Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Birthday Card for me!

The beautiful card was made by my wonderful friend ( and upline) Allison! Isn't it just gorgeous! And she also made a matching basket for my gift!

Thanks Allison for being such a great friend!

Happy Birthday To Me!

Today is my 30th Birthday!
And Stampin' Up! sent me this cute card made on My Digital Studio!
It even has BLING! LOL
Even the inside is cute!!
Thanks Stampin' Up!
Turning 30 isn't as scary as I thought...LOL  but it's still not fun....
This weekend my boyfriend and I are going to go on a little getaway to Banff and enjoy some time in the mountains! I can't wait!!


Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Birthday Flowers....Stampin' Up! style!

Well, tomorrow is my, dare I say it, 30th birthday...and it's such a gorgeous spring day today, I'm so happy!!! So I bought myself some birthday tulips and couldn't just put them in a plain old vase, I HAD to add a little craftiness to it!
I love flowers in jars! I added some Old Olive 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain ribbon, and a Rose Red Big Designer Button. 
Tomorrow I'm going out for dinner with a couple of my friends, looking forward to a great night out with the girls!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Have a Seat....Friend...

Happy Monday!
Well it's almost over...LOL's a late post tonight!

This is a Vintage style Friend card made with the Have A Seat stamp set and the Newsprint Designer Paper. I love that paper so much! It's all different black and white newsprints from the past...The embellishments include some Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon and Raven Lace trim (not available anymore) hopefully they bring it back in the new catalogue! Fingers crossed! I also added some Basic Pearls and a Basic Grey button from the Neutrals Designer Button collection. The edge of the card is embossed with the Tulip Frame embossing folder on the Big Shot and sponged with a bit of Craft Whisper White Ink.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Anniversary card..

I was looking at some of my Designer Paper today and realized I hadn't used much of my Love Impressions DSP. It's still available in the Occasions Mini til April may be meant for Valentines Day, but I think this card is great for an anniversary, especially for a man! No pink! Yes, there is some glitter with the Red Glimmer Paper, but the rest is quite manly I'd say!
Love that Glimmer Paper!! It'll be gone soon, so grab some now!!  2 sheets (12x12) for $4.95!


Paper: Crumb Cake Cardstock, Glimmer Paper, Love Impressions SDSP
Stamps: Hugs and Wishes, You're a Gem
Punches: Modern Label, Scallop Border


Saturday, March 26, 2011

Embedded Embossed Cupcakes!

One of my fave and easy techniques is Embedded Embossing! Here I used the Build-a-Cupcake Punch from Stampin' Up!s Occasions Mini Catalogue...on now until April 30!! I used all of the In Colour DSP and punched out the cupcakes, then glued them onto the Whisper White Cardstock, I even used the 'sprinkles' as confetti. Once everything is glued down, use the Square Lattice Embossing Folder and run it through the Big Shot, and that's it! so easy, and such a great look to any project!
I embellished with some matching In Colour Poly-stitched ribbon in Concord Crush, Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and Peach Parfait. A different way to add ribbon instead of your typical bow is to staple it on, like this......

To see all the info on this AWESOME punch, click here!

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Queen for a Day - Trinket Crowns

Hello Bloggers!

Sorry for the lack of projects this work schedule has been a bit hectic this week. Early mornings, then later afternoon shifts, most nights I get home later than usual and I just don't feel like being creative! I'm sure you all have those moments! Well, I'm back! 
Here's a card using a  Trinket Crown found in the Occasions Mini Catalogue. They come in 3 different styles, one of each, for $8.95. They also come with some lobster claw clasps for hanging on a necklace or bracelet. Super cute!

For this card I used the sneak peek Designer paper and stamp set....which you can get early too...more details to follow in a few days!!
The sentiment is from one of my fave 'word' sets from the Occasions Mini... You're a Gem... I love sets that have little sayings, they are a perfect size for punching out!

Well thanks for being patient with me!!
See you tomorrow!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Last Chance Sale-a-bration Catalogue Party!!!

One week left of Sale-a-bration!!! I'm having a Last Chance SAB catty party for all my Ontario customers! I've sent out the invites, but this is a reminder for those who check my blog! If there was something you forgot to order, or something else you've had your eye on, now's your chance to earn free stamps!!! All orders must be emailed to me at   by midnight on March 29th...All orders will be shipped to my mom's house in Welland . Don't forget, every $60 spent (before Shipping and tax) you get to pick a free stamp set from the Sale-a-bration catalogue.

