Monday, November 29, 2010

I piece of designer paper...and 9 cards later....

Good Morning my Stamping Friends. It is really starting to feel like Christmas, I have the house mostly decorated, just waiting to get our real tree this weekend. Maybe this year, I will actually get some cards in the mail!!!

These cards were made with 1 piece of designer paper, along with some punches and ribbon. All you do is cut your dsp into strips of 4 x 3, put them on your base, add some ribbon and bling, and there you go...some quick and easy cards, just in time for Christmas mailing.

Enjoy your day. Back to work for me after a 4 day weekend...wish I was home to create some more! But, since I owe, I owe, off to work I go!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

WOW, what a fantastic day...

Thanks so much to all you wonderful ladies who supported the "Save our Hooters" event. To those who donated prizes, who ordered the kits and those who attended yesterday THANK YOU! There are still kits available, and I have some cards to sell this week, so I am still adding up the donation, but I know we will be over $500.00 to donate to the fight against Breast Cancer.

It isn't too late to order a kit. They are $40.00 and include the stamp set Contempo Christmas, and all the supplies to make 10 cards. The last day to order is Tues, Nov 30th. Just send me an email if you are interested.

The winner of the $100.00 Stampin UP Shopping Spree is Barb V. Congrats, and thanks for your continued support!

The top picture is my Mom who is a cancer survivor and the inspiration for holding this event. Cancer can be beat! Thanks for all your help in making this come true!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Oh Christmas Tree

I'm dreaming of a white Christmas Tree! Now my dream has come true, much to the dismay of my kids! This is my Stampin UP! tree. I glitter the ornaments, made the cutest little ornaments with the snowflake die and the melty snowman, cut up some pop cans, punched them out and embossed them, added some ribbon and bling! The Santa boxes hold the door prize tickets for the Save out Hooters event. The Ladies will select a Santa, then select the package with the matching number.

This is still a work in progress, however, I have to say I am pretty happy with it so far.

You can see this in person, and take advantage of some great deals if you attend the surplus sale this weekend. Remember, all the retired stamp sets are $5.00 and all the proceeds go to fight Breast Cancer.

Hope you can join the fun!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Online Spectacular Sale

Today starts SU! Online Spectacular. With discounts up to 50% off. This special starts today Nov 22, 2010 - Nov 30th, 2010.

Door buster sales include

* My Digital studio 50% off
* Designer Fabric 50% off
* FREE shipping on orders that reach $200.00 (before S&H and tax ) FREE shipping is for online orders ONLY .
* PLUS when your order reaches $200.00 or more remember you get the Hostess ONLY items as well as FREE money to spend .

I am placing an order tonight at 9pm, so if you want anything, just let me know!

All the details are HERE on my demo website. There is a special "promotions" button at the bottom of the page. There are some great deals on Big Shot dies, and tons of other items. If you have any questions just ask!

Only 4 more sleeps till my Surplus Sale to "Save our Hooters". Check the previous post for all the details. There are some outstanding stamp sets available for $5.00. Pop by on Friday or Saturday and stock up on some excellent bargains, and help raise funds and awareness to fight Breast Cancer.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Surplus sale to "Save our Hooters!"

Good Morning my Friends.

Next weekend is my "Save our Hooters" event. My good friend Joanne has donated all her stamp sets and said "sell them for $5.00 and donate the money to the cause!" What a generous offer. So, I am adding in all my retired stamp sets and selling them for $5.00 as well. Some of these sets have barely seen ink, they range in price from 15-$50.00. There is an unmounted brand new alpha set that will also be on the surplus table. There are some ink pads, some brads, and who knows what else I will find to add to the table. So, how do you take advantage of this incredible offer...and help "Save our Hooters"? Here are the details:

Friday Nov 26th from 2-9pm
Sat Nov 27 from 9-2
Just drop in, I will be here with a nice hot cup of coffee or tea, some treats, and maybe a little make and take for you to do!
My Dorchester, 143 Wheeler Ave
Call me if you get lost...519-268-8112

I will try and get a picture posted with all the sets...just to tease you a bit!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Contempo Funfold

This fun fold card was totally inspired by Stampingleeyours, she has an amazing blog. The card is very easy to make, just cut your card stock at 8.75 x 4.25, then score at 2.25 and 4.5". The embossed piece is a technique called "de-bossing" I inked up the embossing folder with old olive ink, on the raised side. The picture of the hand is actually Amy Celona, who shows how to do this technique. She used craft ink, and that will be my next project. Makes a bit of a mess, however the folders clean up with a little warm water.
The other fun technique on this card, is added glitz. I took a very cheap bottle of pump hair spray, and added a bottle of shimmer paint, including the little ball. It doesn't clog up and adds such a lovely glimmer to your cards.

Hope you have enjoyed your Saturday, and be sure to give these tips and techniques a try. If you do, please let me know how they turned out!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Almost too good to believe....


