Thursday, December 22, 2011

Snowman Card w/ Faux Mother of Pearl

I made these cards for my co-workers, aren't they cute!?  I used the adorable snowman from Snow Much Fun stamp set, and did a little colouring with my Stampin' Write Markers. The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler, embossed with the Northern Flurry embossing folder. The strip is Baja Breeze cardstock punched with the Pinking hearts border punch. 

I did the Faux Mother of Pearl technique on the snowman. This involves some scrunched up saran wrap dipped in some Frost White Shimmer Paint and dabbed onto the image...then sponge a little Baja Breeze ink afterwards...looks amazing in person, kind of hard to catch it in a photo....

I also had to add my best friend, Dazzling Details! Gotta love glitter!

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Masculine Christmas Cards

The Frostwood Lodge Designer Series paper is a great way to turn a Christmas card into a more manly one. My boyfriend asked for me to make a few for his bosses at work, so I whipped these up in no time! I was waiting for a chance to use my new paper! LOL 
Not only do they have 'lumberjack' plaids but also wood grain papers! Love it!  I paired this paper with the Lovely As A Tree stamp set. One of my faves! Then used some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz! Perfect name for this card! The base of the card is Crumb Cake, which pairs perfectly with the Crumb Cake Envelopes, which I also stamped a pine tree image on.

Oh and don't forget the 'manly' Hemp twine wrapped around the card as well! 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Altered Christmas Decor

I made this for my friend's Christmas gift! I found the wooden 'Noel' sign at Home Sense and added my special Stampin' Up! touch to it!

In the 'O' I cut out the large scallop circle on the Big Shot with some Letters To Santa DSP, then the large circle out of the Wood Sheets. I stamped the cute snowman from the stamp set Snow Much Fun, and coloured him in with some Stampin' Write markers. The 'snow' is some Basic Pearls.

On the 'L' I added a bow with Old Olive Striped Grosgrain ribbon, and a little Vintage Tag with 'merry' stamped on it from Tiny Tags set.  I love it, now I have to make one for myself!

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Chocolate Dipped Candy Canes

I made up these little Christmas treats for my family back home in Ontario. I dipped them in milk and white chocolate and then sprinkles! I used Stampin' Up! cello bags to wrap them. The tops are the 3"x5" bags, and the bottom is a 1"x8" bag cut in half. Then I tied them together with some Pear Pizzazz or Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon.

There's lots of wonderful uses for these cello bags!

Friday, December 16, 2011


Isn't Stampin' Up! so amazing with their coordination of products?! Love how this Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper, matches perfectly with the Merry & Type stamp set!

I used 2 techniques on this card...Faux metal and Paper Piecing. I stamped the ornament image onto 3 different papers, then cut them out and glued them onto the stamped image on the basic grey cardstock.

 I did the sentiment in the faux metal.

This involves 3 layers of gold embossing then inking your stamp with Versa Mark and stamping it into the hot embossed paper. Then I punched it out with the Word Window punch.
Lots of fun!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Blitz!

WOW! You have to go check out the Clearance Rack now before all the great stuff is gone!!! There are tons of punches available  too! (old style)  Also lots of products from last years Holiday and Occasions Mini Catalogues!  Here's a few of my purchases and faves!
Tinsel Trim (in Clear or Silver) only $3.99 reg. $9.95
Botanical Gazette DSP  only $4.99 reg. $12.50
Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons  only $2.29 reg. $11.50

All punches are a great deal too!! All Large ones  for only $13.79 reg. $22.95 They have all of the different size circles too!

Hurry before your favourites are gone! These type of sales, especially when punches are involved, sell out fast!!!  Do a little Christmas shopping for yourself this year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Pewter Embossed Doily

I just love this Hello Doily background stamp! I embossed the entire image with the new Pewter embossing powder, then added some Basic Pearls and an Antique Brad in the middle. The cardstock is Basic Grey. I decided to keep it like it is, with out a sentiment. There's just so much beauty to clutter it with more I put the sentiment inside the card. I'm proud to say my family Christmas cards went in the mail today! So much better than a couple years ago when I mailed them after the 25th....LOL.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Hello, Doily Embossed Christmas card

How beautiful is this background stamp...Hello, Doily!  I embossed these with Gold embossing powder onto Chocolate Chip cardstock and added a Antique Brad in the middle. The sentiment is from Merry & Type, and the ribbon is from the Holiday Mini Catalogue...Early Espresso Quilted Satin ribbon. I also used the Colour Spritzer tool with Early Espresso Marker and added some specks in the background. 

