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Monday, February 28, 2011

One good friend is worth a thousand relatives

Hi Everyone
Don't you just love the expression I used for my title today? It's from the stamp set Kimono Kids 120498, and I just LOVE it!  Same as the stamp set, how cute are these little kimono girls? Well yesterday was my Club day, and this was one of the projects the technique club made..actually its half of it.  The other half I'll post tomorrow.  As you can tell, I am on a CORK kick at the moment! I LOVE this stuff, and everything I've been making the last few weeks has cork on it.  The stuff is seriously cool to work cuts with scissors NO problem, run through the big shot like a DREAM, and you can stamp and color it as easy as paper! How fun is that! I used Black Craft Ink and Black Embossing Powder to make these cute book marks, then I just used out Stampin' Markers to color them in.  By Embossing them first, it makes it easier to color as it give you a little bit of a lip to stay in the lines easier!  They are 3" x6", and you would be able to make 4/cork sheet! The Cork sheets (119819) come in a package of 6 for only $12.95...that is a ton of cork to make projects with!
I'd LOVE to see your cork creations! Add a link to your in the comment section and everyone can come take a peak! 
PS I love making practical gifts! Who doesn't need a bookmark?? Great idea to add to your card for your friends next birthday! If you'd like to make one of these with YOUR friends, BOOK a private Inked Stamper Party Today!  Don't leave near St.Albert, but still in Canada? No problem, contact me today to order the supplies for this Class, and I'll send you a Video How To for you to run for your friends while you craft!
Thanks for Stopping by


Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Taking a break

Hi Everyone
I'm taking a Blog Break for a week...I'm brain-storming some great new idea's! And FYI for you Canadian Scrappers; Canadian Scrapbooker Spring edition is out and I'm published in it and my awesome blossom Scrapin' Diva friend Candace from Color Me Happy is as well..TWICE!
Happy Scrappin' and see you next week

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Vintage Feel Frame with Fabric Flower

Hi Everyone
This is just one more frame I made to add to my collage from yesterdays post.  All supplies are the same except the fabric flower, you can see the supply list HERE for what I used to make it; and another use for this flower!
Thanks for stopping by, gotta run, I'm a hockey mom so week ends are spent at the rink!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Vintage feel Frame Collage

Hi Everyone
Well yesterday was my Thursday day time Club, Scrap n Chat, so I didn't have time to post. I'll post on Saturday to make up for it! 
 I made this frame collage on Wednesday and it's going to hang up in my hall way.  All supplies used are SU!, except the frames which are from Ikea.  If you click on the picture it will make it larger so you can see all the details in each frame.  The pattern paper is Newsprint 117166, the stamp sets used are Notably Ornate 120561, Artistic Etching 129573, and French Filigree background stamp 113742.  I used Cherry Cobble Craft Ink, Basic Black and Log Cabin Smootch, Sticky back Rhinestone Jewels and Chantilly Crochet ribbon. I used the Big Shot with Serif Alpha Dies for the letters, and Scallop square for the E; card stocks used were Very Vanilla, Basic Black and Cherry Cobbler.
Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Fun with Cork and Fun Flowers Die

HI Everyone
Well here is my last layout that I made scrapping the other day with my Sis and Shannon.  This is my sister gorgeous son Brayden; and this is my last of my Lake layouts I had to do.  The WHOLE family went camping together last year, and I took my camera and got great shots off all the cousins and did a Digital Scrapbook for my family for Christmas this year and I also did traditional layouts for me.  Bray was my last one I had to do.  And I LOVE how it turned out, nice and simple, but oh so cute! Again, I used the cork sheet on this LO, I cut them with the Big shot and the awesome new Fun Flowers L Die from the Mini...which I LOVE!  I almost did not buy it, I AM so glad I did, it's my "go to" embellishment maker! I've made paper flowers, fabric flowers and now cork flowers with it.  This die ROCKS! I also used the new Fabric Brads and Sticky back Rhinestone Jewels to decorated my flowers and my XL Trim Die Scallop. The background square DSP is from Play Date.
Today's LO was made with Twisted Sketches #87 sketch and the twist was comfort.  I think my raccoons on my DSP cover the comfort twist, they are just chilled and relaxin' floating in the water.
Thanks for stopping by


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Play Date Fun and Easy Layout

Hi Everyone
Today's LO is 100% SU!  For my supplies I used the Play Date Collection, DSP 117168, Die Cut Accent Kit 117172.  Then I sewed..yes sewed not glued, LOL, a flower from Early Espresso 1 1/4" Striped Ribbon 119961 and added a Jumbo Brad 112533.  The kits make it SO quick and simple to whip a LO up, this one took about 10 min to make!  This Accent Kit come with TONS of die cut heavy weight stickers ( like a thin chipboard!) ; including the alphabet with all the months!  This is a GREAT kit for school age kids! You could make an album just with the DSP, Kit plus some card stock and a few extra embellishments!  Let me know if you need a hand putting an order together for this!  What a great way to get an album done quickly, and cost efficiently as well!

