Wednesday, December 30, 2009


Hi Everyone, this is a preview for the new Mini Catalogue and the Sale-A-Bration brochure as well.
This card is done with a brand new stamp set which you can get on wood or as a clear mount. Yeah Stamping Up is using the same great rubber, but putting it on cling so that you can use them on your acrylic blocks. and if you choose to go this route, it will save you money too as they are cheaper to purchase. Anyway also the designer paper I used is from a new set of papers as well. Wait till you see all the new stuff Stamping Up has to offer, and to boot it's Sale-A-Bration time again too. So that means lots of free things for you to get with every $65.00 order,
Ok enough said, this is a set everyone will want, it is called Something sweet, It features, a gumball machine, or you can make a large flower or you can make a rattle, or a fish bowl even. It's a great set and you can also use it with the 1 3/4 in punch and the sweet treat cups to make it a really sweet thing. I just used as is with making it into a gumball machine, stamped in melon mambo, and then the gums are melon mambo and rich razzleberry, love those two colors. The paper is from the new pack of paper called welcome neighbor. It is a mini book of 6 by 6 paper, with 72 sheets, that's 3 sheets of 24 designs. Alot of paper that you can treat yourself to when purchasing $65.00 worth of merchandise, and if you want the co-ordinating stamp set, then spend $130, which if your anything like me, very easy to do. The sale starts on Jan. 5, and runs through until the end of March, so you've got lots of time. Host a workshop and you can earn even more. To contact me, call the number on my header or send me an email to
Thanks again for looking and have a great evening, and hopefully I'll be back again tomorrow with another great set you can get.

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Christmas Wreath Card

Ribbon Wreath Easel Card

Hi everyone, well I am still in the Christmas mode, so I'm still working on a few Christmas cards, I know Christmas is over, but there is always next year, in fact I've been given an order already for next year, from one of my regular customers. I made him 40 this year and he wants the same for next. so I can always box them until then. Anyway I'm also planning on doing a craft sale in Oct. after thanksgiving here in Canada, so people will be looking for Christmas things. So figure I will need a bunch for that as well. So I'll be working on Christmas for a bit, but I also want to share some other stuff, as I will be making sets of cards for boxes, some of the money cards and gift card holders, as it's a big business here where a lot of people are using them to give as gifts. Anyway here is a card I did.
I used our new corner punch which will be available out of our new mini catalogue coming out Jan. 5, along with the scalloped border punch which is in the Sale-A-Bration brochure. You can earn it for free by buying $65.00 worth of product or by hosting a workshop and having $395. in sales.
Each time you spend $65.00 you receive a free gift out of the Sale-a-bration catalogue or a set out of the regular catalogue that stamping up is offering, Details on what that is to come.

Ok for the card I used the following

Card Stock: Real Red, Glorious Green and Whisper White
Designer Paper: Real Red from designer pack.
Ribbon: from my stash
Punches: Scallop Trimmed Corner, Scalloped Trim Border, Scalloped Oval and Large Oval,
Stamps: Short and Sweet
Ink: Real Red
Brad from Pretties Kit

Friday, December 25, 2009

Last Minute Gift Idea

First of all I'd like to wish each and every person out there a Very Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year.

Hey all, I am heading over to a friends today for Christmas Dinner, and she has three young boys that are into all sorts of different things, so instead of buying them gifts I've decided to give them each a little money, as all kids like to go to the store and pick out something. I know they get money from other people, so this will add to what they have and be able to get what they want.
Anyway here is a neat idea I found on another web site, can't say which one cause I've been on so many
It can be used as a money or gift card holder and It can be done up quick and easy

I did all three of them the same, Use your big shot and die cut 3 top note dies for each one, actually you only need two and then 1/2 one. Decorate one of them to use as the front, in my case I used the sparkly and bright set . I used versamark ink to stamp the sparkle all over randomly, then I used the saying to stamp in real read to stamp the greeting. I punched out a curly label die and stamped in green the stocking and colored the rest in with my stamping write marker of real red, then used versamark over the whole thing and used heat and stick powder, great for all over coverage, and then heat it up and it becomes a clear glue and put the dazzling diamonds over it. then used a die to cut out the bigger label in real red and then put it behind the curly label. wrote on the inside and inserted the money and put it together by punching a hole in the top with my big bite, and used a small gold brad to hold them together.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Mojo Monday 117

Here is my card for the Mojo Monday sketch this week. I used a PB stamp and it was a birthday spring stamp, but I changed it by putting some glitter and flocking on the bottom to create the snow where the flowers are and made the present into colors for Christmas. Anyway thanks for looking.This card also covers the challenge at Moxie Fab world, for all creatures great and small.


