Thursday, February 11, 2016

Every Day is an Ice Cream Day!

I don't know what the weather is like where you are, but here in Southwestern BC it is dreary. The clouds are out in full force (what else is new?!) and it's misting enough that it's not quite raining, but the ground is wet. 


Can you tell I'm an indoor girl?! haha :)

This card make me think of sunshiny summer days. And even though it's not like that outside today, I can enjoy the thought. Although I'm not gonna lie, this designer series paper makes me want a bowl of ice cream. (Cones are too messy. I opt for bowls. Yes, I know I'm wierd.)

I wanted to throw together a 2-minute card for my Artisan Stamp Club. I try to have a 2-minute, a 5-minute, and a 10-minute card. Ish. Anyways, this is my 2-minute card! I hope you like it! The Soft Suede pieces are embossed with the Tiny Triangles Embossing Folder in my Big Shot, and the drippy part of the cone (*shudder*) is punched with a scallop circle punch out of Blushing Bride cardstock (to match the honeycomb!) And don't you just LOVE that glitter ribbon?! So pretty!

I hope you like! What kind of food quirks do you have?


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Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Birthday Bouquet Gorgeousness!

As soon as I saw this designer series paper in the Occasions Catalog, I fell in love with it!! I love the colors, I love the patterns... It's just pure gorgeousness. So I thought I'd combine it with some of my favorite stamps that are in the catalog and the sale-a-bration catalog too.

Those paper clips! They're bows!! OK, so I love Kate Spade. I love her bow designs. I have one of her dayplanners, and these bows are going to make bookmarks. LOVE IT!

I also love the look of the huge gold-embossed sentiment on top of the designer paper. You'd think the two would compete... but I love the look. And the gold foil paper (cut with the fringe scissors!) gives it just enough to finish it off. The leaves are cut with the Rose Garden Thinlits and trimmed apart from the rose.  I really like the effect they give. And that big sentiment? I love it! It's from Botanicals For You in the Sale-a-bration catalog - you can get it FREE when you spend $60! Hmm... let's make a bundle!

140557  Birthday Bouquet Designer Paper   $13.75
140580  Watermelon Wonder 1" Ribbon      $10.00
140272  Whisper White 8-1/2 x 11 Thick     $  8.75
133325  Fringe Scissors                                 $12.50
132622  Gold Foil Sheets                               $5.00
109129  Gold Emboss Powder                       $6.25
140559  Bow Paper Clips                               $7.00
141234  Botanicals For You Stamp Set         FREE!

(product total before shipping & tax: 63.25)

If you wanted to add the Rose Wonder Photopolymer Bundle ($60.25; includes the photopolymer stamp set and thinlit set!), you would earn an additional Sale-a-bration item! What would you get?

What do you think? What in the Occasions Catalog made you say, "wow! I have to have that!!" ?

Do you love this card as much as I do? I would love to make it with you! Shoot me a message and we'll set something up!


PS - here's everything I used to make this card. You can get these items in my online store.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016


Since the last sale was a such a hit, I thought I'd throw another one out there! It's a Stampin' Up! FLASH SALE! 3 hours only, this Saturday, Jan. 16, 2015 at 43033 Keith Wilson Road. Lots of retired Stampin' Up! product will be there for purchase, including stamp sets, paper, tools, Big Shot dies, punches, and more! There will be door prizes! You don't want to miss it! You can view the facebook event here.
If you have some product that you'd like to sell, contact me for more info on selling at my event.

See you Saturday!


Monday, January 4, 2016

Bear Hugs!

OK. There are just so many new adorable stamp sets and accessories coming that I can hardly stand it!! The set I used in this card is one that I ** It reminds me of the bear from the Under The Stars set that we used to have, that I drooled over... that I bought just before it retired. :( But this one is brand new and it has matching framelits! Yay!! I love it. So excited to share it with you today!!

I love it when a set is both ADORABLE and easy to use!! And perfectly-matched framelits make it so easy to cut those stamped pieces out. And this set has lots of uses... it's got stamps for all occasions. It also includes a really cute fish stamp that is definitely going to be working for its shelf space! We'll be making this card at club on Wednesday. Are you coming?


Friday, December 18, 2015

Here's another card we made at our demonstrator meeting last week. I love getting together with these ladies! They are so fun! I designed this one to be one of our make & takes because I wanted to showcase some of the products from the upcoming Occasions mini. This card is a super-fast one - especially with some of the new tools from the new mini! 

The Hip Hip Hooray piece in Basic Black was cut using a die from the Pop-Up Party thinlits. It's super cute - but this is only one way that it can be used. Stay tuned for my next blog post that will show you another way. :) Those adorable little balloons are a punch, too - in a cute little pack of three. There's also a cupcake & candle. Perfect for those birthday cards! AND THAT TWINE! so sweet!

And my favorite part of this card has got to be the paper stack that the background paper is from. It's like 4 packs of designer paper in one. I love it! And I love that you get 4 sheets of each design. That way it is super easy to replicate your cards. I smell a stamp-a-stack!

Hope you like it! Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, December 17, 2015

Does this ever happen to you? You're trying to make a card, but none of the stamps you have say what you want to say?

Me too. That's when I break out the mix & match. I decide what I want to say, and then I use parts of a few different stamps to piece it together! It kinda reminds me of clipped letters from magazines. 

Can you spot the sneak peeks in this card? There are a couple!

The background is stamped using a stamp set from the Occasions mini which will go live in January. So's the birthday stamp. :)

Hope you like!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Occasions Sneaky Peek!

This time of year is always fun for me. For one thing, my stamp-a-stacks are usually all done by now, and I get a couple of weeks off, which is nice. But more importantly... because I'm a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, it is important that I get things early so that I have a chance to play with them before I demo them to all of you!

How many new products can you spot here? Hard to tell, because it's pretty much all new! ha! This stamp set and framelits bundle is going to be a smash hit. It is gorgeous, and there are so many ways that you can play with it!!! I really like how this one looks like stained glass. We made the above card at our demonstrator meeting last week. (yes, there are a group of us demonstrators who get together and make awesome projects every couple of months. It's super fun. You should join us!)

This was my first attempt at the card. I wanted to show the difference between the framelits and the stamp set. They're both gorgeous. And notice the shimmery paper? You probably didn't; it's hard to see in these pictures. But it's coming BACK! And I love it :) And you will too! If you want to make one of these cards, why not schedule a class with me in the new year? You can have some friends over, make a cute card, see some new product demonstrations, and get some Sale-a-Bration rewards! I'm booking now! Contact me for more info!