Sunday, December 23, 2007

New Catty Samples

Hello All,

Well I have to say, that I am in love with a few things from the new catty...and I just got my catalogue order today (for all my ladies). I am putting up a couple of samples using the new stuff...very excited!
SS: A Little Birdie Told Me (new)
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White, Tempting Turquoise, Bali Breeze Designer Paper (new)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Wide White Organdy Ribbon, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Paper Piercer, Small and Large Oval Punches

SS: Time Well Spent (new level 3 Hostess set), Delight in Life (old)
CS: Ruby Red, River Rock, Whisper White, Ginger Blossom Designer Paper (new)
Ink: Ruby Red, Basic Black, Regal Rose, River Rock
Other: Photo Corner Punch, Pink Gingham Ribbon, Sponges, Dimensionals

SS: Time Well Spent (new level 3 Hostess set), Priceless (sentiment)
CS: River Rock, Groovy Guava Textured, Ginger Blossom DP (new)
Ink: Basic Black
Other: Elegance Rub-Ons (new), Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

New Spring/Summer 2008 Collection

OK, so....
I have sent out the Preview Mini Catalogues to all my customers, and they should have received them, or should be in the next day or two. I have just received my own full copy of Stampin' Up!'s Spring/Summer 2008 Idea Book and Catalogue.

I am in love with anything that looks like it is an Eastern or Asian theme. They have some GORGEOUS stamp sets and new Designer papers also.

I can't wait to spread the love with everybody!

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Garage Sale Again!

Hello All,

Well it's that time of year again (well, I suppose it's half-year now). I need to get rid of my retiring stamp sets to pave the way...
Tons of things to choose from, including some jumbo wheels, tons of hostess sets, and an alphabet that's already mounted!
Nothing over $20!!!
If there is a name beside it, it has been spoken for.

See below, and e-mail me if you would like to hold any. First come, first served. I only have 1 of each set listed.

Vases in Vogue
- Level 3 Hostess Set
- Set of 14 stamps
- Mixture of flowers, vases, and sentiments
- Mounted, barely used


Wishing You the Best
- Set of 4 stamps
- Ronald McDonald House Charity set
- Mounted, Barely used


The World Over Janice
- Level 1 Hostess Set
- Set of 3 stamps
- Great for use with Stamp-a-ma-jig to make a full circle design
- Mounted, never used, brand new


Trees Three Nancy
- Winter Mini Catalogue 2006
- Set of 7 stamps, including 2 sentiments
- Mounted, used minimally


Sweet Pea
- Set of 8 stamps
- 2-step Stamping
- Mounted, barely used


Tags So Much Sharon
- Level 1 Hostess Set
- Set of 6 stamps
- Perfect with Tag Punch and Small Tag Punch
- Unmounted, brand new


Sweet on You
- Set of 4 stamps
- Mounted, barely used


Solemn Stillness Nancy
- Set of 6 stamps
- 2-step Stamping
- Mounted, used a few times


Sketch It
- Set of 12 stamps
- 2-step Stamping
- Great for Christmas, Thank you, and Valentine's Day
- Mounted, barely used


So Many Sayings Sharon
- Level 1 Hostess Set
- Set of 3 stamps
- Perfect for use with Stampin' Write Markers (shade only the words you need)
- Unmounted, brand new


Perfect Presentation Janice
- Level 2 Hostess Set
- Set of 11 stamps
- All Christmas themed
- Unmounted, brand new


Quick Cards
- Winter Mini catalogue 2006
- Set of 3 stamps
- Great for quick gift cards
- Mounted, barely used


Oh, So Lovely
- Level 1 Hostess Set
- Set of 4 stamps
- Mounted, barely used

On the Spot Background Janice
- Set of 1 stamp
- Large enough to cover a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card
- Mounted, barely used