My little 'ad' was made on My Digital Studio!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Bridesmaids Layout - My Digital Studio

Here's the coordinating page of The Girls, check out my previous post for The Boys!
I am really enjoying creating with My Digital Studio! Hope you all get a chance to try it out!
This is a short but sweet post...
have a good day!  :)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Groomsmen Layout - My Digital Studio

Good Morning everyone!
Hope you all had a great weekend...and saw that Super Moon! It was overcast and light snow unfortunately for Calgary ...but I did see it Friday morning around 6 am on my way to was HUGE and orange and very low in the horizon! So cool!
Anyways, here is a layout I did on MDS of my brother and his groomsmen on his wedding day. I'm planning on doing an entire book eventually, so for a little while I'm going to be working on this for fun! I will do 'The Girls' tomorrow, maybe matching this one so it will be a 2 page layout in the end.  I am really having alot of fun with My Digital Studio! Hope you all get a chance to try it out! If you'd like to see more info on it, click HERE! 

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Cupcakes!! Masking Technique....

This card was inspired by Heidi ...I just loved the way she stamped her cupcakes with the Masking Technique, so cute!! Thanks for the inspiration!
Here's my version:
The colours I used are Poppy Parade, Baja Breeze and Chocolate Chip! Papers are In Colour DSP, Play Date DSP, Chocolate Chip and Baja Breeze cardstock. Stamp set is Create a Cupcake from the Occasions Mini catalogue. Only about a month left for the Occasions Mini! Grab your stamp set and matching punch while you can!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Sneak Peek - Spring is Blossoming!

This is a sneak peek of a NEW stamp set and Designer Paper coming out in the new Idea Book & Catalogue this July! But...there will be an exciting promotion called Spring is Blossoming starting April 1st which you could be able to order these before the catty comes out, or even earn them for FREE! I'll tell you all about it in a couple weeks...but until then, take a closer peek at these awesome stamps that coordinate with my fave punch...Decorative Label...

Hope Spring is blossoming in your hometown! It was so beautiful the other day, then yesterday it was snowing on my way to work...Booooo.... oh's just around the corner! Can't wait til warm weather comes to Calgary!!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

So Much to Sale-a-brate!

I made this card on My Digital Studio with my FREE Digital Content CD from the Sale-a-bration catalogue!

This CD has tons of stuff!!
Stamp sets include: Punch Bunch, Bliss, Sweet Summer, So Happy For You...Plus all of the Ice Cream Parlor papers, ribbons, buttons, etc.... What I love about MDS is that you can resize any of the stamps, like here I made a baby Owl! so cute!
Get this CD for FREE with any $60 purchase before March 31!!!! Only 2 weeks left for Sale-a-bration! Take advantage now!!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Create a Cupcake Birthday!

If you haven't seen the new Create a Cupcake stamp set and coordinating Cupcake're missing out!!! I just opened mine, and it's so adorable! How great would these little 3x3 cards be for a kids birthday invitation, or a pack of cards as a gift! I didn't stamp any of the cupcake, it's all punched out with different papers! The top is Whisper White cardstock embossed with the Vintage Wallpaper folder on the Big Shot. The bottom of the cupcake is punched from the Candy Cane DSP (doesn't have to be for Christmas!) and the Cherry on Top is punched from the Red Glimmer Paper (still available in the Occasions Mini!)
Here's a look at the Create A Cupcake stamp set and matching Punch:
These are available until April 30 in the Occasions Mini Catalogue...hurry and get yours now! 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

New MDS Blog Header!

I just got My Digital Studio this week, and I have been having alot of fun playing around with it... Sure it takes some time to learn how to use it, but with alot of tweaking and deleting and a little bit of frustration...LOL  I finally designed my own Blog Header...and I really like it! I used my fave 'real life' stamp set Nature Walk and matching Designer paper Botanical Gazette!

My Digital Studio (MDS) is available for $106.95
Stampin' Up! has a growing list of Digital Downloads available to keep your MDS up to date with all the new and current stamp sets, papers, embellishments, punches...and more!

For instance the Nature Stamp Brush Set Digital Download is only $2.50!!!

The program comes with tons and tons of products to use, but it's so much fun to add the current products for such a cheap price! You can order them online anytime through my Website, and can instantly download them after you check out! No shipping!  ;) LOL

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Please Help a Great Cause!!

