Monday, June 29, 2009

A Few Stampin' Up! Reminders

Lots of stuff happening with SU! products in the next 2 days!

Here is a recap:

June 30 is the last day of the Summer Fun Hostess Bonus
In addition to the already fantastic hostess benefits, get even more hostess awards when you host a qualifying workshop:
Hold a $330-$524.99 workshop and receive an additional $25 in hostess free dollars!
Hold a $525 or more workshop and receive an additional $50 in hostess free dollars!*
Works for on-line orders, too!

July 1: The new Stampin' Up! 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalog goes live and the customer order period begins. Check back to see the complete downloadable catalogue on my blog.

Need a copy of the new catalog? Email me.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Retiring Stamp Set : Pretty Amazing

This card is simply amazing! The layered, tropical blooms burst into glorious color against a Baja Blue sky, thanks to a clever masking technique. By using dimensionals to adhere the butterfly, it seems to take flight.

Stamp set: Pretty Amazing
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Certainly Celery, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze Classic Stampin' Pad, Certainly Celery Classic Stampin' Pad, Chocolate Chip Classic Stampin' Pad, Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad
Accessories: Valet Ribbon Originals, Stampin' Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers


Visit my Stampin’ Up! Website to shop before they are gone... Or Email me!
I will be placing an order on June 30!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Decor Elements Video

Whether you want to spice up the walls of your home or create other exciting projects for display, D├ęcor Elements is an easy way to stylishly and inexpensively express your creativity.

In this video, Shannon West shows you how to apply these fantastic images in your home.

(If you are viewing this in an email, click here)

To view the current Decor Elements brochure, click here!

Don’t forget, some are 25% off but the sale ends June 30th! Order them today!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I'm back...with a Graduation card!

I know it's been over a week since I last posted but I have some very good reasons! Last week was quite an eventful week for us. It was my 4 year old's last week of school, the baby started crawling, my dear hubby was sick for a few days, I had to prepare for my Stamp Club and the craziness of the last month finally caught up to me in the form of strep throat :(

BUT I am back now...not completely myself, but close! In the midst of all the action, I did manage to work on a few things. I made the teachers some beautiful thank you cards and book marks (which I forgot to take pictures of...I've been doing this a lot lately!) I also made a graduation card for the son of a friend of mine who graduated from grade 6 and is moving on to intermediate school. My son absolutely adores him and thought it would be nice for us to make him a card and buy him a little something to put in it (he' s such a thoughtful 4 year old!).

Here is the card:

This owl was made with punches! Here is the list of punches used;

Scallop Circle Punch (109044)

1 3/4" Circle Punch (112004)

Round tab Punch (108340)

Small Tag Punch (108264)

Word Window Punch (105090)

5 Petal flower Punch (109041)

Boho Blossoms Punch (110711)

To shop for punches or other Stampin' Up! products, click here
I have a lot to share with you in the next couple of days so make sure you come back! ;)

Monday, June 15, 2009

Make your summertime gatherings memorable with the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit

Spending time with family and friends can make the splendid, lazy days of summer ones you’ll always remember. With the simple and speedy projects in the Country Living™ Summer Cookout Kit (item 118070), every occasion to gather becomes a reason to celebrate!

Kit Contents - 118070 $32.95

• Dig In stamp set (set of 3)
• Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Spot®
• Ruby Red Classic Stampin’ Spot
• 8 invitations, complete with die-cut pieces, skewers, and envelopes
• 8 die-cut table tent cards (2 each of 4 colors)
• 12 die-cut coasters (3 each of 4 colors)
• 16 die-cut tags (4 each of 4 colors)
• 24 printed food wrappers (12" x 12" sheets; 12 each of 2 colors)
• Linen thread (5 yards)

Kit available through August 31st only or while supplies last!

Click here to shop for the Summer Cookout Kit!

Click here for more on June promotions from Stampin' Up!

A card for you!

Last Wednesday, I attended a get-together at my upline’s home and we made this card using the Scene in the Garden stamp set (retiring) that you can find in the Occasions Mini Catalogue. Beautiful!

The image was first stamp in Basic Gray and then colored in with the Stampin’ Up! Watercolor Wonder Crayons and an aqua painter. Tip: Whenever you are water coloring, don’t forget to use a waterproof ink like Basic Brown, Basic Gray or Basic Black or a quick drying permanent ink like StazOn.

