Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Here they are- the new in colours! How fun are they! This year they are definitely similar to the Bold Brights- they are just so fun and happy. I see a lot of Melon Mambo in my future!
If you would like to see these in person I am having an Open House/ Catalogue Release party this Sunday, July 5th at 1pm at my condo in Mississauga. I am sure that you will just love them! Plus I am going to have a few projects set up for you to do- I hope to see you there! For more information please see my events calendar
Monday, June 29, 2009
This technique was reated and demonstrated by Ally Fereday at the Regionals in London back in March. As soon as I saw her card I knew I would have to try it one day
To do this I scored a bunch of folds in the middle of the card that were 1/2" thick. I then used sticky strip to attach the acetate pieces and seal the "fan belt". I used a 12x12 pieces of cardstock to make sure I had an average size card in the end.
Stamps: Pun fun, classic stars wheel
Paper: Brilliant blue, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango, Whisper White
Ink: Brilliant blue, Summer Sun, Tangerine Tango
Accessories: Large star punch, star punch, acetate, markers, blender pen, sticky strip
Sunday, June 28, 2009
I just can't stop making these- I love them! This is for a student that I have been working with who just loves this style of card- she is my biggest supporter when it comes to Never Ending cards! She is off to France for a course and this is what I made for her to wish her well. This may not make sense but I have always considered this colour combination to be very Parisian so I thought it was appropriate.
Stamps: Baroque motifs, polka dot background, sincere salutations
Paper: Pink pirouette, basic black
Ink: Basic black
Accessories: Black embossing, sticky strip
Once again I am practicing my sponging skills and following a Michelle Zindorf tutorial to inspire me:
I have never used this colour combo and just love it- I love Asian inspired looks. I was just over at Chantale's house and this card actually looks really similar to the furniture they have from Asia
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Real red, basic black, gold
Ink: Basic black, close to cocoa, old olive
Accessories: White gel pen, versamark, ticket corner punch
Friday, June 26, 2009
There are only 4 days left to get the retiring stamp sets and accessories- after Tuesday they will all be gone! Also, the prices will be going up in the new catalogue so if there are any items that you have had your eye on for a while make sure to get them before Tuesday.
Starting Wednesday we will be using the new catalogue and I am so excited! The items in this catalogue are just fantastic- and I absolutely adore the new in colours- they are very similar to the bold brights. They are lovely and cheerful.
Also- don't forget about my open house next Sunday, July 5th starting at 1pm. It's my second annual surplus sale/catalog release party!! I will be selling off most of my retired and extra stamping supplies. I will not only be selling off my retired Stampin Up items- trust me there are going to be many items here. All items will be at full catalogue price regardless of use. I will add up the amount of items you choose and give you a credit for that amount towards items in the new catalogue. You must use that credit on that day- it will not be held over. You will then leave with the old and have the new items on order- it is a 2 for 1 deal. Please remember that the credit does not include tax and shipping. This will also be a catalogue release party so you can come and see all of the new fantastic. It's an open house so I hope that you come prepared to stamp- I will have two projects prepared for you to do using items from the new catalogue. I will also have the new catalogue for sale for $5
Monday, June 22, 2009
I wanted to make a baby card for a friend and it was a perfect excuse to make another tri shutter card. Plus I got to use the duckie wheel- I love love the duckie wheel! These cards are just too much fun and are such high impact. The colours from the delicate dots DSP was perfect for this since they are nice pastels for a baby card.
Stamps: Pun fun, warm words, schoolbook serif letters, duckie wheel
Paper: Whisper white, delicate dots DSP
Ink: Bashful blue, pretty in pink, yoyo yellow, pumpkin pie
Accessories: 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon, small and large oval punches, white embossing, 1/2" 1" 1 1/4" circle punches, build a brad
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Here is my new class planner using the Eastern Blooms stamp set and Bold Brights paper to make 4 great Thank You cards. You will get all of the instructions and designs necessary to complete and demonstrate these fantastic projects. This is one of the sets that many demonstrators receive with their demonstrator starter kit so it's a great class to get started with.
This planner will give you step by step instructions to make these cards including over 40 colour photos. It also outlines all of the products that you will need to make the projects and suggested class prices. I also give lots of tips and upselling ideas as well as alternate materials that you could use instead of those featured here.
The cost of this class planner is $15 Canadian and it can be sold internationally. Once I receive the payment I will email you the PDF of the planner.
For my Canadian customers I am also selling this as a card kit. You will receive the Eastern Blooms stamp set, instructions, and all of the materials required to make 1 of each of the 4 cards (excluding the sentiment stamp). The cost of this kit will be $36 and this includes tax and shipping.
