Archive for September, 2009

Sep 14 2009

Christmas tags

Well I have to share that I’m having way too much fun with the Christmas products from the holiday mini catalogue and the 2009-2010 idea catalogue.  I decided to sign up for Chrystal’s tag swap for the third year in a row.  Here is what I created for my fellow swappies!

This is a tag for those large gifts that you just can’t wrap properly.  I used my favorite bigz clear die, scallop square and used the on board book basics as my background chipboard #110713 and the specialty designer series paper, christmas cocoa specialty from the mini catti.  Glued them together using my tombo glue.  I took the vintage ornaments I stencils from the definitely decorative catti and dabbed chocolate chip ink in my stencil.  I then added my second stencil and put some stencil paste to create a 3D image.  Why?  Because my husband said it wasn’t popping out enough… And he was right!  I hate to admit it but he is pretty good at commenting on my projects.  Try it with your husband let me tell you some interesting ideas come out.  My stencil paste was white but when it dried it had a little greenish color which I didn’t like at all so I dabbed some chocolate chip ink on my paste and needed to also add a little champagne mist shimmer paint.  And voilà!

 Here is my close up picture!  Vintage it is.  Then I added a mini tag from the stamp set Four the holidays and I added 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon in chocolate chip.


Second tag was very simple and quick to do.  I saw this die at convention and had  to order it.  It’s exclusive to stampin’up!, Stampin’up! Two tags.  I decorated it with the specialty designer series paper, christmas cocoa specialty from the mini catti. When you touch this paper it feels like felt.  I punched out a snowflake from the Jumbo snowflake  punch and added some frost white shimmer paint.  Let me tell you, you can go a long way with that shimmer paint.  I have been using it like crazy!  I had to add my final touch a pearl from the pretties kit and 5/8" satin ribbon.   And for all the ladies in my group, I personalized all your tags.


I printed the names on my computer matching my ink to the stampin’up! colors RGB codes.

That is my share for the day, have a great one!


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Sep 03 2009

Naughty or Nice!

Tonight my daughter Megan was skating in Montreal (45min) from my home and when we came out of the arena it was dark already!!  8 o’clock and it was pitch black!  It made me think that the holidays are fast approaching.  So when I got home, I decided to make these quick cards.  It took me 2 minutes…. Really!

Are you getting ready for the holidays?

I have a few suggestions for you:

1.  Use this Simply Sent Card kit (Holiday Photo card Kit) It holds a 4×6 photo.  You can create 12 cards. It includes all the cardstock, envelopes and self adhesive die cuts.  I stamped my greeting with the new stamp set from the mini FOUR THE HOLIDAYS in real red classic ink.  And I had to add dazzling diamonds to my die cuts!  There is never enough glitter!

2.  Call me to attend one of my Holiday card classes in my studio.  I am having one event per month.

3.  Book your own party in your home so we can create with your friends the best cards ever!  Hurry my dates have already start filling. 

4.  Invite your coworkers to stamp with me during their lunch time.  If you book early, I will organize a fun time lunch and learn Christmas extravaganza!

Here are my daughters in their naughty phase!

And here is the nice…

Actually got to say I prefer the nice!


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Sep 02 2009

Yes! September is here -Why am I so excited?!


 I am so excited that September is here!!!  Why? because I’m happy to present you with the best mini catalogue ever….Stampin’up has made me very proud to be part of their family.  If you haven’t received one from me, stop by my studio or view it here.


Here are a few  Highlights: 

p.6-7 they have gorgeous new Sweet Treat Cups and Sweet Centers stamp set.  Best of all they coordinate with the 1 3/4" punch.  Do you want to hand out the cuttest treats for Halloween?  You can fill the cups with candies, spiders (what ever your imagination desires)  The cups are only $3.95 for 12 … what a great deal!

on p. 12-13 it’ s fall extravaganza!  Autumn Splendor  coordinates to perfection with Autumn Meadows designer series paper.  And the Big Shot Dies  Table Setting will have your home decorated with elegance for thanksgiving! You can view one of my sample cards here.

p. 20-21 Stampinup textured Impressions folder Petals-A-Plenty is one of my favorite folders.  Check out my card here

Again I get super excited when products coordinate. They really got me with the Ornament Punch & Delightful Decorations stamp set on pages 24-36. How fun and easy, my kids have been creating Christmas cards already! 

But what my kids were really excited about is the BUILD-A-BEAR products on pages 34-37. You can purchase the stamps, the Big Shot Dies, the designer papers…send me your kids wish list or even your own! 

There’s so much more I could say….you will be seeing lots of samples on my blog. 

And if you are as excited about the mini than me and want it all !!!  then just book a party:

Host a workshop totaling $330 or more and choose any one item* from the 2009 Holiday Mini Catalogue for only $14!

       (Offer excludes hostess sets and My Digital Studio.)


Stampin’ Up!’s My Digital Studio Software will be available for customers on Oct. 1st!!! 




Demonstrators were able to order theirs starting yesterday…and of course mine is on it’s way!  I just can’t wait to see the UPS man at my door so I can show you samples on my blog.  

I know many of you wanted MY DIGITAL STUDIO for a long time and I have been saying wait it’s coming!  If you want it in September… just sign up to be a demonstrator and you can take advantage of the pre-order! 

I’m planning a HOLIDAY MINI CATALOGUE and MY DIGITAL STUDIO event…I’ll let you know the date as soon as it’s finalized!  

October 1, when My Digital Studio is released to customers, this offer will become even sweeter:

Host a workshop of at least $525 and get My Digital Studio for 50 percent off the retail price (retail price: $106.95; promotional price: $53.47)!

Since My Digital Studio is not available in Quebec, hostesses can choose to purchase a Loads of Love/Loads of Fun stamp bundle at 50% off. Hostesses may choose one of the following in place of My Digital Studio:


Item # 


Special 50% off Price 

119891  Loads of Love Bundle  $31.45 
119892  Des Tonnes D’Amour Bundle  $31.45 



Place an online order with me for $75 or more in product by Thursday, September 10th, and receive your choice of a FREE roll of Ribbon. (up to $13.50 value).

Spend $150 or more in product and receive two rolls of Ribbon. : Additional
hostess benefits begin at $200.

• Click here to
ORDER ONLINE. Look for the Shop Now button.

• Product total must be $75 or more. (before taxes and shipping)

E-mail me
your choice of ribbon by Friday, September 11th. (*pg. 182-183 of the Stampin’ Up! Idea Book and Catalog, value of each spool up to $13.50)

Your free ribbon will arrive separately from your order at the end of September.






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