Saturday, June 30, 2012


This is one of my favourite verses and it is found in the new Trust God stamp set on page 136 of the new catalog.    I made this card for someone who has been on my heart and in my prayers a great deal these days.  I love both this set and the Blessings from Heaven set on the same page.  I thinking of doing a 'faith-based' card class on August to make a set of cards with the sentiments in these two sets.  If that might interest you, be sure to let me know:)

For this card, I also used the Parlour Prints background stamp (again stamping in raspberry ripple on primrose pink as I described yesterday).  I also used the largest stamp in the Layered Labels samp set to get that gumball green border down the left side of the card.  The butterfly comes from the Papillon Potpourri stamp set and it was punched with the coordinating punch.  The button accent is one of the new faceted buttons with an antique brad mounted in the middle, and the ribbon is the new raspberry ripple stitched satin and my favourite victoria lace.

Friday, June 29, 2012

Raspberry Ripple meets Postage Due

Another card I made this week while playing around with my new *favourite* stamp set, Postage Due.  I've been playing a lot, as you've probably noticed, with making cards with pattern but without patterned paper/dsp.  The large image from the Postage Due stampset is perfect for that...and here I stamped it in Raspberry Ripple onto Primrose Petals...I like the tonal effect of that...been stamping a lot lately in that combination.  This year's new in colours are the best I can remember and I'm having so much fun playing with them:)

A couple of other things made this card a snap to finish:  the postage stamp punch (coordinates perfectly with this stampset!), the apothecary accents framelits (I used this to matt the stamp after I ran it throught the big shot again with the stripes embossing folder), and, of course, some rhinestone jewels:)

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Summer Starfruit meets Postage Due

Postage Due is my *favourite* new stamp set in the new catalog!!  And I just can't stop playing with it.  I also used the new builder wheels on this card:  Travel Journal and Viola's Lace...loving them too!  Page 108 is my favourite page in the catalog too (just in case you didn't know;)

Monday, June 25, 2012

Summer Stamp Camp!

Stamp camp will be  filled with projects using *new products from the new catalog!  You'll get to make:
- a card magazine style file and THREE coordinating cards using the *new Fan Fair Suite of Products including the Postage Due stamp set and Fan Fair DSP
- a treat holder using the *new From My Heart stamp set and SU's exclusive Framelits
- a mini album tin using the *new Everything Eleanor stamp set and the Comfort Cafe DSP

Cost:  $25 ...OR $10 with a minimum $75 order
Date of Event:  Saturday July 14, 2012 at 1 pm
RSVP by:  Thurs July 5, 2012
What to bring: paper snips, glue runner, *sticky strip
**Note that if you need any of the above, if you let me know by June 30th, I will order one for you in advance of the camp and you can add it to your stamp camp cost.   (SU paper snips are $14.95/$18 including s&h & taxes; SNAIL glue runner/adhesive is $9.75/$11.75 including s&h & taxes; SNAIL refills are $6.50/$7.75 including s&h & taxes; STICKY STRIP (10 yds; double the quantity what the craft store sells) is $8.50/$10.25 including s&h and taxes.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Birthday Cupcakes!

My husband made these delicious looking red velvet cupcakes with cream cheese icing for a little birthday gathering he is having for me tonight (my birthday was last week).  And I couldn't resist doing something a little self-indulgent to them...I made little eiffel tower toppers.  The toppers were easy-peasy...I just used the artitistic etchings stampset for the large one in the centre (and you probably can't see it from the distance, but it adorned with rhinestones too;).  I matted the centre one with one of the apothecary accents framelits.  For the surrounding cupcakes I made their toppers with the postage due stampset and coordinating punch.  I mounted each of the toppers (double sided) to a piece of raspberry ripple cardstock using some dimensionals...and the toothpicks I used to insert them to the cupcakes were glued on to the inner layer of the  raspberry ripple piece with crystal effects.  I suppose you're not supposed to 'help' with the making of your own birthday cake, but  this was just too much fun not try...getting to make the toppers was a bit of a gift to me:))  ...can hardly wait til I can have of one of those cupcakes tonight!;)

Friday, June 22, 2012

Papillon Potpourri Make & Take

Last night was my new catalog workshop and this was the 2nd make & take.  It's a petite pocket made using the XL die for the big shot and some raspberry ripple cardstock and it contains 2 bookmarks which were cutout using the the two tags die for the big shot as well.  It's a cute little gift idea and would fit well at the end of a row on your bookshelf so you always know where to find a bookmark when you need one.

