Monday, July 30, 2012

At convention I saw this technique with flowers and though it was pretty cool.  People used flowers and snowflakes so I thought I would give it a try with my favourite vintage stamp - Nature Walk.  Anyways I think it turned out okay.  BUT I must admit that the Summer Starfruit colour is really growing on me......

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Punch Art Class

I have had some questions on what a punch art class is and what it would look like so here is a bit more information.  

My example is a punch art strawberry.  This is a fairly basic and simple punch art to create but that is how I would like to start my class - simple.  We can work up to more challenging projects from here.  At the end of the year, you will have 10 of these punch art pages (assuming you attend each class) and can start your own album for easy reference.

This is a 6x6 page that still needs the header on it (which I will print and give to each member at class). As you complete these pages over the months, you can put them into an album for your reference - or at the end of the classes you can give it away as a gift to another crafter.

This is a sample project that we will make on the same night using the punch art that we created.  I think it is a fun way to create and add dimension to your projects.


Objective:  Each month we will create a 6x6 page and a project using the punch art.
Cost:  $10 per class OR the class is free with a $30 order.
Supply list:  tape runner adhesive, 2 way glue and scissors.  All paper that requires trimming, I will have ready for you.
RSVP:  I will need you to RSVP about 2 weeks before the class so I can ensure time to order everything and time to prepare for the class.

Classes will be held at my house - contact me for directions at

Dates are posted on my stampin up website:  I believe the first date is Sept 20 at 7:00 pm

I am very passionate about stamping and creating and my goal is really to share things I have learned with others.  My classes are fun, laid back and no pressure.  If you have RSVP'd that means I have gone ahead and ordered and prepared supplies for you.  If you are unable to attend after you have RSVP'd I would like to ask that you still submit payment.  I will give you all the paper supplies that we used to create the projects and you can assemble it at your leisure.  I will always have the items we created posted.  I just want this to be a fun experience for all of us.

Payment can be made ahead of time by cash or cheque. It can also be paid on the night of the class.

I hope that I will see you at the punch art class.  If you would like more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Shauna's workshop

I went to a workshop at my friend Shauna's house and these are the projects we created.

The above project is made out of a light cardboard and on the inside is a post it note holder...So cute.

This is a fun masculine card that we used with bleach.  You lift up the grey scallop and the top part is where you would write your sentiment. 

This is the last card we made with a matching envelope.  I love creating cards  - so much fun!!!!

Friday, July 27, 2012

I am Creative workshop!

While at Convention the group that I was with decided to take an optional class with Shannon West on Friday - I am Creative....So much fun.  Here are a few of the items we got in our package followed by the 5 banner flags that we made.  The creative team from SU each presented and designed one of the flag.  They have such great ideas!!!!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

These are some of the free items that we received throughout convention 2012..... This is on top of the free stamp sets....

Each purchase at momento mall got us a free gift - on the last day I got 4 retired fabric samples.  Day 1 I got one free sample.

These were in our convention bags (seen below)

We got the above paper pack for being first time convention goers.

This is the wonderful bag that we got at Convention.  They are so soft and really trendy!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

convention Make and Takes

We had so much fun with the make and takes.  They are really cute!!!! However, in a rush to get them done and I must say they didn't really turn out in what I would call good quality.  Regardless, these will give you a good idea...

Above are the items that we got as gifts each day of the make and takes.  Below are all the make and takes that we did.  If you have questions on any of them, please let me know.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Convention Stamp Sets

These are the free stamp sets that we got from convention.  We got so much other stuff too that I will share but this alone is reason enough to want to come to convention 2013 - Stampin Up's 25th Anniversary!!!!

 Lacy and Lovely - this set was from one of the optional classes that I took

Mixed Medley is the stamp set we got as a giveaway from mainstage

Daydream Medallion was the stamp set that we got for our make and takes

Moving Forward is the Ronald McDonald House Charity Stamp Set at the back of the catalogue.  This is a great stamp set to share with customers as $3 from each sale goes to the Ronald McDonald House.

