Friday, October 30, 2009

Sketch Challenge 252

I'm a little late again on getting Wednesday's Sketch Challenge card up! I sure hope I don't get fired. I needed to make another Christmas card (I don't quite have enough yet!) and my next door neighbour just had a baby girl so I needed a baby card for them (en Francais).

Here's this week Sketch courtesy of Roxie!


Paper: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Ink: Real Red, Old Olive, Chocolate Chip
Stamps: Delightful Decorations
Accessories: Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon, Red Brads

Paper: So Saffron, Rose Red, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, So Saffron, Pretty in Pink
Stamps: Vioux Mignons, Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Mojo Monday 110

Okay so it's Tuesday but I got the Mojo Monday cards done and uploaded! I'm doing okay I think!!!
The sketch proved challenging for me this week as I was feeling rather uncreative this afternoon. My three year old has decided that some days nap time is optional and I thought today might just be one of those days but thankfully he slept!
Two cards were created and posted below!
Happy Birthday:
Paper: Melon Mambo, Crushed Curry, Whisper White, Rich Razzleberry Razzleberry DSP
Ink: Crushed Curry, Melon Mambo
Stamps: Garden Greetings, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Accessories: Whisper White Grosgrain Ribbon, Flowers, Pearl
It's a Boy:
Paper: Unknown, Brown Cardstock, Very Vanilla
Ink: Bashful Blue
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Brads, Flower, Glitter and Glue.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Deal of the Week #4

It's time for our last "Deal of the Week" from Stampin' Up!

This week our deal features the Princess Party Kit and the Pirate Party Kit. These kits retail at regular price for $21.95 but is on sale until October 31st for $13.99!

These kits come complete with almost everything you need to make your princess or pirate party perfect!
To order your princess or pirate party kit, please send me an e-mail at:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Thursday Cards!

I am pretty impressed that I got some cards made today despite feeling kinda blah and uncreative. I was going through a recent PaperCrafts magazine and found some great designs that I had to case. Most of today's supplies are non-Stampin' Up! so I won't even list them...all inks are Stampin' Up! though.

Hope you enjoy the cards!
Happy Thursday!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Card Sketch Challenge

Okay so I'm totally impressed with myself for getting the Wednesday Card Sketch Challenge done on Wednesday! I feel like I'm catching a cold so I decided to work on the card at nap time while watching last night's NCIS and NCIS LA online!!!

So here is today's can do whatever design you want and even change the sketch up a little...this is just to get you started.

This is my looks really dark in the picture. We don't have a lot of sunlight today and my flash makes the card look really white. I really like the "Season of Simple Grace" stamp set by Stampin' Up!. It makes some wonderful Christmas cards.

Paper: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Merry Moments DSP
Stamps: Season of Simple Grace, All Holidays
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Real Red, Garden Green
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Snowflake button

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Mojo Monday 109

I'm pretty impressed that it's Tuesday and I'm posting my Mojo Monday card! I have been feeling rather uncreative lately and had a hard time coming up with a card to go with this week's sketch.

I've added in this week's sketch so you can see where I start from and can try to come up with some cards of your own.

I haven't made baby cards recently and needed to have a few on hand so this is what I've come up with. The waves are created using the punched out piece from the Scallop Border Bunch. I inked them with Blue Bayou Ink (Retired) to make them stand out a bit more. You can also cut waves freehand or use scallop-edged scissors.

Paper: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, Whisper White, Patterned Paper
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Blue Bayou, So Saffron
Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Accessories: Chocolate Chip Taffeta Ribbon, Large Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Border Punch, Brown Brads

Deal of the Week #3

This will be a quick message between morning chores! Stampin' Up! introduced "Deal of the Week" #3 yesterday. This deal is valid until next Monday (October 26th) at 9:00 a.m. EST.
There are 4 "accessories" on sale this week for up to 25% off the original price. The prices listed below are the sale prices.

Basic Jumbo grommets (114348)

Mini Library clips (109857)

Circle Designer brads (112571)

1/2" Library clips (112581)

For more details please click on the "Deal of the week" link at the right hand side of this page.
If you wish to order any of the above please let me know ( For my Toronto customers, please note I will be in the Mississauga area from November 6th until 8th and can deliver any smaller orders that do not qualify for reduced shipping.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Christmas Wish Lists

Christmas is fast approaching. This afternoon I put the finishing touches on my Christmas card tops (they still need to be attached to the actual cards) and was quite proud of myself! I have purchased a few gifts already and feel a bit more organized than last year!

