Archive for August, 2010

Aug 31 2010

first day of school

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The kids are back to school since yesterday!  Here is one of the bunch of pictures I took.  Lunch break is over but I will be posting later my project for technique Tuesday around dinner time!

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Aug 31 2010

Double Post today

Thanks for being patient with me.  Our 2 p c are broken and I have to admit, there are things I still don't know how to do on my mac.  I also need to thank my husband who had the tech come in today STAT! 

For being so patient, my post today will be a double one and you are going to be pleased.  First of all I had created for my Sudsol swaps this first project.  It was also to be featured on Marvelous Monday's.  I just love the turn out and hope my Sudsol swappies will love it too.

Blythe was the hostess, and I have to admit she is really a sweet lady for accommodating me on such short notice.  You have to see my post on the weekend and see why I have been so busy.  Not only back to school but I have been working on something big lately.  Ok enough chatting!

The first card is for the demonstrators that participated in the swap.  I made 40 babies of these.

The second card is my upgrade and this one is for my hostess, Blythe.  Sometimes, adding just a few accessories can bring a card to the next level.  Simply elegant!

Supplies used today:

Stamp set:  Level 2 from the new Holiday mini = Peaceful Season  or also available in french Paix sur terre

Cardstock:  Very Vanilla #101650, Crumb Cake #120953 and Early Espresso #119686 (what a yummy combination!)

Ink:  Early Espresso classic ink #119670

Accessories:  Victoria 5/8' Crochet Trim #118481, Basic Pearls #119247 linen thread #104199

Big shot supplies:  Decorative Strip Northern Frost #120901, Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder  #120902

Punch:  Eyelet Border punch #1198553



1.  Cut very vanilla cardstock 5 1/2 x 4 1/4, crumb cake 5 1/4 x 4

2.  Take piece of crumb cake and sandwich it in the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions embossing folder

3.  Stamp Peace on Earth on embossed crumb cake cardstock

4.  Cut  early espresso cardstock 1 1/2 by 4 and punch  on one side with the eyelet border punch

5  Add Victoria Crochet Trim to the Early Espresso punched carstock and glue to crumb cake cardstock.

6. Tie the snowflakes with linen thread

7.  Add pearls if you wish

8.  Voila a beautiful vintage Christmas card


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 Next post coming soon + you get a picture of my kids on there first day of school yesterday!

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Aug 25 2010

getting ready for the Holiday Mini

There are so many benefits about joining the Stampin'up! Family.  One of them is the preorder.  What does a preorder mean?  One month before a new mini or Catalogue is to be released to the public, we demonstrators from hobbiest to top leaders get to order products and play with them ahead of time.  I always do the happy dance when that comes along.  It also get me ready to swap with other demonstrators to find ideas for all of you for future classes.

My angel Lysanne and I planned out these cards for a swap that I am participating in.  I used supplies from our 2010-2011 catalog and from the new Holiday Mini coming out September 1st.

Book your Christmas Card class  or if you would like to purchase the starter kit as a hobbiest or to make extra money like I do,  email me today!  The first one to schedule a card party and the first one to email me about the starter kit gets a FREE gift.  HINT:  holiday mini.  Stampin up has challenged the Canadian demonstrators to have a new team member join our family.  What's in it for you or me?  We get expedite shipping, that means we get our poducts the same week as we ordered instead of 10-14 business day the entire month of September! wohhhhhhooooooooo! Hello! That means you get your orders from the new holiday mini the same week you ordered them!

Supplies Used:

Stamp set:  Bells & Boughs #120831(w) #121142(c)

Cardstock:  Cherry cobbler #119685  Old Olive #100702 ,Very Vanilla #101650 and Jolly Holiday designer paper #117159

Ink:  Cherry cobbler #119669 and Old Olive #102277

Tools:  Big shot #113439, Embossing Folder Petals-a-Plenty #116824, versamark #102283, brayer #102395, Blenders Pens #102845

Accessories:  Old Olive 3/8 Taffeta Ribbon #119767,Basic Pearls #119247

I hope that today's card has gotten you inspired to call a friend and stamp together or come and stamp with me!

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Aug 24 2010

Faux Lace

Published by under Canada,Technique Tuesday

It's Technique Tuesday, and I feel like layers are in store today.  The weather here in Eastern Ontario Canada has been cooler.  I feel bitter sweet that Fall is just around the corner! Summer has gone by too fast but I love Fall.  Why?  Love apple picking, home cooking and the leaves turning all kinds of beautiful colors.  Fall is gorgeous in Canada.  Speaking about layers, today Technique Tuesday is Faux Lace  and I did layer ribbon over too.  Just feel like layering because of the cooler weather.

