Thursday, January 24, 2013

Chalkboard Valentine


Do you follow the trends in paper crafting?  One of the hot trends right now is the Chalkboard technique.  If uses white craft ink and embossing powder on black cardstock to create this look.  It is a lot of fun to do! 

Here is a Valentine card I created which could be switched up for lots of occasions simply by changing the greeting.  Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Love-ly Balloon

Hello again everyone!

This card is another creation I made for my Lots of Love stamp-a-stack.  It features a cute 3D hot air balloon made from the Full Heart punch.  When I was teaching elementary school, we would make all kinds of these heart to hang in our classroom and they were my inspiration for this card.

To create the balloon, punch 3 or 4 hearts (depending on the look you want) and fold them all in half.  Then adhere half of the heart to half of the next heart, lining up the fold lines.  Continue until you have them all adhered together.  Then you can stick the back of it to your card.  The sky was done using the new Cloudy Day Embossing folder and it is absolutely ADORABLE!!  The stamps set is Up, Up & Away from the main catalogue.  The basket was punched with the versatile Cupcake Builder punch. 

Stop by again soon!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

SALE-A-BRATTION Starts today!

It's Here!  It's Here!  Stampin' Up!'s biggest Promotion of the year begins TODAY!  It is time for....

Here are the ways you can take advantage of this promotion and get wonderful FREE products!

Sale-A-Bration + Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = the best time to host a Stampin' Up! party!
  • Get FREE Silver Glimmer Paper when you host a $200 workshop/private class!*
  • Get a FREE hostess bundle when you host a $525 workshop/private class!*
Hostess Bundle Details:
The Hostess Bundle includes
  • Madison Avenue Stamp Set (wood- or clear-mount)
  • Sycamore Street Designer Series Paper
  • Sycamore Street Ribbon & Button Pack
  • plus your regular hostess dollars!

Love to shop? How about shopping and getting rewarded? Welcome to Sale-A-Bration!
Customers may choose any one product from the Sale-A-Bration brochure for every $60 they spend. This year's offering includes exclusive stamp sets and accessories, as well as a selection of catalogue stamp sets, digital content CDs, ribbon, buttons, and even an embossing folder! Now, more than ever, there's something for everyone!
View the Sale-A-Bration brochure here. See available My Digital Studio products here.
*Excluding tax and shipping

You can shop in my online store here.

Sale-A-Bration + Stampin' Up!'s 25th anniversary = 25% more Starter Kit products for FREE!
Bonus products for your new recruits, rewards for you! Get a new recruit bundle when you recruit one new demonstrator during Sale-A-Bration!
The new recruit bundle includes the following products from the 2013-2014 annual catalogue:
  • Happy Day Stamp Set
  • Modern Medley Designer Series Paper
  • Hardware Clips Essentials

Sooo....are you ready to Sale-a-brate???
Let the fun begin!

Stampin' Up! 25 years promotion!

WOW!!  Stampin' Up! is celebrating!

This year is Stampin' Up!'s 25th Anniversary and they are celebrating in all kinds of fun ways!  Here is a fun promotion that will be running all year. 

They are bringing back some of the favorite stamp images from the last quarter century and combining them into 12 sets, which will release—one set per month—during 2013.

Even better, along with some great classic images, each “Best of” set will also include a never-before-seen image!
This month's (January) set is all about BIRTHDAYS! 
You can download the flyer here.
Best of birthdays picture

BONUS: Collect 6 Special Edition stamp sets or more and win a FREE stamp set (valued at $17.95).
Download your collector's card and start your collection today!

Picture of collectores card
You can order all of these products and more in my online store.

Love 24-7

Hello again!

I have had some time to do some stamping and creating for my upcoming classes while we are in a deep freeze here on the prairies. I am just loving the new products in the spring catalogue and will be sharing lots of creations over the next while with you that feature these products. This is a card I made for a Stamp-a-stack I am having next week. It features the fun new Build-a-brads. They are AWESOME! You can punch whatever paper you want and adhere it to your brad (with Tombow or snail) and then add the little epoxy bubble and VOILA! You have a coordinating brad for any project you are creating! The punch I used for the brad was the small circle from the Itty Bitty Punch set and then the heart came from the Owl builder punch. This card also features the Postage Stamp Punch and the Pretty Postage Stamp set. The colors are Baja Breeze, Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White and Summer Starfruit. Enjoy!!
Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

More Amore Scrapbook Page

Love is in the air!  I am having fun playing with the new designer paper from the spring catalogue!  I love the colors in the the new designer specialty paper called "More Amore".  The subtle pink and pool party blue with the pop of real red are a more pleasing combination to scrap those valentines pics as well give you options for lots of other uses such as layouts for baby and friendship. 

My scrapbook club will be creating this page this weekend.
This layout was inspired/CASED by one I found on Pinterest. I had fun using the new Hearts a Flutter framelits to cut out some hearts and use that negative space on my layout. I also used the punched hearts as embellishments.

Do you see this cute metal embellishment?  It is a new Build a brad from the spring mini (#129329).  These are so adorable and you can totally customize them to match your project.  You just need to punch a circle with the Itty Bitty Circle punch, adhere it to the brad, then cover it with the clear epoxy bubble!  So easy!  LOVE THESE!!
 I did some tearing and sanding with the pool party core'dinations cardstock (which is soooo much fun to play with!). I added some torn paper, homemade spritz for some sparkle, pool party twine, and some pearls.
These stamps are from the Bitty Banners set and the You're a Gem set.  Both are in the main catalogue.
Thanks for stopping in!  Stop by again soon for some more fun ideas using this Designer Paper!

