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September 30, 2014

New Weekly Deals!

It's Tuesday and that means new weekly deals for Sept 30 to Oct 6 only.
Prices shown are in Canadian dollars.
For the Birds is one of my favorite stamp sets - it has been around for a couple of years and there is a cute little Christmas image in this set - perfect for making Christmas tags or getting a head start on those Christmas cards! Contact me to place your order or go to my online store!

I have been busy getting some Christmas swaps ready to share with other members of my team, the Inkin' Elite. I will share my creations later in the week!

Thank you for stopping by!

September 26, 2014

Sweet Taffy Makes My World A Better Place!

I have said it before and I will say it again...I LOVE the Brights and I love Sweet Taffy DSP! I pulled the colors right from the DSP to make this fun and bright card! I appreciate not having to "fussy cut" - the Starburst Framelits coordinate perfectly with the Starburst Sayings Stamp Set - buy them together and save 15% - a win-win in my book! (check out page 117 of the annual catalogue for more information).

I stamped "world" a second time, cut it out, and popped it up for some extra dimension.

 Supplies Used:
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White, Sweet Taffy DSP
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Melon Mambo
Stamp Set: Starburst Sayings
Accessories: Whisper White Baker's Twine,Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Big Shot: Starburst Framelits, Chevron Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, 
Arrows Textured Impressions Embossing Folder

I hope you have a wonderful weekend and have time to stamp something! I have some Christmas swap cards to work on...3 months from today is Christmas Day after all!

Thanks for stopping by!

September 24, 2014

Autumn/Fall card for SUO Challenge

The autumn theme continues this week with some more great products from the Holiday Catalogue! I am also entering this card for the SUO Challenge #106! I love autumn/fall with the changing colors, crisp mornings, and snuggly sweaters!
Supplies Used:
Stamp Set: For All Things, Hardwood background stamp
Paper: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Soft Suede, Mossy Meadow, Very Vanilla, Color Me Autumn DSP
Ink: Soft Suede, Cajun Craze
Big Shot: Woodgrain Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Large Scallop Edgelit Die
Accessories: Linen Thread, 1'1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Gold Baker's Twine

 This past weekend was the first of 12 Canadian SU Conferences this fall, held right here in Calgary - I will share a few of those pics tomorrow! I met lots of wonderful Stampin' Up! demonstrators from southern Alberta and even British Columbia, and I hope this was the "first annual" Canadian conference! Next weekend the conference will be in Nova Scotia, my old stompin' grounds!

Happy Stampin'!

September 23, 2014

New Weekly Deals

These sales are for Sept 23-29 only! Prices are in Canadian dollars. Don't miss out on these great deals - contact me today!

Have a wonderful week!

September 19, 2014

Bright Birthday for RMH Charity

Happy Friday! This afternoon is the start of the Calgary's Stampin' Up! Fall Conference. It is the first of 12 being held in Canada for demonstrators to get together and Inspire. Create.Share. With a product playground, business session, and after party it is sure to be a fun couple of days!

Each attendee is being given the chance to design a bright and cheery card for a chance to win $50 in SU product of our choice. The cards will be donated to the Ronald McDonald House charity which is near and dear to the heart of Stampin' Up! Here is the card I am submitting:

And the inside:
I used the Circle Thinlit to create my card and my favorite DSP called Sweet Taffy - I just love the bright colors and hope the people at Ronald McDonald House like it as well! Kinda Eclectic and Embellished Events were the stamp sets I used.

Happy Stampin'!

September 17, 2014

Everyone loves a sale!

A couple of wooden stamp sets are on the weekly deals list this week and a great new punch! Contact me if you have any questions or would like to place an order!


September 16, 2014

Give Thanks

Thanksgiving is just a month away here in Canada! I can't believe how fast September is flying by. We wait for so long for the warm summer days to arrive and then they come and go far to quickly. Growing up on a dairy farm in Nova Scotia we were always very aware of the changing seasons as the daily chores changed with them.

Anyway, enough reminiscing! Today I have another Thanksgiving card to share with you using lots of goodies from the new Holiday Catalog!
I used the same colour palette as yesterday with Crushed Curry, Blackberry Bliss, Cajun Craze, and Mossy Meadow. I colored the little wooden leaf accent with my Cajun Craze Marker and put a few threads from the 1-1/4" burlap ribbon behind it.

One way to get a bit more mileage out of your DSP (designer series paper) is to cut a hole in it - seriously! It is going to be covered up anyway, so just cut out the part that will be hidden and save it for another project! I used my Stampin' Trimmer to help me - you could also use a framelit and your Big Shot to cut out a piece of DSP before adhering it to your underlying card base.
Supplies Used:
Paper: Color Me Autumn DSP, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Ink: Cajun Craze, Blackberry Bliss, Crushed Curry, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Set: For All Things
Accessories: Autumn Wooden Elements, Linen Thread, 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by!

September 15, 2014

Seasonally Scattered

Seasonally Scattered is a beautiful stamp set that attendees received at the Stampin' Up! convention in Salt Lake City in July and it is now available in the Holiday Catalogue! I have seen many beautiful cards made with this set and decided it was time I assembled mine! I was inspired by Jen Timko, a former Artisan with Stampin' Up! who created this card for the display boards at convention! Isn't it lovely? I spelled out "giving" by stamping the letters in various stamp sets and then cutting them out to "piece" the word together - an awesome tip learned from my upline Allison! "Happy" is stamped and cut out from the stamp set Amazing Birthday (another fabulous gift from SU! at convention!).

