Thursday, November 13, 2008

Here's a quick one before I fall asleep on my keyboard!

Alright a quickie as I said... these are 3 of the 5 cards we created at a friends Cards for the Cure Fund Raiser. It really was a great event, and it was so nice to be doing something to help others with my stamping!



{Recipe}

Stamps: Heard from the Heart, lovely as a tree
Paper: whisper white, not quite navy, night of navy
Ink: not quite navy, silver encore
Tools & Acc.: DD glitter, 2-way glue
{Recipe}
This cute card was cased from one made by my SU! team mate Trish...AKA the queen of all things

Stamps: wild about you, warm wards
Paper: whisper white, kiwi kiss, baja breeze, ridinghood red
Ink: basic black, whisper white
Tools & Acc.: DD glitter, 2-way glue, scallop
circle punch, 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 circle punches

{Recipe}
Stamps: Snow swirled
Paper: bravo burgundy, always artichoke, brushed gold
Ink: bravo burgundy, whisper white, versa mark
Tools & Acc.: Gold EP, ticket corner punch, designer label punch

So there were 3 really super easy cards, remember that if would like to purchase the supplies to make these cards you can order them 24-7 on my web site: nadia.stampinup.net

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Holiday Cards

Time to share some more cards with you. Today the cards are from my last Christmas card class. I focused on punch art cards in this class. The inspiration for these cards comes from all over the place.

These
first two cards are what gave me the idea to focus on punch art this month. The snowman face was an ingenuous little card that I cased completely from Dawn`s Stampin Thoughts blog. Dawn has also taken this design to make fun candy bar wrappers, very cute. The white and purple card came out of my desire to try the Tag Punch Star Tutorial on SCS and not make another blue and white snow card!
{Recipe}
Stamps: none
Paper: whisper white, basic black, riding hood red, tangerine tango
Ink: none
Tools & Acc.: signo white gel pen, stampin pastels + sponge dauber, DD glitter, Chunky sprinkles glitter, tombo glue, 2-way glue, PUNCHES: three for you flower, (circles) 1-3/8,1, 1/2


{Recipe}
Stamps: Heard from the Heart, bold snowflake wheel
Paper: whisper white, lavender lace, almost amethyst, cardstock weight vellum
Ink: versamark, whisper white, lavender lace
Tools & Acc.: iridescent ice EP, died gingham ribbon, sizzix snowflake dies, square ice rhinestone brad, DD glitter, 2-way glue, tombo glue, PUNCHES: Small & large tags, 1 in circle, scallop edge.


This card was super quick and easy, but I think it looks pretty nice, what do you think? Here I to wanted to try this scallop edge medallion (Tutorial on SCS) and I also wanted to try making a holiday card with a non-holiday stamp-set. So I grabbed the ever elegant Baroque Motifs and 'had at'er". Oh yeah. and I am not sure if you can really see it in the picture but the center of the flower is covered in chunky glitter. This is actually a mixture of red, silver and a few other colours. It was created when my 2.5 yr old discovered how to open glitter jars...what can I say, chaos was my muse!
{Recipe}
Stamps: Baroque Motifs, All Holidays
Paper: baja breeze, ridinghood red, whisper white, ski slope DSP
Ink: same as paper + Old olive
Tools & Acc.: Chunky glitter (assorted mixture), 2-way glue, tombo glue, scallop edge punch.


Okay now this card was one I was really not sure about, I loved the little punch art penguin but struggled to make it not look like a child had made it...punch art always makes me think of those animals I made as a child out of fun foam shapes (especially when you add googly eyes!). What I am calling the Snowball border on the right was inspired by some photos from our recent SU! regional here in Edmonton. I was unable to attend, but this one photo really jumped out at me, all I knew is what it looked like and that they had used the slit punch to make it. After about half an hour of trial and error I finally came up with a version I was happy with and could teach in class.

{Recipe}
Stamps: Cute and Curly, Punch Pals
Paper: whisper white, baja breeze, pacific point, basic black, tangerine tango,kiwi kiss
Ink: baja breeze, pacific point
Tools & Acc.: died white taffeta ribbon, DD glitter, 2-way glue, tombo glue, PUNCHES: 1 in circle, slit, small, large and wide ovals, Boho blossoms, small star, scallop square.

Oh, in that last card, I pulled together my penguin from a bunch of different ones on SCS. I did pretty much the same thing with this Santa face...the one thing that was definitely my doing was the sideburns though. It was bugging me on some of the other cards that Santa had a floating beard on his chin and then just the fur on his cap, I mean Santa's a fuzzy guy! I made the mustache with a normal circle punch but someone in my class had the idea of making it with the scallop punch and I must admit it was much better, this is why I love teaching classes!


