Friday, November 29, 2013

Final day of "Blast from the Past" and sketches!

Today is the final day for cards from the past.  Here are four more....and at the end of this post,  a card sketch and a scrap sketch....just in time for your weekend crafting!  

Starting on Monday I will be posting a card a day from this years Christmas Card classes!  

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Another day of "Blast from the Past"....

Today I am here with another five cards from the past to inspire you....first up a few of punch art cards: 

 This fun card was made with a template and punches - the lid lifts up to write your!
This card was made with the pennant punch and the cupcake punch on page 181
This card was made by punching assorted circles and gluing on the mat and then running it through the Big Shot with an embossing folder. All the punches on this card are in the annual catalog. 
Come back tomorrow for some more cards from the past....

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Blast from the Past....

Over the next few days I am going to be sharing cards from the past....a trip down memory lane. Here are a few simple cards from the past:

 Four Frames page 66, Petals A Plenty Embossing Folder page 191.

Remember, if you don't have the exact stamps to recreate these cards it doesn't matter.  They are meant to inspire you...perhaps a color, an element, or the layout.  

I love the color combo in this card.....can't go wrong with yellow and brown combos.

My Friend page 118, Beautiful Wings Embossalit page 188

Mixed Bunch page 89, Scallop Edge Border punch page181, Square Lattice Embossing folder page 191.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Color Challenge and a Sketch

Just in time for your weekend creative projects, a color challenge....and one, do two or do all three....let your creativity go wild.  I would love to see what you come up with! 

Color Challenge:

Scrapbook Sketch:

 Card Sketch:

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Glitzy Butterfly Love

This is a card I made for a challenge on SUDSOL, to use up ribbon scraps.   
Well I took this one step farther and only used scraps for all aspects of this card, except the card base.  I get overwhelmed with scraps, which I refuse to toss in the this was a super challenge for me to participate in. 


Card base:  Wisteria Wonder
Card Mat:  Gumball Green
Card Mat:  Whisper White
Embossing Folders:  Beautifully Baroque page 191 AC .and Pretty Print page 24 HC
Scrap Ribbon
Glue Dots page 174 AC
Expressions Thinlits Dies page 36 HC
Bitty Butterfly Punch page 183AC
Elegant Butterfly Punch page 183AC
Dazzling Details page 166AC
Perfect Plum ink pad
Sponge page 164AC
Tombow Adhesive page 175AC
Silver Glimmer Paper page 156AC

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

A Happy Hello

This is the fourth and final card we made in November's Card Class:

It features Pumpkin Pie and Whisper White.  Who wouldn't love to receive a happy card like this. 


Floral Frames Framelits page 187 AC
Circle Punch page 183 AC
Chevron Ribbon page 173 AC
Polka Dot Parade DSP page 154 AC
Pearl Basic Jewels Page 171AC
Whisper White and Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Holiday Online Extravaganza Sale- WOW!

Oval Tea?

Here is a card we made in November's Card Class:

Today's post features the Fancy Fan Embossing Folder....

 the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder....

 the Tea Party Stamp set....

and the Oval Framelits...

Supplies used:  

Oval Framelits page 186 AC
Fancy Fan Embossing Folder page 191 AC
Perfect Polkadot Embossing Folder page 191 AC
Cardstock:  Whisper White & Pistachio Pudding
Jumbo Rinestones page 171 AC
Tea Party Stamp Set page 35 AC

Monday, November 18, 2013

Memory Box and Dee's Distinctive Dies

Today's post is a combination of Stampin' Up! Stamps, Memory Box Deer Trio Die and Dee's Distinctive Dies Merry Christmas. 

This is a card we made using these products, in my November Card Class as well as in my Christmas Card Class. The trees are heat embossed in white and the snowbanks are capped with glitter. 

Friday, November 15, 2013

Serene Silhouettes

 Today's blog post features the stamp set Serene Silhouettes.  It can be found on page 64 of the annual catalog.  Wood mount $30.95 Clear Mount 21.95  

This is a beautiful stamp set that is great for sympathy cards, birthday cards, thinking of you cards. The images are great stamped but even more amazing when heat embossed. 

