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Friday, 28 December 2012

Final Days

We've all been super busy preparing for the holidays and I know I won't be the only one that has been neglecting my creative side over the past couple weeks.

I'm back in my crafting zone today and I've come up with a couple sneak peaks for the upcoming Occasions catalog, which begins January 22!  Stay tuned for my post of sneak peak pictures!

But before I share those, this is your friendly reminder that you have until January 2nd to order from the Holiday catalog.  After that, items from the catalog will be unavailable.  If you have been contemplating products, now is the time to get them.  You can shop my online store 24/7, or feel free to email or call me with your order.



Thursday, 27 December 2012

New MDS Downloads and Clearance Rack Blitz Items

15 new items have been added to the Clearance Rack Blitz today!  Get these items by shopping the clearance rack at my online store.  These items are only available while quantities last, so don't miss out!

We've also added 2 new digital downloads this week.  I think our "Oops I'm Behind" digital image is just awesome!  It's perfect for those of you that meant to send out cards and didn't have a chance.

If you don't yet have My Digital Studio, you can download your FREE 30-day trial in my online store. All digital downloads will work with the trial and if you decide to purchase it afterward, you won't lose any of your images.

To learn more about MDS or our digital content, book a party and I'll show you the latest and greatest!

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, 21 December 2012

Holiday Wishes

As the hustle and bustle picks up over the coming weekend, I wanted to take pause and wish you all a very Merry Christmas and  Happy New Year.

I hope your holiday is filled with love, laughter, peace and joy.  I look forward to sharing more amazing creations in 2013 and hope to see you at my classes in the New Year.

Happy Stampin'

Friday, 14 December 2012

WOW! Over 300 Items up to 80% Off


Over 300 items have been added to the Clearance Rack today.  Savings are up to over 80% off!  Don't miss out on these great deals, as they are only available while quantities last.

Shop online 24/7 by visiting my online store.

Thursday, 29 November 2012

Holiday Treat Bundles

Our Online Extravaganza may be over; but, the savings certainly haven't stopped!  

Just released in time for the upcoming season, our new Holiday Treat Bundles are perfect ways to package little treats and gifts for teachers, co-workers, family, friends and just about everyone else in your life!

By purchasing these bundles, you save 20%!  All you need to do is add your little treat or gift and assemble...it's that easy!

You can purchase our Holiday Treat Bundles until January 2, 2013.  

Contact me by email or phone to place your order.  

Of course, you can always shop my online store 24/7.

Wednesday, 28 November 2012

FINAL Day for Online Extravaganza

Today marks day ten of our Online Extravaganza!  So many people have taken advantage of the awesome savings!  

Since it IS the last day, that means there are additional Door Busters today!  Yep, you heard me...Door Busters!

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
7
118491
Clear Block Bundle (A-I)
$89.95

$71.96
7
120279
Clear Block Storage Caddy      
$18.95

$15.16

175
109127
Stack & Store Caddy
$44.95
$35.96

If you've been eyeing up the collection of clear blocks, this is the perfect opportunity to get them.  Offers like this don't come around often.

To place an order for any of the Door Busters, or any other Online Extravaganza items, email or call me, 289-280-0304 by 8pm EST TONIGHT

To shop my online store, simply click here.

Friday, 23 November 2012

Black Friday Special

Following the example of my neighbours to the South, I'm offering a Black Friday special!  Today only, you will receive FREE shipping on all orders of $25+ (before shipping and taxes).


Offer valid today, November 23rd only.  



Order must be emailed to me directly so I can apply the discount.

Don't forget Online Extravaganza is still happening.  Many of our favourite stamp sets are 25-50% off.


Place your order before 10pm EST  

Thursday, 22 November 2012

Online Extravaganza Day 4 Updates

Our biggest sale of the season is well underway!  In fact, so many people are taking advantage of the savings that a few items have been placed on backorder, or are close to it:

Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
Sale Price
183
119882
Scallop Edge Punch
$20.95
$14.67
194
123131
Petite Pocket Bigz XL Die
$52.95
$37.07

If either of these items are on your wish list, don't wait to order.  If the items do go on backorder before you order, that's okay.  You will still get them, but it won't be until January.


