Wednesday, April 27, 2011


Hello all, 

I have been gone far too long from here (over a week now) but I am happy to announce that I have a new site and it is up and running :)

Please visit my new site at:

I hope to see you there!!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Vintage Paisley Print

There are less than two weeks left people to place a $25.00* order to be eligible to purchase the Paisley Prints Designer paper and Four Frames stamp set, otherwise you will have to patiently wait for the new Idea Book & Catalogue.

Here is another fabulous card made using these products.  I love the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder used to texture the front of my card. 

The strip of designer paper is adhered to River Rock cardstock (with the edges punched using the Scallop Trim Border punch) and the bottom is cut in a banner shape. 

Can you believe that I held off ordering the Boho Blossom punch until about a month ago?  Wow, what was I thinking!  This punch worked perfectly for creating the little flower with the Vintage Trinket brad placed through the centre.

The final little touch is the sentiment which I punched out using the Word Window punch.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Stamping Terminology

Have you felt like I have been missing in action?  It has been a long time since I have neglected so many days of posting.

Let's just say I am taking some business classes and my time has been disappearing quickly.  So much so that I have told myself I am not allowed to sign up for any more classes until I have mastered the ones I have joined :)

I am also working on a new website and the program is completely different than the format of this blog so huge learning curve happening there. 

Of course, on top of all this, I have my classes I offer you.  I am hoping to have my new website/blog up and running soon and have been holding off posting new projects until then. (need to keep you in suspense)

Today though I thought I would share some Stamping Terminology.

As demonstrators (or even hardcore stampers) we tend to forget that not everyone is up to date on our stamping terms and may not have a clue what we are talking about.  So I would just like to focus on DD products.  What are DD products?  Some of you may have first thought Dazzling Diamonds glitter until you read the word products.

I must admit that I am not the most faithful person in advertising DD products.  They are the Definitely Decorative items available in it's own small catalogue.

Products in the Definitely Decorative catalogue range from vinyl images/ sayings to adhere to walls, home decor, etc., to stencils that can be used to modify home decor pieces or clothing even, to picture frames and blocks.

These products are fantastic for those that love Interior Decorating and they add great touches to your rooms.

If you would like to learn more about Definietly Decorative products feel free to contact me or place an order through my On-Line store.

That's it for todays Stamping Terminology.

Happy Stamping!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

New My Digital Studio Downloads

If you love digital then you definitely need to check out Stampin' Up's! My Digital Studio.  This program is SO easy to use and so much fun.  I truly never thought I would say that but it is.  Have you seen my new links for Shopping, My Etsy Shop and E-mailing me?  I created these on My Digital Studio.

Nearly every Tuesday Stampin' Up! releases new downloads available for purchase.  These products can only be ordered on-line and the great thing about digital downloads.... no shipping cost AND instant receipt of the products.

This week there are some wonderful downloads available for purchase.  I am really loving the Sunset Serenade.  Click HERE to view the PDF file.

If you haven't purchased your copy of My Digital Studio contact me today or check out my On-Line Store now to order yours!

Friday, April 8, 2011


I just finished up another tile coaster class last night and let me tell you something, it was a blast.  I love seeing all the inspiration and creativity these women display and to think that several of them are beginners and new to stamping. Seriously, they are still wet behind the ears but the talent.... wow!

This class has just been so popular and requested again that I have added another date this month.

Here is a list of upcoming classes and more info about them:

Punch Art Class  - Thursday April 14th from 7:15 - 9pm

We will be creating 2 fantastic cards using the Build - A - Blossom Punch (item 121808 - $23.95)available in the current Occasions Mini. 

Who doesn't love Papa Smurf?  This is just one of the fun cards we will be making.
Class fee is just $10.00 per person

Opportunity Night  - Monday April 18th from 7:30 - 9pm

This is your chance to learn what is involved in becoming a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, the benefits and have all your questions answered without feeling any obligation.

Bet you weren't expecting that kind of photo.
RSVP for this free event by Saturday April 16.  You have nothing to lose and so much to gain!

HOT HOT HOT - Tile Coaster Class - Thursday April 28th 7:00-9:15pm

Customers have been loving this class so much I have been asked to hold another one.  My last class filled up in 2 days!!!

Create a unique set of 4 handstamped tile coasters with cork pads for protection.

These are perfect as a gift for any occasion or for yourself, why not - you deserve a treat!

Class fee is $15.00 per person
RSVP by April 25th to reserve your spot.

Like I said, space is limited and the last class booked up in 2 days - Register now!

Simply Adorned Mother's Day (or friend) Gift Class -
Tuesday May 3rd 7:15 - 9pm

Looking for a great gift for Mom or perhaps a treat for yourself?

Join me in my "Simply Adorned" Mother's Day Gift class and create a unique gift for Mother's Day (or a friend) using our Simply Adorned Products.