{Recipe}
Stamps: Deer Friends
Paper: whisper white, blush blossom, basic black, real red
Ink: close to cocoa
Tools & Acc.: signo white gel pen, tombo glue, chunky essentials red glitter, stampin pastels & sponge dauber, PUNCHES: scallop edge, large oval, scallop circle, (circle) 1-3/8,1, 3/4, 1/2.


That's it for tonight, if all goes well there will be more tomorrow...and maybe a new project featuring our great Rub-Ons (On sale 20% off now!)

Monday, November 10, 2008

Lots of Christmas Cards

I have been really busy making Christmas cards and class samples over the last few months so now I have tons to share with you, I will upload as many projects as I can in this post before my daughter's bedtime! Alright, I will start with a few of the cards I have made for in-home workshops. This first one is using the level 2 Hostess set Deer Friends. I was inspired by a number of samples I saw on SCS to make this one. I actually have not used it yet in a party as, I have designed it to use at my cousins workshop at the end of the month..shhh don't tell! Yeah well I know that's not going to work well seeing as how he is subscribed to my blog! Any how, Ryan, I hope you like it!! {Recipe}
Stamps: Cute & Curly, Deer Friends (hostess)

Paper: Ridinghood Red, Very Vanilla, Old Olive, Always Artichoke
Ink: (markers) Basic Black, Ruby red, Always Artichoke, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Summer Sun.
Tools & Acc.: wide red and white striped GG ribbon, chunky essentials red glitter, Dazzling Diamonds glitter, Punches: Curly Label, 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 circles.
These next 3 very different cards were made at the same home workshop. The lay our for this first one was taken from a SCS sketch challenge and the colours were inspired by the Urban Garden DSP. {Recipe}
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Paper: Basic Grey, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, whisper white, going grey, Urban Garden DSP
Ink: same as paper + versamark, night of navy & encore silver
Tools & Acc.: styled silver hodgepodge, D.D. glitter, chunky sprinkles iridescent glitter, iridescent ice EP


It's no secret that I love this Sock monkey, another demonstrator on my team came up with a great swap card using the monkey and bleaching out his paler bits. I thought it was ingenious so of course I cased it! I had fun making this card, one detail that you can't really see in the photo but that adds a lot of dimension to this card is the punched vellum circles I glued on the bashful blue layer. The circles are different sizes and echo the polka dots on the monkeys gift. {Recipe}
Stamps: Sock Monkey & accessories
Paper: whisper white, kraft, bashful blue, real red,vellum
Ink: versamark, (markers) real red, bashful blue
Tools & Acc.: 3/4 in real red GG ribbon, variety of smaller circle punches, black EP, bleach


Tonight's final card was designed specifically for my step-mom Margaret. She fell so in love with the stamp set Cardinal Christmas in the Holiday Mini Catalogue that she insisted on buying it so that I could use it at her party! I did think this stamp was lovely but, it was pretty low on my purchasing priority list so it was a real treat to be able to work with it!
{Recipe}
Stamps: Cardinal Christmas
Paper: watercolor paper, very vanilla, always artichoke, brushed gold
Ink: versamark, Stazon black, (to watercolor) ridinghood red, summer sun, chocolate chip, always artichoke, bashful blue
Tools & Acc.: clear EP, striped GG ribbon, colluzzle, large oval punch, aquapainter


Thanks for looking, please leave comments, if all goes well I will be back tomorrow with more!

I'm Baaaaaaaaaack!

I don't even know where to start... as many of you already know I a expecting a baby in April and I have been really ill for a couple of months. I'm afraid my limited energies had to be used to care for my daughter and try to keep my house and business afloat. As you can imagine the Blog became a really low priority! But now that I am feeling better, I have such a backlog of projects to show you I really have to get at it. So why don't we! These first pictures are of the projects from the Box-it! Bag-it! Tag-it! class I will be offering on Tuesday November 18th. I am really excited about this class because it's the first time I do so many 3-D projects in a class and we get to play with some really yummy accessories from the Holiday Mini Catalogue! This first large bag was inspired by the summer themed one we made at convention. All my colour choices were pulled from the gorgeous Ski Slope Designer series paper. This pack has such a variety of designs that I often don't recognize projects made with it! DSP is a quick and simple way to add real pizaz to your projects. This next project is based on an online tutorial I found, I will have to track it down again and link to it when I get the chance. It's called a Bag-in-a-box or a Box-in-a-bag or something like that. Bassically it's cute fun and easy so I really like it! This last box is really cool, I really do not know who to credit for it as they are popping up all over the place, apparently you can now find tutorials on how to make them too but, I figured this one out on my own. The transparent sides make it the perfect presentation for candies bath beads or other colourful stuff. (I'm sure you can find something more seasonal than my chocolate easter eggs!!)
To round out my Box-it! Bag-it! Tag-it! class we of course need tags. I will have one really fancy one to make using the Top Note Sizzix die and a bunch of simple ones. Once you have completed the main projects you are welcome to create as many of the simple punched tags as you can
before the end of class!
This class is coming up very soon so RSVP, ASAP!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Overdosing on new stuff!