Stamp: Scene in a Garden
Cardstock: Basic Gray, Almost Amethyst,
Paper: Walk in the Park DSP, Watercolor paper
Ink: Basic Gray classic ink, Watercolor Wonder Crayons
Accessories: Scallop Oval Punch, Small Oval Punch, Basic Gray taffeta ribbon,
Stamp-a-ma-jig, paper snips, Dimensionals

To shop for supplies to make this card, click here!

Have a great Monday!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Congratulations Card

Today I am sharing a card that I made for a colleague of mine who is getting married in the fall. I wanted to make this card big enough so that all of us at work could sign it. I decided to make a Tag Accordion card.

Here is the front/back view

And the inside view

As you can see, there are 4 tags that you can pull. The tags are mostly Whisper White, except for some decorative details on the top and bottom of each. I wanted to make sure there would be enough space for people’s messages of congratulations to her. We all chipped in and got her a gift card which will be adhered to the fourth tag with a piece of sticky strip. You could make this into a small album by putting some pictures on the tags and on the inside of the card.

For the front of the card, I stamped the wedding cake image from Fast and Fun Notes (a must have set!) and used my blender pens and pastels to color it. I love how the colors are so soft!

I used some Baja Breeze and Regal Rose strips to make a weave pattern over my Walk in the Park Designer Series Paper from the Occasions Mini Catalog.

Stamps: Fun & Fast Notes, Itty Bitty Buds (level2 Hostess set),
Felicitations (Sale-a-Bration rewards set)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze textured, Regal Rose, Basic Gray and Whisper White
Paper: Walk in the Park DSP,
Inks: Basic Black, Regal Rose and Baja Breeze
Accessories: Stampin’ Pastels, Blender Pens, daubers, silver brads, ¼” Whisper white grosgrain ribbon, 1” Baja Breeze double stitched ribbon, Ticket Corner Punch, Tag Corner Punch, Scallop Edge Punch, ¼” circle punch, paper piercer & mat pack, Big Shot, Ovals Die, Top Note Die, Snail adhesive, sticky strip, paper snips, paper cutter
Non SU: pink brad, 1” white grosgrain ribbon

Fun & Fast Notes (113500) $38.95

TIP: When mounting your Fun & Fast Notes stamp set, cut the sentiment and mount it separately from the image stamp (on the side of your block). That way, you can use any of the images, from this stamp set or another set, with any of these sentiments.

Don't Forget!
Click here for more information on hosting a workshop in June and earning up to $50 worth of FREE products (with a qualifying party). Email me for available dates!

here to download the Occasions Mini Catalogue. It’s only available until June 30th!

Hope you are enjoying some sunshine!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Father’s Day - Shirt and tie card

Here is another card that I made for Father’s Day. I used an origami fold for the tie. (the same one that I used on a card that I posted last week) This time I doubled the size. I made a different version of Amy Celona’s card where she used twill tape for the tie. Since I didn’t have any, I thought I would improvise.

No stamping here, just paper! I like how it turned out…

Cardstock: Bashful Blue cardstock, Washington Apple Designer Series Paper
Accessories: Bone Folder, Snail adhesive, sticky strip

This shirt would also look great in many other Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper. Here are a few masculine patterns:

To shop or browse for Designer Series Paper, click here

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Earn a FREE stamp set and extra hostess benefits in June!

Good Saturday everyone!
The sun is shining here … it’s going to be a wonderful weekend!

Just a quick post...

Here is a card that I made for one of my hostesses to thank her for hosting a workshop. I used the Itty Bitty Buds stamp set (a level 2 hostess set that you can get for FREE when hosting a qualifying workshop). I love this set because the possibilities are endless.

I used Kiwi Kiss for the stems/leaves and Tangerine Tango and Riding Hood Red for the flowers. You can’t really see on this picture but I used dimensionals on some of the flowers. Some were stamped on the Whisper White cardstock and others were stamped on a piece of scrap and then cut out with my paper snips…love those scissors!!!

Here is a closer look…

Stamps: Itty Bitty Buds (Level 2 Hostess set)
Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red
Cardstock: Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Riding Hood Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, paper snips, bouquet of buttons, 5/8” striped Riding Hood Red Grosgrain Ribbon.

