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Aug 13 2010

Out of this world colors for someone super special

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It's our nephew Mikael's birthday party tonight.  I made him a card.  When I choose Celebrations designer paper, I said to myself.  Bright colors for a special little guy.  He always smiles and is so cute.  He reminds me of  a little mini Tony (referring to my husband)

These colors are so out of my comfort zone, but it was nice to play with them. I love the outcome.

This is the way you open the card.

And here is the inside, where I will be signing with my white signo pen

Here is my nephew. We bought some gloves for his little 4 wheeler.  They matched his hat, he just loved them.  I even wonder  if he took them off for bedtime.  He was so excited.

Celebrations Designer Series Paper - by Stampin' Up!


Party this way stamp set

#118744 (wood) 19.95

#120609(clear) 14.95

Par ici la fete




Celebrations Designer Series Paper


Price: $12.50




Party This Way Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!


Have a great Friday.

Products used for this card:

Celebrations designer series paper # 117164

real red cardstock # 102482

whisper white cardstock #100730

pacific point cardstock #111350 and ink #111837

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

1/4" grosgrain ribbon in real red #109034

Scallop oval extra-large punch #119856

13/4-7/8 oval large punch #119855

Big shot #113439

Scallop square die #115950

Perfect polka dots embossing folders #117335

alphabet simple letters #115960

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Aug 12 2010

Too great for small dreams…

It's been a crazy summer, where has the time gone by, I am not complaining but wow have I been busy.  From driving my kids around for playdates, skating, etc.  For those who don't know me, I am also a nurse and there has been a baby boom in our area which means I am the lucky girl that gets to do baby visits.  Also, this week has been all about workshops…why because of the awesome promotion stampin up has launched.  I have been doing workshops, workshops and more…  Getting an additional 35$ of hostess benefits is a great bonus to spend on new product for the 2010-2011 idea catalog.

Over the top Thursday is something I truly want to pursue.  I want to create a project that I feel I have given it my best.  Jordan's Too Great for Small dreams page means a lot to me.

Just finished workshop #3 for this week, it's been great, lot's of fun tonight and we booked 2 more workshops with these ladies.  What a great bunch!  We even decided that we would meet again in September but Lysanne's workshop will be in pyjas.  Yes it's going to be a pyjama party!  I just can't wait.  I just love to stamp in my "jamies".

I just loved this picture, it was when my brother in law  & sister in law got married in Jamaica.  Jordan was super cute on the beach.  She was only 2 1/2 years old.  If you know me, you know I love it when everything matches.  So for our family pictures, I bought clothes that coordinated.  When I saw Elegant Soirée designer paper, it reminded me of the Jamaica pictures… and I needed to create.  Yes, even if I am very busy, I still stamp for fun!  I want my girls to have great memories of their childhood.

Why did I write too great for small dreams?  If you don't know Jordan, all I have to say is our little girl knows what she wants, no one will be stepping on her toes at school.  I am almost convinced that she will be following her daddy's footsteps and owning a few businesses.  I hope they are stamping related do, lol. Ok, enough chatting about me:  the distressing essentials kit, wow it rocks! you have got to try it out.  I curled my flower petals, sanded my paper, placed my pearls with one of the tools and distressed my paper with the tea stain ink. Also, if you look at my second picture, you will see that the soft suede cardstock has been layered.  Stampinup cardstock is over the top great quality.  If you like layers, with this tool you can separate the cardstock.   If you don't own this kit, you need to add it on your wish list.



Distressing Essentials - by Stampin' Up!

Distressing Essentials #118762
Price: $25.95
Always Elegant - Clear-Mount Stamp Set - by Stampin' Up!

Always Elegant - Clear-Mount Stamp #120477
Price: $14.95

Supplies used today:

Elegant soirée designer paper #117163

Distressing essentials #118762

Baja Breeze 12x12 cardstock #119972 , classic ink #111833

Very Vanilla 12x12 cardstock #119951

Soft Suede 12x12 cardstock #119948, classic ink #115657

Always Elegant stamp set #120477 clear #116976 wood and also available in french Elegance eternelle #121300 clear #121207wood

