Friday, December 25

Boxing Day Sale!

If you have been thinking about the Big Shot...
this sale is for you!
With the Big Shot machine, you can create die cuts with any of our exclusive Stampin’ Up! dies—or any Sizzix die using cardstock, felt, fabrics, and up to . The Big Shot machine comes with Standard Cutting Pads and a multipurpose platform so you can start cutting immediately.
From now until January 1st you can order the Big Shot from me with the Top Note die our most popular today only available through Stampin'Up! shipped right to your front door in about two weeks time for $170. You can use the Top Note die to create cellophane bag toppers from any piece of card stock or Designer Series paper. Simply cut image using the die, stamp or embellish it, and fold it over the top of a cellophane bag (fold in half lengthwise for medium bags and widthwise for small bags). Voila! You’ve made a custom bag topper in no time!That It also fits perfectly on the front of a standard card. This deal includes all your shipping and handling costs! Acutally you're getting the Top Note die for about $6 or saving over 18%. I can show you how to use it and if there are any problems blah blah blah AND you can choose any two sets from the catalogue that are under $20.95!
Here is a list!
Item #* Stamp Set Page
120196 Halloween Frights 24
120199 Scary Skeleton 24
120201 Christmas Greetings 28
120204 Tree Trimmings 28
120205 Happy Kwanzaa 39
120206 Shalom Sayings 39
120207 You & Moi 45
120208 Things I Love 54
120209 Wellness Wishes 60
120210 C Is for Cat 61
120211 D Is for Dog 61
120212 Bitty Birthday 68
120213 Birthday Bliss 71
120214 Happy Together 72
120215 Just Baseball 78
120216 Just Football 78
120217 Just Basketball 79
120218 Just Riding 79
120219 Just Soccer 79
120220 Just Surfing 79
120221 Just Tennis 79
120222 Extreme Dirt Bike 80
120223 Extreme Guitar 80
120224 Extreme Skateboard 80
120225 Extreme Snowboard 80
120226 Extreme Surfboard 80
120227 Animal Stories 88
120228 Bella’s Bloom 101
120230 Spring Song 102
120231 Flower for All Seasons, A 103
120232 Forest Friends 109
120233 Hello Again 114
120236 Little Flowers 120
120237 Tart & Tangy 126
120238 Four Square 128
120239 Cute Cues 132
120240 Itty Bitty Backgrounds 132
120241 Sprinkles 132
120242 Little Birthday Cheer, A 138
120244 Three Little Words 139
120245 Elegant Thank You 144
120248 Thank You Kindly 145
120250 Introducing 146
120251 Starring You 173
120253 Thankful Thinking 173
120255 Wow Flowers 173
120258 Dasher 208
120259 Little Boo 208
120260 Merriment 208
120261 Ribbon of Hope 208
120262 Simple Snowflake 208
120263 Simply Thanks 208
120264 Sweet Birthday 208
120265 Sweetness Unlimited 208
120268 Tag Tree 208
120269 Very Thankful 209

Big Shot

Want to be a Big Shot?
I just wanted to brag about what our Big Shot can cut!

Thick corkboard
• Thick chipboard {59 mil}
• Colored magnet
• Ruffle board
• Paper wood
• Balsa wood (3/32”)
• Bass wood (1/16”)
• Metal mesh
• Aluminum (.016)
• Tin (.008)
• Adhesive and nonadhesive mat board
• Drawer liner
• Shelf liner
• Vinyl
• Static cling vinyl
• Shrink film
• Fine sandpaper
• Clear acetate (20 mil)
• Vellum
• Card stock
• Patterned paper
The following materials work well when creating die cuts with the Big Shot machine and Bigz and Originals dies. Please note the maximum thickness of several materials. As a rule of thumb, you can cut a material with your Big Shot machine and Bigz or Originals dies if you can cut it using your Craft & Paper Scissors.
• Flocked paper
• Contact paper
• Textured paper
• Metallic paper
• Linen paper
• Suede paper
• Embossed metallic paper
• Basketball embossed paper
• Faux alligator textured paper
• Self-adhesive glitter paper
• Fabric
• Canvas
• Iron-on fabric
• Soft plush fabric
• Burlap
• Velvet
• Corduroy
• Lace
• Heavyweight denim
• Terry cloth
• Funky fur
• Thin leather
• Quilt batting
• Warm & natural batting
• Fusible fleece
• Self-adhesive craft metal
• Self-adhesive cork
• Self-adhesive foam
• Self-adhesive magnet
• Self-adhesive felt
• Adhesive and nonadhesive rubber
• Pop up sponge
• Poly foam
• 100% pure beeswax(cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)

