Saturday, August 31, 2013

Inspired by an Invitation ...

Anyone whose stamped with me knows I love any reason to get my extra BLING on when making hand stamped projects and this grogeous wedding card was no exception!

I got totally inspired by Candice and Matt's lovely wedding invitation which reminded me of the wonderful now retired but still loved French Foilage stamp set ... this was a perfect reason to bring it back out from my retired collection!

I created some gorgeous little flower embellishments using the 1 3/4" Scallop circle and Boho Blossoms punches. Quickly sponged their edges with either Wild Wasabi or Pink Pirouette inks and than spritzed them with Smooch spray adhering them together with our glimmer brads or candy dot brads and scattered them along the stamped leaves using glue dots ... just love the effect this created of a flowering bush.

The Papillion Potpourri butterflies were stamped on vanilla card stock with Pink Pirouette ink and easily punched out with the Elegant and Bitty butterfly punches and some rhinestone bling used to accent their bodies. They float nicely around the Word Play 'Happy I Do Day' sentiment which has been punched out with the Wide Oval punch and framed nicely with the Designer Frames oval embossing folder .... creating what I hope is a stunning wedding card for my little cousin and his bride on their big day!

Sending out some love and light today to both Matt and Candice ... I am so excited to be able to share their special day with them!

Happy Stampin'


Thursday, August 29, 2013

Frosted Finishes

I must say that I am definitely loving the new Thinlits Card dies ... this is the Circle one and it allows you to make awesome fancy fold cards in such seconds ...  just imagine your loved one opening up this beauty when the Christmas Season hits.

 Add to it the awesome Festive Flurry stamp set and coordinating thinlits and you have endless opportunities for quick and easy cards that are truly stunning to send out this year!

I think the Frosted Finishes embellishments are just the frosting on the cake with this years Holiday mini options ... the photos do not do the little snowflakes bling factor any justice plus hiding on the flip side of the grey portion is our awesome Winter Frost Designer Series paper ... breath taking!

Want to see them in person ~ check out my upcoming events either on my website or on my Facebook page.

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Feeling Tickled Pink ...

Tickled pink about all the awesome Stamp 4 a Cure Pink Ink creations that we are making for the Triple D's ~ Dynamic Daring Divas CIBC Run  for the Cure fundraising ... a huge thank you to team member Lisa for all her help stampin' with me as well as all the other team members who are helping with our online auction efforts!

I am loving playing with all the pink ink, papers, embellishments and BLING that is going on in the craft room lately ... this card is just STUNNING in person featuring the Ornaments Keepsake and Lovely as a Tree stamp sets on Pretty in Pink and Regal Rose papers with a sentiment from Many More Merry Messages ... come on out to one of our many upcoming craft shows this Fall and see it in person!

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Stamp 4 a Cure - Pink Ink new editions

Getting busy this weekend stampin' with pink ink creating Breast Cancer Awareness and Support cards for upcoming Fall craft shows! 

Friday, August 23, 2013

Loving the Lilies

I just love the Faux Patina look and was able to use it recently on a custom card order ... it paired nicely with the wonderful lilies from the Secret Garden stamp set and some brushed gold leaves!

Watercoloring is SO relaxing I just love when I get a chance to incorporate the technique into a card creates such a nice effect!

It is getting pretty busy right now over here! I am making some new Stamp 4 the Cure Pink Ink themed cards for upcoming craftshows next month and I cannot wait to show them too you PLUS the Triple D's are also gearing up for the online auction over on Facebook and thanks to many local businesses and fellow London Mompreneurs  we have lots of awesome items coming available for bidding on September 7th ... please hop on over and check it out just click the image below.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Have a Habby Birthday

Anyone who knows me knows that I always love a good challenge ~ so I can admit getting a custom card order that featured a Montreal Canadians theme had me momentarily stumped and helped me to stretch my creative thinking to new levels! 

It paid off I think cause I just LOVE how this card turned out, in my humble opinion the photo does not do it justice, it is so shiny just like fresh from the Zamboni ice! 

I choose to use the Faux Glass technique to create an 'ice feel' on the card and chose a color scheme to mimic the centre line with their logo as the focal point. The Happy Birthday sentiment is from the Perfectly Penned and of course you cannot leave the envelope naked so I punched out another logo and glued it on the front of the envelope! 

Sure hope that the recipient of the card has an amazing birthday when the time comes and that he too loves his special custom made card in honor of his favorite team.

Happy Stampin'

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Beginning to feel a lot like Christmas

So excited to be able to support this wonderful organization with a online auction donation! 

is an online Charity Auction to raise money to fill shoe boxes for children who have never received a gift in their life. Last year over $1800 was raised thanks to many generous businesses who donated items and t his year Jennifer hopes to surpass that goal. 

2013 Auction date is set for September 19th 8pm - September 23rd 9pm  so be sure to go over and like her page so that you get notification reminder when bidding starts ... check out the album because there are some truly awesome donations up for grabs!

Speaking of Christmas ~ now is the PERFECT time to book a workshop with me and get you and your friends started on making personalized hand stamped Christmas cards for all your loved ones ... just imagine the look on their faces opening up little pieces of Faux patina art made with your hand stamped love just like this one over here on the right ... even a beginner stamper can make gorgeous cards with the help of wonderful Stampin' Up! products!!

So go check out my events calendar for open dates and give me a shout to firm up your party!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Triumphant Technique Tuesday

Had a blast this week with our Faux Patina technique class ~ I just LOVE the vintage look of this technique and it is so quick and easy to do yet yeilds a stunningly beautiful effect card recievers will think you worked for hours to create this beauty! 

The card to the left here features our elegant bouquet embossing folder and the color combination of Crumb Cake, Brown Sugar, Coastal Cabana and Early Espresso with a little simmering accent Champange glimmer paper punched with the Elegant  Butterfly and a splash of color with the Itty Bitty butterfly punch overlaid and some half back pearls to give it some bling and the sentiment is from Perfectly Penned!

Than this beauty over here to the right just looks so striking specially in person ~ like a shimmery copper! 

Showcasing our Honeycomb embossing folder with the color scheme of Crumb cake, Brown Sugar, Crisp Canteloupe and Cajun craze this card also features my FAVORITE stamp set at the moment ~ Secret Garden which comes with some amazing Edgelit die cuts to allow you to quickly cut the flowers out if you'd like ~ I have some cards coming up later this week that showcase just how gorgeous this set is and how fun it is to water color ... just look at these gorgeous flowers and shimmery coppery effect ... and the little butterfly is divine who would not feel extra special opening up an envelope and finding this beauty ... you too could be giving out gorgeous cards like this just come out to a class and check it out?

Would also like to extend a warm welcome to a new friend and wonderful talent joining the stamping table ~ Sherry from Sherry's Custom Cakes! I am not sure who is more excited about the idea but Sherry is going to be combing Stampin' with her cake making PLUS she also features GLUTEN FREE cakes .... which well let me tell you has me tickled pink with anticipation to have both my favorite things in one place stamps and gluten free baking ... I think I am in heaven! 

Please remember to stop by my current steals and deals album on Facebook to see promotions that are going on for the month of August!

Happy Stampin;

Thursday, August 1, 2013

New Stampin' Up Holiday Catty live today


I just LOVE that our new holiday catalog goes live on my birthday cause it is a perfect excuse for me to get lots of stuff on my wishlist ~ including these new THINLITS die cuts featured in the video below which will surely save me some time in making cool fancy folds for my cards as well as embellishments for scrapbooking and so much more!


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Happy Stampin'