Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Just Believe

I love the stamp set "Just Believe" but I've always wondered what to do with the stamp in it that says "Some things have to be believed to be seen".   Well this week I found a use for it.  My aunt, for the past number of years, has had severe back pain to such an extent that she's had surgery to try to correct the problem.  Even with that she was still having a lot of problems sitting, standing or walking and the pain was still very severe.  This week, thanks to her belief and faith in Jesus Christ and lots of prayer, she was miraculously healed!!!!!   She, obviously, is thrilled and we are rejoicing with her.  So when I sat down to create a card to send to her this saying leapt out at me.

Some things have to be believed!!!

Isn't it pretty?!  I used 3 of the new In-Colours from Stampin' Up!; Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple.  I love how they work together.


For the interior I selectively coloured (with my brand new Stampin' Write In-Colour markers) both the flowers and the sentiment.  The sentiment comes from a retired Christmas set called "Star Studded Season" and I thought was perfect for this occasion.

Here are all the details:

Stamp Sets:  Just Believe, Star Studded Season (retired)

Paper:  Whisper White, Gumball Green, Raspberry Ripple

Ink:  Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple

Other:  Tulips Textured Embossing Folder, Curly Label punch, sponges

Happy Stamping!

Monday, 21 May 2012


...the brand new 2012-2014 In Colours; Raspberry Ripple, Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit, Gumball Green and Primrose Petals:

Aren't they pretty!?! 

This card was inspired by a card I saw in the new 2012-2013 Stampin' Up catalogue.  I very rarely do white cards but I thought that this would be the best background to showcase these new colours.  Not only does this card use new colours I got to use the brand new firm foam stamp pads.  I know I've said it before, but these are FANTASTIC!!!!  The coverage on the stamp is so much better than the "old" linen pads and with minimal effort!  I love them!!!! 

I can't wait to share these colours, new ink pads, new designer series paper and so much more in person at my Annual Catalogue Launch Party on June 5th. If you are in the K-W area and are looking for a night out I would love to see you (and a friend) at this event.  There will be door prizes and for every order over $50 I will throw in a brand new ink pad (your choice of colour) FREE!!!  RSVP through email please. Happy Stamping!

Friday, 18 May 2012

Something new for SSC256

I FINALLY got a chance to sit down with some of my new product tonight (it arrived on Tuesday!).  Wow!  I LOVE the new stamp pads that Stampin' Up has come out with.   They are firm foam rather than linen pads and I only had to set my stamp on one of them to have it fully inked...and the imaged that comes out is "perfect".  For tonight's card I used the sketch from this week's Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

I have been looking at Stampin' Up's new "Comfort Cafe" DSP all week and I was excited to actually get to use it tonight.  I really like how this new line of DSP has both "masculine" and "feminine" patterns in it.  I used the new colours "Midnight Muse" and "Summer Starfruit" with stamps from the "Circle Circus" set to create a "button".   I can't wait to use more of my new product...stay tuned!


Stamp Sets:  Circle Circus, Friendly Phrases

Paper:  Soft Suede, Very Vanilla, Comfort Cafe DSP

Ink:  Midnight Muse, Summer Starfruit

Other:  Stripes Textured Embossing Folder, 1 1/4" circle punch, 1" circle punch

Happy Stamping!

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Going Girly for Monkey 108

Happy Saturday....and Happy Mother's Day to all you mom's out there....I hope it's a great weekend.  It's surprisingly quiet in my house at the moment.  I was "allowed" to sleep in this morning, my daughter is still sleeping and the boys have disappeared....aah...peace : ) 

I was chosen to be a guest designer for this week's A la Card Monkey Challenge---"girly-girl".  Can't say that I'm a girly-girl myself and growing up with brothers and having a son first I haven't really been exposed to much girly stuff in my lifetime : )  But then along came my little baby daughter a few weeks ago and suddenly I was inundated with pink stuff!  So that's my inspiration for today's and brown.   First, here's the sketch:

Girly-girl for Monkey 108

Here's what I came up with:

Pink and Brown Girly
I won't tell you how long it took me to put this together....let's just say I was rushing to meet a deadline : )  Luckily my friend, CB, had come over for the evening and brought the "Mixed Bunch" stamp set and Blossom punch for me to borrow and the nice UPS man brought me my Labels Collection Framelits.  Inspired by a cute brown and pink corduroy dress that my daughter wears I came up with this cute butterfly card.

My colour combination is Perfect in Pink, Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip.  I stamped on of the "Mixed Bunch" flower images in Perfect in Pink and then "thumped" with the other two.  After punching out the flower I clipped off the top and bottom petals to create these cute little butterflies.  Then I "blinged it up" with rhinestones.

Only 3 1/2 weeks now until the new catalogue launches and it's FABULOUS!!!!  I can't wait to share it with you.  If you're in my neighbourhood and free on Tuesday, June 5th come on over for my annual Catalogue Launch Party.  Send me an email to let me know if you can come!

Happy Stamping!

Thursday, 3 May 2012

A Bit of Blue for Monkey and PP93

It's been quite a while since I've entered any challenges and this week I've finally had some time and some inspiration.  This week's A la Card Monkey Challenge was to design a "blue" card and The Paper Players challenge was "anything goes" using a tic-tac-toe format (very fun!).  Be sure to go to these blogs to see the sketches and samples...the designers do fabulous work!!!!

My inspiration this week is all of the blue forget-me-nots that are taking over my backyard (and kitchen).  We back onto an urban forest and these little blue flowers are everywhere.  Thankfully they are one of my favourite flowers : )  My 3-year old son has discovered this so I get a handful of them every sweet!!! 

I designed a Mother's Day Card using blue, ribbon and spring flowers.

I used the "Bordering on Romance" stamp set from Stampin' Up's last mini catalogue to stamp the forget-me-nots.  I'm so pleased that it is carrying over into the new catalogue!!  I stamped the images in black and then used my blender pens to colour the flowers and leaves using Marina Mist and Wild Wasabi lists.  The sentiment comes from Teeny Tiny Wishes (an essential stamp set in my opinion).

Here are the details:

Stamp sets:  Bordering on Romance, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Ink:  Staz-on Black, Marina Mist, Wild Wasabi

Paper:  Marina Mist and Whisper White cardstock

Other:  Marina Mist 1/4" grosgrain ribbon (retiring), Perfect Polka Dots Textured Embossing Folder.

Happy Stamping!!!

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Beyond the Garden for SFF

This mini card was inspired by Sketch Frenzy Friday's April 27th sketch.  We did this card at my recent Mother's Day class and also used Stampin' Up's new Simply Scored Diagonal Plate to make a matching mini envelope.  I love these mini cards to slip into gifts!

I used "Beyond the Garden" DSP as my base for colours:  Wild Wasabi, Pacific Point and Whisper White.  Here's the card:

Isn't it cute?!  And SO easy to put together.  Be sure to check out all the gorgeous projects that the designers at Sketch Frenzy Friday put together.

Happy Stamping!

Goodbye to Upsy Daisy

Here's a card that I made for my Mother's Day Make and Take class.  I used a lot of retiring products for this last hurrah if you will.  One of my favourite stamp sets is "Upsy Daisy".  It is so easy to make a gorgeous card with this set....and the three sentiments make it really versatile.

For this card I used a technique that my friend, CB, introduced me to.  I selectively coloured the stamp using Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo and then spritzed some water on it before stamping onto Watercolour paper.  I really like the effect that it gives.

"Watercolour" daisies
 On the inside of the card I used two more retiring sets, "Messages for Mom" and "Pocket Silhouettes".  In retrospect I should have used Melon Mambo ink for both sentiments.
Messages for Mom

These sets are only available until May be sure to get your order in to me soon to avoid disappointment.....once stamp sets are retired Stampin' Up! does not bring them back!
Upsy Daisy (item # 111710):  $22.95 CAD

Stayed tuned for more projects using Stampin' Up's retiring products.

Happy Stamping!!!

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