Here is what you would need to make your FAB Album! What a GREAT gift for you to give to you CHILD to scrapbook themselves! Or of course keep it for yourself!!

Play Date DSP 117168                 $12.50
Play Date Quick Accents 117172 $10.95
Early Espresso Ribbon 119961     $13.50
Jumbo Brads112533                      $8.50
1 Packages of C/S 8.5 x 11"          $8.50
1 12x12 Designer Printed Album $24.95
Total pre/tax and Shipping =         $66.40 PLUS you would get a choice of a FREE of Sale a Bration product!!!!  

I used a sketch from the winter app download of Sketches 2 Scrapbook, you can download a free version with a sample of 12 LO's or purchase it for only $3.99 and includes 66 MORE Layouts!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My love Bots

Hi Everyone
Well this is my first post with my new Mac! I'm still getting used to's very different from my PC. 
 So today's LO is actually from the same sketch I did for my Club Planner this month from Sketchy Thursday.  This sketch is for March's Guest  DT call, and I'd love to be on their DT even if just for a month.   I had a lot of fun with this LO; I used some non SU! mixed with SU! and loved the way it turned out. My title is My LOVE Bots so I thought Valentines Day was the perfect day to post this! 
 I FINALLY used out Cork Sheets! I kept forgetting about them, so I brought them with me to sister's where I scrapped on Friday, and USED them! I love them as the EASY to cut! The new Glitter Paper works so perfect to punch out hearts, I LOVE that stuff.  My 2 squares of DSP are from the SU! Playdate set.  You should be able to click on the LO to make it larger to see all the little details on this page...I even journaled!  The rules on Sketchy Thursday DT call for this LO was to us the color combo Red/Turquoise, use Hearts, and to List what you love about the person on the Layout. So my heart covers my RED and my HEART! 
Hope you like it and thanks for stopping by, I'd love it if you left your mark here and left me a comment! They make my day!  I've got 2 other LO's I made on Friday, I ACTUALLY scrapped with people around! LOL! 3 LO's is a record for me at a crop!
Happy Valentines Day

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Fundraiser Scrapbook Planner

Hi Everyone
Normally you know I do not show you my Club planners, only sneak peeks of them, but not today!  I am so excited to show and tell you about March's Club Planner!  This planner was designed with a sketch I saw over at a great blog I just found Sketch Thursdays, and the awesome designer of the sketch, Heidi, has allowed me to use it for my March's Club Planner...but instead of my normal $3.50 that I charge for the planner, I'm going to waive my fee and take Donation for purchasing supplies for  Scrapping with Cancer instead, please click the link to read the  details regarding this amazing charity. If you check my blog regularly, you  know that I am doing a fundraiser Crop for this wonderful charity as well; you can view the details HERE.

Click HERE to view details about my Club Planners.
  • Just the Planner: Place a minimum Donation of $3.95 below and receive the PDF Planner via email with in 24hours. Please note my Planners are NOT just for Demo's.  My planners always include at least one technique, this one is a lollipop flower and a how to make a thread spool.
  • Purchase a To Go Kit*: Includes the Planner, all the cut paper (patterns will vary from the same kit), 12x12 Wild Wasabi C/S,  embellishments, and title pictured in the above Layout to recreate the layout at home, Min Donation of $5.95; pick up only.  Please add $10 for mail with in Canada(exact shipping/package cost)  * Does not include stamped images, you will need to purchase stamps separately. Donate min $15.95 receive supplies to do 2nd side of Layout, no extra for shipping **Read below
  • Canadians may place an On-Line order at my SU! Shop and order any SUPPLIES from the above Layout and I will donate my commission to purchasing supplies for Scrapping with cancer. Please email me for requesting the planner, you can get to my shop by clicking on my signature below.
  • **Double Page option and TO MY CLUB LADIES as you will be doing this Layout at Club in March; if you donate a min of $7.95, you will receive the supplies* to do the 2nd page of this layout which I posted HERE. *Minus title as it is non SU!, the buttons will not be the same but a selection from the Sweet Stitches bag and pattern paper may not be exactly as shown, but from the same set.
Please Donate generously, and in the Paypal comment section please let me know if you would like the Kit(s) and Planner or just the Planner.  I can accept Donations and email the planner ANYWHERE in the world just the supplies are limited to Canadians.