Faux Lace

1.  Cut a strip of cardstock.

2.  Brake fibers of cardstock with bone folder by sliding the bone folder to the  paper on both sides.

3.  Punch with border punch to create a pretty border.

4.  Create an accordion fold.

5.  Apply sticky tape to cardstock.

6.  Place folded paper to card like my image.

Products used:

Stamp sets:  Friends 24-7 #113218 (w), Chic Boutique #113744, Tiny Tags #118091(w)  #118592(c)

Cardstock: Soft Suede #115318, Pretty in Pink #100459, Very Vanilla #101650

Ink:  Soft Suede #115657, Soft Suede Stampin'Write #120973, Pretty in Pink Stampin'Write #100045

Accessories:  Big Shot: #113439, Embossing Folders:  Perfect Polka Dots #117335 & Vintage Wallpaper #120175, Punches:  Eyelot Border #119853 and Jewelry Tag Medium #117190, Brayer #102395, Antique Brads #117273, Satin Pretty in Pink ribbon #117289

I feel like a double post today!  I was suppose to share my Marvelous Monday project yesterday but I had a bunch of girls come in the afternoon and we stamped away sipping Chai Lattees and lost track of time. 

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Aug 22 2010

lots of questions…

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I have been receiving lots of emails about the template of the clear box that I placed my snowflake votive in.  I had a graphic designer create it for me.  Merci Emilie.  So if you want to create this box you can find the template Here.


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Aug 20 2010

Holiday Mini Catalogue Sneak Peek

Humm!  In the mood for a little teasing today!  I have been playing with my holiday mini catalog preorder.  This mini catalog becomes live for non-demonstrators on September 1st.  I do have a workshop tomorrow and we will be doing Christmas stuff.  Yes Christmas cards,pages in August.  So it put me in the mood to play with the Holiday Mini products.  I Love the new Christmas Collage Background stamp.  If you love making cards, background stamps are the basic of a great card.  I often use my background stamps that is why I keep them at reach.

Today's card is very simple:  I embossed gold embossing powder on the brush gold cardstock.  Don't forget to pass the embossing buddy on your cardstock to eliminate static and prevent little blotches of embossing powder in places you don't want.  I also used Bells & Boughs stamp set to add a greeting to the background stamp.  It was easy to place it in the square spacing because I used the clear set.

Waffle Paper is a must on your wish list,  it is so easy to play with.  I added sticky tape on the back and was able to position it like I wanted.

Then a little 2-way glue and added the Champagne glass glitter that Shelli gave us at convention.

Voila, so simple!  You can create a series of these alternating your colors:  cherry cobbler, very vanilla and brush gold cardstock.

Order your supplies starting September 1st  24/7 on line, if you are a demonstrator, you know you can order anything in the mini since August 1st.  Have you done your order?

Stamp set:  Christmas Collage #121279, Bells & Boughs # 120831 (w), 121142(c) also available in spanish

Cardstock:  Cherry Cobbler #,119685, very vanilla cardstock #101650, brushed gold cardstock #102935

Accessories:  Waffle Paper #120984, Glass Glitter in Champagne #120997, Gold embossing powder #109129

Adhesives:  2 way glue #100425, sticky tape #104294

Tools:  Heat tool #100005, embossing buddy#103083, powder pals #102197

Versamark #102283

Have a great weekend everyone, bonne fin de semaine.

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Aug 19 2010

Just playing around…

I don't drink coffee but just had to have Morning Cup stamp set, it's adorable.  I just took 10 minutes today to play with this set.  This is not a typical card I would give to a friend.  But I challenged myself to be a little creative.

I used a blender pen to color the cups.  If you press on your ink pad the ink will go on the lid.  Then I use a blender pen and picked up the ink to color my image.  The two tags die is exclusive to stampinup so you cannot purchase it any store.  When you pull  the tab, you get to see that some need more coffee in the morning than others…

Hope you enjoyed this card as much as I had creating it! Bonne journee tout le monde! Have a great day!

Supplies used today:

Morning Cup Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up! 

Morning Cup stamp set #116988 (w) #120489(c) also available in spanish.

Two Tags Stampin' Up! Bigz Die - by Stampin' Up! 

early espresso cardstock #119686 ink #119670

old olive cardstock #100702 ink #102277

tempting turquoise #102067 ink #100814

very vanilla cardstock #101650

rose red ink #101778

Big shot #113439

Two tags die #115954

Blender pens #102845

Modern label extra-large punch #119849

1/4 grosgrain ribbon early espresso #120931

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Aug 18 2010

Wowser Wednesday Personal Journal

I would love to share with you today my Personal Journal for Wowser Wednesday.  In the past few months, I have learned that when I set specific goals I can achieve them.  This on board art journal will be my goal tracker to earn the next stampin up incentive trip which is Walt Disney World.  This trip means a lot to me because I would like to bring my children along.  They already know that stampinup organized this incentive trip and I must admit they have been my hardest trainers as of yet.  Already they are constantly asking have you earn it yet.  I am determined to earn this for them.  I also have other goals for this year and have been keeping track of them.

My favorite color is Baja Breeze but I was determined to use some other color, the love letter designer paper is beautiful and elegant which made me focus on this designer paper.  After that everything came about on it's own.  This designer paper coordinates with so many accessories, I had to hold back because I wanted to add more.

