Tuesday, February 19

Springtime is almost here!


Here's a card I made recently with the Berry Bliss Designer Papers from Stampin'Up! Spring~Summer 2008 Collection. I am surprised I enjoyed making it so much because there was no stamping. I also used the handy Crop-A-dile with the jumbo pewter eyelets and the five flower punch. I love the Chocolate Chip cardstock paired with the Purely Pomegranate and Black cardstock. It was fun to make another square card inspired by a certain group of ladies who I know like to make square cards, you know who you are. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Monday, February 11

Anastasia Stamps


Whenever I get out the stamps she asks, "Can I help you mommy?", which is very hard to resist. I never realized how much the stamps resemble building blocks! I couldn't resist taking and posting this photo of her and the Simply Said set with a little Always mixed in.

Tuesday, February 5

JOIN THE SALE-A-BRATION! with Stampin'Up!


Free Product is what it's all about
Every year Stampin' Up! gives customers, hostesses, and new demonstrators the opportunity to earn fantastic, FREE, limited-edition stamp sets they'll enjoy for years to come.
FEBRUARY 1ST TO MARCH 17TH 2008
Don't miss your chance to earn free products! Book a workshop or place an order today! Call me at 604 523 9839 or if you don't already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator, use our Demonstrator Locator to find one near you, and get ready to Sale-A-Brate!
Here's how Sale-A-Bration works:
Customers
When you spend $70 on Stampin' Up! merchandise, you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward. There's no limit-for every $70 you spend, you can select another free Sale-A-Bration reward.
Hostesses
When you host a workshop of at least $400 (before tax and shipping), you'll receive a free Sale-A-Bration reward in addition to all of the regular hostess benefits!
New Demonstrators
During Sale-A-Bration, anyone who joins as a demonstrator can choose any stamp set--a value of up to $60.95--from the Spring-Summer 2008 Collection! Plus, new demonstrator recruits get 20 percent off the Demonstrator Starter Kit--over $400 of Stampin' Up! products and business supplies for only $208!
Above is a note holder we made in my stamp club last month using a Simply Scrappin'kit and the clear buttons with the rub ons from the SAB brochure. All the other choices are stamp sets but I love the rub ons because it comes with FOUR sheets in black, white, chocolate chip and old olive. all images copyright Stampin'Up!

Monday, February 4

Stampin'Up! Valentines




Here are a couple of Valentine's I been making using my current favorite set Always! The first one on top, uses the five petal flower punch with a jumbo eyelet set with the Crop-A-Dile and various circle punches and some Scenic Route paper on basic black, real red, pretty in pink cardstock with the matching inks too. The second one underneath was a little more time consuming. I used the scallop punch to make the outside edge around the heart with the textured cardstock. I cut up two punched scallop circles and then cut them up some more and attached them to the I used the same colours but I added the whisper white and stamped my own 'paper' to add. The first card gave me the idea for the second one. It's great to make some cards I am so happy with. Last night at work I decorated the office with some of the cards from my vintage Valentine collection. At Christmas one of the girls put stockings on all our lockers in the lunch room and a tablecloth on the table and it almost made you forget you were at work. I didn't have a tablecloth but the lockers look nice. I just love vintage Valentines and will have to do a post on that later. It just started snowing here and even though I don't like driving in it, shoveling it, walking in it, pushing a stroller in it, getting wet and cold in it, I think it looks very pretty coming down and I love to watch!

almost all images copyright Stampin'Up!

Saturday, February 2

Pat's Chocolate Bar


For my Stamp Club last month one of the projects we made is pictured here. We used the Enjoy the Moment stamp sets and a 3/4" circle punch along with Chocolate Satin Ribbon, Silver Cord, Pretty in Pink cardstock and inks as well as Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series Paper. This photo is of my husband Patrick's version which of course is a little different from the actual design because he loves to experiment.

Stampin'Up! Workshop with Jessica May and friends



Here's one of the cards we did with a lovely group of ladies last week. I met so many interesting women and we had a good time, stampin'the night away. It was nice to be so close to home as well.

Rose Cottage Simply Scrappin' Paper Bag Book






This album was designed by Erika Martin and holds loads of photos!


...made completely from scratch with the kit and paper bags plus lots of sticky strip.
All images copyright Stampin'Up!
This class will be offered in February using the Simply Scrappin'Rose Cottage kit which is very similar to the photos below except the colours are Chocolate Chip, Rose Red, Soft Sky and River Rock instead of Old Olive, Groovy Guava, River Rock and Always Artichoke which is no longer available.