I just received my early copy of the Holiday Mini Catalogue and...Oh My!! I haven't even begun to absorb the new fall collection and here comes a mini to just blow my mind! Yummy Candy cane grosgrain ribbon, beautiful stamp sets, delicious (can you tell I'm hungry?) papers and {GASP}dare I say it....felt snowflakes!!! All that is barely the tip of the ice burg,and I certainly can't forget that the back half of the mini is dedicated to SU!'s new Big Shot!!!

Demonstrators get to preorder these items on Sept. 1st, I'm so excited....I can feel my bank account draining as I type! The Perk for you is that any of you hosting a workshop this September will get to play with some of these beauties early! If you are in the Edmonton area and Have not yet booked your own in home workshop with me, contact me to book today! (email: nlt@shaw.ca)

Thursday, August 7, 2008

They're Here!!!


The New Fall Winter 2008 Ideabook & Catalogues have arrived!! I will have them available at my open house this Sunday (from 3-5pm). But, if you are as anxious to see them as I was, and just can't wait (or can't make it to the open house....oh sorrow of sorrows...) contact me and I will make sure you get one in your hands ASAP!

I'm not sure what freaked out the poor Canada post lady more; My giant yellow barking dog or my happy dance when I realised it was the new catties!!

Never Before Seen Stamps, Never Before Seen Savings!

I am very excited to announce that for the First time Stampin' Up! is offering a special on brand new stamp sets! These sets...and yeah the whole new catalogue is gorgeous so don miss out on your chance to get these beauties on sale!

From August 11-September 30, Stampin' Up! is providing never-before-seen savings on brand-new stamp sets: 15% off select new, die-cut stamp sets from the
Fall-Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue--no additional purchase necessary. Select items are listed in the table below:

Item Code Pg. # Description Regular Price 15% off Price
111690 32

Snow Swirled

$29.95

$25.46

111734

32 Folies de flocons (French Snow Swirled) $29.95 $25.46
111586 55

It's a Stretch

$28.95

$24.61
111544 81

Putt Putt

$29.95

$25.46
111626 91

Eastern Blooms

$25.95

$22.06
111672 98

Pocket Silhouettes

$22.95

$19.51
111726 98 Silhouettes florales (French Pocket Silhouettes) $22.95 $19.51
111710 101

Upsy Daisy

$22.95

$19.51
111746 101 Pensées en fleurs (French Upsy Daisy) $22.95 $19.51
111556 109

Under the Stars

$35.95

$30.56
111644 145

Heard from the Heart

$26.95

$22.91
112875 145 Tout droit du coeur (French Heard from the Heart) $26.95 $22.91
111570 157

Contempo Alphabet

$48.95

$41.61

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Rubber Rummage Sale & New Catalogue Release Party


Time to celebrate!

I will be hosting A New Catalogue Launch Party on Sunday August 10th @ 3pm. My hostesses will be invited to a special pre-launch party where they will have first dibs on what I have to offer!

What to expect:
  • New Fall/Winter 2008 Idea Book & Catalogue! (free to my hostesses)
  • Make and Take projects using new products
  • Special offers
  • Door prizes
  • Displays and Technique Demonstrations
  • Retired Stamps & Accessories sale (including a Cuttlebug!)
  • Mystery Hostess!! (My last one earned a $170 shopping spree and 3 stamp sets!)
  • Information about coming classes and clubs
  • Bring a friend who has never stamped with me and get a free gift!
  • And Refreshments of Course!
RSVP by phone (780-988-0647) or E-mail (nlt@shaw.ca) to take part in the fun!

PS this party will be open house style so please come even if you can only stay for a few minutes!

