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Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hi Everyone
Just a super simple LO for you today with another sneak peek of the up coming mini. This is actually a great example for a beginner page for the new scrappers out there. The center page is an 8x8 piece of Bashful Blue C/S, (made it at SU! convention this year as a make n' take); it is easier to work on a smaller surface. Then I just added a few details to it; like the new Satin Choc Chip Ribbon. I love satin ribbon as it ties like a dream. Then I added the new bird with twigs from our XL 2 step Bird punch. Then I just rounded the corners of a Choc chip 8.5x11" and stamped Circle Circus around it in Choc Chip ink for a tone on tone look. I actually rounded all the corners of all the pieces and just mounted them on to a fantastic DSP from the Sweet Pea collection. The Lollipop flowers were just made with circle punches, a jumbo brad & eyelet. I like to crumple and ink distress them to give them a bit more dimension. This is a very simple LO, you could totally add more elements to it, but I tend to keep things simple.
Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy (safe) New Year's!!!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My Spaceball Clones!

Hi Everyone
This is a non SU! LO, so not like me I know! haha! But my sis found this paper the other day when we were out and I just couldn't resist it as I knew I had these pictures on my camera from Christmas morning! The Chip board galaxy's are riff raff and I inked them up with a dauber and our Platinum Shimmer Paint: WOW! covers chip board like a treat and dries in seconds!!! You can still order it even thought it is in the retiring mini, SU! extended the paint as it is AWESOME! I used stickles around the cluster of photos that I mounted on Brushed Silver Cardstock. Then I cut a peice of the instructions book that came with the helmet for the Clone embellishment and just used the Spiral Punch to add some detail. Under the Use the Force I wrote with a Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen My Spaceball Clones! They totally look like Spaceballs! Remember that movie! Plus they are identical twins so they are clones!!
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Tuesday, December 29, 2009's our family trait!

Hi Everyone!
Ok, I am soo loven' this new Sweet Pea paper! And...I am so loven' this LO! lol! I got inspiration for the LO from 52 Sketches; last week that this blog will be running, this is LO #52.
Stamps: Forest Friends (deer on tag)
Ink: Choc Chip plus stampin' write
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP, Choc Chip, Taken with Teal, Whisper White
Embellishments: Sweet Pea Stitched Felt, linen thread: non SU! Tim Holtz tags & masks; felt tree, ribbon, Glimmer mist
Other: dauber to ink distress & ink around masks: My Digital Studio for title
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Mojo: Found!!

Hi Everyone
Well I've been soo busy with classes and Christmas workshops, that honestly, I needed a SU! break..shock I know! But everything has been sooo crazy for soo long, I lost my mojo. With Christmas prepping, reno nightmares, a husband who is home recovering from a surgery, my life has been NUTS! So yesterday, I took a Me day. I went and picked up my sister and Mom and we went shopping to our favorite country store in Leduc, went for a nice lunch and then we hit a scrap shop too! On the drive home, even through the snow and the fog, I found my MOJO!!!
So here is one of the pages I came up with; is is 95% SU!, all the AWESOME new products that will be available in the New Occasions Mini Catalogue starting January 5! Plus I added a few of other goodies from my shopping trip. There are so many FANTASTIC new items in this mini that it is going to be hard to pin point just 1 as my favorite. Is it going to be the AWESOME new CLING MOUNT STAMPS?? The New Punch Design? The amazing Sweet Pea Stitched Felt embellishments or the Epoxy Brads??? I just DON'T know? I think #1 may be the DESIGNER SERIES PAPER STACK SWEET PEA!!!!!!!!! The amazing pack of 12x12 double sides paper come with 48 gorgeous sheets of DSP!!!! 48 sheets for only $32.95!!!!!! BARGAIN!!!! And they are ALL amazing!!
OK! Here is the Recipe
Stamps: Vitage Vogue Clear mount*
Ink: Choc Chip
Paper: Sweet Pea DSP*; taken with Teal & Pretty in Pink mats
Embellishments: Choc Chip 1/4" Epoxy Brads*,Extra Large Two-Step Bird
Punch*,5/8" Satin Ribbon Chocolate*,Sweet Pea Stitched felt*
Non SU! : tag, letters
* occasions mini item
I know you can't see the full stamp set yet, but Vintage Vogue is just gorgeous! I bought it in the new Clear Mount set and used it with Acrylic Blocks also availble in the mini! The stamps on this LO are the flowers I stamped in the large circles on the paper and the flower frame I made around the picture. With the acrylic blocks, it is just SO easy to stamp EXACTLY where I want!!! I love how this just makes the picture POP! Make sure you click on the LO to blow it up to see all the details; like the gorgeous brad in the tag, the bird punch and the felts! I love this LO and it only took about 10min!!!!!!
Thanks so much for stopping by

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Double page LO

Hi Everyone
As promised here is one of the double layouts that was made at my 12 pages of Christmas Class. The goal of this class was to make 12 LO's in 4 hours! Nuts! But we did it. The LO's were simple and clean lined, to make them quicker to put together. To make the Joyful Noise title, I used My Digital Studio and printed at home.
What do you think of my new Blog Design? The Title was also made with My Digital Studio, pretty cool hey. I really do love that program! So quick and easy and does a ton of things!
I also added a few new Challenge Blogs on here for all you card makers to check out. The links are on the right: Pal Paper Arts and Stamping 411. I'm hoping to play along as soon as I have time.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Sneak a Peek