We used a bunch of new products on this project including:
- the papillon potpourri stampset and coordinating butterfly punch...I'm loving playing with these
- the new builder wheels from page 108 of the catalog, the travel journal and the lace one (both used on the belly band on the pocket).
- gumball green stitched satin ribbon is gathered on the edge of the top of the pocket (and we used coordinating other incolors in ink including:  gumball green, primrose petals and raspberry ripple)

And you can't quite tell too clearly in the picture, but it gives a nice touch in person, the background of the bookmarks (which were cut from very vanilla) was created using the very vintage builder wheel and some versamark ink.

Thursday, June 21, 2012

New Catalog Workshop Tonight!

This card is one of the make & takes for tonight's new catalog workshop.  It's made using the layered labels stampset, apothecary accents framelits and comfort cafe dsp....only we're switching the background up a bit on the version we're making tonight since my new argyle embossing folder arrived in time, I'm subbing it in for the dots;)

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Postage Due

Postage Due is one of my favourite new stampsets from the new catalog...just got mine last week and I've already made a couple of cards and am working on a mini-album...this could turn into a class at this rate if you're interested;)  (...seriously, let me know:)

This card also used another new find...the argyle embossing folder:)  ...and, of course, some new in colors!:)

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day

This was the card I made this year for my husband for Father's Day!  He in turn treated me to a royal bday as they both landed on the same day this year:)  I was actually born on father's day.  My husband had to work the weekend, so our bday date will come toward the end of next week and we're having a little friend get together too.  I feel so spoiled, I mean it's his day, but we did some special things for him too today.

This card is made out of basic grey cardstock.  The paper pieced shape was cut with the apothecary accents framelits and the stamps come from the artistic etchings stampset.  The dsp is first edition.

Comfort Cafe *meets* Apothecary Accents

Still loving the Comfort Cafe dsp!  On this card I used it with the dies from the apothecary accents framelits and the coordinating layered labels stampset, but for the actual sentiment I switched it up and used 'wishes' from the fabulous phrases stampset (instead of 'create which comes on that particular label stamp).  Also, the background of the card is stamped in Creative elements.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Comfort Cafe...another way...

This card looks completely different than yesterdays, but the dsp is from the same Comfort Cafe it!  The layout for this card was inspired by a card I saw on pinterest.  The butterfly in the centre is from my butterflies bigz die and the flowers in the centre of that are from the boho blossoms die and more of the comfort cafe dsp.  I finished it off with a neutrals button tied with some linen thread and then sentiment is from the tiny tags set, punched with the coordinating punch.

Friday, June 15, 2012

Comfort Cafe *meets* Creative Elements

Oh the Comfort Cafe dsp, it is so pretty in person.  I love the the textile-y nature of it.  Here I paired it with some flowers I stamped in summer starfruit with a stamp in the Creative Elements set.  I love layering those flowers for dimension.  The sentiment comes from the new layered labels set and the coordinating apothecary accents framelits set:)

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bundling Up the First Round of New Catty Shares:)

Oh the UPS man made my day...and just one of the reasons is that products arrived for the first round of new catalog shares, so I'm busy bundling them up to get them to their new homes!:)

Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Fan Fare Suite for MDS

I'm working on a digital scrapbook of our trip to London this past year.  I'm about 3/4 of the way through the pages though I do have to go back through and add the journalling.  This is just one of my pages.  I thought I'd share it with you today because it was made with the new Fan Fare Suite for My Digital Studio (MDS)...which I love.  It's basically pages 106 - 109 of the new catalog in digital form!!  There's a wonderful vintage feel to the brushes/stamps and the patterned papers etc.  I'm having so much fun creating my digital scrapbook!:)

And, digital scrapbookers, there is an updated version of MDS on the horizon with even more great features so be sure to stay tuned...and if you order MDS now, you will automatically get the upgrades when they come out for no additional charge!!

For those of you who already have MDS, be sure to go to the MDS site and get your free download of the new in colors from the brand new catalog!!:)

Monday, June 04, 2012

Happiest Birthday Layered Label

This birthday card was also made with the new layered labels set, but the greeting came from the apothecary art stampset which has been carried over to the new catalog from the occasions mini.  The background is midnight muse cardstock which has been stamped with the en francais background stamp.  The layered label images were stamped in midnight muse and raspberry ripple and cutout with the new apothecary accents framelits.  The edges were inked in soft suede and the strip of dsp is from the neutrals pack.

Don't you just love playing with new stuff!:))

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Congratulations...layered labels

Today's card was again made with another image in the NEW layered labels stamp set and then cut out with the NEW apothecary accents framelits.  I combined a couple of the NEW in colors (raspberry ripple and midnight muse) with one of the returning in colors (wisteria wonder on this card).  I also used the polka dot embossing plate and some rhinestone jewels and a bit of ruffled ribbon to finish this one off.