August Christmas Card Take-Out Class-Details

Summer can be such a crazy time, I know it can be challenging to get to a fixed class, so why not take it to go? I will be offering a Christmas Card workshop that you can bring home and do when the time suits you best.
The class features the adorable Christmas stamp set, Punch Pals, on page 34 of the Spring/summer 2008 caty. This is a fabulous and versatile holiday stamp set which is designed to coordinate well with many of our punches.

The Stamp set alone costs (including shipping) $43.98, if you 'enroll' for this class for $54 ($49 for VIP members) you will receive the following:
  • The Punch Pals stamp set
  • Coloured photos and instructions for 5 different cards
  • The Supplies to create 2 of each card
  • 10 Whisper white envelopes
  • 10% off any items on the recomended supplies list
FAQ
What if I already have the stamp set?
If you would still like to make the cards the supplies and instructions are available for $15 ($10 for VIP members)

Where can I see samples of the cards in the kit?
Here!!!

When do I need to have my order in for?
I will be placing a second order for the kit materials on August 12th.

What kind of additional supplies will I need?
Other than the stamping basics (scissors, adhessive, bone folder...) you will need a selection of inks, colouring tools, and a number of punches. For the inks I will offer recomendations for suitable alternative colours. For the punches, once you receive the reccomended supplies list simply identify the punches you do not have and I will pre-punch the necessary pieces for you. Also remember, you can order any necessary supplies at 10% off!

If you have any additional questions or would like to purchase this Take-Out Christmas card class please contact me.

Sunday, August 3, 2008

I`m back!!

Well, Convention was fantastic but, also exhausting!! I have so much to share with you, there were tons of big announcements about new product lines and specials and I can`t wait to share....but, I really need my sleep so, I will start posting tomorrow. I know I`m a tease!
Later!
-Nadia

Friday, July 25, 2008

More July Birthdays...and a couple sneak peaks..

I went to see my blog and was shocked that I never posted my earlier birthday cards for this month, especially since there are a couple I am really proud of!

The first card was made for my husbands Uncle, he always takes care of the family wiener roasts on the farm, and so I let that be my inspiration. I will really miss this stamp set, I wish I had given in and bought it a long time ago...but now it's retiring...{snif, snif} I am pretty sure this set will have a place in my private stash though!

{Recipe}

Stamps:Happy Camper, Nature Trail wheel, weathered
Paper: always artichoke, not quite navy, very vanilla, close to cocoa, pumpkin pie
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, Whisper white, summer sun, garden green, chocolate chip
Tools & Acc:silver elastic cord, Crystal Effects (on the lantern)


The next card was made for a 14 year old girl who, well, loves everything pink! I figured pink + flowers + glitter+ monkey = can't go wrong! Apparently I found a winning combination because she loved it =)

{Recipe}

Stamps: Sock monkey, polka dot BG, Heard from the Heart
Paper: pirouette pink, pretty in pink CA & DSP, whisper white, going gray
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, Whisper white
Tools & Acc: three for you punch, new scalloped edge punch, chunky essentials glitter in clear. 2-way glue

This last card is by far may favourite and that is in part because it was such a huge challenge. I mean, what do you make for a 16 year old boy??(that he will actually like...) Well fortunately for me he likes computers and tech stuff and my Pun Fun stamp set (with the little space ship) and my small star punch just arrived! The acetate window and the general colour scheme were inspired by someone on SCS, though I'm afraid I can't remember who. i decided to use my new space ship, and to make a tilt card (the space ship tips and turns when you tilt the card). The space ship seemed kind of forlorn on its own so I created a 'vapour trail' for it using one of the flourishes from the stitched exotics set. For the numbers I covered chip board numbers with encore silver ink and then embossed them with Iridescent Ice. It gives them a fun spacey feel!


{Recipe}
Stamps:Pun fun, All Holidays, stitched exotics
Paper: Wild wasabi, pumpkin pie, whisper white, Jersey shore DSP, acetate
Ink:Same as CS & Basic black, brilliant blue, silver
Tools & Acc:Chip board # from lots of letters set, iridescent ice EP, star punch, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter


July Birthdays..

I think every family has a month or two of the year that is birthday crazy. In my house it's may, in my extended family it's July and with my friends it's September. I am uber behind on my Family cards this year because I have been so focused on making swaps etc. for convention. I have Finally finished cards 5 and 6 of 10-11needed! But I still have a little ways to go to be in the clear. It's crazy but, I love it and I simply could not imagine buying someone a card now! Here are my last couple: This first card was for my maman, she loves these bright primary colours and has fond memories of biking as a child so she loves bicycle images (I actually had to borrow the stamp from her to make the card!!)
Recipe:

Stamps:
Polka dot BG, Time for You, Party Hearty
Paper:Real red, Ballet blue, whisper white
Ink: Whisper white craft, versamark, ballet blue, summer sun, real red, basic black, garden green, creamy caramel.
Tools & Acc:Punches ( scallop circle, boho blossoms, ticket corner) black embossing powder, blender pen, 2-way glue, dazzling diamonds glitter, black gingham ribbon, red brads, silver elastic cord, button from new Button Bouquet!!


