Friday, November 27, 2009

WOW...Stampin' Up! has a HUGE Sale

Stampin" Up! is offering this huge sale for one week only...Yup, you read that right; one week only until November 30, 2009.

The list is so long of amazing sale items up to 50% off selected bundles. What are you waitng for go to Stampin' Up! and check out the huge sale.

If you are Canadian, you can order by contacting me directly at or place an online order and have it shipped directly to your door by clicking here and to the right of the page type in my name Dale Livingston and Ontario and it will give you the demonstrator identification and take you to the online ordering.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Tim Hortons meets Stampin' Up!

A friend of mine asked if I would make an oversized Christmas card for the staff at Tim Hortons.
The staff party is this coming Saturday and approx. 150 employees had to sign the card.
This was going to be a challenge as the stamps are small to scale in comparison to the half sheet of bristol board I would be using. I had idea in my head I wanted to do but wasn't sure if I could pull it off without re-doing my work.
I wanted a sure thing so I turned to my extremely talented up line, Heather Summers.
I cased a card she had made last year and new it would be perfect.
I added the extra pages for signing and dressed them up too. I was given some timbit boxes and coffee cups so I cut the "Merry Christmas" using the Simple Alphabet die from Stampin' Up! I was pleased with the card and I especially like the Tim Hortons logo on the back. My friend was super happy with the card as well .

Monday, November 23, 2009

Top Note Santa

During one of my blog hopping adventures, I came across this adorable Santa made using the Top Note die from Gretchen Barron.
I made a few adjustments and added a Peppermint Stick. I think he is adorable. Thanks Gretchen.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Christmas Hostess Gift

At the time I made a Thanksgiving Hostess Gift, I also made one for Christmas.
These are so much fun to make up and look so great.
I could have cut DSP to wrap around the nugget bars but instead I decorated 2 5/8" x 1" white mailing address labels. I did this by using Versa Mark and stamping snowflakes from the Christmas Punch set randomly over the labels. Then I used white embossing powder and heat set it. Next, I took my brayer and rolled it Real Red Classic Ink and brayerd it all over the labels. Lastly, I took a tissue and whited the red ink off of the white snowflakes. Then peel, wrap and stick. SO easey
I hope you enjoy this little tutorial and treat box. Thanks for stopping by today and have a great weekend.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Ready, Set, Snow!

Today's card is a challenge featuring an Easel Card.
It is my first time playing along with these ladies and I have to say what a fun and easy card to make.
Recipe: All supplies are Stampin' Up!
Stamps: Snow Buddies, Patterned Pines, Best Wishes and More
Paper: Lavender Lace, Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Winter Bright DSP (Retired)
Ink: Bashful Blue, Lavender Lace, Basic Black, Certainly Celery
Embellishments: Paper Piercer, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, dimensionals, Snowflake Brad (not from Stampin' Up!)
The great feature about this card is that it can be displayed and will not fall great is that.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Paper Bag Scrap Book

My fabulous upline Heather Summers gave us two brown lunch bags at our last meeting and said, "Here is your challenge". Decorate it.
I have to admit, I put it aside and forgot about it...until last night.
I have not put any photos on or journalling as I thought this would make an adorable little gift for someone this Christmas.
I used the Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP as well as cardstock in Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Old Olive, Kraft, Soft Suede, Confetti White and Sahara Sand. I embellished with ribbon hardware, brads and punches.

There are two pouches which I have inserted journal tags or you could attach a photo.
You could easily make your brown bag scrapbook fuller by adding an extra bag or two.
I was pleased with how it turned out and I hope you like it too.
Thanks for dropping by and have a great weekend.