Thursday, December 24, 2009

Season's Greetings Group

Here's one last Christmas card that I made using the sketch challenge on SCS from last week, SC259. I love the look of the traditional Christmas colours! Supplies:

Stamps: SU Holiday Lineup, Four the Holidays
Ink: SU real red, old olive, pumpkin pie, close to cocoa, StazOn jet black
Paper: SU ww, old olive, real red
Ribbon: SU 5/8" old olive grosgrain, 1/4" real red grosgrain

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Snowman Soup

A couple posts ago, I showed you these ornaments that I created for my husband to give to his grade 1 students. Originally, we were going to create Snowman Soup's for his students however, the woman who teaches his class in the afternoon decided to do that as an art project with them, so they're getting those ornaments.

Since we had all the supplies for snowman soup already, Grant decided we should give them to the class he teaches in the afternoon. He's been teaching that class for about a month and a half while their usual teacher is on a leave. So here they are!This is the whole lot of them that I created - a total of only 20. Each package contains a packet of hot chocolate, 3 Hershey kisses, a candy cane and 8 marshmallows. Here is a close up of the front of the tag. I LOVE this snowman image and it works so well with the snowman soup poem that we ended up using! This snowman image is one of my favourite of all the Stampin Up Christmas/winter images. Here's the other side of the tag that shows the Snowman Soup poem and directions on how to make it! I stamped the snowflake image all over the white cardsock before printing the poem on it. I love the way it looks. There are many different versions of snowman soup as well as other little Christmas candy poems out there. In trying to find the one that I liked best for Grant's students, I made a document that I posted on SCS so that everyone could access a single document that had all of the different versions on it. You can access it here: Compiled Soups and Poops.


Stamps: SU Two Cool Dudes
Ink: SU baja breeze
Paper: SU ww, real red
Ribbon: SU real red 1/4" grosgrain, SU silver elastic cord
Bags: SU large cello bags

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Birthday Scrapbook

I mentioned in this post, where I showed you the card that I made for my Mom's 50th birthday, that I would try to get some picures of the scrapbook that I made for her. Well, I finally did. I took some pictures of my favourite pages from it (and ones she hopefully won't be too embarrassed to have posted)! The whole album is 8x8 so majority of the pages I'll show you are the combined two page layout.

I have a funny/interesting story about this album (scroll down if you don't want to read), but I only made it the night before giving it to her without even seing the photos! My sister called the night before Mom's birthday and said that she had gone through old photo albums and got pictures of important/memorable events and reprinted in black and white and she was going to scrapbook them. Now, no offense to my sister, but she's used to decorating for little kids as a grade 2/3 teacher - so I offered to do it (which I think is what she was trying to get me to do all along). So, I had her tell me what pictures were of and whether they were portrait or landscape style so I knew how to set up the layouts. With only that information, I stayed up all night (literally, from 12 pm to 7 am) creating the album. Once I arrived home (about an hour before my Mom was to come home and open presents, I saw the photos and added them in where I had planned. I have to admit, I absolutely love the way it turned out. The only thing that I don't love is that, without the photos, I could not assume anything about cropping so they are all matted with a 4.25" x 6.25" white cardstock, because of that some photos have lots of junk in the background and some are actually way smaller because they are old photos. All in all though, I love it and I think Mom did too!

Anyway, now for the photos: The above photos are obviously from my parents wedding and a picture of them from a few years ago. I just love that sentiment paired with these photos - I wish we had a picture of them from their 25th wedding anniversary to put on the right-hand side. This layout shows my sisters (left) and my (right) grade 12 graduation. These pictures make me wish we had both gone to our University graduation ceremonies to have pictures with our parents there. Oh well, I was celebrating in Mexico instead! This layout is a couple of photos of my Mom from a few of her trips (I can't recall which ones). I love these because it's great to see my Mom so happy travelling - she had to put it off a long time because she (and my father) had two kids to raise and then put through University. We were very spoiled!
Finally, this layout does not yet include a picture because I left it blank so we could add a picture of her from the exact day of her 50th birthday. It's on my sister's camera though so who knows when we will actually get to put it in there.


