Thursday, October 29, 2009

Beautiful Megameeting Card

Here is another one of the beautiful cards that was designed by Laura Robinson for megameeting. This was by far my favorite card that we did- I mean look at the colours! This colour combination is absolutely fantastic- I would have never thought to have done it but I just adore it!


Stamp Set: Backgrounds, Baroque, Priceless, Simply Said, Short and Sweet

Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Old Olive

Accessories: 1 3/8" and 1/2" circle punch, crimper, scallop circle punch, brads, brad punch, word window

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Megameeting Card

Here is another one of the amazing cards that was designed by Laura Robinson for megameeting. I have to say I adore any cards that involve Christmas ornaments- they are just so easy and simple to make and very effective. All you need to do is circle punch some images, layer and add a dimensional- voila! Fantastic Christmas card!


Stamp Set: Berry Christmas

Paper: Whisper white, Basic Black, Brilliant Blue

Ink: Basic Black, Brilliant Blue

Accessories: 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punch, scallop edge punch

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Another Make and Take

Here is another one of the fantastic cards that was designed by Laura Robinson for megameeting. This is one of the amazing Christmas sets in the current Holiday Mini Catalogue. I love the colours- the celery with the red is great.


Stamp Set: Berry Christmas

Paper: Whisper white, Real Red, Certainly Celery, Certainly Celery DSP

Ink: Real Red, Certainly Celery

Accessories: Ticket corner punch, 1/4" whisper white ribbon,

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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Yay another scrapbook page done! This one took me a bit longer with the title put I do like the finished product. I don't think there will be many more pages with so few pictures that lead to playing with the layout because I have a lot of pictures to scrapbook but we'll see

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

314- Let it Snow Card

I have been wanting to use up my extra Baha Breeze DSP and this was a great way to do it. This layout is from this week's splitcoast layout challenge. I've seen quite a few cards on here recently that have light colours set on black and I just adore the effect- I have a feeling I will be doing this a lot in the near future.

I decided to use glossy white paper for the image to give it a bit more shine. I always love sponging on a clear embossed image- when the image starts popping up it just gives me so much joy- seriously it does!

I'm a stamper at heart who always loves to use all of my stamps but there are times when it is so nice to use your designer series papers to create beautiful backgrounds on your cards. It also helps save time if you want to make a card quickly.


Stamps: Big on Christmas

Paper: Basic Black, Baha Breeze DSP, Glossy White

Ink: Baha Breeze

Accessories: Clear Embossing, pretties kit, sponges, crystal effects

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Monday, October 26, 2009

Final Deal of the Week

This is the final deal of the week and is perfect for all of you moms out there. In these kits you will have everything you need to throw an amazing party for a little girl or boy. They are on sale for $13.99 until October 31st- please let me know if you would like me to order them or you can go to my online store 24/7 to place your order.

313- Parisian Christmas Card

I wanted to make yet another Christmas card in non-traditional colours. When I saw this week's mojo monday 109 challenge I knew that I wanted to use a striped DSP on the bottom. I really love this one from Parisian Summer DSP so built the card around that. Hope you like it!


Stamps: Snow Swirled, Delightful Decorations

Paper: Bravo burgundy, so saffron, Parisian Summer DSP

Ink: Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Ornament punch, 5/8" Bravo Burgundy grosgrain ribbon, brad punch, ticket corner punch, vintage brads, big shot, Petals a Plenty impressions folder, white shimmer paint

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Sunday, October 25, 2009

312- Circle Santa Card

I used the layout of MOJO107 as inspiration for this card. I wanted to make a very traditional Christmas card with Santa in red white and black.

I used my versamarker on the belt buckle with gold embossing powder to give it some shine. I adore the versamarker- it's great for these little details. I also used dazzling diamonds on the the snowflakes and ground to give it some more pizzazz.

This was my first time using this petal embossing folder to do the dry embossing on the sides- how great is looking is that!? I love it!

I'm not sure if you have noticed but my brads recently have been nicely lined up- I finely learned a trick to get them perfectly aligned. You use your mat pack and the hole template with a paper piercer- I can't believe it took me so long to learn this technique!


Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year

Paper: Real red, basic black, whisper white, real red DSP

Ink: Real red, basic black, pretty in pink

Accessories: Circle scissors plus, mat pack, vintage brads, versamark, gold embossing, dazzling diamonds, Big Shot, Petals a Plenty textured impressions folder

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Saturday, October 24, 2009

311- Christmas Clothes Line Card

I previously have seen cards with this clothes line layout and have been wanting to do one for a while. When I first saw the colours for this challenge (CC241) I didn't think I'd be able to use them but I actually in this card they work really well together.


Stamps: Jolliest Time of the Year, Fundamental Phrases, Sassy Sparkles Wheel

Paper: Bravo Burgundy, Cameo Coral, Very Vanilla

Ink: Always Artichoke, Bravo Burgundy

Accessories: Gold brad, brad punch, word window punch, modern label punch, 1/4" always artichoke grosgrain ribbon

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Thursday, October 22, 2009

310- Joyeux Noel Ornaments

I was so excited to use these products from the mini catalogue! I mean not only is the stamp set beautiful but the matching punch- amazing! I am really happy with the finished product and can't wait to keep playing with everything


Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Many merry messages

Paper: Elegant Eggplant, Brushed Silver, Whisper White

Ink: silver

Accessories: Sassy sparkles wheel, ornament punch, eyelet border punch, corner punch

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

309- Raspberry Floral Card

I made this full size card (8.5"x5.5") for a coworker. I used the layout from the splitcoaststampers layout challenge SC250. I love this raspberry tart DSP- it gives such a nice background effect.


