Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Blue is good :-)

No words, just a picture for tonight :-)  Enjoy!

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Sunday, 29 August 2010

I usually don't do pink....

But this totally works:-)  Thanks to my friend Caroline for letting me join in for her class and giving me permission to re-do them at my upcoming stamp-a-stack :-)  Some of the colours that we will be using might be different as I do not have the designer paper (yet) and some of the images will be replaced with ones from stamp sets that I do have... Hardest part is to come up with the layout anyways!  Great job Caroline... I loved it and will for sure be back.  Oh and the donuts were yummy! 
Stamp set used is the Watercolour trio from the summer mini and will no longer be available for purchase after August 31st.  If you like this set and want it, let me know asap as it will no longer be available for purchase after August 31st. Email me your order before 5:00 pm (Toronto time) on the 31st and I will pay for the shipping on your order.  Hurry up!  This offer is valid through me only.

Now, in regards to the stamps-a-stack,  I will be sharing the cards one at a time throughout the upcoming weeks.  RSVP if you want to join me on September 18th between 1:00pm and 3:ish pm.  The cost is $25 or $10 with a $40 order (before shipping and tax) from any of the current catalogues.  You will go home with 2 of each of the 5 card designs... all made by YOU!!!  Bring a friend and get $5 off next time you come to one of my classes.
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Saturday, 28 August 2010

Colour Challenge over at OCC.


Vanilla, Olive, Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron and Early Espresso...

Lovely projects (as usual) from our design team over at Our Creative Corner :-)  Make sure to stop by and say Hi!!!

My card! Almost had all of the colours in hand for this challenge... I have an order on the way, I should be ready to resume shortly to my favorite hobby in the whole wide world!!!  Stamping and crafting!
Okay so I cheated... I really wanted to use a jumbo button and I didn't have one in Old Olive so Artichoke will have to do!.  I used the hostess level 2 Fast and something stamp set and the Because I care stamp set (hostess level 1) for this card.  Added dimensionals, ribbons, linen tread, jewels, sponging, En Français background stamps, played with sticky strip (ribbons), punches, markers, stamp-a-ma-jig and I really like the result...

That's it... I am attending a card class today in Toronto and will be spending some time with other crafting maniacs :-)

See you Sunday to share some of the cards for my upcoming Stamp-a-Stack class on September 18th, 1 till about 3 ish!
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Friday, 27 August 2010

Swap in from Convention

I just have not been creating enough lately ... lots of stuff on the go and also got dirt delivered (yeah, I will have a flower garden) So I decided to share this one with you.

This one was made by Melissa M. Ellis from Chesapeake VA... Love how she played with masking  and sponging...

Ingredients: Artistic Etchings Stamp set, clear embossing powder, Lattice die, big shot, Very vanilla, chocolate chip, certainly celery, bashful blue card stock and inks... dimensionals and just is so lovely to look at :-)
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Wednesday, 25 August 2010

My Baby is growing up!

Same layout, different colours... These pictures were taken 2 years ago at Halloween (of course) by my neighbour and upline Donna.

Why am I saying that he is growing up, he lost his first tooth yesterday and today, he was very sad to know that it probably is somewhere down the pipes (he swallowed it)...

So one quick project, using MDS!!!  Love it!
Good night!

Remember, no shipping this week an any of the items from the Summer mini... Hurry up, this offer expires next Tuesday at 5:00 pm, my time!
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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Only 7 days left to Order from the Summer Mini...

Quick click on it now, email me your order before 5:00 pm (Toronto time) on the 31st and I will pay for the shipping on your order.  Hurry up!  This offer is valid through me only.


 
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MDS... long overdue

Just getting back into the swing of things.  A quick-n-fun layout.  Okay, lots of purple-ish colours here put I did put it together in a bout 4.5 minutes:-)

Enjoy!
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Monday, 23 August 2010

Project 10 submitted for the Artisan Award 2010 contest (Final one)

Every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 21st till August 23rd inclusive, I will be posting a project at a time from all 10 submitted.

Now, the ingredients will be listed after the pictures and I also know that another talented lady up here in Canada submitted awesome projects as well.  Neither one of us made it in the top 10... but that's okay, we still love playing with paper and we will gladly share the projects with you.

Stamps: One of a kind

Paper: soft suede  (textured), kraft, very vanilla, brocade blue and vellum card stock.

Ink: soft suede, brocade blue classic, whisper white, craft inks.

Accessories:  white embossing powder, heat tool, tombow mutli purpose adhesive, Sponge Daubers, glue dots, linen thread, coloured button –favorites II – brocade blue, dimensional, stampin’write marker- brocade blue, color spritzer tool, paper snips.

Punches and Dies: pinking hearts border, 1 ¼” circle, designer label, BigShot Die-Cut Machine, texturz plate – Texture kit #4

Please remember to go check her out too... Renée makes such beautiful things... too many to name them all...Enjoy!
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Sunday, 22 August 2010

Stamp-a-stack with a twist...