Stamps: SU Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess), PTI Father Knows Best
Ink: SU black, versamark
Paper: SU kraft, ww, basic black, baja breeze (retired), urban oasis dp (retired)
Ribbon: SU 1/4" black grosgrain
Punches: SU 1/2" circle, scallop edge
Misc: SU white ep, SU baja breeze flower fusion (retired)

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Grade One Christmas Presents

I've finally finished making all of the ornaments that Grant is going to give his grade one students for Christmas. They love seeing their name on things so we thought these personalized ornaments would be perfect.

Here is a closer picture of one of the ornaments. Seeing as I didn't have any outline stamps that would be good to use for these ornaments (for this age group) Grant and I found this digital-stamp that was available for free from Aimee Asher. I printed it out on transparency then used black embossing powder on it so that the image wouldn't smudge. On the reverse side of the transparency I coloured all the parts I wanted white with my versamark pen and heat embossed them with white embossing powder. Then I coloured the images with sharpies and inserted them into the ornaments. Again, I used this ornament tutorial from SCS on how to insert the image into the ornament. Then I simply added silver elastic cord to be able to hang the ornament and the various coloured ribbon for extra pizzaz!

Overall, this was a very inexpensive gift. All that we had to purchase was the glitter and ornaments which came to only about $26 for 24 ornaments and we only needed 17 for the class!


Stamp: Aimee Asher snowfriends digital stamp
Ink: SU Versamark
Embossing Powders: SU black and white
Ribbon: SU silver elastic cord; Michael's red, blue and green Spool o'ribbon
Glitter: Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter
Misc: transparency, clear ornaments, sharpies

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Secret Santa Personalized Ornaments

Grant's school has been doing Secret Santa's and they have been giving gifts over several days. As part of what Grant has given to his coworker, we created these personalized ornaments for her, her husband and her daughter. They also received the Rudolph Spares. He will give his co-worker a larger store-bought gift tomorrow. These are the ornaments for her and her husband. The image was stamped in Versamark on transparency and heat embossed with white embossing powder. To write the names I used my Versamark pen and then heat embossed it as well. I was unable to get a good photo of the one for her daugher (it has a cute little image inside) but hopefully I can show you other similar ones soon as it is what Grant will be giving his students for Christmas!

If you have any questions about how to create this project, refer to this glass ornament tutorial on SCS. For my decoration, the transparency is cut only about 1/8" smaller than the diameter of the ball because I liked the way it looked better (also the size of my glass balls are different).

Stamp: SU Two Cool Dudes
Ink: SU Versamark ink pad and pen
Ribbons: SU silver cord, white organdy ribbon
Glitter: Martha Stewart crystal coarse glitter
Embossing powder: SU white
Misc: Transparency, circle cutting system, glass ornament

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Rudolph Spares

I've seen a few of these on SCS and had to give it a try. I just love this reindeer image from the "sparkly & bright" stamp set. To make the nose stand out on the tag, I coloured it with my real red pen then applied a small amount of crystal effects. Before the crystal effects dried, I sprinkled some dazzling diamond glitter in it! Once it dried it looked like it was shining! After I punched the image I just wrote "rudolph spares" with my real red pen.

Stamps: SU Sparkly & Bright
Ink: SU chocolate chip, real red
Paper: SU chocolate chip, ww
Punches: SU small tag, SU tag punch
Ribbon: SU 1/4" chocolate chip grosgrain, SU silver cord
Misc: SU crystal effects, dazzling diamonds glitter, SU cello bag

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Baby Boy Shower Card

I went to a co-workers baby shower two nights ago and realized last minute that I didn't have a baby boy card to use. So I created this card about an hour before I had to leave (which is why the picture isn't the best because I had to take it when it was dark out). I was inspired by the wild about you card that I created some time ago because it's such a simple but beautiful layout. The elephant and sentiment were both stamped in versamark ink and heat embossesd in white embossing powder. They were aligned using my stamp-a-ma-jig!


