Thursday, January 26, 2012

Tea for Two Class Reminder

Just a reminder about the upcoming Tea for Two Class. Click here for details regarding projects, cost and time:)

It will be held on Saturday February 11th. Please contact me to register by February 2nd.

This class uses the new Tea Shoppe stampset from Stampin' Up and some of the paper and ribbon in the Twitterpated Suite of products:)

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sale-a-brate Good Times!!

It's that time of the year again... Today marks the start of Sale-a-bration!! And boy are there some great things in this year's Sale-a-bration Mini that you can earn for FREE!!

So how do you earn Sale-a-bration goodies for FREE? Well you could:

- place an order of $60 or more before s&h and taxes...for every $60 ordered you get to select a SAB item for FREE!


- host a workshop...for every workshop with a minimum of $200 in sales you earn a FREE SAB tote AND for every workshop with sales of $525 or more you earn a special bundle of SAB products (includes: fresh vintage stamp set, everyday enchantment dsp AND everyday enchantment ribbon and brad pack!) and that is in addition to the regular hostess benefits of a shopping spree of $'s you can spend on any Stampin Up products in any of of current catalogs (and if your workshop is over $525 you earn an item of your choice for 50% off!!)


- sign up as a demonstrator...during SAB you can get your starter kit for a special low price and earn some extra sure to ask me about this if you are interested, I'd love to explain how it works!

So are are these wonderful SAB goodies that you can earn for free? Well there are several stampsets, some of which I've been giving you sneak peeks at recently, and there is an exclusive designer paper pack, coordinating ribbon and brads, a decor elements item, downloads for your My digital studio, a couple of choices of embossing folders, and MORE. So what are you waiting for? on the link below and start perusing what you want to get for FREE!

Contact me today to place your order or book your SAB workshop!!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Petal Cone Tea Hostess Gift

At each club I make the hostess something special using something that I've been meaning to try or something I've been meaning to use more. For this month's technique club that item was my petal cone die. I love it, but I haven't used it in far too long. And this time I decided to use it a different way... rather than making a cone, I made a pyramid...a tea pyramid...kind of inspired by the 'tea forte' packaging and so I put some tea forte inside too:) Also I decorated with a tea motif as well since this month's hostess loves the new Tea Shoppe set and it was the first item on her hostess benefit form at the end of the night! I also used paper from the pack in the upcoming Sale-a-bration promotion that you can earn for free starting January 24th, so be sure to contact me with your sale-a-bration order so you can earn your free paper/stamps too!

Recipe (all SU):
DSP - everyday enchantment SAB!
Ribbon - everyday enchantment ribbon & brad pack SAB!
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
Cardstock - pool party & very vanilla
Accessories - victoria lace & pearl jewels

Friday, January 20, 2012

2nd Club Project - Apothecary Art

This was the second project from this week's club. As I mentioned in my last post our technique was using blender pens and on this card we used them along with classic ink pads to colour this image from Apothecary Art. We also played around with the new framelit labels die which I love! AND we played with the new edgelit dies (both of them!) and the coordinating embossing folders!:)

Recipe (all SU):
Cardstock: ridinghood red, basic grey, island indigo
DSP: twitterpated ....don't you love that word?!:)
Stamps: apothecary art
Ribbon: ridinghood red pleated satin
Accessories: vintage trinkets, boho blossoms punch, linen thread and pearl jewels
Ink: ridinghood red, basic black & old olvie.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

January Technique Club - Project 1

Technique club is tonight, and this month's technique is colouring with a blender pen. We're going to do it two ways. On this, the first of our two projects, the image is coloured using a blender pen and the watercolour crayons.

For this project, we are altering a bottle/jar. I plan to use mine for storing assorted brads that don't have a home to pretty up my craft space. Other uses could be for pearls and jewels, for bath salts, etc....

We're also using some fabulous new products from the new Occasions particular the new framelit dies (and edgelits with matching embossing folders on the next project too!) For that reason I wanted to keep the technique a little more straight forward this month so that the ladies would have time to play with the new dies on the big shot!

