Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Simply Elegant

I haven't used the Garden Whimsey stamp set in a long time so when I saw a card layout by Andrea I thought it would look pretty (Tulips are one of my favourite flowers next to Gerbera Daisies and Star Gazer Lillies). I don't usually make square cards but I like it.
Stamps: Garden Whimsey, Full of Life
Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Cameo Coral, Rose Red, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Cameo Coral, Rose Red Old Olive Stampin' Journal Maqrkers
Embellishments: Paper Piercer & mat pack

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Old Meets New

One of the new stamp sets in the catalogue coming out in one week from today is Circle Circus that I have not ordered yet (one of the benefits of being a Stampin' Up! demonstratoris to preorder) becasue I thought well I have the Big Flowers sets and thought it would do (for now).
I combined the old stamp set with the new In Colours. I saw this card here and wanted to try the ribbon technique and went with the same layout.
This card is so easy and fast to make.
Stamps: Big Flowers, Best Yet
Ink: Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Embellishments: Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Scallop Circle punch, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch, dimensional
Hope you like it.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Teacher Appreciation

My intentions were to make this teacher gift by Nichole for my daughter, Nicole to give to her English teacher. I got a bit carried away and it no longer seemed appropriate for a Grade 7, male teacher.
I decorated a journal, pen, and a jar which contains strips of paper with journaling phrases. I thought it would be so appropriate for an English teacher to journal over the summer.
I might just have to give this to one of our favourite teachers from primary/junior years.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Gifts to Go

On my last post I mentioned how many cards I had to get ready for this week so today I am going to show you what I accomplished (actually I got most of everything done).
My husband had asked for a card to give coworkers for big events and so I decided to make a card and gift bag topper to coordinate.
The baby card was cased from Andrea Walford using the Wagon Full of Fun stamp set which is in the occassions mini. Which by the way ends on June 30th, so if you are wanting to place an order give me a shout via phone or email.
The second photo is the card I made for a retirement in the concrete construtction business so I thought aI would have some fun with the "It's a Sign" (which is retiring). The card is a design of Heather Summers.
I ran out of Summer Sun cardstock and had to resort to some left over card stock from another source so that is why the colour difference on the bag topper.
The bag toppers are so much fun and give a clean look to your gift. I love them.
Anyways, it is going to be a beautiful week in South Western Ontario this week with temps reaching up to 30 degrees celcius.
Thanks for checking in, see you tomorrow.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Teacher Thank You

June is extremely busy with activity and occassions to make cards.
I have been planning Nicole's Birthday Party, Father's Day, Lance's Birthday, Nicole's Birthday, Baby card for co-worker, retirement card for co-worker, teacher cards and gift - that alone is 10 teachers between my two children.
Tomorrow is Father's Day and I haven't made a card for our children to give to their Dad. Well that is not entirely true, as I taught a Father's Day Class at the school and Nicole made a card for her Dad.
Today I will show you a card I fell in love with from
Nichole Heady and decided to duplicate it.
I typed up the sentiment on the computer and printed it off on whisper white card stock.
Stamps: Tart and Tangy, Nursery Alphabet
Paper: Kraft, Whisper White, Garden Green
Ink: Versa Mark, Real Red, Close to Cocoa, Garden Green Stampin' Write Markers
Embellishments: Dimensionals, 5/8" Real Red Grosgrain Ribbon, Latte Buttons, Linen Thread, Glue Dots
Thanks for stopping aby and have a great Father's Day Weekend.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Hit the Road

Yesterday I post a card for our daughter's 13th birthday who is a gift to my husband. Yes, Nicole shares the same birthday as Lance. I thought it was so cool but I have since learned that my husband has had his fair share of Princess/Girly birthday cakes, balloons and have has been overshadowed by Nicole. When their birthday falls on a Sunday which makes it Father's Day, Lance gets gyped once again.
My card for Lance is perfect becasue we got him a canoe for his Birthday, and Father's Day combined. I had water coloured the image on watercolour paper and wasn't really sure what layout I was going to use until I saw the card Linda Anderson made so I went with it. Thanks Linda!
Recipe: Stamps: Hit the Road
Paper: Jersey Shore, Pumpkin Pie, Brillant Blue, watercolour paper
Ink: Black Stazon, Brillant Blue, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa
Embellishments: brads, cotton twill tape, dimensionals, Aqua Painter

