Friday, July 29, 2011

Gone Roadtrippin'

I'm spending the next 7 days among mountains, lakes, wineries, wildlife, and a great friend's company in the beautiful province of British Colombia!! My best friend Sarah from Ontario, is flying out here this morning and we are leaving early tomorrow for our week long roadtrip!! Can't wait!!!!  Our destination is Kelowna, BC in the Okanagan Valley ....from what I hear, it's unbelievably gorgeous! Wineries, mountains, lakes....how could you go wrong!    So anyways...back to my layout....I wanted to do a roadtrip themed scrap layout with the new stamp set in the Summer Mini Catalogue called Travel Log   This photo was taken of me on top of Whistler's Mountain in Jasper, AB  last summer on Sarah and I's roadtrip. We started an annual summer roadtrip, this year is our 3rd! 

The colours I used are Melon Mambo, Pacific Point, Daffodil Delight, and Wild Wasabi.
So I will be back in a week! Hope everyone is having an awesome summer! I'll be back with some photos from the roadtrip next weekend....Ciao!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Wedding Reception Seating Chart

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I've been busy this week making 180 name cards for my friend Jacylyn's seating chart for her wedding this September. You may remember an older blog post last month of her Wedding Invitations I made for her, if not check out this post to see....  I wanted the colours to match with the invitations so I used Chocolate Chip and So Saffron cardstocks, as well as the Tangerine Tango embossing powder with the Fabulous Florets stamp set. 
name cards
Her vision for the seating chart is really cute with a rustic feel....We have a wooden backdrop which we will string twine across in rows, then clip the name cards on the twine with the adorable new mini clothespins!!! Everyone will just go up, find their name and table number, grab their card and find their seat! I love it!  I will take lots of photos on the day of the wedding to show you the finished product!


It was alot of cutting and gluing! But so happy to be a part of her wedding!!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Embroidery Frame - feat. Timeless Portrait Fabric & Letter It stamp set


When I saw the embroidery frames done up in the new Idea Book & Catalogue (page 78), I knew I had to try it! I've got so many great ideas for these! For this one, I used the Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric for the background. I did some sponging to antique the frame and a bit of the fabric with Soft Suede ink. The letters are from the New alphabet set called Letter It.
The embellishments are an assortment of Designer buttons, ribbons and Vintage adornments. 


This is a photo of my brother and his wife on their wedding day....i love it!

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Pocket Card - Timeless Portrait Fabric!

I love when Stampin' Up! brings out new Designer Fabrics, they keep getting better and better! The new Timeless Portrait Designer Fabric from the new catty is gorgeous! I used a strip on this card and tied a bow with it. So simple, no sewing required! Just make a little cut for the width you want, then rip! This card is a pocket style one, my first! The insert pulls out and you can write your message on it.

I used the new Pool Party incolour paired with Basic Black, it's a lovely combo! 
The circle on the top is the 2 1/2" punch, which I had embossed with the new Stripes Embossing Folder , then I rubbed my Basic Black ink pad on top of the embossed lines. Added some basic rhinestones for some glitz too!



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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Flirtatious Suite Framed Art...featuring Pennants!

The new Flirtatious Suite product line is so pretty in the new Idea Book & Catalogue...I just adore the 'flirty' lace prints on the Designer paper, stamp set and Designer Fabric! I made this cute framed art for my cousin's baby girl who just turned 1 as a birthday gift.

The new Pennant Parade stamp set and coordinating punch is so much fun to play with! The creativity is endless! To make these little banners, I have one suggestion for a must-have tool....the 1/16" Handheld Circle Punch! It's the perfect size for punching holes to string the pennants together! I used the white Baker's Twine to string them together as well.

Can't wait to give this to her!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunny Fun!

It's been so hot here in Calgary the past few days! So it's perfect weather for using my Sunny Fun stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue! It was my first time using this adorable set, so I made 3 cards so I could test each stamp! It's so hard to choose a favourite, but I think I like the popsicles...or maybe flip flops...can't decide!

Here's each one up close:




Cardstock colours used in all three are: Island Indigo, Pool Party, and Peach Parfait...all summery names!

Tell me, which stamp is your fave??

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Faux Suede Technique

So this was our technique for July Stamp Club at Allison's. We did Faux Suede. I've show this technique before at one of my classes, but this was a nice refresher. We 'sueded' the ruffled looking strip of Melon Mambo cardstock on the right side. Looks like ribbon doesn't it?

To do this: You'll need a bone folder and a strip of paper. Run your bone folder along the paper a bunch of times as if you are using a paring knife. That's the best way I could describe it. Keep doing this on booth sides til the paper starts to separate into 2. Then peel it apart slowly, and you get this soft suede looking side to the paper! Quick and easy way to add texture to a card.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pennant Parade - Birthday Hats!


