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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 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 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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