Thank you so much for your generosity, please do not hesitate to ask me any questions.


Wednesday, February 9, 2011

More Scrapbooking with Fabric

Please Do not forget to Sign up for my Scrapping with Cancer Fundraiser Crop! Please Click HERE for details, to register or to just DONATE to the cause.
Hi Everyone
Yesterday I had a retail therapy day with my sister and then went scrapbooking with my friends, so no posts! SORRY!  But today I have a layout for you that I did last night, which is a miracle as I really don't scrap well in groups!  My mouth moves faster than my hands, LOL! I just chat away all night while the others crank out 4-5 layout to my one!  I really like how it turned out, just needs to have some REAL stitches on it.  SO my friend Kari offered to show me how to use a sewing machine! That's right, I'm going to go buy a machine soon and get some lessons from her!
I really like the Lollipop flower I HAND STITCHED on it..NOT glue gunned! LOL! And YES I totally poked my own finger! I even stitched the button on with Linen Thread...are you proud of me??  This is soo easy to do..clearly if I managed it!  The directions are actually in my March's Club Planner.  Stay Tuned for it to be posted I hope this week.  I'm working on a surprise with it at the moment!!  Make sure you scroll down to yesturday's post for the tutorial on the Straw Flower with Fabric brad (left flower on the LO).
Anyhoo the LO was made with 12x12 Wild Wasabi C/S,Choc Chip, So Saffron & Tempting Turquoise 8.5'11" C/S,  Sweet Stitches DSP 121781, Sweet Stitches Fabric 121818, Sweet Stitches Buttons 123302, Melon Mambo Pompom Trim 123322, Fabric Designer Brads, 121880, Linen Thread 104199, Designer Buttons Subtles 119754 and Neutrals 119743. Letters Non SU! 

Monday, February 7, 2011

Straw Flower Tutorial

Hi Everyone
Sorry I'm posting late today; this is the first Monday of the Month and my Scrapbook Club planner is due out to my SU! Demo Customers. So I've been busy with that all day. This is actually part of the Planner;  I wanted to give you Demo's a taste of my Scrapbook Club Planners. This months planner actually includes 2 fabric flower techniques in it. Just a heads up; you DO NOT have to be a Demo to purchase my planners, these are perfect for anyone! It is a 12x12 Scrapbook page with matching card planner with full step by step pictures and descriptions on how to recreate.
So here is my Straw fabric flower technique: this was shown on main stage at Leadership this year.

1. Cut a small snip in your fabric at 1/2", tear up to make a strip.  Cut into 3, 6" strips of fabric.  I'm using the new Sweet Stitches Fabric 121818. Layer your fabric like picture: make an 'X" and layer last one through center.

 2. Fold each end up to the center; this is the BACK of your flower.
 3. Make sure you are happy with the placement of your petals.
4. Use your Crop a Dile on the 1/8" punch setting, and punch a hole in the center of the flower making sure, all ends are pierced.  Insert brad of choice; this one is Sweet Stitches Fabric Brad.  For my card, I used a tiny brad and glue dotted a button on top.

Thanks for stopping by.  Tomorrow I will post the link for March's Club Planner with a sneak peek.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Sale a Bration Video

Hi Everyone
I hope this works! I've attached a SU! Sale a Bration Video; Shannon West shows you how to use the amazing SAB set Bliss.  You can earn this set for FREE with any $60 purchase! Wahoo FREE! Contact me today with your order or to book your Workshop with me and you too can pick this stamp for FREE! I LOVE mine!
Thanks for stopping by


Saturday, February 5, 2011

Sweet Stitches Fabric Flower...made with NO stitches!

Hi Everyone
Well here is my second fabric project from my DL Meeting.  Again, here is another fabric flower made with my trusty hot glue gun! I am just that lazy! LOL!  As with yesterdays flower, this one is a great embellishment to add to ANY crafting project.  I wanted to show my ladies how great fabric is on a traditional cards as well as nontraditional SU! projects.
Sweet Stitches DSP 121818, Sweet Stitches Buttons 122302, Button, Button Stamp set 122040(clear), Sew Suite Stamp Set 122009 (clear), Daffodil Delight C/S 119683 and Ink 119667, Chocolate Chip Ink 100908, Choc C/S 102108, Linen thread 104199.
I will try to do a picture tutorial on this flower this week end, but I need my husband to take pictures of my hands while I put it together..and as we are hockey parents, are week-ends are pretty full.
Thanks for stopping by


Friday, February 4, 2011

What can you do with fabric if you don't sew?

