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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

You know it's only a month away, right?

Are you ready? If you came to my Christmas Boot Camp class on Sept. 27th, you're ahead of the game. If you're starting to FREAK OUT, don't worry! I have a Last Minute Christmas class scheduled on Dec. 6th, 2014 that you're more than welcome to attend! :)

Today's card features one of the many Stampin' UP! Photopolymer sets called Christmas Bliss.

It's a fun little set and my Boot Camp Class participants had fun creating with it. It was SO easy to position the Christmas balls stamp without even using the Stamp-a-majig because this is a photopolymer stamp set. I didn't even go cross-eyed with I created it - LOL!

What do you think of the colours? They don't SCREAM Christmas, but I think they pull if off quite nicely.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Christmas Bliss
INK: Pool Party, Calypso Coral
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pool Party and Crumb Cake Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Basic Rhinestones

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Thinking of you doesn't have to be blue!

OK...apparently I'm on some crazy rhyming kick as I write these. Stop me if it makes you nuts - LOL! My blog posts are written quite a ways in advance, so I'm hopeful that this rhyming thing won't last forever!

A lot of times, when you're thinking of someone, you're "blue" or sad because you miss them. Today, I decided you didn't need to be "blue" when thinking of someone, you could think of them with COLOUR!

Check it out:

I was inspired to use these colours when I was putting together a ribbon share for one of my customers. What's a ribbon share? A way to get ALL the ribbons without having to buy ALL of them! You get a couple of yards of each colour to play with. When you decide which ones you REALLY like, you can then order full rolls from me. :)

I shared the colour combo with Elizabeth and she agreed to use it for this week's challenge.

I started off with a base of Blackberry Bliss and added a layer of Designer Series Paper from the Park Lane DSP Pack. That was followed by a piece of Pear Pizzazz and Melon Mambo around which I tied a length of Melon Mambo ⅛" Taffeta Ribbon. The sentiment was stamped in Blackberry Bliss Ink onto a piece of Whisper White Cardstock. One end was tucked under the ribbon.

And the inside:

Can you tell what I did? I found a spot on the paper that had a flower sort of on it's own. I took out my craft knife and cut around it leaving it attached to the DSP. I was then able to tuck in the Whisper White Cardstock. I haven't taken my craft knife out in ages and it was SO much fun!

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Four You
INK: Blackberry Bliss
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Melon Mambo and Blackberry Bliss Cardstock; Park Lane DSP
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon, Craft Knife, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Lest we forget

Today is November 11th. Wherever you are, whatever you're doing, please stop and take a moment to remember those that fought for our freedom. It matters not in what country you live, you're free because others fought and died.

It seemed appropriate that today's card should be a sympathy card. I know, from experience, that I never have a sympathy card on hand when I need one. And when I need one, the LAST thing I want to do is make one.

Today's card takes care of that. I know I have one ready...and perhaps since it's ready, I won't need one for a good long while. Take a look:

I started off with a Chocolate Chip Cardstock base and added a layer of Wild Wasabi. I stamped the Very Vanilla panel with images from Daydream Medallions using Soft Sky, Chocolate Chip and Wild Wasabi. I used my Stamp-a-majig to make sure everything lined up just the way it should.

I haven't created a distressed card in a LONG time, so it was kind of neat to distress the edges of the Very Vanilla Layer. That, along with the extra ink on smooshed on, gave me just the look I wanted.

For the main image/sentiment panel, I used my markers right on the flower from the Love & Sympathy set. I wasn't sure how it would turn out since the Wild Wasabi is quite a bit darker than the Soft Sky, but I was THRILLED with the result. The sentiment, stamped in Chocolate Chip, was perfect stamped slightly over the image.

A peek at the inside:

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Love and Sympathy, Daydream Medallions
INK: Soft Sky, Wild Wasabi, Chocolate Chip
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Wild Wasabi and Chocolate Chip Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Markers, Seam Binding, Stamp-a-majig, Stampin' Dimensionals

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Happy Day!

Remember this card from September?

I had fun with that one and thought I'd try some collage again, but in a different way. Check it out:

The largest stamp from Postage Due is a collage all on its own! All you need to do is stamp it and you're done. Of course, I never make anything THAT easy! So, I stamped it once in Hello Honey Ink and then stamped it again (but just the bike this time) in Pool Party. Then I cut the bike out (in painstaking detail, because that's how I roll) and added it to the already stamped image using Stampin' Dimensionals.