Love Ya Bunches Sharon
- Set of 6 stamps
- Mounted, barely used

Mon Ami
- Set of 4 stamps
- Mounted, barely used

Love It
- Level 2 Hostess Set
- Set of 6 stamps
- Co-ordinates with a Classy Brass Template if you managed to get a hold of that one
- Mounted, barely used

All About Occasions Bundle Gail
- Includes co-ordinating All About Gratitude Jumbo Wheel, All About Birthdays Jumbo Wheel, and All About Occasions Stamp Set (set of 4)
- Stamp set is mounted and barely used
$20 for all 3

In the Spotlight
- Level 2 Hostess Set
- Set of 12 stamps
-Great with Circle Punches, Scallop Circle Punch, Five-Point Flower Punch and Snowflake Punch
- Mounted, barely used
Letter Prints
- Set of 3 stamps
- Great for Backgrounds
- Mounted, barely used

Fontastic Background
- Set of 1 stamp
- Large enough to cover a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card
- Mounted, barely used

Holiday Print Background BEV
- Set of 1 stamp
- Large enough to cover a standard 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card
- Mounted, barely used

Brushstroke Alphabet Janice
- Set of 56 Double-mounted stamps
- Includes capitals, lower case, question mark, " sign, exclamation point, and "&" sign
- Mounted, barely used

Delight in Life
- Sell-A-Bration 2006
- Set of 6 stamps
- Unmounted, brand new

A is for Adorable
- Level 2 Hostess Set
- Set of 8 stamps
- Great with square punches
- Mounted, barely used

All-Around Argyle Nancy
- Level 3 Hostess Set
- Set of 9 stamps
- Mounted, never used, brand new

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Upcoming Promotions - We're getting hit hard!

Hello all,

So, Stampin' Up! has some incredible promotions coming up...I suppose it's to make the blow of the retiring sets softer. It's working. I have pre-ordered my new catalogues for the Spring/Summer Collection 2008, and I await their arrival. Here we go...

January 2, 2008 - Release of the new Spring/Summer Collection 2008

January 2-31, 2008, Valentine's Day Bundle
- Customers can purchase a lovely bundle of Valentine's Day products at 20% off!
- Hostesses can host a workshop with sales of $525 or more, and choose any one stamp set from the Spring/Summer Preview Brochure for FREE!

Included in the Valentine's Day Bundle:

111089 Happy Heart Day stamp set $26.95
109052 Real Red wide grosgrain ribbon $10.50
102757 Medium cellophane bags $5.75
109056 Regal Rose wide grosgrain ribbon $10.50

111903 Valentine's Day Bundle (20% off!) $42.95

February 1 - March 17, 2008, Sale-A-Bration

Some of you may notice they have changed the name slightly. Same fantastic promotion. This is their best promotion of the year.

Spend $75 on SU merchandise, before taxes and shipping, and choose an item for free out of the Sale-A-Bration Brochure!

Hostesses can host a workshop with sales of only $450 to earn a free stamp set from that brochure!

Recruits during this period will get to choose a free stamp set from the Spring/Summer Idea Book & Catalogue of up to $60.95 value!

Well, it's just one whammee after another. Happy Stamping!

Thursday, November 29, 2007

More Christmas Cards

Hi All,

These cads are going to people at work also. One is more classic, and the other is more fun. Have a look...

For this card, I stamped the images first in Versamark on a Glossy White piece (5" x 3.75"), and then brayered over the entire piece with Sage Shadow ink (so the trees have resisted the ink). Then, I stamped one of the images again in Sage Shadow ink a little off to the side to fill up the sheet a bit more. Then, I stamped the two larger single trees in Always Artichoke ink and drew in snow with a white gel pen.

SS: Lovely As A Tree, Warmest Regards (retired)
CS: Soft Sky, Wintergreen Designer Paper
Ink: Versamark, Sage Shadow, Always Artichoke, Basic Black
Other: Corner Rounder Punch, Photo Corner Punch, White Gel Pen

To colour the next card, I used my Prisma Colour Pencils with the odourless mineral spirits and a blending stump. It makes the blending so smooth. I also used the old Holiday Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! (last year) and the In Color ribbons from last year too. Trying to get rid of some of this retired stuff.