Stamps: Embrace Life

Paper: Raspberry Tart DSP, Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Whisper White

Ink: Rose Red

Accessories: Photo corners punch

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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

5/8" Grosgrain Ribbon Share

It's time for another product share using my absolute favorite style of ribbon- 5/8" grosgrain (pg. 183 of the catalogue)!

You will receive 2 yards of each of the 9 colours of 5/8" grosgrain ribbon for only $17.95 (including tax and shipping). This is a great way for you to stock up on all of these ribbons for your holiday cards!

To order you can either email/call me or pay right now with paypal. As soon as the order comes in I will send it out to you cut and sorted. Please note that this offer is only available to Canadians

Monday, October 19, 2009

Deal of the Week

It's time for week 3 of the October Deal of the Week Extravaganza! This time it's all about embellishment- and fantastic ones at that!
Basic Jumbo Grommets - $6.49 (reg. $9.50)
Mini Library Clips - $12.99 (reg. $18.95)
Circle Designer Brads - $5.49 (reg $8.50)

1/2" Library Clips - $5.49 (reg. $9.75)

To order these you can either go directly to my online store 24/7 or call/email me. This offer will be available until first thing in the morning on Monday.


I'm back from PEI and back working on my scrapbook. This page is adjacent to another that I've done so I wanted to mirror it somewhat. I dry embossed the turquoise centre piece just to give it some texture. I decided not to use any pink cardstock because I wanted the pink focus to be the bougainvillea in the picture.


This layout was from a Splitcoast Sketch Challenge. I really like the finished product- I'm excited to try more of these layout challenges as I work on this scrapbook.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

308- Happy Holidays Trees

Last year this card really inspired me and it was my favorite holiday card of the season

This card is this year's version of the card. I wanted to dry emboss the background, use the top note die in my big shot and just play with the original card.


Stamps: Lovely as a tree, Many Merry Messages

Paper: Night of navy, brocade blue, whisper white

Ink: Night of navy

Accessories: Big shot, top note die, dazzling diamonds, 5/8" brocade blue grosgrain ribbon, Perfect details texturz plate, stampin' up pastels, 1 1/4" circle punch

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Monday, October 12, 2009

Deal of the Week

It's time for the next deal of the week! And this one is AMAZING! It is all about the Big Shot this week- one of the must haves this Christmas season! These dies are all on sale this week until next Monday- you can order directly through me or here at my online store. The cake die is an especially good deal- this is the die that I used when I made this great birthday card.
Flower Burst Embosslits die for $7.49 (50% off regular price of $15.95)

Perfect Setting Bigz XL die for $34.99 (40% off regular price of $57.95)

Pop-Up Three Tier Cake Bigz XL die for $34.99 (35% off regular price of $53.95)

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Card Swap

Here are the final two cards from the card swap. If you would like to participate in the next swap which is a Holiday Card swap please email me.

This card was made by Tali Douglas. It is a great punch art card- I think it is an amazing example for anyone who is interested in creating a punch art card for the first time but isn't sure if they have enough punches. This image was created using only one punch- how great is that?!

This second card was made by Sheila Kerz. I love so many things about this card- the use of the soft subtles, the background embossing, and the circus circle stamps (definitely on my must have list!).

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Card Swap

Here are two more of the cards from the last amazing swap from my group. These swaps are a great way of stocking up on cards- especially those that use products that you don't own and are different that what you would normally like.Here are two more of the cards from the last amazing swap from my group. These swaps are a great way of stocking up on cards- especially those that use products that you don't own and may be different than your regular stamping style. It's always great to have a lot of variety in our card boxes

This great card was made by Fiona MacAlpine. Fiona always makes beautiful cards using Pun Fun. I love the addition of the flower with rhinestone brad from the pretties kit. I also love that the image is on a diamond layer- I always like when the usual layouts are switched up

This card was made by Simcha Snell. I was really excited to get it- I don't have any other samples using this great stamp from the Music Expressions set. It is a perfect stamp to watercolour with an aquapainter or your blender pen.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Card Swap

Here are two more examples from the last card swap with my group. I am currently organizing a Christmas swap- please email me if you are interested

This first card was made by Katrina MacAlpine. It uses one of my favorite Designer Series Papers- Pink Flamingo. I also adore the Cheers to You stamp set. It is such a beautiful bright card- I especially love that she used Crystal Effects on all of the fruit to make them nice and shiny.

This card was made by Julie Weisflock. It is such a fantastic blank card for the fall- she used the oval punches to leave a space to add a sentiment. Warm words or short and sweet would look great here

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Card Swap

Every 3 months I organize a card swap with the enormously talented stampers in my group. Here are two card samples from my most recent swap.

This first one was done by Marni Shelson. I love the detail that she did at the bottom with the Pocket Silhouettes stamp. I also love the ripping detail- I really have to start ripping more! I definitely will be casing this layout

This second card was made by Katrina MacAlpine. You really have to see this card in person to get the full effect. She used her stamp a ma jig to clear emboss the image over the Chocolate Chip ink. It makes the trees shiny and beautiful- I love this card. And it is that elusive card we all strive to make- a male appropriate card!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

307- Hippo New Baby Card

I made this card for a friend of mine who just announced that she is pregnant. I used the layout from Mojo Monday MOJO106. Unfortunately I didn't have any congratulations stamps that fit into my square punch so I used the new baby stamp from functational phrases

This card is based on a previous trishutter that I made- I just loved the colour combination for a new baby. I sponged the cardstock with the hippo in saffron to soften the image.


Stamps: Pun Fun, Functional Phrases

Paper: Whisper White, Delicate dots DSP

Ink: Bashful Blue, So Saffron, Certainly Celery

Accessories: Slot punch, 5/8" so saffron grosgrain ribbon, square punches, sponges

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