Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Watch it Wednesday: Envelope Paper

Last week at Sweet and Simple card class we enjoyed making cards that highlight the new 2015-2017 in colors.
I do love the new in colors.  Sometimes it takes me a while to fall in love with the new colors but not this year.  They are easy to love.

Enjoy this week's Watch it Wednesday video that highlights the envelope paper that I used in the above cards!

Don't forget this week Stampin' Up! decided to have MORE weekly deals at a bigger discount than usual.  Plus the clearance rack has been updated.  Make sure to visit my online store to see and shop for everything.
Happy Canada Day!

Monday, June 29, 2015

Enjoy some Sprinkles of Life

My stamp set based classes have been popular this year so I thought I'd do one with the super cute Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.
This stamp set is amazing because it is so versatile!  The stamp set images can be used in so many ways...clouds, cupcakes, trees, ice cream...plus there are several sentiments in the set as well.  You can't go wrong with this set!  Plus... there's a matching punch!  Woot Woot!

The best way to enjoy this set is to register for my upcoming class.  You can take it in person or take it 2 go.  It's a great value because the stamp set is included in the class fee...plus make 8 cards!!!  Registration deadline is August 6th so don't miss it!

August 20th  7:00pm:  Sprinkles of Life Class

Come out and make 8 cards using the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set.   All supplies provided and you get the Sprinkles of Life Stamp set to take home Cost: $37(includes the stamp set!)  RSVP required by August 6th.  Can’t make it? Take it 2 go! You’ll get the pictures of the cards emailed to you and you’ll receive the cut cardstock and embellishments and the stamp set.  Pick up price: $37 mail: $50.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

Kids can craft teacher gifts!

Last week I had the Kids Can craft class where the theme was gifts for teachers.
Here is a chocolate bar wrapped the some cucumber crush dsp and then covered with some fun punch art. The scallop tag topper punch was perfect for the ends to give a decorative flair.

Michelle took the punch art idea from kids class and looked up some ideas on pintrest and came up with this card that she made. 
In case you are wondering, she freehand cut the apple.  I have to admit I LOVE stamping with my daughter.  I'll call what we do "tandem" stamping.  I'll be down in the craft cave stamping my stuff and she'll just come down and have her own idea of what she needs to stamp and she'll just putter around completely independently stamping away.  She then shows me her creation and I am always blown away.

Anytime is the perfect time to make something to show your appreciation to someone.  In my opinion the above creations are just an example of why handmade is better than anything you buy in a store. 
Hope you take some time to create today! 

Here's the supply list for the chocolate bar wrapping. Click any of the images to take you to my online store

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Paper Pumpkin June 2015-Watch it Wednesday

Thought I'd share this month's Paper Pumpkin kit.  The kits have been consistently enjoyable and I love the way the projects are so fun and fast to put together.  It's also great to get new ideas and styles that I wouldn't normally think to do myself.
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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Birthday and graduation

This past Wednesday was my birthday. I had told myself not to worry if no one remembered because there was a lot of action around Ethan's graduation that same day. 
I shouldn't have worried. My daughter made muffins and brought one to me for breakfast along with her Handstamped card. 
Kevin didn't make a card but he did stamp a bag which he had filled with chocolate and a new package of post it notes because he sees how many post it notes I use for my thank you cards!
After the morning, the rest of the day was all about Ethan. Here's some pictures from graduation.
The cake...
Pictures with family. My parents and Kevin's parents also came to celebrate.

I think Ethan enjoyed celebrating with his friends the most. Here he is with his first friend from when he transferred in grade three to the local school from a private school. 

I'm looking forward to this week. I've scheduled a day for myself to relax. It's been so busy lately! I'm planning to work on my hawaii album and go to the spa!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ideas for Graduation crafts: Watch it Wednesday

Here is this week's Watch it Wednesday video. The past few days have been all about getting ready for my sons grade 8 graduation. There's suit fittings, gift shopping, cake ordering and the like. It was perfect that they had requested the TV segment to be around a graduation theme because it gave me a head start. 
Enjoy the video and then see some of my graduation crafts below.

Today is his actual graduation ceremony. We will be having dinner at a restaurant with our family and my parents and Kevin's parents. Then the plan is to come back home for cake before heading to the high school for the ceremony.
Here's how I set up the dining room table. (The big space in the centre is for the cake)

Here's a close up of the water bottles.  It's hard to see but the DSP I used is the silver paper from the neutrals designer series paper pack.

Here's a close up of the party favours. I used the curvy keepsake box thinlit and then cut a 3"x3" square which I made an exacto knife slit in the centre so I could slip it over the handle of the treat box. I then made a tassle using white twine and stamped a Happy Graduation sentiment. Easy and fun to make. I put a little chocolate inside each box.
We made up little gift bags with Ethan's framed grad photos to give to the grandparents.
I will post the supply list for this card below. This is the thank you card for the grandparents that Ethan helped me make.  It's hard to see but the sentiment is embossed in silver. Ethan thought that was very cool.

Enjoy each day!  The days fly by so fast!  I can't believe my first born is going to high school in the fall!

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

Stamping Happiness at Stamp Camp

Just wanted to share some pictures of the day yesterday.
It started with my annual hostess appreciation breakfast.  It's an exclusive event just for those who were party hostesses this past year or who were stampin4fun club members.
I had arranged for some special in-color cupcakes to be made.  I know cupcakes aren't traditional breakfast fare but really...aren't cupcakes good for any time of day?  Especially when they are iced with our pretty, stampin' up in colours.

I love the kits Stampin' Up offers in the catalogue this year so I had a kit display.

I also had a special Buy One Get One sale of retired product.
There were also two stamping projects at the hostess event but I forgot to snap pictures of them. 
I hope the hostesses had a fun time because I sure did! 
Then we had a quick turn around and switched up the hall set up, took down the bogo sale and opened the doors for the New Catalogue Stamp Camp event. 
Stamp Camp is an event that I do whenever a new Stampin' Up! catalogue is released.  This time, the tickets for the event sold out way ahead of the early bird deadline and we had a full house. 
It started with stamping demonstrations.  
Here's Jennifer showing off the bohemian designer series paper.

And Kathy demonstrated the use of the new gift bag punch board.
I did a demonstration on the new in colours
After the stamping demonstrations we dove right into stamping.  Everyone received a little goodie bag of product and were able to make 10 different cards using product from the new catalogue.

What makes me super happy about stamp camp is seeing everyone just chatting and stamping and enjoying themselves.

A huge thank you to my helpers for the two events.  Lucy and Veda were amazing little elves that helped make everything run as smoothly as it did.
What a great day!  Make sure you are on my newsletter list so you can be first to know when registration is open for the next Stamp Camp event. The next one will be showing off the Holiday mini catalogue.  I am a sucker for Christmas stamps so I already can't wait to start playing and designing for the next stamp camp! 
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