Sunday, December 13, 2009

O Christmas Tree

Hi Everyone, well here is one of the finished Christmas Trees that I'm making as gifts for the property manager and the secretary at the condo where I work for Christmas. It is made with 6 wire coat hangers, electrical tape, 1 strand of 50 lights and a bunch of small mini ornaments. Thanks for taking a look.

Stamping 411 Challenge

I missed last weeks sketch cause I couldn't see very well do to anything due to the Iritis I have, I still have it but not near as bad and it's not hurting anymore, so I did do the challenge for this week.
As soon as I seen the sketch before I looked at the design teams cards I knew I had to use the delightful decorations set. I think I will try another one later using something different. but I have to finish making coat hanger Christmas trees first, as I want two of them for gifts for people at work. I like to give handmade gifts when possible. Anyway here is my entry for the first one, I also used the short and sweet set for the words. The swirls are the swirls die by sizzix.
Thanks for looking see ya soon

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Double Gatefold Card

Haven't been doing a lot this week due to a problem with seeing, I've got what is called iritis, it is an inflamation of the iris part of the eye, I'm on cyclogel and prednisone drops for it, which is helping, but it takes time. I seen the specialist today and instead of taking the prednisone drops every hour its now every two hours and I go back to see him next week. So it's difficult to concentrate on anything with it causing my vision to blur.

This is a double gate fold card that I did today. The front is the first picture shown, then the second is the inside after you open the front, and the last picture which has the shadow is the inside with the verse.
The outside is done with the serene snowflake set, the inside is done with the snow swirled set, The saying says: May the true spirit of Christmas fill your heart with peace, your home with love, the other words underneath is Season's Greetings from the snow swirled set. The designer paper is from the Merry Moments set. All the stamping was done with versa mark and embossed with Gold embossing powder. and there is a gold ribbon on the outside to tie it all together. The card stock used is very vanilla and old olive. Also used the eyelet border punch on old olive strips and attached to inside panel with snail adhesive.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Loads of Love Christmas

This I made also using the sketch at Stamping 411. This time I used the loads of love set, I love this little pickup truck but have to learn to color it better. Oh well in time I will. I also used crystal effects to give the windows a sheen to look like glass, it's hard to tell, but looks great in real life. The rest is pretty straight forward. Again thanks for looking

Lovely as a Tree Christmas

For this card, I used the sketch from the Stamping 411 challenge. Great blog if you haven't been there before.

First of all as soon as I seen the sketch I knew the stamp set I wanted to use. It just fit perfectly. Also the colors of what I wanted to do fit as well.
I first of all cut my card stock at 4.5 by 11 and folded it at 5.5. I then cut a piece of white card stock 4.25 by 5.25, and embossed it with my big shot using the dots template, I then put the ribbon onto it, it is 1/4 in navy grosgrain. I then cut my background paper for the tree at 3.5 by 2.5 and cut the white at 3.25 by 2.25. I stamped the tree in night of navy, then over stamped it with versa mark ink and used the heat and stick powder on it with glitter. I then used versa mark on a small square sheet of white and put heat and stick and then glitter. I then punched out the white snowflake and blue snow flake used my mat pack and piercing tool to make the hole and used a small silver brad to attach the snowflakes together, off setting them. I adhered them to the card using glue dot. The tree is adhered to the blue then adhered to the card with dimensionals. Then I stamped the merry Christmas from the teeny tiny wishes set onto white punched out with window punch and then the modern labels punch. I then adhered it also with dimensionals. and the card was finished.
Thanks for looking.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

More Ornaments

Hi All here are a couple more ornaments that I've done recently, I used Swarovski Crystals and Pearls on these ornaments, so they are a bit pricey to make but then they look so pretty.

