Saturday, April 30, 2011

National Scrapbooking Month Promotions

Starting today and going throughout the month of May, Stampin Up has some great promotions to celebrate National Scrapbooking month - starting with several stampsets perfect for scrapbooking and some scrapbooking bundles at 30% off. Click here for the promotion brochure!

In addition, Stampin' Up is also discounting the cost of printing hard cover & soft cover photobooks as well as individual pages by 30% as well. Check out the listing and sales prices here! I'm so exicted...I want to finish the digital scrapbooks I'm working on right away so I don't miss out on the sale!!

If you would like to order any of these products, you can do so on my Stampin' Up Website or contact me to place an order or book a workshop!:)

Friday, April 29, 2011

Occasions Mini Last Call

The Occasions Mini ends tomorrow (April 30th) and the cutoff for my order going in will be noon; however you can place an order on my website (use this link) into the evening if you miss that.

This card was made with the botanical gazette paper which I'm so going to miss with the end of this Occasions Mini. I have the short list of the few items that are carrying over from it if anyone is interest, just email me.

This card was inspired by one Kimberley made last month using the two tags die for the Big Shot...I created the 3 little envelopes form that:) The buttons are from the sprintime vintage jumbo buttons in the Occasions Mini which I'm also going to miss. The ribbon, however, is the in colour pear pizzaz ribbon that carries over in the Idea Book & Catalog...this ribbon is one my favourites to work the texture and the edge trim!:)

This card was made for one of the challenges over at A Charming Place this month and that is where the charm came from. The only stamp I used on this card was my en francaise backgroun stamp. I love background stamps and the en francais is probably my favourite. I use that one and the medallion one probably the most!:)

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Wishes...another basket!

Easter blessings to you all! Today's project is my daughter's Easter basket. I posted one of these earlier this month with the dimensions here.

This one was made from a sheet of baja breeze cardstock, the elements of style and something to celebrate stampsets, some chocolate chip ink & ribbon. Butterflies from the embosslet for the Big Shot, pearls from the jewel pack and rose adornments! I'm in love with the adornments, it will be sad with the Occasions Mini ends at the end of this month and they are no longer available!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring is Blossoming:)

Just a reminder about the Spring is Blossoming promotion which ends on April 30th. With a $25 you are able to advance purchase this sneak peek stampset (Four Frames) that will debut in the new Idea Book & Catalog later this summer and/or a special designer series paper. OR if you host a workshop and achieve a certain level of sales you can earn both for free! See this post for details!

Today's card features the Four Frames stampset which I've stamped on naturals ivory in espresso and then coloured in with cherry cobbler and always artichoke using my blender pen and my ink pads. The 'thanks' sentiment is from the Fabulous Phrases stampset and is stamped on crumbcake. The flowers are punched with the boho blossoms punch and I've placed a pearl from the jewels collection in the centre of each. I freehand cut the stems and leaves, but you can also you a leaf die for your Big Shot or the leaf from the bird punch. The card base and seam binding ribbon are both cherry cobbler and the patterned piece is from the neutrals DSP pack (this sheet being river rock):)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Stencilled Gratitude

The fleur de lis on this card was done using the stencils in the Decor Elements catalog. I love using stencils on cards. I just used a sponge to shade the image and then I stamped right into it as well using my gratitude stamp from the Define Your Life set.

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock - not quite navy, crumbcake, very vanilla
DSP - neutrals stack
Ribbon - cherry cobbler seam binding
Accessories - rhinesone jewel & spritzer tool

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Easter Basket

Tonight I hosted a 'Sippin' with Sherri' night. Sippin' with Sherri is a more informal evening that will happen once every 4-6 weeks where I try to keep the number of people a little lower so that I can interact more with each of them (and we sip on some decaf or a pot of tea...hence the 'sippin') and we do one make & take. For this one we made this adorable little easter basket...well actually if you take off the little banner, it can be an all occasion basket. This one was made from one sheet of old olive cardstock cut into a 7 1/2" square and then scored evenly around at 2 1/2". I cut the handle to 3/4" and framed it with some satin chocolate chip ribbon. I also gathered satin ribbon around the top of the basket and finished it off with one of the big designer springtime vintage buttons from the Occasions Mini. That's where I got the 'easter wishes' stamp too. It's in the hostess level II stampset called 'Something to Celebrate'. These items from the Occasions Mini are only available until April 30th, so be sure to contact me if you're interested in ordering them or anything from the Mini!!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

MIL Bday!

