Sunday, September 29, 2013

Trick or Treat

Trick or Treat Favor boxes
 Halloween is coming ~ my spouses favorite holiday of the year! He loves to go all out decorating the house ~ we seem to somehow have endless storage space for Halloween decorations but whoa is me if I come home with something 'season and pretty' that needs storage. 

Needless to say he is always ecstatic when I get out my Halloween stamp stash and get to making Halloween Decor for the house and for the kiddies who come trick or treating

The Trick or Treat favor boxes are awesome for the daycare Halloween party ~ I usually fill them with stickers, stamps and Halloween tattoos.

For the trick or treaters who come door to door I usually opt for a hand stamped tag and we have a selection of treats we hand out depending on the age of the trick or treater.
Tags for loot bags
Lots of sweet treats for sale!

Photos are examples of items I will have for sale at the London Christian Elementary School Fall Fest this Saturday ~ come find us at 202 Clarke Road in London. 

Happy Stampin' 

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Saying Thank You ~ makes Scents

Just wanted to share a previous example of some custom ordered thank you card designs I had made for a wonderful Scentsy consultant to share with her team and customers ~ I love my Scentsy and making these cards were so super fun to do.

In my opinion nothing says THANK YOU like a hand stamped card to show someone that you truly appreciate them ~ and what is even better is when it's a card that can tie in your company branding and help your customer remember you not just for  your excellent customer service but for your thoughtful card as well!  

The possibilities for creative custom thank you cards and materials for your business are endless ~ this is the inside of a card sample that holds a business card inside so it does not 'get lost' for new customers or it can be used as a 'welcome card' for potential hostesses.
Mini purses ~ make perfect and memorable 'sample' holders

My mini purses are always a hit ... perfect for holding business card and Scent samples and if your company allows I can even add your actual logo to your custom ordered card to make that 'brand specific' thank you card even more memorable!

Side view shows that there is room in the little purse to add literature and samples!
 If you are interested in purchasing some custom made cards or purses please give me a shout I would love to hook you up!

 Custom Designed Card Price List
$6 each for full size ~ 3x3 mini cards are $2.50 each
$25 for set of 5 ~ 3x3 minis cards $10 for set of 5
$40 for set of 10 ~ 3x3 mini cards $15 for a set of 10

Mini Purses Price List
$5 each
$20 for set of 5
$30 for set of 10

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Festive Flurries

Working on my custom card requests ... have a few for "snowflake" themed cards perfect excuse to bring out my Festive Flurries set.

Must say I am enjoying this stamp set immensely - it is so fun to create with and so many options of card designs and styles too - loving the blue inks we have out right now too ... Bermuda Bay, Coastal Cabana, Pool Party and Island Indigo seriously just their names are fun :)

If you are free this Saturday don't forget to come by the Women inProgress Expo at the Western Fair and find our booth N 106

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Take Heart Tea Tags

Had so much fun creating these custom tags for Take Heart Canada .... Deb's won the 10 custom cards in our Triple D's Run for the Cure online auction and we truly appreciate her support in helping us to raise $724!

I was excited when she said she would like something 'tea themed' to use as tags on her new 'trivets' for her business because it gave me a chance to play with the Tea Shoppe stamp set that I had bought with intention of creating lots of cool scrapbook layouts and some tea tin bling but have not had a chance to play with it yet ~ this gave me the push I needed to get my creative funk on ~ I loved how they turned out. 

Take Heart Canada owner Deb is a local mompreneur whose family based business offers  a heartfelt and unique way to express love to children and comfort them when you are apart. Her wonderful comfort hearts are for children and adults too and are perfect for anytime we are apart from those we love. Memorial hearts are also available and a perfect way to include children in funeral services, memorials and celebrations of life. They also now make adorable felt ball necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings (including clip on). If you have a moment stop by her website for more info, like her on Facebook to stay up to date on new products or find her at local vendor shows OR you can shop now at her Etsy shop!

Added some Crystal Effects to the flowers for some bling!
These ones I added a little Dazzling Diamonds Glitter to portions
Covered the entire tea cup on a few with Chrystal Effects for a different look
Had fun stacking some on top of each other ~ tea party fun complete!
Happy Stampin'

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Postively Perfect Photo-polymer stamps

Loving the new line of photo-polymer stamps from Stampin' Up ~ if you have not had a chance to check them out click the video to show how versatile they can be ... a must have for any paper crafter! 

