Monday, February 28, 2011

Progressive scrapbooking

This weekend I was asked to demo stamping and scrapbooking. As most of you know, I don't do a lot of scrapbooking. However, I do have some great shots from Jamaica so I decided I needed to get started. This is the progressive method to creating a scrapbook page. Start with a 6 x 6 page. When you get your pictures, most are 4 x 6, so I didn't even crop the picture. This picture is my daughter Meaghan and her "twin" cousin Kaitlan who was married in Jamaica (so much fun, but I digress!) Meaghan and Kaitlan were born one day apart! Once I had the 6" page completed, I added it to an 8.5 x 11" page. Then I added that to the 12 x 12 really came together nicely. I have a companion page almost finished, and will be sure to post that one once it is completed. The colour combo is blushing bride (appropriate don't you think?) and pear pizzaz! Add some punches, a little stamping and pop out the butterfly and there you go!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Stamp a Stack Sneak Peak

Yesterday I spent the day with my scrapping friends at a fund raiser for the Heart and Stroke Society. Congrats to Diane in raising over $3000.00 in memory of her parents. So much fun and such a great cause to support.
As promised here is a sneak peak of one of the cards we will be making at the Stamp a stack on the 12th of March. The set is one of the sale a bration sets, that you can get free with an order of $60.00 or more.

The stamp a stack is a fundraiser for the food bank. Every item you bring will get you a ticket on the prize basket...and it is a good one. There is a punch, some designer paper, and lots more, so let me know if you are coming in the morning or for the afternoon session.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stella, Big Shot and Stampastack!!

Good Morning, it is another wonderful morning here. We have a new addition to our household...a beautiful cockapoo named Stella. Meaghan has been looking for a puppy and we sure lucked out with Stella, she is such a wonderful dog, and is so good. She is 10 months old and sure makes having a pet a real treat!

The other pictures were totally lifted from Frenchie. She is a very talented demo, and these items are made with the newest die for the Big Shot. When I first saw the Petal cone die, it wasn't on my wish list. However, after seeing the creations, I was hooked. Mine arrived yesterday, and I can't wait to play with it this weekend. In the meantime, I am showing off what Frenchie has created.

STAMP A STACK! It is time to get out of the house and come and play! Here are the details:
Saturday March 12th
Place: My house
Time: either 9-11 or 1-3
Cost: $15.00 or free with an order of $25.00 or more.
This is a fundraiser for the food bank, so please bring a donation of non perishable goods.
We will be making 12 cards, 3 each of 4 different designs. You can customize the greetings, so this is a wonderful time to stock up for all occasions. There will be treats, a clearance table, as well as a table where all the proceeds will be donated to the foodbank.

Please let me know asap if you plan on joining the fun!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Good Sunday Morning

It is a lovely morning here in Southwestern Ontario, sunny and not too cold! This card is my first attempt at a tri-shutter card. It really is fairly simple, and if you need a video just do a search on google and you will get a huge selection! The card stock is pear pizzaz which I love,along with the matching designer paper. The front panel is embossed with the Big Shot, then I used some pastels to pop the little flowers. Since this card was for a very special person (happy birthday Ashley) I added tons of bling, and smootch spritz to dress it up.

Cards like this can be really bulking and it can be difficult finding an envelop to fit. The solution, make a card box. This takes a full sheet of paper, but goes together so easy. The tutorial can be found HERE! A quick tip, I used Tombo glue instead of the tape and it holds just fine.

Notice the little embellishment on the scallop circle? It is a little yo-yo I made using some new designer paper from the mini. There is a circle die for the big shot, and it makes cutting fabric circles a breeze!

Enjoy your day, and let's hope that the snow predicted for later passes over us!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just buzzin by....

It has been ages since I made a waterfall card, and now I am hooked again. They can be a little time consuming, but so worth the effort. There is a great tutorial on spitcoast and I followed it to a t! If you would like to watch a video, check out the one by Dawn...makes it easy peasy for you to see how to put these fun cards together.

The little bees from "Just buzzin by" were the perfect fit for the little squares. You may wonder how I got the words stamped...thanks for asking. I use my stamp a ma jib, and markered only the word I wanted to stamp! Neat trick!

Hope you had a lovely valentine's day. Stay tuned here as I am planning a fund raiser stamp a stack for early March. You won't want to miss this one!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Butterflies are free....

We needed a big card at work for all of us to sign. This uses a whole sheet of cardstock, and I layered on pear pizzaz, very vanilla and some dsp from the mini. Using the Big Shot and the butterfly emboslit adds just the right touch. Hope Alicia likes this card. I spritzed with smooch spray for added glimmer, and the little diamonds add even more bling. The ribbon is rose seam binding from the it!

I am planning a spring stamp a stack for mid March. I will keep you posted on the details!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Concord Crush Wedding Card

We had a fabulous time in Jamaica. My niece was married on the beach, and there were 72 of us who joined in the celebrations. It really was a trip of a lifetime. Last evening we got together again to party the night away and celebrate their marriage. We had a crazy drive as we were hit with a surprise snow storm. However, we made it and danced till 2am!

This is the card I made for the happy couple. Love the tulip embossing folder, and the butterfly sizzlet that you use in the Big Shot. The purple colour is concord crush and fit perfectly with the scheme for the wedding.

The flourish is from the set Baroque Motifs. This card really needed purple ribbon, and I didn't have any. So, I dyed some seam binding with a concord crush ink pad. Easy peasy and now I have ribbon that matches perfectly. To save on the mess, I held the ribbon down with a sponge and dragged the ribbon through the ink. I added some smooch spritz to add a lovely sheen!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your Sunday.