Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Tag Topper Punch Card

This unique card was received as part of a swap and was made using the Scalloped  Tag Topper Punch found on page 35 of the Occassions Catalog. 

Item #133324 $31.95- only available until June 1

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Retiring Stamp Sets- Retiring Products AND FREE Shipping too!

Whew!  A lot is happening right now at Stampin' Up! 

Just last week they announced Project Life; now this week the Retiring Stamps and Retiring Products lists were released as well as an announcement of FREE shipping until this Friday!  Wow! 

Here are the links to the Retired Stamps and Retired Products:

Hurry and get your order in before they are gone, cause once they are gone, they are gone forever.


This cool card was received as part of a swap. 

It features the Ampersand Textured Embossing Folder found on page 22 of the Occasions catalog. 

Item #132970 $9.95- available until June 1.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Folding Technique

This cute card was received as part of a swap. 

Isn't the folding technique cool!  

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Super Dog?

This fun swap card features the stamp set Cool Kid found on page 29 of the Occassions catalog. 

Item #133125 $21.95

She has also used the banner punch, the word bubble framelit dies, and the On Film framelit dies.  

Isn't this card fun!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

On Film Framelit Dies & Peachy Keen Stamp Set

I received this fun card as part of a swap.  

It features the On Film Framelit Dies and the Peachy Keen stamp set found on page 18 of the Occassions catalog.  

They can be purchased separately or save 15% and buy as a bundle.  Item #135225 $46.50

Remember, this is only available to order until June 1.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Oh Happy Day

This is a swap card I received featuring the stamp set Oh Happy Day and the Starburst Framelit Dies.  

They can be purchased separately or as a bundle.  They can be found on page 34 of the Occasions catalog- item #134818 $47.50

Don't you just love the woodgrain image on the turquoise cardstock!  

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Googlie Eyes

This super cute card I received in a swap.  Isn't it cute!  The googlie eyed guys are made with a flower image from the Simple Stems stamp set found on page 33 of the Occasions catalog.  

Item #133101 $21.95.

This stamp set is only available to order until June 1.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Just Sayin & Word Bubble Framelits

 This is a swap card I received that features the stamp set Just Sayin and the Word bubble framelit dies.  

These can be found on page 36 of the Occasions catalog.  They can be purchased separately, or save 15% and purchase as a bundle.  Item #134820 $45.95

This is only available to order until June 1.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

More on Project Life.....

Here are the items you’ll be able to purchase on May 1:

Project Life announcement - GREAT news for scrapbookers!

We are so so so excited to let you know we've partnered with the amazing Becky Higgins to bring you the real deal-authentic Project Life products, now in exclusive Stampin' Up! colours and designs. 

If you've somehow missed the Project Life craze and are wondering what it's all about, we'll fill you in: it's a super simple, totally affordable way to get your photos into albums: you just slip your photos into Photo Pocket Pages and add designed cards.

 It's a back-to-basics approach to documenting your life. In a nutshell, it's all about spending more time making memories and less time scrapbooking them.

As a demonstrator,I'll be able to pre-order a limited selection of Project Life products starting April 21.

As a customer, you will be able to order that same selection of products starting May 1. And with the launch of our new annual catalogue on June 2, you'll be able to buy from our complete line of Project Life products!

Here is a link to the video:

People Like You

I made these three sample cards to showcase the stamp set  People Like You from the Occasions catalog. 

It is found on page 22 - item #133215 $15.95

Available only until June 1st.

Monday, April 14, 2014

My recent FLOPS !

You know how you get this great idea in your head, and then when you try to create what is in your head,  it is a HUGE flop ?

 Well these two cards are examples of my FLOPS.  

In my head they were great, simple cards...but as you can see, they just don't cut it when I made them. 

Everyone makes cards that don't turn out well. Some days I just do not have the creative mojo!    Just salvage what you can and move on.  

Come back tomorrow for cards that are not flops.  :)

Friday, April 11, 2014

Peaceful Petals- Thinking of You....

This is a card I made using the stamp set Peaceful Petals.  It is found on page 20 of the Occasions Mini catalog. Item#133107 $25.95

I LOVE the images in this set, they are great for watercoloring!  Here is an image of all the stamps in the set: 

As you can see it can be used for a variety of occasions- thank you, thinking of you, birthday, sympathy.....the list goes on!  

Products I used:

Wild Wasabi card stock
Whisper White card stock
Daffodil Delight card stock
Memento Black Ink
copic markers
dazzling details- in center of flower
tombow liquid adhesive

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Swap Card- Petal Parade

Creator unknown.  This beautiful swap card was made using the SAB stamp set called Petal Parade.  Check out the flower image stamped on the butterfly- LOVE it!