SS: Crab & Company, Sandy Shells Wheel
CS: Cranberry Crisp, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Retired Holiday Thyme Designer Papers
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa (sponging)
Other: Prisma Color Pencils, Cranberry Crisp and True Thyme Stitched Ribbon, Dimensionals

Happy Holiday Card Making!

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Christmas is Coming!

Hello all,

I have 3 Christmas cards to show you this time. I will be giving these out at work this year.

SS: Peaceful Wishes
CS: Basic Grey, Brushed SIlver, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Grey, Silver Encore
Other: Tag Corner Punch, White Gel Pen, Glassy Glaze Enamel, Sponges, Wide White Organza Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

SS: Glad Tidings (sentiment only)
CS: Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Mellow Moss & Handsome Hunter (trees), Real Red (Santa and Photo Corner)
Ink: Basic Black, Close to Cocoa & Soft Sky (sponging)
Other: Cricut machine with Doodlecharm Cartridge, Scallop Circle Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Sponges

SS: The Snowflake Spot
CS: Very Vanilla, Brushed Gold
Ink: Versamark
Other: Gold Emboss Powder + Heat Gun, Ivory Organza Ribbon, Gold Cord, Ticket Corner Punch

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tis the Season!

Hi All,

Well, 'tis the seasons to start Christmas cards. I have one here with a new stamp set from Hanna Stamps called, you guessed it, 'Tis the Season. This girl is adorable! Here's the recipe:

SS: Tis the Season
CS: Real Red, Dashing Designer Paper, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red
Other: Hodgepodge Hardware, Ticket Corner Punch, White Grosgrain Ribbon, Silver Cord, Dimensionals

I have also made this Thinking of You card.

SS: Garden Silhouettes, Sincere Salutations, Sanded background
CS: Bordering Blue, Night of Navy, More Mustard, Sage Shadow, Whisper White
Ink: More Mustard, Ballet Blue, Sage Shadow
Other: Brads, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder Punch, Blue Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Wrapping Up the Holidays Promotion

Hi All,

We have just got word of a new promotion from November 23-December 15, 2007. I will have more details on Friday, and will let you know:

Holiday Tag Bundle (item 112409) A new item created just for this promotion!This bundle includes several pre-cut pieces from the Holiday Glitz kit and makes 15 quick and easy toppers for gift giving.

Empty Accents and Elements Tin-3 Pack (item 112410) A new item chosen just for this promotion!

Tags for All Stamp Set* (item 110380) 20% off! (Current Mini Catalogue)

Hand Selected Accents & Elements (item 110228) 25% off!

Designer Gift Cards* (item 110264) 30% off! (Current Mini Catalogue)

Purely Pomegranate (item109863) and Chocolate Chip (item 109862) Satin Ribbon* Buy 1, get 1 free! (Current Mini Catalogue)

*This item is from the current Holiday Mini Collection. Only this and other items indicated will be extended through the campaign period while supplies last. All other Holiday Mini items will be available until November 30.

These promotions will be perfect with November's free shipping!!! Just in time for Christmas gift giving.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Which Punches Go Where?

Have you ever am I supposed to know which punches co-ordinate with which stamp sets? Well, I found this list. I haven't cross-checked everything yet, but I hope you find some good info in here!