Stamps: SU Animal Stories, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU versamark
Paper: SU ww, bashful blue, maine blueberry dp (retired)
Misc: SU white ep

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Mom's 50th Birthday

I'm sharing this over a month late, but better late than never. I love the way this card turned out. It's definitely one of my favourites but took a lot of time to create. I love the look of regal rose and basic gray together so I decided they would be my main colours. I stamped the image several times in versamark ink to create the background on the gray paper. It took me a long time to figure out what I wanted to do for a sentiment because I didn't want it to be on the gray paper but I wanted it to be in the center. Looking through my supplies I found the So Cool rubons which have parts to cut and rub together to create the sentiment! It looks a bit fuzzy in the picture but it actually worked out awesome on the ribbon!

To create the great shading effect on the flowers, I stamped the Embrace Life flower in Versamark on pretty in pink paper and heat embossed it in white, then cut it out with my paper snips. Then I took my sponge dauber and sponged on some regal rose starting in the center and working outwards. After that I used my blender pens in regal rose ink to shade in overlapping petal areas. Finally, I used my white uniglo pen to colour in the circle parts at the center (the anther of the flower). You can't see from the picture but there is also another flower inside of the card.


Stamps: SU Embrace Life
Rubons: SU So Cool
Ink: SU versamark
Paper: SU ww, basic gray, pretty in pink, regal rose
Ribbon: SU 5/8" regal rose grosgrain
Misc: SU sponge daubers, blender pens, white ep

P.S. I'm hoping to get some photos of the scrapbook we made her over the next few days to share too!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Stampin Up Holiday Extravaganza

Stampin' Up! is gearing up for Christmas and offering some amazing products at 30-50% off and bundling up some great coordinating products for discounted prices. Hurry if you are interested as this promotion only runs November 23-30! There are tons of items on this promotion so instead of listing them here follow this link to the Stampin' Up website! Remember when you are looking there is a "regular price" and "preferred price." The regular price is what you get if you order the product online through the Stampin' Up! website. To get the preferred price, email me with your order! Remember too, that if you shop with me and spend $100 or more you will get 10% off for the months of November and December!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Last of the Halloween Treats!

I know I'm so behind on posting but here are the last of the Halloween treats I made this year. I saw these cute little kit kat holders and had to give the mummy one a try. The tutorials are so clear and so easy to follow. I love the way they turned out and they are so quick to make! I did change a few things: I eliminated some of the layering on the eyes and instead just coloured circles with my white uniglo pen on black 1/2" circles. I also added layers of vanilla above and below so the eyes were a little more hidden! Inside, I used the word label punch instead of the modern label punch - I just punched it twice close together to make the opening big enough to fit the kit kat. You can see in the top picture, I put them at an angle so you could see kit kat inside. If you pop over there to the tutorial check out all of the awesome tutorials Angie has down the side of her blog - they are fantastic!

I saw that cute little pumpkin poop story on Kerry's paper crafting blog and just had to give it a try. I don't know who originally had it but that is the one I saw. It was again super quick and easy to make and could work with so many different Halloween candies! Again, I used Marni's RGB values to create the title of the saying in pumpkin pie so it would coordinate properly.

Mummy Supplies

Ink: SU close to cocoa
Paper: SU close to cocoa, vanilla, basic black
Punches: SU 1/2" circle, word label punch
Misc: Velcro, SU white uniglo pen, SU sponge daubers, red sticky tape

Pumpkin Poop

Stamps: SU batty for you
Ink: SU pumpkin pie
Paper: SU ww, pumpkin pie, basic black
Punches: SU 1", 1 1/4" and 1 3/8" circles, scallop circle punch
Misc: SU medium cello bags, SU white uniglo pen, red sticky tape

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Late Halloween Goodies

I know they are late but here's a few Halloween treats that I made. Grant's school this year went for a healthy Halloween theme so instead of giving the kids candy, we gave them Halloween pencils and play-doh. I had extra pixie stix from other projects left in the house so I added a few in for these images but we didn't give them to the kids!
The top left image, is a piece of 12" x 2 1/4" folded up and closed at the sides with red sticky tape so they would be strong enough to not open once the pencils were inserted.

