May 31, 2011

Fundraiser Fun and New Digital Downloads

 Every year I do card making with my Grade Seven students as a fundraiser for their year end activities.  The students make the cards and we sell them at our May Coffee House event.  It has quickly become a favourite thing for the students to do every year.  I try to keep the designs simple so that they are easy to replicate in a class of 30 without taking up too much time.  This was one of the designs that we did this year.  The also made this same card in a Poppy Parade and Peach Parfait combo, although the Concord Crush was my personal favourite.  

Make sure to go and check out the new digital downloads released today as my promo is good for a few more hours!!

http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/MDS_Downloads_-_May_31.pdf

****Don't forget my My Digital Studio Promotion on for just a few more hours!  For every $30 in digital downloads that you place with me before May 31st at 10pm PST, you will earn a $10 credit to be used in the month of June!  (Spend $60... earn a $20 credit etc.)  Club ladies... you are allowed to apply this credit towards the June Club "special deal" that you are getting!***


MAKE SURE TO CHECK BACK TOMORROW FOR THE "LAST CHANCE LIST".  I WILL HAVE A SPECIAL ON FOR TWENTY FOUR HOURS WHICH WILL COUNT IN ADDITION TO STAMPIN' UP'S SALE PRICES ON SOME OF THE ITEMS ON THE LIST!
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Stamp Set(s):Flower Fest, Something to Celebrate
Paper:Concord Crush, Whisper White
Ink:Concord Crush, Pear Pizzaz, Blushing Bride
Embellishments:Dazzling Diamonds
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Two Way Glue Pen
Punches:2 3/8" Scallop Circle

Big Shot:Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Embossing Folder





May 30, 2011

MDS'ing the Birthday Invites This Year!


Today is my eldest son's 7th birthday!  I really don't know where the time has gone as it feels like just yesterday when I had him.  We decided to go with the My Digital Studio invites this year and he helped me create them on my laptop.  We printed them out on photo paper and then just matted them on a piece of Old Olive and then Pacific Point cardstock. 

Don't miss out on my My Digital Studio promotion that I have on until May 31st!   For every $30 in digital downloads that you place with me before May 31st at 10pm PST, you will earn a $10 credit to be used in the month of June!  (Spend $60... earn a $20 credit etc.)  Club ladies... you are allowed to apply this credit towards the June Club "special deal" that you are getting!***

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May 29, 2011

Baby Invite Bomb



I recently had someone contact me regarding making some invitations for her sister's baby shower. She isn't a crafter so she didn't want to make them herself, but wanted me to create and reproduce enough for her to send out.  I know that this colour scheme is a little odd, but she doesn't know whether she is having a boy or a girl and I get tired of the yellow/ green combo. If you're wondering why I've called it a bomb in the title, it was because I never heard back from her after I sent her the pictures of the invite... I guess she didn't like them:)


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Stamp Set(s): Inviting
Paper:Bashful Blue, Retired DSP, Whisper White
Ink:Early Espresso
Embellishments:Old Olive Taffeta (retired), Soft Subtles Brads (retired)
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Scallop Border, 1 3/8" Circle, Scallop Circle

May 28, 2011

Forgot to let you know...

 There was a whole batch of new My Digital Studio Downloads released on Tuesday that you're not going to want to miss out on!  Make sure to check them out here:

http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/MDS_Downloads_-_May_24.pdf

**** Don't forget about my My Digital Studio offer on right now!   For every $30 in digital downloads that you place with me before May 31st at 10pm PST, you will earn a $10 credit to be used in the month of June!  (Spend $60... earn a $20 credit etc.)  Club ladies... you are allowed to apply this credit towards the June Club "special deal" that you are getting!***

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Scrappin' Saturday


Wow... I feel like it has been an eternity since I've blogged, but when I looked back, I only missed a few days this week.  I guess it is all about how much I've packed into those days that makes it feel like an eternity! 

This was a quick page that I put together using a Designer Template on My Digital Studio. 

**** I know that I haven't had a recent deal on My Digital Studio downloads, so here it comes!  For every $30 in digital downloads that you place with me before May 31st at 10pm PST, you will earn a $10 credit to be used in the month of June!  (Spend $60... earn a $20 credit etc.)  Club ladies... you are allowed to apply this credit towards the June Club "special deal" that you are getting!***

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May 26, 2011

Yipppeeee!!!!


