Archive for September, 2010

Sep 22 2010

Last night’s big shot class

Yesterday I held my first Big shot class.  This is an event that I will host monthly.  You may have noticed that when I post projects, I almost use the big shot everytime.  The big shot is so amazing, do you have this & want new ideas to use with your big shot?  There are 1000 of things you can do with your Big Shot machine!! 

I am showing you samples from last night. 

The first one is Paula's samples

The second one is Manon 's samples.

Completely two different looks but the two sets of samples are beautiful.

Thanks ladies for sharing your projects with all of us.

Come to next months big shot class: 

Come learn and make 5 different projects every month!  Even if you don’t own the big shot, but hope to someday, or just want to get out for a night of fun! RSVP by October 1st. Make 5 awesome projects! Boxes, bags, books, cards and more!  Cost: 20.00 or FREE with a min. of a 25.00 order or more that night. Next class is October 14th (always the second Tuesday of the month)

***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the clearance rack!

Order HERE with me 24/7 online and get benefits from my online VIP club!(shipping anywhere in Canada) .

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Sep 21 2010

Sponging Presto Paper technique

Last week on technique Tuesday, I mentionned I would do the second technique with the Presto Patterns Specialty designer paper and sponge.  It's very simple and doesn't need lots of explanation.

1.  Cut your Presto Patterns paper

2.  Use coordination classic ink and a sponge

3.  In a circular motion apply ink to your presto patterns paper

4.  Add ink until your image is the desired color of your choice.

Keep in mind, you can apply darker shades or softer shades or even a combination of more than one color!

How simple was that?  What a great hostess gift if you create 4 cards with matching envelops and add them in a cute decorated cello bag.

Supplies used for this card:

Stamp set:   Oval all #113790

Cardstock: Whisper white #100730, Marina Mist #119682 & Presto Patterns Specialty designer Paper #117175

Ink:  Marina Mist #119668

Accessories: 5/8" whisper white satin ribbon #114616

Tools:  Sponge #101610, 1 3/4"x 7/8" oval large punch #119855, scallop oval extra-large punch #119856

***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the clearance rack!

Order HERE with me 24/7 online and get benefits from my online VIP club!(shipping anywhere in Canada) .


Do you like my technique Tuesday's?

Well you will like my NEW! Monthly Technique Stamp Class:  Whether you are a new stamper or have been stamping for years, there are always new techniques to learn.  Join my monthly technique class and learn a new technique each month and learn how to use different supplies and products by creating beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and more. 

Date & Time:  Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7h30pm 

Upcoming dates:  September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd, December 28th

There are two ways to participate: 

1. Attend the class as your schedule permits, your class fee is a 35$ order of Stampin'Up! supplies.

2.  Commit to the monthly technique stamp class for multiple months and receive your class for FREE each month as well as additional benefits including an extra project, free merchandise and stamps and a exclusive Stampin'Up! bag.

Contact me today for your next technique class in my studio or via online monthly group!


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Sep 20 2010

Christmas tags part two

I looked at my post this morning, wow was I sleepy when I wrote yesterday!  I said I had trouble creating the second tag.  I played a lot more.  I was determined to use my always artichoke big designer buttons.  I also liked the color combo of crumb cake, always artichoke, very vanilla and early espresso.  Reading this seems like I am talking about a recipe.  It's fun what stampin'up! can come up with for the names of ink colors! Here they are my second batch of Christmas tags.

I should be posting about Fall, Halloween, Back to school, but this is the mood I am in!  I will challenge myself.  Actually I am so due to create a scrapbook page for my daughters.

I have to say, looking at this picture, my waffle paper needs to be fixed.  It was pretty.  So if you get this swap from me, making sure it's all ruffled!

Tags til Christmas #120847(w)#121169(c)

En attendant noel #121723(w)#121760(c)

Decorative Label punch #120907

There are 8 punches that matches Tags til christmas stamp set.  Il y a 8 poinçons qui coordonnent avec le jeu d'etampes En attendant Noel!

