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May 29, 2016

Birthday Convertible

I got the Beautiful Ride stamp set for free when I attended Stampin' Up's OnStage Local event in Edmonton last fall, and it is not carrying over into the new Annual Catalogue coming out June 1. Yikes - can you believe that's only 3 days away?!! Where has May gone?!'s scary how fast time goes sometimes!

 I decided to make the punch buggy a convertible by just snipping off the roof before I watercoloured it on Shimmery White paper with my Blackberry Bliss, Tangelo Twist, Mint Macaron, and Hello Honey with my aquapainter. It came together really fast, although now that I see it again, I think I made the "windshield" a little short! Oh well....makes it unique, right?!
The balloon punch is also retiring in a couple days and comes in a trio with a cupcake punch and birthday candle punch - so adorable! The thick baker's twine was a freebie from last year's Sale-A-Bration, when you could get it free in all the 2014-2016 In Colours. The background paper is from Going Wild....also retiring in 3 short days!

Contact me before June 1 to scope up these retiring gems before they're gone forever or shop in my online store 24/7 by clicking the link over there --->

Have a wonderful week!

May 25, 2016

Feel Goods for a Friend and Fab Friday 87!

I loved the sketch over at Fab Friday and thought I would give it a whirl! A friend of mine recently graduated from the licensed practical nurse program, and I thought I would send her a congratulations card to celebrate! I immediately grabbed my Feel Goods stamp set - I thought the sentiment was perfect for a woman who found the courage to go back to school with 2 young kids and a supportive husband at home. I hope she likes it!

Feels Goods is retiring at the end of May as is the Pretty Petals DSP stack and the 2-1/2" Circle Punch I used here! Hurry over to my online store to get yours before they're gone! 

May 24, 2016

One Week Left!

We're in the final countdown until the new annual catalogue is released! With it comes over 60 new stamp sets and countless new accessories, DSP, framelits, Washi Tape, and SO much more!! My loyal customers should have received their new catalogues by now, and if you live in Canada and would like a catalogue as well (and do not already have a demonstrator), contact me and I would be happy to send you one!
Tonnes of stamp sets, punches, framelits, etc. will be retiring May 31 - in fact, some have already sold out! We are also saying goodbye to the 2014-2016 In Colours of Blackberry Bliss, Hello Honey, Tangelo Twist, Lost Lagoon, and Mossy Meadow. Can you believe cardstock is still available in these fabulous colours (at time of writing this post)?! Hurry - it's not going to last!

Check out the complete retiring list HERE.You can contact me to place your order or shop online in my store 24/7.

Have a wonderful week!

May 19, 2016

Love You Sew For Your Crafty Friends

Love You Sew is a fabulous and fun hostess set featured in the Occasions catalogue and will be no longer available after the end of this month, but host a party or place an order totaling a minimum of $200 and it can be yours! I just love the punny sentiments and fun font in this set, and it's perfect for all the crafters in your life - quilters, paper crafters and people who do sewing too! (I realized 'sewers' was a homonym for something else!! lol)  I CASEd this fabulous card from my upline, Allison.

Aren't those scissors adorable??!! The "spools" of Baker's twine were simply created by cutting out the spool image after stamping it on Kraft cardstock with Soft Suede ink and wrapping a few inches of twine (5 or 6") around the paper. The turned out so awesome - they're my favorite part of this card!
Contact me today to place an order or shop online 24/7 from my online store!

May 17, 2016

Last Chance Hostess!

Holy smokes...I can't believe we're halfway through May already! There's only 2 weeks left to get the retiring stamps and accessories from the 2015-2016 annual catalogue that retires at the end of this month. Lots of accessories have already sold out and after May 22 the stamp sets are while supplies last. Acckk! Now is a perfect time to host a party or be your own hostess by placing an order of $200 or more. There are some wonderful stamp sets exclusive for hostesses in the retiring catalogues, and I have used my favorite, Happy Birthday, Everyone, in today's card which was CASE'd from Dawn Olchefske.
As a hostesses, you can get this awesome stamp set for only $10 (clear mount, #139958) or $13 (wood mount, #139171)!

Click HERE for a link to the retiring list.

Email me ASAP to place an order, or shop 24/7 from my online store my clicking the link on the right.


May 4, 2016

Helping Me Grow

Mother's Day kind of snuck up on me this year...for some reason I thought it was around May 15 instead of THIS Sunday, May 8! Since my mom and my mother-in-law both live on the other side of the country, I didn't have time to create specially made cards (I most often have a particular person in mind when I create a card) I was glad I had a few in my stash thanks to a crafty weekend getaway I took last month with about 18 other ladies including my upline and a few other members of my team!

Helping Me Grow is a beautiful set from the Occasions catalogue and - BONUS! - it will be in the upcoming annual catalogue too! The bold flower images just beg to be watercoloured or coloured with blender pens, which is what I used to create this beauty. I was inspired by a card by Maria Vanderform I saw on Pinterest. The butterfly is from Papillon Potpourri - this set has been around so long my wood blocks are still in one of the "old style" SU cases, and it is sticking around in the next annual catalogue too! It's an oldie but a goodie!

The beautiful 1/4" ribbon is all retiring including the Marina Mist I used on this card. At the time of writing this post it is still available, however, and at 30% off!! Score!

A few things on the retiring list have sold out already so be sure to head to my online store right away to avoid disappointment! You can shop online 24/7 and have your purchases shipped right to your door!

I hope you're having a wonderful week!

May 1, 2016

Congrats from the Zoo Babies for SUO Challenge #147

Zoo Babies makes creating adorable baby cards a cinch, and I am so sad to see that it is retiring at the end of this month! I added this set to my collection just a few months ago and decided I had better ink it up for my entry over at SUO Challenge #147 where they ask for a card of Congratulations! I used a couple of other retiring products to create this card....the Curvy Corner Trio Punch (surprised about this retiring already!) and the Bravo stamp set for the "congratulations" which is inked up in Pear Pizzazz.
 Ink: Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Calypso Coral, Blushing Bride, Wisteria Wonder
Stamps: Bravo, Zoo Babies
Paper: Whisper White, So Saffron, Wisteria Wonder
 Other: Paper Snips, Curvy Corner Trio Punch, Fringe Scissors 

Zoo Babies and Bravo will continue to be produced until May 22, after that, once the supply is depleted, they will be gone forever! The Curvy Corner Trio Punch is while supplies last only so if you want to add this gem to your collection (and you should!), you had best order it soon!

The Retiring List will be updated daily as items sell out. Click here to see what is still available.

I hope you have a fabulous week!