Thursday, March 31, 2011

It's over...well almost...

My last order has gone in for the month and SAB ends today, but it's not to late to place an online order if you don't want to miss out...just click here.

I've been playing with my Morning Cup stampset lately and my scallop envelop die for the Big Shot. I have seen folders like this on various blogs and thought I better try it out. Be sure to contact me if you want to learn make one of your own:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - cherry cobbler, soft suede
DSP - neutral DSP pad
Stamps - morning cup
Other - neutral buttons, striped grosgrain ribbon, jumbo eyelet, cherry cobbler & espresso ink and a blender pen

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Only 2 Days Left to Sale-a-brate!

Well I just closed my last sale-a-bration workshop for this year and entered the orders! It's hard to believe it is almost over for another year. There is still time though if you haven't gotten your free goodies free from the SAB flyer. You can place an online order by clicking here and then choose 'shop now' in the right hand upper corner. SAB ends on March 31st so hurry as there is not much time left!:)

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Bliss Make & Take

The second make & take at this weekend's workshop was this Bliss card made from baja breeze cardstock, vintage spring DSP, and of course my favourite SAB stampset, Bliss! This stampset is only available during SAB which ends on Thursday March 31st. If you haven't gotten yours for free yet, be sure to contact me by March 30th to place your qualifying order!

We also played with the adornments from the Occasions Mini on this card! I just love these roses!:)

Petal Cone Make & Take

For our first make & take yesterday we made these cones using the designer series paper, ribbon & accessories you can earn for free in SAB! The paper is so vivid - perfect for spring or Easter or a birthday party! These cones are easy to make with the petal cone die from the Occasions Mini for the Big Shot. The sentiment stamp is from the Oval You stampset in the Idea Book & Catalog.

If you want to get your own pack of this paper or the matching embellishments, be sure to contact me before March 31st when SAB draws to a close. The last qualifying order will go in on the evening of March 30th!

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Another little gift for Kim:)

The workshop today was great! At every workshop I do one demonstration project (and the others are make & takes that you get to do & keep). The hostess gets to keep what I make for the demonstration project. At Kim's workshop I made this little bookmark out of a bevelled windowpane using the Clearly for You stampset:) This is a fun and easy project. I'm loving discovering new ways to use the bevelled windowpanes. They are in the Occasions mini which is good until April 30th:)

Oh and you can also get another sneak peak at the new four frames stampset coming out in the new Idea Book & Catalog July 1 here. For the month of April with a minimum purchase you can order this stampset in advance of it's release (together with some new DSP) - OR if you hostess a qualifying workshop you could earn it for FREE!

Workshop today:)

Just getting all packed up for Kim's workshop's going to be so much fun! This is a little gift I've made for Kim and one I've made for the doorprize at the workshop. I got the idea for using my scallop square from my Big Shot this way from Becky this week:) Inside each is a stamp and couple of chocolates:) (Don't you wish you were coming?!)

These are made with always artichoke cardstock and seambinding ribbon, the springtime vintage DSP, Define you Life & Broadsheet Alphabet stamps, and bit of naturals ivory cardstock AND my personal favourite...the vanilla rosettes!

SAB is almost over...just a few more days til March 31. The Occasions Mini (where the rosettes are) carries over one more month til April 30th. Still no word as to whether some of the new accessories (like the rosettes, the adornments or the trinkets) might carry over into the new Idea Book and Catalog that comes out July 1, so I'm stocking up in case I can't order them again:)

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Sneak Peek - Four Frames!

OK, you've waited long enough!;) Earlier this week I posted that I had received some new goodies and so I've been playing and decided that today would be the day that I'd share my excitement with you!!

As a demonstrator Stampin' Up gave me a sneak peek at a couple of new items for the new Idea Book & Catalog that will be coming out July 1st! That's right, in mid-March, I got to see a couple of things and not only that, I got to pre-order the Four Frames stamp set - and I *love* it!! It coordinates pefectly with my favourite punch the designer label punch! I am loving playing around with it. (Image on this card that was stamped with four frames is the cherry cobbler piece!) ...and if you host a workshop in April, you may be able to earn this set for free (together with some great new paper!) ...and if you place an order of $25 or more in April you can purchase both or either of 3 whole months before they are even released to the general public!!
This is the first card I've made with the new set! I had also placed an order to replenish my cardstock at the sametime as I pre-ordered this stampset and so I had a fresh stack of cherry cobbler, early espresso and not quite nave and I looked at them sitting on my craft desk and I thought 'what an amazing colour combination'?! And that is where the inspiration for this card came from. I also used my Very Vintage jumbo wheel on this project, as well as my vintage wallpaper embossing folder, flower trio punch & a button brad from the vintage trinkets pack! :)

Friday, March 18, 2011

A 'tea'rific day!