The top right image was made using a 12" x 3" paper. I used my word window punch to create an opening to hold the pixie stix then used sticky tape to adhere the open 3 sides together.

Finally, I wrapped designer paper around the play doh and then adhered the stamped images to the top of the container.


Stamps: SU Batty for You
Ink: SU basic black, Versamark
Paper: SU ghostly greetings
Ribbon: SU 1/4" pumpkin pie grosgrain
Misc: SU white embossing powder

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Decor Elements Christmas Arrangement

In honour of the promotion I shared with you yesterday (you can read it here), I thought I would share a Christmas arrangment that I made using the Decor Elements line. This was so simple to make and looks great! I purchased the vase and flowers at Michael's using coupons so the whole arrangement cost less than $30 to make. This was my first use of the Decor Elements line (despite buying several of them) and it was so simple! This is the small real red "jingle all the way" (item 114707) and it costs only $4.95. Although the medium element did fit on the vase, I liked the way the smaller one looked better because you could see the green branches better.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Stampin' Up! Promotions

I've got two promotions to share with you that start today.Stampin' Up! always has a lot of promotions every year at Christmas to make gift-giving for the crafter on your list easier - the Holiday Gift Giving Guide is one of them! It breaks down Stampin' Up! products into various categories for every type of crafter on your list! Starting today and going until January 4, 2010, for every $65 you spend on items on the gift-giving guide you receive a free Decor Elements piece (valued up to $22.95).

I am also offering a second promotion for my customers only throughout the months of November and December! If you spend $100 or more on Stampin' Up! products, I will give you 10% off your purchase!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

So Cool Birthday

When this years SU catalogue came out I had to have the "So cool" rubons. I loved the colour combos, the images, and the sentiments that it had and I finally decided to take it out of my rubon stash and use it.Rubons are a great alternative to stamps if you are in a hurry, don't like/want to colour in the images, and they are quite inexpensive for the amount that you get in one package. Stampin Up offers so many different sentiments and images in rubons - just check out pages 178 and 179 of the catalogue. I have to admit that even though rubons are quick, this card took me forever - I had a really hard time deciding what colour to make which layers - in the end I'm really happy with the result. The main image is raised up on dimensionals.

Rubons: SU so cool
Paper: SU ww, basic gray, certainly celery, bermuda bay
Ribbon: SU bermuda bay
Misc: SU dimensionals

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kind & Caring Thanks

I was cleaning around my stamp area and found this card that I never shared yet! It was the first card I made with any of the new in colours. The thank you sentiment (heat embossed with white embossing powder) bothers me a bit because somehow I must have shifted my stamp-a-ma-jig and it ended up a little crooked. I love the clean and simple look of this card - I don't tend to do ones with so few layers anymore but they can be so pretty!

Stamps: SU Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU melon mambo, certainly celery, Versamark
Paper: SU kraft, ww, certainly celery, melon mambo
Ribbon: SU melon mambo
Misc: SU white embossing powder

Thursday, October 15, 2009

MOJO108 Snowman Sketch

I finally feel like I'm starting to get back to my old self when it comes to stamping. I haven't at all felt like stamping but this Mojo108 sketch inspired me to create this Christmas card that I totally love. This card uses a retired SU papers, ribbon and colours so I am probably going to try to create a similar card using the current in colours. I'm finding them really hard to work with because they are so bright and that's just not my style! I stamped the image in Jet Black StazOn ink so that when I coloured it in with my blender pens the black would not bleed. Once everything was coloured, I added dazzling diamond glitter using my 2-way glue pen to the snowman bodies and faces! I love the way it looks like the shine of the snow - you can see this much better if you click on the picture to enlarge it. I also added glitter to the top of the white brad holding the snowflakes.