Monday, January 14, 2013

New! Monthly Kit Service by Stampin' Up!

Sweep away the mundane-your creativity carriage awaits!
I'm Paper Pumpkin . . . I come to your door each month (a fully decked-out creativity carriage). I'll help you to escape your life with some papercrafting fun!
I come in a sweet box, but you'll really love what you find on the inside: All the stamps, ink, paper, and accessories to create pinable projects. Create stuff like cards, journals, décor, and more! Paper Pumpkin by Stampin' Up! is a new monthly kit program that anyone (even you) can enjoy!

Get Started Creating Right Away
It's so easy to get started. Simply sign up for the program starting Monday, January 14 by visiting Every month a new, surprise project kit arrives at your doorstep. Just think of the anticipation of creating a fun project to pin, show off, and share with your friends and family--every month!
Of course, you'll want to know more. So here's the skinny!
  • Each month we send you a unique, surprise kit with a project-cards, journals, décor, and more! (We've even color-coordinated, measured, and cut everything for you!)
  • Each kit includes stamps, ink, paper, and accessories-everything but adhesive and scissors.
  • Each kit will take you on a 30-40-minute creativity escape. Then you can use the stamps and other things to make more projects on your own!
  • Stampin' Up will ship your Paper Pumpkin on or around the 15th of the month.
  • You need to sign up for Paper Pumpkin by the 10th of the month to get that month's kit. If you sign up on the 11th of the month, your first kit will come the next month. (Let's say you sign up on May 10th, we'll send your kit around May 15th. If you sign up on May 11th, we'll send your first kit around June 15th.) Once the ship date is passed you can no longer get that month's kit.
  • A Paper Pumpkin membership is only $24.95 per month (and shipping is included! How awesome is that???)
  • You can cancel your monthly Paper Pumpkin at anytime. You can also skip a month if you want. So no worries there!
  • While you're registering, a Paper Pumpkin subscription would make a fabulous gift for anyone!

Here's How You Subscribe
Sign up for your monthly Paper Pumpkin starting Monday, January 14 by visiting click "Get It." Be sure to put in my name as your demonstrator at the end of the simple registration process, so that I can help you with your Paper Pumpkin subscription should any issues arise.

A Free Gift in Your Very First Kit
The Welcome Kit is the very first Paper Pumpkin you will receive in your first month of membership. The Welcome Kit includes a free gift-a clear acrylic block! You will be able to use it with the clear-mount stamps that come in each monthly kit.

I personally can't wait to try it out! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Friday, January 11, 2013

Winter BLUES!!

Hello everyone!

I am feeling a little "blue" today.  A year ago today we were on our way to sunny Hawaii (for our first Hot Holiday ever) and today we are dealing with a blizzard, shoveling snow, plummeting temperatures and frigid wind chills.  On the plus side, it gives me a good excuse to stay inside and CRAFT! 

Today I want to share the cards we will be creating in the Winter BLUES class I am holding next week.  I featured many of the wonderful shades of blue that Stampin' Up! offers and a few fun new products from the new spring catalogue.

This butterfly card was one of my swaps that I created for last summer's Stampin' Up! convention.  It uses the Everything Eleanor stamp set as well as a beautiful butterfly from the Papillion Potpourri set.  I have added some tone-on-tone embossing that looks better in person.  The second card is a CASE of one created by Mary Fish.  I used the new Pool Party embossing powder from the Spring catalogue, Pool Party ribbon that you can earn for FREE during Sale-a-bration, as well as the Pleasant Poppies background stamp and greeting is from the Sassy Salutations set.
The card on the left uses the You're Amazing stamp set, International Bazaar Designer Paper and Island Indigo Ribbon from Sale-a-bration.  The card on the right features many shades of blue and the My Friend stamp set from the Main Catalogue.
My last card is bright and cheery and features the super fun On the Move Stamp set from the Main Catalogue.  This set helps raise funds ($3 per set) for Ronald McDonald House Charities.  I just love this bike-isn't it adorable?  The daffodil delight and pacific point are so fun and make me feel a little more "springy".
Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Some Sunshine!!!


I am loving our weather here in snowy Saskatchewan this week! Usually we are in a deep freeze right about now but we are enjoying some mild temperatures and SUNSHINE!! I have had my kids out cross country skiing and sledding this week and we are definitely taking advantage of the weather before school resumes on Monday.

Here is a scrapbook layout we made in club this fall (that I will be add pics of my son to). It uses whisper white, basic grey and daffodil delight. This is such a trendy color combination right now and I though it would look great with some black and white photos.

                                        I love these little rosettes-the add such impact! 
 This label is from the Apothecary Accents framelits from the main catalogue.  The fabulous matching piercing mat pack allows you to create this neat design that coordinates with your shape!  So fun!  Better yet-this mat pack will be one of the free items in this year's Sale-a-bration coming up this month.  Watch here for more details!

Thanks for stopping by today!

New Catalogue is Live and a Valentine Promotion

Wow!  I can't believe the holidays are coming to a close!  Happy 2013 to all of you out there!  I know it is going to be a great year. 

I am excited to tell you that Stampin' Up!'s new mini catalogue is LIVE TODAY!  We can now order all kinds of fun new projects just in time for Valentines and spring crafting.  Check it out here!

This month, from today until January 21, Stampin' Up! is offering this great Valentine's promotion! 
I hope to be back really soon with some samples to show you!  Thanks for stopping in and Happy Browsing!