Backordered:
The following products have already been placed on backorder, The Big Shot Doctor's Bag and stamp set 25 and Counting (123794) clear mount.  You can still order these, but they will not begin shipping until the New Year.

In the meanwhile, why not consider the set Button Buddies?
regular price $36.95
sale price $18.48

Yes, this is another fun stamp set that is 50% off!  You can embellish your designs with our brights designer buttons, which also happen to be on sale!


To place an order, email or call me, 289-280-0304.  Of course, you can shop my online store 24/7!

Happy stampin'


Wednesday, 21 November 2012

Online Extravaganza Day 3: Happy Hour

When the 2012-13 catalog came out last June, this set was one that immediately caught my eye and became part of my wish list.  Happy Hour is one of those cute and versatile sets that will have you coming up with endless creations; AND it's 25% off during our Online Extravaganza.

$36.95 regular price
$27.71 sale price


Just think of all the fun cards you could make with this gem of a stamp set!


To spread some holiday cheer or to order Happy Hour contact me via email, phone, 289-280-0304 or shop my online store 24/7.

Happy Stampin'





Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Online Extravaganza Day 2: Snow Much Fun

It's Day 2 of our Online Extravaganza and select products are on sale for 50% off!  That's right 50% off!  Like this super cute winter themed set, Snow Much Fun.

Just think of all the adorable projects you could make with this set!  Snow Much Fun is regularly $33.95 (w) and during our sale, it's $16.98 (w) !!!


To order Snow Much Fun or any other set featured in our online Extravaganza, contact me by email or phone, 289-280-0304.
You can also shop my online store 24/7.  Online Extravaganza ends November 28.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 19 November 2012

Online EXTRAVAGANZA










November 19-November 28, 2012.
Select products up to 50% off.
2 days of Door Crashers!

What could be better?

For 10 days only you can enjoy our biggest sale of the year!  Some of our favourite products are on sale for up to 50% off.
We also have 2 days of Door Crashers:  Monday November 19 and Wednesday November 28.  On these days, there will be three products that are on sale for only 24 hours!

Today's Door Crashers?
Page
Item
Description
Retail Price
24-Hour
Sale Price
181
125586
Simply Scored Diagonal Plate
$15.95

$12.76
186
113439
Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine
$122.95

$98.36

186
113474
Big Shot Doctor's Bag
$93.95
$75.16

To shop my online store, simply click here.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, 15 November 2012

Only 4000 Available!

We're running a product test on the new Sizzix Textured Boutique.

The Texture Boutique works with Textured Impressions Embossing Folders to transform ordinary cardstock, paper, metallic foil, or vellum into an embossed, textured masterpiece. This machine embosses only; it does not die cut.

Quantities are limited.  There are only 4000 to be sold, so get it before it's gone!  Available in a bundle with two embossing folders, or by itself.

To place your order, contact me via email or phone 289-280-0304.  You can also shop online 24/7 by visiting my store.  



New Product for a Limited Time Only!

We've got two new products to share with you for a limited time only!

Talking Tag - With the Talking Tag, you can send a gift that is uniquely you.  Talking Tag is a message label you can attach to cards, invitations, gifts...anything!  Personalize birthday cards, Christmas gifts or even record quick instructions for a project.  Now your pictures really can say a thousand words!



To order your Talking Tag, email or call me, 289-280-0304.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

Believe


Snowflake Soiree is the beautiful set featured on this card.  It's amazing how great a simple card can look.  A little heat embossing and emboss resist sponging help this card pop.  

Finish it all of with our taffeta ribbon and you have a gorgeous card to share with your family and friends this holiday season.

To order Snowflake Soiree or any of the supplies you see here, contact me.  You can always shop online 24/7 too by simply clicking the button at the top right of the blog.

Happy Stampin'!

