Friday, 23 July 2010

Wow, it's been a while!

Good intentions to post daily, and the summer is getting away from me fast!  Julie-Anna has been to sleep away camp, we stayed overnight one night wtih my brother, Piranhas swimming is in full swing, soccer too!!  It's just crazy.  Next week we are away at the trailer, soI hope to get some posts set up to auto post while I'm gone :)

Anyway, I whipped up this MDS creation using a colour combination from the AWESOME AMAZING NEW COLOUR COACH!! :)

ink: basic black
cardstock:  baja breeze, soft suede, cherry cobbler
accessories: baja breeze grosgrain ribbon/knot, scallop trim border punch
stamps:  favourite things

I love this combo!!  I never would have thought of it on my own :)  Cherry Cobbler is on my list of top favs of the new colours :D

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Friday, 9 July 2010

Whoa! My 200th post! :)

Another MDS creation for you.  Same sketch as yesterday, but flipped around.  I LOVE IT :)

cardstock:  textured garden green, colour matched blue on the top
designer series paper:  Summertime Splendor (MDS only)
accessories:  black and white brads, black satin ribbon/knot, oval punch, rounded corner square
stamps: Define Your Life, All Holidays
ink:  basic black

Oh I love this!!! :)  I used a square punch to make the bottom DSP.  I just enlarged the punch, and paper fiilled.  Then I wanted the corner of the paper with the orchids.  If you double click on the punched image, it will let you drag the paper around until you get the part of the paper you want :)

Tomorrow is a big day, as it's our first swim meet of the summer!  Sophia and Zachary have never done a meet before, so this should prove to be fun! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 8 July 2010

MDS birthday and the AMAZING new Colour Coach!

I belong to a group of demonstrators online.  They had a Chat and Challenge tonight, which means, chat and try to create something with a sketch someone has created :)

So this is my take.  I got my MDS out again, and I forget how much I love it :)

cardstock:  Textured Pumpkin Pie, Textured Rich Razzleberry
designer series paper:  Tempting Turqoise Script
accessories:  brads, modern label punch, grosgrain ribbon
stamps:  A Little Birthday Cheer
ink:  Basic Black

And now, for the fabulous colour coach!!  It's new, it's revised, it's SO AMAZING!!!  It's like a paint chip from the home improvement stores!  The front is a full colour swatch of the colour in question.  On the back are 2 different combos... "Creative Combination" and "Sweet Set" which makes you think outside the box!    It also gives you a "Dynamic Duo" which also is amazing!!  I cannot get over how awesome this tool is now!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Wedding Shower Card

So my cousins daughter is getting married in a few weeks.  Man, how time flies... I remember when she was born, and babysitting her and her older brother.  Now both will be married folk come mid Aug!  So there was a bridal shower today.  I LOVE the Blissful Bride stamp set!!  It's clear, of course :D Anyway, her wedding is all outdoors, and so the colour theme is green and brown.  I helped her with the invites a bit, but what a pain that she wanted Kiwi Kiss as the green, and it's retired.  She also wanted Early Esspresso as the brown, but it wasn't out yet! LOL!  I did find a sheet of Kiwi Kiss for this card, and some old ribbon too :)

Stamps:  Blissful Bride  (Summer Mini)
Cardstock: Early Esspresso Texture, Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla
Ink:  Early Esspresso, Blushing Bride and Poppy Parade (2010-11 In Colours), Jet Black Stazon
Accessories: markers, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, ribbon, paper piercing tool, Vanilla Smooch Spritz, Stampin' Dimensionals, Distressing Tool from the cutter kit

I LOVE how this card turned out!!  The ladies at the shower oo'd and aah'd over it :)  Always makes me feel good when someone else says thing like that :D

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Thursday, 1 July 2010


WHOOT!!!  I am so excited to share this with you!! :)  There is some super amazing new stuff in here!!  I am placing my first order on July 5th.

  • Spend 100$ and get a FREE Idea Book & Catalogue!  Applies to online as well as in person orders!
  • Join my Hostess Club that starts this September, get a free catalogue!!  Plus reap all the benefits of being a hostess without doing any of the work! :)  WIN WIN!!
  • Book a workshop between now and September 30th, get a free catalogue, and an additional free class for you and 4 friends for another date!!
  • Book a workshop in July and get a Free book, a free class for you and 4 friends in August, and set of stamped cards and envelopes from me!
I have some new samples I will be posting over the next few days... can't wait to show you!!! :)

Have a happy day!
See ya!

Happy Canada Day!

I know this card is a repeat post of one earlier in June, but I thought it befitting to the day :)

Cardstock:  Whisper White, Real Red
Ink:  Basic Black, Real Red
Stamps:  Canada Day Clear Mount
              119889 $24.95 wood
              120042 $19.95 clear

I sponged the edges of the word block with real red, to make it pop a little, then used Stampin' Dimensionals to pop it off the paper.  I was inspired for this card by someone in my Summer Mini swap... I think Kathy Burke or Blair Moch, I forget, and didn't have it handy to reference!

I LOVE this Canada set!!! :)

Have a happy Canada Day!

See ya!