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Swap Cards- See Ya Later

creator unknown - check out the mosaic is pieces of cardstock.  It looks like they are glued on to another piece of cardstock that has been spread with crystal effects and old olive ink? maybe?  really cool looking!

by Anne Granger

These beautiful swap cards were made using the SAB stamp set See Ya Later.  

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Swap Cards- You're Lovely

by Melissa Bernard
by Joanne Rolston

by Marja Deith

These three swap cards were all made using the SAB stamp set called You're Lovely.

Monday, April 7, 2014

Swap Cards- Banner Blast

by Kari-lyn Klemick

by Mary Beth Phillips

Hope you all enjoyed the WONDERFUL weather this weekend!  SO nice to see the sunshine! 

These  beautiful swap cards were created using the SAB stamp set Banner Blast and the Banner Punch.  I know SAB is over :(, but we all need ideas.  

Check back tomorrow for more great ideas!

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Scrapbooking Tools

Today I am going to continue on in my series of Scrapbooking Tips .  

You can find my first post on Scrapbooking Organization  HERE

There are so many different tools and supplies available that there is no way I could ever cover them all.  So I am just going to wing it and mention some of the more common ones. 

Paper Trimmer- for cropping photos, making mats etc

Journalling Pen- fine tip black is a necessity but colors are fun too

Alphabet Stickers or Alphabet dies- for making titles for your pages

Tombow Adhesive- the best bang for your buck adhesive- temporary or permanent and goes a loooong way!

Ruler- measuring, keeping journalling straight

Label Maker- for journalling

Sticky Strip- double sided tape for adhering heavy items or making a mini album

Computer- for journalling

Adhesive Remover- to quickly fix and mistakes

Scissors- you need a good pair of fine tip sharp scissors for paper only as well as another pair for ribbon and other items

Album and Page Protectors- to store your completed pages

Tweezers and Pick Up Stick- helps with placement of small embellishments

Spritzer Bottle- to make your own homemade spray inks

Punches- add ginterest and dimension to a page

Washi Tape- quick and fun way to add color and dimension to your layout

Embellishments- brads, buttons, metal, clips, candy dots, flowers etc

Cardstock and Designer Series Papers that coordinate for your layouts.

Coloring- inks, pencils, crayons, pastels, markers etc

Sponges and Daubers- to add depth and dimension

Ribbon and Twine- add interest

Bling- go ahead glitz it up girl!

Distressing Tool- to rough up edges 

Sew Easy Tool- to add decorative stitching

Book Binding Tool- to make your own mini albums

Tags, Journalling Cards and Paper Embellishments- add interest

Also there are so many pre-made items you can purchase for embellishment as well as assorted types of inks and spritz- texture pastes- hardware the list goes on and on.  

My favorite tool by far is my new Cameo Silhouette that dear hubby got me for Christmas.  It is the absolute best!  I can cut my own shapes and titles and manipulate the images myself on my computer to get exactly what I want.  

I recently made football shapes that we made into cards  in my monthly card class- these were a big hit

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Sorry no posts....

Hello stampers,

Sorry no posts until Saturday.....lost my creative mojo....taking some personal time to:

Check back on Saturday for some great samples!

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Morning Meadow for PPA #197

This simple and subtle card was made for the challenge over at Pals Paper Arts #197 found HERE

Here is their sketch: 

Products I used to create this card: 

Bashful Blue card stock
Pretty Ink Pink card stock
Pear Pizzazz card stock
Very Vanilla card stock
Festival of Prints dsp
Morning Meadow stamp set
Marina Mist Ink
Bashful Blue marker
Pear Pizzazz maker

Monday, March 31, 2014

Happy Birthday for PCC #86 and JAI #208

I made this card for two challenges....Paper Craft Crew #86 found HERE and Just Add Ink found HERE

Here are their challenges:

Products I used to make this card: 

Pacific Point card stock
Smokey Slate card stock
Calypso Coral card stock
Whisper White card stock
Memento Black ink pad
Another Great Year stamp set
Small Oval Punch
Owl Punch 
Banner Punch
Basic Black Stampin Write Marker
Retired DSP
Assorted markers

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Paper Rose for Freshly Made Sketches #129 & Dynamic Duos #96

This little beauty was made for the challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches found HERE  as well as the challenge over at Dynamic Duos found HERE 

This is their challenges: 

Products I used to create this card:

Gumball Green card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Whisper White card stock
Perfect Polka Dots dsp
Pear Pizzazz card stock
Yellow card stock
Express Yourself stamp set
Spiral Flower Die
Big Shot
Candy Dots
Modern Label Punch
Pumpkin Pie Ink

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Happiest Wishes for Mojo Monday #338

I spent the morning spring cleaning....ya I know spring is not here yet in Manitoba, but Mike was working and I wanted to get started.  