Monday, 5 November 2012

Decorate with Paper

Did you know you can make your home festive this season with nothing more than some of our fabulous Designer Series Paper (DSP)?

Check out this awesome ornament design I did for a Girl Guide unit tonight.


This super simple and cute ornament was made using our Ornament Punch and Be of Good Cheer DSP.  It's hard to tell from the photo, but the ornament is actually 5 sided.

To learn how you can make these amazingly cute ornaments, contact me to book your workshop today!

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, 1 November 2012

The New Stampin' Trimmer is Here!



After much anticipation, the NEW Stampin' Trimmer has arrived!


Introducing the new and improved Stampin' Trimmer! Although paper trimmers are a common crafting tool, this trimmer was designed exclusively by paper crafters for paper crafters-and because it was made by Stampin' Up!, you know it's a cut above the rest!
Features of the All-New Stampin' Trimmer
  • An extra-wide 6-1/4" cutting base and an extended 14-1/2" ruler
    • The extra-wide cutting base provides a large work area and is marked in 1/4" (4 mm) increments, allowing for small measurements. 
    • The right-side grid helps you measure and cut very thin strips.
    • The extended cutting arm has a stabilizing leg to provide a sturdy and steady cutting surface for longer cuts. 
    • When fully extended, the extended cutting arm sits flush with the trimmer base, providing more accurate and consistent measurements across the entire surface.
    • The cutting base and track include a full ruler, incorporating measurements down to 1/16" and grid lines that mark each quarter inch. 
    • All rulers and measurements on the base are printed under a plastic cover so your measurements won't wear off.
    • The base has nonskid feet, which keeps the Stampin' Trimmer securely in place on your work area.
  • A full 12" cutting and scoring track
    • The extra-long cutting track has space at the top and bottom so you don't have to take the cutting and scoring blades out when you're not using them. 
    • The track gives you enough space to cut or score a full 12" (30.5 cm) without having to remove or switch out handles. 
    • The cutting track locks in place for secure storage or transport. 
    • The track includes an insertion point for cutting and scoring blade handles so you can easily insert handles into the cutting track.
  • Specially designed handles and cutting track to ensure straight cuts
    • The hook on the scoring and cutting blade handles keeps the handles stable so the cuts are as straight as possible.
    • Handles come in two colors: dark for cutting, light for scoring. 
    • The precision tip on the cutting blade allows you to pinpoint precisely where you're cutting.
    • The point on the side of each handle shows you where the blade will cut, making it easy to see exactly where your cuts and scores will begin.
  • Storage compartment under base
    • The storage compartment holds scoring and cutting tools such as a Bone Folder, Simply Scored Stylus, extra scoring and cutting blades, and even business cards. 
    • Separate compartments within the storage compartment keep your tools organized, and the clear cover makes it easy to see what you've stored.
  • Product details: item 126889; $41.95

To order your new Stampin' Trimmer, email or call me at 289-280-0304.  You can also shop my online store 24/7!

Ink-redible!


Stampin' Up! is continuing with the season of giving as we offer Hostesses a FREE collection of our new, firm foam, ink pads!
Simply host a party between November 1 and December 16, 2012 and you can earn a FREE collection of ink pads when your party sales reach $575!  
I know, you're thinking that $575 is an unreachable number.  I'm here to tell you, it's not!  This is the perfect time of year to have a successful party and I can help you do it!  

To book your party, email or call me at 289-280-0304

Monday, 29 October 2012

ONE-day Sale is Here!

Today is the day!  Stampin' Up's one-day sale.  All stamp sets are 15% off.  What a perfect time to stock up on those sets you've been waffling on, or why not get some holiday shopping finished?

Contact me to order, stampnsteph@gmail.com, 289-280-0304 or shop online.

Happy stampin'!


Thursday, 25 October 2012

ONE DAY ONLY!!!

Fall is the season of giving Thanks and Stampin' Up! has just announced they are giving Thanks for you this Monday!  For ONE DAY ONLY, almost every stamp set we have will be 15% off!!!  Yes, you read that right, 15% almost every stamp set in the catalog(s)!