I stamped the "postage" in Basic Grey and cut them out too. I wanted a nice thin edge, so I did this by hand rather than using punches. Those who have been to my blog in the past will know that I'm a crazy fussy cutter. I'm OK with that title. :)

The sentiment is from Endless Birthday Wishes.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Potage Due, Endless Birthday Wishes
INK: Basic Grey, Hello Honey and Pool Party
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Pool Party and Basic Grey Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Today is a sad day

As I was creating today's totally adorable tag, I was suddenly saddened by the fact that it would never get used. :(

Why is that? Because this year, our youngest son is in grade 6. He's in middle school and middle school kids don't hand out Halloween candy. Last year was the last year that I could be "that mom". You know, the one that makes the hand made tags? And the one that packages the chocolates in clear bags so everyone can see? Yeah...I was "that mom" and now those days are over. So, that's why I'm sad.

But, maybe YOUR kids are still little enough to hand out Halloween candy and if they are and you decide to CASE my little tag, THAT would make me happy! :)

This little tag was SO quick and easy to create. The stamp set, Merry Everything, comes with a coordinating punch, so I just stamped it and punched it out. Then I added a layer of So Saffron Cardstock behind it which I hand cut. You could also hand cut the tag itself using the outline as a guide and then punch out your layer using the punch. Buy the bundle and save 15%!

The cello bags I used are just perfect for holding a couple of fun sized chocolate. They're retired and no longer available, but we have a selection of bags from which you can choose here:
I did these up with Kit Kat bars for my class in September and everyone was THRILLED!

I tied the Tangelo Twist Ribbon around the bag and then attached the tag with a length of Linen Thread.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Merry Everything
INK: Garden Green
PAPERS: Whisper White and So Saffron Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Cello Bag, Punch, Ribbon, Linen Thread

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014


For today's card, I wanted to feature some Halloween Stamps.

I wanted some bright and cheery Halloween colours, not spooky ones, so the colours for this week's DIVA challenge were perfect: Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Blackberry Bliss and Melon Mambo.

Check it out:

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Confetti anyone?

When I first saw this technique posted by the lovely and talented Teneale, I was intrigued. I kept thinking to myself "But we don't have a stamp like that?"

And then I kept reading and thought, "DUH! Of course!". If you came to my techniques class in September, you know how we did it. If not, a quick google search will give you ALL the answers! :)

Check it out:

Simple, yet effective. Doesn't it make you feel like celebrating?

I carried the theme to the inside as well:

I considered adding doodles, but decided that the dark contrast of the doodles would be too much for the soft confetti.

I had a lot of fun playing with this colour combo (Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo), so you'll probably see it again! :)

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Sassy Salutations
INK: Pool Party, Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo
PAPERS: Whisper White, Pistachio Pudding and Island Indigo Cardstock; Pistachio Pudding DSP

Happy Stampin'!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

You Made My DAY!

When we celebrated our wedding anniversary WAY back in August *grin* I offered free shipping to my customers so they could celebrate along with us. :)

When the orders came in, I packaged them up and delivered them and inside the bags, I included this card:

Everyone LOVED it!! I'm considering offering a class called "Black and White with a pop!" Would you attend??

I started off with a Soft Sky base and added a layer of Basic Black. My image was stamped on a piece of Whisper White Cardstock and then layered with Soft Sky and Smokey Slate.

I love, love, LOVE Baker's Twine, so wrapping some of that around the main panel was a no brainer. The flagged sentiment, stamped in Island Indigo was the perfect finishing touch.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew has been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Tap Tap Tap, A Dozen Thoughts
INK: Memento Black, Soft Sky and Island Indigo
PAPERS: Whisper White, Soft Sky, Smoky Slate and Basic Black
ACCESSORIES: Bakers Twine, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Stamp it OFF!

As a paper crafter, I'm always stamping ON something, but have you ever thought of stamping OFF?

Your images get a whole different look when you stamp OFF before stamping ON. Check it out:

To create the background paper, I used Early Espresso, Blushing Bride and Sahara Sand Ink. But, they look nothing like that, do they? That's because I stamped some of the ink off before stamping it on to my Whisper White Cardstock. It's a great way to create your own paper if you don't have exactly what you're looking for in your collection.

The idea for the banners was taken from the lovely and talented Shelli Gardner, the CEO and co-founder of Stampin' UP! She showed it to us earlier this year at Leadership and I've reproduced it a couple of times now.

The sentiment is from Perfect Pennants (one of my favourite sets) and is stamped in Sahara Sand (at full strength) onto Whisper White Cardstock. I used my Big Shot to cut it out.