The snowflakes on this card are SU little felt flurries (that were available last Christmas) and they can actually be purchased right now (for a limited time) at a discounted price of only $8.99! This price includes 69 snowflakes in three different sizes and 7-9 different designs for each size; snowflake designs in the colours baja breeze, riding hood red and whisper white).


Stamps: Holiday Lineup, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: SU ww, baja breeze (retired), ski slope dp (retired)
Ink: SU Jet Black StazOn, baja breeze (retired), blue bayou (retired), pumpkin pie, close to cocoa
Ribbon: SU baja breeze (retired)
Glitter: SU dazzling diamond
Snowflakes: SU ww and baja breeze little felt flurries
Brad: SU 5/16 ww jumbo brad

Monday, October 12, 2009

Scary Skeleton

Happy Thanksgiving to all my fellow Canadian readers! I'm not much of a Thanksgiving craft type person so I thought I would share a Halloween treat instead.I've had this card in my head for a while and finally got down to actually making it. This card uses the new SU set Scary Skeleton. I love this skeleton image because of the way it is positioned - it almost looks like he's dancing. And it makes it great to add a little sentiment underneath the lifted foot. I chose not to do that for this card because I thought it made it look a little too busy. Also, I'm not quite decided if I want to colour inside the skeleton with a white uniball pen so he's actually white instead of black...? I know I should use current Halloween papers but I much prefer these older retired ones. Sorry.

Stamps: SU Scary Skeleton
Ink: Versamark
Paper: SU ghostly greetings (retired), SU pumpkin pie, basic black, kiwi kiss (retired)
Punch: SU word window punch
Ribbon: SU 1/4" pumpkin pie grosgrain
Misc: SU white embossing powder

Saturday, September 26, 2009

One Sketch Two Looks

I was playing with the new "in colours" and love the way they look with basic gray so I decided to make a couple of cards using the same layout to see which I liked better. The panels are straight on the cards but for some reason no matter what angle I photographed them they looked crooked. This card is made using rich razzleberry and basic gray. It turned out a bit darker than I had hoped for - a little bit depressing actually. Definitely needs a hint of a brighter colour for my taste, but Grant likes it better than the following card. This card is made with melon mambo, basic gray and going gray. It is definitely my favourite of the two. I love how the grays make the mambo pop. Seeing as the ribbon in melon mambo is polka dot, I just used the other side of the ribbon so that it looks like plain grosgrain since I thought the dots made it look too busy!

For both cards, I cut a really skinny strip of paper in the desired colour for each card to thread through the holes of the button. So simple! I just wish the lines of the corduroy were all going the same direction in relation to the holes!

Razzleberry card supplies
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU Rich Razzleberry, Basic Gray
Paper: SU ww, rich razzleberry, basic gray
Misc: SU basic gray buttons, SU basic gray ribbon

Melon Membo card supplies
Stamps: SU Upsy Daisy, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: SU melon mambo
Paper: SU ww, melon mambo, basic gray, going gray
Ribbon: SU melon mambo polka dot grosgrain
Misc: SU basic gray buttons

Monday, September 21, 2009

Long Post of Wedding Scrapbook Album

This was one of the very few projects I had been working on since my last post over 2 months ago! I had seen my upline Andrea Walford's create fabulous scrapbooks from SU Simply Scrappin' kits Hoppy Memories and Tailor Made and got the idea to use her template along with the Love Sparkles Simply Scrappin' kit to create a mini wedding album. You can see great pictures of the albums fully opened up if you click on the links! I was not able to get any pictures of the whole thing opened up due to space!

I love the way this album turned out and the tutorial on how to create it was so clear! Once fully made, the album features 14 scrapbook pages that all fold up into a beautiful compact album. The colours (chocolate chip, so saffron, and regal rose) of this "Love Sparkles" simply scrappin' kit look perfect with the sepia toned photographs from the wedding. Note that I did add pretty in pink paper into the mix for more colour 'cause it matched the dp in the kit really well.

