Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Warmest Holiday Wishes

Christmas is creeping up fast and although I have made Christmas cards every so often all year long it is now getting down to crunch time.  This weekend I had the chance to make some cards Friday evening while my step-daughter worked on an a birthday card for my nephew and then I managed to get more done on Sunday evening.

I have had the Chunky Silver Glass Glitter for awhile now but haven't really used it so it was time to make a card dazzle using this fun product.

My card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Cherry Cobbler cardstock.  I added a layer of Deck the Halls designer paper with a strip of Very Vanilla cardstock and then another layer of Deck the Halls.

I used my green lid Tombow Glue on the edges of the Vanilla cardstock and added my Silver Glass Glitter. So pretty!

Finally I used retired holiday rub-ons that coordinate with our Ornament Punch.  I adhered the rub-on to Chocolate Chip cardstock and punched out using the Ornament Punch.  I placed a few dimensionals on the back and popped up on my card front.

How is that for a cute no stamping card!

Thanks for stopping by.
Margaret :)

Supplies - Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Deck the Halls DP   Accessories - Chunky Silver Glass Glitter, Tombow Glue, dimensionals, retired rub-ons, ornament punch

Monday, November 29, 2010

Sweet Little Owl

My nephew celebrated his 19th birthday a few weeks ago and this past weekend we were finally able to have him over.  Friday evening Taygan asked me if I planned to work in my stamp room and I told her that I did because I wanted to get a card made for Shawn for Saturday.  She told me that was what she wanted to do as well.  So off we went to the stamp room and we got down to business.

On my drive home from work I started working on a card in my mind.  I wanted to create a more masculine card using the Woodgrain background stamp that I just ordered in.  So I set to work and whipped up this sweet card that I had already created in my head.

The base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Chocolate Chip cardstock stamped in Chocolate Chip with the Woodgrain background stamp.

The Happy Birthday stamp from the Level 3 set Occasional Quotes, is stamped in Chocolate Chip ink onto Vanilla cardstock.  I lightly sponged around the edges of this piece to make it stand out more.  I layered this onto a mat of Cajun Craze cardstock and attached to my card front.

Next I punched out my owl's body using the Owl Punch from Chocolate Chip cardstock, then I used the Level 1 Hostess In-Colour Paper Pack to punch out the Owl's belly.  The eyes are punched from Cajun Craze cardstock and the center of the eye from Basic Black.  I used a White Gel pen to make his eyes stand out and I also added a bit to the tops of his ears so that they were more visible being layered over the Chocolate Chip card base.

Using the Two Step Bird punch, I punched out the stem from Pear Pizzazz cardstock for the Owl to perch himself on.

This card was so quick and easy and I love how it turned out.  Nothing too fancy for a male. :)

Thanks for looking.
Margaret :)

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


I know I haven't posted many cards lately.  I do have some to share as well as some scrapbook pages but have not had time to take pictures to post them.

Those who know me and my family know some of the struggles we have been going through.  I wouldn't normally post such intimate details of our private lives but I do believe in the power of prayer and today that is what I am asking for.

Since Chris' motor vehicle accident in 2008, Chris has struggled immensely with, among other things, chronic pain from his injuries, severe headaches, eye pain, lack of sleep due to pain and because of all this, severe depression and anxiety. 

The past few months have seemed more difficult due to a never-ending barrage of assessments to determine the level of his disability and the care he needs.

I cry and pray each day for Chris as I see how much he struggles and although he doesn't want anyone to see him the way he is now, I believe that he can be touched by your prayers.

So today this is my request.  Prayers.  There is no need to leave a comment to say you are praying, just please say a prayer for him each day.  He is not aware of my request and would likely be unhappy that I have talked about his current state, so I would appreciate if you do not mention this to him.  (PS - we share the same e-mail so whatever you e-mail me, he sees also)

Thank you all for your support.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ordering Online - Special Notes

With the On-Line Extravaganza in full swing I am sure many of you would love to get in on the savings.

For those who have never placed an order directly through my website here is some information on how to go about it to receive the best price on products and shipping.

Customers who order directly through my website receive the best shipping rates and are eligible for Stampin' Rewards (with qualifying order).
If you place an online order through www.stampinup.com instead of ordering directly through my DBWS website--even if you choose me as your demonstrator--you will not receive the best shipping rates and will not be eligible for Stampin' Rewards (even if your order meets the $200 minimum).