The first one is called icicle, then the other two are angelica, the first one is the original pattern for it and the second is a variation, instead of ribbon I attached the cover to the ornament with a ring of seed beads. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Vintage Christmas

These are four cards I made this week, when I went to a class. I just thought it would be fun and it was. I've not done a lot of this style, but think I might do a few more as I enjoyed doing them.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Beaded Ornaments

Hi Everyone, Something a little different to show you, These are two ornaments that I've made I haven't done them in a couple of years, and thought I'd like to make a few. The first one cost me about $20.00 to make in beads and the ornament, but the time it took was about 25 hours or so, the second one doesn't cost as much and also doesn't take as much time. I've been asked if I would sell them, the first I'm not selling as it wouldn't be worth it, but the second I said I would, oops a mistake now I have to make 8 of them. So I'll be busy doing these for a while, and I have a few other's I'd like to make for myself. So anyway that's what I've been up to this week.
Take care, and thanks for looking

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Mojo Monday 112

For this card I used the inspiration from the paper for the colors. It is from the Jingle simply scrapping kit. I made the flower using the five petal punch and some hand made flower soft.
It was a quick and easy card to put together
Materials used
Card Stock: Whisper White , Old Olive, and Real Red
Designer Paper: Jingle Scrapping kit SU
Other items:
Large Grommet
Home made Flower soft
5 Petal Punch
Red Grosgrain ribbon
Thanks for stopping by.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Patterned Pines

Hi Everyone, this is my take on the Sketch this week at Stamping 411

Stamp set: Patterned Pines (Hostess, Holiday Mini Catalogue
Designer Paper: Holiday Lounge
Card Stock, Bermuda Bay, Soft Suede
Extras: SU gold cord, star charm from stash, diamond texture plate, big shot, gold embossing powder

basically this card is straight forward, other than I used the diamond texture plate on the soft suede and doesn't really show up on the picture I took, but in person you can see it.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Warm Winter Wishes

Hi Everyone, I really liked the sketch from Stamping 411 so decided to give it another go. This time I used the level 3 the more the merrier set, and all the new in colors for coloring and the background papers and cardstock. I also added an element, hope they don't mind. I added the snowflake in the corner, punched it out then covered it in glitter, doesn't show well in the scan but looks cool in person, also added glitter to the bottom under them as well. Oh and I left off the ribbon, so the punched snowflakes on the scallops would show up better.
Thanks again for looking.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


This is a card I did today. It is actually the sketch from Stamping 411 Challenge, and also falls in line for the Stamp with us challenge theme of Christmas.
The base is real red followed by the green designer paper Merry Moments. then another piece of real red followed by whisper white, I used a piece of the red and ran it through the big shot with the petals of plenty embossing folder then scalloped the edge, the ribbon is dyed with the old olive ink since I ran out of the old olive ribbon, and the stamp used was from teeny tiny wishes. The flowers were from my stash.
Thanks for looking.

Jingle Bells

This is another of the beaded embroidery cards I've done. It also falls into the challenge over at the winter wonderland blog. I've been doing a lot of them lately and as fast as I can make them they are being sold, so I guess I'd better keep making them.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, October 25, 2009

More Beaded Embroidery cards

Here are a couple more of the beaded embroidery cards that I've put together, I've been doing the embroidery at work and then when I come home I put the cards together, The angel one I think takes the longest to do, but does turn out pretty. I have one customer who wants 5 of them I think proabably one for each of her daughters as she does have 5. I've got 4 done so far, so will do another one tomorrow and then I'll finish putting them together as cards for her. Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Stampin 411 Challenge

Here's the card I've made today for the Stampin 411 Challenge. They put up a new challenge each Sat. I don't always have a chance to play along but when I can I do.
For this card I used Simple friendship and Teeny Tiny Wishes Stamp sets. Thanks for looking

Friday, October 23, 2009

Beaded Embroidery

Hi Everyone, This is a Christmas card I've done today, The main image is an embroidery pattern using seed beads and bugle beads. After doing this I mounted it on red card stock embossed with the petals a plenty folder found in our mini catalogue and then used the Merry Christmas stamp from Teeny Tiny wishes set and cut out with word window punch and then the modern label punched out in the green, add some green satin ribbon to finish off the card.
Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hi Everyone, These are two cards I've come up with for a workshop tomorrow. The hostess asked for Christmas themed cards, so this is what I've come up with. The first uses embossing folder petals a plenty and the Snow Swirled Christmas set, the second one used, Delightful Decorations and Teeny Tiny Wishes set. They are both pretty straight forward so hopefully the guests will enjoy making them. As a bonus I'm also going to have them make the post it note holder. very simple yet practical.
Thanks for looking

I've been given an award.

