Thursday, January 21, 2010

Make a Difference

I {Heart} Hearts Makes a Difference for Haiti Disaster Relief

From now until February 28, 2010, for every I {Heart} Hearts stamp set you buy, Stampin' Up! will donate $2 to the American Red Cross’ Haiti Relief and Development Fund. The Red Cross is already well-established in Haiti, and this money will be used to provide immediate relief and long-term support through supplies, technical assistance and other support to help those in need.  Contact me to purchase your set.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

This card uses two products featured in the Sale-a-Bration mini: Whimsical Words and the new border punch.  You can get one for FREE with a $65 order between now and the end of March or spend $130 and get them both...there is no limit!  This card is quick and easy to make.  Cardstock is Melon Mambo and uses the coordinating ribbon and whisper white for the layer.  This stamp set is retired but any heart set could easily be used.  

Monday, January 11, 2010

Got Milk?

These little milk cartons are just the cutest!  And they are so easy to make.  (The key is using your bone folder.)  They are made using the milk carton die for the Big Shot.  I love that you can make one with a "card size" piece of cardstock - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2".  These ones were made using Ruby Red and some PSD from a prints pack.  Hearts are from the SU punch.  Added a library clip to the top and a tag made with the Modern Label and Word Window punches.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Chalkboard Technique

Can you believe this is the first time I have done the chalkboard technique?!  It's so easy but so pretty.  Using white craft ink stamp your image on black cardstock.  While the ink is still wet use a sponge dauber or Q-tip to add colour with the Stampin' pastels.  Once the ink is dry wipe off excess pastel (chalk) with a tissue or swiffer cloth.  And that's it!  This card is 5x5 and uses the Priceless set as well as the Whimsical Words from Sale-a-bration.  I used the pastel colours Taken with Teal, Lavender Lace and Pink Passion and the teal and lavender cardstock.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Love My Tree

I love SU's decor elements! I had contemplated getting this tree for our room for months and finally did a few weeks ago. I am so glad! I love it! This is the largest one in black. I think I am going to add some red paper or fabric behind the frame to make the word LOVE stand out a little better and to add some colour. I also have decor elements in my kids' rooms and my studio. They are really quite easy to use (some easier than others) and look so fantastic. If you have been thinking about getting some but weren't sure...go for it!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

Wow, another year has come and gone. With a new year I thought it was time for a new layout. I have been searching and playing and FINALLY found this one. I love it! I love snowmen and for the most part winter is cool (no pun intended). Living in Alberta I have to put up with lots of cold and snow so this background is perfect. I am hoping to get back to some more regular posts this year. Things get so hectic that I rarely have time but I am hoping this year to MAKE time. I am planning to go down to part time with my regular job and there are some exciting opportunities for me on the horizon...only time will tell what I end up deciding to do. Anyway, I wish you all good health and much happiness in 2010. This picture was taken a couple days ago on my back deck. This is our beautiful view! We look onto a pond and a horse ranch is on the other side of the trees across the lake. I absolutely love it when it's all frosty like this.