On the inside, I stamped some more flowers, but these were stamped at full strength (no stamping off):

I also added some of my signature doodling around the edges. :)

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the divas have been up to here.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Flower Shop, Perfect Pennants
INK: Sahara Sand, Blushing Bride, Early Espresso
PAPERS: Whisper White, Sahara Sand and Early Espresso Cardstock
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Die, Punch, Linen Thread, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Get your Stamp ON!!!

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1st Week
Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta
Drive Safely Work Week
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Great American Beer Festival
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UN World Space Week
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2nd Week
Build Your Business with Business Cards Week
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Pet Peeve Week
Spinning and Weaving Week
Take Your Medicine Americans Week
Teller Week
World Dairy Expo
World Rainforest Week
World Space Week

3rd Week
American Association of Medical Assistants Week
Bone and Joint Decade National Action Week
Earth Science Week
Food & Drug Interaction Education Week
Getting the World to Beat the Path to our Door Week
International Credit Union Week
National Chestnut Week
National Food Bank Week
National Pharmacy Week
National School Lunch Week
National Veterinary Technician Week
Pastoral Care Week
Teen Read Week
Wolf Awareness Week
YWCA Week Without Violence

4th Week
Ally Week
Bullying Bystanders Unite Week
Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
Disarmament Week
Freedom from Bullies Week
Freedom of Speech Week
Hearing Aid Awareness Week
International Infection Protection Week
Lead Poisoning Awareness Week
Mediation Week
Medical Assistants Recognition Week
National Businesswomen’s Week
National Character Counts Week
National Chemistry Week
National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week
National Drug-Free Work Week
National Forest Products Week
National Friends of Library Week
National Health Education Week
National Hospital and Health System Pharmacy Week
National Massage Therapy Week
National Nuclear Science Week
National Respiratory Care Week
National Save for Retirement Week
National School Bus Safety Week
Pastoral Care Week
Peace, Friendship, and Good Will Week
Prescription Errors Education & Awareness Week
Red Ribbon Week
World Hearing Aid Awareness Week
YWCA Week Without Violence

5th Week
Give Wildlife a Brake! Week
International Magic Week
Kids Care Week
National Infertility Awareness Week
World Origami Days

October 1st
Annie Leibovitz’ Birthday (1949)
Balloons Around the World Day
CD Player Day
Child Health Day
Fire Pup Day
First Ford Model T on Sale (1908)
Homemade Cookies Day
International Day of Older Persons
International Music Day
Julie Andrews’ Birthday (1935)
National Book It! Day
National Lace Day
National Walk Your Dog Day
UN National Day of Older Persons
Vladamir Horowitz’s Birthday (1904)
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Vegetarian Day

October 2nd
California Redwood National Park Established (1968)
Change a Light Day
Donna Karan’s Birthday (1948)
Guardian Angels Day
International Day of Nonviolence
International Frugal Fun Day
Lorraine Bracco’s Birthday (1955)
Mahatma Ghandi’s Birthday (1869)
National Custodial Workers Day
Peanuts Comic Strip First Published In 1950
Sting’s Birthday (1951)
World Farm Animals Day

October 3rd
Borderline Personality Disorder Day
Captain Kangaroo Day (First aired in 1955)
Gore Vidal’s Birthday (1925)
Gwen Stefani’s Birthday (1969)
James Herriott’s Birthday (1916)
Lindsey Buckingham’s Birthday (1944)
National Denim Day
Virus Appreciation Day
Yom Kippur

October 4th
Anne Rice’s Birthday (1941)
Blessing of the Animals Day
Cinnamon Roll Day
Damon Runyon’s Birthday (1884)
Donald Sobol’s Birthday (1924)
Fall Astronomy Day
Frederic Remington’s Birthday (1861)
Gregorian Calendar Took Effect (1582)
Hunter’s Moon
Improve Your Office Day
National Golf Day
National Frappe Day
National Taco Day
St. Francis Assisi Feast Day
Ten-Four Day
Vodka Day
World Animal Day
World Card-Making Day
World Smile Day

October 5th
Blessing of the Fishing Fleet Day
Change a Light Day
Country Inn, Bed & Breakfast Day
Do Something Nice Day
Intergeneration Day
International Day of No Prostitution
Kate Winslet’s Birthday (1975)
National Diversity Day
Ray Kroc’s Birthday (1902)
Walk to School in the USA Day
World Communion Day
World Teachers Day

