Sunday, October 31, 2010


Happy Halloween! I can hardly wait to see my 3 nephews and niece in their Halloween costumes later today. I think the best part about Halloween is the kids.

This is the banner that we made a my Halloween class a couple weeks ago. It was a lot of fun and I think all the ladies loved the projects we made...and of course the chocolate! I got the idea from Kimberly Van Diepen's blog. She is absolutely inspiring and you should definitely check out her blog. Each participant in the class did something different with their banner and I'm happy to report that I've been to my parents house and my mom has her banner already hanging by the fire place. The designer paper used is Wicked Fun and the stamp sets were Wicked Cool and Dark & Dreary. I hope you like and thanks for checking in

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Christmas Stamp-a-Stack

Hello Stamping Friends,

My Christmas Stamp-a-Stack is a little over a week away. I'm giving you a preview of 3 of the 4 projects that we'll be working on. It's on Saturday November 6th from 1-4 but may open another time or date if I find there is a lot of interest. The cost is $35 ($25 for club members). If you bring a friend that has never been to one of my classes before you'll receive a special gift. At the Stamp-a-Stack you'll be making 4 of each of the card designs and 4 of the gift tags as well as 4 of a surprise project. If you are interested please feel free to email me at
Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Clearance Rack

Hey Stampers,

I'm back with a second post to let you know that Stampin Up is has updated their clearance rack in order to make room for newer products. Over 200 items are on the clearance rack and up to 80% off. Click here to go to my Stampin Up website and click on Shop now to have a look. You can either place an order on line or email me your order by Friday as I will be placing one then. Please remember that these are while supplies last.

Have fun shopping!

Halloween Decorations

Good morning!
How cute are these? I made a couple of these over the weekend. I'm waiting for an order to come in on Wednesday to make a few more. These are one of the things will be making at my Halloween class on Oct 16th. If you are interested in attending please email me. This fun idea came from Kimberley Van Diepen over at She has the most wonderful ideas. I'm currently working on a Spooky banner that I hope to complete tonight in hopes of showing you tomorrow. I hope you like and thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set: Grateful Greetings,
Paper: Whisper White, Wicked Fun DSP, Basic Black Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black
Accessories: 1 3/4 circle punch, scallop border punch, Black striped ribbon, rich razzleberry ribbon, glitter

Monday, October 4, 2010

Dasher is back

Good morning Stampers,

So, how long do you think before it starts snowing? It's been so cold lately and I refuse to turn the heat on just yet so we've been lighting a lot of candles.
I'm back using up more of the retired Christmas Cocoa DSP. I cased this idea from another Demo but I can't find her name or blog anymore so I'm really sorry to not acknowledge who the idea came from but just know that this is not my original idea.
Hope you enjoyed and thanks for looking.
Stamp Set: Dasher
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink: Soft Suede
Accessories: Champagne Shimmer Paint, Button, Linen Thread

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Chilly day

Hey There,
What a chilly Sunday. A good day to stay inside curled up on the couch sipping hot chocolate or if your like me, it's a good day to lock yourself in your craft room with some tea. Today I'm working on getting some ideas together for a Halloween class and a Christmas one so stay tuned for those.
Today's card is using some retired DSP that I'm trying to use up. I love this stamp set Winter Post. I've made 10 of these cards for my Aunt's Open House craft sale that she holds every November. You can't really tell in the picture but the trees have dazzling diamonds on them to add a little sparkle. I hope you like. Thanks for stopping by.
Stamp Set: Winter Post
Paper: Soft Suede, Whisper White, Christmas Cocoa DSP
Ink:Black Stazon, Soft Suede, Real Red

Friday, October 1, 2010

Swap Card

Good afternoon friends,

Last Saturday I spent the day in Hamilton at the Stampin Up Regionals. It was so much fun. We did 6 make n' takes and actually finished making them all. 2 years ago at the last one I was at my upline Tammy and I didn't finish all of them so we were quite proud of ourselves this year. There was also another exciting surprise, the CEO Shelli Gardner herself was there. It was like seeing a celebrity.
This was the swap card that I made for the event. I used the same stamp set I showed you yesterday. I made 40 of these cards, 30 to swap and then 10 for a craft sale I will be in. I think it could use some sparkle, what do you think? Thanks for checking in.
Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Old Olive, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Ink: Black Stazon, Old Olive, Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette Markers
Accessories: Old Olive Striped Ribbon, Texturize Plate

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Halloween Greetings

Hello Stampers,

Have you picked out your costume? One of my nephews told me that he's going to be something spooky and we he was asked if that meant he was going to be a ghost he said ''no, I'm going to be something spooky". I thought it was cute.

