Thursday, June 30, 2011


I am hosting two card classes before the craziness of summer begins.

This Fun Fold Card Class will be held on two different days:

When: Tuesday July 5th AND Monday July 11th

Time: 1:30 to 4:00 pm

Where: My Home
56 Kara Lane
Tillsonburg, Ont

Cost: $15.00 per person

This includes all the supplies you will need to create 3 different type fold cards. You will also go home with a template for each card for future reference. If you have never stamped or made a card worries...this is the perfect place to start.

Below is a picture of each type of card we will be creating:

Twisted Easel Card

Dress Shirt Card

Wedding Gift Card/ Money Holder

Please RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited for each class. Payment due upon arrival.

RSVP by email: or phone: 519-688-1062

ALSO....the new 2011-2012 IDEA BOOK AND CATALOG will be available to take home.!!!

Hope everyone has a great day!


Wednesday, June 29, 2011


I made this card for this weeks SKETCH CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers, and the UTAH DIVAS INTERNATIONAL color challenge. The colors were Real Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery, Peach Parfait and Whisper White.

I used the Flower Fest Stamp set and embossed my images with white embossing powder then added color with the ink pad and sponge daubers. I really like this look with these flowers.

(Click on photo to enlarge)

Here is a close up of the embossed flowers and leaves.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Flower Fest, Swirls & Curls Verses
Paper: Whisper White, Certainly Celery, Peach Parfait, In Color DSP Hostess Pack, Real Red
Ink: Peach Parfait, Real Red, Old Olive, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Versamark, White Embossing Powder, Embossing Buddy, Heat Gun, Old Olive Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Fancy Flower Punch

Thanks so much for looking today!

As a reminder tomorrow is the LAST day to order from the old catalog. The New Catalog begins July 1st. If you need a copy of the new Idea Book & Catalog just give me a shout.


Tuesday, June 28, 2011


Need some thank you was just playing around in my craft room. I love this single stamp that is available in the Summer Mini Catalog called Sail Away.

I embossed the sailboat onto Vellum cardstock with black embossing powder.

I then flipped over the card stock and using my SU Markers started coloring in the water and the sky. I took my stylus and soft mat and colored over the sails to make them whiter and to pop or emboss them out a little bit. I layered the vellum cardstock onto whisper white and attatched it with the brads, then added it to my card front.

I am pleased with how this card turned out.... I really like it!

Thanks for looking today!



This card was made using the colors from this weeks COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. The colors were, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake and Melon Mambo...we were also to try to use butterflies on our card.

I used the Just Believe stamp set.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Just Believe
Paper: Crumb Cake, Soft Suede, Textured Melon Mambo, Very Vanilla
Markers: Soft Suede, Crumb Cake, Melon Mambo
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Pearls, Soft Suede ribbon(retired), non-SU Butterfly Punch

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, June 27, 2011


This card is for today's CLEAN & SIMPLE CHALLENGE at Splitcoaststampers. It was a color challenge to use Black, Red & White on our card.

I used the Flower Fest Stamp set from the Summer Mini , embossed it in white on Poppy Parade card stock. I also embossed the leaves in Wild Wasabi onto Whisper White card stock.

It was a nice to use the color Poppy Parade...for some reason this is not one of the In Colors from last year that I reach for very often.

(click on photo to enlarge)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Flower Fest, Oval All
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black, Poppy Parade
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: White & Wild Wasabi Embossing Powders, Framed Tulip Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Heat Gun, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Oval & Scalloped Oval Punches

Thanks for looking today.

Don't forget if you need a 2011-2012 Catalog to contact me for your copy.


Saturday, June 25, 2011


I needed an Anniversary card for some I whipped this one up.

It uses two retired stamp sets...Punch Potpourri and Whimsical Words (used inside).

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Punch Potpourri, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Whimsical Words
Paper: Pink Pirouette, Early Expresso
Ink: Craft Very Vanilla, Early Expresso
Accessories: Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Pearls, Sponge, Square Scallop Die, Heart Punch, Early Expresso Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, markers

Thanks for looking today!



I rarely have a chance to play along with the INSPIRATION CHALLENGE at Splitcoast on Saturdays. Today I am home under the weather , so I thought I would try to make a quick card.

I used the Posy Punch Hostess Stamp Set which is a Sneak Peek from the 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog which begins July 1st. see the photo's close up just click on the picture.

Here is a photo of the flowers I was inspired by. Notice the cute cork centers.
I incorporated that into my card using the Cork Sheets from Stampin Up.

Here is a close up of my flowers.

And this one is a little closer yet!

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Posy Punch
Paper: Daffodil Delight, Early Expresso, Whisper White
Ink: Early Expresso, Daffodil Delight
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Cork Sheets, Latte Buttons, Daffodil Delight Pom Pom ribbon, Early Expresso Satin Ribbon, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers, Linen Thread

Thanks so much for looking today. To reserve your copy of the new Catalog contact me HERE for details.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I made a quick card for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers. What a unique sketch it was. I had to trace a cereal bowl to get a half circle that was big enough.

I used the Paisly Prints Designer Series Paper along with the Four Frames Stamp set. I embossed the Flower Garden along the right hand side to add a little bit of texture. I went with a monochromatic color scheme in Marina Mist and White for this sympathy card.

(click on photo to enlarge)

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Four Frames, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Whisper White, Marina Mist, Paisley Prints DSP
Ink: Marina Mist
Markers: Certainly Celery, Blush Blossom
Accessories: Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Marina Mist Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals, Sponge

Thanks so much for looking today!


Tuesday, June 21, 2011


I made this quick card for today's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

I used the NATURE WALK stamp set and coordinating A Walk In The Park DSP.