Well, Christmas is only 11 days away, and still so much to do! I'm working on alot of gifts and goodies right now, so I'll share them soon with you all!  Here's a few photos I took on a walk in the snow the other day....

Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas BLING!

This card is definitely bling-tastic!

I wanted to crack open my new Pewter Embossing Powder, and thought it would look nice on Basic Grey cardstock, so I stamped Versa Mark onto my card and powdered/heat tooled it with the beautiful ornament stamp from the Merry & Type stamp set. The sentiment is also from this set, which I stamped with just plan Versa Mark. The bling continues with some Basic Rhinestones and Silver Glimmer paper, which I punched with the Pinking Heart Border punch.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Reindeer with Stocking Punch

My sincere apologies for not posting for over a week!! This time of year is super crazy busy at work, and it really leaves me very little spare time to create. Some days I just want to relax and not think about paper and stamps...LOL's a card from last month's Stamp Club at Allison's. I think it's super cute, so I had to share! The cute reindeer is made from the Stocking Punch and Snowflake punch for the antlers. Gotta love the dainty Mini Jingle bell on his collar!

I'll be back soon with more Christmas projects!!

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Last Day for Online Extravaganza!

Well there's only 4.5 hrs left of the sale! Hurry before it's over! click below to go to my online store and start shopping the great deals now!!

I'm in the middle of my co-workers baby shower invites right now. Sometimes I wonder why I do this to many tiny details! But I LOVE the end product, and so did she! Here's all my tiny embellies lined up and ready for gluing on the card! Next up, cutting LOTS of cardstock!  I'm so happy to be a part of her special day!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Baby Shower Invite

I'm working on a sample right now for a co-workers baby shower invitation. This is what I came up with. I was so happy she asked me to make her invites and I couldn't wait to order some baby stamps! This cute little onesie is from the Baby Tees Jumbo Roller stamp. I've never been into the roller stamps in the past, but I'm starting to really like them! Especially this one, there are 5 different onesies on this wheel, perfect for cutting out! My friend is having a baby girl, so she wanted lots of Pink! She loved the colour combo I chose, Pretty in Pink, Chocolate Chip, Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron. 
I hung the little onesie on some linen thread with a cute little Mini Clothespin (only $3.50 for 24) and created a little pennant and tiny tag with 'baby' from the Tiny Tags stamp set. 

Inside I used the stamp set Inviting ...which just so happens to be 50% off right now!!! Regular $26.95 for only $13.48!!! I added a bit of bling with some Dazzling was still wet when I took the photo...LOL 

If you like this stamp set and want to get it at 50% off go check out all the deals for the Online Extravaganza on now until November 30!! Don't wait too long! Click below to go to my Online Store and start shopping now!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Online EXTRAVAGANZA!!!!!!!!!

It's here! Online Extravaganza! from now til November 30th  get amazing deals up to 60% off on selected items! I actually can't believe what they have on sale! Some of my faves include:

Winter Post stamp set  50% off!!! Regular $32.95 for only $16.48 !!!
Candy Cane Designer Fabric 60% off!!!  Regular $12.50 for only $5.00 !!

Button Button stamp set at 40% off!!  Regular $31.95 for only $19.17

There are TONS more items at amazing prices too! Check out the fabulous 24 hr deal on these 2 items:
Simply Scored Tool  Regular $38.95 now 20% for only $31.16!!! (24 hrs only!)
And the adorable Sweet Pressed Cookie Stamps too!
Regular $20.95 for only $16.76 (24 hrs only!)
Click above to see the exclusive bundles available as well. Ribbons, Glimmer Brads, stamps and more!