Saturday, June 02, 2012


I love to 'create'!  The stamped image on this project comes from the new layered labels stampset (which you saw a peek of last night).  This stampset is in the new catalog and it was cutout with the apothecary accents framelits that are also new and coordinate.  I also used the 1 inch circle punch and some stampin dimensionals to put this project together.  The images are stamped in the new in colors (primrose petals, gumball green and midnight muse).  I simply love the new style stampads that are so easy to use and have such great color saturation!  I have had people look at some of my stamped images and they think the are punched pieces of patterned or designer series papers rather than stamped images...that is how good they are!

This is my doorprize draw pale for my new catalog workshop which will be on Thursday June 21st at 7pm.  Please RSVP that you would like to come by Thursday June 14th so I can prepare the supplies for everyone to make the 2 FREE make and takes.  Also I will have ONE doorprize drawn that night from those who attend for are brand new stamp pad (in the new style) and in one of the new in colors.

Also, if you can't wait til the 21st and want to order from the new catalog now, contact me as I should have an order going in in the next couple of days OR as always you can place your order online by clicking shop now on my right sidebar.

I hope you are enjoying the new catalog as much as I am!:))

Oh and don't forget to contact me if you are interested in the NEW PRODUCT SHARES...I posted these yesterday!:)

Friday, June 01, 2012

New *In Colors & NEW Product SHARES!!

With the NEW catalog, comes many new products and another set of NEW In Colors (pictured above and stamped with the NEW layered labels stampset and coordinating framelit dies!)  The NEW In colors for 2012-2014 are:
- raspberry ripple
- summer starfruit
- gumball green
- midnight muse
- primrose petals
AND the NEW stampads I stamped them in above are the cat's meow!!  Just amazing!!

AND with a NEW catalog and so many NEW items on our wish lists, I am offering the following PRODUCT SHARES to help my customers get more of what they want and still save enough room in their budget for stamps!  Please email me (see sidebar for address) if you are interested.  If you are in Canada (but not in Saskatoon), I will ship to you with an added cost of whatever Canada Post charges me for postage.  Saskatoon orders can be picked up when ready.  Note that I will order each round of these shares when all spots in a given share are filled.

2012 New Catalog Product Shares

*NEW 3/8” Stitched Satin Ribbon (ribbon shown on pg 172 of catty)
  • in all 5 NEW in colours (midnight muse, primrose petals, gumball green, raspberry ripple and summer starfruit)
  • receive 2' of each colour of this ribbon for a total of 10' of ribbon for the price of 12.25 (the cost of one spool) + s&h and taxes = $14.75

*NEW Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (ribbon shown on pg 173 of catty)
  • in the following five colours: basic grey, early espresso, real red, rich razzleberry & pretty in pink
  • receive 2' of each colour of this ribbon for a total of 10' of ribbon for the price of $6.75 (the cost of one spool) + s&h and taxes = $8.20

OR participate in BOTH of the above 2 ribbon shares for a price of $20

*NEW In Color Dahlia Flower Embellishments (dahlias shown on pg 152 of catty)
  • receive 2 flowers in each of the five new in colors for a cost of $6 (including s&h and taxes)

* New Buttons Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons AND Naturals Designer Buttons (buttons shown on pg 176 of catty)
  • receive 2 each of 3 different designs of vintage faceted buttons AND
  • receive 2 each of 3 different designs of naturals buttons
for a total cost of $4.50 (including s&h and taxes)

OR particpate in BOTH of the above 2 accessory shares (the dahlias and the buttons) for a price of $10 total

*New In Color 8 ½ x 11” card stock (applies to 2012-14 in colors only; paper shown on pg 152)
  • receive a half a package of this cardstock which will include 2 sheets of each of the 5 NEW in colors for a total of 10 sheets for a price of $5 (include s&h and taxes)

June HOSTESS Special!

That's $60 EXTRA in FREE stuff when you hostess a workshop with sales of $575 or more!! (Click on image above to see larger view and table of sliding scale FREE products earned!)

Contact me today to book your June or July workshop to get in this amazing special!!


Here is a link to the NEW CATALOG released today...enjoy!

2012-13 Catalog

The New Catalog is HERE!!!

I'm so, June 1st, the new catalog goes live!!  You can check it out for yourself by clicking on my right sidebar on the link to my SU site...or click this link.

If you would like a hard copy of the catalog, please contact me (if you are in Canada) and I will get one to you.  I give catalogs free to all those who host a workshop or join my stampin' club.

The bookmark you see on the catalog is something I've been making for the ladies who have already signed up for this year's club.  I used the new hostess stamp set "Carry On" which you can earn for free by hosting a workshop of you own!:)  And the colours I've used, in addition to coordinating with the colours on the cover of the catty, feature new in colors...specifically:  raspberry ripple, primrose petals and summer starfruit.  Another new item I've used is the new apothecary accents framelits for the big them!

Enjoy your first peeks at the new catalog today...I know I sure did!:)