Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Inspiration

So last week I got a ton of goodies from Stampin Up! Unfortunately I had to leave right away, so it took me a while to get into the swing of things, but once I did, I had so much fun!

New stamps, new ink, new paper, all very inspiring (don't even get me started on my new Big Shot!). Here's some of the goodies I made...

Gift tags with the Two Tags Die, Fabulous Phrases and A Fitting Occasion stamp sets. Oh, plus a little Dazzling Details!



This one uses the hostess set Mixed Medley as well. And some white embossing powder.


I used the same stamp set, as well as Confetti, to make a gift card holder. I liked it so much I made some Christmas themed ones as well using Jolly Bingo Bits, Teeny Tiny Wishes, and some of the Snow Festival DSP from the Holiday Mini Catalogue.





OK, on to cards! I made a couple of these sets of birthday cards with the 2012-2014 In Colours (and my free "Back to Spool" ribbon!). I looooove the Beautiful Birthday stamp, and the Argyle embossing folder is so lovely!




Some sympathy cards with more embossing (Elegant Bouquet and Designer Frames), the So Sorry set and some Itty Bitty Bits punches. Oh and bling, all cards need bling!



Perfect Pennants Punch, Pennant Parade stamps, 2011-2013 In Colours (including Lucky Limade bakers twine I got for free!) and the Petite Pairs birthday sentiments made this cute card.


More Petite Pairs, some more embossing and one of my favourite punches, just for good measure.


A Christmas card with Chock Full of Cheer, Perfect Polka Dots embossing and some more Gumball Green ribbon (gotta love free ribbon...).



Merry Mini stamps, the coordinating punches, a postage stamp punch and Petite Pairs sentiments make this card I CASEd from... someone... super simple.


The cuties from No Peeking made an appearance for these mini-cards... (more Designer Frames embossing folders and Teeny Tiny Wishes too).


Finally, I made these cute tags for colour samples. So handy to have! I don't have all the markers yet, so I haven't gotten that on all of them, and am still going to hole punch them to put them on a ring or string or something. The numbers along the bottom are the RGB values so that I can use my computer to make sentiments or graphics if I want (yay for having a graphic design education!).





That's all for now! Stay tuned for more crafty goodness!

Another Birthday Gift

I've delayed this post because it's my sisters birthday gift, and I know she reads my blogs. I've been working on this for a while, and I finally got it finished just in time to mail it to her (she lives way up north). I made her a stationary set!

Here's the outside of the box (originally the box our router came in).


Inside, there's address labels (won't show them, but they match the rest of the set), stamps, a set of mini cards, a pen and a little notebook to keep track of addresses and birthdays.


Then in the bottom is a pad of writing paper, a bunch of regular cards, gift tags and some washi tape just for good measure.


These are the mini cards...


And these are the full sized ones, along with some of my favourite details.






The tags were one of the first things I made, and the most labour intensive.





Thursday, September 6, 2012

Fun tags

I've been spending the last day playing with my new stamps, inks, card stock and tools during the day (yay night shifts!) and here's some of what I came up with!





I have no idea what I'll use them for, maybe some mini cards? But I had fun playing and they're so darn cute!

Monday, September 3, 2012

First workshop!

My Facebook followers already heard, but I've been waiting to make a post here until I had photos to post too. I recently signed up as an Independent Demonstrator with Stampin Up! I'm doing it as a hobby, I still have a day job (well for a little while longer, gotta love contract work), but a good friend of mine is hosting a workshop soon!

The workshop is going to be in Mission at her home, and the cost is $30. That includes all the instruction and materials for 20 cards. Here's a photo of the sample set I made...


Here's some more samples from sets I made before (and have posted in previously).









Each card in the set can use the same designer paper, or any of the 24 different patterns I'll have available. Along with that, there will be lots of matching card stock, ribbon, ink and stamps around to make each and every one of your hand made cards unique!

Oh and I have to give a huge shout out to my Stampin Up upline Angela for all the help she's given me already!