Friday, December 18

things i love

This set will be made at the Fabulous February Crop in Langley on February 20th.
To make this cute set, you will use:

Stamps: "The Things I love" stamp set

Paper: Bermuda Bay 3 5/8" x 3/4" and 3 at 6" x 3"
Chocolate Chip - 3 @ 3" x 3/4"
Whisper White: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2", 3" x 1", and 3 58" x 7/8"
Melon Mambo textured card stock: 4 1/2" x 3"
Inks: Classic Pads: Bermuda Bay, Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo
Accessories and Tools: Small Whisper White square envelopes, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Melon Mambo 1/2" polka-dot grosgrain ribbon, Linen Thread, medium flat cello bag, 2-Way Glue Pen, SNAIL Adhesive, Stampin' Dimensionals, Bone Folder, Paper Snips, Small Powder Pals Tray, 1/16" circle punch, 1 3/8" circle punch

Monday, December 14

Valentines Day will be here before you know it!

This document was designed to make it easy for you to create a blog posting about your "A Happy Heart" Class. The reason it is in notepad is because notepad removes all formatting that can mess up the "look" of your blog post when you copy and paste text directly. If you are having trouble viewing this because it stretches too far across the page, click on "Format", and then select "Word Wrap".

Blog Title: A Happy Heart Class
Blog Picture: Right click on the picture you received on the static web page, save it to your computer then upload it to your blog.
Tell someone that you love them with this Valentine’s-themed card kit. The custom designed window gable box adds a beautiful touch to this card set.

Date: to be announced
Location: New Westminster
Please email me to sign up for this class:
• Stamps: A Happy Heart
• Ink: Pretty in Pink Classic ink and Stampin' Write marker, Rose Red Classic ink and Stampin' Write marker and Soft Suede Stampin' Write marker
• Paper: Rose Red Patterns DP, Pretty in Pink CS, Rose Red CS, Sahara Sand CS, Whisper White CS, medium Whisper White envelopes
• Accessories: Sticky Strip, Snail adhesive, Stampin’ Dimensionals, mini glue dots, 2-way glue pen, 1” Rose Red Double Stitched Grosgrain ribbon, Filigree brads, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, grid paper, paper snips, mat pack, paper-piercing tool, bone folder, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Large Oval punch, Scallop Edge punch, Crop-A-Dile, Heart to Heart punch, Acetate Sheet, hobby blade, cutting mat, pencil, ruler

Saturday, December 12

Patterned Pines

Enough about the 12 Days of Holidays Sale and on to the cards I have been making mostly in my head for a few weeks inspired by Craftin'Caro who blog you can visit here. Dunja turned me on to this hostess level one set from the Holiday mini catalogue! As a rule I don't get super excited about the hostess sets because it disappoints alot of my friends and customers when they find out they need to host a party to get the stamps. You can however collect orders from your friends or families to equal $200 or more and get hostess benefits that way. I would highly recommend that route. But back to the cards. I used the following three colours of cardstock and inks: Pretty in Pink, Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery with a dash of Kraft cardstock a dusting of Whisper White Craft Ink. I also used clear and white embossing powders with Versamark. For accessories I used silver cord, my pokey thing{some call it an awl}, my Stampin'Up! mat pack with the fresh favorites buttons and a corner rounder. I fooled around and made two or three sets with different greetings and different placement of the trees, cardstock and some with buttons, gems and rhinestone brads. I love buttons! Patrick of course critiqued them and said it didn't look enough like a forest and they apparently need more trees and some snow. Sorry Pat I am trying to keep it simple so I am not getting out the flocking! All images Stampin'Up! I hope you like them as much as I do. I used the scanner to capture the cards but they didn't turn out as well as I had hoped. Next time I will use the camera.