Well, before I start my little blitz of Christmas cards I thought that I should post my little Halloween card that I made. I just adore this stamp set. It's a lot of fun to colour with. I hope to do more Halloween projects with it before October 31st.

I hope you like, and thanks for having a look.

Stamp Set: Greeting Card Kids
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Wicked Fun DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Rich Razzleberry, Basic Black, Old Olive, Tangerine Tango markers, Black Striped Ribbon

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Gift

Hello Friends,

I told ya I'd be back....did you believe me? This is the project with did just on Friday. I love stamping on candles and it's a great gift that you could give to someone at any holiday or occassion. As you can see if the picture with all projects we made for this gift pack that it all co-ordinates together. Another thing you could do is stamp on some tissue paper and put that in the gift bag to cover the gift. I'm pretty sure that Friends 24-7 is my favourite stamp set and it's funny because on Saturday when I was at the Hamilton reginals I was asked what my favourite stamp set was and I drew a blank but I use this one a lot and find it to be so versatile. Anyway, I hope you like and please share your comments.

Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: White tissue paper, heating tool, Striped ribbon,

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I'm blogging baby!

Good evening Friends,
I truly am sorry that it's been a month since my last post. I have been working hard on projects and have my picutres ready for further posts. This was Augusts project for my club. It's a decorated gift bag to go along with with card and gift tag that I posted last month. I had seen different roses out of paper from different blogs and tried to find the easiest one to do in a class. This is the one that I decided to show my club girls how to make. All you need is the ornament punch, sticky strip and a stylus. The ornament punch is used for the petals, and to make it look more like a rose I sponged around all the edges. You have to punch out 18 petals to make one rose. It's pretty quick to put together once you have all the petals punched out. Let me know what you think, the girls enjoyed the project.
Next post will be the gift that goes inside the bag. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set: Friends 24-7
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Early Espresso, Pink Pirouette
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: White gift bag, Pretty in Pink Satin Ribbon, Ornament Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Texturized Plate

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Same technique different take

Hello Friends,

What a busy weekend. I don't think I've had a weekend this summer where something wasn't going on. I much rather it that way though to be honest, although my house wishes I would take a day off to clean it. lol

I was checking out some blogs those other day and came across one that said to try using the Glossy White cardstock instead of watercolour paper to watercolour with. I thought that was a different idea and gave it a shot. I really like how bright the image comes out on the glossy white cardstock in comparison to the watercolour paper. Give a try to see what you think. This is a level 1 hostess set and I just love it. There are so many colour options you could do with this set and I'm sure I'll have more examples to show you soon.

Thanks for checking in, have a good one.
Stamp Set: Because I Care
Ink: Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Paper: Early Espresso, Baja Breeze, Pretty in Pink, Glossy White
Accessories: Pretty in Pink Ribbon

Friday, July 30, 2010

Sunny Weekend

Good Morning Friends,

I had started this post on Friday morning and then I just kept getting interrupted. It's been a busy weekend so far and it doesn't stop here as we have a wedding to go to this afternoon and I still have a bunch of thigs to do before we leave. So, before I do anything else I wanted to share with you July's club meeting project. This is a matching card and gift tag. Next month we will work on a gift bag and gift to go along with it. I wanted to show my girls the different ways to use the stampin around wheels. On the card we used three different coloured markers. It takes a little time and patience but makes the card look lovely. Also, I got this colour combonation for the very helpful colour coach. If you are ever stuck it's a really helpful tool. Hope you like, let me know what you think.