Hurry and place your orders before November 30, or before tonight at midnight for the 24hr specials! Click on any of the photos above to take you directly to my Online store.
It's the perfect time to get some great Christmas gifts for your loved ones, or yourself! Or even to make Christmas cards for this holiday season!
Happy Shopping!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Vintage Monogram Decor

This is the 2nd part of my gift for my friend Allison, check yesterday's post if you missed the first monogram gift. This is a pretty large wooden 'A' I found a Winners. It's painted black and has sanded edges, so I thought I would add my personal touch by gluing the First Edition DSP on the front.Then to give it a vintage look I roughed up the edges, sponged with Soft Suede ink,  and spritzed some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz.

 I then made a flower with the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric and Paper by cutting it out with the Fun Flowers Die on the Big Shot. I used one of the  Beveled Windowpanes and stamped the 'love life, live life' sentiment from the You're A Gem stamp set to go behind it. Other embellies include Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding ribbon, Victoria Crochet Trim, Raven Lace Trim, Trinket Crowns, Linen Thread and some black feathers.

Now I need to make myself one of these!

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Spice Cake Monogram Decor

So as you probably noticed, I am a huge fan of making monogrammed decor... so here's part 1 of the birthday gift I made for my friend Allison. She LOVES the Spice Cake line, so I used the Designer series paper, Fabric and Button! This is a wooden 'A' you can find at any craft store. I traced it onto the designer paper then cut it out and glued it onto the wood, did a little sponging around the edges too. The little 'friends' tag is from Tiny Tags stamp set and punched out with the Jewlery Tag punch, pinned on with a Vintage Trinket safety pin.

Check back tomorrow for part 2 of her gift!
I wanted to keep it myself! But 'A' isn't my initial...LOL

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Spice Cake Birthday Card

This is a birthday card for my friend Allison. We finally got together yesterday for her birthday, and enjoyed a nice afternoon having lunch and shopping! I couldn't wait to give her gift to her! I will show part one of it ties into this card with the Spice Cake Designer Paper.
The stamp is from Happiest Birthday Wishes (a hostess set) My new fave tool is the Colour Spritzer  if you look closely you can see little Soft Suede speckles on the sentiment. This tool is amazing!

Thanks for stopping by! Come back tomorrow and Friday for the rest of her gift!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Altered Compostion Book - Vintage Snowman

I'm in the process of making a bunch of altered notebooks for Christmas gifts, so I thought I'd share this one with you all! I'm really loving this Snow Much Fun stamp set! Here I stamped the image onto Crumb Cake cardstock, then highlighted areas with the white gel pen, and added some Basic Pearls for his buttons. The background paper is from Letters To Santa DSP, as well as the scallop circle behind the snowman. I embossed it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder on the Big Shot and then used the Sanding blocks to rough it up a bit. Also added some Chantilly Crochet Trim too!

We got a bit of snow today, not too much yet! Only a matter of time!! I just realized this is the start of my 5th winter in Calgary! Can't believe I've made it this long! LOL

Sunday, November 13, 2011

MORE Snow Much Fun!

Here's  another card using the Snow Much Fun stamp set. I like this guy with the little birds, so cute! The base of the card is Early Espresso, with 2 strips of Letters To Santa DSP. The extra little details include Mica Flakes, Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine, and the adorable Mini Jingle Bells! And don't forget Dazzling Details, I'm seriously obsessed with this!  Just got 2 more bottles, incase they aren't coming back after the Holiday Mini is done!
Have a great weekend!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Snow Much Fun!

This was my first chance to break into my new stamp set called Snow Much Fun, and I adore this set! I've always had a thing for snowmen, probably cause my mom covered the house with them in the winter! I love these images because they can be used with bright colours, or neutrals for a more vintage country feel.
I had to use one of my new fave In colours, Pool Party. Even though the name isn't very wintery, it has a cool icy look to it, which matches nicely with the Silver Glimmer Paper. I embossed the base of the card with the new Snow Burst embossing folder from the Holiday Mini Catalogue.

Colour in the stamped image with some Stampin' Write Markers, add a little sparkle with Dazzling Details, and you got a quick and simple Christmas card ready to go!
Be back tomorrow with another card using a different snowman stamp from this set....
Thanks for stopping by!


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