So mark your calendars, set your reminders, alarms, smart phone notifications or whatever else you do...and contact me to place your order on Monday October 29!

stampnsteph@gmail.com
289-280-0304

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Luminary Card

I love experimenting with cards, gifts and designs.  Yesterday, I played around with my favourite Christmas set, Christmas Lodge and came up with this beautiful luminary card.


It's amazing what you can do with a punch, a sheet of vellum and a battery operated tea light from the Dollar Store!

This card will actually be featured in an upcoming workshop with a group of Girl Guides; but, if you'd like to learn more about this card and how to make it, simply book your party today!

Happy stampin'
Stephanie
289-280-0304

Monday, 22 October 2012

MDS2 Holiday Shipping Dates

My Digital Studio print products make for awesome presents that have a personal touch. Make sure to order them by December 3 to get them in time for Christmas (by December 24, to be exact)!


Card Club is Starting

It has been a long time in the works; but, my monthly card club is starting!  November 21, 2012 will be our first meeting.  

What is a card club, you ask?  Well, it is simply a monthly group that will meet over the course of 8 months and we will learn new techniques and make projects to take home.  The club is FREE to join; however, you must commit to spending a minimum of $25 (before tax and shipping) each month.  One month during the club session, you will be the club Hostess and receive all the benefits that come along with hosting a party!

For more information, please visit my Card Club page for details.  If you'd like to join this session, please email or call me before November 5, 2012.

Happy Stampin!

Clearance Rack


Over seventy (70) new items have been added to the Stampin' Up! Clearance Rack!  Don't miss out on these amazing products at discounted pricing.  Clearance Rack items are available only while quantities last!
The best way to shop the Clearance Rack is online.  You can be certain that the item(s) you want to order are still available.  If you'd rather email or call your order in to me, please make sure you have two or three alternate selections in the event your first choice has sold out.

Happy shopping and happy stampin'!

Monday, 15 October 2012

Stamp Spotlight Pre-Orders


Have you heard about my new stamp spotlight, pre-order program?  
Each month, I'll pick one, versatile, stamp-set from the current catalogs to "showcase".  You can pre-order the set and when it comes in, you'll receive 2 samples, using the spotlight set, from me to copy and share.
Pre-orders are due on the 5th of each month, and you will be able to pick up your set and samples by the 15th.
The stamp set for November is No Peeking.  
Pre-order Pricing:
$26.95 (wood mount)
$19.75 (clear mount)
To receive this limited time discounted price, orders must be emailed or phoned into me by November 5th.  Late orders will NOT receive the discounted price.



Thursday, 11 October 2012

Holiday Card Buffet


Blue and white Holiday ball ornaments

Holiday Card Buffet

Get Started on Your Holiday Cards Now

I know it still seems like a long way off; but, the holidays will be upon us before you know it.  It's time to start thinking about your holiday cards, and I've got a way to make it easy!
I'm offering my first annual Holiday Card Buffet!
You can enjoy all the fun of making your own cards to share with your family & friends, and enjoy in the compliments they will share, while I do all the prep work for you!
You will still have the opportunity to stamp and make all the cards yourself; but, I'll design, cut, Big Shot and prepare & provide everything (except adhesive & dimensionals) for you in advance!


How Does it Work?

1.  Choose from the designs I have displayed below.  You can choose more than one design.  Decide how many of each card design you want to make (min. of 5 cards per design required for workflow purposes).  Please note a miniumum order of 10 cards is required to reserve space at the buffet.  If you would like to see the cards in person first, please ask.

2.  Email me your choice(s) and how many you would like to make.

3.  Pay by cash, PayPal or EMT.

4.  Select your time slot from the available times listed below.

5.  Come to my Stampin' Space, enjoy the company of other holiday card makers, holiday music and light refreshements while you create your cards.

Important!

Please place your order by November 1st at the LATEST.  The sooner the better, so I have time to order and prep everything you'll need, and you get the time choice you want!
Small snowflake


   Christmas Lodge


   This simple card is gorgeous and elegant.  A

   taste of the Victorian era, make this holiday
   warm and inviting.
   Cost $2.25 per card. 