This is one of the cards that we will be making in my Seeing Spots class next Sunday, June 28th. We will also be making two other projects with this retiring set. The class will be at 1pm at my condo in Mississauga and will cost $22. You will leave with the 3 cards and the Seeing Spots set which is fantastic for making backgrounds and great to use with your circle punches. Since the set is retiring the 20% off that I'm offering on all retiring sets is included in the class fee. If you are unable to attend this class it will be available as a class kit and you will receive all of the materials and instructions to make the projects at home. If you are out of town please add $5 for shipping. Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This card used two of the retiring in colours- tangerine tango and baha breeze. I am really happy with the finished card and can't wait to do it next weekend at my class.
Stamps: Seeing spots
Paper: Whisper white, baha breeze, tangerine tango
Ink: Baha breeze, tangerine tango
Accessories: 1 1/4" 1 3/8" 3/4" circle punches, eyelet border punch, dazzling diamonds
Saturday, June 20, 2009
The tri shutter card was demonstrated by Mary Jo at last weeks megameeting. It was also a technique challenge (TLC 221) on Splitcoast a few weeks ago. Until I saw the demonstration I was a bit overwhelmed but trust me this was easy. And such a fantastic card- who wouldn't be impressed receiving a card and opening it up and seeing this!
You need to use 12"x12" paper for this project. You cut the paper to 5"x12". You then score it at 2", 4", 8" and 10". You put the paper lengthwise in your paper cutter and cut between the two outer score lines at 1.5" from the top and bottom. You fold the top and bottom pieces in the same direction going first back, the forward, then back. Do the reverse with the middle piece. Then decorate all the different sections- so much fun!
Stamps: Crazy for Cupcakes, Cupcake Wheel, Party Hearty
Paper: Whisper white, Sweet Always DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Rose Red
Accessories: 5 petal punch, white embossing, circle fire rhinestone brads, build a brad, chocolate chip ribbon, chunky essentials glitter, 1/2" 3/4" 1" circle punches, brad punch
To order this fantastic birthday set click here
Stampin' Up! now has their own page on You Tube. You can go and see videos featuring really great techniques and products that were previously only available to demonstrators. I find these videos to be so incredibly handy- they are nice and short and contain all the tricks and tips that you need to make the most of your products. These videos sold me on the pop up dies for my big shot and on the circle scissors plus. Stampin' Up! will keep adding videos to the this page so definitely make sure to keep checking it.
There is no cost for subscribing and it's very easy to do. Just click on the large yellow "Subscribe" button located on the Stampin' Up! channel near the top of the page. You'll then be prompted to sign in if you have an existing YouTube account, or sign up for a free account if you're a new user. Enjoy!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
Planning a summer barbecue? Stampin' Up! has partnered with Country Living to create the perfect kit for your summer party.
The exclusive Country Living Summer Cookout Kit includes the following products:
*Cut table tents (2 each of 4 colours)
*Die-cut components, bamboo skewers, and envelopes to create 8 shish kabob invitations
*12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colours)
*16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colours)
*24 12" x 12" printed food wrapper sheets (12 each of 2 colours)
*4 printed recipe cards
*5 yards linen thread
*Ruby Red Classic Stampin' Spot
*Night of Navy Classic Stampin' Spot
*Dig In stamp set(item number 116700)
Note: the kit does not include tablecloths, plates, or flatware.
This kit is only $32.95 CDN and you can order it now through August 31, 2009 or while supplies last. You can order this online by clicking here or you can call/email me to place your order.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
My final sample of a magic card from megameeting was this one- I always like to use Baroque Motifs if I can! I liked using DSP for the inserts because you get to see the different patterns on each side.
Stamps: Baroque Motifs
Paper: Chocolate chip, pretty in pink, pretty in pink DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip, pretty in pink
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
I wanted to make a wedding card using the Never Ending Card Fold. I love the finished product- I will really really miss these in colours! These colours have been used on many cards that I've seen with the Fifth Avenue Floral set and I just love the look.
It was also a great excuse to use some of my buttons. I'm not a big sewer so I used crystal effects to adhere them to the card.
This is the video that I watched to learn how to make the card:
One helpful hint- make sure that anything you adhere to the card does not go over any of the scored lines because you won't be able to fold the card into the 4 positions
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, For the Bride
Paper: Whisper white, baha breeze, kiwi kiss
Ink: Pacific point, baha breeze, kiwi kiss
Accessories: Button bouquet, crystal effects, silver embossing, 1/4" kiwi kiss/ very vanilla satin ribbon, corner rounder
Monday, June 15, 2009
I was at a stamping event yesterday and saw the new catalogue. It is going to be great- there is some really amazing stuff in there. But I just wanted to let you all know about the prices in the new catalogue. All items in the new catalogue will be at least 10% more expensive then they are currently. Stampin' Up! had to raise the prices to take into account the Canadian dollar at the time of printing. They had lowered the prices for 4 straight years but unfortunately due to the economy they had to raise them. So if there are items that you have been meaning to buy I would do it before the end of the month.
