Friday, December 27, 2013

Fishy Friday - woo-hoo!

Sneak Peek Alert!!

In just a few short days, we'll be launching the ALL NEW Occasions Catalogue! Which also means you only have a few short days to get your hands on many of the goodies in the Holiday Catalogue.

I'm offering free shipping at the moment, so it's the PERFECT time to order yourself some new goodies with the Christmas money you got (oh yes…I know you got some!) :)

This is week # 9 of Fishy Fridays and I'm still loving my little fishies!


I started off with a base of Strawberry Slush Cardstock and added a layer of Strawberry Slush DSP. My banner was created with Crisp Cantaloupe and Coastal Cabana Cardstock. I added some Tangerine Tango Candy Dots at the top.

The sneak peek is the sentiment from the brand new set Just Sayin'. (psssst! Come back next week for another sneak peek the day of the catalogue release!) Not only is this set SUPER cute, it also has a coordinating framelits set that will make it super easy to cut them out. My favourite part? If you cut out the sentiments by hand close to the line, your Big Shot will cut the coordinating shape just big enough for you to make a mat!


What do you think?

STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Just Sayin'
INK: Black Staz-ON, Strawberry Slush
PAPERS: Whisper White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush and Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock; Strawberry Slush DSP; Watercolour Paper
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Basic Rhinestones, Candy Dots, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Friday, December 20, 2013

Fishy Friday - Just Because

When the new catalogue made its appearance back in April (for Demonstrators) and I saw the "A Dozen Thoughts" stamp set, I just KNEW I had to have it for the "just because" sentiment alone. It just seemed so perfect…just because. And, being one who likes to sends cards, what's more perfect than a "just because" card? It's like getting "just because" flowers for no other reason than…well…"just because".


This card started off with a Crisp Cantaloupe base because of the little square on last week's card (I actually didn't have the right size scrap and needed to cut into a fresh piece!) and then I added a layer of Crisp Cantaloupe Designer Series Paper. I thought I'd like the idea of a monochromatic card (and I was RIGHT!), so I went with some Tangerine Tango (I was all out of Calypso Coral at the time).

I just love all the layers on this card!

I finished off with the sentiment and some Calypso Coral Baker's Twine wrapped around the top two layers and tied in a bow.


What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, A Dozen Thoughts
INK: Black Staz-ON, Tangerine Tango
PAPERS: Whisper White, Crisp Cantaloupe and Tangerine Tango Cardstock; Crisp Cantaloupe DSP
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Baker's Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals


Happy Stampin'!


Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Tell me Tuesday!

A once a week post to share everything that's going on at Stampin' UP!

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Friday, December 13, 2013

Fishy Friday - Happy Birthday

This card started as many of my cards do: with leftovers sitting out on my stamping space.


The base is Coastal Cabana with layers of Very Vanilla and Designer Series Paper from the Afternoon Picnic pack.

I went simple today with just a layered sentiment created with the Ticket Duo Builder Punch and the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set.

A little flair was added with some ⅜" Ruffle Stretch Trim in Coastal Cabana and a piece of Calypso Coral Baker's Twine tied in a bow.

The inside was finished with some Crisp Cantaloupe Designer Series Paper and some doodling.


What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Teeny Tiny Wishes
INK: Black Staz-ON, Coastal Cabana
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Coastal Cabana, Crisp Cantaloupe and Tangerine Tango Cardstock; Coastal Cabana DSP
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Basic Rhinestones, ⅜" Ruffle Stretch Trim, Baker's Twine, Punches, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

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Friday, December 6, 2013

Fishy Friday - Thinking of You

The internet is a WONDERFUL thing…unless of course you're completely addicted and spend ALL your time on it to the exclusion of everything else.

However, we're going to talk about the good things the internet brings us today.

The internet brings you friends you never would have known otherwise - we get connected through different things, in particular the heart world.

I know that many of you who have been following along for a few years know that our family was blessed with not one, but TWO cardiac kids. Because of them, we have friends around the world.

One friend in particular, Melissa, has been going through some SERIOUS challenges with one of her NON-cardiac kids, so this card has been sent to BC to her daughter Danielle as she undergoes some seriously scary treatment to combat kidney disease.


I started off with a Pool Party base and added a layer of Bermuda Bay and then a layer of Epic Day This and That Designer Series Paper.

Under the fishies you'll see layers of Tangerine Tango and Crisp Cantaloupe.

The sentiment is from Sweet Essentials layered atop a piece of Bermuda Bay punched with the Artisan Label Punch.

And here's the inside:



What do you think?


STAMPS: Fishin' Around, Sweet Essentials
INK: Black Staz-ON, Bermuda Bay
PAPERS: Whisper White, Bermuda Bay, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango and  Crisp Cantaloupe Cardstock; Epic Day This and That DSP
ACCESSORIES: Watercolour Pens, Dazzling Diamonds, 2-way glue, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

'Tis the Season to be SNEEZIN'!

So better get your SANTA-tizers!!

This little project comes to you thanks to Jan Farring. I thought it was SO cute when I saw it on her blog and just had to recreate it.

I have a craft fair at a school next week and these will be just PERFECT for the event!

Check it out:



How seriously cute is that?? And easy peasy too!

If you have a few minutes to spare, I'll be at Tall Pines School in Brampton on December 11th! Maybe I'll see you there!

What do you think?

STAMPS: None
INK: None
PAPERS: Real Red and Basic Black Cardstock; Silver Glimmer Paper
ACCESSORIES: Punches, Silver Elastic Cord

Happy Santa-tizing!

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Fair December



Now…I don't want to freak you out or anything, but there's only 22 more sleeps till Christmas morning!!

But! Don't PANIC!! I know an AWESOME place where you can get all your Christmas shopping done (that's assuming you weren't at ESA a couple of weeks ago).

Join me here:



This will be my third year at Fair December and it's ALWAYS a great show!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Get your stamp on!! Thanks to Jane!

MONTH-LONG OBSERVANCES
Awareness Month of Awareness Month’s Month
Bingo Month
Colorectal Cancer Education and Awareness Month
Hi Neighbor Month
Identity Theft and Prevention Month
Learn a Foreign Language Month
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month
National Safe Toys and Gifts Month
National Sign Up for Summer Camp Month
National Stress Free Family Holiday Month
National Tie Month
National Write a Business Plan Month
Operation Santa Paws
Prevent Blindness Month
Quince and Watermelon Month
Read a New Book Month
Rising Star Month
Root Vegetables and Exotic Fruits Month
Spiritual Literacy Month
Take a New Year’s Resolution to Stop Smoking Month
Tomato and Winter Squash Month
Universal Human Rights Month
World AIDS Month
Worldwide Food Service Safety Month
Write to a Friend Month

WEEK-LONG OBSERVANCES
First Week
First Week of Advent
Cookie Cutter Week
National Hand Washing Awareness Week
National Tolerance Week
Recipe Greetings for the Holidays Week

Second Week
Second Week of Advent
Coats for Kids Week Human Rights Week

Third Week
Third Week of Advent
Christmas Bird Count Week
Gluten-Free Baking Week
Halcyon Days
International Language Week
Posadas
Saturnalia

Fourth Week
Fourth Week of Advent
It’s About Time Week
Kwanzaa

December 1st
American Civil Air Patrol Founded (1941)
Day Without Art Day
Eat a Red Apple Day
First Sunday of Advent
Jan Brett’s Birthday (1949)
National High Five Day
National Pie Day
Rosa Parks Day
Special Kids Day
World AIDS Day

December 2nd
Ann Patchett’s Birthday (1963)
Charles Ringling’s Birthday (1863)
Cold Moon
Cyber Monday
David Macaulay’s Birthday (1946)
Georges Seurat’s Birthday (1859)
Gianni Versace’s Birthday (1946)
National Fritters Day
National Mutt Day
Play Basketball Day
Special Education Day

December 3rd
Andy Williams’ Birthday (1930)
Ear Muffs Day
International Day of the Disabled Person
Joseph Conrad’s Birthday (1857)
Let’s Hug Day
National Roof-Over-Your-Head Day
Ozzy Osbourne’s Birthday (1948)
Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

December 4th
Cracker Jack Day
Gemma Jones’ Birthday (1942)
National Cookie Day
National Dice Day
Santa’s List Day
Special Kids Day
Wear Brown Shoes Day
World Wildlife Conservation Day

