Thursday, May 30, 2013

Make N Take Sneek Peak

This is a short but sweet post.  Busy trying to get things ready for tomorrow night.  Here is a wee peek into the make n take for tomorrow night.  You can see a new pretty in-colour peeking out. 

Remember Catalogue Launch at my house, Friday, May 31 6 pm - pm.

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of the blogging world.  Have a fabulous day!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Only A Few Days Left!!!!!

I can't believe how quickly Friday is coming as I gather items together for my catalogue launch.  Things are busy with the backyard project, closing of my mom's apartment, end of school year activities such as recitals and field trips.  With all the craziness in my life its nice to be able to slow down and focus on scrapbooking and cardmaking when I can.  

Here are some more elements of a Scrapbook page I am working on.  I was trying to achieve a wrought iron effect to go with the iron in the pictures (which you will see eventually :).  I used a piece of 12 x 12 Basic Black cardstock and ran it through my personal electronic die cutting machine to achieve this wrought iron effect as one of my layers.  But it was looking too black, and this where the playing comes in.  I sponged on Illuminate Glimmer Watermark with a piece of our Stamping Sponge (both items can be found in the new catalogue).  I loved the effect which of course got my gears turning and I started to see different cards (think halloween) and layouts in my mind.   Hopefully these pictures captures  the effect.  

Here is the wrought iron on a piece of 12 x 12 Crumb Cake Card Stock ink with images from the French Foliage stamp set.  Sadly this favourite stamp set of mine is being discontinued and is available only until Friday.

Two more items being discontinued from our line of products are our Soda Pop Tops and the Collage Curios stamp set.   I love how this stamp set co-ordinates with the Pop Tops, add a generous helping of Crystal Effects (which is not being discontinued) and you have sweet custom embellishment for your project.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my corner of the blogging world.   I look forward to possibly seeing you Friday night for my catalogue launch at my home.  Enjoy your day!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Catalogue Launch!!!

WHEN:   Friday May 31, 2013
TIME:   6 pm to 9 pm
WHERE:  49 Watson Cres.
RSVP:  519-577-1321 or

Good morning!!!  It is that time of year again.  I am so excited for the new catalogue launch!! 

Please join me at my home as I showcase the new catalogue. 

See some of the new items from the catalogue

There will be a make n' take

Light refreshments

Some used and discontinued stamp sets and ink pads for sale

And there will be a door prize for exclusive Stampin' Up! product including the new Petite Curly Label punch and an exclusive embossing folder.  Earn a ballot for attending my launch, earn extra ballots for bringing a friend and for every $25 in orders you place.

And for the first time ever you will be able to order products from both the new and old catalogues on Friday!!! 

Enjoy the rest of your week and I look forward to seeing you on Friday. 

Friday, May 24, 2013

Flower Trim to Dye For

It is hard to believe there is only one week left until May is officially over.  On May 31 not only comes a new catalogue, but saying goodbye to both the 2012-2013 main catalogue and the 2013 Spring Catalogue and many of the items in these catalogues will not be carried forward.   

I am currently working on a layout from our D.C trip, and wanted to dye some of the Flower Trim found in the spring catalogue.  The trim is a gorgeous colour all on its own, but I need a different look for what I have in mind.  And what is so fun about the Flower Trim is with some Stampin' Up! re-inkers and water, you can create your own personalized trim.   

For my Fun Friday experiment I put several drops of different re-inkers in little plastic containers with some water and put a couple of flowers from the trim in each container to see which one I like best for my layout.  The re-inkers I used are Early Espresso, Chocolate Chip, Regal Rose, and Rose Red.  For the fifth container I mixed Chocolate Chip with Rose Red, with more Red than Chocolate.   

You can see the results in the pictures below.   Right now I am leaning towards either the Rose Red or Regal Rose.  When everything is dried completely I will lay them on my layout and make my final decision.   

I love how they all turned out and I am pretty sure what colour doesn't get used on this layout will be used on a card at some point.   This Flower Trim will be gone after May 31, get yours now before it is too late.

Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogging universe.  I love to see your comments and suggestions. Bye for now!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Another Catalogue Sneek Peak

Counting down until the new catalogue goes live on May 31.  Here is a quick sneek peak project made with something in the new catalogue.  Simply Pressed clay and two Simply Pressed Clay Molds, button and flowers.

Simply Pressed is a lightweight clay that is easy to work with.  The button is the actual color of the clay which you can leave as is or colour with our markers, something I am experimenting with.  Or take the amount you need and add a few drops of re-inker of your colour choice and work in, wear gloves while doing this if you don't want to get your hands inky.  Press the clay into the molds, remove the excess.  I let it dry for a few hours for before removing from the molds.  Let dry for about 24 hrs before using in your project.   

Something tells me that this is just the beginning with this clay.  I can see pressing stamps into the clay, or pretty much anything around the house.

Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the blogging universe.  Comments and suggestions are always welcome.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

A New Catalogue Sneek Peak

We are counting down until the new Stampin' Up! Catalogue is live on May 31 (yes a day early since June 1 falls on Saturday) so as a double bonus, the new and old catalogues are active on the same day.  Sweet!!!  I have the new catalogue in my hot little hands for a little while now, and I can't wait to share it with you.  My poor budget is going to need some adjusting to accommodate my wish list.  Sorry family, looks like a Kraft dinner and hot dogs kind of summer, lol.  

As demonstrators we are able to order from a select list from the new catalogue and play.  While, we are not allowed to show you the actual products, we can show you projects made with them.  

This past weekend was Mother's Day here in Canada and the U.S.  My mother is still in the hospital, awaiting a room to free up in a long term care facility in her town.  Saturday, after I hosted a garage sale here at my home, I packed up the kids and gifts, cards, food (don't know about where you live, but here in Ontario hospital food can be blah)   and went to visit Mom/Beppe (Frisian for grandma).   

Below is the card I made for my Mom.  

Products used are:

CARDSTOCK:  Melon mambo, and  Whisper White

MARKERS:  Always Artichoke, Melon Mambo, Rose Red, Marina Mist

STAMP SET:   Wildflower Meadow Background Stamp (NEW CATALOGUE!!!)

EMBOSSING FOLDER:  Wildflower Meadow Textured Embossing Folder (NEW CATALOGUE!!!!)

I coloured directly onto the stamp it self and used the "huff" technique (breathing on to the inked stamp) to moisten the ink after colouring the images.  What is fabulous about this stamp set and embossing folder is how they co-ordinate together.  The image of the whole card doesn't capture the embossed image as well as I would have liked it to.  I did a closer shot on an angle in the second photo to help show you the embossing of the stamped image.  Gorgeous!!

I hope you are having a fabulous week so far.  Thank you for stopping by and visiting my little corner of the blogging world.  As always, comments and suggestions are welcome.