That's it for now- Happy Stamping!
I love making magic cards and got to demonstrate them for my upline Laura's megameeting. I made this one as an example of a wedding card...and of course it was a great way to use up my retiring in colour paper.
To make this card cut your paper to 5 1/2" x 8 1/2". Score the paper at 2 1/8", 4 1/4" and 6 3/8". Take your paper cutter and cut in between the two outer score lines at 1 3/4" from the top and the bottom. This gives you slits on the inside. You can then weave two pieces of cardstock that are cut to 2" x 5 1/2". You are left with a gate fold card that when you first open you have one view. You then fold up the card accordion style and open it up again in between the two pieces of cardstock that you wove- this will give you another view.
So much fun!
Stamps: Sincere salutations, so swirly
Paper: Pacific point, kiwi kiss, whisper white, ski slope DSP
Ink: Pacific Point
Accessories: Corner rounder, 1/4" kiwi kiss/ very vanilla satin ribbon, clear rhinestone brads, versamark
Click here to order this amazing sentiment set at my online store
Sunday, June 14, 2009
This is a twist on a previous card that I've done. I love the look of the vellum over the images- it really softens it even though you can still tell that the colours underneath are bright and vibrant. I can't believe how long it has taken me to discover Summer Sun- love it!
I am really going to miss this stamp set- it is so great to make backgrounds with. Make sure to get yours before it retires at the end of the month- just click here to go to online ordering.
Stamps: Stitched exotics, wonderful words
Paper: Perfect plum, whisper white, vellum
Ink: Regal rose, tempting turquoise, summer sun, certainly celery
Accessories: Eyelet border punch, vintage brads, brad punch, silver embossing
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I just got back from my upline Laura Robinson's Megameeting and let me tell you I was inspired! It is so great getting together with a group of amazing stampers and stamp the day away. I also got to attend with three members of my downline- Katrina, Tali and Fiona- and that made it super fun. I learned some amazing new techniques that I will definitely be using in my upcoming classes- keep an eye on my calendar in the next few months because there will be some really fun classes coming up. I can't stop thinking about everything I learned today- it's so overwhelming! Let me tell you for the past few hours all I've been thinking about the tri-shutter card that I will make tomorrow- stay tuned...
I want to thank all of the ladies for my great swaps- I kid you not these are some of the best swaps I have ever gotten. I will have them all out on display at my open house on July 5th- make sure to come by and see them!
Here is one of the great cards that we made- I will keep posting these over the next few weeks. I'm pretty sure all of the cards were designed by either Laura Robinson or Ally Fereday- all of the credit goes to them.
I really like this card- any excuse to use Fifth Avenue Floral makes me happy. This is also a colour combination that I have never used and I enjoy- must use more Apricot Appeal! I also love what we did with the central flower. It was cut out and we also traced the image with a versamarker to give it a glossy finish.
Stamp Set: Fifth Avenue Floral
Paper: Basic Black, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1/4" basic black grosgrain ribbon, versamarker, Big Shot, Stampin' Up Little Leaves die, eyelet border punch
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Paper: Kraft, chocolate chip, old olive, very vanilla
Ink: Chocolate chip, old olive
Accessories: Corduroy buttons, crystal effects, photo corners punch
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Stamps: Stems and silhouettes wheel
Paper: Tangerine Tango, Yo-yo yellow, whisper white, glossy white
Ink: tangerine tango
Accessories: 5 petal punch, clear embossing, brayer, crimper, scallop edge punch, brad punch, vintage brads
Monday, June 8, 2009
Stamps: Pun Fun
Paper: Basic black, whisper white, pretty in pink DSP, regal rose
Ink: Basic black, pretty in pink
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, dazzling diamonds
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Stamps: Upsy Daisy
Paper: Pacific Point, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Pacific Point, Basic Black
Accessories: Big shot, texturz plate, 1/4" basic black grosgrain ribbon
Saturday, June 6, 2009
It was a great opportunity to try the Negative Effect with the background. My downline Sheila had tried this before with the same texturz plate and I definitely want to try to do it again. To do this you ink the entire texturz plate with the Pacific Point- make sure the ink is on thick and evenly. Carefully place your white cardstock (spritzed with water for a deeper impression) and put on texturz silicone rubber and texturz impressions pad on top. Make sure that it doesn't shift at all because you don't want to smudge the ink. Run it through your big shot and remove it carefully. I put it aside for a few minutes to make sure it is completely dry. In the end you'll get a background that is both dry embossed and looks like it has been clear embossed. With the damask background it just looks great.
Ink: Pacific point
I just got the Manhattan Flower embossing folder and was just itching to use it. I made this card last night at my big shot class because I wanted to show them this fold and let them play with this cool joy fold too. I have already used this layout- it is just so versatile!
