Tuesday, June 28, 2011

New In Colours...yummy

Here are 5 quick and easy cards all using the newest "In Colours" from Stampin UP! Wisteria wonder, Pool Party, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo and Calypso coral make up this year's offerings. As a reminder, In Colours will be around for 2 years, so last years in colours are also still available.

The flowers are punched with the new triple layer punch, a little bling and some embossing done with the Big Shot make these cards a breeze to assemble. Sponge on a little extra colour to add dimension...and there you are! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!!!

Hope to see you at our house on Thursday. You can pick up a little sample pack of the new in colours just for dropping by!

Monday, June 27, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new...BOGO!

New Catalog Kick-off


Buy one Get one FREE!!

Come to this special event! One day ONLY! shop from my stash of retired products and every dollar that you spend in my "store" you will get for FREE out of the new catalog!!!


First come, FIRST serve basis!!

Thurs June 30th
Drop in anytime from 2-8pm.

I will have some new stuff for you to try out, a make and take, treats and some freebie stuff I just want to go to a good home!

Please let me know if you plan on attending...bring a friend, the more the merrier!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Fabric bulletin board

Hope you all had a lovely weekend. The weather here was perfect, hot, with a lovely breeze, just perfect for a family picnic for Father's Day supper.

Over the weekend I took some time to redo my craft space...still a HUGE work in progress, but I like what I got done. My daughter moved home and had a desk from IKEA. It is now in my room, and I love the solid workspace and the shelves to hold assorted stuff. That will be revealed later (don't hold your breath...) There was a white board portion on one side that was just perfect for a fabric covered bulletin board. The instructions for these are all over the net, and I used foam insulation rather than cork, cause that is what was in the house. The fabric and ribbon is from Stampin Up, and will be in the new catalog. It fits perfect and I love adding in all the little inspiration pieces and pics I had just laying around.

Have a fantastic week. Hope to get back here with some new samples from the catalog and the new in colours...they are lovely!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tie one on for Dad

Here is a fun card just in time for Father's Day. I used the peach parfait paper, along with some funky designer paper to make the tie. Let me know if yohttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gifu would like the directions, I have them in a word document. I copied them from a blog, but can't remember who's it was. The directions are very easy to follow. The tie is made following a utube video...go HERE to see that. You can change the size of the tie by changing the size of the square of paper you start with.

Go crazy and mix up the colours and designs and maybe this will be one tie Dad won't mind receiving on Father's Day.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Graduation Day...

This is a fun card to make for any graduate at this time of the year.It holds special meaning as I made this for my daughter Meaghan, as she graduated with distinction from UWO. She is a nurse and will be working with sick kids...critical care. To say we are proud of her is an understatement. She was an honours student in all 4 years, and worked extremely hard to realize her dream of becoming a nurse.

Dawn O, is one talented demo and you can see her video HERE, on how to make this fun card! If you used different papers, and added other embellishments this would be turned into any occasion card! Thanks for stopping by...sure hope the sun is shining where you are...it is a lovely evening here. The scent of fresh cut hay is in the air. Enjoy!

Friday, June 3, 2011

A little project...great for Dad!

hello Stamping Friends...I made this little album a while ago, but couldn't remember where I found the directions...until today. You can click HERE and see how Robin decorated hers.

This comes together very quickly and would make a great little scrapbook for anyone...including Dad!

The cover is a piece of 6" x 12" cardstock scored at 5 7/8" and again at 6 1/8". This creates the spine of the album.

The DSP on the spine is cut at 3" x 6" and is scored at 1 3/8" and again at 1 5/8".

The inside cardstock "pages" are one piece of 10" x 10" cardstock. It's scored at 5", then turned and scored again at 5" so you have 4 sections.
Next, you cut one of the score lines up to the middle of the cardstock. This cut allows you to fold your album pages.
Important - one thing that I do differently is after I make that cut, I leave the cardstock in the cutter, but shift it over about 1/16" and make another cut back out to the edge alongside the first one. It cuts out a tiny sliver of cardstock and makes your pages much easier to fold up.

I decorate all my "pages" before adhering it to the decorated album cover, it's much easier to handle this wey. All my DSP panels are cut at 4 3/4" square and I add embellishments of paper strips, ribbon, etc. on top of them after adhering them to the pages.