I finally got back into my craft room today and actually felt like I had a little mojo going!  So much in fact, that after I completed some of the creations for my "to do" list, I gave myself some time to play with this week's Mojo Monday sketch.  What do you think???  The colour combo brought some sunshine to the very dreary Vancouver weather than we've been experiencing lately:)


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Stamp Set(s):Love & Care (hostess set)
Paper:Sunny Garden DSP
Ink:Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzaz, Peach Parfait
Embellishments:Pear Pizzaz Twill
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Circle

May 25, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #73


This week's Stampin' Royalty challenge is a sketch challenge... totally cute design from Sandra!  Make sure to come and check out the samples from the other design team members and show us what you come up with!   I kept my card SUPER simple this week... so many things going on with school:)  We've got our big Coffee House night tonight so hopefully time will be on my side shortly:)



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Stamp Set(s):Elements of Style
Paper:Daffodil Delight, Night of Navy, Old Olive
Ink:Night of Navy
Embellishments:Night of Navy 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1" Circle
Big Shot:Flower Garden Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


May 22, 2011

Final Card from Strength and Hope Class


 This was the final card that we did at my Strength and Hope class last week.  I can't take credit for this beauty as it is a 100% CASE of a card done by Heather Summers.  I loved that layout on this card, and if I'm remembering correctly, she was inspired by this layout on someone else's card!  For some reason, my photo looks blurry on my post and yet not in my photo folder... hmmmmm, I LOVE TECHNOLOGY...NOT!!!!!

I think that this is a layout worth re-visiting!  You?

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Stamp Set(s):Strength and Hope
Paper:Crumb Cake, Certainly Celery, Whisper White, Brights Patterns Paper Stack
Ink:Certainly Celery, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:Certainly Celery 3/8" Taffeta, Basic Pearls
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Color Spritzer
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:2 1/2" Circle Punch, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Scallop Border, Bold Blossom

May 21, 2011

First Scrapbook Club Class on Scrappin' Saturday

Well, I stepped into the great unknown and began my first scrapbook club!  It is kind of humorous that I started Stampin' Up as a scrapbooker and somehow ended up a highly addicted cardmaker!  Now, as life has settled down a bit from the new baby phase, my scrapbooking love has come back full force... and the cardmaker side refuses to go away.  They are going to have to work together now:)

 This was my first two page layout that I designed for my club girls.  As all my ladies don't have sons like me, I created a feminine version of this page too.  I'll share that with you this week!  We have a couple of spots left in our scrap club and I'd love to have you come and join us!
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Stamp Set(s):Open Sea, Travel Log 
Paper:Nautical Expedition DSP, Not Quite Navy, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake, Basic Gray
Ink:Versamark, Not Quite Navy
Embellishments:Jumbo Buttons (retired), Cork Sheets, Baker's Twine, Circle Scissors Plus, Clear Embossing Powder
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Postage Stamp, Scallop Border, Designer Label, Photo Corner
Big Shot:Tasteful Trims Die, Alphabet Simple Letters, Square Lattice Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


May 20, 2011

Strength and Hope Sample


This was one of the cards from my recent Strength and Hope class.  I case'd this one right off of the flyer that Stampin' Up released.  I love the simplicity of it as well as the colour combo.  I do have a couple of extra kits put together for anyone who orders the Strength and Hope stamp set this month... place your order and I'll include a kit for you to make at home which includes this 3x3 notecard, an A2 card and a 12x12 scrapbook page.


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May 19, 2011

Do You Want a Free Stamp and A Free Class?


 Come and join me on May 31st from 7:30-9:30pm to pick up your *free Hello Blossoms stamp set and make a set of these adorable cards! *Anyone placing an order of $60+ between May 17th and May 21st attends this class for free!  After May 21st this class will be opened up to others if it's not full:)  I'd love to have you there, so email me your order or place it on my online website... just scroll down and click on the link in my right sidebar!

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May 18, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #72

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This week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is a recipe challenge called, "Let's Fly Away".  Come and join us and show us what you can do with those birds! 

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Stamp Set(s):Notably Ornate
Paper:Very Vanilla
Ink: Early Espresso
Embellishments:Basic Pearls
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Modern Label, Magnetic Movers and Shapers Punch Windows
Big Shot: Tulip Border Embossing Folder


May 17, 2011

Latest My Digital Studio Downloads

Wow... these just keep getting better and better!  The newest Digital Downloads for MDS are AMAZING!  Make sure to go and check them out! 

http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/MDS_Downloads_-_May_10.pdf

 http://www.stampinup.com/ca/documents/MDS_Downloads_-_May_17.pdf

 As my special deal to you this week, anyone placing an order of $60+ between today and Saturday May 21st, will get to attend a free class on May 31st from 7:30-9:30pm that includes your own free Hello Blossoms Stamp Set and card set! This includes both online orders and orders placed directly through me.  Orders placed through me must be received no later than 6pm on the 21st. 


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Final Club Card Share

This was our final club card this month, I was having fun playing with the spiral border punch... unfortunately, I think I'm going to have to purchase a new one!  No... it's not what you're thinking, mine didn't break, I just want the new one that punches more of the holes at a time:)  I have the original one that SU retired last year:)
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Stamp Set(s):Fast and Fabulous, Swirls and Curls Verses
Paper:Whisper White, Crumb Cake
Ink:Crumb Cake, Early Espresso
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, White Signo Gel Pen
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:Spiral Border
Big Shot:Tulip Border Embossing Folder



May 16, 2011

Thank You for Supporting Me!


