Monday, 29 September 2008
I'm having a World Card Making Day this Saturday from 1-4 pm. Come and celebrate the creativity of handcrafted cards and the personal connection that they forge between friends and family. You can make as many cards as you like for $1 per card excluding envelopes. How cool is that! Can't beat that kind of deal! Bring your choice of adhesive and scissor.
Celebrated the first Saturday in October, World Card Making Day endeavors to bring together card makers around the world at a time that is traditionally the busiest time of year for card- and gift-making.
Stampin’ Up! is excited to celebrate this holiday with you by offering 20 percent off Simply Sent card kits and Simply Sent Card Elements. Picture above is one of the kits and you can find more on pages 176-177 of the Fall-Winter Idea Book & Catalogue.
Please RSVP if you plan to come. I'm in the Vancouver area. We'll have a fun time of stamping!
Have a great day!
Friday, 26 September 2008
stamps-Window Dressing, Family Phrases
papers-basic black, so saffron, whisper white, real red, old olive, DSP
inks-basic black, markers
accessories-1/4" grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circle punches, scallop and scallop circle punches, 1/16"punch, Crafters' Tool Kit
Don't forget you have until September 30 to order the Never Seen Before 15% stamp sale. Click here to view info.
Have a fun Friday and thanks for visiting!
Wednesday, 24 September 2008
I made these cards awhile ago and forgot to post it. This is a One Sheet wonder cards. I used the Paint Prints (retired) set. First, I randomly stamped all over a piece of 8 1/2" x 11" whisper white card stock to make pattern paper. I cut the paper into quarters after stamping then cut some more from the quarter sheets. I was able to get 8 different looks out of one sheet of card stock. I tape them onto So Saffron card stock and made them all Thank You cards.
click on the image to enlarge
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Here is a double pocket bag I made last week and finally get to post. I made two different 4"x4" cards to go in the bag. Aren't these cards and the bag cute?
I used the new 12"x12" Ski Slope DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalogue to make the bag. You can find the directions for the bag on SCS. I got the idea from Dawn Griffith of using the jumbo eyelets to get the ribbon on the bag.
These cards was made from the Home for Christmas stamp set from the mini catalogue.
These card was made using the new Little Felt Flurries also from the mini catalogue. These felt are new to me and I wasn't sure how to glue it to the paper. I used 2 Way Glue for this. I had to let them dry before handling them. I'm sure there is a better way to glue these?
Thanks for visiting! Have a great day!
Monday, 22 September 2008
Hope you like all these bracelets as much as I like making them.
Happy Stamping! (although there is no stamping here in this post) lol
Sunday, 21 September 2008
Here were the two make n' takes at the open house.
This card uses the new In Color papers and ink. The stamp set is Dream du Jour.
This next project was a bag that everyone made. I four different ones showing here. I saw this bag on one of the SU hostess brochure but couldn't find the pattern. So, I came up with the pattern. I really like how it turn out.
These bags are made with the new Ski Slope DSP from the Holiday mini catalogue which is available to purchase on October 1. The stamp set was from the level 1 hostess set "Punches Three". This is such a cute set. When I saw it I just have to have it.
Here are the measurements:
-5"x81/2" DSP, scored at 2 3/4", 3 3/8", 4", 6 3/4", 7 3/8", and 8"
-score bottom at 1 1/4"
Congratulations to Jody! She won the door prize full of stamping goodies
Hope you all had a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, 17 September 2008
Tuesday, 16 September 2008
My new stamp set from the Holiday Mini catalogue. As a demonstrator I get to preorder stamp sets and accessories a month ahead before it is available to the customers. If you want a free mini catalogue and live in Canada and don't have a demonstrator, email me your address at firstname.lastname@example.org and I'll mail a copy to you.
Have a nice day and thanks for visiting!
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Monday, 15 September 2008
edit to add: you can find the pattern and instructions for this box on SCS under resources.
I need a lesson on taking pictures with my DH's camera. I have no idea how to use it. This picture is kind of off to one side. But the picture is clearer and that is a good thing. I sound like Martha Steward. lol
Sunday, 14 September 2008
Had a great Korean barbecue today and it was yummy. Did some watching of the photos from our friend's vacation to Orcas Island. I heard it is nice there. Some day we'll go there and visit.
Saturday, 13 September 2008
I also did the decorating. I made banners and some favours for the party. The theme was a beach theme and it was hard to find beach stuff at this time of season. What was I thinking. Oh! Well!
Here are the mini pillow boxes filled with two chocolates each
Here are the banners. I got my DH to print out the letters with the pictures of the shells he took during our summer vacation and then I cut the them out. I mounted the letters on black paper. I forgot to take a close up of the banners.
We decorated the balcony with beach towels and paper flip flops along the rials. There were sand toys with no sand on the table.
It was a fun party. It was supposed to be for ladies only party but ended up with the men and children there , too. I think that made it fun. Donna was surprised.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DONNA!
Wednesday, 10 September 2008
I'm planning for the Christmas cards class. This might be one of them but not sure yet.
Tuesday, 9 September 2008
Sunday, 7 September 2008
Good night and thanks for visiting!
Thursday, 4 September 2008
Had a long baby shower tonight. And guess what? I made the memory paint for the baby. Just like for all the other babies. The mom and guesses just loved it. This paint can was such a challenge this time around. Normally it took me 2 hours to make the paint can and stuff to go inside but this time it took 2 days. Two whole days. Can you believe that? I even forgot to take a picture of the projects. (upside down smile insert here)
Thanks for stopping by! Have a good night!
Wednesday, 3 September 2008
I used the blender to color the flower. I did paper piercing at the top and bottom corner and it made the card looked a lot better. I also sponge around the main image and the sentiment.
Close up of the card. I put dimensional to one of the petal to make it 3D.
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, 2 September 2008
This card used the Blooming Beautiful stamp set and the sentiment was from the One of a Kind stamp set. The background paper is from the Bella Rose Designer paper. I love designer papers. They add a nice look to the background of the card. I coloured the flower with SU markers. I don't do a lot of colouring cause I'm horrible at colouring. But this one is pretty good I think.
Have a nice day and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, 1 September 2008
I tape the circle piece onto the scallop first then snip all around the scallop towards the middle.
I have not use the Crimper for a long time and this is the perfect project for it. To get the look of the leaf simply fold a scrap piece of card stock in half then put it through the Crimper at an angle. Next, cut the shape of the leaf out.