Hope you're having a 'tea'rific day!! Last night while I had the green out...or in this case, the river rock, I also made this card - again with my Morning Cup stamp set form Stampin' Up. The patterned paper is also from the same neutral DSP pack that yesterday's post used. This is one of the most versatile stacks of paper I've gotten I've been using it all year! Whenever I don't know what I want, I go and flip through that pack! I also used some striped grosgrain ribbon on this card. I *love* that ribbon! It is SO easy to work with!!
It's hard to believe it's already March 18th?!! Sale-a-bration is almost over for another year, just 12 days left to earn free stuff. If you haven't gotten your SAB goodies yet, give me a call...I wouldn't want you to miss out. (If you don't have my number, just email me...see the right sidebar for my email addy).

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Perk Up! It's St. Patty's Day:)

Kimberley recently asked if I had any stamp sets that I loved and bought but hadn't used yet and I was so guilty...I had bought the Morning Cup set and it hadn't even seen ink yet!

So inspired by the monocromatic card she made today, I made one of my own with the Morning Cup stampset. And in honour of St. Patty's Day I used river rock cardstock which has a greenish tone to it...along with the coordinating dsp. I finished it off with some crumb cake seam binding ribbon and a button from button latte. I used the framed tulip embossing folder and it all came together pretty qucily because I used 3 of my favourite punches:)

Monday, March 14, 2011

Vintage Cards II

Vintage Cards II on Saturday April 9th has already filled up so I've added an additional offerring on Thursday April 14th at 7 pm - email me if you are interested:)

In other news, I received my latest demonstrator order from Stampin Up today with an exclusive sneak peek product that I'll be showcasing at workshops next month. This stamp set will be in the 2011 Idea Book & Catalog that debuts July 1, but if you're like me and can't wait, then you need to come to workshop or come and see me in April for your chance to get this exclusive sneak peek product early!:)

...and I may just post a project using the new set later this week:))

Friday, March 11, 2011

Sneak Peak at Next Class

So tomorrow is my Vintage Cards I class and I'm already getting next month's class ready. Vintage Cards I filled up so quickly that I'm putting together a sequel this time using the First Edition Specialty paper and the vintage wallpaper embossing folder and a few other treats including some hodgepodge hardware.

The next vintage cards class will be on Saturday April 9th from 2-4 pm; cost is $24; I'll supply everything for the project which includes the card box & 5 cards along with hodgepodge hardware, designer brads, etc you just need to bring your own adhesives. Email me if you are interested in attending:)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Recent Workshop Make & Takes - Bookmark

I've made versions of the corner bookmark before based on a tutorial on splitcoast. This one I created as a make and take for a recent workshop using the Clearly For You stampset from the Occasions Mini. Clearly for You was one of my favourite things in the Mini because it's full of romantic images with a vintage feel:) I just loved the little bird trio!! On this bookmark I paired it with some of the botanical gazette DSP and a marina mist satin ribbon:)

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Recent Workshop Make & Takes - Bliss Card

I thought I'd post a couple of recent make & takes I've used at workshops recently over the next couple of days. Today's post is a 'bliss' card. I just love this SAB stampset and can't really believe that it can be earned for free during SAB. It is by far my favourite SAB set ever!!

Time is running out on SAB as it only lasts until the end of the the month. After that, you can't purchase or earn any of the items in the SAB flyer. So if you'd like to learn how you can earn this 'bliss' stampset or others for free, email me:)

Recipe (all SU):
Stamps - Bliss
Card stock - baja breeze, naturals ivory
Ink - marina mist, crumbcake
Ribbon - crumbcake seam binding
Bling - basic pearl jewels
Other - spritzer tool, framed tulips embossing folder

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Vintage Cards I

Here's a sneak peak at next Saturday's class where we'll be making 6 vintage cards and coordinating card box. Some of the inspiration for these cards came from page 124 of the Idea Book & Catalog and some came from Shelli herself:) The class if completely full, but I would run another if there were at least 4-6 people interested as well, so email me if that interest you!

The next vintage cards class, Vintage Cards II will run on Saturday April 9th if you are interested - pictures of the cardset will follow in a week or two.

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - basic black, crumb cake, riding hood red, very vanilla
DSP - neutrals DSP pack & love letter
Embellishments - vintage brads, build a brad, vintage trinkets

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Thank You Card

I made this card for a sweet woman who brought a lovely bottle of wine to me when she attended her first workshop! Now that kind of sweetness deserved a card, don't you think?!:)

The card base is cherry cobbler card stock, and I used my favourite stamp set - artisitc etchings along with the en francais background:) The black embossed vintage image at the bottom comes from the very vintage wheel which I stamped in versamark and then heat set with black embossing powder. The ribbon is cherry cobbler seam binding that has been crinkled up...I love that effect!:)