Victoria 5/8" crochet trim #118481

Antique Brads #117273

Basic Pearls # 119247

Big shot # 113439

Extended cutting pads #113478

Alphabet simple letters #115960

Flower folds bigz xl dies #115970

Elegant lines embossing folders #119277

Jewelry tag medium punch #117190

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Aug 06 2010

My Progressive Page from Yesterday

I promised to come back today with my progressive page completed.  Here is the before page.  Well I am posting a little late because we drove out of town to do some errands today.  Actually I find when you go shopping with 3 kids, it takes longer and cost more!  They wanted something in every store we stopped!  I wanted to buy my bulb so my pictures would look clear.  We also drove out of town to deliver a bunch of orders from workshops I did in July.  Now for my 12×12 progressive page.  WARNING:  my husband is topless but since the picture is from far far way, I thought he wouldn't mind. lol It was extremely hot that day.  We went to Chateau Montebello by boat, we left our house to this Fairmont Hotel.  We brought my dad and my brother and their spouses for Father's Day.  It was a fun day except like I said very humid and hot!  I just love this picture because of the background filled with flowers.  I just love love love to scrapbook because I can look at this page and all the memories from that day just come to me!

Adding microbeads to the flowers really makes them jump out!

I also love to run my alphabet threw the big shot and then place them in a embossing folder to create dept.

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Aug 05 2010

Over the top Thursday

Have you been struggling with your scrapbooking or you don't have enough time?  Creating progressive page is a easy and a quick way to create lots of pages.  I have prepared for you today 3 projects that feature the Greenhouse Gala Designer series paper.  The colors are so yummy! Don't be shy about leaving a comment, actually it would be nice to see if someone in the cyber world is looking at these projects lol

Step 1:  start by cutting your pear pizzazz cardstock at 6×6 and then embellish with designer paper and ribbon.

Step 2:  with snail adhesive add you 6×6 page to a 8.5×11 cardstock.  I used early espresso.


Step 3 Mount you 8.5×11 onto a 12×12 piece of cardstock.  Check in tomorrow to see the final project with title and pictures.  But this simple page takes a maximum of 15 minutes to create.

I also added a matching card that was design by my friend Jacynthe.

This is when you open the card.  Note:  I would add a small piece of cardstock to add wording to the card.  ( A piece small enough that when the card is close you cannot see it)

Finally I created the matching 3D box and added chocolates inside. Oh and did I say I love the half pearls. You get 150 for 6.50$can.  I have been asking for those and stampin up has listen to us, demonstrators.

What a great gift for a good friend, a handmade card, scrapbook page and 3D box!  I just love giving gifts that coordinate.  Actually the reason I choose stampin up for my business was because everything matches. You save lots of time and the final projects are gorgeous. From markers, to ribbons, buttons, cardstocks, inks, the list goes on and on……

Products used to create today's projects:

Greenhouse gala designer paper # 117167

Pear Pizzazz cardstock #119795

Early Espresso cardstock # 119686

Whisper white cardstock # 100730

Early Espresso classic ink #119670

Pear Pizzazz marker #119801 You get all in color markers

Baja Breeze marker #120965

Early Espresso marker #119680

1/8" taffeta ribbon in early espresso #119959

Big shot #113439

Vintage wallpaper embossing folder #120175

Fancy Favor bigz xl die #115965

Extended cutting pads #113478

Basic pearls #119247

Perfect Punches stamp set #117022(wood) #120515(clear) French set available:Notes Parfaites #121219(bois)#121324(clair)

Friends Never Fade stamp set #118750(wood) #120618(clear)

Oval Extra-Large 2"x13/8" punch #119859

Scallop trim border punch #118402

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Aug 04 2010

Wowser Wednesday

It's the middle of the week and I wanted to share with you a wow project.  FACT:  Did you know since stampin up associated themselves with Sizzix, Sizzix had to hire 20% more employees.  We are also very lucky that stampinup has a partnership with them because they get to customize dies just for us!  The big shot has a lot of advantages and today I will show you one of them. 

I made these for the 3D sudsol swap at convention, and gave one to a few special people in my stampin up life:  my trainer Ronda Wade, my SAM (service account manager) and one to stampinup.  Seriously you will love these, people would stop me to take a picture and ask questions.  A perfect gift for a hostess during Christmas time.  I will be making a few of these for my clients that book a workshop in the next 3 months.

The Pattern box , I had, It's not a die!  But you can print the pattern Here

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.


