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May 29, 2014

Cupcakes in a Box

Cards in a Box are a very popular style of card these days that fit in a regular sized envelope when folded flat. When I saw the "create something yummy" challenge over at SUO Challenges I knew exactly what I wanted to make - Cupcakes in a Box! I used some retiring products along with some new to create this yummy card - Modern Medley DSP and the Create a Cupcake stamp set are both retiring at the end of the month. I used the newly released photopolymer stamp set "Endless Birthday Wishes" for the sentiment, and I used a variety of colors from my favorite color family (Brights) for the cupcakes.
Supplies Used:
Paper: Modern Medley DSP, Brights DSP, Very Vanilla, Daffodil Delight
Ink: Real Red, Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo, Tempting Turquoise, Bermuda Bay, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black
Punches: 1" square (to flag the ends of the Daffodil Delight), Cupcake Builder
Accessories: Melon Mambo 1/8" Taffeta Ribbon

The Create a Cupcake stamp set is already sold out in clear mount but IS still available in wood mount at the time of this post so head on over to my online store before it too is gone!

Thanks for stopping go enjoy a cupcake!

May 28, 2014

New Catalogue Sneak Peek!

I have a sneak peek to share with you from the upcoming Stampin' Up! annual catalogue! Sea Street is the adorable stamp set I used to complete my card for the Mojo Monday #347challenge - check out that cute little crab! The sketch challenge was to incorporate a tall and skinny card - I flipped the sketch to create my card. The base measures 6 x 7" and is scored at 3.5".
 Here is the sketch:
And here is my card:

Customers can order the Sea Street stamp set in 5 days from the new catalogue - contact me if you would like a copy of the new annual catalogue and do not already have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator. I will be having ribbon/baker's twine shares as well as paper shares starting next week. Stay tuned for details!

Supplies Used:
Paper: Whisper White, Night of Navy, Real Red
Ink: Real Red, Night of Navy
Stamp Set: Sea Street
Punches: 3/4" circle, 1" circle
Big Shot: Arrows Embossing Folder, Circle Framelits
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones Jewel Accents, Silver Baker's Twine

Happy Stampin'!

May 25, 2014

Weekly Deals

The countdown is on for the new catalog! Stampin' Up! has further discounted many of the retiring items which are available for just one more week (or as supplies last) - please head to my online store for the most up to date list of clearance items. Lots of ribbon can be found on the weekly deals list as well:
Have a fabulous week!

May 21, 2014

Get Well Soon with My Paper Pumpkin

Here is the third card I made using some remnants from the April My Paper Pumpkin kit (the polka-dot Coastal Cabana paper). Once of this week's challenges over at The Friday Mashup was to make a "get well soon" card. I needed a get well soon card for a friend who had unexpected back surgery a couple weeks ago - I hope it brightens her day!
Supplies Used:
Ink: Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar
Stamp Set: Sincere Salutations (retired)
Paper: Strawberry Slush, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: 1" square punch, corner rounder punch, Heart to Heart Punch (retired)
Other: Sponge, SNAIL adhesive
Thanks for stopping by!

May 20, 2014

April Paper Pumpkin

I have subscribed to Stampin' Up!'s monthly craft kits for several months now and April's kit was something very unique - a cute 4 x 4 vanilla frame and all the supplies to make a card, gift tag, and a belly band to wrap around the frame if you were gifting it! I followed the directions and made the framed image as instructed but then I "went out on my own" and used the leftover supplies to make 3 additional cards...and I STILL have supplies leftover! Here is the picture frame:
Three stamps were included with the kit (including a Happy Mother's Day stamp) as well as 2 ink spots in Coastal Cabana and Pear Pizzazz, glue dots, 10 whisper white tags, 2 buttons, linen thread, cotton ribbon, and more. Since I wasn't parting with my frame I cut the Coastal Cabana belly band and used it on my cards. The Calypso Coral card bases were from my own cardstock. The "For You" stamp came with the April kit, the "hey there friend" stamp was from my very first Paper Pumpkin kit!

Stampin' Up! now offers prepaid subscriptions for My Paper Pumpkin which make great gifts for someone you love (including yourself!). Check out my online store for more details!

Check back tomorrow for the third card I created using My Paper Pumpkin goodies!

