Wednesday, July 25

It's a purse! It's paper!

It's Bashful Blue and Bayou Blue with some Soft Sky! The ribbons are from last year's winter mini catalogue. The stamp sets used are Be Happy and Polka Dots and Petals. It's very tiny and holds 3" x 3" cards! We'll be making something like this at our next class. This one was done with Bashful Blue and Bayou Blue papers and the same inks including the Soft Sky. The ones we'll be using are Kraft paper and I got a hold of a petals wheel so I don't think it will look nearly so busy. Will post, blog you laters alligators. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Monday, July 23

Scrapbooking Cart with Telescoping Handle

* Collapsible cart with telescoping handle * Cover has 46 pockets/sections and fabric cover * Built-in 12-section accordion file * Collapses to 3" for storage * Features sturdy, co-polymer construction * Telescoping handle with two locking positions * Extra wide, rubber wheels * Folds flat to 3" for easy storage when not in use * Large capacity: 16.5"W x 15"D x 16"H * Capacity: 150 lbs Tools and accessories are not included. Colors may vary slightly. Durable two toned canvas material cover available in only black with light gray at this time. I got it at Costco for only $25.99 unbelievable!

Sunday, July 22

Weekend Cards

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I was going to use Doodle this to make this card but then I decided to use Priceless with punches and purples. For some reason I never seem to use purples and have lots so I am forcing myself to enjoy them but I find it hard to match them up. I had better visit the excellent SU!Color Combos Website. Also I have been experimenting with rectangular cards lately especially one made from 6"x6" paper. I also love the love note size {3"x3"}

I really like how these turned out, especially the bottom one which is almost just like one from the Australian Stampin'Up! catalogue except I mixed it up so don't think I reinvented the wheel {as Dunja always says}or anything. I used the Priceless set again and the square punch. The cardstock is Rose Red with Groovy Guava, Wild Wasabi and Taken with Teal. I don't have all the new Inks so I used were Rose Red, Cameo Coral, Garden Green and Mellow Moss together and Soft Sky or was it Cool Caribbean? Now I am not sure. The brads are Making Memories and the ribbon is from the dollar store and attached with a mini glue dot. Hope you like it as much as I do.

Winter Mini is HERE!

I wasn't as impressed as I wanted to be with the Fall~Winter Collection even though there are a lot of beautiful sets and lots of new accessories. I think I wanted it to bring me over the moon and back. I had very high expectations. Too high, but when I saw the Stampin'Up! Winter Mini it took my breath away. Now I know they have even bigger things planned. Use the link above to check it out.

Sunday, July 15

Explosion Box

I finally filled my Petals & Paisleys explosion box! I am so glad these papers were picked up in Stampin'Up's Fall~Winter Collection. I really enjoyed making another one of these boxes and this time I decorated the top a little different as you can see. It is getting a little rickety so I might add some cardstock to the bottom and stamp it up using the Polka Dots & Petals stamp set. We'll see. I really like this paper pack especially because there is one design which is a big sheet that comes with a few of the different patterns that are in the other papers on one 12 x 12 sheet making it perfect for using on a page with little else or with an 8 X 10 photo which I have yet to do actually but enjoy daydreaming about it. I think the fact that I love it's backside is also holding me back. Also the big word makes a perfect title. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Pick a Petal

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I am really liking this Pick a Petal set. On this card I used Close to Cocoa, Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue and Rose Red cardstock and I decorated the tag punch folded in half with a white gel pen to match the ribbon. I really had fun with this card. I think I would like to try it with a square one now.

Saturday, July 14

Stampin'Up! in New Westminster

Everyone was able to pick up their catalogues last night and have fun doing it. The tag on the left is the one we made at the Fall~Winter 2007 Collection party last night. It was inspired by the tag I made on the right at Clipper Street's Spring Fling. We used the Priceless set on an ordinary mailing tag with Close to Cocoa and Soft Sky. The middle panel of black was stamped with Pretty in Pink Craft ink and the edges smeared with Whisper White. Gingham and Organdy ribbons were done 'luggage tag' style through the top hole. For the butterfly it was stamped in Basic Black on Pretty in Pink cardstock and cut out. Underneath that is the same butterfly image stamped in Soft Sky ink on Soft Sky cardstock. We bent the cut out butterfly and just glued his body. Viola! We had a really nice group of women last night. All images copyright Stampin'Up! We also made a card with the Pick a Petal set and the rhinestone brads which is pretty self explanatory and was also a bit fussy with all the cutting.

Tuesday, July 10

Breast Cancer Fundraiser Card Class

Breast Cancer Fundraiser with Elaine and friends at Sea Ridge Bays in Whiterock. I love my first mother-in-law. She's a wonderful card maker and very creative. Her and her sisters and friends and daughters put on a wonderful event. Great company, great lunch, great door prizes and great cards. I had so much fun and met lots of interesting ladies. It sure was nice to see some people I really like and haven't seen for so long. Here are a few of the cards we made. I even won a prize! It was just lovely. I was so impressed. Can you tell by my gushing? These ladies are so good at what they do. They are all about papers as well as stamps. We used so many nice papers and textured cardstocks. I really like making 6"x6" cards. Can you see the little tiny beads on the third card? They were a little tricky to attach but I love them. I also love the turquoise and dark brown combination on the last one.

Wednesday, July 4

3D Butterfly Card

I made this with Sue, a demonstrator who lives on the west side of Vancouver. She was kind enough to let me crash her stamp club a few Saturdays ago. I had never embossed on patterned paper before. I love the look of this butterfly. We attached the butterflies together and to the wire antennae with a brad. Sue spent a lot of time and effort making these tiny little antennae for all of us. I think it's really cute and can't wait to try making some more cards using this technique. All images copyright Stampin'Up!

Sunday, July 1

Fall~Winter Collection 2007 {Stampin'Up! Catalogue}

The brand new catalogue is now available online through the Stampin'Up! website right now! Contact me to get your catalogue or attend my new catalogue party on July 14th. Details will follow. Keep checking this blog for more information. I can't believe it's finally here!