From now through December 22, 2009, you can save 15-25% on select Big Shot dies and materials listed below. This is the perfect time for last minute gifts and supplies before the holidays. If you place your order by December 15th, you can have it in time for Christmas. Just visit my Stampin' Up! website here to place your order.

Friday, December 11

On the 12th day of Christmas..

my true love gave to me....a great big Stampin'Up! sale!
12 Days of Holiday Sales Begin Today!
These might be the most exciting 12 days of December with select Big Shot dies and vinyl sheets for the Big Shot on sale! The 12 Days of Holiday Sales begin today and runs through December 22.
Some of the items introduced in this sale are new colours of Décor Elements vinyl sheets. There are 18 new colours to choose from, and they make great projects when you use them with Big Shot dies. ord out soon--this sale only lasts 12 days!

Sunday, December 6

Retiring Dormant List Sets...

Available until January 4, 2010
If one of these sets is on your wish list I want you to know it won't be available to much longer. Purchase them before they are gone for good.
113407 Back Woods
114492 Beautiful Baby
114486 Birthday Wish
113200 Branch Out
114496 Celebrations
113732 Central Park
113206 Classic Sketches
113226 Classy & Fabulous
114498 Flowers in Silhouette
113405 Font of You
113216 For the Bride
114494 Forever
109425 Friend by Definition
114488 Fun Flowers
113716 Garden Greetings
114490 Glad Friends
111580 Grand Soiree
113242 Hit the Road
113710 Lexicon of Leaves
113236 Man's Best Friend
114423 Ocean Commotion
113728 Playful Petals
109276 Polka Dot
111544 Putt Putt
113240 Quilt Quips
113754 Really Retro
113403 Sip by Sip
113726 Sweet Stems
113250 That's Funny
113688 Wonderful Watercolors
Click HERE to see the images but keep in mind these ARE U.S. prices

Thursday, December 3

Holiday Lounge Gift Boxes

If you can bear to use your Stampin'Up! Designer papers to wrap gifts! I had so much trouble attaching these ruffles before. Thanks to a monthly publication Stampin'Success that is sent out to demonstrators every month I now know I can use the Tombow Glue to do so! This was on the cover of the magazine!
•Patterned Pines
(set of 4; item 116525; hostess level 1)
•Ruby Red card stock: cut to package size for embellishment strip
•Whisper White card stock: 6" x 6"
•Holiday Lounge Designer Series paper
•Taken with Teal,
Accessories & Tools
•Fine Galaxy Stampin' Glitter
•Old Olive 5/8" grosgrain ribbon
•Clear Rhinestone brads
•Tombow Multi Purpose adhesive
•Stampin' Dimensionals
•Bone folder
•Paper-piercing tool
•Scallop Edge punch
•1-3/4" Circle punch
Basic Gift Wrap
1.Wrap small presents using Holiday Lounge Designer Series paper.
2.Embellish with strips of coordinating card stock, scalloped using Scallop Edge punch.
3.Tie ribbons around presents using the bow techniques from the July 2008 issue of Stampin' Success.
Ruffle Embellishment
1.Punch four circles from Whisper White card stock using 1-3/4" Circle punch. Set one circle aside.
2.Score across each of the three remaining circles using bone folder and ruler, creating a starburst pattern.
3.Pierce hole in center of starburst using paper-piercing tool.
4.Cut slit along one score line to pierced hole. Fold each circle in accordion along score lines to create fans.
5.Apply Tombow Multi Purpose adhesive to outside (curved) edge of fans, and apply Silver glitter to edge. Allow glitter to dry thoroughly before continuing.
6.Take one fan, and adhere one end section to the end section of a second fan, overlapping two folded sections (a "v" shape) to ensure that the pieces are securely fastened together. The unfastened ends of your two circles will overlap, creating a spiral.
7.Adhere one end of final fan to unfastened end at top of spiral, overlapping two folded sections to ensure that pieces are securely fastened together.
8.Arrange spiral so that it lays flat to create a ruffled, two-layer circle. You may have to trim off a section of the ruffle if the direction of the folds will not allow the ruffle to lay flat.
9.Apply Tombow Multi Purpose adhesive across surface of remaining Whisper White circle, and adhere ruffle to circle.
10.To finish embellishment, stamp snowflake image in Taken with Teal ink on Whisper White card stock, and cut out. Attach Clear Rhinestone brad center of snowflake. Adhere snowflake to center of ruffle using two layered Stampin' Dimensionals.
11.Adhere embellishment over top of tailored bow using two layered Stampin' Dimensionals

