September 15, 2009

"Thank Ewe!"

Well here is another thank you card for you. This one is going to be sent to one of my husband's cousins in England. While they were here they were very generous to my son so this is the thank you we will send to them.

I love the little sentiment "Thank Ewe" since it sounds just like how my 2 year old son would actually says it so it is perfect as a card to be sent from him.

The squares are using the 1 1/4" square punch in various blue SU! colours. I then Inked up only the lamb with the markers and used my blender pen to colour in the heart as well of making the grass underneath the lamb.

September 14, 2009

Baby Thank you

So a couple of weeks ago a friend of mine gave birth to her second baby girl. I thought I would take the opportunity to make her a gift so I decided I would make some thank you cards that she could use. I am happy with the result and am hopping that she will like and use them as well. I made for her 6 cards and then placed them in a hand made card box along with the envelopes.

The little teddy is done by using the paper piecing technique. Stamped on Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel and Pretty in Pink and then cut the layers out and glued them on the Close to Cocoa base. I made my own Designer paper by using the Boho Blooms Back ground stamp with versamark and stamped it on Close to Cocoa cardstock. I love this effect and to me it is very cost effective.
Hope you like as well. Talk to you soon.

September 1, 2009



We hope you can join us for a morning or afternoon of stamping, fun and friendship. No experience necessary! Email me ( ) privately if you are interested in coming.

When: Saturday, October 24
9:30 to 12 OR 1 to 3:30

Where: Kings’ University College (map will follow)

Cost: $40 which includes the stamp set Four Holidays, 10 stamped projects (6 cards – 2 of each design, 2 tags and 2 packages) and $10 of this is donated to GI Cancer Research if paid by October 1st. ($45 after October 1st)

PLUS, there will be some snacks and refreshments and there will be 100 door prizes!!!!!

We will also have a HUGE variety of raffle items. Some of these items may be stamping related but many of them are not and would make fabulous Christmas gifts. We will also have a 50/50 draw in both sessions, with 50% of the proceeds going to GI Cancer research and the other percentage to the winner for a stamp order!

If you are not able to attend this event, kits are available and will include full instructions!

Tickets are limited so please ask your friends, mark it on your calendar and come join us for a fun day of stamping!

August 27, 2009

Another Birthday

Wow! I had no idea that August was a busy month for birthdays until I started making cards for everyone. Here's the one that I made for my sister-in-laws birthday.

It is a very easy process for this one. I punched out various different circles out of a piece of scrap paper and used my sponge daubers and ink to fill in the circles. I started with the lightest colour pink that I had (pretty in Pink) then I kept turning and flipping the scrap for each colour.

Colours used were Pretty in Pink, Cameo Coral, Regal Rose and Rose Red. The dotted circle is a stamp in the stamp set Circle Circus and is stamped in Melon Mambo. The picture is not the best but I do like the result, I hope you do to.

Have a great day!

August 24, 2009

For a Friend

Hello every one. Today's card that I will show you is using the technique Polished Stone. I changed this up a bit as usually you would add in some Metalic ink but I don't have any yet so I just skipped that step.

The stamp set is Priceless. It is funny that I thought that this stamp set was one that I would not use so I didn't get it originally. The best thing about this set that as one of the perks from being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator I actually got this FREE. Yeah!! Got to love Free! Email me if you would like to have a chance to earn FREE products from Stampin' Up!

The Stamped images are stamped in the in-colours this year. They are great! Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, and Soft Suade are the 3 in-colours that I used.

The Polished Stone technique uses your reinkers and glossy card stock. I love how this turned out as you can see I did it twice for this card. One in pinks and the other in Purples. (the oval around the greeting) I used 3 shades of each colour group to create the look.

Hope you like it and see you again soon!

August 9, 2009

Another week....

Well this post I tried to get on here yesterday in between storms but was unable to do so since we had a very intense storm when I was finally able to get on to post. So Sad. The storm was such an interesting light display and the rain was just coming down.