Here is a great card we made in November card class.  It features beautiful Daffodil Delight, Basic Black and Whisper White. I love this colour combination. 

Cardstock- Whisper White, Basic Black, Daffodil Delight
Ribbon- Daffodil Delight Seam Binding page 173 AC
Punch:  Scallop Trim Border page 181 AC
Stamps:  Serene Silhouettes page 64 AC

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Sorry, no crafty post today.....doing some much need updating, organizing to my blog.  

Check out the new tab in red at the top of my blog entitled Weekly Stampin' Up! Canada Sales Watch.  

This is where all the sales and promotions will be updated place to find all the info! 

See you tomorrow with more great samples :)

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Sunburst Technique in a scrapbook layout

This is another layout I designed for my November scrapbooking class. 

One of my girls saw a card that I had made using the sunburst technique and commented that she wanted to learn how to make it. Trouble is that she is primarily a scrapbooker....and does not attend many card classes.  

So I decided to apply the technique to this scrapbook layout....same technique, just on a much larger scale. 

This layout features my beautiful grandaughter Brielle when she was just a wee one. 

To create this layout I first started with Bermuda Bay cardstock. 

To create the starburst I cut 7 pieces of scrap cardstock into 1.5 x 6 inch pieces and then cut them diagonnally corner to corner to make 14 pieces.  I then measured three inches down and marked a line. This was where I began attaching the wedge shaped paper with Tombow. 

A punched circle in real red cardstock covered up the tips of the sunburst.  

I used the five petal flower punch  and the scalloped border punch and some daffodil delight cardstock to give the layout a bit of bright interest.  

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

November Scrap Class- Layout One- The Gap

I designed a really cool layout for November Scrapbooking Class.  It was designed around a single photo of my  eldest grandson Richard who just turned 7 years old.  In this photo, he has a huge gap in his smile due to loss of  baby teeth- so I entitled it "The Gap" 

To create this layout, I used Whisper White cardstock and then applied numerous images in various colors from the stamp set entitled "Gorgeous Grunge" page 109 AC item #130517 #21.95.  

Then I used up scraps and punched the arrows with the "Chevron Border Punch" page23  HC $29.95 item #132154.  

Once these were glued on I simply grabbed a ruler and a journalling pen and drew the faux stitching lines.  

The title was made with the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies page 192 AC item#127553 $110.95

Friday, November 8, 2013

Sketch Challenge Card

Last week I participated in a sketch challenge with other stampin up is my card:
Stamps:  Magnificent Maple
Cardstock:  whisper white, pistachio pudding, baked brown sugar
Ink:  cherry cobbler
Embossing Folder: square lattice

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Distressed Challenge card....

Last week I also participated in a distressed challenge.  Here is my card: 
Stamps: Creative Elements, En Francais
Cardstock: very vanilla, crumb cake, early espresso
Ink:  soft suede and crumb cake
Markers, blushing bride certainly celery
Distress tool, scissors, dimensionals, sponges

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

A journal tag pocket

I recently participated in a challenge and had to remake an old pattern.  I chose to remake a journal tag and pocket.  What do you think...

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

My Grandson`s Card for his friend`s birthday....

As promised,here is the amazing card that my 7 year old grandson made for his friend.  

 I added this to the back: 

I think he did an amazing job....a lot of glue and a LONGGGGGGGGGG time to make....but looks fantastic and he is sooooooooo proud.   

Monday, November 4, 2013

Friday night we picked up our eldest grandson Richard, to take him out for supper to celebrate his 7th birthday.

We let him choose where he wanted to go, and no surprise it was Mc Donalds.  On the way there, he asked if he ``had to get a happy meal`` - he always had to get a happy meal when he was with his Mom and that he was not a `little kid`and a happy meal was not enough food.  I said was his birthday so he could get whatever he wanted.  It was so funny his eyes bugged right out of his head.

So we went to McDonalds and he wanted a cheeseburger with two patties, a medium box of fries, four chicken nuggets and a pepsi.  Pop is a treat for him- his Mom is smart and watches what her kids pepsi was a big deal to him.  I was very skeptical that he would eat it all....boy was I wrong!