Here's another card we did last weekend at Allison's Stamp Club...isn't it cute!  We used all of the wonderful new In colours, and Chocolate Chip. This Pennant Parade stamp set is so versatile, you can make birthday, Christmas, icecream cones, you name it!  And isn't that NEW  1/2" Scallop Dots  ribbon adorable!

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Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Fabulous Florets with Stamp Off Technique

We just did this at Stamp Club this past weekend at Allison's...I just love this stamp set and of course we used the new In Colours... Lucky Limeade and Wisteria Wonder! Our technique here was Stamp Off, very simple, yet creates a nice dimension to the card. Just ink your stamp and stamp off the card on a piece of scrap, then on your card for a lighter image in among your darker images. It creates the look of stems and leaves behind the other ones.

Well, I've got alot of catching up to do with all my last 2 months of Stamp Club projects! Been really busy here with Calgary Stampede at work!  Here's a few photos of me enjoying some fun time at Stampede this past Sunday!

In my Cowgirl gear!

In the Native teepee area!

The Midway area...loved the huge monkeys! lol

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Special $119 Starter Kit Promo - with free gift!

Stampin' Up! has done it again!! Another great deal on Starter Kits!!! You won't want to miss this!

 

$119 Starter Kit and Free Project Kit Promotion



Dates: July 1-31, 2011

Promotion Details: It's always more fun to stamp with friends! The limited-time $119 Starter Kit is the perfect choice for the lover of Stampin' Up! products. Not only do you get an great deal on all of these products, but you get a 20% discount on future orders (including a 30% discount on your first order as a demonstrator!)

As a bonus, you will get a Christmas Keepsake project kit absolutely FREE--a $50 value! This exclusive kit contains everything you  need to create a beautiful Christmas Keepsake Box to hold your most treasured Christmas memories.



See below for details on the limited-time $119 Starter Kit.

$119 Starter Kit

Contains over $200 in products and business supplies--including new products from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue! All items below are recommended, but a new demonstrator can substitute a similar item of equal or lesser value.

Page
Item
Description
57
123225
Easy Events Clear-Mount Set*
69
122740
Pennant Parade Wood-Mount Set*
177
102277
Old Olive Classic Stampin' Pad
177
105216
Pumpkin Pie Classic Stampin' Pad
177
103133
Real Red Classic Stampin' Pad
177
119706
Brights 8-1/2" x 11" Assorted Card Stock
180
101179
Basic Black Classic Stampin' Pad
182
107311
Whisper White Note Cards (20)
185
124339
Just Add Cake Designer Series Paper*
195
124142
Chocolate Chip 1/2" Scallop Dots Ribbon*
203
122129
Blender Pen (1)
205
118486
Clear-Mount Block C
206
104332
SNAIL Adhesive
*New to the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue!

Business Supplies

The business supplies in these promotional mini kits will be the same business supplies that are in existing starter kits; no alternative selections can be made for business items.
  • Getting Started DVD
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Guest Invitation Postcards (100)
  • 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalogue (8)
  • 2011 Summer Mini Catalogue (8)
  • Stampin' Up! logo vinyl
  • D├ęcor Elements applicator
  • To My Hostess Envelopes (10)
  • My Digital Studio Marketing DVD
  • Recruit Folders (5)
  • Recruit Brochures (20)
  • Customer Order Forms (50)
Hope you can join my team! Take advantage of this great deal, even if it's just for the discount! Click here for more information on becoming a Demonstrator. Feel free to email me cravingstamping@hotmail.com for any questions! 

Monday, July 4, 2011

Happy 4th of July!

Just wanted to say 'Happy 4th' to all my American followers, and my American Family! I'm taking the weekend off of stamping to enjoy the beautiful weather! I'll be back with a project tomorrow! Hope everyone is having a safe and happy long weekend!!!

Friday, July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day!

 Happy Canada Day to all my fellow Canadians! And....happy NEW Idea Book & Catalogue Day!
I made this cute little Canadian flag with my new Perfect Pennants Die on my Big Shot! Isn't it adorable?
I used the Canadian Pride stamp  in Poppy Parade ink, with matching paper and ribbon. The Perfect Pennants Die is perfect for making little decorations or banners! Can't wait to do more with this die! The new catalogue is now live ! Go check it out, sit back, relax, and enjoy looking through the website. If you'd like a copy of your own email me at cravingstamping@hotmail.com. For my customers in Ontario, yours are ready for pick up from my mom. Thanks!  Have fun shopping!

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