A twist?  Well, kinda.  Yesterday I met new people at my monthly Stamp-a-Stack and what I liked about that class is, 1) they tried different things, in other words, used my cards as inspiration and did their own thing (wish I would have taken pictures of every different one done).  2) we laughed and 3) all was done within 3 hours (a bit less but no one had to rush... nice)

Next month's theme has not been decided on yet so if you feel you want to come but would love to do cards for a specific occasion, let me know and I'll find inspiration for you :-)

This first card was tweaked as it was missing a little something (while they started working on their version, I redid the sample, lol)
This one is Sandra's card.  She like the original one but wanted to try something different... I loved that once she started it, everyone else started to come up with their own versions...

See you tomorrow with my last submission for the Artisan Award contest.
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Wednesday, 18 August 2010

New Digital Downloads for My Digital Studio

August 17, 2010 The latest group of digital downloads for My Digital Studio are now available!

Item         Description         Price
122157 Striped Grosgrain Ribbon Color Pack $5.95
123367 Flower Brads Brights Pack $2.95
123374 Flower Brads Subtles Pack $2.95
123381 Flower Brads Regals Pack $2.95
123388 Flower Brads Neutrals Pack $2.95
121438 Play Date Designer Series Paper $6.95
123432 Play Date Quick Accents Kit $7.95
123433 Play Date Embellishments $5.95
121439 Forest Friends stamp brush set $2.95
121440 Letters stamp brush set $13.25
123431 Funky Four stamp brush set $5.95

At that price... Click on my "Shop Now" button on the left hand side and go have a blast... there is NO SHIPPING FEES  on any of the downloads.

You don't have you copy of My Digital Studio yet?  ... Quick email me now, I have to show you everything that you can do with this... so KEWL!!! Don't need to be a computer genius to use it... just need to be able to know how to turn your computer on :-)
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Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Happy Anniversay...Owl long has it been?

I got the cutest swap card at convention and just had to reproduce it (with a few changes of course)  Any whoooo (lol!) a big thank you for this goes to Janice Urke.
Ingredients: Certainly celery, crumb cake, basic black, chocolate chip, real red and very vanilla cs, some textured some not,  Presto Specialty dp, smootch - cabin log, big shot, leaves die, textured plates, word window and owl punches, crystal effect, tombow glue, dimensionals, teeny tiny wishes stamp set, sponges, crumb cake, soft suede and real red classic ink pads and real red satin ribbon.
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Monday, 16 August 2010

Project 9 submitted for the Artisan Award 2010 contest

Every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 21st till August 23rd inclusive, I will be posting a project at a time from all 10 submitted.

Now, the ingredients will be listed after the pictures and I also know that another talented lady up here in Canada submitted awesome projects as well.  Neither one of us made it in the top 10... but that's okay, we still love playing with paper and we will gladly share the projects with you.

Stamps: N/A

Paper: Real Red (Textured), Bordering Blue and Kraft

Ink: Real Red and Bordering Blue, shimmer - champagne

Accessories: White Gel pen, piercing tool and mat, corduroy button – Real Red, sponge daubers, Dimensional, Tombow Multi Purpose Adhesive, regular 100% cotton sewing White Thread, paper snips, Hobby Blade, Cutting Mat and Stampin’Write Journaler – Basic Black.

Punches and Dies: Impression Embossing Folder-perfect polka dots, BigShot Die-Cut Machine, Bigz XL Stampin’Up Fancy Favor Die, Embosslits Die Stampin’Up Scalloped Heart of Hearts,  Sizzlits decorative strip die – Naturally Serif (Alphabet), White Vinyl Sheet, Love U stencils.

Please remember to go check her out too... Renée makes such beautiful things... too many to name them all...Enjoy!
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Saturday, 14 August 2010

Our Creative Corner... Back to school / First day of School.

Soon, my monkey will be starting grade 1... Scary!!! So for this week challenge at Our Creative Corner, we are asking you to share projects that would fit perfectly with the start of a new school year.  Here is my take on the challenge.
Hope you like it.

Remember to visit all the other talented ladies on the design team... they all have created fun and Kewl projects :-)
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Thursday, 12 August 2010

Definitively super Quick-n-Easy...

One quick post, one quick card... I whipped up 8 of these in under 10 minutes.
  • Take a 6"x 3"piece of textured card stock in whisper white, fold in 2
  • Using a scrap piece of card stock, punch out a circle (the biggest one from stampin'Up punches works great)...
  • Sponge the inside of the circle using Daffodil, Peach and Pear classic inks onto your whisper white 
  • Watercolour Trio is the stamp set used here.
  • Images were stamped in Espresso.
Thanks and see you later...

