Saturday, April 30, 2011

Carryover items from the Occasions Mini Catalogue

This is a list of carryover items that Stampin`Up! has available from the Occasions Mini Catalogue.  Although most items in the catalogue will no longer be available after today, the items featured here can still be purchased.  Please contact me by phone or e-mail to place an order. 
Have a great day and enjoy the sunshine!!

Friday, April 29, 2011

An early start to a great promotion

This morning before leaving for work, I went to the Stampin`Up! demonstrator web-site and saw that they are beginning National Scrapbooking Month early.  How exciting is this ?!? 
For those of you who wish to place a last minute order for items in the Occasions Mini Catalogue, which ends on Saturday, April 30th, and want to get a head start on the 30% discount for some really fantastic scrapbooking products (good for card making as well) please contact me as soon as possible to place an order.

Not to worry, however, you have until May 31st
to order your supplies available during National Scrapbooking Month.  As well, the new Summer Mini Catalogue begins on May 1st until August 31st.  It is FILLED with some amazing stamp sets, designer series paper and accessories that you are sure to love. 
The Summer Mini Catalogue will be available for on-line viewing at beginning May 1st, or send me a message and I will mail a copy of it to you. 
If you are in Canada and wish to place an order, please contact me by phone at 819-868-0686 or by e-mail at to place an order for any of the amazing products that Stampin`Up! offers. 
Have a great weekend and happy stamping!!

Monday, April 25, 2011

A little fun

This is a card that I made for a friend at work.  His birthday is this week and he loves the Angry Red Bird game.  I hope that he likes the card half as much as he does his game-time during his breaks!!   

Easter projects

Just a quick post today, to share a few Easter projects.  The first was the card that we made at an Easter class a few weeks ago.  I made up a few extra for my family. 

 This is the card that I made for my parents.  I really wanted to use my new Bigz Fun Flower die for the Big Shot.  It also permitted me to try making a square card using the scallop square die. 

And last, but not least, is a carrot that I made using the Petal Cone die as an Easter decoration.  I threaded some ribbon through a button and so the carrot can be filled with goodies for the kids, young and old!  I saw this on Angie Kenedy Juda`s site: and wanted to try it myself.  After I cut out the cone, I passed it through the big shot again, using the Distressed Impressions Pad from the Texture Plates kit #4.
I hope that you enjoyed your Easter with your loved ones.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Kayla`s baby shower

Hi, today I thought that I would share a card that I made for my cousin Kayla.  Her baby shower was yesterday.  As you can probably already guess, she is having a boy!!
I used a retired stamp set "Wild About You" for the card and the Nursery Suite dsp from the 2010/2011 Idea Book and Catalogue.  I wanted it to match her gift
which uses Whisper White, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron, Bashful Blue and Daffodil Delight.  I also used Crumb Cake on the card. 
So, here is her gift, it is a   12 x 12 shadow box that contains 16, 2 1/4 x 2 1/4 squares that I decorated using different stamp sets (new and old), many punches and the Big Shot as well.  I saw this on Michelle Surette`s web-site and knew immediately that I had to make one of these.  If you`d like to see Michelle`s original version, please visit her site:
If you would like a list of the stamp sets, punches or Big Shot products that I used, please send me a message and I would be happy to tell you. 
I have a few favourite squares; the star and the moon on the bottom corner with the clouds that I made using the build-a-cupcake punch.  The clouds are actually the muffin tops that I adhered lots of glitter to. 
The simplicity of the onesie that came from the Baby Tees jumbo wheel.  I used the diamond pattern on the piece of Whisper White card stock under it, using the Texturz Backgrounds #1 plate. I also used it on the card that I made so that the card would match the gift.  Well, I could go on and on, so why don`t I let you tell me which squares you like instead!!
I will be back soon with a few Easter cards.  Have a great day. 

Saturday, April 2, 2011

SU! Montréal Regional event

Finally, the day has arrived!!!  Today I am
going to a Stampin'Up! Regional event in Montréal.  I am sooo excited to meet other demonstrator`s, including my up-line, Grace.  We have only ever spoken on the phone and communicate by e-mail, so this is going to be a very exciting day all around.  This event is organized so that we can meet other demos, learn new techniques and share ideas. 
I made myself a notebook and a matching pen lastnight to go with
the cards that I made for our card swap.   
I made 3 different cards, using different pieces of designer series paper from the Suite Stitches dsp on my cards because I only decided on a model a few weeks ago
(see post dated March 17th).  I was having
a terrible time deciding what to do for my make-n-take cards until my Mom asked me to make a birthday card for her sister, Laura.  So, Thank you, Mom for inspiring my projects.

This first card is a little different. 
I stepped it up a bit to give to Grace.  I changed the ribbon, added a Sweet Stitches Fabric designer brad and added pearls onto the bottom of my card.

These are the cards that I am going to swap with other demos. 
 Except for the dsp being different, the cards are the same.  I guess that next time I will
have to start planning a little earlier and have more supplies on hand, LOL. 
Speaking of which, my sister-in-law, Tracey really saved me by giving me some cardstock.  I would have had to change the tempting turquoise for another colour and I would not have achieved the same result... so THANK YOU Tracey!!  Grace also mailed me a few sheets of wild wasabi so that I could make the 50 cards for the swap that I wanted to do. 
I really appreciate both of you very much for helping me out when I needed it. 

Thanks for looking and I hope that you like the cards and the notebook that I made as much as I do.