Recipe (all SU; except for the tulle which comes form an old bolt I have in my stash;)
Stamps - rue des fleurs *LOVE IT!*, charming
Card stock - crumb cake, basic black
DSP - mocha morning (band around bottle)
Ribbon - crumb cake seam binding
Dies - framelits, labels collection
Accessories - vintage brad, pearl jewels, rose adornments (retired; from last year's mini)

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Sale-a-bration Preview - More Elementary Elegance

Did you notice that? This set also coordinates well with the images in our Artistic Etchings set!! I love Artistic Etchings as you know, so thinks makes me very happy!

I also used some new goodies from the current Occasions Mini on here: edgelit dies and coordinating embossing folders!:)

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Sale-a-bration Preview - Fresh Vintage and...

This project previews not only the fresh vintage stampset that you can earn for free during sale-a-bration, but also the designer series/patterned paper pack that you can earn for free and the ribbon & brad pack that you can also earn for free!

Sale-a-bration starts on January 24th. Contact me to place your order or book your workshop so you can earn your free sale-a-bration goodies!:)

Monday, January 16, 2012

Preview of Sale-a-bration Mini - Elementary Elegance

Sale-a-bration starts on January 24th and you won't want to miss this year's goodies! Here's a preview of one of the stampsets you can earn for free during sale-a-bration. It's called Elementary Elegance and coordinates beautifully with one of punches even:) Contact me to receive your sale-a-bration catalog and/or place your sale-a-bration order or book a workshop!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

A Cup of Thanks - Telescope Card

I needed to make a quick thank you card this morning and this is what I came up with thanks to Becky for the inspiration with her original telescope card (she made snowmen cards like this back at Christmas with circles and scallops and again tried it with our new framelits recently. I've linked the snowman because it includes instructions:)

The fold out is attached together with 2 brads as I you can see (this is clearly explained in the link I have to Becky's snowman card above it you're not sure what I mean).

Recipe (all SU except for the button which was in my jar):
Stamps - Tea Shoppe
DSP - Beau Chateau
Cardstock - Pretty in Pink, very vanilla, marina mist & soft suede
Classic Ink - marina mist & soft suede (and a pretty in pink & celery marker)
Accessories - marina mist striped gross grain ribbon, pearl jewels
Dies - framelit, labels collection & vintage wallpaper embossing folder.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Tea for Two Class

Saturday February 11th 1:30 - 4:00 pm

We will be making five FUN projects (4 cards and 1 3D project, a tea caddy:) all using the new Tea Shoppe stampset.

There are two options for this class:
OPTION 1: $25 for the class including the supplies to make all 5 projects
OPTION 2: $60 includes the five projects and the stamp set in clear (Tea Shoppe). If you want the stampset to arrive before the class you will need to register for this option by January 24th. Registrations after January 24th may receive their stampset after the class.

You must register before
Thursday February 2nd for this class. Register by emailing or calling me or leaving a comment here and I will contact you (be sure to include your contact information if I don't already have it).

*Bonus* If you place a minimum order of $60 (before S&H and taxes) on the day of the class (ie. February 11th), you will receive a FREE sale-a-bration item AND and $8 credit toward the class fee (thus your class fee will be $17 instead of $25 plus the cost of whatever your order is).

Please bring with you scissors and adhesive (both glue runner and liquid glue/tombow mono multi).

The stamps in this set are super sweet and classic! The tea caddy project is so cute and I just think it would be a great gift of teachers, grandparents, neighbours and friends. It's a perfect 'just for you' gift! I'm already using mine!:)

I hope you can make it, I'm looking forward to creating with you!:)

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Die for Rosettes?!

That's right, we have one of these in the new mini...and you might think, why would I want a die that only makes one size of rosetted, well because you make make huge rosettes in no time at all AND you can cut down the width to form smaller rosettes too!

If you are curious how this new die works, here's a video for you to watch! You can place an order at my online website (see right sidebar) or contact me to place your order with my next workshop order or to book your own workshop:)

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

The NEW Occasions Mini is LIVE today!!!