I used my markers to ink up the image in Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss, and Cajun Craze. I love how it turned out!
Supplies Used:
Paper: Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Mossy Meadow
Stamp Sets:Amazing Birthday,And Many More (for the "v"), Four You (for the "i-n'g"), For All Things (for the "G")
Ink: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Mossy Meadow, Blackberry Bliss markers
Accessories: 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Linen Thread
Big Shot: Large Scallop Edgelit, Beautifully Baroque Embossing Folder

Would you like to attend the Stampin' Up! convention with me next year? Contact me and I will give you all the details on how you can receive free gifts from this wonderful company!

Happy Monday!

September 10, 2014

New Photopolymer Stamp Set Released

Yesterday was the second Tuesday of the month which means Stampin' Up! released a new photopolymer stamp set! This month's set is called You're Wonderful and features images perfect coloring with your Blendabilities and tons of options for customizing your card to match the recipient and occasion!

You're Wonderful Photopolymer 18-piece Stamp Set
#139158, $29.95 (CA)

Here are some samples Stampin' Up! has provided:

Would you like to add this to your collection? Visit my online store or contact me to place your order!

Happy Stampin'!

September 9, 2014

Weekly Deals

These sales are on from September 9 to the 15th!

Prices shown are in Canadian dollars, tax and shipping not included.
Contact me to place your order or order from my online store.

P.S. I am still looking for the MIA ink pad!

Thanks for stopping by!

September 8, 2014

Where Art Thou Garden Green?

Have you ever looked and looked for something and cannot figure out where it could be?! That has happened to me and my Garden Green Ink Pad! I KNOW I own it because I recently bought the reinker for my "old style" ink pad. I even have proof of ownership by having it officially "checked off" in my catalogue (yes - it's true - I sometimes can't remember what I own and what I don't own!!). You see, I just started purchasing more ink pads in the last few months. Sure, I owned a few, but I felt that since I had all the markers, I didn't need the ink pads. Wrong! Having the ink pads makes stamping SO much easier - and quicker too. So I remember being surprised that I owned Garden Green - but happy - and I decided to get the reinker for my "old" ink pad. Now where did it run off to?!

Sigh. As I continue to hunt for the elusive ink pad, I thought I would share my first Christmas card of the season. It's never too early to start, right?! 

See that fabulous tag? It is made from the new Kraft paper which comes in a pack of 12 sheets, 12 x 12 size, for only $7.50 (CA). It is heavier than card stock and is a great neutral alternative! You can find it on page 192 of the annual catalogue and can get a pack for yourself at my online store.
 Supplies Used:
Paper: Real Red, Whisper White, Kraft, Trim the Tree DSP stack
Ink: Memento Black, Real Red, Wild Wasabi (shamefully!!), Hello Honey
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler 1" Sheer Linen Ribbon, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack,Chalk Talk Framelits, Tree Punch
Stamp Sets: Festival of Trees, Project Life Holiday Cheer

Wish me luck as the hunt for Garden Green continues....

September 5, 2014

Honey Bliss

The New 2014-2016 In Colors have really grown on me - I wasn't sure I liked them when we got a preview at earlier this year but now I just can't get enough! Today's card combines Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey with a little Smoky Slate. The grid patterned paper is from the Moonlight DSP stack:
Supplies Used:
Ink: Smoky Slate, Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey
Stamp Sets: Kinda Eclectic, Gorgeous Grunge
Paper: Hello Honey, Blackberry Bliss, Moonlight DSP, Whisper White
Accessories: 2013-2015 In Color Sequins, Gold Baker's Twine
Big Shot: Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder

Thanks for stopping by - have a fabulous weekend!

September 4, 2014

Clean and Simple for SUO Challenge 104

Today's card is a VERY simple 5 minute card using In Colors and Work of Art Stamp Set. I love the bright combo of colors of Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Crushed Curry, Tangelo Twist, and Blackberry Bliss! A bow of Linen Thread and a couple Basic Jewels give the card a little texture.

I am posting this card for the Clean and Simple Challenge #104 over at SUO Challenges - check out their blog for some more inspiration!
Happy Stampin'!

September 3, 2014

Acorns and Burlap

The trees are starting to change their leaves and there is a definite nip in the air now. Fall is my favorite season and when I got the chance to add the For All Things Stamp Set to my collection at convention in July I did not hesitate! The watercolor look is very popular right now and this set is very much like the popular set Work of Art from the annual catalogue but with a taste of autumn! Those acorns are SO cute!! I colored them with my markers (Chocolate Chip and Crumb Cake) to get the 2-toned look.

Supplies Used:
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tangelo Twist, Crumb Cake
Stamp Sets: For All Things
Paper: Tangelo Twist, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: 1-1/4" Burlap Ribbon, Linen thread, corner rounder punch (non-SU)

I was inspired by a card on Pinterest but unfortunately the original crafter is not noted.

Would you like a copy of the newly released Holiday Catalogue? If you are in Canada and do not have a demonstrator please drop me a line and I would be happy to send one your way!

Happy Stampin'!

September 2, 2014

New Weekly Deals

How can it be September already?!! Here are this week's deals!
I must admit, I have not tried the pressed clay yet but I have seen some of the adorable "buttons" they can make....I think I may have to give it a try! Wanna join me?!

Have a fabulous week!