Hi Everyone. I just got a blog award from my dear friend, Wendy . Make sure you go over to her blog and visit. She is doing a special Breast cancer awareness month of blogging, which is has a special place in both our hearts since we have both been treated for it. I have to say 10 things about myself and then give it to 5 people who inspire me.

1. I'm a Toronto Maple Leaf's Hockey fanatic, have to watch every game.

2. I have 3 feathered friends, Bandit my conure, Lee Lee, my cockatiel, and Georgie Girl my lovebird.

3. I'm a 2nd Degree Blackbelt in the Chito Ryu style of Karate.

4. My favorite movie of all time is The Sound of Music.

5. When I'm not at work, you can find me in my paper crafts room on the computer or creating something.

6. Stamping is the last of the papercrafts that I've learned I've done Pergamano, 3d paper tole, Embroidery, Iris folding and a number of others before stamping.

7. I'm a breast cancer survivor of 2 years.

8. In the past 3 years, I've had every part of my body MRI'd, scanned or xrayed, to make sure there is no more cancer, as well as for arthritis which I have reumatoid and psoriatic types.

9. I've been living in the town of Aurora for 22 years, and met my husband in the co-op where I live.

10. I speak two languages, English and Dutch. the dutch not so good but can read and understand it very well.

Now for the 5 ladies I'd like to give this too.

First and foremost, my good friend Julie, who is the best friend a person could have. She's sweet caring and the most inspirng person I know. You and visit her Julie's Rubber Temple

Second I'd like to give it to Sharri, a friend of mine for the last several years, we both started out doing pergamano and have since taken up stamping and other things, she is a wonderful person who has just started blogging after bugging her for a while. Check her out here.

Third I'd like to give it to another fellow canadian Barb. I met Barb a couple of years ago and she's got such a unique style and a love of all papercraft. Catch her on her blog here.

Fourth I'd like to give it to my friend from the other side of ocean, Von. She's inspiring in all she does, I have learned alot from her as far as stamping goes. You can find Von's blog here

The Fifth and final person and certainly just as well deserved and another friend I've met recently and is always inspiring me to keep going is Shell from Alaska. Thanks for all the wonderful comments and your friendship gal. You can check her out here

Again thanks to Wendy and to everyone out there that inspire me.
Take care all

Monday, October 12, 2009

Cupcake Craft Challenge

Hi Everyone, here is a card I did today, for the cupcake craft challenge, It called for stitching and buttons, well I decided to use faux stitching and buttons, as they are a die cut. It's another card done for the orders I'm working on. I have 68 cards on order for Christmas right now and have gotten 49 done, so I'm just going to keep working on them as I'm sure I will need more than that, as I will sell some of the singular cards as well. Anyway have a great day and catch you soon.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Stampin 411

Hi Everyone, well this is a card I cased, I just loved it and wanted to try the technique. My papers are different as I didn't have the same papers, but just the same I love the way it turned out. I must say I do like Gretchen's better as I like the black and white polka dot paper, but I'm happy with mine too. Thanks to Gretchen for the inspiration.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

In case you didn't know October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and in honor of this I've made this card. I'm a survivor of 2 years now and I want to let everyone know how important it is to get a mammogram. It is the key to early detection. Please if you haven't gotten one lately make that appointment it can save your life. Thanks for looking, it also follows the Stampin 411 Sketch Challenge for this week as well. I love the sketch so decided to use it for this card as well.
Thanks for looking Also this month my friend and fellow survivor Wendy is having a blog give away go check it out at her blog too.