December 5th
Bathtub Party Day
Colombian International Day of the Reef
George Armstrong Custer’s Birthday (1839)
International Ninja Day
International Volunteer Day
National Communicate With Your Baby Day
National Sacher Torte Day
Play Hooky Day
Repeal Day (Repeal of Prohibition)
Rose Wilder Lane’s Birthday (1886)
Walt Disney’s Birthday (1901)

December 6th
Coats and Toys for Kids Day
Dave Brubeck’s Birthday (1920)
Ira Gershwin’s Birthday (1896)
Joyce Kilmer’s Birthday (1886)
Miner’s Day
Mitten Tree Day
National Gazpacho Day
National Pawnbroker’s Day
Put on Your Own Shoes Day
St. Nicholas Day

December 7th
Earmuff Day
Faux Fur Friday
Harry Chapin’s Birthday (1942)
International Civil Aviation Day
Letter Writing Day
Marie Tussaud’s Birthday (1761)
National Cotton Candy Day
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Ted Knight’s Birthday (1923)

December 8th
Bad Hair Day
Day of the Horse
Feast of the Immaculate Conception
James Galway’s Birthday (1939)
James Thurber’s Birthday (1894)
Jim Morrison’s Birthday (1943)
Mary Queen of Scots’ Birthday (1542)
National Brownie Day
Pretend to be a Time Traveler Day
Second Sunday of Advent
Take it in the Ear Day
USSR Ceased to Exist (1991)
Worldwide Candle Lighting Day
World Choral Day

December 9th
Christmas Card Day
Clarence Birdseye’s Birthday (1886)
Donny Osmond’s Birthday (1957)
International Anticorruption Day
Jean deBrunhoff’s Birthday (1899)
John Milton’s Birthday (1608)
Judy Dench’s Birthday (1934)
Margaret Hamilton’s Birthday (1902)
National Pastry Day
National Salesperson Day
Nightgown Day
Weary Willy Day

December 10th
Bobby Flay’s Birthday (1964)
Emily Dickinson’s Birthday (1830)
Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales Day
Get a Poinsettia Day
Human Rights Day
Kenneth Branagh’s Birthday (1960)
Melvil Dewey’s Birthday (1851) (Dewey Decimal System)
Nobel Prize Day
Rumer Godden’s Birthday (1907)
Susan Dey’s Birthday (1950)
Treaty of Paris Signed (1898)

December 11th
International Mountain Day
King Edward VIII Abdicated Throne (1936)
National Noodle Ring Day
Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock (1620) see 12/21 too
UNICEF Anniversary (Est. in 1946)
UN International Mountain Day
William Joyce’s Birthday (1957)

December 12th
Bob Barker’s Birthday (1923)
Bonza Bottler Day
Edvard Munch’s Birthday (1863)
Gingerbread House Day
Gustave Flaubert’s Birthday (1821)
International Children’s Day
National 12-Hour Fresh Breath Day
National Ding-A-Ling Day
Poinsettia Day

December 13th
Christopher Plummer’s Birthday (1927)
Dick Van Dyke’s Birthday (1925)
Ice Cream Day
Mary Todd Lincoln’s Birthday (1818)
National Cocoa Day
New Calendar Day
New Zealand Discovered (1642)
Pick a Pathologist Pal Day
St. Lucy Day
Steve Buscemi’s Birthday (1957)
Violins Day

December 14th
Buy a Tree Day
International Shareware Day
Monkey Day
Morey Amsterdam’s Birthday (1914)
NASCAR Founded (1947)
National Bouillibaisse Day
National Salesperson Day
Nostradamus’ Birthday (1503)

December 15th
Alexandre Gustave Eiffel’s Birthday
Betty Smith’s Birthday (1906)
Bill of Rights Day
Cat Herders Day
National Lemon Cupcake Day
Third Sunday of Advent
Tim Conway’s Birthday (1933)

December 16th
Barbie and Barney Backlash Day
Boston Tea Party Anniversary (1773)
JANE AUSTEN’S BIRTHDAY (1775)
Ludwig Von Beethoven’s Birthday (1770)
Margaret Mead’s Birthday (1901)
National Chocolate-Covered Anything Day
Noel Coward’s Birthday (1899)
Zionism Day

