Friday, December 18, 2009

January - Card-making Kit of the Month

Here's a new idea I'm going to try in January. If it's an idea people like I will continue it monthly.


In the card-making kit you will receive EVERYTHING necessary to make these 2 cards EXCEPT ADHESIVE and a scissor to cut the ribbon. The card-kit includes 2 made cards so that you can use them as a guide. There are supplies for 10 more cards, 2 of each kind. You can customize or change your cards if you like. You can also choose the sentiment(s) you would like:
- "simply said from the heart...thank you"
- "a friend is someone who makes it easy
- "love you much"
- "happy Easter"
- "happy birthday"
- "wonderful mother"
- "dear father"

The cost for this card-kit is ONLY $24. If you're not in High Level, AB I can mail it to you for the cost of shipping. Please contact me if you are interested in purchasing January's card-kit. Please order by January 12, 2010!

In addition, I am featuring Stampin' Up! products which I will give a discount on if you order in January. Again, all the supplies to create the 2 cards are included in your card kit. These featured items are to purchase if you would like to own them and use them on your other projects.
10% OFF:
- Wide Oval Punch (pg 186-187)
- Full Heart Punch (pg 186-187)
- Small Heart Punch (Occasions Mini pg 11)
- 1/2" Striped Grosgrain Ribbon (pg 182)
- Cottage Wall designer series paper (pg 160)
- Simply Said stamp set (pg 51)
- Well Scripted stamp set (Occasions Mini pg 19)
- sticky strip (pg 192)

If you want to get some FREE Stampin' Up! products from January 5-March 31, 2010 Stampin' Up! has its biggest sale of the year - Sale-A-Bration! Look at my website or ask me for more details. If you like ribbons I will be holding a RIBBON SHARE in January as well.

Here are some photos of what will be included in the kits (including punched items and ribbon). Remember: There will be enough supplies to make 5 of EACH card. You can also choose the sentiment(s) you would like in your kit. For even more fun and customization - the patterned paper is double-sided so you can choose which design you would like to feature.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New set with color challenge

I got my new set "Vintage Vogue" yesterday (available for sale in January) This is my first creation with it. I used the colors from Splitcoast's color challenge - So Saffron, Mellow Moss, Rose Red.

The large flower with the eyelet center is popped up. The butterfly is from a die cut with the Big Shot. The butterfly was also stamped with Rose Red. I used the scallop edge punch on the bottom and attached a strip of green which doesn't extend all the way down, so when the card is lying closed you can see a strip of very vanilla at the bottom.

Stampin' Up! supplies: Vintage Vogue, So Saffron ribbon (retired), eyelet, scallop edge punch
Colors: Very Vanilla, So Saffron, Rose Red, Mellow Moss

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ejoy challenge this week

My Ejoy Variety Challenge for you this week is to take time to think about and make genuine and meaninful encouragements to those around you. You could comment on people's creative works. You can let your children know how special they are. Notice something great about your spouse and encourage them. Everyone needs to be loved. Each person may have a different way which love is expressed more meaninfully to them. It could be:
- encouraging words
- spending time with them
- doing something for them
- giving gifts
- touch

This week and throughout this season I hope you will ENCOURAGE JOY!

Hope you have a wonderful season where stress doesn't get the best of you. After all, we should enjoy Christmas, right?!

{If you want a card-making challenge you can see my posts for Ejoy challenges from previous weeks and complete one of those}

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Layers and texture!

Today my card is made for Pals Paper Arts Challenge - Crushed Curry (my least favorite color!), Soft Suede, Old Olive.

I wanted to offset the card a bit and not center it. I added quite a few layers, of course layering the boho blossoms and the oval sentiment.
A few added touches - texturz embossed very vanilla panel, patterned paper, ticket corner punch and brads.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Flower Shop #2

I went back to my local gift store and they ordered 40 more flower cards! Just wanted to show you what I made for them. I did 5 of each design. They wanted half Christmas and the other half a variety. I tried to make a variety of styles.