Than check out these new little travel sets this month ~ they are so adorable. Great for both card making, scrapbook layouts AND doing up home decor and gifts for loved ones!

Happy Stampin'

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Sweet Sweets

Working on some pink ink chocolate bar wrappers to sell at our fundraising table this weekend - took great restraint not to eat my work!

Come on out to the Healthy Minds Retail Extravaganza this Saturday and check out all our fabulous Pink Ink Stamp 4 a Cure items up for sale ~ all proceeds from pink themed items will be going to the Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's Run for the Cure fundraising goal of $1500 this year!

Event starts at 10am at the United Church 135 Wellington St., Saint Thomas, Ontario

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Wicked Cool treat holders

Well I had so much fun making the Pink Ink Chocolate Hope treat holders that I decided to whip up a few Spooky Halloween treat holders for the kiddies too ~ these would be so quick and easy to make up to send with the kiddies to school at Halloween or as 'favors' for a Halloween party.

Featuring the now retired Wicked Cool stamp set which was just to wicked cool to be retired but obviously I do not get to pick and choose what gets sent into retirement ~ but thankfully I am free to keep retired product for my personal stash!

Happy Stampin'

Chocolate HOPE

These were so fun to make ~ little Pink Ink Chocolate Hope Treat holders for our CIBC Fundraising vendor shows coming up this month ~ featuring the Fight Like a Girl Hope Ribbon stamp and paired with Strength and Hope stamp set and the little Papillion Butterfly from Stampin' Up!

Plus so excited to share that we have lots of bidding going on over at the Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's online auction ... if you love Stampin' Up products and live in the London area you should pop by and check it out cause there are several wonderful Stampin' Up! bundles up for bid plus many other wonderful business are participating to!

Happy Stampin'

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Rock-n-Roll Fun

Technique Tuesday was a rock-n-roll blast this week ~ in addition to our technique card we made two wonderful cards for participants to take home and share this coming holiday season! 

Our first card featured the Snow Day stamp set ~  this little dude is just so stinking cute and he makes me want to sing Frosty the Snowman and drink hot chocolate! I just love how our Dazzling Diamonds glitter looks like glistening snow ~ perfect accent for this set!

Our second card featured the Ornaments Keepsake stamp set which is so lovely it got carried over from last years holiday mini ~ I really love how the rock-n-roll technique looks on this card and the Lovely as a Tree stamp set is a perfect compliment for this set as the ornaments dangle off the branches! I also want to say a huge thank  you to class participants for showing their own creative flare and rock-n-rolling their branches as well with two tones of green ~ it really gave the branches depth and realism and if I recreate this card in the future I am so going to be borrowing that idea! 

Also getting excited that there are only a TWO sleeps left to go before our Online Auction for the Run for the Cure goes live ~ if you have not already pop on by and check out our Triple D's Dynamic Daring Diva's auction album!

Now to get back to the craftroom and get busy prepping for the Healthy Minds 1st Annual Retail Therapy Extravaganza on Saturday September 14th in St. Thomas ... pop on by and check out their event on Facebook for more info!

Happy Stampin'

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Butterflies bundled with Snow?

September brings an awesome bundle from Stampin' Up! 15% off the Papillion Buttefly stamp set when you bundle it with the Bitty Butterfly punch ... this stamp set featuring 6 gorgeous butterflies is my ultimate favorite butterfly collection and likely most used stamp set in my collection! Great for birthday, wedding, thank you and sympathy cards as well as accents to any scrapbooking page the possilbilities for its use are endless and the butterfly punch allows you to create butterflies that float right off your page!

Plus just loving the continued surprises each month with our Best of 25 years stamps returning for a limited time ~ from now until March 31st you can order any of the Best of Stamp sets including Augusts Halloween set and September's Autumn set! For a complete list of the Best of 25 years please check out my website!

Plus so excited about this little stamp set from in the Holiday mini ~ Snow Day ... know it is early to be dreaming of snowman but he was just too cute not to play with already and I just had to share him with you ... punched his little hat out with our square punch and word window and accented with the branch for the  bird builder punch and the mini accent flower!

Happy Stampin'