Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Sale-A-Bration Has Begun!!

SAB is here!!!  I'm so excited to share the catalogue with you, so you too can revel in the freebie goodness!! :)  Ribbons, brads, Designer Series Papers, stamps galore!  Lots to choose from... and I can't wait to see what you choose :)

And now a card for you :)  This isn't featuring SAB items,  however... if you purchase all that is needed for this card, you will qualify for a SAB Freebie!! :)  This card features the mirror/reflection technique.  I will be working on a pictorial tutorial for the blog this week.

Cardstock:  Old Olive, Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps:  Lovely As A Tree
Ink:  Marina Mist, Old Olive, Jet Black Stazon
Accessories:   Framed Tulip Textured Embossing Folder for the Big Shot, sponges or daubers, window sheet/acetate/stamp-a-ma-jig imaging sheet

If you purchase ONLY the stamp set, a pkg each of whisper white, basic black, and old olive cardstock, your total before shipping and taxes will be 60.20, which qualifies you for a reward from the SAB mini FREE!!!  If you purchase EVERYTHING you need to make this card (and many many many more cards or scrapbook pages!) plus a white gel pen, your total will be 120.85 earning you TWO SAB freebies!!! :)  Of course, you can choose to purchase anything your heart desires to earn your freebies, this is just one suggestion :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Wednesday, 18 January 2012

Sale-A-Bration sneak peek!

I was blog surfing the other day, and I went back to my friend Corinne's blog... she's an amazing stamper!!  Anyway, I saw this card box she made, and thought it was a great idea for a card!  So I case'd it!  Ok, so I didn't do it exactly, but I did use hers as an inspiration point :)

Cardstock:  Soft Suede, Pear Pizzaz, Calypso Coral
DSP:  Everyday Enchantment (SAB)
Accessories:  Edge embossing folders (Occasions Mini), 5 petal punch, paper snips, Everyday Enchantment Brad bundle (SAB)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Monday, 16 January 2012

Things are gonna change!

Things are going to change around here... I recently read an article about blogging, and bascially it is saying "don't beat yourself up" and "it's ok to not post every day!"  So I'm not going to make big promises, or post every day... I will aim for a couple of posts a week! :)

In the meantime... I'm offering a new class "Christmas Through the Year!"  Getting our Christmas cards done 4 at a time every month! :)  I will still do stamp -a-stacks in Nov/Dec etc... but this will help ease the stress of it come October!! :)

I'll share one with you now...  It's unique in that it's PINK!! :)  The classes will be the 3rd Monday of every month, and the cost will be 12$. :)

Also, the Occasions Mini is now live!!  It's got some amazing things in it... new Framelits, embossing folders, stamps, accessories and more!  You've got to check it out!  AND Sale-A-Bration is coming, so keep your eyes peeled!

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

I'm back!!

I'm not sure where I went, but I'm back.  This week things are crazy with Michael working 72.5 hours between three jobs, me finishing up a two week extra job, and my regular job... yes, the pay cheque at the end of this time will be great... but... in the meantime a lot of other stuff is suffering!!

I have three ladies signed up for the MARKER CLUB!!  We need a fourth to get started... is that person YOU!?  The cost would be 50$ per month for 4 months (consecutive, or alternating it's up to the clubbers!), plus shipping and taxes.  You'll learn a new technique to use your markers every month.  You will get the minimum hostess rewards of $35 for ANYTHING YOU WANT!!!  Plus, you will get the case for the markers and at least one set of markers on your turn as hostess, and the months you are not the hostess, you will still get your marker family, plus anything else you need :)  It's WIN WIN!!!  Let me know when you'd like to start :)

So... there's card club tomorrow night.  We'll be making a Christmas card, and a Fall themed card.  Start building your enthusiasm for the Christmas Card class coming up in a few weeks time! :)  The card pictured below is a sample of one of our cards for tomorrow night :)

Have a happy day!
See ya! :)

Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Tool Time Tuesday - Mat Pack!

Good morning!!  Sorry for missing yesterday's posting, the day started out with the internet being 'out' on our street, to getting extremely busy!

So I'm back, and it's Tool Time Tuesday!  This wasn't a suggestion by someone on the Facebook Page contest for your favourite tool.  However, it is one tool I have sold a lot of, and use frequently!!

Punch holes and set eyelets on a mat to protect your tabletops. With the Mat Pack, you'll set eyelets and create beautiful pierced designs in card stock or projects without harming your stamping surface. Mat, paper-piercing pad, and paper-piercing template are each are 4" x 4".

I don't use eyelets that often, and we don't even sell them anymore... but I know lots of you have them in your stashes!  I use mine for paper piercing, a LOT!  I use it to put holes in projects to insert brads easier.  I love how the template lets me pierce holes with precision, and symmetry!  Now all my brads and eyelets, and faux stitching line up wonderfully!! :)  It's a tool I would not be without in my paper crafting world :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 26 August 2011

Hobby Horse Stitched Stocking

With a tip of the hat to Jackie T. for inspiring this great idea!!  I'm not one to see a different idea with a punch, but when I saw the Stitched Stocking stamp set and the stocking punch turned upside down, WOW!!!!  How cool was that?! :)

This would be great for a baby card, a little boys birthday, or a vintage style card too :)

Stamps:  Stitched Stocking (upcoming Holiday Mini)
Cardstock:  Not Quite Navy, Soft Suede, Early Esspresso, Very Vanilla, Whisper White
Ink:  Not Quite Navy, So Saffron (marker for mane), Crumb Cake, Basic Black
Accessories:  Stocking punch, gold brad, chocolate chip polyester twill ribbon(sadly, retired), square lattice embossing fold for the Big Shot

I just love this guy!!  I can't wait to make more for craft shows and baby cards! :)

Just a reminder that the Summer Mini is coming to a close this month, and the 1.25inch ribbon share, and DSP special are also closing this month!

Sign ups for clubs are happening as well :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 25 August 2011

Stitched Stocking with Faux Flocking

Good afternoon!!  Ha ha ha, I totally didn't intend for that blog post title to rhyme!  But it does, so we'll just move on :)  According to my friend, Lynn, it's less than 4 months till Christmas now!  Yikes, better get a move on for the Craft Shows, and Christmas cards to be sent out :)

This stamp set and punch are from the upcoming Holiday Mini!  Gotta love 'em!!:)

Stamps:  Stitched Stocking (from Holiday Mini), Christmas Greetings
Ink: Cherry Cobbler
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White
Accessories:  Cherry Cobbler/White bakers twine, stocking punch, dots embossing folder, paper snips (for flocking), stampin' dimensionals, paper piercer

Here's a close up photo of the faux flocking.  I loved flocking, but it retired.  So one day I was distressing the edges of my paper and I was getting this fine 'snow' like stuff piling up on my work surface.  So I put it to use!  Today I did it on purpose :)  It just adds that little 'pop' to a stocking, don't ya think?

1.  Select a scrap piece of cardstock, in this case, Whisper White
2.  Using the back of your paper snips just rub the edge of the cardstock until you get a small pile of paper fluffs.
3.  Don't sneeze, or you'll have to begin again ;)
4.  Use a thin layer of Mono Multi glue where you want to adhere your faux flocking.
5.  Dip your sticky item into the flocking and adjust as necessary, or pinch up a little bit and drop it on, whatever suits your needs/project.

Now you have some faux flocked stockings!  The possibilities are endless... various browns will get you a dirt or sandy look, you can faux flock some flowers to add dimension or pollen!  I'd love to see what YOU do with faux flocking! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!