Friday, 5 December 2008

Live Your Dream

I've made a couple of cards using this stamp set for a couple of birthdays - a 50th and 40th card. Here they are:
Stamp Set: Live Your Dream and Think Happy Thoughts
Cardstock: Ruby Red, Chocolate Chip, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla
Ink: Sage Shadow and Ruby Red Markers
Accessories: Scallop punch, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches, Ruby Red Brads, Piercing Tool, Dimensionals and Corner Rounder punch (you could use the new scallop edge punch found in the summer mini catalogue)

The layout for this card was inspired by a card in the summer mini catalogue on page 19. I could have made life easier for myself by using the new scallop edge punch down the sides of the choc chip cardstock but I don't have it yet. The 50 inside the circle was done using rub-ons I had a home. The flower was inked using the Stampin' Write Markers in Ruby Red and Sage Shadow (still on special until the 15th Dec).

Here is the other card using the same set:
Stamp Sets: as above
Cardstock: Close to Cocoa, Very Vanilla and Rose Red
Ink: Certainly Celery, Close to Cocoa and Rose Red
Accessories: Dimensionals, Brads, Piercing Tool, Certainly Celery wide grosgrain ribbon, 1 1/4 and 1 3/8 circle punches and Close to Cocoa Prints Paper

I really like this card. This card was made for one of our friends at work who recently turned the BIG 40!!! This layout is pretty straight forward. I cut 2 pieces of ribbon; The first one I wrapped around the Patterned paper and stuck down and the second I tied in a knot and then stuck it down where I wanted it. I often do this to save ribbon.

Thursday, 4 December 2008

A Little Ocean Commotion

I made this card using my good friend Di's stamp set. This is a set that Di loves but I'm not drawn to it yet - see what you think:Stamp Set: Ocean Commotion and Short and Sweet'
Cardstock: Blue Bayou, Sage Shadow and Whisper White
Ink: Sage Shadow and Blue Bayou
Accessories: Sponge, Night of Navy Brads, Piercing Tool and the Mat Pack

The seahorse is stamped 3 times without re-inking in Blue Bayou. When you look at this card face to face you can see the 3rd seahorse better. I lightly sponged some sage shadow and blue bayou ink around the edges of the white cardstock and then stamped the greeting in blue bayou. I used the mat pack to as a guide to pierce holes for the brads so that they were aligned evenly when I was finished. I stamped the swirl stamp randomly (mainly around the edges) of the sage shadow cardstock in sage shadow ink and then sponged the edges using the same ink.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Eastern Blooms

Another card using a summer mini stamp set. This set is called Eastern Blooms and I've also used the Lots of Dots jumbo roller which I love.

Stamp set: Eastern Blooms, Short and Sweet and Lots of Dots jumbo roller

Cardstock: Old Olive, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip

Ink: Old Olive, Groovy Guava and Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Groovy Guava double stitched ribbon, Dimensionals and the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide

This is such an easy layout and one of my favourites when I'm stuck for ideas. I rolled the dots on the Olive card base. I used the Stampin' Around Wheel Guide to make sure I stamped the dots in a straight line as it is noticeable if it isn't straight. I then stamped the large and one of the small flowers randomly in Groovy Guava ink onto the Groovy Guava cardstock. I stamped an extra large flower on a scrap piece of cardstock and cut it out and raised it on dimensionals. I then tied the ribbon into a bow and mounted it onto a piece of Choc Chip cardstock and then attached it to the Olive card.

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Tying Up Christmas

Stampin' Up! have got a great promotion running through the whole month of December. When you spend $20 in catalogue merchandise you qualify to purchase select items at 20 percent off regular price. I've listed these items below, as you can see there are some great savings to be had. If there is anything you would like to order just send me an email and I'll put the order in for you. If there are things you would like in time for christmas be sure to email me asap to ensure pre christmas delivery.

Item # Page # Description Regular Price Discount Price
108790 27 Festive Favorites stamp set $45.95 $36.76
108772 28 Crazy for Christmas stamp set $39.95 $31.96
110244 29 Snow Flurries stamp set $20.95 $16.76
108930 43 Tag Time stamp set $53.95 $43.16
108869 111 Many Merry Messages stamp set $64.95 $51.96
103604 133 12" x 12" Days-to-Remember Calendar $20.95 $16.76
104144 133 6" x 6" Days-to-Remember Calendar $18.95 $15.16
109663 138 Winter Bright Simply Scrappin'T $36.95 $29.56
112670 143 Three for You Punch Box $85.95 $68.76
109055 146 Very Vanilla 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
109050 146 Certainly Celery 5/8" grosgrain ribbon $14.95 $11.96
103372 147 White Square Aluminum Metal Edge tags $7.50 $6.00

Sorry about the layout; I did type it up better than it looks. If you have any questions send me an email HERE

Thanks for stopping by,


Back with more from A Happy Heart

Here are another 2 cards I've made using this set:

I've used the same colour combo for all 3 cards because I loved them so much. The colours of the new ribbon in the summer mini catalogue was what inspired me to use these colours.

Accessories: Jumbo eyelet, Cropadile, wide choc chip grosgrain ribbon, 1" choc chip double stitched ribbon, dimensionals, markers and word window punch.

Using the markers on these cards to colour in the flower reminded me that the promotion Stampin' Up! was running in November where you could purchase single markers at $4.95 each has been continued until the 15th December!!! If you would like to purchase any let me know.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Happy Anniversary Matty

Today is my 7th wedding anniversary to by beautiful husband Matt (Matty or Matthew when he's in trouble - just kidding) so I can't talk long as he is on his way home. Here is the card I made for him using the A Happy Heart stamp set from the Summer Mini Catalogue. I loved this stamp set as soon as I saw it - perfect timing!!!

I love these colours together, they are Rose Red, Close to Cocoa, Choc Chip (my favourite) and Very Vanilla. This ribbon is also from the new mini catalogue - how nice is it??? The layout is pretty simple.

I've made 2 other cards using the same set but I will have to put those up tomorrow for you to look at.

the Summer Mini is here - YAY!

The Summer Mini is here. There are so many nice things in here and over the next few weeks I will show you some cards and other stuff I have made using them. To view this catalogue online just click on the image. If you would like your own copy then email me HERE with your details and I will post one out to you.
I will be back later with a couple of cards using A Happy Heart stamp set.