Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Deck the Halls!

Hi there!
Glad you stopped by!  This week I held another one of my Christmas card classes - I had 23 ladies join me!  It was SO much fun!
I start my Christmas card classes in August - yep, August!  I have a one Christmas card class each month and we make 4 cards at each class...the idea is everyone has 20 handmade cards after December's class to send with their Christmas wishes to their friends and family.  I have to say - it is a huge hit!
So what does it look like when you are cutting 100 cards?  I love to see the cardstock and paper stacked up after it is all cut........

Here is the card we made...

I used the new stamp set from the Holiday Catalogue called Christmas Messages.  I just LOVE this set!  It has really great messages for the inside of your card as well as fab greetings for the front as well!  Awesome choice for your Christmas cards this year!  This 'deck the halls' worked perfectly with the second smallest framelit from the labels collection.
So here are the supplies I used:
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Be of Good Cheer DSP (retired)
Cherry Cobbler Ribbon
Big Shot
Labels Collection Framelits
Thank you for taking a look!

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stampin' Celebration #70 at Camp!

Hello there my Stampin' friends!
Thank you for stopping by today.  I have been bitten by the challenge bug at camp!  My two fav things combined into one!
Once a year, I join the best girlfriends a girl can ask for, at a Women's Wellness Weekend at Camp Kitchikewana on Beausoleil  Island, here in Ontario.  It has to be one of the most beautiful places on earth! 
Here are the views from our cabin...
It is the perfect time for women to come together to relax and try new hobbies and well, learn how to be well!  It is my favourite weekend of the year!
This year my good friend Gena and I hosted a card class at Camp!  A perfect fit, right?  I just happened to use the colour in the Stampin' Celebration Challenge.  Click here to see all of the talented folks at Stampin' Celebration! and this is the card we made....

 The supplies I used.....
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
Calypso Coral Cardstock
Designer Series Paper
Calypso Coral Chevron Ribbon
Honeycomb Embossing Folder
Bitty Butterfly Punch
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Decorative Label Punch
 Until next year Kitchi!

Friday, September 20, 2013

By the Tide!

Hi there!
So glad you stopped by!  I have another great summer card to show you today, although the weather here is changing fast - leaves are starting to change colour and I even had frost on my car windows the other morning!  brrr!
Well off to warmer thoughts.....
I have used the very versatile stamp set By the Tide!  It is in this year's annual catalogue, page 77 to be exact!  It is an awesome choice for a masculine or feminine card or even a summer scrapbook page!
I also wanted to try the layered technique I have been seeing.  I have to tell you that when I first saw this technique, I thought that it would be much too complicated for me!  Boy was I wrong!  It is such a snazzy card AND easy to make too!
Here it is.....

Fun right!

The supplies I used are:

By the Tide Stamp set
Basic Grey Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Pool Party Ink
Calypso Coral Ink
Basic Grey Ink
Pool Party Ribbon
Decorative Label Punch

Happy Stampin'


Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Watermelon Birthday!

Hello my Stampin' friends!

Thank you for stopping by today!  I can not believe it has been a week since I have posted last, I appreciate that you stopped in to have a look!

I have had a very busy week filled with lots of stamping and good favourite kind! 

I will post soon some of the things I have been working on - so stay tuned for updates!

For today's card, I wanted to share a fun summer card that we did in one of my August card classes.  It is a 'cased card' I saw somewhere on line, but I just can't seem to find where.  If this is your card, please let me know..  I will update my post if I can recall where I first found it and provide a link to the blog.
And without further card!
My card class friends really enjoyed making this card and I have to say, I enjoyed casing it!
All of these colours together scream summer, wouldn't you say?
The details are:
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock
Black Cardstock
Old Olive Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler Cardstock
Cherry Cobbler DSP
Bring on the Cake Stamp set (retired)
Black Ribbon
Ovals Collection Framelits
Big Shot
Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen
1 1/4" Circle Punch
1 3/8" Circle Punch
1" Circle Punch
Small Heart Punch
I hope that this inspired you.
Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Thoughts & Prayers - PPA 170!