HI Everyone
As promise, I'm posting pics today of the projects we made at my downline meeting this month.  All my ladies who attended are new to my group so I want to make sure I showed them something different that they can do with SU! rather than the standard card or scrapbooking.  So I decided to show them our fantastic fabric!  We made this so cute, and so practical Book Mark!  Again, my photography skill let me down, and I just can not figure out how to take a good picture of this me, the picture does it NO justice!
 We used the awesome Fun Flowers Bigz L Die 121812, Deck the Halls 121716 (winter mini but still available to order) Deck the Halls button (retired, opps, but you could sub Brights/Regals Buttons), Cherry Cobbler C/S and Ink, First Edition DSP 121878, Victoria 5/8" Crochet Trim 118481, Smooch Pearlized Accent Ink Illuminated Top Coat 121084 and a Bone Folder 102300.
All I did was starched the fabric flowers with spray starch, when they were 80% dry I scrunched them up. Ink the paper flowers with Cherry Cobbler, scrunch. For the Cherry C/S flower, curl edges with your bone folder back and forth to break down the fibers till it splits into 2 layers. Un-crumple all flowers and just layer with hot glue. Smooth the paper flowers to make them have a wee bit of glitter bling. Glue onto Ribbon is about 18" long, and glue button on bottom of ribbon to add as a weight for the bookmark.


Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Sneak Peek for my Scrapping with Cancer Crop

Scrapping With Cancer Fundraising Crop
Saturday March 5, 10am-4pm
Hi Everyone
I'm very proud to announce this Crop; I held a fundraiser crop for the amazing charity Scrapping with Cancer 2.5 years ago, and I can't wait to do it again! This year the crop will be held at my house in my Studio. The price of the Crop is $60 and includes a Kit Valued at $35 which will include:

-Botanical Gazzetted DSP

-Smooch Pearlized paint

-Full back of Pearl: sticky back half pearls

-3Ft of Marina Mist Satin Ribbon

-Plus supplies and instruction to complete a Double page Layout; including photo mats, pearls and other embellishments. The picture is a Sneak Peek of the layout.

The price also includes a $20 donation to purchase supplies for Scrapping with Cancer; also included is your snacks, drinks and a lunch. I will have room for 16 ladies to crop comfortable. If you are signing up with a large group, please let me know if you would like to make this a week end crop for an extra fee.

Registration and payment is required by Feb 16. If you can NOT attend but would still like the kit and to donate you still can, it will be only $50 as you will not be there, I took the $10 off that I've allotted for food. Pick up only.  If you require me to mail you the kit (Canadian's only) please pay the full price as mailing the kit will be $10.
SU! DEMO PLANNER: You may purchase my Planner for this AMAZING DOUBLE PAGE layout for a min donation of $10, all money will go to the Charity! Planner will be emailed Feb 23. Please put in comment section on Paypal that you want the CROP double layout.  See other Fundraiser Layouts HERE.

I will be accepting donations for the month of Feb right up to the crop date to purchase supplies for Scrapping With Cancer; a donation as little as $5.50 will purchase 2 Glue Sticks, so every little counts!

Fundraiser Prices


Martini Monday's: Feb

Martini Monday
Feb 28, 7-9pm

Round one of Martini Monday's went down GREAT! The Class was fantastic and all ladies attended had a blast! Round 2 cards will have a Birthday Theme. This class will include 6 Cards ( 3 designs x2) with envelopes, a full package of Glimmer Brads , 1 sheet of Dimensionals, and of course a Martini! Please Register with payment by Feb 15; feel free to use the Paypal link ($1.50 charge) or drop off cash or cheque.


Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Create a Cupcake NO FEE Punch Class

Hi Everyone
Have you looked at the New Occasions Mini yet? If not, you NEED to! Download it HERE .  One (I have lots) of my favorite from this Mini is the Create a Cupcake series; there is the Stamp Set (121982, clear) and matching Punch (121807) and I just LOVE them!  My Technique Group did the Faux Epoxy Card that I posted last week and they all loved it! So I decided I just HAD to do a class to show you all just how cute this set it. 
Create a Cupcake Gift Card Class
Wednesday February 16
$30, includes the Create a Cupcake PUNCH!
This is a NO FEE class!  Price is only for the Punch and $2 to help cover costs of the paper!  In this CUTE class you will make this adorable Gift Card Set that will include Gift box with 6 matching 3x3 Birthday Cards and envelopes. This little set is perfect to give away as a gift, but I know your going to want a set for yourself as well!!!   If you would like to make a second full Gift Box Set for FREE, just order the Create a Cupcake Stamp set as well; contact me to order!  Please use the paypal link below ($1.50 charge) or drop off your cash/cheque to register. Please bring your own Snail and Dimensionals to class.
I've got another great project and class to post tomorrow so please check back! :)