Saturday, 27 May 2017

Honoring Father's Day

My father is no long with me unfortunately.  He passed away a very long time ago, but there is not a day that I don't think of him.He was the kindest and most loving father.  In his honor I am writing this post and have created a card which I think he would have loved.

I grew up in Winnipeg and every year my parents and I would drive to Banff for our summer vacation, camping along the way.  My dad loved the mountains and especially loved the Moraine Lake area.  I though the In The Meadow stamp set with trees, a lake and the mountains in the background would be appropriate to honor my dad.

Dad, this one's for you with all my love!

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Saturday, 29 April 2017

Celebrate Mother's Day

The month of May is a time to celebrate Spring!  Spring is my favorite season ... budding flowers, sprouting grass, blossoms on the trees, a hint of warmth in the air, birds chirping and the fresh smell in the air that a Spring rain brings.

May is also the time to celebrate Mother's Day.  I can't celebrate it with my mom as she passed away a very long time ago, but I have family and close friends that are great mother's so this post is to celebrate them.  Mothers, celebrate your day! Here's my card celebrating Mothers along with Stampin'Up! products used to create the card.

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Saturday, 28 January 2017

Balloon Adventures

Balloons make me smile and feel happy so when I saw the Balloon Adventures stamp set in the new Occasions Catalogue, I knew it would become a favourite.

The Balloon Adventures stamp set is so versatile and when paired up with the Balloon Pop-up Thinlits Dies lets the imagination run wild.

On the front of this card I have used the Party Animal Designer Series Paper for the present topped with a glitzy bow created from one of the Thinlets Dies.  There are lots of colourful designs in the DSP package and the Thinlits Dies have a great pop-up balloon die which I used inside the card.

From tags, to boxes, to shaker cards, the Balloon Adventures stamp set (page 5 in the Occasions Catalogue) lets you create bright products for all your wild adventures and celebrations.  To enhance your products, don't forget the Emerald Envy Taffeta Ribbon and Party Animal Embellishments along with Party Animal Designer Washi Tape.

I hope you enjoyed today's post. If you would like to order any of the supplies used for this card, please contact me.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Occasions Catalogue and Sale-A-Bration

DEAL: For every $60 CAD you spend (before tax and shipping), you get a free sale-a-bration product.  That means it's the perfect time to purchase those products you've had your eye on while earning more products for free.

Get together with friends and HOST a qualifying party to get more product with Stampin' Rewards.

JOIN Stampin' Up! to get additional free product in your Starter Kit.  Get your choice of $165 CAD worth of product for only $135 CAD and your choice of 2 FREE stamp sets. 

Classes and Events Page (Updated)

Take a look at the classes on January 28th and 31st featuring the Beautiful You stamp set from the new Occasions Catalogue.

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Wishing You A Happy New Year


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Saturday, 26 November 2016

Quick & Easy Christmas Card

Your Christmas Cards are made and mailed.  Another item off the Christmas checklist.  You are on schedule - now onto Christmas presents, decorating the house and settling on the menus for the Festive Season.

Lots of cards being received and here are a couple of cards from friends you have not seen in a long time and you don't have any cards left from the ones you made this year with your favourite stamp set. Here is a quick and easy card to make in minutes.  One stamp set, one colour, 2 colours of cardstock. What could be easier!

Have a Joyful and Festive Merry Christmas!

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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Stocking Stuffers

Did you know that as of today there are only 9 Mondays until Christmas!

With that in mind, the Seashore Stampers have decided to think about Stocking Stuffers.  Filling stockings for my family is my favorite part of  our Christmas traditions.  Choosing just the right small items for those special people in my life.  Last year my husband and I put a note in each stocking, telling that person how very much they mean to us and what qualities we admire most about them.  I believe we must take every opportunity we can to tell those we love how much they mean to us.

Now onto the reason for this post ... Stocking Stuffers.  My very favorite Stocking Stuffer is the Christmas Cracker made with Stampin'Up! designer papers.  I know many videos and tutorials can be found on Pinterest and YouTube but I must share again as I love making them.  The first video I saw was by Connie Stewart, a Stampin'Up! demonstrator in the U.S.  I have made Christmas Crackers for my family, clients and craft fairs.  They are always a success.

In case you have not seen them before, here are the instructions and photo.  The Christmas paper in the photo retired last year so is no longer available.  However, SU has lots of Christmas designer series paper that is current.

Cut a piece of DSP (designer series paper) 4 1/2 x 6 1/2.  Using your score board or trimmer, with the long side of the paper at the top, score at 1, 1 1/2, 2, 4 1/2, 5, 5 1/2.  With the short side of the paper at the top, score at 1, 2,3, 4.  Burnish all score lines. Using your Envelope Punch Board (another favorite tool), place the short side of the paper at the top and fold over along the first score line (at 1").  Put the edge at 1 1/2" and punch.  Slide the fold along to 5" and punch.  Repeat with each of the score lines (2", 3", 4").  There is a small section left - flatten out the DSP, put the small section at the top and punch at 1 1/2" and 5".   Fold up the small section covering it with Tear and Tape or Sticky Strip and stick it down.  Tie your ribbon around the cracker, fill with chocolates, tie up the other end and you are done.   First Stocking Stuffer done, now onto the rest!!!

Remember, only 9 Mondays left ... better get going.

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