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Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Upcoming classes.... join us, we will have fun (plus you might win something)

Since I have been relaxing (and reading) this week and not posting as often as usual, I thought that I might remind everyone about the upcoming classes.  The reason why I don't have a lot of stuff to post is because I am working hard at putting projects together that are at the same time, fun, beautiful, make you want to go AAAHHHhh!! and keep the price of each class under $35.  My goal, is to have fun, meet people and leave you wanting more :-)

In August, I still have a few nights available for workshops.  Give me a shout and we will figure it out.  I will bring the party to your house if you can get at least 5 friends to join you (ideal number, not too crowded and leaves the attendees plenty of time to chat).  August is the best time to book and host a party as Stampin'Up! is giving away an extra $35 in spending if your workshop sales reaches $450.  At $450, you already get $45 plus one hostess set (level 1 or level 2).

Now on to what I already have put together for you... August 21st... STAMP-A-STACK... you will get to make 2 of each of 5 beautiful designs for the low price of $25. (can't get that many beautiful handmade cards in stores for that price and on top of it, you'll be able to say..."hey look it, I made this!!!!")... ONLY 3 SPOTS LEFT...
September 11th, birthday class... 16 cards, again made by you for $35... ONLY 9 SPOTS LEFT.
Then come October 2nd... I have an Halloween Decoration class (still designing the projects... You definitively don't want to miss this one) We will be making a Haunted House, 2 Spooky Lanterns and ... a surprise...  Again all of this for $35.  
Deadline  to sign up will be 2 weeks prior to the event to ensure that I have plenty of time to order, received and prepare.

October 16th, Christmas class - part 1 for $35...Labels, labels and more labels...24 gorgeous, simple labels that will leave you gift recipients speechless... every single one of you that signs up for ALL 3 of the Christmas Series classes will go home with a surprise after class 3... not saying is really hard ,lol!!!

November 6th - part 2... $35,  Dishes for Santa and 5 cards...

November 20th... Stamp-a-stack for Xmas...($25 or $10 if you put an order in for $40)  
You will get the chance to make 2 more of each of the 5 designs from the November 6th class. (still finalizing the designs... love my designer paper!!!)

and finally... 
November 27th - part 3 $35....la pièce de résistance... just in time for the Christmas count down.
 
A family class.  Mom, bring the kids cause even Santa has little helpers... We will be making the advent calendar.  Simple, lots of time to get the kids to help decorate and assemble...  If none of the other classes are appealing to you, make sure to come to this one...kids will have fun, (and it will keep them out of trouble for a few hours :-)  Cost is $35 per family... does not matter how many kids tag along... $35 is the cost to make 1 calendar.  You need 2 then $70 would be your total cost.

Can't hardly wait to see you... It'll be so "KEWL"
EMAIL me today to reserve you place... dates don't work?  call me!!! I am flexible.

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Monday, 9 August 2010

Project 8 submitted for the Artisan Award 2010 contest

Every Monday for 10 weeks starting June 21st till August 23rd inclusive, I will be posting a project at a time from all 10 submitted.

Now, the ingredients will be listed after the pictures and I also know that another talented lady up here in Canada submitted awesome projects as well.  Neither one of us made it in the top 10... but that's okay, we still love playing with paper and we will gladly share the projects with you.

Stamps: Vintage vogue, very vintage wheel

Paper: Very vanilla (textured), Kraft, Dusty Durango, creamy Caramel.

Ink: Dusty Durango, Creamy Caramel classic inks.

Accessories:  clear embossing powder, heat tool, dimensional, tombow mutli purpose adhesive, Sponge Daubers, linen thread, glue dots, ½” polka dot grosgrain ribbon – dusty durango, rhinestone brads – circle of fire, paper snips, White gel pen, the tearing edge.

Punches and Dies: Heart to heart, Scallop trim border, scallop Trim corner, BigShot Die-Cut Machine, texturz plate – Texture kit #4

Please remember to go check her out too... Renée makes such beautiful things... too many to name them all...Enjoy!
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Sunday, 8 August 2010

Stampin'Up! Retired stamp sets for Sale Updated Aug 2010

All pictures are of current sets that are still in my possession.

Shipping is not included. As I sell a set, I will remove the pictures to keep it as up to date as possible. Prices start at $10Cdn ...Great deal for you!!!.

How can you get your hands on these sets? Simply send me an email at kewlstamps-n-more@sympatico.ca , tell me which one interests you, I have an account set up with PayPal.
Contact me and we will figure out the 'shipping portion of the transaction'.
Some sets have been gently loved and used other ones are new - simply mounted. Some stamps have stains on the wood which does not impact the quality in any way.
If you feel like adopting a set (or more) I will work with the post office to get an accurate pricing on shipping. Some sets will be missed but, in the end, it only means more space for new sets ;-)

Click HERE to view all of them:-)

... Kewl sale is over and I am drained :-)

Thanks to everyone that took the time to stop by today and as promised, here is the lucky winner.

Feel free to stop by next time you are in the area and pick up your basket.

There are still spaces left for you to attend my classes... Stamp a stack, august 21st and the Birthday class on September 11th.  Click on the "My Calendar" tab at the top of my blog to get more details about the fees, deadline and schedules.
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Today is THE Day... R-U Ready to get tons of stuff for free?

Come on over... drop in between 10:00am and 3:00pm and I promise that you will not regret it one bit :-)


See you in a few hours!
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