Thursday, September 25, 2008

Festive Friday

This card is a Christmas case of my own card that I posted here a little bit ago. This will be one card that my Aunt has requested we make at her workshop on World Card making day.

Are you interested to having your own Christmas themed Stamp Camp - where we make 10 cards or maybe a Christmas styled workshop? Contact me today to pick your date and please check out my upcoming events here.

New this year is on-line ordering! Give your wish lists to your loved ones and friends, point them to in this direction to my demonstrator website. In the top right hand corner all they need to press is Shop Now button where they can order your next must have stamp set or much needed supplies for Christmas, birthday or just because!

Stamps: Holiday Trinkets, Many Merry Messages
Paper: Baja Breeze textured cardstock, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Basic Grey
Ink: Baja Breeze, Pacific Point, Basic Grey, Versamark
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, glue dot, embossing buddy, white embossing powder
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Variety Thursday

So over at Splitcoaststampers.com they have been looking for index cards for Stampin' Up! stamp sets. These are very simple cards that include each image from the selected stamp set and is the icon for that gallery. For example, this card is the index for Holiday Trinkets gallery (click Holiday Trinkets to check out some great examples!)





Stamps: Holiday Trinkets
Paper: Night of Navy
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White grosgrain ribbon, white embossing powder, Mat Pack



This next card is another index card for the retired Garden Annuals Stampin' Around Wheel:



Stamps: Garden Annuals wheel
Paper: Kraft, Shara Sand Patterns Hostess pack DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Always Artichoke, versamark
Accessories: scalloped edge punch
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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Colour Combo Tuesday

lovely as a tree thanks
With fall here I'm drawn to these colours: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust and Very Vanilla. I know these colours were used in yesterdays post, and the truth is that the card does go with the bag I made yesterday for a hostess thankyou! But these colours are yummy!

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Versa mark
Accessories: square button from Neutrals Assorted, linen thread, stampin dimensionals, chocolate chip ribbon, retired rubons, black embossing powder
Below is the finished products both together, all ready for me to add an envelope, some little other things and tad-da! Complete!
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Autumn Equinox!

lovely as a tree
Fall is my favourite time of year! Are you seeing signs of fall around your home? The leaves have been slowly changing here for awhile now, but I wish the colours would stay around far longer than they do.

After finally having some stamp time this past weekend with my mom, (we spread out on her dinning room table and made a big mess all afternoon!), I was able to do a demo challenge from Splitcoaststampers. And that is where today's Project Monday idea came from. These bags are cute and very simple to make.

Stamps: Lovely as a Tree
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Really Rust, Very Vanilla
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa
Accessories: square button from Neutrals Assorted, linen thread, stampin dimensionals, chocolate chip ribbon, 1 1/4" circle punch
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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Project Monday

Okay where did the last week go? Oh right, trip to Ottawa, Mom doing round #5 of chemo, the start of a new girl guide/brownie year and last night's adventures! I'd say that is enough in one week to keep me busy!

Anyways, last night's project was a food related one instead of stamping.

My husband and I spent a few hours peeling, slicing, and canning 2 baskets of peaches. Something we have never done before! I am proud of us though and I cannot wait to eat them! Hopefully tomorrow I will have some stamping time, I sure miss it when I don't get to stamp or scrapbook.

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Thursday, September 11, 2008

Scrapping Wednesday

Okay still posting along here tonight before bed. These following pages are made using a retired simply scrappin' kit, but it's great for ideas. I have a hard time with 6"x6" pages, I want to have full pictures and they take up quite a bit of room! Oh well. I have been working on this scrapbook of the dog for quite awhile. I know, I know, who needs a scrapbook of their dog? Me of course!