The "I am" stamp was one that we got from a contest of secret words throughout convention.  If you got 6 or more secret words you got this exclusive stamp set free!!!

Affection Collection is a stamp set that we got at sign in for our make and takes

Last but not least here is the you're amazing stamp set.  Honestly I was so disappointed in this set when I first saw it - honestly who would ever use it, I thought.  I have to say that once I started using it I actually began to like it and really enjoy playing with it.  Sometimes that is how you fall inlove with items - you just have to give it a try.


Saturday, July 21, 2012

Floor Swap cards for convention

These are my floor swap cards for convention.  They are the same with the exception of the ribbon used.  Again, I finished them all and didn't have a picture.  This card is so simple yet elegant and can be used for a variety of events - birthday's, get well, sympathy, wedding, thank you.....The list goes on.

I am really excited to hear comments on what you thought about my convention items.  These were all my personal ideas that came strictly from me.  Please leave a comment and give a girl some feedback!

Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 20, 2012

A new challenge

Wow, being her at convention has been simply amazing for me.  This is my first Stampin Up Convention and there has been AMAZING motivation, inspiration and positive vibes.  It has encouraged me to make some changes to the way I do things.  Over the next little while I will be making some changes to my blog - so stay tuned....

Convention Swap - cards the move and fancy folds

This card was so much fun and I think it is really cute.  You may not be able to see the vellum over the center but there is a butterfly clear embossed over the words - just a fun little effect.  This really is one of my favourite cards.  I finished them all before I realized that I hadn't taken a picture so again it is in the envelope.  Lots of distressing on this card, but I do love how it turned out.  The Raspberry Ripple cardstock was rolled with very vintage roller in raspberry ripple so it is hard to see.  Let me know what you think.  Again, the recipe is below

Convention technique swap baby wipe technique

This is my technique swap.  I did Baby Wiped Technique.  They are done in 6x6 and really aren't to fancy as it is more about the how to as opposed to the esthetics.  Still, I do love the colours and how it turned out.  How to do the baby wipe technique is posted below which is the back of the swap.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Christmas card #2 convention swap

This is my second Christmas Card swap for convention.  You really can't see it, but the Cherry Cobbler paper has the very vintage stamp rolled over it in black and makes the card that much more WOW!  Again, I have posted the recipe below.

Christmas Card Swap#1 for convention

This is one of the cards that I made for my christmas swap.  I forgot to take pictures before I put it into the envelope so hopefully you can get a pretty good view.  I also posted the recipe below if you are interested.  I often take cards that others have made and make them my own.  This one was a concept right out of my own little mind.  I really love it so I am pretty proud!  If you love it too, please take the time to leave a note.  Feel free to use my design.  Please look for my next post in about 3 hours.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Teacher gifts

Wow, I can't believe how long it has been since I posted last.  I am going to the Stampin Up Convention in just over a week and I have been so busy with swaps etc that I can't do anything else.  This is my first convention and I think I went a little overboard with how many swaps I did.  I am in 2 Christmas swaps of 11 cards each, Fancy folds and cards that move with 42 cards, technique swap with 40 techniques and then I made about 50 floor swaps.  I will be posting all these as convention arrives and those who are getting their cards will have already got them.  Don't want to spoil it!!!

So in the meantime, this is a little gift that I made for teachers gifts.  I just realized I didn't take a picture of the inside but here is the gist......

The little planter containers I purchased at dollarama and then painted them white (took a couple coats of paint).  Then I stamped on each side with one word and image in alternating colours (Raspberry Ripple and Elegant Eggplant).  I put some ribbon around the top edged and stamped "Thanks" with the decora stamp from the Stamp set Bliss.  Then I tied it all up with some beautiful satin purple ribbon I had and put a tag on it attached with hemp twine.  I coloured the tag, sponged it and stamped to and from on the back.  Inside each little gift is a small container with a few pansy seeds in the, a small bag of dirt and a tiny terracotta pot.  This is a simple gift idea that puts a lot of heart into it!

Be sure to check back in just over a week for my convention posts!