Thursday, 30 August 2007

Thank You Artfully Asian

Playing with the new colours. I'll miss them when they retire.

I coloured the flowers and leaves with a blender pen. The In Colour does not come in markers.

Do you regonize the horizontal strip? It was the leftover piece that I used for the water bottle . I think this will match the water bottle nicely.

Materials Used:
Stamps-In The Spotlight and Artfully Asian
Papers-blue bayou, soft sky and whisper white
Inks-blue bayou, soft sky, river rock and groovy guava
Accessories-1/4" grosgrain ribbon and blender pen

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 28 August 2007

Lunar Eclipse

This happened early Tuesday morning. My DH took a picture of the second lunar eclipse of 2007. You ask why he was up so early in the morning? No, he did not wake up early just so he could take a picture of this. He took it right after he finished work. From our back yard. Beautiful, isn't it? One of God's miracles. I mean the lunar eclipse. My DH is something else. LOL

Friday, 24 August 2007

Loot Bags

These are the loot bags I made for my two nephews' birthday on Saturday. My sister brought over three bags of goodies to go inside and said "Here, can you make loot bags for my boys?" That's all she said. I got a list of names and that was about it. So this is what I came upwith. I made two different versions. One for the boys and one for the girls. When I was making these I realized I didn't have any stamps for children except the Sporting Goods set which is now retired.

For the boys.

For the girls.

Materials Used:
Stamps-Sporting Goods, Delight in Life and Brushstroke Alphabet
Papers-whisper white, basic black, real red
Inks-basic black, real red, groovy guava, wild wasabi, pretty in pink, only orange, ruby red
Accessories-white lunch bag, square and circle punch
Happy Stamping!

My Shopping Spree

I got this gift from my upline on getting promoted to Senior Associate on a certain date. She is such a wonderful person. woo whooo!!!!

Thursday, 16 August 2007

In the Spot Light Water Bottle

I forgot to post this picture of the water bottle. I stamped these water bottle for my open house and gave one to every attendee. I was able to get 5 stamped strip out of an 8.5" x 11" cardstock. I randomly stamped the cs then cut the strips out then stamped the hand stamp stamp on and taped it around the bottle. Very easy. I wanted to have a tag too but didn't have enough time. This was a last minute project.

Materials Used:
Stamp-In the Spotlight, Hand Made
Papers-whisper white
Inks-wild wasabi, river rock, soft sky, blue bayou and purely pomegranate
Accessroy-water bottle

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 14 August 2007

Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #14

Finally, I have a chance to play with Beate's weekend challenge.
Materials Used:
Stamps-Artfully Asian and Double-Lined Doodles
Papers-groovy guava, purely pomogranate, wild wasabi, whiper white and Special Delivery Girl pattern paper
Inks-basic black, groovy guava, wild wasabi and purely pomegranate
Accessories-wild wasabi double stitched ribbon, circle punch and ticket punch, blender pen
Happy Stamping!

Beate's Weekend Challenge

This was last week's weekend challenge. I couldn't post it in time but here it is.

Materials Used:
Stamp-Bundle of Joy
Papers-wild wasabi, river rock, whisper white, chocolate chip and Special Delivery Boy pattern paper
Inks-basic black, wild wasabi, groovy guava and chocolate chip
Accessories-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, coluzzle cutting system, brads, corner punch, ticket punch, and 1/16" punch

Happy Stamping!


Happy Birthday Martin!

Yesterday was Martin's birthday. We took him out to Swiss Chalet. That's his favourite restaurant beside chinese food. After we had a yummy cake a friend made for him.

Sunday, 12 August 2007

Free Colour Family Promotion

Being a Stampin' Up! demonstrator is a fun and rewarding way to share your love of stamping with family and friends. And the Choose Your Family promotion is a great way to share that opportunity.

From August 10-September 30, new demonstrators will get to choose a colour family of Classic Stampin' Pads free when they purchase the Starter Kit . That's up to a $79.95 value in addition to the excellent value of the Starter Kit ($275 + PST with no S+H and GST)! The products in the Starter Kit is worth over $500.
You may choose between our four colour families (Bold Brights, Earth Elements, Rich Regals, and Soft Subtles) or choose a pack of our 2007 In Color pads. Colour family packs include 12 ink pads, and the In Color selection includes six ink pads.
If you would like information on how to become a demonstrator please email me
Happy Stamping!

Saturday, 11 August 2007

Designer Circle bag

Isn't this bag a beauty? It is so cute. This bag can hold 8 note cards and envelopes. I used a retired Simply Scrapin Kit to make this set. Want to learn how to make this set? Come to my class. We'll be using a current Simply Scrapin' Kit. It will be on September 15 on Saturday at 1-3 pm. Email me if you are around the Greater Vancouver area. Please, RSVP for this class.

Happy Stamping!

Wednesday, 8 August 2007

Simple Kind Baroque

Very simple card. Once in awhile I like to make a very simple card. They are so fast and easy to make when I have very little time to stamp. I love this stamp set and uses a lot. You will see lots and lots of cards made with this set.

