Thursday, November 1, 2018

Snowy Chocolates

 What do you do in the wee hours of the morning when you can't sleep - get up and make snowflakes.  I used the Snowfall thinlits to decorate these chocolate packages.  And, starting today, you can purchase the products from the Snowflake Showcase.......but they are only available while supplies last until the end of November - so don't waste any time.

I love the variety of snowflakes and all of the thinlits; so many thinlits!  There are so many because some of the snowflakes come in twos so you can cut out more than one snowflake at a time!  Great time saver!  The velvet paper is great to work with too.  I've shown all the products below with the ordering numbers available for you.  At the bottom of the post is a video from Stampin'Up! featuring all the items in the showcase, so take a look at Stampin'Up!'s tips and ideas.

Enjoy your day,
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

For my tutorial on how to make the little gusseted packages click  HERE

                                               Snow is Glistening Stamp Set149742$27 CAD
                     Neige Scintillante (French Snow is Glistening Photopolymer)149906$27 CAD

                                                  Snowfall Thinlits149692 $53 CAD

                                                 White Velvet Paper149619 $6.75 CAD

                                                    Snowflake Trinkets149620$10 CAD

                                             Happiness Surrounds Stamp Set149744$22 CAD
             Bonheur Tout Autour (French Happiness Surrounds Photopolymer)149904  $22 CAD

              

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Snowflakes in November


 One of the best things about being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator is getting a sneak peak of the products that are coming around the corner.  I got to preorder this snowflake set and I'm having a lot of fun with it.   But, this set and other products become available on November 1 and are only available for the month.
Yesterday I used the ghosting technique (above) using all the individual snowflake available in the Snow is Glistening stamp set and topped it off with a wonderful flourish of snowflakes cut from the (scrumptious) velvet paper.
 Today I splashed some blue Brusho Crystal Color onto a piece of shimmery cardstock and topped it with the largest thinlit snowflake; again cut from the velvet paper.
If you love snowflakes be sure to contact me in November to get your supplies.

That's it for today,
Thanks for stopping by.
Joan

Join the Club...

A number of you have asked about my stamp club so here are the details...there have been some changes - to your benefit! I do have some spots left!

  • Commit to placing a minimum $40 (+s/h & GST) each month.
  • Monthly host code MUST be used
  • Each month one club member gets the host benefits without doing a thing
Benefits
  • Members are guaranteed a MINIMUM of $20 in free spending....to be used on any product in any current catalogue during your host month.
  • During your host month you will receive 20% off your personal order
  • There will be exclusive FREE monthly draws for products
  • Every member chooses a FREE stamp set valued at $21 or less during her host month.
  • Club members can host classes at their home, or mine, during their host month.
  • Club members receive a little "Thank You" card or gift in their order each month.
  • Club members receive a discount on some classes and events through the year.
This is an economical way to build your stamping and craft supplies!
 
If you're ready to join the club, just contact me and I'll get you set up.
 
Hope the information helps,
Joan

Friday, October 26, 2018

Monochromatic Blackberry

This morning I was a bit stumped as to what to do for a card and I decided to check out Freshly Made Sketches.  I haven't done a sketch challenge in years, and it was nice to check out the sketch and then work it into my own.  I thought I'd go with the monochromatic look too with this gorgeous Frosted Floral Specialty paper.  This card was so quick and easy I think I'll use it for next month's coffee and cards.

If you are ever stumped for a card layout, check out this blog.  They always have great sketches and it's fun to see how people interpret them differently.
 

Have a great day.
 Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Monday, October 22, 2018

Tomorrow - One Day Sale

Check out my website tomorrow to see which select stamp sets you can purchase during this  Birthday Sale.
This month's Host Code is

PVW364U3
Anyone who uses the code tomorrow, when they make a purchase, will get their name put in a draw for a gift from me.
ALSO
don't forget about my In It to Win It board.
Spend $50 (before s/h & GST) and get your name on the board. 

Woo Hoo - gotta love a Birthday Bash!

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Swirling Ghosty Leaves

Here is another card for next month's Technique Class.  I haven't demonstrated this technique, Ghosting, in a long time and it's another quick and easy one.  Again, I'm creating now, but I'll get some tutorials up closer to the time of the class - in November.

Just a short and sweet swirly post today,
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan


Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Decisions, Decisions

 It's always fun to sit and create when planning for a class.  However, then I end up having to make a choice.  I'm working on selecting the techniques for next month's Technique Tuesday.  The Faux Torn Paper technique is simple yet adds an interesting effect to your card - and no two cards will be exactly the same.
I don't have a tutorial for this technique yet, but I will get one up on the blog before the class takes place.
This card is a bit busier than the other, but just as effective in showing the Faux torn paper.

Which one do you prefer?
Let me know in the comments below and I'll choose from the responders to receive the card of your choice (usable) in the mail.

Hope you have a wonderful day,
Thanks for stopping by,
Joan

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Technique Class

Technique Tuesday
October 16, 2018
6:30-8:30pm
9505 - 86 Street Fort Sask.
$15.00 per person

Please register HERE

We will be doing two Faux Linen techniques and the Masking technique for this class.  Everyone will create one card per technique as well as a matching instruction card to keep for future reference.
The third card is under construction at this time.

Thanks for dropping by.
Hope you're having a crafty day.
Joan