Products used for these tags:

Stamp set:  Fireside Christmas #120827(w) #121136(c), Bells & Boughs #120831(w), #121142(c), Tags til Christmas #120847(w)#121169(c) disponible en français En attendant Noel #121723(w)#121760(c)

Cardstock:  Crumb cake #120953, Always artichoke #105119

Classic Ink:  Early Espresso #119670, Always artichoke #105219

Accessories:  Victoria 5/8" crochet trim #118481, Always artichoke 1/2" seam binding #121000, linen thread #104199, Deck the Halls big designer buttons #121002, waffle paper Assortment 2 #120985, Extra-Large punch decorative label #120907

Big shot items:  Big shot die cut machine #113439, Top note die #113463, NEW! Scallop Squares duo #120903

There as never been a better time to book your Christmas card class party, call me or email me today!

 ***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

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Sep 18 2010

Christmas tag swap

This year I participated once again in my dear friend Chrystal's Holiday tag swap!  I wanted to use a color combo that would stand out.  I think I succeeded, wouldn't you say?  When you come in my home, you can see these colors everywhere.  Except for my stamping studio which is a light blue, my favorite color.  I would love for you to share with me, what is your favorite color combo?  Paula thanks for giving me a hand with those!  Paula came to borrow some ink and after finishing her project she helped me with my swap.  It was easy to design the first one but the second one, oh my!  Sometimes I can add layers like you couldn't believe.  It was becoming a little too silly!  We loved these so much that we created each one for ourselves!

These are prettier in person, I get to swap with 10 other demonstrators + 1 extra for Chrystal!  I have to confess, my mother in law decided to have a little retreat with all her granddaughters, so my girls have been gone all afternoon, for the night and part of tomorrow, I had to do some stamping.  It was so fun!  I was suppose to do major cleaning in my stamp room but I had so much fun creating different projects instead.  How do I get so messy?

Here is a close up for you.  I hope you enjoy my Christmas tags! Even if it's September, it's never to early to start your Christmas cards and tags.

I finally learned how to post with my MAC, thank you Jo-Ann for your precious time the other night.  I couldn't figure how to paste my watermark.  And I love having it there especially when my kids picture is on a page.  Good bye PC!

Had a lovely dinner tonight with my husband and some friends, now I just can't sleep so I decided to post and maybe it will make me sleepy!

Products used for these tags:

Stamp set:  Fireside Christmas #120827(w) #121136(c), Peaceful Season #120819(w) #121124(c) if you want this hostess set it's available in french Paix sur la terre #121719 (w) #121754(c), Christmas Collage #121279, And one of my favorite:  Welcome Christmas #118736(W) #120597(C, it's also available in french: Vive noel #120717(c) #120369(w)

(welcome christmas set)

Cardstock:  Crumb cake #120953, Cherry Cobbler #119685

Classic Ink:  Early Espresso #119670, Cherry Cobbler #119669

Accessories:  Early Espresso 1 1/4" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon #119961, Early Espresso 1/8" tafetta ribbon #119959, linen thread #104199, Deck the Halls big designer buttons #121002

Big shot items:  Big shot die cut machine #113439, Top note die #113463, NEW! Scallop Squares duo #120903

There as never been a better time to book your Christmas card class party, call me or email me today!

 ***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the  clearance rack!

Order HERE with me 24/7 online and get benefits from my online VIP club!(shipping anywhere in Canada) .

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Sep 15 2010

Shoe box swap, in style

I was inspired to create this card for our team shoe box swap.  What is a shoe box swap?  You cut and prepare products for your demonstrator friends.  They go from station to station to create 10 cards.  It's fun because you come home with 10 cards designed by other demonstrators.  They have to be simple and not take more than 5 minutes to make.  I love my color combination card.  Baja breeze and real red are so stylish together.

These Candy Cane designer buttons are huge!  I could not resist and had to add a button to my card.  I also added the matching fabric with my Candy Cane button.  Another of my recent favorite or coup de coeur you would say (in french), is the tasteful trim Bigz xl die.  I used it a lot recently.  Sadly I cannot show you the projects since they are a surprise for my retreat attendees.  But I promise to post them in October!

Je vois que certaines démonstratrices s'inspirent de mes créations pour leurs propres blogs!  Vous n'avez rien vu!  Les créations que j'ai préparé pour ma retraite sont exceptionnelles!  Vous devez vous inscrire à la retraite!  Vous ne serez pas deçu!