Stamp Set: Friendly Words Stampin Around Wheel
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Early Espresso, Pretty in Pink
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Pretty in Pink, Early Espresso
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper Embossing folder, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Pearls

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

A joint effort....

Good morning friends,

I always joke with my boyfriend that he should sit down with me and make a card. Well, last night he finally did. He helped me make these 2 cards. He wasn't happy with a part of his so he covered it up before taking the picture. I thought he did such a great job and want him to learn watercolouring but he says that he'll get better at it then me and I'd get upset. Isn't he funny. Hope you like the card, I really love this new stamp set and plan on using it a lot.

Thanks for checking in.


Stamp Set: Artistic Etchings
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Newprint DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Accessories: Sponge, Circle Punch

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It finally rained

Hello Friends,
We've had a bit of a heat wave here in London for over a week. It's been killing amy garden. Well yesterday it finally rained and for a while. I'm hoping that some of the plants that are one their last leg will bounch back. My mom helped me with my garden as I do not have a green thumb and I promised her I wouldn't let all our hard work go to waste. I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

On to today's project. This is a two page layout that I created for one of our meetings. I wanted to show my members that you can do fun techniques on scrapbook pages, not only cards. This technique is called Emerging Colour. I am really happy with the way this turned out. I took a close up picture for a better look. Let me know what you think, I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for looking. :)
Stamp Set: Medallion, Vintage Vogue
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Razberry Lemonade, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry
Ink: Versamark, Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Clear Embossing Powder, Ticket Punch, Rich Razzleberry Polka Dot Ribbon, Stickey Tape

Monday, July 12, 2010

Stampin Up Stencils

Good morning friends,

Have you ever looked through the catalouge and saw something you just weren't sure how to use or only thought of one way to use it? In the past I have showed you how to use the decor stencils with the shimmer paint as well as paste. Here is another example of how to use them with just classic ink. In this example I used two colours, always use a lighter colour in the middle and then get darker as you go out. You could use multiple colours if you like. To add a little extra to layout, I used texture on the double mat. I took small scizzors and shaved around all the edges, I did the same on the circle punches. Hope you like and thanks for looking.
Ink: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Paper: Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry
Accessories: Decor Stencil, Rich Razzleberry Ribbon, Circle punches

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Masculine Card

Good morning Stampers,

I'm here again, this time with a masculine card. I probably only make them a few times a year as I find it so much easier to make pretty things. lol This was the other project we made at the last club meeting. This was for Father's Day. It's more about the folds for the tie, and that was more of the difficult part to figure out....even with directions. I looked at a couple different examples I found on the web. I'm not completely excited about it but I know my dad liked it.
Thanks for stopping by!
Paper: Soft Suede, Old Olive, Sweat Pea DSP
Accessories: Corner rounder punch, white gel pen

Saturday, July 10, 2010

A patient wait

Hey Stampers,

My apologies for it being over 3 months since my last post. I had misplaced my camera for a while and was unable to take pictures of my projects. I have been working on lots and I have received my new goodies and will be working on new projects shortly. So many new and exciting things in the new catalogue. If you are interested in getting yours hands on a copy of the catalogue please feel free to contact me.

On to the project. This is a scrapbook page that I made for my May club meeting. I used the Smooch Spritz on 12x12 piece of Kraft cardstock. I also spritzed it on the pink pirouette flowers. I think that it makes it pretty. This is a very simple and elagant page that anyone could create.
Thanks for looking and I appreciate your patience while I was away.
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Fancy Flower Extra-Large Punch, Chocolate Chip Striped Ribbon, Pretty in Pink Ribbon, Vanilla Smooth Spritz

Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Basket

Good Morning!
Easter is a couple weeks away and with that I've started to make some paper Easter baskets out of the scallop envelope die for the big shot. These baskets are quiet quick and easy to make. Just cut out 4 envelopes and attach them together at the sides. If you are careful you should be able to get 4 cut out of 1 sheet of 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock. The insides are bought but you could make them yourself with a crimper. I haven't filled them it with chocolate yet because if I bought the easter eggs now there wouldn't be any left by the time Easter is here. Thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set: Eight Great Greetings
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Melon Mambo, Pretty In Pink, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: So Saffron, Old Olive, Whisper White, Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: 1 1/4'' circle, 1 3/8" circle, Scallop Punch, Scallop Envelope Die