My friend/ Upline Allison Okamitsu is making these beautiful Japanese inspired cards for $5 each, 100% of ALL donations are being sent to help a family or school in Japan. She is donating all her supplies and time for this great cause. Please go check out her blog for all the info, and take the time to donate a mere $5 or more! A little help can go a long way for the poor people of Japan during this crisis! Thankfully her family and friends are safe, but so many are not....
Thank you!!!

Allison's blog:  Nice People STAMP!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My Digital Studio Layout #2

Here's my second layout done on Stampin' Up!'s My Digital Studio. My parents cat Sugar and I became 'Purrfect Friends' while I was home visiting last month. I couldn't wait to scrap some of the pics I took of her! Using the MDS software is soooo quick and simple! I used to think it was cheating since you're not actually handmaking it, but since the program has all of Stampin' Up!s products including, stamps, paper, embellishments,'s hard to to fall in love with it! You can create a whole album in an hour, and get it printed and shipped to you at a click of the mouse!  Not only can you do scrap layouts, but you can make cards, birth announcements, invitations, etc....and design your own personal blog...which I am going to work on this weekend!

My Digital Studio - First Attempt!!!

I just received the My Digital Studio in the mail today and I was so excited to try it out! This was my first attempt at a digital layout, and it's dedicated to my best friend Sarah. I've known her since Kindergarten...that's 25 years! Holy cow, we're getting old...LOL
I'm still figuring out all the cool stuff with the MDS, and it's so much fun creating at a click of the mouse!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Beveled Windowpanes and Designer Fabric....

Good Morning Everyone!
Today I have a vintage card using the new Beveled Windowpanes from the Occasions Mini Catalogue (on now until April 30) These add a special touch to any card or I highlighted the bird stamp from Nature Walk stamp set, my fave from the Mini Catty! I also used some Springtime Vintage Designer Fabric, cut on the Big Shot with the Scallop Circle Die. I wanted to do a quick tutorial on how to adhere large pieces of fabric to a card quick and easy...

For this I used the new Multipurpose Adhesive Sheets from the Mini 39
They have a Fabric Adhesive Roll as well, but for gluing to cardstock, these sheets work just fine.No ironing!.
Cut a piece of the Adhesive sheet and Fabric, for this die the measurement is 4.5"x4.5"
Peel off the top sheet with the logos and place your fabric on top...

Lay your fabric/adhesive sheet over top of your die, make sure to line it up right...

Run it through your Big Shot with the standard cutting pads like usual...

Perfectly cut fabric!

Now peel off the white backing  and your fabric will now be sticky on the back! If you find it hard to peel off I used my bone folder and rubbed it good so all the adhesive stuck to the fabric. Now stick it to your card base!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Monday, March 7, 2011

More Ice Cream Parlor goodies!

I saw a fellow blogger Martha recently do a card using the 'grassy' stamp from Valentine Defined stamp set and added buttons for the flowers. I thought it was so cute, so I did my own version using all my Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Freebies! I love having other uses for a Valentines stamp set during the year!

Get your FREE Icecream Parlor Designer Paper/Accents Pack, or matching Ribbon/ Button Pack  when you order $60 (before S&H/Tax) ....SHOP NOW!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Sale-a-bration Ice Cream Parlor Thankyou cards

I just wanted to share my thank you cards to all my customers during Sale-a-bration using the Ice Cream Parlor DSP/Quick Accents Pack and matching Ribbon & Button pack....these items are FREE during Sale-a-bration with every $60 spent.

I just love the colours used, so fresh and springy! I needed that right now, it's still so cold here in Calgary... -17C today...and I'm staying indoors again! lol
Colours in these Packs include:
Old Olive, Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point, Peach Parfait

Thanks again to all my customers for making my first Sale-a-bration as a demonstrator a great success!

Don't miss out on Sale-a-bration, only 27 days left!!!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Happy Birthday Gramps!

Today is my Gramps Birthday, here's a card I did for him!

I know it's always hard for us ladies to make masculine cards sometimes...but I thought this Lovely As a Tree stamp set is perfect for him. When it comes to nature, I always think of my Gran and Gramps who always had the best backyard, full of trees, flowers, vegetables and berries!
I used some masculine colours....Always Artichoke and Crumb Cake, added some Log Cabin Smooch Spritz, Seam Binding ribbon and some Vintage Wallpaper Embossing .

I also heat embossed the Trees with Black Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, and Versa Mark ink.

Happy Birthday Gramps!


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