This next card is for my brother...um he's a little brother...and let's just say the monkey suits if you know what I mean! I love this little guy it's so much fun to 'dress him up' with all his little accessories, and who doesn't love a sock monkey!
Recipe:

Stamps:
Sock Monkey, All Holidays
Paper:Real red, Pacific Point, Basic Gray, whisper white
Ink: Whisper white craft ink, basic black, real red
Tools & Acc:Punch photo corner, su! ribbon originals ribbon, white signo gel pen.

I hope you enjoyed, and make sure to take some Stampin' time!

August Christmas Card Take-Out Class-Take Two!

Well I've gotten the vibe that a lot of you are not very fond of a pink Christmas card!! While others absolutely love it! Not being a big pink fan myself, the last card in my take-out class was a bit of a stretch for me, though I did fall in love with the little pink sparkly penguin! Any how, if you are one of those people who were turned off by the pink I have good news: I am offering a blue alternative version too. So when you place your order simply tell me if you want the pink or the blue penguin! The other fun thing I realized about this card is that because of the saying (From our house to yours) you could really personalize this card and put a penguin for each member of your family! You know: Dad gets the scarf, sister gets to be glittery, mom gets eyelashes, brother...gets a hockey stick? Have fun with it!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

August Christmas Card Take-Out Class

Here are the sample cards I promised you in my newsletter. If you register for the Take-Out Christmas Card Class you will receive the Stamp set Punch Pals ($43.85 with shipping) plus all the pre-cut paper, ribbons, embelishments and envelopes to make a total of 10 cards (2 of 5 designs). More information bellow the photos. I really enjoyed making these cards and I am sure you will too!


August's Take-Out Christmas Card Workshop
Summer can be such a crazy time, I know it can be challenging to get to a fixed class, so why not take it to go? I will be offering a Christmas Card workshop that you can bring home and do when the time suits you best.
The class features the adorable Christmas stamp set, Punch Pals, on page 34 of the Spring/summer 2008 caty. This is a fabulous and versatile holiday stamp set which is designed to coordinate well with many of our punches.

The Stamp set alone costs (including shipping) $43.98, if you 'enroll' for this class for $54 ($49 for VIP members) you will receive the following:

  • The Punch Pals stamp set
  • Coloured photos and instructions for 5 different cards featuring many of the new incolors!
  • The Supplies to create 2 of each card
  • 10 Whisper white envelopes
  • 10% off any items on the recomended supplies list
FAQ
What if I already have the stamp set?
If you would still like to make the cards the supplies and instructions are available for $15 ($10 for VIP members)

Where can I see samples of the cards in the kit?
I will be posting images of the 5 cards included in the kit tuesday on my blog.

When do I need to have my order in for?
I will be placing an order for the kit materials on August 5th. If there is enough interest I may also place a later order.

What kind of additional supplies will I need?
Other than the stamping basics (scissors, adhessive, bone folder...) you will need a selection of inks, colouring tools, and a number of punches. For the inks I will offer recomendations for suitable alternative colours. For the punches, once you receive the reccomended supplies list simply identify the punches you do not have and I will pre-punch the necessary pieces for you. Also remember, you can order any necessary supplies at 10% off!

If you have any additional questions or would like to purchase this Take-Out Christmas card class please contact me.

Monday, July 21, 2008

Sale on Select Retiring Accessories

Stampin`Up! has chosen a selection of retiring accessories to run a special on! The items bellow are available while supplies last at 25% off!

Item # Pg. # Description Regular Price 25% Off Price
109117
167 Pocket Notes assortment $12.04 $9.03
110479 168 Jersey Shore Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110699 168 East Coast Prep Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109159 169 Flowers For You Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110273 169 Spring Fling Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110748 170 Notebook Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109153 170 Porcelain Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110751 171 Azure Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109164 171 River Rock Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109175 171 Almost Amethyst Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109168 171 Groovy Guava Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
109169 171 Close to Cocoa Prints Designer Series paper $12.04 $9.03
110284 182 Eastern Elegance Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
110285 182 Urban West Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
110281 182 Cherished Memories Rub-Ons $12.97 $9.73
109185 190 Jersey Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
109187 190 District Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
109189 190 Beachfront Ribbon Originals $15.76 $11.82
110716 191 Wild Wasabi striped grosgrain ribbon $9.77 $7.32
109062 191 River Rock double-stitched grosgrain ribbon $11.11 $8.34

*Discounted price reflects the seven percent price adjustment effective during the Spring-Summer 2008 catalogue sales period

As with all retiring accessories these are sure to go fast so don't delay in sending me your order!