I cleaned out my cupboards and fridge- that was a big job.  Then I took all the stuff out of my closet and cleaned it and refolded clothes and made it functional again- another big job.  I gave a bunch of stuff away to charity and that was enough for one day!

So then I decided it was time to go in to my craft room to create  
this bright and cheerful birthday card  for the challenge over at Mojo Monday #338 found HERE

This is their sketch challenge: 

Here is a list of products I used to make this card: 

Melon Mambo card stock
Pacific Point card stock
Pumpkin Pie card stock
Gumball Green card stock
Banner Punch
Circles Framelits
Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set
Memento Black ink

It's time to think about it....

It's is that time of year.....a new annual catalog will be coming soon.....and that means five new incolors!  Yay! 

But that also means we will be losing our 2012-2014 In Colors :(      I am so sad to see these go.....especially the Gumball Green, Midnight Muse and Raspberry Ripple- I LOVE their rich tones. 

Typically these sell out very very quickly and once they are  gone, they are  gone.  Don't fall into that trap!  

Now is the time to check your stock. 

-Do you have the Ink Pads?
-Do you have the Re-inkers?
- Do you have the Markers?
-Do you have a good supply of Card Stock?
- Do you have a good supply of Stretch Ruffle Trim and Satin Rbbon?
-Do you have a good supply of the Dahlia Embellishments
- Do you have a good supply of the Core'dinations Paper?
-Do you have a good supply of the Designer Series Paper Stack?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Petal Parade- A Sale-A-Bration Freebie- four sample cards....

Today I am sharing four cards I made from the Petal Parade stamp set from Sale-A-Bration:

 Sale-A-Bration ends March 31.....for every $60 you spend you get to choose 1 item for FREE!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Scrapbooking- Organization

Today I wanted to share with you, some tips I have gathered on organization for scrap-bookers.  

Whether you are new to scrap-booking or have scrapped for years, you may find some tips here that will help you with your organization.  

Photos- Organize your photos in chronological order, or by event.  This will make creating your layouts much easier.  

Page Planning- When choosing your photos for your layout, choose your embellishments at the same time.  Then choose your card stock and papers and put it all in a plastic envelope.  You have just created a "KIT" and it is all ready for the next time you sit down to cool is that!

Storage- Use stackable plastic drawers is always a good solution for tools.  You can label the drawers and you can fit a lot of stuff in there, yet it is close at hand when you need it. 

Layout- when you are playing around with the layout and trying to figure out what is going to go where, have a notepad handy to write down notes about the photos, or ideas of what you want to add.....this way it is all there when the page is completed and it comes time to journal. 

 I don't know about you, but for me, journalling is the hardest part.  My suggestion is, the minimum you must put on a page is who is in the layout, the occasion, and the date.  

List of Supplies- Keep a small book in your purse with a list of scrapbook supplies, so that you do not duplicate what you already have.  It is very easy when you get in a store to get overwhelmed with the beautiful papers and cool embellishments and awesome tools.

Vacations and Trips- Whenever you go on a trip bring clear ziplock bags for each day you are away.  Place any memorabilia in the bag to add to your layouts when you get home.  

Cardstock and DSP- organize by color, it is much easier to find and saves you a ton of time. 

Current to Past-Always scrap your current photos first.  These events will be fresh in your mind and much easier to create layouts with. 

Finally I want to share with you a photo of how I store my packaged embellishments.  

It is a dollar store paper towel holder and three split rings and some page protectors from staples.  You can add to it or remove pages easily.  It allows me to quickly flip through what I have and find what I am looking for. It keeps everything neat and tidy and protected and does not take up much space....yeah simplicity! 

Watch for my next post on Scrap-booking Tools!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Bright and Cheerful for JAI #207

I made this bright and cheerful card for the challenge over at Just Add Ink found HERE   

Don't you just love the way I popped up the greeting!  I scored each end at 1/2 inch and 1 inch and folded and attached - it folds flat for mailing but then pops up to give dimension! 

 Here is their sketch:

Products I Used: 

Pumpkin Pie card stock
Island Indigo card stock
Old Olive card stock
Melon Mambo card stock
Daffodil Delight candy dot
Whisper White card stock
Black Stazon ink
Daffodil Delight chevron ribbon
bakers twin
Scalloped Tag Topper Punch
Petite Petals Punch
Posy Punch
Blossom Punch