...and it is full of amazing new crafting goodness!! Here's a link!
Some of my favourites in this year's mini are:
- the twitterpated dsp...don't you love that word 'twitterpated'!!
- new FRAMELIT dies for your bigshot
- new EDGELIT dies for your bigshot
- see that lovely bid image with the elegant wing...that's a new die too for your bigshot
- PLEATED ribbon!
- a vintage stampset called Rue des Fleur....sigh....
- Tea Shoppe stampset...teacups and all;)
- stampsets to coordinate with the framelit dies!
- embossing folders to coordinate with the edgelit dies...AND a coordinating stampset too!

...and that is just a sampling of what's there, so what are you waiting here to see the mini now...and click here and select 'shop now' to place an order...OR contact me to book a workshop and/or get your own copy of the mini!:)))

Monday, January 02, 2012

Card Keeper

It's just wrong! the Holiday Mini which ends tomorrow, there are these cute (and reasonable) card keepers you can get to decorate (item # 124107). I ordered 2 when the mini came out and then got so busy making Christmas cards and gifts that I didn't get to decorating my card keepers til today... well, I decorated one of them today:) And oh, I'm in love with these card boxes, so I was sure they would be on the carry over list to carry over after the Holiday Mini ends, so I checked the demonstrator site today and alas, they are not there, so there is basically only 24 hours to get a card keeper if you like me had intended to do one before and then ran out of time!

I was even thinking of doing a class on decorating these if they were a carry over item, but since they are gone when the mini goes tomorrow, I can't guarantee I'll have enough to carry a class, so there is only a faint hope of this if SU has extra stock that they offer to demonstrators to purchase in a future period (I am emailing demonstrator support though to double check).

If you do order one of these card keepers today or tomorrow, just click on my website (see icon on the right bar), click shop now and select the item number above. Also, if you email me after you order, I'll email you instructions for what I did on mine. Here's a quick summary of supplies I used (all SU:)
- new framelit dies from the upcoming Occasion Mini
- fun flower die for the Big SHot
- trinket crown
- vintage brad
- boho blossoms punch
- lace ribbon borderpunch
- bird builder punch (for the leaves)
- cherry cobbler, island indigo and limeade cardstock
- timeless portrait dsp
- island indigo ruffled ribbon

Ribbon/Hair Elastic(?!) Bookmark

These are super simple to make and could be a make and take at your next workshop if you contact me in January (we can very the colours, ribbon and stamps though:)

This one I made for my daughter and her new journal for the new year. She's loving purple these days so I used a colour scheme of elegant eggplant, wisteria wonder and pretty in pink (and a touch of lucky limeade since there are dabs of it in the circles on the journal:)

ALSO... you will notice some new products from the upcoming Occasions mini that I used in this project: the stamps are from Apothecary art and the stamped image has been cutout with the coordinating framelits die for the bigshot and then mounted on a coordinating framelit the next size up. That's right, I said 'coordinating'...and that means that you can easly stamp your image and cut it out for a perfect finish (there are also heart shaped framelits and a coordinating stampset in the mini too!!)

Also, I don't think you can clearly see it in the size of the image on this blog post, but the finished project is sprayed with smooch spritz and there is a new one of those in the Occasions mini (which starts January 4th!) too!!

The ribbon base of the bookmark is the elegant eggplant scallop dotted ribbon and the ribbon on the button is the free ribbon you can earn as part of the button and brad pack in the SAB mini later this month!. I also used pearls from the jewel pack and butterfly embosslets...oh, and a hair elastic to put it together... if you want to see how, book your next workshop and I'll design one for you as either a demonstration or a make and take at your workshop using more fun products from the upcoming minis!:))

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year everyone!

This being new year's day, I thought I'd share another calendar/dayplanner with you today... AND everything I've used on this project comes from the upcoming (Jan 24th) SALE-A-Bration (SAB) mini! That's right... the stamps are from Elementary Elegance, the dsp is from an exclusive pack called Everyday Enchantment and the brads are from the Everyday Enchantment ribbon & brad pack! OK there is one thing I've used that is from the regular catalog...the pool party ruffle ribbon (...gotta luv ruffled ribbon, right?!)

So as I said yesterday, be sure to contact me to get your SAB mini and either book your SAB workshop or prepare your qualifying order! This year's SAB flyer if full of amazing free goodies!!