Saturday, March 9, 2013

Even More Swaps...

These are the last of my swap cards that I received from Calgary Regionals.  There are so many fun ideas!  Hope you like them!

I love Fabulous Shoe-so feminine!  I need to take another pic of the other one here-I love it but this pic doesn't show the details.

Love these cards!  Perfect for Spring!

Aren't these fabulous?  Such soft spring colors!  Definitely pulling out my Lacy and Lovely set!

Oh Henry is ready to party!  The Tea Package is made in My Digital Studio and has a package of loose tea inside.

 I love the monochromatic/tone-on-tone look of these cards and the embossing folders really dress them up!

I hope you enjoyed these cards and got a few new ideas to try!

Friday, March 8, 2013

More Fun Swaps...

Here are some more great swaps from Regionals!  Enjoy!! (I know I sure did ;)

Love the Swallowtail stamp!

Love the vintage look!  Can you believe the creativity on the Halloween card?  Awesome!

All of these are simply GORGEOUS!!

Super cute in some of my favorite colors!
I will post the last of my swap pictures tomorrow!  Don't forget to come check them out!

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Swap Cards From Regionals

 I thought I would share some of the wonderful swap cards I received at our Calgary Regionals Event last weekend.  I love to see what everyone creates and is always fun to come home with new ideas!  Thanks to everyoe who swapped with me!

Stop by tomorrow for some more great swaps! 

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Roomie Gifts

This past weekend I had the opportunity to attend one of Stampin' Up!'s Regional Events in Calgary, Alberta.  It was a great time!  We got to take in presentations, do some make'n'takes (which I will share this week), swap cards, meet new friends and share business ideas. 

A tradition in attending events is to create little gifts for your roommates and travel buddies who go with you.  This year I made cute bag tags from our new pop tops from the Spring Catalogue.  I just LOVE THESE pop tops!  These are the ones I made for my Regional roommates and team who attended the event with me.

To create these tags,

  • I stamped the inserts with the Collage Curios stamp set and a retired alphabet set
  • heat embossed them with clear embossing powder
  • punched them out with a 1" circle punch
  • then I flattened the pop tops in my big shot 
  • glue the inserts inside
  • fill them with a very thick layer of Crystal Effects and let them dry for 24 hours
  • the last thing I did was punched a hole with the crop-a-dile and added the jump ring and clasp 
Aren't these fun?  They are super easy and make a great gift!

See you soon!

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

My Loves...

I created this page for my kids and husband this past Valentine's day.  It was inspired by a layout by Jen Jacobson, a fellow Stampin' Up! demo. 

My kids created wonderful Valentines for their dad and then punched a TON of hearts to create a trail to find them. They spent a long time creating a path to the cards and then drawing a matching map to go with it. They were so excited to share it with their dad when he came home-it was just as much fun as giving him his valentines! 

My pictures from their special surprise will make it to this page soon (I hope!  I always forget to print my digital photos!). 
This cute chalkboard inspired journalling box will be where I write my story (with white gel pen).  This is a huge trend in the crafting world right now!  I love the new Pool Party embossing powder (for the Details word) along with the white.

Another big trend is banners and this one was quick and easy to create with the Hearts a Flutter stamps and matching framelits dies.  I also colored silver glimmer paper to make the sparkly cute heart.
These strips of paper (from the More Amore DSP pack) are adhered only on each side and the bottom like a pocket so I can tuck in the map and extra pics and the valentine cards.
I hope you like it!
Stop in tomorrow for a quick and easy gift you can make!

Monday, March 4, 2013


I'm excited to announce that we now have wood-mount, clear-mount AND photopolymer stamps! These new stamps are a top-quality photopolymer (not the thin acrylic, which is often flimsy and does not wear well over time) has just enough give to create a perfectly stamped image every time especially with our new firm foam ink pads.

I was a pleasantly surprised how well they stamped when I had a chance to test them out at our Calgary Regional Event this weekend.  I can say from using them that they give a really nice crisp, clear image.

Why try photopolymer stamps?
  • They're entirely transparent for perfect placement every time!
  • They are durable. The photopolymer material is designed to last.
  • Can you say sticky? (Don't worry; in a good way.) These stamps stick amazingly well to our clear blocks and they have the image on the back.
  • They're age tested. They won't yellow or cloud up over time.
  • They use FDA, food-safe material. How far can you stretch your stamping creativity?
  • We could go on, but we'll let you try them for yourself.
  • They are a great value! For only $16.95, you get a 57 piece stamp set!  Wow!
They are clearly a great choice.

Check out this video and see what I mean!

These are a limited time offer so order yours today!

Emboss Resist Scrap Page

Hello again!  I have a few scrapbook pages to share with you this week.  This page is one I created for my monthly scrapbook club.  I used the emboss resist technique.
I took the Travel Journal builder wheel with versamark ink and rolled it along the top and bottom sections of the page.  Then I added clear embossing powder and heated it with my heat tool.  After it cooled for a second, I sponged different sections with pink pirouette and baja breeze inks to bring out the embossing.  I also added some dots from the French Foliage set (one of my FAVES) and embossed them as well.
For some fun touches, we added designer paper from the Fan Fair DSP, the title from the Baby Prints stamp set, a flattened pop top with the butterfly insert (from Collage Curios), a baja breeze border punched with the dotted scallop ribbon punch and the ruffly scallops at the bottom are Hearts from the More Amore designer paper turned upside down so the white shows.
 This is a close up of the technique (in the script with the sponging) as well as the pop top embellishment detail. 

Stop by tomorrow for an adorable double page layout!