I am hosting my gala in September for members of my team:Cupcake cuties and they will be doing something similar + be spoiled in more than one way.  I am having an event to thank them for the wonderful year they had.  And it is partly because of them that I am where I want to be today!  So I am very grateful for all of the girls on my team.  Each team member has brought something wonderful to my personal life and my business.

We are on vacation this week and yesterday we went to Calypso Water Park.  It was great!  This picture will be in my journal to remind me of one of the goals I have set for myself and my family.  By the way, I have 3 kids, any trick out there to share with me for having all of them look at the camera at the same time.  I wonder how the Gardner's do it every year on the Gardner Family Photo for the Catalog.

Products used for the Journal today

On Board Art Journal - by Stampin' Up!


On Board Art Journal  

Price: $11.95


Mostly Vintage Stencil - by Stampin' Up!


Mostly Vintage Stencil

Price: $11.95


Art Journal #107065

Love letter designer paper #117162

Very Vanilla cardstock #101650

Riding Hood Red cardstock #111348

Basic Black classic #101179 craft #102192

Riding Hood Red classic ink #111836

Artistic Etchings stamp set #118517(w) #120573(c)

En Francais background stamp set #109521

Mostly Vintage decor stencil #118877

Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder #120175

Two Tags Dies #115954

Big shot #113439


On board alphabet soup chipboard #119239

Neutral Designer buttons #119743

Antique Brads #117273

Paper daisies #119243

Basic Pearls Jewels #119247

Chantilly Crochet Trim #118480

Basic Black satin ribbon #117285

Basic Black Striped grosgrain ribbon #115615

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If you have any questions about this project type me a line, I also love reading your posts in the comment section.

Have a great day!

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Aug 17 2010

Technique Tuesday back to basics

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Last weekend I hosted a party in my home for a group of ladies from out of town.  They created 12 cards.  I decided to go back to the basics with them for one of the cards.  Some ladies had never stamped before and Popping Pastels is a wowser factor when you just start stamping.


  1. Stamp images with Versamark™ onto cardstock. The flower head was stamped three times here.

  2. Rub the sponge dauber (other other applicator) on the pastel color of your choice to pick up the color.

  3. Dab or rub the sponge dauber over the stamped image. The chalk will stick to it.

  4. Take another dauber and repeat to add another color.

  5. Add more images if desired. Here, flower stems, leaves and centers were added.

  6. Apply chalk over these images.

  7. (Optional)Use a Versamarker to apply ink to other unstamped areas.

  8. Apply more chalk.

  9. To define your stamped images more, try outlining or doodling around them with a marker.

  10. Finish your project.

    Products used:


    Stampin Pastels - by Stampin' Up!

    Stampin Pastels

    Price: $30.95


    Bring out the artist in yourself with our Stampin’ Pastels. You’ll be amazed at how easy you can achieve a beautiful, soft look with our pastels.

    •   Artist quality pastels in exclusive Stampin' Up! colors
    •   Includes 6 applicators and an eraser
    •   Oil free
    •   Works well on matte-finish papers

    Elegant eggplant cardstock #105126

    Daffodil Delight cardstock #119683

    Confetti White cardstock #102028

    Inspired by Nature stamp set #111656 French = Inspiré de la nature #111754 Spanish #112925

    Party this way stamp set #118744(wood) #120609(clear) available in french (see below for codes)

    Stampin'pastels #120962 or New Color kit #120963

    Sponge Daubers #102892

    Versamark Pad #102283

    Brights brads #119734

    Big shot #113439

    Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder #117335

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Aug 16 2010

marvelous monday share

It's Monday already.  Want to see the 2 layouts I have planned out for you?  Since stampin up came out with the release of their corner punches you can now cut a perfect square with the corner punch and matching border punch.

Here is my upgraded version of this card:

Cutting perfect square borders

Step 1 Cut a piece of card stock at 3 13/16 on all 4 sides. 

Step 2  Punch with corner punch in all 4 corners. 

Step 3  Use matching border punch, center and punch all sides.

You can't really see it but the dazzling diamond adds a special touch to this card. So sparkly!

Scallop Edge Border Punch - by Stampin' Up!


Scallop Edge Border Punch

Price: $22.95


Scallop Trim Corner Punch - by Stampin' Up!


Scallop Trim Corner Punch

Price: $13.95


Supplies used:

Because I care #118384 (wood) #120118 (clear)Level 1 hostess set that you earn when you purchase for 200$ or host a workshop of 200$ and more. Also available in French #118673(w) #120657(c) or Spanish #118685(w) #120732(c)

Baja Breeze cardstock #111352 and marker #120965

Very Vanilla cardstock #101650

Chocolate chip classic ink #100908

Scallop trim corner punch #118870

Scallop trim border punch #118402

dazzling diamonds #102023

2-way glue pen #100425

linen thread #104199

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I know I know enough Baja Breeze, but it gets kind of addictive like crumb cake!  I promise to create with a bit more variety, I am just a baja addict!

Bon lundi tout le monde, have a great Monday everyone!

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