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Christmas Layout

Hey Stampers,

I've been trying to find some inspiration. I went through some old pictures to scrapbook and found that I have a butnch of Christmas photos that I have done anything with yet. This is a 2 page layout that I created for some of them. I used the decor stencils for the main background. I really like using the stencils on cards and scrapbook pages. Gives it a different look. I hope you enjoy and thanks for checking in.

Happy Stamping!!

Ink: Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Rich Razzleberry, Holiday Lounge DSP
Accessories: Decor Stencils, Scallop Corner Punch, Platinum Shimmer Paint, Kraft ribbon

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Hey All,

Another beautiful day here in London. I'm really hoping that this means that spring will really be here before we know it. I thought this card was an appropriate posting for today. This is the other easel card that I made. I cased the colouring of the hummingbird from here. I love the tempting terquoise on the bird's belly. Also, I just can't get enough of this Sweet Pea DSP. So many different designs and colours in one pack. No matter what colour of card stock you have you'll be able to find a DSP sheet that will co-ordinate in this pack.
Thanks for stopping by and feel free to leave a comment. Hope you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful weather.
Stamp Set: Spring Song
Paper: Old Olice, So Saffron, Sweet Pea DSP, Whisper White
Ink: Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, Tempting Terquoise, Regal Rose
Accessories: Pretty in Pink cordoroy button, Pretty in Pink grosgrain ribbon, Scallop border punch, corner round punch

Monday, March 8, 2010

Looks like Spring

Hello Stampers,

It is a beautiful day in London today, the sun is shining and the temperature is above 0. Who could ask for anything more. Today I'm sharing a card that I made my dad for his 60th birthday. It's an easel card. I've made a couple of those lately and have found that they are easier to make than I thought, the hardest part is deciding the size of the card you want to make. This is a regular size card but tomorrow I'll be showing a 6x6 easel card that I made. Hope you like and feel free to leave a comment.

Stamp Set: Happy Moments, Whimsical Words
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Sweet Pea DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bermuda Bay, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Grosgrain ribbon, 1 3/8'' Circle Punch, 1 1/4'' Circle Punch

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Gift Box

Hey Stampers,
Sorry I missed you yesterday, I ran out of time to post this. This is a little gift box and in the second picture you'll see that when you lift the lid a message appears. I thought it was cute. I stamped the frest cuts stamp in whisper white and the embossed with clear embossing powder. I stamped and embossed the image 4 times and then cut out different part of the image to place around the box. On the bottom I glued 4 pearls from the pretties kit.
Hope you enjoy, thanks for checking in.
Stamp Set: Fresh Cuts, Best Yet, With all my Heart
Ink: Whisper White
Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Clear embossing powder, Whisper White and Basic Black ribbon

Monday, February 22, 2010

Mini Scrapbook

Hey Stampers,
So this is the mini scrapbook that I've been working on for a little while. I got the front of this scrapbook idea from Kimberly Van Diepen at Stampin by the Sea blog. I used a stencil with stencil paste like material that adds a little 3D effect. Sponged with bordering blue ink and then added some dazzling diamond with the 2 way glue pen. To cut out the base I used my big shot with the Scallop Square die. I sponged all the edges with Chocolate Chip ink. You may notice that this is retired DSP. I have lots of left overs so I'm trying to use it up. Let me know what you think I'd love to hear from you. Thanks for checking in!
Stamp Set: With all my Heart
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Paper: Parisan Breeze DSP, Chocolate Chip, Kraft, Baja Breeze
Accessories: Big Shot, Scallop Square die, Beautiful Wings embosslits die, Pretties Kit, Striped Chocolate Chip ribbon.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

