Sunday, February 27, 2011

Vintage Big Shot card

I used the Big Shot for 5 things on this card!

The Big Shot Dies used here are:
Scallop Circle 113468
Scallop Circles #2 113469
Clear Circle 114533
Circles #2  114526

Embossing Folder:  Elegant Lines 119277

Also used 2 punches:
1" Circle
Designer Label

Baja Breeze Seam Binding Ribbon
Basic Pearls
Vintage Flower Adornments
Soft Suede Ink for sponging

If you don't know what the Big Shot're missing out!!! It's the most wonderful tool to have in your craft room!! Click on the photo below to see a youtube video all about this must-have machine!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Embossing Designer Series Paper!

I had alot of scraps left over from my Elegant Nature Card Class, so I wanted to do something with it...I glued the squares of Elegant Soiree DSP onto cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder. It gives the paper such a nice texture...its much prettier in person!
This paper is so pretty with all of my fave colours, Baja Breeze, Soft Suede and Crumb Cake. Other Embellishments include Basic Pearls, Very Vanilla Satin Ribbon. Sentiment is from Curly Cute stamp set, a must have!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

In Colour Pocket Silhouettes

Well, yesterday was my first day back from a 2 week vacation...and I decided to take a day off from blogging and enjoy my last day before going back to work. I am very lazy when it comes to unpacking my suitcases, so I decided to do a card with a stamp set I haven't used in a very long time....Pocket Silhouettes. Since all of my newer products were somewhere in my suitcases (from my workshops in Ontario) I decided to use some In Colours on the card as well.

 This set was one of the very first stamp sets I bought from Stampin' Up! about 2 yrs ago....I was hooked after my first order, and now look where I am! LOL 

Stampin' Up! Products used:
Paper: Concord Crush, Blushing Bride, Whisper White Cardstocks
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Poppy Parade, Concord Crush
Stamps: Pocket Silhouettes
Ribbon: Pear Pizzazz Poly Stitched
Punches: Scallop Border, Word Window

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

More Stylish Blogger Awards!!!

I just received another 2 Stylish Blogger Awards in the last few days! That's 4 now! Thanks ladies!!
Here are the 2 bloggers I received this from this week:
Kelli from Kelli Stampin' Pad
Julie from The Paper Pixie

To see the 8 things you might not know about me click the link for my old post

Well I'm leaving Ontario to go back to Calgary's been a great 2 weeks, very busy, but worth it! My 2 workshops were a great success, my class was fun, and it was great meeting so many new ladies who enjoy stamping as much as I do!
I'll be back to my normal posting tomorrow...right now I am going to enjoy my flight (hopefully with an empty seat beside me ...LOL) and then relax with my boyfriend..feels like forever since I've seen him!

I really need a vacation from my vacation! All I want is to lay on a beach and do NOTHING!!  ;)

But I'm actually really looking forward to getting back into my craft corner and start creating again!!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Vacation Pics!

Well my vacation is nearing the end...only 2 more days left! I thought I would share a few photos of some highlights with my friends and family!
My friend Sarah and me...we always have fun adventures together!
Indira and Sugar's first meeting!! Sugar was so sweet to her when she cried, she came up and kissed her and patted her cheek with her paw making sure she was ok...
My Gran and Gramps....
My first birthday cake...
My second birthday cake...LOL I had a few early birthday parties with family since I won't be with them when it's my real birthday (march 30)
Me and Sugar just chillin'...
Getting a pedicure today, hot pink nails!!!
Me and Indira ( my cousin's baby)

A big thanks to my mom and dad for throwing my 2 birthday parties, and helping me with everything while I was you!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Another Wedding Frame Gift

This one's for my brother Taylor.....

I used the Nature Walk Stamp set and matching Botanical Gazette DSP, as well as the 'wood' background from Woodland Walk DSP, and First Edition DSP. Big Shot tools include: Top Note die, Scallop Circle die, Large Circle die and Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder. Other embellishments include Vintage Tags, Basic Pearls, Twill Tape, Vintage Trinkets...

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Scallop Punch Flower Tutorial

Ok, so here's the tutorial I promised yesterday for Scallop Punch Flowers. These are super easy!

