Wednesday, January 03, 2018

2018 Sale-a-bration - the best ever!

This year's sale-a-bration promotion is the best ever!! addition to earning FREE items from the SAB offering with a $60 purchase from any of SU's other catalogs, you can earn even bigger rewards with a larger purchase...check out the new brochure at the link below to learn more!!!

Link to SAB brochure:

...and just as always, you are elgible to earn bonus rewards during SAB if you host a workshop or place a workshop level hostess rewards order...and there are even more rewards if you sign up as a demonstrator during SAB!  See the brochure for details or contact me to learn more!!

Link to my SU site if you'd like to peruse SAB or the new Occasions Catty live & place an order.
My SU website

Current hostess code is:  XNAJX2DM

2018 Occasions Catty Starts TODAY!!

...and here's a link to a pdf of the new catty!!

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Take 4

Another card with one of my favourite new stampsets from the Annual Catalog, Happy Birthday Gorgeous!  I've gotten to play again with stamping the flower images to build a focal point and I've paired it again with some fresh florals dsp, this time in powder pink.  I've also used some veluum and I've punched the stamped image piece with the scalloped tag topper punch

Monday, September 18, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Take 3

Today's card features the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stampset (and those flower images I love) along with some of my all time favourites, can you spot them?
- fresh florals dsp
- lots of labels framelits
- stitched shapes framelits
- in color bitty bows
- paper doilies
- and the base is thick whisper white cardstock...I don't mention it much, but whenever I do a white card base, I always use the thick version of this cardstock...stands up to all the layering I luv so well!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Takes 2 a, b & c!

Today's card features that happy birthday die again...I cut it out, then sponged it with lemon lime twist and tranquil tide...then I glued it on a piece of whisper white cardstock and embellished around the words with various stamps from the Hello Gorgeous stampset in the same ink colours as I sponged the words.  As I mentioned yesterday, I luv how you can build with the flowers, leaves & images in this stamp set!

Here are a couple of alternate cards created the same way...
...above is powder pink & berry burst

...and this one is berry burst & fresh fig!

Saturday, September 16, 2017

Happy Birthday Gorgeous - Take 1

Today's card is one of my September make & takes and feature the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set (from the Foil Frenzy suite).  I cut out the happy birthday die using gold foil paper and I paired it with lemon lime twist dsp from the fresh florals stack.  I love the flower stamps from the Happy Birthday gorgeous stampset and how you can build'll see more of that in the samples I share over the next few days.  I also love how lemon lime twist pairs with beryr burst...and have I mentioned how that white cotton ribbon ties?!  It's like butter to work with;)

Friday, September 15, 2017

Crafting Forever -

The other day, I showed you a project again using the Wood Crate dies for the big shot & I thought I'd show you another today.  This time I cut it out of crumb cake card stock that I stamped with the Timeless Textures stamp set to get that 'wood grain' effect.  Then I used the Crafting Forever stamp set to embellish the front.

Crafting Forever is the perfect stamp set for my creative friends!  So I thought I'd also share a little sampler I made featuring the stampset...
I created an easle on the back of this 6x6 piece...the base colour is Fresh Fig & I used the fresh florals in color dsp also:)

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Birthday Memories - Take 4

One more card from the Birthday Memories Suite...I just can't get enough of that adorable little girly!;)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Birthday Memories - Take 3 - How About a Banner?!

I made this birthday banner for my antique hutch using the Birthday memories suite...isn't it darling?!  That dsp is SO whimsical!!:)

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Birthday Memories - Take 2

So today's another take on the Birthday Memories Suite, but this time I wanted to feature the adorable dsp that's featured in it.  This project features the paper, the dsp, with minimal stamping...and you know what' awesome, the coordinating framelits cut out many of the images in the dsp making creating with it such a snap...of course, you can fussy-cut them out too:)

Today's project was made with the Wood Crate framelits, cut out of the above dsp & then I made 4 3x3 notecards to go inside...I always need birthday notecards to attach to gifts, so these are ready to go in a snap!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Birthday Memories Suite - Revisited

I shared this card back in July I think in Berry Burst, but today I've revisited it in Fresh Fig, another of this year's new in colors!  I love the ruffled embossing folder more and more every time I use it and that  crinkled seam binding ribbon is probably my all time favourite.  The little girl and flower images are from the Birthday Delivery stamp set which is SO adorable.  Last time I coloured them with my ink pads and a blender pen & this time I used an aqua painter, both work wonderfully depending on your preference!!