   Lovely Ornament

   This card features two of my favourite sets.
   The simplicity speaks volumes and a 3D
   feature will make your family and friends
   say "ooh"!

   Cost: $2.50 per card



   
  Lovely as a Tree
  This gorgeous card features my all-time
  favourite set.  A simple technique of masking
  and sponging is used to create dimension in
  this card.  A little sparkle to your foreground and
  you have a beautiful card that's easy to recreate.

  Cost:  $3.00 per card


   
   Mitten Builder Fun

   Everyone loves whimsical mittens.
   Use our mitten builder punch and
   Designer Series Paper to create this
   fun card.

   Cost:  $3.00 per card









   Googly Gingerbread

   This amazingly cute gingerbread
   person card is a crowd pleaser.  It
   features glimmer paper, googly
   eyes and triple time stamping.

   Cost:  $3.50 per card









  Woodland Tree
  The Big Shot is prominently featured in
  this simple and fun card.  Create a beautiful
  holiday tree using ribbon.  Add texture with
  the new wood grain embossing folder.  A
  little sparkle on top of the tree finishes this
  card off making it a great and easy option!

  Cost:  $2.25 per card



   Holiday Cheer

   Who wouldn't love a little holiday
   cheer in their mailbox this year?
   This card is fantastic and loved by
   all!  Features a little glimmer paper,
   our new striped satin ribbon and of
   course some bling!

   Cost:  $3.25 per card





REMINDER: 
You can send me your Holiday Wish Lists until October 31.  Make sure you get what you REALLY want this holiday season!

Holiday Buffet Times (Choose one)
Monday November 12, 7-9pm
Thursday November 15, 1-3pm
Sunday November 25, 10am-2pm
Sunday November 25, 7-10pm
Monday November 26, 10am-2pm

Wednesday, 3 October 2012

Stamps Gone Single

Have you ever flipped through a Stampin' Up! catalog and thought "I only like one or two from that stamp set"?
For a limited time, you can purchase individual stamps from three (3) specific sets:  Word Play, Perfectly Penned and Seasonal Sayings.

This offer is only valid on these selected stamp sets and only until January 2, 2013.  Contact me to order your stamps today!


Monday, 1 October 2012

Merry Christmas from Stampin' Up!



Yes, we do know it's only October; but, the holidays have a way of sneaking up on us all.  To celebrate the season of giving, Stampin' Up! is giving you this very special gift!
Simply purchase either the Ornament Keepsakes stamp set with Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP OR the Ornament Keepsakes Bundle with Candlelight Christmas Specialty DSP and Stampin' Up! will give you, at no cost, the Paper-Piercing Pack, a $10.95 value.  How awesome is that?  
Better yet, why not purchase bundles for your paper craft loving family and friends?  Then you can all benefit from this fabulous deal!  

Offer ends October 31, 2012.  Don't miss your chance to get some great gifts for yourself and your family or friends.

To book a party and see these items in action, simply email or call me, 289-280-0304, to book today!

Happy Stamping!

Congratulations...



...to Kristie Wiedenfeld who was selected as the Mystery Hostess for September!  Kristie, please check your inbox as I have sent you a message!


Monday, 24 September 2012

Mystery Hostess!

I'm doing something new for the remainder of the month. For every order that comes in between now and 11am on September 30, those people will be entered to become my mystery hostess!
The lucky winner will get all the hostess benefits, on a qualifying order, without doing anything! Qualifying parties start at $200 in sales.
Don't forget, every order of $50 also gets FREE 3/8" stitched satin ribbon.

I can't wait to see who the lucky winner will be.
Make sure you share this with all your friends!

To be entered, you must email or call me with your order. Online orders will not be considered.
Good luck!

Friday, 21 September 2012

Get What YOU Really Want

The holidays will be here before you know it; and yes, I'm aware that it is only September.  But realistically in today's economy, spreading out your spending is a great idea.