Products used to create this card:

Stamp set:  Fireside Christmas #120827 (w) #121136 (c)

Cardstock:  Real red #102482, Baja breeze #111352 & Candy Cane Christmas Designer Series Paper #120809

Ink:  Real red #103133

Accessories:  Candy Cane Big Designer Buttons #121718, Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric #121715, 5/8" real red satin ribbon #117286

Big shot products:  Big shot #113439, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL die #120893, Northern Flurry embossing folder #120902

There as never been a better time to book your Christmas card class party, call me or email me today!

 ***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the  clearance rack!

Order HERE with me 24/7 online and get benefits from my online VIP club!(shipping anywhere in Canada) .

 

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Sep 14 2010

Presto Patterns Specialty designer paper technique #1

There are so many techniques you can do with the presto paper.  Today I want to share with you the Brayer/Presto Patterns Specialty designer paper technique.  It's great to use our tools and products more than one time. This technique is just the beginning.

1.  For this card, cut a piece of presto paper the size of your choice.

2.   Ink up your brayer with classic ink.

3.  Roll over presto paper until you reach the dept and color of your preference.

4.  Remove excess ink with a tissue from your presto paper.

5.  Voila you can view the script on the presto paper

**  I also like to use the presto paper with a sponge but that will be for next week!

Supplies used for this card:

Stamp set:   Charming #116519

Cardstock: Basic Black #121045, Real Red #102482 & Presto Patterns Specialty designer Paper #117175

Ink:  Basic Black #101179

Accessories: Brights brads #119740, 5/8" basic black satin ribbon #117285

Tools:  brayer #102395, big shot #113439 Vintage wallpaper embossing folder #120175


Do you like my technique Tuesday's?

Well you will like my NEW! Monthly Technique Stamp Class:  Whether you are a new stamper or have been stamping for years, there are always new techniques to learn.  Join my monthly technique class and learn a new technique each month and learn how to use different supplies and products by creating beautiful cards, scrapbook pages and more. 

Date & Time:  Fourth Tuesday of the month at 7h30pm 

Upcoming dates:  September 28th, October 26th, November 23rd, December 28th

There are two ways to participate: 

1. Attend the class as your schedule permits, your class fee is a 35$ order of Stampin'Up! supplies.

2.  Commit to the monthly technique stamp class for multiple months and receive your class for FREE each month as well as additional benefits including an extra project, free merchandise and stamps and a exclusive Stampin'Up! bag.

Contact me today for your next technique class in my studio or via online monthly group!


***Want a free stamp set, take advantage of my Online VIP club!  + BONUS gift = free tutorial included!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the clearance rack!

Order HERE with me 24/7 online and get benefits from my online VIP club!(shipping anywhere in Canada) .

I also want to wish my stampin'buddies a great trip at Founder's Circle 2010.  Not many jobs offer a free all expensive trip of pampering, stamping and more.  xoxo

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Sep 13 2010

Celebrating my cupcake team members!

Published by under special,Stampin' Up!,team meeting

It was our team gathering meeting yesterday.  I took the advantage of celebrating their hard work for the last stampinup year!  I was truly blessed to have met and have these ladies part of my team or I should say our team.  Why am I posting cupcakes?  Simple, a few years back, we decided to name my team Cupcake Cuties.  I love it, since there are so many stamps set with cupcakes and it is also so popular in the stores right now, I can treat them with awesome gifts.  Shannon, I did get the table runner you recommended today!

Everyone got to create a journal with goals for the upcoming year.  Team members you can view completed samples on our team blog.  You can also view my journal HERE.

My top achievers got some special treats!

If you would love to be part of my team to receive products at a discount rate or to earn extra income, there has never been a better time.  Stampin up is offering an awesome tote that you can even fit 12×12 cardstock for free and from me you also get 5 free classes, access to my team blog, monthly team events.  The starters kit is also a great kit for beginners since it contains more than 400$ of products for only 215$ and there is no taxes and shipping fee.  So 215$ only!  What an amazing deal!

 

Dates: September 1-October 18, 2010, or while supplies last

Details

New recruits who join the Stampin' Up! family as a demonstrator during the promotion period will receive a FREE craft tote (valued at $49.95) with the purchase of their Starter Kit.

