Friday, May 29, 2015

Sunday Stamps Challenge

Hi there,

Thanks for stopping by!  My card today was created using the sketch over at Sunday Stamps Challenge.  It is an awesome sketch!

For my card, I knew I wanted to use one of my 'new to me stamps' but has been in the Occasions Catalgoue that was released in January!  I have been using it like crazy lately and it is great value for the money - you get lots of stamps for the price.... and go a bit further and bundle it with the Butterfly framelits and save 15% off the total!  Who hoo!

The stampset I am talking about is Butterfly Basics.  This flower stamp, is so pretty.  I used my Hardwood background stamp for the wood background.  Curmb Cake ink on Crumb Cake cardstock gives a nice subtle woodgrain, letting the flower be the focus. To get the picket fence look, I just used my paper snips to cut small 'v's' into the top where the heavy lines are.  


I am so happy with this greeting in the Butterfly Basics stampset - did you notice?  It just says 'sending wishes your way'.  They can be any kind of wishes....get well, wedding or even birthday -  LOVE it.

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Paper Players PP246

Hi there stampers, 

 For my regular card class this week I needed a little bit of help for a card design - so I turned to The Paper Players for an idea.  Here is the sketch they had for us - great isn't it?

 So with the sketch in hand, I was on my way.  I knew I wanted to use some more of that beautiful paper in the DSP stack called Painted Blooms.  After all, it is retiring in just 6 days!  From there, I picked my colours for the card base, the layers as well as my ink!

Here is my card.....

I used two stampsets for on this card - Painted Petals and Butterfly Basics. 

Thanks for stopping by!

Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Fluttering away with The Friday Mashup!

Hi there,

So glad you stopped by!  I have another Butterfly card for you today that I created for the challenge over the challenge blog The Friday Mashup! 

If you have been visiting my blog lately you know that I am in LOVE with these Butterfly Framelits, so.......when the Mashup crew decided to focus on Butterflies, I just had to jump on in!  Here is the inspiration picture.

I decided to focus on just the butterfly - I think it's stunning on it's own and it's kind of lacy in a butterfly sort of way  ;)
I wanted to try card similar to one I had seen on Pinterest.  It was by Joni Martin and I just had to try one of my own!  The butterfly wings pop out of your cardstock while the body of the butterfly is still attached.

To do this, place your top cutting plate for your bigshot only half way along the butterfly and stop it at the butterfly's body, run it all the way through the BigShot, then turn you BigShot 'sandwich' around and do it again on the other side! Voila!  A pop-up butterfly!

My cardbase is Blackberry Bliss and the DSP behind the butterfly is from the Painted Petals DSP stack.  I popped my Whisper White layer up on some dimensionals to give the Butterfly even more jump off the card.  My 'Thank you' sentiment if from the Painted Petals Stampset.  I stamped it in Blackberry Bliss and I added it to the cardstock before I cut my butterfly.  Finally, I added a few different sized Rhinestones.  I just LOVE how this turned out!

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, May 24, 2015

Roger's TV show Daytime - Springtime projects!

Hello stampers,

Today, I wanted to share with you all of the projects that I created for my latest appearance on Roger's TV! 

I am a VERY lucky demonstrator who gets to feature Stampin'UP! products on the Roger's TV show Daytime.  It airs in my local area - Barrie, Ontario, 3 times per day - and I get to join them a few times a year.  While there I promote Stampin'UP!, the fabulous products we have and direct people to find their local demonstrator through the Stampin'UP! website.  SO, if you are reading this and you are a demonstrator - be sure to keeps your DSW active!

 This show my focus was on Springtime projects, so I wanted to focus on the beautiful Butterfly Framelits, the wonderful Painted Petals and Butterfly Basics stampsets, the Painted Blooms DSP, the Curvy Keepsake Thinlit as well as the Mini Treat Bag Thinlits.

Here are some pictures of the projects that I made...

This first picture is of my whole display.  I have lots of great things here.  You can see the tools that I used to make the creations in the picture.  I have this on display while we create the projects on air!

Here is a close up of two of my projects.  I made some treat bags for the folks behind the scenes - the camera folks are so kind and helpful and I always try to bring them a little treat.  I used the Ornate Tag topper punch to help make the tags, the Butterfly Basics stampset gave me a nice little greeting and fern image and I used my Bitty Butterfly Punch to add a little dimension.

I wanted to use one of the pages from the Painted Blooms DSP to create nice spring shadow box.  Here I used my Butterfly Thinlits to create a big beautiful Monarch butterfly for the center of attention.  I also used the smallest thinlit and some vellum cardstock for a few other butterflies.  I added some strings of pearls on each one to pretty it up a little bit more.  

Here is a picture of a pocket card.  We didn't make this live on the show, but we did talk about it and talked about how great it would be for an invitation - imagine it done with Vellum Cardstock - beautiful!

This card is a simple one using the the Spring Flowers Embossing folder, some DSP from the Painted Blooms DSP and I punch my greeting out using the Decorative Label Punch.  

And last but not least, these beautiful butterfly curvy keepsake boxes.  I CASED this idea from my stampin' idol, Erica Cerwin.  She is so talented!  Check out her video on how  to make these here.

Thanks for stopping by.  Which project is your favourite?  Please leave me a comment, I'd love to hear from you!

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Case this Sketch!

Hello my stampin' friends!  

The card I have to show you today I created for my card class and used the Case this Sektch #123.

For this week's card class I wanted to focus on using some retired products - my favourites....and the Bloosom Punch is top of my list!  I just love this punch AND it's matching stampset and they are both retiring on June 1!

The patterned paper that I used is from the DSP stack in the Occasions catalogue.  It was tailored for Valentine's cards, but I think the black and white patterns can be used at anytime of year.  

The greeting is from the Sassy Salutations Stampset and it isn't retiring - whew!  SO glad it will be around for a while longer!

Be sure to stop by to see all of the great cards created at Case this Sketch!

Happy Stampin'


Fab Friday Sketch #64

Hi there!

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I have a card that I created using the inspiration sketch over at Fab Friday.  Be sure to stop by to see all the wonderful cards that were created using this sketch.  You can do that here.

This is the inspiration did I do?


For my card I used SO MANY retiring items.  The first is the beautiful Painted Petals Stampset!  I LOVE this set and am very sad to see it go.  

I also used the retiring Perfect Poka Dots Embossing folder.  sniff, sniff.  Mine has been used so much.  AND you are gong to want to get this patterned paper before it is gone too!  All of this will be retired as of June 1st.  You can stop by my on-line store and have it delivered straight to your door.  If you need any help, just send me a message

Be sure to stop by later this week.  I will posting the projects that I created for my latest segment on Roger's Daytime TV.

Happy Stampin'


Sunday, May 17, 2015

Love this time of year!

Hello there my Stampin' friends,

You have probably been wondering where I have been!  Well, I have been DROOLING over the new Catalgoue about to be released on June 2!  You are going to LOVE it!

As a demonstrator, I get to sneak peek it for almost a month before it goes live....and let me tell ya, my wish list is long....very long!  If you have ever thought of becoming a demonstrator, I am happy to answer any questions you might have - I'd love to hear from you!

And, as you know, every year Stampin'UP! comes up with 5 new In-colours to add to our colour collection.  I usually don't get very excited about them, BUT this year - they are to die for!  They will here for 2 years and they are going to get A LOT OF USE!  

Here is a sneak peek of them as well as this new Lace Trim that will be available starting June 2.....

 This week is filled with 2 card classes as well as a springtime show on Daytime with Roger's TV.  I will have some posts on the wonderful projects I have been working on.

Happy Stampin'