Today is my mother-in-law's birthday and this was her bday card this year! I used the new strength & hope stampset that premiers with the summer mini next month. For the butterfly I used the rock & roll technique and then clear embossed it. I added pearl jewels for the body of the butterfly, and the ribbon is attached by a mini-library clip. The DSP is vintage springtime which is only available until the end of April when the Occasions Mini expires. I finished the card off by using the spritzer tool. (Inks & cardstocks used were in the following colours: crumbcake, rose red, marina mist, old olive, early espresso). Oh & the birthday greeting comes from the level 2 hostess set in the Occasions Mini which will only be available until April 30th as well. If you need/want anything from the Occasions Mini, be sure to contact me before the end of the month!:)

Vintage Card Box

This is the box from last weekend's class. Dimensions are 8" x 12". Score at 1" and 7" along the 8" and score at 1", 5 1/2", 6 1/2" and 11" along the 12"

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - very vanilla, basic black
DSP - first edition
Stamps - hodgepodge happiness, clearly for you
Ink - basic black, versamark
Punch- scallop circle, designer label
Accessories - hodgepodge hardware
Big shot - vintage wallpaper embossing folder

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Butterfly Card

One last card to show you from the weekend...

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - very vanilla, basic black
DSP - first edition
Ink - basic black
Punch- scallop trim border, oval punch & scallop oval punch
Ribbon - linen thread
Big shot - vintage wallpaper embossing folder, butterflies embosslet
Charm - ACP

Monday, April 11, 2011

Another card from the class this past weekend...

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - very vanilla, basic black
DSP - first edition
Stamps - clearly for you
Ink - basic black
Punch- scallop trim border
Ribbon - black satin
Bigshot - bird sizzlet, vintage wallpaper embossing folder & top note
Brad - filligree

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Flutterby's & Best Wishes

Another card from this weekend's class...

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - very vanilla, basic black
DSP - first edition
Stamps - oval all
Ink - basic black
Punch- scallop trim border, oval punch & scallop oval punch
Ribbon - twill tape
Big shot - vintage wallpaper embossing folder, butterflies embosslet

Saturday, April 09, 2011

Angel Amour

This is one of the cards from this weekend's class.

Recipe (all SU):
Card stock - very vanilla, basic black
DSP - first edition
Stamps - clearly for you
Ink - basic black
Punch- scallop trim border, 1 1/4" square & 1 3/8" square
Ribbon - victoria lace

Friday, April 08, 2011

Vintage Cards II

Look what we're making this weekend!:) Saturday is the Vintage Cards II class and I'm busy preparing the last of the supplies this morning! It's going to be so much fun!

...and we're using lots of my favourite things like: the vintage wallpaper embossing folder, first edition dsp, the butterflies embosslet folder, the clearly for you stampset, victorian lace, hodgepodge hardware, charms, brads...!:)

We're making a cardbox and 5 cards to go in it and I'll try to post each over the next few days...

Saturday, April 02, 2011

It's Caroline's Birthday Week!

Caroline is my "longest-living friend"...we've be friends since school days! I made this giftcard holder to hold her birthday presents this year...and we all went out for supper last night to celebrate her properly too!

This folder is made the similarly to the one I posted a couple of days ago only this time I used:
- basic black, crumbcake & vanilla cardstocks
- artistic etchings, clearly for you, en francais & elements of style stampsets
- love letter DSP
- accessories; vintage grommet, library clip & black striped grosgrain ribbon
- inks: versamark, ridinghood red, early espresso & black

Friday, April 01, 2011

Spring is Blossoming!!

The new Idea Book & Catalog isn't set for release until July 1, but who can wait that long?!! So starting today, we are offering a sneak peek of two of the new products in the new catalog and you can get them too between April 1 and April 30th.

There are two ways to get these products:

(1) Place a minimum order of $25 this month and you will be eligible to get one or both of these products (pictured below) for the prices indicated.


(2) Host a qualifying workshop with minimum sales of $460 and you will receive both of these sneak peek products for FREE!!
Four Frames stampset (#123440; $25.95 for wood mount or $19.95 for clear mount)
Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper (DSP) (#122367, $12.50)

Shop at your leisure online at my website (click here) or email me to book a workshop at

Happy stampin'!