I wanted to make a little something for all of my club girls this month.  Not only have they supported my business for the past three years, but they have also become close friends. I figured no one would complain if they found one of these at their table spot filled with something sweet:)  How about you???  What would you fill yours with? Come and join my monthly technique club, all members get to choose a free Classic Stamp Pad when they join along with some other fabulous perks only available to club members!  If you bring a friend who is new to me to join, you will get an additional free stamp pad and your friend will get theirs as well!  Talk about an easy way to build your ink pad collection... just get together a group of friends for your own private monthly club:)

This cute little box was actually CASE'd straight out of the Stampin' Success magazine, a monthly magazine sent to all Stampin' Up demonstrators.  It always has fabulous ideas in it!  Yet another one of the perks of being a demo!


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Stamp Set(s):
Paper:Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, So Saffron DSP (retired), Whisper White
Ink:Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red
Embellishments:Mini Library Clips (retired), Old Olive Grosgrain, White Bakers Twine, Brights Buttons
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Crop-o-dile
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches:1 1/4" Circle

Big Shot: Milk Carton Die, Tasteful Trim Die
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May 15, 2011

Elegant Engagement


 This was a relatively simple card that I made for a girlfriend's wedding shower the other day.  I love the flower on this card and you will be definitely be seeing more of these!  Much to the chagrin of my firefighter hubby, this flower involves some heavy duty use with my heat gun, satin ribbon and a heat gun.  I saw a card very similar to this on someone's blog and failed to bookmark it, so if you are the original creator or you know who was please feel free to let me know!  Does the flower look as realistic to you as it does to me?

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Stamp Set(s):A Word for You
Paper:Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry
Ink:Rich Razzleberry
Embellishments: Rich Razzleberry Satin Ribbon, Antique Brads
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Sticky Strip Sheets
Punches:1 3/4" Circle
Big Shot:Elegant Lines Textured Impressions Embossing Folder


May 14, 2011

Scrappin' Saturday


This is the scrapbook page that we'll be doing in my Strength and Hope Class tomorrow night.  There are two spaces left for this class, so if you're interested in attending, let me know today!  Your stamp set won't be here in time, but you will be able to use mine for the class and pick up your own from me next week.  Or you can order the Strength and Hope Digital download from me online and attend the class for only $4!  We'll be making this scrapbook page, an A2 card and a 3x3 love note card.  I will admit, I'm loving scrapbooking again!  This was what got me started on Stampin' Up three years ago, and then I got sidetracked with the cards.  My Digital Studio started the ball rolling again; and my scrapbook club gave it the kick it needed!  It feels so great.

I know it doesn't look like all the photos are squared up, but it is more to do with my awful photography:(  I can't wait to share my pictures from my scrapbook club with you later this week!


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Stamp Set(s):Strength and Hope

May 13, 2011

Club Card Share


 I love going through the catalogue a few weeks before my club nights and looking for a product that we haven't played with you.  We have never played with the Big Shot Adhesive Sheets... and boy were they fun!  This Lattice Die is one of my favourites, but I've always struggled with how to adhere in a way that looked really clean.  The Big Shot Adhesive sheets are definitely the solution!

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Stamp Set(s):A to Z, Fundamental Phrases
Paper:Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi, Whisper White
Ink:Early Espresso, Wild Wasabi
Embellishments: Baker's Twine, Basic Pearls
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Big Shot Adhesive Sheets
Punches:Mini Jewelry Tag
Big Shot:Lattice Die, Floral Fusion


May 12, 2011

May 11, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #71



The theme for this week's Stampin' Royalty Challenge is Mother's Day.  I know that it has already passed, but I'm sure that if you're like me, there are cards that you make that cause you to think of a specific person.  when I finished this card, it just felt like one that I should put away for my mom. 

This is also one of the cards that we are doing at Technique Club this week.  I had never tried the Faux Silk technique before this, and it is definitely one that I will use again soon!  It has such a subtle effect and is perfect for a bit of a Vintage look.

This is one of my favourite cards that I have made in a long time.  It is funny how being really happy with one card really pushes you to sit down and create some more!  I am just itching to spend more time in my craft room now!  It also may have something to do with the new TV that my hubby bought for my craft room for Mother's Day:)



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Stamp Set(s):Elements of Style
Paper:Crumb Cake, Whisper White, Presto Patterns Specialty DSP
Ink:Soft Suede, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Embellishments:Basic Pearls, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, White Tissue Paper
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips, Brayer, Crop-o-dile, Distressing Essentials
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals, Anywhere Glue Stick
Big Shot: Lots of Tags Die #2


May 10, 2011

Rub Ons are Rubbing Off!



 This quick and easy card was one that I made using the Play Date Rub Ons.  I made a set of 4 of the card above, put them in the clear case shown below, and then used the little 2x2 card as my gift tag.  It made a perfect gift.  I'm trying to get a jump on the year end gifts for the boys teachers, student teachers, and coaches.  I figure that giving myself seven weeks should probably only leave me with a minimal scramble at the end:)  How stinkin' cute are those owls???

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Paper:Playdate DSP, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Early Espresso
Embellishments:Play Date Rub Ons
Tools: Mat Pack, Paper Piercer, Paper Snips
Adhesives: Snail,  Dimensionals
Punches: 2 3/8" Scallop Circle
Big Shot:Circle Die, Perfect Details Texturz Plates