Sunday, 27 February 2011

Stylish Blogger Award... Thank you Amy!

Good morning Everyone!
Wow, I kept seeing these awards being awarded and they have always brought a smile to my face... Just so nice from time to time to take a moment a recognize the hard work that people put into sharing with all of you / us! So, I am delighted that I now get to be the one to share the awards among you.  Amy from Amy's Stampin Place picked me!  Thank you, so much, for choosing me!!  You made me smile and hope to bring a smile on people's faces too!
Part of the award is to do the following:
When you receive this award you are to:

1) thank the person who gave this award to me and link it back to their blog

2) share 8 things about myself

3) pass this award to 8 other individuals that I have recently discovered

4) leave a comment so that they can pass along the recognition:

So, with no further ado, 8 things about me:

1.) I was born and raise in french in Quebec, Canada and have been living in Ontario for the last 7 years with my hubby and my 6 and 1/2 year old "monkey"!

2.) I love to cook and bake... I restrain myself from doing it cause I hate to clean up the kitchen afterward.

3.) To this day, I am still terrified of thunderstorms, drains and faucets!

4.) Don't send me to the mall if there is a shoe sale... I will definitively adopt a pair and bring it home!

5.) When I am very excited about something good, it is really hard for me to keep the secret:-)

6.) Some people eat to live... If I didn't have all these weird food allergies, I would admit to being one of those that live to eat

7.) I love to let go of the little things by sitting down in my Stampin'Oasis and craft my heart away!

8.) I became a Stampin'Up! demonstrator for the discount as I love, love , love to craft.  I discovered that sharing this passion is even more fun then keeping all of this to myself... I am hoping that I can keep meeting awesome people, share and teach as well as learn and that they too will see the good in all of this! I never want this to feel like a 'job'.  It's my passion and you are welcome to join me.

Now, here are the 8 people I've chosen.  Please go check them out when you have time.  Thanks again for choosing me!  I hope you had fun learning a little about me.
  • Teneale... Gorgeous
  • Fanny... inspirational and story telling!
  • Monica... The passions
  • Nancy... for her good 'i'
  • Patty... for doing it ALL
  • Connie... For constantly sharing
  • Lori... Delightful
  • Julie... for her style and being a Julie, lol!!!!

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Friday, 25 February 2011

Thursday, 24 February 2011

February's Class...take home a "handmade by" single stamp (p.43 in the mini)

Card Organizer Class Sign up
Sunday the 27th of February at 2:00 pm
Go home with your album and a “handmade by” single stamp.
Cost is $35 CDN …RSVP before February 24th.
Only 5 Spots, grab yours!...This class is full.
Keep an eye out for the repeat in April!

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Sale-a-Bration... Case / Copy number 4

More pics only... Love my Big Shot :-)

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Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration... Case / Copy number 3

Hello everyone... well I am posting a picture here real quick and then I have found my mojo and will be working on 'Secret projects" that I will not be able to share until after they announce the winners.... Ooops, hope I didn't say too much!

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Monday, 21 February 2011

Could not wait. Had to Share... Thanks Patty for the inspiration!

I loved the way THIS CARD came out so much, I had to case Patty :-)
 100% Stampin'Up!, 100% My digital Studio!

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Friday, 18 February 2011

February Stamp a Stack... Michelle Warford inspired!

Hurray for paper snips and layers, lol!!!!
  1. Fold a piece of Poppy parade CS in 2 to create your card base
  2. Using the foliage from the Vintage Vogue stamp set, stamp it at the top of your card front in Poppy Parade ink
  3. Glue down your 3 3/4" x 4 1/2" piece of DSP to your front
  4. Take a piece of 4" x 1" of Whisper White CS and punch the edge with the Eyelet Border Punch
  5. Take a 4 1/2" long piece of Daffodil Delight 3/8" wide Taffeta Ribbon and glue the ends to the back of that Eyelet strip.
  6. Adhere those 2 at the top of your DSP  (as seen in the picture)
  7. Mat a piece of 2 1/4" x 3 1/8" of DSP on a 2 1/2"x 3 3/8" piece of Daffodil Delight, stick them at 3/8" from the bottom and right side of your already glued down DSP
  8. On your 2"x2" piece of Whisper white, Stamp the F in Poppy parade classic ink and the little vine in Daffodil Delight
  9. Mat this last piece onto a 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" of Poppy parade and adhere those ones on your card front (build it up)
  10. stamp the 'You raise kindness to an art." sentiment in black ink onto a scrap piece of Whisper white then trim it down to 5/16" x 2 1/4"
  11. Glue this piece onto a 7/16" x 2 3/8" of Daffodil Delight CS
  12. Glue the sentiment down using 2 dimensionals (one at each end)
  13. ON a scrap piece of Whisper WHite CS, stamp in Peach Parfait; 2 little flowers... in Poppy Parade; 1 big flower, in Daffodil Delight; 1 little flower and in Pear Pizzazz; 5 leaves
  14. Using your paper snips, make sure to only cut the cardstock (and leave your fingers out of the blades way... trust me, it hurts, lol)
  15. Now, build your flowers as seen in the picture above and stick them down with dimensionals
  16. and to finish all of this off, add a few Pearls from the Pearls Basic Jewels... Done
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Thursday, 17 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration... Stamp a stack and Stamp-4-fun inspired!