May 19, 2014

Burlap and Blooms Wreath

Well another long weekend is winding down - they always zip by too quick! I finally got my glue gun out and finished off my Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath that I got in one of my last orders. For $22.95 (Canadian) you get everything you need (minus the adhesive) to complete this adorable spring wreath! It was super fun to create and is a nice addition to my front door!
I discovered after I finished wrapping the burlap around the chipboard ring that I went counterclockwise whereas the picture in the catalogue shows it wrapped the other way! Oh well - it still turned out great!

The Burlap and Blooms Simply Created Wreath Kit can be found in the Celebrate the Everday spring catalogue that runs until June 1. Head over to my online store to get yours today!

Thanks for stopping by!


May 14, 2014

New Photopolymer Set released!

Stampin' Up! released a new photopolymer stamp set this week called Endless Birthday Wishes and I can't wait to get my hands on it! It has a wonderful fonts and a cute birthday cake image that will make adorable birthday cards!

The Endless Birthday Wishes Photopolymer Set is $16.95 (Canadian). Head on over to my online store to order yours before it sells out - the previous set created by this same concept artist (called Endless Wishes) sold out quickly!

I look forward to seeing what you create!

May 7, 2014

Paper Players Challenge

Happy Wednesday! I decided to play over at The Paper Players challenge (PP194) this week where they ask us to create a card with "mother" as the theme as Mother's Day is just a few days away!
Here is my card:
Supplies Used:
Paper: Quatrefancy Specialty DSP, Whisper White, Pool Party, Night of Navy
Ink: Night of Navy
Big Shot: Hexagon Hive Thinlets Die
Accessories: Coastal Cabana Ruffle Stretch Trim

I hope my mom likes it!

Thanks for stopping by!

May 5, 2014

PPA Color Challenge

I decided to CASE (copy and share everything) myself for this weeks Pals Papers Art challenge #202 (PPA202). I love the color combination they chose of Real Red, Bermuda Bay, and Crumb Cake. I just switched up the colors and embossing folder from my swap card I featured last week (see it here)and voila...a whole new look! The Bermuda Bay DSP is from the Brights DSP Stack, and the Real Red scallop circles are from the Polka Dot Parade DSP collection which will be retiring at the end of this month.

Supplies Used:
Paper: Crumb Cake, Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Brights DSP Stack, Perfect Polka Dots DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Bermuda Bay
Stamp Set: For the Birds
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder
Punches: Word Window, 1" Circle, 1-3/4" Scallop Circle, 1-1/4" Scallop Circle, Boho Blossoms, 
hole punch (other)
Accessories: Linen Thread, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Items on the retiring list are selling out fast! Head on over to my online store so you don't miss out on the Polka Dot Parade Designer Series Paper and other goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

New Catalogue is Coming!

Last Wednesday evening I had the pleasure of attending a Stampin' Up launch party which was held at a local movie theater here in Calgary. There, about 200 demonstrators got sneak peeks from the upcoming annual catalogue coming out next month and some lucky ladies even won stamp sets and the new in color paper and ink! Here is the much anticipated new catalogue cover. It is jam packed with tons of photos to inspire, new stamp sets, framelits, ribbon, and SO much more! It is a GREAT time to be a demonstrator!

Would you like to get your hands on some new product? Contact me to book a workshop for you and your friends or join me for a monthly stamp club!

May 1, 2014

Swap card & SUO Challenge #95 entry

Last night I had the thrill of attending my first Stampin' Up event which was the unveiling of the new annual catalogue coming out June 1! I had a blast getting together with other demonstrators in a movie theater here in Calgary to see all the new goodies the new catalogue will bring - and trust me, it is PACKED with awesome new stamp sets, framelits, punches, ribbon, and those new In Colors.....sigh. I am thinking the UPS trucks will be making lots of deliveries to Stampin' Up demonstrators in the coming weeks!

I made a few swaps to share with other demonstrators. Here is the card I made which technically does include a flower so I am entering it for the SUO Challenge #95 as well!
Lots of punching involved and very little stamping as you can see! The sentiment is from the set For the Birds. The flower is from the Itty Bitties Punch Pack which is retiring by the end of this month or while supplies last. The DSP is from my Brights DSP pack. Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Daffodil delight are the colors featured.

Thanks for stopping by!