Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Scrapbook Course!

Sorry folks!
I've been so busy with work and just life in general, that I keep forgetting to forward the start of my tutorial on the awesome card box I made for my cousin's wedding!
Once I actually remember to forward it (hopefully tomorrow?), I will post the tutorial.

I have been asked to run a Scrapbooking class on Wednesday nights starting the end of September, and I want to do it so badly! The problem is, no one has registered yet! If you know anyone who might be interested, PLEASE get them in touch with me ASAP so I can give them all the information!

I should also start planning for my cousin's Stampin Up! show in September! I'm excited for her show and can't wait for a fun day of card making with the ladies! I have one or two ideas but am not set on anything in particular yet.. I just want to be organized before the day so I can make sure I have everything I need! If you, or anyone you know, is interested in hosting a Stampin Up! show to earn free products and have a great time with friends, give me a shout :) I'd love to demonstrate some awesome techniques for you! I have so much fun doing the shows and I know everyone enjoys themselves while they're there.

On a random side note, I have had paint for my room for almost two months now and STILL haven't gotten around to painting the one wall! How bad is that? I have been slowly but surely decluttering and trying to reorganize my room, and the rate I'm going is so slow I feel like I'm getting nowhere! It's really hard to have your craft room in your bedroom because if you don't clean up your craft stuff, your whole room looks so messy! My friends' boyfriend is building me a new TV stand and I am so excited to get it. This means I can finally get rid of some of my ugly storage units and convert other storage to craft storage! Good news all around if you ask me!
Do you have your own room for your crafting, or is it in part of another room in your house? What type of crafts do you like to do most? If you have any great organization ideas for craft supplies, I'd love to hear them!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Some Wedding Cards!

I wanted to post a few pictures of some of the wedding cards I have made recently. I am so upset that Stampin Up! retired the set of the bride and groom I have used in these cards, and I haven't even tried to make a wedding card without it. Maybe I should move forward and give it a shot!

Wild Wasabi, Basic Black, Whisper White

Pretty In Pink, Basic Grey, Whisper White

Perfect Plum, Basic Black, Whisper White

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Welcome Baby Card!

I have to admit.. I started to write a post about this card over a year ago when my cousin was pregnant. Clearly, I never ended up posting this entry! I saw the draft and just had to share this card with you. This card was fun to make, and didn't take too long. I'm sad that Stampin Up! discontinued this stamp set, but there are a few other really cute sets that you could use in place of it, such as Fox & Friends or Furry Folk. The punch for the film strip is from the big M store.

Welcome Baby
Animal Stories, Chocolate Chip, Basic Grey

Latest Workshop

My neighbour hosted a show on Tuesday night. I had a lot of fun and really hope everyone else enjoyed the evening. We made two cards, and although there were no new 'techniques' to share, they were just fun cards to make!

Tri Fold Shutter Card
Aviary, Delicate Doilies, Old Olive, Perfect Plum, Early Espresso, Crumb Cake

I got the template for this from a birthday card I received from a friend this year. I'm going to post the measurements in another post.

Sail Boat Card
The Open Sea, Marina Mist, Basic Grey, Not Quite Navy, Word Window Punch

The Open Sea stamp set will only be available until August 31, so if you like this card, I'd suggest you order it soon!!!

PS - I am trying not to use the names of family and friends to respect their privacy. This is definitely not me being rude by not naming names! If you're okay with me using your names, please let me know!

Buy 3 Get 1 Free!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Beginning of my Baking Recipe Book

I'm using Melon Mambo, Wild Wasabi, Crumb Cake, and Chocolate Chip and would love to use the lace border punch on the pages. I haven't glued the titles down yet and am thinking of ways to design the pages. If you can think of any techniques or ideas for a layout, please let me know! I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Beautiful Ladies

I have to say, it is definitely a lot easier for me to come up with girly birthday cards than it is guy cards. It is fun to be able to use whatever colours you want and not have to worry about whether it is too girly or not!

I love taking the simplest stamps or layouts and being able to create beautiful, sentimental cards easily.

My cousin's wife brought up her stamps on the weekend and we had a few minutes to play around with them. I went out of my comfort zone and created a more vintage look than I normally do. Maybe that was a bad idea, because now I want those stamp sets!!

There's something about black and white that I love, and I enjoy adding a splash of colour to it every once in a while.

The stamp set I used for this card is called Sweet Scoops and it's the cutest ice cream stamp set I've ever seen! It was a limited edition stamp set and I'm kind of sad I didn't buy it, Kim is nice enough to share her stamps with me :) I saw the idea for the bears on a Stampin Up website and had to try it. LOVE the results!!

New Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango embossing powder with the Fifth Avenue Floral set and Wild Wasabi accents.. this is one of my favourite cards!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Hello Again/ For the men in my life

Birthday card for Baloo. I'm so grateful to have such an awesome boyfriend!
I hope he had a great day celebrating with his friends and I.

So I realize I haven't posted anything in almost two years! This post is going to be a rather long one in terms of how many pictures are on it. I know a few people who don't have facebook and would like to be able to see my cards and show them to others, so this is the perfect outlet for that.

I have been a Stampin Up demonstrator since June 2009 and have been enjoying my time going to shows and just stamping at home. The past year I haven't done too many shows, and I miss it!
I actually have my first one in 4 or 5 months this coming week... I will post photos of the things we make next week.

This group of photos does not have any step-by-step images, but if you have a question about any technique, colour, measurement, etc that I use, please feel free to ask.

90% of these cards were designed by me, the other 10% I have borrowed and modified from online sources when I can't come up with a design. Please ask me first if you would like to use any of my designs for retail use. Thank you for understanding that I would like my credit where it's due! From now on I will also be posting links to the artists with the cards I get ideas from.

Father's day card. I'm so lucky to have such an awesome, generous,
and caring Fajah. I love him to bits.

Sorry some of the images aren't the best quality. I haven't had the chance to edit any of them, and some of them were taken on my iPhone.

<3 Thanks for stopping by!