Thursday, April 22, 2010

Join me for an All Occasion Stamp-a-Stack

Please join me for an All-Occasion Stamp-A-Stack on

Friday, April 30, 2010 from 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturday, May 1, 2010 from 9:00AM - 12:00PM

Cost: $25 (includes envelopes)

Where: 1992 Loudoun Road

Stamp and assemble 10 all-occasion cards (2 each of 5 designs) with the pre-cut kits I have put together. I set up 5 stations and once you finish your 2 cards, you move on to the next station. I have room for 15 people (max 3 per station). All you need to bring is your favorite adhesive and a pair of scissors.

Pease RSVP by Thursday, April 22, 2010. Email me at or leave a comment with your email address and let me know which day you would like to come.

Stay tuned for a picture of the projects. It's going to be a ton of fun so invite your friends and join me for a great girls night!!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

A Chocolate Bunny Good Enough to Eat

A waaaaay late Easter card but it's soooo cute I had to share it anyway. I demoed this card at Lorie's party back in March. (Thanks for hosting such a great party Lor!) Not only does it LOOK like a chocolate bunny, it SMELLS like one too! You can make any image a scratch n sniff image by combining your SUGAR-FREE powder (cherry kool-aid, cocoa, cinnamon, nutmeg etc) with clear embossing powder. As an added warning, make sure you are using powder that is sugar-free or your chocolate bunny will start to smell like burnt-and-charbroiled chocolate bunny...not quite the same effect!

And that medium jewellry tag used to make a fence!! Brilliant!

1) Mix 1 part cocoa (or sugar-free hot chocolate) to 2 parts clear embossing powder

2) Using chocolate chip craft ink, stamp the chocolate bunny onto close to cocoa CS

3)Generously cover the image with the cocoa/embossing powder mix and tap off excess.

4)Heat with a heat tool.

Other scratch n sniff ideas:
*Make your cherries from the Tart n Tangy set smell like cherries by using sugar-free cherry kool-aid
*Make your Christmas stamps smell like gingerbread by using cinnamon or nutmeg
*Make your cake or cupcake images smell like chocolate by using cocoa

Stamps: Chocolate Bunny,Well Scripted
Paper: chocolate chip, close to cocoa, bashful blue, WW
Ink: chocolate chip craft & classic ink
Accessories: heat tool, clear embossing powder, medium jewellry tag punch, scallop trim edge punch, Sherbet button, 5/8" white satin ribbon, linen thread

Monday, April 12, 2010

Happy Monday

Here's a card (CASEd from the January issue of Stampin' Success) that will hopefully make you smile on a cloudy Monday. I love the ingenious and unique ways that creative people can come up with to showcase the SU punches. Here, the ornament punch was used and turned on it's side to create kissing fish.

Paper: Rose Red, Soft Suede, WW, real red
Stamps: Ornament, Define Your Life
Ink: soft suede
Accessories: WW 1/4" grosgrain, small heart punch, ornament punch, scallop oval punch, scallop edge punch, 1/2" circle punch, 1/4" circle punch, basic black marker

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Out with the old, in with the new!

Stampin' Up! recently announced a color family renovation beginning with the release on July 1st of the 2010-2011 Stampin' Up! Idea Book and Catalog. This color facelift has been long overdue and will see the introduction of some yummy new colors (Early Espresso and Cherry Cobbler) and the return of past In Colors (yes, the high pitched squeal you just heard was my excitement over the return of Baja Breeze!!!!) I am thrilled to pieces about this new change! The new color collections are trendy and current and will give our projects a fresh new look.

Sadly, some of our favorite colors will be retiring but we have 3 months to stock up on our favorite ink refills, markers and cardstock. To place an order CLICK HERE and don't forget to check out the clearance rack where you can find many items up to 60% off!