When you go to shop on my website, either click sign in or create an account.  If you do not do this first and instead fill your shopping cart, when you go to checkout it will actually put you in the stampinup.com website which means you will not receive the best shipping/ product pricing.  This is another reason it is important to create an account or sign in first.

I hope you find this information resourceful and Happy Shopping!


Monday, November 22, 2010


Good Morning everyone!

Oh my word, Stampin' Up! is amazing - seriously.

You absolutely MUST - CLICK and read the PDF linked HERE! There are so many bundles, deals, Big Shot Dies, MDS downloads, home decor, stamp sets, ribbon, embellishments and so much more on sale NOW!!!!

Here's the deal.....if you are a local customer and you'd like to place an order through me, not only will you receive these amazing DEALS but you will also receive FREE shipping!!!! Yes, that's right FREE SHIPPING!

If you place an online order and your order is $200 or more, you will receive FREE SHIPPING!

There are so many amazing deals that would make for great Christmas presents for those special someones (or even yourself)! These deals are only good until November 30th, so grab your catalogue and a cup of coffee, sit back, relax and start making your list! Have fun!

P.S. - Don't forget the amazing 50% off Starter Kits until November 30.  If you missed the post about this click HERE to find out all the details.
Have a wonderful day!


Friday, November 19, 2010


Seeing as this week has flown by I wanted to quickly share a card with you.  This is a bit different than my usual 'style' card.

The Pear Pizzazz base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 with a layer of Baja Breeze and Greenhouse Gala designer paper.

I wrapped some Pear Pizzazz striped ribbon around the top layers of the card.

I used the set Just Believe and stamped the frame in Pumpkin Pie ink, stamped off once and then stamped on Pumpkin Pie cardstock.  Next I inked up the sentiment and stamped inside the frame.  I handcut the frame and popped up on my cardfront using dimensionals.

Thanks for stopping by.
Margaret :)

Friday, November 12, 2010

Exciting News to Share

Want in on a Never Before Seen special!!!!

Receive over $375 in Stampin' Up! crafting & business supplies for only $107.50.  Would you like to know how?  Check out the details below.

From November 15-30, you can purchase either the Standard or Digital + Starter Kit at 50 percent off the regular price..... plus free shipping!

If you'd like to become a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator and a member of my team for the awesome price of $107.50 contact me today or Click here to sign up online....my password is...  recruit101

Just remember that the special starts November 15th.

This offer is valid for Canadian residents only.

Margaret :)

Just Believe

Okay, not to toot my own horn but.... I LOVE this card. (even if my picture quality is poor - sorry)  I have been following Michelle Zindorf's style and have attempted a few cards using my brayer more and adding more sponging.

I created this card to submit for the London Regionals in September.

The card base is 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" using the current In Colour Pear Pizzaz.

For my image, I used Glossy White Cardstock.  I inked up my brayer with Daffodil Delight ink and covered the glossy CS.  Then I punched out a circle from a Post It note and attached to my CS.  I inked up my brayer with Pumpkin Pie ink this time and brayered over the card just to create a light moon effect.

I stamped my image from the oh, so gorgeous set Just Believe, in Early Espresso ink and stamped onto the brayered CS.  Using a sponge I lightly sponged Early Espresso ink all the way around the edge of the glossy CS.  Next I samped my flourish/ sentiment image, hand cut this piece out and popped up on my card front.  I layered my image onto an Early Espresso mat and placed a strip of Pear Pizzaz striped ribbon around the card front.  Then I adhered this to my card base.

I hope you like this card as much as I do.


Thursday, November 11, 2010

Return to the Living

Oh my word,  what is wrong with me.  I have such good intentions to keep my blog current and then life seems to happen.  It's not that I haven't had anything to share, it is simply finding the time to crop and post my creations.

Now I know Halloween is already past but better late than never, right?  I thought my card was too cute not to share.

I whipped this card up for my Stamp Club last month at the last moment.  It is a good thing sometimes that I have a fair drive to work, it allows me time to think up layouts. LOL

The card base is 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 on Whisper White cardstock.  I took a bit of black cardstock and ran it through the Big Shot with the Spider Web embossing folder.  I layered this and a bit of retired designer paper onto a piece of Pumpkin Pie cardstock.

I stamped my images with Staz On black ink on Whipser White cardstock and coloured in using Stampin' Write Markers.  This piece was then layered onto another strip of Pumpkin Pie CS.  I added dimensionals and attached to my card front. 

I just couldn't resist adding a sweet little bat using the cool Bat Punch.

Thanks for stopping by.
Margaret :)