Monday, January 29, 2018

02.20.2018....Hedgehog Happiness...

Don't you just LOVE these cute little hedgehogs! 

They are from the Hedgehugs  stamp set found on page 38 of the Occasions Catalog...item #145879.

These cuties are sure to put a smile on the recipients face. 

Saturday, January 27, 2018

01.27.2017...Scrapbook Saturday....

This is a two page layout I made of my niece and her family who live in Calgary.

Looks like they were having an really fun family day!

Friday, January 26, 2018

01.26.2018...Happy Wishes and Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks

Did you ever sit down to design a card....with a definite plan in mind ...only to have it fail miserably?  This happens to me A LOT! 

Well, today's card is the end result of an epic fail.  The card I was going for was a bust so I flipped over the paper and opted for the other side. 

As I was staring at the blank paper wondering what to do....I spotted my new Sweet Soiree Decorative Masks found on page 13 of the Annual Catalog.  I grabbed the mask and some ink and a sponge and started sponging the beautiful floral background.  Next I grabbed an aqua painter and my Lemon Lime Twist ink pad.  I carefully water-colored the white spaces around the flowers.

The greeting was stamped with the Sale-A-Bration free set called Happy Wishes found on page 19 of the flyer.

Next I colored in the images on the greeting with my Stampin' Write Markers. 

I punched out the greeting with my Everyday Label Punch ( carryover item from the Holiday Catalog page 12 item #144668) and backed the greeting with black card stock and a piece of Lemon Lime Twist 1/2" Finely Woven Ribbon found on page 198 of the annual catalog.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

1.25.2018...Epic Celebrations and Brusho!'s official....I am an addict.  I am addicted to Brusho Crystal Color

It is so much fun to use and you can use it in soooo many different ways....absolutely cool. 

This card features the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Epic Celebrations on page 12 of the flyer.  You can get this set for FREE with a qualifying $60 catalog order.  Wooo Hoo...gotta love FREE. 

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

1.24.2018....In The Trees...

I was playing in my craft room last night and inked up a new stamp set for the first time.  This set is called In The Trees, found on page 35 of the Occasions Catalog..  

I sponged the background first and then stamped the images with regular Stampin' Up! Ink pads and then heat set the ink.  Then I colored in with Stampin' Blends.  The sun is from the Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Amazing You found on page 16 of the flyer. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

01.23.2018...Petal Palette Best Wishes....

I created this card on the weekend using a few of the new products in the Occasions Catalog. 

The card base is Pool Party card stock embossed with the new Scattered Sequins TIEF found on page 13. 

The Whisper White art panel is stamped with Tranquil Tide ink using the new stamp set called Petal Palette found on page 23. 

The ribbon is the new Night of Navy Corduroy Ribbon found on page 45.

This was a quick and easy card to make that could be used for a variety of occasions.

Monday, January 22, 2018

01.22.2018...Box Card Fun Fold....

This adorable box card was a snap to put together, used lots of new products, and who doesn't like to receive a card that is different!

The stamped images are from the Petal Palette Bundle found on page 23 of the Occasions catalog.  The are colored with the Blendabilities Alcohol Markers found on page 31.

The Designer Series Paper is the Sweet Soiree Specialty DSP found on page13.

The frame was cut with the Layering Ovals Framelits on page 214 of the Annual catalog and Calypso Coral card stock.

The die cut greetings were from the new Sale-A-Bration freebie on page 17 of the flyer called Celebrate You Thinlets.  FYI these corrdinate with the Amazing You stamp set which is another freebie found on page 16 of the flyer.

Are you interested in creating great cards? Having a fun girls night?  Why not come to my Technique card class.  The next class is on Feb 1- contact me to reserve your seat today.

Saturday, January 20, 2018

1.20.2018...Scrapbook Saturday...

I was catching up on my scrapbooking ...I have sooo many photos that are just in boxes and I came across this photo that put a big smile on my face and took me on a trip down memory lane.  Here is the story:

In December 2013 I flew my eldest son, Joey to Winnipeg for the Christmas holidays.  I did not tell my youngest son, Jesse, who lives here; as I wanted to surprise him. 

Joey flew in on Friday night which was Christmas eve....I had called Jesse and told him that we had bought one big gift for his family that year and that we would drop it off after their kids were in bed.  Jesse said no problem. 

Problem....Joey's flight was late.  Oh my! Stress!

 Jesse called me at 10:40 pm and said Mom....are you coming tonight?  I told him hang tight....we got busy but were on our way. 

So we flew across the city from the airport and arrived at Jesse's at 11 pm. 

Joey was in the backseat of my car and I had put a dark colored towel in the window to block Jesse's view.  Mike and Joey stayed in the car and I went in the house and asked Jesse to come out and help Mike carry the gift in the house as it was too heavy for me. 

So we walk across the lawn and I open the hatch back and Jesse looks in to see his brother sitting there with a HUGE grin on his face. 

Well the surprise was a HUGE hit ....there were lots of tears and hugs. 

