Tuesday, September 8, 2009

One of my favourite sets from Stampin' Up! has to be Baroque Motifs. When i first purchased it (a long, long time ago!) I knew I would definitely use the large flourish stamp in this set, and the words "kind" and "cherish" but I never realized that I would still be using this set this much, and after so long! The flower that I used in this card is from another great set "Fifth Avenue Floral", which i have also gotten great mileage out of! I know this pic isn't the best (this seems to be a recurring theme here...) but hopefully you can see it ok. I love the distressing tool and used it alot on the Rich Razzleberry mat on the Rich Razzleberry base card. I love the texture that this technique gives to my projects! And of course, using Linen Thread has been something that I have been loving lately...What do you think?

Friday, September 4, 2009

Africa and a Thank You card!

As some of you know, my oldest daughter, Savannah and I are planning on going to Africa next summer to volunteer at an orphanage and school in Tanzania. We are both excited to take on this challenge, and for me it has been a life long dream. As part of our fundraising efforts for this initiative, I will be holding Christmas Stamp-a-Stack for Africa events! There will be 6 different dates to choose from. You will drop in and create 12 cards, 4 each of 3 designs. All materials, including envelopes are included. Light refreshments will be served. Cost is $25. This event will be suitable for even a beginner stamper! Please help us to make these events a success by choosing one date to attend, bring a friend, and help us out with this great cause! The dates for these Stamp-a-Stack for Africa events are:

Saturday September 12, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Saturday October 10, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Saturday October 24, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Saturday November 14, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Saturday November 28, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.


Saturday December 12, 9 a.m.- 12 p.m.

Thank you for your help, and please tell your friends!

Now, onto a card! I really wanted to do a Thank You card to have displayed in my studio as part of my Fall display. I love the rub-ons that Stampin' Up! sells and in particular the Autumn Harvest pack! I just love it! For this card, I also used the Little leaves Sizzix sizzlit, and a texturz plate from the Stampin' Up! exclusive Backgrounds 1. To soften it up some more I sponged the cardstock with some Chocolate Chip. I find that I have been sponging most of my creations lately. I find myself going in spurts with various techniques and such...and then i move onto something else!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

The Holiday Mini is Here!

Yes...the Holiday Mini Catalog 2009 is here and it is simply spectacular!! There are so many amazing things in this catalog. My favourite has the be the Sweet Centers stamp set with the Sweet Treat Cups. This stamp set is great for adding a little something extra to your creations! This was the first set I 'played' with when my order from the Mini came! I love the Halloween stamp that is in this set and it is the one that called to me! I had seen a really cool idea for being able to get the candy out of the card without ruining it. I can't remember where I saw this, so I can't give credit to the person who inspired me...sorry! Without further ado, here is my little mini Halloween card filled with black jelly beans...

I know, I know...the pics are not great quality...a photographer, I am not. However, hopefully you get the idea! The last pic shows how you can lift the "Eek" tab to reveal the jelly beans inside! So clever, huh? I just love it! And plan on using this set for my sons class treats when Halloween rolls around! What do you think of it?