Scallop Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Glorious Garlands, Punch Pals, Double-Line Doodles, Wanted, Priceless, Big Flowers, Big Deal Alphabet, Looks Like Spring, Fabulous Flowers, Ginormous Flowers, Sweet Shapes, Illuminations, It’s Your Birthday, Warm Words, Pictograms, Short and Sweet, Sincere Salutations, All Holidays, Jumbo Alphabet, All About Occasions, Brocade Basics, Baroque Motifs, Sparkling Sayings, So Much, Fun & Fast Notes, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Tag Punches: Perfect Presentation, All About Occasions, Flakey Friends, Punch Pals, Be Happy, Tagger’s Dozen, Bundled in Love, Business Boosters

Designer Label Punch: Party Punch, Labelicious

Round Tab Punch: Party Punch, Office Accoutrement, Totally Tabs

1” Circle Punch: Sending Happy Thoughts kit, Perfect Presentation, Glorious Garlands, The Snowflake Spot, Perennial Favorites, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Create a Coupon, Genuine Articles, Business Boosters, Calendar Cues, On Board Blossoms and Basics

1 ¼” and/or 1 3/8” Circle Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Batty For You, Holiday Tag Team, Sparkling Sayings, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Double-Line Doodles, Polka Dots & Petals, Big Flowers, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Think Happy Thoughts, Big Pieces, Seeing Spots, So Happy, Dots Are Hot, Brocade Basics, Labelicious, Genuine Articles, Circle of Friendship, It’s All Good, Sporting

½” and/or ¾” Circle Punch: In the Spotlight, Holiday Tag Team, Glorious Garlands, Cold Play, Snow Flurries, Merry Merry, Punch Pals, Forever in My Heart, Holiday Blitz, Double-Line Doodles, Sweet Thing, Wanted, Star Struck, Little Flowers, Little Pieces, Please Come, Dot Spot background, Alphabits, Art by Design

1 ¼” and/or 1 3/8” Square Punch: Simple Delights Simply Sent kit, Perfect Presentation, Forever in My Heart, Sealed With a Kiss, Be Happy, Figures of Speech, Tagger’s Dozen, Sweet Thing, Office Accoutrement, Stamp of Authenticity, Carte Postale, Glad Tidings, It’s All Good, Art by Design, Sporting, Business Boosters, It’s a Date

¾” Square Punch: Punch Pals, Calendar Cues

Large Oval Punch: I did it, many of the word sets

Star Punch: Wanted, Starstruck, Sporting, Wild West Alphabet, On Board Blossoms and Basics

5-Petal Flower Punch: In the Spotlight, Be Happy, Priceless, Simply Said, Looks Like Spring, Heartfelt Thanks, Ginormous Flowers, Office Accoutrement, Big Pieces, Cutie Pie Double Sided Paper, On Board Blossoms and Basics

Snow Blossom Punch: In the Spotlight, Simple Snowman, Wondrous Gift, Snowflake Spot, Merry Merry, Snow Flurries, Punch Pals, Snowfall, Be Happy

Spring Flower Bouquet Punch: Looks Like Spring

Three for You Punch: Three Thoughts Simply Sent kit, Punch Pals, Take Three, Three for You punch box

Word Window Punch: So Many Sayings, Block Party, Boatloads of Love, Fun & Fast Notes, Take Three, Everything Baby, Short & Sweet, Happy Everything, Wonderful Favorites, Warm Words, All Holidays, Everyday Flexible Phrases, Amazing to Zany, Fundamental Phrases

Friday, November 16, 2007

Doodle DVD Tin

Hello All,

I purchased this adorable DVD tin from the craft store and smothered it with Darling Doodles Designer Paper from Stampin' Up! I just traced around the lid, cut out the shape, glued it on with Crystal Effects, and sanded the edges after it dried. Then, I decorated with the other papers, and put my name on it. I coloured the flower from the Pretties Kit with Groovy Guava and Purely Pomegranate Ink (from the lids) and my aqua painter.

SS: Doodle This, Doodle That, Doodle Alphabet
CS: Darling Doodles Designer Paper, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Purely Pomegranate, Whisper White Craft
Other: Aqua Painter, Pretties Kit, Groovy Guava Double Stitched Ribbon

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Beate's Card Sketch

This is my version of Beate's Card Sketch that she posted on October 5th. I wish I had done things a little bit bigger (the circles and the image), but all in all, it turned out fine. You can find the original sketch here:
I will be giving this to another demonstrator that helped me at the Hamilton Regionals last month.