Can someone give me the name of this designer?  I honestly can't remember... thanks!
  1. Create your card base in Early Espresso
  2. Run a piece of Crumb cake into your Big shot using the Top Note Die then re-run it again through the Big shot but this time using the Vintyage Wallpaper Embossing Folder
  3. Take a sponge and gently rub it on to the raised part using Early Espresso Classic ink to give it a 'vintage' look
  4. Stamp the 'background' image type from the Sale-a-Bration Bliss Stamp set onto a piece of 2 1/2" x 3 1/2" of Very Vanilla CS, darken the edges with the same sponge used in step 3
  5. Mat the Vanilla piece onto a piece of Early Espresso measuring 2 3/4" x 3 3/4"
  6. stick those down onto the top note piece and center all of it onto your card front
  7. Stamp the word Bliss in Cherry Cobbler onto a Very Vanilla Scrap piece then punch it out using the Large Oval punch
  8. Mat this one onto an Oval Scallop punched out piece in Cherry Cobbler
  9. use another sponge and darken the edges using Cherry Cobbler classic Ink then stick those onto your card front with dimensionals
  10. Stamp the Butterfly in Cherry Cobbler ink into another piece of Very Vanilla CS and cut it out using your paper Snips, then use one dimensionals to position it onto your card front.
  11. Take a Rhinestone from the Rhinestones Basics Jewels and put your 'dot' on the word Blilss... Done
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Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration... Case / Copy number 2

One more from the Flyer... page 5... Such a great resource and you can get it for free just by contacting me!
  1. Card base in Crumb Cake measuring 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" once folded.
  2. Glue a piece of the Peach Parfait DSP from the Sale-a-Bration Ice Cream Parlor DSP and Quick Accents pack to your card front (5" x 3 3/4")
  3. Go through your left over pieces of CS in Tempting Turquoise, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Melon Mambo, as well as your window sheet and Whisper White.
  4. Using Black Stazon ink, stamp the True Friend from the Punch Bunch Sale-a-Bration stamp set onto your White and Window sheet.
  5. Punch them out using the 1/2" circle for the white piece and the 1" circle for the window
  6. Using the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet sizzlits dies and your Big Shot, cut your letters out as shown above
  7. Using your scallop Border Punch, punch out a 3" long strip in old olive
  8. Poke that scallop strip with your paper Piercing tool, glue it down using the multi Purpose liquid glue
  9. Take a dimensional and stick it to the back of your window true friend circle and stick it down at the right end of the old olive strip
  10. using another dimensional, repeat for the whisper white true friend piece
  11. Using the multipurpose liquid glue, glue down your letters as shown in the picture
  12. Take your paper snips and cut a sliver in whisper white and tread it through your melon mambo button from the Sale-a-Bration ice Cream Parlor Ribbon and Buttons pack and glie it down using a glue dot replacing the dot on the "i" ... Done
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Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration, Gretchen inspired :-)

Good morning, I just loved this card from Gretchen Barron that I had to make one:-)

  1. Old Olive A2 card base (4 1/4" x 5 1/2" once folded)
  2. Adhere a piece of 4" x 5 1/4" of Melon Mambo CS then a piece of 3 3/4" x 5" from the Sale-a-Bration Peach DSP from the Ice Cream Parlor DSP and Quick Accents Pack
  3. Use your Stampin'Write markers in Daffodil Delight, Peach Parfait, Melon Mambo and Old Olive and colour directly onto your Flower Scallop stamp from the Punch Bunch Sale-a-Bration Stamp set and stamp onto a scrap Piece of Whisper White.
  4. Punch out the center using the 1 3/8" circle punch
  5. Cut a piece of 2 1/4" x 2 7/8" of Melon Mambo CS and adhere a punched out Old Olive Scallop Circle onto it.
  6. Using the square Lattice Embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot
  7. Glue it to a piece of Old Olive CS measuring 2 1/2" x 3 1/8"
  8. Stick your flower in the center of your Old Olive Scallop circle
  9. Tie a knot in your Old Olive Satin ribbon on the right side of that 'piece de resistance' 
  10. Stick all of it onto your card front...Done
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Monday, 14 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration... Case / Copy number 1