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Party Dress

Today my little girl turns 13...but she will always be my baby girl. I wasn't sure what kind of card I wanted to make for her - should it be a funny card, little girl, big girl, animated, serious etc., etc.
When I was blog surfing I came across this cute card and decided to CASE it becasue it was perfect, exactly what I was looking for.
This card totally fits Nicole's personality becasue she is girly, sporty, fun, smart and loves colour just to name a few. I could actually go on forever about Nicole, she is amazing and I love her all around the world and back again.
Stamps: Voila
Paper: Sweet Always, Pixie Pink, Whisper White, Pink Pirouette, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versa Mark
Embellishments: Clear Embossing Powder, 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon, Rhinestone Brads, Big Shot, Scallop Circle, Scallop Edge Punch

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Orange You Glad Take Three

Ok this is the last of my orange cards for a little while.
I made three cards to send in to Stampin' Up! to better my chances of winning using as much orange as possible. All three cards used the stamp set Thoughts and Prayers and the Sweet Always Designer Paper. I also used as much orange embellishments as possible too.
I bet you are wondering if I won anything aren't you? No I did not win, I don't even know what the winner received. It didn't matter what the prize was, I just wanted to enter and try to win. Of coarse I was disappointed...after all did you see how many corduroy buttons I gave away!?

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Orange You Glad Take Two

You are probably wondering with the title why on earth I made another orange card right?!
As a demonstrator, I receive a monthly publication called "Stampin' Success" and each month there are contests and you guessed it, I entered a contest.
The contest was "Orange You Glad" and I had to use orange. If you remember yesterday I said I like pink so this is a great way to incorporate my favourite colour with the orange by using the Sweet Always DP (which is retiring at the end of this month).

Monday, June 15, 2009

Razzelberry Lemonade

I was able to find time to make a quick card today using some of the new product. I wanted something quick and I don't think you can get simpler than this.
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes #115370
Paper: Razzelberry Lemonade DSP #115675, Eich Razzelberry c/s #115316, Whisper White
Ink: Rich Razzelberry #115658
Embellishments: Crushed Curry 1/2" Polka Dot Ribbon #115614 (turned backwards to hide the dots to focus more on the designer paper, scallop punch

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Orange You Glad Take One

Orange is typically not a colour I gravitate to unless of coarse it is Halloween or Thanksgiving. It's not that I don't like it, I just really like pink better! So you can imagine when Sweet Always came out, I had a reason to include orange into my projects.
Sadly, this designer paper will be retiring at the end of the month. This is why I have a surplus of retired designer paper on my shelf...I like it and want to keep it so that when it retires I still have some. Then SU! comes out with new product and I want to use it and never go back to the retired stuff and my pile of designer paper grows. Does this make sense? Is there anyone else out there that does the same thing?
Stamps: Thoughts and Prayers
Paper: Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Always DP
Ink: Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: Felt Fushion, Corduroy Buttons (both in Pumpkin Pie), Linen Thread

Friday, June 12, 2009

Just arrived...

Look what was sitting at my front door when I got home yesterday.
I am so excited for the new In Colours - they are bright, cheerful and fun.
I won't be able to play with them too much this weekend as I am in the Relay for Life tonight and then tomorrow we are going to the Refuel '09 concert (11:30am until 11:00pm) in Delhi tomorrow. So between the excitement of the new catalogue and the busy weekend I am sure by Sunday I will need to rest and catch up on missed sleept.
I hope you like the new colours. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Simply Stars

Simply Stars cake made by Belinda Loewen
Butterfly Chapstick Make & Takes by Martha Inchley
Party Favours made by Heather Summers Swap card made by Janey

