Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Dragonflies Dream of Looking This Good

hey friends! So whaddaya think? Like my card for today? I designed this card for my friend Leanna's workshop. I hadn't played much with this set yet and I was excited to dig into it. And I LOVE the result. This is another one of those bundles where the stamps pretty much just tell you what to make with them; there's not a whole lot of creativity necessary to make awesome-looking cards!!

AND the bonus - when you purchase the Dragonfly Dreams bundle that includes the stamps and framelits, you can also get the Inside the Lines Designer Paper for free. (yay, sale-a-bration!) I'm including the product numbers for you here:

144728    $60.25    Dragonfly Dreams Bundle
143830    FREE     Inside the Lines Designer Series Paper

Happy Stamping!


Monday, January 30, 2017

The Sweetest Little Ice Cream Truck There Ever Was

OK. You've heard me talk A LOT about Mexico. So I was (understandably) VERY excited when I saw this stamp set offered for FREE during Sale-a-bration!! It has a taco truck in it!! Yes!

I must confess something to you all. I haven't actually used the taco stamp in this set yet. I know, I know. Shame.

 Once I opened this stamp set, this card was just BEGGING to be made. Does that ever happen to you? Where you have one plan but the images and the colors just take you in a completely different direction?! I had no choice. I was powerless to stop it. And I love the result. Taco Truck for Dinner, Ice Cream Truck for dessert!!

I used the Falling in Love Designer Series Paper as the background and for color inspiration, and I watercolored the truck after stamping it in StazOn.

Here's today's Sale-a-Bration bundle:
142788    $14.50    Falling in Love Designer Series Paper
142789    $13.75    Falling in Love 12x12 Cardstock Pack
101406    $12.00    StazOn Jet Black Ink Pad
103954    $22.50    Aqua Painters
TOTAL:  $62.75
143300    FREE!    Tasty Trucks Stamp Set

Thanks for stopping by!


Here's what I used to make this card - click on the links to go straight to my store!

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Watercolor Pencils - Get them today while you still can!

You may not have had a chance to get your hands on these lovely little watercolor pencils yet... but I'm here today to tell you that you NEED them and you want to order them today! Why? They have been so super popular that they are turning off orderability tomorrow - and it may be a couple of months before they have sufficient stock in house to be able to open ordering again. But as of today, they're taking backorders! Yay! So get them today!

ALSO... Stitched Shapes Framelits are back IN stock after a few-months-long-hiatus. If you remember, Stampin' Up! blew through its stock in two weeks back in October. That stock was supposed to last until MAY. They're back in stock and orderable now as of this week!! yes! So order both, and do it on online order CRRASAHC and I'll send you a free little bundle of Designer Series Paper. The shapes come in an array of circles, squares, and ovals - and they coordinate perfectly with our Layering Circles, Squares, and Ovals Framelits! They are a must-have. And while you're there, make sure you spend $60 so you can get a Sale-a-bration freebie!!


Monday, January 23, 2017

Last Pillow Gift

Here's my last pillow gift for my roomie at the SU Canadian Business Conference.... more to come on that this week. :)

 I've really been on a Mexico theme this year, haven't I?! It's all about this paper pack. I just love it!! It's the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper and it's AWESOME. Apparently very inspiring, because I just keep making things with it!

So, as you can tell, very simple card. I wanted to use the Love Sparkles stamp set that we were given at OnStage in Vancouver in November, so here it is! Super cute set and easy to use!

Like this project? Here's your Sale-a-Bration bundle of the day containing some of the products used to make it:

  141630   $14.50   Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper
  143183   $26.00   Love Sparkles Clear-Mount stamp set
  140633   $23.50   Best Badge Punch 

                $64.00 - this earns you a free Sale-a-Bration item!! woohoo!

Have a great day! 


Sunday, January 22, 2017

More Pillow Gifts!

OK, back to the pillow gifts that I was talking about the other day. Here's another one:

This set is just too much fun. It was the first time I'd broken into it, and I just cannot wait until I get to play with it again!!! It's the Cupcakes & Carousels suite on page 8-9 of the Occasions Catalog. SOoooo stinkin' sweet it will make your teeth hurt, but you'll still come back for more! And a little tip: those adorable cupcakes on the ferris wheel can be cut out perfectly using the Up & Away thinlits. yesssss!! But who are we kidding... that carousel horse is what I'm super excited about!!

Anyways, this set - and that sentiment - was perfect for what I wanted to do for my roomie. AND here's your Sale-a-Bration bundle for the day:

  142832   $23.00   Carousel Birthday clear-mount rubber stamp set
  142744   $12.50   Cupcakes & Carousels Designer Series Paper Stack
  142767   $15.75   Cupcakes & Carousels Embellishments Kit
  142803   $9.25     Bermuda Bay & Calypso Coral Stampin' Write Markers

                 $60.50 - this qualifies you for a free Sale-a-bration item! Contact me to order!



Here's what I used to make this project:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Do You Like To Swap?