Retired Accessories are Announced

Stampin' up just released their Retiring Accessories list, take a peek bellow to see what we will be saying goodbye to. Remember these accessories are only available while supplies last...and they go fast! So, if there is anything you need e-mail me ASAP!


Item Number

Page #
Product Description
109200
177

Accents & Elements Build A Flower

110718
177

Accents & Elements Lucky Star

110719 177 Accents & Elements Messenger
103158
184

Acrylic Graph & Grid

108638
163

Card Stock 12 X 12 In Color

108642
163

Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Blue Bayou

108643 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Groovy Guava
108637 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 In Color
108640 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 River Rock
108639 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Soft Sky
108641 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Wild Wasabi
108644 163 Card Stock 8-1/2 X 11 Purely Pomegranate
103975 166 Card Stock Brushed Copper
108694 163 Card Stock Textured 12 X 12 In Color
107312 167 Cards & Envelopes Gift Whisper White
107292 167 Cards & Envelopes Greeting Whisper White
109116 167 Notes & Envelopes Long Notes
109118 167 Notes & Envelopes Love Notes
109117 167 Notes & Envelopes Pocket Notes*
110729 167 Notes & Envelopes Scallop Notes
109119 167 Notes & Envelopes Gift Notes
109018 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Blue Bayou
109019 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Groovy Guava
109017 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Purely Pomegranate
109016 163 Classic Stampin' Ink River Rock
109015 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Soft Sky
109020 163 Classic Stampin' Ink Wild Wasabi
109013 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Blue Bayou
109012 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Groovy Guava
109011 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Purely Pomegranate
109010 163 Classic Stampin' Pad River Rock
109009 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Soft Sky
109014 163 Classic Stampin' Pad Wild Wasabi
110751 171 Designer Series Paper Azure*
110696 169 Designer Series Paper Bali Breeze
110749 169 Designer Series Paper Berry Bliss
109154 169 Designer Series Paper Cutie Pie
110699 168 Designer Series Paper East Coast Prep*
109160 170 Designer Series Paper Fall Flowers
109159 169 Designer Series Paper Flowers For You*
110697 169 Designer Series Paper Ginger Blossom
110479 168 Designer Series Paper Jersey Shore*
109151 170 Designer Series Paper Le Jardin
110748 170 Designer Series Paper Notebook*
110750 171 Designer Series Paper Olive Press
109153 170 Designer Series Paper Porcelain Prints*
109175 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Almost Amethyst*
109177 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Always Artichoke
109173 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Blue Bayou
109174 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Brilliant Blue
109178 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Certainly Celery
109169 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Close to Cocoa*
109168 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Groovy Guava*
109171 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Lovely Lilac
109172 171 Designer Series Paper Prints More Mustard
109176 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Old Olive
109170 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Pumpkin Pie
109164 171 Designer Series Paper Prints River Rock*
109167 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Rose Red
109166 171 Designer Series Paper Prints So Saffron
109165 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Soft Sky
109163 171 Designer Series Paper Prints Tempting Turquoise
110698 168 Designer Series Paper Spring Break
110273 169 Designer Series Paper Spring Fling*
110271 170 Designer Series Paper Spring Silhouettes
110272 170 Designer Series Paper Western Sky
107299 167 Envelope Confetti Cream Medium
105320 189 Eyelets Basic
100375 189 Eyelets Bold Brights
100381 189 Eyelets Earth Elements
107233 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites I
107234 189 Eyelets Fresh Favorites II
105316 189 Eyelets Rich Regals
100378 189 Eyelets Soft Subtles
105515 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Pewter
105531 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Antique Brass
105532 188 Hodgepodge Hardware Aged Copper
101120 183 Metallic Art Pencils
107307 179 On Board Accents
109181 178 On Board Blossoms & Basic
109179 178 On Board Ginormous Pieces
107306 179 On Board Simon Lower
102678 166 Mulberry Paper White
109227 181 Punch Box Three For You
102686 180 Punch Handheld Rectangle
100271 183 Pure Color Pencils
109060 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Blue Bayou
109063 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Groovy Guava
109061 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Purely Pomegranate
109062 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched River Rock*
109059 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Soft Sky
109058 191 Ribbon Double-Stitched Wild Wasabi
109189 190 Ribbon Originals Beachfront*
109187 190 Ribbon Originals District*
109188 190 Ribbon Originals Fairy Tale
109185 190 Ribbon Originals Jersey*
109184 190 Ribbon Originals Sherbert
109186 190 Ribbon Originals Theater
110716 191 Ribbon Striped Grosgrain Wild Wasabi*
110281 182 Rub-Ons Cherished Memories*
110284 182 Rub-Ons Eastern Elegance*
110285 182 Rub-Ons Urban West*
110557 174 Simply Scrappin' Boho Blend
109610 174 Simply Scrappin' Confetti
110572 172 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Boy
110567 173 Simply Scrappin' Crew Kids Girl
109597 175 Simply Scrappin' Home Again
110562 174 Simply Scrappin' Rose Cottage
109648 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Boy
109627 173 Simply Scrappin' Special Delivery Girl
110587 175 Simply Scrappin' Summer Days
110577 175 Simply Scrappin' Tie The Knot
111184 15 Simply Sent Friendly Notes
109228 16 Simply Sent Simple Delights
109229 16 Simply Sent Three Thoughts
106662 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Daisy Field
107561 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Garden Annuals
109681 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Good Dog
109678 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Kisses
107482 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Lily Pad
109680 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Meow
109677 197 Stampin'Around Wheel Mistletoe
106610 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Basics Outline
107467 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Birthday
109571 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Baby
109570 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Friends
109569 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Dilly Dally Party
108423 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Leaves A La Carte
107468 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Nature Hike
108980 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Petals
107464 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Rough Texture
111261 196 Jumbo Stampin' Around Wheel Spunky Spots
109554 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels
109553 193 Stampin' Color Index Labels (French)
106694 194 Stampin' Kids Markers
101399 185 Stipple Brushes- THIS WAS LISTED IN ERROR AND IS NOT ACTUALLY DISCONTINUED!