If you're like me, you like to receive gifts that you REALLY want for Christmas. I love getting card making or scrapbooking supplies. I usually have a list of items that I don't want to buy myself but would love to find under the tree.

If you have browsed through a copy of the Stampin' Up! catalogue or the Holiday Mini and think there are a few things in there that make your heart beat faster, jot them down and send them to me. I can work with you to create your perfect holiday wish list.

Things I need to know:
  • Your name
  • Item (s) and item codes
  • Circulation List (who you want the list sent to)
  • Special dates you want the list to be circulated for

It's quite simple and really - aren't card making supplies the gift that keeps on giving??!!!!

Wish Lists need to be submitted to me by October 31st so that I can ensure all orders arrive in time for the holidays.

Please send wish list information to:

Challenge cards...finally!

Okay so I'm a terrible blogger! I don't know where the past week and a bit has gone! We celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with my best friend and her family her in Terrebonne and had a fabulous time together. I must admit I miss living 10 minutes away from her more than anything else! I also miss our Friday night scrapbook sessions...though we did pretty well this past weekend!

I have three challenge cards plus an extra one I made up. I'm slow but they're done!

Last week's Sketch Challenge is first (SC249).

Paper: Basic Black, Old Olive, Elegant Eggplant and Patterned Paper that I can't talk about!
Stamps: Teeny Tiny Wishes and a Halloween set I can't talk about!
Accessories: Orange Ribbon and brads

This is this week's sketch challenge card (sc250).

Paper: Baja Breeze (though it might be something that I can't remember), Burgundy Cardstock and Patterned paper I can't talk about!
Stamps: Circle Circus, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Baja Breeze
Accessories: Flowers, Brads, Word Window Punch and Modern Label Punch

This is this week's MOJO Monday card (MOJO108). I must say I like this one. I like the colours and I enjoy working with this stamp set (Garden Greetings). It's fun and though not in the current catalogue it is on the "Dormant List" and still available for order.

Cardstock: Chocolate Chip, Melon Mambo, Patterned Paper, Whisper White
Stamps: Garden Greetings
Ink: Melon Mambo, Certainly Celery
Accessories: Certainly Celery Ribbon, Flowers, Button, Floss, Glitter/glue

I "cased" this Halloween card because I like how clean and simple it is. I like clean and simple - they're usually quick and easy and since I usually only have nap time to make cards I tend to gravitate towards things that are quick and easy...I must admit my home decor is quite the same...!

Paper: Basic Black, Whisper White
Stamps: One set I can't talk about, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Old Olive Taffeta Ribbon (I LOVE this ribbon), Orange button and floss, Word Window Punch, Modern Label Punch

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Mojo Monday Submission

Okay - I think I should call it my Mojo Wednesday card! I made it on Monday but am only getting around to pictures and uploading today. Life is busy and will only get busier this week!
I like my Mojo Monday card - I like the bright colours and it was fun to make.
Stamps: Medallion, Teeny tiny Wishes
Ink: Rich Razzleberry
Paper: Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry, Razzleberry Lemondade, Whisper White
Accessories: Crushed Curry Grosgrain Ribbon, Gold Brads, Butterfly Punch, Gold Glitter, Glitter pearl, Word Window Punch, Modern Label punch.
Hope you like it!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Sketch Challenge

The "Sketch Challenge" I follow posts the "Sketch of the Week" on Wednesday's. I promptly got two cards made and was all proud of myself and look, it's Sunday and I'm only now getting them posted! Life has been a little hectic this past week and this coming week is only going to be busier.
I did one card using "Stampin' Up!" stamps and one card using non-Stampin' Up! stamps.


Stamps: Falling leaves
Cardstock: Brown, Rust, Whisper White, Mustard
Paper: Unknown
Accessories: Soft Suede Grosgrain Ribbon, Brads

Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
Paper: Unknown
Accessories: Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Halfback Pearls, Black Flowers, Scallop Circle Punch

Friday, October 2, 2009

Deal of the Week Returns and Clearance Rack

Stampin' Up! is once again offering a "Deal of the Week". Every Monday in October Stampin' Up! will be offering some great products at up to 25% off the regular price.
This week there are three punches on sale. These punches were all regularly $22.95. The 5-Petal Flower and the Trio Flower Punches are on sale this week only for $15.99 and the My Way Punch is on sale for $16.99

If you wish to order one or all of these punches please let me know as soon as possible. This deal ends next Monday at 9 am.

Stampin' Up! has a new online clearance rack. You can save up to 79% off regular prices! Check it out today. All items are while supplies last so stock up while you can.
To purchase any of the above items please send mean e-mail to: