Thursday, September 30, 2010

Christening Card...

My cousin Meredith's baby girl Indira is getting baptized soon, so i made this sweet little card for her. I just love Pretty In Pink and Chocolate Chip colours together....





Just had to add this into the post....i got to meet Indira for the first time last night! She is sooooo adorable!!  Such a good baby too!!
here's a couple photos of me and her as well as one with her opening my gift and this card!!
so cute!!!




Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Stamp Club - September 2010

Today i am flying to Toronto to visit family for 2 weeks! So excited to go home!!
Here's a few pics from Sunday's Stamp Club at my upline Allison's house! And a  few pics of her AMAZING halloween projects! She's so talented!!



 Technique #1: Shaving Cream and re-inkers....the bats were punched from the shaving creamed paper...



Technique #2 - Custom Stamp Pad with Baby Wipes and re-inkers!



I love this new technique, haven't done it before....thanks to Allison for a great Stamp Club this month!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Friends Never Fade....Make-n-take

Here's the other Make-n-Take for my mom's Stampin' Up! Workshop on Wednesday  Oct.6 at 6:30 pm. Those who are attending are welcome to bring a friend or family member! The more the merrier!!! Please email me by Monday Oct. 4th if you are interesting in coming to Welland!




We will be doing the Paper Piecing Technique! 
Can't wait to see everyone soon!!


Oh and i'm taking a 2 week break from the Layout of the Weeks while i'm on vacation. I'll start back up with them after Thanksgiving! (that's Canadian Thanksgiving!  ;)

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Organized Chaos

Hard at work...here's my craft corner....just testing out my boyfriends new HD camera....i'm so jealous i want one too!  I'm busy preparing all my supplies for my class and workshop in Ontario...i have one more day left til i fly out Tuesday morning!!


I'm not messy, i'm creative....

;)

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Perk up!

This is a sample of a card i am going to have available for sale at my upcoming classes....also we will be doing a make-n-take similar to this for Margo's Workshop on Wednesday Oct. 6 from 6:30-9pm....anyone who is able to come is welcome! Please message me via Facebook or email at cravingstamping@hotmail.com if your interested!! * note this is in Welland, Ontario Canada! :)




Friday, September 24, 2010

Cutting and Prepping Night!

Sorry for the late post, but i've been busy cutting and preparing all my cards for my Stamp-A-Stack Class! I'm all done!! :) I've got 2 more days to finish all my stuff and pack it in my suitcases...hope everything fits! Fingers crossed!! ;) I also made some cute little thankyou gifts for everyone who comes to my class or workshop! I'll post those after my class....but they are so cute, can't wait to show you all!
So here's what i've accomplished tonight... Feels so good to get everything organized! My box of tools and supplies is getting bigger and bigger...i think my large suitcase will be filled! No room for clothes!! LOL


One more work day for me until vacation!!!! Hope tomorrow goes by fast! Can't wait to go home and see my family and friends!!!  :)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Christmas Card #3- stamp-a-stack class

Here's the final card for my Holiday Stamp-a-Stack class Oct. 8th...
It's a Glittery Christmas!  We're going to use the new Silver Glass Glitter, as well as do a little embossing with the Iridescent Ice powder and the Heat Tool! This is going to be a fun class! Don't forget to email me at cravingstamping@hotmail.com if you want to come! Registration closes this Saturday!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Christmas Card #2 - stamp-a-stack class

Here's the next christmas card we will be making at my holiday Stamp-a-Stack...
it's a Vintage Christmas Tree...using the new Deck the Halls DSP...and i LOVE the new rhinestones! They really do look like diamonds, i've used other kinds in the past, but these really do sparkle more!



There's still 3 more days to sign up for my class!! I'll post the final christmas card tomorrow! see you then!


Stampin' Up! products used:

Paper: Deck the Halls DSP, Always Artichoke/Crumb Cake cardstocks
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Inks: Soft Suede
Embellishments: Big Designer buttons, Victoria crochet trim, basic rhinestones

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Christmas Card #1 - from Stamp-a-Stack Class

Here's the first of 3 christmas cards we will be doing at my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack class Oct. 8 in Welland, ON at 6:30pm....
We will be doing the Spotlight Technique and using the new Jolly Holiday Designer Series Paper, as well as one of my favourite christmas sets Holiday Lineup!


There's still time to sign up for my class, email me if you live in the Niagara Region at cravingstamping@hotmail.com 
Registry closes this Saturday (Sept 25)

Other cards we are doing include 1 Thanksgiving, 1 Halloween  plus 3 Christmas.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Layout of the Week #8

WICKED FUN!
I've had these pictures for almost 2 years and have been waiting to do a fun layout with them, finally i've done it!! With the help of some Wicked Fun DSP, Raven Lace Trim, and Silver Glass Glitter, how could you go wrong!? These photos were from my friend/upline's Halloween party 2 yrs ago, it was such a fun time! Wasn't Allison's Joker makeup awesome!










Stampin' Up! Products used:
Paper: Wicked Fun DSP, Old Olive/Rich Razzleberry cardstocks
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Embellishments: Raven Lace Trim, Silver Glass Glitter
Punches: Small Oval, Decorative Label, Curly Label, 1 1/4'' circle



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Sunday, September 19, 2010

I'M DONE!!!!!!! :)

FINALLY!!
I just put the last ribbon on, and boy my fingers hurt! LOL So here's the finished products....also a fun little timelapse video of me tying the last 20 or so ribbons on the toothpicks! Also a couple pics of how i attached the toothpicks onto the decoration, i had a few people asking... Now onto the next couple dozen projects i have to finish this week before i fly home for my brother's wedding!!



I sticky taped the toothpick to the back of the Scallop Punched front...


Then sandwiched the toothpick between with a circle punched piece stamped with the 'Made with Love' stamp from Art by Design set.


And....tada!


video

Whew! feels good to gets these out of the way!



Check back tomorrow for my Layout of the Week #8!!!


Stampin' Up! products used:

Stamps: Aviary, Art by Design
Paper: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White Cardstocks
Ribbon: Marina Mist and Early Espresso 1/8'' Taffeta
Punches: Scallop Circle, 1 1/4'' circle
Inks: Marina Mist, Chocolate Chip


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Friday, September 17, 2010

Cupcake Decorations....Production Night!

So i'm well on my way now to finishing these cupcake decorations for my brother's wedding. He's getting married Oct.2, i'm flying home (Ontario) in 10 days!!! Can't wait! But i've got so much to do before then!! But here's a few pics of the process...i'm doing close to a hundred, enough for decorating half of the cupcakes...Also when i get home i have to BAKE all the cupcakes too!! :)  So tonight i've been spending the last 2 hours Stamping, Sponging, Punching, Sticky taping and toothpicking, then ribbon tying!! LOL This was all my idea too! But i've got my GLEE playlist going and feeling good!! :) Don't Stop Believin'!!! ;)











Thursday, September 16, 2010

Holiday Stamp-A-Stack Class....Halloween Card

Here's the Halloween card we will be making at my Holiday Stamp-A-Stack Class in Welland, Ontario on Friday Oct. 8  from 6:30-9pm. So far i have 7 people joining us, if anyone else is interested and lives in the Niagara Region, please email me at cravingstamping@hotmail.com for all the info!!




Can't wait to see everyone very soon!!!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sneak Peek Christmas Frame...

So i just got the new Big Designer buttons in the Deck the Halls colours....they are beautiful! and BIG!! i've had a beat up frame i've been wanting to do something with, so i started working on it tonight. I'm using the Deck the Halls Designer Fabric as well as the Wood Sheets...i will post a pic of the finished product in a few weeks cause i'm planning on giving this to a certain somebody soon... :) Can't spoil the surprise, but here's a few pics of some details i've finished...






I was testing my new Smooch Spritz in Log Cabin and accidentally got a bit on the buttons, but i like it!


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Thanks so much!!

This card is to all the wonderful women from Stampin' Connection who recently Followed my blog, and special shout out to  Chanda Stehlik for her great idea of helping us all out! Thanks ladies!






love these colour combos!

Stampin' Up! products used:

Stamps: Aviary, Trendy Trees
Paper: Old Olive, Marina Mist, Concord Crush, Whisper White Cardstocks
Inks: Concord Crush, Marina Mist, Old Olive
Embellishments: Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Vintage wallpaper Embossing Folder, BIG SHOT


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Monday, September 13, 2010

Another WICKED halloween card...

This Wicked Cool stamp set is definately getting used alot this Halloween season! 




Stampin' Up! Products used:
Stamps: Wicked Cool
Paper: Wicked Fun Specialty DSP, Old Olive/Pumpkin Pie/Whisper White cardstocks
Inks: Old Olive, Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Pumpkin Pie
Embellishments: Glimmer Brads, Raven Lace Trim ribbon


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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Layout of the Week #7

I'm lovin' this new layout...only cause the photos are hilarious! These are a collection of pics of me and my boyfriend Carlos 'rockin' our shades'... these were taken at a Banff gift shop this past March and i've been wanting to do a layout for some time. I used 3 of the new In Colours for this layout...Poppy Parade, Concord Crush and Pear Pizzazz...






And i used my new Junior Alphabet Sizzlits!! LOVE THEM!


Stampin' Up! Products Used:

Stamps: Circle Circus, Art by Design
Papers: In Colour DSP stack (concord crush 12x12), Pear Pizzazz/Poppy Parade Cardstocks
Embellishments: In Colour Ribbons, mini library clip
Tools: BIG SHOT, Timeless Type Junior Alphabet Medium Sizzlets


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