Stampin 411 Challenge

This is the card I've made for the Stampin 411 challenge this week. I actually like the way it turned out: All items used are Stampin up unless stated.
Stamps: Dasher and Short and Sweet Set
Card Stock: Always Artichoke and Soft Suede
Designer Paper from the Mini book hostess one set stripes in Soft Suede
Punches: Scalloped Edge, Word Window, Modern Label
Accessories: Snail Adhesive, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Nestablilites square and scalloped square.
Thanks for looking

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Big on Christmas

For this card I used two different stamp sets, and some pearl ink and markers.
First I stamped snowflakes from the serene snowflakes using the pearl ink , then I also dabbed it on the tag, then stamped the tag using stazon ink. I then colored in the tag using markers: ballet blue, basic black, pumpkin pie, ruby red and garden green. Added the ribbon from my stash and the card was done. This was done for the stamptacular sunday challenge which said to use a tag on anything. I like there challenge as it's something different each week.
Thanks for looking.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Christmas Angel

Here's a card I did, that the angel is embroidered on red in gold, then I used the big shot to cut out and then added it on a background I made and then used the modern label punch and the word window punch to make the label for it and put it all together. Really haven't done much this week as I've been bothered by the arthritis in my hands, it's actually the tendons that are inflamed and cause my fingers to lock up, which is why this is the first post since the challenge for stamptacular.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

baby tags and box

This is an order that I just finished making. It was for a lady that is making gift baskets for babies and wanted me to make the tags to go on the baskets. She asked for ten in total, 2 in each colour, white, pink, blue, yellow and green. I stamped a bunch of different images and colored them in and attached them to the tags, a couple of them I stamped right onto the tag and then some of them I popped up as well. Then I decided that I needed something to take them to her and I thought a small box was in order, so I made the box and put them in and added the label baby tags to it, figuring on if she starts to run out then she can call and ask me to refill the box.
Well that's it for today. Oh and the challenge for this week at Stamptacular is to make anything but a card so I guess this rates. +

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Stamptacular Challenge Once Again

This week Stamptacular challenge has a sketch to follow. So I used it for making one of the many Christmas cards that I have to do. The stamps are from the More the Merrier set by Stampin up. Colored with Stampin Up Markers. and then Layered on Ballet Blue and Glorious Green. Finished it off by adding some diamond dust and punched snowflakes. Thanks for looking.

Quick and Easy Card Box

Hi Everyone, Well today this will be a quick post as I have an open house at my place starting in a little while, anyway this is a card box, that I found here, and just loved the idea of it so I made one using:
DSP: Cottage wall Stampin up
Embosslit die Stampin Up
Little Leaves die Stampin Up
Pearls from my stash.
Thanks for Looking.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Embrace life

Here's a card I made using the Embrace life set, The flower is watercolored using the same technique as the previous post. I then stamped and colored the vine from the set and mounted the flower over the vine and adding a pearl for the center. I sponged around the edge with two colors this time, I like the effect it has on the card. The DP is from my stash, and so are the flowers and added a pearl on them as well to round it out.
Thanks for looking.

Monday, September 7, 2009

watercolor Lily and Rose

Hi Everyone, Well today I was playing with some watercolors I used a technique I learned from Patty's Stamping spot. over at Anyway I've done a few of these flowers before, but today I was playing with some of the new in colors mainly melon mambo and the other pinks I have I also used dusty durango on one too which I've not made a card yet from it. Well here are the results of all that playing,
Thanks for looking Cindy

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Winter Wonderland Challenge

Ok I know I'm on a roll today, but I'm getting some cards done and some Christmas ones accomplished which is a good thing as I have orders for over 60 right now, without my own cards to make, so I need to get busy on doing them. Anyway this is a snowman I got last year, can't remember who made the stamp or anything and the trees behind are from the lovely as a tree set and the greeting is from Sincere Salutations, I loved doing this card.
Thanks for looking. and its for the Winter Wonderland Challenge.

Stamping 411 Challenge

This is the sketch this week at Stamping 411.
This is the card I made for the sketch.

For this card I used the cupcakes wheel for the image, and sincere sentiments for the greeting.
Colored in with SU markers and used glitter on the tops of them. The rest is pretty simple.
Thanks for looking