There's going to be lots of pictures but it lets you see each page of my album! So I hope you'll bear wtih me to see the pages! (I'll title the pages the same way as Andrea does so for those of you who own the directions you can see how they translated).

Here is the closed up album so you can see how it looks all folded up. This is pages 1(top) and page 14(bottom) of the album, the picture beside this shows the inserts that pull out by the circle tabs from these pages.

Page 2 of the album: Page 3 of the album: Pages 4, 5, and 6 of the album all opened up (these open up from pages 2 and 3; also note that you can see page 1 above and page 13 below in the picture) Here are closer looks at pages 4, 5, and 6 respectively.

Here's a look at page 7: Page 8: Pages 9, 10, 11 (pages 7 and 8 open up to reveal these pages in the same way as pages 2 and 3 open up to reveal 4, 5, and 6) In this picture you can see page 2 on the top and page 12 on the bottom). Here are closer looks at pages 9, 10, and 11 respectively:

Here's a look at page 12 along with the insert that pulls out in the same way as above for pages 1 and 14. Finally, here is a look at page 13 (you've already seen page 14 above) with it's insert pulled partly out for you to see. See, I wasn't kidding when I said there were a lot of pictures! Hope you've enjoyed looking at them. Plus, even better, you can make two full albums like this out of one Simply Scrappin' kit!! How AWESOME is that when they are only $26.95. The only additional materials are photos, glue and depending on how you want it to look you can use punches (as I used the circle punch to create the little half circle on the pages where inserts go) or add ribbons, brads, etc. You are only limited by your imagination! What a cheap alternative to creating a full album. You could even do a baby's full year of growth and more (one page per month)!

Sorry the picture quality isn't too great but it's hard to get good photos when this album ends up so large! Definitely check out the link to Andrea's tutorial pages to see how it all opens up!

Let me know if you have any questions about anything that I have shown or questions about Andrea's tutorials!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

FINALLY, a new post!

It's been a long time coming, and I'm not even showing any new catty supplies with this card! It uses some of my favourites though.To create the shading on the flower I stamped the flower image in Versamark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder. Once dry, I wet the paper with water and used my blender pen to add in some pink pirouette colour. Then when the paper dries it adds such a beautiful colour effect and the flower almost looks 3D! I can not take credit for this effect as I read it in a blog but since then so many have done it I'm not even sure where to give credit!


Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral
Ink: VersaMark, Pink Pirouette reinker
Paper: SU ww, basic gray, walk in the park dsp (retired), pink pirouette dp (retired)
Ribbon: SU Pink Pirouette (retired)
Misc: SU blender pen

Thursday, July 2, 2009

New 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogue

Yesterday marked the release of the new 2009-2010 Stampin' Up! Catalogue. There are a lot of great new products in here and you'll definitely have to check out the new "in colours!"

Click here to check out the new catalogue. It is a large catalogue so it may take some time to download. You can also click here or to the "supplies list" link on the sidebar to view supplies used for various projects throughout the new catalogue.

Stampin' Up! is having a Summer Fun campaign for the month of July in which ever Monday Stampin' Up! will be having one item discounted for that week. This week (until July 5) the deal is the SU scallop edge punch for only $15.99, regular price of $22.95!

Feel free to email me at any time to ask a question, make a comment or place an order!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

NEW Designer Paper & Ribbon Shares

The new Stampin' Up! catalogue comes out on July 1st and there are many fabulous new designer papers, colours and ribbons. Seeing as there are so many new items and many of our wish lists are longer than we could possibly afford at one time - I thought I would offer some shares featuring the new designer papers and ribbons.

What is a share? For those of you who are unaware of what a "share" is - it is when you purchase a smaller portion of each of the new items for a fraction of the cost - allowing you to sample the new products. I am going to be offering 2 different shares: 1 for designer papers and 1 for designer ribbons.