Hello, a bilingual translation of the sample card on page 4 of the SAB flyer :-)
  1. Fold a 11" x 5 1/2" piece of Melon Mambo CS in 2 to create your A2 card base
  2. Using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder, run it through the Big Shot
  3. Cut a 2 1/2" x 5 1/2 piece of Daffodil Delight CS and a  2 1/2" x 4 1/8" piece of Whisper White CS
  4. Stamp the heart from the Heureuse pour toi Sale-a-Bration Stamp set in Daffodil Delight classic ink 3 times at the base of the Daffodil piece and the flower from the same set at the top of that same piece
  5. Stamp the Je pense à toi sentiment from that same set in Daffodil Delight onto the Whisper White piece as shown in the picture above and once in Melon Mambo classic ink.
  6. Cut a 3 1/2" piece of Ribbon from the Sale-a-Bration Ice Parlor - Ribbon and Button Pack and adhere the ends to the back of the Whisper white piece
  7. Adhere the whisper white piece to the Daffodil Delight CS
  8. Using your paper snips, trim a sliver piece of whisper white CS and tread it through your buttons
  9. Glue those Melon Mambo buttons from the Sale-a-Bration ice cream parlor - Ribbon and Buttons Pack with glue dots... Done
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Sunday, 13 February 2011

My events at a Glance...

Quick, click on it then print to have it handy!

I made a quick recap of my next 2 months using MDS simply because it is neat!  I too love to see all of my upcoming event by only taking a peak!

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Saturday, 12 February 2011

February Stamp-a-Stack is just around the corner....

I am having my monthly Stamp-a-Stack on Saturday, February 19th, 2011  at 7:00pm .

Here is the cards that you will be going home with and 2 of each that is including envelopes.  But Hurry I only have 2 more spots open.  This one filled up fast :-)  Let me know before Wednesday the 16th if you want to play too!

Here is a group picture of the cards that you will be making that night!

Have a great week!
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Thursday, 10 February 2011

One of last months shoe box.. Thanks Dion

Okay, I'm taking it easy as Saturday I will be having my Open House and have on display (in my Stampin Oasis) displays from the Sale-a-Bration Flyer and the Occasions' mini.

Will you be stopping by, it's from 1 till 3pm only :-)

Now, here is that card that Dion had prepared for us...

  1. Fold a 12" x 6" piece of Early Espresso in 2 to create your 6x6 card base
  2. Run your 5 3/4"x 5 3/4" piece of Pretty in Pink CS through the Big Shot using the Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder
  3. Using the Creat a Cupcake Stamp set, stamp the base in Early Espresso, top in Pretty in Pink and sentiment in Early Espresso onto a piece of Whisper White CS
  4. Punch out the sentiment using the Word Window Punch, mat it onto a Modern Label punched out piece of Early Espresso
  5. Using the Build a Cupcake punch, punch out your stamped cupcake pieces plus a cherry that would have been punched out from a piece of Cherry Cobbler CS.
  6. Stick a 3x3" piece of Whisper White CS onto a 3 1/4" x 3 1/4" of early Espresso then stick those onto your card front
  7. Using Dimensionals, build your cupcake onto the Whisper White CS square, glue the Cherry using the Multi purpose liquid Tombow glue.
  8. Glue a basic Rhinestone Jewel onto the cherry
  9. Now adhere your sentiment to your card front using the dimensional... Done
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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

My Digital Studio... So awesome...

And you can get free downloads if you contact me today and place a $60 order.... Sale-a-Bration = free stuff!!!!!

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Monday, 7 February 2011

Stand by for more pictures...

I am planning a class sometime in March where we would get together and make one card organizer book.  I only have 6 spots.

I am still putting mine together but I love how the cover page came out!

Stay tuned...
I did buy the tutorial from Andrea  and she just did an amazing job.  The class will be all pre-cut, scored, measured, etc...
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Sunday, 6 February 2011

Come learn with me... MDS style! Card one :-)

I had fun, almost one on one sharing.  The girls and I went through the basics of building a card, using the punches, stamps, embellishments and drop shadow features and we even took a quick tour on "how to create your own Blog banner" using MDS...

I will be doing it again soon, as soon as you let me know that you are interested.

To get ready for the class, Play in MDS and write down any questions that you might have to allow me to help you.  I have been playing with MDS since it came out therefore, I don't even think before I do something... It just happens.

Hope to hear from you soon, we will pick a date in March for the next one.

Here is the quick card that we made yesterday!