Conferences are a GREAT place to swap. This is another Stampin' Up! tradition - when demonstrators get together, we share ideas. At the Canadian Business Conference this weekend, the organizers put together set sampler swaps - so we signed up for a particular stamp set and designed a card featuring that stamp set and made 11 of them. Then, they will take the samples and make a sampler for us of all the different cards!

Here's mine using the Lift Me Up stamp set:

This is probably one of my favorite cards I've designed from the new catalog. I can't even tell you how much I love these balloons. It's a lot. This bundle is just so easy to use!! And I love that when you buy it, you can earn the coordinating Sale-a-Bration paper pack, Carried Away, for free.



Here's what I used to make this card:

Friday, January 20, 2017

Pillow Gifts are the BEST!

I'm in Toronto this weekend for the Stampin' Up! Canadian Business Conference, and I am looking forward to giving some gifts I've gotten ready to a friend of mine! :) It's a tradition at Stampin' Up! events to give "pillow" gifts to your roommate - to sneak little handstamped trinkets onto their beds at some point during the day. Here's tonight's gift:

Yup, it's that cute little Window Shopping set again! I posted another box I made with it yesterday, and if you didn't see that post you should check it out :) This time, I wanted to use the floral motif cutout for the front of the box. Isn't it just absolutely gorgeous?! So pretty and easy. I put both of these boxes together in less than 15 minutes, designing to done. (I love quick projects!)

My tip for assembling these boxes? Tear and Tape adhesive. SO quick and easy!!

AND, just like I said yesterday... if you purchase this bundle you can earn a free sale-a-bration item! Woohoo!

Happy Stamping!


Here's what I used to make this project:

Thursday, January 19, 2017

A Valentine Box

I had the pleasure of leading a workshop for a friend of mine this weekend. It was so fun to stamp with her and her friends, and get to give away a couple of things too! This was the hostess gift I made for her - a little valentine hexagon box with some chocolates inside. The great thing about this box (made with the Window Box Thinlits) is that the space is big enough that there are TONS of options for what to do with that front hex space. In this one, I took a heart framelit from the Sweet & Sassy set and cut the heart opening and then filled it with the Glassine Sheets! Sweet & Simple!

Sale-a-Bration Bundle Alert!! If you purchase the Window Shopping Bundle (stamp set & thinlits), then you can choose a Sale-a-Bration item for FREE!

What are you planning to do for Valentines this year? My kids are looking forward to stamping some... pics to come!


Here's what I used to make this project:

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Mexican Sunrise is where I want to spend MY birthday!!


It's winter in BC. I miss Mexico.

It's not my birthday, but if it was, a trip to Mexico is what I'd want. I absolutely ADORE this sunrise background. I did it using our Stampin' Sponges and Classic Stampin' Ink Pads in Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie, and Melon Mambo. What do you think?

HEY - I have another Sale-a-bration bundle for you today. Purchase the Birthday Fiesta bundle with the Fiesta Time Framelits as well as the Festive Birthday Designer Series Paper, and choose a FREE Sale-a-bration item!


Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Snow, Snow, Go Away!!

It's a dreary, grey, rainy day today here in Chilliwack. And I am THRILLED! It means that the snow is FINALLY melting and maybe the knots in my neck will go away. Don't get me wrong - I love snow! I just prefer to be inside, sitting beside a roaring fire, watching it swirl around in the air gracefully!

So, in honor of the beautiful, warm rain... this card.

I love how we can use the markers to color different parts of one stamp and get a great, multicolored image. Right now is a great time to make big purchases like the Many Marvelous Markers. In fact, add in both In Color Marker sets and you've earned yourself a whopping THREE free Sale-a-bration items!! Nice!

Enjoy! And I hope you can enjoy the rain for what it is today - a gentle way to melt away the ice.


Here's what I used to make this card today:

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Isn't this set just so darn cute?! It was my number one must-have item from the new Occasions catalog. It is SO easy to make adorable cards with. It just begs them out of you. You barely even have to be creative. And the best part is... during Sale-a-bration, purchasing the wood stamp set and framelit bundle is qualifies you to get the coordinating Carried Away Designer Series Paper for FREE! You can only get it during Sale-a-bration with a $60 order. The bundle is $68.25 for wood-mount or $59.25 for cling-mount. It's a no-brainer.

You might look at the stamp set and think, huh. That sentiment doesn't look the same in this card. And you'd be right. Every once in a while, I like to switch things up by taking the scissors to the sentiments and arranging them the way the card wants. It was going to be too bulky for this card the way the sentiment is arranged on the stamp, so I improvised! You aren't a slave to the stamp. I've even heard of people *gasp* cutting up their STAMPS so that they're more flexible. I haven't gone that far lately. I have done it though :)

What's your favorite bundle in the new catalog?


Here's what I used on this card:

Tuesday, January 3, 2017


Today is the last day of this amazing sale!! I know that Dec. 31st was a couple of days ago already... but today feels like the last day of the year. The sale ends today, and tomorrow starts the new Occasions Catalog and Sale-a-Bration!! woohoo!! I am putting an order in tomorrow, so if you'd like to put in an order and get 10% shipping (if you're local) then contact me. Everyone else, place your orders online and have them shipped straight to you at home!