Thursday, March 31, 2011

Last one... Punch Bunch & Ice Cream Parlor

Last day of Sale-a-Bration! I hope you took advantage and got all the free stamps you wanted!

I created this window card featuring the owl from Punch Bunch and the Ice Cream Parlor DSP & ribbon. The owl peeks through the window at the bottom (check out the inside below):

Stamps: Punch Bunch, Say it Simply
Inks: Old Olive, Pacific Point
Card stock: Pear Pizazz, Whisper White, Garden Green
Punches: 1 3/8" Square, Two-Step Bird, Two-Step Owl, Modern Label
Other: Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Ice Cream Parlor ribbon, Brights Brads

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Flower for All Seasons

This card features Flower For All Seasons, one of the main catalogue Sale-a-Bration choices. It's a cute little set with four different flower images.

I stamped the flower image on Glossy White cardstock and coloured it with Stampin' Write Markers. I punched out the image and mounted it on a Scallop Circle. I created the banner by punching one end of a cardstock strip with the corner of a square punch. I love the Woodland Walk papers, and just inked the edges before adding them to my card.

Stamps: Flower for All Seasons, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Inks: Chocolate Chip, Jet Black StazOn
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Glossy White, Wild Wasabi, Naturals White
SW Markers: Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron, Soft Suede
Punches: Corner Rounder, 1 3/8" Circle, 1 1/4" Square, 1 3/4" Scallop Circle
Other: Woodland Walk DSP

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

My favourite SAB stamps...

This card features my favourite Sale-a-Bration set this year... Bliss.

I stamped the butterfly with Melon Mambo craft ink and embossed with clear embossing powder before stamping the swirly image over top. I love the First Edition DSP because it is so neutral and can be used with any colours and inked to add a little extra. The Tasteful Trims Big Shot die was in the Holiday Mini, and is currently on the Carry Over list (and still available to purchase). The yellow label in the top corner is a sneak peek of the Four Frames stamp set that will be in the next catalogue (July), but is available for purchase during April (and you can get it free with a qualifying party). All the stamps co-ordinate with my favourite punch--Decorative Label.

Hope you like my card! If you want a Bliss stamp set of your own, it's not too late... you can get it for free until March 31st!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Three days left...

Only three days left to get your free stamps! Sale-a-Bration ends March 31st, and I'll be showcasing a card each day, using products you can get for free with a $60.00 purchase. This card uses Sweet Summer (perfect for colouring with the Blender Pen) as well as the Ice Cream Parlor DSP (also comes with cardstock stickers).

You can contact me by e-mail or phone if you'd like me to add your order to my group order going in Thursday afternoon, or you can order online directly on my website:

Stamps: Sweet Summer, Curly Cute
Inks: Rose Red, So Saffron, Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise, Soft Suede
Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Small Note Cards
Other: Blender Pen, Ice Cream Parlor DSP, Brights Brads, Basic Rhinestone, Basic Pearl

Friday, March 18, 2011

March Technique Class - Retiform Etchings

This is the second card we're making this weekend at my Technique Class (I have a few spots left in my Sunday classes):

Stamps: Artistic Etchings
Inks: Soft Suede, So Saffron, Riding Hood Red, Early Expresso
Cardstock: Naturals White, Glossy White, Soft Suede
Other: Gold Stampin' Emboss powder, Crumb Cake Seam Binding, Top Note Die, Vintage Wallpaper Textured Impressions Folder

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

March Technique Class - Collage Grid

I have to admit that collage/vintage isn't really my usual style, but I love this technique that makes it really easy to get the look, but still feels clean & simple to me. This is one of the cards we're making in my Technique Class this weekend.

Stamps: Because I Care, Fabulous Phrases, Nature Walk, Music wheel
Inks: Wild Wasabi, Baja Breeze, Pear Pizzazz
Cardstock: Pear Pizzazz, Baja Breeze, Naturals White
Other: Basic Rhinestones

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Scrapbook Class layout - What I love about You

This is the scrapbook page we're creating at this month's scrapbook class this Sunday, March 13th.

This layout is very adaptable to other themes, and I will have other stamps available for you to use. There are two class times available: 1:00pm & 7:00pm. If you'd like to come and play, this class is $5.00 or free for club members or with a $25.00 order. Please contact me for more details and to register.

Stamps: Just Believe, Extreme Dirt Bike, I {Heart} Hearts, Sweet Shoppe Alpha, Just Perfect Alpha, Calender Alpha, Broadsheet Alpha, Jumble Alpha, Extreme Elements, Paradise, Notes & Details
Inks: Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede, Early Expresso, Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Not Quite Navy, Pumpkin Pie
Cardstock: Crumb Cake (textured), Soft Suede, Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler, Pumpkin Pie, Naturals Ivory
Other: Clear Stampin' Emboss powder, Stampin' Sponges

Friday, March 4, 2011

Fast & Fun Friday - Clearly for You

On Fast & Fun Fridays, I share something quick & easy to make.

This is a 3x3 card I CASE'd from the Occasions Mini Catalogue (pg 29) for my Team Shoebox Swap this week. I did change the colours a bit, and I inked edges instead of adding another layer of cardstock. The stamps on this card are all from the Clearly for You stamp set, and the Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch is the perfect detail for this card. A button from the Neutrals pack with some embroidery thread is just the right finishing touch.

Stamps: Clearly for You
Inks: Perfect Plum, Rose Red, Baja Breeze
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake
Other: Neutrals Buttons, Dotted Scallop Ribbon punch