Thursday, 3 September 2015

You've Got This CASE'd Card

Have you ever been stumped for a card idea?  I find I hit a creative road block often, especially after having a few weeks of little to no crafting time.  I hit one this past week as I sat down to create my sample for July's set sampler swap. Yes you read that right - July - I'm a month behind!  But that's ok the group is very understanding and we all have months where things get away from us. 

Anyway on to the road block... you know what works best for me to get through it?  Finding a card that I love and CASing it (Copy And Share).  The card above is what I created based on this beautiful swap I received from Eldonna Epp.

Isn't this a stunning card?!  I always love what Eldonna creates. Mine is not nearly as nice as hers but it was a starting point and that's what I needed to get out of my rut.  BTW I did add the sequins after I took the photo.  My task for this set sampler swap was to use the Big Shot and the You've Got This stamp set.  I found it a little bit tricky.  The images in this set are rather large so I felt limited.  And with my creative juices not flowing, it made it even more of a challenge.  I think that's why it took me so long to sit down and create. I must say I'm glad it's done! 

I encourage you to pick a card and CASE it!  I'd love to see the starting point and what you end up with!

Have a creative day!


Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Masking with the Your Presents stamp set by Stampin' Up!

Good morning!  Now that the Holiday catalogue is live, I can share a few of the videos I filmed back in August when I was playing with some of the new products.  A few of them are using the stamp set Your Presents (p. 32).

We received this set at Convention and I must admit I was less than enthusiastic at first.  But now that I've had a chance to play with the set - it is awesome!  There are so many great techniques you can do with this set.  Today I've got a fun masking video to share with you.

If you are reading this post in an email, you'll have to visit my blog to view the video.  So what do you think?  Pretty simple isn't it and such a cool technique!

Have a creative day!


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Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Holiday Catalogue Goes Live Today!

Wow - September 1st already!  Can you believe it?!  There are only 4 more months left of 2015 - it seems like we just rang in the new year.

Today's also the first day of the Holiday catalogue.  I've heard so many great comments from all of you as you've been receiving your copies, I'm sure you are just as excited as I am to be able to order from this little gem!

If you haven't received a copy in the mail you can check it out online. And if you'd like a hard copy - so you can flag your pages;) - and don't already have a demonstrator, send me a message and I'll pop one in the mail for you.

I thought I'd start the month off with my top 5 favorite things from the Holiday catalogue.  Here they are in no particular order...

1. The Peaceful Pines stamp set and Perfect Pines framelits.  I love these trees and the fact there are coordinating framelits to cut them out make it even better!  To top it off, you can save 15% by purchasing the bundle ( Product #140850)

2. Both Project Life Bundles - the Seasonal Snapshot (#140308) and Hello December (#140305).  You had to know those were going to make my top 5!  I do want to point out that even though the names are the same as the kits from last year, the contents are not!  They are completely different kits.  I'm looking forward to playing with these!!

3. Woodland Textured impressions folder (139673) - this was one item that absolutely jumped out at me at first glance through the catalogue.

4. Versatile Christmas stamp set - I'm always looking for words for inside the cards so this set is going to be great for Christmas cards.

5. Snowflake wooden elements - I adore snowflakes and these are no exception!

So what are your favorites?

I'll be back tomorrow with a project to share - have a creative day!


Thursday, 20 August 2015

Stampin' Up! Your Presents - Christmas Card

I know it seems a bit early to be sharing Christmas cards - the kids aren't even back in school yet!  But I like to get a jump start on the Christmas season because it always seems to sneak up on me.  Actually, today I'm holding my first Christmas class! Today's card uses the same set as yesterdays - Your Presents from the holiday catalogue.  It's a great little stamp set for the kissing technique - which is how we created the present.  and check out that cute thin garden green ribbon!  I love thin ribbon!!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a creative day!


Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Holiday Catalogue Sneak Peek - Your Presents

Good morning!  If you are on my mailing list, you should be seeing the holiday catalogue coming through the mail soon, if you haven't already.  It is full of LOTS of great new products, which we had the opportunity to see in July at Convention.  Today's projects was one of the make & takes using the new stamp set Your Presents.  I love it because it's a set that can be used all year - it's not just for Christmas!  The greeting is from the Tin of Cards stamp set.

I have another sneak peek tomorrow so be sure to stop by!


Request a holiday catalogue - if you live in Canada and don't have a Stampin' Up! demonstrator that you purchase from, I'd be happy to send you a copy of the Holiday Catalogue!

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Choose Happiness Swap

Good morning!  Today's card was created by one of my team members Danny Gruner.  It was her swap for convention.  I love this Choose Happiness stamp set - it was actually one of the first sets I bought when it was released last year.

Have a great day!


Supply List:
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Stampin' Up!'s Tin of Cards

I sat down yesterday and finished off the rest of the cards in the Tin of Cards kit.  These cards really are nice!  I love them - and to be able to create 16 cards in a small amount of time is even better!  I have my Tin of Cards class tomorrow (August 18th) and have two extra kits if you are interested and able to attend (9:30am or 7pm), contact me today to hold your spot!

If you can't attend - this kit would make a GREAT private class!  Gather a few friends and family members and we can spend a couple hours stamping and assembling the cards.  Everyone would leave with 16 finished cards, a beautiful storage tin and 9 dividers to keep all the cards organized and have had a fun evening/afternoon!!  All this for just $50 - a steal of a deal.  These tins make great Christmas (I know it seems a bit early to bring this up!) or Birthday gifts - or maybe even a teacher gift!

Contact me today to schedule your private class - in your home or my studio.  Dates are limited so book now.

Have a creative day!


Friday, 14 August 2015

Butterfly Clips

Good morning!  Today I'm sharing a cute clip I created to add to a package I gave to the top 3 members of my team this month.

The largest butterfly was cut from vellum using the Butterfly Thinlits die (medium butterfly).  I love this butterfly cut from vellum!  The smallest is elegant butterfly punch - punched from wisteria wonder.  To stick them to the clip, I used the E6000 glue.  I will be whipping up a bunch of these for my planners for sure.  Can you imagine just how cute it would look with a bunch of little butterflies peeking out from your planner or a book that you are reading? Love it! I've included a supply list at the bottom of this post.

Thanks for stopping by today - have a creative day!


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Supply List:

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Vintage Leaves Card

Good morning stampers!  Today I'm sharing the swap I received from my mom at Convention.  Isn't it gorgeous?!  She used the new Vintage Leaves stamp set and Leaflets Framelits. 

Want to see something else created with this gorgeous set?  Check out this wreath created by Allison Okamitsu.

This photo doesn't do this wreath a bit of justice.  It is absolutely stunning in person.  Allison does such nice work, so creative!  She shared a fabulous demo with us at Convention.

Purchase your Vintage Leaves bundle today and get a jump start on your fall creative projects!

Thanks for stopping by!


Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Sticky Note Holder and Video

Good morning!  I have a couple more convention gifts to share with you today and a quick video.

I received this gorgeous bag tag from Lorna Raczynski.  Everything she makes is beautiful. It was a nice addition to the great bags we received!

She also gave us these super cute sticky note holders that were created using the mini envelope liner framelit!  I loved these so much that I decided to create a video showing you how to put them together - not that much explaining is required!  I did make a slight change though - Lorna used the bow from the Cutie Pie Thinlits, I don't own that die so I used the Bow Builder Punch instead.

Check out the video how to.  Love these little gems.  If you are reading this via email, you'll have to visit my blog to watch the video.

Shop my online store to pick up the products you need to create these adorable treats today.  Have a creative day!



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