Monday, December 31, 2018

Birthday Balloons

 Balloons can be so much fun.  Especially when they're so easy to make with the Balloon Bouquet Punch - you get two sizes too.

I had a bit of a hard time deciding how to arrange this card.  I punched out some cardstock balloons and inked up the stamp using the markers for the above card.  I thought that it needed a DSP background to ground it a bit.
However, I like these polka dotted balloons - they're quite fun, and they do okay flying through the middle of the card.  Both cards are super easy to make so let me know which one you would prefer to do at the January Birthday Stack.  Details about the stack will be coming up soon.

Thanks for stopping by today.
Be safe tonight if you are celebrating the coming in of the New Year.

Best wishes to you for 2019.

Sunday, December 30, 2018

Masculine Birthday Options

 It can be difficult to make more masculine type cards sometimes, but the new Classic Garage Suite in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue helps take care of that with the Geared up Garage stamp set, the coordinating thinlits, DSP and ribbon.
Now, which one would you prefer to create at the January Birthday Stack?  Let me know.

Thanks for dropping by today,

Saturday, December 29, 2018

More choices to make...

 I'm still working on getting cards ready for the Birthday Stack in January and I'm asking for input on which you prefer.  Both of these are fairly simple and both would involve you being able to choose the papers.  On the above card the "Hooray" is embossed in gold with the gold thread accent.
This punch is so fun to use with Designer Series Paper.  The sentiment is stamped and the little gold Metallic Pearls are used as the accent.

Let me know which you prefer.
Thanks for visiting,

Friday, December 28, 2018

Experimenting with Calla Lilies

 I enjoyed experimenting with colours using these Calla Lilies from the Lasting Lily stamp set.  This set is one of the FREE Sale-a-bration sets when you make a $120 purchase.  Remember Sale-a-bration begins January 3.
I came to the conclusion that the lily stamp works best with colours that are a bit brighter or darker.  That way the veins in the petal show up.  For this above card I also included some of the ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo which is a FREE Sale-a-bration choice with a $60 purchase.  It's nice that Stampin'Up! includes more than just stamps in the Sale-a-bation offers.

Thanks for dropping in...
Have a great day,

Thursday, December 27, 2018

Florentine Birthday

 I'm still busy creating designs for the upcoming Birthday Stack in January.  And....I'm still creating two of each design to let people vote on which one they'd prefer to have in the stack.

This card uses the Florentine Thinlits available in the Occasions Catalogue January 3, 2019.  There is a stamp set that coordinates with it which allows you to stamp inside each of the spaces in the thinlit, but I only purchased the die.  It works well as a background.
For this second option, I've included a little flower beside the greeting.  So which do you prefer: clean and simple, or spruced up a bit?

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Upcoming Occasions Catalaogue Launch Class

Date: January 11, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Where: 9505 - 86 Street, Fort Sask
Cost: $45
What you get...
  • $30 worth of product
  • 3 projects using new products
  • Entry into 3 Level 1 SAB draws
  • Entry into 1 Level 2 SAB draw
  • Entry into 1 Grand Prize draw
  • Occasions and Sale-a-bration Catalogues

Want to come? Your spot is not reserved until payment is received! $45 early bird price. After Dec 27th the price goes up to $50!
This is going to be a GREAT class with half of the attendees going home with extra swag/prizes!!
To reserve your spot click HERE


Monday, December 24, 2018

Happy Birthday, Gorgeous

 I'm having a Birthday Card Stack in January so I'm working on which cards are going to be included.  Both of these cards use images from the Happy Birthday Gorgeous stamp set.  I love the curly font in the letters and use this greeting a lot.  I decided it was time to play with the floral images in the set.
I will only select one of the cards to be included in the stack.....which one do you prefer: the pink or the purple?

Thanks for stopping by today.
Have a very Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Bold and Subtle Swaps

 One of the best things about being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator is being able to get "toys" ahead of time, to be able to play with them, and to be able to share and peak your interest.  These two cards use stamp sets that are in the upcoming Occasions Catalogue and are projects I made for a swap I'm doing with a group of demonstrators.

The above Bloom by Bloom set has nice bold images that work well with bold, bright colours.  I love the little coloured enamel dots that you can purchase also.

This Forever Lovely set is one of our "Distinkive" stamp sets.  The colour variation happens automatically when stamping the image.  The neat thing about this set is that the group of flowers and the group of leaves are two different stamps that work together in two step stamping so you don't have to think about where to put the images.

I have lots more to share with you before the catalogue goes live on January 3.  I'm done with all of my Christmas stuff so it's refreshing to use some new none Christmas images.

Hope you're ready for the holidays.
Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Year End Closeout Sale.

 A friend asked me to make a card for her cousin’s 80th birthday. I chose to use the computer for the words and think my own grandma would enjoy the card.  I've used the First Frost stamp set which was is in the Holiday Catalogue AND will be carried over into the new year.  Yay.

The Year End Close-out sale begins today. Your opportunity to take advantage of special year-end deals on retiring and surplus items. Some items are last-chance and limited-inventory, so place your orders while supplies last! My on-line store is HERE

I'm giving a small gift to everyone who orders on-line this month AND uses the host code

If you would like a copy of a list of all the items that are included in the sale, please contact me and I'll get it e-mailed to you.

Thanks for dropping by,