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sincere Salutations
Paper: Baha breeze, pink pirouette, whisper white
Ink: Pink pirouette, pretty in pink, regal rose
Accessories: Manhattan flower die, big shot, vintage brads, brad punch, corner rounder, 1/4" pretty in pink taffeta ribbon, silver embossing
Click here to order these sets at my online store
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Monday, June 1, 2009
The Last Chance list has just been released! All stamp sets and accessories on this list are only available while supplies last or until June 30th- whichever comes first. I have posted the link below. Stampin' Up! is offering items at 50% and 25% off certain items- how fantastic is that! I am offering 20% off all other items on this list- please email me to place your order. Unfortunately you cannot get this discount through online ordering since it is through me and not through Stampin' Up. Here is the list:
Remember that all of this years in colours will be retiring this month and new ones will be released with the new catalogue in July. All of the inks, papers, and designer series papers associated with these colours will be retiring- make sure to get them before they are gone.
All products in the Mini Occasions Catalogue will still be available until the end of June.
There are still spots available in my SPRING STAMP A STACK! It's taking place on Sunday June 7th at 1pm. We will be making 12 cards- 2 each of six designs. There will be an emphasis on birthday cards at this event but there will be other sentiments out so you can personalize the cards. There will also be one card that could be a Father's Day card. The cost of this event will be $25. BYO Adhesive. Please let me know by Friday June 5th if you will be attending.
If you are looking to stock up on stamping tools there is one fantastic way to do it- host a party!! Invite at least 3 friends together for a great night/day of stamping and I'll do the rest. For $15 each your friends will be able to make 3 projects and leave with the satisfaction that they made those beautiful cards! As a hostess you will receive a free catalogue, the class fee will be waived and you will receive a free stamp set as a thank you from me! Plus I always like to throw in little treats at the party!
There is a great promotion going on for hostesses. Hostesses who hold a $330-$524.99 workshop will receive an additional $25 in hostess free merchandise dollars. And hostesses who hold a $525 or more workshop will receive an additional $50 in hostess free merchandise dollars. Call me today to book a party!
With a new catalogue coming out in July you might want to start thinking about signing up to become a demonstrator. You can order a starter kit for $269 and receive over $400 in products. And of course by becoming a member of my team you will receive a punch of your choice and access to my fun downline blog. For more information call/email me.
CLASSES AND EVENTS
I have a few events that I will be offering in the next few weeks.
FIFTH AVENUE FLORALS CLASS- This is by far one of my favorite stamp sets right now. In this class you will make 3 absolutely spectacular projects using the set. The class will be on Sunday June 14th at 1pm and will cost $40. You will leave with the 3 cards and the fifth avenue florals set. If you are unable to attend this class it is available as a class kit and you will receive all of the materials and instructions to make the projects at home. If you are out of town please add $5 for shipping. BYO adhesive
TGIF GIRLS NIGHT OUT- Come over and enjoy a glass or two of wine or some sparkling grape juice and stamp some great projects. The cost of the evening will be $20 and you will leave with 4 projects. This will be on Friday June 26th and will start at 6pm. Please come by any time afterwards- the projects will take you about 1 1/2" hours to complete. Don't worry about driving here- my condo is right behind the Cooksville Go station and there is public transit that can get you here and take you home. BYO Adhesive
SEEING SPOTS CLASS- In this class you will make 3 absolutely spectacular projects using this retiring set. The class will be on Sunday June 28th at 1pm and will cost $22. You will leave with the 3 cards and the Seeing Spotls set which is fantastic for making backgrounds. Since the set is retiring the 20% off is included in the class fee. If you are unable to attend this class it will be available as a class kit and you will receive all of the materials and instructions to make the projects at home. If you are out of town please add $5 for shipping. BYO adhesive
CATALOGUE RELEASE PARTY/SURPLUS SALE- It's my second annual surplus sale!! I will be selling off most of my retired and extra stamping supplies. It will be held on Sunday July 5th. I will not only be selling off my retired Stampin Up items- and trust me there are going to be many items here. All items will be at full catalogue price regardless of use. I will add up the amount of items you choose and give you a credit for that amount towards items in the new catalogue. You must use that credit on that day- it will not be held over. You will then leave with the old and have the new items on order- it is a 2 for 1 deal. Please remember that the credit does not include tax and shipping. This will also be a catalogue release party so you can come and see all of the new fantasticThis will be an open house so I hope that you come prepared to stamp- I will have two projects prepared for you to do using items from the new catalogue.
If you bring a friend that has never been to any of my stamping events to any of the above events you will get to choose a free product from my basket of goodies. If they order any products you will get 10% off of your order that day.
That's it for now- Happy Stamping!