102673

183 Zig Painty

*Items are 25% off and part of our discounted retiring accessories promotion.

-Updated Aug. 6th, items in Red are no longer available

I will attempt to update this list as products become unavailable but, I can`t promise it will be completely up to date when you look. Please contact me to find out if the items you need are still available.

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Can't get Enough of my Square Punches!

I have always been a fairly frugal person so the thought of spending on square punches seemed ridiculous. I thought, I can cut squares why would I want that? Then I got one free...within a week I had to have the smaller one too! I love these punches it makes it so easy to make a modern fun looking card. I would have avoided making these cards in the past because it was `fiddly`and things never looked quite right. Now that I have the 1-3/8" and 1-1/4" punches this kind of card is super easy!


Here are a couple of cards with very different looks but both using the matted square punches and some watercolouring. I featured the in colors in both cards because I know I will have to say farewell very soon!!



{Recipe}
Stamps: Embrace Life,
Paper: River Rock textured CS, Ruby Red, Ginger Blossom DSP, watercolour paper
Ink: Same as paper+ stazon black
Tools & Acc.: Aquapainter, earth elements watercolour wonder crayons, river rock and groovy guava double stitched ribbon, rhinestone brad from pretties kit, DD glitter, 2-way glue, punches: 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 square, small oval, word window


{Recipe}
Stamps: Unfrogettable (retiring...sigh...)
Paper: textured wild wasabi CS, watercolour paper, brilliant blue, Jersey shores DSP
Ink: Stazon black
Tools & Acc.: Aqua-painter, bold bright watercolour wonder crayons, crop-a-dile, white eyelets, corner rounder, DD glitter, 2-way glue, signo white gel pen, pumpkin pie 3/8 GG, punches: 1-3/8 & 1-1/4 square, small oval, designer label


This last card was lots of fun to do, I just randomly stamped images from the Unfrogettable set in stazon then watercoloured them, added a touch of glitter ( a must!) and punched out 6 squares from the page. By turning the punch up side down you can slide it around your paper until you see a pleasing design and punch!


Still more to come but I have to get my July Newsletter out first!