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Saturday, 5 February 2011

Sale-a-Bration...Open House

February 12th ... 1:00 - 3:00 pm

One quick visit, take a minute or two to make a quick card using Sale-a-Bration products, and why not pick up your Occasion mini catty and your Sale-a-Bration brochure (if you don't have yours already)

Door prizes, no RSVP needed and all of this is free!  I am only doing it from 1 till 3:00 pm.  Make sure to stop by! Everyone that comes will be going home with a little something from me for free...

Now, the important thing to remember is this.  I want to help you get as many things out of the Brochure for free and here is my suggestion:

Pick a date of my calendar  before March 31st to have your stamping party and get at least 3 people to attend that I have not met yet.

We will have a mini stamp a stack at your place (or mine if you think that it might be  easier... ). What I mean by "mini" is that the cards will be simple, we will make 4 cards instead of 5, times one instead of 2, the cost is free for those that place an order and $5 for those who don't.

You will get a to pick a free stamp set from Stampin'Up!'s current catties at the end of your party on me, a free stamp set from my special stash (retired) just for saying yes and sticking to it :-), a free product from the sale-a-bration brochure for every $60 spent (plus one more if your party reaches $395 in sales), you'll get to keep the hostess benefits, and you'll have a great time!... What do you have to lose? ... I'll provide the gluten-free jelly beans :-)

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Friday, 4 February 2011

Baby Blossoms Love :-)

Last night, we had our monthly team Meeting.  I didn't make enough cards to share with everyone but I can post the details of it online...
Here is (was) my card!
I can't really give you instructions but I can tell you what I used :-)
  1. Whisper White and Poppy Parade CS
  2. Poppy Parade DSP
  3. Baby Blossoms and the Occasionals Quotes Level 3 Stamp set
  4. Peach Parfait, Poppy Parade and Pear Pizzazz classic Inks
  5. Dimensionals
  6. Corner Rounder Punch (retired), Decorative label Punch
  7. Paper snips, Craft Scisors
  8. Seam Binding ribbon in Pear Pizzazz
  9. Snail Adhesive
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Thursday, 3 February 2011

Catty case, just a little note!

If you guys are like me, you don't take time to look at the samples in the catties.  You just want all the products and then, you need to figure out how and where to use them:-)

So last Saturday at my January Stamp-a-Stack, I wanted to give the girls an super easy one to make, lol! I found this to be fun and quick!

  1. Fold a piece of Sahara Sand CS in two to get your 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" card base
  2. Using the Beautiful Wings embosslits die, run it through the Big Shot once with the So Saffron CS and then once with the Pacific Point CS.
  3. Cut a piece of So Saffron CS of 5 1/2" x 3".  Take the swirls from the Baroqie Motifs stamp set and stamp of once then stamp on your piece in So Saffron ink (Versa mark would have worked just as well)
  4. Using the Pacific Point ink, stamp the "just a little note" sentiment from the Apple Blossom Level 2 Hostess set at about 1 inch off the bottom on the So Saffron piece.
  5. Take to Paper Piercing tool and poke holes at the top and bottom as seen in the picture.
  6. Take dimensionals and pop up your butterflies.
  7. Stick the So Saffron onto a piece of 5 1/2" x 3 1/4" of Pacific Point CS
  8. Stick those 2 onto a pice of 5 1/2" x 4" of Sahara Sand DSP (this one shown is from the level one paper pack from last year, therefore it is retired)
  9. Done... inspiration came from page 138, top left card.
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Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Congratulations... Every Moments from my January SAS

  1. Fold a piece of 4 1/4" x 11" of Whisper White CS in two to create your A2 card base.
  2. Cut a 2 ” x 2 3/4” piece of Whisper White CS
  3. Cut a 2 1/4" X 3” piece and a 5 1/2" x 1 3/4" strip of Poppy CS
  4. Stamp in Black Stazon, the flower from the Every Moment stamp set onto your white piece and the "Congratulations" sentiment in Poppy Parade classic ink from the perfect Punches stamp set onto a scrap piece of Whisper White CS.
  5. Punch out the congratulations using the modern Label punch.
  6. Cut a 4" x 5 1/4" piece of the Sunny Garden DSP and run it through the Big Shot using the Vintage embossing folder
  7. Adhere this last piece to your card front.
  8. Cut a 9" piece of Pear Pizzazz 1/2" Poly-Stitched ribbon, tie a knot, wrap the ends around the edges and glue them to the back of the Poppy Parade CS strip.
  9. Using the Stampin’Write Markers, colour the flower, I used the Poppy Parade, Pear Pizzazz and the So Saffron markers here.
  10. Stick the flower to your piece of Poppy Parade, use dimensionals to adhere to the front of your card.
  11. Using Snail Adhesive, stick the sentiment to the strip just above the knot.
  12.  Tada, you're done!

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