Monday, July 30, 2012

June 2012 MS Card Class

Good morning! As promised, here are the projects we made at the June KW MS Society card class. A fun birthday card and coordinating gift bag. Again, I wont get into deets as the stamps and papers used are now retired, and you can see a similar card here to get more info if desired.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

May MS Card Class

Hey everyone! I've just realized I haven't posted the May (or June) cards we made at the KW MS Society card classes. I won't get into a lot of deets, as you can see similar here and here, and most of the products used are retired now. I do have to say, that I love that with SU! you can take a layout, idea or products, and alter the outcome to make a different card. Thanks SU! :o) Come on back Monday to check out what we made in June.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

New Catty Release Card

Well hello there! I have been busy creating cards for a Stampin' Up! Holiday Catalogue Swap I am in. They're due Aug. 1 to the hostess, and we will get all of our swaps back on the 10th. I will be sure to post them so you can get a peek of what is coming out in the next Holiday Catty!

This was one of the cards we made at my New Catty Release party way back on June 2. It features new designer paper, cardstock color and classic ink, ribbon, stamp set, and framelits die. Fun was had by all and the winner of the grand prize was my good friend and all over creative crafty chick: V! Yay you! ;o)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Midnight Muse CS, Patio Party DSP, Daffodil Delight 1/4" Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Northern Flurries Embossing folder (which OMGoodness I am just realizing is retired!), Bitty Banner Framelits Die, Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set, Summer Starfruit Classic Ink

Monday, July 23, 2012

A Midnight Muse and Gumball Green Christmas!

Hi everyone! Once I saw these cards, the original created by Jamie, and the stepped up version created by Dawn, I knew I wanted to get out my underused Apothecary Accents Framelits Dies and start to play with them. (Thanks Jamie & Dawn for the idea and layout :o) I'm loving the punched out window with the sentiment popped out behind it, and the 2012-2014 In Colors Gumball Green, and Midnight Muse featured on this card (with a touch of Marina Mist)!

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Midnight Muse CS, Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Gumball Green CS and Classic Ink, Marina Mist Classic Ink and Stampin' Write, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Argyle Embossing Folder, Ornament Extra Large Punch, Delightful Decorations Stamp Set, Merry & Type Stamp Set, Stampin Dimensionals, gold twine from my crafty stash.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Pleasant Poppies

Stamped in StayzOn, coloured with Stampin' Writes

Stamped in Basic Black Craft Ink, Embossed in Black EP, and watercoloured using Classic  Inks and an Aqua Painter

Coloured Stamp directly with Stampin' Writes and direct stamped to Whisper White Card Stock
Good morning all! Here is one of my new fave background stamps, Pleasant Poppies. All three cards above are made using this background stamp, but each with a different technique. I have to say that though I love them all, the middle card is my fave! Sorry cards 1 + 3, I feel like I'm picking a favourite child! ;o)

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Always Artichoke CS, Classic Ink, Stampin' Write and ribbon & button (both retired), Whisper White CS, Poppy Parade CS, Classic Ink and Stampin' Write (all retired), Watercolor Paper, Tangerine Tango Classic Ink, Old Olive Classic Ink, 3/16" Brights Brads, Pleasant Poppies Background Stamp, Basic Black Classic Ink and Embossing Powder, Heat Tool

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Imagining CAS...

Hi friends! I bet you won't believe the length of time I thought about this card. Seriously, yesterday as I drove around for work all day, I had it rattling through my brain! I bought the Chevron Embossing Folder on pre-order, and had yet to use it. I wanted to showcase it in a very CAS manner, and so thought white on white would be perfect. A little Crumb Cake Classic Ink to avoid any thing too harsh, a pretty Apothecary Accents Framelits and 2 mini silver brads round it all out....oh....and LOTS of Stampin' Dimensionals to give it some depth! It took less than 5 min to put it all together, but boy was it fun planning all day :o) Hope you like!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Chevron Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Crumb Cake Classic Ink, 1/8" Mini Silver Brads, Word Play Stamp Set, Stampin' Dimensionals, Whisper White CS.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

FTL #199

Morning everyone! Here are two cards I made using the Clean and Simple Stamping Sketch  FTL#199 The top one is a regular 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 size, while the bottom one is a 6 x 2 1/2 Christmas tag, that can double for a book mark. Both are featuring new stamp sets (Horse Frontier Stamp Set, Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set), and the Christmas Gift tag has all new colors on it...Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple and Primrose Petals.