DESIGNER PAPER SHARE: There are 18 designer paper sets in the new catalogue on pages 160-163 (excluding the new patterns designer paper packs); 12 are brand new to this catalogue and 6 are returning from the previous catalogue. If you are part of this share, it includes 105 - 6" x 6" designer papers (1 of each pattern) and a various assortment of die cuts from the The Write Stuff specialty designer paper.
You get all of this for $35 + $5 shipping

RIBBON SHARE: (This share includes 3 yards (9 feet / 36 inches) each of the new 1/2" Polka-Dot Grosgrain Ribbon in all of the new in colours (dusty durango, soft suede, melon mambo, bermuda bay, crushed curry and rich razzleberry - in order from L-R as in picture) .
You get all of this for $20 + $2 shipping

How to join the share(s): If you are interested in one or both of these shares, email me with your name, mailing address, e-mail address and which share(s) you are interested in. I will then send you a paypal invoice for the corresponding amount via email. You must reside in Canada to participate in these shares. You may purchase more than 1 of each share (ie. pay $40 for 6 yards of each of the ribbons).

I will require 8 people (or 8 shares if you are purchasing more than one share) for the designer paper share and I will require 5 shares for the ribbon share. If there is not this amount, I will not be able to do the shares. There will be a link available July 1 to view the new designer papers and ribbons in the catalogue if you want to check them out first.

If there is enough interest in these shares, I will order the papers and ribbons as soon as all payments are received (this could be as early as July 1). I will also offer different shipping rates if various shares are purchased.

Please feel free to email me if you have any questions!

Happy Father's Day with 2 Cards!

Here are the Father's Day cards that I had to reschedule!

I actually made two Father's Day cards this year - one for Grant to give my Dad and one for myself to give. I had two sentiments that were perfect and I couldn't decide which to use so I decided to make two so I could use them both!This is the card I made for Grant to give to my Dad. It was made using SC232, which I obviously couldn't share earlier. For reasons I won't get into, Grant has always felt as though my Dad is his Dad (although now he is officially since we're married) and his "father figure" for when we have children so this Papertrey Ink sentiment says that all so eloquently.This card is the card I made for myself to give to him (inspired by SC231). This sentiment has always been the case with my Dad. I constantly tried (and still do) to get him to buy me stuff and after paying for my wedding this sentiment could not be more true!

My Dad has done so many things I admire and I only hope he knows how much we appreciate everything he has done for us. He (and my Mom) even suggested Grant move in with us when he needed to get out of his living situation - so if it weren't for them, things may not even be the way they are between Grant and I now. I hope he rubbed off enough on Grant (as I'm sure Grant does too) to enable Grant to be the same kind of father he is.


Grant's Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best
Ink: SU sage shadow, chocolate chip
Paper: SU sage shadow, chocolate chip, autumn vine dp (retired)
Punches: SU 1 1/4" square punch, photo corner punch
Misc: SU dimensionals (to raise tree panel)

My Card
Stamps: Papertrey Ink Father Knows Best
Ink: SU basic black
Paper: SU kiwi kiss, basic black, basic gray, urban oasis dp
Brads: Bazzill Basics black
Misc: SU dimensionals (to raise sentiment panel)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Last Masculine Card

This is the last of 6 masculine cards I have created for my Aunt to use for male teachers. I went again for the clean lines and geometric patterns when creating this masculine 4.25" x 4.25" card. This stamp set is actually the very first SU stamp set I used and got me addicted to using SU stamps enough to become a demonstrator myself. I coloured the stamp with my bashful blue marker and then since there were not "in colour" markers in this years catalogue I dipped my blender pen into the reinker and then coloured the "thanks" part of the stamp. That brings me to some exciting news for the upcoming catalogue - markers in the new "in colours" are now going to be available!


Stamps: SU Lexicon of Love (retired)
Ink: SU bashful blue, ridinghood red
Paper: SU ww, bashful blue, washington apple dp (reitred)
Brads: SU bashful blue brads
Misc: SU dimensionals (to raise center panel)