Saturday, December 17, 2011

Paper Crafter's Library Design Team Submission

Below are three scrapbook pages and three cards  for the Paper Crafter's Library Design Team Submission. 

This first page was a lot of fun to involved not only page layout but there was sponging, sewing as well as some dew drops and buttons to add interest.  This page features my husband and my oldest grandson. This photo was taken on the day of our wedding shower at St. Vital Park in Winnipeg, MB.  Mike and Richard were sitting on the park bench watching the ducks and pondering life.  This page holds very special memories for me. 

The second scrapbook page features a colorful layout, computer printing for the title, die cutting with Cuttlebug,  and fun felt embellishments.  This is our "Little House on the Prairie"  also known as our cabin. My husband and I built the entire thing ourselves, hence "the house that love built"  We had many many fond memories and good times building, expanding and upgrading to get the perfect home away from home. 

 The third page features smooch spritz, punching and proof positive that flowers can be included in a masculine layout.  These are my three step sons at the cabin in 2006.  I had an idea for a funky photo if they could lay on the lawn with their heads together and arms folded under their head.  Problem was that the sun was so bright they could not keep their eyes open.  After alot of laughter and fun we finally snapped an acceptable photo,  Fun Times!
 This first card features the rolled marble technique.  I simply put a few marbles in a stamp case along with a few drops of pink and red reinker. I attached white cardstock to the lid and shut the case, rolling the marbles over the cardstock creating an awesome background paper.  I then punched out a heart and embossed it.  Red and white cardstock were border punched with the pinking hearts border punch by Stampin' Up! and layered on the card front.   Easy but really striking card!
 My second card features the split negative technique.  For this card I stamped the image on navy cardstock with versamark and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I then stamped the same image on white cardstock with navy ink.  I then cut the two pieces exactly in half and mounted them on the gray base.  This is really easy to do...but the key to success is to have your stamp in EXACTLY the same position when you stamp. Men's cards are hard for me, and this one was not only fun to do, but it brought a big smile to the face of my guy.
 And finally, my third submission is a fun kids birthday card.  I used the treat cups to create a magnifying glass.  Bugs and Kisses stampset as well as Inspired by Nature helped me to create this fun card.  The cardstock colors used were basic black, old olive and very vanilla.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Paper Daisies

Paper Daisies   item#119243      $8.50

So many pretty petals!  Add a floral flair with these white cotton paper daisies. 

·  40 daisies per package
·  10 each of 4 sizes: 3”, 2 1/8”, 1 ¼”, 5/8”,
·   Whisper White

What can you do with them? They can be:

·  stamped
·  coloured
·  dyed using Stampin’ Pastels, Watercolor Wonder Crayons or Classic Ink
·  spritz with the shimmer paint
How to use:
To adhere Paper Daisies you can use:
·  a Mini Glue Dot
·  brad
·  Multipurpose Liquid Glue.
To color Paper Daisies
·  add a few drops of Classic Stampin’ Ink to a small container of water; stir. (Add more ink for more saturated colour.)
·  submerge flower in the coloured water. Remove flower and let dry before using.
·  use the colour spritzer tool and stampin’ markers
·  make up a solution of shimmer paint (15drops to approx 30ml of rubbing alcohol)

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Clearance Rack Specials

What a great surprise...when I opened my email today Stampin' Up! has added over 200 items to the Clearance Rack....and savings up to 80% off the regular price!

LOTS of punches, ribbon, accessories, dies, and SO MUCH MORE!

Check it out for yourself.

Go to and register as a user and choose me as a demonstrator to save an additional 10%!

Contact me if you have any questions! or 232-7744