Thursday, July 30, 2009

Holiday Cards

I am now taking orders for Holiday Cards. Eid al-Fitr, Diwali, Hanukkah, Christmas- they are all coming up. I can make custom cards or you can choose from designs I have already created. I usually charge $4 per card but for any order of 1o cards or more it is only $2 per card. I can also make a coordinating box for the cards. For more information or to place an order please email me at

Monday, July 27, 2009

Last Deal of the Week

This is it- the last deal of the week from Stampin' Up! I have loved these deals- they are so sweet! I think I will be continuing with these so keep checking the blog for some upcoming specials.

This week's deal is the Heart to Heart punch- it's so much fun! I used it when designing my Valentine's and it is also quite useful for punch art. You can get it for 30% off- make sure to place your order by July 31st to get this deal. You can either email me ( or go to my website to place an online order
Here are a few cards that I made with this punch to give you some ideas

Friday, July 24, 2009

Swap Cards

These are some cards from the last swap I organized from two very talented stampers. The top one was done with by Tali Douglas and the bottom was done by Tamara Snell- aren't they great?! I still have a few spots left in the current swap that I am organizing- you will make 10 blank cards, send them to me and you will receive 10 cards back from great stampers. These will be full cards and a great way to stock up on cards. If you are interested please email me (

Monday, July 20, 2009

Deal of the Week

This week you can get Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware for only $26.99 which is 30% off the regular price. That is such a great deal! I love hodgepodge hardware- I just got the silver and adore it. This is a great excuse to get it in vanilla! To place your order you can email me ( or go here to order online.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

271- Onesies Card

How cute is this!? I love this set- it is simple yet very very adorable! I regret not buying this from the mini occasion catalogue last summer- I borrow it from Ranuka whenever I can


Stamps: By ones and by twos, schoolbook serif alphabet

Paper: Pretty in pink, barely banana

Ink: Pretty in pink

Accessories: White embossing, whirly wheel, boho blossoms punch, rich regals brads, brad punch

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

270- Traditional Ornaments Card

It's Christmas Card Tuesday! This week I followed the Splitcoast Sketch challenge for the layout (SC236). This is probably the most traditional Christmas card that I have ever made. I had this DSP from last Christmas that I wanted to use and I just wanted to keep this image nice and simple. I used the brads to add a bit of embellishment but I really wanted the focus to be the paper and the ornaments


Stamps: Heritage Holiday, Many Merry Messages

Paper: Whisper white, Holiday Treasure DSP

Ink: Chocolate chip, old olive

Accessories: Vintage brads, brad punch

Monday, July 13, 2009

269- Raspberry Tart Stand Up Card

This is such a fun simple technique that was a splitcoast challenge (TLC228). You need to use a 5 1/2" x 12" sheet to make the base it so it's a great way to use up retired designer series paper.


Stamps: Warm words

Paper: raspberry tart dsp, rose red, whisper white

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Hodgepodge hardware, 1/4" whisper white grosgrain ribbon, small oval punch, slot punch

Sunday, July 12, 2009

268- Urban Garden Birthday Card

This is my first time doing a Mojo Monday sketch challenge- I love sketch challenges so I definitely think that I will participate again. This was a different colour combination for me but I do love how it turned out


Stamps: Upsy Daisy, It's Your Birthday

Paper: Baha breeze, urban garden DSP, not quite navy, basic grey

Ink: not quite navy

Accessories: 1 3/8" 1 1/4" circle punches, fine cosmo glitter

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Card Swap

Hi everyone,

It's time for my next card swap!! I'm so excited! This is a great way to build up a nice card collection with some beautiful creations from your fellow stampers. Plus you will get tons of ideas.

Here is how it works- you will make ten identical full cards. You will then get 10 different cards back. This time we will be making blank cards- you can leave a spot for a sentiment if you wish but please leave it blank. Once you receive your cards you can then put whichever sentiment stamp you would like on it.

I will need these cards to be in my hands by August 22nd at the LATEST and then I will get them all back to you by the end of the month. Please make sure that you aren't late with your submissions because all the other stampers are looking forward to getting their cards back. And obviously make sure that this is your best work- and stamp the back so you will get credit for your work!

Please email me if you are interested ( If you live outside of the GTA send my your cards with a prepaid envelope so I can send them back to you.

If you have any questions please let me know- I can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Happy Stamping,


267- Backpocket Card

I can't believe how much this faux denim technique actually looks like jeans! When I saw this splitcoast technique challenge (TLC226) I thought why not make a pocket card that looks like the back pocket of jeans with a handkerchief in it

The technique is really so simple it's ingenius. You just take the ink pad that matches your cardstock and rub it down the length of your cardstock. You then take the darker colour and the white and do the same thing. After the craft white has dried you do the same thing in the opposite direction on the cardstock


Paper: Brocade blue, whisper white, real red DSP

Ink: Brocade blue, night of navy, craft white, white gel pen

Accessories: Vintage brad, brad punch

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

266- Faux Metal Christmas Bells Card

I've decided to start making one Christmas card a week so I'm not rushing at the end. I learned after getting sick last year that the more Christmas cards I have the better! Plus it's a great excuse to try new techniques with my Christmas stamps. I am going to try to post a new Christmas card every Tuesday to keep me on track.