If you've ever received a gift that you really didn't want or need, then this is for you.  I've got the solution to those unwanted gifts.  Simply complete my Gift Wish List form and send back to me.  You'll provide me with your wish list and the names & contact information of three people and I will contact them to let them know what you want!  It's that simple!

No more pajamas two sizes too big; or kitchen gadgets you will never use.

One piece of advice, list your items in order of importance!  That way when hubby says I want the first 3 items on the list, you know you're getting your top 3 picks!


Christmas Wish List

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

New Digital Downloads

More super cute Digital Downloads were released yesterday!  I can't wait to play with the Homemade Happiness Frameable image!  It'll be a perfect accent to my holiday decorating!


Monday, 17 September 2012

Petite Diaper Bag

I adore the Petite Purse Die for the Big Shot!  The possibilities with this adorable little bag are endless; and to demonstrate, here is a shower favour I did up for my sister-in-law's baby shower this past weekend!


I cut the purse out of Chocolate Chip card stock, then cut off the flap to leave it open.  I then cut out a "pocket" to go on the front of the bag, which I affixed using Stampin' Dimensionals.  I then use a retired set for the baby bottle and food jar which I adhered inside the pocket.  Topped it all off with a bow using our 3/8" taffeta ribbon and voila, a cute little diaper bag!  Inside the bag are pacifier shaped candies, the perfect accent to any baby shower.

To learn more about the Petite Purse die or the Big Shot (or both), simply contact me for more information.  289-280-0304 or stampnsteph@gmail.com
You can shop my online store 24/7 by clicking the button at the top of my page.  

Happy stamping!

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

New MDS Downloads

You've all heard me talk about MDS and MDS2, our digital project making software.  I absolutely love MDS2 and all the options available to me.  I never thought I would hop on the digital train, and I likely won't use it for scrapbooking as I truly enjoy traditional scrapping way too much!  But, as an accessory or to add details to a card, gift or even to create a hybrid scrapbook page, MDS2 is the perfect companion.  I absolutely adore the Toxic frame art I created to add to my Halloween decor.  Even the kids think it's spooky!

Today's digital download releases are just as fabulous as ever.  I really love the frames that you could add to any number of projects.

















Don't forget, you can download a FREE 30-day trial of MDS2 and use any of your downloaded artwork with it.
To order your trial, or digital downloads, simply click the shop now button at the top of the page.

If you're not sure how to get started and need some guidance, I'm always happy to help.  Send me an email or give me a call, 289-280-0304.

Happy stamping!

Friday, 7 September 2012

How Will You Use YOUR Free Ribbon?

Stampin' Up! put out this hilarious video to promote the Back to Spool promotion!

So how will you use your FREE ribbon?

Contact me today to place your order and get ribbon for FREE!

Monday, 3 September 2012

A Spooktacular Extension!

Do you remember that Spooktacular deal in August when you joined my Stampin' Up! team of demonstrators?  Well, I've got great news...it has been extended until September 16!

Yep, that's right, if you sign up with Stampin' Up! before September 16, not only will you get your starter kit for $125, a $225 value; but you'll also get the Howl-o-Ween project kit, valued at $75 for FREE.  Absolutely FREE!

The kit contains an exclusive printers tray and everything you need to make a spooktacular decoration for Hallowe'en, including the Toxic Treats set featured in the Holiday catalog (p. 25).

Contact me today to learn more about what a Stampin' Up! demonstrator does.  You can also check out my past post, Common Misconceptions.

If you're ready to take the plunge, simply visit my website, and click the "Join Now" button.

Saturday, 1 September 2012

Back to Spool

It's September and that means kids are heading back to school and parents around the globe are celebrating!

Here's one more reason to celebrate...it's Back to Spool at Stampin' Up!  From September 1 - 30, 2012, with every $50 spent (before tax and shipping) you will get a FREE spool of our 3/8" Satin Stitched Ribbon!  How amazing is that?