We then went to Walmart as I had to pick up some pictures, and a few groceries.  He spotted a box of  ice cream sandwiches and asked if he could have those for his special dessert.  Of  course he got them.....gotta spoil them on their we went home and had ice cream sandwiches....7 bucks for four ice cream sandwiches- holy cow. He loved it and was very appreciative- he is SUCH a good boy!

He loved his angry birds birthday card and the cash inside.  He also received a new pair of jeans, a tshirt and a pair of camo pants.  He was happy.

Then came time for Nintendo.  I am old school and have a game console called Nintendo is a remake of the old Super Nintendo.  I love it....easy to play and I LOVE the old mario games. He thinks it is fun because it is something he does not have at home....he plays Wi and Playstation.....too complicated for this old gal-lol.

So we pulled the matress into our bedroom on the floor and watched a bit of tv and then off to sleep he went...content with my little dog Dixie at his feet.  He looked like such a little angel laying there in his flannel pj`s with the dog- God I love this little boy!

He woke up at 7 am and came out to the couch and snuggled for a while.

  Then  he  watched cartoons and playing with the car race track.

 He  asked if we could go in my `special room` and make cards.  He is going to his friends birthday party later today.  Ahhhhh I love it when he wants to play in my craft room!

I will share his card tomorrow!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Great Time Management Article....

Here is a great article I found today at   

It has some great tips I thought I would share: 

by CRYSTAL on FEBRUARY 22, 2012
Feeling like you’re always behind, stuck going around and around in circles, and never really getting anywhere or finishing anything? Here are three of my top tips for getting stuff done:

1. Keep Your To-Do List Short

You need a plan for your day, otherwise, you’ll most likely just end up running in circles. However, if you try to bite off more than you can chew in a day’s time, you’ll end up overwhelmed from the get-go.
Set yourself up for success by creating a short to do list for each day. I suggest no more than 5-7 items on your list.
It’s better to only plan to do four things and to actually accomplish three of them, then to make a list of 47 to-do items, and a only get a few bits and pieces of some of them done.

2. Make Your Daily Goals Measurable

When you make your to-do list, be realistic. Don’t write down “Clear out clutter in the whole house” or “Clean house” or “Find a new job.”
Break things down into bite-sized, manageable pieces and be specific. For instance, instead of writing down “Clear out the clutter in the whole house.” Set a goal to spend 30 minutes clearing out the clutter in one room. Instead of attempting to clean the whole house, make a goal to vacuum two rooms, do a load of laundry, and clean the toilets.
Not only are specific, measurable goals much more concrete, they are also much more manageable. The thought of cleaning the whole house is overwhelming, but knowing you just have to vacuum two rooms, finish a load of laundry, and clean two toilets is much more achievable. Plus, when you set measurable goals, you know when they are accomplished.

3. Use Your Minutes Wisely

If you want to have more productivity and efficiency in your life, you need to become the master of your minutes. If you find yourself with a short two-minute window of time, don’t just twiddle your thumbs. Do something. I’m always surprised at how much can be accomplished in a few minutes’ of time.
Things You Can Accomplish When You Have 2-3 Minutes’ of Free Time:
::Write a short thank you note or email.
::Clean the sink or toilet in the bathroom.
::Switch a load of laundry from the washer to the dryer.
::Make a healthful snack to munch on instead of grazing on high-calorie, low-nutrition snacks.
::Take your vitamins and drink a glass of water.
::Do 25 sit-ups.
::Do a quick clean up of a room.
::Read a short story to a child.
::Text your husband to tell him you love him and appreciate him.
::Make a quick phone call.
I’m sure you all could come up with a thousand other ideas for how to wisely use the little cracks up time that pop up throughout the day. Don’t let those little time slots slip by unproductively–it’s amazing how much they can add up in your favor!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween

This fun card was designed by Kari-lyn Klemick.

I love how she used the gorgeous grunge stamp with red embossing powder....scary!

Well that is it for my Halloween swap cards.  I hope you enjoyed seeing them as much as I enjoyed receiving them.