I have been wanting to try the faux metal technique for a while- doesn't it look great? I did four layers of embossing before reheating it and pressing my stamp into the embossing. To attach the bells to the card I needed to use crystal effects because they were pretty heavy.


Stamps: Heritage Holidays

Paper: Gold, whisper white

Accessories: Gold embossing, scallop edge punch, big shot, texturz plate, 1 3/8" circle punch, crystal effects

Monday, July 6, 2009

265- Pears and Paisley Card

This is a very 70s inspired card. When I saw the splitcoast technique challenge (SC235) it just made me want to use this pear stamp. The colours just seemed to make sense after that. And to make it truly 70s I need to use the paisley texturz plate.


Stamps: Cheep talk

Paper: Chocolate chip, summer sun, old olive

Ink: Old olive, chocolate chip

Accessories: Big shot, texturz plate, 1" circle punch

Sunday, July 5, 2009

264- Cheep 3D Card

In this month's Stampin Success there was an example of a 3D card that I knew I had to try. I thought this colour combination from the splitcoast colour challenge this week (CC225) would be great for this- and the little pop-up up birdies really look cute in the background here.

To make this card I had two pieces of cardstock cut at 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"- one kraft for the front and one night of navy. I ran the piece of Kraft threw the big shot with a texturz plate to make it look more like bark.

I then scored each end of both pieces at 1/2" and 1". You adhere the last 1/2" ends together and the rest pops out. To place the birds I first punched out the circles then I used my stamp a ma jig to make sure they were in the right place. I then cut out the bodies of the birds and popped them up.


Stamps: Cheep talk

Paper: Kraft, night of navy, so saffron, whisper white, Walk in the Park DSP

Ink: Night of navy

Accessories: Big shot, texturz plate, 1 3/4" 1 3/8" 1 1/4" circle punches, brad punch, rich regals brads, small and large oval punches, 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon, dazzling diamonds, corner rounder

Friday, July 3, 2009


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 be selling off my retired Stampin Up items and extra products that I have- and trust me there are going to be many items here.

Here's how it works- 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 the 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. If you are a new stamper this is a great way to build up your supplies.

This will also be a catalogue release party so you can come and see all of the new fantastic in colours. This will be an open house so I hope that you come prepared to stamp- I will have two projects prepared for you to do. Please RSVP if you are coming so I can know how much paper to cut. Hope to see you all here!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mini Starter Kit for $105

Stampin' Up! is currently offering a promotion on a Mini Starter Kit. If you have been wanting to sign up but the price of the starter kit is a bit too much than this is the deal for you. You can sign up to be a demonstrator for only $105! How great is that?! This kit will include:

-For All You Do stamp set (or any other $38.95 set)

-In Color Classic Stampin' Pads (6) (or any other Classic ink pads)

-Whisper White card stock (40 sheets of 8-1/2" x 11")

-In Color assorted card stock (8-1/2" x 11")

-Case of catalogues, DVD, business forms and tools

There is also a great promotion on the regular starter kit. For $269 you get all of the regular items PLUS the 6 In colour ink pads and a pack of 8.5"x11" of In colour paper. That is a $58.20 value!

As a new demonstrator you will receive 30% off your first order, 20% off all future orders, sneak peaks and promotions and great commissions. If nothing else it can help pay for your habit! As an added bonus you will get a punch of your choice from me as a thank you. And you will have access to my downline blog full of helpful hints and information. Come and join my fantastic team of ladies- you won't regret it!

If you are interested in either of these deals please email me for more information (

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Deal of the Week

For the month of July Stampin' Up! will be offering Deals of the Week every Monday. Starting today you can get the Scallop Edge punch for only $15.99 (30% off the regular price $22.99)- how great is that!? Please check my blog every Monday morning- I will be posting the deal for that week.

You can either do a direct order by emailing me (, or you can go to my website to place an online order, or you can order it right now using Paypal

New Catalogue!

It's here! The new catalogue has arrived!!! Click here to see it

Of course the highlight for me is always the new in colours and all the new designer papers. Remember Stampin' Up! is going to be using an annual catalogue so all products will be current for at least the next year. And as an added bonus there are over 1000 items that are under $25 in the catalogue!

Another highlight- a My Little Pony style set- how cute is that?!?! I don't have a daughter but I want this set so badly- it reminds me of my childhood

There are tons of other great new products- you will all love this catalogue I promise!

If you would like a catalogue I am selling them for $5 and will ship them anywhere in Canada. If you place a $75 order either by emailing me or at my online website I will give you a free catalogue.