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Friday, 31 August 2012

Back to Spool!!!!

Stampin'Up! has a great offer starting September 1st!


Each 50 dollars gives you a free spool of 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon (current in-colours). Place an order of 250 dollars, and get all 5 new coloured spools for free (value of 12.25 dollars/spool).

Stampin'Up! ribbons are a great addition to your crafting supplies and when you get them for free - could you ask for more?

Thursday, 30 August 2012

It doesn't matter where you go. It's who's beside you that matters!

I just love to create Shadow Boxes!

This one is a Valentine's Day gift for my dear husband. It has pictures from the time we were dating, our "official" engagement picture from 1889 :-) and pictures from our wedding.

I used Stampin'Up! papers (then current, now retired) and some non-SU! embellishments and the display tray is from 7Gypsies (they have the BEST display trays in the industry :-)

This second one is my most recent. I used a non-Stampin'Up! background paper, but you could easily create this with Stampin'Up! products (I just happened to have a leftover piece that fitted the style of the box perfectly.

If you'd want to make this embossed look yourself - you could take a Very Vanilla Card Stock, stamp it with Versa Mark and your choise of stamp (preferably a background stamp or floral/swirly stamp) and heat emboss it with Clear Embossing powder.

So that's what my background paper was  - then I just rubbed Crumb Cake Classic Ink on it with a sponge. The darker ink you choose, the more visible will your embossing become. I wanted to keep the tone fairly light to mach the clay hearts my mom had made for us.

the story behind the hearts is this:
My mom made us these hearts (Tom & Tanja) and we were supposed to tie them together with a lock and throw the key behind the church in Tonda (Tuscany), where we got married. Well.. unfortunately one of the hearts got broken before our wedding, so we scratched that plan. Eventually my mom made us new hearts, but since I thought they were too pretty, I just wanted to put them on a display.

So I tied them together with a chain and decorated the chain with a decorative lock and key.
I mounted the hearts and lock on top of Stampin'Up! Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon (available on the Holiday Catalogue UNTIL January 2nd 2013)

I mounted the black&white photo on Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake Card Stock and added the metal plaque, which says "It doesn't matter where you go. It's who's beside you that matters"

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Thanksgiving Cards, Monday September 10th

2 card samples and bits from others :-)

I'm looking forward to the next card class on Monday, September 10th. You get to make 4 cards for 15 dollars - but wait! When you place an order of 20 dollars (plus taxes and s/h) from the current Stampin'Up! catalogues, you get the class free!

My favourite time of the year is fall - I just love the colours and the crisp fall weather.

Stampin'Up! has some very nice papers, stamps, dies and fabrics for this fall - check out the Holiday Catalogue or attend my class and you get to use some of them!

And wait until you see the Halloween and Christmas products!!!

My fall classes use a lot of textures - Stampin'Up! has so many great embossing folders and products available that I just had to use them.

Here are couple of samples for my Thanksgiving Card class (and bits for the other projects) - I will post the instructions after the class!

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Great new products available now from Stampin'Up!

80 lb. sandable card stock to create an antiqued, distressed, colourpopping look. Outside layers are exclusive Stampin’ Up!® colours—one side textured, one side smooth. Inside layer is a monochromatic colour. Reveal inside layer by sanding, tearing, or distressing.

NOTE! The paper is fairly fragile, so use NO tabs on your Big Shot when embossing and sand them with very light hand!
The available colours are: Early Espresso, Gumball Green (one of the new in-colours!) and Cherry Cobbler. Wonderful tones for the fall and holiday season. Try the Early Espresso with the new woodgrain embossing folder to create wood-like-texture and the Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler to mimic fall leaves!

You can find them from the current Holiday Catalogue - come try them at my September 10th Thanksgiving card class!!!

I will be using them throughout the fall - also in my Christmas classes!

Monday, 27 August 2012

MDS offer extended until September 14th

Photo by Stampin'Up!
The great offer for 31% discount on selected digital items has been continued until September 14th.

Also remember that you can download a FREE trial for the MDS 2 until the same date! Try it out and see how easy it is to create digital scrapbooks.

Check out Stampin'Up! tutorials at Youtube

You can have them printed professionally by Stampin'Up! or any other printing facitilty or you can email/save them in electronic form.

Do you ever wish that a particular stamp would be smaller or larger? with MDS 2 you can accomplish that - just print the image on the cardstock at the size you want and embellish your card like you would any other card.

visit my web-site for further information and free download for the new MDS 2!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Stampin'Up! Regionals at Hamilton (ON)

We had a great day yesterday at the regionals and did some great make&take's. Got tons of new ideas for the fall

Monday, 6 August 2012

Time to start with new classes and new products!

Check out my schedule for the fall 2012 and spring 2013 classess. Great new things happening this fall - some card buffets, where you get to make more cards - for Birthday's, Halloween and Xmas.

And check out the new Holiday Catalogue - yes! I did say CATALOGUE!!! Stampin'Up! has changed their catalogue program and as their annual catalogue got a bit smaller than it used to be - they did a thicker catalogue to cover the holidays - and what great new products they offer!

Fun projects for the Halloween and new embossing folders and framelits for the Christmas cards - cannot wait to try them all out and show them to you at my classes!

Remember - if you wish to organize a private card class with your friends  - just contact me and we can schedule it in. We can either make it as a regular card class - where I charge for the supplies or you can make it into a workshop - where everybody get's to make 2 cards and that won't cost you a thing - however, if you wish to purchase some products for yourself - this is a great way to do so. And if your friends order some too - it will all benefit you by granting you hostess dollars - which of course mean FREE stuff for you. Just visit my web-site for details.

Have a great fall!