This is another card I've been doing in workshops, so I thought I'd share some alternate colours and options today too...

This one's powder pink & the oval is framed with the fresh florals dsp rather than card stock as in the originals (and I've used that wonderful shimmer ribbon again here:)

And this one doesn't use embossed cardstock, but instead I've used berry burst fresh florals dsp for the matt.  You've seen me use that stack with Christmas, with 3 D projects, with coffee projects and now here...I've said it before, it's super versatile!  

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Take 3

The lighting is not the best for today's project, but trust me, it's even cuter in person:)  I previously shared a little treat holder make with the coffee café suite, today is a take on the same idea, but fits a Bath & Body Works hand santizer (inspiration from pinterest:).   And again, I'm using non-traditional colours for coffee related projects, but what I can say, I'm a pink girl & powder pink is one of my all time favourites!!  Don't you love that powder pink shimmer ribbon?!!

This is another make and take for some September workshops:)

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Take 2

I said I was going to share a card with the Coffee Café stamp set and framelits in a non-traditional colour today, well, how about powder pink?!  I also used the new embossing paste (and related stencils) for the background for this card & the cup lids are cut from veluum.

Don't be afraid to try new things & don't feel like you have to make your projects look like the ones in the catalog...those are just reference points...use them to inspire you and then create your way!!:)

Friday, September 08, 2017

Coffee Cafe - What's not to like?

The Coffee Café Suite has been one of the most popular ones since the Annual Catty was released this summer.  I shared a previous card over a month ago, but want to feature it again as I keep playing.  This card & the projects over the next few days will feature both the stamp set and the framelits that coordinate.

This project is done in fairly traditional colours for the theme; however I didn't use the dsp that's part of the suite because I wanted you to see how versatile it can be (and in the next few days I'll share some non traditional colours also!)  Today's card features the fresh florals dsp in tranquil tide that I used on a Christmas card a few days ago also...see I told you, super versatile!!!

Thursday, September 07, 2017

A few of my favourite things from the new Holiday Catty - Good Tidings - Take 5

And finally, one last card using my new fav's...the Good Tidings stamp set and the Merry Music Specialty paper from the new Holiday Catty.  This one is  bit 'fussier' that the past several projects as I fussy-cut the holly images out after stampin them and layered up the creeting with embellishments.  also I used the Pinewood Plakes NEW dynamic textured impressions embossing folder on the crumb cake matt behind the focal the dynamic folders, they create such a deep embossed piece!

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

A few of my favourite things from the new Holiday Catty - Good Tidings - Take 3

We all need tags right?!  I made this little tag also with the Good Tidings stamp set, but I didn't use any of the new Christmas related dsp's, instead I used my fresh florals in color dsp pack from the Annual catalog...this stack is super versatile & like I said yesterday, tranquil tide is a perfect color for Christmas crafting!!

The tag is stamped on one of the lots of labels framelits (like I said before, so versatile), but for those who prefer punches, there is a new punch in the Holiday catty in a similar (slight different) shape that makes making tags a snap!!

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

A few of my favourite things from the new Holiday Catty - Good Tidings - Take 2

More of a good thing!  Using the same favourites from yesterday's post, today's card is a snap to put together, so perfect for making a stack of Christmas cards to send, but darling all the same.  So again, the featured new products from the Holiday catty are:  Good Tidings stamp set and Merry Music Specialty dsp!  I also used cherry cobbler cardstock, the lots of labels framelits (again!), a SU lace doily AND a tranquil tide bitty bow from the Annual Catalog (comes in a current in colors pack...they are SO adorable!)

