Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Growing Up Promotion

Stampin' Up is putting their focus on kids for August and September and offering a great deal to help you out. Starting August 1st, order $45 worth of stamp sets (excluding stampin' around wheels) from the "Growing Up" section of the 2009-2010 Idea Book and Catalogue (pages 74-90) and you'll receive a free package of Designer Buttons (retail value $10.95). The even better news is that for ever $45 you spend you'll receive an additional package of buttons of your choice! What could be better?
Offer expires August 31st. Link to catalogue located at the bottom right of this blog.
Please e-mail me at to place your order!

Monday, July 27, 2009

New Deal of the Week

The next fantastic product from Stampin' Up is available at 30% off starting today. The Heart to Heart punch is Stampin' Up's last "Deal of the Week". This punch is regularly $22.95 and is on sale for $15.99. This punch is only available at the discounted price until July 31st. For information and more detailed pictures please click on the "Deal of the Week" link to the bottom right of the screen. If you would like to take advantage of this deal, please send me an e-mail at

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Monthly Card Kits

I've decided to try something new starting August/September. I know a lot of people are interested in making cards and want to try their hand at it but are a little nervous and don't know where to start.

Starting mid-August I'll be announcing the first of my monthly card kits. Each kit will contain the material to create 4 cards. The materials will be pre-cut and scored and all that you will need to do is adhere them together and decorate.

Some cards will have stamped images or have used punches. You will have the option to purchase the stamps, ink and punches if you wish or use your own.

The options for purchase (cost will vary depending on the card) will be:
#1: E-mail instructions
#2: Supplies Only (no stamps, ink or punches)
#3: Supplies + Stamps/ink
#4: I want it all (supplies, stamps, ink and punches)

All prices will include shipping within Canada.

The first card set will be posted mid-August. All orders must be received by August 31st. The order for supplies will go in September 1st. Once I have received the supplies I will make up the kits and send them out.

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Holiday Mini Catalogue

The Stampin' Up mini catalogue arrived in my mailbox today! It is full of wonderful stamps, punches, ribbon and paper for Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas. The holiday mini will be sent out mid August to customers. If you wish to receive a holiday mini catalogue please send me an e-mail at:

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

These are a Few of my Favourite Things!

Everyone has a list of their favourtite things. Oprah has her list and people love her "Favourite Things" show. I have a list of my favourite things as well! Each week I'll introduce you to one of my favourite things! This week I'll let you in on my ribbon fixation! It could be more of an obsession actually. I must say that I adore the Stampin' Up ribbon - all of it! My favourites by far are the polka dot grosgrain in the new "In Colours" and the taffeta ribbon (in chocolate chip and basic grey). The great thing about Stampin' Up ribbon is that it comes in a variety of different styles and colours, you get tons on the spool and it ties wonderfully (your knots actually stay tied).

Another great thing about ribbon is that it's easy to share! I run a "Ribbon Share" program where you can find 3-5 friends, each buy one spool or ribbon and split your ribbon with each of your friends. It's an economical way to get your hands on 3 meters of 5 different kinds of ribbon!

Happy Wedding card creating using Basic Grey Taffeta Ribbon.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Circle Circus & Teeny Tiny Wishes

I tend to fall in love with card making and scrapbooking supplies fairly easily. Paper is my passion but recently I've fallen in love with the Circle Circus and Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp sets from Stampin' Up. These sets combined with the new "In Colour" inks makes my heart go pitter patter. Throw in the scallop circle punch and a bit of ribbon and I'm over the moon!

This is one of my favourite cards. I love the bright colours! This stamp set is incredibly versatile. I love how you can make a variety of cards using these two stamp sets. For anyone looking to get into card making - these are the stamp sets at the top of my recommended list!
I've included some photos of recent cards I've made using these sets (and a few others). If you would like a detailed list of supplies or wish to purchase these supplies, please let me know!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Starting Fresh

For those of you who know me, you know I love paper, stamps and ink. I've decided to start this blog to display some of my creations and to offer you the opportunity to purchase the supplies to make your own beautiful creations.

This card was created using the "Garden Greeting" stamp from Stampin' Up. I used Blue Bayou, Chocolate Chip and So Saffron ink together. I used some Martha Steward glitter in the centre of each flower. I love how it turned out.

At first I wasn't too sure about this stamp set. I have fallen in love with it and all the unique cards I can create using it in any colour combination.