Materials Used:
Stamp-Baroque Motifs
Papers-soft sky and whisper white
Inks-blue bayou and soft sky
Accessories-1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, 7 August 2007

Oval Baroque

Trying out my new coluzzle cutting system. I like this cutting tool alot. It is so much easier to make a cirlce or oval for a card. I used to make my own and it was not as nice.

Materials Used:
Stamp-Baroque Motifs
Papers-whisper white, wild wasabi, and designer paper
Inks-soft sky, wild wasabi, groovy guava, purely pomegranate and basic black
Accessories-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, brads, and coluzzle cutting system

Happy Stamping!

Cherish Pick a Petal

Another simple card. I don't use buttons often but this card needed something on the small flower so that was what I put in the middle.

Materials Used:
Stamps-Pick A Petal and Baroque Motifs
Papers-whisper white and Soft Sky
Inks-purely pomegranate, groovy guava and basic black
Accessories-gingham ribbon, button and mini glue dots

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 6 August 2007

Pick A Petal

These two cards were stamped on designer paper then cut out.

For the stem on this card I just cut a strip of designer paper and glued it on.

Materials Used:
Stamps-Pick a Petal, Baroque Motifs, In The Spotlight, Artfully Asian and
Papers-certainly celery, bashful blue, almost amethyst and designer papers
Inks-basic black, river rock, and wild wasabi
Accessories-grosgrain ribbon and circle punch

Happy Stamping!


In The Spotlight Workshop Card

This was a sample card I made for a workshop but changed it to a more simpler look at the workshop.

The sample.

The demo one. This was what the hostess got. I give everything I demo at a workshop to the hostess.

Materials Used:
Stamp-In The Spotlight
Papers-certainly celery, choco chip, whisper white and designer papers
Inks-basic black, regal rose, so saffron and certainly celery
Accessories-staples, dimensionals, corner punch and 1/4" grossgrain

Happy Stamping!


Sunday, 5 August 2007

Another New Set

When I first saw this Pick a Petal set on the preview catalogue, I thought to my self, what can I do with this set. I had no idea what to do with it until I saw all these cool cards on SCS . Go ahead and visit that site. There are so many talented people posting there.

Materials Used:
Stamps-Pick a Petal and In The Spotlight
Papers-groovy guava, whisper white and designer paper
Inks-groovy guava and basic black
Accessories-mini glue dots and gingham ribbon
Happy Stamping!

New Set

I just love this new In the Spotlight level two hostess set. I can't wait for the new punches I ordered that goes with. It will be so much easier then cutting the designs out everytime I make a card. The new In Colour papers and ink are so pretty. I used groovy gauva paper for the background behind the big circle. Next, I stamped the snowflake stamp in purely pomegranate ink and cut the part I didn't want out. The sentiment is from Artfully Asian set.

Materials Used:
Stamps-In the Spotlight and Artfully Asian
Papers-certainly celery, groovy guava and designer papers
Inks-purely pomegranate and basic black
Accessories-brads, 1/16" punch and 1/4" grosgrain ribbon

Happy Stamping!

Friday, 3 August 2007

Open House

Display table of new products, door prize, giveaways, catalogues, recruiting packet, new colour inks and papers, door prize forms, simply sent kit, and the green basket was filled with paper clips to give to everyone who attended. Oh, and the lovely business cards my husband made for me. He is such a sweety.

Some of the attendees at the make and take table.

This was the door prize. Congrats to Jody, she won the door prize.

These were the cards from swaps of retired stamp sets. I mounted them and sold them for very cheap.

Wedding Card

Went to a friend's wedding two weeks ago and this was the card I made for them.

The wedding was small but beautiful. They had the ceremony in Queen Elizabeth Park at the Rose Garden. It was a Scottish wedding and there was a guy playing a bag pipe for the music. The groom and groomsmen wore kilts.

Materials Used:
Stamps-Baroque Motifs and All Year Cheers 3
Papers-Night of Navy and Whisper White
Inks-Night of Navy and Purely Pomogranate
Asseccories-Dimensionals and Grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, 2 August 2007

First Time Making Paper Clips

I finally made these beautiful paper clips. They were fun and easy to make. It took me a little longer because I don't have a die cut machine. I used the daisy punch and punched out with cardstocks and cereal boxes. The ceral box made it a little sturdier. Normally people use chipboard but I didn't have any.

This was before I glue the flowers together

These are the finished paper clips. I hot glued the flowers together sandwitching the paper clip and ribbon. I gave one to everyone who attended my open house on Saturday.

My Little Helpers

I was doing my swaps and the kids wanted to help. I let them help and they were just thrilled!

This was what I did. I stamped the flowers with Basic Black then coloured it in with Tempting Turquois marker. After I had done this I realized that I could have just stamped with black ink onto the Tempting Turquois cardstock then cut them out. I didn't have to do the extra step. You can see the finished card at the previous post.

Jarod and Faith helped put the brads on the flowers. I'm so glad they helped me. It would have taken me forever to finish.

Jarod is dividing the flowers in half. Making sure that Faith and him get the same amount to do.

Putting on the last brad.