Monday, August 31, 2009

Christmas Cards - Sneak Peek

It's hard to think about Christmas when it isn't even September yet! I need to get started early to fill orders and get my own cards made! I received my new mini-catalogue order a week or so ago and have finally gotten a chance to try everything out and upload some cards. These are just a few of the examples of cards that are available for order. Please keep in mind that Christmas card orders must be in by October 15th. A lot of these cards have been "cased" (copied) from the new Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue or from other designs I've seen but some are my own new designs! If you like what you see, let me know. The products from the Stampin' Up! Mini Catalogue are available for order starting tomorrow! To place your order please send me an e-mail at

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Cardstock: White, Whisper White, Old Olive, Red
Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red
Accessories: Old Olive, Crushed Curry, Retired Red Ribbon, Silver Cording, Silver brads, Ornament Punch, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch.

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Patterned Paper: Merry Moments Designer Series Paper
Cardstock: Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Old Olive
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive
Accessories: Silver Cording, Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Window Label Punch, Modern Label Punch, Ornament Punch

Stamps: Delightful Decorations, Sparkle and Shine
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Old Olive, Real Red, Bashful Blue
Accessories: Silver Cording, Old Olive Ribbon, Ornament Punch

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Whisper White, Real Red, Certainly Celery
Ink: Real Red, Bashful Blue, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Rhinestone Brads

Stamps: Serene Snowflakes, All Holidays
Cardstock: Kraft, Night of Navy, Very Vanilla
Ink: Night of Navy
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Champagne Shimmer Paint

Stamps: Season of Simple Grace
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
Ink: Bashful Blue, Chocolate Chip, So Saffron
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Fall is in the Air

The wind was blowing today and the air was so cool it felt like fall. I have done up some fall cards using the Stampin' Up! set "Falling Leaves". It's such a great fall stamp set and can even be used for other occasions (thank you cards, etc.).
Paper - Chocolate Chip, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White
Ink - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Old Olive
Stamps - Falling Leaves, Teeny Tiny Wishes, Garden Greetings
Ribbon - Chocolate Chip Taffeta
Accessories - Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

I'll be hosting a card party in September and wanted to do up a fall card for people to make and this is the one I've come up with.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, More Mustard, Really Rust
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch

This is another card I did up for fall. I really love fall colours!

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, More Mustard, Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Really Rust, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Falling Leaves
Ribbon: Chocolate Chip Taffeta
Accessories: Scallop Circle Punch

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kit of the Month Reminder

Sorry I've been slow at the posts. I'm spending two weeks with my mom and dad in Pembroke and haven't had a chance to sit down at the computer!

Just a quick reminder that you only have until August 31st to get your orders in for August's "Kits of the Month". Supply orders will be placed September 1st and packages sent out to you as soon the order arrives at my house and the cards are cut.
The first kit of the month is the Bella Bleu card set in the gift box and the second kit of the month is the Medallion 4 card kit.
Details are mentioned in earlier posts or for more information please e-mail me at:

As well, subscribe to this blog during August and you'll receive 20% off your first Stampin' Up order. To subscribe, simply enter your e-mail address in the box to the right and follow the instructions. Please note, a follow-up e-mail will be sent to your account to complete activation. Stampin' Up orders must be placed before December 31st, 2009.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Kit of the Month #2

I finished up Kit of the Month #2 this afternoon! I'm excited about this kit as it features my favourite stamp - the Medallion Background Stamp. It also features the Teeny Tiny Stamp Set (which I absolutely love and highly recommend) and the Word Window and Modern Label punches. I used 4 different ink colours (soft suede, crushed curry and melon mambo and rich razzleberry) in this kit - however you can choose to use one or two. There are a few different purchase can also customize as you choose (choose the # of inks, etc.).

Supplies Only: $8
Supplies + Stamped/punched sentiments (does not include stamped Medallion): $12
Supplies + Medallion Stamp (includes stamped/punched sentiments): $46
Supplies + Medallion Stamp + 4 Inks (includes stamped/punched sentiments): $85
I WANT IT ALL (Supplies, 2 stamp sets, 4 inks, 2 punches): $207

Stamped sentiments can be customized to suit your desires.

