Saturday, February 10, 2018

Occasions Catalogue Extravaganza!

Today, 19 ladies joined me in creating 6 different projects using product from the Occasions catalogue. This class was originally scheduled for January, but due to severe weather and road closures, it was postponed to today.
Here are the projects we did:
I have a basket that contains everything needed to create the projects, and the baskets get rotated.
Each guest received a SWAG bag with 60.00 worth of Stampin' Up! product from the Occasions catalogue, including the Sale-a-Bration set Amazing You.
 Above is a pic of one of my downline, Rachel; I think she is enjoying herself!
 More pics of customers with their creations.

I am grateful for my downline and customers that helped make this event such a success!

Friday, February 9, 2018

Pretty Valentine

I wanted to make a Valentine card for a friend, but I was tired of pink and red, so I went on Pinterest and found thie colour combination

I really like the colours together, and even used it as a challenge for my Stamps fantastic! team.
So I took out my 2 favourite heart sets from the occasions catalogue, Sure Do Love You bundle with framelits (145966) and Heart happiness (145769) and began creating.

I stamped the largest heart image in Soft Sky ink, then used the largest heart framelit to cut the inside, which reveals the Soft Sky cardstock underneath. I stamped the rest of the hearts and used the matching framelits to cut them out, and layered them on my card. I stamped the sentiment with Night of Navy, and used the banner framelit to cut it out, and popped it up on my card. Finally, I decided to use the Glitter enamel dots (144200) to embellish the card.
You can order any of these items and more from my online store.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fast Fuse Promotion!

The Fast Fuse 5-Day Sale Is Back!

The Fast Fuse sale is back! When you purchase one Fast Fuse adhesive you will get TWO refills for FREE! To receive your free refills, add Fast Fuse Adhesive to your order (item 129026); the two Fast Fuse Adhesive Refills will be added to your order automatically. Once they’ve been added, the price listed for the two refills will show $0.00.
This is a great time to stock up AND earn Sale-a-Bration product! This is a 5 day sale while supplies last.
You can shop with me anytime by clicking my online store.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Creating with the Waterfront set

When I first saw the Waterfront stamp set in the Occasions catalogue, I thought this one will have LOTS of possibilities! From what I have seen on Pinterest, I was right!
I love the versatility of this set and I have had lots of fun creating with it, but my absolute favourite card so far is this one.

I followed a colour combination I saw on Pinterest...

In Stampin' Up colours, I used Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Tranquil Tide and Pool Party and Whisper White.
Here is a close up of the stamped image:

Waterfront (item # 146386) is available to order now until May 31, 2018. You can email me your order, or shop directly from my online store.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018


I am in love with Brusho, a product that Stampin' Up is now carrying. It is so much fun to use!   Brusho really is a one-of-a-kind, unique painting medium! The colours are a transparent, highly-pigmented water-colour ink that comes packed in small drums which contain the dry, crystalline powder. ... Once the Brusho is applied, you really have no choice other than to let the paint do the work!There are several ways to use it, but my favourite way is to sprinkle the powder onto glossy card stock, spritz with water, and watch the magic happen!

Here is how I made the card; the item numbers of each product are listed in brackets.
First, cut a piece of white glossy card stock (144240) to 3" x 5"
(you will also need to cut a piece of Old Olive card stock (100702)  to 3 1/8 and 5 1/8 for matting, and a piece of Thick White card stock (140272) at 5 1/2" by 11" then folded in half )
Second, stamp the desired image ( I used the set You're Inspiring 145808) with versamark (102283) then emboss with white embossing powder (109132)
Third, sprinkle your desired colours of Brusho (144101) onto your image. Here I used yellow and moss green.
Fourth, spritz with water and watch. The colours will burst and spread and melt into one another. To get the desired look I was after, I used an aqua painter (103954) to paint it where I wanted it.
Finally, I used my heat tool to dry it up a bit, then blotted up any leftover colour with a tissue. 
Try and experiment with it. They will never be the same twice!
        As you see above, there is more blue and more blending with the first image than the second. That is what makes it so fun!
To order any of these products, visit my online store.

All Day Crp Creations

Once a month I host an all day crop in my studio, from 10:00am to 10:00pm. This past Saturday was the first one for 2018! My guests had a great time creating with some of the new product from the Occasions catalogue, and the Sale-a-Bration goodies. All my guests get to use my stamps, ink, punches and Big Shot items, as well as use their own stuff from home. The goal is to have fun and Get Creative! We succeeded.
Here are a few of  my creations:

If you or someone you know is interested in joining an all day crop, just send me an email!

New Box, New Goodies!

Stamp Bear and I were so excited to get all our new product from the new Stampin' Up! Occasions  catalogue! Also, since we have an all day crop happening, we will get to CREATE!

You can purchase Stampin' Up! product any time by visiting my online store.

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Jamaica Bound!

Hi all! I know I just started blogging again, but I am off for a week in Jamaica! My niece is getting married there.
Rest assured I will be back blogging in 7 days!
Meanwhile, anyone who places an online order through my online store will be entered in a draw to win $50.00 in products from the new Holiday catalogue! Just click the link below my signature and it will take you right to my store!

Friday, August 14, 2015

Holiday Catalogue Christmas Card

I am so happy with all the new stuff from the Holiday catalogue! I can hardly wait to share it with you. (if you would like your own copy, please email me or leave a comment).
Here is a card based on the Mojo Monday Sketch 407.
The sketch:

Sketch 407

and my card:
Jolly Christmas

wooden snowflakes embossed in Smokey Slate
I used Smokey Slate embossing powder on the wooden snowflakes. They turned out great!
All products are from the new Holiday catalogue. The stamp set is called Jolly Christmas and features the beautiful stag as well as several sentiments. The Merry Moments designer series paper is a paper stack that coordinates with the Merry Moments paper in the annual catalogue. the silver cording is perfect for tags and packages.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Painter's Tape Technique

The second Tuesday of every month is Technique Tuesday at my stamping studio! If you are in the area, come on by...7:00pm-8:30pm and learn a new technique every month! (cost is only $5.00, and the Keurig is on)!
This past Tuesday we learned the Painter's Tape Technique. Here is the card we made:

Moose from Walk in the Wild.

We used Smokey Slate, Sahara Sand and Mint Macaron ink with the painter's tape, and Early Espresso for the moose and sentiment..
Then one of my stamping guests suggested we should try other colour combinations, and I was holding the Vintage Leaves stamp sets at the time and immediately thought fall colours! Tangerine Tango, Delightful Dejan, Soft Suede and Old Olive were my choices, with the leaves done in Early espresso. Here is the card:

Vintage Leaves stamp set.

For a video showcasing this technique, visit Scot Strehlow at StampinSiblings.
Yes, I know I should make my own videos. maybe someday...let's just be glad I am blogging again. One step at a time. :)
Thanks for looking!