Thursday, May 14, 2009

And now for something completely different...

Well in style anyways, it is another baby project though! This is a little gift set I made for a friend who prefers earthy colours and more contemporary stylings.It was the first time I made a series of coordinating items to give as a gift. I really enjoyed coming up with different ways to use the same colours & style across the 3 projects, I'm sure there will be more of this in my stampin' future! The onesie card is of course based on the template created by Lauren Meader over at My Time...Creations, I find myself using this one a lot for baby cards.

This set is heavy on the 2008 in colours, it's funny when I first saw them, I was not impressed. I could not think of how I was going to get through a year with these colours. Now with only one month left for this collection I am almost panicking, what will I do without Kiwi kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific point or Pink Pirouette?? I'm sure I will survive, after all last year I was aghast that I would have to give up my Wild Wasabi, but I'm still alive and stampin! The up side is that I get to see the new in colours for 2009 on Monday! EEk!! I do love being a SU! demo!! Lets hope they are as fabulous as usual! Though regardless of my first impression, I am sure to fall in love with them once I see what other talented stampin' bloggers have done with them, it happens every time!

Ok back to these projects. I have a confession to make....the onesies stamp on the thank you cards is retired. Sorry! It's from the occasions mini catalogue set By Ones and By Twos. This set is definitely a keeper, you can totally make it boy or girl and there are actually greetings for multiples and adoptions! You don't see that very often. On to the recipes:


Stamps: Nursery Necessities
Papers: Kiwi kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze
Inks: same as paper + chocolate chip
Tools & Acc.: Tangerine Tango striped GG ribbon, Punches: star, scallop edge, 1-1/4 &1-3/8 circles.

Stamps: Nursery Necessities, Cute & Curly
Papers: Kiwi kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Close to Cocoa, whisper white
Inks: same as paper
Tools & Acc.: Tangerine Tango striped GG ribbon, Punches: Curly label, eyelet edge, 1in circles, serif sizzix alphabet die.{Recipe}
Stamps: By Ones & by Twos, Wow Flowers
Papers: Kiwi kiss, Tangerine Tango, Pacific Point, Baja Breeze, Close to Cocoa, whisper white
Inks: same as paper
Tools & Acc.: Tangerine Tango, kiwi kiss & pacific point striped GG ribbon, circle scissors plus, paper piercer, staple, Punches: 1/8in, 1-1/4in & 1-3/8in circles.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Somethin' Girly!

Yay another few minutes to myself, lets see how fast I can type this up now! Sometimes I feel like I am playing that game where you have to put all the little plastic shapes in place before the timer goes off and launches the pieces everywhere. (Concentration?) I never know how much time I have until the baby (or his big sister) needs me.

Alright now onto a project.
I do have some pics of the cards and projects I made for this Mother's Day but, they'll have to wait until I can upload them. In the mean time here is yet another baby project!

The first photo is of one of the thank you cards I made for a friend. Of all the babies born lately she had the only girl so I just had to take the opportunity to pull out the pirouette pink! I made about ten of these cards, and I hope to also get a little box done up for them soon. After I took this photo I added little white buttons to the wheels on the carriage it really finishes off the card.

{Card Recipe}

Stamps: Fun Fast Notes, Wow Flowers, All Holidays
Paper: Pirouette Pink, Close to Cocoa & Whisper white
Ink: Pink Pirouette, Stazon jet black
Tools & Acc.: White signo gel pen, 5/8 in striped pink pir. gg ribbon, dimensionals, glue dots, white buttons, Punches:Ticket corner, Eyelet, Small & lrg oval.

This second picture is of the actual card I made to welcome the new baby girl. The over the top girlyness of this one is a little out of my creative comfort zone, but a heck of a lot of fun to make! I created this card from scratch. Bassically I cut out a circle shaped card, snipped out a quarter section (making a sort of Pack-man shape) and then decorated it. The only really important detail to remember is that if you want it to stand up you need to attach wheels to the back of the card too.

Woo Hoo! This is awesome, I am still uninterrupted, let's see if I can quickly get my recipe posted before the critter stirs!

{Card Recipe}

Polkadot punches
Pink Pir. Basic Grey, Whisper white
Pink Pir.
Tools & Acc.:
Circle scissors plus, circle fire rhinestone brads, Pink Pir striped gg ribon, stampin' sponges, punches: Eyelet, scallop circle, 1-1/4 in circle, ¾ in circle, trio flowers, wide oval

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

May DSP Samplers!

Can't decide which packs of Designer Series Paper or Textured Cardstock you would like to order for the May DSP Promotion? Would you rather get a little taste of everything? This month's special makes it the perfect time to do a paper share, or two, or three!

What's Involved? You sign up for one of the groups bellow (I need 8 per group) and make the required payment then, once a group is full, I will order all of the packs of paper, cut them into 6x6 in squares and redistribute them so that everyone gets at least one sheet of every paper available. (See each group bellow for details)

On top of getting a 6x6in piece of each design for a fraction of the cost it would cost to purchase all the packs of paper yourself, because of this months special you will save at least an additional 25% off the regular price of the paper samplers.