  • 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 non-adhesive mat board
  • Drawer liner
  • Shelf liner
  • Vinyl
  • Static cling vinyl
  • Shrink film
  • Fine sandpaper
  • Clear acetate (20 mil)
  • Vellum
  • Card stock
  • Patterned paper
  • 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 non-adhesive rubber
  • Pop up sponge
  • Poly foam
  • 100% pure beeswax (cut with parchment paper on top & bottom of beeswax.)

I will be creating my first video on how to make these but for now here is a list of material needed:

Big shot # 113439

Snowflake #2 die #113460

Roofing material called flashing

Fine Cosmo glitter #108796 (for my votive)

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Aug 03 2010

Technique Tuesday

Good Morning, it's Tuesday already and I wanted to share with you a technique I did for my Sudsol swaps at convention. 

Wax paper resist  is easy to do.


  1. Step 1

    Emboss the wax paper in the Big Shot with an Embossing folder of your choice.

  2. Step 2

    Fold the glossy cardstock in half, and put the embossed wax paper inbetween.

  3. Step 3

    Cover the glossy cardstock with copy paper or paper towel, to avoid wax on the iron. Select “cotton” setting on the iron, no steam! Iron the cardstock.

    This will transfer the design from the wax paper on to the glossy cardstock.

  4. Step 4

    Remove and discard the wax paper. Begin sponging the classic Ink on, using a circular motion. Apply enough ink to get an even color.

  5. Step 5

    Notice a positive and negative pattern, because both sides of the wax paper were used. 

  6. Step 6

    Finish your card.


    Here is my step up version.  I shrunk my design and added blushing bride cardstock and passed it threw the big shot with Finial Press embossing folder #115963.

     Bare with me I have a light bulb that is burnt so, it's harder to take the picture with proper lighting

    Products to create this card:

    Stamp set:  Because I care #118384(wood)#120118(clear)

    This set is a hostess set, you can earn it with any workshop or order over 200$.  It is also available in French #118673(wood)#120657(clear) and spanish#118685(wood)#120732(clear)

    Paper:  Certainly celery #105125, Blush Bride #119796, Glossy White #102599 (note:  Photo paper will not work)

    Ink:  Certainly celery #105217

    Marker:  Certainly celery #105106, Pretty in pink #100045, blushing bride #119801(in this package you will get all 5 in-color markers:peach parfait, poppy parade, pear pizzazz, concord crush & blush bride)

    Accessories:  Modern label Extra large punch #119849, linen thread #104199 and stamping sponges #101610 vintage wallpaper #120175,

    If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

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    Have a great day and see you tomorrow for Wowser Wednesday!

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Aug 02 2010

Marvelous Monday

Good Morning Stampers,

Marvelous Monday's are the first day of the week where I will be sharing with you a project and then show you a similar project with that "extra little something special".

This first card, I made for some of my swaps at convention this year.  Simple, yet the new colors, is all that was needed to let this card stand out!

The second card, is similar but I added accessories to it & it does have a little twist too!

If you would like to create these cards, go to my shop 24/7 on line link and order now.

Cardstock:       Cajun Craze #119684

                          Early Espresso #119686

                          Naturals Ivory #101849

Ink:                   Cajun Craze #119671

                         Early Espresso #119670

                         Sahara Sand #105208

Stamp set:      Charming #116519 (one of my favorites)

Accessories:  Victoria 5/8" crochet trim #118481 (my fav)

                        Antique Brads #117273 (ok another of my fav)

                        Ovals die #114525

                         Wood sheets #119819

                         Uni-ball Signo Gel Pen #105021

                         Cajun Craze marker #119678


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You will love creating these cards.

Have a great day and see you tomorrow for Technique Tuesday!

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Aug 01 2010

I’m back, and watch out for some change…

It's been a while.  Sorry I have been doing lots of workshops in the beginning of July and then left for a week to attend stampinup's 2010 convention in Utah.  As I was getting ready to post again, my dear husband decided to surprise me and when I got home he said:  unpack and repack, I am taking you to New York City for your birthday.  So It's already August and I am ready to roll.  In the next few weeks you will see changes to my blog.  So stick around!  I had planned to post about convention while I was there but forgot my camera cord, how sad was that.  So I will be posting with my creative stuff a few highlights.  I also have to do a little housekeeping and write about a few promotions that are starting today.