Hi there! 
I was warned this might happen.......I have got the challenge bug! 
Last week I participated in my first challenge and this week, I am participating in two!  Yohoo!
I thought I would try my hand at a colour challenge - Pals Paper Arts, have a terrific one!  Beautiful fall colours......Midnight Muse, Crushed Curry and Early Expresso!  Yummie indeed!  Matching these colours all in one card took me out of my comfort zone a little bit, but boy am I happy the Pals did, after all, isn't that what a challenge is all about!
So about my card, one of my regular card class friends (Hi Marsha!) asked if we could make a sympathy card and I thought these colours would be a good fit.  It is always good to have some sympathy cards on hand in your stash. 
The Thoughts & Prayers stamp set was up for the challenge and it is such a great one to have in your collection.  I just love the verses for inside, because I never quite know what to say at a time like that.  This set is great for a get well card too.
And so, here is my card.........
The supplies I used are....
Early Espresso Cardstock and Ink
Very Vanilla Cardstock
Midnight Muse Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock (replacing Crushed Curry)
Designer Series Paper (can't recall the name, but I know it is retired)
Thoughts & Prayers Stamp Set
Decorative Label Punch
Boho Blossoms Punch
Pearl Basic Jewels
I hope my card inspires you!  Go ahead a pop on over to Pals Paper Arts and see all of their wonderful talent in action!
Happy Stampin'
3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Midnight Muse

Mojo Monday 309 Contest!

Hello my Stampin' friends!

I have a birthday card to share with you today and I chose to participate in the Mojo Monday 309 contest!  It is SO much fun!  I just love the inspiration that these designers provide!  So if you are missing your MOJO - give Mojo Monday a try!  If nothing else, stop on over and see the great talent that is posted there!

I used some DSP (Designer Series Paper) to help with my colour choices - easy peasy right?
  I also took this as an opportunity to showcase our Butterfly punches!  Why not take advantage of the Butterfly Bundle Promotion - an extra 15 % off - whoozers! 

And so here is my card..............

The supplies I used are:
Marina Mist Cardstock
Whisper Whit Cardstock
Midnight Navy Cardstock
Daffodil Delight Cardstock
Primrose Petals Cardstock
Raspberry Ripple cardstock
Designer Series Cardstock
3/4" Stitched Satin Ribbon in Primrose Petals
Word Play Stamp Set (retired)
Elegant Butterfly Punch
Bitty Butterfly Punch
2 3/8" Scallop Circle Punch
2 1/2" Circle Punch
To order any of these products click here!
Happy Stampin

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Seasonal Sayings

Hi there!

I have a very happy card to share with you today!  I just LOVE the way this one turned out - don't you just love it when the ideas in your head play out on paper exactly as you pictured them?  Well, that is exactly what happed with this card! 

I love the bright colors of this card.  I took my color cue from the Designer Series Paper, that made choosing the colors easy!  I used my markers to color the stamp instead of an ink pad.  It is an easy way to get different colors on the letters and create more interest in your greeting.  But let's not forget the chevron embossing on the Marina Mist Cardstock, my favorite part of this card!  Yummo!

And the card is.....

The Seasonal Seasons stamp set is PERFECT for this time of year!  You get a stamp for all of the upcoming holidays - Thanksgiving, Halloween, Christmas, Valentines and the one featured here, and it can be used for anything!  It can be found on page 32 of the annual catalogue.

The supplies I used are....

Early Espresso card stock and marker
Very Vanilla card stock
Cherry Cobbler card stock and marker
Old Olive card stock and marker
Marina Mist card stock and marker
Designer Series Paper
Seasonal Sayings
Chevron Embossing folder
1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon in Early Espresso
Neutrals button

To order your supplies click here

Happy Stampin'



Thursday, September 5, 2013

Sympathy Card

Hi there Stampin' friends,

I have a card to share with you today that I hate to have to give.  It's a sympathy card.  I have actually needed 2 of these in the last week!  The best part about giving these cards, is knowing that it will put a little bit of brightness in the midst of a very difficult time.

I don't like needing them, but when I do, I am always happy when I have one in my stash ready to go!
Here is my card.....

Remember to stamp the inside of your card and your envelope too!

The supplies I used are...
Very Vanilla Card Stock
Early Espresso Card Stock
Designer Series Paper
Thanks for Caring Stamp set (retired)
Crumb Cake Ribbon
Decorative Label Punch
Pearl Basic Jewels
Happy Stampin'


Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Butterfly Bundle Promotion

Hi there my Stampin' friends,

I have a really great promotion to tell you about...the Butterfly Bundle Promotion! 

I can't even begin to tell how much I LOVE this stamp set and matching punch!  I have used this stamp set and punch over and over again!  It is such a nice way to add some extra detail to a card and a scrapbook page!   It is definitely a must have for your collection. 

Here are the details.............

Dates: August 29-September 30, 2013 Offer: Get 15 percent off when you buy this bundled butterfly stamp set and punch!

Bundle ItemPage in Catalogue DescriptionRetail Price15% Savings PriceAmount Saved!
Butterfly Bundle (Clear-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Clear-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

$39.90 $33.92 $5.98
Butterfly Bundle (Wood-Mount)
Papillion Potpourri Wood-Mount Stamp Set
Bitty Butterfly Punch

Click here to place your on line order today!
Happy Stampin'
$44.90 $38.17 $6.73