Paper: Always Artichoke, River Rock (retired 2007 In Color), Basic Black
Accessories: Secret Garden Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired Fall/Winter 2007)
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Colour Combo Tuesday

Okay so better late then never right? But no excuses, I will start where I left off, with Tuesday:

Colour Combo for today is: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Kraft and Very Vanilla
Stamps: Pocket Shilouettes, All Holidays
Paper: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Kraft and Very Vanilla
Ink: Perfect Plum, Baja Breeze, Versamark and Basic Black
Accessories: silver brads, very vanilla grosgrain ribbon, flower fusion

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Monday, September 08, 2008

Monday's Project

Today I will continue on with the cards from the card folder that was in yesterday's post.

I like how simple but elegant this looks. In the folder I also included a stamped envelop along with both cards.

Directions for Snow card: The snowflakes along the right-hand side are embossed in white.

Directions for Thank You card: The ribbon started as whisper white grosgrain ribbon and was coloured in with a Bashful Blue marker

For both cards:
Stamps: Best Wishes & More, All Holidays
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper, Old Olive textured card stock
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: White embossing powder, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, button bouquet, Scalloped circle punch, Scalloped edge punch, Filigree Assortment designer brads
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

Variety Thursday and Festive Friday! Opps...

OK! I can finally post a new project I've been working on, a card folder. This uses a full sheet of 8.5"x11" paper and is super easy to make.

Score the paper at 5.25" the long side (11") and then at 2" the short side (8.5"). To make the pockets of the folder cut out a V underneath of the 2" score line.
You could use sticky strip or glue to adhere the side flaps as I have done, or attach a ribbon to tie the folder closed. See the last photo to see the inside of the folder.
Well I'm off for the night, I will post the 2 cards and directions for them tomorrow evening!

Stamps: Best Wishes and More, All Holidays
Paper: Night of Navy, Whisper White, Bashful Blue, Maine Blueberry Designer Series Paper, Old Olive textured card stock
Ink: Night of Navy, Versamark, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories: White embossing powder, Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, stampin' dimensionals, button bouquet, glue dots, Scalloped circle punch, Scalloped edge punch



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Saturday, September 06, 2008

How's the layout?

Instead of stamping and creating the past few days I've been mixing up my blog layout and design. I've been thinking of going to 3 column lately and finally now it's here! A few more little things to do and then I can come back once I get some stamp time in. Happy Saturday to you all!

OK! This is how I did it:
Go over and check out this blog for directions, it helped me out quite a bit. Some modification to the html and voila! 3 Columns! Just remember to read all directions. I did most of the directions and then got all confused why the columns were not spaced evenly. Find out that I had forgotten to change something to "left"!
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Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Scrappin' Wednesday

So just a note of caution, this following post is made with the recently retired Simply Scrappin' Kit Crew Kids Girl. All supplies other than envelopes and ribbon, oh and a brad too, were all included in the kit.


I love these colours together: Wild Wasabi (retired In Color), Regal Rose, Whisper White and Basic Grey.
The centre of the album is made gluing envelopes together to create pockets for card stock that can hold photos or memorabilia. The sticky die cuts are great to add dimension and make it really easy to put all this together. All that is left now is to give it away as a gift so that it can be used!


Edit: I've had a few people ask me for directions. After some time searching I found the website where I found this idea by Amy Celona. She her website for wonderful directions: http://www.ustamp4fun.com/ProjectGallery/6x6PhotoHolder.htm
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Monday, September 01, 2008

Happy Labour Day!

I hope everyone is enjoying an extra day off for this long weekend! Husband and I went camping, and such gorgeous weather we had. I can't wait to go back there to see all the leaves when they turn in 6 weeks on Thanksgiving weekend.
best wishes and more

I used my new stamps that arrived last week. This colour combination jumped out at me. I love it! Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Taken with Teal and Whisper White. Oh and I guess we have to include Basic Black. The turquoise card comes out and the white stamped images are actually embossed with white embossing powder. Check out splitcoaststampers for a great tutorial!

Stamps: Best Wishes and More
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Taken with Teal and Whisper White
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Pink Passion, Taken with Teal, Versamark and Basic Black
Accessories: Whisper White grosgrain ribbon, black button, stampin' dimensionals, white embossing powder, sticky strip
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