SS: Tres Chic, Priceless, Party Punch, Oh So Lovely

CS: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Bordering Blue, Sage Shadow, Very Vanilla

Ink: More Mustard, Night of Navy, Sage Shadow, Basic Black

Other: Rich Regals Brads, Moss Grosgrain Ribbon, Round Tab Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Corner Rounder (to make the scallops)

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Contents of the Kit from the Holiday Glitz Promotion

For the current Holiday Glitz Promotion, from October 1st, while supplies last, you are able to purchase a kit of pre-cut cardstock and ribbon for your Christmas cards. This will undoubtedly save you the time and hassle of cutting up all of your own tiny little pieces of paper. The kit will give you the cardstock and ribbon supplies to make 15 handmade cards.

Each Holiday Glitz card kit makes 15 handmade cards and includes:
Precut card stock and Designer Series paper (15)
Whisper White Envelopes (15)
Rhinestone brads (15)
Real Red zigzag ribbon (15)
Full-color instruction sheet (1)

Dimensions of kit pieces:
Wild Wasabi 11 1/2" x 4 1/4" (scored 1" for flap)
Real Red Textured 3 1/2" x 4 1/4"
Soft Sky DSP 3" x 4 1/4"
Whisper White Textured 2" x 4 1/4"
Red Zig-Zag Grosgrain ribbon, Jersey 2 1/2" x 3"

There are two ways to take advantage of this fantastic kit while supplies last: 1. Purchase one of holiday stamp sets (below) and get the Holiday Glitz card kit for the special price of $34.95, or 2. Purchase the Holiday Glitz card kit for $39.95 with no additional purchase required.
Qualifying stamp sets include:

109234 Snowfall $32.95
106786 The Snowflake Spot $28.95
107612 Flocons piquetis $28.95
109266 Big on Christmas $25.95 ***My personal favourite
110359 Love & Joy $32.95

I have already ordered mine, to take the sting and pressure off of Christmas cards...please let me know if you would like to secure your kit, before they run out!

Friday, October 5, 2007

My Acetate Christmas Card

Well Hello...

I have tried my hand at an acetate card (you know, the overhead transparencies teachers use?).

With acetate, you have to use Staz-On Ink if you are going to stamp on that actual material, you cannot use a regular ink. And it is very slippery, so try to be careful, or the image will smear. Also, for the adhesive, I used Mini Glue Dots because they are strong, and easy to hide. This was a lovely sample that I saw somewhere (can't remember where), and this is my attempt.


SS: Glad Tidings, Priceless (swirls)
CS: Shimmery White, Brushed Silver, Soft Sky, Blue Bayou
Ink: Staz-On White, Soft Sky
Other: Silver Cord (around the fold), Sponges, Mini Glue Dots

Monday, October 1, 2007

Icicles everywhere!

Hello All,

Here I have one of my samples from my "Christmas in September" Stamp Camp back in the day. It is difficult to see, but I have used Crystal Effects to make a stream of icicles across the top. If you would like to see a very quick tutorial for this technique, see this link:
Also, it is a 5" x 5" square card (rare for me, as it is not the most efficient use of cardstock)!

SS: Crab and Company, Sandy Shells Wheel
CS: Handsome Hunter, Blush Blossom, Whisper White, Sage Shadow, Night of Navy
Ink: Basic Black, Watercolour Pencils (no water)
Other: Crystal Effects + Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Round Tab Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Rich Regals Brads, Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007


Sorry it's been a while! I have been busy with my Christmas in September Stamp Camp! I will post the cards from that shortly, but first, I have a cute card I made for a little girl.
SS: Pretty Princess (retired), Background Basics
CS: Orchid Opulence, Yo-Yo Yellow, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun, Orchid Opulence, Stampin' Write Markers
Other: 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Dimensionals