Punch some Designer Series Paper with the Scallop Circle Punch

Cut every 2 scallop in towards the middle...

Sponge the edges...

Turn upside down, rub each petal with the end of the Piercing Tool on the Mat Pack Foam.

Flip over....

Rub in the middle in a circular motion until all petals pop up...

Add a brad or button to the middle, and there ya go!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Wedding Frame Gift

I made this for my friend Sarah who got married this past October...

I made the flowers with the Scallop circle punch, I will post a tutorial on them tomorrow!
See ya then!

Stampin' Up! Products used:
Paper: In Colour DSP ( Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush), Presto Patterns SDSP
Ink: Pear Pizzazz, Concord Crush, Soft Suede
Stamps: Elizabeth, Artistic Etchings
Embellies: Victoria Crochet Trim, Antique Brads, Basic Pearls
Punches: Decorative Label, Small Oval, Scallop Oval, Scallop Circle, 2 1/2" Circle, 1 3/4" Circle, 1 3/8" C
Big Shot: Scallop Circle, Clear Circle

Friday, February 18, 2011

Elegant Nature Card Class....

Tonight I had a great group of ladies come and make my Elegant Nature Box with 6 notecards and a paperclip bookmark using the new Nature Walk stamp set from the Occasions mini, paired with the beautiful Elegant Soiree Designer Paper. To see photos of the box and all the cards CLICK HERE for my blog post. Here's some photos from tonight!

table ready to go!

Everyone working away at their cards....
Even Sugar wanted to help stamp!!

A big Thank you to everyone who attended my workshops or classes while I was visiting at home!! They were a big success!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Vintage Flower Adornment Rings

I've been on a kick lately making jewelery out of embellishments! How could I resist these new Vintage Flower Adornments from the Occasions Mini Catalogue!?! They would make perfect earrings too!

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Diane's Workshop

We had a fantastic night at Diane's last night, creating these two cards, and playing with the amazing Big Shot!!

Diane had the Faith Girlz over, they are a group of tweens from our church, and they did such  a great job with their cards, I was truly impressed!!!

They also LOVED the Big Shot and wanted to help all the 'older' ladies with theirs as well!

They suggested the church should get one for the kids to use for their classes...and we did just that!! Great idea girlz!!

Here's a few pics from the rest of the night as well! A big thankyou to Diane (my aunt) for hosting the workshop! I'm sure she's thrilled it's during Sale-a-bration, it's the best time of year!!

tables ready to go, with my little valentine's choc. treats!

Me showing the ladies my Simply Adorned Necklace...
Showing Pam how to use the Big Shot.

Thanks again ladies!!!
If you're interested in hosting a workshop during Sale-a-bration, and you live in the Calgary Area...please email me at for all the info!!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Remember When ...Notebook

Here's the last of my notebook series....

This book was made with First Edition and Love Letter DSP, Crumb Cake cardstock, Raven Lace Trim (from the Holiday Mini-see not just for Halloween!!), Antique Brads, Vintage Trinkets, Word Play set for the sentiment...and  also used the Artistic Etchings Stamp set....this is such a great vintage set, good for any occasion!

Well, I hoped you enjoyed my Decorated Notebooks! If you missed the other 3, check the last 3 posts!
Thanks for stopping by!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Happy Valentine's day everyone!!! 
I'm not with my 'hubby' today, he's still back in Calgary, but I'm here with my family and getting snuggles from my mom's cat Sugar! :)

This is a notebook i decorated with some Love Letter and First Edition DSP... I used the gorgeous Be Mine stamp from the A la Carte  section in the back of the Occasions Mini Catalogue. The ribbon is the 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain in Basic Black, with an added adornment of the  Vintage Flowers... and some Black Rhinestones (from the Holiday Mini)

Hope everyone has a love-filled day today!!

Check back tomorrow for the last of my Decorated Notebooks!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Sew Sweet Notebook!

Here's the second notebook I designed with the Sew Suite line of papers and embellishments!

There's a whole lot going on here... some strips of ripped fabric, Big Designer Buttons, Designer Paper, Pom Pom Trim, Sew Suite stamp set, Linen Thread....i think i got it all!

Check back tomorrow for the next decorated notebook...Valentine's edition!


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