Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Well, the weekend is over..... it was a very nice Easter but very quiet as well. I am getting a lot done in the craft room with my husband bed bound for the time being.
I love this set form the new upcoming mini. I will be showing you the scrap pages I did of my son using the paper on May 1st! The start of National Scrapbooking Month. I have really gotten into scrapping and have made some great pages. I went to a crop a few weeks ago and since then I have done several other pages I am on a roll. :)
I have an upcoming class on May 21st that highlights the summer mini product. Get to play with all the fun stuff before you buy!
Sing up ASAP to reserve your seat.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Since Easter is just a hop skip and a jump away..... I thought I would share this adorable bunny with you.
This little guy is all made up of punches and Big Shot die cuts. It uses the sweet treat candy cups as well. I am making these for our supper table for Easter Dinner. You can also put these little guys on sucker sticks. I'm going to put them in a little pail for a center piece.
Here he is from the back, I sponged all around both edges on both sides of the bunny.

This picture shows you how the back slides up so that you can fill him up with whatever you like. I am using Jelly Bellies. Then you slide it up again to eat the treat.

I got this idea from Sharon at Sharon's scrappy spot.
Wishing you all a Happy Easter.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

This is another sneak peak of a new mini set. It is called On the Grow. It is so sweet. I water coloured the scooter first and then added some dazzling diamonds on top using a 2 way glue pen.
The colours used here are Razzelberry and Melon Mambo. The modern label punch was paired with the 4 frames stamp set. This is really cute and only available til the end of this month. It will be available again in July, but I know you stampers and I know we don't like to wait.

Book a party and it could be yours free!

Friday, April 15, 2011

This is the new embossing folder the summer mini. Available starting May 1st. The sample above is using it as an embossed image. I ran my 2 way glue pen over the raised lines and dusted it with Dazzling Diamonds. It really glitters. Colour combo used here is Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz and Melon Mambo.

This sample is done using the debossed side of the image. Both are lovely. I used the peach ribbon and a little tag to finish off the card. I love the ability to quickly make simple and pretty cards. I know I am short on time and it seems to be a common ailment these days.
Take some time craft a card and send it to someone the good old fashioned way. Through the mail.
Have a funtastic day!
Only 2 weeks left of the Spring is Blossoming promotion. You can purchase the following sneak peek set and paper, with a 25.00 purchase or you can earn it FREE by hostessing a party with sales of 450.00
It doesn't get easier than that. Gather a bunch of friends together for fun and creativity.

The stamp set is so cute and co ordinates with a punch. Making it super easy to step it up.
This paper is so very pretty. I just love it!!!

Contact me to book your workshop today or to place your order to buy these awesome products.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

It is a cold and somewhat rainy day here. To miserable to be doing yard clean up (Yahoo!) but a perfect day to play with paper.
This series of cards is to show how you can take a simple card from pretty to wow! This set is from the Occasions mini and is called Easter blossoms, if you don't have this set it is only available until the end of the month. The card uses a simple colour combo of Blushing Bride and Early Espresso. After stamping the image I used a white signlo gel pen to colour in the blossoms. Very pretty card that is simple to do.
This card gets stepped up a notch, with the addition
of a piece of ribbon and some stick on pearls. I went over top of the white gel pen with a 2 way glue pen and added some dazzling diamonds glitter it really adds to the card.

You can step the card up again, by adding a simple sentiment that has been done with punches.
Simple and easy ways to take your creations up a notch.

Think about how you can step up your next creation.
Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Here are 2 more samples of The Open Sea stamp set. I really have had fun creating with it.
It would make excellent Father's Day cards. The ship is just to much fun to water colour.
Keep coming back to see more samples from the upcoming mini.

I have the mini's in my hand. Call or email me for your copy.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Happy Tuesday everyone! The sun is shining and I am going to assume that it is warm outside. But at least I see no snow. So I am content.
Today I am going to show you a sneak peek at a new set from the summer mini. (the mini doesn't start til May 1st)
This set is called The Open Sea, and the designer paper that goes with it is called Nautical Expedition. The colours featured in this great paper are Not Quite Navy, Basic gray, Cherry
Cobbler and Early Espresso.
I don't usually make masculine cards, but with this set it is so easy. I also live out on the East Coast so boats, water and nautical items are all around. The paper gives me an excellent chance to scrap book those pictures from our Lunenburg tour and boat excursion.

I have a few more samples to show you to show case this beautiful set. Coming out out in the summer mini.

That being said there is still time to place those orders for anything your heart desires out of the Occasions mini!

Saturday, April 09, 2011

I just wanted to share these cute and easy pages today. I did this layout for a workshop. I used the idea from Shelae Brown. Her sweet page and set use really inspired me, but I tweaked it !!! :)
I used a colour combo of Old Olive, Baja Breeze and Early Espresso with a hint of vanilla thrown in. The real star of the page is the distressing kit. What an amazing kit!! The distressing ink and stamp that goes with it, really gives that aged paper feel.
I showed two variations of the page to show how nice it looks with vintage black and white as well as colour photo's.

I just need to fill in the journaling and then I have 2 pages finished. The page size of these is 8x8 but I think I am going to add them to a 12x12 sheet of paper so they can go in my album.
The top page is a photo of my Mom, she is in her teens in this picture. I found it while I was going through some old photo's. I wish I knew more about my Mom from this time. But we never think about it until it is too late.
The other page is my youngest, although this photo was taken a few years ago. I can't believe she is turning 12 today!

Friday, April 01, 2011

Wow it is April first already. The weather has decided to play a big joke on us and provide some snow. Just when I thought it was safe to bring out my sneakers. I am at work today, alone in the office and finished all my tasks. LOL Stampin' Up! has some really cool specials for us this month. A sneak peek into the new IB&C. With a 25.00 purchase you can buy a stamp set or new patterened paper. The paper is so pretty. I will post pictures tomorrow. Or better yet Hostess a party this month with 450.00 in sales and get them free! Check out my Demonstrator website to see all my upcoming classes and workshops.