Sunday, August 31, 2014

Fun Card Class

We had so much fun today making cards.   Everyone took the basic design and pieces and just creatively put them together.   All the cards turned out so beautifully.  It was the first time for two of the women and they did such an amazing job of putting their cards together.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Five Year Card

I received this card from the Stampin' Up headquarters  in Calgary when I had been a demonstrator for five years.   It is a very pretty card.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weekly Deals!

Stampin' Up has deals on every week - feel free to contact me if you would like to order anything.

Monday, August 25, 2014

Playing Today!

Today I spent some time cleaning up my stamping area and putting together cards that I had not finished yet.   Then I found some of the cards I had swapped at Convention and found this one from Carol Sanderson.   I just added the big star because I was trying to use up all the little pieces I had leftover from other cards as well.   This is a very pretty card mainly using Hello Honey with some Lost Lagoon as well.  It really is fun to swap your cards with other demonstrators - so many great ideas!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Quite a Difference!

It makes such a difference that I embossed the background paper.  I shifted the sayings too and that also makes it look better too.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

I saw a similar design awhile ago on Pinterest so tried to make something similar.   I think I may need to emboss the paper underneath.    I might try that tomorrow.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Inspired by my Garden!

I was working in the garden earlier and just love my flowers.   These ones in particular bloom for such a long time.    I hadn't used this stamp set yet so wanted to try and make these flowers and I like the outcome! Stamp, cut out the flowers using the framelits and magnetic platform and voila!

Paper:  Whisper White, Early Expresso
Stamp Sets:  Flower Patch

Adhesives: Snail
Big Shot: Flower Fair Framelits

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Sneak Peek

I never browse through Pinterest without finding something I would like to try.  This idea is from Nikki Spencer and I have changed the background but loved being able to use this new stamp set in a different way.   The Wondrous Wreath Stamp Set will be available in September from the new holiday catalogue.    I tried this stamp set at Convention and it is great that they have put tabs on the wreath so you can easily match the double stamped images.   I loved Nikki Spencer's idea of using this Christmas wreath for a flower wreath and had to try it.

Paper:  So Saffron
Stamp Sets: Wondrous Wreath
Tools:  tweezers
Punches: Itty Bitty Punches

Adhesives:  Snail, glue dots

Monday, August 18, 2014

Kinda Eclectic

I found this design on Pinterest by Lakeshore and changed a few things to make a little different design.  The Kinda Eclectic stampset is very versatile and can make many different cards that are each so pretty.

Paper: Whisper White, Lost Lagoon
Stamp Sets:  Kinda Eclectic, Blooming with Kindness
Punches:  Elegant Butterfly, Bitty Butterfly

Adhesives: Snail
Big Shot:  Deco Labels Framelits Collection

Saturday, August 16, 2014

Baby Project Life

I am really enjoying working with Project Life.   These are two more sets of pages I have made for my friend who has become a grandmother.   The top page is completely made with Project Life cards and  the second page I added some pink cards and baby shapes cut out with framelits.   Project Life makes scrapbooking so easy - I have actually finished this complete book.   All my friend has to do is add pictures - this will make a great gift. 

Thursday, August 14, 2014

More Project Life

My daughter took this neat picture of me crossing the stage as I have been a demonstrator for five years.   She also got me on the big screen at the same time.   


Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Swaps from Convention

These are two cards I swapped at Convention in Salt Lake City.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Second page of Project Life

These Project Life kits are are so cute - the cards are premade and you just slip them in.   I cut out a pair of booties just to have it match the previous page but other than that it just took me a minute.   This is a marvelous way to do scrapbooking and will be quick gift for my friend.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

First Page of Project Life

I am making a baby scrapbook for a new grandma and I decided to make the smaller version of Project Life just because it is easier for us grandmas to carry and brag of course.   I decided to start with the full page as a first page.   The Lullaby DSP is so lovely and easy to use for a boy or a girl.   The project life accessories made it easy to just add a few pieces to make it complete.   My computer isn't able to blur photos so I have just covered the cutest little baby.  

Friday, August 8, 2014

WestCoast Creator's Bloghop

Welcome to our Blog Hop.    Here are two projects featuring the big Shot.

This is a gift card envelope made with the Gift Card Envleope and Trims Thinlits Die  that will be available in the new holiday catalogue.   It is great as a demonstrator to be able to try out the new products.   It was my daughter's birthday this week and I made this and put a gift card in it for her.   I wanted it to be a bit special so made two flowers using the Spiral Flower Die and it looked like a special little gift.

I made this card with the Friends Who Know stamp set.    I cut it out using Labels Collection Framelit.   I cut the two Daffodil Delight pieces using the Banners Framelits Collection.  It is tricky to match colours with this big stamp but the Colour Coach is always helpful.

I hope you have enjoyed the stop at my blog.   The links to the other blogs and addresses of the other amazing Westcoast Creators are below.  If you click on the previous button it will take you to Sarah's blog.  If you click on the next button you will be in Stephanie's blog. 


Thursday, August 7, 2014

A Different kind of Crafting

I wanted to post these because I have spent many hours putting these together.   They were one of my retirement gifts.   They came in a box from Costco.    Thankfully, my daughter Sarah helped me figure out all the pieces and we screwed them together.   Then I sanded them and in the last two days have stained them..   They are very comfortable - I might need to give them another coat but they look great and will be enjoyed for many years to come.

Wednesday, August 6, 2014

New Organization Idea

I have been watching videos of how other demonstrators organize their crafting supplies and had seen some cool ways to have everything on hand.   Two top demonstrators had videos - Angie Juda and Mary Fish.   They had bought a box from Stampin Storage and today as I was unpacking an order tht had some very heavy cardboard in it - I thought I could make something similar.   I bought the magnetic sheets from the dollar store.   They stick to the heavy cardboard.  Now I have all my framelits at my fingertips.  

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Project Life Arrives

My Project Life arrived today.   You get so many adorable card collections and many different pieces come with the accessory packs.   I ordered the Lullaby DSP as well as I am making a baby album for my friend who just became a grandma.   I will put all the pieces in and she will just have to add the pictures.  Such a great idea.     The kit featured here is Little Moments.   My friend is going to love this.   Wish they had these when my children were growning up.   They had to wait until they graduated for their own little albums.   This would be so easy to keep up with to put pictures in.   More to come!

Monday, August 4, 2014

Great Ideas from Pinterest

One could spend hours and hours looking through Pinterest.   I got the idea for this card from Stellarstamping and just changed the colours and sentiment.    Then I made a little smudge and covered it up with a butterfly.    I am trying to use some colours I don't ordinarily use and also want to use up some of the ribbon I have in my collection before I order new ones.  I used the Blended Bloom stamp and it looks beautiful without colouring it in.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Time to Play!

I love having time to just stamp and try different  ideas.   This set is Amazing Birthday.   I have used Night of Navy, Pool Party and So Saffron - a combination I found in the Colour Coach from Stampin' Up.   I need to order the new one - it is so helpful when choosing colours.   This card is in a class I am offering.   Just comment if you would like to attend an afternoon next week.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Big Shot Sweet Deal

Email or phone me if you would like to take advantage of this amazing deal.   I use my Big Shot all the time.         Shanda - 604-910-5456