This photo above is a couple days later....this is a pic of all our boys together on Boxing Day. 

Sweet Memories!

Friday, January 19, 2018

01.19.2018....Saran Wrap Background Technique....

This is a card I taught in my January Techniques card class this month. 

It features the saran wrap background technique that I learned from fellow demonstrator Sandy Daley.

It also features the new Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Heartfelt Blooms.

Thursday, January 18, 2018

1.18.2018...Party Pandas- A Sale-A-Bration Freebie....

How cute are these pandas???? 

Oh my gosh I just LOVE this Sale-A-Bration stamp set called Party Pandas. 

You can get this stamp set for FREE by placing a minimum $60 order!!! 

Woo Hoo.....gotta love FREE!!!

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

1.17.2018...Sweet Little Something....Three Step Stamping....

This card features the FABULOUS three step stamp called Sweet Little Something found on page 40 of the Occasions Catalog. 

This type of stamp makes it amazingly easy to stamp GORGEOUS detailed images! 

Here is a close up of the bunny so you can see the detail:

Doesn't it seem like he has fuzzy fur!!  So cool!!

We also have the Baby Bear stamp that is also a three step stamp found on page 110 of the Annual Catalog.  Here are a couple of cards I have made in the past with that stamp set:

Tuesday, January 16, 2018


Today's card features the new Occasions Catalog stamp set called Waterfront found on page 48.

The card i CASED  is on the same page just below.

I cannot say enough positive things about this is SO fun, SO VERSATILE...I just hope that Stampin' Up! makes more stampsets like this one that will coordinate so we can continue to build our own scenes on our cards!

Monday, January 15, 2018

1.15.2018...We Must Celebrate...

This post features the new Occasions Catalog stamp set called We Must Celebrate found on page 39.

If you look at page 38 you will find the card I cased to make my card!

Of course I changed it up a bit....cause that is what we do!  LOL!

These little critters are SO CUTE and always put a big smile on my face!

Gotta love Blendabilities Alchol markers.....super quick and easy.....the hardest part of this card was the repetitive background stamping with versamark ink.

Sunday, January 14, 2018

1.14.2018....Christmas Card Sunday ... read it correctly...Christmas Card making in January. 

My thought if I make Christmas cards throughout the year I will have enough when December gets here!

The stamp set featured here is Merry Mistletoe found on page 113 of the Annual Catalog.  The ribbon is the Double Stitched Ribbon on the same page.  And the Be Merry Designer Series paper is guessed it....found on the same page!

Saturday, January 13, 2018

1.13.2018...Scrapbook Saturday.... Maci and Wyatt

I was in my craft room the other day and decided perhaps it was time I got caught up on some scrapbooking. 

This two page layout is of my great-niece and nephew in Calgary. 

Very easy pages to create when you have such sweet subjects!

Friday, January 12, 2018

1.12.2018....Cue the Confetti... is an AMAZING new product from the 2018 Occasions catalog.  It is the Picture Perfect Party 6x6 Designer Series Paper.  It is 48 sheets of double sided dsp.  One side had graphic images and the other side has photographic images.

As you can see...the photographic images make the card all on its own.

Here are some close ups of the other designs:

Thursday, January 11, 2018

01.11.2018...Bird Banter Birthday...

So today's post features the new Bird Banter stamp set found on page 42 of the 2018 Occasions Catalog.

This is such a fun and versatile stamp set that  is great for many different occasions.  I love the playful greetings and the cute images that are so easy to color!

I messed up and got a smudge of ink on my paper so I had to grab my trusty (retired) spritzer tool and make some splotches all over the background to hide my oops. 

Here is a pic of the stamp set: 
The designer series paper is the new Tutti Fruiti 6x6 DSP Stack found on page 29 of the Occasions catalog.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

01.10.2018...More Brusho Fun....Magical Mermaid...

Ok....I am back today with some more Brusho Crystal ink fun! 

So this time I took a piece of watercolor paper and wet the paper with a water spritzer.  Then I sprinkled on some of the Prussian Blue crystals.  I carefully spritzed a little more to make the ink move more. I am going for a deep ocean look...I wanted a combination of light and dark.  Once I was happy I dried with the heat tool completely.

 Then I added a wee bit of yellow and some more blue.  Then I lightly misted with water to activate the ink crystals.  I set this aside to dry.

Next I grabbed my Magical Mermaid stamp set:

Next I grabbed a scrap of water color paper and stamped the mermaid in Archival Black ink.  Then I colored the mermaid and fussy cut her out.  I used my Wink of Stella glitter pen to give her tail a shimmery glimmery look: 

Once my background was dry I took a paper towel and gently brushed off any loose crystals.

Next I grabbed my Versamark Ink and Black Embossing powder and added the greeting. 

 Then I cut the background to the size I wanted and mounted it on a card base. 

The final step was to adhere my mermaid to the background:

Hope you enjoyed my mini photo tutorial.....and get yourself some're gonna LOVE it!  See ya!