As an aside, I think Tranquil Tide, one of this year's new in colours is a perfect 'green' for Christmas crafting, don't you?!  I like how it has a bit of blue in it...feels just right!!

This card is one of my make & takes for this month's workshops:)

Monday, September 04, 2017

A few of my favourite things from the new Holiday Catty - Good Tidings - Take 1

For the next few things, I'm going to get ahead of the season and post some Christmas projects in honour of the NEW Holiday catalog just released!

Today's project (and those I'll share over the next few days) use some of my favourite new items from the Holiday Catalog including:
- Good Tidings stamp FAVOURITE new stamp set in the catty!  I luv the way you can add dimension and a real artistic feel to a project using the holly and berry images and 3 step stamping!
- Merry Music Specialty Paper - my FAVOURITE new dsp in the catty!  And, yes, though the black and white words on the dsp above do not contain music, they do come from that pack, which is mostly music but has a few other patterns thrown in for versatility also.  Versatile, that's exactly what this dsp is because it's black and white and it has various sizes of sheet music and fonts and sizes of words!  I love it and because it's a lighter-weight paper, you get 24 sheets in the pack, so double for the same price as a standard dsp pack, so a good value too!!

Other goodies used on this project:
- Lots of Labels framelits - these are a 'go to' for me & are probably one of the more versatile of the framelit sets.  I use them all the time & you'll see that evidenced more than once in this month's blog posts!
- The black lace trim I've used above is a retired one.  I think it's sold out from the clearance rack now, but no worries, there's a new one in the Holiday catty and it's even more adorable.  I know it's on my wish list for my next order (just had to use up what I had first;)
- Cherry Cobbler favourite of the SU reds!
- Stitched framelits - another 'go to'...I'm still luving these which were introduced this past I've used the largest oval.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Merry Little Christmas

The Holiday Catalog goes live September 1st!  So much inspiration in the Merry Little Christmas Suite!

Check it out on pages 10 &11 of the new Holiday catty.  I'll post a link early on September 1st!!

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Birthday Delivery - Berry Burst Ruffles

This has been another of the free make & takes I'm doing right now for workshops.  It showcases the new Ruffles dynamic embossing folder and 2 new in colours:  berry burst & fresh fig...isn't that crinkled seam binding ribbon dreamy?!!

The little girl and flowers are stamp images from the Birthday Delivery stamp set & suite in the new catty.  I've coloured her using my in colour ink pads (and an early espresso one too for her hair) and a blender pen.  Do you colour with blender pens...I luv it...turns any ink pad into a marker, but with a little more control for shading & a little less finness needed than watercolouring!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Lovely Friends - Treat Crate

I showed you the Lovely Friends stampset in June, but thought I'd show you an alternate project that I've been providing as a free make & take for my current workshops.  It uses the wood crate framelits & the new in color Fresh Floral dsps & I've filled it with a variety of tea sachets (6 to be exact).  Colours used are all from the new in colours which I'm in luv with...including:  powder pink, berry burst & lemon-lime twist.

Friday, July 07, 2017

Coffee Cafe - Take 2 - Treat Cup

I fill this little treat cup I've made with sugar free café flavour!:)  It's made with the new Coffee Café bundle and I've constructed a wee box that I've mounted between the 2 cups I've cut out with my big shot & voila!  I've used one of my favourite new in colours, Berry burst and the new Fresh Floral dsp.  Cute, right?!
Here's the link for online orders:

(you'll automatically receive an email with your bonus days coupon on online orders)

AND here's my current hostess code:  CU4PHYEQ

Coffee Cafe Suite

The Coffee Café Bundle is on page 31 of the new catty with savings when you order the bundle!  Here I've paired it with Early Espresso card stock that I've used the new ruffled dynamic embossing folder on & the new Tranquil Tide  in color cardstock & dsp.  I think it's a wink & a nudge to my favourite Starbucks, don't you?!;)

Friday, June 02, 2017

Lovely Friends

This card was made with one of my favourite new bundles in the new catty.  The stamp set is called Lovely Friends, and the coordinating framelits that I used to create the pop up inside this card are the Lovely Laurels framelits.