Ingredients: (All SU!)
(Top card) Soft Suede CS and Classic ink, Whisper White CS, Basic Grey Classic Ink, Basic Black Craft ink and Embossing Powder, Essentials Paper Piercing Pack, Tool and Mat, Heat Gun, Horse Frontier
(Bottom Card) Whisper White CS, Primrose Petals CS and Classic Ink, Raspberry Ripple CS, Gumball Green CS and 3/8" Stitched Satin Ribbon, Chock Full of Cheer Stamp Set, Large Scallop Edgelits, Rhinestone Basic Jewels

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Baseball Thanks

Yesterday was the final game of one of Big C's baseball teams, so we made thank you gifts for the coaches and sponsor. I've used 2 retired baseball stamp sets (which considering how big baseball is in our house, will be ones I will always keep :o), the top photo features the Just Baseball set, and the middle one features the Home Run set. I zoomed in for the bottom photo so you could see the Woodgrain Background stamp on the Night of Navy Card Stock, and the Riding Hood Red "stitches" on the Whisper White "THANKS". And since a good baseball is never a clean baseball, I had to age the letters a bit with the Tea Stain from the Distressing Essentials Kit! Super fun, and super fast!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Home Run (retired), Just Baseball (retired), Woodgrain Background Stamp, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Crumb Cake CS and Classic Ink, Whisper White CS, Night of Navy CS and Classic Ink, Riding Hood Red Stampin' Write, Tea Stain ink from the Distressing Essentials Kit.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Reason to Smile

Good morning everyone! The CAS card was made using a sketch from the Mar/Apr 2012 Papercrafts Mag, I just adapted it to SU! stamps. LOVE doing that! The best thing about this card? It features the all new "Reason to Smile" Stamp Set. For every $60 CDN ordered through Stampin' Up! you can order this set for only $5!!! Give me a call asap to get your set, I am lovin' it!

Ingredients: (All SU!)
Whisper White CS, Pretty in Pink Classic Ink, Raspberry Ripple Classic Ink, Basic Black Classic Ink, Old Olive Stampin' Write, Reason to Smile Stamp Set, Word Play Stamp Set

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thank you to the best horse back riding instructor!

These photos do not do the projects OR products justice. Sorry all! I was literally waiting for the UPS guy to come so I could stamp the horse, and emboss the pink framelits to assemble and give away. I snapped the pics on the way out the door to L'il C's last riding lesson of the year.

Ingredients: (All SU! unless otherwise mentioned)
Whisper White CS, Pretty in Pink CS, Watercolor Paper, Woodgrain Background Stamp, Horse Frontier Stamp Set, Itty Bitty Banners Stamp Set, Argyle Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Bitty Banners Framelits, Naturals Designer Buttons, Old Olive Stampin' Write, Early Espresso Classic Ink, Stampin' Dimensionals

Monday, July 9, 2012


Hello everyone! And Happy Summer!!!! I've been in a 2 month blogging block, but I'm back...not sure if it's that I have JUST taken down my St. Patrick's Day banner, that made me feel like I couldn't post my creations, or the fact that my studio WAS in such a mess it felt crampy creating, or the sprained ankle/damaged hip, and thrown out back that interfered with the fun of creating. No matter what it was, all has been fixed now (summer banner created and hung, studio purged and cleaned, ankle/back/hip 90% recovered :o) Hope you enjoy this banner, it's a super bright and fun welcome into my front door!    

Ingredients: (All SU!) 2 3/8" Scallop Circle Extra-Large, Petals Aplenty Embossing Folder, Typeset Alphabet Bigz Die, Retired Pennant Die, Rich Razzleberry CS, Whisper White CS, Floral District DSP, Stampin' Dimensionals, 2 way Glue Pen, Beads and fishing line from my crafty stash