Class fee is $60.00 and includes the following:

1 1/2" x 2" Simply Adorned Charm
24" chain
Gift box - we will decorate this
Make 3 inserts for the charm
Make a Mother's Day card to go with this gift

Class is limited to 10 people and is on a first come basis. This class will be non-refundable and registration and pre-payment is required to order the product by April 18th.
If for some reason you are unable to make the class, I will get the product to you to complete for yourself.

Recipe Tin/ Card Tin Class - Saturday May 7th 1:15 - 4:15pm

I love these fantastic alterable lunch boxes.

In this class you will use designer paper, ribbon, stamps and embellishments to create your own custom recipe box/ card box. If you want to use specific designer paper, please place your order with me for the paper by April 19 to allow time for the order to arrive.
Class Fee:
Option 1 - $25.00 per person - paper supplied from my 'stash'
Option 2 - $20.00 if you pre-purchase designer paper pack from me by April 19th

RSVP by May 1st (option 1 only)
RSVP by April 19th (option 2)
Space is limited.

All of the above events are held in my home in Fergus, Ontario.

These classes are sure to inspire you and with limited space in each you'll want to register early, so contact me today to reserve your spot!

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Pretty in Blue

I love love love this card.  I plan on creating more of these because they are just SO pretty.  I have to be honest that I CASE'd this card from another talented demonstrator.  I switched up my patterned paper and acheived a crumpled look to the flower simply by spritzing water on it.

I did spray a bit of Vanilla Smooch Spritz on the flower to give it a bit of sparkle.

When I get a chance to sit down and make more of these cards I plan on using the fantastic set Four Frames that will be available in the next Idea Book & Catalogue.  (see yesterday's post for more details on this)

Have you checked out my calendar of events lately? 

I have a fun Punch Art Class coming up next week and there is still room in the class.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Spring is Blossoming

Have you checked out the GORGEOUS designer paper and the Four Frames stamp set that will be in the new Idea Book & Catalogue?  Did you know that during the month of April if you place a qualifying order of $25.00* you can purchase these products now?  How cool is that!!!

This sweet little card is a design from Stampin' Up! that I used at a recent card class focusing on these great new products.

I love how simple and versatile the Four Frames stamp set is and the paper.... well lets say I practically drooled on it when I saw it. 

Contact me today to place your qualifying order to be eligible to purchase these products.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday!!!

Monday disappeared before I even realized that I hadn't posted anything.  Whooops!  So I guess I will have to make up for it the rest of the week.

Okay, so my title says Happy Birthday but I need to say that it's really no ones birthday today (well, no in my family anyway) BUT the page is for a birthday so it still fits well.

I teach every few months for the school board and I am always doing new designs in case I have some students who took the previous session.

I would love to say that this page is my own design but once again I relied on the wonderul talent of our demo only site Stampin' Connection.  I CASE'd the page changing up few things such as the title.

I wanted quite a bit of white space and the colours I used were quite colourful so I kept things neat and tidy on the page.  Should I have placed a full title on the page I would have been left with little space so I shortened it to HB.  Click on the photo for a better look.

I love the look of this page and the fresh fun colours.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

National Humour Month

Did you know that April is National Humor month?  I didn't up until a day or two ago.

So how do you celebrate this - well I guess the natural thing to do would be to share some humor right?

Now let's see, I have a fantastic memory as many of you know and it usually lasts all of 5 seconds but one joke that I can remember is one that I have been told on various occasions from different kids and they giggle every time they tell it or hear it:

What did Tigger see when he looked in the toilet?



See now wasn't that funny, and John I believe that is still clean cause who doesn't love Pooh!!!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Grab Bags - Get Your Grab Bags!!!

The Clearance Rack has been re-stocked with 'new' items and check this out,  GRAB BAGS!!!

How cool is this!

You have a choice three choices:
$6.00 bags contain $24.00 worth of product
$12.00 bags contain $48.00 worth of product
$18.00 bags contain $72.00 worth of product
Please note not all bags are unique.  All sales on these orders are final. 

Orders can be placed through my on-line store.  See shopping cart along right to go to my store.
Please remember that if you do not already have an account set up, you should do this first before adding items to your cart to ensure you receive preferred pricing.

Happy Shopping!

Shimmery Butterfly

I always do three projects for my Mommy and Me class.  I have already shared two of those projects over the past week and here is the third and final project.

It was super quick and easy and a fun craft to do with kids.

This is a butterfly magnet created using chipboard, aluminum tape, the Butterfly BigZ die and the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder...oh and a magnet LOL

The aluminum tape can be purchased from hardward stores such as Home Depot.  It comes 2" wide and is on a roll.  I highly recommend attaching cardstock to the back of the tape to give it more 'structure' as the tape is super thin.  You will find your finished product looks much nicer.

Don't you just love this!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sharing in My Bliss

Can you believe today is the last day of Sale-A-Bration?! Where does time go...?

I just couldn't let the last day go by without sharing another card I made using the Bliss set.  I CASE'd this card from another demo.  I may have changed one or two things but for the most it's the same.  I just loved how pretty this card is.

The flourish design was stamped in Versamark ink and heat embossed with White embossing powder.  Soooo pretty!