I am a part of the "Simply Stars" team of Heather Summers and on Saturday we had our year end BBQ.
Jodie graciously hosted the event as Heather's home is under kitchen reno right now. Belinda made a cake that totally rocked not to mention was pretty yummy too. Martha prepared the make and takes (butterfly chapstick favour) and of coarse there were swaps. Jeannie participated in the swap and made a fabulous card. Jeannie did not want anyone to feel left out so she made one for everyone in attendance of the BBQ. The card is so cool, tin foil run through the Big Shot using the embossing folder. Thanks Jeannie, you are so kind and thoughtful. (Jeannie, if you have a blog please let me know and I can post it on my site.)
Thanks for checking in stampers and see you tomorrow.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Bug Season

This year is a BIG deal for our daughter Nicole who will be turning 13.
Nicole wants to have all her friends over for a sleep-over (although I really don't think there will be much sleeping!). Nicole also loves to make s'mores and sit by the fire and talk.
It seems not so long ago, we would sit outside around the fire and talk and without fail, when Nicole got sleepy she would say she wanted to sit with me and before you knew it she was snuggled on my lap sound asleep. Even though Nicole is turning 13, I am sure there will be times this summer that Nicole will do the same (well maybe not curl up on my lap like she use to) .
One thing I know for sure is she loves to talk and loves to hang out with her friends and you put the two together and there will be no sleeping.
I will show you the birthday favours as well as we get closer.
Nicole was a great help cutting out all the stamped images...Thanks Nicole.
Stamps: Under the Stars, Skeeters wheel
Paper: Baja Breeze, Pink Pirouette, Kiwi Kiss (all of these will be retiring June 30th) and Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, creamy caramel marker, close to cocoa marker
Embellishments: brads, dimensionals

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Simply Punches

I just think this dragon is so adorable.
I made this card using only punches from Stampin' Up! Heather Summers has has a lot of talent and is running her third round of Simply Punches 3. If you haven't already signed up, what are you waiting for?! Get in touch with Heather is you are wanting more information or want to sign up at www.stampwithheather.typepad.com

Friday, June 5, 2009

Stampin' Up! Colour Combinations

The new catalogue will be released in a few weeks (July 1st); ok I gues that is more than a few weeks.
I have to say the new In Colours are bold bright and I love them. I am not sure if I am able to post a sneak peak or not.
I have come across a web link that I sometimes use for matching up Stampin' Up! colour combinations. It is so easy - ust click on the colour on the left you wish to use and then click search (at the top) and in a few short seconds every combination using this selscted colour will be revealed to you. Oh sure you could pull out cardstock and match it up to see what looks good but this site is fun and easy. This SU Colour link has all the colours from the past as well.
So what are you waiting for, click on the link http://www.scraptitude.com/colorcombo/

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Wild about You...

Well I am getting my stamping mojo back, even if it is by CASEing other projects.I am going into the school on Monday to stamp with the students and am looking forward to seeing them...it's been a month since I was in last due to my vacation.Anyway, Father's Fay is what we will be focusing on.I got the layout idea from Andrea Walford. I tend to use limited edition (retired) designer paper when I go into the school just becasue I am volunteering and this allows me to use it up. The reason I have so much of this "limited editon" paper is becasue I like it so much I want to save it (you know in case you can't get anymore). I am slowly learning that Stampin' Up! always comes out with something better so just use it and stop saving.
Stamps: Wild About You, Starring You, Cute & Curly, Simple Serif Mini Alphabet
Paper: Outlaw, Vanilla, Sage ShadowInk: Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow, Creamy Caramel
Embellishments: chipboard star, sanding bloc, sponging, chocolate chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Curly Label Punch

Monday, June 1, 2009

going, going...

A new Stampin' Up! catalogue is right around the corner (July 1st) which means it's time to say farewell to dozens of stamp sets and accessories in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book & Catalogue. Dpn't miss this opportunity to get the last chance products! They are available only until June 30, 2009. Check the list to see if any of your favourites are there-then buy them now, before they are going, going...gone.
Remeber to stock up on your favourtie "In-Colour" products ie. cardstock, ribbon, ink pads, re-inkers, brads becasue they will be gone forever.

Click here to view the "Last Chance" list.