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.