Sunday, April 25, 2010

Step Card

This type of card is always a bit intimidating to me, however with a great video tutorial by Dawn, it really is quite simple. The chocolate chip is embossed with the little dots impression folder from the Mini (which is over on April 30th). The stamp set I used is a level 3 hostess set from the current catalog called Kind and Caring thoughts. This will be retiring on July 1st. Now is the time to book a workshop. Fantastic incentives...who doesn't like free stuff? I have lots of open time, so give me a call and we can set something up. I will even provide the treats!!

Be sure to check out my previous post...and let me know if you can join the fun on Thurs evening.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Who would like to come and play??

If you would like to come over and play, and learn a new trick or 2..then be at my house,this Thurs from 7-9. Just in time for Mother's Day we will make a fun card, with a huge WOW factor. The card pictured here is similar, but not identical to the one we will be making together.

Here are the details:
My House
Thurs April 29th
Fee: $5.00 and you will make the card and decorate the matching envelop.

We will play with the Big Shot, and make a really WOW card.

I have room for 6, so don't delay...let me know asap if you would like to join the fun.

Monday, April 19, 2010

More from the weekend....

Hello Friends...I know...surprise, 2 days in a row and I am posting! There is just so much to show you from the weekend. This card is another design based on the paper pals sketch. Love the colours or burmuda bay, soft suede and old olive together. The butterflies are punched with the coordinating butterfly punch that matches "Flight of the butterflies", and are made of vellum.

Later this week I will letting you in on all the details for 2 upcoming events. The first is a fun fold card (yes Julie, this is for you!) just in time for Mother's Day. The other event will be a spring stamp a stack.

Enjoy your week, and like I said..."I'll be back!"

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Pals Paper Arts

Happy Sunday Evening. What a fantastic weekend I had. Thanks to Karen and Lisa, I enjoyed 2 great days at their spring Cropalooza. So much fun. The venue was handy, the ladies were so lovely and I got a ton accomplished. For the last couple of weeks, I have played along with the Pals Paper Arts weekly challenges. This week is a sketch challenge and I have to say I LOVE IT! The card I am showing tonight is a show stopper. It turned out better than I expected...and was the last card I made this weekend. The flowers are punched out, then I snipped them and layered them to give the dimension. I used the little leaves embosslet for the Big Shot, and also some of the little birdie wings from the Bird Punch.

Be sure to play along...and let me know if were able to get a card made. I would love to see it.

Check back frequently this week as I have a lot to share....

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Big shot flower power

It is fun to get compliments on my creations, but I always do my best to give credit to the original creator. I tell my friends I don't have a creative bone in my body, but I can copy something pretty well! This card is proof of colours are a little different from Margaret's, but everything else is the same.

This weekend will be jam packed with fun...Crop in Nilestown all day Sat and Sun, a fun engagement/birthday party for my niece, and a nice dinner with friends on Sunday. Hope you take some time this weekend to get creative. It isn't supposed to be real nice this it will be perfect to spend time with friends, old and new, creating, gabbing and having fun....

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Flower Power

Here is a fun card for Mother's day. The frame is a pattern from a friend, and as soon as I find the dimensions I will repost. The flower is made from the large flower punch. I punched 3 flowers, scrunched them up to break down the fibres, then pulled them apart. They are put back together with a lovely brad. This is an easel card, 4 x 12" piece of cardstock, scored at 4, 6 and 8. The colours are melon mambo, crushed curry, and razzledazzle dsp.

It isn't too early to start thinking about Mother's day. Let me know how I can help!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

It's a Colour Renovation...WOW!

Ladies, this is such exciting news. New colours, returning favourites, yummy new possibilities.


Marina Mist, Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler, Cajun Craze and Early Espresso

10 RETURNING IN COLORS (see chart above):

Baja Breeze, Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Rich Razzleberry, Riding Hood Red, River Rock, Soft Suede, Tangerine Tango and Wild Wasabi.

As you can see there are quite a few colours being retired. Act fast and stock up on your favourite colours of paper, markers, ink...once July 1st comes around, they will be gone!!

I am really looking forward to the return of Pink Pirouette, River Rock and Riding Hood Red. Soft suede is one of my favourites from this year. There will be lots more information coming...stay tuned.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Happy Easter....who wants to 2-step?

Step into Spring with beautiful new flower stamps!

Stampin' Up!'s Two-Step Stampin' sets allow you to quickly and easily take your creativity to the next level. And now, from April 1-30 only, you can purchase the brand-new Awash with Flowers Two-Step Stampin' set--or get it FREE when you host a $460 workshop!

Item Description Price
117062 Awash with Flowers (wood-mount; set of 18) $52.95
120549 Awash with Flowers (clear-mount; set of 18) $36.95

Plus, get 20 percent off a selection of perfectly springy Two-Step Stampin' sets from our current catalogue:

Item Page Description Regular Price Sale Price
113824 94 Greenhouse Garden $34.95 $27.96
113734 98 Fifth Avenue Floral $32.95 $26.36
111578 101 Flower Fancy $48.95 $39.16
113258 112 Trendy Trees $23.95 $19.16

If you are looking for some amazing deals, and if you are looking for some retired product, check out the Clearance Rack on my blog. There are some excellent deals...check them out. You just go on line, register, and go shopping...let me know if you need a hand!