Sunday, August 19, 2007

New Baby Boy Arrival

I made this Baby Boy card for a new arrival at work. I love the Bundle of Joy stamp set! I also like the Bundle of Love set (which I don't have). Is that too much of a good thing? Also, my newest discovery is that Chocolate Chip goes with everything, and it has become a staple in my paper crafting wardrobe.
SS: Bundle of Joy, Background Basics, Big Deal Alphabet, Warmest Regards
CS: Mellow Moss, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip, Au Chocolat Designer Paper
Ink: Basic Black, Chocolate Chip
Other: Neutrals and Rich Regals Buttons, Aqua Painters with Earth Elements Watercolor Wonder crayons.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Get Well Bee Card

I have been commissioned to make some Get Well cards recently. Usually, this is not my forte, and I have to admit, I have an overwhelming number of feminie stamp sets. So, when it came to making a card that was not plastered with flowers, etc, I found it difficult. I have made this simple card with the Farm Fever set, and NO pink and purple. Hope it works.


SS: Farm Fever
CS: Marigold Morning, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Summer Sun Stampin' Write Marker
Other: 1/16" Circle and 1/8" Circle Punches, Sponge Daubers, Making Memories Self-Adhesive Ribbon

Monday, August 13, 2007

Want a Free Family of Ink Pads?

Well, looky here. We have a promotion from August 10th - September 30th, 2007 for new Stampin' Up! recruits. If anyone would like to give their supplies a big boost, or knows someone that may be interested in the starter kit, NOW is the time to make the purchase.

When you purchase the starter kit for $275 + PST (free GST and shipping) during the promo period, you will receive FREE an entire family of ink pads (valued at up to $79.95)! You choose the family (12 ink pads in one of: Bold Brights, Rich Regals, Soft Subtles or Earth Elements, OR 6 In Color '08 Ink Pads). These ink pads are in addition to the great value that the starter kit already offers (valued at more than $500)!
I hope you're able to take advantage of this promotion while it lasts! I wish I could sign up again right now!

Wednesday, August 8, 2007

Doodle Flower and Doodle Paper

So here, we have lots of new things going on. First, I have used the Doodle This stamp set, which was actually in the Spring Mini Catalogue, but miraculously made its way to the main book. Also, the new Darling Doodles Designer papers are SOOOOO cute! Also, several of the new In Colors are used as well (and they are currently my favourite colours).
SS: Doodle This
CS: Purely Pomegranate, Blue Bayou, Wild Wasabi, Groovy Guava, Darling Doodles Designer Paper, Whisper White
Ink: Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Marigold Morning (old colour)
Other: Marvy Scallop circle punch, Round Rhinestone Brads in "Ice" variety (they are green, even though you cannot see it in the picture), Dimensionals

Friday, August 3, 2007

All About Pink Birthdays

So, just playing around with some of my new stuff from the new catalogue. If you haven't seen it yet, take a look at the Level 3 Hostess BUNDLE you get on the last page of the Hostess section in the catty. You receive 2 JUMBO wheels (which are adorable, by the way), and you receive a coordinating stamp set of 4! What a deal! Here is my first sample with it...
SS: All About Birthdays Jumbo Wheel, All About Occasions
CS: Regal Rose, Whisper White, Lovely Lilac
Ink: Regal Rose, Orchid Opulence
Other: Flirty Ribbon Originals, Misc Ribbon (White), Small and Regular Tag Punches, Sponges, Dimensionals, 2-Way Glue Stick, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter ("Celebrate").
Very sparkly in real life!

Monday, July 30, 2007

Au Chocolat Doodle

Here is a card I threw together today using the always adorable Doodle This stamp set. I also used the old Au Chocolat Designer papers, and the old In Color Vintage Violet. Enjoy!

SS: Doodle This, Warmest Regards
CS: Chocolate Chip, Vintage Violet, Au Chocolat Designer Papers, Very Vanilla
Ink: Basic Black, Vintage Violet, Buckaroo Blue, Chocolate Chip
Other: Ticket Corner Punch, Vintage Violet Stitched Ribbon, Aqua Painters, Dimensionals