From June 1-30 earn an extra $40 in stampin' rewards with qualifying workshops.  See details in the chart above!!

2016-17 Annual Catalog is LIVE!

Here's a link so you can view or download your own copy!

Friday, July 29, 2016

Another Shaker Card

While I'm sharing Father's Day cards (belatedly), this was the one I had made for my hubby (sorry for the light reflection in the window really seemed to jump off the gold foil heart near the bottom of the greeting).  This card was made with the b&w striped paper in the Pop of Pink pack and the Jars of Love stamp set and coordinating framelits.  The greeting I chose was 'You fill me with happiness' as it went with what I wanted to share to him on this inside:)

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bear Hug Card for Papa

I'm a bit behind on posting, but this was the Father's Day card I made for my Papa this year, but I thought I could post it anyway as it could easily work for other occasions and many of you might have men in your life who love the lake and fishing.

I used the Bear Hugs stampset and coordinating framelits for this card.  The background on the distressed whisper white piece was stamped in pool party with an image from the Work of Art stamp set.  The fish from the Bear Hugs stampset were coloured with an aqua painter dipped in 3 colours of SU ink.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Make & Take #3 - Shaker Card - Jars of Love with Pop of Pink

This was the third make & take at my new catty workshops.  This one, a shaker card.  The New Catty has some wonderful new strips of dimensionals that are great for making shaker cards!  All you need is a piece of SU window sheet and something to fill your card with (here I used hearts from the treat bag thinlets/framelits set, but the new confetti punches would work great too!).

I used the new Jars of Love stampset and coordinating framelits for all images, and that wonderful patterned paper comes from my new favourite pack, Pop of Pink:)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

2016-18 In Colours - Butterfly Basics & Thoughtful Banners - June & July Make & Take #2

 This card was a make & take at my June & July New Catty Workshops.  As you can see I varied the colours on the card in order to showcase the new In Colours.

There's Flirty Flamingo (with Peekaboo Peach as an accent):
 Sweet Sugarplum (with Flirty Flamingo as an accent),
Peekaboo Peach (with Firty Flamingo as an accent),
...and Dapper Denim (with Sweet Sugarplum as an accent)!

Emerald Envy (as showcased on the previous 2 posts is also a new in colour & I know that this card was also made featuring it at these worskhops, but I just don't have a picture:)

This card was made using the following products:
- New In Colour cardstock & some whisper white cardstock for stamping
- new doily embellishments in new catty
- silver thread
- Timeless Textures stamp set (stamped in featured in colour inks as above)
- Butterfly Basics stampset, stamped in coordinating in colour inks s above
- Thoughtful Banners stampset and coordinating punch
- Butterfly basics thinlet dies

Make & Take #1 from My New Catty Workshops (June & July) - Treatholder

When you're counting your points, you look for things other than candy to put in treatholders...  When I found these adorable purse sized tissues recently, I designed this treatholder around them as a result:)  It's made using the envelope punchboard and a piece of Flirty Flamingo cardstock together with a piece of Emerald Envy dsp from the in colour stack.  I also used the Thioughful Banners new stampset and coordinating punch on this project.

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Dapper Denim & Butterfly Framelits

Playing with new in colours, namely Dapper Denim and Sweet Sugarplum n this card.  Stampsets used included:  Watercolour Wings and Timeless Textures.

Friday, July 22, 2016

A Little Emerald Envy Notepad for My Downline

These notepads fit the 5x7 standard notepads you can get at Staples.  I also make a pocket inside for notecards or other things one might need to have handy:)

Products used:
- Emerald Envy ink, card stock, dsp stack (new in colours)
- Flirty Flamingo and Peekaboo Peach ink
- White cardstock
- Jute ribbon

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Happy New Catalog Day!!

The new catalog goes LIVE today!!  What are your favourite NEW items???!

Here's a link to my SU website where you can browse & order.

And here's a link to a PDF of the New Catalog.

If you are one of my customers and have not received a copy yet, please let me know and we'll arrange to get you a copy:)