Désolée pour le temps que j'ai manqué de vous écrire.  J'étais occupé avec les nombreux ateliers au début juillet, ensuite je suis partie à la convention 2010 de stampin'up! au Utah.  Lorsque je me suis installée pour réécrire, mon mari m'a surpris en m'annoncant que nous partions pour la ville the New York pour mon anniversaire.  Alors, nous sommes déjà en août, et je brûle d'énergie.  Dans les prochaines semaines, vous verrez des changements sur mon site.  Restez bien branché!  J'avais planifié de vous écrire et montrer des photos de la convention mais malheureusement, j'avais oublié la connection de la caméra.  Je vais donc prendre le temps de vous présenter quelques photos de la convention.  J'ai aussi des petites promotions à vous présenter, débutant aujourd'hui.

These are the recycling bags that I purchase at Memento mall every year for you.  There are 3 ways to qualify to get one of these bags(while supplies last) : 1- Book a workshop 2- Join a monthly club 3-  Purchase the starters kit at a discount rate of 215$

Voici les sacs à recyclage que j'ai acheté pour vous.  Il y a 3 facons que vous pouvez vous méritez un sac (jusqu'à épuisement de la marchandise):  1- Cédulez un atelier 2-  Inscrivez vous à un club mensuel 3- Achetez la trousse de départ à rabais, pour seulement 215$

Christmas ornaments made with the new stampin up fabric from the holiday mini called Deck the halls coming in September.  Watch for your mini in the mail.  I just sent them via stampin up yesterday.

Décorations de Noël fait avec le nouveau tissu stampin up du mini catalogue des fêtes qui sera disponible pour vous en septembre.  Vous recevrez votre mini catalogue par la poste.  Je vous les fait parvenir hier par stampinup.

As Canadians, we are so lucky to have awesome promotions in August:

1- Extra Extra Hostess Promotion:

Dates: July 27-August 31, 2010

Hostesses will receive an additional $35 in hostess free merchandise dollars when they hold a workshop totaling $450 or more! Thats 80$ of FREE products + levels.

I still have a few dates available:

August 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 9th, 13th, 23rd,25th, 26th 28th, 29th, 30th ,31st

2- Expedited Shipping Recruiting Incentive: (that means you receive your orders the same week, so no waiting x 10-14 days)

Dates: August 1 – 31, 2010

Any demonstrator who recruits at least one other demonstrator during the month of August will automatically receive a FREE upgrade to expedited shipping on all orders during the month of September! The new recruit will also receive the same benefit, so any new recruit who joins in the month of August will automatically receive a free upgrade to expedited shipping on all her orders during the month of September, as well.

3- Join as a demonstrator and get to come to a fabulous Regional, Stampin'up! is hosting in Hamilton Ontario on September 25th.  Registration for this event starts August 4th and places are limited.

Comme Canadiens, nous sommes choyé d'avoir de superbes primes pour le mois d'août:

1- Oyez! Oyez! Primes pour hôtesse:

Dates : du 27 juillet au 31 aout 2010

Détails de la promotion :

Accueillez un atelier de 450 $ entre le 27 juillet au 31 aout 2010 et recevez un PETIT EXTRA de prime d'hôtesse de 35 $ !

Voici mes dates disponibles:

– Le 3, 4, 5, 6, 9, 13, 23,25, 26, 28, 29, 30 et 31août.

2- Incitatif de recrutement associé à l'expédition accélérée (ceci veut dire que vous aurez vos commandes la même semaine et vous n'aurez pas besoin d'attendre 10-14 jours)

Dates : Du 1er au 31 aout 2010

Sommaire de l'offre :

Toute démonstratrice qui recrute au moins une autre démonstratrice, durant le mois d'aout, bénéficiera automatiquement de l'option d'expédition accélérée GRATUITE sur toutes ses commandes de septembre! La nouvelle recrue profitera du même avantage. Donc, toute nouvelle recrue qui se joint à Stampin' Up! en aout bénéficiera automatiquement de l'option d'expédition accélérée sur toutes ses commandes de septembre.

3- Joignez Stampin up comme démonstratrice et vous aurez la chance d'assister à un événement ou ils seront vos hôtes au Régional à Hamilton, Ontario le 25 Septembre. (Enregistrement pour le régional débute le 4 août et les places sont limitées)

So I am finish with the housekeeping stuff, let the creativity begin!  It will be a great week! Have a great Sunday!

Bon bien fini les petites annonces, ma créativité vous inspirera cette semaine!  Donc a bientôt et bon dimanche!

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