Greenhouse Gala Craft Tote Description

  • 100% twill nylon exterior; 100% nylon interior
  • Dimensions: 15-3/4" x 7-5/8" x 8-7/8"
  • Includes attachable shoulder strap for easy transport
  • Center section fits 12" x 12" card stock, Craft Keepers, and Paper Cutter
  • Outside pockets fit extra-large punches perfectly
  • Outside flap pockets offer secure spot for accessories
  • Back zipper pocket holds up to seven Stampin' Pads

So want are you waiting for, Join now!


Si vous aimeriez faire partie de mon équipe dynamique et obtenir vos produits à rabais ou pour un revenu supplémentaire, Stampin up offre une promotion incroyable, un joli fourretout qui peut porter votre papier 12×12 et beaucoup plus.  Idéal pour les scrapbookeuses.  Aussi, en boni vous obtenez de moi, 5 classes gratuites ainsi qu'accès à mon blog d'équipe et des réunions du tonnerres à tous les mois.  Cette trousse est aussi une merveille pour les débutantes car elle contient plus de 400$ de produits pour seulement 215$ et il n'y a pas de taxes ou frais de livraisons.

Promotion de recrutement Offre d'un fourretout

Dates: 1er septembre au 18 octobre 2010 ou jusqu'à épuisement des stocks

Détails

Durant cette promotion, les nouvelles recrues qui joignent la famille Stampin' Up! et qui achètent la Trousse de base recevront un fourretout GRATUIT (une valeur de 49,95 $)..

Description du fourretout Gala de verdure

  • Extérieur 100 % nylon croisé. Intérieur 100 % nylon.
  • Dimensions : 40 x 19,4 x 22,5 cm
  • Les courroies peuvent être attachées pour faciliter le transport.
  • La section centrale permet de ranger du papier cartonné 12" x 12", des garde-bricolages et une cisaille à papier.
  • Les pochettes extérieures conviennent parfaitement aux grandes perforatrices.
  • Les pochettes extérieures à rabat permettent un rangement sécuritaire des accessoires.
  • La pochette arrière à glissière permet de ranger jusqu'à sept tampons encreurs.

Qu'est ce que vous attendez, incrivez vous maintenant ICI

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Sep 11 2010

Team work

School just started and this weekend, the girls have invites for 3 birthday parties.  Last night it was a baseball party for Liam who turned 10.  Then Lauren had Leanne's sleep over birthday party.  I bought for Leanne this cute tote and charm and they were my inspiration for her birthday card.  It was team work since Lauren helped me create this card.  She punched out the owl for me and help with the stamping.  I was in charge of cutting the cardstock.  We had a great time and because of team work our card took only 3 minutes to do.  Here is a look at the gift we got for Leanne.  Love the owl charm!

If you create cards, you basically need a variety of greeting stamps and Sincere Salutations is a great one as the words on these stamps are:  best wishes, Thanks so much, Get well soon, You're Invited, Birthday wishes, Good Luck, Holiday greetings and Thinking of you.  I challenge you to create a card with one of these wishes and post it on my site.


Concord Crush 1/2" stitched-Poly Ribbon #119266

 

Lap of Luxury designer paper #120436

 Two-step Owl Extra-Large #118074

 

Supplies used for this card:

Stamp set:  Sincere Salutations #115068 or in french Sincères salutations #116239

Cardstock:  Concord Crush #119792, Pretty in Pink #100459  and Lap of Luxury designer paper #120436

Ink:  Concord Crush #119785

Accessories: Concord Crush 1/2" stitched-Poly Ribbon #119266

Punches:  Two-step Owl Extra-Large #118074, Scallop Trim Border #118402, Two-Step bird Extra-Large #117191

 

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Hope your having a great weekend the weather is simply beautiful in Canada.

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Sep 09 2010

Smells like a new year

I have been quiet with the blog this week.  It's great that the kids are back to school.  For me this is like a fresh new year starting.  I reorganized my stamp sets, AGAIN!  I always do this when a new catalog comes out.  I started training at the gym again, something I use to do daily and that I had not done in a while.  Today my body is in pain.  But good pain, I love it!  I also attended team meeting yesterday and I had not gone in such a long time because I couldn't fit it in my schedule.  It felt good, I missed my demonstrator friends so much.  For me, since I join as a demonstrator, the friendships has been one of the best advantages.  Not many jobs you get a heartfelt welcome like that!  Angela made a beautiful Halloween card.  I got home and was inspired by her to make my own version.  I love ruffles and ribbon, lace and distressing, so I adapted it to my own style and taste.  It was fun to play with this card.  Love the outcome.  Thanks Angela for the inspiration!