FROM NOV. 15 - 30, 2010

Buy a starter kit (regularly $215 for $400 in craft supplies) for just $107.50
Deal runs from Nov 15-30th 2010 only.
There is no shipping fees and no taxes
You can personalize the kit, selecting which stampsets, colour family etc, that best suits your creating pleasure.

The standard starter kit is only $215 (shipping is free, HST exempt). It has over $400 in supplies. The craft supplies included in the kit are:

Five complete stamp sets that you get to choose.
A Stampin' Around wheel, handle, and ink cartridge - you choose the wheel and colour of ink.
Stampin' Pastels - all 48 standard colours!
Card stock - you choose the colour family.
Eastern Blooms D├ęcor Elements and applicator tool
Five Classic Stampin' Pads - you choose the colours
VersaMark Pad
Stampin' Scrub
Blender pens

This is an even better offer, as the regular cost of the digital software alone is $106.00
The Digital+ starter kit is $215 (shipping is free, HST Exempt) and contains over $385 in supplies. The craft supplies included in this kit are:
My Digital Studio software suite
Two stamp sets (Party Hearty, Petal Pizzazz) or two sets of value equal to these two.
Whisper White card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Earth Elements assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")
Four Classic Stampin' Pads (Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Tempting Turquoise)- or any other 4 ink pads you'd like
Four Stampin' Write markers (Chocolate Chip, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red) - or you can choose different colours
Chocolate Chip 1/4" grosgrain ribbon
Real Red 1" double-stitched grosgrain ribbon
Button Latte Designer buttons
Stampin' Dimensionals
Mini Glue Dots
SNAIL Adhesive

When I originally signed up, I had no intention of selling...just for my personal use. However, 4 years later, I have met so many new friends who also share the desire to create. Let me know what questions you have...and be sure to take a look at the value that is offered with this special incentive! It is the most fantastic deal I have ever seen with Stampin Up.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

In Flanders Field Poem

Be sure to pause this morning to remember those who have and are serving our country. Doug had an uncle who was killed in World War 2. You can actually search for details on the government website. It makes it very real when you actually the information online.

Thanks to Trooper Douglas Wheeler for making the ultimate sacrifice. Rest in peace.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Love Birds

A good friend at work, is celebrating their marriage in Mexico. While the happy couple is vacationing, we are going in on a gift to celebrate this happy occasion. Once I saw the card on Teneale Williams blog, I knew it would be perfect. I used the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder, and since I am using a whole sheet of paper, I just embossed the white layer 2 times. Using the bird punch I punched out alot of the branches and the 2 little love birds...notice the pearls for eyes! The colour combo is sahara sand base, then a layer of sage shadow (retired) and whisper white. The final touch is a spritz of smooch makes it so shimmery. Hope you like this card as much as I do. Enjoy your day, and I hope you can steal a minute for yourself!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Door prize teaser

Aren't these the cutest little Santa Hats? They are so easy to make, even more so if once you watch the video on Kimberly's blog. All you need is a 4 x 8" piece of cardstock, an embossing folder, and a keen eye to mark out your score lines. The trim on the bottom was made with the fancy trim die for the Big Shot.

These triangle boxes will be filled with door prize goodies at the Save our Hooters event. So....if you want sure to register before Thurs for this wonderful stamping event.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I'm Melting...

We are so lucky as demos, to have access to literally thousands of ideas on Stampers Showcase. When I saw this little melty snowman, I knew he was destined to be on a card. He is made so that you can detach him from the card, and hang him on the tree. All you need to make this little man are 3 different size punches, dimensionals to give him some shape, and a little sponging around the outside. I also distressed the edges a bit to add some more texture. The snowflakes are stamped in white craft, and the snowdrift is sponged with Marina Mist, then dazzling diamonds add just the right amount of glitz.

Thanks to Lynda, for the original idea, and to Roxy who made him into a card.

Hope you enjoyed the extra hour we got today. I made great headway on the prep for Save our Hooters. As a little teaser, this is a card we will be making at the event.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Contempo Christmas

Here is a cute card made with the Contempo Christmas set. Remember, this is the set we are using at the "Save our Hooters" event. Time is running must register and pre-pay by Nov 11th, so I can get the order here in time for Nov 27th. This is such a great cause, and we are going to have so much fun.

This was one of the cards in the shoe box swap. The paper is from the Holly Jolly dsp, and coordinates so well with Contempo Christmas. Add in some old olive and cherry cobbler cardstock, and you have a fun, seasonal card.

Monday, November 1, 2010

3 days in a row...may be a new trend?

No promises, but I really will try and post on a more regular basis. There are tons of things to show you, so why not post??? I also have some fun tips to share, so stay tuned for those later this week.

Tonight's cards are really quite simple, the cool Caribbean is embossed with the snowflake embossing folder. I added some shimmer paint to to add a touch of shine. Dasher is dashing in cool Caribbean, and I like how the silver paper adds a bit of elegance to this card.

Thanks for stopping by...who's coming over on Friday night...let me know!