The weekend is over which I am only somewhat glad that it was since it was busy with my hubby out of commission with a chest infection. So it was hard with a two year old to actually get away and do some crafting. Now I am at work today but thought I would get this posted for all of you out there and then get back to work.

The following is a copy of all the dress cards that I have seen out there. Unsure of the original creator but I just knew one day that I would make this for someone. A friend of mine has her birthday this week so I thought I would make it for her. She is a very good dresser (a lot better then me) and I believe she loves to dress up. So I feel this would be well received by her.

Sorry it is not a very good picture as it seems to be very dark.

Stamp set used is On your Birthday
Cardstock is Melon Mambo and Rich Razzleberry

I used one of the flowers punched with the Trio Flower punch for the flower which I attached with a silver brad.

The ribbon that I used was just some ribbon that I had lying around from before I was a demo but it seemed to match the Melon Mambo colour beautifully so I used it for the card. The Dress was also paper that I had around from long ago and since I don't have any designer paper yet I used it.

On the inside I used another stamp from the on your birthday stamp set that reads "wishing you the happiest birthday yet.

I hope you like it.

August 7, 2009

YEAH its Friday!

Hello Everyone

Happy Friday to all.

I thought I would come on here quickly and let you know what I have been up to and the reason there has not been an post in a very long time. So sorry about that.

I have been very busy making some more card swaps for Heather Summers down line which I am one of. This swap is Christmas/Winter theme and I am having a hard time being creative and unique with this one. I am actually second quessing myself when it comes to participating in this swap since I don't have too much in the way of Christmas stamps, but I thought this would be the best way to get ideas to share with others on classes and workshops and learn something for myself. After the swap has been done and the others have received their swaps I will share with you what I ended up using as my swap card. This should happen sometime in the next few weeks so stay tuned and I will post it here for all to see.

I have also been trying my hand at watercolouring. I have always liked the look of the watercolouring that I have seen others do but I have not been able to make mine look anything close to it. I am trying different things with this to see if I can get it right or as close to right as possible.

I will try to share with you a card in the next few days. I have some ideas in my head of things I could do, I just have to get it onto paper! I hope you are having a wonderful day and see you soon...I promise.

July 30, 2009

Punch Art

Hi Everyone today's post is of Punch art I found on . Once I saw it I had to make it for one of my friends that is a BIG Giraffe lover.
I made this card for a friends baby shower... I know you probably saying for a baby shower what does it have to do with that but like I said she is a big giraffe lover and she loved the card.
I will have to redo this card so I also have a copy of it, and since I did not use Stampin' Up!'s card stock on this card it would turn out different but most likely better since there is just no comparison on SU!'s card stock to others I have used.
The punches used for this were all from SU! Hope you like it. See you soon.

July 28, 2009

Stained Glass Technique

Hello everyone. It has been some time since my last post. I don't really know how that happened but I do have a post today.

This is a card I made for a swap. It uses the Stain Glass technique. In this technique the image is embossed on Vellum paper and then I turned it over and coloured on the back side of the image. I did this using Stampin' Up!'s Classic ink pads and a blender pen. It is actually very simple and I love the end result.

The Card Stock used is Melon Mambo, Rich Razzleberry and a Whisper White.

The ribbon is also for SU! and it is the Organza Ribbon. I love this ribbon and will most likely using it a lot.

The stamp sets I used are SU!'s One of a Kind and also the new stamp set this year, Teeny Tiny Wishes.

Hope you like. See you again soon.

July 16, 2009

Becoming a Stampin' Up! Demo...

If you have ever thought of becoming a Demonstrator with Stampin’ Up!, Now is your chance. From July 15 all the way to August 31 you can become a demo for just $105. This is for their special Mini Starter Kit, but you have all the same benefits as any other demo. The following is what the Mini Starter Kit includes:

6 In-Colour Classic Stampin’ Pads
Whisper White 8 ½” x 11” Card stock package
In colour assorted 8 ½ x 11” Card stock package
For all you do Stamp set

All these items can be switched to suit your needs but they have to be for similar product of equal or less then value.