October 6th
Bald & Free Day
Child Health Day
Come & Take It Day
Ecological Debt Day
Mad Hatter Day
National Depression Screening Day
National German-American Day
Physician Assistant Day
World Day of Bullying Prevention
World Habitat Day

October 7th
Desmond Tutu’s Birthday (1931)
International Frugal Fun Day
Johnny Appleseed Day
National Storytelling Day
You Matter to Me Day
Yo-Yo Ma’s Birthday (1955)

October 8th
Alvin C. York Day
American Touch Tag Day
Emergency Nurses Day
Great Fire of Chicago (1871)
Indigenous People’s Day
International Top Spinning Day
National Bring Your Teddy Bear to Work and School Day
National Face Your Fears Day
National Pierogi Day
Pet Obesity Day
R.L. Stine’s Birthday (1943)
Stop Bullying Day
Walk to School Day
World Octopus Day

October 9th
Curious Events Day
Fire Prevention Day
Jackson Browne’s Birthday (1948)
Johanna Hurwitz’s Birthday (1937)
John Entwistle’s Birthday (1944)
John Lennon’s Birthday (1940)
Leif Erikson Day
Moldy Cheese Day
National Chess Day
National Depression Screening Day
National ProLife Cupcake Day
Steve (Blue’s Clues) Burns’ Birthday (1973)
Tony Shaloub’s Birthday (1953)
World Post Day
World Sight Day

October 10th
Columbus Day
Double Tenth Day
Guiseppe Verdi’s Birthday (1813)
Helen Hayes’ Birthday (1900)
International Day for National Disaster Reduction
International Newspaper Carrier Day
James Marshall’s Birthday (1942)
National Angel Food Cake Day
National Handbag Day
Naval Academy Day
World Egg Day
World Mental Health Day
World Porridge Day

October 11th
Dawn French’s Birthday (1957)
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
General Pulaski Memorial Day
International Day of the Girl
It’s My Party Day
Joan Cusack’s Birthday (1962)
National Coming Out Day
National Costume Swap Day
National Family Bowling Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Southern Food Heritage Day
Universal Music Day

October 12th
Clergy Appreciation Day
Cookbook Launch Day
Day of the Six Billion
Farmer’s Day
Free Thought Day
Hugh Jackman’s Birthday (1968)
International Moment of Frustration Scream Day
Luciano Pavarotti’s Birthday (1935)
National Salesperson Day
Spanish Language Day

October 13th
Columbus Day
English Language Day
Intenational African Penguin Awareness Day
International Day of Failure
International Skeptics Day
L.L. Bean’s Birthday (1872)
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Molly Pitcher’s Birthday (1754)
National Chess Day
National Kick Butt Day
Native American’s Day
Navy Birthday
Paul Simon’s Birthday (1941)

October 14th
Be Bald/Be Free Day
Chuck Yeager Broke Sound Barrier (1947)
e.e. cummings’ Birthday (1894)
Isaac Mizrahi’s Birthday (1961)
Lois Lenski’s Birthday (1893)
National Dessert Day
National Face Your Fears Day
Ralph Lauren’s Birthday (1939)
Spiderman Day
Thomas Keller’s Birthday (1955)
Wear it Pink Day
William Penn’s Birthday (1644)

October 15th
Emeril Lagasse’s Birthday (1959)
Friedrich Nietzsche’s Birthday (1844)
Get Smart About Credit Day
Information Overload Day
I Love Lucy Day
International Day of Rural Women
Mario Puzo’s Birthday (1920)
National Cake Decorating Day
National Fossil Day
National Grouch Day
National Poetry Day
National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day
National take Your Parents Out to Lunch Day
Penny Marshall’s Birthday
Richard Carpenter’s Birthday (1946)
Support Your Local Chamber of Commerce Day
White Cane Safety Day

October 16th
Boss’s Day
Conflict Resolution Day
Department Store Day
Dictionary Day
Eugene O’Neill’s Birthday (1888)
Get to Know Your Customers Day
Get Smart About Credit Day
International Credit Union Day
Hagfish Day
John Mayer’s Birthday (1977)
National Feral Cat Day
Noah Webster’s Birthday (1758)
Oscar Wilde’s Birthday (1854)
ProLife Day of Silent Solidarity
Queen Marie Antoinette Beheaded (1793)
Spirit Day
World Food Day

October 17th
Alternative Fuel Day
Arthur Miller’s Birthday (1915)
Battle of Saratoga (1777)
Black Poetry Day
Evil Knievel’s Birthday (1938)
International Day for the Eradication of Poverty
Mammography Day
Mulligan Day
National Pasta Day
Sweetest Day
Wear Something Gaudy Day
World Student Day