I Heart Hearts

Good evening Stampers,
We had a very beautiful weekend here in London. It was nice to see the sun shining all weekend. Today I spent the day working on a mini scrapbook that I will be showing you tomorrow.
Today's card is one that I CASED from here by Renee. The stamp set that is used is from the Occassion Mini Catalogue.
Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!
Stamp Set: I Heart Hearts, Whimsical Words
Paper: Sending Love DSP, Blush Blossom, Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Pretty in Pink
Accessories: Scallop Eyelet Border Punch, Chocolate Chip Satin Ribbon

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Beautiful Butterflies

Hey Stampers,

This is a card I CASED from Andrea Walford. She has an awesome blog and she is very talented. I just recently got the new butterfly embosslits die and have been playing with it quite a bit.

Hope you are enjoying you Saturday. Take a little time for yourself. :)

Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Paper: Kraft, Chocolate Chip, Pretty in Pink, Very Vanilla, Sending Love DSP
Ink: Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Pretties Kit, Butterfly embosslit

Friday, February 19, 2010

What's the buzzzzz?

Good morning Stampers,

How many of you are watching the Olympics. I love the Olympics, and have been staying up late to catch as many of the events that are on. I have seen some pretty amazing athletes.

On to today's card. I recently got the Sweet Pea DSP pack. It comes with tons of double sided designer paper to choose from and it all goes together. This is my own little creation that I came up with. It's hard to see in the picture but I embossed the hive and bee on watercolour paper and then used makers and the watercolour pen to fill them in.

I hope you enjoy and thanks for looking. Leave me a comment and let me know what you think. :)

Stamp Set: Just Buzzin By
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Watercolou
Ink: Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Accessories: Chocolate Chip grosgrain ribbon

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Fox and Friends

Good Morning Stampers,

This is a new stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalogue called Fox and Friends. I love using it with bright colours. I saw this card on Mary Jo Albright's blog. She did a little extra with hers but I didn't have the DSP she used.

Hope you enjoy and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Fox and Friends, Whimsical Words
Paper: Bermuda Bay, Kraft, Sweet Pea DSP
Accessories: 1 1/4'' and 1 3/8'' circle punch, Old Olive grossgrain Ribbon.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Girly Card

Good morning Stampers,

Today's card is the card that I gave my boyfriend for Valentine's day. It's a little girly but it was the closest card to the Valentine's theme that I had on hand. He liked it but said that it was a bit girly. The colours I used Kiwi Kiss and Pink Pirouette are last year's in colours but I love them with this set and I had to DSP to use up. The stamp set is called Friends 24-7 and I love playing around with it.

Hope you like it, love to hear what you think. Have a wonderful day!!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Good evening Stampers,

I sat down yesterday and spent the entire day in my craft room. I completed 10 cards (5 designs). I always like to make at least 2 of each of the designs, one to keep and one to give away. Over the next little while I'll be sharing these cards with you. My title today is called inspiration and the reason for that is because today's card was inspired by a Valentine's card my mommy gave me. I thought it was really pretty. The card she gave me is on the left and the one I made is on the right. It's hard to see but i used a texture plate on the front. Hope you like and thanks for stopping by!

Stamp Set: Well Scripted
Paper: Basic Black, Pixie Pink
Ink: Pixie Pink, Versa Mark
Accessories: Grossgrain Basic Black Ribbon, Scallop Trim Corner Punch, Large Oval Punch, Texture plate

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Happy New Year

Wow, I can't even believe how long it's been. I took a little break and had planned to be back the first week in January. I just couldn't get creative. I finally stepped into my craft room sat down and created something. I made these up for a Valentine's class that I've put together. We'll be making a minimum of 8 of these 3x3 sweet treat cards. I think it's a cute idea for kids giving out for Valentines as it's a card and treat all in one. I made 3 each in a different base colour and then I put smarties in 2 and cinnamon hearts in the other. It's surprising how much you can fit in the cups. There is a slider so that you can fill them easily and so that you can get to the treats without ripping apart the card. I'm holding the class February 6th from 1-3, if you are interested please feel free to email me.

I hope you like it, I'm really sorry that it's taken me so long to post again but I hope to be back more regularly.