Hi Everyone
Just wanted to give you a Sneak Peek of the up coming NEW Mini which will become active on January 5. Notice anything different?? Don't you just LOVE the new shape of our punches...I have always loved our punches and didn't think they needed to be improved, but SU! saw room for improvement and developed this fabulous new design! The new punches come in larger images easier to punch if you can believe it, and some super cute smaller images. They also have a clip feature on the back which allows you to store them FLAT! So you'll have more room in you stamp room to buy them all! LOL! Plus, there are 2 beautiful border punches with co-ordinating corner punches! Best part of all, you will be able to earn the new and awesome Scallop Trim Border punch for FREE!!
Yes I said FREE, how??? Simple SALE A BRATION (SAB) begins January 5!!! There will be a NEW mini active this day PLUS the SAB brochure!!! For every $65 you spend with SU!, you will get your choice of a free SU! product from the SAB brochure!!!
Make sure you check back soon, being a Demo, I was able to pre-order some of these fab new products, so I'm hoping to find time to make something new! Plus I will give you another sneak peek, as the punches are not the only thing new! Or the biggest either!
I'll also be posting my Layouts from my 12 pages of Christmas Class that I held in my new Stampin' Studio on Thursday night. 6 awesome ladies plowed through all 12 LO's in 4 hours!!!! I ran this class as a THANK YOU to my customers, it was a no fee class plus I threw in everything for FREE! They paid for the 12x12 Linen album and a package of Christmas Cocoa DSP from the current mini, and that was it! I threw in all the cardstock, embellishments and designs for FREE!

It's not to late for you to order the Christmas Cocoa DSP to make your Christmas LO's memorable!
Thanks for stopping by
Merry Christmas

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Night Light Blocks

Hi Everyone
These are some cute night light blocks I made last Christmas for my awesome friends Alana. Actually we made them together. I've had a few people ask me about them so I thought I would post a picture of them. I love to use Decor Elements on projects as my house is not finished yet, so I don't have too many one] my walls, but I have a ton on projects. Any how: these were made with blocks that I bought from Home Depot & got my husband to drill a hole in the bottom for me which I stuffed white Christmas lights up. We cut the letters with Serif Essential Bigz Dies and the Big shot with Chocolate Chip vinyl sheets: the flower stems were cut with the vinyl as well but we used the Baskets and Blooms Bigz XL die. The butterflies and flowers are from Flitting By I. We finished them off by starching and ironing the ribbon so it stays up pretty and stiff, and we used the Silver Cord from the Holiday Mini and tied on some pearls and bead from the Pretties Kit.
Don't forget to check out the 12 Days of Christmas Sale going on right now for GREAT deals on Big Shot Dies and on NEW colors of Vinyl Sheets to cut with the big shot. Why don't you design your own night light block, the possibilities are endless!
Thanks for stopping by

Monday, December 14, 2009

A few Christmas Ideas: Plus the 12 Days of Christmas Sale!

HI Everyone
Well I have been MIA for so long, thought I better post something!! Here are the projects my Scrap Group and Technique Group did yesterday. I must say the pictures do them NO justice at all. They are so much better in person! If you click on the scrap page you can see all the cute details for the embellishments: I made a peppermint candy by using the 1 3/8" circle punch on Real Red and Whisper White: cut out the red and glue on the white, cover with Versa Mark and Glassy Glaze Embossing powder and heat set; wrap it up in cellophane and tie with the Silver cord from the mini. Totally cased the idea from the Canadian Scrapbooker Winter edition! The cute tag is made with the Delightful Decoration Stamp set & co-ordinating punch from the mini as well; I silver embossed it and tied it with the same Silver Cord. The mini is retiring on January 4th, so if you would like to order any of these supplies please contact me asap or go to my Web Site & click SHOP NOW. And while you are there, take a peak at the 12 Days of Christmas Sale SU! has put on! It is packed full of Big Shot dies on Sale PLUS new colors of Decor Vinyl! Lastly with Brushed Silver Card stock we cut out the Snowflake #2 Die with the Big shot, and finished it off with a strip of Mistletoe Ribbon from the mini.
I didn't take a great picture of the card: sorry! I should have taken a picture of it closed to you can see the contrast of the double scallop edge with the inside of the card on very vanilla. To make this simple funky edge design you use SU! Slit Punch ($8.50!!): You go to the center of your cards edge, punch the slit, move 1/8" over and punch again till the end of the card, repeat on other other side so the whole edge is punch with slits (the slit punch makes a semi circle slit). Next you will fold the punched slits back & tuck in a co-ordinating card stock behind it (on my card it is the red). This will give you the double scallop look.
For the card front we stamped the reindeer from The Holiday Line-Up set ( my fav! ) onto Kraft c/s, and layered onto Real Red and Old Olive tied some Mistletoe Ribbon (2 pack from mini, other one on scrap page). Finally we inked up a half back pearl from the Pretties kit with Craft Real Read & dip it in Glassy Glaze Embossing Powder & heat set. The inside was stamped with the cute set Sparkly & Bright.

Thanks for stopping by & drop me a line if you would like to order anything from the Sale or the Mini before it is too late!


Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Sorry for being MIA! Be back soon!

Hi Everyone
I just wanted to say a quick hello and say sorry for being MIA. Not only have I been busy with my SU! world, but my personal life as well has some stresses in it that I need to attend too. I have been making some Christmas projects that I want to post and will as soon as I have a min. So don't count me out! Please check back soon and I promise some projects will be posted.
Thanks so much., happy December!