Monday, November 29, 2010

Fabric/Sewing Challenge

I made this journal for a challenge over at A Charming Place this month. The base of the journal cover is one of Stampin' Up's new fabrics as is the skirt. I love it! I've used it to make ribbons and flowers and now a journal. It's fun to paper-craft with a different supply.

If you might want to try it out, it's on sale right now in the online spectacular...50% until November 30th. Here's a link. (There are 2 designer packs of 3 to choose from!) There are a lot of other great things on sale too at 30, 40 & 50% off and don't forget to check out the clearance rack while you're there!

Cardstock: SU crumbcake & naturals ivory
Designer fabric: SU deck the halls
Ribbon: SU cherry cobbler seam binding & ivory satin
Charm: A Charming Place
Dress form: Ooh-la-la designs
Brad & pin: SU vintage brads & vintage trinkets
Lace: Old remnants from my tickle trunk
Ink: SU Early espresso, cherry cobbler, crumbcake
Stamps: Notably ornate & broadsheet alphabet

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Tri-Shutter Album Class from the Weekend

I held my first tri-shutter album class last weekend and have 2 more to go (both full!) I'm game for another though if you are interested - all we need is a minimum of 5 people to sign up!

In the class I teach you how to make a tri-shutter mini album (all paper is precut and scored for you). I also teach you the technique to make this flower on the front.

You can fit 3-4x6 pictures & 2-3 x4 pictures in this album - I prefer to matt them down though (so 1/4 inch smaller)

Cardstock - basic black, naturals ivory, ridinghood red
DSP - love letter
Ribbon - black satin
Punches - eyelet border & scallop
Stamps - vintage vogue
Bigshot used for letters & swirl
Vintage Brad

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Tag book for class

Here's the tag book we'll be making on December 4th.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - very vanilla (although there will also be old olive & cherry cobbler)
DSP - jolly holiday
Stampset - Winter Post

Online Spectacular

From now until November 30th - Stampin' Up just announced online order specials with discounts of 30, 40 and 50% yesterday! Here's a link to shop online and get the savings!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Part of the upcoming tag class...

Just a couple of the vintage tags for the class on December 4th. I'll post the contempo tag book too in the next couple of days.

Recipe for these:
Cardstock - crumbcake, cherry cobbler
DSP - deck the halls
Ink - Cherry Cobbler, always artichoke, early esspresso
Ribbon - chantilly lace & artichoke seam binding & linen thread
Stamps - contempo Christmas & music notes
Two tags big shot die & peace joy & love decorative strip

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Vintage Peace, Joy & Love

Just playing around with some vintage paper, a frame and my Big Shot this morning. If you are looking for a holiday gift idea and would like to make one these, get in touch with me and we can maybe set up a class in December if there is enough interest:)

Recipe (all SU except charm which is from A Charming Place):
Cardstock - crumbcake, cherry cobbler
DSP - deck the halls
Ribbon - crumbcake taffeta
Other - clear embossing & versamark
Stamps - winter post, tiny tags

Monday, November 15, 2010

Simply Adorned

I've been interested in these ever since they debuted last year, but at first I tried the memory glass option available at a local craft store thinking it was was cheaper alright...the glass breaks and the final result wasn't wearable:(

This was my first attempt with SU's Simply Adorned - this one is the largest charm and the longest chain (34") - and I'm loving it! I just love the beveled glass and the way you can even add dimension in the element you create for inside! AND I love that you can change out your inserts and create all sorts of looks!!

Recipe (all SU!):
Cardstock: naturals ivory
DSP: Neutrals
Stamps: Charmed, Artistic Etchings, Broadsheet Alphabet, Tiny Tags
Inks: Crumbcake, Early Esspresso
Embellishments: rhinestone jewels, pearl bauble, chantilly lace:)

Hostess Cone

Just a little cone I made for my workshop hostess on the weekend:) We had a fun time on Saturday...the ladies really enjoyed all of the projects and I enjoyed meeting, creating and chatting with all of them! If you're in the Saskatoon area and would like to book your own workshop, contact me and we'll set something up!

Recipe (all supplies, SU!):
Paper: Deck the Halls
Ribbon: Striped Grosgrain (red), chocolate chip tafetta
Embellishments: Champagne glass glitter, vintage brad, buttons, vanilla smooch spritz (the holly looks so much cuter in person because of this part;)

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Interested in Becoming a Stampin Up Demonstrator?

If you've ever thought about it, there's a special coming up later this month that might interest me for details:)

Sunday, November 07, 2010

8 Years!

8 years ago today I married the man of my dreams...and I'm still struck, even more today actually, at how gracious and extravagant God is to have blessed me with such an amazing husband! Happy anniversary Les, Je t'amour!!

Recipe for anniversary card (all supplies SU):
Inks - early espresso, cherry cobbler, versamark
Cardstock - cherry cobbler, early espresso, crumbcake
Stamps - artistic etchings, music notes, en francais
Accessories - vintage brad; square punch

(Picture taken this week when he surprised me one afternoon with a walk along the river...and then a trip to Earls for one of my favourite meals:) ...our anniversary date night this weekend was spent at The Granary as has become the tradition:))

Friday, November 05, 2010

Tri- shutter Album Class

I spent the morning preparing some of the paper for my upcoming tri-shutter album class. Here is an example of what we will be making, but we'll be updating my previous album to current SU paper designs (using several papers from the love letter dsp pack). The cover will be customizable to various titles...'family', 'travel', 'you & me', 'paris'... and I'll also teach you how to make a 3 dimensional vintage flower embellishment with one of our vintage brads on the front.

When: Saturday November 20th 2 pm
(a further class may be scheduled in December or January if this one fills up and
there is enough interest)

Where: My home

Cost: $25 (includes all paper to construct album; project will be pre-cut and scored)

Supplies to bring: Adhesive (tape runner, sticky strip), scissors, any extra embellishments you might want to add, pictures (if you already know which ones you're putting in), black ink pad, any distressing ink & sponge you may have if you want to distress the dsp.

Contact me at if you would like to register or have any questions. Registration deadline is November 13th.

Also, if you can't make it to the class but would like to by the cardstock base for this album (cut & scored), contact me and I can put something together for you.

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Another Treat

Just another little treat project from the weekend...

Cardstock: Crumbcake
Ink: Early Espresso; Cherry Cobbler
Stamps: Take a Sip; Vintage Vogue
Ribbon: Striped grosgrain (choc chip) & twine
Punch: Boho blossoms

Monday, November 01, 2010

Workshop #1; Project 2

This was the second make & take at this weekend's workshop.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Natural Ivory; Crumbcake, Early Espresso
Patterned paper: Deck the Halls
Ribbon: Cherry Cobbler 1/2" seam binding
Stamps: Winter Post, Music notes