The colors today were Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Crumb Cake and a Neutral....I chose Very Vanilla.

The flowers and bird were colored with markers to get the two different colors then huffed on and stamped.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Nature Walk
Paper: Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla, A Walk In the Park DSP
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding, Dimensionals, Non-SU Die

Thanks for looking today!


Monday, June 20, 2011


I saw these cute little Grad Cards somewhere in blog land (I can't remember where, sorry) and knew I would have to make a version of them.

I made one for my son who is graduating Grade 8, and my niece who is graduating High School.

I also added an updated photo of Gigi after her latest hair cut.

Thanks for looking today!



Just a few photo's of our booth. It was an outside Craft we had our display tented.

It was a fun weekend and the weather was great!

Thanks for looking!


Wednesday, June 15, 2011


Here are a couple more projects I have been working on. These picture frames were just plain little wood frames, so I jazzed them up a bit with some pretty papers, gems and accessories.

These are for my Craft Show this weekend as well.

Thanks for looking!



This a gift set I made. I altered a little tin mailbox with the new Flirtatious Specialty Paper that will be released July 1st in the new Cataloge along with the color Wisteria Wonder which pairs up so nicely with Concord Crush.

Here is a photo of the mailbox along with the set of cards I made using the Floral Frenzy Stamp set and the new Lace Ribbon Border Punch available July 1st.

Here is a close up of one of the cards.

Thanks for looking today!



Here are a few more projects I have been working on for the Craft Fair I will be at this weekend at Coyles in Tillsonburg.

I used the Stamping On Candles Technique to create these pretty candles.

I think this first photo is my favorite. I used Marine Mist and Early Expresso ink along with the French Script and Just Believe Stamp sets.

On this one I used Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry along with the stamp set Baroque Motifs and French Script. This one has rhinestones as little accents.

This one is the same as above, except I move the position of the sentiment and added pearls instead.

Here is a photo of them side by side.

I made one with the Inspired By Nature stamp set too, but alas...I forgot to take a photo of it.

Thanks for looking today.


Tuesday, June 14, 2011


Here are a few more of the Craft Fair projects I have been working on.

These cute little Masculine Dress Shirt Cards are too cute!

In a few more colors...

These are little Tealight Lollipop's. Cute little teacher gifts for the end of the year.

I made some Floral Bookmark as well in a variety of colors and styles. This is just a photo of one of the bookmarks.

Thanks to Dawn Griffith for all her video tutorials that helped inspire me....

Thanks for looking!



I have been negligent in posting lately because I am getting ready for a Craft Fair this weekend.

Here are a few of the Tumbled Tile Coaster sets I have created.

Thanks for looking!


Thursday, June 9, 2011


I made a set of cards using the Pretty Postage stamp set along with a sneak peek of the Cheerful Treat Designer Paper and Lucky Limeade card stock which will be available July 1st in the Idea Book & Catalog.

I also used paper piercing and faux stitching on these card which qualifies it for todays WAYS TO USE IT CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

Here is another shot with the other three cards.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Pretty Postage
Paper: Lucky Limeade, Cheerful Treat DSP, Concord Crush, Whisper White
Markers: Lucky Limeade, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: 1 3/8" Square Punch, Postage Punch, Concord Crush Ribbon, Paper Piercer, Dimensionals

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Here is another Sneak Peek at the LACE RIBBON BORDER PUNCH which will be released in the new Idea Book & Catalog from Stampin Up on July 1st. One thing I love about being a Stampin Up Demonstrator is being able to pre-order new product from the new Catalog's.

This card literally only took me five minutes to make.....I embossed the Flower Garden Embossing Folder onto Crumb Cake card stock and then used my White Craft Ink Pad to highlight the raised edges. I sponged Crumb Cake around the edges of the card....punched my Lace Ribbon Border Punch and added my sentiment and I was done!

This card is for today's SKETCH CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Just Believe (sentiment)
Paper: Crumb Cake, Whisper White
Ink: Crumb Cake, Craft White
Accessories: Lace Ribbon Border Punch, Tombow Glue, Flower Garden Embossing Folder, Sponges, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals, Big Shot

Thanks so much for looking today!


Tuesday, June 7, 2011


Today I have some Sneak Peeks to share with you from the new Idea Book & Catalog being released July 1st.

I used a new stamp set called Posy Punch which will be a hostess set in the upcoming catalog. I also used the fabulous new Lace Ribbon Border Punch.

I also used the colors for today's COLOR CHALLENGE over at Splitcoaststampers which was Melon Mambo, Pink Piroutte and Regal Rose.

I made a paper frame using a piece of 4.25 X 4.25 piece of Melon Mambo DSP...fold all four corners into the center...then fold them about half way back again to create your frame.

Here is a close up of a couple of the stamps from the Posy Punch set. The sentiment is stamped in Melon Mambo onto Pink Pirouette cardstock and punched out and popped up on a dimensional onto the flower.

Sorry I have been absent from posting any new creations lately....I am busy getting projects ready for a Craft Show on June 18 & 19th.

Card Supplies:

Stamps: Posy Punch
Paper: Melon Mambo DSP, Pink Pirouette, Regal Rose, Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette
Accessories: Fancy Flower Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Lace Border Ribbon Punch, Rhinestones, Bone folder, Dimensionals

If you would like to reserve a new 2011-2012 Idea Book & Catalog please feel free to email me at

Thanks for looking today!


Wednesday, June 1, 2011

SAY GOODBYE.........


It is that time of year SAY GOODBYE to retiring Stamps Sets, Accessories and Decor Elements.

Click on the links below to see the retiring lists and get them while you can.....


The new Idea Book & Catalog comes out July 1st.....get some of these older stamp sets while you can.

Shop online at my STAMPIN UP WEBSITE