 I just love the waffle paper, it's a must.  I created a accordion fold with it and it just made this card stand out!

( Wicked Cool stamp set)

Supplies for this project:

Cardstocks:  Pear Pizzazz #119795, Basic Black #121045, Perfect Plum #101889, Whisper White # 100730

Ink:  Basic Black #101179, Whisper White # 101731 & Perfect Plum Stampin'write marker #100035

Stamps:  Wicked Cool #118738(w) #120600(c)

Accessories:  Basic Black Waffle paper #120985, 1/2" Lace Trim #120988, Spider Web Textured Impressions Embossing folder #120889

Punches:  1 3/8" circle large punch #119860, 1 1/4" circle Large punch #119861, Decorative Label Punch #120907

Note:  You can't see it clearly in the picture but I passed the basic black cardstock in the big shot with the spider web textured impressions embossing folder.  And then, the side where the web was popping up, you sponge with Whisper White Craft ink.

Tonight, it's time to play!  I should be adding final touches to my special class for the retreat I have planned for October.  I am thinking of showing a few highlights.  We will see!

Happy Shopping and don't forget to check out the clearance rack!

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Sep 06 2010

Fall colors for my VIP online shoppers

I have been neglecting to post, so sorry.  Remember last week I said I was working on something big.  Well this past Friday, I surprised my husband with his 40th birthday bash.  His birthday is only in December but for a few reasons I did it September 3rd.  My in-laws travel and would not be around, we have our staff Christmas parties at that time, in November and December.  Last but not least I wanted to get him good!  GOTCHA babe!  My husband loves big gatherings so I invited family, friends and staff.  That was the best part for him, when he got to the boat and saw all the people that touches his life in different ways, from employees, to friends he had not seen in a long time to family!  Before posting my project for the day, I will be showing you a few highlights.

 

All of our Family, Friends and staff.  The played a Rocky music while Tony was walking to the boat and everyone cheered Tony, Tony, Tony…  What an evening!

 Anthony is a huge Star Wars fan,  I have my stampin studio, he has his star wars studio and my kids have their own craft room!  Everyone is happy at home!  My gift to him was a R2D2 cake made from friends of our Mario and Chantal.  Here is a pic for you and yes we did cut the cake and ate it.  It was delicious!

 

Where did he get me? At the end of the evening he said:  My real birthday is only in December, yes I get another party! lol

Ok now on for my card of the day, when fall hits, I am a huge Rock and Roll fan!  Meaning I get to stamp my leaves with the Rock and Roll technique. Although it's not technique Tuesday, I was anxious to share:

If you ordered with me on line in September you get one of these beautiful cards + my VIP benefits listed below.  Hand stamped Cards are much more fun to get in the mail then regular mail.

Products used:

This stamp set is a must for fall projects.  It was in the mini last year and lots of customers wanted it.  It's a good thing stampinup chose to bring it back in the 2010-2011 Idea catalog.

Stamp sets:

#116503 Autumn Splendor

Perfect Punches # 117022(w) #120516 (c) or en français Notes Parfaites #121219(w) #121324 (c)

Cardstock: Chocolate chip #102128, More Mustard #100946 & Very Vanilla #101650

Ink:  Chocolate chip #100908, More Mustard #103162 Cajun Craze #119671

Punches:  Scallop oval extra-large #119856 and 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval Large #119855

Accessories:  dimensionals #104430 and sponge  #101610

 

Rock n’ Roll

Add dimension to solid images with two colors of ink.

(Directions are from splitcoaststampers)

Supplies

Step-by-Step

  1. Ink image with lighter colored ink.

  2. Ink the edges of the same image with the darker colored ink by rolling edges of the image on the ink pad.

  3. Ink the edges of the same image with the darker colored ink by rolling edges of the image on the ink pad.

  4. The rubber part of your stamp should look something like this.

  5. Stamp the image on cardstock

     

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