Left Top - "tis the season" Paper pieced tree and sponging around
Right Top - "Have yourself a merry little Christmas" Creative uses of scallop square punch. I drew some rows of dots with blue and white.
Left Bottom - "warmest wishes" I used the negative image of my snowflake die and put an eyelet in the center
Right Bottom - "May the blessings of Peace, Hope, Love be your gifts this Christmas and throughout the coming year" Love how this one turned out so elegant! Gifts of Christmas with a bit of DSP on the edge.

Left Top - "from me to you" Very simple stamped lighter images on the bottom. Scallop edge with piercing on top
Right Top - "Thinking of You" Photo Corners punch and boho blossoms punch with some grid DSP
Left Bottom - "With Sympathy" I stamped first with white, then purple overtop. I inked two of the edges with purple
Right Bottom - "Just because I care..." Layered oval & modern label punch. The "grass" is sponged with green.

All those little sentiments sure come in handy on occasions like this!

Rich Razzleberry and Cottage Wall

I love this color combination! It came from Color Dare. CD46 - Rich Razzleberry, Kraft, Taken with Teal. I got to use my lovely Cottage Wall DSP as a focal point here to show it off!

The sketch is from Diva Coffee Break Designs.

There's texturz embossing with the Big Shot on the Rich Razzleberry panel in the background. I used a scallop edge and corner rounder punch. I tied 2 ribbons at the same time for a bit of a different look.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Simple weave

Here's a cute and simple card I made with just one stamp. I layered two scallop squares behind it to create some very fun and easy corners. I framed it with just some tiny strips of paper "weaving" it and using brads in the corners. Maybe there's something here that will inspire you!

Sunday, December 6, 2009


I posted a card earlier this week for this challenge. Here's my second one.
It's a SKETCH with a TWIST - use 1 ribbon AND 1 other type of embellishment. I'd love for you to be inspired and play along. This is EjoyVC14! Please upload your creation here so I can see it. If you're uploading to an online gallery you can use the code EjoyVC14 so I can find it!

My card uses 3 stamp sets - Embrace Life, Framed with Love, Kind & Caring Thoughts. I'm also using my new Cottage Wall DSP!

Here's a close up of the flowers. I curled the edges. I added a bit of sponging and white gel pen. I pierced along the Rich Razzleberry Frame. The one flower has a cute latte button.

Here's a close up of the bottom. The stamp from Framed with Love is done in white, with the sentiment on top.

Here's the sketch if you need it. I hope you can see it...

Saturday, December 5, 2009

3 squares

Here's a cute and easy card I made today in about 2 minutes. I started with an older sketch, perfect for my new stamp set!

There's a row of piercing below the ripped paper.

Friday, December 4, 2009

White and red

Here's my card for today's WHITE challenge at Splitcoast Stampers. We were to make a card with only white cardstock and embellishments, with only one color ink.

There's a white layer on this card, that I edged with the red marker on top. On the bottom it's done with scallop edge punch. The image is from my new Framed with Love set and the sentiment is from Kind & Caring Thoughts (hostess set). I also pierced a patterned.

Have a great Friday everyone.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas inspired by PPA

Here's my card for Pals Paper Arts Challenge. This week it was an inspiration challenge. We were to look at a photo and make a card from that. I hope I'm all done my Christmas cards, so I had to make a very Christmas-y looking photo useable for me! This is what I came up with and I LOVE how it turned out!

Only one stamp is used.... Elegant Thank You. Doesn't it fit perfectly in the scallop square punch! I also layered large oval punch behind that. Also used ticket corner punch on the corners. Here's a close up of some of the details.

Thanks for looking!

Guy card? and sneak peek

I started this card with the color challenge from Splitcoast - Very Vanilla, Soft Suede, Black. I immediately thought it would make a great guy card. I kept it simple, but I love how the layering looks. The dessert for the challenge was glitter! I thought a glittery wolf might look nice and it did turn out well. I stamped with craft black, then poured glitter on. The ribbon is brown and fuzzy. Here's a closeup...

By the way, this card is also a sneak peek for next week's Ejoy Variety Challenge. I'd love it if you would come play!