Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Valentine Box

I had the pleasure of leading a workshop for a friend of mine this weekend. It was so fun to stamp with her and her friends, and get to give away a couple of things too! This was the hostess gift I made for her - a little valentine hexagon box with some chocolates inside. The great thing about this box (made with the Window Box Thinlits) is that the space is big enough that there are TONS of options for what to do with that front hex space. In this one, I took a heart framelit from the Sweet & Sassy set and cut the heart opening and then filled it with the Glassine Sheets! Sweet & Simple!

Sale-a-Bration Bundle Alert!! If you purchase the Window Shopping Bundle (stamp set & thinlits), then you can choose a Sale-a-Bration item for FREE!

What are you planning to do for Valentines this year? My kids are looking forward to stamping some... pics to come!


Here's what I used to make this project:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mexican Sunrise is where I want to spend MY birthday!!


It's winter in BC. I miss Mexico.

It's not my birthday, but if it was, a trip to Mexico is what I'd want. I absolutely ADORE this sunrise background. I did it using our Stampin' Sponges and Classic Stampin' Ink Pads in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo. What do you think?

HEY - I have another Sale-a-bration bundle for you today. Purchase the Birthday Fiesta bundle with the Fiesta Time Framelits as well as the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, and choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snow, Snow, Go Away!!

It's a dreary, grey, rainy day today here in Chilliwack. And I am THRILLED! It means that the snow is FINALLY melting and maybe the knots in my neck will go away. Don't get me wrong - I love snow! I just prefer to be inside, sitting beside a roaring fire, watching it swirl around in the air gracefully!

So, in honor of the beautiful, warm rain... this card.

I love how we can use the markers to color different parts of one stamp and get a great, multicolored image. Right now is a great time to make big purchases like the Many Marvelous Markers. In fact, add in both In Color Marker sets and you've earned yourself a whopping THREE free Sale-a-bration items!! Nice!

Enjoy! And I hope you can enjoy the rain for what it is today - a gentle way to melt away the ice.


Here's what I used to make this card today:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Isn't this set just so darn cute?! It was my number one must-have item from the new Occasions catalog. It is SO easy to make adorable cards with. It just begs them out of you. You barely even have to be creative. And the best part is... during Sale-a-bration, purchasing the wood stamp set and framelit bundle is qualifies you to get the coordinating Carried Away Designer Series Paper for FREE! You can only get it during Sale-a-bration with a $60 order. The bundle is $68.25 for wood-mount or $59.25 for cling-mount. It's a no-brainer.

You might look at the stamp set and think, huh. That sentiment doesn't look the same in this card. And you'd be right. Every once in a while, I like to switch things up by taking the scissors to the sentiments and arranging them the way the card wants. It was going to be too bulky for this card the way the sentiment is arranged on the stamp, so I improvised! You aren't a slave to the stamp. I've even heard of people *gasp* cutting up their STAMPS so that they're more flexible. I haven't gone that far lately. I have done it though :)

What's your favorite bundle in the new catalog?


Here's what I used on this card:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Today is the last day of this amazing sale!! I know that Dec. 31st was a couple of days ago already... but today feels like the last day of the year. The sale ends today, and tomorrow starts the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration!! woohoo!! I am putting an order in tomorrow, so if you'd like to put in an order and get 10% shipping (if you're local) then contact me. Everyone else, place your orders online and have them shipped straight to you at home!


Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Cheerful Tags Framelits, Take 2!

Hey everyone! You're probably wondering where I've been for the last week! I know, I know, it's been Christmas and we've all been busy :) I also have my two sisters staying with me this week - and I love it. I've been spending some extra awesome quality time with my kids while they're home, too. So once they're back in school and my company has gone home, you'll see me on here a little more again. First things first!

If you've come to visit from Amanda's blog, welcome! I'm glad to have you here on the Product Spotlight Blog Hop! If you don't know what that is, click on the link at the end of this post to visit the next blog in the hop, and visit all of them! These ladies are a few of the awesome friends I've made around the continent through Stampin' Up! - and they are all talented and creative. You'll enjoy their blogs for sure.

Well, back to today! I am going to a New Year's Party this weekend and I thought I should whip up a hostess gift for my lovely friend! I made this in less than ten minutes.

I love these framelits - they make it super easy to dress up a bottle or bag. That filigree background is cut out of gold glimmer paper and really sparkles!! And those bags - you can get them here too. They're big enough to fit a wine bottle or a substantial amount of Chicago mix popcorn. If enough of it makes it from bag to bag to fill it. In this house.... chances are slim. ;)

Here's what I used to make this project:

Also - don't forget about the amazing deals this week - the Year-End Closeout sale is still going on until Jan. 3rd and there are still awesome deals to be had! This is also your last chance to get your hands on product from the Holiday Catalog. Once it's sold out, it's gone forever!

Thanks for stopping by - from here you're headed to Joni's blog. Enjoy, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year!


Thursday, December 22, 2016

Product Spotlight Blog Hop: Cheerful Tags!

Hey guys! Welcome here if you're coming from Amanda Frankel's blog, Our Crafty Playdate. I have this awesome group of stamper friends in the US and Canada, and we are doing this blog hop on Thursdays! It's going to be so fun. We're choosing a product each week to focus on and we're each using those products to make our projects. This week we're using the Cheerful Tags framelits.

Without further ado, here is my project for this week!

You may recognize that box! It's the box that my monthly Stampin' Up! Paper Pumpkin comes in - I just turned it inside out so that's it's all krafty and gorgeous and ready to decorate. THEN it's perfect for holding a gift! So I added some designer paper from the Presents & Pinecones series, some ribbon, and the tag that's made using the Cheerful Tags and matching Here's to Cheer stamp set (HINT: when you buy both together, you get 10% off!). I also added a couple of stars using the Medium Star punch and the Confetti Stars Border Punch. For some added texture, I embossed the tag with the Lucky Stars embossing folder.

Here's some fancy links for the products I used to make this:

AND if you're looking for a last-minute Christmas gift that you don't necessarily have to wrap and place under the tree, consider a Paper Pumpkin subscription! They're super fun to get at your door each month and it's something that you can usually do in about a half hour - with a stamp set that you can use again and again! I'll be opening mine tomorrow night, 8 pm PST, on my facebook live page here. Come and join the party!

Now, go check out Joni's blog!

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great week and a very merry Christmas!


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