Saturday, June 28, 2008

June's Technique Class: Faux Pas

June's Stampin' techniques class was all about the Faux. The techniques covered are Faux silk, faux linen, faux leather and faux wood. I had to postpone this class due to a large number of last minute cancellations but, if there is sufficient interest I will offer it again in July or August. So if you like what you see and would like to learn more, contact me! The following cards are planned for the class:

Faux Silk
{Recipe}
Stamps: Embrace Life, Canvas BG
Paper: Blue Bayou, Soft Sky, Certainly Celery, Whisper White,
Ink: Same as paper+ basic black
Tools & Acc.: blenderpen, crop-a-dile, silver eyelets, glue stick, sponge, tissue paper, corner rounder

Faux Linen & Faux Leather

{Recipe}
Stamps: Infinite Goodness (Hostess), En Francais BG
Paper: Always Artichoke, Creamy Caramel,Glossy CS, watercolor paper
Ink: same as paper+ chocolate chip, close to cocoa, groovy guava, bashful blue, versamark
Tools & Acc.: blenderpen, antique silver brads,sanding block, sponge, crafter's tool kit, chocolate chip marker, gold EP, iron, spray bottle

Faux Wood

{Recipe}
Stamps: A Little Birdie Told Me, Spring Solitude (hostess) Canvas BG
Paper: Creamy caramel, Purely pomegranate, Whisper White, Soft sky & Close to cocoa DSP
Ink: Basic clack, creamy caramel, whisper white craft, close to cocoa, chocolate chip, purely pomegranate, soft sky, old olive
Tools & Acc.: 1-3/8 circle punch, scallop circle punch, designer label punch, 1in circle punch, crop-a-dile, silver eyelets, silver brad, silver paint pen, linen tread

Remember if you would like to learn how to make any of these project contact me. I would also be happy to offer a private class to you and a few friends featuring these projects! So send me a note at nlt@shaw.ca

Still more to come...but not tonight, it's late!!

Youch! Belated Father's Day

June was a bad blogging month... It looks like I have some major catching-up to do now! It seems that as soon as stuff starts to get crazy in my life the Blog is the first thing to suffer, and I have sooooooo many projects to share! I know "Bad Blogger!". Here are a few very late postings, shall I start with Father's day? Below are the cards I made for some of the Fathers in my life...

This first card I made for my Grandpapa in Quebec. I love the tool box in this card because it's just perfect for someone like him who was always in the wood shop. I really liked the look of the screw head brads I've seen some people using but, since I don't have any I just drew an X on some plain silver brads. It's not quite as cool but, I still like the effect.
{Recipe}
Stamps: For Father (Occasions Mini Catalogue), Weathered BG, Canvas BG
Paper: not quite navy, creamy caramel, garden green, ruby red, watercolour paper
Ink:
Same as paper+ whisper white craft ink, close to cocoa, stazon black
Tools & Acc.: watercolor wonder crayons, aquapainter, spiral punch, 1/2 in circle punch, standard hole punch, silver paint pen, silver brads.

The following card was made for my husbands grandfather. I had a blast making this card, I just got the Happy Camper stamp set and....I know it's retiring...sniff, sniff... but I am not going to be parting with this set any time soon!! There is just too much you can do with it!!

{Recipe}
Stamps: Happy camper, Wild about you
Paper: creamy caramel, basic black, real red, close to cocoa, brilliant blue, pumpkin pie, summer sun, real rust, bashful blue DSP, card stock weight velum.
Ink:
whisper white craft ink, close to cocoa, creamy caramel, versamark, brilliant blue, wild wasabi
Tools & Acc.: silver EP, white EP, crystal effects (on the hot dog!), white signo gel pen, silver paint pen.

This card was made for my Father in law, I just wanted to make something cheerful and modern without having a theme. I was inspired by the colours in this Jersey Shores DSP and some cards I saw on SCS. I also just got my hands on the 1-3/8 and 1-1/4 square paper punches and I can't stop usint them!!

{Recipe}
Stamps: All Holidays
Paper: Brilliant blue, wild wasabi textured CS, Whisper White, Jersey Shores DSP.
Ink:
brilliant blue, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi
Tools & Acc.: 1-3/8 square punch, double stitched and striped wild wasabi ribbon, pumpkin pie 3/8 GG, bold bright button, silver elastic thread, mini glue dots.

Now this final card has got to be my favourite, and it was definitely the most time consuming! I made this card for my husband. I love how flexible the All in the Family set is you really can make a caricature of anyone!

{Recipe}
Stamps: All Holidays, All in the Family
Paper: Brilliant blue, Whisper White, Jersey Shores DSP.
Ink:
brilliant blue craft, pumpkin pie, wild wasabi
Tools & Acc.: 1-3/8 square punch, pumpkin pie 3/8 GG, mini glue dots, Blossom basics chipboard pk. many marvelous markers!

I hope you enjoyed my belated creations, there are more to come I swear!