Want to know more about hosting a workshop and earning this set? Click here.
And don't forget, this month there is a great promotion for hostesses! Click here for more details.

I still have some June dates available!
Email me.

Friday, June 5, 2009

A Little Rock n' Roll...a little Pizzazz!

Today I am posting a card that I made for a friend’s birthday.

I love the combination of Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red. This makes for a simple card that packs a punch! Don’t you think?

First I inked the larger flower stamp, from the Petal Pizzazz set, in Pink Pirouette and before stamping it on my Whisper white cardstock, I "rocked" and "rolled" the edges in Riding Hood Red. The smaller flower was inked in Pink Pirouette only. I actually stamped a complete 8 ½” x 11 sheet so that I could cut the rest to size and use to make other cards. A sort of “one sheet wonder”!

Stamps: Petal Pizzazz
Ink: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Pink Pirouette, Whisper White
Accessories: 5/8” Riding Hood Red Striped Grosgrain Ribbon, Button bouquet, Scallop Edge Punch, Snail adhesive, Bone folder

The stamps from the Petal Pizzazz set are great for the Rock n’ Roll technique because they are all big and bold.

Pink Pirouette and Riding Hood Red are part of the In Colors that are retiring on June 30th. To shop for retiring colors and products now, click here!

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy the sunshine!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Classic Stripes Notecard

Here is a 3 x 3 card made with the Big Flowers set and other retiring products. It was on the cover of the June Stampin' Success magazine that demonstrators get monthly. Here are the supplies and instructions to make this cute card.

Big Flowers (114932; $38.95),
Frames with a Flourish (113496; $41.95)
Classic Stripes background stamp (111568; $20.95)

Confetti White card stock: four at 2" x 2"; one at
3" x 3" (for base of card),
Tangerine Tango textured card stock: 2" x 2"

Kiwi Kiss Classic Stampin' Pad
Pacific Point Classic Stampin' Pad
Tangerine Tango Classic Stampin' Pad

Accessories & Tools:
Pacific Point 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon: 8-1/2"
Styled Vanilla Hodgepodge Hardware
Stampin' Dimensionals
Hobby blade

  1. Stamp Classic Stripes background image in Kiwi Kiss ink on Confetti White notecard.
  2. Wrap Pacific Point 5/8" striped grosgrain ribbon around front of notecard. Bend prong of Styled Vanilla brad around gathered ends of ribbon to hold in place.
  3. Stamp flourish frame image in Pacific Point ink on Confetti White card stock. Trim around edges of frame. Adhere to Tangerine Tango textured card stock. Adhere to notecard.
  4. Stamp dotted frame image in Kiwi Kiss ink, and cut out. Cut out inside of frame using hobby blade. Adhere inside Pacific Point frame using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  5. Stamp flower image in Tangerine Tango ink on Confetti White card stock, and cut out. Adhere to notecard using Stampin' Dimensionals.
  6. Stamp flower image in Kiwi Kiss ink on Confetti White card stock, and cut out. Layer on Tangerine Tango flower using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Click here to shop for In Colors and other retiring products to make this card.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Father's Day Card

I have been working on a few Father’s Day cards. Here is the first one of many that I will be posting. This designer paper shirt card is easy and lots of fun to make.

Cute, eh? Here is a closer look at the shirt…

Stamp set: Jumble Alphabet set (sneek peak item from the 2009-2010 catalogue)
Cardstock: Going Gray, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Craft white
Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park
Accessories: Ticket punch, 1 ¼” Circle punch, bone folder, Dimensionals, Glue dots, Sticky Strip, paper cutter

Another one in Kiwi Kiss and Baja Breeze:

Stamp set: Jumble Alphabet set (sneek peak item from the 2009-2010 catalogue)
Cardstock: Kiwi Kiss textured, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
Ink: Craft white
Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park
Accessories: 1 3/8” Circle punch, 1 ¼” Circle punch, 3/16” Corner Rounder punch, Dimensionals, Bone folder, Glue dots, Sticky Strip, paper cutter

Want to learn how to make this card? If you live in the Ottawa area, book a party and I will teach you and your friends how to make this in time for Father’s Day.

Don’t want to host a party!? Have a catalogue party and for every order of 30$ or more, I will mail you the instructions and supplies to make this cute shirt card. Want more info? Contact me. (0ffer applies to Canadians only)

Don’t forget with the
Summer Fun Promotion, the hostess gets bonus benefits!Click here for more details

Make sure you check back, I have more Father’s Day cards to show you!
Have a great day everyone!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Stampin’ Girls Convention – WOW swap

Last week I posted that it was a crazy busy week for me. I had a workshop, a stamp club to prepare for and I was working on my items for the WOW swap for the Stampin’ Girls Convention hosted by my upline Josee (it was great fun btw...and another perk of being a demonstrator!).

So what is a WOW swap!?! It’s an exchange of projects with other demonstrators. We had to make either a 3D project, a hostess gift...basically anything but a card, using current SU products that would WOW our fellow demonstrators. I received some REALLY COOL stuff! Today I thought I would post pictures of my WOW item. It was a lot of work but so much fun and totally worth it. I am quite happy with how they turned out and I got a few WOWS! :)

I made this cute box with 3 x 3 cards. It fits 4 cards and envelops but I only had time to make 3 cards. I made 40 of these… so 40 boxes and 120 cards! WOW right?

Here are the cards:

The Little Leaves in Kiwi Kiss & Basic Gray is definitely my favorite!
Here is the whole set:

Supplies list:

Stamps: Great friend, thank you stamp from Mini Note Kit, Sweet Little Sentiments

Ink: Basic Gray, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral

Cardstock: Basic Gray, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, Baja Breeze ,

Designer Series Paper: Walk in the Park

Accessories: Big Shot, Little Leaves sizzlits die, Scallop circle punch, 1 3/8” circle punch, Boho Blossoms punch, Eyelet border punch, Ticket punch, ¼” white grosgrain ribbon, silver brads, sticky strip, glue dots, 2 way glue pen, Dazzling Diamonds glitter

Don’t forget, to order retiring products, such as the In Colors Baja Breeze and Kiwi Kiss, shop online or email me today to place your order. They will go fast!!!

Monday, June 1, 2009

Last Chance List is here!

Don’t miss this opportunity to get the last chance stamps and accessories! They are only available until June 30, 2009 and some items are on sale up to 50% off!!!

Please note that the accessories will discontinue DAILY and are while supplies last. To ensure that you get what you want, shop online.
This way, your order is processed immediately!

See below the links to the downloadable Last Chance lists in pdf. format :

Click here for the list in Alphabetical Order

Click here for the list in Page Order

Click here for the Decor Elements “Last Chance” List

Otherwise you can view the list ‘visually’ on my shopping page

Book a Private Class with Friends!

Earn a FREE Shopping Spree! Stamp with friends, have a ladies night out
AND earn free products, what could be better!?

• Do you have a really long wish list?
• Would you like to have a fun night out with your friends?
• Would you like to receive exclusive Hostess stamp sets?
• Are you looking for new creative ideas?

If you said yes to any one of the above items, you should host your own private stamping class!

What does a Hostess need to do?

• Invite Friends at least 10-14 days before your party! Remember that usually only half of all invitees attend, so make sure to over-invite! (I can send you an email to forward)

• Call or email a reminder 1-2 days ahead to get those last minute rsvp’s. It’s so easy to forget and people really appreciate the reminder!

• Ask your friends to arrive at 6:45pm so that we can begin at 7pm.

• Supply a small snack! Keep it simple so we have more time to stamp!

• You’re welcome to collect orders from those who cannot attend, but still would like to purchase. (Visa, Mastercard, Cheque and Cash accepted)

Remember- you can earn free stamps and mechandise - what could be better!? (click here for more information on Hostess Benefits)

Types of party:

1)  Private Class with Friends- in my home, or yours. I'll demonstrate one project and everyone will do 2 make and take. You can even choose a theme or project type! Or we could even do a 3 for $5 class - 3 different projects, $5 a person. Fee waived with a $25 order placed that night.

2) Custom Class- I'll help you pick the projects, you invite your friends to a class at your home or in mine. Prices (per person) vary depending on the projects choosen (minimum 6 guests).

3) Catalogue Party - Find some friends who want to order (or just order yourself) and when your collect over $200 net…you automatically get Hostess Benefits. You can send your friends an email with an order date and email me or call me with their orders. This is the simplest way to get FREE products!