October 18th
Bridge Day
Dawn Wells’ Birthday (1938)
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
No Beard Day
St. Luke Feast Day
World Menopause Day

October 19th
Divine’s Birthday (1945)
Evaluate Your Life Day
John Lithgow’s Birthday (1945)
National Sunday School Teacher Appreciation Day
Ty Pennington’s Birthday (1965)
Yorktown Victory (1781)

October 20th
Bela Lugosi’s Birthday (1882)
Brandied Fruit Day
Celebration of the Mind Day
Christopher Wren’s Birthday (1632)
Lung Health Day
Miss American Rose Day
Pro Life Day of Silent Solidarity
Tom Petty’s Birthday (1953)
World Osteoporosis Day
World Toy Camera Day

October 21st
Alfred Nobel’s Birthday (1833)
Babbling Day
Count Your Buttons Day
Dizzy Gillespie’s Birthday (1917)
Information Overload Day
National Clean Up Your Virtual Desktop Day
National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Reptile Awareness Day
Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s Birthday (1772)

October 22nd
Annette Funicello’s Birthday (1942)
Christopher Lloyd’s Birthday (1938)
Deepak Chopra’s Birthday (1946)
Doris Lessing’s Birthday (1919)
Franz Liszt’s Birthday (1811)
International Stuttering Awareness Day
Medical Assistants Recognition Day
National Nut Day
Smart is Cool Day
Todd Oldham’s Birthday (1961)

October 23rd
Alternative Fuel Day
IPod Day
Johnny Carson’s Birthday (1925)
National Mole Day
National Pharmacy Technician Day
TV Talk Show Host Day
Weird Al Yankovic’s Birthday (1959)

October 24th
Food Day
National Bologna Day
National Pharmacy Buyer Day
United Nations Day
World Development Information Day
Zac Posen’s Birthday (1980)

October 25th
Anne Tyler’s Birthday (1941)
Chucky Day
Georges Bizet’s Birthday (1838)
International Artists Day
International Bandana Day
Islamic New Year
Make a Difference Day
National Forgiveness Day
Pablo Picasso’s Birthday (1881)
Pit Bull Awareness Day
Punk for a Day
Saint Crispin’s Day
Sourest Day
World Pasta Day

October 26th
Erie Canal Opened (1825)
Mother-In-Law Day
Mule Day
Natalie Merchant’s Birthday (1963)
National Mincemeat Day
National Privacy Day
Shoot Out at the OK Corral (1881)
Visit a Cemetery Day

October 27th
Cranky Co-Workers Day
Dylan Thomas’ Birthday (1914)
Emily Post’s Birthday (1872)
John Cleese’s Birthday (1939)
Navy Day
New York City Subway Began Operating (1904)
Reformation Sunday
Roy Lichenstein’s Birthday (1923)
Theodore Roosevelt’s Birthday (1858)
World Day of Audio Visual Heritage

October 28th
Bill Gates’ Birthday (1955)
Donner Party Left for California (1846)
Harvard University Founded (1636)
Jonas Salk’s Birthday (1914)
National Chocolates Day
Plush Animal Lover’s Day
Prohibition Started (1919)
St. Jude’s Day

October 29th
Hermit Day
Internet Day
National Cat Day
Stock Market Crash (1929)
World Psoriasis Day

October 30th
Checklists Day
Create a Great Funeral Day
Devil’s Night
Ezra Pound’s Birthday (1885)
Fyodor Dostoevsky’s Birthday (1821)
Haunted Refrigerator Night
Henry Winkler’s Birthday (1945)
John Adams’ Birthday (1735)
Mischief Night
National Candy Corn Day
War of the Worlds Broadcast (1938)

October 31st
Beggar’s Night
Books for Treats Day
Carve a Pumpkin Day
Celebration of the Mind Day
Day of the Seven Billion
Eleanor Roosevelt’s Birthday (1884)
Frankenstein Friday
Increase Your Psychic Powers Day
International Bandana Day
Jan Vermeer’s Birthday (1632)
John Candy’s Birthday (1950)
John Keats’ Birthday (1795)
Juliette Gordon Lowe’s Birthday – Started Girl Scouts in 1912
Michael Landon’s Birthday (1936)
Mount Rushmore Completed (1941)
National Breadsticks Day
National Caramel Apple Day
National Knock-Knock Joke Day
National Magic Day
National UNICEF Day
(courtesy, as always of Jane Hignite)