Sparkly and Bright Card

*Warning this project is now for BUTTON HATERS and you know who you are!*
•Sparkly & Bright(set of 6; item 115346; $23.95)
•Dot, Dot, Dot(item 115332; $12.95)
•Old Olive card stock: 2-3/4" x 3/16"
•Ruby Red card stock: 2-1/2" x 2-1/2"; 3" x 3" (finished size)
•Whisper White card stock: 4" x 2"
•VersaMark pad,Old Olive, Ruby Red, Taken with Teal
Accessories & Tools
•White Stampin' Emboss powder
•Elementary Ribbon Originals
•Playground Designer buttons;
•Stampin' Dimensionals
•Sewing machine and thread or you could use a white gel pen and fake it!
•Stapler & staples
1.Stamp greeting on bottom half of Ruby Red card stock. Cover image with White Stampin' Emboss powder, and shake off excess. Heat emboss.
2.Stamp polka-dot image in Ruby Red ink on top half of Ruby Red card stock.
3.Stamp three stocking images in Old Olive, Ruby Red, and Taken with Teal ink, and cut out stockings. Adhere over polka-dots.
4.Sew across top of stockings.
5.Fold Old Olive polka-dot ribbon in half, and staple to back side of stocking piece
6.Adhere Old Olive strip and Tempting Turquoise button to stocking piece.
7.Adhere stocking piece to Ruby Red notecard.

Just Beclause

I love this set Just Beclause it reminds me of all the fabulous collage type images such as the ones seen on cards in the Stamper's Sampler magazine of which I am a big fan of.
Santa Décor instructions and supplies:
•Patterned Pines(set of 4; item 116525) Any tree set would do.
•Just Beclause (item 116640; $19.95) A variety of Santa or other images could be swapped out for this image.
•Whisper White Cardstock: 1" x 2-1/4"; 1-1/4" x 2-1/2"; 1-1/4" x 3"; 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"; 3" x 3"
•Old Olive,Ruby Red,Soft Suede,Taken with Teal
•Jet Black StazOn pad
•Basic Black
Accessories & Tools•Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon
•Stampin' Dimensionals
•Aqua Painter
•White shredded card stock, tissue paper, or other filler
1.Stamp santa image in Jet Black StazOn ink on Whisper White card stock (3" x 3"). Watercolour using Classic Stampin' Pads and Aqua Painter. Cut out, and tape to toothpick.
2.Stamp trees in Old Olive and Taken with Teal ink on Whisper White card stock (1-1/4" x 2-1/2"; 1-1/4" x 3"; 1-1/2" x 2-1/4"). Cut out each tree, and tape to toothpick.
3.Fill apothecary jar a quarter of the way with filler, and stick toothpicks into filler to create a snowy scene.
4.Tie Old Olive 1-1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon around top of jar.
5.Ink December 25 image using Stampin' Write markers, and stamp image on remaining piece of Whisper White card stock (1" x 2-1/4"). Colour portions of ornaments using Classic Stampin' Pads and Aqua Painter. Tuck card stock under ribbon knot, and secure using Stampin' Dimensionals.

Tuesday, December 1

coming soon

I love this countdown to Christmas Calendar I made with Chris at Cherish the Thought in Port Moody. We used a drill! such a thrill. I am working on another one for a Christmas gift with the Frosty Day papers, Felt Flurries and Chocolate Satin Ribbon shown here. So far I have cut the papers and sprayed my box with homemade Shimmer mist! Love the colours! Guess what? All these products are on our Clearance Rack right now as well. Watch and see!