, Tangerine Tango.
Ink: Basic Black, Pink Pirouette (cheeks).
Accessories: 2 1/2 in, 1 3/4 in & 1 3/8 in circle punch, Decorative Label Punch, Owl Punch,
Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine.
Stamps: Scentsational Season, Petite Pairs.
Cardstock: Island Indigo, Whisper White.
DSP: Festival of Prints Paper Stack.
Ink: Early Espresso.
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framelits, Early Espresso Baker's Twine,
 3/8" Pool Party Ruffled Ribbon, Corner Rounder Punch.


Thursday, 22 November 2012

Run, Run Rudolf

Cardstock: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla.
Stamps: Christmas Deer, Greetings of the Season, Snowflake Soiree.
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Real Red.
Accessories:Labels Collection Framelits, Dimensionals.

There are 6 days left for the Online Extravaganza. Some items are running low, so if there is anything you really want, be sure to check out the great deals at Stampin' Up! There is a link to the PDF file on the tab to the left of my page! You can also shop anytime at my online Store.
This is also a great time to join as a demonstrator or host your own workshop. The INK-redible promotion is still going on where you can earn 10 free ink pads in your choice of Brights, Subtles or Regals. 
The card above is the first Christmas card from the first Christmas class I held. Christmas is my favorite time of year. I can't wait to decorate the house and put the tree up. We put up our Christmas lights a few weeks ago and they look so pretty. We took Aubrey out to look at the lights the night we put them up and the wonder in his face was amazing! I'm excited to start new traditions with our family now that we have a little guy.
I have ONE space left for the next Christmas card class on December 4th! I also have posted upcoming dates for my classes in the New Year. 

Monday, 19 November 2012

O Christmas Tree

Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
DSP: Snow Festival
Stamps: Curly Cute
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Scentsational Season Framlits, Red Glimmer Paper, Dimensionals
This is my favorite card from the first Christmas card class I held. It is so simple, but so pretty. The scentsational season bundle was the first thing I purchased from the Holiday Catalogue and I have used it so much already. If you are attending my tags class tomorrow, we will be using every stamp & framelit from this set!
Online Extravaganza starts today! There are so many great deals it is overwhelming! I already have the products I want in mind!

Check out the link on the left hand side of the page to view the list of deals anytime during the next 10 days or view it HERE! Be sure to use the codes on the file to grab these great deals!

Friday, 16 November 2012

Online Extravaganza

On November 19th, Stampin Up! Has another great Sale!

During these 10 days only, you can get incredible discounts-up to 50 percent-on some of your favorite products!

In addition, there will be three products 20 percent off for 24-hours only on both the first and last days of Online Extravaganza-our very own doorbusters! Woot!

Please check out my online store HERE between November 19 -28 or you can place an order directly through me. Any order type qualifies, so be sure to check back on Monday for all the products you can get at a discounted price!

You can visit my Online Store to view all the discounted products or view this PDF.

Also, you can shop from home by checking out my online store and your order will be shipped directly to your door! Think Christmas gifts!!!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Happy Birthday Dad

Cardstock: Island Indigo, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla.
Stamps: Lovely as a Tree, Christmas Deer, Curly Cute.
Ink: Early Espresso, Island Indigo, Pool Party.
Accessories: Brayer, Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Dimensionals.

Masculin Cards are always the hardest to make. Today is my Dad's birthday and I wanted to make him something true to his style.

I saw an idea like this from Heidi Weaver @  and wanted to try out the technique. I haven't used my brayer in awhile and wanted to dig it out! It took me two tries to get it right, but I'm happy with how it turned out! As you can tell, I didn't want this card to look like a Christmas card, so I didn't ink the antlers on the deer.

Tomorrow is the last day to register for my Tags till Christmas class. We won't be using the Tags till Christmas set, but I promise you'll love each tag we make!

Monday, 12 November 2012

Christmas time is here

Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Island Indigo, Whiper White
DSP: Brights Designer Printed Paper
Stamps: Merry & Type
Accessories: Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Two Way Glue Pen, Decorative Label Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Dimensionals

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It is my favorite time of the year! Last Tuesday, I held my first Christmas card class. It was one of two card classes.

In each card class, we are making 6 cards; 2 each of 3 designs. The card above is one of the cards we made in the first class. I had a lot of fun with the 7 girls that attended. I had Christmas music playing, festive treats, a door prize & a draw for a hostess set.

I also made little gift card holders for each of the girls and had them waiting at their seat when they arrived. The gift card holders had a package of tea and a candycane inside. I used the Festival of Prints designer paper pack from the holiday mini and each persons holder was different.

My next class is on November 20th and we are making 6 tags. Each tag is unique and they are sooo cute! If you would like to join any of my classes, please check out my upcoming events page for dates or you can book your own event with me. Remember, the INK-redible deal is on and you can receive 10 new ink pads from the brights, subtles or regals collection just by joining the Stampin' Up! family or hosting a $575 workshop.

I would also like to remind you that if you would like to purchase anything from Stampin' Up! and you don't live in the Ottawa area, you can check out my online store. Stampin' Up! ships anywhere in Canada and when you shop online, you will receive your order at your door!  Know of anyone crafty and can't think of what to get them from Christmas? You may find something at Stampin' Up!

Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Thank You

Here is a card I created for the girls who attended and placed orders at the class on October 23rd. Does it look familliar? That's because it is the same stamp, colors and flower pieces from the "Submit a Project" Fancy Friends Kit. If you would like to purchase the kit, you can check out my online store HERE.

I also want to Thank all the girls that attended last nights class. Last night, I had my first Christmas Card class and it was amazing. There was Festive music & Christmas treats as well as a door prize draw and a hostess set draw. I had a blast last night & I think all the girls that attended did too! It put me in the mood for Christmas and although I don't want to wish the months away, I can't wait to see what our little guy will be like on his First Christmas!

 I also gave a preview of all the tags we are making at the Christmas tags class! If anyone wants to sign up for the next two classes, check out the dates on my Upcoming Events page. I will updating the page soon with dates for our classes in the New Year!

Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Delicate Doilies.
Cardstock: Daffodil Delight, Whisper White.
Ink: Daffodil Delight.
Accessories: Itty Bitty Shapes Punch Pack

Friday, 2 November 2012

Something INK-redible

I am getting so excited for my class next Tuesday. I am in full Christmas mode now. November is not my favorite month and the classes ahead have really given me something to get excited about!
I still have space for Tuesday's class if anyone is still interested! Check out the Upcoming Events tab at the top of the page if you would like to attend any of the events in the next few months.
Another thing I am excited about.... INK-redible!
Hostesses who hold a minimum $575 party during the promotion period will receive a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals-a $64.95 value! Plus, the free ink is in addition to the regular hostess benefits-INK-redible!
And that's not all...

New demonstrators who join the Stampin' Up! family during the promotion period will received a FREE collection of Classic Stampin Pads-they can choose from Brights, Subtles, or Regals!
 It's INK-redible!
Click HERE to join the Stampin' Up family as a demonstrator or to SHOP NOW!