Monday, August 26, 2013

Pals Paper Arts - PPA169

Hello my stampin' friends!

I have a very quick post for you today and it is my FIRST official challenge!  I am SO excited! 

I have decided to participate in Pals Paper Arts challenge and create Christmas card for my next Card class.  So for those of you are getting a sneak preview!

Here is today's card...
The supplies I used are...
Crumb Cake cardstock
Whisper White cardstock
Cherry Cobbler cardstock
Old Olive cardstock
Season of Style Designer Series Paper
Stamp set Evergreen
Stamp set More Merry Messages
1" circle punch
1 1/4 " punch
Old Olive Ink
Cherry Cobbler Ink
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

The Tall Ships are Coming and The Open Sea

Hi there!

Today, I wanted to share with you a special event that took place near my home this past weekend and it reminded me of a card I made for one of my card classes.

My family and I spent most of the past weekend in Collingwood Ontario, where there were festivities commemorating the bicentennial of the war of 1812 including a visit from the Tall Ships!
This is a picture of one of Collingwood's most famous landmarks...the Collingwood Terminals.  They are grain elevators constructed in 1929 and they can be seen for miles.  The ships were docked right behind them.
And here is a picture of the gorgeous landscape...Georgian Bay with Blue Mountain in the background.  The ski hills are green right now, but oh so beautiful!  I often think to myself, just how lucky am I to live so close to this!


There was a re-enactment of the war, some displays of old time children's toys and other memorabilia and the ships - the fabulous ships - visiting us from the United States.
 These ships are stunning and to think they came all the way from Michigan and California to visit some of the major ports here in Ontario.

And so you are probably saying 'so where is the card?'  Well, of course, seeing the Tall Ships reminded me of one of the Father's Day cards I made this year.  I used The Open Sea stamp set that is available from the main catalogue.  It is an awesome nautical set that is great for masculine cards and scrapbook pages alike.  I also used the very versatile word set Delightful Dozen - it covers all of the major greetings with one set!
Here is my card...

I love adding some detail to the inside of my cards and the envelope too!
 I hope my card inspires you.

The supplies I used are:

Whisper White Cardstock
Night of Navy Cardstock
Nautical Expedition - retired Designer Series Paper
The Open Sea Stamp Set
Delightful Dozen Stamp Set
Night of Navy Classic Stampin' pad
Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' pad
1/2" Seam Binding Ribbon in Cherry Cobbler
Decorative Label Punch

Thank you for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'



Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tiny Tiny Wishes

Hello my Stampin' Friends!
For today's post, I have a card I created for my most recent card class and for a sketch challenge over at Paper Craft Crew!  I was SO excited to be able to participate in my first know, I thought long and hard, I planned, I promoted it in my card class and then whammo!  I realized I was too late to participate!  Oh well, better planning next time.  Well I promised my friends from class that I would post it on my blog and so, here it is....I hope you like it.

Well, I had great fun creating this card we had great fun making it too!  Go ahead and check out Paper Craft Crew.  They are a very talented bunch with some awesome sketch challenges!
Here are the supplies I used:
Paper: Very Vanilla Cardstock, Early Espresso Cardstock, Limited Edition Designer Series Paper (retired), Marina Mist Cardstock, Marina Mist Designer Series Paper
Stamp Sets: Teeny Tiny Wishes, Established Elegance (retired
Accessories: Big Shot, Chevron Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Marina Mist Ribbon (retired), Elegant Butterfly Punch, Bitty Butterfly Punch
Thank you for stopping by today!
Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

my first post

Paper Pumpkin kits

Hello my Stampin' friends.
Welcome to my Blog!  I am SO excited to start my blog.  I have been thinking about and planning my blog for a very long time and to finally get it started - it is an awesome feeling!
A GREAT BIG thank you to my good friend Gena Fotopoulos!  If it weren't for her, I may never have gotten this blog started - she has shown me the ropes, so to speak, and has taken the mystery out of blogging!  Her blog is fabulous and her cards are gorgeous!  Please visit her blog and check it out for yourself!  Stamp Sense Cards
For my first post, I wanted to share with you the wonderful world of My Paper Pumpkin! It is a subscription for a fabulous kit that arrives at your door monthly.  It has great tools inside for some creative inspiration and for the month of August it is on sale!  Here are the details....

Paper Pumpkin Promotion

Offer Dates: July 18, 2013 -August 31, 2013

Offer Details: Use the promotion code PUMPKINDEAL to join Paper Pumpkin before August 31, 2013, and pay only $12.50 a month* for the first two months.
*plus tax, where applicable. Shipping included!

What is Paper Pumpkin you ask?  Here's the nitty gritty:
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, d├ęcor, and more! (We've even colour-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive. 
  • Each kit gives you a 30-minute creativity escape. 
  • We will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.   
  • You need to sign up for a kit by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. 
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership $24.95 per month (and shipping is included!) but remember it is half price if you sign up during the month of August!
  • There's no commitment, you can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. 
  • The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in the first month of your membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block! 

The Promotion Fine Print:
  • For new subscribers only.
  • Promotion applies only to the first two months of a new subscription. After receiving two month's worth, the price for each month's kit will go to the regular price: $24.95.
  • You need to visit to join.
  • You must click "Add Promo Code" and then enter the promo code PUMPKINDEAL in the "Promo Code" field when you sign up on the website to take advantage of this promotion.
  • You must join by Saturday, August 31, 2013; 11:50 PM (MT).
Please remember to name me as your demonstrator.

Please contact me if you have any questions!

Happy Stampin'