December 17th
Arthur Fiedler’s Birthday (1894)
Bill Pullman’s Birthday (1953)
Duff Goldman’s Birthday (1974)
Cookie Cutter Day
Free Shipping Day
John Greenleaf Whittier’s Birthday (1807)
John Kennedy Toole’s Birthday (1932)
National Maple Syrup Day
Wright Brothers Day

December 18th
Answer the Telephone Like Buddy the Elf Day
Bake Cookies Day
Jacques Pepin’s Birthday (1935)
International Migrants Day
National Roast Suckling Pig Day
Play Bingo Day
Steven Spielberg’s Birthday (1947)
Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

December 19th
Chocolate Pizza Day
Eve Bunting’s Birthday (1928)
Look for an Evergreen Day
National Regifting Day
Oatmeal Muffin Day
Poor Richard’s Almanac Published (1732)

December 20th
Games Day
Go Caroling Day
International Human Solidarity Day
Irene Dunne’s Birthday (1898)
Mudd Day
Sacagewa Day

December 21st
Ann and Samantha Day
Cold Moon
Crossword Puzzle Day
First Day of Winter
Forefather’s Day
Humbug Day
Look at the Bright Side Day
National Flashlight Day
National French Fried Shrimp Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
National Homeless Persons Remembrance Day
Paul Winchell’s Birthday (1922)
Phileas Figg Win a Wager Day
Pilgrims Land on Plymouth Rock (1620) see 12/11
Ray Romano’s Birthday (1957)
Underdog Day
Winter Solstice
World Peace Day

December 22nd
Barbara Billingsley’s Birthday (1922)
Fourth Sunday of Advent
Giacomo Puccini’s Birthday (1858)
Maritime Day
National Date Nut Bread Day
National Haiku Poetry Day
Popcorn Popping Day

December 23rd
Family Caregivers Day
Festivus
Roots Day
Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear (1888)

December 24th
Christmas Eve
Ignatius Loyola’s Birthday (1491)
Johnny Gruelle’s Birthday (1880)
Kate Spade’s Birthday (1962)
National Chocolate Day
National Egg Nog Day
Noel Streatfield’s Birthday (1920)

December 25th
Annie Lennox’s Birthday (1954)
A*Phabet Day or No “L” Day
Christmas
Clara Barton’s Birthday (1821)
David Sedaris’ Birthday (1956)
Humphrey Bogart’s Birthday (1899)
National Pumpkin Pie Day
Saint John Feast Day
Sir Isaac Newton’s Birthday (1642)
Washington Crossed the Delaware (1776)

December 26th
Boxing Day
Carroll Spinney’s Birthday (1933)
David Sedaris’ Birthday (1956)
Henry Miller’s Birthday (1891)
Kwanzaa Begins
National Candy Cane Day
National Thank You Note Day
National Whiners Day

December 27th
Fruitcake Forever Day
Louis Pasteur’s Birthday (1822)
Make Cut-Out Snowflakes Day
Saint John Feast Day
Visit the Zoo Day

December 28th
Card Playing Day
Childermas/Holy Innocents Day
National Chocolate Days
No Interruptions Day
Pledge of Allegiance Day

December 29th
Jude Law’s Birthday (1972)
Mary Tyler Moore’s Birthday (1936)
National Chocolate Days
Pepper Pot Day
Saint Thomas of Canterbury Feast Day
Tick Tock Day

December 30th
Bacon Day
Davy Jones’ Birthday (1945)
Falling Needles Family Fest Day
Festival of Enormous Changes at the Last Moment Day
Mercer Mayer’s Birthday (1943)
Michael Nesmith’s Birthday (1942)
National Bicarbonate of Soda Day
Oh My! Day
Rudyard Kipling’s Birthday (1865)
Sean Hannity’s Birthday (1961)
Tiger Woods’ Birthday (1975)
Tracey Ullmann’s Birthday (1959)

December 31st
Blue Moon
Diane von Furstenberg’s Birthday (1943)
First Nights
Henri Matisse’s Birthday (1869)
John Denver’s Birthday (1943)
Leap Second Time Adjustment Day
Make Up Your Mind Day
New Year’s Eve
No Interruptions Day
Smoke Alarm Day
Universal Hour of Peace Day
Unlucky Day
World Peace Mediation Day