To purchase this kit of the month please send me an e-mail at

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wish lists

Everybody has wish they want, places they want to go, things they want their husbands to do around the house! Do you have a wish list of fun card-making or scrapbooking supplies? I do and it's long! Would you like to create a wish list that could be e-mailed out to your friends or family so that you got what your really wanted for Christmas or your birthday? Well, I can help you out. If you have gone through the Stampin' Up catalogue and found treasures that make your heart go pitter patter, I would love to create a wish list for you.
What do I need you to do? First, create the list of fun products and accessories (include the product name and item #) then e-mail me that list along with the names and e-mail addresses of those who you would like me to contact. If you would like to receive supplies for events other than Christmas I need a list of those dates (ex. birthday, anniversary, Valentine's Day). I will compile your list and send it out for you. Presto - you get what you really love for your birthday and Christmas! How simple...and what guy doesn't like simple shopping?
Let's get started! Send your wish list to me at:

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Kit of the Month Club

Join the "Kit of the Month Club" during August and you'll receive this one time offer. Purchase 10 "Kit of the Month" packages and receive 1 free ("Supplies only"). Also for joining in August you'll receive 20% off your next Stampin' Up order. Kits must be purchased within a 1 year period.

To join the Kit of the Month Club simply subscribe to Ladybug Designs by using the link at the right of the blog. If you have already subscribed you're already a member of Kit of the Month Club.

Stampin' Up orders must be placed before December 31st, 2009.

For further details or if you have questions please e-mail me at

First "Kit of the Month"

The very first Ladybug Designs "Kit of the Month" is ready for release. This kit features the Oval All stamp set, some oval punches, Not so Navy and Soft Suede Ink, Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon and the Bella Bleu Designer Series Paper.
This kit includes the supplies to create 4 cards and the gift box. The gift box template is copyright and will come pre-cut and scored. You can also add on the stamps, ink and punches. There are several purchase options available. Each option includes taxes and shipping:

Supplies only (paper, ribbon, pearls): $12
Supplies + pre-stamped/punched images: $20
Supplies plus ink: $40
Supplies plus stamps: $ 50
I want it all (supplies, ink, stamps, punches): $130

You can also mix and match different options if you want - please e-mail me for further details.
Christmas is coming and this would make a perfect gift for that hard to buy for person...we all need cards at some point!
The kit is available starting now until August 31st. Supplies will be ordered September 1st with shipment to you mid-September. Please e-mail me at to order your first Kit of the Month.

One Stamp Wonder!

My Stampin' Up order came on Friday afternoon and I finally got my hands on the new Medallion stamp. This background stamp (found on page 133 of the catalogue) is fabulous. I honestly think that if you're going to buy one stamp this year, this should be it. I made 10 cards in no time at all including birthday, thinking of you, wedding, thank you, just for you, etc. It is so versatile and looks great in any colour or style. Throw on a little ribbon, a brad and a sentiment and you have yourself a beautiful card in no time. I think I will do some cards up with this stamp for an upcoming kit of the month! This stamp has moved up to the top of my recommended list!

Cardstock: Eggplant, So Saffron, Whisper White
Ink: Eggplant
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: So Saffron Ribbon, Gold Brads, Modern Label Punch, Word Window Punch

Cardstock: Old Olive, Whisper White
Ink: Old Olive, Eggplant
Stamps: Medallion, On Your Birthday
Embellishment: Rhinestone

This stamp is fairly easy to use. I suggest practising first on some scrap paper just to get used to the feel of the stamp. In reality, no matter how the stamp hits the paper it turns out great. I tried stamping with ink and embossing it and it works great both ways.

This stamp is $23.95 (plus shipping and taxes) but is a very wise investment. If you would like to order the Medallion stamp, please e-mail me at

Cardstock: Crushed Curry, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellishments: Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon, Rhinestone

Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White
Ink: Versa Mark
Stamps: Medallion, All Holidays
Embellisments: Silver Embossing Powder, Hodgepodge Hardware, Rhinestone Brad

Cardstock: Basic Black, Melon Mambo, Whisper White
Ink: Crushed Curry, Basic Black
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Embellisments: White Flower (Pretties Kit), Pink Rhinestone, Black Grosgrain Ribbon

Cardstock: Whisper White, Basic Black
Ink: Red Riding Hood, Basic Black
Stamps: Medallion, (I forget the other one!)
Embellishments: Black Brad, Red Riding Hood Ribbon