This doesn’t replace Stampin’ Up!’s regular demonstrator kit. It is just a limited time offering.

If you would like to join Stampin’ Up! and live in Canada or you have any questions about becoming a demonstrator please email me at and I will be happy to give you a call or answer your questions via email and help you through the process.

Babies, Babies every where!!

So this has been a very busy week when it comes to babies. Two of my friends had a baby boy on Sunday and Monday this week. Then last night we get a call from my brother-in-law saying they were going to have their baby tomorrow. Wow.

These cards I have made for welcoming the babies home. They are made by using Cuttlebug embossing folders run through the Big Shot. Yes you can use them through the Big Shot.

I didn't use any Stampin' Up! supplies on these, the reason being I am waiting on a shipment of card stock so I didn't have any here to do these up. I must admit I really have noticed a difference in Card stock. The card stock I used I got at Michael's and it just does not measure up to the card stock that Stampin' Up! has. The Michael's card stock is much more flimsy and does not hold up to much at all. Also Stamping on this card stock does not leave a true impression. I have always had trouble with stamping on this card stock and didn't know that you could actually get an image to come out clearly and evenly until I got into Stampin' Up!

This is a very simple card that takes no time at all to make. I purchased the ribbon from Walmart. I love this ribbon it really adds something to the cards. Hopefully they will be well received.
I will be back soon with a special announcement so stay tuned.

July 14, 2009

Big Shot Flower

Hi Everyone. After some computer problems I am finally able to get on here and post a card.

I received some new goodies on Friday from Stampin' Up! and started playing around with the Sizzix Daisies #2 Die for the Big Shot. I curled up the edges and liked the result so I had to put it on a card.

The flower has 3 layers from the new Stampin' Up! In-colour Mellon Mambo with only one layer curled up on the 2 bigger flowers and all three layers of the smallest flower. The Base of the card is Crushed Curry cardstock and the Top Note was cut out of another In-colour Bermuda Bay Card Stock. The leaves were cut out of the Old Olive card stock and the sentiment is from the One of a Kind stamp set.

Please share with me what you think of this card. Thanks and see you soon.

July 10, 2009

Happy Birthday

Good evening everyone,

Well I hesitated in posting this card today due to the fact that it uses 2 retired stamp sets. In the end I decided to do so as a reference to those that might have these sets or to use the idea on another project.
The butterfly has been stamped in StazOn ink and then I used the blender pen to add the different colours on its wings.
I used the Seeing Spots stamp in Garden Green ink on Garden Green Card stock. The image is stamped on Whisper White card stock and matted on a piece of Certainly Celery Card Stock.
Hope you like it and see you again soon.

July 9, 2009

Colour Challenge

Hello everyone!

Well as promised here is one of the first cards I did as part of a colour challenge put out by my wonderful upline. The challenge was to use the colour more mustard and any purple.

My card uses the Stampin Up! stamp set Simple Friendship with Perfect Plum and Lavender Lace Card stock along with a piece of the More Mustard card stock.

The butterfly was stamped with Perfect Plum ink on Whisper White card stock and cut out. I absolutely love purple so I just had to participate in the challenge. However the More Mustard did throw me for a loop but in the end it turned out.

Hope you like it. Have a great afternoon.

July 8, 2009

Hello Bloggers!

So I have been thinking of doing this for a while now. To become a blogger!!! What! Really, it can't be. Well it is, and here I am.

This blog is for me to show you my card creations. Hopefully that I created of my own but a lot might also be cased of the creations I have seen on other blogs or at Stampin Up! workshops I have been to. This is hopefully a place people can come for inspiration in their own creations as well as get information on what Stampin Up! has to offer.

I hope you will join me and enjoy the things that you see and please don't hesitate in leaving me a comment or two as I hope I learn and grow as time goes by.

I will try to post a creation tomorrow but for now I bid you all a great night.