Group 1:
Designer Series Paper Sampler

In this sampler you will receive a 6x6in piece of each of the available Designer Series Papers, including those in the 4 different Specialty Paper collections and the new Walk in the Park DSP found in the current Occasions Mini Catalogue.

This comes to 126 6x6in sheets of high quality 2 sided paper for only $27.67 including shipping and tax. (Regularly: $36.90) Included designs can be seen on Pages 158-162 of the SS2009 Ideabook & Catalogue or online here.
  1. Nadia
  2. Trina S.
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Group 2:
Patterns Designer Series Paper Sampler

This sampler includes 6x6in sheets of all the papers from the Patterns DSP collection (Pg 159 in caty.)

This comes to 84 6x6in pieces of high quality 2 sided paper for only $17.81 including shipping and tax. (Regularly: $23.75)
  1. Nadia
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Group 3:
Textured Cardstock Sampler

This sampler includes 2-6x6in sheets of textured cardstock in each colour from the Earth Elements, Bold Brights, Soft Subtles and Rich Regals as well as 4-6x6 sheets of each colour from the Neutrals and In-colours famillies.

This comes to a total of 144 6x6in sheets of textured cardstock in 60 different colours for only $18.13 including shipping and tax! (Regular $24.17)
  1. Nadia
  2. Ryan
  3. Trina S.
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To take part in any or all of these paper shares please contact me by e-mail ( or phone (780-988-0647).

If you live outside of the Edmonton area your sampler can be mailed to you for a small additional cost.

Orders will be placed as soon as each group fills up, feel free to sign up for multiple spots in a group if you would like more paper!

Happy Stampin'!

May is National Scrapbooking Month!

To celebrate this wonderful hobby Stampin' Up! Is having some Awesome specials, take a look:

Designer Series Paper Sale!

Buy three packs of Designer Series paper (including our Specialty Designer Series paper) or 12" x 12" textured card stock, and get one FREE!

If purchasing online put 3 packs in your cart then choose your freebie at checkout (the free pack can even be the more expensive one, is that cool or what!?!)

New Stamp Set Sneak Peek!

Buy a sneak peek stamp set from the 2009-2010 Idea Book & Catalogue--Jumble Alphabet (set of 52; double-mounted)--at a 20 percent discount.

Item #


Regular Price

Sale Price


Jumble Alphabet stamp set



Scrapbooking Starter Kit Promotion

In celebration of National Scrapbooking Month, join Stampin' Up! as a demonstrator for only $99 with our limited-time Scrapbooking Starter Kit. The Scrapbooking Starter Kit contains the following:

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Retail Value


Schoolbook Serif Alphabet stamp set*



Simply Scrappin' Petal Party



Earth Elements Assorted textured card stock (12" x 12")



Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad


*Substitutable for any stamp set up to $51.95 value.

Please note: Each of the products listed above may be substituted for like items. Please see the Scrapbooking Starter Kit Order Form for details.

The Scrapbooking Starter Kit also contains all the business supplies contained in the standard Starter Kit

To take advantage of any of these special offers check out my Stampin' Up! Web site: and while you're there take a peak at this great scrapbooking video!

A Little Something Blue

I wanted to thank everyone who helped me celebrate the arrival of my son Kaleb by taking part in my Mystery Hostess party! The winner of the hostess benefits was Christa, one of my Stampin' VIPs who will be taking home the new Circle Scissors Plus as well as a few other goodies. Good choice, Christa, I love that tool! As you might recall I had a special on all things blue, and people definitely took advantage of it, look what met my eyes when I opened my parcel...very cool. I might have to do the colour specials again, I wonder what a box full of red or yellow would look like?

Here's a little card project for you. I mentioned in the last post that I have been making loads of baby cards,well here's the one I made for my new nephew Luke (notice the SAB DSP again, I just can't get enough of it!). Oh and the space stuff is a loving poke at the whole 'Luke' Skywalker & Star Wars thing.

Stamps: Pun Fun, Nursery Necessities
Paper: Kraft, whisper white, so saffron, Certainly Celery, Watercolour paper & Delicate Dots DSP
Inks: stazon jet black, Sahara sand, (felts: so saffron, bashful blue, certainly celery)
Tools & Acc: Big Shot + serif essentials alphabet dies, Certainly celery 5/8in poly twill ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Crystal effects, dimensionals,Snail, aquapainter, Signo White gel pen, punches: small star, wide oval.

{Note} I stamped the space ship in Stazon on watercolour paper then coloured it using an aquapainter and markers. To add interest, I used crystal effects on the ships window and glitter on the exhaust plumes and then popped the whole thing up on dimensionals. I hope you like it!

Oh and I just found this pic, this is the little hat I crocheted for Luke and gave him with the card.