This new addition to our ribbon family comes in the 2012-14 In Color collection, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple, Summer Starfruit, Primrose Petals and Midnight Muse.  The Gumball Green is perfect for those holiday cards and co-ordinates with our Be of Good Cheer DSP!

Don't miss out and place your order before September 30!

Don't forget, that's 1 FREE spool for every $50.  So that means if you spend $150 before tax and shipping, you'll get 3 FREE spools!

Email me to place your order, or shop my online store, 24/7, by clicking the Stampin' Up! logo at the top of the page.

Happy stamping!

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Chock-full of Cheer - Day 4

It's day 4 of my stamp spotlight on Chock-full of Cheer.  I bet you thought I'd be running out of design ideas by now, didn't you?

Triple-time stamping is the newest technique craze!  I thought I'd combine the latest craze with this super versatile set.  I love this  Christmas set.  There is just so much you can do with it, and have I mentioned how cute it is?

To learn more about triple-time stamping, book your workshop today!

Don't forget, you can shop online 24/7 by visiting my online store.  Simply click the Stampin' Up! logo at the top of the page.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Lovely Chock-full - Day 3

Welcome to Day 3 of my stamp spotlight on Chock-full of Cheer.  Today's card is created using this super cute set in combination with one of my favourites, Lovely as a Tree.

I wanted to showcase how easy it is to combine stamp sets and create beautiful projects.  For this card, I used the pine tree from Lovely as a Tree and stamped only the top of the tree along the side and top of the card.  This gives the illusion of a bushy branch.
I then added the ornament from Chock-full of Cheer.  I popped the ornament up using Stampin' Dimensionals and added a bow using our 3/8" taffeta ribbon in Whisper White.

Add a little frosting to your tree branches with 2-Way Glue and Dazzling Diamonds and voila, a simple yet gorgeous card that will have your family and friends oohing.


Monday, 27 August 2012

Chock-full of Cheer - Day 2

It's Day 2 of my stamp spotlight on Chock-full of Cheer!  The more I use this cute holiday set, the more I love it. 
Today's card is another that we created at the Christmas in August class last week.  This card can be a little tedious to create; but, I think the finished product more than makes up for it!



This card uses Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler and Whisper White card stock; Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler ink, Basic Pearls, Baker's Twine in cherry cobbler; and of course the new Mitten Builder punch!

To learn how you can use Chock-full of Cheer to create this super cute card, email or call me to book your workshop, 289-280-0304.  
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Sunday, 26 August 2012

Stamp Spotlight "Chock-full of Cheer" - Day 1

It seems my stamp set spotlight on Kindness Matter was a hit, so I thought I'd do another one on Chock-ful of Cheer.  This is a new holiday set found in the 2012-13 Catalog on page 10.

This cute set is very versatile, as I demonstrated this past week in my Christmas in August classes.  Here is the first card we made:


This card was made using the candy cane and "Merry Christmas" stamps from Chock-full of Cheer.  The techniques used are sponging and crystal effects.  
I used Marina Mist, Wysteria Wonder and Cherry Cobbler card stock and ink.  The bow is our baker's twine in Cherry Cobbler and the lights were created using Stampin' Write markers in Daffodil Delight, Cherry Cobbler and Marina Mist.

To learn more about this card and how to create it, book a workshop by emailing me with your preferred dates.

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Happy Stamping! 

Friday, 24 August 2012

Frankenstein and the Bat

In the latest edition of the Stampin' Up! Demonstrator magazine, these cute little creations were featured.  So I had to try them out!


How adorable are these?  Made using the Bigz XL Petite Purse Die for the Big Shot, I cut out the purses and added embellishments.

The Bat is made using basic black, and whisper white card stock, the large oval punch, petite pennants punch, 1/2" circle and 3/4" circle punches, mini silver brads and white Signo uni-ball gel pen.

Frankenstein is made from old olive, basic black and whisper white cardstock.  I also used the circle punches noted above, glimmer brads in neutrals and a basic black Stampin' Write marker!

I think I'm going to use these for the kids' Hallowe'en class treats!

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Happy Stamping.